Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thursday's Dream Scheme's

Well it's Thursday again and this weeks challenge is a free week so I decided to post a double layout that I did using dreamweaver stencils on my page. Ok so I love, love, love sea horses, they are so beautiful and graceful. My husband and youngest daughter and I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to see the Sea Horse exhibit while it was there and here is part of my layout. I started by choosing a beautiful teal paper for my base, then I cut a piece of white cardstock 6x12, this is the panel I did my images on. I distressed the edges of the white panel using Ranger distress inks, Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass. Then I hand drew in reeds and rocks and colored them with copic markers. Next I used Black Matte Embossing Paste to stencil 3 of the sea horses (LM 181), let them dry.

I used metallic F/X to add color and shine to the sea horses. The Metallic F/X I used were: Glacier, Goldfinch,and Kiwi. I really loved this layout when I was finished, so don't be afraid to use your stencils and paste on some of your layouts, just imagine what you could do with those beach themed stencils. Once again it's time to think out of the box.

I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas and don't forget to come back next week for more inspiration.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday's Dream Schemes

Oh My it's Thursday already! I been off work a couple days this week and lost track of my days. Here is my card for the Challenge this week, using the Glossy blue paste. I love the glossy blue paste it is such a rich color and worked great with the Snowflake stencil (LL 399). I pasted the stencil w ith glossy blue paste and them after taking off the stencil, I sprinkled in the following Mettalic F/X colors: Sapphire, Moonstone, Purple Satin and Glacier. After the glossy paste has dried (about 1-2 hours) I use a swiffer dust cloth to take away the excess powder then I gently rub the image using the same swiffer dust cloth. When you do this technique I think the most fun part is revealing what the F/X have produced. Each and everyone you do will turn out different. On the decorative paper I used behind the snowflake I pasted the flourish (LG 713) using regular embossing paste mixed with Sapphire Mettalic F/X. This was a very simple card to do with results I know my friends will be happy getting. Well now I'm off to decorate our perfect tree and then to work. Hope you all have a wonderful week and don't forget to check out the rest of the teams blogs and Hop over to the Dream It UP blog and let us see what kind of card you can come up with using Dreamweaver products.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday's Dream Scheme's

Well it's Thursday again and time to post another Dreamweaver card to my blog. I chose the pinecone stencil ( LG675 ) because it can be done simply and elegantly. I use chocolate cream cardstock for the card and layered it with the beautiful damask paper from Doodlebug Designs. Using the Dreamweaver stencil mentioned above I stenciled the pinecones and needles with regular embossing paste mixed with a little bit of Cocoa Metallic F/X to turn it lt. brown I then sprinkled it with Glitter Ritz glitter, Sahara and Peridot. I love adding glitter to my cards and giving them some Piaazz! Check out the blogs of the rest of the Dream Team for more exciting works of art.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Dream Scheme's

For my take on the this weeks sketch challenge, I used Dreamweaver stencil LL377 the Tulip and LM250 Merry Christmas. I also used glossy red and glossy green paste from Dreamweaver. My children informed me that tulips are not a Christmas flower, however for the past 10 years I have always had red tulips on my table for Christmas. I wanted to something simple but elegant and I had fun with this card. all of our designers have come up with something great so make sure you visit all of our blogs to get some great inspiration.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Ornament using Dreamweaver Stencils

I had a great day yesterday and hope you all had a great Thanksgiving as well. So today I decided to try this ornament I had in my head. I started by using my Nestabilities Heirloom Ornament and I cut out 3 of the largest ornament. Then using my Sm. Snowflake (LS 26) stencil I stenciled snowflakes on each of the 3 ornaments that I had cut out. After I had cut out the ornaments I used my Score-it to score each ornament down the middle (this really helps when you go to put the ornament together). To get the snowflakes to be lavender I used regular embossing paste and mixed in some purple satin Metallic F/X. Once the snowflakes were pasted I sprinkled some crystal glitter onto them. Then after the paste was dry I carefully put the ornament together.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday'sDream Scheme's

Our challenge for this Thursday's Dream Scheme was to create a card using non traditional holiday colors. This was a great challenge for me because while I love red and green I also like to be different. To start my card I stenciled the flourish (LG713), onto my paper using Ranger

Distress ink, Dusty Concord. Then leaving the stencil in place I the used transclucent paste over the top. Next I stenciled the sm. snowflake (LS26) on white paper using regular embossing paste that was tinted with Metallic F/X Glacier Blue. I stenciled Season's Greetings (LS 91) using Momento Bahama Blue. I layered the patterned paper onto purple cardstock then using mounting tape I popped up the snowflakes that I punched with a circle punch. I hope you have a great time checking out the Dream Team blogs to see what everyone else has come up with.

