Saturday, January 21, 2012

A simple card

This card is a take on fellow CTMH Consultant, Aaron Brown's, card. I combined Zoology and Unscripted.

The blue is Dutch Blue and the red is Tulip. I inked the cute elephant in Tulip, then kissed with the cross hatch image from Unscripted. I cut the bracket shape with my Art Philosophy cartridge, then stamped the cross hatch image on Tulip squares.

I added a sparkle to the elephant's eye and some Cranberry grosgrain ribbon and my card was done!

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Zoology; Unscripted
Cardstock: Dutch Blue; Tulip; Colonial White
Ink: Dutch Blue; Tulip; Desert Sand; Cocoa
Embellishments: Cranberry grosgrain ribbon; sparkle
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Friday, January 20, 2012

A little more LOVE!

Another simple Valentine's card using CTMH's December stamp of the month, Mad About You.

I stamped the border from Soul Mates on the Grey Flannel cardstock to create a background. I stamped the script image from Universal Backgrounds on the Tulip cardstock and then did several things. First I poked holes every 1/8 of an inch apart about 1/8 of an inch from the edges. Then I sanded along that line and added embroidery thread to each corner. Then I sanded the one spot alot, where I was going to stamp the word LOVE.

I stamped Love from Soul Mates in Black. The heart was cut with my Art Philosophy cartridge and then stamped with the heart image from Mad About You in Versamark. I embossed it in clear, then added Stardust Glitz to the outer edge. I added Tulip embroidery thread; a crocheted flower; and a bling button to finish the embellishment stack off.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Mad About You; Soul Mates; Universal Backgrounds
Cardstock: Grey Flannel; Tulip; White Daisy
Ink: Grey Wool; Black; Tulip; Versamark
Embellishments: Embroidery floss; Crocheted flower; Bling Button; Stardust Glitz; Clear Embossing Powder
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A little LOVE!

Valentine's Day is not too far away now, so I thought I'd put together a LOVE inspired card.

I stamped the script image in black, from Universal Backgrounds, on some Desert Sand cardstock. I sanded over that to give a more weathered feel, then edged in black ink with a sponge.

The Heart and sentiment images are from a retired set, Soul Mates. I cut the heart shape in Tulip with my Art Philosophy cartridge; stamped in black; then used my Edge Distresser to texture the edges. The sentiment is stamped on Grey Flannel in Tulip, then over stamped with Versamark and embossed in clear.

I had not received my new CTMH butcher's twine, so I wrapped my heart up in some that a CTMH friend had sent me.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Universal Backgrounds; Soul Mates
Cardstock: Desert Sand; Grey Flannel; Tulip; White Daisy
Ink: Black; Tulip; Versamark
Embellishments: Clear embossing powder
Tools: Edge Distresser; Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Other: Baker's twine

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Something a little more Spring/Valentine's like!

In Victoria, BC, it is hard to know if you should start on Spring shower cards or Winter snow cards in mid January. Today, we have had some sprinkling of not so sure this timing is any good! What the is a Spring card.

I used a new set from CTMH's Fall/Winter Idea Book, called Unscripted. I stamped the border on Sorbet cardstock with coordinating ink. I stamped the cross hatch image on Tulip cardstock, with Tulip ink. The focus flowers are stamped in Blush on Colonial White cardstock, along with the sentiment stamped in Tulip.

I cut the heart with our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, in Tulip. I crumpled and then sanded the heart so it would stand out against the other Tulip behind it. I used our scallop maker to create the border from Blush cardstock. The scalloped circle is also cut with Art Philosophy.

I added Colonial White grosgrain ribbon, with Sorbet Waxy Flax on top. For what appears to be a cork heart, I stuck together the letters "A" and "B" from our alphabet. I then added one of our wooden buttons.

All of the cardstock had their edges sponged with Desert Sand ink. I also added some Stardust Glitz to the centres of each of the flowers.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Unscripted
Cardstock: Sorbet; Tulip; Blush; Colonial White; Kraft
Ink: Sorbet; Blush; Tulip; Desert Sand
Embellishments: Colonial White grosgrain; Sorbet Waxy Flax; Cork Alphabet; Wooden Button; Stardust Glitz
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge; Corner/Scallop maker

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rock the Block

Here is a little number using CTMH's Rock the Block promotion available until Jan 31st.

I stamped the flourish image on Sky cardstock in coordinating ink, then overstamped in Versamark. I embossed with clear powder. I cut this tag image with Art Philosophy, then stamped these inspirational words on each tag. I added White Daisy grosgrain ribbon, along with Crystal Blue waxy flax.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Rock the Block
Cardstock: Sky; Twilight; White Daisy
Ink: Sky; Twilight; Versamark
Embellishments: White Daisy grosgrain ribbon; Crystal Blue waxy flax
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Humble Artist entry

Here is a card I made for one of my August 10th Humble Artist swap. Here are the guidelines for this card:

This will be the “B” swap, make a Birthday card following these guidelines:

Card must be at least 4 ¼ x 5 ½

Background stamp

Border stamp

B&T paper



Blue cardstock….at least 2 different shades

8 layers…because the number looks like a “B”

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Hooray Bouquet; Key Moments; Noted Backgrounds; Eclectic Edges
Cardstock: Desert Sand; Colonial White; Breeze; Twilight; Dutch Blue; Crystal Blue
Ink: Dutch Blue; Desert Sand
Patterned Paper: Magnifique
Embellishments: Colonial White brad; Stardust Glitz; Blue Assortment Buttons
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 In Review

I have seen gals posting "A Year in Review" on their blogs and I thought I would join the fun. These are some of my favourites created in 2011!

Jan 02, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Feb 21. 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 21. 2011
Mar 31. 2011
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Oct 07, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
Dec 31. 2011
Ending the year with S-I-M-P-L-I-C-I-T-Y!