Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Holiday Gift Card Holders

With My Crush Holiday Happenings
These clear pillow box gift card holders are made using 
the cards, sticker sheets, and  Badge buttons from the 
My Crush Holiday Happenings Collection
Gift cards slide into the envelope from the 
My Crush Holiday Collection
To make pocket for gift card add a piece of Glacier
cardstock to the bottom of the 4 X 6 card to form a pocket.
Slide gift card into the envelope inside the pillow box.
Another pillow box with envelope inside to hold the gift card.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Snowhaven
Cardstock: Glacier
My Crush: Holiday Happenings
Embellishments: My Crush Badge Buttons, Bakers twine
Other: Assorted Satin Ribbons


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Art Philosophy Demo Continues


Home For the Holidays Continues
Three more boxes from Art Philosophy
Box #4 Chinese Food Container
Cut @11" for largest box. Using the Outdoor Denim
Chevron ribbon that came free with your order this month
tie a piece around and just make a knot at the top. Add
a tag card using the October SOTM. Front has some
snow at the bottom with the tree from the ornament tag.
Stamp the inside with the tag card from the October SOTM
and attach to the Outdoor Denim ribbon.
Box #5 Door Hanger cut @ 9.5"
Add some border trim, a rosette, and a tag from the October SOTM.
This is box the perfect size to hold a Hershey Chocolate Bar.
Box #6 Makes a cute Christmas tree ornament.
Cut Box 5.5" and fill with two candy canes and one
snow bear(peaking in the back) from the October SOTM.
Use some recycled curly ribbons for filler.
To view the other five boxes go Here
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Snowhaven
Cardstock: Glacier, White Daisy. Outdoor Denim
Stamps: Home for the Holidays(October SOTM)
Ink: Cranberry, Black, Outdoor Denim, Glacier
Embellishments: Outdoor Denim and Ruby Chevron Ribbon. Bakers Twine


Art Philosophy Demo

Home for the Holidays
Today's demonstration with the October SOTM and Art Philosophy:
The Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge has 8 boxes that work just perfect for 
Christmas gift giving and the gift tags from the October SOTM.
Box # 1  Cut one @ 9" and one @ 7" and layer together
Box # 2  Cut @ 8" 
Box #3 Cut @ 6.5" for largest size box
Box #7 French Fry box cut @ 6.5" and fill with 
peppermint candies.
Box # 8 cut Pillow Box @ 9.75"
Art Philosophy has Christmas themed cut out cards.
This one has cut out trees. Add some snow, the house
from the SOTM gift tag and the greeting.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Snowhaven
Cardstock: White Daisy, Glacier, Whisper
Stamps: Home for the Holidays
Ink: Black, Glacier, Cranberry, Whisper
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Epoxy Hearts, Sequins, Sparkles, Chevron Ribbon, Ruby Mini Medley
Other: Assorted Peppermint candies




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Color Dare #115

Outdoor DenimSunset, Olive
The color challenge this week at Color My Heart brings you this card.
My favorite thing to do with Outdoor Denim CS is to sand it to 
make it look like denim. For this card I added a kraft CS border, 
a white daisy flower with a sunset corduroy brad and some 
Olive CS leaves. Pattern is Make it From Your Heart II #23.
So grab your Outdoor Denim, Sunset, and Olive and treat us
with your special creation at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Outdoor Denim, Kraft, White Daisy, Olive
Stamps: Pretty Petals
Ink: Outdoor Denim
Embellishments: Sunset Mini Medley
Pattern: Make it From Your Heart Vol. II #23

Monday, October 20, 2014

Holiday Tags

With My Crush Holiday Happenings
These tags are made using the cards, sticker sheets, and 
Badge buttons from the My Crush Holiday Happenings Collection.



When using the sticker sheets adhere the stickers to
cardstock and cut out. That way they can be popped up.
Embellish as desired.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Yuletide Carol
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cranberry
My Crush: Holiday Happenings
Embellishments: My Crush Badge Buttons, Bakers Twine, Sequins, Sparkles, Ruby Mini Medley, Signature Charms, Seam Binding Ribbon, 
Other: Paper Doily, Jingle Bell

Monday, October 13, 2014

Color Dare #114

Passport to a Beautiful Happy Day

with Pacifica, Crystal Blue, Goldrush, and Honey
at this weeks Color My Heart challenge.
Crystal Blue and Honey are part of the color combo in the  paper pack 
Wanderful. This is an Artfully Sent sleeve card page 29 in the booklet.
I added some Honey, Goldrush and Pacifica flowers and a ticket 
to the B&T paper to complete the insert card. 
So grab your colors and share with us at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Wanderful
Cardstock: Pacifica, Goldrush
Ink: Honey, Goldrush, Pacifica, Crystal Blue
Stamps: Happy Birds

Take the Tour

With the Creative Bloggers
It was such a surprise to be nominated by my blog buddy Amy Moore
as a Creative Blogger for this fun chain of  blog hop tours.
 If you don't know Amy and her Art from the Heart you have been
missing out. Be sure to visit her blog  and share the love.

