Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Peace and Comfort Card


I love making cards, but sometimes the reason for making a card breaks my heart. This is one of those times. I recently found out a dear friend and former coworker that has been battling cancer is terminal. I made this simple card to let her and her family know they're in my thoughts and prayers.

Monday, July 30, 2012

You're An Angel Thank You Card




I placed an order on Papertrey Ink recently for the Movers and Shakers dies. My goodies arrived Saturday and I had a chance to play. I used a die to create the slider part of this card. I also used some products from Close To My Heart's Spring / Summer Catalog that retire tomorrow. I guess it's about time! The paper is Footloose and stamp set is from the Footloose Workshop on the Go. The angelfish and sentiment comes from Under the Sea.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hi Lady!


A quick card I made using the Daises and Ladybugs from Fred, She Said. The ladybug have liquid glass on them to make them pop. The daises sparkle since I used a Sakura Stardust Pen. This card also has new canvas shapes and olive / cranberry baker's twine that is in the Close To My Heart Autumn / Winter Idea Book and Catalog. It debuts on August 1.

Friday, July 27, 2012

FSS Winged Things Blog Hop



Welcome to the Fred, She Said Winged Things Blog Hop! Summer is in full swing and flying by fast, and the FSS team wants to share a winged wonderland with you!

If you have arrived from Patty’s blog you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog.

Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!
One winner will receive ALL of this:
$25 GC to CropStop
£15 GC to Bearly Mine Designs
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store
Hop ends Friday, August 3, midnight EST.


The winged thing I choose to use is the butterfly from Monarch Butterfly Digi & SVG Cutting Files. The bottom layer was inked with Marigold and Barn Red Distress Inks. My card also uses the beautiful cloud background from the brand new Daises and Lady Bugs Set. The sentiment is from a retired Close To My heart stamp set and the black sparkle flourish is a new Close To My Heart item.

Your secret word on my blog is flying.
Your next stop on the hop is Maureen's Blog.

Here is the complete Fred, She Said Winged Things Blog Hop list
Tracey-Lynn 
Robin
Zehra
Carolyn
Patty
Crystal (Me)
Maureen
Nancy
Valerie
Karen
Janet Kay
Michelle
FSS Challenge Blog



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Footloose Retiring Soon!


August 1 is the debut of Close To My Heart's Autumn / Winter 2012 Idea Book and Catalog. That means saying goodbye to some products from the Spring / Summer Idea Book like Footloose Paper Packet and Dimensional Elements.



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Superhero Retiring Soon!


One week from today is the debut of Close To My Heart's Autumn / Winter 2012 Idea Book and Catalog. That means saying goodbye to some products from the Spring / Summer Idea Book like Superhero Paper Packet and Rub-Ons. Hurry if you want this great paper packet!





Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lucy Retiring Soon!


August 1 is the debut of Close To My Heart's Autumn / Winter 2012 Idea Book and Catalog. That means saying goodbye to some products from the Spring / Summer Idea Book like Lucy Paper Packet and Glittery Rub-Ons.





Monday, July 23, 2012

Crusin' Retiring Soon!


August 1 is the debut of Close To My Heart's Autumn / Winter 2012 Idea Book and Catalog. That means saying goodbye to some products from the Spring / Summer Idea Book like Crusin' Silver Foil Images. The paper packet is already gone!  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hooligans at a Bargain Price

$12.95 retail at $3.00 While Supplies Last

$4.95 retail at $1.00 While Supplies Last
I was checking out the While Supplies Last items on my web site I found one of my favorite retired paper packs at a bargain! Hooligans is great to use for Halloween, birthday or layouts of your children.

Friday, July 13, 2012

FSS Friday Rose Card


It's Friday so I'm posting another Fred, She Said Creation. I gravitate towards the beautiful rose designs. Perhaps it's because they are my birth flower for the month of June? This one features digital paper too. I haven't purchased or used a lot of digital paper, but I love how it coordinates so easily with the precolored designs.

