Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Carousel Card~By Marion

Hello everyone! It's been awhile since I've had a post, we just moved to a new city and all my goodies were packed away. So I'm back now and have a quick simple little treat for ya! Enjoy!

Items Used:
Cosmo Cricket-Boyfriend Collection
7Gypsies Carousel

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Life Loves Album photos (part 3 preview!)

Hi all,

I am working on part 3 of my live loves album video series, it should be complete very soon! I thought you might like to see the finished result of 2 more interior pages before I post the video, and some close ups. Stay tuned for part 3 and 4 of my video series to view the finished album!

Hope you enjoy!

~ Kristin

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Life Loves Album part 2

Hello again!

Here is Part 2 of my Life Loves Album! I used a lot of fun techniques on my album's interior pages, so look forward to probably 2 more video installments! I used a whole bunch of great Blue Moon products (listed below), and two of my punches, a 2" circle, and a 1 1/4" circle. This part of the video is about my "artist" page, and how much I love painting. Please enjoy, let me know what you think, and stay tuned for part 3!

Here's a photo of the completed layout :).

7 Gypsies Bookboards (12x12)
Basic Grey June Bug paper
Basic Grey Designer Cardstock, Crisp (LOVE these colors, and double-sided!)
Claudine Hellmuth paints (Sky Blue, Yellow Pastel, Modern Red)
Ranger Dabbers (Lemonade, Cloud Blue, Red Pepper, Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink (Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Broken China)
Tim Holtz Blending Tool
Tim Holtz Mini-Mister
Tim Holtz Stamp Set Regal Lions
2" circle punch
1 1/4" circle punch

Happy creating!

~ Kristin

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Life Loves Album (1): Painting, masking and inking

So - here it is, my first BlueMoon Video!

I hope you enjoy the painting technique I show here - its fast, easy and fun. Masks, stamps and ink add a little dimension to my back cover layout. All supplies I used for this project are listed below, and you can find all these great products at! Thanks for watching and please feel free to leave me comments or questions!

7 Gypsies Binderie punch
7 Gypsies Book Boards (chipboard)
Claudine Hellmuth paints (yellow pastel, modern red, sky blue)
Claudine Hellmuth gesso and mulit-medium gloss
Tim Holtz Flourish mask
Tim Holtz distress ink (spiced marmalade, dusty concord)
Tim Holtz blending tool
Tim Holtz Stamps (so many cool ones! Suggestion: Psychedelic Grunge)
Ranger Paint Dabbers (Red Pepper, Cloudy Blue, Pool, Black)

Happy Painting!

~ Kristin

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Life Loves Album

Hello friends!

I'm working on my first video for Blue Moon and I thought you all might like a sneak peak. This project will probably be two videos, since it has a lot of easy and fun techniques I'd like to show you! The concept of this 12x12 album is simple - my life "loves." Each page will highlight my favorite things, people and passions in life. Below are two pictures of the album's painted chipboard cover.

This cover was made with some awesome Claudine Hellmuth paints and Tim Holtz distress ink and masks. I can't wait to show you these painting and inking techniques, along with the Basic Grey June Bug collection - stay tuned for the videos!

Take care and thanks for reading!

~ Kristin