Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween to YOU!

HALLOWEEN

A gentle breeze rustling the dry cornstalks.
A sound is heard, a goblin walks.
A harvest moon suffers a black cat's cry.
Oh' do the witches fly!
Bonfire catches a pumpkins gleam.
Rejoice, it's Halloween!


-Richard Anderson (me) © Copyright 1998


We're sharing some more spooky ideas today to get you in the mood and also help you capture and save the special photos you capture today with your families!



Pumpkin Double-Sided Charms
Designer: Joy Hager


Epiphany Crafts Tools:
Tool-Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubble Caps



Other Supplies:

Ranger-Stickles
Paper-The Paper Studio
Witch Charm-www.acharmingplace.com


Instructions:
Use the Epiphany Crafts Shape studio and bubble cap to create an epoxy, turn it over and apply a thick layer of Stickles, place the charm in the stickles making sure the loop is over the edge and also that it is at the top of the image on the back so no matter which side shows the charm will up upright. Allow to dry before placing a jump ring in the loop. I added mine to a phone lanyard along with a charm I made using Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 14 and charm setting.



Instructions:
Use the Epiphany Crafts Shape studio and bubble cap to create an epoxy, turn it over and apply a thick layer of Stickles, place the charm in the stickles making sure the loop is over the edge and also that it is at the top of the image on the back so no matter which side shows the charm will up upright. Allow to dry before placing a jump ring in the loop. I added mine to a phone lanyard along with a charm I made using Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 14 and charm setting.




 Pumpkin Patch Layout
Designer: Julie Walton

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Tool-Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubble Caps
Epiphany Crafts Round 14
Epiphany Crafts Charm Settings

BOO Necklace 
Designer: Joy Hager

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Tool-Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubble Caps

Other Supplies:

Paper-The Paper Studio
Ball and Chain
Ghost Charms-www.acharmingplace.com
Bail Jewelry Shoppe
Jump Rings
Wire wrapped bead 

Instructions:
Add jump rings to the charms, place one on the chain the other on the bottom of the wire wrapped bead, create the pendant using Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio, glue the epoxy onto the bail, and add to the ball chain.




Spooky Mini Album
Designer: Linda Auclair

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
 Round 20 Button Studio and the Scalloped Circle Shape Studio


Other Supplies:
Pink Paislee Phantom collection
Echo Park Paper Apothecary collection
Stickles
Twine and lots of collected goodies!  




Before we send you on your way today to collect treats and tricks..we'd like to announce the Clearsnap treat winner from last week's Blog Hop! That winner is...




tampatha said...




how fabulous are these! That ghost wall hanging is awesome! I love all the details! The BOO wall hanging is great too! Such fun decorations! Thanks for sharing.

I have shared the hop on my FB page!
Tammy

A wicked congrats to you Tammy! Please send us an email with your information so we can mail YOUR candy out to you!!



A very safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all of our 
Epiphany Crafts fans!   

Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's Our Final Day of Our Clearsnap Blog Hop!!


Today wraps up our week long Halloween Blog Hop with Clearsnap!

Clearsnap is known for their endless array of inks and stamps pads along with their new addition of their
Smooch Sprays and Inks! 

We have to tell you...once you try them...you'll want to "collect" all the colors now available!

Today we have projects from Designer Julie Walton and some Halloween decor to spruce up your home before Monday!!  


Halloween Frame
Designer: Julie Walton

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Round 25 Studio Shape Tool, Round 25 Bubble Caps
Round 14 Studio Shape Tool, Round 14 Bubble Caps
Star Felt Settings

Other Supplies:
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz
Smooch Inks


Halloween Frame is an altered frame. I used the Smooch Spritz on the outside edges of the frame in purple and on the inside edge of the frame in orange and then beefed the color up with the smooch ink. I used the large round bubblecaps on the frame surface and two of the small round bubblecaps in the vintage settings along with the felt settings.





Hello Fall Mixed Media Canvas
Designer: Julie Walton

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Heart Studio Shape Tool, Heart Bubble Caps
Round 14 Shape Tool, Round 14 Bubble Caps 

Other Supplies:
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz
Sparkle Fibers

Hello Fall is a mixed media canvas that I first sprayed with the Smooch Spritz, I tried to use the adhesive masks on the canvas after spraying the spritz so that I could apply the foils and I found that didn't work, but they did remove some of the spritz and I liked that look so left it. I used the small heart bubble caps on foil by just applying the adhesive side to the foil itself. I did this as well with the small round bubblecaps and used them with the charms and vintage settings. I applied some of the sparkle fibers to the adhesive side of the large heart bubblecaps as well. I used the ink to stamp the large flower and the edges of the canvas.


