Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year Card

I've been playing around with some of my scrap papers and the Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set.
The paper is DCWV that I had left over from a book project in 2011.

Here is the receipe for this card:

4" x 5.5" white note card (X254)
Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set (D1491)
Cranberry Ink Pad (Z2116)
Black Ink Pad (Z2125)
Black Brad (Z1393)

See you in 2012!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Upcoming Contest

Last month I announced that I would be having a Rock the Block contest this coming January. Please forgive me as I am postponing that contest to make way for another contest that I feel has a much more important purpose in mind.

I will be posting the contest details later next week, I promise.

But just so you can get your minds rolling with ideas, during the month of January I will be accepting submissions for the "Romance Your Card" contest.

Entries will be displayed outside my studio and voted on by the  public.

I'm taking a break from now until after Christmas to spend time with my family and prepare the details of this upcoming contest.

Hopefully after being refreshed after a few days off, I can finish preparing our next workshop kits and prepare some new projects to share!

May you all have a very Merry Christmas!


Butterfly Wish Tags

 I've been working on a custom order for the past few days. I have to say that part of creating new books is all about the challenge of designing a book and it's pages that work for the purpose of the book, like this photobooth tag book that I've come up with for a New Year's Wedding.

I used my Art Philosphy Cartridge and cut out these elegant butterfly die cut wish tags using Colonial White card stock. Then I took some Ponderosa Pine Ink and Distressed the edges. Lastly, I used my Phara Phrase Stamp Set and stamped the elegant swirl and "all you need is love" on the tag.

The tags are cut at 2" x 3 1/4" (you set your cricut to 2" and press the "tag" button, then select the tag of your choice.)

For the book, I created something extra special. This page design works two ways. It holds 3.5" x 4" Polorid photos and a wish tag.  I didn't insert the photo, because I wanted to show you how the tag slides in behind the picture. I used my sewing machine and stitched a pocket for the wish tag to slide into.

Here is another look at the opposite side of the page from a different design angel. So we'll just pretend the piece of yellow paper is the photo and the tag is tucked behind. It's so neat! And can be customized to match your event theme and colors. :)

I've already added these tags into my shop and will be adding these special photo booth tag books after the new year!

I hope you'll stay tuned for tomorrow's contest announcement!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Button Up Card Set

These cards are so cute! They're fantastic for this holiday season and for the upcoming New Year! There's nothing like wishing someone a Happy New Year with a little bling and sparkle!

I loved to see how your new year's layout and cards come out after the Holidays! Send me a picture and how you made it and I'll be glad to share your project with others here on the blog. What fun it will be to show each's work right?

I'll be having a contest coming up soon involving the rock the block set, so for those of you who don't receive the newsletter, stay tuned. Don't forget to sign up, you don't want to miss discounts and contest opportunities, right?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Paper Potluck

My scrap bin has been overflowing lately. To the point, where I have to creat a new bin or sort out the old one, so Bug helped me the past few afternoons and we stuck my scraps into color coordinated bags. These paper pot lucks will be available at my next scrap meeting coming up here in a fews in January.

There are two different sizes available and they contain card stock and B&T Duo papers of every color, design, and shape. There are purple, red, orange, blue, green, beige and brown, and black and white available. These are all cuts left over from making various guest books over the past year. They're the perfect sizes for card making and even scrapbooking.

I'll post the details of my next workshop and scrapbook night in tomorrow's post. And give you a sneak peak of the desk calander we'll be making!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Enjoy Scrapbook Page Pops Tutorial

Today's Tutorial comes CTMH TV's "Enjoy" Scrapbook Page Pops.

I love these cute little flowers! And later next wee I'll show you some cute little thank you cards created using the Bouquet Stamp Set.

Happy Scrapbooking!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Goodie Baskets

I'm postponing today's tutorial for a link party hosted over on my site at

I made these cute Christmas Goodie Baskets using the Art Philosphy Cartridge and the Believe Paper Packet. Using the key pad, you want to select FONT LAYER, then press SHADOW, then the button (third white button across the top of your key pad.) These baskets are cut at 5.5". And I stamped and decorated them with the Celebrate My Acrylixs stamp set.  The Chirstmas trees are also cut out from the Art Philosphy Cartridge.

The kids and I filled them with sweet stripes. And they make the perfect little gift for bus drivers, teachers, coaches, and even the mail man.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thank You Cards

This month I've been adding some hand stamped thank you cards to my shop and in with my guest book orders. I just wanted to show you a few I made over the weekend. They can be customized, of course, to match color schemes.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Attention Craft Discount Seekers

ENABLER ALERT for all of you crafty peeps out there! There is a new online store, called BLITSY. Blitsy is a free members-only online shopping community that offers private, limited-time sale events with the best brands in the crafting industry for up to 60% off retail! Right now they are offering the pink ATG Guns for only $19.99 and the tape rolls for only $3.99. They also have Tim Holtz and Spellbinders products and so much more! The sales last only 7 days or until the items are sold out.

They also have a great referral program. When you tell a friend about Blitsy, and they sign up, then place their first order, you will receive a $10 credit in your Blitsy account! If you'd like to check it out, I would love it if you would use MY PERSONAL LINK to access the site. This way, if you sign up and order, I will get the referral credit.

Plus, they are having a HUGE promotion right now. They are having a
race to 20,000 members! Their 20,000th member and the friend that referred them will each win a $200 Blitsy gift card! How cool is that! Here's a little video that explains the promotion.

They are just starting up, but I think this is going to be great! Be sure to sign up and then share your link with your friends! *Ü*

Click here to check it out and sign up for your FREE Membership and who knows, maybe you will be the 20,000 member and get a $200 Blitsy gift card!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Greetings Card

The very first Christmas card I received today was from my 2nd Upline Susan. It was a refreshing in sight today to make me feel merrier about the upcoming holidays. We had snow last evening, but it didn't stick!

A really nice card. Thanks Susan!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Close to my Heart Hand Stamped Christmas Cards

Creating Christmas cards can be a ton of fun! However, sometimes the overwhelming things on our to-do lists prevent us from making the time to create really fancy and beautiful cards. Well, as a mother of three, I can sometimes say that sometimes it's the simplicity of something that becomes more meaningful and beautiful than dazzling the eye.

I used the HOLIDAY MAGIC STAMP SET and one of the stamp sets that came with my Art Philosophy cartridge to create these hand stamped Christmas Cards. It was so simple, I had the kids stamping away and creating their own too!!

Supplies we used:

50 pk of daisy white cards with envelopes
Sky blue stamp ink pad
Ponderosa Pine stamp ink pad
Bamboo stamp ink pad
Cranberry stamp ink pad
Black stamp ink pad

Happy Stamping!

click here to shop now

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

December Stamp of the Month: Mad About You

December Stamp of the Month

Mad About You (set of 14) #S1112

With a minimum qualifying purchase of $50, get your Stamp of the Month set for only $5.00!

Recommended Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009), 4" × 5" (Y1012)

Click here to start a blog hop where you can see TONS of great artwork using this stamp set.

Click here or contact me to order your own December stamp of the month.

Available December 1 - 31, 2011 only.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Little Hoot Baby Shower

Another little Hoot Owl Baby Shower Guest Book Album to share with you all.

This lovely little owl is lavender with a pink cover. I love this combination. It's just so Girly!!

The inside pages say "Hoot...Hoot..." I don't think I ever get tired of creating color combinations for this book design.

What color option do you think I should try next?


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