Saturday, September 13, 2014

Warm Wishes Card

I love this little house in the October SOTM (coming soon!), so I knew I wanted to do a sweet little card using that image.
I used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, but turned upside down so my snow could be like the banner swoosh. I drew my color inspiration from this week's Color Throwdown. I stamped large snowflakes from Best Christmas onto Whisper Cardstock and sanded it heavily. That's where the sentiment came from too.
Then I stamped the house four times in Sky, Crystal Blue, Pear, and Slate Inks so I could piece it together. I added some stardust glitter gel to the edges for snow and smoke from the chimney. The tree is also October SOTM, trimmed out of the center of the large ornament.  I popped the house and one of the trees up with foam tape to add a bit more dimension to the scene.

Now we're off to the circus - have a great weekend!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mojo Merry Christmas

Sometimes when you see a blog challenge hit your inbox you just know exactly what you want to do. That was the case when I saw this week's Mojo Monday Sketch - and my card idea went perfectly with the Merry Monday Prompt, too! Then I just had to find the time to create.
I embossed the background Cranberry CS panel with the Dots folder. The Glacier stamped panel is a sneak peek of next month's SOTM, and that bit of Black snowflake paper is quite possibly my favorite holiday paper in the whole idea book . 
How cute is this moped?  I colored the moped using Shin Han twin touch markers, then coated with with stardust glitter gel. I took this shot at a big angle so you can really see the glitter! 

I guess I was in a holiday kind of mood, so I've got another holiday card to share tomorrow too. Happy Friday!



Monday, September 8, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 72

Here we go with another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Card
For this card I used one of my favorite new paper patterns in the whole idea book, this fabulous purple and orange polka dot from the Scaredy Cat papers. There's also a smidge of notebook paper from Wanderful that I stamped the globe on if you can see that. CTMH gave us this Here We Go stamp set at convention and I wasn't sure I'd really want to use it, but I'm loving the little bits and bobs included like this arrow border. This black arrow washi tape is fast becoming a favorite fgo-to of mine!
I stamped the globe stand in Slate ink, then ran over it with my favorite Gelly Roll stardust pen. I love that it only took two pens to color my variegated globe, just Turquoise and a blender. I used Lavender to color my sparkles purple to match. There's a bit of Stickles on my wooden star charms.
Here's the sketch. Just pop over to Atlantic Hearts and play along!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Holiday Happenings Mini Album Kits

I know it's just barely September, but if you're planning to get craft for your holiday gifts, it's time to start the projects! This pretty 6 page mini album brimming with cheerful inserts might just be your ticket to holiday joy!
You can order up your Holiday Happenings Kit to be shipped to your home. With full color, picture filled instructions (and no cutting!) you'll be whipping up these beauties lickety split! The more kits you order, the more you save, and shipping right to you is included in the price. You supply the adhesives and optional glitter. Everything else you need is included in the kit!
Adhesives used: Tape Runner, 3-D Foam Tape, and Liquid Glass

Get your Stamping Rules Holiday Happenings Album shipped right to your home!
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is called Family is Forever, a sweet set of 7 stamps. This month we have 80 (!!) Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this lovely SOTM and other great CTMH products. If you have come here from PAMELA'S BLOG, you are on the right path! You can find a complete list of participating consultants HERE

So I've already done a number of projects using this stamp set (linked at the bottom of this post), because I am in love with this sweet tree image. So I knew I still wanted to use that image, but I wasn't sure how I was going to do it. I browsed my favorite sketch blogs, but I kept coming back to the current Mojo Monday Tall and Skinny Sketch. I kept telling myself that this tree was too large for a tall and skinny card, but apparently I won't listen to myself! I masked a circle using a post-it Zindorf style, and sponged on my clouds and grass sticking to the Color Throwdown challenge colors. I used Pacifica, Olive, and Canary/Creme Brule, plus a bit of Colonial White Pigment ink sponged where I needed to lighten the clouds. Then I stamped my Tree over the top using Memento Tuxedo Black
I hit up my stash bowl, where I drop all my odds and ends from previous projects to create my embellishment cluster at the bottom corner. I colored some metal words with alcohol markers. Then I used my Stardust Gelly Roll to dot across the words and blended that with my finger. I topped that off with some Platinum Stickles, also blended with my finger which really added some depth to the colored metal. I used the same combo around the edge of my moon for a bit of shimmer.

Now hop on over to JEN'S BLOG to see more fabulous September SOTM goodness! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for just $5!
Here are a few more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...

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