Saturday, 31 May 2014

June SOTM Blog Hop - Kaboom

Hey there, Michelle here with some fabulous creations using June's SOTM - Kaboom.  This stamp set has 16 super cute stamps with many of the stamps coordinating with images found on the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  This stamp set can be yours for only $5 when you submit a $50 qualifying order with your consultant.

We have over 50 consultants with their fantastic creations to inspire you, and this hop is circular so if you are starting with me then you can just continue along until you come back to me (that is how you will know you are done), but if you came here from the amazing work of Fancy Melissa then you are in the right place.

If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete blog hop list here.

So I had lots of fun stamping and cutting out the fireworks from this stamp set.

Your next stop on our blog hop is Tamytha at Paper Heartist.

To purchase any of the supplies used to create this and other projects featured in the blog hop, contact your local consultant or you can shop with me.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Bee Happy with AHSC #57

I had so much fun creating my card for this week's sketch challenge. I used the Free To Be Me paper package which is May's Promotion for National Scrapbooking Month.  This paper is just so versatile, with textured/embossed cardstock, double sided patterned paper and 2 sheets of velum.

Here is this week's sketch:
I altered the sketch just a little bit to fit my card based on the stamp set that I chose to use.  I used Happy Hive a stamp from Jeanette's Archived Collection.

Now, I hope while you are sitting back enjoying your coffee, you will also head over to our Sketch Challenge Blog, and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Fun floral card for AHSC #56

I can't seem to find the card that I had made for this week's sketch.  I made it a almost 2 weeks ago, and just can't seem to place it.  So here I am struggling to make another card that works for the sketch that doesn't have me digging out a ton of supplies.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I like this card, it is totally different than my first creation. I used the quartrefoil embossing folder, and then used pieces from I had laying around to create this card.  The stamped flowers are ones I created for some of my Easter cards, and the the same with the stamped vine.  The Sentiment is from a Zip Strip.

Now I hope you have time to hop over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, as our Design Team has some fantastic creations to share with you.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Cross Canada Blog Hop - Home Decor at its Finest (May)

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring home decor creations.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order. 

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you are coming from Lynette's Blog then you are in the right place.

I made two projects, as I was just having so much fun creating.  They are both frames, my first is My Creations Pennant Frame, and the exact cut I need to cover the frame is found on the Artbooking cartridge.  How awesome is that?  I used the Promotional paper package "Free To Be Me" to decorate it.  I love this paper.

I also used other cuts from the Artbooking cartridge for the Sweet Smiles.  I hope you like this frame, I know I'm really happy with how it turned out.  I added Liquid Glass on both the Sweet and Smiles, and right before the adhesive was dry on the Smiles, I pressed a piece of scrap CS ontop and then pulled it off to give it some texture....(I'll try to get a better picture in the morning).

My second project is also a frame, but one that I bought at Michaels.  I used the Balloon Ride Paper Package to cover this and the Stamp set Give a Lift to create this frame.  I also cut the Baby Boy from the Artbooking cartridge.  Cutting it several times and then layering them directly ontop of one another to create my own dimensional element.  I also added some color to the layers of Liquid Glass to really make the words pop.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Stephanie's Scrappin' Corner.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head here.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Fancy Fold Cards  So mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Love is all you need AHSC #55

Wow, we finally had some beautiful weather, and I had so much fun being creative over the weekend. My husband is so super supportive and so fabulous.  On Saturday I was working a vendor event and at the end of the event I went out to the van and found a single white rose waiting for me on the seat. Then when I got home and was unpacking he arrived home with the kids in tow and a dozen red roses for me.  
Sunday started off just as great. My oldest daughter brought me breakfast in bed, and I got to hang out in my pj's as long as I wanted and got to spend the day crafting and making cards.  What could be better.  
Here is the sketch for AHSC #55:

Here is one of the cards I created:

I hope you will now hope on over to Atlantic Hearts and see what creations our design team has come up with.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Free To Be Me Cards

I've been in high production mode for the past week, and today, I'm taking a break.  I do however want to show you 2 of the many cards I produced using the Free To Be Me Paper package that is this month's promotion.

Here are some of the cards I made:

You can shop on my website here, or contact me to place an order, and I will help you get the items you will need to make the workshop you get when you order both the SOTM and the Paper Package.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Free To Be Me Blog Hop with Team Brae-er

Welcome to my Brae-er Team Blog Hop- since May is National Scrapbooking Month we decided to feature some really fun and useful techniques for scrapbooking! On this hop you will find tutorials and maybe even some videos!  Just follow along with the links.

Here is the paper packet:

If you came from the amazing artwork from Chris then you are in the right place. Unfortunately my photos didn't get developed as they were having issues with the machine, so I never got to finish my layout.  However, I wanted to share with you what I did get finished.

Keep hopping along as there is more fabulous creations from our team.  Your next stop is Kimberley, so sit back and let the creative styles inspire you.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Cricut Explore meets AHSC #54

This past weekend I really got the chance to play around with my newest crafting machine, Cricut Explore.  Wow, I am having so much fun creating new projects.  I have't tried anything really hard yet, as I'm preparing for an event this weekend, and where Mother's Day is this weekend I've been mass producing some Mother's Day Cards.  (Will have another post later to showcase some of those creations.)

In the process of making those cards I came across the image that I used to create my card for this week's sketch, which is nothing like I originally planned to do.

Here is this weeks sketch:

For my card, I decided to remove the bow, as the sentiment really takes the place of it.

Just realizing it has a bit of a haze to the top corner, opps!  Anyway, all that this card took was 2 sheets of cardstock, Black and Colonial White.  The picture doesn't show it properly, but the space above the Bride and Groom is open.  It is really cool, I will try to take better photos when the lighting is better.

For now, I hope you will pop over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and check out the creations from our Design Team.  They really have some amazing work.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Free To Be Me Blog Hop - National Scrapbooking Month

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring the Promotional Paper Packet Free To Me Be!  This paper packet is available only during the Month of May for National Scrapbooking Month.  If you have come here from the amazing creations on Jody Gustafson's Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here .

This month we have approximately 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this amazing Paper Packet and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

My first photo is showcasing some Birthday cards (I can never have enough of these), so I made a set of 5 to have on hand.  I used a pattern found in the Originals How to Book,
Balance it out found on pg 102.  I love how quickly this cards came together.  Besides the paper found in this paper pack, I used Lagoon CS for the mat, and White Daisy to stamp my sentiment from.  The sentiment comes from Joyful Birthday(B1419), and is stamped in Lagoon Ink.  I then added some Aqua Dots to finish the card.

My second photo is showing a super fun card that was featured on one of Artbooking Videos because we use the overlay found on page 61 and sized it to 5 1/4" for this 6x6 card.  I then used the overlay to create a stencil so that I could see exactly where to lay my paper pieces.  The overlay and paper pieces are matted on a piece of Lagoon CS before being adhered to the card.  Then I cut a 2x2" square of White Daisy to stamp the sentiment found on the stamp set Inspirational Flourishes(C1581) which is stamped in Ruby Ink.

Now "Hop" on over to Nikka Geers Blog to see her  incredible work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember,this paper is only available until the end of May!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to purchase this paper packet.