Monday, December 29, 2014

FALL MINI ALBUM

My friend, Brandee Pittenger,  taught this class recently and shared the project with me.  She used the Pathfinding Paper Packet (X7186B).  This Mini- Album is made from 1 - 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock and then embellished. You can also see this Mini - Album using the Seaside papers under Labels,  albums.




Here is my finished album, ready for pictures.  Enjoy!



HAPPY CREATING!

A Belated Merry Christmas

I apologize.  I just realized that my Christmas post didn't post.

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I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas.
  I wish for you a blessed New Year!

With Love,

Sharon & Bert

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rub & Remove™ Eraser






I want to share with you some of my favorite products from Close to My Heart.  I can't create without my Rub & Remove Eraser.  It is the perfect Stocking Stuffer for the scrapbooker or card maker.  Some of the features I love are:
  • Works like an eraser to remove misplaced adhesive 
  • Cleans sticky adhesive off scissors
  • Small and easy to carry
  • Makes seasoning stamps easy
A must have!  Rub & Remove Eraser Z1207 for only $2.95

HAPPY CREATING!

Monday, December 1, 2014

YULETIDE CAROL WORKSHOP ON THE GO MAIN LAYOUT

This layout is from CTMH's "Yuletide Carol" Workshop on the Go.




Such a fun layout for your holiday pictures.

HAPPY CREATING!

Friday, November 28, 2014

ROSE CAKE

Here is a Rose Cake my friend, Melissa Brown made recently for her friends birthday.  Close to My Heart's Cricut Crtridges make creating fun items like this a breeze.


Thanks for stopping by.

HAPPY CREATING!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

3 -D SNOWMEN

Isn't this the most darling snowman?  My friend, Melissa Brown, made some of these at our recent crop.  She is so talented.



HAPPY CREATING!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SO BLESSED CARDS

With this week being Thanksgiving, I wanted to share a couple of cards.  These were made  with the Pathfinding papers.





Beyond Measure Stamp Set ( A1161)

I am so blessed, how about you?

HAPPY CREATING!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

CARD CLASS

These cards were shared at our unit meeting this past month.
  They use the Chalk It Up paper packet.






HAPPY CREATING!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

CHRISTMAS JOY CARD

                                  
CHRISTMAS JOY CARD
                                                 This is card # 15  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them.


This card comes from the "Cut Above Christmas Card Kit" (Z2064) from Close to my Heart.



The kit includes:

      10 - 7" x 5" Printed card Bases
     10 - Printed Banners
     10 - Colonial White (precut) Deer
     10 - Red Sparkles
     12 - 3-D Foam Squares
     10 - Glitter Paper Pieces
     10 - Coordinating Envelopes
     4  Yards Red and White Baker's twine

All of the above for only $11.95.  Team it up with the Merriest Christmas Stamp Set for the sentiment of your choice.

HAPPY CREATING!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

HALLOWEEN TREATS

Here are two of our unit swap items from our October meeting that I forgot to post for you.  I'm sorry they're late, but the same idea can be used for the Holidays also, just change out the papers.


Linda

This is a card box that opens to reveal chocolate!  It uses the August Stamp of the Month "What a Hoot".


Cindy

These cute cards use "Trick or Treat Sweets" (B1460) stamp set.  I could see these as Treat Toppers also for Halloween.

HAPPY CREATING!



SNOWMAN CARD # 2

SNOWMAN CARD # 2

                                                This is card # 14  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them.




Supplies:
·         Yuletide Carol Paper Packet (X7187B)
·         Stamp Set – Christmas Post (D1610)
·         Colonial White Card & Envelope ( X1410)
·         Tombow Adhesive
·         Red Shimmer Tape (Z1848)
·         Misc. Shin Han Alcohol Markers ( page 180)
Directions:
B&T
·         Green –(1)  2 ½” x 4 ¼”
·         Print strip – (1) ½” x 5”
Cranberry CS
·         (1) 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”
Colonial White
·         (1) 2” x 3”
Assembly:
·         Stamp image on 2” x 3” Colonial White
·         Adhere green piece to bottom of CS
·         Lining top of print strip with the left top of green
strip and on right side lining strip bottom with the
 top of green strip(creating angle) , adhere, trim

