Friday, December 26, 2014

December Color Challenge Using January SOTM

For the month of December, the Scrapping Buckeye Babes were challenged to use the colors Pear, Cranberry, and Hollyhock to create a papercraft. I decided to create a Valentine's Day card using the January Stamp of the Month, This Moment.

The Cranberry heart B&T is from Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Assortment.This paper is double sided. You can see the back of the paper at the bottom of the card. It has a glossy finish. And, all of the papers coordinate perfectly with the rest of the the CTMH collection.

The January Stamp of the Month will be available January 1st for $5 with a $50 purchase.

We are also offering double hostess rewards for the month, and a special mini album to celebrate National Paper Crafting Month. I will post more details about the specials on my FB page.

Ingredients: Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Assortment (Z2031), Hollyhock Cardstock (1246), Pear Cardstock (X5764), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Hollyhock Ink (Z2128), Pear Ink (Z2197), Basics Pigment Ink Pads Set (Z2503), Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799), Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807)

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Card for the Husband

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. I have been so busy with family holiday traditions, craft fairs, and creating a great deal of Christmas cards! 

Even though I made close to 200 cards, I hadn't had the opportunity to make an extra special one for my husband. So, I sat down this evening, and did just that. 

So, for this card, I used an overlay from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge. This overlay is meant to be used for a 10x8 mini album. For this card, I set the overlay to 4.5in. (Note: I did NOT use real dial size.)

The "All I Want For Christmas" sentiment is from the My Crush Holiday Happenings Assortment (pictured above). I used a retired stamp set to create the "is you" part.

Ingredients: My Crush Holiday Happenings Assortment (Z2062), Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906), My Crush Holiday Happenings Badge Buttons (Z2051), Sparkles Clear Flourishes Clear (Z1812), Olive Cardstock (1245), Barn Red Cardstock (X5637), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Black Ink (Z2105)

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends! And, Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Welcome to December!!!

Hello December! This month is packed full of great deals from Close to My Heart!

Today ONLY, to celebrate Cyber Monday, all Cricut cartridge bundles are 20% off!!! You can get yours here.

We are also unveiling our Seasonal Expressions catalog! This catalog will run along with the Annual Inspirations until March 31st.

This month marks the 10 year anniversary of our My Acrylix stamps. To celebrate, we are offering the Deal of the Decade: with any $50 purchase, you may choose any C or D sized stamp from the Annual Expressions catalog for just $10! That's a savings of up to $7.95.

And, as always there is the Stamp of the Month for only $5 with a $50 purchase! This month's stamp is Cutie Pie, and it is adorable! It is perfect for girly pages, birthday celebrations, and even thank you cards.

So, for this stamp set, I tried a new technique called Smack Down. The basics of this technique are that you will be stamping your image once, lift the stamp, and re-stamp until all of the ink is gone. Essentially, you are stamping second and third generation. I watched this video to help me with the technique. 

Here was my final project.

I combined the Cutie Pie stamp set with the Build-a-Cake stamp set to create a delicious birthday card! 

Ingredients: Chalk It Up (G1081), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Thistle Cardstock (X5769), Cutie Pie December SOTM (S1412), Build-a-Cake (D1618), Joyful Birthday (B1419), Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799), Scaredy Cat Assortment (Z3011), Flaxen Ink (Z2642), Sunset Ink (Z2191), Lagoon Ink (Z2195), Thistle Ink (Z2640)

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!