Thursday, September 30, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

It's October already which means it's time for another blog hop! This month it's time to think Christmas. I know it might seem early but if you start thinking Christmas cards and gift tags now you'll be ahead of the holiday rush!

The Stamp of the Month is "Share the Magic". It's a great fun holiday stamp set.

If you're coming from Beth's Blog you're on the right track. If not you can continue from here as the hop makes a complete circle.

For the hop this month I decided to make a series of interactive gift tags. Each of the tags has the "To" and "From" hidden under a portion of the tag. I used brads, folded paper, and hinges. I chose the new Summer Carnival color pallet for a twist on the traditional Christmas colors.

Now hop over to Jen's Blog to see what great art she's created!

ABC Challenge

This week I'm able to play along at Heart 2 Heart again, yeah! The challenge is ABC:

A = Use alphabets either stamped or with My Stickease
B = Make something for a Boy
C = Use Chocolate or Cocoa

I was really excited because I love alphabet stamps, I have a boy and I love using cocoa as a neutral.

I wanted to making something for my son but didn't want to make a card. I decided to make a dry erase practice pad. To make the project dry erase I simply slid it into a memory protector. I turned the protector sideways so I could tie a marker to it so the two wouldn't become separated.

Now Ryan has a personalized fun place for some evening practice! I incorporated 3 different paper packs, 3 different stamp sets and My Stickease. A well rounded project.

Zippidee Level 2 paper pack
Tinkerin' level 2 paper pack
Good Times Level 2 paper pack
Good Times My Stickease
Rustic Alphabet Stamp Set
Classmate Alphabet Stamp Set
In the Month of August Stamp Set
Basic Button Assortment
Cocoa Ribbon
12x12 Memory Protector
Good Times My Stickease

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Winter Sketch

I'm finally back to submitting for a challenge this week again. The past several weeks I've been busy and haven't gotten a chance to participate. I guess with work, motherhood, being a wife and school starting life just got ahead of me.

This week was a sketch challenge at Heart 2 Heart. I decided to dig out liquid glass, vellum and lots of glitter. I went with a winter card. It's a 6x6 card I will send to someone special this winter. I hope the glitter will bring lots of smiles.

Here's the sketch I was working from. I decided to push the envelope and use the snowflakes as my circles. I stacked two different snowflake dimensional elements. I sponged them in crystal blue and then added lots of glitter. To soften the blue base I added vellum as the second layer. I added dots over the dots on the blue paper with liquid glass and then added glitter for a shimmery effect.

I'm ready to see what next week's challenge will be!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Christmas Cards

It's that time again when I start working on my annual Christmas Card workshop. This year we'll be using the beautiful creative basic papers with olive and cranberry papers and two different stamp sets.

You get to come and make two of each of the cards (20 total) which includes supplies (precut) for all the cards, envelopes, embellishments and lunch! The embellishements include ribbon and the new Opaques. These are colored, self-adhesive "pearls" that I love. They are super fun and easy to apply and add lots of dimension and pizzaz to your projects. You get an entire package which includes 108 gems total. There are 4 different sizes and three different colors in the package. There will be many left over for you to take home to embellish other projects!

Sign up to make your sets of cards today! Click here to sign up.

November 14, 2010
$20 for the first set and $15 each additional set (if you would like to make additional sets).

Check out my website for more artwork and inspiration!