Saturday, March 31, 2012

Creating A Gorgeous Gradient Effect on Chipboard



“This beautiful gradient effect looks like hand blown glass!  You can create amazing works of arts on just about any surface when you use special techniques like this one with Piccolo Enamel Powders.”



Piccolo Enamel Powders are available on our website for pre-order and will be shipping in mid-April 2012. 

Check out more of our technique videos on our YouTube channel.




























Friday, March 30, 2012

Design Team Call TOMORROW!




Globecraft Memories is pleased to announce our first official Design Team call! We are looking to form a team of enthusiastic, dynamic, and organized crafters who love working with chipboard, mixed media, and enamel powders (similar to heat embossing). Globecraft Memories has been involved in the craft industry for several years offering high-quality chipboard bubble frames and accessories. Our enamel powders transform our intricate and delicate laser-cut chipboard shapes into filigree-style metallic embellishments with the look of metal, perfect for jewelry or papercrafting projects. We are looking for crafters who are ecstatic about scrapbooking, cards, jewelry, home decor, and mixed media, and who also love to share their passion with others! If you are excited to share your work and talk about Globecraft Memories everywhere you can, then you may be the artist for us!

 

We are looking individuals who can offer the following:
  • A Passion for Crafting!
  • Strong Written Communication Skills
  • Solid Project Photography Skills
  •  Ability to Meet Deadlines
  • An Updated and Active Blog
  • Active Facebook Account
  • Experience with Video Tutorials or with Stepped Out Written Tutorials
  •  Artists with experience in Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Jewelry or any other craft discipline in which you have used chipboard, embossing, enamel powders, or metal
  • Ability to Teach Demos and Classes is a Plus (but not required)
  • This call is open to US and International Members

Click here for all the details and to apply for the call!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Take a Trip on the SteamPunk Airship


You've probably seen our gorgeous Steampunk Airship kits on our Facebook Page and our website but did you know how easy they are to assemble? The sky is the limit (yes, pun intended) when working with this fabulous kit. Right now, we're running a special on our Steampunk Airship kits - just $4.99 each! And they are shipping now.

Our founder Pat Secrist shows you how to assemble the Steampunk Airship kit from start to finish in this YouTube video:


You can paint, ink, mist, or treat the pieces with our new Enamel Powders before assembling or after assembling! It's all up to you how you choose to create with our versatile kits.

Did you know we have YouTube videos detailing the assembly of most of our products? We want to make sure you have all the resources you might need to help you get creative and decorate your home with Globecraft Memories. Check out the rest of our videos on our YouTube channel.

SweetStamps Challenge #59 Spotlight or Reverse Spotlight

We want to see your card in the spotlight! This week's challenge theme at SweetStamps is:
SPOTLIGHT or
REVERSE SPOTLIGHT

Join us in this challenge for a chance to win $20 of rubber stamps from SweetStamps. Rules are listed in the sidebar and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.


Check out the creativity of our sweet & talented design team this week:










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Ever stamp an image and part of it doesn't come out right? Well, guess what? Spotlighting is a great way to save that stamped image from ending up in the trash! 
Shop the SweetStamps online store for lots of great paper crafting goodies and create a masterpiece!

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WIN FREE STAMPS! 
Join our weekly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLinkz at the end of this post. Please do not link to your main blog; we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to our blog.


Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweetStamps image to get an extra entry in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including ours).  You must link back to us in your blog post.
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Next week we'll be doing a Blog Hop of our NEW Release stamp designs! We have 12 new designs: 6 floral images, 3 fun borders and 3 silhouette ATC designs...JOIN IN THE HOP FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN SOME OF THESE NEW STAMPS!

Happy Stamping! Hope your day is super sweet!

