Thursday, September 30, 2010

Boyz Rule!

*Clear cards are hard to photograph!* This week the challenge at the Heart 2 Heart blog was an ABC challenge-projects must include alphabets, boy theme and chocolate. How fun is that? I decided to create a clear card using one of CTMH felt monsters for a Birthday card.
I didn't like the location of the rub-ons, so I used a piece of scotch tape to remove them and start over.....the picture sure does show the rub-on residue.

I used a tooth pick to create the stick to hold the sign.

This monster had som black to him, I dis-assembled him. Any ideas what to do with the leftover black parts.

{Boyz Rule Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Chocolate, Gypsy, Pear (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Olivia (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Chocolate (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: felt accent monsters, white rub-ons, sanding kit, piercing tool, corner rounder, clear card (Close to My heart) tooth pick, hole punch (other) scallop punch (SU)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Boo to You!

I had a lot of fun creating this card. I really like the long image broke up into 3 parts. It reminds me of a picture book.
{Boo to You Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Black, Colonial White (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Hooligans (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Black, Versa mark(Close to my Heart)
Stamps: Captured Moments (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Black embossing powder, crochet ribbon, metal tag, stipple brush (Close to My Heart)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Silly Monster!

This monster reminds me of the shabby guy on Sesame Street-don't know his name, and I am pretty sure he only has 2 eyes, but I think it's his shaggy hair and big feet!

{frightening fun Halloween Card Supplies}

Cardstock: Out door denim, Colonial white, goldrush (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: You Rock (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Out door denim, goldrush marker, honey marker (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: merry monsters (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: outdoor denim ribbon, foam tape (Close to my Heart)

Monday, September 27, 2010

*Clearly* Halloween is upon us!

So as crafters we have all been working on Halloween, and are setting our minds to Christmas-lots of Halloween on all the blogs I read. I really Love this clear card, and I can't seem to get enough of the Thriller stamps set. I think it maybe one of my *all time favorite* for now anyways!
{Trick or Treat Clear Card Supplies}
Cardstock: White, Black (Close to my Heart)
Pattern Paper: Hooligans (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Lagoon, Black, Black Marker (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Thriller (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Black embossing powder, prisma glitter, clear sparkles, foam tape(Close to My Heart)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Halloween & Snowflakes?

So who knew that a snowflake stamp would look so good on a Halloween card? Would you like to learn how to make this card? Watch the video class here on my Ustream Channel.
{ Oct. 31st Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Colonial White, Pansy Purple, Garden Green(Close to My Heart)
Ink: versa mark, black (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Beware, Ice Crystals (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Felt trim, black embossing powder, heat gun, foam tape, liquid glass (Close to My Heart) purple glitter, black glitter, mirror (other)

Come Watch me live! TODAY

Location: My Usteam Channel
Use the link above and RSVP!!
Date: This Sunday Sept. 26th
Time: 2pm Central (12 pacific, 1 pm mountain, 2 pm central, 3 pm eastern)

The show will be about 30-45 mins long. I will be making a Halloween card using glitter, felt and embossing powder. If you miss out the show will be recorded for later viewing.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halloween Glittery Goodness!

Join me LIVE for some Halloween Glittery Goodness!
Location: My Usteam Channel (click on the link and RSVP!!)
Date: This Sunday Sept. 26th
Time: 2pm Central (12 pacific, 1 pm mountian, 2 pm central, 3 pm eastern)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cowboy Birthday

I know a couple of little cowboys having a birthday this week-and what better way to celebrate a cowboy then using an old pair of jeans for a card. I cut apart a pair of wranglers and used my cuttlebug to die cut the flowers.
{Horse Birthday Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Outdoor denim, Colonial White, Desert Sand (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: You Rock, Passage (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Cocoa, Desert Sand (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Howdy (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: chocolate ribbon, bamboo and desert sand markers(Close to My Heart) denim, nestiblities die cut, cuttlebug die cut (other)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Birthday Journal

I recently was made a trade for a vintage children's dictionary (Thanks, Laura!) and I have been working on this project off and on for a few days. I just love the pages of the dictionary they have cute little pictures on every page. This journal will be for a birthday coming up in October. I made the flowers using satin and a candle flame. I added some big bling to each of them and some felt leaves. I had the metal frame in my stash and I used some sandpaper to sand off some of the paint so that it would match the bling a little better.
I added a butterfly rub-on to a Tim Holtz fragment charm.

