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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Celebrate With Cake - CTMH May Stamp of the Month

This is the 3rd and last card that my May class made. 

I used the May Stamp of the Month, Celebrate with Cake
Colors are Glacier and Sweetleaf. Cake was colored with ShinHan Alcohol Markers.  The clear sparkles in the center of the flowers were also colored with the ShinHan markers.

I stamped the background paper by using the back of the clear stamp with Glacier and Sweetleaf, then flipped the stamp to the right side and over stamped with Whisper.  In between, I stamped the leaf using second generation technique. 
I did the same for the flowers on the cake, but I over stamped with black then cut the flowers out.

The cake stand and the banner were water colored with Sweetleaf ink.


Happy Times Thank You card



Here is the second card for my May card class. It used the Happy Times Stamp Set, only available until May 31st. With it I used Poppy Cardstock along with Poppy and Honey inks for the flowers.

The white portions were dry embossed. The top one with the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder. The bottom with the Dot Embossing Folder.

The Thank You is from a retired set.

Happy Times Birthday

Here is the first of three cards that my May card class made. We used the Happy times May Special Paper Pack and matching Happy Times stamp set. I Love this paper!!! The stamp set and paper are only available until May 31st. 



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Curtain Cards

I forgot to post the other two cards that my classes made in April.  Her is the first one. It is a Curtain card using the Keep Your Chin Up stamp set from CTMH, and the Kaleidoscope paper pack.


After cutting the paper for the first curtain, I had the other piece of the paper left over. Since the paper is scored before cutting on the diagonal, I decided to flip the paper over, fold on the same score lines and make another card. Since this piece of paper was smaller, I made a vertical card with it using the Build A Cake stamp set.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Joyful Stars April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars April Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 13 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Debi's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.


Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*



My card today uses the Stuck on You Stamp set and Thin Cuts. This stamp set and thin cuts will be retiring at the end of this month. 

I started with white cardstock and the Floral Embossing folder. I used it along with the Square embossing diffuser. 
Then I used a square Spellbinders Die with the Embossing Mat. This just helps define the diffused area.

Now hop on over to Andrea's Blog to see her fabulous eye candy


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Joyful Stars March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars March Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 13 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Krista's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.


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My card today uses the CTMH March Stamp of the Month. I combined it with the Penelope Paper Pack 
Now hop on over to Betty's Blog and check out her eye candy.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Birthday Cheers



Here is the Birthday card I made for my Granddaughter, Mya, who turned 9. She is a Cheerleader for the Midget Football team at Blue Mountain so I had to make her a card using the new CTMH Stamp set called Play Hard - Cheer.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Rejoice - Easter Easel Card



Here is one of the three cards my card classes are making this month. I LOVE Easel Cards.

Easter will be here before we know it so my classes are focusing on Easter this month. 

I used the Rejoice Stamp Set from CTMH. I stamped the cross and sentiment in thistle Ink. 
The background was dry embossed with the CTMH exclusive Damask Embossing Folder on Thistle Cardstock.  I then rubbed my Thistle Ink pad lightly over the top for added dimension. 

The egg was cut from the CTMH Exclusive Art Philosophy Cartridge

The crystals on the cross started out as clear but I colored them with Shin Han Peony Purple Alcohol Marker.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Joyful Stars February Blog Hoop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars February Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 13 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Krista's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.


Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*



I needed a Birthday Card on Saturday so I used the February Stamp of the Month (SOTM), called Balloon Animals. I used the Monkey Balloon and stamped it twice. Once in Desert Sand and again in Champagne. I just trimmed out certain parts of the champagne image and glued it to the Desert sand image. Then I used the Cherry Pink Shin Han Marker and colored in the mouth area and drew on a mouth

The background was stamped with the ink blots stamp set, then dry embossed with the Arrow Embossing Folder

I punched a strip of white CS with the Chevron Border Punch and lined it with Red Shimmer Trim.

Now hop on over to Betty's Blog and check out her eye candy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Cricut Valentine


Here is my FIRST, All Cricut Cut Card. 



I'm a stamper and only used my Cricut machine for cutting mats when I was having classes. But after having a play date with some friends, who helped me set up my new Cricut Explore Air, I broke down and made this card with NO STAMPING. 
I liked how it turned out, but you may never see another card without stamping. Only because stamping is my passion. However, I will be using it more for parts my cards.

I think the cuts were from the Close to my Heart, exclusive Artbooking and Artisry Cartridges. With the exception of the Big Heart. That was from the free two week trial you get when you set up your machine for the first time.

Colors are Pixie, white and Poppy.

Challenges for this card:
Creative Craft Cottage - Release the Glitter
CCC Digi Creations - Use Die Cuts
Scribbles Designs - Have a Heart
Bastel-Traum - Valentine
Whimsie Doodle - Hearts a plenty
Hiding in my Craft Room - Embossing