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Welcome to my blog! I am a paper crafter that loves to share new tips and techniques. Feel free to case (copy and share everything) any of my projects. I am honored when my work is duplicated. I only ask that you provide a link to my blog if you are uploading to the internet anywhere, giving credit where credit is due. . Please do not submit my projects for contests or magazine submissions. Content within this blog are shared for personal/non-commercial use and for inspiration only. From time to time some of the products used on my blog have been provided by the vendors mentioned in my posts. Let me reassure you , I will always be completely honest with you whether I truly believe a product is fabulous or not.

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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Stained Glass Orchid~Airs

Hello Friends!

Today is my turn to post on the Imagine Crafts Blog.   Pop on over and see what I created featuring the Imagine Crafts Products and Impression Obsession Stamps.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

My Favorite Work Of Art

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Hello Friends!

It's my turn to post on the  Imagine Crafts Blog.
Pop Over and see what I created with Kaleidacolor Inks!  Click  HERE to see today's project.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Thursday, 17 April 2014

IO Out of The Box Challenge



 Hello Friends!

It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Out Of The Box".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by  "Out OF The Box" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.  Check out what the talented IO team have created to inspire you.....

 IO Blog




Ellen Taylor ~You are here





Out of the box to me is anything you might normally not do.  I have been saving every tin for the last countless years and never got around to altering one.  So I decided to finally alter one and create a birthday gift box and matching card.  
I painted the tin white and embellished it.  Here is the top of the tin....


The inside is just the right size for a gift card  and a note....




and a card to match.  I used Mojo 341 sketch.....


I hope you get a chance to play along!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Memento Inks: Summer Sky, Dandelion, teal Zeal, Rose Bud, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black
Jumbo Daubers
Other Products Used~
Sizzix Embossing Folders, CTMH Papers, Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Rhinestones, Candles, Pop Dots, Circle Punches, Faber Castelle White Pitt Pen, WR Memory Corner Chomper

Friday, 4 April 2014

Radiant Neon Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CardMaker and Imagine Crafts Radiant Neon Blog Hop!!  Imagine Crafts will be giving away a full set of Radiant Neon Inks to one lucky person, and yes, this is an international contest!!  


Today's hop starts at CardMaker Blog, then go in order to the next blog to collect the "Electric Words" to build a phrase.  Then email the phrase to marketing@imaginecrafts.com.  You can find all the rules on the Imagine Crafts Blog.

Here is a quick and simple card featuring Radiant Neon Inks...


1.  Stamp Impression Obsession's  Floral Silhouette D9163 with Versafine Ony Black.  Color image with Fantastix using a flicking motion, starting with the lightest to darkest colors.  Here I used Radiant Neon  Electric Yellow then Electric Green for the leaves and stems and for the blossoms I started with with Radiant Neon Electric Blue and finished with Radiant Neon Purple. 


2. Cut Image out and spray with Goosebumps Shimmer Spray for added texture.



3. Wrap linen thread around image.  Create a tag with Impression Obsession's Mini Rectangle Tag 2 Die Set DIE014-J and stamp Hello A9049 with Versafine Onyx Black.  Wrap linen thread around image and tie tag to it. 

 4.  Pop image up over a 3-7/8" x 1-6/8" black mat.  Attach to a 4" x 1-7/8" white mat.

5. Die cut  Fancy Cutout Border DIE152-N and cut to 3-3/4" wide and attach to a 3-3/4" x 5" panel that has been embossed with Sizzix X and O Embossing Folder.  Adhere to 4" x 5-1/4" black mat.

6. Attach to a white 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card base.

 Don't forget to start at Cardmaker blog at the top of the hop list so you get all the "Electric Words" in the correct order and the rules are posted on the Imagine Crafts Blog.  Now off you go to collect your electric words and be inspired!!

My Electric Words Are .......
in seven
If you came from Kristie Hartfiel's blog, you are in the right place. Next on the hop is  Taylor Ursy.  In case you get lost along the way here is the hop list....

CardMaker Magazine

Sylvia Blum   

Naghma Husain

Jeanne Streiff

Maureen Cronin   

Allie Gower

Isha Gupta  

Kathy Martin  

Emily Lanham  

Linda Lucas    

Sharon Morrison  

Kristie Hartfeil  

Ellen Taylor  

Taylor Usry  

Penny Ward  

Kristine Reynolds   

Cathy Andronicou  

Baerbel Born   

Savannah O'Gwynn   

Sabrina Alery  

Kazuko Kocho   

Nancy Hawes   

Vera Yates   

Debbie Gaetz   

John Petersen  

Imagine Crafts
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!
Ellen

Thursday, 3 April 2014

You Are My Sunshine Challenge


 Hello Friends!

It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "You Are My Sunshine".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by  "Sunshine" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.  Check out what the talented IO team have created to inspire you.....

 IO Blog

Ellen Taylor ~You are here
Vicki Garrett  
 
On to my project....
My card is definitely not a reflection of our weather since they are calling for more snow flurries today. 
 The clouds were sponged with Memento London Fog and Summer Sky, and one popped up for dimension.  Then a wee bit of glitter glue added.
 The rain was created from the negative of the Fancy Cut Out Border and a thin layer of Judikin's Diamond Glaze added. 
The Sun was sponged with Memento Cantaloupe and Tangelo and a wee bit of glitter glue added.
The sentiment was colored with memento Markers directly on the stamp and a wee bit of glitter glue added to the word "sun". The framed with one of the squares from the Square Shaker Frame. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Supplies~
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Products Used~
Memento Ink: London Fog, Summer Sky, Cantaloupe, Tangelo;  Sponge Daubers

Other Products Used~ Sizzix Swirls Embossing Folder; Pop Dots; Ribbon, Studio G Glitter Glue, Judikin's Diamond Glaze