Thank you for checking out my blog. I have been married to a wonderful man for 11 years. I am a mother of three children three cats a chihuahua and two hamsters. I have been scrapbooking for about 5 years. I am a Close To My Heart Consultant in Great Falls, MT. I love many crafts such as scrapbooking, stamping, card making and sewing.
I got this pattern out of the November edition of Card Maker Magazine. I made this one using Boom Di Ada pattern paper Hollyhock, and Garden Green Card stock and of course the CTMH Just Blooms Autumn. My little girls (twins) will be 13 next saturday. I think this is a great way to present a gift card. Invest in this magazine becuase it had lots of great ideas for gift card holders.
This card was a special order for a lady that I work with. She wants to send it to someone who is battleing that breast cancer battle. She just wanted something to let her know that she was on her mind. I did not use CTMH pattern paper for this one but the cardstock is bubble gum, the ink is bubble gum and I just coordinated it with something that I would find cheerful. The pattern did come out of the wishes book.
This is the card challenge from the wishes book this week. The stamp set is long since retired but I love it as much today as the day I purchased it. I used a little liquid glass and prisma glitter to make the trees appear frosted. As normal with Prisma glitter it gets everwhere so I rubbed the upper portion of the circle in the glitter and sealed it with a little hairspray.
A couple of weeks ago we had record cold to deal with. We woke up one morning to a dusting of snow. By that afternoon the leaves fell off of the tree AND THEY WERE STILL GREEN. I have never seen anything like this before. Now we have no leaves on the tree. I was so sick with the flu that I couldn't even think of messing with downloading photos and sharing. Now that I am better and the temps have bounced back to normal I would like to share with you all.
This card is tonight's challenge. Pg 121. I love this paper and the more I play with it the more I fall in love. I found this card design a little challanging. However once I started working on it I thought of tons of ways to use it. So this week I am going to come up with other uses for this card. I was just going to use card stock on this card but I found that it was lacking something so at the very end I changed it. I hope you like the change. I used the paper from the jingle creative basics. some dots from the level 2 jingle pack Juniper and Tulip card stock and the juniper ribbon from the creative basics.
This card was made today. I free cut 3 ovals and made a pumpkin out of the shapes. I used a sizzix die to make the swirls. The papers are Orange, Autumn Terracotta, Olive card stocks and B&T from Enchanted paper pack. The stamp is from Many Thanks stamp set. This was just a fun card before I began my weekly challange.
This card was last weeks challange with Judy. I have been sick with the flu then bronchitis. Anxious to start creating again. I love 3x3 cards. They are so very handy to have around when you meet someone.
Judy and I are at it again. We love to challange each other. Tonight's challenge was simply to use page 52 in the wishes book. As I was gathering my materials I passed over the Aspen paper pack and thought about my newly purchased Dementional Elements Snowflakes. I just had to use this paper pack. I am quite happy with the outcome.
The recipe is as follows. 5X7 card base. Aspen B&T 4.5 X 5 and 2.5 X 5. There is a 1X5 piece of outdoor denim card stock. The circle is a outdoor denim 3" circle with some Aspen B&T cut to 2.5" inside. The outdoor denim for the letter area is 2 3/4 X 6 1/4 the twilight is 2 1/2 X 6. The snowflake is a dementinal element that was embossed in white then glitter placed over the white and embossed again. The snowflake brad is from a craft store. The ribbon is also from a craft store. The stamp set used is Card Chatter - Christmas. I used outdoor denim ink. I actually distressed using white daisy ink.
It was a chilly fall day here in Great Falls, MT. What better than to sit on the couch watching old movies and creating. This is a fun card I know I made one similar to this not too long ago. I wanted to play with purple and orange today. I used a sizzix die cut ghost, pansy purple card stock, orange card stock and b&t from a bulk package of game time (I think). None the less it has a cute effect. The Boo is from October word puzzle stamp set.
This is a sample of the page that I am teaching in my class on Saturday, September 26th.
The paper is Twitterpated. The layout was found in the Imagine book. Sweet Symphony Pg 24. I do have the pages reversed. I used chocolate card stock, sorbet card stock, colonial white card stock, chocolate distressing ink the dots and stripes from twitterpated. I reversed the dot paper to give me the light brown. Very simple but it looks amazing. The pictures here are of the What The Hay festival held a little over an hour away from Great Falls, MT. This is where the locals make hay sculptures and allow the general public to vote on them. I liked the N-hay-vy ship myself. The imagination in this festival was wonderful.
Sympathy cards are always the hardest. A dear friend of mine lost a loved one. This card was really hard to make. I so love the paper pack so hopefully she will love the card. The card was made using the simple pleasures paper pack and stick ease. I used a template from the wishes book pg 77. I ran the paper through my printer so that I could get the perfect saying. I used chocolate ribbon from the ribbon rounds. I distressed the edges with the chocolate distressing ink.
This is another birthday card for someone that I work with. I hope that she likes it. I simply used black ink, hollyhock and black cardstock hollyhock just blooms, white just blooms dyed black and black gross grain ribbon the stamp is card sentiments (retired) and western flourishes.
