Archives for April 2015

Big Hugs!

It’s Tuesday and here’s big hugs to everyone with my Big Hug card! !  This is another Come and Play Card Buffet for May.

Big Hug wm

Make with our kraft paper (love), Flaxen (while not my favorite color, it does work here), lagoon washi tape, and paper from my stash.

Big Hug Card 1b

I embossed the kraft paper with the honeycomb folder (our folders are so nice, big, and have a slit on the top so you can emboss a 4″x12″ piece of paper).  With the Flaxen paper, I used our Chalk Marker to create the faux stitching.  I actually used two stamp set on this card:  D1584 Big Hug and C1600 Happy Birds.  Shin Han Touch markers for the coloring.  The leaves are cut out from Cricut Art Philosophy!

 

Big Hug Collage WM

Thanks for stopping by to check it out!  Big Hugs and Happy creating!

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Don’t forget the Grab Bags!!

 It’s the 27th of April and we have a few days left of the grab bags.  You really don’t want to miss the grab bags!!  They are awesome!!  I’m waiting to get another one now.

Grab bag 2

Reminder of how it works:

  • The Grab Bag Deals change daily @ 5:00 pm eastern on my website HERE.
  • All you need to do is purchase anything current and place it in your cart
  • The Deal A Day will be available to you to purchase and it’s a great surprise
  • You can purchase as many grab bags as you want with your one current product purchase!
  • Add your FREE Seasonal Expressions to your cart – you get one per email address!

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There are the 5 different price tiers available randomly throughout the month!

  • $35Grab Bags … average of $70 value
  • $50 Grab Bags … average of $90 value
  • $75 Grab Bags … average of $140 value
  • $115 Grab Bags … average of $240 value
  • $150 Grab Bags … average of $325 value

Today’s deal is $35.00 worth around $70.00 in value!  

You can make your purchase here today up until 5:00 pm before the Grab Bag changes to a new deal.  Oh .. and it is while supplies last!

Happy Creating!

Beautiful Day

It’s a beautiful day and this card says it all! I saw this card or something close to when browsing the boards but when I went back to find it to give credit to the maker, I could not locate it again.

A1165 Capture the Day WM

I added a black to mat the top layer and glitter on the butterfly (from A1165 Capture the Day).  On one version I made, I actually put “Happy Mother’s Day” under “It’s a Beautiful Day”.  Shadow stamps and inks were big back in the early 2000’s – like 2002….I have several Hero Arts ones still.  Wooden mounted for that matter.

Beautiful Day Card 1 WM

I’m so glad to see CTMH create some because they are great background stamps with C1608 Brushstrokes.  We have some many great colors in the Whimsy palette use that are subtle enough to be backgrounds for other stamps such as Capture the Day.  It’s really a simple, beautiful card.

A1165 Capture the Day Collage WM

Thanks for stopping by to look!  Hugs and Happy Creating!

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Fabulous You

I’m having a card class in May and the group found this “Fabulous You” card from a 2012/23 Idea Book that they wanted to do.  While several of the embellishments have been retired, I was able to recreate the card for the group.  C1533 “Fabulous You” is still available for purchasing.

Fab You MM394 WM

Did some modifications using the newly retired Hopscotch Paper (which you may still find from me at crops I vend at) , washi tape,  a natural paper in my stash, cut the doily from Cricut Art Philosophy, a snippet of ribbon, and other stashed embellishments.   It’s great to have a chance to use up some of my embellishment stash.  I distressed the papers with “direct to paper”  via a sponge.  The Shin Han Touch markers were used to color in the bird and tree/flowers.  I think my “Come and Play Card Buffet” ladies will really love the card!  Everyone has a”fabulous you” person in their lives who needs this card.

Fab You Collage WM

Thanks for stopping by to look.  Have a Fabulous You Day!  Hugs and Happy Creating!!

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Smiles begins with you….

This “Smiles Begins with You” card was created as I am working in refreshing my card choices May Come and Play Card Buffet!  I  love the Brushed paper with it’s water colored look.  It looks amazing with black.   I used one of the new stamps, A 1172 Smiles Begins with You from Seasonal Expressions 2.

MMojo 394 WM

It worked very well with the Monday Mojo 394 design!

Mojo394The MM design provided for several options to show case the paper.  I used Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder to dry embossing the pear (green) piece.  I used Cricut Art Philosophy to cut out the roses as well as the frame for the image.  I wet embossed the image with silver embossing powder and the Versamark Pad.  To make the roses, I dampened them to roll them, used liquid glass to adhere the centers of the roses, sponged them to give them more depth, and put Z679 liquid glass on the roses to look like dew.

MMojo 394 WM Collage

This card is certain to bring smiles!  Thanks for stopping by to look.  Hugs and Happy Creating today!!

