Saturday, February 27, 2010

In honor of March

Good Morning Blog Friends!

Can you believe that March is just a few days away? Around here it's starting to show signs of spring-the wind in Lubbock can sure blow, and it started about 2 weeks ago. Not to mention the today the high will be in the 60's. Yeah! I am sure winter is not over, but it a good start.

Of course with all the wind, Lubbock is a great place for flying a kit. In fact I saw a few flying last weekend up at the Tech Campus.

For this project I use a box pattern from Becky Roberts, you can find all the info here. I just changed the lid to a transparency.

Supplies from Close to My Heart:
Sunflower Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Tulip Cardstock
Dutch Blue Carstock
Pattern paper from the Animal Cookie
White ribbon
White grosgrain ribbon
Sunflower ink
Dutch Blue ink
Tulip ink
Clover Meadow ink
Clover Meadow Brads
foam tape
In the Month of March Stamp set

Other items
Green Checked ribbon
Scallop punch
Tiny Marbles for beaded pen
Tacky tape

Enjoy your weekend.

I think I will spend today outside enjoying the weather. And cleaning out some storage.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

St. Pat's Day Card

I really can't take credit for this card, the idea came from this CTMH consultant, I just changed it up to St. Patrick's Day.

I hope you are all having a really great week-

Supplies from CTMH
White Cardstock
Pattern paper from Caboodle
Sweetleaf ink
Olive ink
Chocolate ink
Olive ribbon
Grow with love stamp set
So Lucky Stamp set
In the month of March stamp set

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kiss Me, I'm Irish!!

Good evening Blog Friends!!

Now that Valentines is over, it's time to look towards St. Patrick's Day! These are some simple little Lip gloss/chapstick gifts. (I will also be giving these out to boys, just using regular chapstick not gloss)

Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Colonial White Cardstock
Garden Green Cardstock
New England Ivy Cardstock
Olive ink
Blush ink
foam squares
So Lucky Stamp set
Lip gloss
scallop square die cut

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Clear Card Winners!! picked the following winners-
11, 20, 27
Leslie said...
Aaron, loved your video and your card. I haven't gotten up the nerve to do a clear card yet. Maybe seeing yours will give me the courage I need. Thanks for taking the time to show us how it is done.
February 14, 2010 10:22 PM
Lori Miller said...
Awesome cards and techniques! I am definitely going to have to buy some transparencies. You did a fabulous job on the video! Keep 'em coming! :)
February 15, 2010 10:25 PM
Scraphappy said...'ve inspired me to play with transparencies all over again!! Beautiful cards!
February 17, 2010 7:34 AM
Congrats Ladies
Email me your address at and I will mail you your card!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Garden Journal

I filled this little book with my ideas for my Backyard in 2010.
This album will work well for Easter or Mother's Day too.
(I will be putting some up for sale in my Etsy Store in the near future.)

Supplies from Close To My Heart
Juniper Cardstock
Vanilla Cream Cardstock
Veranda Creative Basics
Creme Brulee ribbon
Smiles stamp set
Desert Sand ink
Colored pencils
Chocolate Rub-ons
Other-Bind it all

Just reminder I have 2 contests going on- View my Video here and Win a Clear Card here.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New "Clear Card" Video!

ETA: To answer a few questions I have been getting
1. I get my transparency at the office supply store in a box of 100. (I use Office Max and get rewards coupons. The box of transparencies is a little over $21. I had a coupon for $10 off, so they cost me about $13 with tax. That makes them about 13 cents each and one sheet will make 2 cards.
I know there are thicker kinds, but this works for me.
2. Yes, Tombow adhesive works very well.
3 My bracelet came from the Brighton Outlet in San Marcus, I am sure it is Dis-continued now as that was a while ago and it was an outlet store.
4 I will do my best to post some pictures of my craft room in the near future so you can all see what was going on on those shelves behind me!
Good Morning all, and Happy {heart} day to you!
I finished editing my video last night and it's all ready to go!
Take a look! (PS there is a give away at the end!)
Supplies from CTMH-
Blush Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
Blush ink
Baby Pink ink
Sweetleaf ink
Blush ribbon
Blush button
White embossing powder
versa mark ink
Charmed stamp set
Create-A Shade Paint
I getting better at seeing myself on video, so you may see more and more of me.
I am still working on an angle/stand for taping video, so I apologies in advance for blocking your view sometimes.
Lastly-my cell phone rang in the middle--too bad it wasn't Ed McMahon!
I am loading this now (11 am) and the video is still processing so it maybe graining for just a short while

