Friday, May 25, 2012

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!


Now for the moment you all have been waiting for!  I have 2 prizes to give away!!!

The winner for the Papercrafter's Library 3 month membership is:

I counted duplicate comments once...
Blogger Kg momma said...
Thanks for sharing over at PCL. you are very creative!
May 25, 2012 1:12 PM

To claim your prize, please contact: customerservice@papercrafterslibrary.com with the subject line of PCL WOW Winner from Jennifer Matott and provide them with your address and phone number in the email.  Congrats!!!

AND... 

The winner of the Faber-Castell Aquarelles is:
Blogger Erin Blegen said...
Wow, both pieces are just amazing- I absolutely love the use of all the canvas!!!
May 15, 2012 2:41 PM

Erin, CONGRATS!  You can choose from either red, green, blue, or yellow set... just email me your address!  mmatott@twcny.rr.com

One more exciting announcement:
I'll be on PRIMA LIVE!!!!  See details below:
 
Colorful Canvas Tote with Jen Matott
Thursday, May 31st at 6:30pm PST/ 7:30am MST/ 8:30pm CST/ 9:30pm EST
6/1-1:30am GMT/ 11:30am Sydney
Tune in and chat here:   http://www.ustream.tv/channel/primaflower

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This class will explore different mixed media techniques using both Faber-Castell DMC and Prima products.  Jennifer Matott will lead you through techniques with the "yummy" Gelatos, Aquarelle pencils, and Big Brush Markers for a artsy bag that will get you noticed!   This class is messy, fun and FULL of technique.
Prima Products:
  • 921538 Donna Downey Canvas Tote
  • 555146 Cling Mount Stamps- Almanac
  • 554699 Resist Canvas Nature Garden
  • 554699 Calcutta Leaves
  • 920920 Canvas Flowers Plain
  • 547608 Amia Shalimar Buttons
  • 558192 Tattered Treasures-wheat
  • 551339 Say It In Crystals- Brights
  • 558253 Butterflies
  • 558253 Wood buttons Doodle Deux
  • 921712 Paintable Quilted Words- Journey
  • 550028 Mask
Extra Materials:
  • US ArtQuest Light 101 Art Cement (light modeling paste)
  • Palette knife
  • Mini Misters
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos
  • Faber-Castell Red/Yellow Aquarelles
  • Faber-Castell PITT Artist pens (black Small)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush PITT Artist Marker - Black & Red
  • Faber-Castell Textural Accents
  • Beacon Fabri-Tac
  • Brushes
  • Acetate or Plastic (to create a template)

Thanks everyone for visiting!  I will have a new post up soon with some new work!!! Have a great Memorial weekend and thank you to all our service men and women who currently are or have served our country!  HUGS!


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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sneak Peek and Giveaway!!!

It's WOW! Week on Paper Crafter's Library this week!  My project will be featured this Friday!  I'm going to share a sneak peek of my project!  You will have to tune into the PaperCrafter's Library site to see the whole project though... 

Here's a little view of my project!  It was fun to create and I can't wait to share it with you!

A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming.After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
 
 I'm giving away a 3 month membership to PaperCrafter's Library!  You have to leave a comment on my blog post about PCL here by Friday at 4:00pm and I will pick a winner!  

 
PS... don't forget to comment on my Prima / Faber-Castell Blog Hop post for a chance to win some Aquarelles in one of the color sets by Friday too!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

PRIMA!!! Blog Hop with Faber-Castell

 
Is there anything better than two companies combining their amazing products? Today I have a joint venture by Prima Marketing and Faber-Castell! Not only do their products work perfectly together, but they provide wonderful platforms for inspiration and creativity!!
 
They've also included a chance to win some of their products. Hop around to our talented design team blogs and leave a comment on each of the blogs. Once you are done, come back to the Prima and Faber-Castell blogs and let them know your favorite technique. They will pick a random winner on the Prima blog May 30th! Faber Castell will also have a prize so make sure you go to their blog for details on how to win!
 
If you came here via Jill's link, make sure you follow all the blog links below and return to the Prima and Faber-Castell blogs.   
 
Now, to share my Prima/Faber-Castell DMC projects! I did 2 projects for this hop...

First up is a purse I made with Donna Downey's refill canvas pages, some canvas resist pieces and of course Faber-Castell DMC Gelatos, Aquarelles, and Pitt Artist pens.

