Thursday, March 14, 2013

Close to My Heart Card with March Stamp of the Month

I've been wanting to make something with the March Stamp of the Month, Floral Happiness. I decided on a quick card to let my parents know that I miss them. This is what I came up with:

I used a Cuttlebug Folder for a quick embossed background and then did some base and shade stamping with the roses from this set. I inked the edges of everything with the black stamp pad from our  Basic Pigment Mini Ink Pads Set and then added a little bling with some of the new Pink Glitter Gems. A few foam dots to add a little dimension and I was nearly finished except for the inside sentiment.

 I used this frame shape that I had cut with one of our Cricut Cartridges, but not used for the sentiment (honestly I can't remember if it was Art Philosophy or Artiste, but it was lying on my work table so I seized the moment). It started it's life out white, but there's nothing I can't color with a sponge and a little ink Ü. A little more bling and I was done. I'll be honest at first I kept thinking it was lacking something, but then I slept on it and was pretty pleased with the outcome at second glance. This is a beautiful and versatile set. I look forward to sitting down and playing with it some more. The base and the shade component of this stamp set intimidated me at first, but they really were very easy to line up.

If you plan on joining me for the Hexagon & Back Again Workshop you can try this set out and see if you just might want one of your own.

Happy Krafting!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Sneak Peek for April and May Workshops

I don't have dates pinned down for these two workshops (I am open to suggestions), but I thought I would peak your interest with some pictures.

For April we will be doing this Butterfly Mini Album. It would make a great Mother's Day present or gift for the female graduate.

For May we will be making this Steampunk inspired box and cards. A perfect gift for dad or the male graduate in your life.

Just like the wonderful Hexagon & Back Again workshop these were also designed by the talented Wendy Coffman, who is a sister Close to My Heart Consultant. I haven't totaled up the kit prices for these 2 yet, but they should run the about the same as the Hexagon & Back Again workshop.

Hope these have you excited for some crafting this spring!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hexagon & Back Again Workshop

I am so excited to offer this workshop & I hope you will be excited too. Fellow CTMH consultant Wendy Coffman designed this (and 2 other workshops I am going to offer in the coming months). She does beautiful work and is so inspiring to me. I couldn't pass up the opportunity when she offered her workshop guides to us. Workshop number one features one of my favorite new stamp sets Honeycomb, rolled flowers from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge and the sweet Trinket Wooden Shapes.

For $25 you will make 5 cards with envelopes and one 6x6 Display Canvas. Both projects would make a great spring gift for someone special or to display for yourself!

Join me Saturday March 23rd from 10:00 to 1:00 or from 2:30 to 5:30
Workshop must be paid in advance. Deadline to order is March 14th.

There are several kit options that you can pay for online using the links below. Please specify in the comments when you pay which workshop you will be attending (morning or afternoon). If you are not comfortable paying online email me about mailing me a check or dropping off cash if you are local.

Besides the Basic Kit for $25 that you will put together using my stamps and inks,  you can add on a Tool Kit  for $18 containing your own container of silver glitter glitz, pearl paint, slate washi tape, and lagoon re-inker. You can add the versatile Honeycomb stamp set for $15. Finally, if you want it all - Basic Kit, Tool Kit & the Honeycomb stamp set you can order that for $55 and save $3. The Gotta Have It All Kit will also make you eligible to purchase the March Stamp of the Month for $5. As a perk to you I will waive the shipping/handling & tax on this item, just make sure you add it to your order. We will actually be utilizing the sentiments in this set in April's project ;-).

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 

Hexagon & Back Again Workshop 

10:00-1:00 or 2:30 to 5:30

Kit Options (Order by March 14th)

Morning or Afternoon Workshop

Can't attend in person? Select one of the to go options and your kit will be shipped within 2 weeks of order via USPS Priority Mail for a slightly increased rate. An instruction guide will be included with your kit.

To Go Kit Options (Order by March 14th)

Hope you can join me for this awesome class. Stay tuned for offerings for April (this would make a great Mother's Day gift) and May (something for Dad and so trendy right now). I will shortly be posting a list of basics you will need to bring from your stash to help you complete the project (which type of adhesive, scissors, paper piercer, etc.)

Stay Krafty my friends!


Project Inspirations: Artiste Mini Album

So fun! I can't wait to try this. If you give it a try email me a few photos of your project or a link to your blog & I will feature it here.