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Clear Window

Right now I am really into everything clear.....clear stamps, clear albums and clear cards. In fact I am working on a new video that features a clear card. Look for that coming soon.
It might be hard to tell, but that circle has a clear transparency that has been embossed.
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Twitterpatted pattern paper
Chocolate Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
Crystal blue Cardstock
Sweetleaf Cardstock
Sweetleaf ink
Sorbet ink
Chocolate ink
prisma glitter
color pencils
foam squares
rub-on sentiment
crochet ribbon
Little bee stamp set
Whooo loves you stamp set
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Singing a song of Thanks!

How cute is this stamp set?
I have been seeing birdcages everywhere. I just got a Semi-Homemade by Sandra Lee magazine, and it has a wonderful Easter/Spring time table setting with birdcages.

Supplies from Close To My Heart[
Sweetleaf Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
Twilight Cardstock
Vineyard berry Cardstock
Pattern Paper from Emporium Creative Basics
Chocolate Ink
Vineyard berry ink
Twilight ink
Colored pencils
Crystal Blue waxy fax
Paper flower
Sweetleaf button

Be sure to enter my contest Here-it's getting close!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

thank you for your kindness

I am about to walk out the door to a Basketball game, but wanted to share a quick card.
I used the Glitter and Tape Technique for the center of the flower. Be sure to check it out.
Supplies form close to my Heart-
White Cardstock
Olive Cardstock
Creme brulee ink
Olive ink
Pattern paper from Jingle
A posey stamp set
Thank you stamp set
scallop punch
circle punch
Be sure you go here and enter my contest---There is still a chance to WIN!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Win These!!!

During the Super Bowl, I made these! 2 sets of paper Flowers-my new favorite embellishment! Check out this post to see how I used them.
one set is vintage book pages and the other is using graph paper-

These 2 sets can be yours-Here's how!

Head over to You Tube and watch my video for the CTMH video contest-

Leave a comment on YouTube. (If you are not already a member, it's simple to sign up for an account and takes only a few seconds)

Once the views hit 1500 I will give these away(by random number drawing)

So watch several times to get the count up, and you could be the winner sooner than you think-

REMEMBER-you must leave your comment over at YouTube-

I am working up an even bigger give away for when the views hit 2000!
hint, hint! ;)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

No Lion---

I know most of you are busy watching the Superbowl, but for me it's a great time to craft. As of right now everyone has a full tummy and positioned in front of the TV. I cooked lots of goodies early today so I could spend this time catching up on a few things.

This card is really fun. When I first saw the CTMH new Just Bloom Flowers, the first thing that came to mind was a lion mane.

Supplies for this card are from Close to my heart-
Barn Red Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
Olive Cardstock
Felicity pattern paper
Goldrush ink
edge distresser
Creme brulee paper flwoer
Letter rub-ons
clear sparkles
Foam squares
It's a Zoo stamp set

Please check back Monday afternoon for a contest/give away

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Paper Flower

Hello Blog Friends-

I didn't mean for so much time to pass between posts.... After the ice storm last week I was left with out Internet service. Still don't.
If you could only see what I have rigged up now. I am high jacking a signal from my neighbor (shhhh don't tell!!), the laptop is propped up on some books by the window on top of the bed. I am sitting on a little stool and using my mouse on top of the bed spread.
Watch this video, again, while you read the rest of my post-

I had seen several of these flowers on a few blogs and wanted to give it a try for myself. You can see below that I used a book for the thrift store for my flower.
I paid 99 cents for the book, and I think I will have enough pages for flowers for the rest of my life....
If you do go get a book, try to find a children's book that way you wont get any dirty words on your cards.
Check out this video for instructions on how to make the flower.

Here is a list of supplies from Close to my Heart-
Felicity paper collection
Bamboo Cardstock
Twilight Cardstock
Twilight ink
Brown Staz on ink
Desert Sand ink
Brown Button
foam tape
Felicity stamp set
Holiday hoopla stamp set
A tweet stamp set
Spot on background stamp set

If your wondering how I got the bird spotted-
I used the stamp kissing technique-pressing the bird to the dot stamp for the spot on background stamp set.

Have a great rest of the week!