Sunday, June 30, 2013

FUNTABULOUS Cards...(Yes, I made up that word!!)

I had so much fun crafting with my 6 pack sisters yesterday. I didn't get much accomplished since we were playing with some techniques and talking tons. Thats what its all about..Fellowship while preserving moments and making cards to make someone's day!!

Here are some fun cards I made...

If your a follower of my blog you have seen previous cards I have made with the heat embossing and watercolor technique. The tutorial I used was by Darlene Designs. I am loving this technique. The cards come out so pretty!! You could even leave it white and not color it in. Very elegant!! I am going to try the white heat embossing on black card stock!

Yesterday was my best friends 40th B-Day. I made this card which was simple to do. I used the Artiste Cricut cart to make. I literally cut out the balloons and banner. Adhered the balloons to the front of the card. Stamped the string and the banner. Took less then 15 mins to make. 

My card concept inspiration came from Debbi Silberberg on Pinterest. You an click here to see her card. I just loved her card so I made one. I heat embossed with white linen embossing powder but as I sit here thinking you could just as easily stamp with white ink. That will make it easier and shorten the time it took to make the card.

I hope you enjoyed my creations. Leave me some blog love! You can purchased CTMH products using my website. Happy Crafting!!

"A Page A Day" Day 12 Vacation Layout

I actually completed this layout yesterday. I placed on FB but failed to put it on my blog. Go figure!! This layout captures multiply pictures of my BF during our vacation. We had the opportunity to vist Underground Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium which was fab! You've got to get there in a lifetime and the other was as we mad our way walking to Centennial Olympic Park.
Wings paper pack - this is an retired pack that I am trying to use up the paper.
Circle punch - CM
Art Philosophy circut cart
Vineyard Berry Ink

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

"A Page A Day"....Day 11 Vacation Layout

I was able to capture the smiles of my girls and their cousin which made for a wonderful layout. To be a kid again!!

Surfs Up paper packet
Art Philosophy Cricut Cart
Orange dot washi tape - Non CTMH

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

"A Page A Day" ...Day 10 Layout

Talk about fun in the sun. Atlanta was very hot so the girls stayed in the pool majority of the time.

Surfs Up paper packet
Smoothie ink
Lagoon ink
Art Philosophy Cricut Cart
Black ink
Title Letters are non CTMH

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

"A Page A Day" ....Day 9 Vacation Layout

This page was fun to make. The family and I had the opportunity to go to Underground Atlanta and take in the history.

Clementine paper packet
Clementine stickease
Chocolate Ink
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Glitter Gems

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"A Page A Day"....Day 8 Vacation Layout

Such a late night as work got the best of me. I quickly tried to decide what type of layout to do as my mind was brain dead and not allowing me to think. I took to Pinterest to see what types of layout sketches I could find. This pic captures the moment of my girls and their cousin in front of the Atlanta Aquarium.

Artiste Cricut Cartridge - Z1790 used to make the doily, word cloud, flowers etc.
Special campaign stamp set - no longer available (stamped the word "Fun")
Black Ink - Z2105
Later Sk8rt paper packet - retired
Instant Memories stamp set -

Thank you for stopping by and HAPPY CRAFTING!! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Page A Day....Day 7 Vacation Layout

Now I know you didn't think I forgot to make a layout did you? I accomplished the task and got it done, rather late I add but motherly duties come first :-)

This is a fun layout using pictures of my oldest princess posing for the camera. She enjoyed Atlanta and it was fun capturing the moments. (sorry for the lighting couldn't get it right :-/)

Dotty paper - retired constant campaign paper packet
Tulip ink - retired
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge - used to cut the title shape as well as hearts at 1" used to make the l flower.
Smoothie card stock -

Thank you for stopping by and HAPPY CRAFTING!! Shop with me here. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Page A Day....Day 6 Vacation Layout

I love this layout. So many fun colors and the kids were having a good time. This picture was taken of the girls and their cousin at Underground Atlanta. Tons of fountain fun shots.

Colonial White card stock
Dotty Paper packet - retired constant campaign
Dream Pop - colorful strip - retired constant campaign
Sightseer stamp set - C1534
Frame Flair stamp set - D1546
Pemberley Workshop stamp set - retired

Thank you for stopping by!! Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Everything ABC's Blog Hop Featuring the Letter L

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter L. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has
chosen as their L element will be featured in their post.
If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Theo's blog ~ Celebrate Crafts.
If you came from Shelley's Blog then you're on the right track!
The letter "L" represents the word "Love"...This layout will also be considered my Day 5 "A Page A Day" vacation layout. I captured special moments while on vacation. Our reflection in the store window is a pretty cool picture so I added it to the layout. The caption reads "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies"....
I used cotton candy, black, white daisy and ruby card stock along with For Always & Sweetheart paper. I also used a combination of stamp sets Whooo's Your Valentine (special campaign), Stitched Together and Mad About You December SOTM set. The title letters were cut using the Artiste cart and the banner and tab were cut using Art Philosophy. I also used both carts to cut the hearts. The hearts are stamped in holiday red, black and pink carnation ink. I also used bakers twine for the banner. I had fun making this layout and using a variety of different CTMH products.
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!
Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Linda of Scrappy Therapy.
Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :-)

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Page A Day....Day 4 Vacation Layout

I am rather late as I got off to a late start this evening but here it goes....Day 4 layout. This layout captures the moment at the Frog Exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium.

