Monday, April 14, 2014

April Stamp of the Month - Balloon Talk

Have you seen the April Stamp of the Month - Balloon Talk from Close To My Heart??  
Well, here it is!!


This awesome stamp set is only available for the month of April and you can get it for the special price of only $5 with a $50 purchase.  That is a great deal because this stamp set retails for $17.95.  There are tons of great new Spring/Summer items that can get you to that $50 mark such as the ones I used to create this scrapbook layout.  You can also choose to buy the stamp set by itself for the retail price of $17.95.  Either way, you are getting a fun and versatile stamp set that you can use all year long.  My inspiration for this layout came from the Spring/Summer Idea Book that you can now get directly from my website HERE.



I used Smoothie, Smokey Plum and White Daisy cardstock as my base and accented it with Purple Shimmer Trim and Purple Glitter Gems


The ink pads that I used for these are Gypsy, Smoothie, Honey, Slate, Lagoon, and Pear.  I also used my Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges.


I also used the stamp set called Girls Rock for the cute flowers and phrase.  It was perfect for these pictures of my girls and their cousins last summer.

Thank You for visiting my blog today, I hope that you like my creations and find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!!

Please visit my website HERE to make a purchase.  You can also click on the Promotions tab at the top of my shopping website to see all of the current promotions from Close To My Heart. 

Have A Great Day!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards

Hello!  I have some last minute Valentine cards here that are super easy to make and very cute.  They don't even have to be for Valentines day, just add another sentiment inside or a personal note.  I found one like this on Pinterest and I had to make it.
I used Kraft paper, Cotton Candy cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, bakers twine and a pearl adhesive.  I embossed a 4 by 5 1/4 piece of Kraft paper with my cuttlebug and added it to my base of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
I used Hollyhock and Cotton Candy to stamp the hearts.  The stamp set is this month's Stamp of the Month called Wild About Love.
 The sentiment is from a retired stamp set called Happy Valentines (a former Stamp of the Month) stamped in Cotton Candy ink.
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Thanks for stopping by to check out my creation, I hope that you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!!




Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards and Treat Boxes

Valentine's Day is almost here, are you ready??  Here are three Valentine cards using the new Lollydoodle paper pack from Close To My Heart.  These are mostly hand cut with accents from Artbooking and Artiste.

Also, here are some treat boxes that can be filled with candy, stickers, jewelry, or whatever small treat you would like.  
They are cut with Kraft paper from Art Philosophy at about 6" and the tags are cut from Artiste with a heart shape welded in at about 2.75".  Emboss or stamp them, add some twine or ribbon, a tag or sentiment, and they are ready to go! 

Making cards and gifts are so much fun and are a great way to show how much you care.  I hope that visiting my blog today has inspired you to create a fun craft of your own!

You can shop with me anytime HERE on my website, have a wonderful day :)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Damask Divas February Blog Hop - Ivy Lane

Hello and Welcome to the Damask Divas blog hop featuring the new paper pack Ivy Lane.  If you came from Stephanie Davis' Blog, you are in the right place.  If you ended up here by chance, feel free to start from the beginning on the Damask Divas blog HERE.

My project using the brand new Ivy Lane paper pack is a Valentine's Day mini album.  This paper pack is romantic and feminine and is perfect for saying "I love you".  I also used the February Stamp of the Month called Wild About Love.


This mini album has cuts from Artbooking, Artiste and Art Philosophy.  The base was cut at about 3.75 inches by 6.75 and then I sized all of the shapes to fit using the cricut craft room. 

I added pockets from Artbooking so that I can add multiple pictures to some pages and journaling tags to write about our day.  The journaling tags were stamped with the stamp set called Sweet and Lovely from the Artbooking collection.




February Promotions:

-Wild About Love stamp of the month available for the month of February only.  It is only $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 regular price.

-The new Spring/Summer Idea Book is now available and it is filled with tons of new and exciting products like                                                              
Base and Bling jewelry,
    Picture My Life, and so much more!

-Embossing Is Boss - During the month of February you will get a free embossing folder with a purchase of two packs of bulk single color or combo cardstock!  Every 2 packs of cardstock that you purchase will qualify you for an additional embossing folder - how awesome!

All of these promotions are for a limited time only so don't wait too long. 

Items used :
Ivy Lane paper pack
Artbooking
Artiste
Art Philosophy
Pink glitter gems
February SOTM Wild About Love
Chocolate ink pad
Liquid glass


Thank you for stopping by today, I hope that you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own! 
Next on the list is Lisa Barefoot.  If at any time you lose your way on our hop just return to the Damask Divas page HERE and start from the beginning.  Thank you for viewing our blog hop.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

#projectaday Day 14 - Masculine

Welcome :) 
Today I would like to share with you a masculine card that I made for Day 14 of  #projectaday with Mandy Leahy.  I am so very happy that my super creative upline has created this challenge.  I have been able to create and post more when I have a specific direction.  This type of challenge keeps me from thinking too much about a project so I can actually finish something!!

I made a Masculine birthday card using the Proplayer paper pack.  I almost never make anything that isn't girlie so this was a fun challenge.  I really wanted to keep it simple.
I cut 1" strips of the b&t duos and ripped the ends off to create this look.
The stamp set that I used is called Casual Expressions (D1525).
Thank you for looking at my card today, I hope that you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!  Visit my website to shop and find all of the great promotions happening with Close To My Heart.

Monday, January 13, 2014

#projectaday Day 13 - Sparkle

Happy Monday!!  Today my project is a Hello card.  My favorite color is green and I love glitter and all things that sparkle so this was fun for me.  This is my favorite project so far in the #projectaday challenges.  Check it out...
I used a rectangle shape from Artiste to create the chevron pattern.  I found the shape, turned it horizontally, and did a whole bunch of tweaking to get the shape I wanted.
 I used the green glitter paper pack, ponderosa pine for the base and white daisy cardstock.  The "Hello" is from the stamp set called For Every Occasion (D1187).


Thank you for stopping by today to check out my latest #projectaday.  I hope you come back tomorrow to see my Day 14 - "Masculine" project.  I hope you will look around at my other posts and find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

#projectaday - Day 11

Hello and welcome back for another #projectaday.  The theme for yesterday was "add a tag" so I made this little tag gift.  I am a little behind on my projects :).  I used the January Stamp of the Month - Cross Stitch Wishes - on each one and accented them with lace ribbon.



 Front of tags

 Back of tags



I had fun making this and I hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own :).

**Don't forget to check out the latest promotions from Close To My Heart on my website HERE

Supplies used:
Artiste cartridge for all cuts
Sorbet, cocoa, lagoon, white daisy card stock
Pear, buttercup card stock
White daisy, chocolate, sorbet ink pads
Kraft card stock
Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
Bakers twine
Lace ribbon, sparkles
Liquid glass