Friday, March 29, 2013

BINGO-Close to My Heart Blog Hop






Welcome to our March Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop! As you know, both the Artiste and the Art Philosophy cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant.

If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from Traci of Papercrafting 101 then you are in the right place!

Our challenge this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but also a "BINGO" card! Here is the BINGO card that our Consultants were given:



The Consultants were told they could make anything they wanted using the Artiste OR Art Philosophy cartridge AND you work off the BINGO card posted above. Basically, you make a "BINGO" by going across, down, or diagonally and you have to use everything in that bingo line.

I used the first column- Ribbon, Sentiment and Flower(s) along with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge







For this one page layout I used the following Close to My Heart Products:

Footloose paper (retired)
Lagoon Ink
Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Cocoa Ink
Crème Brulee Ink
The Works My Acrylic Stamp Set
Hooray Bouquet My Acrylic Stamp Set
Love Life My Acrylic Stamp Set

(All products except the paper can be ordered here.)

The tag is what I used to meet the BINGO. It is from page 60 of the Art Philosophy Cartridge (Card feature) and 3". The flowers are cut at 1 1/2" and 1" and I only stamped the 1 1/2" flower.

The large strip that the title is on is cut at 2 1/2" x 10". The photo mats are 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" and the strip is 2 1/2" x 8".

The journaling on the inside of the tag talks about how much fun my son enjoyed Boulder Beach at Silverwood.


Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  3. Penny ~ It Makes Total Cents 
  4. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
  5. Melissa L- MyWatermelonMoon
  6. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  7. Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle 
  8. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101
  9. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper 
  Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Creations Muslin Drawstring Bags and Stamping

I have finally had the opportunity to play with some of the new Close to My Heart Product! Tonight I decided to play with the new My Creations™ Muslin Drawstring Bags, Enchantment Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set, the March Stamp of the Month "Floral Happiness", Acrylic Stamp Set "For a Friend" and a sheet of White Daisy cardstock.

The first Drawstring bag I created I used the "Floral Happiness" stamp and Cotton Candy, Smokey Plum and Crème Brulee ink and White Daisy cardstock to create the flowers.  I then used the sentiment "Happiness is...found in the journey" and stamped in Smokey Plum on the bag. I used liquid glass to adhere the flowers to the bag.

 
 
 
 
The second bag I used the "For a Friend" Stamp Set and the Ruby Red Pigment ink to stamp this, very simple but filled with goodies will make a great gift:
 
 

 
 
 
When working with pigment ink I have found that blotting the ink on the stamp works better. Some other reminders, because the ink is pigment based it does stain the stamp more than the regular Close to My Heart ink. Pigment ink is good for embossing as it stays wet longer.


 
 


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

National Scrapbooking Day-Fundraiser Crop for Camp Fire Camp Dart-Lo

What better way to spend May 4th, National Scrapbooking Day, then to scrap for a cause. Come support Camp Fire Camp Dart-Lo, the Inland Northwest Council's day camp on the Little Spokane River. We will spend 12 hours (10-10) eating, crafting, talking amongst friends and winning great prizes!

The cost is only $35 and all proceeds go directly to the Camp Fire Camp Dart-Lo Arts & Craft program for the summer of 2013. Also, 15% any order placed that day or in the name of Camp Dart-Lo will be donated to the camp.

Fabric Flower Tutorial

I am absolutely in love with the Close to My Heart Textile fabrics. I have played with Chantilly and will be order For Always next time I place an order.

Today I am using strips of fabric to create fabric flowers. Here is the final product:



To create the flower I started with my liquid glass, an approximately 1 1/2" strip of fabric and a small piece of scrap paper.




I first folded my fabric in half length wise, wrong sides together. I then applied a generous amount of liquid glass to the scrap paper. Then I started rolling. Your hands will get messy and you will use LOTS of liquid glass, but the result is worth it.



I just rolled it up like a coil until I was happy with the size and then cut the fabric and used the remaining fabric to create a smaller flower.


This type of flower is very forgiving and you can place a button in the middle to cover any imperfections.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Close to My Heart March Stamp of the Month

When I first saw this stamp set I was not sure how much I would actually use it as I have one very similar. However, after creating this card I love the stamp set and cannot wait to play with it some more!






The card was made with the Buzz and Bumble paper pack and Crème Brule ink, where I used second generation stamping to achieve the lighter look.

This great stamp set is now part of my permanent collection:




This stamp set can be yours for only $5 with any $50 purchase or for $17.95. You can order here. Also join my mystery party and be entered to win $25 in FREE CTMH product.



Saturday, March 9, 2013

Roxybond Blog Hop-Later Sk8r

Welcome to the Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop!





We will be featuring artwork from the Later Sk8R Pack.




If you have come here from Jen's blog, then you are on the right path. I decided to create a 3-D project for my son's bathroom. My goal is to write a note to him every morning!




Besides the Later Sk8R paper I used the My Creations Bracket Frame,  Chalkboard Paper, Dimensional Elements Banner and some retired Rub-ons from Close to My Heart. To stamp my son's name I used the Token Alphabet Stamp Set and Outdoor Denim Ink.

The entire project took me no more than 30 minutes and less than $20 to create and of course I have plenty of extra embellishments for another project!


Now hop on over to Cat's Blog for your next stop. Here's a list of all our team members participating:

Jen Patrick at Roxybond
Stephanie Feist-YOU ARE HERE
Catherine Nowak at Cat's Scrapbooking
Tess Hilton at Sassy Cricut Crafting

Friday, March 8, 2013

Recipe Box with Elemental Paper Pack

I created this recipe box for our exchange student for Christmas (yes a little late in posting but better late than never!).


 
 
I used the following Close to My Heart items (but you can use any paper and embellishments you have)
 
Elemental (retired)

Color Ready Canvas Alphabet
Wooden Shapes (retired)
Olive Ink
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge


The flowers are cut at 3" from the Art Philosophy Cartridge and the tag in the front is cut at 1 3/4".


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chantilly Layout with Fabric Flower Embellishments

This is my page kit of the month for March. Even though I do not have a girl, I am enjoying playing with Chantilly. It is such a versatile paper pack and I can see family Easter pictures in this layout. Not only did I use the Close to My Heart Chantilly paper pack, I also used the Chantilly Textiles and the silver glitter paper to create this two page layout inspired by the Close to My Heart Make It From Your Heart book.






To create the fabric flower I folded my fabric in half lengwise and then wound it in a circle around a piece of scrap paper that had a glob of liquid glass on it. It went together super easy!