Sunday, March 31, 2013

"My Sunshine" April SOTM Blog Hop

Happy Easter and welcome to the April SOTM Blog Hop.  This month's featured stamp set is "My Sunshine", this is such a delightful stamp to work with and I can't wait to see what my fellow CTMH sisters create.  This month we have 61 Consultants participating....make sure you see them all.   If you are coming here from Melissa Laverty's Blog you're on the right path.....and if you get lost along the way, its easy to get back on track, just go to Helen Onulak's Blog for a full list of hoppers and here we go...

Crunched for time I always seem to fall back on my favorite card of all....the easel card....a few quick cuts and your done.  
Products Used are all Close To My Heart, unless otherwise noted
Chantilly Paper Packet X7163B
Sky Blue Ink Z2194
Tulip Ink (retired)
Black Ink Z2105
White Daisy Cardstock 1385
Blush Ink Z2106
Creme Brulee Ink Z2167
Circut Artiste Z1790
Cricut Art Philosophy  Z1686
Non-CTMH Products used a yellow button, polka dot embossing folder, stamped sentiment (up, up and away) and yellow ribbon.
 Here is a picture of the complete set.

Now hop on over to Lucy Kelleher's Blog and see her amazing work.....Thanks for stopping by and stay inky my friends!

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge: Scallops

This month's Paper, Scissors and More club is featuring Chantilly paper packet from Close To My Heart and the Chantilly Workshop On The Go Kit was a great fit for this week's Frosted Designs Challenge using scallops.  Check out all of the great inspiration at Frosted Designs.
This two page layout comes together in about 30 minutes....super cute and lots of color, which makes this layout pop!  Stamp set used for the embellishments 
The scallops are 1 1/4 circles cut in half.  Using the Chantilly WOTG stamp set stamped with Cotton Candy Ink...and cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy, exclusive to CTMH.
Other ink colors used are Twilight, Pacifica, Buttercup, Olive, Sweet Leaf, and Tulip....adding a touch of bling to the center of the cotton candy and tulip flowers with the pink glitter gems that come in the WOTG and a bit of glitter glitz to the bird :)
Fussy cutting is a must with this layout for the stamped embellishments, that's the best part, I love my scissors and hand cutting adds that special touch, don't you think?
Thanks for stopping by and stay inky my friends.

Friday, March 29, 2013

A wonderful welcome

What a wonderful welcome my first day of vacation.....
 Tropical Flowers
Kona Coffee and a perfect sunrise.
Beautiful rainbows all afternoon.
  Road trip to Sandy Beach
 Spending time with my honey!
A truly happy day :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Paper, Scissors & More April

Paper, Scissors & More:  Fourth Saturday of each Month 
@ Tamra's House.  
Please RSVP by the 15th of each month. $35 pre-payment is required by the 15th. 
April's Club will meet on the 27th
Club Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Each month on the fourth Saturday you can attend  the best valued crop in town!
That's right, this new cop event will feature:
  • three scrapbook designs each month to coordinate with a current CTMH paper packet and coordinating embellishments.  Each attendee will create 3 two page layouts.
  • five cards using lots of different techniques and a wide variety of products that coordinate with the current CTMH Idea Book
  • one altered item each month showing off my flair for effective layering, stamping, and clustering of coordinating embellishments;
  • make-n-take your own designs.
You can attend anytime between 9:00 and 9:00 and stay as long as you like.  There will be a copy of each project available to you along with instructions and any special equipment supplied-allowing you to work at your own pace.  Project times will vary from 3-5 hours to complete, depending on your selection and if you want to add more to this event.  You will have my undivided attention to assist and demonstrate any techniques and so on.

This monthly event gives you the opportunity to have up to 12 hours uninterrupted craft time!  Take some time out and get creative with great products/samples in my craft room to inspire you. It's time to get in your crafting therapy and make new friends.
Any equipment necessary for projects, such as punches, stamps, dies, embossing folders, and cricut will be available for your use on that day.  This will give you a great opportunity to use some products that you may not have and to learn new techniques.   

My craft room is now your craft room, that's right, my supplies, stamps, ribbon,and whatnots are ready and waiting for YOU!

You PICK which project you want to do and I'll design and cut everything and if you choose to do your own make-n-take project…… everything is here for you!
Pre-payment is required to join in no later than the 15th of the month.  Crop Fee: $35.00.  I will serve lunch and dinner.

Sign up TODAY to reserve your spot.  How to RSVP it’s easy just click on the pay pal button below "Monthly Club Fee $35.00" to save your spot.
You PICK which project you want to do and I'll design and cut everything and if you choose to do your own make-n-take project…… everything is here for you!
Pre-payment is required to join in no later than the 15th of the month.  Crop Fee: $35.00.  I will serve lunch and dinner.

Sign up TODAY to reserve your spot.  How to RSVP it’s easy just click on the pay pal button below "Monthly Club Fee $35.00" to save your spot.

