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card sketch!

 

hello!

i have a NEW! card sketch up over on the Clearsnap Blog!

the sample card features the NEW! ColorBox Blends as well as two NEW! stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.

you can see the post HERE.

if you like the sketch, please leave a comment! this is a monthly series that i would like to keep going if it is enjoyed.

thanks!


guest blogger on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog…

hello!

i was a guest blogger over on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog this week; a total of 4 projects have been posted:

Mix It Up Pillow

Circles Flower Card

Altered Corkboard

Heathered Feathered Purse

i’d love for you to visit me over there and maybe leave a comment or two if you like the projects!

directions and supplies are included in the posts.

thanks!


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world card making day!!!

it’s october 1st, which means it’s also WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!!

 if you are a card maker, you’ll be able to find ideas and inspiration ALL over the web today!

i’ve got 2 cards to share with you today. both are holiday cards which will hopefully inspire you to busy crafting YOUR own holiday cards NOW – before the downhill slide to Christmas begins!

 i love vintage holiday decorations! i scour flea markets, estate sales and antique shops looking for old holiday decor. so i was REALLY excited when REMINISCE released it’s new holiday collections DEAR SANTA and A CHRISTMAS STORY, both of which have a very nostalgic retro look and were used for this pair of Christmas cards.

other products featured in these cards are Smooch Spritz, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink, Top Boss Embossing Pad and Top Boss Embossing Powder, all from CLEARSNAP.

the stamps and paper lace stickers are from HOT OFF THE PRESS.

here is a slideshow with a closer look at the cards and the details…

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i’m keeping this post short and sweet as there are over TWO hundred blogs participating in the Paper Craft Magazine’s WCMD Blog Hop!

click HERE to view the list of ALL the blogs participating in Paper Crafts Magazine’s WCMD Blog Hop!!! and be SURE you visit the CLEARSNAP BLOG if you haven’t already! i have a card up there as well and if you leave a comment under my post, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack in celebration of WCMD!


mom & me pj crop…

i just noticed that the mom & me pj crop at SCRAPBOOK 911 was not on their web calendar, i’m not sure if it is on the paper calendar or not.  i apologize for not catching that sooner, but i DID want to let anyone who was interested know that we WILL be having the pj crop so PLEASE sign up if you’d like to come and crop with your child{ren}! it will be on thursday, july 8th from 5 to 9.  snacks are included {but dinner isn’t so please eat before you come or bring something with you!} the crop is priced at just $5 per person. moms must stay, and they can bring as many kids as they can supervise! so your kids can invite friends to crop with them if they like.

the wearing of your PJ’s is optional, but we sure had a lot of fun cropping in our jammies last month, here’s some photos…

there are also 2 other mom & me classes coming up in july:

first up is the “regular” mom & me class on saturday, july 10th from 10:00 to noon. you and your child will work together to make a set of card for various occasions.  they will be SO proud to give these cards because they made them themselves!  

 

then, on  tuesday, july 20th  from 10:30 to 12:30 will be mom & me “our day out”. “our day out” is a special class for summer; by special request from the KIDS! BOTH you and your child will EACH have your OWN project to work on for ONE low price! this month, the kids will be making an altered composition book…

while the moms will be making a summer themed 2 page layout…

please e-mail me if you have any questions about any of these special “kid” classes!


happy easter!

i hope everyone has a wonderful easter tomorrow – well today really!

i had 2 quick little easter cards to share, thanks to jen at scrapbook cottage for the inspiration and idea…

for both cards, i used bazzill glazed cardstock that has raised embossed patterns on it, and smooch spritz. printed papers and embellishments on “for peeps sake” are from reminisce’s Happy Easter line, printed paper on “great dye job” is from making memories and embellishments are from reminisce’s Happy Easter line…

for the first card, “for peeps sake”, i spritzed the cardstock with pink sprinkles, gold glow, and electric blue smooch spritz. i let the cardstock sit for a few minutes until i was sure the spritz had time to be absorbed, then i set a clean white paper towel on top to soak up the spray on the embossed area. then i blotted again to remove more of the ink. then you can just gently “buff” the paper to remove any remaining spritz from the embossed areas.

for the “great dye job card”, i used only 1 spray, the pink sprinkles. then i let dry and blotted as above. once i’d done that, i used the smooch accent inks in sassy pink, grape soda, sundance, carrot, pool and green apple to fill in the designs on the eggs. the ink is opaque enough that it pretty much covers the pink spritz already in those areas.

find lots of easter eggs and bite the ears off of at least one chocolate bunny!


