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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Joyful Stars June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars June Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 10 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Betty'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 June Stamp of the Month, Ice Cream Dream. This is the perfect stamp set for a side step card. 

The background paper is the Thistle resist side from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection. I sponged over it with Thistle ink to make it more dimensional.

The images were all colored in with our ShinHan markers. If you have CTMH papers and products and have never tried these awesome alcohol markers, you really need to try them out. The marker colors match beautifully with our papers.

Now hop on over to Andrea's Blog to see what awesome artwork she has for you.

Cheer Up Buttercup



Here is the 2nd of the 3 Cards I'm teaching this month.

This card uses the Close to my Heart Shower Flower Stamp set along with the Hostess Only stamp set called Tagged with Love. The flowers and leaves were all stamped, fussy cut and mounted with foam tape.

I used the Hopscotch Paper pack for this background.
Ink Colors used are Sunset, Lagoon, Glacier, Flaxen and sweetleaf.

The stamped tag is from the Tagged with love set, but the tag matches up with the CTMH exclusive Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy.  
The tag was tied with a piece of the Flaxen Extra Thick Twine.

The matting behind the tag is a Spellbinders Die.

Challenges for this card.
Card and Scrap - Use Dies
Crafty Hazelnut's  - Use Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage - Flowers



Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ice Cream Dreams



Here is card #1 of 3 that my June classes will be making. It's called a latch card. The rest of the cards will be posted within the next 3 days. 

I used the Close to my Heart June Stamp of the Month, Ice Cream Dreams, which can be purchased for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. 

The papers used are from the CTMH Confetti Wishes paper pack which will be retiring the end of next month. 

The Ice Cream and cone were stamped right on colored cardstock and cut out then shaded with the coordinating colors of inks. 

I tied Thistle Extra Thick Twine around the area where the card bends.

The starting inspiration for this card came from a sketch challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.



Other Challenges for this card:
Crafty Calender - Fancy Fold Cards
Didi Designs - Use die cuts
Wags 'n Whiskers - Seeing Spots


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Seaside Greetings, Father's Day Card



Wow, I can't believe I forgot to post the 3rd of 3 cards for my May class. I started Drafting it and forgot about it.

I used the Seaside Greetings Stamp set and the Seaside Paper Pack for my card. This is the perfect set for Masculine cards.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Joyful Stars May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars May Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 10 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Marie'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*


 
This is the 2nd of my three class cards this month.
 
The paper is from the Taste of Summer paper pack which is a special for the Month of May only for National Scrapbook Month. There is even a special stamp set, A Taste of Summer, to go with it.
 

 
The stamps used are Paper Bird, a Hostess only stamp set, Smiles Begin with You, and Flowers for Mom.
 
Now hop on over to Crystal's Blog to see what awesome artwork she has for you.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Seaside Greetings Lighthouse





Wow, it's May already! I thought it would never get here. I'm so tired of COLD weather. Shorts weather is finally here.
Here is the first of three cards for my May Card class. Come back Saturday and Sunday to see the other two. If anyone would like to come to my class or receive the kit in the mail, please email me for details. Kit comes with everything precut and stamped. I offer a choice of either Happy Father's Day or Happy Birthday.

The papers are from the Seaside paper pack. The stamp set is called Seaside Greetings. Sentiment is from Holiday Tags stamp set.

The beginning inspiration for this card started with a sketch from Technostampers.
 
Other Challenges for this card:
 
Cards in Envy - When nature Calls
Whoopsi Daisy - Things with Wings
Brown Sugar - Layers
Papertake Weekly - Anything
QKR Stampede - Nature
Polkadoodles - Things with wings
 
 
 
 


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Joyful Stars April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars April Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 9 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Marie'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*



For my Card, I used a combination of two stamp sets. I used the April Stamp of the Month called "Typed Note" and "Flowers for Mom".

I LOVE this SOTM because of the many sentiments included in the set. Since I used this card as one of my club cards, I was able to let them substitute another sentiment if they didn't want to make a Mother's Day Card. 

I used Hot Pink Flower Soft for the center of the flower. Pink Flamingo Dots to embellish the upper left corner and a Bow made from the Pixie Extra Thick Twine.

I just noticed as posting this that I used the wrong stamp for Happy Mother's Day. I used the one from "Holiday Tags". I had this stamp on a block from a previous card and picked it up instead of the one from the Typed Note set. 

Now, hop on over to Crystal's Blog and see what awesome artwork she has to share.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Flowers For Mom



Here is one of the Mother's Day Cards my Classes are making this month. I used the New Blossom Paper Pack along with the Flowers For Mom Stamp set.

The Flowers were colored in with matching ShinHan Alcohol Markers.

I separated a piece of the Flaxen Extra Thick Twine and tied a bow with it.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A Little Note Easter Card



Here is a cute Easter card using the daffodils from a stamp set called A Little Note.   The butterflies are from Your own kind of wonderful.

The Grass was punched from the Green Glitter Cardstock

The Pear Background paper was dry embossed using the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder.

The orange B&T paper is from the Scardy Cat papers and the color is sunset.

All images were colored in using the ShinHan Alcohol markers.  All 24 of these markers match the CTMH papers and inks perfectly.


Monday, March 9, 2015

Joyful Stars March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars March Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 11 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Marie'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*




It's that time of the year, FINALLY!!! Out with the winter and in with Spring! 

I started with the Brushed paper pack with it's beautiful Spring colors. 

The frame is from, Choose Happy, the March Stamp of the month. 

The Chick and the Easter Wishes if from Easter Wishes. The eggs are from a much loved retired set. 

All images were colored in with Close to my Heart ShinHan Alcohol Markers.  The  24 colors of markers match the CTMH papers and inks perfectly. 

Now hop on over to Lori's blog and see what awesome artwork she has to share.