Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scrappin Sista's NEW YEARS CUT December Swap Announcement


Please read through all the details and if you are SERIOUSLY interested, please email me at nonchalantaka@yahoo.com  to express your commitment to the Swap.  

For the month of December we are hosting a NEW YEAR's CUT swap. We will limit the group to 20 participants. If we have an overwhelming response we will start another group.

1. Send me an email confirming your commitment during the sign up period which begins today and ends December 5th.  
2. Wait for your confirmation email from me. 
3. Get your mental wheels turning and CREATE! Please make sure you put forth your best effort…quality, quality quality! 

Further details will be mailed to you in a confirmation email so again, to sign-up, please send an email to nonchalantaka (at) yahoo (dot) com.  Remove the parenthesis and spaces.  Put "December Swap" in the subject line.  

All Swap items will be due by the 20th of December so please have them postmarked by the 15th.  Please do not sign up if you CANNOT commit to being on time.  

Scrapping Sista has a Facebook group dedicated to these swaps so information will be posted on her blog as well as in the group.  If you are not Scrappin' Sista's (Christel Young Bonner's) Facebook friend, please send a request (include a note about who you are) and you'll be added to the group for the month.

We at Scrappin' Sista Monthly Swaps look forward to a great month and making many new friends. Have fun and let’s create. 

Coming soon: Changes to the swaps for 2013 to improve timeliness and quality of swaps for ALL participants.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Stamps and Dimensional Elements from the Cricut® Artiste Collection

Have you been wondering how you can better use your Artiste Cricut Cart?? Here is a great video to get your creativity flowing. If you don't have the Artiste Cart it is a must have. You can purchase it using this link -->>>Get Your Artiste Here...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cardaholic Mania

This past weekend I saw a few cards that I was interested in recreating. My favorite Holiday card has some PB's on it and they are so stinking cute. You will see all the fun these Polar Bears are having wishing you Happy Holidays. The concept is by Cindy Lawrence who created her card using punches. I created this card using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart to cut the circles and ovals.

I also found a pretty simple looking card with Christmas ornament focal points. The ornaments were created using a circle punch. I used different types of CTMH holiday paper as well as a swirly stamp to give you the feel of a hanging ornament. 

And here is another with a different type of holiday paper. 

This is a fun Thank You card. The design is from CTMH Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 magazine. I used the CTMH Art Philosophy cart to make the flower as well as to cut the sentiment center piece. 

I love comments let me know what you think :-)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

La Bella Vie & Flirty Cards

 I took a few hours out of the day to make a few cards. I have a friend who I am sending the La Bella Vie card to as she is in need of prayers. The concept for the card came from a card I saw on Pinterest where the focal point was putting the sentiment between the patterned paper which I thought was creative.

I used Colonial Cardstock as the base to create this Happy Birthday card. The patterned paper is Flirty along with Desert Sand ink, Color Seam Binding Ribbon and Mocha Opaque Adhesives. 

I again used Colonial White Cardstock as the base for this "Just a little Prayer" card. I also used La Belle Vie paper, Smokey Plum and Chocolate Ink, Flutter paper shapes (Butterflies) and Bitty Sparkles. 

You can check out these fun products at My CTMH Website

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Capture the Date, Capture the Savings

To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!
* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.
Dates: Offer valid November 1–30, 2012