Friday, June 25, 2010

Graceful Flower

This card was so easy, I made it in about 10 minutes. I used a shaped card base from The Everyday Celebration special kit. Make a score line 4" and 7" from the straight edge. Fold the curved edge back against the front, and fold in half at the 4" line. I inked the curved edge with Honey ink, and random stamped all over the flap in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation. Cut a piece of Grace B&T paper 4 x 5.5" and cut 1.25" off the long side. Attach the larger B&T to the card front lining up with the folded edge, and then adhere the flap down. Attach the narrow B&T to the edge of the inside of the card. Cut 2 pieces of blue ribbon about 4" long and criss-cross. Attach in the very center of the B&T area. Layer 2 paper flowers and use a blue corduroy brad to fasten them together. Glue over the ribbon.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Groovy Blossoms Card Set

I made this set for my boss who had bi-lateral knee replacement surgery. All of the cards were made from left over scraps! The leaves for the flowers were so easy. Crimpers are making a comeback--make your leaf shape, score down the length in the center, fold in half, and run through the crimper. Open it up and you can bend and shape the leaves.

Groovy Blossoms L2 b&t (retired)
Sweetleaf and Cocoa cs
Cocoa stamp pad
Thank You stamp set
Flower/Seed stamp (retired)
Botanical Mix Prima Flowers--Wildflowers Pillar Pack White
Martha Stewart Stars border punch
Fiskars paper crimper
various buttons

Sunday, April 18, 2010

H2H Challenge--1/2/3

Here's my entry for the Heart to Heart Challenge, week 2. This is a 1/2/3 challenge. Here are the requirements:

*Use 1 stamped image (not 1 set, but 1 image)

*Use 2 different patterned papers

*Use 3 embellishments - these can be 3 of the same thing or 3 different things.

I used the 1 hedgehog stamp in 3 ways: as the hedgehog, his back for the grass, and then repeated the wind in Crystal Blue. I used 2 B&T papers from the Sweet Harmony L2 pack, and my 3 embelllies are the tiny flowers with bitty brad centers.

Happy Forever-July 10 SOM

Sweet Harmony L2 paper pack, Amethyst cs

Chocolate, Gray Wool stamp pads and markers. Parchment, Sweet Leaf, and Crystal Blue stamp pads.

Sponge, Bitty Brads, Summer Posies just blooms, foam squares, waterbrush, and watercolor pencils.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog--Welcome to the first challenge!!!

I am the first sponsor, and I am offering this prize for the first week's winner: Be Yourself stamp set, Winter Cozy Chenille Sassy Strands, From the Heart card kit, Autumn Harvest Organdy Ribbon Rounds, My Creations Circle Album, and Spring accent beads. Retail value of this prize package is over $55! Everyone at Heart 2 Heart is so excited to start this challenge blog, and want you to help spread the word with everyone you know!

Let's Get started! This week the challenge is to make whatever your little heart desires using the colors: Your creation doesn't have to be 100% CTMH, but try to use mostly CTMH, and feel free to use up your retired products as well. Anything used that is not current or CTMH, please let us know if/where we can find some. After you have your creation all finished, post on your blog, and post a comment on the Heart 2 Heart blog with a link to your artwork. Your artwork will be judged, and there will be 5 picked for Friday Five--perks like having your artwork recognized, and getting a Friday Five Badge, and a chance to be asked to be a guest designer!!! How cool is that!?! For more details about how this will all work, check out the home blog Heart 2 Heart. Don't forget to check out the fabulous eye candy offered by the design team!

As a sponsor, I get to find out the challenge about a week in advance so I can have my art ready to go with the release of the challenge. Here it is: I made a gift bag with a matching card. Gift bag was made with a modified Box in a Bag pattern. The handles are cut with a cricut, use the number 0 from any font set. Cut out 4 of them so you can put another on the inside.
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Close up of buzzy bee, attached with a scrap of acetate so it flies and wiggles over the sentiment.

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CTMH supplies used:
Papers: Twitterpated L2, Sunflower cs, Sweet Leaf cs, White Daisy cs
Stamps: Bee Mine (petite perks), Spot On, Togetherness, Whoops-A-Daisy (retired)
Inks: Sunflower marker, Sunflower ink pad, Chocolate ink pad, and Sweet Leaf ink pad

Other supplie used:
Round sponge, diecut book plate, Cricut Paisley, Cricut Cuttin' Up, scrap clear acetate

Monday, March 8, 2010

Valentine's Day Kids Cards

At work I plan and execute the cards the kids make, as well as the thank you cards we send out. This is what we made for V-day last month. They all follow the same pattern, just the themes are different. The cards say "You're Toadally the best!" "You make my heart flutter" "No Lion, you're Grrreat!" and "Guess Whooo loves you?" They stamped the animal image on their card, and stamped the sentiment inside, and I helped them assemble it together. Each child made 4 cards that we sent in the mail to their friends and family. I typed the puntiments and printed them on cardstock. I used construction paper for the bases, and Martha Stewart dp.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Veranda Layered Flower

CTMH Products: Veranda Creative Basics paper and ribbon collection, Sorbet cs, Sorbet ink, Sorbet marker, Garden Green cs, Garden Green ink, sponge daubers, Olive ep, black My Legacy Writers #2, Bitty Sparkles, Winter Cozy Mini-Medley Accents, White Daisy Mini-Medley Accents, Playful Flourishes stamp set. Other: Martha Stewart border punch, white gel pen, CB Just My Type border embossing folder, QK nested flowers.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Treasures, a set of 13 stamps. If you have come here from Debra's Blog, you are on the right path!

This month we have over 70 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

The first two are made with the brayering technique. The images from the set were stamped in black ink to pop out from the background. We made these at our unit's stamping play day, and they were designed by Sharon Quella.

Treasures, Black, Creme Brulee, & Goldrush stamp pads, rubber brayer,
sponge, and post it notes.

This second one, we made just the main image panel, and we had to take it home to finish it, and this is what I came up with. I tore the top edge of the new england ivy cs to mimic the shape of the mountains.Treasures, Four Seasons, Indian Corn Blue, New England Ivy, & Black cs, rubber brayer, post it notes, sponge, Crystal Blue, Indian Corn Blue, New England Ivy, & Black stamp pads, blue ribbon, black Photo Clips

I really wanted to play with the large dandelion puff stamp. I kept remembering how my Mom would use hair spray to set the puffs and lightly colored the puffs with spray paint before we picked them. They were so pretty. I made this dandelion puff by stamping with white daisy stamp pad, and setting it with clear detail EP. Then I sponged in Twilight, starting in the middle darker, and edges lighter. The puff was cut out and it needed something, so I lightly sponged some chocolate ink around the edges, and mounted it onto the card with foam squares. This card pattern was based on Wishes, Medallion--the puff replaces the circle element. I hope you like what you have seen on my blog, and plan to come back to explore my blog more!Treasures, Grace L2 paper pack, Wishes, White Daisy, Chocolate, & Twilight stamp pads, Clear Detail EP, foam squares, round sponge

Now "Hop" on over to Sarita's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas! Remember, the Sept SOTM is only available until September 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free! If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, click HERE for a complete list of participating blogs.