Sunday, September 28, 2014

Playing in the Studio ~

Had some family visit today & my grandson wanted to do some crafts.

He has his own station in the studio, so out came the ink & stamps, pipe cleaners & paper... he eyeballed my punches so out they came too... needless to say he made some jewellery for my daughter with pipe cleaners & punches!

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I created 2 simple cards for the girls Birthdays ~ using old paper from before my CTMH days...

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And Sarah got creative with empty ribbon spools & a strofoam wreath I had hanging around in the studio

Here are a few Cards I have made in the past ~ I really need some studio time!

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Only a couple more days to get this amazing 30 set of stamps & the September Stamp of the Month...

Jeep on playing with Paper


Monday, September 22, 2014

Creating at a Crop

Spent Saturday with a bestie ~ and some other lovely gals!

Did some stamping, then some shopping & out for an early supper & back to creating...

Here is what I did...

 Looking forward to taking the Grands to a Pumpkin patch to get some awesome Pictures!

Love this Stamp set ~ Used it for 2 different cards ~ this one...

And this one ~ Just did some fussy cutting!

 Love making Pleated Paper to add as a border ~ Leaves Were stamped, Fussy cut & then colored using Sponges & Ink ~ and of Course I could not forget to add some Bling!

Another favorite Retired Stamp Set... LOVE!

All Paper and embellishments are from the Current 
Close to My Heart Annual Inspiration book 2014-2015
The stamp sets used are retired
 (I forgot to pack current stamps as I took the bag of goodies I had at My Mom's while making Thank you cards for Homesteader Days)

Keep watching ~ and remember, comment below ~ we love to hear what you think of our work....

Keep on playing with Paper

Friday, September 19, 2014

 Halloween & Fall Creations – Seasonal Blog Hop  

Welcome to the •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop! 

 This month we will be featuring Halloween and Fall creations.  
If you've arrive from Dominique's Blog, you are on the right path! 
The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. 
 If you get lost, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here 

This month we have a number of Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using various CTMH products to help you get in a Spooktacular mood for Halloween.

Please Comment below after viewing ~ We love to hear what you think of our work!

~ A "BOO" Wall Hanging and Framed Pumpkin Art ~

Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today!
I hope you enjoyed all the lovely projects created…

Keep reading to see how to make them & what products were used.
No it is time to head over to Wendy Dodds' Blog to see her artwork! 
Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

My daughter came for a visit & we did some creating ~ She used paper from my Stash & I used the current paper from the  Annual Catalogue

Here is how we put it together:

BOO Wall Hanging

 Start off with three small canvases (we got ours at the dollar Store)
Ink the edges in Black Ink ~ Let dry...

WARNING: this is a messy process... you may want to wear gloves!

Next, cut your Scaredy Cat B&T paper to fit top of canvas.
Ink the edges of paper with a Sponge Daubber  ~ we used black ink.

Glue Paper to front of canvas using Bonding Memories Glue

Cut out Letters from Philosophy Cartridge and Chalk it up black With Stars B&T paper and attache to canvas using Foam Tape.
Stamped with  Halloween Stamp set & spooky images Images from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Use Ribbon & staple to back for hanging and 2 pieces to join the frame to hang.
Now hang onto your wall or interior door to greet little Ghouls on Halloween!

Thanks Framed Pumpkin
Using a dollar store wooden frame we have used B&T paper for the background
then matted a smaller piece of B&T on Black Cardstock
Cut 4 Scalloped Circles, fold in half & glue together all except last
Using Pear Cardstock cut a small strip & roll a stem, free hand cut a couple leaves
Use a Marker to add veins & lines on the Stem
Ink edges with Olive Ink
Glue to mini matt
Glimmer trim on inside edge of frame

Look for our next Blog Hop where we will feature beautiful Christmas projects, 
see you soon!

So Grateful for you
(directions will follow)

Products used for these projects
Canvas ~ Dollarama
 Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad  Z2105
Scaredy Cat Paper Packet X7185B
Yuletide Carol Paper Packet X7187B
Black Striped Twill
Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection Z1686
Cricut® Artbooking Collection  Z1906

Frame ~ Dollarama
Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad Z2105
Scaredy Cat Paper Packet X7185B
Yuletide Carol Paper Packet X7187B
Pear Card Stock X5764
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Sap Green Marker  Z2463
Bronze Shimmer Trim

So grateful for you:
Base card

Monday, September 01, 2014

September Stamp of the Month and National Scrapbooking Month Special offer!

Welcome Back ~

It is a busy time of the year with Back to School & switching over from the Summer Routines to the Fall ~

This month we have"Family is Forever" Stamp of the Month

And for this Month ~ Our Constant campaign brings you a wonderful Stamp set for National Scrapbooking Month ~ 

Spend $30 in Stamps & receive this 30 stamp set FREE!!!!

Contact me today for this & More...

PS ~ Watch for an upcoming Blog Hop ~ Halloween & Fall Creations coming later this month!

Keep on Crafting with Paper & Scissors!