Friday, February 14, 2014

Love You Beary Much

Earlier this week, My granddaughter Mya, wanted to make Valentines for her 1st grade class mates. It was hard to find stamps that I thought were appropriate for little kids. So I dug through my 17 years of CTMH stamps and found this oldie but goodie.  We thought it might be nice to add a little candy to it. However, none of the stores in our area had Valentine Hershy kisses left on the shelves. When it comes to candy, I don't think the kids will even notice what color they are.

Digging through my stash is so much fun. I found pink staples from many years ago. Matched up perfectly with the paper.

After School on Wednesday, Mya stamped all of the Bears and Hearts. I cut everything out for her and finished them so she could take them to school. Then the snow storm came. No school yesterday nor today. Then off on Presidents day on Monday. So, I guess they have to wait until Tuesday. 

Challenges with this card:
The Stamping Boutique - Valentine
Totally Paper Crafts - Valentine
Crafty Little Fairies - Teddies

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Joyful Stars February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars February Blog Hop. This hop features Close to my Heart Products by 8 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Cindy'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 Ariana Workshop of the Go stamp set and Paper along with For My Friend stamp.

This is the last of three cards my card class will be making this month. All three cards are using the Ariana paper pack along with various stamps. 

Inks used are Crystal Blue, Blush, Olive and Hollyhock. The three crystals were clear and I used the CTMH Hollyhock Alcohol marker to color them.

Now hop on over to Lori's Blog and see what she has to show you.

This card was inspired by a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sweet Moments

Here is the second card for my February Card class. I used another older stamp set that I hadn't used before. It's called Sweet Moments. When I found this in my stamp box, I couldn't believe I never used it before. It is such a BEAUTIFUL set. I'm so glad CTMH has not retired this set yet. 

This month I am featuring the Ariana Paper Pack. This stamp set goes beautiful with this paper. 

I wanted to teach my class how to make their own background paper. So, using the stamps only, I stamped with Hollyhock Ink onto Hollyhock Cardstock

The white lace is actually one of the stamps inked with the VersaMark and then coated with white embossing powder and heated. I also dod the same thing with the Cameo. That is white embossing bowder on the Olive cardstock.

The Blush cardstock in the background is dry embossed with a dot embossing folder. For the month of Februsaary only......Buy two packs of cardstock of your choice and choose any embossing folder for FREE. There are five to choose from. Damask, Quatrefoil, Chevron, Dot, and Stripe.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

In The Moment Flair

Here is my first card for my card class this month. I have this problem where I buy too many stamp sets with each new Close to my Heart catalog and don't get around to using them within that 6 months. So here I am using a stamp set from the fall/winter catalog. This stamp set is called In The Moment Flair.

I teamed this set up with a new paper pack called Ariana. There are so many beautiful paper packs in the new Spring.Summer CTMH catalog and this is ONE of my favorites.

I wanted to teach my class this month how to use the Stitch Guide Ruler and then how to stitch. The swirl at the bottom right was made using the guide and pink Embroidery Floss.  

The Happy Birthday is from Joyful Birthday stamp set. The "i" in Birthday is dotted with a Flamingo Dot.

Colors are Blush and Olive. I just love this color combination.

The inspiration for this card started with a sketch challenge from I (heart) card Sketches.