Monday, July 21, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 65

I've been a little off the radar this month, which is nutty because I've got a ton of stuff to share with y'all! I thought I'd get some posting done this weekend when we were hanging at the KOA with the boys. They go to sleep by 8 p.m., so every evening at the KOA is very, very long hanging out by the ten with the sleeping boys...more so when the WIFI gives out the first night and ruins all your gotta-catch-up-on-my-blog plans. I have to admit, hanging by the river quietly was kind of nice too!

I'm so far off topic now...I'm super excited to share with you that I'm joining the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Design Team. My sweet Canadian friend Candra from Paper Dragon Fleur is already a member of this fabulously talented group of ladies, and she wrangled me an invite to play!
I'm jumping in with Sketch #65, and as soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do. I used two of the new CTMH embossing folders (which won't be released until August 1st, but I won mine at Convention - squee!). The CTMH folders make nice deep impressions (and are 5x7 instead of A2), so I embossed with both the new floral background and the honeycomb. I trimmed out the honeycomb in place of the oval from the sketch. Then I layered all my yummy inked and sanded embossed layers with a bit of Timberline woodgrain B&T (retiring at the ed of this month - sob!). All the cardstock here is either Whisper or Slate, so nice and basic. The stamps I used are from an adorable set called Have a Happy Day, which we got at Convention!

I cut some simple 6 petal flowers out of Colonial White CS using the Artiste cartridge. I broke down the fibers in the paper flowers using a stylus and foam mat (from the piercing tool kit). Each flower was spritzed with some Color Shine and inked around the edges with the new Thistle color (coming in August!). I topped them with either basic Sparkles or globs of Silver glitter gel topped with micro beads for the teensy tiny ones. A bit of Liquid Glass to pop them onto the card base and I was done! 
Here's the original sketch. Pop on over to Atlantic Hearts to check out more fun ideas for this sketch and to play along!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

July Creative Kit: Brite White Cards

Join me for a Stamping Rules Creative Kit Workshop, either here in my home in beautiful Spokane, WA, or with a pre-cut To-Go kit shipped right to you! This month's offering is the Brite White Card Workshop, a collection of 10 clean and colorful cards to fill your card stash. 
You can even earn this workshop FREE with your July Stamp of the Month purchase!

July Creative Kit 
Brite White Card Workshop - 
Just $20 or FREE with your July SOTM Purchase!
There are three ways to get your workshop kit for this fun set of cards.
1. Order your In Person kit to attend this workshop in Spokane on August 9th from 10 a.m. to noon.

2. Or order up a TO-Go kit if you just want the pre-cut, pre-stamped card kit mailed to you, ready for assembly.

3. To get your Brite White card kit for FREE, just pop over to my order website and place your order for your July Stamp of the Month on the CREATIVE KIT FREE WORKSHOP ORDERS gathering and you can either attend the Spokane workshop OR I'll prep and mail out your workshop kit to you!

For the Spokane Workshop or To Go Kits shipped right to your home Order Here.

Consultant friends, please visit my Consultant Kit page
You are the heart of my business - thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, July 4, 2014

Star Spangled Pin Wreath

Happy Independence Day, Stamping Friends! Having moved to an area with actual seasons, we've recently discovered the joys of having a storm the fact that you can't really hang a wreath off a storm door very successfully. Luckily there was a hook hanging to the side of our door, all ready for projects just like this one!
I built another Clothespin wreath! These are my favorite quick home decor projects lately. This time I painted the pins with metallic acrylic paints, and then smoothed on a layer of transparent glitter gel over each painted pin. It really catches the light and sparkles! I staggered the placement of the pins on the wreath form and held them in place with copious amounts of hot glue. 
I added some Star Chipboard from my stash painted with silver acrylic paint, then coated with Liquid Glass and sprinkled liberally with glitter. I did the glitter in two layers. First I added as much of this huge chunky silver hex glitter I scored from the kids craft section at my local craft store. Then I sprinkled the still wet stars with super fine micro glitter to fill in any spaces. Finally I added a bunch of teensy star shaped nail gems for extra sparkle. 

We are lucky enough to be spending today with family from California. Here's wishing y'all a happy fourth, with lots of love, gratitude, and BBQ goodness! 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Consultant Kits Update

Good morning! I've been busily updating my Consultant Kits page to reflect the newest Stamping Rules kits available (and some new pricing!). I'm super excited about the new Brite White Card workshop (customer details will be posted this week) and that sweet Ariana Frame workshop. I can't believe that beautiful paper is going to be retired this month!  Thanks for taking a peek, Consultant Friends, and I'll be getting the Creative Club page updated in the next day or so, Stampin' Friends!

Monday, June 30, 2014

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is a funky cute font called Circus Alphabet, a set of 69 stamps.  If you have come here from MICHELLE'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. This month we have over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Hopping 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!
This month I designed a 10 card workshop using the July SOTM for all of the sentiments and focused on using only White Daisy Cardstock (along with 5 rainbow colored markers). I made good use of our versatile Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut cartridges, plus I used a few of our new awesomely crisp embossing folders!  All ten cards came from just 4 sheets of White Daisy Cardstock (plus card bases) making for clean and simple cards with bright punches of color! I love the dramatic impact of white on white cards too - so crisp and pretty. Consultant kit info for this project will be posted tomorrow, as I'm in the middle of revamping that page completely to correspond with the new policies announced at convention.  

Now "Hop" on over to SARITA'S BLOG to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' Blogs to get lots more fun ideas! Remember, the July SOTM is only available until until the end of July.  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for just $5!


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