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Friday, October 24, 2014

Winter Joy

Thank Goodness it is Friday, been a real busy wekk getting ready for my craft fair. Last night I colored some snowmen stamps I got last year from Unity stamp company called Winter joy,  I did not do traditional red and green, but I like how they came out...what do you think???


I used spectrum noir markers and the ribbons are from the FReally REASONABLE RIBBON COMPANY

have a great weekend. Cathy

Monday, October 20, 2014

Atlantic hearts Sketch challenge 78

Hello Crafters, how is everyone doing this weekend?  I am one tired girl....been doing a LOT of painting...I know, you all are wishing it could be you.lol.  We just finished our renovations to our bedroom to make more room for my husband and his medical equipment and I ended up with a little more space for my crafting!! woohoo.  So have not been doing much blogging or crafting,  but watch out now.
 Will this week it is my turn to do a card for the AHSC 78..and below is my vesion of the sketch above.  I use the Yuletind Christmas paper from Close to My Heart for the bird image, and the other papers are from the  retired Ariana paper pack.  The stamp Oodles of Doodles and ink Ruby were also used.  The pretty blue lacey trim was in my stash and I thought it went well with the blue in the papers. 




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I hope you like my card and are going to give the sketch a try

head over to the blog and link your project here

Thanks for stopping in,b but before you head out, check out the papers below from Close to My Heart, now is the time to start making home made Christmas cards, you do not want o be waiting to the last minute,  Why not get the Card making kit below, for $24.95,  add a couple inks and ink block and adhesive and you are on your way to making 15 beautiful cards anyone would be glad to get from you <3.. head to my website and check them out, 
 Happy crafting...Cathy



Sunday, October 12, 2014

craft fair prepping

Hello all, how is your weekend so far, have you been crafting??  I have been crafting any chance I get to get ready for a craft fair, hoping to do good so I can Christmas shop for the grand kids.  So tonight i thought I would show you a little of what I have been making....

Shadow frame decor


Mini Post it Note books, Great stocking stuffers 




CARD SETS







LAST BUT NOT LEAST... mINI COFFEE CUP TREAT HOLDERS



I still have alot more I want to make..having fun !!!!
have a great night, Happy Crafting
Cathy
Below is the link to shop my online store for all your Close to My heart needs, remeber this month you get a FREE roll of ribbon with a purchase of $50.00 or more as well as the Stamp of the  month for $5.00!!





Monday, October 6, 2014

Atlantinc Hearts Sketch Challenge 76

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #76
 Hello everyone, I am back from a short Hiatus, been reall busy with family and crating for a fair.  Kinda neglected my blog.
well it is 9:34 pm right now and i am supposed to post by 10:00pm so it is going to be a short post, cause my New Grandbaby just left!!!  A new littel boy Eli david Derouche.  So I have a good excuse.
Anyhow, here is my version of the challenge...

so now it is your turn... head to the Atlantic hearts Blog here and enter your project..would love to see it.
happy Crafting
Cathy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge 74


Hello everyone, I hope you all had a nice weekend.  I have been very busy this week putting together a babyshower for my daughter-in-law.  She is due in 3 weeks But I think she is going to go earlier, this is her second child and her first one was quick and easy, so I am thinking this one will be too.  Plus I have been making things for a craft fair next month as well. Soooooo, I have not blogged much.  

so today I want to share with you a card following the Atlantic Hearts Sketch above.

I used Close to My Heart's Snowhaven paper pack and CTMH stamp set Sing Glory..available as a hostess reward!!!!

And here is the card I made...the mouse was made with a combination of circles, hearts flower and fancy square.  the snowflake was cut out from the artiste cartridge and the star in the center is a chipboard shape from the Snowhaven Compliments.



I made a few of these little mice, I though they would be fin on Christmas cards or gift bags.  I hope you will give our sketch a try. would love to see what you create.  The link is here


Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting
Cathy 

Monday, September 15, 2014

peekaboo easel card tutorial

Happy Monday everyone, hope you all had a great weekend.  I spent a lot of mine at a laundrymat..ugh.  both my washer and dryer went on the fritz and still waiting on the repairman.  When I was not there, I snuck in a little time to do some card making.  I saw a tutorial on Dawn's Stamping thoughts blog for a peek aboo card and HADDDDD to try it.  after I posted on Facebook, I was asked for instruction, and I figured the easiest way was to do it on my blog with pictures...so here goes..
below is the dimensions of the base of the card, and where it needs to be scored....4 1/4 by11, score in 1/2 and on left panel, score diagonally from botttom to top.

Below are the 3 mats I put on the card. each 1/4 smaller than the other..


Below are some other supplies you will need.



A 1 and 1/2 circle punch was used to put a circl in the Base of the card in the bottom section of the diagonal score...(you can use whatever die cut that you can easily copy on to your next mat, or punch)




Below is a picture of the Base card, which I punched..then I placed it over the 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 piece of cardstock and then traced the circle on to the the mat, so I would know where to punch so they would line up...

I then took the 4 1/4 inch by 5 1/2 mat and lined up the two pieces that were 1/4 inch smaller  and traced the circle again so i would know where to punch...

this is what it looks like with all pieces done..


My next step was to heat emboss my image onto the small piece of vellum, using Versa Mark and black embossing powder and the heat gun...

Then I taped the image on to the back of the brown 4 1/4 x5 1/2" mat..making sure to keep the vellum so that it will not show when it is attached to the base in the back, because only the lower half of the diagonal base hAS adhesive as you will see in next image..



Now I added all the other mats...


here is the inside of the card mated, and I used popdots under the "Peace on Earth" sentiment. to raise it so it would hold card opened.


Behind the card I put the tea light


Here is the card finished

Here is the box I made for it..



I used Close to My Heart's Snowhaven paper, I just love it!!!
 I hope you like my project and you can understand the tutorial.  Have a great night...

I am entering this card in the Sailing Pineapple Party times challenge  here
Cathy




Friday, September 12, 2014

Cricut® Artfully Sent


sharing an awesome video to show you some of the great features of the new Artfully sent cardtidge, soo soo many thing so do and make.

here are some sneak peeks of the awesomeness of this cartridge..





there is so muchmore to see and do, so what are you waiting for?
order yours here

Septembers stamp of the month
$5.00 with purchase of $50.00 or more

Septembers special...
this cute stamp set for FREE with purchase of $30.00 in stamps from the idea book
sooo much goodness packed in one book.  Have fun shopping.
Cathy