{Birthday Journal Supplies}
Cardstock: Colonial white textured (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Zippidee (close to My Heart) vintage dictionary(other)
Ink: chocolate distressing, black (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Live inspired (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: metal frame, felt leaves, butterfly rub-on, corner rub-on, sparkles, big sparkly brads(Close to My Heart) fragment charm, swivel clasp (Tim Holtz) ribbon, fabric, corsage pins, notebook (other)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thanks *Deer*

This week the challenge at the Heart 2 Heart blog is a sketch-I was going for a "Manly" type thank you card. I thought the deer were great for a manly card as well as adding the burlap for a different texture.
{Thanks Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Creme brulee, Colonial White, Desert Sand Textured, Barn Red (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Felicity collection (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Desert Sand (Close to my Heart)
Stamps: Nature's gift, Thoughtful Seasons (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: colonial white brads, barn red edge anchors, foam tape (Close to my Heart) Burlap, mini clothes pin (Wal-mart)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Up, Up and Away!

This past weekend was the balloon festival here in our town (very small only a few balloons) and I was inspired to create a hot air balloon card.
{Love U Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Bamboo, Cocoa, Blush, Colonial White (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Cocoa, Blush, Desert Sand (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Circle of Love, Unity, Over the rainbow, Comments, (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: chipboard ribbon slide, journaling spot, foam tape, liquid glass (Close to My Heart) trim (unknown)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Items in Etsy Store

Just a quick up date-these two mini albums have been added to my etsy store. You can see these a a couple of other things here.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ed Hardy Inspired

I recently came across my purse coluzzle and decided to create a funky purse. I wanted to use the cool scull form this months stamp of the month, so I headed to Ed Hardy for some inspiration. I used the Joseph's coat technique to create the multicolor swirls on the purse. Tresa Black recently did a class on it, and you can see it here. I used Tracy Mason's flower tutorial to make the rosebuds.

{Skull purse Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Colonial White, White, Lagoon, Sunset, Pear (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Pear, Lagoon, Sunset (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Thriller (Close to My Heart)
Tools: Purse Coluzzle (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Clear embossing powder, black pearls, prisma glitter (Close to my Heart)
ball chain (unknown)

Friday, September 17, 2010

My {heart} is filled with many thanks

This week the challenge over at the Heart 2 Heart blog was to get creative with sentiments. I was thinking that maybe a sentiment doesn't have to have 100% words. I was trying to think of all the things that we see everyday that have no words at all, but we know what they mean, like the picture of the woman on the bathroom, or the wheelchair picture for handicap parking, no smoking or no guns. Or my favorite- Peace, Love and Texas Tech!!

{My Heart is filled with many thanks card supplies}
Cardstock: Desert Sand Textured, Smoothie, Sky, Pear, Colonial White (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: graph paper
Ink: Desert Sand, Smoothie (Close to My heart)
Stamps: Chocolate Alphabet, A little thanks, thriller( Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Hemp(Close to My Heart) lace

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Step away from the tea cup!

So I cant seem to get enough of this tea cup stamp! It's just so darn cute and affordable ($7.95)
{ You warm my Heart Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Garden Green, Barn Red, Colonial White (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Veranda (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Juniper, Desert Sand (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: A Sip (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Pearls(Close to My Heart) Trim, punches, die cuts (other)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Contest Entries!

Here is a quick view of all the cards that were entered in the contest! Did they not all do such a wonderful job? (for some reason blogger is giving me fits and I can't seem to get these to line up correctly) To view these wonderful ladies blogs visit the comment section of this post.

The winner is.....

