Sunday, November 30, 2014

December 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The featured stamp of the month is S1412 Cutie Pie--a set of 11 images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru December 31st. You can click on the image to see details.
 
 
If you have come here from Lilian Yeh'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 over 60 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 last week's MojoMonday (which sketch I loved!).  The paper that I thought was perfect for this set was Cofetti Wishes kit.  Note that at first, I just thought it was way too colorful (if that's ever possible), but all in all I was not overwhelmed as I thought I would be!  .  The first picture is supplies, card outside and a touch of innards.  (Note that if you click on the picture it will show details better)
 
 
Here's a quick look at the MojoMonday #272 sketch
 This is a close-up of the card:
  

 Finally a photo that shows the card's insides:
 
 
Papers:   Confetti Wishes kit, Whisper, Pacifica and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps: S1412 Cutie Pie; B1416 Keyboard Upper Case Alphabet
Inks:   Pacifica, Thistle, and Black Exclusive Inks; White Daisy pigment Exclusive Ink (hearts)
Embellishmentsz1919 Purple Shimmer Trim; Prisma Glitter (retired)
Other:  ShinHan Touch Twin Markers:  B68 Turquoise Blue, R5 Cherry Pink, BR116 Clay; Y222 Golden Yellow, 0 Colorless Blender; Copic V12 Pale Lilac; Spellbinder Circle die; QuickKutz nesting lace circles die
 
Time to hop on over to Judy Faye Garner'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 December 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Little Guy Birthday Card

We have a couple of birthdays and anniversaries coming up one of which is a card for my grandson, who this post is for.  He will be 5 year's old.  His passion is animals mostly, although he does love little guy toys.  So, my choice for his card is D1541 Fast & Furious.  Plus it has to have an animal (hence the deer).
 
 
Here is the inside of the card -- just lovin' making the insides --it is becoming a whole art in itself!
 
 
Next is the dimension--pop dots are your best friend!
 
 
Papers:   ProPlayer kit (retired), Black, and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:   D1541 Fast & Furious; the following are retired:   D1213 Hunting, B1290 Solos "5", D1283 Say It In Style, C1097 For You
Ink:   Black, Ruby, and Pacifica Exclusive Inks 
Embellishments:  Cranberry mini brads
Other:  Spellbinder circle dies 
 
So if you are looking for ideas for the little man in your life, hope this helps!

 

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!  
 
 
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