Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November Stamp of the Month

One of my best friends has recently become my most admired person!  She retired the last day of October.  I don't know about you but I am so much better at making cards when there is a purpose!  So, below is the November Stamp of the Month, the  featured stamp of the month is S1411 It's The Little Things is a set of 15 images. The stamp set is available only thru November 30th. You can click on the image to see details.
 
These images are so fun to create random stamped papers.  My card is a standard size card and required lots of dimensional pop dots.
 
 
Below shows the dimension a little better;
 
 
The last photo shows the inside of the card:
 

Papers:   Pathfinding kit, Chocolate, Colonial White Cardstocks
Stamps: S1411 It's the Little Things; Inside greeting by Repeat Impressions
Ink:   Glacier, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Chocolate, and Goldrush Exclusive Inks 
Embellishments: z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim; Gold Glitter (CTMH Stack - retired)
Other:  Shinhan Tender Bronze marker, CTMH new Artfully Sent cartridge
 
Remember, the SOTM is only available thru November 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!
 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Home Decor Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece & Tutorial

I love home d├ęcor projects!  So, whenever I find something different and something like the one below I just couldn't pass it up.  The instructions for this project can be found at Archivers here.  The only problem with those instructions was it refers to another document for the outline of the turkey and the turkey feet.  Well, what was suppose to be a link to that document was not a hot link.  After some extensive searching, I finally found The Gentleman Crafter who had the document. He made a 3 part video - wowzer!  Here is where you can find the template for the turkey body and feet.
 
So, here we go.  I used Close To My Heart papers to put this together.  I had bought some chipboard a long time ago and some little leaves at a craft store which I also used with this project.  Below are photos showing all sides of this adorable turkey.  Note that the largest rosette is 8" (20.32 cm) tall.  The circle that the turkey is glued to is a 7.5" (19.05 cm) circle.  And I love the jiggly eyes!
 
 
Next is a side view:
 
 
Below is a closer view:
 
 
Next is a straight on view:
 
 
Now a view from the other side.  Note that I sponged the edge of the turkey with Chocolate Exclusive Inks to give him a little more definition.
 
 
Here we have a full view from the other side. 
 
 
And finally, a view of the base (which is chipboard covered with an old fall B&T paper from the Olivia Papers).
 
 
Papers:   Pathfinding papers, Scaredy Cat papers, Wanderful papers, Olivia papers (retired) Chocolate and Ruby Cardstocks
Stamps:  None
Ink:   Chocolate Exclusive Inks 
Embellishments: Leaves and jiggly eyes from craft store
Other:  Chipboard and hot glue gun
 
Now I am thinking this will make a fine addition to our Thanksgiving table and will make a super fun workshop project!
 
Happy November everyone!  It will be full of many blessings!!
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The featured stamp of the month is S1410 Home for the Holiday--a set of 7 images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru October 31st. You can click on the image to see details.


 If you have come here from Lela Norris' blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have over 70 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!
 
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My item is a standard size card using pattern #25 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume I book.  While many of the images can be cut with the Cricut's Art Philosophy cartridge, the pieces were fussy cut here.
 
 
 This is a close-up of the details.  The eyes are black sparkles:
  
 
Finally a photo that shows the dimension:
 
 
Papers:   Snowhaven Scrapbooking kit, Whisper, Cranberry and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps: S1410  Home for the Holidays
Ink:   Whisper, Cranberry, Glacier, and Black Exclusive Inks 
Embellishments: z1809 Black Shimmer Trim; z3011 Scaredy Cat Assortment; z1754 Black & Grey Sparkles Assortment
Other:  Shinhan Tender Pink marker
 
Time to hop on over to Brenda Lapp's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru October 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Scaredy Cat Card Workshop

Workshops are the highlight of my month and this month was no exception.  I didn't realize how much I loved the Scaredy Cat papers until I started working with them and then I was addicted!  But, that happened along the way of the last two posts!

Below are the standard size cards that we made in this workshop.  First off, I must credit talented consultant Jaime Llewellyn for inspiration on several of the cards.  She is responsible for the two Halloween card designs, and the Birthday card as well as idea for the Sympathy card (I think of it as a sympathy card anyway and I LOVE that stamp set).  One of my workshop group asked for a Thanksgiving card and thus the turkey card was born!  So first the whole set of cards, then each individual cards with recipes to follow (click to see details):
 
 
1.  First is the sympathy card:
 
 
2.  Below is the first Halloween card with the cutest little witch:
 
 
3.  The next Halloween card has the cutest little hooligans:
 
 
4. Next the Thanksgiving card - OMG the turkey from this stamp set is such an amazing stamp!  This was inspired by Brenda Rose from a card she did last year with this set.
 
