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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dragonfly



This is the 3rd of 3 cards for my January card class. It's Quick card stamp called Dragonfly. All cards this months uses discontinuing products that will be gone the end of this month. So, this is the last chance to find things you love but missed purchasing. Here is the link to all items that are still left in stock. 

Now onto my card. The cardstock is Crystal Blue
First I stamped the music stamp from the Universal Backgrounds on white cardstock using Crystal Blue Ink.
The strip going down the right side is Crystal Blue CS layered with a stripe from Surt's Up Paper Pack.

On a smaller piece of white CS to fit the stamp, I stamped the dragonfly using VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder. After heating the powder, I sponged over it with crystal and Lagoon inks.

The little swirl in the lower left corner is from The Best Thinks Stamp set. It was stamped with Lagoon ink and topped with the smallest flower from the Base and Bling Floral accents

The double swirl on the right side is from small flourishes..
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Valentine Card


Welcome to the Joyful Stars January Blog Hop. This hop features Close to my Heart Products by 11 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 January Stamp of the Month (SOTM), Cross-stitch WishesI combined this stamp set with two others that go perfectly with the SOTM and also Valentines Day. The Happy Valentines day is from "Holiday Tags".  The "Love you to Pieces" is from "Stitch Wonder" stamp set. 

The paper pack is For Always which will be retiring at the end of this month. 

The washi Tape is called Slate Polka-Dot and the red button is tied up with gray bakers twine. 

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

Other Challenges for this card:
Ribbon Carousel - Love
Try it on Tuesday - Something New.( Washi tape and stamps are new)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Wild About Love - class card #2



I have this thing about not using the Close to my Heart (CTMH) Stamp of the month (SOTM) before the month is it released. HOWEVER, this is the February SOTM and I couldn't resist using it for a Valentine card for my club. This is the firswt stamp set used from the NEW Spring/Summer CTMH catalog which goes live on February 1st. My clubs only meet the week of Valentines day and if we had snow that week, they wouldn't get a chance to make this cute card. So, this is card #2 of my January card class.

I love using pink and gray together and don't do it often enough. What I really like about this set and this card, is that it doesn't have to be for Valentines day. It could be for an Anniversary or just for any time you really want to let someone special in your life know how much they mean to you.
This card may just be the Valentine for my 4 year old grandson Jeffrey since he sometimes can be a Wild Thing! All Boy!!!

The colors of my cardstock are, Slate, Whisper, and Blush. Inks used are Blush and Slate. 
The background was embossed with a Spellbinders heart embossing folder. Gray bakers twine was tied around the card and slate washi tape was used across the bottom.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cross Stitch Wishes - January SOTM


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
It's January already and time for the new Close to my Heart Stamp of the Month (SOTM) called Cross Stitch Wishes. This is the first of the three cards my January clubs will be making. 
I combined this stamp set with two others that go perfectly with the SOTM and also Valentines Day. The Happy Valentines day is from "Holiday Tags". The stitching at the top portion of the card and the Love you to Pieces is from "Stitch Wonder" stamp set. 

The paper pack is Chantilly, which will be retiring at the end of this month. 

The washi Tape is called Ruby Chevron and the red button is tied up with green bakers twine. 

The funny part of making this card is that I had two fabulous friends, Jolene and Crystal, over for a play date on Monday. My head was still in the Christmas mode and I just could not come up with a design using this stamp set. It took me two days to get my head back on straight!!! *Ü*

I love sketch challenges. This one from Your Next Stamp is perfect.

Challenges for this card :
Brown Sugar - Use Ribbon or Twine.
Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Flakey Friends #3


OK, this should be the last of my 24 Christmas Thank You cards. This is the third of the Flakey Friends set from Close to my Heart.I had so much fun making these and by keeping all of them the same design, I was able to make them up very quickly. I have others that I made but posted them on my other blog, since I used Fred She Said images for those Thank You Cards.

The papers used are from the Frosted Paper Pack. The papers and the burlap ribbon are also from Close to my Heart.

I topped the snowy areas with white Liquid Applique and prisma glitter.