Monday, August 30, 2010

Shimmerz Meets Jewlery Part I

I've recently discovered that SHIMMERZ and jewlery just go together. We love to wear shimmery, shiney, blingy jewlery, and SHIMMERZ delivers. This first video will show you how to get started. It's so fun and super easy!!! Enjoy.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Shimmerz Education Team Call

Calling all Shimmerz fans!

I don't want you to forget about the Shimmerz Education Team Call! You have a little less than 3 weeks to organize yourselves and send in your application. If you love to teach and you love Shimmerz (and really, who doesn't?), this team is the perfect fit!

All the details can be found on the Vlog.

Plus, a little birdie just told me that we will be teaming up with some ROCKING guest designers and ROCKING sponsors. I can't wait to spill the beans...It's like waiting for hard...zipping the lips right now. Throwing away the key...giggle...

I can't wait to see your videos and projects!

Bethany Kartchner
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Create Custom Colored Embellishments with Shimmerz

This may seem like a no brainer, but it wasn't till last week that I tried painting embellishments with Shimmerz myself.  I will add a picture of the dried painted embellishment in the video later, but meanwhile, check out this easy thing to do with Vibez and Pearlz.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Shimmerz Junque Journal Cover Technique

As promised last month, I made a technique video demonstrating how I made the cover of my Junque Journal.

I use this technique a lot when I'm making backgrounds. It may look complicated, but it is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.

This is the cover that I demo in the video.


In this video, I used the new Fiery Fiesta Vibez as well as Blue into town Pearlz. You can purchase Shimmerz products in the Shimmerz Shop.

If you'd like to publish videos and receive free Shimmerz products to complete your projects, don't forget about our Shimmerz Education Team call going on now!

Happy Creating!

Bethany Kartchner Pin It

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Shimmerz Education Team Call

Do you want to be part of one of the hottest design teams around? Do you love gorgeous shimmery paints and sprays, enjoying making videos and love teaching? 
The Shimmerz Education Team is currently accepting applications for 3 new Designers.
Interested individuals should submit the following information to both Stacey at and Bethany at with subject heading “Education Team Call”:
1. Full Name
2. Contact information (address, phone, email)
3. List of current design teams and link to your resume.
4. List of your publications.
5. Link to your online gallery.
6. Link to your blog.
7. Three (3) projects (layouts, cards and/or altered items) representing your best design work. Jpeg files should be no larger than 500kb.) ***
8. A link to a video no more than 4 minutes long. Please do not send the video in your email. (We can only accept links.) Your video should contain a short product demonstration. The product does not need to be Shimmerz. However, it must be a paintable or sprayable product like acrylic paint, watercolors, spray paint, mists, etc. You should also include a brief statement in your video telling us why you want to be on the Shimmerz Education team and how you will be an asset to our company.

1. Ed team members are expected to promote Shimmerz products on their blogs, messageboards and on Facebook.
2. Post a new video every 6 weeks on the Shimmerz Vlog.
3. Participate in special product releases/promotions as necessary.

1. Shimmerz product to complete your projects (along with extra just for fun!)
2. Discounts on product for classes.
3. Product publication compensation.
4. Promotion on the Shimmez Blog and Vlog.
Submission deadline is September 17th, 2010, 11:59pm MST. We will send you an email confirmation within 72 hours of receiving your application. Our new design team members will be announced on our blog on September 30, 2010 and positions will start in October 2010 and will run for 6 months.
International applicants are welcome as long as they feel comfortable conversing in English.
If you have any questions, please contact Bethany (the Education Team Coordinator) at
Good luck to everyone! We can't wait to see your videos!
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Monday, August 2, 2010

Pearlz Buttons

I just had the 'Delight' of working with some air dry modeling compound - called Delight and mixing it with some of the new Shimmerz products - Vibez and Pearlz!

You can see how I created my button embellishments in this how-to tutorial.

You will need the following supplies:

Delight - air dry modeling compound
Shimmerz Pearlz - Luscious Lilac, Blue By U, Peas Be Mine - I also used some Vibez to accent in Pop Art Pink & Fiery Fiesta
Stamp to impress into air dry clay
Small cutters - the size you want to make your buttons - I used a lid

I hope you enjoy making your own unique embellishments! Thanks for watching!

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