Saturday, August 17, 2013

Heartfelt Wishes

This card was made from the Mojo Monday sketch by Carole Burrage.  I went with purple, black, lavender black and grey card stock.   The sentiment is from CTMH "Card Chatter Sympathy Occasions" Stamp set. The Flowers were colored using a water color pencil from Crayola.   The punch flower was made using the "Posy Patch" Flower Die from "Heartfelt Creations"

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Miss You

This is the last card made from the same card sketch from Catherine Pooler.  This is my favorite.  The card base was made using card stock called "Tomatoe Soup" from Gina K of Gina K Designs.  The white panel was made by sponging with stamp pads (Cranberry and Blush) from CTMH.  The black frame surrounding the focal image was made using my Spellbinders Decorative Elements "Leafy Squares" die.  The red/white bakers twine was purchased from Target from their dollar bin and the "Miss You" sentiment is from a stamp in my stash

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Love Is To The Heart

 This is another card variation using the same card sketch from Catherine Pooler.  This one I pretty much followed the same guidelines as hers only changing the focal images and sentiment.  I really loved the way this turned out.  All focal images and sentiments are from CTMH stamp set.  This set is from the "Sweet Life" June stamp of the month. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Just A Little Prayer

I made this card from a card sketch from Catherine Pooler
I used a pre-made card base made of kraft paper, white,  
Polka dot and black card stock.  I used my spellbinders Labels Twenty Three dies
to cut out the focal pieces. 

This is the inside of the card.  I also used the same spellbinders dies on the inside

Friday, August 9, 2013

Spring Card

I saw this card in an email I received from Sonya of "She's a sassy lady" that she got from Dawn of "Dawns stamping thoughts".  This is a very easy card to make.  Below is a link to Dawns you tube channel if you would like make this card for yourself.  I will be making others in different colors.  The card stock used is the Recollections "Feathered Greens" Cardstock paper 

I hope you like it.  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Thinking Of You Card

I saw this card in the current edition of Paper Crafts Magazine on page 23. 
The papers used for the card
Card base is from Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Red Hot card stock.
The background papers are from My Mind’s Eye “Everyday Flair” 6x6 designer paper- pack.
I used white card stock for the mat and focal image.  I stamped the thinking of you using a stamp from the Close To My Heart “Casual Expressions Occasions” stamp set.
First I stamped thinking of you using the Blush ink pad then I used the Cranberry ink pad to stamp the focal image both ink pads are from CTMH.  The buttons are from purchased at Ross and the red gem glitter flowers are from Hobby Lobby, Paper Studio, Spare Parts.

I hope you like it.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Thanks A Bunch Starburst Card

I got the idea to make this card after seeing a video by dostamping with Dawn.  The papers used are the Close To My Heart "For always" paper pack and some black and white card stock.  The stamp used is the June stamp of the month "A Flowering Bunch" also from Close To My Heart.
To make the starbursts (sunbursts) you will cut 4 pieces of papers at 1 ½” x 4”
Cut those 4 pieces from the upper right corner to the lower left corner.  This will give you a triangle shape.
Glue theses shapes to a 5” x 2 ¾” piece of card stock (mark your center at 2 ½).   Starting from the center marking you will glue 1 triangle strip and work your way out (alternating papers/patterns).  Then starting from the center on the opposite side you will glue a triangle and work your way out  (alternating papers/patterns).  Be sure and let your shapes hang off the 5x2 3/4 piece of paper.  You will cut away the overhang once all pieces have been glued down.  Once this is complete; glue the 5” x 2 ¾” piece of paper to a 5” x 3 ¾” piece of card stock then glue it all down to your card base.  You can find a copy of Dawn’s video at

Have fun.  I did!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

2 Of A Kind Layout

I used the Artbooking Cartridge, exclusive to Close To My Hear,t to cut the items above then turned them into the layout below.

I love this cartridge.  It is great for scrapbookers but wonderful for card makers too

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Cricut Artbooking Cartridge From CTMH

$99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes
*Recommended Blocks:
  • 1" × 1" (Y1000)
  • 1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002)
  • 2" × 2" (Y1003)
  • 3" × 3" (Y1006)
  • 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)
  • 4" × 5" (Y1012)
This cartridge became available to the public for purchase today.  This is a wonderful cart.  If you are new to scrapbooking or a seasoned scrapper this cart will make layouts so easy for you.  You can cut out overlays, photo mats, titles, borders and embellishments.  If you are into mini books or card making this cartridge is for you also.  It has something for everyone and is exclusive to Close to My Heart.  To order a copy just click on the shop with me button to the right and place your order with me.

August Stamp of the month

S1308, set of 16

Recommended Blocks:
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002)
2" × 2" (Y1003)
2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)
Do you love chocolate at a low price?  Well what if I told you there is a way you can indulge without adding on the pounds and get it for a low price.  Well the CTMH August Stamp Of The Month is called "A chocolate Affair" and is free (regularly 17.95) with any 50.00 or more purchase.  Click on the shop with me button on the right and you can indulge in this chocolate fantasy.