Thursday, August 28, 2014

September Free Make 'n' Take


Free Make 'n' Take
Thursday, September 4, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
In My Scrap Room

Everyone Welcome!

This is a drop in workshop. The 4 x 4 Birthday Card will only take you 5 - 10 minutes to make.

I used Close to My Heart's Seaside Paper Packet with CTMH Lagoon, Desert Sand & Colonial White cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Spray Pen with Champagne Re-inker and some twine from my stash.

I used CTMH's Brushed Scrapbooking Workshop (butterfly), Magical Moment (banner & heart), #30years of happy - National Stamping Month (Thinking of You, It's Your Day & arrow), Zoology (you're special) and You Mean the World to Me (inside sentiment) stamp sets with CTMH Desert Sand ink.

Don't forget...every Thursday night in September I will be running some sort of workshop or Open House. For every Thursday event you attend in September, you will receive a ballot for my draw prize at the end of the month - Limited Edition Stamp Set.

Yes, if you look closely at the photo...you can see my reflection of me taking the photo.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary Vicki & Stacey!


I used Close to My Heart's Brushed Paper Packet with CTMH White Daisy and Hollyhock cardstocks and white vellum from my stash.

To embellish the card I used CTMH's Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small, CTMH Clear Sparkles, CTMH's Flowers (discontinued), CTMH's Base & Bling Word Accents (love heart - discontinued), CTMH's Cherish Charm (discontinued), CTMH's Brads (discontinued), CTMH Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon (discontinued), Maya Road Heart Pin and Stampin' Up's Spritzer Tool with Copic Marker RV32 (flowers).

I used CTMH's Soul Mates stamp set (discontinued) and CTMH's Glamour Lowercase Alphabet stamp set (25) with CTMH Slate ink.

This card was made for my sister and brother-in-law, Vicki & Stacey Thompson for their 25th Wedding Anniversary.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Card





I used Close to My Heart's Smokey Plum, Olive and Dessert Sand cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Artisan Studs, CTMH Woodgrain Embossing Folder, twine from my stash, Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar marker and the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine with thread from Fabricland.

I used CTMH's Fall Harvest, Season of Thanks and Thankful Heart stamp sets with CTMH Dessert Sand, Bamboo, Olive & Smokey Plum inks.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy For You Card



This is the card that my Close to My Heart Stamping Five Groups are making in the months of August and September.

I used CTMH's Pathfinding and Seaside Paper Packets with CTMH Barn Red and Glacier cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Brown & Tan Assortment Sparkles, CTMH's Baker's Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment, CTMH's Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape and CTMH's Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

I used CTMH's Brushed Scrapbooking Workshop ("happy") and CTMH's It's the Little Things - November Stamp of the Month stamp sets with CTMH's Pigment Cocoa & Pigment Barn Red inks with CTMH Clear Embossing Powder and CTMH's Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Olive, Chocolate, Barn Red and Cocoa inks.

I also used CTMH's Colonial White ink to do the ghost stamping effect that you see around the words "happy for you". My girlfriend, Lee-Ann, did this technique on a couple of her cards a few months back and I have been dying to try it out ever since.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Jack-O-Lantern Necklace


I used Close to My Heart's Base & Bling Faux Antiqued Silver Chain and Circle Pendant with CTMH's Scaredy Cat Assortment.

To embellish the necklace, I used CTMH's Black Hemp (discontinued).

I used CTMH's 3D Foam Tape to adhere the metal jack-o-lantern charm to the pendant. To give the glowing effect, I coloured the pendant (where you would normally put a sticker or photo) with Copic Marker YR27.

My copic marker did get a bit black from colouring the silver pendant, but a few swipes on a scrap piece of paper and it was as good as new.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dry Erase Board


Here is a great idea that I have seen popping up on the Close to My Heart Artwork FaceBook Wall....Homemade Dry Erase Boards. I don't remember exactly who shared their designs, but thank you.

I used CTMH's Brushed Paper Packet with CTMH White Daisy cardstock.

I used CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to make the flowers, CTMH's Spray Pen with Pear Re-inker, CTMH's Damask Embossing Folder, Don Juan Cricut Cartridge for "create" and the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine with thread from Fabricland.

I used CTMH's Chalk It Up Scrapbooking Workshop stamp set for the hearts with CTMH Juniper ink.

The white 8 x 10 frame came from the Dollarama for $2.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

G & G's Fishing 8 x 8 Layout

This is the Third 8 x 8 Layout that I made for my grandparents' scrapbook album stand. This is the last layout that I made for their anniversary gift.

I used Pebbles Inc. - Family Ties - Brother and Pebbles Inc. - Lil' Buddy Collection - Bursts with Bazzill Nautical Blue - Medium and BoBunny Ocean Double Dot cardstocks.

To embellish the layout, I used the Serif Font on the Cuttin' Up Cricut Cartridge for the title, Die Cuts with a View brads, Spinners from D & R Sporting Goods and the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine with thread from Fabricland.

For the journaling box, I used CTMH's Frame of Mind (discontinued) and Outdoor Thoughts (discontinued) stamp sets with CTMH's Moonstruck (discontinued) ink and Midnight Muse Stampin' Up marker.