Friday, 30 September 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

So, as I am jumping into this new world of blogging and actually posting my artwork, I thought I would participate in my first ever challenge! Heart 2 Heart Challenges are sponsored and created by fellow Close to my Heart Independent Consultants. They inspire some fabulous artwork in sharing theirs, and I am a huge fan. This week's challenge was called Sentiment-ally Yours, and required participants to use only a sentiment stamp, and no other stamped images. It's harder than it sounds, especially since I am addicted to stamping! Instead, I turned to my Cricut and whipped up this cute card...

To make this card, I used Colonial White cardstock, and cut a 5" circle card using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut a 2 1/4" circle tag (also in Colonial White), and a 2 3/4" scallop circle using some matching blue cardstock I had on hand. I cut a 4 1/2" circle using Wonderland paper for the background, and stamped the sentiment from Hooray Bouquet (D1491) using Chocolate ink. I inked all the edges in Chocolate, and attached the Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Z1617) and some Opaques Adhesive Gems from the Mocha collection (Z1333). Voila! It took me longer to write about it than to make it! I hope you like it!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Mischief Scrapbooking Workshop

Join me on Sunday, October 16th at 7pm to create 2 12x12 2 page layouts to showcase your Halloween photos using the brand new “Mischief” paper line! This paper would also work beautifully for fall photos.

There are a couple of different pricing options:
1)Purchase the Workshop on the Go Kit for $33.50 ($41.27 including tax and shipping). The kit includes: Mischief Workshop Stamp Set, Mischief Level 2 Paper Pack, Midnight Felt Shapes, and a printed workshop guide. With the guide, you can still complete the projects even if you aren’t able to make it to the workshop!

2)If you would prefer to do the workshop and use my stamp set, simply purchase the Mischief Level 2 Paper Pack and the Midnight Felt Shapes for $22 including tax and shipping.

3)Finally, if you know me very well, you know I go crazy for all things fall and Halloween, so I have made a FEW more layouts with this paper kit. If you wish to do the same, simply add a Dark Neutral Shade Pack for $8.75 and Newsprint Rub Ons for $9.95 to your order and you will be able to make some additional layouts too! I will also have a limited amount of additional patterned paper and cardstock for $1/sheet for any extra you require to make these layouts.

If you want to register for this workshop, I need confirmation and payment by October 3rd to ensure I have enough time to order your kit.

These are the additional layouts I created using the extra cardstock and newsprint rubons (and my Cricut, of course)...

More Artwork from Vancouver Regional Celebrations

One of the awesome pieces we made at Vancouver Regional Celebrations was this gorgeous card box made using the beautiful fall-themed Dreamin Paper Packet.

Card Box Recipe
My Creations Card Box (Z1647)
Dreamin Level 2 Paper Packet(X7142B)
Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1483)
Colour-Ready Alphabet Cork (Z1450)
Love Life (D1482)

We also made some great cards to fill the box, featuring shapes cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.

Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

As a scrapbooker who didn't own a Cricut machine, I didn't understand why the crafting community was freaking out at the release of an exclusive CTMH Cricut cartridge. All it took to convince me that I was seriously missing out was to see some of the gorgeous artwork being created by my fellow CTMH consultants. I have since acquired a Cricut, and the AP cartridge, and I don't know how I was scrapbooking without it! It's amazing! With 700 different images, multiple 3D items, fonts and creative features, it has become my new favourite tool!

Here is a cute card I made the first time I played around with the cartridge. The card base, as well as the beautiful 3D flowers and flourish were cut using the cartridge. I love my Cricut!

Close to my Heart Vancouver Regional Celebrations

I recently had the pleasure of attending Close to my Heart's Vancouver Regional Celebrations.  We had two full days of classes, creativity and cropping!  It was a crafty girl's dream mini-break! 

There was a contest/swap at the event as well.  Entrants had to use the new kraft 6x6 cards by CTMH in some fashion.  I entered the card below and was honoured to be voted 3rd place by my fabulous fellow consultants!  I hope you like it!

Recipe for Typeset Friendship Card
Kraft Die Cut Card (Z1474)
Typeset Level 2 Paper Pack (X7139B)
Colonial White Cardstock
Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)
Typeset WOTG Stamp (G1024)
Blue Ribbon (C1464)
Newsprint Rub-Ons (Z1388)
Black Waxy Flax (Z1089)
Black Mini-Medley Accents Collection (Ribbon) (Z1393)
Pin Clips (Z1612)
Black Ink (Z2105)
Juniper Ink (Z2165)
Vineyard Berry Ink  (Z2157)