Monday, August 11, 2014

Card Class Sneak Peek!!!

We are only a few days away from the next two card classes. 
August 15th and 16th.

I would love to have you join in the crafty fun. I have, what I think, are some fun cards 
for these classes and would love to have you join us.

Friday the 15th (6-9pm), I still have four spaces open. Saturday the 16th (1-4pm) still has quite a few opening and would love to see you there.

I am so loving this new paper collection from Close to My Heart, Scaredy Cat!!
I have quite a few projects lined up for this one 

Not to mention a wonderful project I am working on from SvgCuts. I just know you are going to LOVE IT!!!!

So, here it is....

It does not look like much at first.....

But... wait for it..

Tadaaaa!!! It's a gift card holder. I just love making these. Just imagine all the ways this can be used.

If you are interested in recreating this card, below is the supply list used to make this cutie:

As Always,
Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 23rd- Scaredy Cat Mini Album

I would LOVE to have you join in the fun!!!

I will be teaching this mini album on August 23rd, using the Close to My Heart 
Scaredy Cat' paper collection.
Isn't it just the cutest thing?!

I am not big into Halloween. BUT, I just love this paper collection!!!

Of course, you do not have to decorate as I did. You can fit up to THREE 3.5"x 5" photos, TWO 2.5"x 3.5" photos, as well as smaller ones and still have plenty of room for journaling your memories.

 It just keeps expanding!!!

 Just think of what you could with this as a Christmas album? Which I will be making plenty of :-)

I plan on making this album again, trying to get a different look. Wish me Luck!!!

If you are local, I would LOVE to have you join this workshop. Don't forget about my card classes. We always have a lot of fun!!!

Until Next Time,
 As Always!!!

Happy Crafting~


Friday, August 8, 2014

August 2nd Card Class

So, I love my card classes. There is nothing better than sharing fun techniques with 
those who enjoy my love of the paper crafts.

I wanted to get this post out earlier this week, but I just have not had the time. I am constantly hunting techniques and designing cards for my classes. I joined a consultant blog hop to share art and products from CTMH's new catalog, and I joined a consultant swap. Somehow, I managed to finish everything up tonight. 

But, now that I have all of that behind me.. I can focus on my upcoming classes and, finally, share with you the cards we made last weekend. I really hope that you enjoy them. They were a lot of fun.. Even if one of them was a tad time consuming...

I forgot to add this Braided card to the group picture. Isn't it just the cutest? I actually, plan to work on a post this weekend that gives a detailed tutorial on creating this card. It is a such a unique card and so much easier than it looks.

 You will see that a few of my cards for this class use the same paper collection, 
It is such a fun and cheerful collection, I just could not put it down.

This rosette card is inspired by another CTMH consultant, Marie Farson. In fact, I loved her card so much. This is almost an exact replica. Again, this used the 'Confetti Wishes' paper collection, canary card stock, thistle card stock, thistle chevron ribbon.

In case I have not shared this before.. I absolutely ADORE OWLS!!!! This cute little guy is from the August Stamp of the Month, 'What a Hoot'. I have quite a few cards in mind with this stamp set.
Isn't this set adorable?

He is only available this month and then he is GONE!!!

Be sure to check back often, as I will be using him again :-)

 These next two cards we a bunch of fun. The File Folder card, I used the Envelope Punch Board. You can find this tool at Hobby Lobby. I used the store coupon and got it at a fantastic price and free shipping.

The other card.. Yes, I used 'Confetti Wishes' again :-) I am sorry, I could not help myself!!!
This card card is a variation of a tri fold card. This one has a pocket in it, and the blue flower actually is a closure for the card.

As with the Braided card, I plan to post a step by step tutorial to make both of these cards and I hope that you will check back.

As always, I enjoy sharing my love of paper and ink and hope that you will return, share my blog with your friends, and visit my facebook page. As soon as my facebook page reaches 200 'LIKES', I will be running another giveaway!!! So, share and 'LIKE' away!!!

AND.. If you are local to me, San Antonio, TEXAS... Please, feel free to contact me and join in on one of my classes and/or workshops. I try to have something every two weeks. I would love to see you there!!!

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!!!

And don't forget to share my blog and facebook page!!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

New Product Blog Hop- Second Entry

Whew!!! I mean to get this post out earlier. But, It has been a busy week.

Here is my second entry for the 2014-2015 New Product Blog Hop.

The first, is a card I have loved for a very LONG time... Gift cards have really made a huge impact in recent years. Finding to right way to give them as a gift has just gotten CUTER!!!!

I really think that 'Snowhaven' is gorgeous collection and worked well with this card.

I just love this gift card holder. Just think of all the holidays, graduations, birthdays that you can use this for.

Next, is a 3x3 card. Again, I used the 'Snowhaven' paper collection.
Nothing like a little card for the gift bag.

I hope you have fun hoping through all of the other consultants participating in this swap. There is so much inspiration and I can't wait to try my hand at some of the art shared.

Until next time, as always!

Happy Crafting~


Friday, August 1, 2014

2014-2015 CTMH Annual Inspirations

I am so happy to announce and share the all NEW Close to My Heart 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations. Yes, this means that this fun filled catalog is full of a years worth of crating inspiration. 
Oh, and if you are worried about not having enough holiday or seasonal paper collections. Do not worry, CTMH has you covered.

There will be TWO seasonal editions that will be coming soon!!! More details to come...

If you have been following my previous post for the New Product Blog Hop, this is where you are going to find everything you need to recreate all of these beautiful pieces of art.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.. leave a comment.. or visit my Facebook page HERE.

2014-2015 New Product Blog Hop

I am so excited to be participating in a Blog Hop again. It has been quite a few years since my last. So, YOU are in for a REAL treat!!!!

So many talented consultant will be sharing the artwork and I just know you are going to get the crafting juices flowing with all the inspiration you'll find throughout this hop.

So, in celebration of the new 2014-2015 CTMH Annual inspiration, I hope that you will enjoy my entries for this hop. But, do not just drop by today.. as I will be submitting a few entries for this hop over the next week. This hop will run from August 1-7.

My first card is after my favorite time of year.. CHRISTMAS. Made with the Snowhaven paper collection, I really think it captures the 'Christmas Cheer'.. Actually, it reminds me of winter sweaters on a ski slope.

I used the stamp set from the 'Snowhaven' Workshop on the Go cardmaking kit, the Silver Shimmer Trim, Cranberry Exclusive Inks,Cranberry cardstock, Black cardstock, and Whisper cardstock.
I do not know about you, but I love how the shimmer trim really makes the card pop.
My next card is, again, Christmas themed using the Snowhaven collection. But, it has a completely different look. I love how versatile all of Close to My Heart's paper collections are.
This card is a bit simpler. But, again I love how the shimmer trim gives that added bling to the card. Simple and festive. 
The only added items for this card, include the shimmer trim in Red, I used the CTMH Scallop Punch, Sparkle Clear flourishes-small, and Glacier cardstock.
I just love both of these cards and am just getting started with the holiday fun. I hope you come back to seem more of the artwork I will be sharing over the next week. Don't forget to follow the link below to continue on the Hop.
You'll be glad you did!!!
As Always, until next time~

Happy Crafting!!!