Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August SOTM (Baroque Borders) Blog Hop!!

Thank you for stopping by to enjoy our August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring this month's SOTM - Baroque Borders S1208! If you've just arrived here from  
Annette's Blog then you are on the correct path.
(remember, you can click on my images to see them up close!)
 I've created this standard-size card featuring two of the elegant images from this set along with our NEW Avonlea paper pack X7155B that is available to order from the NEW Autumn/Winter Idea Book and Catalog starting on August 1st!

I used an Olive ink pad to stamp the SOTM images onto a background of Avonlea Green cardstock. I also used Chocolate ink with a sponge dauber to ink distress the edges as well as to stamp my sentiment (sentiment stamp comes from the Workshops on the Go Avonlea Cardmaking Kit G1041 shown on page 22 of the new Idea Book). My card design was inspired by our NEW Make It From Your Heart - Volume 1 - Pattern 20 (page 42). This new how-to publication is full of creative ideas to inspire you for only $7.95!!
(shown on page 11 of the new Idea Book).

Here is some more beautiful artwork created by the CTMH art department using this same stamp set with the Avonlea papers (as well as a view of
all of the images included in this lovely stamp set):

 You can purchase this stamp set from me now for $17.95 (full retail price) 
or at the discounted price of just $5 with any order of $50 or more!!
(from August 1-31, 2012 only)!
Now you can continue on with our Blog Hop 
and be inspired by more creativity with this stamp set
by visiting Michelle's Blog next!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 20 and 21 Scrapbooking Classes!

This month we will create a quick and easy 12x12 layout for just $10 per layout. This class is perfect for beginner's or more experienced scrapbookers as well. We will be using the Florentine papers and each class kit will also include the full pack of Florentine My Stickease X7153C (a $4.95 value)! Please RSVP now to reserve your space for any of the following dates and times that will work for you:

Friday, July 20th
(9am-Noon) - Morning PLAYDATE
NOTICE the later start time than usual!!
(Something really important came up, so we will need to start one hour late).
Saturday, July 21st
(1pm-4pm) - Afternoon PLAYDATE
 (6:30pm-8:30pm) - SCRAPBOOKING CLASS and PLAYDATE
During my "PLAYDATE" times you can work on anything you want to including any projects you've brought from home, current card/scrapbooking class projects, past "workshops" you haven't finished yet, or choose from my left-over past card class kits or scrapbooking class kits that you may have had to miss.
I hope you join us for the fun and creativity!!

Full view of the 12x12 layout (above)

The 2 - 12" x 6" My Stickease adhesive sheets (above)
that are included with this month's class kit!
(remember, you can click on my images to see them larger!)
12x12 Left page (above)

Close-up of the embellished My Stickease at the top of Left page (above)
Close-up of the embellished My Stickease at the bottom of Left page (above)

12x12 Right page (above)

Close-up of the journaling on 12x12 Right page (above)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 13 and 14 Card Classes!

These are the three cards you have the option to make at my upcoming card classes in July!

Classes will be meeting on:
Friday, July 13th 
(9am-Noon) - Morning PLAYDATE*
(6:30pm-8:30pm) - CARD CLASS
Saturday, July 14th 
(1pm-4pm): Afternoon PLAYDATE*
(6:30pm-8:30pm) - CARD CLASS
*During my morning and afternoon "playdates" you can choose to work on any projects you would like to including the current cards for July that I have available and/or past scrapbooking class projects you may have had to miss and want to make-up.

Make any 3 cards for $5 (when you provide your own adhesive)
Make any 3 cards for $6 (when you use my adhesive)
Come and create as many of each card that you want to "while supplies last"!

Standard-size card (above) featuring the Kick Back D1511 stamp set. Card design is inspired by page 75 of the Idea Book (colors are Colonial White, Creme Brulee, Desert Sand, Juniper, and Sorbet).
Standard-size "Double Flap" card (above) inspired by a card designed by Angela Tutton of TuttonsTreasures.blogspot.com. Angela's card and cutting dimensions can be found on her blog here. THANK YOU Angela for inspiring me with your awesome "Double Flap" card!! Stamp set I used is Perfect Day C1499 with the Superhero papers X7152B.
Inside view of the "Double Flap" card (above)

Standard size card (above) featuring the Footloose papers X7151B 

See how I curved the "Jar" stamp on my block (above) to make it look more like a "Fish Bowl" to make this card! I sure do LOVE the flexibility and versatility of our My Acrylix stamps - so neat!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Independence Day!!

Wishing you all a happy and safe 4th of July!
I had fun making this card tonight for the 
Standard size card featuring American Celebration D1458 stamp set and the Superhero papers X7152B (Black, Cranberry, and Outdoor Denim inks). Firecrackers are rolled up B&T duos papers with black Baker's Twine inside for the fuses (papers were cut to 4 inches long before rolling).