Each Monday a creative blogger will answer 4 questions about their
personal creative journey and nominate the next person on the tour.
If you have missed this tour I will backtrack my leg of the tour at the end of my post.

Now here are my answers to the 4 questions:

What am I currently working on?

I’m currently working on two upcoming events. The first is my Art Philosophy Demo with the October Stamp of the Month and the fun gift containers in Art Philosophy that coordinate with the tags in the SOTM. Second is my upcoming Christmas Card Buffet. This is my opportunity to use up my old retired papers and embellishments. Details coming your way soon

Demo French Fry box with October SOTM
Christmas Card Buffet card using retied Christmas paper 



How does my work differ from others in its genre?

Not sure. I really like to blend in and not stick out. I am a CTMH  consultant that likes to create using products that my customers can purchase so my current posts are generally creations using current Idea Book products.


My latest creation using the newest Cricut  cartridge Artfully Sent


Why do I create what I do?

When I gave up sewing paper crafting just came my way. I still like creating with fabric but paper is sooooo much easier. Anything I can make with paper, ink and stamps I all over that.


Paper meets fabric or is it fabric meets paper?

How does my creative process work?

Most of my work is customer centered. I let my customers drive my creative thinking. They tell me what they want and my wheels start turning to create what they are looking for. This works with my fellow consultants as well. When I see all your amazing creations I like to take a little bit of this and a little bit of that and put it together with my own twist. 

A little bit of this: Artfully sent lattice cut sleeve card
A little bit of that: flowers on lattice page 102 current Idea Book.

Now for the next stop on this Creative Blog  Tour I nominate
 the New Jersey Stamping Queen Marie Flayer. She's a designer for
several blogs and has been a winner of many blog challenges. If you want
some amazing inspiration with versatility visit her blog today.

Now that you've got a little insight to my creative process you can visit my other 
amazing creative bloggers on my leg of the tour:

Have an amazing day full of blessings and creativity. 
Be inspired
Share generously
Love always

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Halloween Sweet Treat

 Hershey Nuggets "BOO"
Stamp the letters on scraps of B&T papers and wrap nuggets.
Stamp a face from Trick or Treat Sweets and attach to a nugget
Put nuggets in box and secure with a clear bag.
Make a coordinating bag topper and you're ready to treat.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Scaredy Cat, Confetti Wishes, Brushed
Cardstock: Sunset, White Daisy
Stamps: Perfect fit-Halloween, Polka Dot Alphabet, Trick or Treat Sweets
Ink: Black, Canary, Thistle


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Artfully Sent Warm Wishes

 Pop Up Card
 Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge has 50 Pop Up Card bases with 50 inner linings.
The pop up part is inside the card using the inner lining. So after you've
assembled the inside oh...what to put on the front. This card is my take on 
the reindeer card on page 141 in the Idea Book.
The Idea Book shows the reindeer in red but I wanted to do a scene card
with the reindeer inside. So for the front I made some rolling hills with snow,
added the church and trees from the "Christmas Village" stamp set.
Inside on the back liner I added some more snow hills with a house and trees.
On the front tab that holds the reindeer I attached some more snow hills, the 
Sweet Shop and the reindeer. I had to size the reindeer down to fit the
size of the house and shop. 
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Glacier, Whisper
Stamps: Christmas Village
Ink: Glacier, Black
Embellishments: Silver Glitter Ribbon



Color Dare #113

Art Philosophy Holiday Tag
with Cranberry Canary and Glacier
Art Philosophy has some cute cut out tags and cards that
are just right got the holidays. When I saw these color for this weeks
challenge at Color My Heart I was already working with the
Snowhaven paper pack that has the Cranberry and Glacier
colors. So... I just added some Canary yellow centers in the
poinsettia. So now you can show us your Cranberry,
Glacier, and Canary creation at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Snowhaven
Cardstock: Glacier, Cranberry, Canary
Stamps: Holiday Tags
Ink: Slate
Embellishments: Silver Sequins, Bakers Twine, Sparkles


October Scrapbook Class

October Scrapbook Class
Family Love

October Art Class

October Art Class
Candy Treats