So share with us today...what is was your favorite Epiphany Crafts AND Clearsnap project this week? Have you been inspired to go create now with our Epiphany Crafts products? 

 Simply post a comment here on the blog and we'll enter you to win this incredible prize! We'll select one random winner next Monday to enjoy this prize!! (shown above!!!) 


We'd also like to invite you to visit the Clearsnap Facebook wall and let them know that Epiphany Crafts sent you there! Be sure to like them if you don't already! Then head to theEpiphany Crafts Facebook Wall to let us know you were a good neighbor! We'll enter you to win our Epiphany Crafts NEW Star Shape Tool along with the matching Star Shape Bubble Caps!  

Be sure to to hop over to the Clearsnap blog for more ideas and ways to win!! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hello to You From Epiphany Crafts & Clearsnap!

 

Happy Friday to all of you!! We're back with some more delights from Clearsnap and Epiphany Crafts!

Although today's projects are once again not quite so spooky ...we do hope you'll agree they're quite a treat!





I Remember Layout
Designer: Aly Dosdall

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Round 14, Bubble Caps 14, Vintage Settings

Other Supplies:
Clearsnap Pralines and Cream Smooch Spritz
Clearsnap Lettuce Smooth Accent Ink
Cosmo Cricket papers and stickers
American Crafts Chipboard Thicker 

Using small doilies as masks, I sprayed my background paper with Pralines and Cream Smooch Spritz.  Then I painted my American Crafts bare chipboard Thickers and some journaling lines with the Lettuce Smooch Accent Ink.  I then added my photo, and some Cosmo Cricket papers and stickers.  To finish the page off, I added some custom epoxies accents to the masked doily centers using the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 14 with the Tea Room Vintage Settings.

Random Layout
Designer: Gina Lideros

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Star Shape Studio Tool & Star Shaped Bubblecaps

Other Supplies:
I used die cut stars as a mask and sprayed over them with Donna's smooch spritz - seabreeze blue.
I used Clear Snap poolside blue ink to ink around the edges of the title. 


Hello Card
Designer: Aly Dosdall

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 25 
Shape Studio Tool Round 14

Other Supplies:
Clearsnap White Embossing Powder
Clearsnap Watermark Ink
Clearsnap Tea Party Smooch Spritz
Frosted Aqua and Lettuce Smooch Accent Inks
Cosmo Cricket
Fancy Pants brads

For this card I used a resist technique.  I first embossed my stamped images using some Clearsnap white embossing powder and watermark ink.  I then sprayed the paper with Tea Party Smooch Spritz and wiped it with a paper towel revealing the white embossed images.  Then I used the Frosted Aqua and Lettuce Smooch Accent Inks to add details to my stamped images.  I then added some custom epoxies as flower centers using the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 25 and the Shape Studio Tool Round 14 with some Cosmo Cricket papers.  I finished off the card with some Cosmo Cricket letter stickers and Fancy Pants brads.


Dream Big Layout
Designer: Gina Lideros

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:Round 14 Button Studio Tools and Round 14 Acrylic Buttons
Other Supplies:
Clear snap: watermark ink pad
pumpkin pie ink
Smooch frosted aqua pearlized accents
pralines and cream smooch spritz
Smooch Ocean soul pearlized accents

I used Clear snap: watermark ink pad on the flowers then embossed with clear embossing powder. After the flowers dried I rubbed on pumpkin pie ink (from the poolside collection), then added details to to the flowers using Smooch frosted aqua pearlized accents. I used pralines and cream smooch spritz on the bracket photo borders (bottom left, and top right). I also wrote the words follow your dreams in Smooch Ocean soul. 

So share with us today...what is your favorite Epiphany Crafts AND Clearsnap product? Perhaps our Scallop Studio Tool and their Smooch inks? Our Star Shape Tool and their Clearsnap Pigment inks? It's your choice to what is the perfect combination! 

