Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Graduation Time!

Our oldest grandchild graduated from high school this year and here are a couple layouts to commemorate this event.

The paper with our school name on it came from a local scrapbook shop that closed a couple years ago.  I actually bought all they had as I knew I would be needing it for the kids' books.  The Honey card stock is retired CTMH...again I bought an extra pack!  The star paper is retired also...sorry about that!  However, the die cut stars are new from the 2016-17 Annual Expressions book.  They are cut with the Stars Thin Cuts dies (Z3261).  I love the fun asymmetric look of them!  As for design, I actually put this one together myself!

This layout was created with White Daisy and Black card stock and two "Lemon" papers from the Adventure Fundamentals packet (Z3253).  For accents, I used Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809) and a few blue embellishments from my stash. The title was cut on the Cricut. The design is from Close to My Heart's Charlotte Workshop on the Go.  Yes, I have used this before (see the most recent post)...I love it and it looks different with each paper selection!
Thanks for stopping by again today. Later this week, I will be joining some ladies for stamping, scrapping and card making and will be sharing some of my projects with you.  

Until then,

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Whole lot of stamping going on!

One of the Heart 2 Heart Challenges for National Stamping Month is to create something using Close to My Heart Stamps.  I chose to do layouts for my grandsons' birthdays.  Yes...they are exactly the same...saves me some time and design stress!

This layout design is from Close to My Heart (Charlotte Workshop Your Way--retired).  I used Willow, Poppy, Lagoon, Black and White Daisy cardstocks and paper from the Adventure Fundamentals packet.  I used stamps from the Darling Dinos set  which is unfortunately retired. To stamp the background on the Willow paper, I arranged my stamps on a large block so that my pattern would be consistent.  After stamping the dinos, I filled in with the bone stamp.

I used the stamps in layers to create the dino embellishments.  I stamped each on White Daisy  and then again on the Lagoon patterned paper.  After coloring with the Warm Gray Shinhan marker, I fussy cut everything and layered.  i bumped them up on the layout with thin foam tape.  Gray Enamel Gems added just the slightest bit of bling.

The red dotted strip under the willow was stamped with one of the background stamp sets that comes in the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge bundle.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How about a card class?

Ordinarily I charge $15.00 for a 5-card class, but because it is National Stamping Month and my birthday month, I am celebrating by offering this deal…

                The reduced charge will be $10.00 for 5 cards and…
                If you order $25.00 of Close to My Heart Product that night, the charge will be $5.00 and…
                If you order $50.00 of product, the class will be free!
Don’t feel like you want to order?  No worries…you are welcome to take the class for the $10.00
I am planning to host this class at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 21st at my home.  If you would like to join me, please notify me by Wednesday, September 14 so I can have the kits ready for you.  I prefer prepayment by check (contact me for my address) or Paypal (suebruch47@gmail.com).  If you decide to order Close to My Heart product on class night, I will deduct the appropriate amount from your order total. 
We will be making cards with materials from the Holiday Expressions catalog. I will have all the supplies you will need except tape runners…I do ask you bring one with you. Beverages and a snack will be provided.

I hope you will join me for an evening of creativity and fun!

Monday, September 5, 2016

I'm in love!

Of all the new paper packets in the Holiday Expressions, catalog, Swan Lake  was the last one that interested me, but I ordered it anyhow because I liked the papers with the Fall feel.  Well, now I think I am in love!  I have created a couple cards with a Fall theme and am looking forward to getting my swan dies and stamps next week.  Here is the card I made today, again for a Mojo Monday challenge.

Again, I used the September Stamp of the Month, Blessed Beyond Measure ( I think I am in love with it also).  I used one of the small images to stamp the diamond shape with random stamping which is just what it sounds like...stamping randomly while switching the position of the stamp.  You can also use more that one stamp to create your pattern and also more than one color.  I used the Clay Shinhan marker to color the design on the leaf.

All product used came from Close to My Heart. Please see my previous post for more pictures of the Swan Lake  packet and the September Stamp of the Month.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Stamp of the Month meets Swan Lake

Swan Lake is one of the new paper packets in the Holiday Expressions catalog.  Here I have used it with the September Stamp of the Month, Blessed Beyond Measure.  It is perfect for Thanksgiving and your everyday fall cards and scrapbook pages.

This layout is another Mojo Monday sketch.  The leaf was cut with the Artbooking CTMH Cricut
cartridge,  I sponged on Poppy, Tangerine and Canary inks.  The stamped image was heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Honestly I was not happy with the embossing...I think the sponged on ink was still wet enough to grab some of the powder.  However, after looking at it some more, I think it gives the leaf a rustic look.  So we will call it a happy accident!

The product used was all Close to My Heart.
Swan Lake Paper Packet X7212B

September Stamp of the Month Blessed Beyond Measure S1609