Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Embellished Note Pad Tutorial

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I just posted a short video on making an embellished memo pad (spiral notepad). I hope you all like it!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Woody Party Invitations

I just wanted to post the cards I have been working on for my nephew's birthday. I used Close to My Heart's Zippidee paper pack and Cricut's TOy Story cartridge! I think they worked together wonderfully! I used PostIt's new craft paper for the pieced Woody diecut, this makes the whole process so much easier!
Here is a pic of one of the stamped envelopes!

Christmas Mini Album - Anna Griffin Cardstock - Final Part

Here is the final video on making the Christmas mini album out of old envelopes and Anna Griffin cardstock! I hope you like th project. You can see the first video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAntv0zPl_g. The second part here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDc5K0IJo9w. And the third part is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV310ZsP4Fk

Here are some pics of the project:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Close to My Heart Mistletoe Workshop on the Go Card Tutorial

Here is one more tutorial using the CTMH Mistletoe Worksop on the Go! Here is a pic of one of the cards:

Winter Greeting Card using embossing resist

Hi, everyone! Please watch this video using CTMH stamps and glimmer mist! I was away for about one week, but I just posted two new videos! Thanks!

Here are a couple of pics of the card:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holiday Card Demo - A Timber CTMH stamp set

I just wanted to post this cute card I came up with after being inspired by a British card magazine and watching Tresa Black make the 3D tree on her ustream channel (FabulouslyArtsy). I created this matchbook style card for my sister and her friends who are allowing me to teach them about Close to My Heart products and projects at a gathering this weekend. I was not able to use CTMH paper, because my sis bought all I had on hand (just reordered!), so this is just a mock up of what the project will be:

The sentiment "Happy Holidays" is stamped on the inside flap, and I will dress the tree up with glitter or stickles for the final project. I was really happy with the result! My sis wanted a card that could hold a pic of her children, so the inside is very plain so that she can insert the pic. I will post the final cards and dimensions after this weekend's gathering! TFL!

Cricut Wild Card and Folder Gift Set - Tutorial Part 3

Here is part three!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cricut Wild Card and Folder Gift - tutorial part 2

Here is part two!

Cricut Wild Card and Folder Gift - tutorial part 1

Hi, all! I just wanted to share a three part tutorial I did using the Cricut Wild Card cartridge, Close to My Heart stamps, and a handmade folder to put them in for gift-giving! TFL!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Four types of handmade flowers - tutorial

Hi, all! I hope you're having a wonderful Saturday! I had some time so I made a tutorial on making several small flowers to use on pages and projects! Please check it out!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge and Tutorial

Hi, everyone! I wanted to share what I did with the latest Peachy Keen Sketch challenge. I used the sketch to make a scrapbook page, and it worked out beautifully! My niece dressed as the red queen from Alice in Wonderland, and I just so happened to have a paper punch from EK Success that has card suits on it, a Cuttlebug embossing folder with the Queen of Hearts on it, and a paisley one! Love it!! I used Gypsy wanderings and Graphically Speaking for the title.

The card was made using a thin black metal sheet that I distressed after I embossed it. I love this technique!

I also made a  short tutorial on how I used a thin colored metal sheet and Cuttlebug embossing folder to make the Queen of Hearts card on my scrapbook page, TFL!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sizzix Album Page and Cover mini album

Hi, all! Check out my new video on using the Sizzix Album Page and Cover die to make a mini album! I love cranking out those pages!!

Peachy Keen Stamps - LFIF - Penguin Snowglobe Christmas Ornament

I broke out my Gypsy and made an ornament using the round ornament card shape from Joys of the Season, and used the penguin from the same cartridge. I cut the ornament card from American Craft red and silver foil cardstock and acetate, stamped the penguin's face with stamps from Peachy Keen, and poured in some MS glitter before I sealed it all up! I love the way it turned out, and plan on making lots more with my kids, nieces, and nephews.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Pretzel Gift

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween! I just wanted to share the easiest pretzel gift canister and recipe I have ever made! I love to make chocolate dipped pretzels for all sorts of occasions (just change the sprinkles for whatever holiday/theme you're going for).

I made these for my youngest son's childcare providers:

I used a canister that I got at the jelly belly factory for 25 cents, cuttlebugged some spiders and bats, and added a halloween ribbon around the top. The coordinating pretzels were made with sourdough pretzels, 4 oz. of melted chocolate bark, drizzled with white chocolate bark, and sprinkled with halloween themed sprinkles! They came out so nice! TFL!!