Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Gift Card Treat

 I go to the gym MWF mornings at 5am and I work with a trainer. One thing you can't do is bring your trainer a bag of candy on Halloween (or at least I'm not!) So I decided to make her a special set of gift cards on tags. I downloaded the great image from CTMH- you can get yours here. And then I printed out 3 small size.
I created the band and tags based on this idea. You still have time to create your own tags!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Creative Blogger

I have been nominated for the Creative blogger! by several other creative bloggers and I have a little story to share about that!
The amount of spam that I get associated with this blog is unreal. A few months back I set up a folder in my email where ALL emails with the word "blog" associated with them went to. That kept all the junk for filling up my inbox and my phone from dinging every 2 minutes. 
Turns out I had been ignoring some of these requests to participate in the creative blogger and didn't know it So I first want to say how sorry I am that I missed out sooner.
Krista and I met a few years ago at CTMH convention. She had been on a retreat with my upline and the group of retreaters were meeting for lunch at convention, I was a tag-a-long! 
(also Amy and Judy who's email I missed earlier)

So Now I have to answer the questions.

1. What am I working on right now? 
I am working with the CTMH Snowhaven Paper Pack and trying to get all the projects for November blog posts done. I am going to do a craft fair in December and I need the month of November to get ready for it.
2. How long does it take me to create a project? 
Usally not too long. (and that sometimes shows!) I like cards because they are fast and I can get one finished in about 30 minutes. That seems long for one card but I think most of that time is spent in the deciding what I want to do. The making is generally short!
3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment? 
Right now I am totally obsessed with Gold embossing powder! And then ofcourse stamps, they are always my main focus!

4. How does my creating process work? 
 I work by paper pack. I use the same paper pack for a whole month. All of my blog posts, all of my samples and all of my classes use that paper pack. It makes things simple for planning and ordering. 
As far as a project goes. I pick a stamp and then I use a card pattern- either from a pattern book or a card I want to recreate from a magazine or the web.

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired? 
For me it's Pinterest- don't ask how many "pins" I have! 
If I made one a day I would never make all my pins.

6. What is my signature style?
Is all "over the place" a style? I kinda just jump around and do what makes me happy. If I had to pick just one it would be structured.... maybe. I tend to go for a sketch or card design and stick to it.

I nominate the following for the Creative Blogger! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It's Your Day to Celebrate Card

One day last month I was completely out of Birthday Card so I spent a few hours making a whole stack of these. I used the Yuletide Carol paper pack and added a light blue as well as some washi tape. I love how virsitle the CTMH paper is, no one will ever know that I used Christmas paper for this card! This card was also inspired by a card that I pinned a long time ago. You can see it here.

Monday, October 27, 2014

November Creative Classes-Sign up today!

Snowman Holiday Card Class
Date: November 8th at 9:30am
Location: My House
Cost: $15
RSVP and Pay by October 27th to hold your spot
Kit Includes: 10 – 7" × 5" Printed Card Bases
10 – Blue Printed Pieces
10 – White Daisy Tags
10 – Glitter Paper Pieces
10 – Red Glitter Buttons
10 – Snowman and Bird Sticker Sheets
12 – 3-D Foam Squares
10 – Coordinating Envelopes
4 yards Grey and White Baker's Twine
Add the stamp and your kit is $27

 Bright Spirits Card Class
Date: November 8th
Time 1:30pm
Location: My House
Cost: $27
Please RSVP and Pay by October 27 to hold your spot.
Kit Includes- Snowhaven Paper Pack, 10 card bases/envelopes, Bright Spirits Stamp Set, Clear Sparkles and Cranberry Twill Ribbon

 Snowhaven Card Making Class-
Class Date: November 9th at 1:30 pm
Location: My house
Cost $30
RSVP and Pay by October 27th to hold your spot
Makes 15 cards
Kit includes: 1 – My Acrylix™ Snowhaven Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – Snowhaven B&T Duos™ Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Cranberry, 1 Glacier, 1 Whisper, 1 White Daisy)
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 – Red Enamel Hearts (Z2009)
1 – Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Friday, October 24, 2014

Let it Snow card

I have been on this embossing kick lately- This picture really doesn't do this card justice. The silver embossing powder on the black CS is amazing! Give it a try, see for yourself!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Peace and Love Artfully Sent Card

 Pretty fancy card right? Looks complicate right? It's was so simple because The new CTMH cartridge Artfully Sent did all the work! Yep, that fancy wreath was cut out with a push of a button and then I stamped the sentiment and added some embellishments- Have you gotten your cartridge yet? What are you waiting for?