From here you can go to: and check out what she has done.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thursday's Dream Scheme's

Starting Thursday, Thanksgiving Day the dream team will be posting Thursday's Dream Scheme's.
We will start by posting a Christmas Parade of holiday cards. Please stop by our blogs and check them out.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hi everyone I haven't done a post in awhile. I have been busy making samples for my classes and getting ready to go to Croptoberfest. Had a great weekend with all the gals that went to Croptoberfest this weekend, even the rain didn't dampen our spirits. Made some cards, got some samples done and ate a lot. We no sooner got done with one meal, then it seemed like it was time for another. Camp Hammer is the best. I'll be posting classes and samples in the next few days.
Hang in there with me!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Winner on this Page for the Blog Hop

The winner on this page is Kandi Phillips. Kandi please leave me your details so I can give them to Lynell. You need to leave them by Oct. 5. I have that you want LJ819 Snowflakes stencil, Glossy Blue paste and Navajo Sky FX. I am so happy you stopped by my blog.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Dream Team Blog Hop

Merry Christmas to All

For this card I started with white cardstock, I cut a circle mask for the moon, then using Ranger Ink Essentials Blending Foam I started rubbing in color using Adirondaks Cloudy Blue, Sailboat Blue, and Denim inks (in that order). Using the Picasso Stencil I added some clouds. When I finished that I removed the circle mask, and using Copic Markers (Y11 and Blender Pen) colored in the moon. I then stenciled Santa & Sleigh with Black Glossy Paste.


I started with the Snowflakes Stencil, Blending Foam, and Cloudy Blue, Sailboat Blue, and Denim starting with lightest color, move color into the background. After removing the stencil I added color around the edges using the darkest color. Taking the Winter Stencil, I taped it in the lower right corner of the card and pasted it with Blue Glossy Paste. Set this aside to dry. For the Snowflake Stencil I used Double Sided Mounting Paper. I started by rubbing the back of the stencil with Handmade Hawaiian Soap (this is done so when its time to remove the stencil it comes off easily and doesn't bend), placing it on the Double Sided Mounting Paper, I mounted on white cardstock, glitter the snowflake with Glitter Ritz Microfine Glitter Cool Highlights. Remove the stencil and glitter the background with Glitter Ritz Microfine Glitter Canadian Blue. Layer everything together and add your own bling!

Merry Winter

I started with light Blue cardstock and the Bare Trees Stencil. I misted the card with Memory Mists Blueberry Milkshake, let it dry, then I added Memory Mist Iridescent Spray. After the background was dry I took the Horse & Sleigh Stencil, taped off half of the stencil and then used the other half to stencil onto the background with Black Glossy Paste. I let that dry and used the Merry Winter Stencil with White Embossing Paste. After taking off the stencil, I added crystal glitter. Layer card together and add some bling.

Don't forget to a leave a comment on what I've posted, then toddle on over to the Dreamweaver Website, choose a favorite stencil, let us know why you like, and how you think you might use it. Post that all together.

At the end of the hop check back on each designer's site to see who's won! Winners will be chosen by by each designer. Oh, and just to make winning a little sweeter, our generous Dreamweaver Owner, Lynell, is offering some surprise extras which will be sent with the winner's stencil!

So stay with us and play along! Your next stop along the hop is to go to Kim's Blog right here!

Monday, September 27, 2010

First ever Dreamweaver Blog Hop

Only a few more days until Dreamweaver Designs first blog hop. Mark you calenders for September 30th. The hop starts With Lynell on the Dream it Up blog Instructions will be listed there and there is a chance for you to win some fabulous blog candy.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mills Repco Make and Take

This is the make and take I did at the Mills Repco show. It was a lot of fun and I met I lot of nice people. I got a chance to meet Liz another Dream Team design member and spent some time with her. It ws really nice to connect a name with the face and cards. This card was pasted w/ matte black paste, the stencil was repositioned over the now dry image. Using a jumbo dauber and Pallette glue pad a light layer of glue was added to the black matte paste. Using the Metallic FX powders(Kiwi, Gold Finch,Kimono Red and Moondust) I brushed on the colors with a paint brush. I love this technique because it allows me to use the paste as a shading medium. All the products listed above are from Dreamweaver Stencils.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Merry Christmas/Dreamweaver Design Team

