Friday, July 31, 2009

CHA Supershow

Just arrived back to the hotel after spending the day at the Craft and Hobby Association's Supershow in Orlando. What an incredible day we had looking at lots of new, fun products including the new Provo Craft Gypsy for the Cricut. We made some fun Make and Takes and watched some amazing demos.

Best of all we won some incredible prizes! Off the top of my head, I would say I'm coming home tonight with at least $400.00 worth of products for FREE!

I can't wait to go back tomorrow for more crafting fun!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Time to make space...

After rearranging my craft room yesterday, I decided that I need to make an effort to start using up more of my scraps and leftover bits of paper packs. Of course, being the paper collector that I am, it is always difficult to see that last little bit gone.

Here are a couple of cards that I made today. The first one is based on this week's Mojo Monday sketch 97. It did not photograph very well. The colors in the photo are muted and you can't see the pattern on the green paper; which has almost a quilted look, very pretty. The other is my first attempt at a flower pot card. What fun that was to make; can't wait to do more of them!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blog Hop Test

I am so excited to be joining the August Stamp of the Month blog hop. There are over 60 Close to my Heart consultants participating! In order to make sure the hop runs smoothly, I am testing out links to Leslie's blog, she will be the one visitors are coming from; and Laurie's blog, she will be the one you hop to after mine. I can't wait to see what all of these talented consultants come up with. So be sure to come back August 1st, and hop along. I'm sure you will be amazed at all the beautiful artwork you'll see. A big thanks to Jena for putting this together!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Birthday Time!

Wow, it has been a busy week. Lots to do, but, a lot of fun too! I hosted my youngest grandson's first birthday party this past weekend. Wow, what a crowd in my little house; it was great! It gave me an excuse to do one of my other favorite hobbies, cake decorating. I made him an Elmo cake and had just about finished it, when it dawned on me that since it was his first birthday he needed a smash cake; so back to the kitchen I went. It was well worth it, as he had a great time eating/wearing his birthday cake!

Happy Birthday Cohen! Nana loves you!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Let's go Camping

This is one of the cards that I made with my club this month. We were focusing on the masking technique and using it to add depth to their stamped images, like adding the tree behind the camper in this card. It was made with Close to my Heart's "Let's Go Camping" and "Backwoods".

The card could be used for many occasions. I think I'm going to give to my husband as a hint that it's time to go camping! : )

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I Love Shaker Cards

Don't ask me why, but I love shaker cards! I guess it's the kid in me. The're just fun to play with. This is my lastest one to celebrate summer.
I used the CTMH "Daydream" (D1297) stamp set to stamp the scene and colored it in using watercolor pencils. The beach umbrella was stamped, colored and cut out, then popped with foam squares.
And, yes there is real sand and seashells in it! Give it a try, and shake, shake, shake. : )

Monday, July 6, 2009

Those Baby Blues

Ever since Close to my Heart's Spring Idea Book came out, I have wanted to do a layout similar to the cover. This weekend, I finally got it done. Yeah!

This is my version using the "Animal Cookies" creative basics paper. All products used on the page are CTMH. The little cutie is my youngest grandson.

Friday, July 3, 2009

"Favorite Five" - Great Opportunity in July

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My Acrylix® Thank You Stamp Set (retail value $22.95)
Magic Moments Scrapbook Kit (retail value $34.95)
Basic Textured Cardstock Combo Pack (retail value $14.95)
Life Delights Memory Showcase (retail value $12.95)
My Originals® Hello Birdie Card Kit (retail value $12.95)
Creative Basics™ Silhouette Collection (retail value $8.95)
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July's Stamp of the Month

Wow...July 1st already, I can't believe it. The summer is going by way too fast.

Here is my card using the July stamp of the month, "You've got Flair". I will be making this with my stamp club this month. So, yes ladies, if you are reading this you get a sneak peek at two of our projects.

The image is embossed on vellum, which lines the inside of the card. I like the stained glass appearance of the card. All product used is Close to my Heart, except the ribbon.