Monday, October 31, 2011

Wonderland Workshop On the Go

Wonderland Workshop on the Go
Class Date: November 12th
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House
Please RSVP & Pre pay by Oct 31
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive

Cost: $29.95
Wonderland Level 2 Paper Pack
Wonderland stamp set
Foundry Clips
Clear Sparkles
Workshop booklet and Card instructions
($35.00 including tax and shipping)

Add On Suggestions:
White Daisy Cut out Cards (z1473)
Silver Glitz Gel (Z1482)
Top Coats Icing Overlays (Z1468)
Winter Joy stamp set (C1468)
Total $57.55 (total including shipping and tax $72.30)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink and Green Christmas

This time of the year when you head into the craft stores you see lots of Christmas trees all decorated up. I always love the funky color combos for Christmas, like pink and green or Blues and greens. This card was inspired by those trees in the stores.
Have a great weekend, and Please remember that the bidding for the Pink Ribbon cards ends tonight. These cards are wonderful, and the proceeds are going to a great cause in honor of a great lady. Scroll down a few post to see them!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Santa Stamp

This is a small card that I cut out using the Cricut, and added a fun Santa image to it. I colored the Santa with colored pencils and added some red glitter.

Please scroll down a few posts and Place a bid on the Pink Ribbon Cards sets-auction ends this FRIDAY!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Life is Good

A really quick and easy card using the Remarkable Wreath Stamp Set. I also use the Heirloom Assortment dangle jewels. They remind me of pieces of a chandelier.
Be sure to Scroll down and place your bid for the Pink Ribbon Card Set!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Honoring Becky Smith

Becky Smith is a Close To My Heart Consultant in Brownfield, Texas. She was recruited by Paige Lindsey and is in the All Keyed Up Consultants Team. Becky and Paige have been dear friends for years and they team teach workshops and classes together. Becky has been struggling with cancer for several months.

On Saturday, the All Keyed Up Consultants Team met and made these beautiful Pink Ribbon card sets to auction off . The proceeds of this auction will be donated to the Susan Komen Foundation in Becky’s honor.

We will be taking bids from now through Friday, October 28 at Midnight. To place a bid, simply leave a bid and your email address (for notification purposes) in the comment box of THIS POST. There are 4 sets of cards that are being auctioned off and you can bid on both blog sites: Aaron Brown's Blog
Audrey Key's Blog
A PayPal invoice will be sent to the winning bidders on Saturday, October 29 (we will ship them to the winners).

Please make your bid at least $1.00 more that the last bid.

Happy Bidding!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Dreamin Workshop on The Go

Dreamin Workshop on the Go
Class Date: November 5, 2011
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House
Please RSVP & Pre pay by Oct 24th
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive

Cost: $29.95
Dreamin Level 2 Paper Pack
Dreamin stamp set
Glitz Glue
Shimmer Brads
Workshop booklet
and full color card directions
($35.00 including tax and shipping)

Add On Suggestions:
Circle Cards (z1352)
Stripe Ribbon (z1617)
Harvest Happiness stamp set (C1463)
Total $56.80 (total including shipping and tax $66.38)

Purchase all of the above and earn the stamp of the Month for only $5.00 more.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dress Form Christmas Card

With dress forms being so popular, I decided to do one as a Christmas card. I also used some vintage Christmas sheet music and trim from the antique store.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Book Review: The Sweetheart of Prosper County

A few weeks back I visited my parents, and while there the battery on my kindle died and I hadn't brought the cord. My mom keeps lots of books around (she teaches middle school reading, so they are mostly young adult) I picked up this one and read a few chapters while there. After I finished my last book I decided to download this book and finish reading it. It's a really cute story, reminds me of my own days in high school FFA. The main character, Austin Grey decides to raise a chicken for her county fair project, a roster. She names the roster Charles Dickens. It made me smile to think of "Charles Dickens the Chicken" Austin is dealing with a lot of things, the death of her father, her mothers depression and then regular high school problems. The book is a quick read and has a great, feel good ending. You can read more here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The spiders......