This has to be one of my favorite cards. I love the tradition l colors of Christmas but I also love the retro direction some of the paper companies have taken.
BoBunny's new line Winter Joy caught my eye, Lime green, Teal, Purple and White I love it! This is another card I did with the glittering technique. I used the Striped Christmas Tree stencil (LM279) and double-sided mounting paper in the same manner as the previous card. This time I used the chartreuse glitter for the tree and lavender for the star and tree stand, then I punched it out with the Marvy Scalloped oval punch (green). I stenciled Merry Christmas (LS92)
in glossy white paste on the purple Bo Bunny paper. I layer the purple paper onto a white base card, adhere the glittered oval tree to the Bo Bunny paper then added a green bow.
Easy but fun and especially sparkly.
Striped Tree Stencil (LM279) Dreamweaver Stencils

Merry Christmas Stencil (LS 92) Dreamweaver Stencils
Double-sided Mounting Paper - Dreamwever Stencils
Glossy White Embossing Paste - Dreamweaver Stencils
Coconut Vegetable Soap - Dreamweaver Stencils
Bo Bunny Paper - 12" Winter Joy Frosty
Chartreuse and Lavender glitter - Glitter Ritz

Christmas/Dreamweaver Design Team

This card was fun to do. Those of you who know me know that I love glitter and this is one of my favorite of Lynell's techniques. I chose a gold metallic cardstock for the base card because of the metallic gold elements of this S.E.I. paper that I found on one of my paper hunting trips. I started by using Dreamweaver double sided mounting paper and the Christmas stencil (LL3009) and natural vegetable soap. The soap is used on the back side of the stencil to make it easier to remove when you are done glittering. Once the stencil was placed on the double sided mounting paper used Chartreuse and Fire Red glitter to fill in the word and holly. I then gently removed the stencil by pulling the paper off the stencil. The background was then glittered with Cool Highlights glitter and adhered to an olive green panel and popped off the card.
Christmas Stencil (LL3009) Dreamweaver Stencils
Double-sided Mounting Paper - Dreamweaver Stencils
Coconut Vegetable Soap - Dreamweaver stencils
Micro fine Glitter: Chartreuse, Fire Red and Cool Highlights - Glitter Ritz
Red Tulle
Gold Hat Pin

Seasons Greetings/Dreamweaver Design Team

For this card I started with white cardstock and the Holly Flourish Stencil (LG731)
and My Big Shot. After running the stencil through the Big Shot, I used Tin Holtz Distress inks (Ranger) to distress the card. Then I punched out a white scalloped oval and a larger oval using the Marvy scallopped oval punches (purple and green) I can never remember the giga, mega thing so I just remember the color. I then distressed the white oval using the same colors as I did on the holly flourish. I then used black glossy embossing paste to paste Season's Greetings (LS91) on the distressed oval. I added a gold ribbon and rhinestones to the card a little bling.
Holly Flourish (LG731) Dreamweaver stencils
Season's Greetings (LS91) Dreamweaver Stencils
Glossy Black Embossing Paste - Dreamweaver Stencils
Tim Holtz Disstress Inks (Ranger) Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Pine Neddles and Barn Door
Blending Foam - Ranger Inkessentials
Marvy Scalloped Oval Punches (purple and green)tarted by using white

Father Christmas /Dreamweaver Design Team

After receiving the design team materials from Dreamweaver Stencils, I started looking for papers and embellishments to start my cards. I found this beautiful paper from Graphic 45

that I knew I wanted to use in some way. Using the holly sprig stencil(LL3005),I used black matte paste and when it was dry I replaced the stencil over the image. I used Superior's Palette Glue Pad and a large dauber to sponge the adhesive over the paste, heated it for 30 seconds and then using variegated black leafing.

Supplies used:

Holly Sprig Stencil (LL3005) Dreamweaver Stencils

Black Matte embossing paste - Dreamweaver Stencils

Superior Palette Glue Pad

Jumbo Dauber - Dreamweaver Stencils

Variegated Black Leaf - Dreamweaver Stencils

Memory Box Rhinestones - Christmas

Graphic 45 Paper

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sizzlin' Summer Paper Chase

Day 3 for my friend Colleen and I on our Sizzlin' Summer Paper Chase. It has been a great time visiting
all of these wonderful Scrapbook and Stamp stores. On day 1 we went to Jazzy Crafts, Pleasant Memories,
and Scrapbook Territory. Day 2 we were checking out, Scrapbook U, Memories Live On, Scrapbook Island,
Stamp On Over and Scrapbook Depot. Today we are off to Stamper's Corner and Scrap-N-Stamp in
Elk Grove. It has been a busy week for me getting ideas for our new Dreamweaver challenge and getting ready
to go to Rainbow Camp for the weekend. I will be posting my classes for the rest of August next week along with
pictures of samples. Gotta get going now off to Elk Grove.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wow, what a weekend. I taught two classes this weekend at Scrapbook Territory they were really fun. In both classes I had a mom bring their child with them for an artistic sharing day. It was brought back to me, how kids just aren't afraid to jump in there and create. They are not afraid of color or making a mistake, they just create. I think some of the adults were just a little intimadated. Got together with some friends Saturday night and had fun eating, drinking a little wine and stamping cards. Well I got to do cards after I finished cutting my paper for class the next day. This week I'm actually teaching a Dreamweaver Stencil class so I off to start getting ready.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Faux Watercolors using Copic Markers

