Friday, February 21, 2014

Color Dare #82 - Goldrush & Topiary

Goldrush & Topiary are two bright, bold colors.  Put them together and they really make an impact.  Therefore, I wanted to keep the rest of the card clean so the colors would stand on their own.

  • Instead of layering my White Daisy panels on colored cardstock, I simply inked all the edges with Goldrush ink and a makeup sponge to get a thin, crisp colored border.  I then attached them to a White Daisy card.
  • The flower is from the Just For You (B1398) stamp set.  I stamped the outline in Champagne and the bottom layer of petals in Goldrush.  I then stamped six different petals in Goldrush ink, cut them out, then layered them with foam tape on top of the original flower.  The center circle was stamped in Champagne, punched and layered on top with foam tape.  The leaves were stamped in Topiary - one flat, one cut out and layered with foam tape.
  • "A Note for You" was stamped in Topiary.
  • The bird, from the Hello Blooms (C1540) stamp set was stamped in Goldrush.
  • The swirl and leaves, from The Present (D1436) stamp set were stamped in Topiary.

How will you use Goldrush & Topiary together?  Join the Color Dare:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Friday Crafting Crop

Friday Crafting Crop
February 21st

10 AM – 9 PM

Bring your scrapbooking and paper-crafting projects and join us for a day of fun!

Stay the day or just a few hours...


Cost- $8

Contact me to reserve your space!


Huntington Cards Workshop

At 2 p.m. I will be teaching the Huntington Cards workshop at the crop!  Take a break from your projects, or come by just for the workshop!  Cost: $18  Contact me if you'd like to attend.

In this workshop we will use the beautiful Huntington papers to create three elegant cards perfect for any occasion - birthday, Father's Day, sympathy, or just thinking of you!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Interactive Scrapbooking Workshops - Crush Books & More...

I am excited to announce a new series of workshops featuring interactive scrapbooking elements.  These workshops will introduce you to new and innovative ways to liven up your scrapbooking layouts, making the experience as fun for the viewers as it was for the creator!

These techniques can also be used on cards and in art journals.

I will be creating my samples in my CTMH Bluebird Crush Book.  If you choose to purchase a Crush book (either Bluebird or Modville) and two coordinating accessory packs (total cost = $26.64), you will qualify to attend any one workshop for FREE!  However, you can choose to attend any or all workshops without purchasing a Crush book.  Bring your own journal, or just a page to add to a scrapbook or self-bound book.

Workshop #1 - Square Card & Envelope Assembly
Sunday, February 16th
1:00 p.m.
Cost:  $10

Workshop #2 - Flap & Fold Pocket / Slit Pocket
Saturday, March 1st
1:00 p.m.
Cost:  $10

I hope you'll join me on this new adventure.  Contact me if you'd like to order your new Crush book and accessories!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Color Dare #80 - Ruby, Sunset & Cotton Candy

The bright and cheerful color combination of Ruby, Sunset & Cotton Candy inspired me to make Valentine treat boxes for two of my favorite little ones.   

  • All stamps are from the Whoo's Your Valentine Stamp Set (D1548).
  • The popcorn box shape was cut from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge at 4 1/4" (Z1790) from White Daisy cardstock.
  • To the box, I added 1/4" strips of Cotton Candy cardstock.
  • The hearts were stamped in Ruby, Sunset & Cotton Candy inks on coordinating heart shapes.
  • The sentiment was stamped in Ruby ink on a Sunset cardstock banner shape.

What are you making for your Valentine this week?  Join the Color Dare:

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Embossing is Boss!

Get a free embossing folder of your choice with your qualifying purchase!

During the month of February, you are eligible to receive your choice of a new embossing folder FREE (a savings of $8.95!) for every 2 packs of bulk single color or combo cardstock you purchase. Pick from our 5 new folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—when you make a qualifying purchase. Add a touch of texture and flair to every cardstock project you create—gorgeous and easy! This offer is only valid while supplies last, so make sure to get your order in early!

*Offer valid February 1–28, 2014. Paper Fundamentals, Colonial White, White Daisy, and kraft cardstock packs do not count toward the qualifying purchase. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price ($8.95) of the free item(s). Embossing folder size fits most standard embossing machine; sold separately.

February Stamp of the Month: Wild About Love

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.
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