Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thanks for all the teachers!

Yesterday was Brook's last day of school, so we had cards to hand out to those teachers who spent tireless days - and I mean days - being an inspiration to my little darling. Despite having a rocky start we stuck with it and she made it through! Whew! Now it's her first official day of summer and sleeping in for Two. Whole. Months. How many bets she'll be bored by the end of the second week? Lol!

The card we made was super simple and pretty quick to assemble. Even a novice stamper can pull this one off! Well, you know me. When it's multiples of anything it better be simple so they ALL get done! The base is a 3x3 Hollyhock cardstock dry embossed with the stylus and your trimmer. This technique is really easy. Just line your card up where you want the embossing line and instead of cutting, move the orange trim piece out of the way and run your embossing stylus along the seam where the blade normally goes. Straight lines and the perfect depth every time! Then sand lightly on the front with your block to expose the white core of our cardstock. The remaining edges are distressed with the edge distresser and buttons are tied with White Daisy Embroidery floss and adhered with Glue Dots. Voila! It took about an hour to do 8 of them.

Supplies used:
Originals Card Confidence Program
My Acrylix stamps (retired.)
Green dot (&reverse buttercup) B&T from Boom Di-Ada Level2
Winter Craft Buttons
Sanding Kit
Edge Distresser
Micro-Tip Scissors
Mini Glue Dots (green box)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fabulous Patriotic Card Art

Close To My Heart's Convention for consultants starts in 6 days and I'm feeling the blues as everyone heads east to the festivities in Washington, D. C. The best way to cure that? CREATE! I've had this card idea in mind for a while and been waiting for some free time to play. So.. the kids hit the sack and I hit the craft room, er.. table.

The horses are not CTMH but everything else is. This card utilizes the Overstamping technique with the horses over the flag and star background that was highlighted on Art & Soul last month. You can view the episode and tutorial here. The horses are in Cocoa ink, the flag from the stamp set Vintage USA is stamped in Outdoor Denim and Cranberry inks on White Daisy cardstock and then matted on a Cranberry cardstock frame random stamped with the small and medium stars. The picture doesn't do this card justice thanks to my mad photo skills, but it's fun and easy to do. Try it out and send me your version!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Play Dates

Hey ladies,

Been off for a bit but I'm back on! Thanks for all your orders and response from the Jackpot June campaign which ends today. You guys have been great! Catch the last deal today on my website for almost 60% savings! It's a goodie box and those that have received theirs know they are packed with yummy goodness!! Check it out before they're gone, gone, gone!

Today is the last day to sign up for July's Play Dates for the 3rd week of July featuring Zippidee papers. We are making either a 2 page layout or 6 cards and you'll have enough extra supplies to make an additional 4 layouts (2 2-page) or several cards.

Dates Available:
Monday July 19 10am-1pm
Tuesday July 20 630pm-930pm
Wednesday July 21 630-930pm
Thursday July 22 630-930pm

Basic Kit includes: $20.15
Zippidee Level 2 paper packet
My Stickease Black Hemp

Better Kit includes: $25.08 *20% off!*
Basic Kit
Dimensional Elements Stars
Holiday Craft Buttons

Best Kit: $57.80 *20% off!*
Better Kit
Finishing Files
Cocktail Alphabet

Even Better Deal for Procratinators like me - Both the Better and Best kits will get you the SOTM at a discount or 25-50% off, respectively, and you can also get one kit and split it with your pal if you want to scratch the leftovers! Smokin' Hot, this offer is only good today! Text me at 801.910.8698 or email me at NOW!

*Shipping and Handling apply on retail value for all kits


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