For those of you who have copic markers and love to color, here is another way in which to use your markers. This class will use your markers direct to the stamp. I always add a little bling to my cards, just to catch the eye. We look forward to seeing you in this class on Saturday August 7th from 2-5 . On that same day I will be teaching Stenciling Basics from 10-1 the samples for that class will be on my blog in the next few days. Please call Scrapbook Territory for more information or to sign up for 1 or both of these classes. There number is (510)559-9929

Summertime Fun with Copic Markers

Sun, sand and surf are the theme of this class. We will be using copic markers and these cards all have a little bling added for more fun. We are using stamps from Whipper Snapper Designs,
A-Muse and Greating Farm. These companies have great images for copic markers. Come have fun with us, this class is being taught at Scrapbook Territory on Sunday August 1st from 2-5. For more information on this class or to signup please call the store at (510)559-9929.

Cracked up Stencils

On July 27th I will be teaching this class at Jazzy Crafts is Castro Valley. We will be using Dreamweaver Stencils and Dreamweaver crackle paste. This is primarily a technique class but you will have the supplies to create at least four cards. To get more information or to signup for this class please call the store at (510)583-1422 or go Samples are on display at the store.

Cards that Shimmer

Come and explore the world of twinkling H2O's. If you like cards with that little extra Pizaaaz this is the class for you. Twinkling H2O's add the shimmer with a watercolor look they are fun to work with and easy to use. We will make four cards that anyone would be happy to receive. This class is being taught at Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley on July 25th from 2-5. For more information or to signup now please call the store at (510)559-9929.

Copics 101

I've bought all the markers, now what do I do with them? If this is your question come to my class on July 24th at Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley from 2-5. In this class you will learn about the inks and papers that work best with copic markers. I will be teaching some basic blending techniques. Even though this is primarily a techniques class you will go home with the supplies to make at least 2 cards. Please call the store to reserve your spot (510)559-9929 or visit there blog:
to get more information.

My Classes for July and August

I have been working on the samples for my July and August classes for the last few weeks. Of course with all the other things I have to do I have the first four done and will show them here.
I hope to see many of you in class in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New classes

I have been busy working on samples for my classes hope to have them up by the end of the week. I also had an order for 10 cards that is also keeping me busy. I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July ours was pretty quiet here, my daughter has me hooked on the series The Tudors. So on the 4th we watched season 3, had a nice dinner and then went to watch the fireworks. I have some great classes coming up and I hope my students will find them fun. Looking forward to seeing all of you soon.

Monday, June 28, 2010

This is one of the samples I sent to Dreamweaver Stencils. The background was done using the petite fern stencil and rouging in Colorbox Chalk ,Warm Green and then Olive Pastel. I used the same stencil ,with double sided mounting paper in conjunction with Hawaiian Handmade Soap .
First coating the stencil on the back with the soap( this allows you to remove the stencil from the sticky paper with out bending it. ) Placing the stencil on the sticky paper you can now glitter the design, I used Glitter Ritz Micro Fine
Grasshopper and Cool Highlight. I punched the glittered paper using Marvy's scalloped rectangle punch and layered the the glittered piece to light green paper and popped it off the background.

Hi...Well here we go

Obviously I have never done this before. I am starting this blog so I can keep in touch with my students and also with the ladies of the Dreamweaver Design team. My name is Georgia Sommers and I live in the San Francisco Bay area. I was born, and still live in Castro Valley. I have a wonderful husband who is very supportive of my art habit and 2 daughters who enjoy doing there own kind of art. Right now I am teaching at 2 stores Jazzy Crafts in Castro Valley and Scrapbook Territoty in Berkley. I love creating beautiful cards and teaching others to do the same. If I'm addicted to rubber stamps I think everyone else should be,too. I was just selected to be on the Dreamweaver design team and I can't tell you how excited I am. I really have enjoyed our fist challenge and can't wait to do more.I will be posting some cards as soon as I can figure out how to do that. more to come....