·         Apply Shimmer trim to top of print strip, trim
·         Color image with misc. Shi Han Markers


·         Mat Col. White  piece to Cranberry CS, adhere to card base


HAPPY CREATING!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SLEIGH CARD

This is card # 13  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them.
Sleigh Card
 This design was shared with me by a friend, Joan Speece, at one of my "Use-It-Up" Card Classes.  Here is my spin on her card:


The note paper came from a sheet of music that a friend gave to me.  I just copied it onto cardstock, cut out the dimensions needed, and layered it onto my card.  I then stamped my images in New England Ivy Ink  and assembled the card as shown.  It needed just a little bit of bling...so I added some glue and glitter to the top of the sleigh.


Thanks for stopping by.

HAPPY CREATING!

Monday, November 17, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS CARD

This is card # 12  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them. 

Happy Holidays!

This card uses our beautiful silver Glitter Paper (Z1829), plus some stamps and scraps from my CTMH stash.  This card is just another way to use up some of the old to make room for new products.  Hope you like it.



HAPPY CREATING!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

TEDDY BEAR CHRISTMAS CARD

This is card # 11  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them. 

Teddy Bear Christmas

This card was created using the Snowhaven paper packet (X7188B), and October's Stamp of the Month Homw for the Holidays.




I used the paper piecing technique to create the neck scarf.

HAPPY CREATING!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

WISE MAN CARD

This is card # 10  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them. 

This card was created by using the
" Close to My Heart,s "Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge, and "Reason for the Season"  My Acrylix Stamp Set.





Love the pop-ups!

HAPPY CREATING!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WINTER CHEER CARD

Winter Cheer Christmas Card
This is card # 9  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them.



Supplies:
·         Paper Packet (retired)
·         Stamp Set - Best Christmas (D1613)
·         Whisper Ink (Z2172)
·         Colonial White card & Envelope (X1410)
·         CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
·         Ribbon
·         Glue Dots
·         Tombow Adhesive
·         3-D Foam Tape

Directions:
B&T
·         (1) 5 ¼” x 4” grey snowflake pattern
·         (1) 3 ½” x 2 5/8” triangle pattern
·         (1) 3 ¼” x 2 ½” beige pattern
Slate CS
·         (1) 4” x 3 ¼”
Colonial White CS ( Art Philosophy)
·         (1) Scallop Circle, page 31 at 1 ¾”
·         (1) Snowflake, page 27  at 2 ¾”

Assembly:
·         Stamp Image with Whisper Ink on scalloped circle.
·         Attach snowflake pattern to card base
·         Layer Slate CS ,triangle and beige B&Ts
·         Attach snowflake with 3- D Foam Tape
·         Attach scallop circle with 3-D Foam Tape

·          Make bow and attach with Glue Dot

HAPPY CREATING!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SANTA BELT CARD

"Santa Belt"

This is card # 8  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them.



This card can be used as a gift card holder also.


Supplies:
·         Cranberry CS (1272)
·         Black CS (1386)
·         Silver Glitter PaperZ1829)
·         White CS (1385)
·         Tombow Adhesive
·         CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)

Directions:
·         Cut card base, fold
·         Cut Wh. Daisy CS 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, stamp image,
Adhere to card base
·         Cut Black CS 1” x 8”, fold around card base as
Shown, adhere overlapping pieaces to make
Belly band.
·         Cut buckle form glitter paper and Art Philosophy , page 

HAPPY CREATING!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

THANKS TO OUR VETS!

As we celebrate Veteran's Day, let's give thanks to all our veterans for all they do.  Enjoy your day.  You deserve it! 

Photo: Thank you to all the Veterans and their families for serving our country! God Bless!





SNOWMAN CARD

Snowman Card
This is card # 7  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them.




