Thursday, September 3, 2015

Jubilee Hayrides Layout

Welcome to day three of my Jubilee series.

Paper: Jubilee (retired), Kraft CS, Topiary CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH), Woodgrain CS (Other)
Stamp: The Authentic Life, Snapshot Memories, All the Details (CTMH)
Ink: Outdoor Denim (retired) (CTMH)
Tools: Micro-Tip Scissors (CTMH)
Other: Jubilee Complements (retired), Topiary RIbbon (retired), Topiary Washi Tape (retired), Glue Dots (CTMH)

I was looking at a sketch I had printed out and brought with me (to the crop), and then looked at pattern paper, and realized the sketch would be perfect to showcase a brilliant pattern. The ticket stubs with Hay rides printed on it was a fun detail I just couldn't pass up. With my favorite scissors in hand, I made quick work of cutting it out and sticking it down. I hope my nieces will love these pages.

Happy crafting.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Jubilee TODAY Layout

This is one of my favorite Jubilee layouts, and the second one featured in my Jubilee series.

Paper: Jubilee (retired), Indian Corn Blue CS (retired), Topiary CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Stamp: Sarita WOTG (retired) (CTMH)
Ink: Cranberry (CTMH)
Tools: Micro-Tip Scissors (CTMH)
Other: Topiary Ribbon (While Supplies Last), Jubilee Complements (retired), Jubilee Assortment (While Supplies Last), Glue Dots (CTMH)

If you've ever thought of buying a paper pack just for one pattern, than you would be like me. The blue pattern from this kit was my absolute FAVORITE, maybe in that whole book. A friend was kind enough to loan me her Sarita stamp, and I packed it in my bag to take the day of the crop. Love when things come together like that. I don't mind fussy cutting.

Happy crafting.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Celebrate National Stamping Month

In honor of National Stamping Month, Close To My Heart has released a stamp trio perfect for all types of papercrafters. It is called "Hello Life", and is available through September 30th.

I found time to play with the card stamp (pictured in the middle - above) this past weekend. It makes really cute cards. 

Each set is available for $13.95 USD, or bundled for the discounted price of $34.95. So many exciting possibilities with these stamps. What will you create?

For more information, please visit my website. Happy crafting.


Jubilee Plenty of Love Layout

Good morning. Can you believe it is September already? Our new Close To My Heart idea books are live today. Isn't that exciting?! I've had a month to digest them and I'm still taking them into my room at night to pour over. We have so many new and exciting products, and the artwork is even more fabulous than the last one. 

I can't wait to share some artwork with the new products, but until I have it photographed, I thought I'd share some artwork that I've created in recent months from retired product.

Today, starts my Jubilee series. 
Paper: Jubilee (retired), Cranberry CS, Topiary CS, Kraft CS (CTMH)
Tools: Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors (CTMH)
Other: Topiary washi tape (retired), Jubilee complements (retired), Topiary Ribbon (retired), Glue Dots (CTMH)

Here's a funny story for you. When I first saw Jubilee, I really didn' (gasp!). As that book was getting close to retirement, I had an idea to create some 4-H layouts for my nieces. I decided I'd better go ahead and buy up what I needed to create albums for all three. So, this past Spring, I attended a friend's crop and ended up creating 6 Jubilee layouts that day. In case you don't know, I'm like seriously one of the slowest scrapbookers out there. I take time with detail and worry over every little cut. That whole thing about measure twice, cut once...yup, that's me! Back to business here, this was the first Jubilee layout I created that day, so I'm going to share them in order. Be sure to check in all week to see the others.

If you'd like to see the new idea books, please visit my website

And thank you, my friends, for leaving so many wonderful comments. You always brighten my day. I hope I leave you inspired.


Monday, August 31, 2015

A Wedding Card with Jackson

My brother got married earlier this month, and I made this special card just for Bennie and his bride. 
Paper: Jackson, Glacier CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Stamp: Finding The Words
Inks: Glacier, Cocoa, Barn Red (retired), Juniper (CTMH)
Tools: Paper-Piercer (CTMH)
Other: Oceanside Sequins (retired) (CTMH)

They loved the colors of this, and even though it's not your typical wedding card, it fits my rugged brother's personality.

I wish them many wonderful years together. May God bless their union.

Have a great day!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Blossom Thank You Card

I found an MFT sketch on Pinterest that I really liked, and decided to use some of my left over Blossom scraps. I will miss this pretty, vibrant paper.

Paper: Blossom, Glacier CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Stamps: Happy Birds, Finding The Words (CTMH)
Inks: Black, Sunset, Pear (CTMH)
Tools: Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Craft Heater, Sponge, Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors, ShinHan Alcohol Markers (CTMH), Circle Stax Die (MFT)
Other: Gold Sequins, Foam Tape (CTMH)

I used my sponge to ink up white cardstock and then stamped over top it with Pear ink to get the two-tone feathers. I popped up the larger flower on foam tape to give this card more dimension. I love it. Izzy (my daughter) thinks it's "so pretty". 

Have a wonderful day.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

MOJO 409 Seaside Cupcake Card

I missed posting my card for Mojo Monday a few weeks ago, but still wanted to share it with you. I was busy using up scraps on my desk, so it was easy to decide what papers to use.

Paper: Seaside, Paper Fundamentals - Basic, Sorbet CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Stamp: Cutie Pie (retired) (CTMH)
Inks: Black, Smoothie (CTMH)
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (retired), Journal Pen, ShinHan Alcohol Markers, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Craft Heater, Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors (CTMH)
Other: Seaside Complements, Brads (CTMH)

This is one of my favorite stamp of the month sets...ever. 

I hope your day is a crafty one. Thank you for visiting.