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More Grab Bags

It’s the 20th and there are 10 days left for our grab bags!!  They are awesome, so don’t miss out.  Here’s how they work:

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Reminder of how it works:

  • The Grab Bag Deals change daily @ 5:00 pm eastern on my website HERE.
  • All you need to do is purchase anything current and place it in your cart
  • The Deal A Day will be available to you to purchase and it’s a great surprise
  • You can purchase as many grab bags as you want with your one current product purchase!
  • Add your FREE Seasonal Expressions to your cart – you get one per email address!

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There are the 5 different price tiers available randomly throughout the month!

  • $35Grab Bags … average of $70 value
  • $50 Grab Bags … average of $90 value
  • $75 Grab Bags … average of $140 value
  • $115 Grab Bags … average of $240 value
  • $150 Grab Bags … average of $325 value

Today’s deal is $35.00 worth around $70.00 in value!  

You can make your purchase here today up until 5:00 pm before the Grab Bag changes to a new deal.  Oh .. and it is while supplies last!

Happy Creating!

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FMS 182 and a sneak peak!

I am loving the Freshly Made Sketches blog!  I just created this card with FMS 182 and the upcoming special papers from Close to My Heart (the best thing about being a consultant is getting the new stuff early!)  While there is a stamp set to match this paper, I dug into my stash to create this card, using an older Stamp of the Month.  The sketch and my card:

FMS Final 182-001 FMS 182 ToS WM

I used our Shin Han Touch markers (love) along with my favorite glitter pens, Spica!  I used some of our new washi tape to create the green boarder between the two different papers (front and back of the same paper).  I so enjoy the bright colors of summer time.  I had this great stamp set with different hanging fruits and cute sayings.  I took the peach stamp, used our archival black ink, let it dry, and used the markers to color it it.  I added the glitter with the Spica glitter pens (does not show up well with the pictures)

FMS 182 ToS WM Collage

Fun, fun to do a quick create!  Coloring is something I really enjoy doing.

Hugs and Happy Creating!

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S1504 – Typed Note

The April Stamp of the Month (SOM) is S1504 Typed Note.  It’s super cute set and I was so excited to see last year when I first got the Annual Inspirations!  I love the old typewriter and all the cute sayings with it.  I’ve made several cards with this set.

SOM 2015_04 ImagesHere are the Close to My Heart Samples:

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Here’s one of the cards I’ve created using the S1504, Typed Note.  I used Cricut Artfully Sent to create a pop-up card base in Design Space to cut on the Explorer (don’t you just LOVE Design Space).  I saved the file so I can make pop-up cards anytime I want!  I used one of the Pocket Scrapbooking cards from the same cartridge here.   I’m using Blossom Paper.  I used Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to create the flowers…a little circle to splice the center out, leaving the flower whole for the base.  You can “fluff” the flower using the Piercing Tool or your fingers.  April SOM Card 1 WMYou can purchase this stamp set for $17.95 or for $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  Don’t forget to take advantage of these awesome grab bag specials!  You can make this card in the Come and Play Card Buffet at one of the Crops or schedule a class with you and your friends!!   Hugs and Happy Creating!

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Thinking of You with FMS!

I created this “Thinking of You” sympathy card with the New Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 181.  I loved the challenge and I needed something that is simple and elegant.  I’ve lost a good friend, a grandmother, and my Dad since March 22, 2015.  I have a lot of cards to get mailed out to express my condolences.   Here’s the sketch and my card:

FMS181Sympathy Card 2I put this together with the new Blossom Paper Pack and stamp set C1605 – Happy To Be Friends. I really like this stamp set because it covers so many different occasions.

Sympathy Card collage wmI used Smoothie paper and the Floral Embossing Folder (Z1994) to create the base.  I sanded the paper with sand paper after running it through the embosser (I use the Cuttlebug to for embossing) the background.  It gives a nice distressed look.  I layered my stamped image on the Blossom paper.   I used Smoothie and Pear inks to create the floral swag.  I used second generation stamping to create the light and dark flowers and leaves.  I used Chocolate ink to stamp the sentiments and to do some direct to paper distressing.  I finished off with some Stickles  and our new Ocean sequins!

I was very pleased with the outcome!  How about you??

Happy Creating!

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Halfway through the Grab Bags!

Halfway through the Grab Bags!!  They are awesome, so don’t miss out.  Here’s how they work:

grab bag 5

Reminder of how it works:

  • The Grab Bag Deals change daily @ 5:00 pm eastern on my website HERE.
  • All you need to do is purchase anything current and place it in your cart
  • The Deal A Day will be available to you to purchase and it’s a great surprise
  • You can purchase as many grab bags as you want with your one current product purchase!
  • Add your FREE Seasonal Expressions to your cart – you get one per email address!

1504-se-cover

There are the 5 different price tiers available randomly throughout the month!

  • $35Grab Bags … average of $70 value
  • $50 Grab Bags … average of $90 value
  • $75 Grab Bags … average of $140 value
  • $115 Grab Bags … average of $240 value
  • $150 Grab Bags … average of $325 value

Today’s deal is $35.00 worth around $70.00 in value!  

You can make your purchase here today up until 5:00 pm before the Grab Bag changes to a new deal.  Oh .. and it is while supplies last!

Happy Creating!

 

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