Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Color Dare #201: The Simple Card Edition

Color Dare 201

This week for the Color Dare Challenge I decided to keep it simple.
The colors we have been challenged to use are Glacier, Honey, Whisper, Sapphire, Cranberry, White Daisy and Black. Dang! That’s a lot of colors! These colors are actually the palette for our Magical Papers.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Organization: Ribbon

Last week I gave myself the assignment to finish entering my stamp sets on the app Evernote. If you have decided to organize your stamps this way too, you probably won’t be done yet. It does take time but it is really worth it.
I forgot to show you how how I keep my stamps. I use plastic drawers. Each drawer is about 7″ high. I lay some non-slip shelf liner along the bottom of the drawer to keep the stamp envelopes from sliding around. They are in the drawers in alphanumeric order. I plan on getting some contact paper and covering the front of the drawers to make them more decorative.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Color Dare: The Red,White, and Blue Edition and Mojo Monday #455

My card today meets 2 challenges!
Here is my card. I used the retired stamp set Shining Star and the new stamp set Beyond Awesome, a little Ruby ribbon and some bitty sparkles finishes it off.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Organize Your Stamps: Evernote

It took awhile but I got my craft space picked up. I still have a few piles here and there but hopefully some of that will be remedied in the coming weeks.

This week I am going to organize my stamps. Honestly, I started this project months ago. I was at a CTMH event last year and I met a lot of great consultants there, including my upline, Heather Hicks. Her and another girl told me about Evernote. I could not wait to implement it. I have a lot of stamps and even though I had organized my stamps into categories, it still could take a serious amount of time to find a particular set I needed.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Calypso Card Workshop

One of the many things I love about Close To My Heart is the other consultants! They are so talented! I love looking in my Facebook groups and other places to check out what everyone is creating with the latest papers and stamps. As a consultant we are also supported by corporate and given instructions for workshops and make and takes to use with our customers. Recently, they have also included workshops created by some of our talented consultants.
This month’s workshop uses the Calypso papers to make 20 cards, 2 of each design. This workshop was created by consultant Jacqueline Paech and it is so fun!
20 Calypso Cards
You can click here to join my Workshop. It is being held at my house on July 23rd. You can also complete this Workshop on your own. Purchase the supplies you need from my website then I will email you the directions to make these cards. Directions include full color pictures of each of the cards. Supies are listed below, just order what you don’t have.
Please Note: This workshop uses a cricut but, you could cut out your images by hand. You would be cutting out 12 pineapples. You also need (2) 2″ circles and 2 tags about 2 1/4″ x 4″. It also uses the Tickled Pink Thin Cuts for the Flamingos. There are 12 flamingos with feathers. Of course if you are participating in the workshop at my house all these plus all the paper will be pre-cut for you!
X7210B Calypso Paper Pack
Z3215 Calypso Sequins
X7210C Calypso Complements (I did not use these but instead stamped the smaller pineapple from the One In A Melon stamp set and used some extra shimmer trim)
Z3219 Calypso Washi  (use about 8.5″)
1385 (3) sheets of White Daisy CS
1386 (1) sheet Black CS
X5773 (1) sheet Pixie CS
X254 (20) White Daisy Cards and Envelopes
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim (use about 12″)
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim (use about 24″)
Z3035 Pixie Twine (use about 1 yd)
Z3095 Whisper Twine (use about 1 yd)
Inks: Black, Pixie, Pear, Glacier, Canary, Topiary, and Cotton Candy
C1650 One In A Melon
C1651 Tickled Pink
C1619 So Many Smiles (Only used for a couple of sentiments so not necessary)
Z3228 Tickled Pink Thin Cuts
Adhesive, glue dots, 3D Foam Tape,
Art Philosophy Cartridge
Artistry Cartridge
Z1912 Corner Rounder
Z1999 1″ Circle Punch
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
Z2027 Mini Stapler

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Technique Tuesday: Distressed Glue

I am starting this post on Tuesday but it will be Wednesday before I finish it. The day got away from me and I just didn’t finish in time.
This technique uses cardstock, craft glue, ink and a sponge. When you are finished your paper is supposed to have a distressed, vintagey look. It looked more like marble to me.
The first step is to put dots of glue randomly on your cardstock. I have 4 pieces of cardstock to experiment with, two are White Daisy and two are Colonial White.
I wasn’t sure how much glue was too much so on one , I added a bigger blob.
Then, using your finger spread the glue around in whatever direction you desire.
Wait for it to dry.
The second one with the big blob of glue started to buckle so I added something to the edges to weigh it down a bit.

Once dry you can choose your colors and sponge them on the paper. I used Sapphire, Lagoon, Glacier and Cocoa.
That’s it! I liked the 2 on the left the best so I used them to make 2 different cards. The 3rd one was the one with the blob of glue and I think it was too much. The last one looks like it has 2 deer on it. I don’t think the difference in color of the cardstock mattered much.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Mojo Monday #454

I’m getting back in the grove by participating in a Mojo Monday challenge.

If you read my post from yesterday, you know I have absolutely no space to create in my craft room. But, for the past few days I have been working on July’s Card Workshop in my dining room. The workshop uses the new flamingo stamp set and calypso papers. Since I already had all these awesome supplies out, I created an extra card using the Mojo Monday sketch. I hope you like it!

Products Used
Please click here to see more cards using this sketch!