Saturday, December 31, 2011
You should be coming from Heather's blog. Next on the list is Judy's blog
I made this card during christmas, so that it why its christmas themed. But, hey, since you still have all the christmas stuff, why don't work ahead and get cards done now. This is what I am going to try to do, but doubt it will happen. I am a procrastinator. What I could get today, I will probably do in two weeks. Cause lets face it, tomarrow is just too soon. Except when it comes to putting in my new order to CTMH. Then tomarrow is not soon enough.
Next on the list is Judy's blog Enjoy.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The first picture is a shaker box ornament. I cut the block in half so you can get two ornaments from one block. Stamped the image and placed it in the back.
Merry Christmas is stamped on the acetate with Staz-on. I added microbeads and added a frame with skinny piece of cardstock.
The second picture is a card. I stamped the large corner piece (my favorite stamp from this set) and cut it into random rectangles.
To check out my other Rock the Block projects click here and here
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The first one shown was an idea since I had since I first heard about this special. These blocks are hollow so you can cut a side off and make a shadow box. A very tiny shadow box. I hope you can see in the first photo, I have Presents in the background. The tree is on the first level.
The second idea was a little photo holder. Yes, that picture in the holder is me when I was younger. I used the foundry pin clips for the photo holder. It is behind the holly leaves. I actually cut those holly leaves by hand because I was without my cricut. It's back now. Woohoo. I used the love stamp from the stamp set. This stamp set is only available during this special. The blocks will be in the new idea book coming out Feb.
I love this stamp set. I used it p. The current sotm card, so pop back one post to check it out. More artwork will being coming. I have some great ideas.
Check out Rock the Block 2
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
This month sotm is a valentines stamp set, but I'm just not ready for that holiday yet. So I took this stamp and made a Christmas card. It's very easy to change to any occasion tho. This card has a sneak peek for "Rock the Block" which will be starting mid dec. I just love that this stamp set is E sized, which means most of the stamps are over two inches. The background is a four inch corner stamp I stamped twice in cranberry. I just love that stamp so much. I masked the ticket stamp from the sotm so I just had the outline and cut in half. I also used the largest heart stamp from sotm as well.
I just got a gypsy so I was having fun using it with my cricut for this. Sadly, I am without my cricut for a while. I had to send it back because it was not cutting correctly. Provocraft is replacing my machine, which I am very happy about. Just don't get me started about the company I got my gypsy from. That is a rant you just don't want to hear.
I hope you enjoyed the card and rant free post. Next in the line up is Vicki's blog.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I used ap cart from ctmh so I didn't have to cut almost anything. There a many card designs in this cart that will work for the appliqué idea. The paper is believe. I had to cover up the back of the bits of paper I used and a happy accident came along. If I only covered it half way, you can place a gift card, money or photos there. I love when that happens
Monday, November 14, 2011
Welcome to this months blog hop. We will be showing you embossing. You should have arrived here fromJena's blog.. Next is Carol's blog .
Above is my embossing project. Still learning how to use blogger from my iPad so I don't know how to move photos yet. I used versamark to stamp my words. I embossed them in silver pearl embossing powder. Then I used olive ink and sponged the color over the embossing. I love how this looks. I will use this in a project in a later post but don't want to give away the project. So some special people will be getting gifts soon. View this a sneak peak.
Again,Next is Carol's blog . Please come back soon for the full project
Monday, October 31, 2011
Now welcome to the blog hop. You should be coming from Karen. Next in the hop is Krista
I forgot to take the picture of my card before I gave it to my customer, so I will get it tomorrow and post it.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The rules for this award.
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog. These picks must have fewer than 200 followers on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!
Now it's my turn to nominate. All these creative ladies surprisingly have under 200 followers, tho some are very close
Aaron at aaronsbooth32.blogspot.com
She is a sweet girl.You can also find here artwork in the last 3 issues of Papercraft Mag. Go Aaron
Jen at www.jenrubio.blogspot.com
She is my aunt in the close to my heart world. And she has accepted me with open arms. I have followed her blog before I even knew this.
Luisa at www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com
I meet her at convention and she always has great artwork in the blog hop I do.
Corina at www.mycreativeink.org. I also meet her at convention. She was one of the teachers and had some of the most beautiful art. Plus her hat was amazing.
And last but not least is Adeline at www.Adeline-brill.blogspot.com. She usually follows me on the blog hop and we tend to have the same idea, but completely different artwork.
Thank you ladies for having some great blogs for me to follow. And I encourage you to follow their blogs
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Yay. My post is now up. Sorry it took so long. This months spotlight is reinkers. What I did was used reinkers to make a strong tiedye look with my stamps. I just added reinker to my stamp and misted with water to have the ink spread out. You could do this with ink pads, but this version is a more vibrant color. Plus the water will mix your colors for you. You can also do this on fabric. I hope you enjoyed the tut. Again next on the hop is Luisa
Friday, September 30, 2011
Next in the hop is Casandra's blog
I hope you enjoyed this. Sorry it's short and simple. Just not feeling this best today and I have been just procrastinating all day.
Again, next in the hop is Casandra's blog
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This little guy didn't turn out quite the way I wanted. I saw a stamp of holly leaves and they looked like a bat to me, and I knew we had this in the cart. But its a cute way to dress up some suckers for halloween.
This card doesnt use any cricut cuts, but this was where the bat was suppose to end up. The card just took a life of its own. I love this card, its so pretty. Just wanted to show you since I made it.