 Simply post a comment here on the blog and we'll enter you to win this incredible prize! We'll select one random winner next Monday to enjoy this prize!! (shown above!!!) 


We'd also like to invite you to visit the Clearsnap Facebook wall and let them know that Epiphany Crafts sent you there! Be sure to like them if you don't already! Then head to theEpiphany Crafts Facebook Wall to let us know you were a good neighbor! We'll enter you to win our Epiphany Crafts NEW Star Shape Tool along with the matching Star Shape Bubble Caps!  

Be sure to to hop over to the Clearsnap blog for more ideas and ways to win!! And we have one more day of ideas to share with you tomorrow! So be sure to tune in and enter!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

We're "So Charming" Today With Clearsnap & Epiphany Crafts!


We're back with some more delights from Clearsnap and Epiphany Crafts!

Although today's projects are far from the spooky creations and crafts associated with Halloween...they're altogether beautiful! We think you'll agree!

She Believed Spool
Designer: Connie Mercer

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Button Round 14

Other Supplies:

This is a re-purposed piece {old factory spool of thread} 
Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap
Handmade flowers from felt and Jenni Bowlin bingo card. 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry for adhesive
Bird cage and charm are by Tim Holtz
Helmar's Crackle med to crackle bird cage Letter Stickers
by October Afternoon.


So Charming Mini Card Box Set
Designer: Andrea Budjack

Epiphany Crafts Supplies: 

Epiphany Crafts Round Punch 25
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubble caps
Epiphany Crafts Metal Setting
Epiphany Crafts Square Punch 25

Other Supplies:
Clearsnaps Smooch Spritz (cashmere)
Clearsnaps ColorBox Chalk

Glue Arts Velum Adhesive
My Mind's Eye - paper
Crate Paper - paper
We R Memory Keepers - cardstock
American Crafts - stamp
Papertrey Ink - sentiment stamps, label die
Lisa Pavelka - waterslide transfers
Spellbinders - die cut
Really Reasonable Ribbon - ribbon
Remember Me Emily - vintage buttons
Quickutz - die cut (scallop square)
Bazzill Basics Paper - cardstock
fabric
box
twine

Ipod Layout
Designer: Connie Mercer

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Bubble caps Round 14 (2) set in the Vintage Setting 

Other Supplies:
Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap
Pattern paper and Chipboard from October Afternoon
Rubber stamp ( girl) by Jenni Bowlin
Sticker lettering by American Crafts
Bazzill cardstock


So share with us today...what is your favorite Epiphany Crafts AND Clearsnap product? Perhaps our Scallop Studio Tool and their Smooch inks?

 Simply post a comment here on the blog and we'll enter you to win this incredible prize! We'll select one random winner next Monday to enjoy this prize!! (shown above!!!) 


We'd also like to invite you to visit the Clearsnap Facebook wall and let them know that Epiphany Crafts sent you there! Be sure to like them if you don't already! Then head to theEpiphany Crafts Facebook Wall to let us know you were a good neighbor! We'll enter you to win our Epiphany Crafts NEW Star Shape Tool along with the matching Star Shape Bubble Caps!  

Be sure to to hop over to the Clearsnap blog for more ideas and ways to win!! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We Love, Cherish and Adore Clearsnap & Epiphany Crafts



Welcome to Day 3 of the Epiphany Crafts and Clearsnap HALLOWEEN Blog Hop! 

All week long we'll be bringing you the spookiest, scariest, and most magical Halloween design ideas featuring Epiphany Crafts and Clearsnap products. Today we've mixed in a few fun projects to hopefully inspire your layout and card creations! 

Today we have projects from Designers Gini Cagle, Kim Garner and Rhonda Van Ginkel!!


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Love, Cherish Adore Layout
Designer: Rhonda Van Ginkel



Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Vintage Settings for Round 14 - Cabana
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio - Round 14 (3)
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio - Star 25 (3)



Other Supplies:
Kraft Cardstock by Bazzill
Cream Acrylic Paint - Delta
Smooch in Molasses, Lettuce and Cape Cod by ClearSnap
Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte, Green Olive and River Mossy by ClearSnap
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye Inkpad in Chestnut Roan & Creamy Brown by ClearSnap
Doily die by MFT
Butterfly punches, Martha Stewart & EK Success
Deep Border Punch, Martha Stewart
Round Layered Scallop Punch by EK Success

Baby Steps Simple Stories paper collection
Doily, Martha Stewart
Sizzix Big Shot
Zva Creative Pearl bling
Foam Brushes
Adhesive, Glue Arts Pro
Foam dots, Dimensionals by Stampin Up
Sewing Machine & Thread


Techniques:
I base coated my Vintage Settings in Cabana with my Cream acrylic paint. I did two coats for nice coverage. I then used my Smooch to obtain the depth of color that I wanted. I used Molasses, Lettuce and Cape Cod for my Vintage Settings.

