Archives for April 2014

Artbooking Made Easy ~ Fun in the Sun

Wow can you believe this is the last Artbooking Made Easy video?  It has been so great to see all the creative ideas and gain some great tips from watching these videos.  This week will feature the keys found on pages 66 and 67 in your Artbooking booklet.  Not only will you see some great vacation/sunshine pages but you learn a great technique adding color to white cardstock.

Happy Crafting!


Color dare #90

Last week I entered Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge for the first time.  It was so much fun I knew I wanted to give it another try so here goes.  This week the color challenge is to use Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Pacifica and Honey.

Color Dare #90

So here is what I was inspired to create…

Color Dare #90 arrows

For this card I used pattern 28 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 2.   I used the Jute ribbon for the first time.  I love the look but have wondered how to deal with the ends as they seem to fray.  I decided to apply liquid glass in a line on what would be the backside.  Just before it dried completely I cut the ribbon so there was liquid glass on either side of the cut lines.   This resulted in a clean cut and no fraying!  I also used my pigment inks in the Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Pacifica, and Honey to change things up a little and because they are a little easier to use when adding multiple colors to a stamp.

Close to My Heart products used:

  • Cardstock ~ Kraft, Colonial White, Honey, Indian Corn Blue, and Outdoor Denim
  • Inks ~ Adventure Pigment inks and Enchantment Pigment inks
  • Stamp Sets ~ Holiday Tags, Flight of Arrows
  • Embellishments ~ Green and Blue Epoxy Bubbles, Jute Ribbon

Happy Crafting!



Artbooking Made Easy ~ Togetherness

This weeks Artbooking Make Easy video focus on the together keys found on pages 60 and 61.  You will see in this video you can use it for a romantic style layout or just a fun layout.  Also if you are wondering how to assemble those really cool three dimensional flowers which just look like a spiral in the booklet, well then you will definitely want to check out this video.

Happy Crafting!


Happy Easter!

I wanted to wish everyone a happy Easter!  I know we will be having fun with our son with a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt.  I thought I would share with you today an Easter card I made for my family.

Easter Card 2014

For this card I used the following products:

  • Cardstock ~ Pear and Daisy White
  • Paper pack ~ Lollydoodle
  • Stamp Set ~Colored Egg M1042
  • Ink ~ Black Archival, Pear
  • Embossing Folder ~ Dots
  • Ribbon ~ from my stash
  • Markers ~ Copic

Happy Crafting!


ABC’s Blog Hop ~ H

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “H”. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “H” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY

If you came from LAUREN MOORE- CTMH CRAFTINGS  then you’re on the right track!

So the first this that popped into my head when thinking about what I wanted to design for this hop was HEXAGON.   I just love seeing hexagons in layouts and on cards.  I have been seeing a lot of hexagon overlays being used for cards so I decided to make my own.  I used my Silhouette to create the white overlay.  Then I needed to pick the colors or paper pack and since Lollydoodle makes me so HAPPY, I decided it would be perfect!

ABC's Hexagon Card
While I was working on my design for this blog hop I was inspired by Color My Heart Color Dare to create one for this weeks color dare.  This is my first version for Color Dare #88 but my actual submission can be found here.
ABC's Hexagon Card 2
Close to My Heart Products used:
  • Cardstock~ Daisy White, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Juniper
  • Ink ~ Sweet Leaf, Juniper, Sorbet, Creme Brulee
  • Paper Packs ~ Lollydoodle
  • Stamp Sets ~ Honeycomb
  • Embellishments ~ Aqua Dots, Flamingo Dots

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is JUDY FAYE GARNER.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Happy Crafting!


Color Dare #89

I decided to try something new today.   I have wanting to try some other challenges out there and one I have been watching is Color Dare.  So today I decided it was time and took on Color Dare #89 which is using Juniper, Sorbet and Creme Brulee.

color dare #89

I was actually working on a project for my ABC’s Blog hop that will be happening on Saturday but I was inspire by these color choices.  Here is what I created:

Color Dare 89 - Hexagon

For this card I created a cut file on my Silhouette using the hexagons and had it cut in white.  I then cut individual hexagons.  I used the Juniper Washi tape to cover two white hexagons.  I also used the Damask embossing folder on the Sorbet hexagons then sanded them to expose the white core.

Close to My Heart products used:

  • Cardstock: Daisy White, Creme Brulee, Sorbet
  • Paper Packs: Lollydoodle
  • Ink: Creme Brulee, Sorbet
  • Embelishments: Aqua Dots
  • Stamp Set: Honeycomb

Be sure to check back on Saturday to see some other designs using hexagons.

Happy Crafting!


UPDATE ~ I am so tickled as this card was selected as the Ruby winner for this challenge!!!

Ruby Winner

Artboking Made Easy ~ Capturing Snapshots

This weeks Artbooking video focus on the Snapshot keys which are found on pages 40 & 41 of the Artbooking booklet.  Be sure to take a look at these videos as they are full of great ideas that can be used throughout your crafts.

Happy Crafting!


Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop ~ Ariana

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop! 

The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show our Ariana Artwork with an Attitude, so here we go.  If you just hopped her from  SHEILA BENNETT then you are on the right track.

I know you have seen all the wonderful pop-up box cards that are all over Pinterest and the internet.   They are pretty addictive and I have fallen under their spell.  With Mothers Day just around the corner I thought it would be fun to make a floral pop-up card box.

Mothers day pop-up ~

I know most of the pop-up box cards are designed so they will lay flat to fit into an envelope.   I decided  to change it up and make this one a bit more three dimensional with my choice of flowers using punches.  I read a post on a blog Damask Love  about using punches to make flowers I had bookmarked so I would remember to come back to it.  I was recently reviewing some of my bookmarked/saved blogs and came across this post.  I decided it was time to give it a try.  To make these flowers I used a 2 inch circle punch, fringe scissors and my Cricut to cut the leaves using Artiste cartridge.

Mothers day pop-up_detail

Close to My Heart Supplies used for this project:

  • Ariana Paper Pack X7179B
  • Crystal Blue Card Stock 1292
  • Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles Z1935

The next blogger on the hop is JEN PATRICK, so head on over and check out what wonderful creation she has done for this hop.

If you get lost here is the full list of participants in this blog hop:

  1. Sheila Bennett ~
  2. Catherine Nowak~
  3. Jen Patrick-
  4. Pamela O’Connor ~
  5. Di Crawford ~
  6. Judy Faye Garner ~
  7. Hilary Reynolds ~
  8. Denise Elliott ~
  9. Melissa Robinson –
  10. Debbie Andrews =
  11. Melinda Everitt ~


Artbooking Made Easy ~ Artbooking My Life

This weeks Artbooking video show you how you can incorporate the Artbooking cartridge into your Picture My Life scrapbook.  Basically by using real dial size you can make any of the images on the cartridge work into you Picture My Life scrapbook layouts. Take a look:

Happy Crafting!


April Stamp of the Month

Check out this months stamp of the month~  It is a a fun word bubble stamp set.

April 2014 SOTM

Here is an example of some artwork you could create with this cute stamp set.


Keep in mind this stamp set is only available for the month of April so if you want to purchase it don’t wait.   You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with any $50 qualifying purchase.

Happy Crafting!


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