You start with the pillow box. The Cricut perforates where you normally fold over to make the box. I highlighted these in black.Trim off both ends with paper trim like shown.Your box should now look like this.You will follow the perforations on one side, the one closest to the lip you glue. Make sure you cut the same side. The back will be flat, and the front will be curved.Your envelope should look like this when done and glued.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I used typeset for the bag, with our awesome cricut cart. Then i cut out the tag again with the cricut. I love this cartridge. The tag was cut using sunset, that i sanded to mute the color slightly. Thanks is from A Little Thanks. My customer loved it.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
You should be coming from Michelle Loncar blog. Next in line is Wendy Coffman
I used the butterflies to do a random stamping. I used the words to stamp on the ribbon. this is so easy to do. The flowers and word 'love' were cut from the cricut. man i love that thing. The card uses Sonoman paper and the zip strip.
Now go check out what
Now I made all my cards with the new cricut cart so making the bases were super easy.
The card below was made with all scraps. Even the base was in my scrap bin. The ribbon was an accident. It somehow ended on the table and jest went well with the card.
This card i made for my aunt and grampa. they bought me some cricut carts. Even this card was scraps from the pair-a-phrase card. Its hard to see, but the sentiment say thanks a bunch from a little thanks.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I used a lot of new products on this card. :) I took our new kraft 6x6 card and trimmed the scalloped edge off of it so i could use it further down on the card. And I stamped, Alot. I used 5 different Alpha stamps for my homemade B&T. I used headline alphabet twice, one with a kissing tech with the script stamp for universal backgrounds. The small circle alpha is new from the stamp set Vintage Type. the banners are from that too. I just cut them down so they were smaller. Also used our new cork alphabets, ribbon from the red collection and diecuts from the cricut collection. My three plus colors were kraft, Chocolate, Cranberry and Colonial White. I also used cocoa and Vanilla cream ink. I forgot to mention, I punched a cirlce and backed it on my button the give it some color.
While at the team meeting we made this card with the new Roxie collection, Love Life stamp set, Aug sotm Wicked, Bling buttons and Butterfly just blooms.
Please check out her blog at Jens Jewels Box
Even with all this new product sneak peek, i haven't even covered 1/8th of the new idea book. Come back on the 1st for the sotm blog hop featuring Wicked. Plus i know im gonna have alot of post with the new cricut cartridge. i am so excited to get mine. i get it today, sometime. hopefully soon. lately they have been coming before 2. hope they follow that pattern today.
All items Close to my Heart unless stated:
Cardstock - Kraft Diecut Card, Colonial White, Cranberry, Chocolate
Ink - Colonial White, Vanilla Cream, Cranberry, Chocolate, Cocoa
Stamps - Vintage Type, Polka Dot Alphabet, Headline Alphabet, Friendship Alphabet small, Field Trip Alphabet, Universal Backgrounds
Accessories - Cork Alphabet, Red Ribbon Collection, Clear Buttons, Art Philosophy Collection, 3D foam tape, Liquid Glass
Non - CTMH - circle punch
Sunday, July 31, 2011
My first project i kept with the Halloween theme. I used colors from our new Mischief paper packet. I used remarkable wreath(new), and stamped it twice, slightly twisting so it would be a fuller wreath. I embossed the cat in black. I used our milepost shapes (new). I inked it black and used it behind the main image. I stamp the sentiment and cut it out with spellbinder die. i didn't have my cricut cartridge yet.
On this project, I wanted to show you that you can use this stamp set with the Halloween theme. I made this for my hostess, she does passion parties and her group name is buzzing bee-uties. So i went with the bee theme. the honeycomb makes a great background stamp for any theme. I used the cork letters (new) to spell out her name and used sunflower ink to change their color.
I hope you enjoyed this look into our new sotm. You can get this stamp set or $5 when you have a purchase of $50 or more. Plus CTMH has an extra, extra going on. To celebrate the new price for the SOTM, when you purchase Wicked, you get a free a size alphabet, typeface. How awsome is that?
Recipe: Close to my Heart unless stated
Wicked Halloween Card
Cardstock - Kraft, Barn Red, Black
B&T - Olivia
Stamps - Wicked(sotm) remarkable wreath
Ink- Black, Desert Sand
Accessories - Milepost shapes, Black embossing powder
Cardstock - Sunny Yellow, White Daisy, Black
Stamps - Wicked (sotm)
Ink - Black, Desert Sand, Sunflower
Accessories - Cork Alphabet
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
This month we are showcasing our Kraft Borders. I used two different ones on my card. The first one if the very glittery one in the center. These borders are adhesive, so it made adding glitter a breeze. Yes, this is meant to be the back, but why not take advantage of the glue. Doing this tho reminds me why i don't use glitter. It gets everywhere. and it multiplies. i dont know how it does it. you have one spec of glitter on you, you dont touch any more. and when you leave the craft room, you are covered. I read once that glitter is the herpes of the crafting world and its true.
I just thought i lost all my typing. For some reason it deleted all i typed. Thankfully it autosaved and i caught it before it autosaved again. My computer has been pissing me off today.
Ok, back to the card. The second border are on both sides. It comes in the kraft color but can easily be colored. Now it is a different color then when you color on white. I used the the same purple on this card, but the borders are darker.
These colors are inspired by an ad i found in my interior design mag.
Next on the hop isWendy's blog
Thank you for visiting my blog.
recipe : all Close to my heart unless stated
Cardstock - White Daisy
Ink - gypsy, cotton candy
Stamps - Two Step Background, Card Chatter Birthdays, Aspiration
3d foam tape