September Card Workshop

If you have been following along the past few days you know I have posted two cards which are part of my September Card Workshop.  As promised here is the full details. September Card Workshop ~ If you are in the Arvada, CO area and wish to attend my card workshops please feel free to email me at, the date is Monday September 28th at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $12, if you attend 4 workshops the 5th is half off.

Here are the cards individually:

Birthday Card Masculine ~ Hello, Life~ So Many Smiles ~

For this card I use the new So Many Smiles C1619 stamp set to crate a more masculine care.  I used the new Sapphire, with Goldrush and Whisper inks.  This also uses this months special the Hello, Life! exclusive stamps sets which are only available this month for $13.95 each with any purchase..  I combined the Card Makers with the Scrapbooking.

Artistry ~ Birthday Balloons ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card was inspired by Courtney Lane Designs.  I love this design and could not help but lift it .  It is designed using the Dot Embossing folder Z1924, Paper fundamentals and the new Artistry Cartridge.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Watercolors

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

11933423_10153099414082934_5873071183292397524_nThis month we are featuring the technique of ~ WATERCOLORING!  Close to My Heart has just rolled out this awesome line of watercolor products ~ Watercorlor Paint and Watercolor Brushes can be found on page 148 and the watercorlor paper is found on page 147 of the new Annual Inspirations Idea book.  Watercoloring is so cool it can be simple or as elaborate as you want it to be.  It is a great way to create custom backgrounds and adding a touch of color to you cards, scrapbook pages or any of your paper crafts. This month we have 8 consultants featuring artwork using this technique so you will definitely be inspired.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MELISSA ROBINSON ’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

I had a lot of fun trying some new techniques with the watercorlors.  I designed two cards both of them are based around this months Stamp of the Month ~ Paper Garden S1509.

11707989_10207393099531945_1646831179381493893_oHere is my first card.

Paper Garden ~ #watercoloryourworld ~ #ctmhHelloLife ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card was totally new for me as I have never tried anything like this before.  I started by stamping one of the flower images from this months SOTM Paper Garden on our new watercolor paper in whisper ink.  I then came back and watercolored over the image and the background.  After it had dried (I hurried things along by using my craft heater) I took my journaling pen and outlined the image.  At that point the black journal pen looked really hard so I decided to use my White Daisy re-inker with some water in a spray pens.  I sprayed this mixture over the image, which really helped to soften the image.

Here is the other card I created~Paper Garden ~ #watercoloryourworld ~ Watercolor ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used a watercolor resist.  I stamped the Paper Garden image with the VersaMark and then used white embossing powder to heat emboss. I then used the watercolors to create the background.

List of products used for both cards:

Now hop on over to AGGIE PETERS’ Blog and see what she has created for you to day.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

  1. Melissa Robinson
  2. Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here
  3. Aggie Peters
  4. Sheila Bennett
  5. Priscilla Gotham
  6. Haley Dyer
  7. Darlys Recker
  8. Denise Elliott

Happy Crafting!

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Hello Life ~ National Stamping Month

Welcome to Hello, Life! Blog hop which is celebrating National Stamping Month.

HelloLifeToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring artwork which showcases the three exclusive Hello, Life! stamp sets ~ Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Pocket Scrapbooking.

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If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE LONCAR’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have 39 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to focus on the Scrapbooking stamp set and design a layout.

Zoe, Georgie, Fundamentals ~ Artistry ~ Hello, Life! ~ Catscarpbooking.comI combined a couple of paper packs to create this layout ~ Zoe, Georgie and Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packs.

Zoe, Georgie, Fundamentals ~ Hello, Life! ~ Artistry ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the full list supplies used to complete this layout:

Your next stop on the hop is  DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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National Stamping Month Special

Have you checked out all the new product that was just released on Tuesday??  Isn’t it AWESOME!!!! Will if that was not enough how about some exclusive stamps sets to celebrate this National Stamping Month??? Check out these awesome stamp sets:

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Here is the scoop ~ Only during the month of September, these exclusive C-sized My Acrylix Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD for a savings of $6.90 USD!

I had fun playing with the Cardmaking set which is featured on the left. Here are a couple of cards I designed using the new watercolor paints.

Hello Life - Cardmaking ~ watercolors ~ Hello Life Cardmaking ~ Watercorlor ~ Catscrapbooking.comIn order to create these cards I first stamped using Versamark stamp pad then used white embossing powder.  Then using the new watercolors I just played around with them and what is wonderful is the paint will not stick to the embossed areas.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Happy Crafting!

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