Friday, June 17, 2011


This card was lifted from some other, very creative, CTMH Consultants.

I used this card for a Birthday card class, along with the lantern one posted a few days ago. This card used Sophia patterned paper; Cotton Candy and Kraft cardstock. The cupcake is mounted on White Daisy cardstock.

The cupcake icing is half of a scallop circle punched with our 2" punch. I put the cupcake base through a dollar store crimper. The scallops were made with our corner rounder/scallop maker. The gals used and took home our new stamp set, Card Chatter - Birthday. Chocolate grosgrain ribbon; a brown flower and pink button; along with White Daisy waxy flax finished the card off.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: Card Chatter - Birthday
Paper: Sophia
Cardstock: White Daisy; Kraft; Cotton Candy
Ink: Cocoa
Embellishments: Chocolate grosgrain ribbon; Pink and Basic button assortments; White Daisy Waxy Flax
Tools: Corner Rounder/Scallop Maker; 2" Scallop Circle punch
Other: Crimper

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Paper Lanterns

Another one of my favourite Spring/Summer stamp sets is Paper Lantern.

This card is one I created for a Birthday card workshop. The gals made 4 each of three different cards and took home the stamp set: Card Chatter-Birthday.

This one combined gorgeous Sweet Leaf stitched ribbon with Kraft paper. I didn't really get the kraft paper trend until I started using it in my own projects......I love the stuff!

We combined everything with patterned paper from Miracle, along with a mix of blue and green inks. The final touch was Bitty Sparkles also in our blue/green assortment.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Paper Lantern; Card Chatter-Birthday
Paper: Miracle
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf; Sky; White Daisy; Kraft
Ink: Black; Lagoon; Pacifica; Sky; Crystal Blue; Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Blue/Green Sparkles; Sweet Leaf stitched ribbon
Tools: Corner/Scallop maker

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Creative Embellishing

I seem to get hung up on a stamp set sometimes and Precious Love is no exception.

First I stamped the cake on White Daisy cardstock and used my Blending pen to colour the swags and flowers in. Then I went for three coats of clear embossing powder. I just wiped my Versamark pad over the entire piece of cardstock, then used clear embossing powder. I repeated this three times to get a nice thick coat. Had I wanted the "Cracked Glass" look, I could have put the piece in the freezer for a minute or two, then gently bent it when I took it out and the embossing would have cracked like glass.

I stamped the Blush cardstock in coordinating ink and then it was time for embellishments. I took some White Daisy organdy ribbon and did a running stitch through it. I pulled the string tight to gather the ribbon, then I sewed the ends together to make a flower or closed circle. I stuck two Opaque Gems together to create a pearl. I used Liquid Glass to adhere the pearl to the ribbon flower.

Finally, I used old White Daisy buckles and threaded White Daisy Organdy ribbon through them for this decoration down the right hand side. I'm indifferent to it at this point, but think it adds an interesting touch to the card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Precious Love
Cardstock: Black; White Daisy; Blush
Ink: Versamark; Black; Blush; Buttercup; Hollyhock; Topiary; Cotton Candy
Embellishments: White Daisy Organdy Ribbon and buckles; Opaque Gems
Other: Clear Embossing Powder

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's Wedding Season.........

Since our Spring Idea Books arrived back in January, I have been admiring a few images in the set, Precious Love.

This antiqued background with the hearts and flourishes had my eye when I first spied it. It took me months to decide to finally purchase this set, as I just didn't know if I would use it for anything. Now that I have it, I can't imagine why I waited so long.

The backgrounds are stamped in Black and Desert Sand. I added a scallop border and blinged it up with Bitty Sparkles. I added two kinds of Black ribbon; one of our beautiful Blooms with a button for the centre.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Precious Love
Ink: Desert Sand; Black
Cardstock: Black; Desert Sand; Colonial White
Embellishments: Black Ribbon; Bitty Sparkles; Button; Blooms
Tools: Scallop/Corner punch

Monday, June 6, 2011

Easter Goodies

Since I am a few weeks behind in posting, I'm starting with the oldest and working forward.

Here is a package I made for each of my Hostess Club gals for our April workshop. I used Miracle paper along with some help from my Cricut. I also added Kraft borders to each package to show the girls how great these can look on EVERYTHING!

I stamped with Universal Backgrounds and A Little Everything. Each package was stuffed with Easter candy for a complete sugar high!

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamps: Universal Backgrounds; A Little Everything
Paper: Miracle
Cardstock: Pear; Colonial White; Moonstruck
Ink: Black; Topiary
Embellishments: Kraft Borders; Bitty Sparkles
Tools: Scallop/Corner punch
Other: Cricut Easter cartridge; Paper Tagger

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

M. I. M. C.

Yes, I am still alive. My title....."Missing In My Craft-room"! I have been working on lots of different things lately, but seem to have a problem getting my camera to take photos of my latest cards.

I thought I might share one of the 5x7 photo cards I came up with a while back. I took photos of the most beautiful hydrangeas at a local garden...Government House. I used to photograph there two or three times each week, last year. This year I try to go at least once a week.

I was there on Monday and the baby ducks are swimming and the summer flowers are starting to peak out. Anyhow, I promise to get my cards posted to my blog in the next day, so you can be assured I will get back up to speed.

Thanks for sticking with me!