Thursday, July 24, 2014

Friendship Warms The Heart

Yesterday, I walked into my studio determined to straighten it up.  I thought the clutter hampered my ability to be creative.  While putting tools and supplies back into place, I decided to turn on the Cricut and cut some images for a stamp set that debuts in the new Annual Inspiration Idea Book on August 1st.  Once the blade stopped and I removed the images, the creative juices began to flow.  The resulting card made me so happy!

I instantly fell in love with the new Snowhaven paper pack when I received my Idea Book, and I knew the Polar Bear Holiday stamp set would be the perfect match.  I colored the polar bear image using our ink pads and the alcohol blending pen.

The Cricut-cut banner shape is stamped using the coordinating new Bodacious Banners stamp set in Glacier ink, then over-stamped with the sentiment in black.  I used 3-D foam tape to raise the polar bear image up for dimension.

You'll find a few new ribbon selections in the new Idea Book as well.  For this card, I used the Black Striped Twill Ribbon.  The ribbon has an off-white background with two black stripes. The off-white color clashed with the white base of my card.  I colored the ribbon with Glacier ink, cut the width in half to make it narrower, and tied it to my popped up image.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my card!

Supplies Used:
C1557 Polar Bear Holiday
*D1607 Bodacious Banners
*X7188B Snowhaven Paper Pack
1386 Black Cardstock
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad
Z2172 Whisper Stamp Pad
Z2116 Cranberry stamp Pad
*Z2641 Glacier Stamp Pad
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Pen (retiring July 31, 2014)
X254 White Daisy Cards and Envelopes
*Z1988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z11513-D Foam Tape
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
9042 Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 2
* Items with an asterisk will be available in the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book on August 1, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Three Amigos July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos July Blog Hop.  We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. Each month we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

This month we are sharing projects made with the Picture My Life pocket cards.  June was a particularly busy month for me with my daughter graduating, winding down 15 years of volunteer work with PTSA and Girl Scouts, preparing for company, and getting ready to travel to Kansas (we left the day after the graduation ceremony).  Needless to say, I was unable to get a fresh new project photographed to share.  Since this particular hop landed on a Thursday (think TBT), I thought I would share a project I created with the Skylark collection.  I used the PML cards on my layout to highlight the title and to create a bit of journaling space.

The cards have designs printed on both sides.  While I adhered my cards directly to my layout, you could insert the cards into flip flaps to showcase both sides and create space for extra journaling or pictures.

When I return from my trip, I will photograph the card I made for this hop and get it posted.

Thanks for hopping by.  Hop over to Lisa’s Blog to see what she created for you.