Friday, October 30, 2015

Moose You Card

YAn Operation Smile card for my Paper Buffet.  It is made using the Sangria papers and the Animal Greetings Operation Smile stamp set.  You can make this card at my Paper Buffet while supplies last.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Patch Layout

The thing I love about the Sangria papers and Sangria Complements is their obvious fall colors so, of course, using them for our pumpkin patch pictures was just perfect.  At the pumpkin patch they had a little petting zoo, even though my grandson was too small to really see the animals it was still fun to take him in there.

Monday, October 26, 2015

I'm Thankful For . . . Treat Bag

This Sangria paper has been so fun to play with and creating these mini treat bags was just as fun!  These were my prizes at my October Card Making Workshop.  I used the CTMH
Artiste Cricut cartridge to create the bag, it is the Owl bag, I just didn't make the owl eyes.

Supplies used (click on the item to see it on my website):

Sangria paper
Friend Tree stamp set
Artiste Cricut Cartridge Collection
Thankful Heart stamp set
Poppy Extra Thick Twine

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Shadow Boxes

I have previously made and shared a shadowbox that shows off my needlework hobby and I decided that I wanted to make another one that features my stamping hobby.  It was so fun and quick to put together.  It includes my first and favorite stamp, Buttercup, as well as some artwork that my friend Kelley made for me.  I also included a My Acrylix Sticky Boy stamp that I found at one convention (CTMH hides them all around the convention area and you have to look really hard to find one).  The tube is actually candy stamps that I got from a friend a long time ago, I could never bring myself to eat them, so I included them in the shadow box, so cute!  I added some embellishments and there you go!

The same day I decided to finally finish this "R" that I had been waiting for me to work on it.  Some cute papers and embellishments and there you go, done!

I hung both of these up by my Japanese shadow box which I have had hanging up for awhile in my studio.  All through high school we had a foreign exchange student from Japan and she would bring gifts every time she would come back for the new school year and I had saved them all and finally put them all in a shadow box.

So now, all three items are hanging up together in my studio, they make me happy every time I look at them!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sangria Studio J Layout

The Sangria papers were added to the digital paper collection on Studio J this month and they are so much fun to use!  I thought they would be perfect for our trip to eastern Washington.  Check them out on Studio J here.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hello Beautiful Friend Card

This is another card from my October Card Making Workshop focusing on the Sangria paper pack.  I used the Rock & Roll technique on the leaves, so fun and cute!  I mounted the "Hello Beautiful Friend" sentiment before finishing it off with the flower from the Sangria Assortment pack.

Supplies used (click on each item to see it on my website:

Sangria paper pack
Sangria Assortment pack
Friend Tree stamp set
Poppy ink pad
Eggplant ink pad

Friday, October 16, 2015

Wedding Mini Album

Last year my kids got married a month apart from each other and I wanted to make a mini album with some of my favorite pictures from both weddings and the My Creations Black Mini Album worked out perfectly.  I alternated the pages between each couple.  Now I have the cutest little book to keep out where I can show my beautiful family off!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Going Places Pocket Scrapbooking Layout

As many of you know, I am working on a scrapbook for Taylor while she is on her mission.  She doesn't know that I am making it.  I hadn't made a pocket scrapbooking only book before and it is turning out to be so fun and so easy. 

One of the new Picture My Life pocket scrapbooking card sets, Going Places, is just perfect for Taylor's mission scrapbook.  I just slide in the pictures and picture a few cards and there we go.  I think she is going to love it!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Twinkle Christmas Card

This month's CTMH Stamp of the Month is so cute, I have always loved Christmas lights, so that was the first thing that I was drawn to with this stamp set.  I actually used the Sangria papers for the red looking paper.  It is actually our new Pomegranate and it is so beautiful, the paper has sort of linen look to it and the color goes from the Pomegranate to the Eggplant which is just gorgeous.  Just a fun little card!

Supplies (click on the item to see it on my website):

Twinkle - October 2015 Stamp of the Month
Sangria paper pack
Fern cardstock
Colonial White cardstock
Fern Extra Thick Twine
Black in pad
Pomegranate ink pad
Mini Staples & Stapler
3d foam tape
Pink Enamel Gems
Bonding Memories Glue Pen

Friday, October 9, 2015

Merry Everything

Can you believe it is time to start working on your Christmas cards?  Well, here is one all ready for you to make at my Paper Buffet while supplies last.  It is made using the Reindeer Bells stamp set, so cute.

Supplies (click on item to see it on my website):

Reindeer Bells stamp set
Cranberry cardstock
White Daisy cardstock
Black in pad
Cranberry ink pad
ShinHan Twin Touch Barely Beige marker
ShinHan Twin Touch Carmine marker
ShinHan Twin Touch Clay marker
ShinHan Twin Touch Black marker
ShinHan Twin Touch Colorless Blender
Journaling pen
Mini Stapler
Mini Staples
Glue pen

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

CTMH 2014 Convention Digital Layout

This was the 12th Close To My Heart Convention that I had attended.  How could I not go when it was at the Disneyland Hotel, one of my favorite places!  It was a great convention and I used the Heartstrings digital paper collection to create the layouts.  I just love all the fun embellishments available in this collection!  To create your own Studio J digital layouts click here.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall Scene Card

I am having so much fun with the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge, I just love some of the more intricate cards, first of all because they are so easy as they are already set up and second because they are so cute when they are finished!  This is one of the Scene cards and I thought the Sangria papers would be perfect with this one.  I did create this on Design Space so I could get it the size I wanted and also to add the grass, flowers and the deer and bunny image.  The deer and bunny aren't made specifically to go over the top of this scene card, I just played around with it until it as close enough.

The other fun thing that I did, was that I took the new Coral Shimmer Trim and put a piece over the bird in the branches and then trimmed it from the back side so that the bird stands out more.  Pretty cute!

Supplies (click on the item to see it on my website):

Artfully Sent Cricut Collection
Sangria paper pack
Coral Shimmer Trim
Poppy cardstock
Eggplant cardstock
Fern cardstock
Chocolate cardstock
Champagne cardstock

Friday, October 2, 2015

Mini Stamp Organizer

I just got my first Mini Stamp Organizer.  It is a brand new product from CTMH.  I just love organizing products and this is just perfect for my collection of M size stamps that I have.  They have been in a regular size stamp organizer and this is so much better!  Even the new Instalife Roller Stamps fit perfectly in it!  It just makes me happy!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Specials

During the month of October, if you sign up as a new Close To My Heart Consultant, not only will you get the new amazing consultant kit, you will also receive for free the 2015 Convention bag, which I have and I just love it!  Click here to Sign Up

Click here to see this month's featured Sangria paper, it is so beautiful and fun to work with!
 Also, this month on Studio J these is a special Sangria digital paper set, check it out!  Log in to Studio J here