I love that this technique allows you so much control to obtain the perfect color match! You can rub a little of the Smooch off for a more vintage look too!

I then used my Smooch Spritzes on my Martha Stewart doily and it coordinated with this line just perfectly!



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Gooey Goodness Layout
Designer: Gini Cagle


Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Tools: Shape Tool Round 14, Shape Tool Round 25
Epiphany Crafts Bubble Caps Round 14, Round 25, Star Flower



Other Supplies:
GlueArts Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac
GlueArts U Cut It Foam
GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Bazzill Cardstock
Clearsnap Color Box ink-Cozy
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz - Candle Glow, Sun Kissed, Cherry Ice
Clearsnap Smooch - Gold Lame
Clearsnap Clear Embossing Powder
Heartfelt Creations Stamp
Cuttlebug Die Cut Machine
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves, Typeset Dies
Quickutz tree branch die
Sizzix Embossing Folder
May Arts Ribbon
Maderia Thread
Pfaff Sewing Machine


I used the die cut leaves as a mask for my cardstock, and misted over them with the Clearsnap Smooch Spritz. Later, I added more spritzing to the leaves and arranged them on the layout.

I painted a small pumpkin with acrylic paints, the same size as the Round Bubble Caps 25, and then free-hand cut a stem for the top of the pumpkin.



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Baby Blessings Card





Designer: Rhonda Van Ginkel 

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:

Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio - Round 14 (4)
Vintage Settings for Round 14 - Cabana (1)



Other Supplies:
Baby Steps by Simple Stories
Cardstock by Bazzill
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio - Round 14 (4)
Vintage Settings for Round 14 - Cabana (1)
Smooch in Mocha and Cape Cod by ClearSnap
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye Inkpad in Creamy Brown by ClearSnap
Cream Acrylic Paint - Delta
Foam Brush
Heart Stick Pin by Maya Road
Other: Crinkle Ribbon, Star Stick Pin, Hemp
Adhesive, Glue Arts Pro
Blessings Ribbon by Michael's
Foam dots, Dimensionals by Stampin Up
Sewing Machine & Thread
Seam binding ribbon by Hug Snug


Techniques:Again, I base coated my Vintage Settings in Cabana with my cream acrylic paint in a few coats. For this card I used Smooch in Mocha for my Vintage Setting.

I used the Cape Cod smooch on my white star pin as well.



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Freckles Layout
Designer: Kim Garner 


Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Shape Studio Round 14, Round 14 Bubble Caps, Vintage Settings Cabana


Other Supplies:
Clearsnap Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink
Clearsnap Smooch Spray
Colorbox Pigment Stamp Pad


Designer Instructions:
I used Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Luminate and Shabby Pink to paint the EC Vintage Settings Cabana. I painted the settings and then set aside to dry; when I was ready to add the epoxies about 30 mins later they were completely dry. 

I also used the Smooch Spray on vintage book paper and punched in different designs to layer behind the EC Vintage Settings and Bubble Caps Clear Round 14.


I used the ColorBox Pigment Stamp Pad Razzleberry to stamp my title.
 







Not sure about you...but we like candy. Gummi bears, O'Henry candy bars, licorice....and this kind of candy! (blog giveaway candy!!) 

Both Epiphany Crafts and Clearsnap have some fun blog candy or treats up for grabs! We're giving away a great assortment of Clearsnap products along with our new Epiphany Crafts Star Shape Tool and matching Bubble Caps and more! Simply post a comment here on the blog and we'll enter you to win! We'll select one random winner next Monday to enjoy this prize!! (shown above!!!) 