These are the last of the lost Halloween cards. I must have had a thing for spiders.....NOT.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Baby's First Year

One of my college roommates is expecting her 1st baby in November, and her baby shower was this past weekend. I made this journal for her and decorated a date stamp to go along with it. I also made the card below.
You see those blue clouds? In person they were much more neon!! I decided I wanted them to be glittery so I used some of CTMH glitter glue over the top and rub it in with my finger. FYI, it turns Pacifica blue ink NEON blue!! I went a head and left it, but I will know next time to test 1st!!
(This card was inspired by this card. The sentiment stamp on this card is from Papertrey ink)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Holly Cards in a Round Box

Today I have a fun set of Holly Christmas cards. I used CTMH Stamp A Holiday--this stamp rocks for 2 reasons 1-its $6.95 and 2-if you have the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge, it cuts the leaves and the circles!! Awesome!
As for this great box? You would never guess that I got the circle box at the grocery store! Below you can see that I used the Laughing Cow Cheese box and a little paint! On top of a great box the cheese is soooo yummy!!
1st I peeled off as much of the label as I could. Then I covered it with some deep grey paint. (If you are going to use a light color of paint, you might want to paint it white first to help cover up the dark parts of the label that wont come off)

And in case you were wondering about that fun ribbon, I created it myself by stamping on it!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Congrats on Your New Home

What better gift for a new home owner than a bottle of wine. Below you will see a card and a wine bottle tag.

Here is how I created the tag. I cut 2 tags from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. Then I scored and folded the cardstock tag. I used the pattern tag to cut apart and glue to the top of the flap.

I used a scrap piece of pattern paper in the the cut out of the house. Before I glued down the flap I added a piece of hemp to hang the tag on the wine bottle. Lastly I a bling brad to the tag.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stamp of the Month Class Tonight

Stamp of the Month Class Tonight!!
at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by the morning of so I can have can have your supplies ready

Come on over and get your Fingers Inky! Each month I will feature a card using the Stamp of the Month. All of the supplies you need to create the project will be included.

At the end of the class we will have shopping time and each person in attendance will need to place a order of at least $9.95.

This is a great way to build up your supplies and make a great project!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

File Folder Holiday Planner

File Folder Holiday Planner- I have created this planner and had planned to teach this class, but I am not going to have enough time. Purchase the below supplies from My Website and I will give you the directions and additional supplies for FREE.

Shopping List (Purchase these items) Supplies needed to complete the Planner
X7145B Believe Level 2 Paper Pack ($9.95)
Z1450 Cork Letters ($5.95)
Z1482 Silver Glitz Glue ($2.75) if you already have silver you can sub a different color
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red ($5.95)
Total $24.60 (plus tax and shipping)

What I will give you for FREE for purchasing the above items for the project:
Step by Step Color directions
2 file folders
2 binding rings
4 print out planner pages
14 pre-cut pieces from the CTMH cricut cartridge
1 binder clip (colors vary)

Additional Supplies needed
Hole punch
Sponge for inking
New England Ivy Green Ink

Please Note: To get the instructions and supplies for FREE you need to place an order for the above items. You may add additional items to your order. One set of supplies and instructions per order.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Book Review:Barefoot

I finished this book last week. You can find all the details on the book here. I enjoy this book well enough. After the the Outlander series its hard to be inspired by any book, but I am not giving up! This book deals a lot with the efects of cancer; the cancer patient and those around them. This is not a fast pace book, its a slow and gentle journey through each of the characters life. The problem I had was that I didn't like some of the characters faults. I suppose that is to make you relate with the characters. In the end, things are left unfinished, and I don't deal with that well at all. Overall I like the book, but just not as exciting as I would normally read.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Feathers, Flowers and Cameos

I used the Sweet Moments stamp set and the Art Philosophy Cartridge for this stamp for the shapes on this card. A great girly card for a girlfriend all the way to a grandmother!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cricut Class Tonight

Thursday, Oct 6, 2011
Free Cricut Class
at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by the morning of so I can have can have your supplies ready

This will be a monthly class where I show you how to use the new Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to My Heart along with the match stamps! 

So come on and join the FUN (and get that Cricut out of the box) It’s 100% FREE to come!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Clear hard to photograph, but so fun to make and send. Isn't that little deer the cutest? He is from the Bundled Buddies stamp set. I also used the Cricut bundle stamp set for the flower along with a really sparkly brad for the center.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fun Felt Pockets

One of the fun new embellishments from CTMH this catalog is a the Felt Pocket and Tag. For this card I used some post-it notes to mask the chipboard tag and stamped Santa right on the tag.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sending you Christmas Spirit

For this card I used the 6x6 Kraft Cards from CTMH. I used the fun Joyful Jar Stamp as well, this stamp is really fun because it comes with lots of little things to put inside you jar. (I can't wait to use it for Valentines day and fill it will kisses!) Below you can see that I used on of the new foundry pins to hold a fun ticket shape.
Below you can see that I used the scallop part of the card to create a pocket on the inside. I added a Christmas Ornament and tag to my card.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A few more Halloween Cards

For this card I used some Martha Stewart glitter to jazz up the chipboard numbers, the lantern and to add some stripes.

I used a canvas button to "spotlight" a portion of the stamped image! Fun Look!