Thursday, October 31, 2013

ILLUMINATE with Novembers Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is ILLUMINATE, a set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from Nikka Geer's blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here COMPLETE LIST OF HOPPERS

This month we have OVER 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

So if you follow my blog you KNOW Lola and I have a good thing going.  So I used the Laughing Lola Papers, Gypsy and Black ink.  I also used my honey marker (lighter) our glitter paper (cuts like a DREAM) and some glitter trim as well as some random gems.  The stamps are from the Stamp of the month and I just LOVE this sentiment!!!!  My card is loosely inspired by pattern 19 in the make it from your heart volume #1.  I love to pick up boxes of envelopes from the dollar store and make my card to fit whatever envelope they have so this card measures 4.5 x 9 and fits into the envelope like it was made for it well I guess that is because it was : )
Now "Hop" on over to Kim Schnoor's blog  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the November SOTM is only available until the last day of the month!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A treat . . . not a trick

I've seen these all over I wish I could give credit to where it is due because I totally scrap lifted this idea but there are SO many different styles I can't really say who's I saw first.  Well this is my spin on it. I used the Art philosophy Cartridge to cut out the treat topper from a fall piece of paper from the photo stack.  I used the font from the Your are my Happy stamp set in Daisy White on black cardstock.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Reduce reuse recycle

Here is the title for a bulletin board I made at school.  I love the versitlity of the Aphabet font on the Art Philosophy Cartridge!!!! It truely is my "go to" for a GREAT title.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Harvest & Count Your Blessings

Over at color my heart the dare is gypsy and buttercup.  This would be the perfect time to try a new technique.   I've used this method of using your blocks AS the stamp for your inks.  So I have a block that is 1 by 3 1/2 and I used the narrow side to transfer my ink to the card.  Then I stamped some leaves in saddle to add to the fall feel I used a little twine as my bling.
Over at color my heart the dare is gypsy and buttercup. This would be the perfect time to try a new technique. I've used this method of using your blocks AS the stamp for your inks. So I have a block that is 1 by 3 1/2 and I used the narrow side to transfer my ink to the card. Then I stamped some leaves in saddle to add to the fall feel I used a little twine as my bling which works perfectly for a challenge over at "Less is More"

I also used my absolute FAVORITE fall stamp set Fall Harvest for the leaves and the sentiment is from Count your blessings I added a little twine and viola!!!  to get inspired by one of the blogs I used today follow the links below.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Frosted . . . . .

Happy Sunday Crafters . . . .
I have finally had time to sit and craft a little and I knew right where to look to get my creative juices flowing I popped over to Heart to Heart challenges to see that this weeks was a LACE challenge. ooooo As I went through my stash in truth looking for my budding Laughing Lola I saw my frosted paper and bang I knew this was the paper for this challenge.  I just LOVE the delicate lacey snowflakes on this paper !!!! I also used the sketch from Mojo Monday to give my card a little direction.

To give the background paper that lacey look I used a stamp from the sweet & lovely set from the Artbooking bundle and stamped it on the four corners.  I also used a stamp from the Merry & Bright Workshop on the go for my sentiment.  The inks are Twilight and grey flannel.  So if you'd LOVE to be inspired follow one or both of these links .  H2H and Mojo and here is the sketch

Friday, October 18, 2013

Swing fold with Santa

Ok I admit it I love this stamp set I love the cute little Santa's I love the sentiments!!! This stamp set is so versatile for Christmas and you can get it FREE with a qualifying order just like I did.  Yes that is right when I placed my order this was the star item I chose and I couldn't be more pleased with it!!!!!
Here is the inside of the card.

For this card I used my cricut artiste cartridge,  the Santa Stamp set, Sparkle & Shine Paperpack, Ruby Card Stock, Cranberry Ink and the NEW shimmer trim.  the photos just do NOT do this trim justice it is more silver shimmer than grey.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sparkle & Shine with a little Santa Claus

Here are the fronts and backs to the Ghirardelli square candy wrappers I made for a swap. I love how perfectly the images from this stamp set fit onto these squares!!!!! The "wrapper is cut from the artiste cartridge from the "family key".  To seal the candy wrappers I used some of our two way glue.  Did you know that when it dries it is repositionable so I can open and close these little wrappers as needed.  Well everyone knows that these chocolates are so good I didn't need to close them after opening them ; )

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Scandinavian wishes . . .

