Monday, October 27, 2014

Home for the Holidays

This is one of my favorite images from the Home for the Holidays stamp set.

Cute little gingerbread house.

Home for the Holidays is the October Stamp of the Month, so get it while you can.  :)

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used, all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Glacier Paper Fundamentals; White Daisy CS; Tan Glitter Paper
Stamp:  Home for the Holidays - October SOTM
Inks:  Cranberry, Saddle
Embellishment:  Red Enamel Heart
Other:  Paper Piercer, Micro-tip Scissors, 3D Foam Tape

Friday, October 24, 2014

So Grateful ... A Spooky Crafting Adventure Contest

Have you seen the challenge on the new Close To My Heart blog, Make It From Your Heart?

You can follow along with the little spooky story, and soon you will come to the crafty challenge.

When I went through, this is what my challenge was...

"Creative Challenge 2:  Create an artistic masterpiece using at least two of the
following in any color:  Shimmer Trim, Sparkles, glitter gems, or sequins."

(And just so you know, I am soooo not afraid of bats, but since I was walking with 3 of my best friends and one of those friends is terrified of those little mice with wings, you can see how that would all play out!  haha)

So this was what I created for my challenge, a layout of myself, so grateful for the love of my family and friends.

Here's the Shimmer Trim...

And here's the Sparkles...

Why don't you play along, too?  There's prizes to be won.

Here's the direct link:  A Spooky Crafting Adventure Contest

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  Pathfinding; Champagne, Chocolate, Colonial White CS; Brown Glitter Paper
Stamp:  Keyboard Uppercase
Ink:  Autumn Terracotta
Embellishments:  Bronze Shimmer Trim, Brown & Tan Sparkles, Aqua Dots, Rosewood Mini Medley Accents, Pathfinding Complements, Pathfinding Assortments, Chalk It Up Assortment
Other:  Cricut Artbooking and Art Philosophy cartridges, 1" circle punch, 3D foam tape, Micro-tip scissors

Monday, October 20, 2014

4 Confetti Wishes Birthday Cards

So as I mentioned yesterday, I used my Snowhaven workshop cutting guides 
to create this cute set of birthday themed cards.

I used one 12x12 sheet of Confetti Wishes paper along with the Lovely Birthday stamp set to create these 4 cards.  

Super cute, bright, fun and cheery.

If you are interested in purchasing my 12 Snowhaven Christmas Cards Workshop
instructions/cutting guides, they are just $2 CAN (Paypal only).

Just send me an email with a request.  Thanks.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Confetti Wishes; White Daisy, Pacifica, Canary CS

Stamp:  Lovely Birthday
Inks:  Pacifica, Thistle, Whisper
Markers:  Peony Purple, Golden Yellow
Embellishments:  Clear & Bitty Sparkles, Yellow Baker's Twine - retired
Punches:  2 1/4" circle (EK), 3 1/2" circle (Marvy Uchida), 2 1/2" scallop circle 
Other:  3D foam tape, Micro-tip Scissors

Sunday, October 19, 2014

All 12 Snowhaven Christmas Cards

I thought I would share photos of all 12 Snowhaven Christmas Cards we made at my workshop yesterday.

I am just waiting to hear back from one person about my last pre-stamped kit, but as far as I know, these are all sold out.

But I am still offering my Workshop instructions/cutting guides to fellow CTMH Consultants for just $2 CAN.

I will also be sharing with you tomorrow how I used the same cutting guides from this workshop but I used a different paper pack and stamp set to create a set of cards with a birthday theme!

Totally versatile.

Happy creating!  :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Snowhaven 12 Christmas Cards Workshop! - Now Sold Out!

It's almost time for my favorite workshop of the year!!!

This Saturday, October 18th from 1-4 PM at my studio.

I have 3 spaces left!

This has sold out!

(Another option if you cannot make it is to purchase a pre-stamped kit.)

Cost is just $22 for 12 Christmas cards which includes envelopes.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

This Year's Bulk Christmas Card

I have a lot of Christmas cards built up in my stash so far for this year, but I always like to make a bulk set of at least one card.  

This one is it.  ;)

So far I've only made 4 of these cards, but I can easily whip up more if I don't have enough Christmas cards to mail out by the end of November.

I used a PTI tree die shape and cut it out of Kraft Paper, then simply backed it with a piece of the Kraft/Black houndstooth paper from the Basics Paper Fundamentals pack.

The "Merry" is a SU thinlets die.

Really a pretty easy card to create, and I like the layers and country feel of it by using the houndstooth with Cranberry, Kraft, Black and Colonial White color combination.  It just works.  :)

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Basics Paper Fundamentals; Kraft, Black, Colonial White, Cranberry CS
Stamp:  Merriest Christmas
Ink:  Black
Embellishments:  Clear Sparkles, Red Shimmer Trim, Black Star
Other:  Expressions Thinlits Die (SU), In the Meadow Silhouettes Dies (PTI), Micro-tip Scissors

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Season's Greetings

Okay, so there is a card on page 96 of the current CTMH Annual Inspirations catalog
that caught my eye.  I love the layout design of it.

So I used the same design but switched out the papers and stamp to create this Christmas card.

I used a snowflake punch with our silver glitter paper,
and I colored some clear sparkles with a Cranberry marker.  

Everything else is pretty straight forward.  ;)

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Snowhaven; White Diasy CS; Silver Glitter Paper
Stamp:  Merriest Christmas
Ink:  Black
Marker:  Cranberry - retired
Embellishments:  Clear Sparkles
Other:  Micro-tip Scissors, 3D foam tape, Snowflake punch (MS)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

I really like this one.  :)

I first stamped the sentiment in Outdoor Denim ink.

Then stamped the angel image in Versamark ink and used clear embossing powder and heat set it.

After that I used a sponge and rubbed Glacier ink over top of the image, keeping the ink darker nearer the angel and gradually lightening it towards the outer edges of the cardstock.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH):
Paper:  Snowhaven; White Daisy, Topiary CS
Stamp:  Sing Glory
Inks:  Outdoor Denim, Glacier, Topiary, Versamark
Embellishment:  Outdoor Denim Twill ribbon - retired
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, 3D foam tape, Sponge, Cranberry marker - retired


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