Supplies:
·         Snowhaven Paper Packet (XX7188B)
·         Stamp Set – Christmas Post (D1610)
·         White Daisy Card & Envelope ( X254)
·         17” Red Ribbon
·         Tombow Adhesive
·         Snowflake Bling (from stash)
·         Black SequinZ1862)
·         Misc. Shin Han Alcohol Markers ( page 180)
·         Corner Rounder (Z1912)


Directions:
Black CS
·         (1) 5 ½” x 4”
·         (1) 2” x 2 7/8”
Cranberry CS
·         2 1/8” x 3”
B&T
·         Polka Dot –(1) 3” x 3 7/8”
·         Stripe- (1) 1 7/8” x 3 7/8”
White Daisy CS
·         (1) Tag Art Philosophy
·         (1) 1 7/8” x 2 ¾”
Assembly: 
·         Center B&T pieces on Black CS
·         Tie bow around seam as shown
·         Attach to card base
·         Corner round Cranberry , Black and White pieces
·         Stamp and color image as shown
·         Layer pieces as shown
·         Attach to tag
·         Attach ribbon piece, trim
·         Attach tag to card
·         Add snowflake and sequin

HAPPY CREATING!

Monday, November 10, 2014

O HOLY NIGHT CARD

"O Holy Night"

This is card # 7  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them.



Supplies:
·         Yuletide Carol Paper Packet (X7187B)
·         Stamp Set -  O Holly Night (A1168)
·         Gold Sequins (Z2012)
·         Tombow Adhesive


Directions:
Champagne CS
·         (1) 4” x 8”
Black CS
·         (1) 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”
B&T – Black & Champagne Print
·         (1) 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”
·         (1) 3’ x 3” (reverse side)
Assembly:
·         Fold card base in half
·         Stamp Image on light B&T
·         Layer darker B&T, Black CS, and stamped piece
as  shown.
·         Adhere sequins

HAPPY CREATING!




Sunday, November 9, 2014

NOEL TYPEWRITER CARD

Noel Typewriter Card

This is card #6  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them.




Supplies:
·         White Daisy CS (1385)
·         Black CS (1386)
·         Sweet Leaf CS (X5639)
·         Stamp Set – Typed Note (S1504)
·         Stamp Set – Noel (D1553 )
·         Stamp Set – Holly (D1553)
·         Black Ink (Z2105)
·         3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
·         Tombow Adhesive
·         Red Gems (retired)
·         White Daisy Card & Envelope (X254)
·         Leaf Punch

Directions:
Black CS
·         (1) 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”

White CS
·         (1) 5 ¼” x 4”
Assembly:
·         Stamp Images with Black Ink
·         Stamp Holly image with Olive Ink, cut out
·         Attach White CS to Black CS
·         Using 3-D Foam Tape, attach to card base
·         Attach leaves to Holly with Glue dot, then attach to card
·         Attach Red Sparkles

HAPPY CREATING!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

NOEL CARD

"Noel"

This is card #4  from my
 "2014 Christmas Card Series".
 You will be seeing many more here over the next month.
 Be sure stop back often to view them.




Supplies:
·         Stamp Set – In The backround (D1540)
·         Stamp Set – Noel (C1598)
·         White Daisy Card & Envelopes ( X254)
·         Outdoor Denim CS (1275)
·         White Daisy CS (1385)
·         Ink – Outdoor Denim (Z2140)
·         Sparkles (Z1752)
·         3-D Tape (Z1151)

Directions: 
From Outdoor Denim CS
·         (1) 5 ¼” x 5”
·         (1) 4 ½” x 2”
From White Daisy
·         (1) 4 ¾” x 2 ¼”
·         (1) 4 ¼” x 2” ( for stamped image)
Assembly:
·         Using Backround Stamp, stamp on 5 ¼” x 4”
with Outdoor Denim Ink
·         Center and adhere to card base
·         Stamp image, cut out
·         Center 4 ¾” x 2 1/4” Wh. Daisy Cs to base, adhere
·         Center 4 ½” x 2” Outdoor Denim to Wh. Daisy
·         Using 3-D Foam tape, center cut image to card
·         Adhere sparkles

HAPPY CREATING!