Monday, October 17, 2011

Close To My Heart's "Roxie" Envelope Mini

Just sharing a mini I made using the two kraft envelopes I made(and shared in a previous tutorial) for my daughter to embellish. everything I used is from Close to My Heart ( ...the featured paper collection is called "Roxie" which is beautiful! The tutorial will also be available soon!

How to make your own Kraft Envelopes

Friday, October 14, 2011

October Card Crusaders - part 1

Easy to do flowers from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!

September Card Crusader's Recap!

I made some awesome cards with this Brand New Cricut Cartridge "Art Philosophy!" When you order this Cartridge from my Close To My Heart Website, you will receive the Art Philosophy cartridge that has over 700 images, fonts and shapes! you will also receive 2-Celebration acrylic stamp sets & 1- Frames, Tags, Borders stamp set from Close To My Heart's Exclusive 'My Acrylix' Premium Quality Decorative Stamps; each valued at over $23! You will also receive Demensional Elements: 2" & 3" Banners; 2 1/2", 3 1/2", and 4" Tags; as well as 1 1/2" and 2" Mixed Shapes! This whole ensemble is simply AWESOME!!!

Card Crusader's Projects

August Card Crusaders

July Card Crusaders

June Card Crusaders

Paper: Peachy Keen from Kaisar Crafts
Cut card base(salmon paper) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2;
score at 2 3/4; (blue & printed border -shown on bottom) cut 1 1/4 x 4 and adhere to card base as shown in photo; (mustard) cut 3/4 x 3 1/2, distress edges with Tim Holtz's paper distresser: apply vintage photo distress ink to the edges; stamp sentiment and use 3D foam squares or pop dots, then add two brown brads; adhere (to blue) as shown.

Paper: Hopscotch from Basic Grey
Cut card base(salmon paper) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2;
score at 2 3/4; (blue) cut 2 1/4 x 3 3/4, apply Walnut Stain distress ink to the edges and adhere to card base as shown in photo; (Print) cut 2 x 3 1/2, use a corner rounder on the top right corner and the bottom left corner; applyWalnut Stain distress ink to the edges; Cut out frame using Tim Holtz's Tags & Bookplate Die. Stamp sentiment and use 3D foam squares or pop dots to the frame only. add eyelets or brads. Adhere (to print paper) as shown.

     4 x4 card; I used on the edge die                2 3/4 x 4 1/4 card   

May Card Crusaders
Close To My Heart's "Wings" Paper collection

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"While Supplies Last" at Close to My Heart!

There are a couple of fantastic clearance items still available from Close To My Heart! To check them out, go to  click on "shop online" on the left....and then click on "while's supplies last."

You shop online with your credit card and have the items shipped directly to you! Enjoy the goodies!

By the way...for the ladies taking the Denim workshop...the MINI-MEDLEY ACCENTS OUTDOOR DENIM COLLECTION reg. $4.95 sale $2.50 49 % off , would be a great addition!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

I am so excited to announce my first Blog Hop, guys!!!!!

I am so honored to have been invited to participate in Elsa's (Just a Few Designs) blog hop to start off this famtastic holiday season! Please remember to Save-the-date...I will annouce this event again...along with a few reminders...I SO EXCITED to start creating for this!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Previous Projects!

It's a girl thang!!!                              Trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico!

Close To My Heart's Flip- Flaps;
Create a whole album on one page!

In my all about me album!                                                 My babies' halloween!

Brenda's Birthday Bash Album!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Getting inspired.....can come from anywhere!

I wonder what writers do when they get "Blocked?" I guess they search for inspiration...right? Well, what if you've been inspired by something, but don't have what you need to complete the project?

Been there...done a t-shirt and a magnet from that trip!
Being uninspired can be a drag when your really in the mood to create, but have no focus or intended direction!

A friend came over to my design studio the other day....she said she hadn't been able to scrap at home and she really wanted to do a project. I figured....well, that would be great to have some company while I work on class projects for upcoming October workshops. I, myself hadn't really been inspired to make a personal project; always busy doing something for another purpose other than for me!

Well, she started pulling out all the supplies she might need for her day of play; and I noticed a mini tabbed grunge board book, by Tim Holtz (which we both have had since last winter!) and I'll be...that is all it took! I thought to myself...."Self? Your going to play today, right along with Leslie!"

I went into my album stash and found the grunge book; then I look through my "paper collection" (I'm using that word lightly!), and came across that beautiful Gabrielle Collection from Bo Bunny! "hummm"....I thought, twisting my lips to the side...."should I?" You know we" collectors can be; never want to commit...just save for the perfect moment!

Well, this was my project for the day! I was going to commit to cutting into the once collected precious paper and stick it to my guarded grunge album! You would have been proud of me!

twelve hours later (maybe add a day or 2)...this is what I came up with:
"Spread Your Wings" Using the Gabrielle Collection from Bo Bunny

The small Prima flower is used as a closure on this page.

Toilet Paper roll pocket on this page!

This is the back of the freestanding stand attached to the mini album!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Not Enough Time In a Day!

Hey everyone! I am a day late stating my very own challenge!!!! LOL, this is way too funny! I'm thinking this is a sign that I'm going to be late for my own funeral...Whatcha think?

Anyway, I had a few ideas for projects and haven't really had a whole lot of time to execute! I have started another grunge album, but this time using Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection...such a beautiful collection of papers! It's so sad, I have had this paper collection since, April or May? Never-the-less...I'm getting to it!

Just sharing a thought!