Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  To celebrate I am posting a Turkey card I made that was designed by my upline, Sheri Rottler.  It is so adorable, and it uses our new treat cups which are so much fun!!  It also uses the Flirty paper pack and the stamp of the month from September which is retired now.  The feathers, body, and head are all cut on the Cricut Artiste cartridge by Close to My Heart.  Such an amazing cartridge!!  Anyway, have a Fun weekend!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Close to My Heart's November Constant Campaign

Just thought I would post Close to My Heart's deal this month!  It is so awesome!  You get a good deal, and you get to help people in need!!

When you purchase $50 in CTMH products and get the Capture the Date Stamp of the Month for only $5, you can get 1/2 off any stamp set in the Idea Book!  $1 for every Stamp of the Month sold, will go to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts!  Pretty good deal huh?

Here is more info on it

This offer is only good through November 30th, so hurry and place your order to take advantage of this great offer!!  You can place your order on my website, which also has some fabulous deals on discontinued products.  The discontinued products are "while supplies last" so if you see something you like, you've got to order it quick!

Christmas Card workshop and Award Winning Scrapbook layout

Hey Everyone!!  I know it's been forever since I posted anything!  But I wanted to let you all know I will be having a Christmas Card Workshop on Saturday November 1st at 1pm!  Just click on the Christmas Card Workshop tab for more information and pictures!!

I also wanted to post my "award winning" scrapbook layout I did for the Artistic U Scrapbook Retreat in October!  I won second place!!  I tied with three other people for second, but I am still so excited!!  There were 22 entries!  So I say being in the top 5 is AWESOME!!

Here it is!!

It was really fun to make!  The pictures are of me with my Mom and Sister Heather, Adrian with our niece and nephews, my sister in law with her two cute boys, and more nieces!  I love Halloween!  It's my favorite holiday after Christmas, and it's a close second!!

To make this layout, here is what I used:

 I used the Moonlight paper pack, the stamp set from the Moonlight workshop on the go, the Perfect Fit-Halloween stamp set, and the bat from the All Hallows Eve stamp set.  The Moonlight paper pack only comes with one Slate Cardstock, so if you want two pages in Slate, like I used, you would have to order it separately.  I also used some Sweet Leaf Cardstock I had on hand for the Happy Halloween, and that is not in the paper pack.  I used Archival black ink , because it is much darker than our black dye based ink.  I also used Goldrush ink, and Smokey Plum ink.  I used CTMH's new alcohol based markers in Smokey Plum to color the mummy.  I love those new markers!  They come in a two pack and there is a dark and a light color and they blend really well and go on very smooth!  I used CTMH's black striped ribbon, and some of the retired black grosgrain ribbon for the banners on the Right page.  I used black hemp for the web one spider is hanging from, for the "Spooky" banner, and to tie around the smallest picture.  I used CTMH's NEW Cricut cartridge, Artiste to cut the Spider web at 6in., the two spiders, the word Spooky (which I cut apart), the banners "spooky" is on, the journaling spot, the circles for the perfect fit stamps, the black cat, and the frame behind the picture of the girl with the blue princess dress on.  I used Liquid Glass to cover both spiders so they look like they are made out of epoxy.  A hint with that is start at the outside edge and make a border, then work your way in to the middle and down the legs, so you don't get spillover.  I also used my paper piercer to hold them down so they would flatten and pulled it away before it could make a hole in the liquid glass.  I used our new black sparkles to embellish with and our red sparkles for eyes on the spiders.  I used our new Green Glitz glitter gel on the banners and for the cat's eyes,  Bronze Glitz glitter gel  on the banners and Red Glitz glitter gel for the bats eyes. I used CTMH's Black Tulle on the picture with the blue princess.  I tied it in the middle with some black hemp, cut the ends as short as I could and used a glue dot to adhere it.  Then I topped it off with a Gray sparkle from the Haunted Assortment .

More tips:

 A hint on the lamp post, I stamped it directly onto the page.  Then I stamped just the "lamp" part of the lamp post on the back side of the striped paper from the Moonlight paper pack, and colored it with some Goldrush ink and our blending pen to make it look like the light is on!  Also, the Mummy is cut out and adhered with our 3D foam tape.  The smallest picture, the banner and the spiders are all on 3D foam tape too.  I adhered the spider web with liquid glass to the page where I wanted it, then cut the rest off.  I used our sponge daubers and the black ink to ink the edges of all the papers and cardstock.  I used glue dots to adhere the "hanging" web and the ends of the banner, before putting the gray sparkles on.

So, I have the measurements for this page written down, and I put the paper in a "safe" place so I wouldn't lose it, and now I can't find it!!  I guess it's TOO safe!!  So, when I do find it, I will post them so you can make this layout yourself!  I hope my instructions were helpful!  If you have any questions, you can always email me at and I am happy to help!  I'm planning on being better about posting things, so look for more posts soon!

Happy Scrappin'!