Monday, May 31, 2010

June SOTM blog hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Wonderful Friend.

If you have come here from Shannon Pelletier's blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Kathleen's Blog and start from the beginning.

This month we have (number of participants) Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM 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!

This is a very simple card that I made. I used the "It's A Guy Thing" paper pack from CTMH, Wonderful Friend (June's SOTM), and a couple embellishments. All product, ink etc is from CTMH. This is an envelope style card and here are the instructions on how to re-create it.

What you need:

It's a guy thing paper pack

Wonderful Friend - June SOTM stamp set

Dessert sand ink

black ink

black embroidery floss - 38"

black embroidery floss - 20"

2 black eyelets


my acryllic blocks

1 3/8" circle punch

crop a dile



Cut Dessert Sand Cardstock to 8 1/2 x 7 1/4.
Score at 4" and 1/2"

Random stamp all images in dessert sand ink onto the cardstock.

Fold on all score lines

Adhere the bottom of the envelope and along the 1/2" score line.

Using your circle punch, punch a 1/2 circle in the middle top of the envelope.

Cut black cs at 2" x 1 1/2"

Cut B&T at 1 1/2 x 1 1/4"

stamp DAD on the B&T paper. Adhere the black Cardstock and B&T together.

Using crop a dile set a black eyelet into the Dad papers.

Using the black embroidery floss wrap 3-4 times around the bottom of the envelope. Using pop up dots adhere the DAD papers to the embroidery floss (tie floss through eyelet).


Cut black cardstock 3 3/4" x 7"

Cut B&T paper to 3 1/2" x 6 3/4"

Adhere together

stamp as shown on image.

Using your crop a dile set a black eyelet at the top of the insert.

Tie black embroidery floss as shown on image.

Take you Wonderful Friend stamp set using Dessert Sand ink random stamp as desired.

Fold card and adhere bottom together. Then adhere 1/2" score to back of card. Punch 1/2 circle using the 1 3/8" circle punch out of the top of the card envelope.

To start the blog hop over, return to Kathleen's blog and see her work. Be sure to visit all of the consultant's at their blogs to get some great crafting and other ideas. Remember the June SOTM - Wonderful Friend - is only available until June 30.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

teachers year end card

This is the card that I made for my son's kindergarten teacher's. This went along with the forget me not gift in an earlier post. His teachers were really wonderful this year and I can't express how greatful I am to have had them teach my son. They were a great first impression to school that will leave a lasting imprint. The class went together and also bought each of the 3 teachers a gift certificate. Really a wonderful way to wrap up our school year.

A couple of crop night cards

Lastnight I went to my son's kindergarten teacher's (Shauna) house and created these cards. Shauna is an art major and produces some of the most beautiful card and other projects that I have seen. She really knows how to make a project look incredible. These projects were more on the simple side as she had beginner card makers come to the class. Even though they were simple they really turned out very nice. I am hoping to get a chance to craft with her again! She is definately an inspiration to me. I should also mention that Shauna is a SU demonstrator.

This card was used using the chalking technique - the perfect father's day card.

This was random stamping and embossing.
Last but not least this tag used SU's matching stamp sets and punches. We also used the rollers and glitter - I love glitter. What a fun tag.....

This is a card that I did at the 24 hour crop I went to. My friend and SU demonstrator - Christine did this beautiful card as a demonstration. She also demo'd this in a 12x12 background - WOW, how beautiful is that? I had to follow her with my demo - I was a bit intimidated for sure. This uses the brayer and masking techniques. So much fun

Monday, May 17, 2010

What are you doing?

With the coming of the new beautiful weather here I have found myself trying to enjoy some. When I have been paper crafting I have been focused on finishing my daughters album. I have completed several pages with the exception of journaling and some embellishments so I can't even post them yet. I do an album for each of my kids but have so much catching up to do. My daughter is 3, and I am almost caught up on her, my son who is 5 is about 2 in his album and my oldest son who is 8 (soon to be 9) I am working on June 2007. WHEW! After I have got those where I would like to be I still have a wedding album to complete and if I am caught up at that point I will go back to working on the "Story of Us" album. I know that there are different ways to do things so it wouldn't take me so long to catch up, but honestly, I love doing it and I enjoy the way my albums are. Amongst all of this I am still making cards etc. I am hoping to get to crafting again real soon and posting.....

SO, MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS: What kind of albums to you do? or What is your favourite type of papercrafting? Cards? alterable? scrapbooking? I would love to hear from you and get your ideas and current works.......

Monday, May 3, 2010

Heart to Heart Challenge - Mother's Day

These are a couple of mother's day cards that I made. The first one is for my mom. I really like it. I used tulip and olive cardstock. The blue flowers are stamping in twilight and coloured in crystal blue. The red flowers are stamped in tulip and coloured in blush. It is my version of the template in the Originals book

I made this one for my Nanny who is 95. I really like it as well. I used crystal blue and sweet leaf. Again, it is my version of a template from Originals.

sympathy card

My husband needed a sympathy card for this co worker. This is what I came up with. The colours really don't look like they are. I used grey, outdoor denim and lilac mist. It is simple but I really like it.