All of the projects were wonderful!!! Thanks so much for playing along. Becky B. email me ( your address, and I will mail you goodies out to you right away!
Be sure to go look at every one's entry! (Also there is one entry that was emailed to me and I am going to post that picture shortly!)

Blogger Becky B. said...

Hi, Aaron! I LOVE this project...what a fun and unique card! After watching your tutorial I immediately tried my hand at making a paper bag card. Here's the link to the post on my blog which highlights your video tutorial and my version of the card:

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us and for allowing us the opportunity to win some blog candy!

September 14, 2010 7:56

Don't forget!

The contest for the wonderful goodies ends today. Post your creations by Noon today-winner will be posted this evening!
Click here to enter!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The little golden spoon

Someday I would like to own some gold flatware, maybe not a whole set, but a few golden spoons!
{Time for Tea Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Bamboo, Colonial White, Garden Green, Twilight (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Caboodle (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Crystal Blue, Twilight (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: A sip (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Gold embossing powder, twilight fabric brad, Colonial White ribbon, hemp (Close to My Heart) Vintage book print

Dont forget about the blog candy contest going on-click here to see how to enter and win!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Family Ties Card and book review

This card is complex-it has so much going on! For starters, the clouds in the background were so fun to create. I used a cloud shape (cut from the Over the rainbow stamp set by Close to my Heart) as a mask and then sponged blue ink to form the most wonderful light and airy clouds! Next the metal frame-I painted it white and then sanded over it to give it a distressed look. After I created the card, I wasn't sure what sentiment I wanted to put on the card, but I decided that the family ties was just perfect with the birds nest and the eggs.
{ Family Ties Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Sky, Colonial White, Bamboo (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Manufique (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Sky, Bamboo, Colonial White, Pacifica, Chocolate( Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Save the Date-English, Comments, Harmony, Unity (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Twill ribbon, Chocolate ribbon, blue sparkles, foam tape, paper flower, pewter frame (Close to My Heart)
This book was WONDERFUL! I am thinking of reading it again just because I loved it so very much. This is a story that spans over many, many years of the lives of several women in one family. The story begins in the 1900's with a little girl left on a dock with no family or any idea what her name is. That little girl grows up and discovers she is not who she had thought and want to know where she came from. She passes away and it is up to her granddaughter to finish the the story of her grandmothers life.
As the story jumps from the 1900's, to 1975 and then to 2005 and back again each time leaving tiny clues as to what has happened.
I would stay up late into the night reading this book, just because I need to know what would happen next.
The book is over 500 pages, but so easy and wonderful to read!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I have been cleaning again!

So I found all these goodies to give away!
Here's what's up for grabs-
Large white pail (7" diam. x 5.5 tall)
3 Tin boxes (2 with clear lids and 1 rectangle)
1 white band-aid tin
1 package of making memories red, blue and white ribbon
1 package of pink and black beaded trim
olive green wrinkle ribbon
1 mini roll of KI memories pink ribbon
1 package of key rings
2 DVD tins
1 jr legal pad-fits in dvd tin
2 list pads
a stack of papertrey ink recipe cards
3 mini clear stamp sets (2 from inkadinkado, one from target)
1 package of aqua blue bling brads
1 mini acrylic bird album
4 binding clasps
1 hat pin
2 tim holtz swivel clasp
5 charms (hearts, baby feet and snow flake)
1 vintage brad
1 locket charm

Want to know how to win?
I recently taught a class for Creative University Online using a paper bag-you can see it here (the video is in 2 parts) and you can see a picture of my card here.
To be entered in the contest simply make a paper bag card (of any kind)and leave a link in the comments of this post for everyone to view-
Contest ends on Wed. Sept 15th at 12 noon (central time) a winner will be picked and posted later that evening! Good Luck!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Colors of Fall

I love to mix and match papers from different paper collections! When I started working on this color combo, I went to my paper and pulled out ALL of the pattern paper that I had in these colors. How wonderful they look together! Be sure to go by the Heart 2 Heart blog and check out all the other projects!
{Grateful Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Desert Sand (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Felicity, Zippidee, Mistletoe (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Honey, Desert Sand, New England Ivy, Autumn Terracotta (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Treasure Life (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: orange sparkles (unknown)

Friday, September 10, 2010

I miss you with buttons

For this card I was 100% inspired by Tracy Mason's display board from Convention!