The card I've created for you today has been inspired by Cas(E) and Color Dare. Let me explain the challenge over at Color Dare this week is Cranberry plus
one.  Well with all this Christmas love flying over the new Mini it is no surprise my plus one is Topiary.  The ornament is from the stamp of the month Scandinavian wishes and the sentiment is from the Santa Claus stamp set from the Christmas mini.  I also used an embossing folder and distressed it with cranberry ink. 
 Here are the links to check out the great ideas Cas(E) and Color Dare

Monday, October 14, 2013

Christmas Mini Blog Hop 2013

I am so EXCITED about the Christmas mini and I'm also excited to be a part of the blog hop highlighting all the FANTASTIC new items in the mini. If you've hopped here from  Joy McHargue's blog  you are on the right path if you get lost along the way here is a complete list of participates at this link Melinda Everitt's Blog.  So for my card I have used the Sparkle and Shine Paper pack, this paper has a little shimmery silver running through the stripes and some of the dots.  I love the classy elegance it adds to this whimsical paper!!!!!  I also used the Santa Clause stamp set, foam tape, Juniper and Ruby cardstock as well as cranberry ink.  The layout is inspired by the card layout 21 from make it from the Heart Volume #2 using the art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the graphics.

Next up on the hop list is Melinda Everitt's blog. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Christmas Mini Sneek Peek

Happy Sunday Crafters,

I just couldn't wait to post some of these pictures!!! I know the catalog doesn't go love until the 15th but this was just to cute not to post (plus it was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday sketch) 

I adore the new washi tapes n this catalog this silver one really adds a little something special to this card!!!!  The sentiment is from the Santa Claus stamp set C1557 the papers are the new Sparkle & Shine Pack from the Christmas Mini.  Here is the link to be inspred by the Mojo Monday crafters. 

Count down to Christmas Mini . . . . 2 days

Don't forget to check out the blog hop highlighting the Christmas Mini Tuesday Morning!!!!!

Designed Décor Frame Kit

Count down to Christmas Mini . . . . 2 days

Monday, October 7, 2013

Base & Bling Fabric Necklace Kit

I can barely wait till the Christmas Mini comes out October 15th. 

Count down to Christmas Mini . . . . 8 days

Sunday, October 6, 2013

World Card making Day

Happy Day Crafters . . . I must say I'm feeling pretty Proverbs 31 ish today.  I remembered to post my National Card Day Card after making a home cooked meal that the family LOVED. ( yeah I know pretty low standards but hey a girl's gotta start somewhere) So my card today has been inspired by the Color my Heart Dare this week the challenge was to use Outdoor denim, Pacifica and Ruby. While tempted to go americana I chose thankful instead I used my Cricut Art Philososphy Cartridge and that is it HOW simple yet lovely.  To find some more colorful creations follow this link Color Dare. 

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E05): Halloween Mini Albums

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fabulous Fall . . .Cas(e). . . and Au Naturale. . .

The 1st challenge in October at H2H is Au Naturale: use either all neutral colors or something from nature. So you KNOW Fall is my inspiration and I used the Sketch from CAS(E) to create this "Fabulous Fall" Card.
I also used colonial white cardstock with saddle.  I used Chocolate, Honey, Cranberry, Barn Red, and Orange inks to "Rock n Roll" the leaves. the background is embossed and the Stamp set is Fall Harvest. 

Here is the link to check out all the Au Naturale inspiration over at H2H and this is the Cas(E) link for all those sketchy creations.  And here is the sketch to see how I did ; )

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Happy Birthday BRIAN !!!!!!!!

Here is the card I created for my brother's birthday. . . .

For this card I used Pro Player B&T paper, Daisy White cardstock, Black craft ink from the mini pigment, black embossing powder, black glitter trim and 3D foam tape.  The stamp sets are Maximum Power and Perfect Fit Birthday Occasions.

Here is the sketch I used from the Mojo Monday blog to create my brother's Birthday Card.  Here is the link to see some more inspiration Mojo Monday.  I also used the challenge from Paper Players!!!!  Where the challenge is tic tac toe I put the board below see if you can guess which three challenges I've combined to make a winning card?  Here is the link to be inspired at Paper Players too!