Here is Card Kit for April's Class:

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge: Up Up & Away

I can hardly believe 2 weeks has already come and gone, this week's fabulous challenge from Frosted Designs is Up Up & Away and how convenient is it that.....CTMH's April SOTM "My Sunshine" is perfect for this challenge.

An easel card is my favorite fall back card....they are super quick to make....make sure you check back on 
April 23 for a full tutorial on easel cards.
All shapes were cut with the Cricut Artiste Collection exclusive to CTMH and the stamp sets coordinate with the Cricut cool is that?
Shop with me today here.....its easy, simply click here, scroll down, click on Circuit Collection and start shopping.  Each qualifying order of the Cricut Artiste Collection or Cricut Art Philosophy Collection will receive a FREE Workshop On The Go of your choice from the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book.  Order both and get 2 FREE Workshops On The Go of your choice.  U.S. Orders only please.  All others please email me for more details.  
Thanks for stopping by and stay inky my friends!
It’s time to sign up as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant! When you sign up as a Consultant in April, you’ll receive a little something extra for joining the Close To My Heart family—the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month stamp sets for free! These D-size stamp sets are great for a new Consultant to create artwork, bring to Gatherings, and show off to everyone. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!

Get to Know Your New Consultant Kit
Your New Consultant Kit is filled with the items you need to get your business off to a great start. You’ll find business essentials including brochures, Idea Books, and order forms so you can make your first sales. Whether you purchased the $49 Essentials kit or the $99 Master kit, you will find a fabulous collection of products to help you get your business off to a great start.
$49 Essentials kit
This kit provides everything you need to meet your crafting and career needs. With approximately $130 retail value, you can start your business right.
This kit contains inks, stamps, and new products in addition to a Workshops on the Go®
$99 Master kit
This kit includes everything in the Essentials kit plus more supplies and 5 Studio J® layouts. Approximately $280 retail value!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge-Chevrons

This is my first post on the Frosted Designs Design Team.  I'm so excited to be a part of this talented group, make sure you hop on over and check out all that talent.
Frosted Designs is the perfect team for me....why you ask?  Well, they are all about designing with what you have and I like that....because I have a lot.  I am new to papercrafting (a little over 3 years now) and when I started, like most of us I bought everything in sight...with so much pretty stuff out there its hard not to, right?
Now, I have a chance to use more of it.... more often :)   
Now, let's get started.....This challenge is all about using love them!  Now, I like to think outside the box a bit, so I thought I would show how to use chevrons on a project in different ways....this post has a lot of pictures to look at, plus a bonus project and a video, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy.
Here's my project.
The display tray is from Close To My Heart and I've been saving it since July, just waiting for the right moment to use it.  My friend Kathi moved here from Tennessee in December and for this challenge I decided to use the tray as a gift for her daughter, Brandi. I'm an Independent Consultant for Close To My Heart and they introduced a new paper line this Spring/Summer Idea Book called "For Always" and it has a B&T paper of chevrons, how lucky!
Chevron #1:  Used for a rosette.
Chevron #2:  Used here on the banner
Chevron #3:  Used here as an embellishment (hexagon)
Chevron #4:  Used here as a background.
More Pics:

Here we are with Brandi proudly showing off her gift.
 She was so happy.....from her hands......
to the wall in her room :)
Products used are:
CTMH Display Tray Z1750
CTMH For Always Paper Packet X7165B
CTMH Pear Cardstock X5764
CTMH Slate Cardstock X5930
CTMH Black Cardstock 1386
CTMH Black Ink Z2105
CTMH Black Pigment Ink (Basic Stack) Z2503
CTMH Honeycomb Stamp Set C1537
CTMH Artisan Studs Z1816
CTMH Sparkles Clear Flourishes Small Z1812
CTMH Black Assortment Buttons Z1821
CTMH Black Waxy Flax Z1089
CTMH Black Hemp Z282
CTMH Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Z1781 
CTMH retired products used:
Green Embroidery Floss and a variety of white rub-ons
Other products used:
A variety of goodies received while on a Tim Holtz cruise in 2011, mini clear bottle, chunky silver glitter, SU green ribbon and SU stamp set.

I've also made a bonus project from Close To My's a new line called "Canvas Art Kit" one of their home decor Workshops on the Go.  Use the materials and instructions in this kit to create a 12" × 12" canvas display, which has a chevron background. This kit comes with Dimensional Elements in two different color schemes to create a look that is uniquely yours. This workshop project is ideal for creating as a group or on your own and takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
  • (1) 12"x 12" pre-printed canvas display
  • (1) C-sized Canvas Art Workshop on the Go stamp set
  • (1) 1 yard of Cashmere Baker’s Twine
  • (10) Clear Sparkles (10mm)
  • (1) Sheet of Sparkles Flourishes
  • (2) 12" x 6" sheets of Dimensional Elements In Color - Art Shapes
  • Instructional Brochure
Other supplies, not included, needed to complete the project:
 For more info watch this video.

Have a great day and stay inky my friends!