It has been a while since I last posted. I have a new job now and I am usually tired when I get home. I devote my weekends to creating and family. This card was made for someone that I work with. We needed a masculine birthday card. This immediately came to mind.
I used New England Ivy textured card stock, bamboo card stock, B&T from the back country bulk papers, chocolate gross grain ribbon, chocolate ink, cocoa ink, and the curly greetings stamp set, curly sentiments stamp set and the beary best stamp set. The silver for the fish was purchased from a craft store.
The Fall/Winter idea book and catalog officially came out September 1st. I just completed my open house. I am very pleased with the stamp sets and the paper packs that are offered from this catalog. Book a show and allow me to share these great products with you and your friends.
I made this cute box to give away with my Petite Perks. Petite Perks is a booking incentive stamp. If a hostess gets 3 bookings at her party then she earns a Petite Perks stamp. I wanted a box that was cute and that showed off the stamp in it's glory. Ok I showed off a little Jingle paper too. The design on the top of the mini pizza box is from a 3x3 card out of the old card confidence program. This card is not in a current book but this is a great way for someone to get a pattern for a 3x3 card. I got the pattern for the mini pizza box off of www.splitcoaststampin.com and I made one then re figured the measurements to make it fit our mini stamp set perfectly. I used juniper, tulip, and white cardstock. I used b&T papers from the jingle paper pack. I used cranberry, twilight, black and garden green inks. I used the petite perks stamp set along with thank you stamp set.
Tonight's Challenge was a shaped card. The shape was flower and the colors were black and red. Judy and I often challenge each other. This keeps us both thinking outside of the box. This is what I came up with. I used CTMH cranberry and black card stock. I printed the words out on the computer using Cranberry paper. I did not have a stamp set to say what I wanted to say. I would like to see if any of you out there can come up with a flower card. The card base is 5x5 the flower can be anything you wish. Come on and join the fun!
Yeah! I am ahead of the power curve. I have finished my greeting cards for the month of September. This is a birthday card for my sister-in-law. I am still using the discount flowers that I got from a craft store. These pearls were also from a craft store. They were all attached in a row and I cut them apart to use them individually. The sparkle is from CTMH. The card stock is chocolate. The ink is Cocoa. The B&T was from Magic Moments L2. The stamp sets used were Curly greetings and thoughtful seasons.
This card kit template was purchased from www.sunystampinstore.com. I used boom di ada paper several stamp sets (all CTMH). The inks used were tulip, hollyhock, and garden green. The card stock was colonial white and new england ivy. This set is just like the one that I did before. I did alter the pattern from the template using these bands of paper instead of ribbon to close the card. Flowers are just blooms and some from a craft store. The brads are from CTMH and craft store. There is a flower button that also came from a craft store.
These photos I just had to share. This all came about on our road trip when there was a sense of urgency in the car to find a bathroom and I was at a quarter tank of gas. We stopped at this little gas station that had these wood figures in Metropolis, Illinois. I just had to take pictures. This scrapbook page is the template Front and Center page 74 of the Reflections book. I used Moonstruck, Topiary, Honey, and Cranberry cardstock. I used a strip of B&T from the stardust paper pack. The letters were ran though my computer and cut out.
Wow! Has it really been a week since my last post. Sorry i will have to get better with this. I made these scrapbook pages today. I used the reflections book for the templates and wonderful ideas. The top page is Title Topper - heading on page 17 and the bottom page is Sampler Collage on page 127. I used Route 66 paper. The cardstock is Moonstruck, Cranberry, and Topiary. I also used the Stick ease from Route 66. Collages are not my strong point in fact I usually stay away from them. This was the best way to share views from more than one subject at once.
This is an anniversary card for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. I used the B&T papers from simple pleasures. I love this paper pack. It is absolutely beautiful. I also used the stickease stickers. I stuck the long flower on a cream card stock cut it out and poped it up using popin dots. I also used some dementional elements to frame Happy Anniversary. The stamp set was say it with style and the ink was chocolate.
I got these flowers on clearance at Michaels. I never use yellow. I just could not pass up the price of $1.99 from $6.99. I made this in pink for my daughters to hang in their entry way of the basement. So I decided that I needed one that was bright and cheerful using my value find. This will hang above the door in my crafting room.
This cute little card was made using the Enchanted B&T papers. I used a sizzix die to die cut out the ghost in velum and the pumpkin in autumn terracotta. Black ink was used on the edges and the boo. The stamp came out of the October word puzzle stamp set.
I made these buttons using my button maker. I wanted a unique nametag that showed off a little Close To My heart artwork as well. This was so much fun that I have been wandering what more can I do within a button. This pondering may come up with quite a few wonderful ideas. I will share as I create.
I wanted to make a card for my table using paper that was not retired. I decided to use Magic Moments b&t. I used a flower from a craft store, two just blooms and I made my brad using an extra large brad from a craft store. I painted it and cut out some paper from the magic moments then glued it onto the brad. I sealed it all with some liquid glass. This is a great way to transform any brad into a work of art. I used cocoa ink to stamp the saying from endless friendship. The card layout was from the Wishes book page 33. As you can tell I love this book.