Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I have been working on this for a couple of weeks, not because it was hard, because it is incredible easy but I haven't had much time.
I loved this! It was a super fun project and fast project. So here are the basics.
You can order a workshop on the go kit for 44.95 and you can get everything you need except the Artiste Cartridge. I have not fully blinged out my calendar, I still have more jewels to use.
You cut the boxes, stamp your numbers and put your borders on.
Now here are some fun tips, tricks and ideas.
- Cut all of the drawers first
- Score the drawers second
- Work on the sequence of the colors both of the drawers and the boards
- Then stamp the numbers, add the boarders and the bling
- Lastly fold the boxes
- If you have and imagine 2, Gypsy or use the CTMH craftroom you can flip one of the drawer images on your cutting mat. Instructions tell you to cut two on each sheet of card stock. If you flip one the scrap that is left in the middle is a large enough piece that you can make a card. If you would like more detail let me know and I will try to find a picture to post.
- If you are not a kit person or like to let your own creativity flow...
- Buy the cube for 16.95
- Use your own paper and bling
- Use the cube for any other count down
- 16 birthday
- Valentines day
- You can count down anything, the drawers are big enough to stuff with candy, love notes, jewelry and much more
I hope this has inspired you.
Friday, October 5, 2012
As you know time to time, I like to spotlight some of my customer's/follower's paper crafting art. Well this time I'm spotlighting one of my customers, who will vendor at one of our local bazaars. Drum roll..........Holly Kean.
To enhance her work, she has used multiple textures, ribbons, buttons and bling. If that wasn't enough she added layering for an additional touch drama.
Now for the Close to My Heart spin...the Art Philosophy critcut cartridge has a pillow box cut. CTMH also offers a multitude of dimensional items, including ribbons and bling all in corresponding colors and patterns to match our paper offerings.
I hope this has inspired you, it has me.
If you happen to be in the Spanaway area or feel like taking a drive. Stop by Spanaway Lake High School, Sat Nov 3, 9am - 5pm and Sun Nov 5, 10am - 3pm. there will be over 180 vendors and only hand made items will be sold.
Thanks for sharing Holly and good luck at the Bazaar.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I have to apologize for my absence. I am on an intense project at my day job so I have had less spare time to craft. But I am starting to get the creative juices flowing.
The most important thing you can do is score. Firm scoring makes the project flow faster and easier. Using a nice patterned paper works well, however I am interested in trying with a stamped paper, maybe a monochromatic ink or something bold to really stand out.
Now this little box caught my I. I thought it was the cutest thing. Thank of the possibilities. Party Favors, Wedding guest gifts and little surprises for coworkers or one of my favorite ideas. A tooth fairy box. Hmm, what do you think?
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sorry this post is not a project. I just had to show the new cart for close to my heart it is amazing! Love it. Here is a link to see the images. I will post more later. But if you are interested let me know.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
BLOG HOP WINNER - NITASHA!!!!
GIGI.ZONE BLOG WINNER - SHERYL!!!
and because Sheryl is a follower there will be an extra mini acrylic set.
email me your address info at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME !
So what I have done is create a series of cards using flower printed paper, matching solid paper, ink pads, stamps and a few extras. Most of the products are Close to My Heart and from the Pemberley series.
So let's get started, I hope you enjoy.
Five cards made from one set of Pemberley paper with lots left over. One of the things I find the hardest is the coordination of colors. Having a packet of matching paper really helped me I could spend time being createtive instead of finding color combinations. I still look for my own combos, but when I am struggling creatively this gives me a boost.
I will be giving Blog Candy, if you leave a comment you will be entered into a random drawing to win. If you win and you are also a follower I will add a mini stamp set in the Blog Candy. The winner will receive a Close To My Heart my acrylics stamp set valued at 17.95.
Since this is a SOC sponsored Blog Hop you also have a chance to win Blog Candy from the SOC, all you have to do is visit each of the 17 blog on the Blog Hop and leave a comment on each. Here is the list, have fun, enjoy these artist are amazing.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
I know it has been awhile. But hopefully I am back on track and can find more time. You have heard of thinking outside the box, well in scrapping I like to think outside of the 12x12.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sorry it has been a while, but sometimes work gets in the way of paper crafting. So I have a few exciting things to share.
First of all I have been loving my CTMH, Close To My Heart products, but I really love free things and in the Month of June, if you buy 2 stamp sets you can get one free!
I will be placing an order soon so if you are interested in anything let me know.
Secondly, I always ask you to share your projects with me and someone has. I have not done an altered project. But I have a friend who used a candy box to create a really cute Mother's Day project Take a look..
