Showing posts from October, 2014

November Stamp of the Month - It's the Little Things

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring It's The Little Things, a set of 15 stamps. If you have come here from Judy Burger'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 around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.

I like to use the Stamp of the Month in my Technique Tuesday Class.  I thought this stamp was a great one to show how to do the Triple Time Stamping Technique.   

I used all FIVE of Close To My Heart's newest colors - Thistle, Canary, Flaxen, Pixie and Glacier. They turned out to be a great combination!  For simple accents, I used Thistle Chevron Striped Ribbon and Purple Glitter Gems.
If you are local to me, check out my Upcoming Events tab for details on attending the November Technique Tuesday class.

Remember, you can get this stamp for $5 when you purchase $50 in products! Shop from your favorite…

Complimenting a Pathfinding Layout

If you follow me much you know how much I love the Compliments that match our papers.  Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the coordinating Compliments for the Pathfinding papers.   I used my leftover papers from the Pathfinding Workshop On the Go kit and added a couple of sheets of Colonial White Cardstock to use as my base pages.

The layout sketch is "Crystal Ball" from the How To Book - Magic.  To cut the large flower on the left page, I used my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge cutting it at 6 1/2".  The flower is Shift + Flower 2.  I thought this made a great background for the large circle dimensional element from the compliments.
The flower in the upper right corner of the left page is also a dimensional element from the compliments.  I used a small wooden button from the Pathfinding Assortments in the center and accented the flower with some little acorn stamps that were included in the Workshop on the Go Kit.

These are the other two layouts that c…

Home Made Ice Cream Card

Yesterday was my Dad's Birthday so I needed to make him a card.  I was working on a really nice card using my new Artfully Sent Cartridge.   As I was telling my husband about the card I was making (he has to humor me sometimes when there are no other crafty people around to listen to my excitement) he said "You should make him a card that is a ice cream bucket".

The reason for this suggestion is backed up by a good story.   For as long as I can remember, my summer time memories were filled with home made ice cream.  My mom and dad have always loved making it and they are very particular about their ice cream makers.   They always had the one with the heavy cedar bucket and the motor that had ALL metal parts  - not cheap plastic parts like so many things are made of today.  Most ice cream buckets today are even plastic! When their ice cream maker quick working (after many many years of use) my sisters and I searched high and low for another one to replace the broken one. …

A Spooky Crafting Adventure Challenge

Have you checked out the new Close To My Heart Blog?   I love it!  They have been posting some really great things - Recipes, Artwork, Home Decor, Party Planning, Contests and more!  If you aren't following it yet, just select the link above and be sure to sign up to get emails when they have new posts!  You won't want to miss them!

Today they posted a new contest/challenge - a Spooky Crafting Adventure.  They have a fun little story and as you select your answers it will eventually lead you to a crafty challenge.   My answers led me to Challenge #3.

"CREATIVE CHALLENGE 3: In honor of your intuitive password  selection, create a card, layout, or other creation using each of the Close  To My Heart colors that would comprise candycorn: Honey, Goldrush,  and Colonial White."
Wow.....I have to say I'm a Candy Corn addict.  No wonder my answer lead me to this challenge!  I can't eat just one hand full.  I can eat handful after handful..... seriously!!  It's like…

Creative Blogger Nomination

Wow.... I have been slipping on my blog postings and just when I thought I'd better get back to it or my fans (the 1 or 2 that I may have) may give up on me!  But evidently I do still have 1 fan and she has nominated me for Creative Blogger!  What an honor!  I've been reading other bloggers who have been nominated and let me tell you.... I'm always blown away at their artwork!  So to be thought of in that category is absolutely humbling and an honor.

Gail Gross who blogs at Greetings from Gail nominated me.   I have admired her work for a long time. She is so creative!  Be sure to go check out her blog!

When you are nominated, you are given some specific questions to answer.  I've really enjoyed reading everyone's answers but now it is MY turn to answer and I had to really stop and think about some of these!

What am I working on right now? 
Right now, my free time seems to be filled up with prepping for classes!   In order to have signups available for classes at my…

Fall is here.....

and yes, I'm still here too!  I believe this is the longest that I have left my blog "postless" since I started blogging!   So what is up with me?  Life.... it snuck up on me and started interfering with my fun time!  I've been doing what I need to get done for my classes but have had little time left for anything fun.  

My husband and I have been working on trying to get his mom moved closer to us (she lives 3 hours away).   This has proven to be a difficult task.   She has lived in her home for over 20 years and as you know..... we ALL accumulate stuff in that time frame.   And, when you live in a large home you might find LOTS of places to store stuff that you no longer need rather than actually getting rid of it.  My Mother In Law was a AVID crafter several years ago.... she loved trying every kind of craft you could imagine. She has all the tools and supplies one would ever need - from quilting, scrapbooking, book binding, painting, embroidery, smocking, french …

ShinHan Touch Twin Marker Blog Hop

Welcome to our ShinHan Touch Twin Marker Blog Hop!  This hop is featuring artwork created with the brand new ShinHan Touch Twin  markers from Close To My Heart. If you have come here from Michelle Loncar's Blogyou are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets for this blog hop - Rainy Day (Z1597) .  I'm certainly not a coloring expert but I have to say, that coloring with the new ShinHan Touch Twin markers is so easy! I only used 2 colors on this card - Cerulean Blue Light Marker (Z2449) and Pastel Green (Z2459).

I used the Sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping for my card.
Now it is time to hop on over to Heather Schmuckal's blog and see what she has to share!