Thursday, February 28, 2013

March SOTM Blog Hop!!

Thank you for stopping by to enjoy our March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring this month's SOTM: 
Floral Happiness S1303!
If you've just arrived here from HELEN'S BLOG then you are on the correct path.

 First, I'm sharing a standard-size card (above) featuring the Buzz and Bumble papers X7164B. Ink colors I used include Cocoa, Creme Brulee, Slate, and Sweet Leaf. On this card that the only images used from the Stamp of the Month set are the small flower and leaves. I also used the Quick Cards - Bumble Bee stamp set A1135 as well a scroll design stamp from the Buzz and Bumble WOTG kit G1054. I also used our NEW Glitter Paper (Brown & Tan Z1830) to add a strip of glitz as well as a few Sparkles from the Brown & Tan assortment pack Z1753.

 Next, I'm sharing a card featuring more of the stamp images in the Floral Happiness set S1303 (above) and the For Always papers X7165B. Ink colors I used are Black, 1st and 2nd generation Lagoon, and 1st and 2nd generation Slate. I also used a little bit if our NEW Slate Polka-Dot Washi tape Z1817 - so fun and easy to use!! To re-create, White Daisy cardstock measures 3.5" square, chevron paper measures 1.25" x 4.25".

Finally, here are all of the images (below) that come in this lovely stamp set. You can purchase it at full price ($17.95) or for JUST $5 with any $50 or more purchase anytime during March 2013 only!

Now you can continue on with our Blog Hop to be inspired by more creativity using this stamp set by visiting my friend DAWN'S BLOG next! Enjoy the hop!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March Scrapbooking Class (featuring Claire!)

Friday, March 22nd (7pm-10pm)
Saturday, March 23rd (1pm-5pm)

You choose that date works best for you (or attend both)!

Your paper is PRE-CUT by me, so all you do is assemble & add the stickease & embellishments included in the kit (no stamping required). Simply add your pictures & go home with completed, oh-so-cute pages! Even if you can't attend in person, you can still purchase this kit from me to use at home at your convenience!

This month we are using the new CLAIRE paper pack (X7166B).
This will be an ongoing "series of classes" this year, using a different paper kit each month.
You can jump in anytime (just be sure to reserve your kit for each month before the class fills up)!

Imagine having completed 48 pages by this time next year...YOU CAN when you plan to join us every month! Come join the fun as I show you how to scrapbook faster, simpler, easier, and more affordably than ever before!

We have room for just 10 people on Friday 3/22 and 10 people on Saturday 3/23. PLEASE RSVP to me on Facebook (and post which date(s) you plan to join us) OR contact me by cell/text (760) 220-0683 to reserve your kit no later than Saturday night 3/16!!

The basic $20 kit option can be paid for when you attend the class!
You also still have the option to pre-order the full WOTG kit as shown in the Idea Book that includes the coordinating stamp set for $35 or the WOTG kit with the stamp set and coordinating Complements for $40 (pre-payment is needed with these options).

My CARD-MAKING CLASSES will continue to be offered on the 2nd Friday night each month. Make any 3 cards for $5 with me this month on Friday 3/8 (7pm-9pm). More details (including photos of the cards we're making) will be added here to my blog soon!

I hope you can join us for all the fun we'll have creating these pages in March!!

  Layout #1 (inspired by Make It From Your Heart - Volume 1, pattern 5)

Layout #2 (inspired by Reflections: Main Frame-Offset p. 57 and Sidebar-Main Frame p. 41)

(All four 12x12 pages shown together)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tag! You're It!

The challenge on the Heart2Heart Challenges blog this week was to create something that includes a tag of some this is the standard-size card I came up with this evening. I used the Chantilly paper pack X7163B and Fabulous You stamp set C1533 with a Slate pocket tag from the Posh Journaling Spots assortment Z1755 ($5.95). The only color ink pad I used on the entire card was Slate (plus a Sweet Leaf marker and paper-piecing technique to add color to the bird and flowers). I hope you enjoyed seeing my soft and simple "tag" card for Spring! Now, what can you do with tags?!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Box For My Valentine!!

 Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I'm sharing this little box I made for my husband Jose for Valentine's Day (below).  The heavy-duty chipboard box with magnetic closure is our My Creations Card Box Z1647 ($4.95). I used the "For Always" paper pack with My Stickease (left-over from scrapbook pages I made recently) and embellished it with Slate Mini-Medley Accents Z1787 ($5.95) and Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799 ($4.95).

This creation also fits the "Love is in the Air" Challenge over at the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog this week! You'll definitely want to visit the Heart2Heart Blog soon to see more "Love-inspired" artwork!!

Here's a side-view of the box (below).
Finally, here's what I put inside. Jose will need to hide his box good to keep his "secret stash" hidden away from me and all the kids. With five kids at home, you can bet that sweets of any kind (especially the chocolate kind!) get devoured quickly and won't last very long around here.

Monday, February 4, 2013

$5 Card Class on Friday 2/8 at 7pm!

Here are the three cards I'll be teaching my students to make during our
$5 Card Class this Friday, February 8th starting at 7pm! 
I hope you can join us for the creative fun!!
I still have room for a few more guests so it's not too late to
please call/text me to reserve your spot now! (760) 220-0683

6x6 wedding card featuring the For Always papers X7165B and The Happy Couple D1539 stamp set. Embellished with our NEW Glitter Paper and Green Epoxy Bubbles Z1806.
Standard-size card featuring the Claire papers X7166B and Home Sweet Home S1302 stamp set.

Standard-size card cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge featuring the Home Sweet Home S1302 stamp set (February SOTM) and the Whooo's Your Valentine kit stamp set.
Embellished with our NEW Durables Artisan Studs Z1816.

Inside view of the "Love at Home" card!