We'd also like to invite you to visit the Clearsnap Facebook wall and let them know that Epiphany Crafts sent you there! Be sure to like them if you don't already! Then head to the Epiphany Crafts Facebook Wall to let us know you were a good neighbor! We'll enter you to win our Epiphany Crafts NEW Star Shape Tool along with the matching Star Shape Bubble Caps!  
Be sure to to hop over to the Clearsnap blog for more ideas and ways to win!! 



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We're Back With More Clearsnap & Epiphany Crafts!


Welcome to the Epiphany Crafts and Clearsnap HALLOWEEN Blog Hop! 

All week long we'll be bringing you the spookiest, scariest, and most magical Halloween design ideas featuring Epiphany Crafts and Clearsnap products. We've mixed in a few fun projects to hopefully inspire you the remainder of the days! 

Today we have projects from Designers Audrey Pettit and Linda Auclair!

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Fright Night Boo Ghost 
Designer: Audrey Pettit

Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 14
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Caps
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Heart 20
Epiphany Crafts Heart 20 Caps

Clearsnap Mixed Media Inx
Clearsnap Top Boss Embossing Ink
Clearsnap Top Boss White Embossing Powder
Clearsnap Clear Design Adhesives
Clearsnap Fairy Dust Glitter
Clearsnap Glue Gloss
Clearsnap Round Stylus Tips

Adhesives: Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive, Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares,
 and Glue Arts U Cut It Foam Adhesive
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: American Crafts and Target $ Spot
Chipboard Alpha: American Crafts
Designer Pins and Picks: Pink Paislee
Chipboard Banner: Jenni Bowlin
Alpha Stamps: Hero Arts
Trim: K&Co. and The Kraft Outlet


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1. Die cut or free-hand cut a ghost shape from patterned paper. Edge with Black Mixed Media Inx and stitch to a piece of black cardstock. Trim around the ghost shape, leaving approximately a 1/8" border. Edge black cardstock with Jasmine Mixed Media Inx.

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2. To create the banner, first emboss a scrap of black cardstock with Clearsnap's Design Adhesives and Top Boss White Embossing Powder. The Design Adhesives work just like rub-ons. Simply cut out your desired design, rub it on like you would a typical rub-on, peel up the clear liner, and emboss, add glitter, foil, flock, whatever you wish.

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3. Cut 3 triangles from embossed cardstock for the banner. My triangles are about 1.5" wide by 1.75" long. Swag string across the ghost shape, and attach the banners using Glue Arts U Cut It Foam adhesive.

4. Embellish banner with trims, chipboard alpha stickers, designer pins and picks. Create bubble caps using the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Studio Tool and Round 14 caps to place between each banner flag. Create a heart button using the Epiphany Crafts Heart 20 Studio Tool and a Heart 20 Cap to embellish the top of the bow.


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5. For the eyes, emboss a scrap of white cardstock with Top Boss Embossing Ink and Top Boss White Embossing Powder. Punch two 1" circles from embossed paper and cut into lima bean shapes. Create two black rounds using the Round 14 Studio Tool and Round 14 Caps for the pupils.

6. For the mouth, punch a 1" circle from black cardstock and cut into a figure 8 shape. Edge with Jasmine Mixed Media Inx and adhere to the ghost using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.

7. Emboss a chipboard flag with Top Boss White Embossing Powder and stamp a sentiment with small alpha stamps. Adhere to the designer pins using Glue Arts U Cut It Foam adhesive.

8. Cut two ghosts from patterned paper. Apply Fairy Dust Glitter to the edges of the ghosts using Clearsnap's Glue Gloss. Adhere ghosts to the Designer Picks.

9. Hang ghost from a wire hanger and enjoy!

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BOO Wall Hanging
Designer: Linda Auclair

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
EC Scalloped Circle 25 and Star 25 shapes

Other Supplies: 
Clearsnap Smooch ink in "Sweet Melon"
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz in "Pralines & Cream" 
Clearsnap Sparkle Fibers in "Snowdrift" for tags



Did we mention we have "candy"? 

Blog Candy! (the best kind truly!!)


Both Epiphany Crafts and Clearsnap have some fun blog candy or treats up for grabs! We're giving away a great assortment of Clearsnap products along with our new Epiphany Crafts Star Shape Tool and matching Bubble Caps and more! Simply post a comment here on the blog and we'll enter you to win! We'll select one random winner next Monday to enjoy this prize!! (shown above!!!) 


Be sure to to hop over to the Clearsnap blog for more ideas and ways to win!!