Thursday, July 31, 2014

Today is the last DAY!!!!!

It's your last chance to order from the Spring/Summer 2014 CTMH Idea Book. Since Close To my Heart is moving to an annual catalog, not a single paper collection will be carrying over. You read that right!!!! Everything will be brand new TOMORROW.

The clock is ticking to get those must have papers for your card making and scrapbooking needs. If you wait for tomorrow, I will not be able to get my hands on those gorgeous papers for you.

If you do decide to shop, please join my 'July Gathering'.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow. The all new 2014-2015 Annual Inspiration goes live... 
And.... I will be part of an all new New Product Blog Hop. Artwork from many talented consultants will be featured. I will have a few pieces of my own that I will be sharing as well. If you are looking for creative inspiration, THIS will be the place to be. I will run Aug.1-7 and new entries will be added daily. You do not want to miss it.

As always, Until next time...

Happy Crafting!!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

August 2nd Card Classes Sneak Peek!!!

With the next set of classes right around the corner, Aug. 2nd (1-4pm and 5-8pm) I thought is would be nice to share a little sneak peek of one of the cards we will be making.

I have always loved this version of the tri-fold card. Adding the pocket to it, only makes it better.

I used the new Close To my Heart 'Confetti Wishes' paper collection and just love how cheerful this birthday card looks.

The inside has a cute little pull out card to write your sentiment or to further embellish as you wish.

with the little flower on the pull out card, I used a masking technique to stamp the leaves without overstamping on to the flower.

I have quite a few other cards planned and will be sharing AFTER classes are finished. If you are local, I would love to have you join us.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!!!



Monday, July 28, 2014

July 18th & 19th Card Classes

I had such a wonderful time with such great ladies.. as usual!!! We made four cards this go around, along with a special 3D project to take their cards home in. I just love hunting down new techniques or trying to tweak an old one.

Anyway, I wanted to show off the cards for this block of classes.

The first, I was so excited to share with my class. In fact, I ended up cutting everything out for it, only to realize that I did not like the card and had to start it all over again. I had cut for 24 cards :-(
In the end, I an happy with the outcome. I have always loved the swing card and I even broke out some retired paper I had been hoarding, Close To My Heart's 'Cherry-O' paper. I think it worked out nicely.

Next.. I have to admit.. I am just now getting on the Washi bandwagon. I just could not understand what the big deal was about decorated tape... Well, I am now a convert. This stuff is so much fun and there are so many ways to use it. Here i just used the basic... add it to the card base technique and I love the color combination. 
 Finally, I am sad that this paper line is about to retire in just a few days. CTMH's 'Lollydoodle' is just such a HAPPY collection. I did make sure I have plenty on hand for my own personal stash.. It is just a mater of how long I will hold on to it.... I think that this card is cheerful and I think would brighten someone's day. Using the Chevron embossing folder and new Shinhan alcohol markers from Close To my Heart, I really loved the final product.

The 3D project is a super cute and fun. I found the tutorial for this purse on Youtube and you can watch it here. I enjoy all of her videos and know you will too. This cute little purse/gift bag can fold flat. So, if you are needing to make a bunch for a party, or just because.. They will not take up a lot space until you need them.

I see a bunch of these being made this year for my daughter's senior year.

As always, I hope you enjoyed your visit to my little age and I am still working hard to post regularly with projects that I think are of interest. If you would like to something in particular, please let me know.

Until next time...

Happy Crafting!!!



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It's Giveaway Time!!!

Who doesn't love a Giveaway?! I know I DO!!

Well, all you have to do is follow the 
Giveaway app below. One of the entries includes following my blog using the Bloglovin' link on the right of the page.
The winner will win the retired Stamp of the Month stamp set, A Chocolate Affair.. It's a super cute set that will make any sweet lover grin ear to ear!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good Luck!! The winner will be drawn on Thursday, July 10th. I hope you are the lucky winner.
Don't forget to share this with your friends.

As Always!!!
Happy Crafting~

** This giveaway is open to US entries only**