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 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.
I am nearing the bottom of my retired CTMH papers. Working with these papers in the past few days made me fall in love with them all over again. These cards have 2 pieces of paper (B&T) that were not CTMH. These were sets purchased long ago but I wanted to make the best of what I had left. I used the celebration card workshop in the Wishes book. I did use raffia and some string from a craft store. I enjoyed making my own paper by random stamping. The celebration card class went so quickly that it would be a fun class to do on a saturday with some customers. The B&T paper was from Abundance. I remember this one because it was a favorite of mine. There is autumn terracotta card stock and olive card stock. I used several inks to include chocolate, olive, barn red, autumn terracotta, new england ivy, and bamboo.
Please bear with me as I use more retired paper. I have promised myself that I would not buy any goodies from the new catalog until I have used my retired paper. I did this just because card class with my 12 year old twin daughters. We all had a good time. I feel that the cards turned out beautifully.