{I miss you card Supplies}
Cardstock: Black, Sweetleaf, Parchment (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Black, Parchment (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Caboodle (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Say it in Style, Playful flourishes (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Chipboard heart, buttons, black pearls, antique pearls, blue sparkles (Close to My Heart)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Christmas Wishes Paper Sack Card

If you missed the live class last night, never fear you can watch the recording here!
{Christmas Wishes Paper Sack Card Supplies}
Cardstock: New England Ivy, Colonial White, Desert Sand (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Desert Sand, New England Ivy, Garden Green Cranberry (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Moments in Time, Tannenbaum, Angel Sent (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Garden green brads, garden Green safety pin, New England Ivy ribbon, Twill ribbon, Cranberry ribbon, prisma glitter, water Color pencils, red sparkles (Close to My heart)
Paper Sack

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tune in Tonight!

My class from CU-Online has been rescheduled for tonight! Fingers crossed that everything works!!
Tune in here at 8 PM central time to watch me make a paper sack card and then stick around and see what Tresa has up her sleeve!
6 pm pacific/ 7 pm mountain/ 8 pm central/ 9 pm eastern. If you miss the show, it will be recorded on Tresa's channel for later viewing.

See ya there!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Glitter Icing

So I am really enjoying CTMH's new colors-especially Pear. What a fun green color! For the icing I covered Sunset cardstock with a thin layer of Liquid glass, sprinkled prisma glitter and then added another THICK layer of Liquid glass.

{Cupcake Birthday Card Supplies}
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pear, Sunset (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Black, Pear (Close to My Heart)
Embossing Powder: Black (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Save the date-English, Cupcake sprinkles (Close to my Heart)
Embellishments: Lagoon Button, White waxy flax, liquid glass, prisma glitter (Close to My Heart)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Items in Etsy Store

Just a quick update-I added some ledger paper to my Etsy store. Here's what you get
The kit includes:
6 double sided 6x6 cream colored ledger sheets (2 with beautiful writing)
2 double sided 6x6 butter colored ledger sheets
3 pale green 6x6 ledger sheets (1 with hand writing)
1 cardstock tally sheet in cream color
2 6x6 sheet music
1 book page from Pinocchio (1940)
2 carnival tickets
1 library pocket and library card
4 Corsage Pins (crystal, green, pearl and pink pearl)

For more info or to shop-Click the Etsy Link on the Right side of the page.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"F" is for Friend

For this card I choose to use the masculine paper pack Passage and add some blue and floral to it.
I also used some masking to create the "F" focal point.
{F is for Friend Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Brown Bag, Colonial White, Sky, Pacifica, garden green (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper-Passage (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Brown Bag, Pacifica (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: Say it in Style, Live inspired, Posterboard Alpha (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Colonial White ribbon, blue sparkles, metal tag, hemp (Close to My Heart) flower punch (EK sucess)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

You warm my Heart

I am so glad September has finally arrived! I have been doing my best to keep all the new stamps sets and products from Close to My Heart under wraps as best as I could. I think with Convention and the extra month of pre-view it has been really hard for me. This is my card for this week's color challenge over at Jeanette Lynton's Blog. At first I loved the color combo, and then after trying to use it I found it hard to add the Pear color in. I think it works well with just a little bit of the Pear. I am also really proud that I {Me} made that flower!! I have seen them here and there, and I must say that I may be addicted!
ETA: I missed Tresa show last night, but just watched the recording and she made a flower like this (her's is much more fancy)!! If you want to learn how to make a flower like this click here-she is a wonderful teacher!

{You Warm My Heart Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Colonial White, Desert Sand Textured, Smoothie, Sky, Pear (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Manufique (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Smoothie, Desert Sand (Close to My Heart)
Stamps: A Sip (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Green sparkles(Close to My Heart) Brown ribbon (unknown) Fabric flower (handmade)