Thank you, Lori for sharing!
Here is the cover, nice colors...
I love the creativity. What do you think? Let me see if you have any creative altered projects.
Thanks again Lori!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here are the supplies,
AP cart Scallop frame in 3 sizes 3", 1.5", 1.75"
Heritage cart for Silhouette
So here is the front and the back of the card of course you need to sign your work. I made the box from a template I had, but the cards were slightly larger and didn't fit nicely, so I took another turn and wrapped with a ribbon. I used 4 sentiments to cover multi purposes. I made extras to keep for myself. This is something I am trying to do so that I have a supply to use when I need to send a card!
Let me know your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I got so excited I couldn't wait until I had a a project made with my Close to My Heart items, so here was my latest project.
A card for a friend.
This is what I call flip it. You may remember I did a K.I.S.S. project recently. I was animal print and stood on end. What I did with this cards was flip it so it opens up instead of to the left. Added a ribbon with a small bow. I embelished with a button and liquid glass.
You could dress this card up even more by adding glitter or additional buttons. But this is a K.I.S.S. project!
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be posting more soon. Have a great week.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Sorry this is not a crafting post in a sense, no project. But I had to share that I am now a Close
to My Heart Stamp Consultant! I have been thinking about this for a while, I have always loved their products. One of the biggest reasons is my first exposure to stamping and paper crafts was D.O.T.S the former name of Close to My Heart. So you may know just how long that has been.
CTMH just keeps getting better and better. One of the things that has me so excited is they now have a Cricut Cartridge. The Art Philosophy catridge has over 700 images. Can you believe it? Stamps that match some of the images. WOW! OK OK I'll come down. Thank you for following me and keeping me motivated to share.
Of course you know I will be putting in a party soon, so if you are in need of something let me know.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
This is a quick post to share. One thing my daughter has always got on me about is to sign my work. I do not have the best writing and with my small stamps and initials, I just don't think it added to the card. I thought the back of the card always looked empty.
Some of you may know I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago and also Gigi is my pen name for crafting. Well my daughter bought me a gift I would not have thought of for myself. She gave me 2 stamps.
This one with my pen name.
This one for my family and friends when I don't use my crafting name.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
This was a quick card. I made a couple of them, one as a special you and one as a birthday.
Keeping the card simple and basic allows you to use the card for different occasions. Simply by changing the sentiment inside it can be a Thank you, congrats or a birthday.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
We used wooden balls, purchased from Michael's and painted them. We used tham as feet and also as a knob for the lid.
You could place a small gift or gift card inside. You can also add pictures.
You can add pictures to both sides of the petals. This is cute and not to challending but the cutting takes time.
I have also seen this box done with the inner box off kilter and instead of pictures embelishing each side of the petals. If using embelishments you could use it as a keepsake or memory box. I will try that next time. It is a favorit of mine, but I save them for someone special. Try it out and see what you can come up with. If you need the measurements let me know, it may take me a little while but I will get them for you.
This is just a quick post, I just wanted to show you a quick card that I made for a sweet young lady that I work with that just moved out on her own. She was so excited she had been living at home while in and after college and finally got her own apartment.
I use the Wild Card cartridge for this it was quick and fairly easy which adds to my K.I.S.S. philosophy.
I purchased a Rachel Ray bread pan wrapped it and finished it up with a card.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
These were so easy to make. I bought lollipop sticks to put them on and they worked perfect. (the sticks were in the wilson candy making supplies at walmart. 50 sticks for about 3 bucks.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
I have to admit I was really nervous thinking I would not be able to handle a 3d invite, but my daughter loved them. So here is the results. I used the Elmo Party Cart.
I added the button just to give it some depth. I did have trouble with glue. I used a glue runner on most of it. I used tacky glue on the button. I'm thinking I should have used a stronger glue on the words, Elmo and the envelops. I embossed the yellow layer. I am finding that embossing can an extra touch.
The Elmo was so much easier than I expected. I did watch a YouTube video that gave great instructions on how to fold.
Score at an angle from the neck to the center of legs
Score where the legs attach to the body
Fold the arm behind and legs up
Most importantly when you glue the legs to the card, do not glue his little booty or he won't pop up correctly.
Adding dimension was helped by using a puff for the nose and bubble eyes instead of paper.
The finishing touch was the envelope that, I loved that it looked like an Elmo face! I used paper for the eyes and nose on the envelope.
I will be doing cupcake toppers and maybe some other decorations next. The part is next week so I better get to work!
Let me know if you have ever done an Elmo project please share.