Monday, February 25, 2013

CAS - Cozy Cat Card

Hi Stampers
This morning on the Heart 2 Heart Blog are looking for CAS cards.  That stands for Clean and Simple design cards.  Usually there will be a large area of white or solid cardbase showing in these cards.  I have the perfect card to share with you.  It is one that we made at some of my classes this month as a "Bonus" card, if we had time to complete it.
Here is my card:
 I used the adorable Cozy Cat stamp set (A1140 $6.95) she is so cute I couldn't resist.  I used the "fussy cutting" technique to cut out the cat from buttercup cardstock and the pillow from Chatilly paper and the muzzle from white cardstock.  The sentiment stamp if from Just a Number stamp set (D1514 $17.95) Age is just a number... yours will remain Unlisted.  Happy Birthday!  Here is a close up of the cat.

Monday, February 18, 2013

February Workshop Cards

Hi Stampers
Here are the two cards that we will be completing this month at my clubs and workshops.
The first card is a "Center Step Card" decorated for Easter.

I used the new stamp "Easter Wishes" from the new Spring/Summer idea book for the adorable chicks.  The paper we are using this month is Chantilly also from the new idea book.  I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut the fancy square and the pink tag.  Just my luck Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week is Tag Your It.  So I will be adding this card to that blog.  Go check out other cute tag ideas HERE.  I found the center step directions by on google.  There are a lot of templates out there for this type of card.  The one I used is  
The second card we will be making is this "Chalkboard" style card using the February Stamp of the Month Home Sweet Home.

Once again we are using the Chantilly paper pack.  To make this I used the bar image from Family Love stamp set then the words are from the February stamp of the month and the bar image again on the bottom of the card.  I used Versamark Clear ink and White Embossing powder.  Heat set it with my heat gun and then added some color around the lettering with watercolor pencils.  Finally I added some smearing with the white daisy pigment ink pad and a sponge.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the clubs and workshops this month!

Love is in the Air

Hi Stampers
I forgot to post this earlier, so I'm doing it now.  Here is the Valentine's Day card that I made for my Hubby.  I used a card I found on Pinterest as a template for my card.  I just love all the ideas out there.  Here is my card:
I used the Whoo's your valentine stamp set for everything on this card except the swirl.  That is from on of my all time favorite sets Love Life.  I use it all the time.  I used a black cardbase and rounded the two corners.  Then I added the white cardstock on top with the stamped swirl and hearts at the top and the zigzag pattern at the bottom using Ruby ink.  I had to use a strip of the new sparkle paper in black.  I used an scallop edge punch along the bottom.  Then the hearts are popped up using 3-D foam tape.
Hope that everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Loving the home decor ideas

Lately I have been really into making home decor items, and it just so happens that over on the Heart 2 Heart Blog they are asking for posts of your home decor ideas.  I made this LOVE picture frame for Valentine's Day.

I found a picture frame at our local Goodwill store (I swear that I had one like this at one point, maybe I just bought back my own frame) and knew that I needed to make it into a LOVE frame.  I used the "For Always" paper pack X7165B $9.95 from the new Spring Idea book for the paper.  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the letters using Ruby Cardstock.  Then I stamped them with the swirl design from "Love Life" set.  I added some Lagoon cardstock behind the letters so it shows through the cut-out circles.  I mounted it under the glass, then on top of the glass I added grey sparkles on the cut out circles and three Ruby colored roses, Black swirls and the two love birds out of Lagoon paper all cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  I added some black pearls to the center of the roses and the birds eyes and some black tulle ribbon to hang it ontop of the mirror that I have over our fireplace.  I'm really pleased with how it came out!  It is so fun to decorate the house with homemade items.

Friday, February 1, 2013

New Idea Book Starts Today!

Hi Stampers
I just wanted to let everyone know that the new 2013 Spring/Summer idea book starts today.

Here is the cover showcasing the new Chantilly paper pack X7163B $9.95 and the stamp set "Girls Rock" C1538 $13.95.  The flowers are cut out using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Z1686 $99.00.  Love the spring colors on this adorable layout!

Here is a little highlight of some of the new items:
  • 7 new paper packs and matching coordinating products.
  • Of course wonderful new stamp sets for spring and summer.
  • A home decor item Canvas Art Kit with a chevron background - so pretty.
  • New textile fabric that matches Chantilly and For Always paper packs.
  • Mini wooden clothes pins.
  • Epoxy bubbles in green and blues.
  • Outdoor Denim color Chevron Ribbon.
  • New items for creating gifts like canvas display, drawstring bags, clear treat tubes and pillow boxes, Paper pouches in two sizes for baked goods, and more.
Email me at to get your idea book today.  Or you can look at one online at my website

Here is a video on how to make a super cute mini album using products from the new
Spring/Summer idea book:

I'm off to play with my new supplies.  It feels like a bright and sunny day!  (don't look outside, it's raining today)