:) stacey

Easter Challenge Winner

Using Random.org, a winner from last week's challenge was chosen.
And the winner is....#24



Congratulations
Gail
from Arizona


Please contact me for your winning prize of a $20 shopping spree for rubber stamps at SweetStamps.com.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge, we hope you had fun and will join us again — we have a new challenge every Tuesday!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hammered Metal Without the Weight



For those of you who love mixed media, our Piccolo Card Decor sets provide a wonderful mini "canvas" to create on.  Designer Charlotte Jenkins created a 4 project set featuring elements from our Piccolo Card Decor Set #4:
 This set along with the entire Piccolo Card Decor series is available for pre-order on our website now. Place a pre-order for our Enamel Powders or the Card Décor and receive free shipping on your order of $19 or more when you use the discount code FREESHIP during checkout. Expires March 31 (within the US only).




 The larger Card Decor elements look like hammered metal when coated with our mixed media enamel powders, giving them a unique, textural, grungy finish like on the cards above that Charlotte created.

Supplies:


The possibilities are endless!! Don't forget to place your pre-order by March 31, 2012 to take advantage of our free shipping code.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Card Decor is for MORE Than Cards!

 

Did you know that the elements from our Piccolo Card Decor sets can be used on layouts, altered art, and more? Designer Jennifer Priest created a 4 project set featuring elements from our Piccolo Card Decor Set #8:


 This set along with the entire Piccolo Card Decor series is available for pre-order on our website now. Place a pre-order for our Enamel Powders or the Card Décor and receive free shipping on your order of $19 or more when you use the discount code FREESHIP during checkout. Expires March 31 (within the US only).



The delicate Card Decor elements look gorgeous when coated with our enamel powders, giving them a metal-like finish. Weave them in among flowers for a vine effect, like on the scrapbook layout above.



This card shows the detailed filigree style chipboard elements from the Card Decor sets and how they are easily treated with enamel powder to create a metallic effect. Piccolo Card Decor can also be painted, heat embossed, dyed with spray ink, and more!

Supplies:

  • Piccolo Card Decor Set #8 by Globecraft Memories
  • Enamel Powders by Globecraft Memories
  • Patterned Paper by Bo Bunny Press
  • Ribbon by hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
  • Mix'd Media Inx, Smooch Spritz, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
  • Flowers by Prima Marketing Inc.
  • Bling by Teresa Collins Designs
  • Twine by Close to My Heart
  • Raven Cardstock by Bazzill

The possibilities are endless!! Don't forget to place your pre-order by March 31, 2012 to take advantage of our free shipping code.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

SweetStamps Challenge #58 Easter

Bunnies, chicks, jelly beans, Easter eggs and  the Cross...this week's challenge theme at SweetStamps is:
EASTER

Join us in this challenge for a chance to win $20 of rubber stamps from SweetStamps. Rules are listed in the sidebar and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.


Let's see what Easter goodies the sweet & talented ladies of our design team have created for you this week:










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Whether you are looking for religious Easter stamps or cute chicks and bunnies, check out the SweetStamps store for lots of great stamps, embellishments, papers, and dies

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WIN FREE STAMPS! 
Join our weekly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLinkz at the end of this post. Please do not link to your main blog; we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to our blog.


Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweetStamps image to get an extra entry in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including ours).  You must link back to us in your blog post.
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Next week's challenge theme is Spotlight or Reverse Spotlight we hope you'll join us and put your card in the spotlight!

Happy Stamping! Hope your day is super sweet!

:) stacey

Think Spring Challenge Winner

Using Random.org, a winner from last week's challenge was chosen.
And the winner is....#45



Congratulations
Delphine
from France


Please contact me for your winning prize of a $20 shopping spree for rubber stamps at SweetStamps.com.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge, we hope you had fun and will join us again — we have a new challenge every Tuesday!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Official Design Team Call!



Globecraft Memories is pleased to announce our first official Design Team call! We are looking to form a team of enthusiastic, dynamic, and organized crafters who love working with chipboard, mixed media, and enamel powders (similar to heat embossing). Globecraft Memories has been involved in the craft industry for several years offering high-quality chipboard bubble frames and accessories. Our enamel powders transform our intricate and delicate laser-cut chipboard shapes into filigree-style metallic embellishments with the look of metal, perfect for jewelry or papercrafting projects. We are looking for crafters who are ecstatic about scrapbooking, cards, jewelry, home decor, and mixed media, and who also love to share their passion with others! If you are excited to share your work and talk about Globecraft Memories everywhere you can, then you may be the artist for us!

