Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trim a Tree

I love how simple and quickly this card turned out - an easy little cut using the Art Philosophy cart, a quick stamp, add the embellishment and you're done!

Products Used:

Trim the Tree
Sparkles Holiday Shapes
Topiary ink
Art Philosophy p31 cut at 2-1/2"

Don't forget, today is the last day to order Scandanavian Wishes - don't be sorry you missed out!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Flakey Friends Winter Cheer!

I do love snowmen and this set is wonderful!

I stamped it first, then covered the whole thing with versamark and then with Clear Embossing powder and then heated it with the heat gun.

For the frame, I ran it through the Big Shot in the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The background is done with the SU! Northern Flurries embossing folder.  The sentiment comes from Polar Bear Holiday.

Products Used:

Art Philosophy scallop circle
Artbooking circle and frame
Flakey Friends
Polar Bear Holiday
su northern flurries ef
Swiss dots ef

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Festive Mini-Albums

If you love mini albums, you are going to love the Artbooking cartridge ... here is a youtube from Close to My Heart highlighting how you can turn that drawer of holiday photos into something memorable!


If you'd like to get the Artbooking cartridge, let me know or you can order it here.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Don't let this be the one that got away!

It is almost the last day for the stamp of the month for October and it is a wonderful set!  Scandanavian Wishes - I love this set and am so glad that I've been lucky enough to get it 'cause this is one set I would have been very sorry to miss!  

Don't let this be the one that YOU miss!  

For $17.95 or if you place a $50 order, you can get it for just $5 more!  You can order it here.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hooray Birthday

Hello!  Taking a break from the Christmas cards and thought I'd do a simple birthday card.

Products Used:

Black ink
Slate ink
Holiday Tags
The Party is On (hostess)
Artiste pg 36 1-1/4" accent 3
Artiste stamp set Kudos pg 35 3/4"

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Warm Wishes - Double Gatefold Card

Ok, this woman is simply amazing - I just love her work!

Here is my interpretation of the card using our wonderful new Sparkle & Shine paper and the fabulous stamp of the month, Scandanavian Wishes.

Products Used:

scandanavian wishes (only available till the end of this month)
ruby ink
chocolate ink
sparkle & shine paper pack
cranberry bakers twine

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Happy 18th Birthday

I made this card for my son who turned 18 this past week ... using Liquid Glass on the buttons worked out great - they ended up looking and feeling like real buttons!  Cute!

Products Used:

Tech Speak
Black ink
Whisper ink
Slate ink
Liquid Glass
Ruby marker
Ruby ink

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

I simply love the stamp set that comes with the Frosted Cardmaking Workshop on the Go kit ... so versatile... I saw a card by Darlene Bourgeois Ripley  and decided to make my own version of it ...

Products Used:

Frosted cardmaking wotg stamp set
Olive ink
Cocoa ink
Silver embossing powder
Silver shimmer trim (I used the trim I already had but the link is to CTMH's trim)
Art Philosophy cart

  • pg 42 decorative layer 1-1/2", oval3  1-1/2"
Snowflakes embossing folder from Paper Wishes
Polka Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

3-D Ornament

Love, love, love how this turned out!

If you'd like to try it yourself, go to this youtube to see how it's done (her work is lovely and she makes it look so easy!).

Products Used:

Artiste cart
  • pg 62 1" shift accent 3
  • pg 53 2.5" shift accent 3 x15 white, accent 3 x 15 green
  • pg 53 2" shift accent 4 x 15 white, accent 4 x 15 red
Red Glitz Glitter Gel
red toule
red ribbon
hot glue gun

red cardstock
green cardstock
white cardstock
Liquid Glass

I didn't have everything she did but you use what ya got, right!  Warning, it is not a fast project so give yourself lots of time :)

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

So excited ... new Holiday Guide is available today!


The new Holiday Guide is live today and is filled with so many lovely things ... here is a card I've made inspired from it ...

Products Used:

slate ink
ruby ink
sparkle and shine paper
juniper paper
sparkles holiday shapes
art philosophy
holiday tags
cuttlebug polka dots embossing folder

Let me know if you'd like a copy!  Also note, that for every $100 you purchase (either from this guide or from the main catalogue), you can get a free stamp set from the guide!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Holidays

Surfing and came across this card and wanted to try it ... here is my version ...

Products Used:

art philosophy cart
pg 65 2.25
pg 36 1.75

December 25th c1469 (retired)
cranberry ink
olive ink
desert sand ink

gold shimmer trim

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A New Card Finally!

Still battling with this bug but I am so tired of it!  Here is a card I made in one of my more energetic jags which have been few and far between!

Products Used:

cranberry card stock
frosted cardmaking stamp set
black ink
liquid glass
sanding block

candy cane stripe embossing folder
Tim holtz diffuser set #1
Martha Stewart fern punch
red stickles

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Spooky Halloween Layouts

Hello, another video for you today (note you'll have to come to my blog to watch if you are reading this via email) ... I am hoping to get back into the craft room soon!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Showing off the Decor Flip Stand Album

Hello, it's just me, still stuck with this stupid cold and I haven't been crafting  ... here is a wonderful little video showing off the Decor Flip Stand Album from Close to My Heart (note if you are reading this via email, you'll have to go to my blog to view it).

Have a great day!

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Bowwow Retirement

Still stuck with this stupid bug hubby brought home from his workplace (he was the last in his office to get it ... geez people, you know, if you're sick, don't go to work - it's not rocket science!  ok, stepping off soapbox now ...) but anyway, tired of lying on the couch so went into the craft room to see what I could stir up there ... this happened ...

Products used:

A Bowwow
Beyond Plaid (SU)
Tim Holtz embossing folder - Brick Wall
Cocoa ink
Dessert Sand ink
Card Word Puzzle
Card Chatter Birthday
Artiste, word balloon, cut at 1.75 and 1.8"

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

World Cardmaking Day

Hello!  Saturday was World Cardmaking Day and in it's honour, I worked on some Thanksgiving cards since that is coming up next weekend already here in Canada!  (Um, what happened to September???)

Anyway, here are the cards ...

I used Perfect Fit - Thanksgiving, the Artiste cartridge and the Washi Wonder set (hostess set) with Saddle, Desert Sand and Chocolate inks.

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Photo Canvas

This looks like it would be a great project to try!

Let me know if you'd like to get together to try this and we'll give it a whirl!  I'm game if you are!

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

More Polar Bear Love!

I can't seem to resist anything Polar Bear at the moment it seems ...

Products Used:

Ruby marker
Twilight marker (this is CTMH but it seems it's not available at the moment)
Snowflakes embossing folder from Paper Artist
Polar Bears from Hot off the Press

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013