Sunday, September 30, 2012

VERRY MERRY !!! October Stamp of the Month

Welcome to my blog if you have hopped over from Doreen Guilfoyle's Blog you are in the right place.  If you get lost along the way check Helen's Blog

This set is SOOO cute and has so much potential !!!! I love how the images coordinate with our Cricut Cartridge Artiste.  You can get it for 17.95 ONLY until the end of October and then it is GONE.  But you all KNOW how I love a deal so if you spend $50 at a show or directly through my website you can get the set for ONLY $5.  So enough with the commercial let's get on to the CRAFTING!

The technique I've used for this card is called triple time stamping and of course you know the stamp set is Verry Merry.  I also used CTMH's color ready seam binding ribbon.  I just love how easy it is to dye it to coordinate with ANY craft!  I have also used some embossing powder. Check back later this week to see more Verry Merry creations!

Now hop on over to Heather Schmuckal's blog and see what 's she has created that is sure to be verry merry : )

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Clearly the Best: Bend It, Curve It, Stamp It

Close to my heart has teamed up withthe craft channel to publish these great crafting clips.  This one particularly spoke to me because it highlights one of the best reasons Close to my heart stamps are so wonderful!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Florentine & Just for you

 Here are the thank you notes I made for all the ladies that placed orders at Tricia's scrap gathering. Let me know if you would like to host a gathering I have a card or 12x12 page option.

For this card I've used Floentine B&TDuos, Just for you stamp set with honey, olive, tulip inks.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MoJo Monday & H2H


I'm sure you all know how much I love the challenges over at Heart to heart ! This weeks challenge is anything Christmas.  I thought I'd post my 1st Christmas Card for the Class coming up in October.  Click here to see what the other ladies have created H 2 H .

The second challenge I'm trying for the 1st time is over at MoJo Monday.  Here is the layout that I followed
If you want to check out all the other great cards here is the link MOJO Monday.  I LOVE when I can get 2 links for 1 post.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Love Blooms & Lucy

I almost called this post something old & something new . . . because the Lucy paper is retired; the Love blooms stamp set is new in the Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book.  I've also used blush and sweet leaf inks.  I lke this card because it comes together quick and it's simple & sweet.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Harvest Card

So here is the card that I made for the challenge over at H2H.  I really love fall and this set !  Fall Harvest is one of my go to sets for fall scrap book pages and cards.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My 100th Post !!!!!

So I've been trying to catch up on my scrapbooking and those ladies over at Heart 2 Heart have really helped me keep it up.  Thie weeks challenge is sketch . . .

Well this is what I sarted with . . . .

Then with a little moving and shifting around here is the end product.

Thanks for the inspiration ladies to see what else has been created follow this link H2H.  If you'd like to see my cards using this layout check back later this week.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sketch Challenge

So here is the sketch this month.  I REALLY like layouts with LOTS of pictures.  I also struggle with layouts with a lot of "white space" so this was the PERFECT challenge for me. So here is what I came up with . . . .
I REALLY like how this turned out !

Here is a close up of my title and some stamping.  I used Fall Harvest and Fall Favorites stamp sets.  I also used the Moonlight B&TDuos, markers, and inks.  Follow this link to check out the other layouts that have ben inspired by H2H

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A BIG thank you !

So the challenge over at Heart to Heart is BIG bigger than a standard card.  Well I got to thinking about a BIG thank you!  This 5x7 card uses B&T Duos Pemberely.  I have also used the burlap, Autumn Terracotta Card stock, and square durable studs. Check out the other BIG creations over at H2H.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Craft Camp

Mark your Calendars now for Fall Craft Camp October 12th @ 7 pm. 

We will be making a harvest banner!   I love this banner and thought you would too!  The cost for the Camp is $15 I supply everything you need! (you may want to bring your own scissors to avoid waiting) Please sign up by October 5th so I know how much to prepare.  If your looking for a deal bring your own adhesive and stamp cleaner and you will receive a discount!

If you can't make the 12th but still want to make the banner I will have kits available.  All you would need to do is color and cut the leaves then assemble ; ) Kits are $7.50

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall Card Craft Camp

I have 2 craft camps coming up for fall. So here is the 1st . . . A craft camp for card makers. Mark your Calendars for Friday September 28th @ 7pm.  We will make 3 standard sized cards and one 3x3 with a bonus of some sort. Since the 4th card is not standard.

We will create all four of these cards for $15.  I supply everything just come and craft with us.  Please be sure to register by September 24th so I know how much to prepare. Check back Tuesday for a Home decor Craft Camp post ; )  If your looking for a deal bring your own adhesive and stamp cleaner for a discount!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Lovely Creations from Tricia's Scrap Gathering

As promised here are some of the GREAT pages that where made today.  Each one is just as unique and wonderful as the lovely lady who made it.  I am truly blessed to have meet some great gals today!
 love the "Good times Brewing"

Super Cute on a slant!

Check out the letters and the piece of Autumn Terracotta very NICE!

Completely ORIGINAL!

LOVE the EASY bow!

The Coloring is Super!

The corner & extra pumpkins are GREAT!
Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the 1st Fall Craft Camp post.

Tricia's Scrap Gathering . . . .

It's not too late to join us at Tricia's FALL scrap gathering!  I know she'd love to have you.  Here is the layout I've prepared for the ladies at Tricia's today.  I've used the Moonlight B&TDuos, Fall Favorites Stamp Set, Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Burlap ribbon, and the Alcohol markers. 
Here is a close up of the colored images from Fall Favorites.

Here is a close up of the burlap ribbon.  I think while I'm demoing this for the ladies I'll modify the bow to have bling and a more flat easier tie. This way it will be suitable for beginners and advanced scrappers and add sparkle to the layout ; ) So check back to see some of the ladies creations. I plan to have my camera ready!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fall Favorites

So as I was getting ready for Tricia's gathering Saturday I had a TON of pictures to scrap.  I was inspired by all the GREAT ideas the blog hop this month provided.  Here is one of the quick layouts I put together to display @ Tricia's Saturday to feature Fall Favorites.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Moonlight & Fall Favorites

This was ALMOST the layout for my gathering Saturday. But it just didn't make the cut.  I still love it and will use it as a sample Saturday I just went with a layout that had more accessories and room for 1 or more photos depending on the needs of the ladies present.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day - Fall Favorites 3x3

I am so glad this weeks Challenge over at Heart to heart is a "mini" card!!! I love minis but never seem to make them. So this is a 3x3 card made exclusively from SCRAPS.  That's right leftovers from swaps, SOTM blog hop and of coarse Tricia's scrap gathering Saturday.

 I hope you like it.  For this card I've used the stamp of the month Fall Favorites and the new alcohol markers.  This stamp set is so cute if you love fall it is a GREAT addition to any crafty stash!  Fall Favorites is only available throughout September.  Head on over to Heart 2 Heart to see some more BIG inspirations in a "mini" package.

September 2012: National Stamping Month

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Here is another card I've created for a swap using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and the Stella B&TDuos paper packet.  I hope the ladies love it!