 

We are looking individuals who can offer the following:
  • A Passion for Crafting!
  • Strong Written Communication Skills
  • Solid Project Photography Skills
  •  Ability to Meet Deadlines
  • An Updated and Active Blog
  • Active Facebook Account
  • Experience with Video Tutorials or with Stepped Out Written Tutorials
  •  Artists with experience in Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Jewelry or any other craft discipline in which you have used chipboard, embossing, enamel powders, or metal
  • Ability to Teach Demos and Classes is a Plus (but not required)
  • This call is open to US and International Members

 
Design Team Expectations:
  •  2-3 Projects Monthly, one of which must be a tutorial (including typed directions and step out photos or video)
  • 2-3 Blog Posts Monthly
  • Participation in Blog Hops and other promotions as requested (once to twice per month)
  • Participation on the Globecraft Memories Facebook Page (min. once a month)
  •  Submit your  Globecraft Memories  work at least 2 times a month for publication
  • Actively participate in online communities/forums.
  • Submit all work to larger online galleries such as flickr, Scrapbook.com, and twopeasinabucket.com.
Compensation:
  • Promotion of you and your work on the  Globecraft Memories  Blog and Facebook Page
  • Generous product shipments filled with  Globecraft Memories Products as well as Product from Cross-Promotional Partners
  • Generous Publication Endorsement 
  • Opportunities for Compensation for Trade Show work and more
Design Team Application:
Please submit the following to jennifer@globecraftmemories.com by Midnight PST March 31, 2012:
  •  Your Name
  • Mailing Address
  •  Email Address
  • Phone Number
  •  In 1-2 paragraphs, tell us a little about yourself – your family, hobbies, how long you have been crafting, how you started crafting, your design style and philosophy, etc. We want to get to know you.
  •  In 1-2 paragraphs, tell us why you want to work with  Globecraft Memories  as a designer. 
  •  A link to your current online resume, including current obligations and design teams, if any
  • Links to your Facebook profile, Twitter account (if applicable), You Tube account (if you have one), and any other online social media you would be willing to use to promote  Globecraft Memories 
  •  Link to your blog/website and an online gallery of your work if you have a separate gallery. 
  • Attach or link to 3-5 samples of your recent work (within the last 6 months) which best showcases your style. 
o   2 samples MUST include patterned paper.

o  1 sample MUST include step out photos or a video tutorial with written instructions and a supply list. This can be in the body of your email application or in a blog post you've completed. We want to see what you might submit to us as your monthly tutorial blog post.

o   Please tell us a little background about each sample

o   Please attach photos of the projects to your submission email or provides links to the images online (links are preferred). Attached Images must be jpegs under 500KB in size.

The  Globecraft Memories   Design Team will be announced on April 5, 2012. Please direct questions to: jennifer@globecraftmemories.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SweetStamps Challenge #57 THINK SPRING

What makes you think of Spring? That's this week's challenge theme at SweetStamps:
THINK SPRING

Join us in this challenge for a chance to win $20 of rubber stamps from SweetStamps. The challenge rules are listed in the sidebar, and instructions are at the bottom of this post.


So let's see what the sweet & talented ladies of our design team have created for you this week:









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Check out the SweetStamps store for lots of great spring stamps, embellishments, papers, and dies

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WIN FREE STAMPS! 
Join our weekly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLinkz at the end of this post. Please do not link to your main blog; we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to our blog.


Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweetStamps image to get an extra entry in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including ours).  You must link back to us in your blog post.
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Next week's challenge theme is Easter, we hope you'll join us to share what makes you think of spring!

Happy Stamping! Hope your day is super sweet!

:) stacey