On another note I'm still in Dallas, but I'll be home on Sunday. If you follow my facebook page I hope to have some updates there.

Supplies:
Colonial White Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Diamond Rose Precolored Digital Stamp (Fred, She Said)
Summer Roses Digital Paper (Fred, She Said and Bearly Mine Designs)
Kraft Color-Ready Borders (Close To My Heart) While Supplies Last Item
Durables Square Studs (Close To My Heart)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Washi Tape Ice Cream Card



Here is another card I made using the Washi tape that was a special buy through Craft TV.  (See yesterday's post.)  At this moment I'm in Dallas, Texas and this is the most exciting day! The first day of Close To My Heart's Convention where we get to see new product unveiled. (But really it's Sunday and I haven't left yet. I'm writing this post early.) Next week my blog posts will be about all the cool projects I create at convention!

Craft TV Washi Tape Collection


Supplies:
White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Washi Tape (Craft TV Special Buy)
Ice Cream Chipboard Sticker (Basic Grey)
Black Pen (Copic Multiliner)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Washi Tape Tree & Owl Card




At this moment I'm in Dallas, Texas anxious for the first day of Close To My Heart's Convention. (But really it's Sunday and I haven't left yet. I'm writing this post early.) This year Convention is missing my good friend Stephanie. So I made this card letting her know that I will miss her. I just got an order of Washi tape that was a special buy through Craft TV. I've been seeing this special Japanese tape popping up in a lot of places in the papercrafting world online. 

Craft TV Washi Tape Collection


Supplies:
White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Pear Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Wood Grain Washi Tape (Craft TV Special Buy)
Punch for the leaves (Stampin' Up)
Owl sticker (K & Company)
Black Pen (Copic Multiliner)



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stella Card Organizer


Today I'm on my way to Dallas, Texas so I'm writing this blog ahead of time! One of the traditions at Convention is to exchange a gift with your roommates. My roommate is Jolene and she loves the Stella paper packet. So I made her a card organizer. This is the third card organizer I've made. I think it's such a wonderful, practical gift. You can find the tutorial here.


Supplies:
Stella Paper Packet and Extra Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Stella Canvas Shapes (Close To My Heart)
Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (Close To My Heart)
Ring Binding System (Carl Brands)
Crop-A-Dile (We R Memory Keepers)
Chipboard for the cover


Monday, July 9, 2012

Lil' Cupcake Gift Bag


You know you're a papercrafter when you make the gift bag before you purchase the gift! Now I need to figure out what to put in it. I couldn't resist this template from My Time Made Easy. It's a new release that I know I'll use a lot!

Recipe:
Lil' Cupcake Template (My Time Made Easy)
Sorbet and Tulip Cardstock from Autumn Combo (Close To My Heart)
Colonial White and Vanilla Cream Cardstock from Neutral Combo (Close To My Heart)
Unforgettable Paper Packet (Retired Close To My Heart)
Cocoa Ink (Close To My Heart)
Card Chatter - Birthday Stamp Set (Close To My Heart)
Silk Ribbon (May Arts)


Friday, July 6, 2012

FSS Friday Hydrangea Card



It's a Fred, She Said Friday! My goal is to post a project every Friday showcasing the awesome digital stamp images at Fred, She Said. This card showcases an image from the beautiful Hydrangea Bouquet Colored Set. I decided to add Flower Soft to the image and then keep it simple as far as other embellishments.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sunshine Card


It seems to me that "sunshine" is a trend in paper crafting. Check out this post  with a stamp set and dies from Papertrey Ink (on my wish list). This post features a stamp set from Hero Arts. To make my card I needed to improvise a bit since I don't have the dies or stamps. I cut strips of Sunny Yellow cardstock and Sunflowers cardstock. Then laid them down on my card base. I suggest using an adhesive like Dotto so the pieces are repositional. Once your background is created cut the pieces hanging over the base. Since this was so easy to do I'm wondering if I need to invest in dies and stamps! 



Sentiment is from the July 2012 Stamp of the Month: Live Out Loud.

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