happy st. pat’s day

in celebration of st. patty’s day, i have 3 cards to share with you for this happy go LUCKY holiday! i love ANY holiday that features the color green {especially of the LIME variety}!

all 3 cards feature printed papers by REMINISCE, ephemera by GECKO GALZ {formerly Harlee Quinnz} and inks by CLEARSNAP.

all 3 of these cards are quick and easy to make…

here’s a slide show of each of the cards shown individually, and a list of the supplies required for each is listed below…

lucky” card: Reminisce: Lucky Me: Lucky Plaid printed paper, Gecko Galz: Irish Eyes Ephemera, Clearsnap: Crafter’s Ink: Hunter Green, Bazzill: Limerick, Butter – Swiss Dot cardstock, Prism: Cream Puff cardstock, My Sentiments Exactly: Parfait Multi clear stamps, 7 gypsies: Paper Fasteners, Darice: buttons, cream thread, thin jute and thin foam dots.

lady luck” card: Reminisce: Lucky Me: Lucky Stripe and St. Patrick’s Day printed papers, Gecko Galz: Irish Eyes Ephemera, Clearsnap: Crafter’s Ink: Hunter Green and ColorBox Chalk Ink: Toffee, Bazzill: Pear Crush cardstock, Prism: Paper Bag cardstock, Darice: rhinestones and thin foam dots.

st. pat forever” card: Reminisce: Lucky Me: Lucky Stripe and Micro Clover printed papers, Gecko Galz: Irish Eyes Ephemera, Clearsnap: ColorBox Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan and Smooch Spritz: Spun Sugar, Bazzill: Pear Crush and Shamrock cardstock, Prism: Paper Bag cardstock, Darice: buttons, May Arts: ribbon and thin foam dots.

have a “LIME-LUCKY” day!


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NEW Reminisce valentine line… VALENTINE’S NIGHT!

REMINISCE has just released a brand new Valentine’s line, just in time for all your LOVE-ly Valentine projects! it’s called VALENTINE’S NIGHTS and it reminds me of black ties, red roses and champagne!

it’s very formal and just GORGEOUS! the colors are deep, rich, velvety red, pitch black and soft, buttery gold. Lots of sparkle too, foil papers and glittery papers with hearts, scrolls and a damask pattern. VERY grown up and sophisticated!

i did 2 projects using the new line, first is a trio of cards…

Reminisce included some fabulous embellies with this line – cute little love words to mix and match, beautiful foil cardstock stickers and strips. it made it easy to create these cards. i just added a little ribbon, trim and bling!

and then i did a “10 things i love about you” mini album as a special gift for my dh for valentine’s day…

again, the embellies made this project fun and easy to do, i added a few chipboard and foam letters, some bling and ribbons and trim.

please check out the REMINISCE BLOG in the next few weeks, i’m sure they will be featuring some great projects from the DT!


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fall thank you card…

since it IS the season for thanks… i have a little “thank you” card to share!

i wanted the colors of the card to “seasonal”, but still soft and pretty, so i chose to use yellows and oranges with just a touch of brown to add some contrast…

I started with a muted orange cardstock for the card, then added a warm brown block as a backdrop for the rest of my elements.

Then i took a square of plain white cardstock and lightly sprayed it with SMOOCH SPRITZ in GOLD GLOW, then i used an ANTIQUE BROCADE STAMP inked with ANCIENT PAGE ink in SUNBURST to create the background block for the card.

Next, I sprayed another piece of white cardstock with the GOLD GLOW spritz, and stamped 2 “wood grain” flowers and 3 “thank you print” flowers from the PRINTED FLOWERS set using the SUNBURST ink.  Then i stamped 2 “solid thank you” flowers and 1 “large thank you” flower from the same set onto white cardstock using YELLOW OCHRE FLUID CHALK INK. when the ink dried, i spritzed them lightly with the GOLD GLOW spritz. when all the inks and spritz had dried, i cut out the background and the flowers.

I added the background piece first and topped it with a piece of ribbon near the bottom. i then arranged and adhered all the flowers, having the large “thank you” flower at the lower right.

buttons at the centers finished off the design.

inks and spritzes are all by CLEARSNAP, stamps are by HERO ARTS.


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don’t forget!

if you have been wanting to play with the new SMOOCH inks by Clearsnap, don’t forget that i have a class on saturday at STAMP ANTONIO!

We’ll be learning several techniques using the inks, and we’ll make these 3 cards using those techniques:

smooch class cards

please call the store to sign up if you are interested!

thanks!

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