Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Last Chance

but this stamp set will not be!
Since today is the last day for this stamp set I thought I'd share a few of my favorite cards created with it.

If you are local and would like to create the four cards above, I am offering a workshop on this set.
Thanks to Susan and Monica for the suggestion.
This workshop is Monday, October 27th at 6pm.
If interested please let me know, space is limited.
I just love this stamp set combined with the black/cashmere paper patterned paper
 from "Yuletide Carol".
Here is another card, totally different and super simple.

This one reminds me of one of my DD's favorite artists who creates intricate scenes with papercuts.
I simply stamped the tree in "Hollyhock" and the sentiment in "Slate".
One last look before we say goodbye to this   SOTM.

Tomorrow is October, that means some spooky fun on the way and a Christmas themed
Oh what fun it is to be a paper-crafter during the holiday season!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Families Forever

Today I am sharing some CTMH artwork using the
September Stamp of the Month.
I have tons of artwork to share,
from my weeekend retreat, 
but no photos yet!
Here is a cute frame created with this set too.

Only two more days to get "Family is Forever".
It is $17.95 or only $5 with a $50 order.
It is one of my faves in the new book and one I will be keeping in my stash.
Have a great week!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Candy Corn Kisses

I just love the candy corn theme for Halloween greetings so I had to try this card cut from the NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Collection.
The card base is black.
I cut a white rectangle to line it.  Then I cut
Honey and Sunset (yellow and orange) strips to adhere behind the
I lined the candy corn with white cardstock and colored it with our new
markers.  I think I'll go back and shade it just a bit more.
I have a feeling that the Cricut will be getting a great workout at the retreat this weekend.
For my local gals,
if you order the 
from me,
you are automatically enrolled in the
ART Club.
Members will get a free class in:
October ( 2 Halloween cards, this one and the one on yesterday's post)
November (2 Thanks cards)
December (to be determined, Christmas themed project)
My goal is to teach all the functions so you use your cartridge!
I shared dates in my newsletter but if you missed that, let me know
and I'll give you all the info you need.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this new cartridge.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Artfully Sent

It's here, it's here!
I had so many blog post planned that I haven't made the big announcement here yet.
So many cool functions and styles on this one cartridge.
Here is one of my cards that I created with it.

This haunted house card was created with two cuts.
The base (with house) in black and the
Thistle inside piece.
I simply stamped the sentiment and the ghostie on a separte piece of white.
I cut out the ghost and adhered him to peek out the doorway.
Oh what fun!
I have a scrapbooking retreat to go to this weekend and I will be playing around with more of the style on this fun cartridge.
I will post another Halloween card tomorrow.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sweet Moments

I think this one is my favorite of my SOTM cards.
I used just a portion of the tree stamp for the black vine look.
Once again, I used Yuletide Carol paper.
The heart is stamped in Cashmere.
Less than one week left to get this Stamp of the Month.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#30yearsofhappy gift

Here's a look at a gift I made for one of my hostesses.
It is a mini-card set inspired by a workshop
designed by my CTMH team leader Brenda.

I cut the box in Kraft using the Artiste Cartridge.
Here is a look at the cards inside...

All the stamps used in this card set are from the
#30yearsofhappy set.
This set is FREE with any order that includes $30 in current full price retail stamps.
This is the last week for this offer.
What a fun way to celebrate 
Close To My Heart's 30 year anniversary.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all!

When I saw this beautiful inspiration photo at
I knew I had to play along.
This is my favorite season and I love the colors you see here in the Midwest as the leaves change.
Here is my card which I am entering in the
Freestyle Collage category.

I created my own background paper and paper for the leaves by inking up
my acrylic block and spraying with some Honey (CTMH yellow) Re-Inker in a spray pen.
You can see the technique "A Bit of Blot" on page 55 of the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations" Book.
Then I printed it on White Daisy cardstock in random patterns.
Once it dried I stamped the leaves and then fussy cut them out.
The frame is cut from the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.
The pretty green background is Sweet Leaf CS from the
Whimsy Fundamentals collectionl

It reminded me of the falling leaves in the photo.
I added a few silver sequins for sparkle!
I hope your first day of Fall has some sparkle as well!

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