Monday, March 31, 2014

March Stamp of the Month

Im sure by now you have seen all the fun projects made with this stamp set,  I got this a little late this month but that is ok, i have a life time to play with this stamp,

I'm a HUGE fan of using scraps to make cards, so all the little left overs from my WOTG or other paper packs gets mixed in to a bin when i am done with that and then i take from there, this happen to have a bit left over from the January Cloud 9 kit from CTMH i love the bright colors. I used some glitter trim (always have some kinds on hand at all time, lol)
I did try mixing the sentiment with a few colored one but the back ground is just to far busy for something like that.
When my stamp set came in i knew it was going to be perfect, I just stamped it on some cardstock rounded the corners and cut out the doll and use some nice 3D foam tape (thanks Famida!) to lift it up a bit.
Also included is some left over embellishments from the For Always Card WOTG, so pretty. I used my usual triangle pattern and that's it!

I can't wait to stamp some more with her and the other Babushka dolls, the sentiments are very sweet too! 
Thanks for reading! 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Gerber Daisies Tutorial

Gerber Daisies! Is it spring yet? lol nope looking outside it is still cold and snowing. Today i am sitting in my living room on the first week of spring 2014 and as i post this, I'm sure glad and lucky to be at home. On my last post for the Cross Canada Blog Hop, i featured a nice Gerber daisy from the Artiste cartridge. Today i will show you how to do this. Its super easy, i promise you!

Cardstock -Any color you would like, maybe a couple of colors? this is going to be the petals of the flower.
                -A white daisy or colonial white, or any light color that coordinates with the other flower color.
                -Brown, for the middle or you can use a brown embellishment in the middle of the flower.

Adhesive -Liquid glass, just a small dab will work and that will dry quickly, or use what you like

Scorboard or paper trimmer with a well that you can use ( i use my ctmh one, sometimes)

Cricut machine with the Artiste cartridge.

1. Sponge, distress (or not?) the edges .

2. Grab your score board or your paper trimmer (with a groove, wire guides don't work very well).

3. Pinch the petals in the middle to fold them, curl them up a bit. 

4. Place a small amount of liquid glass (my most fave adhesive) the the middle and place the next petals right beside it, take the next few and fill in the gaps, put it aside.

5. Take the little white centers and glue them in the same steps as above.

6. Place your dark center (brad, crystal or cut out cardstock), start bending the petals upwards and kind of fluffing them up, the trick to make them look thick.

Your done! Now you can place them on 3D items, cards, scrapbook layouts, attached wire and use them in a vase or frame, they are fun and easy to make. I cut out lots at one time, and spend a night making them on the couch watch a good show. -The colors above are used in contrast to define the layers.
If you make them please feel free to post them on my facebook page! i love to see your work.

Also if you in Calgary, the 2014 Technique class is open for registration Check here for the info  

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Cross Canada March's Blog Hop

Hi everyone, It has been a long long time since i wrote..little did i know winter was going to be that busy. Wow!! Here is the monthly post.

Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring card boxes.  Did you know that you can create your own card boxes using CTMH products? Whether they are the My Creations Card Boxes, Journaling Boxes or cricut cuts, there is just so much more you can use these boxes for. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle
. If you came from Famida of Get Scrapping with Fami then you are in the right place! 

This super cute, was a project that we made in our team meeting. That is one thing i love about Close to my Heart, when ever we get together it is always so much fun. This is my take on our project. I made the nifty gerber daisy at the team meeting and i paired it with an older number embellishment, the vintage look goes with with the blue bird and the pop of pink, actually that flower has orange for the back petals. Im so in love with washi tape that i used some here, PS. close to my heart has the best washi tape ever (in my opinion :-) I can't get enough of the wood grain look. 
This journaling box is a fun new way to show case your A2 size card or your picture my life set. It also comes with a center card stock riser so your back cards will be slightly higher then the front cards, or ditch it if you don't want it. No problem there :-)

Here is a close look of the daisey and bird. I cut out 4-6 pink and then orange flowers on Art Philosophy at 3" in 2 colors and then i cut 3 x 1" of the same cut as the pink but in white. I scored the middle of the larger petals and the folded them slightly and used liquid glass (just a little) on each layer and then i fluffed them up a bit and stuck a pearl gem in the middle. I also use my heat gun on these kind of embellishments. They just stick down better, even the big flourished around 3D items. it works..i promise you. If you could/would make your own gerber daisy, what color or colors would you use? 

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Karen of Karen's Clearly Precious Impression.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My Creations with Michelle as she has the complete blog list..

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in April when we will be featuring creations from the third Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking. We hope you will join us again on April 15th, 2014.