 
5. Last is the Birthday card.  I just love the chalkboard technique look.
 
 
RECIPES (I include the images because I think it is fun to see the images!):
 
1.  Sympathy Card:
Papers:   x7185b Scaredy Cat kit, Thistle, Black, and Colonial White Cardstocks
Stamps:  B1428 Look to the Light - Below
Ink:   Black  Exclusive Ink
Embellishments:   z1809 Black Shimmer trim; Scaredy Cat Assortment (stars)
Other:  Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge
 
 
2.  Halloween Card (with little witch): 
Papers:   x7185b Scaredy Cat kit, Thistle, Black, and Colonial White Cardstocks
Stamps:  D1605 Halloween Greetings - Below
Ink:   Black, Thistle  Exclusive Ink
Embellishments:   z1809 Black Shimmer trim; Scaredy Cat Assortment (stars)
Other:  Cricut CTMH Artiste cartridge
3.  Halloween Card (little Hooligans): 
Papers:   x7185b Scaredy Cat kit, Black, Sunset, and Colonial White Cardstocks
Ink:   Black, Sunset, and Thistle  Exclusive Ink; Whisper & Sunset Alcohol markers (retired)
Other:  Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge
 
Trick or Treat Sweets (above) Frightfully Fun (below)
 
4.  Thanksgiving card: 
Papers:   x7185b Scaredy Cat kit, Black, Slate, and Colonial White Cardstocks
Ink:   Black, Slate, and Sunset  Exclusive Ink
Embellishments:   z1809 Black Shimmer trim; Scaredy Cat Assortment (stars)
Other: Compatible with Cricut CTMH Artiste Cartridge
 
 
5.  Happy Birthday card: 
Papers:   x7185b Scaredy Cat kit, Thistle, Black, and Colonial White Cardstocks
Ink:   White Daisy Pigment  Exclusive Ink
Embellishments:   z1809 Black Shimmer trim; Scaredy Cat Assortment (stars)
Other
 
 
There you have it!  It was a very fun workshop!  
 
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

2014 Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

The new 2014-15 Inspirations Idea Book has the most gorgeous, amazing new products and I am only going to give you a small sampling of it today.  Today, I am showing off Halloween products (because it is such a fun theme)! 

If you have come here from Maria Myers' Blog you are on the right path. This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations from the new Inspirations Book. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!

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I created an 3.5" x 8" card for Halloween.  I actually used a card sketch from the Originals Card Confidence Book called "Presented to You"
 
 
Here are some more details of the images:
 
 
The lower image:
 
 
Inside of card:
 
 
Close up of inside image:
 
  
Papers:   Scaredy Cat kit, Thistle, Black, Slate, and Colonial White Cardstocks
Stamps:  B1453 Frightfully Fun
Ink:   Black  Exclusive Ink; ShinHan Touch Twin Markers in Warm Grey, Clay, Vivid Green and retired Alcohol markers in Sunset
Embellishments:   Shimmer trim in Silver, Purple and Black; Scaredy Cat Assortment (stars)
Other:  Circut CTMH Artiste cartridge

Now it is time to hop on over to Allisa Chilton's blog and see what eye candy she is flashing your way!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

August 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The featured stamp of the month is S1408 What A Hoot--a set of 17 lined images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru August 31st. You can click on the image to see details.
 


 If you have come here from Casandra Bennett's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have 66 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!
 
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My item is a standard size card that is an aperture card.  You pull the band off and open it up for a surprise greeting.
 
 
Next photo shows the band off: 
 
 
Next the card is being opened:
 
 
 And finally a view of the inside of the card:
 
 
Papers:   Scaredy Cat kit, Thistle, Sunset, Black and Colonial White Cardstock
Ink:   Thistle, Sunset, and Black Exclusive Inks 
Embellishments: z1919 Shimmer trim; z3011 Scaredy Cat Assortment; 
Other:  Liquid glass (for the bird beak)
 
Time to hop on over to Sarah Hirsch's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru August 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!

Monday, June 30, 2014

July 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The featured stamp of the month is S1407 Circus Alphabet--a set of 68 lined images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru July 31st. You can click on the image to see details.
 

 If you have come here from Sarita Schraeder's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have close to 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!
 
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My items are standard size cards using the Ivy Lane Card Making WOTG.  I love the gold shimmer trim (and guess what?  It will be a new shimmer trim in the upcoming catalog!)  Anyway, after working with this kit over the weekend I decided to show what else can be done with the kit.  Also these cards are just so glittery and beautiful that pictures can't capture how sparkling they really are.  You can never have enough glitter, right?
 
 
Here are the details a little closer. 
 
 
 
 
Papers:   Ivy Lane WOTG card kit, Hollyhock and Colonial White Cardstock
Ink:   Pear, Hollyhock, and Cocoa Exclusive Inks 
Embellishments: Brown & tan sparkles; Sequins are part of the card kit
Other:  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge; Dots Embossing Folder
 
Time to hop on over to Jen Rubio's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru July 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!

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