eLit Award Celebration ~ Free “Imagine Create Explore” eBook

We won!!

Imagine Create Explore 3 Vol Set eLit Award 2014

Our combined set of Imagine Create Explore, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, won a Silver eLit award in the Arts and Crafts category for


and we’d like you to help us celebrate!

The eBook is FREE on Amazon from July 11 – 14, 2014 and features splendid mixed media jewelry and home decor pieces of ICE Resin’s 2011-12  Creative  Team members: Andrea Ring, JoAnnA Pierotti, Cindi Bisson, Cat Kerr, Tina Schiefer, Kathy Thompson, Lesley Fisher & Michael Jack.

The fifth annual (2014) eLit Awards are a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment.

The eLit Awards are an industry-wide, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the electronic publishing industry.

The contest is presented by Jenkins Group Inc., a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company that has operated the popular Independent Publisher Book Awards contest since 1996.

The eLit Awards celebrate the ever growing market of electronic publishing in the wide variety of reader formats. Hail the revolutionary world of e-books and join the awards program that’s highlighting the best in electronic reading entertainment!

Here’s a peek a the enormous variety art contributed by these talented former team members:

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Joanna’s Moss Hill Studio space

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Andrea ‘s Amuck Design website

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Jack and Cat Curio’s Facebook page

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Cindi’s Behind These Eyes blog



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Kathy’s Katalina Jewelry blog

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Tina’s Patina Marie blog


Wedding Day Dreaming

Gettin’ hitched.

Wedded bliss.

Dreaming of the DAY.

Crafting elements of your wedding will add a special meaning to the day and keepsakes beyond the ceremony.

Here are a few ideas:

Wouldn’t this be a pretty post-wedding necklace for the moms and grandmothers of the bride and groom?


Bouquet of Memories http://wp.me/p1MCno-2we

This wedding cake topper also serves as a keepsake memento or ornament to remember the couple’s special day.


Forever One Wedding Cake Topper http://wp.me/p1MCno-2Ar

Fun with bridesmaids!

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Snarky Princesses http://wp.me/p1MCno-2jS


A Rue Romantique Adorned Christmas Tree – Day 1

T’was many days before Christmas and I was planning my list

of sweet gifts to make and ornaments of bliss.

I’d need resin — clear ICE, and bezel from Rue

 for that Romantique look, so Victorian and true!

I’d need rhinestones and charms and oh so pretty papers

photos of loved ones up and down through the ages.

My kitchen table is full of my tools:

jewelry pliers, paint brushes and magical glue.

Wait! I need glitter and scissors and such

I’ll invite a friend over! A working coffee clutch!

Lovely things will appear as as we laugh and create

our Rue Romantique Christmas is going to be great!

Rue Romantique bezels

Welcome to Day 1 of our 3 Day blog hop. We have the best team of designers and they have gone all out to make ornaments that will be cherished for years to come. We are sure you will discover ornaments that will inspire your holiday spirit. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, Nov. 8

Kristen Robinson


Jen Crossley


Cindy Cima Edwards


Cindi Bisson


You can look forward to these ornaments:

Saturday, Nov. 9

(ICE Resin site) Carol La Valley http://wp.me/p1MCno-2W3

Lexi Grenzer http://lexigrenzer.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop.html

Pamela Huntington  http://pamelahuntington.typepad.com/february_2007/2013/11/handmade-holiday-blog-hop.html

Susan Walls  http://www.susansartcircus.com/christmas-with-ice-and-santa/

Jen Cushman  http://wp.me/p1lhEq-Gb

Sunday, Nov. 10

Lesley Venable


JoMama http://www.shopjomama.com/blog/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop

Sandy Martin http://sweetpeajewelry1.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Susan Weckesser http://mysweetearth.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-bloghop.html

Rue Romantique Kristen Robinson ICE Resin

Your Muse Deserves a Journal

Do you carry a journal around with you to jot down ideas when your muse flits upon your shoulder and whispers in your ear?

This mixed-media journaling book is small enough to be kept in a purse and used to capture ideas whenever creative inspiration strikes!

Cindy Bisson

Behind These Eyes

Media MixageMaterials and Tools:

ICE Resin®

Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer™ – large Fleur de Lis

Opaque Silk Ribbon Bundle – Muted Multicolor

Stained glass chips

Rowlux® Illusion Film – Dark Blue Moire

Zutter Bind-It-All and silver binding coils

Silver eyelets

Gun metal jewelry chain

We R Memory Keepers™ Crop-A-Dile punch

Platinum Planet Brilliance Inkpad

Marvy Heat Tool

“Inspiration” and “fleur-de-lis” rubber stamps

Silver jump rings  – found in the jewelry aisle at Hobby Lobby http://www.hobbylobby.com/StoreLocator/

Jewelry pliers


Fill Fleur de Lis bezel with chips of stained glass.

Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions and fill bezel.  Let dry.

Cut front and back journal covers from Rowlux® film.  Cut pages to insert into journal.  Punch pages and covers with Zutter® Bind-it-All.

Ink “Inspiration” and “fleur-de-lis” stamps with Platinum Planet Brilliance inkpad.  Stamp “inspiration” at top of cover, and fleur-de-lis at bottom of cover.  Heat set with heat tool.

Punch 4 holes as shown in cover.  Add silver eyelets.

Measure and cut gunmetal chain to fit through holes on top and bottom of cover, along inside of back and back through holes to front to attach to fleur bezel with silver jump ring.  Mount fleur bezel.

Assemble journal and add binding.

Add bundle of silk ribbons, tied through the binding coils.

What is your muse telling you right now?!

Patriotic Basket Embellishment

4th of july

I love decorating with pieces with an Americana theme – in fact my kitchen and living room are designed in shades of muted reds and blues. My collection of flag baskets and Americana decorative items comes in handy for July 4th celebrations too! ICE Resin® adds dimension and seals the embellishments in place to create an interesting charm to enhance an inexpensive basket and make it something truly unique. I plan to use this basket to hold silverware at this year’s celebration.

Cindi Bisson – Behind These Eyes


ICE Resin®
Rectangular Hobnail Bezel
ART Mechanique Paper Sealer
Blumenthal Lansing Buttons Parchment paper
Inkjet printer
Flag ribbon
E-6000 Adhesive

4th of julyInstructions:

A rectangular hobnail bezel was filled with red and white buttons to create stripes for a flag motif. Blue and white star buttons, oversized, were added to the top edge of the bezel. “America” was printed onto parchment paper with a vintage style font, then sealed with ART Mechanique Paper Sealer. The bezel was filled with ICE Resin®, and ICE Resin® was carefully poured over the star buttons. Once cured, flag ribbon accents were added to the loops on the bezel and the finished piece was mounted to the front of the basket with E-6000 adhesive.

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