Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Stamp of the Month Hop

Is it too early to think about Valentine's Day in December? Not when you can get this adorable stamp for just $5* from Close To My Heart. Mad About You is the Stamp of the Month available through December 31st. And the images are compatible with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. (*$5 with a minimum $50 purchase, or $17.95. Shipping & handling applies.)

This is a blog hop featuring artwork using this exclusive stamp set.  If you came here from Melissa's blog, your're on the right track.


Thanks for looking.  Now hop on over to Judyfaye's blog to see more inspiring artwork.

Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Technique Hop - Ghosting

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop. This month we are showing examples of Ghosting, as seen in the Close To My Heart 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book on page 45. If you've come from Michelle's blog, your heading in the right direction. Click here to see a list of all participants in this hop.

In this scrapbook layout I used the Wonderland paper from CTMH. The stamped image is from the Snow Flurries stamp set. I stamped the snowy flourish with Versamark Ink then sprinkled clear detail embossing powder over the image. After setting the embossing powder with a heat tool, I sponged Twilight Ink over the area. The embossed image resists the Twilight ink and creates a negative image. After that I used a clean white piece of copy paper and covered the embossed/sponged area, and then pressed a hot iron on top to remove the shine of the set embossing powder and leave behind a white matte finish.

Thanks for looking, now hop on over to Debi's blog for more artwork featuring Ghosting.

Have a memorable day,
Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 4, 2011

Finally, The Camping Layouts

I'm a little behind in my scrapbooking, okay almost two years behind.  I had so much fun creating these four layouts of my men on their annual "boys camp" as my littlest man calls it (he's 4 in these pics).  The paper is Back Country from Close To My Heart and I'm sad to say it is no longer available.  I sure hope there's another awesome outdoorsy paper collection in the upcoming Spring Summer Idea Book, due out in February 2012.  As you'll notice in the layouts below, I haven't journaled yet, so technically I'm not done; but I wanted to share them with you.  I used a few different Cricut cartridges along with the Bank Country Stickease for embellishments.  Enjoy...

Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November Stamp of the Month: Cherish The Day

This month's featured stamp set is a collection of tickets celebrating each month of the year.  But as you can see from the artwork above, you don't have to use the images exclusively for tickets.  I love the tags and labels as well.  Have fun with it and think outside the box or 'ticket'.

Below is more artwork created by me and a few of my Close To My Heart Sistahs.  We used the Dreamin paper collection: 

Created by Sheila Wilkerson

Created by Sharryl Hales

Created by Eileen Windsor

Created by Melissa Robinson

I hope these inspire you to create something today.

Posted by Picasa