Friday, October 31, 2014

Color Dare #117 - Choose Your Own Orange ... Sunset

Welcome to the weekly Color Dare Challenge from Color My Heart.  Each Friday the design team announces a color palette for you to use to create your project.  You can create any type of project you'd like, as long as you use the chosen colors.  If you don't have the actual Close To My Heart colors, just use a similar substitute!



Color Dare #117 - Choose Your Own Orange ... Sunset


This week's challenge was to pick my own orange.  I choose Sunset to create this cute Halloween card.
How will this week's color combination inspire you?   Visit Color My Heart for more information about the challenge, get inspired by the design team, and upload your project.  I hope you'll join the Color Dare!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Black Friday Holiday Open House

Friday, November 28th
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

FREE

Go ahead, do your early morning Black Friday shopping, take a nap, then come by, relax, and have some holiday fun!
  • Make a Christmas Project.
  • Purchase completed Christmas gifts and get inspiration to make your own.
  • Preview the brand new Seasonal Expressions products.
  • The Pendant Bar will be open!  Here's another chance to a make a pendant for yourself or as a gift.
  • Enjoy yummy treats.
  • Spend time with friends!

Holiday Cards Super Workshop

Saturday, November 29th
11:30 a.m.
$35

It's time to celebrate this special time of year with beautiful handmade cards.  In this special extended workshop you'll make 14 gorgeous cards that are sure to impress your friends and family. (The above picture highlights just a few of the cards you will create.)

BONUS:  If 14 cards are not enough for you, I am offering bonus kits to all workshop participants for $25.  You'll get the supplies and cut-to-size papers, cardstock, and envelopes to make an additional set of cards.  Stamp the images during the workshop and assemble at home.  That will give you a total of 28 cards (or more)!  You must let me know BEFORE the workshop if you would like additional kit(s).

Are you interested in making the project but can't make the above date?  Contact me to purchase a kit!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Would You Like to Join My Crafting Club?

January marks the commencement of my very first Crafting Club.  My goal for the club is for it to be ...

  • Fun - Get together once a month with a great group of crafters!
  • Rewarding - Everyone in the club will have a turn at earning Hostess Rewards!
  • Productive - Each month you'll make a 2-page layout or set of cards!
Here's how it works...
  • Each month the club members will be required to place a minimum combined order of $150 to earn $25 worth of CTMH Hostess Rewards.  (i.e. If there are 6 members in the club, each member will place a minimum $25 order each month.  If there are 5 members, they will place a minimum $30 order.  And so on...)
  • Each member MUST commit to participate for the number of months equal to the number of members of the club.  (i.e.  6 members = 6 month commitment)  At the end of that time frame everyone will choose as to whether they would like to continue for another cycle.
  • We will draw a name each month to choose the hostess.  Each member will get to be hostess one month in the cycle.
  • I will design a 2-page scrapbooking layout or a set of 4 cards for you to create each month.  The hostess will decided which she would like.  (Unless the entire club decides to only do layouts or cards for the entire cycle.)  
  • I will have a sample of the project and the list of supplies required to complete the project the month before so that you can purchase the items as part of your minimum order requirements.  You can choose to switch up the papers or supplies if you'd like, the sample is only a example of what you can create!
  • As a group we will choose a convenient meeting time.  The hostess can host the group at her home, or I am happy to host the club in my workshop.
  • If you can't attend a gathering you are still required to place your minimum order.  You will receive the directions for creating the project so that you don't miss out.
  • During your hostess month, you are welcome to bring in outside orders to boost your sales to receive more rewards!  I will post your event on my website so your friends can easily place orders towards your total.
I hope you are all as excited as me about this new endeavor.  I can't wait to get started!  Make sure you invite all your friends to join in because the more members you have, the less you have to purchase each month! 



Color Dare #115 - Sunset, Olive, Outdoor Denim

Welcome to the weekly Color Dare Challenge from Color My Heart.  Each Friday the design team announces a color palette for you to use to create your project.  You can create any type of project you'd like, as long as you use the chosen colors.  If you don't have the actual Close To My Heart colors, just use a similar substitute!



Color Dare #115 - Sunset, Olive, Outdoor Denim


There are so many great card ideas in the new Artfully Sent Cricut Collection (Z3017) that every time I look at the book I find another one I want to try.  These great images make it easy for you to create so many beautiful cards.  Check it out today!
How will this week's color combination inspire you?   Visit Color My Heart for more information about the challenge, get inspired by the design team, and upload your project.  I hope you'll join the Color Dare!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

CTMH Team Blog Hop - Autumn Beauty

The Pineapple Paper Artists are showing off all the beautiful new paper packs, stamp sets, and embellishments of Annual Inspirations with a great new blog hop.  Whether you are just beginning your journey or you came here from Scrappy Sandra's Custom Creations, I hope you will continue on until you are inspired by everyone's autumn-themed artwork.



The new Artfully Sent Cricut Collection (Z3017) is full of beautiful card creations. But I like to shake things up a bit, so I spend a lot of time searching through all the different elements available to see how I can use them in different ways to create unique projects.
I hope you enjoy this Amazing Autumn!  Next, hop on over to Amy, the Pineapple Paper Artist, to see another beautiful project!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Color Dare #113 - Cranberry, Canary, Glacier

Welcome to the weekly Color Dare Challenge from Color My Heart.  Each Friday the design team announces a color palette for you to use to create your project.  You can create any type of project you'd like, as long as you use the chosen colors.


Color Dare #113 - Cranberry, Canary, Glacier 


I just picked up this beautiful stamp set and wanted to play.  The thing I liked most about the angel is that it could be used for a Christmas card, but could also be used for so many other occasions.
  • I started by repeatedly stamping a swirl from the Swirls Around (D1551) stamp set in Glacier (Z2641) ink on a White Daisy (1385) card.
  • I then stamped the angel from the hostess exclusive Sing Glory (C1587) stamp set in Glacier (Z2641) ink on a White Daisy (1385) panel.
  • I heavily inked the edges of both the card and panel with Glacier (Z2641) ink.
  • I added the sentiment "Rejoice" in Cranberry (Z2116) ink on the angel panel.
  • I layered the angel panel on a piece of Canary (X5772) cardstock and then on the card.  
  • I cheated a bit with the Baker's Twine. The color is actually Creme Brulee, but I thought it looked close enough to Canary to count in this combo!
  • I finished up by blinging up my angel with a bunch of Bitty Sparkles (Z1263).  I may have overdone it!  :)
How will this week's color combination inspire you?   Visit Color My Heart for more information about the challenge, get inspired by the design team, and upload your project.  I hope you'll join the Color Dare!