Monday, October 31, 2011

November Mini Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop highlighting this month's stamp set, "Cherish the Day".  This stamp set allows for some great versatility so hop with us and see what creativity we have to share with you!
If you have arrived here from Melissa's blog, you are on the right track! So... let's get started!

Supply list:

  • Cherish the Day Stamp Set
  • Dreamin' Level 2 Paper Pack
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
  • Basic Assortment Buttons
  • Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel
Thank you for taking the time to stop by... I hope you enjoyed the card!

Now hop on over to Tonya's blog where you will find another inspirational use of this stamp set!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the Masking” Technique as shown on page 15 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link to Shirley's blog.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right track! 

There are many ways to use the masking technique, but I thought I would share how to use it to make a nice, clean border without your images overlapping at the corners.  It is very simple, but this card was so sweet and simple, I thought it would be fun to share, anyways!

 It's all fine when you start your border, but when you get to the edge, what do you do?  Simple!!!  Just use a scrap piece of paper to cover the area of the border you don't want stamped.

Then, line up your stamp with your previous stamp, and you will have the first part of your border done!  As you move along, I have found that I will sometimes need two scraps at each end when I am working with a side that is shorter than my border stamp.

Supply List: 
  •  Believe Level 2 Paper Pack (X7145B)
  • A Holiday stamp set (A1115)
  • Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686)
  • Holiday Red Ink Pad (Z2127)
  • Topiary Ink Pad (Z2155)
  • Black Ink Pad (Z2105)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Shirley's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Christmas Card Workshop

Hello, everybody!!!  I have finally finished planning my Christmas card workshop.  Whew!  Things have been so busy around here!  I hope you like what I have come up with.  Here are the cards!  :o)

We will be making two each of these four designs, eight cards in total.  We will be able to use multiple techniques: dry embossing, heat embossing, paper folding...all kinds of fun!!!  Due to my extremely busy Saturdays this month, I need to schedule this one for a Friday night.  I will be teaching this at my house on Friday, October 28th beginning at 7 pm.  The cost is only $25, and I only have 8 spots, so hurry and book your spot quickly!  Once the spots are full, they are full, and I will be moving on to a different workshop for next month.  As always...happy scrapping!  :o)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop highlighting this month's stamp set, Holiday Magic.  We are thrilled to showcase some fun uses for this gorgeous stamp set!

This hop is one big circle so feel free to start here and move through the entire loop.  You can also find a complete listing of all 13 participants by visiting Melissa's blog. If you have arrived here from Tawnya's blog, you are on the right track!  So... let's get started!

Here is the card I created.  I used the Believe paper from Close To My Heart.

For the background, I used an ink resist technique.  I stamped the snowflakes with clear embossing ink, then embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I sponged over with Sky ink, and edge distressed with Desert Sand ink.  I stamped the sleigh in black ink and Holiday Red ink, cut it out, and popped it up with 3-D foam tape.

For the flower, I took a 1x9 inch paper, and accordion folded it, and made a little flower.  I cut the shape out with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The little snowflakes are second generation stamped with Sky ink. 

Here is my supply list:
  • Believe Paper Pack (X7145B)
  • Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686)
  • Desert Sand Ink (Z2118)
  • Black Ink (Z2105)
  • Holiday Red Ink (Z2127)
  • Sky Ink (Z2194)
  • Designer Ribbon Red Collection (Z1615)
  • Designer Ribbon Green Collection (Z1616)
  • Pearl Opaques Adhesive Gems (Z1336)
  • Holiday Magic Stamp Set (S1110)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  I would appreciate a comment or two, if you so feel led.  Now hop on over to Tonya's blog where you will find another inspirational use of this stamp set!

Happy hoppin'!