Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bumble Birthday Card!

I've been wanting to make a Bumble Bee themed birthday card for a few months now. I've been holding onto my "Buzz and Bumble" paper pack scraps and keeping a pile of supplies on the surface of my work space. Then along came the perfect sketch at "Seize The Sketch" blog challenge #3! It was time to get serious!

Hexagon Sketch, need I say more?!

TaDa! Bees and honeycombs!

Love this sentiment: "Buzzing with good wishes!"

I stamped the Bee is Cocoa ink and colored it in with yellow and white colored pencils. Then added line accents with white gel pen on the white colored pencil.

- Kraft Paper Cardstock (CTMH)
- Buzz and Bumble Paper Pack (CTMH- retired)
- Quick Cards Stamp- bumble Bee A1135 (CTMH)
- Colored Pencils and Gel Pens: Yellow and White
- Ink Pads: Cocoa, Chocolate
- Ribbon: Adhesive backed 1/4 inch brown with white dots (JoAnns)
- Hexagon Punch (SUP)

Happy Card Making!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sarita Scrapbook Layouts!

Wanted to share with you a preview of the pages I created with my Sarita Workshop On The Go Kit from Close To My Heart. I will be guiding a class to create these pages on Sept 21st!

Sarita Layout #1
Sarita Layout #2
Sarita Layour #3

Sarita Layout #4

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #102

It was time to create a card again! My Laughing Lola scraps leftover from creating layout pages was the perfect choice!
I found this sketch at the "Freshly Made Sketches" Challenge #102! It was just right for a thank you card I needed to make!

I used my favorite sentiment from the exclusive stamp set "You Are My Happy"! I can't stop finding uses for this!

A simple "Thank You" on the inside with lots of room left to write.

I am really happy with how this color scheme looks!  So. I also entered this card at the "Black Tie Friday" Challenge Blog for their "Black and Teal" Color Challenge #31!

- Laughing Lola Paper Pack from CTMH
- Lagoon and Black Cardstocks CTMH
- Ribbon: Syracuse Street 1/4" SUP
- Stamp Set: You Are My Happy from CTMH (CC1025)

Happy Card Making!


Laughing Lola Scrapbook Layouts!

"Laughing Lola" from Close To My Heart was such a fun Workshop On The Go kit to create with! I taught a class in August with it and wanted to share my designs on my blog so that they can be found by those who are browsing for ideas.

Lola Layout #1: From pamphlet with some changes to measurements

Lola Layout #2: Using Artbooking Cricut to cut frame and titles.

Lola Layout #3: Full of Fun!

Lola Layout #4: Sequins add from the Black Metallic Medley
What have you been making with your Laughing Lola Papers!?


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

CTMH National Stamping Month! "You Are My Happy"!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart National Stamping Month Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Maria's Blog: "Stamp Momma" you are on the right track!

We have over 20 hoppers for this exclusive stamp set trio, "You are My Happy!"  The blog is a great big circle so you can start anywhere and hop your way through.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of hoppers here.

You can purchase this exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio for $10 when you make a purchase of $50 or more! With a full retail value of $47.90, this exclusive (limited time), whimsical stamp set trio is three times the fun. You Are My Happy includes three adorable, coordinating stamp sets on three D-size carrier sheets. They will arrive at your home in two stamp envelopes, one carrier sheet in one envelope and two carrier sheets in the other envelope. Your trio includes:
  • One alphabet (upper and lowercase)
  • One sheet of nine encouraging, friendship sentiments
  • One sheet of 15 cheerful images great for a variety of life’s occasions
These three stamp sets have been designed stylistically to work together for creating darling cards, layouts, and 3-D projects for a variety of occasions. The alphabet is adorable and usable on both feminine and masculine pages equally. The icons are cute and whimsical, but my FAVORITE stamps in the trio are the beautiful sentiments that work both for cards and scrapbook pages!


I made this cute 2 page scrapbook layout – I found the sketch that inspired it on "Let's Scrap".

The theme of my layout is "IceCream Truck!".  I wanted to feature my favorite stamp sentiment which reads "Good times are even better when they are shared".  Who doesn't mind sharing ice cream!? I also used my CTMH Sarita Workshops On The Go Kit!

Hope you like what I have put together. Now hop on over to Kathleen's Blog: "Life is like a Bowl of Stamps" and see what she has created!

Thanks for Hopping!