Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Damask Divas January Blog Hop: Babycakes

Welcome Ladies to another super fabulous Damask Divas' Blog Hop! If you came from Lilian's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

This month we are sharing projects created using the Babycakes paper pack. I absolutely love this pack and it can be used for all kinds of things not just baby themed. I actually used the cute polka dotted B&T duos sheet to put together my 'Wicked' Halloween layout. I truly believe the sky is the limit when it comes to being creative. Don't let the idea of a themed paper pack prevent you from seeing ALL the possibilities!

My kid sister is having her first baby this March and so my Mom, sisters and I are throwing her a Jungle Themed Baby Shower. So, I've been throwing around ideas for cute invitations. Here is the first set I worked on, while I think they turned out cute, I'm not quite sold on the ideas. What do you think?

I think my favorite of the two is the second one, but like I said I am still contemplating on ideas! I love the giving the card POP by making the images stand out. It gives it a little texture! I had fun trying these cards! What fun things will you make with your Babycakes pack? Need to order a pack, go HERE and order from me today!

Daisy White Card Base
Babycakes paper pack
'B is for Baby' stamp set
Wild Wonders stamp set
Art Philosophy: Celebration stamp set
Chocolate Ink
Cashmere Ink
Olive Ink
Gypsy Ink
Cranberry Ink

I hope you've enjoyed our Blog Hop thus far, your next stop is the Amazing Jessica's Blog! Don't forget to Get Crafty!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Card Workshop

How are all my favorite people? I hope your Holiday season is treating you well! I hosted a Christmas Card Workshop last month and I made it simple. I used the three designs from the Frosted Card Workshop and the I created this top one myself. I used Outdoor Denim cardstock for the card base, Chocolate for the roof and Brick Red for the chimney. When I had sat down to create this card, I had just purchased the Santa Clause stamp set from our Holiday Gifts From the Heart catalog. I really wanted to achieve the look of Santa creeping across the roof on Christmas Eve!
I used black, chocolate, ruby, ponderosa pine and archival white ink to create the look. I loved how it turned out, although truth be told I hated working with the archival white. It took forever to dry and it was a little harder to work with, but I still got the look I wanted and it took getting used to! I also used the Geometric Background stamp to give the roof & chimney depth!

If you have no time to design and create your own Christmas cards, well here is a very simple way to make gorgeous cards! All you have to do is buy the Frosted Card kit, Ruby, Cocoa, and Twilight ink; then you're set. It comes with instructions and diagrams to complete each card. It even goes as far as to show you how to cut each piece out in order to make the most of your sheets of paper. I loved using it and I know a lot of my customers did too!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Clearly the Best: A Countdown to Love

Looking for a way to use your Decor frame? Well, here is a super cute idea, that is so easy to do! Let your creativity flow and Get Crafty!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Why Switch?


Here are just some of the reasons to switch to Close To My Heart! I love working for this fabulous company and whether you want to have a job to make your own hours or you just want to buy high quality product this is the place! I am here to help you get the most out of your time and your creativity! Contact me about joining my Team or about ordering today! Click Here

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Christmas Layouts


With Christmas right around the corner, who isn't thinking about how to scrapbook their Christmas photos? Check out this fabulous video on the wide variety of layouts that can be created from just two pages in your Artbooking cartridge! Get in the spirit and start scrapbooking now!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pocket Album

Another fabulous video that shows some super cute ways to use the Kraft Pocket Album! It can be decorated for any occasion and using so many different mediums to decorate it with! I know I say this all the time, but the sky is the limit with crafting! Don't limit yourself or your projects! I hope this gives you some fabulous ideas for a new project. It would even make a great Christmas gift! Head on over to my website HERE and purchase yours today! Don't forget to Get Crafty!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thank Yous and Sharing Our Gratitude

I know I'm a little behind on posting about this card, with Thanksgiving having been last week, but in reality we should take the opportunity to thank those around us more often then once a year! I made this card with a Fall/Thanksgiving theme, but remember you can swap out the colors and the images to work for any time of year!

I had a lot of fun on this card, because I tried a new technique. I stamped the pumpkin in Autumn Terracotta, then I stamped some of that same ink straight on one of my stamp blocks. Using a small dab of water on the block as well, I then used a paint brush to mix a little color & the water. Then I painted the pumpkin image! I love how it turned out, granted it took a lot more time, but it looks gorgeous! When I added more color and less water I got a darker, richer color, then when I used less color & more water. I played around with the light and dark variations of the Autumn Terracotta to give my pumpkin a more realistic look.

Don't be afraid to try something new! Especially when you're papercrafting! Never be afraid of failing, because even if you try something and it doesn't turn out just like you wanted, it still might still give your project a cool look & ideas for ways to use it on other projects!

Since this project was about Thanks, I just have to say how thankful I am for having CTMH in my life and all the amazing people I have met because of it! I'm thankful for all of you who come to check out what fun new projects I have. I'm hoping to get back on schedule with posting things, the holidays have made things a little crazy around my house, as well as preparing for a Christmas Boutique this weekend! (Hurray, I'm hoping I do well!) Anyway, I'm thankful for all that I'm learning and I'm thankful for my amazing Hubby & my beautiful miracle kids! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! Don't forget to Get Crafty!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Cross-Cartridge Collaboration

I absolutely love my Cricut cartridges that come from Close To My Heart! They are kind of my Go To for cutouts! Before I started selling CTMH, I allowed myself to be limited in my projects because I never thought some things could go together or that an idea was dumb. Which was a terrible mistake! This video shows some great ways to combine cutouts from all three cartridges and they look great! Don't let tell yourself that something wouldn't look good until you've tried it! Trial and error is really a crafter's friend! Don't own the CTMH Cricut Cartridges yet? Contact me today to get them for yourself! Don't own a Cricut, but want some of the cutouts done for a project? Contact me and I can help you get the images you need! Have a great night, Ladies! And don't forget to Get Crafty!