Here are a few details about the exhibit--->Frogs: A Chorus of Colors features 15 species of live frogs in more than 3,000 square feet of unique habitats designed to introduce guests to these complex amphibians, their biology and evolution, the pivotal role they play in our ecosystem and the peril they face in a changing environment.

Mayberry paper packet - retired
Colonial White card stock
Topiary card stock
Honey card stock
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - used to make the title, tag and bracket

Non - CTMH - frog stickers

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Page A Day....Day 3 Vacation Layout

My family and I had the opportunity to visit the Georgia Aquarium. It was breath taking!! I like zoos and aquariums and I have to say I have never been in an aquarium that gave me ohhhhs and ahhhhhs just by viewing the structure of the facility!! It was amazing to walk through areas with fish, large sharks and sting rays swimming above you.

These pictures capture how it looks as you take your first turn into the building. There is this glass wall...well I guess a huge fish tank you can stand in front of for a picture moment. It is so cool to see the fish swimming all around (Did I tell you I have fish phobia...) amazing I can walk through there. I guess I must be getting over it in my older age lol

Footloose paper pack - retired
Pear Ink - Z2197
Lagoon Ink - Z2195
Lagoon card stock - X5762
Colonial White card stock - 1388
Canvas Badge buttons - Z1397 <--- currently $1.70 on the while supplies last tab!!
Mini Medley Accents Wooden Collection - Z1837
Sparkles Blue Green Assortment - Z1327
Cork title is none CTMH...

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY CRAFTING!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Page A Day....Day 2 Vacation Layout

Here is Day 2 vacation layout. These pictures bring me joy! My daughter and her cousin playing in the Fountain of Rings at the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

I smile every time I see these pics. The girls asked if they could run through the water. I told them yes, but don't get soaked since I did want them soaking the seats in the car. My daughter runs through untouched. My niece runs through and gets soaked. As you can see the look on her face.....uh ohhhh....Cracks me up.

Dream Pop paper - prior special campaign no longer available
Slate Polka Dot Washi tape - Z1817
Art Philosophy cricut cartridge - Z1686 used to cut flowers and title
Bling Buttons - CURRENTLY $1.50 on the while supplies last tab BULK231
Just Bloom Flutter Paper Shapes - Z1463 - Butterfly
Bitty Sparkles - Z1263
Adventure Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pad Set (Cotton Candy)  - Z2501 - ink used on butterfly

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Page A Day...Day 1 Vacation Layout

As many of you are aware who follow me on FB I returned from vacationing in Georgia. I printed 71 photos. Typical me, I print pictures, start an album, get halfway done and never complete it. As I worked on my opening page I made the decision to keep myself on track! I am committing to complete either a single or double page layout a day until my vacation is scrapbooked in its entirety. Today is Day 1..Come back daily or visit my FB Fan Page to see my completed layout each day!

Cruisin WOTG kit (paper & stamp set)- Retired
Vintage Type stamp set D1481
Sightseer stamp set C1534
Holiday Red Ink - retired. You might want to try Ruby Z2170
Juniper Ink Z2165
Black Ink Z2105
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Z1686 - to cut black pendant shapes and tag above picture. 
Artiste Cricut Cartridge Z1790 - to cut the white notebook page I used for journaling. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!! 

June Stamp Of The Month Cards.... A Flowering Bunch

I just love our SOTM (Stamp of the Month) program. Purchase $50.00 in CTMH products from my website and get the SOTM for $5.00 available June 1-30th!!! I decided to have some fun with the A Flowering Bunch stamp set since it is spring and flowers are blooming.

I love following Darlene Designs blog. She teaches some wonderful techniques and this one caught my eye. You can see where my design concept came from by taking a look at her card.

I watched her tutorial and said to myself you have all of these CTMH products to make a lovely card so that is what I did.

 I followed her tutorial and stamped my SOTM image in versamark. I then heat embossed using my craft heater and white embossing powder. I used the CTMH water color pencils to color in the image and went over it with my water brush. I stamped the sentiment and used the corner rounder to round the image. Pop dots were used to add dimension to the sentiment. Easy peasy and a beautiful card was the end result.
I used the same technique described above using the SOTM. I used the CTMH chalk marker to draw the stems. The sentiment is from A Little Thanks stamp set.  For both cards I used the "Dream Pop" paper (sorry no longer available) to make a decorative trim to color coordinate with the color of the sentiment.

Don't miss out on this wonderful stamp of the month. Make your purchase here. All CTMH products were used to create these cards.

