Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tommy - Birthday Card

Sorry I haven't posted anything recently.  As much as I have wanted to get in my craft room, it just hasn't worked out for me.  But I needed to make a masculine Birthday card to get in the mail and this is what I came up with using the new paper Tommy and the Workshop on the Go stamp set.  I pulled out my Originals Card Confidence Program How-To book, and used the Short Accent sketch on page 31.  This book was previously retired, but starting Friday Feb 1st, you will be able to purchase this How-To book again in an affordable softcover edition!  I just learned today also that this book and the Reflections softcover book are spiral bound so they will lay flat nicely when you are working on a card or layout!  I have my fingers crossed that they re-release the other How-To books in the softcover spiral bound edition also!  So here is the card I just made.

Until my next post, which I hope is sooner!  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #69 & Whooo's Your Valentine

This is a card I made today for the Freshly Made Sketches #69.  It was made using this month's Papercrafting Month special "Whooo's Your Valentine" papers & stamp set and thinking of my love!

Supplies used all CTMH unless noted - Whooo's Your Valentine stamp set, Artiste cartridge, Silver Glitter paper, Blush, Hollyhock & White Daisy cardstock, Hollyhock & Ruby inks.

And this is the sketch the card is based on.  I hope you like it!

Until my next post, happy crafting!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mojo Monday #276 card

Here is my Mojo Monday #276 card.  I am trying to start this new year off by being more creative and taking challenges.  So this is my 2nd week to do the Mojo Monday sketch challenge!  Yea me, now if I can keep this creative mojo going!  I knew right off that I would be using the To You and Yours stamp set because I just love cardinals!

Supplies used all CTMH unless noted - Pear & Partridge paper pack, Pear & Partridge Rub-On Complements, To You and Yours stamp set, Cranberry, Topiary & Autumn Terracotta Marker Sets, Artiste cartridge for scalloped circle, Cranberry cardstock & Cranberry ribbon.

And this is the sketch my card was based on, I hope you like it!  Until my next post, happy crafting!

Love never melts card - Freshly Made Sketches #68 & Pumpkin Spice Challenge #2

Is it snowy where you are?  If not, then here is a cute little snowman for you!
This is a card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches #68 sketch.  I hope you like it!
This post has been edited after a wonderful comment I received, so this card is now also part of the blog Pumpkin Spice Challenge #2 Snowman.  I hope some new visitors enjoy my snowy snowman card also!

Supplies used all CTMH unless noted - Flakey Friends stamp set, Blush, Indian Corn Blue & Autumn Terracotta Marker Sets, Outdoor Denim & Black Ink, Outdoor Denim ribbon, Blue & Green Sparkles Assortment, Sky & White Daisy cardstock and Snowflake Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz Alterations)  

And this is the sketch the card is based on.  Until my next post, happy crafting!

Monogram Notecards

Here are the monogram note cards I made using the My Acrylix® monogram stamp - T, Perfect Fit Frames stamp set, Artiste cartridge and Indian Corn Blue and Black cardstock.  Such a simple card, but I think it looks elegant also.  Want to make you very own cards?  Go here to find your letter or contact me to get yours ordered!

Until my next post, happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Embossed Resist Stamping"

Check out the latest episode of the Clear the Best, Stamping with Close to my Heart technique video featured at My Craft Channel.  I love this technique!  You can create so many wonderful & unique images using this.  “Embossed Resist Stamping” features a stamping technique for inking the areas around an embossed image to make the image stand out. 

Let me know if you have any questions.  Until my next post, happy crafting!

Happy Valentine's Day layout

This is the layout my ladies made at class Monday night.  Using La Belle Vie paper pack, Jan SOTM - Valentine's Day, Artiste cartridge for title, Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Spray Pen & Sparkles Black Flourishes.

Until my next post, happy crafting!

Monday, January 7, 2013

My Mojo Monday #275 Contest entry

I haven't submitted a card to the Mojo Monday Contest in a while, but after my families very productive weekend around our home.  I am continuing to feel productive this Monday, and found some La Belle Vie Mojo and created this card.  I hope you like it!


Products used - La Belle Vie paper pack, January 2013 Stamp of the Month - Happy Valentine's, Blush & Topiary Exclusive Ink Marker Sets, Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon.

And here is the sketch that my card was based on.

Until my next post, happy crafting!