Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Exciting Announcement and Free Digital Download Stamp

Hi Crafters,

I am very excited to make an announcement today that I have been holding onto for a little while...

I am on a Design Team!!

I have been chosen by Jessicalynnoriginal.com to feature some of their stamp sets on my blog. As many of you have noticed over the last little while, my blog has taken a slightly new form. I have decided to break away from using only Close to my Heart products and really get out there and try new stuff, combine it with my CTMH stuff and just let my creativity go. I am really liking this new approach because I just play and experiment instead of worrying about using certain products only. I still love my CTMH, I'm just taking it to a whole new level and showing you how to do just that!

That being said, I have a cute FREE digital stamp that I am featuring today.



TIP: I do recommend printing on cardstock, sadly my printer doesn't work well with it because of the thickness. You can see around the eyes that the markers bled a little because I had to print on computer paper.



Click here to get him!

Jessica is also giving away 2 $15 gift certificated for downloading and creating with him. Upload your artwork on her Facebook page. His t-shirt you can design anything inside. I decided to create a Big Bang Theory Brentwood Owl. Have fun with it!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Brentwood Owl FREE from Jessicalynnoriginal, Magical Moment
Paper: Cashmere Cardstock, Patterned Paper is from Stampin Up!
Embellishments: Hemp (CTMH Retired), Enamel Shapes (Retired)
Tools: Copic Markers: E18, E15, R29, R35. Y13


Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Birthday UK themed Pop up Card using Cricut Explore

Hi crafters,
I don't like to admit it but since purchasing my Cricut Explore in April, I never really used it differently from my other Cricuts until this project. The Cricut Explore is by far my favourite machine. The software is easy to use after watching a couple YouTube tutorials and getting the hang of it. I really wanted to make a UK themed birthday pop up card since I am flying to London on Thursday for the weekend with my friend who celebrates her birthday tomorrow.


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First I thought about what I put into the pop up box. When I searched London/UK in the Cricut database, there wasn't much to choose from so I had to find some jpeg files online. I have the little soldier, British Pound symbol, the Underground symbol, the telephone booth and a drama mask since my present was...

2 Tickets to Michael Jackson's Thriller the Musical!!!

So where it says "Ziehen" which is "Pull" in German, a ticket came out with the information or the tickets written by my Cricut. I was able to attach it by putting the ticket into a "pocket" and attaching the pocket to the pop up card.


Next I had to think of the pop up box/outside of it and how I would decorate it. What better than the Union Jack? This proved to be a lot of work. I cut out the red cardstock squares to paste down the I had to hand glue the white strips and blue triangles on all the flags but I think it turned out adorable! And it wouldn't be possible to create without my Explore!

Recipe:
Cricut Explore (the happy birthday image is the only one from a cartridge)
Embellishments: Shimmer Trim

Please leave a comment below :)







Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2: Floral Stamping


The third card, I also made with Lifetime of Happiness. I took my mod podge bottle and used the bottom to trace a circle. I stamped the stamps in a circular pattern and cut out the middle. I stamped the sentiment onto the inside of the card so that the card front acts as a window. 

I hope you enjoyed today's cards :)

Click here to see my other cards from today's class.

Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2: Floral Stamping


The second card that I created uses the masking technique. I used computer paper and stamped all the stamps onto it. I cut them all out to create "masks." I stamped the stamps one by one onto the kraft cardstock in various shades of pink, orange and green and covered them immediately with their matching mask. That way none of the colours get muddy. All the stamps in this set are retired except for one of the flowers which is also from Lifetime of Happiness.




This is the stamp set I am giving away!


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I created a 10 page workshop yesterday featuring the Scaredy Cat Paper Pack and a few of my favourite stamp sets. It features several different stamp techniques and is super fun to make. I made a full colour guide on how to make this and I am giving it away for FREE if you sign up for my newsletter before August 31st, 2014. You can sign up by clicking on the newsletter button on the sidebar up towards the top of the blog. 
Thanks for subscribing!



The new Idea Book is here!

New Catalogue!

August Special

10 Page protectors for just $3 with a purchase of the Picture my Life kit!

August Stamp of the Month

Stamp of the Month - What a Hoot - just $5 with a $50 purchase or $19.25 regular price








Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2: Floral Stamping

Hi Scrappers,

Today in Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2, we are using floral stamps. One of the techniques we used white pigment ink and then stamped over it with regular dye ink in different colours to get the full colour effect on a dark background.



Bes sure to leave a comment below...but before you leave, I am doing a giveaway! Click here to be directed to my Facebook page, give me a like, and like the post to be entered!


This is the stamp set I am giving away!


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I created a 10 page workshop yesterday featuring the Scaredy Cat Paper Pack and a few of my favourite stamp sets. It features several different stamp techniques and is super fun to make. I made a full colour guide on how to make this and I am giving it away for FREE if you sign up for my newsletter before August 31st, 2014. You can sign up by clicking on the newsletter button on the sidebar up towards the top of the blog. 
Thanks for subscribing!



The new Idea Book is here!

New Catalogue!

August Special

10 Page protectors for just $3 with a purchase of the Picture my Life kit!

August Stamp of the Month

Stamp of the Month - What a Hoot - just $5 with a $50 purchase or $19.25 regular price









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