 A pocket made from one of the resist canvas pieces with Gelatos over a Prima mask, pens, modeling paste and Aquarelles.

 The back of the purse!  Some more modeling paste, Gelatos, resist canvas pieces.

 Inside of the purse with some more Gelatos!  I used ribbon for the handles.
Supplies:   
Resistant Canvas - Londonerry   # 551650 
4 x 6 Canvas refill pages           # 920838 
Mask  # 550028
Faber-Castell Gelatos: Bubble Gum, Lemon, Tangerine, Pistachio, Lime, Green Tea, Blueberry, Bosenberry, Metallic Blue, Metallic Green, and Black.
PITT Artist Pen in black S
US ArtQuest Art Cement 101 Light
Aquarelle pencils in Reds and Greens
Ribbon



My second project is a layout that I created using some of the Fairy Belle papers, cotton writer's tape, foam stamp, ATC canvas, leaves, letters, resist canvas pieces, and some packaging!
Full of Wonder
My son watching TV surrounded by his car and truck toys makes me so happy! 
I love the colors in the Fairy Belle and Sun Kiss!
 Close up of the ribbons and pieces of paper
 Stamps with PITT Big Brush Artist pen and embossing powder from WOW! Oh and how could I forget... Gelato drippage!!
I added color using Gelatos on a mat and added water, then dripped them onto the page.  I also colored the cotton tape with various colors and used them to add some texture and color to the page.
Supplies:
Fairy Belle Collection A4 Paper Pad # 950163 
Sun Kiss Collection A4 Paper Pad # 844325
 Resistant Canvas - Londonerry   # 551650
Cling Mount Stamps Almanac # 555146 
 Foam Stamp  # 920494 
Writers Tape - Bare # 550806 
Canvas ATC's # 922030  
12"x12" Cardstock Alphabet Stickers Sun Kiss # 554361 
Reflections - Printery # 551100
Grove leaves - Print # 553654  
Faber-Castell DMC Gelatos: Metallic Mint, Bosenberry, Lime, Blueberry, Coconut, Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy, Chocolate, Green Tea, Tangerine, Butterscotch
PITT Artist pen Big Brush Marker in Black
WOW embossing powder in white 

I absolutely LOVE working with Prima products along side Faber-Castell DMC media!!  It's a match made in heaven!  I hope you liked my projects... leave a comment below about what techniques you like best from my projects and I'll pick a winner of a set of Aquarelles in one of our color combos of your choice!  Leave a comment by midnight on May 30th here and don't forget to continue on and leave comments on all the links below!
Thanks for visiting me!
Blog Links for Prima:
Blog Links for Faber-Castell:

Monday, May 14, 2012

Delight in the Small Things

I'm so excited for this month's kit at Scrapbooking From the Inside Out... Delight!  It is all that and more!  The products in here are full of bright colors, fun textures, fabulous patterns and will bring out your artsy fartsy side!  LOL!  This kit is right up my alley!  Here is one of my projects that I made (I loved this kit so much that I made 6 projects instead of the 5 minimum... that's how much I love it!)...

This one is one of my favorites! 

My Pink Tootsies
Those are my feet in the sand!  I love the feel of sand between my toes with a new pedicure.  I love the bright colors of this kit and the Delusions spray... OMG... just amazing!  I added a few of my favorite techniques on this page... texture, texture, TEXTURE!
Using some templates, I added modeling paste from US ArtQuest (101 paste) to create a bit of raised texture and more dots.  Circles are a reoccurring element on my pages.  So, after spraying with the ink, i added the paste!  I loved the little frames and stickers too!
I created this page while I was on a trip to a Stamping Expo where I was demoing Faber-Castell products and was at a loss when I didn't have my stash of materials with me... so, using Gelatos, I created some drippage and bought some of these pink microbeads to add to the American Crafts Thickers. 
This page was a fun page to create and I wanted to express my delight every time I step onto a beach with the sand under my feet.  It's pure delight and makes me feel instantly calm.  When I look at my pink toenail polish in the sand, I smile!  There is nothing like a day at the beach to make you feel alive!

Come on over to the Scrapbooking From the Inside Out site and play with us on the challenges and don't miss out on the DT call there!  This is a very generous kit and I never have any reservations when using the items in them... I actually squeal out loud when I open each month!