Sunday, September 23, 2012

If you loved coloring as a kid....

Then this Close To My Heart stamp set is for you! I colored the scarecrow image with out watercolor pencils and the blending pen. Would have liked to use our new alcohol markers but I don't have all the colors yet. I think I'll try another one when I get more colors so I can compare. The alcohol markers give you richer, deeper colors.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Another Moonlight Layout

The Moonlight Complements are so darn cute that I did not want to let them just sit in the bag. You know what I mean. You make the layout shown in the book and then the leftovers sit there til you move them from the current stuff to the maybe-some-day section. So here is my second layout using Moonlight.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Clearly the Best: The Swipe Hype (S01E02)

Another Clearly the Best video! This one shows you how to do the swipe technique. So many new options for our solid stamps. Love it!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bend It, Curve It, Stamp It

A new video from Close To My Heart that shows you how to create new designs using stamp sets you already own.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pear & Partridge Christmas Cards

Here are three cards I made today from the Pear & Partridge paper pack. Love our new Silver Shimmer Trim! Adhesive backed and adds so much sparkle for just $4.95 for a 5 yard roll (Z1799).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Patterns From The Heart

Our new publication called Make It From Your Heart is a must have! Only $7.95 and it includes single and double page scrapbook layouts and card patterns. Check out the video for highlights then contact me to order your copy.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Avonlea Sympathy Card

I made this card for a friend of mine who recently lost his mother. Although it has a flower on it I think the colors are masculine enough for a guy. The flower is a rolled fridge flower that I saw demoed on You Tube some time ago and I couldn't find the video again to reference it. I took a one inch strip of paper about 10 inches long, folded in half and glued the long edges together. Then fridged the fold edge and rolled up the strip and gently spread the petals out. Pretty simple.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Halloween Cards for September Card Class

We'll be making three cards using the Moonlight paper pack and C1522 Creepy Creatures stamp set. Love this paper and the stamps and I'm sure my friends will too. Contact me at to order supplies to make your own.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Stamp of the Month

The September Stamp of the Month is one of my favorites out of this Idea Book. Great artwork to color, either with our new alcohol ink markers or the watercolor pencils. Yay Fall!

Very cool way to separate yolk from egg white

Who would have ever thought to try this? Watch and learn.