Thank you for stopping bye and happy crafting!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Everything ABC's Blog Hop Featuring The Letter K

  Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter K. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has
chosen as their K element will be featured in their post.
If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Amber's blog ~ Scrapper's Therapy.
If you came from Theo ~ Celebrate Crafts then you're on the right track!
The letter "K" represents the word "KEY". I made two projects using the Key Moments Everyday Life stamp set and For Always paper packet. Specifically I concentrated on using the key in each project. 
The first item I made was a corner book mark. I tried to make it masculine so I could give it to my BF who is an avid reader. I used the Art Philosophy cart to cut the square and the decorative glitter paper overlay. I stamped the key and used pop dots to give it some dimension. I blinged it out for some added flair. Who doesn't love a little bling?? 
My second project was a card using Dream Pop paper. I tried a new type of card from Splitcoaststampers. This card is called Cami's Trifold card. Pretty simple and I like how it turned out. I again used the "key" stamp to represent my "K". I used the Art Philosophy cart page 41 <circle 3> to cut the decorative circle. I adhere it to the paper and then cut a circle out the middle. I blinged out the remaining edge of the circle. I used the Love Life stamp set for the sentiment "Happiness Lives Here". If you want full details on how to make this type of card please visit Splitcoaststampers. 
I am the last stop on the hop. If you started with me please go to the beginning to Amber's ~ Scrapper's Therapy blog. 
Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :) Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
4.  Theo ~ Celebrate Crafts
5. Shalana Glass ~ Scrappin with Shalana <--- YOU ARE HERE

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Big Picture Classes ~ Pajama Party Creation

Did you have the opportunity to watch the Big Picture Classes Pajama Party with Stacy Julian? CTMH sponsored the event and I was crafting along as this was simulcasted. I kept with the original design concept Stacy taught however I used a different paper pack. The supply list is below. It's not too late for you to view the class using this link.

Supplies used:

  • My Acrylix® Frame Flair (D1546)
  • My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts (C1536)
  • 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® block (Y1009)
  • 4" x 5" My Acrylix® block (Y1012)
  • My Acrylix® spritz cleaner (1778)
  • My Acrylix® stamp scrubber (Z1782)
  • Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1686)
  • Cocoa Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2114)
  • micro-tip scissors (Z534)
  • corner rounder (Z578)
  • paper trimmer
  • My Creations® kraft container (Z1833) 
  • Buzz & Bumble paper pack ( X7164B)
  • two yards Chocolate baker's twine from neutral assortment (comes with ten yards, Z1701)
  • three Bee's cut from the B&T paper included in the Buzz & Bumble paper pack ( X7164B)
  • 3-D foam tape
You can shop for all of these supplies using my website

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting :-)

Monday, June 3, 2013

VIP Blog Hop WINNER Announcement

I know you have been anticipating the announcement of my blog candy winner.....*Drum Roll Pleaseeeeee*.....The winner is:

La -Vie B. Please send me an email containing your address to with VIP Blog Hop Winner in the subject line. I will get your "Dream Pop" paper off in the mail as soon as I receive your email. 

Thank you to all of my viewers, the kind comments and new followers. Happy Crafting :-)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

V.I.P's (Very Inspired Papercrafter's) Team Blog Hop

Today we are featuring a blog hop that will be sure to get you excited about Close To My Heart Products. You will have the pleasure of hoping through the talented Team VIP’s blogs. The projects will be created using the CTMH Art Philosophy or Artiste Cricut cartridge or both.
I am giving away Eye Candy!!! In order for you to be eligible to win you must do the following:
1. Become a follower of each blog
2. Leave a comment on each blog
3. “Like” my FB fan page and leave a comment
4. Share this blog hop with your friends.
A winner will be chosen on Monday, June 3rd and posted here so be sure to check back.

If you didn't get an opportunity to get Dream Pop paper you will have a chance to win it!! Talk about some yummy fun BLOG CANDY!

This hop will begin at here at Scrappin with Shalana’s blog.
Drum roll please........Are you ready for my creation??

I have been wanting to make this mini magazine holder, well in this case a card holder for many months. I cut the note card holder using the Artiste cricut cartridge. I used black & gray card stock and decorated with B&T paper from the For Always paper pack. I also embellished with fabric flowers using For Always Textiles.
I made a total of six cards to go with this holder. I had fun using the trendy rays technique. I also used the Monogram stamp with the first initial of my name as well as Perfect Fit Frames Flair stamp set. I cut the stamp shapes out using the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. 
I used the True Thank You ~ Oklahoma Tornado Relief Campaign stamp for this next card. This stamp set is available for $2.95. 100% of proceeds will go to the Red Cross to aid in relief for those impacted. Get your stamp set today!! I also used Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon

This card ended up being my favorite. The design concept comes from Make it From Your Heart Volume 1. I added some fun touches with the "Sweet as Honey" sentiment from the Honeycomb Flair stamp set as well as cut out the flower from the Art Philosophy cricut cart. The flower was cut starting at 2 inches and descending until 1 1/4 inches was reached. I also did free hand stitches along the top and bottom of the card with my CTMH Metallic marker.  
Your next stop on this hop is Kisa ~ Hanging In The Woman Cave.
Now here’s the entire blog hop list! Enjoy