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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas cards and gifts I have made this year

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! I was inspired this year to make different Christmas cards to abunch of people this year. There are a few I wanted to make but time prevented. I have not received a single homemade card, but I have received some very beautiful cards that I have hung on our door. I even made a few cards for my husbands paper route. I used mainly Close to MyHeart supplies with the exception of the sushi, penguin, llama, and winter scene stamps. I got those except for winter scene at lawn fawn.com. The winter scene stamp was brought long ago at hobby lobby. I must say I was pleased when I got my lawn fawn order. There stamps are cute without being too cutesy. If you like that style, wait until new CTMH stamps are unveiled in January. I used my twin touch shinhanmarkers for all coloring ands usedliquidglasson almost every card as well. The only papers I used were lawn fawn 6x6pack andctmh white daisy card stock. The cards and envelopes are ctmhwhitedaisy. I used some cricut embossingfolderstoo. If you want any of the card recipes let me know. Thank you for looking!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

DIY sponger daubers

Greetings crafty friends! Today I am sharing with you a video I made to show how to make your own sponge daubers.

Here's a picture of a card I stamped the typewriter in black and then used my diy sponge dauber to put some CTMH Desert Sand ink inside the stamped image to give it both color and texture. You can see the difference because I only used the sponge dauber with ink on the left side of the typewriter image. Unfortunately, this stamp set is now retired, but I do have an extra one for purchase from me for $5 plus shipping. Please contact me, if you are interested. 
Here's the finished card! I think the sponging gives a vintages look to the card.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

For Family CTMH stamp set and a monkey wobble card

Greetings crafty friends!  It has been a long time since I have been able to update my blog, but I have resolved the issues and I am back and ready to show you some fun projects I have been working on.  I used this new stamp set by CTMH called For Family. Here's a picture of this versatile stamp set!
There is so much you can do with this stamp set! I made a video of how I made a fun Monkey wobble birthday card. I thought the Happy Birthday stamp was from this stamp set. I just realized it was from the September promotion stamp set. I only used the brush stroke from this stamp set. Here is the video of my colorful card!
If you are viewing my blog post thru your email, you'll need to go to  my blog to see the video. You can purchase this great stamp set on my website here. You can purchase the adhesive springs also from my CTMH website along with all those great CTMH Inks! The link to the CTMH inks is here.  Please let me know if there is anything I can assist you with. Thank you for stopping by!!! Have a great day!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Damask Diva's Sangria Blog Hop

Welcome to another Damask Diva Blog hop!!!  The Sangria paper pack is just so pretty and makes for the perfect backdrop for anything fall! If you arrived from the fabulous Jenifer, you are in the right place.
I had so much fun making these cards today. I used a lot of new CTMH products!!!! I love how everything goes so well together. The chevron side of this paper would make a great all occasion card. Today I make a house warming card for friends that are moving back to TN. I think this stamp set, Housewarming Hello , would make a cute Christmas card with the little house.  Stay tuned for that. I usually don't get that far ahead, but today I made a few extra houses.

Here's my 1st card:

This second card was inspired by the gorgeous leaf pattern to this paper.

I used some colonial white paper and pounced ctmh pigment ink in ruby, pomegranate, poppy, saffron, gold rush, and fern then I took a ctmh paintbrush and blended so there was no gaps in the colors. I stamped fallen leaves stamp set in pomegranate, new England ivy, gold rush or ruby pigment ink. Then I set the colors with a hair dryer so they would not smear because pigment ink takes a long time to dry. I cut out each leaf then I decided to just arrange two leaves on my card and add some Poppy twine glued down with liquid glass. I added three of the darkest pink enamel gems. Here are my last two cards. This leaf patterned paper had this purple patterned paper on the other side. I just added the August Stamp of the month fir the Happy Birthday and some leaves.

 I finished the inside of the card with wavy blooms stamp I colored with Shinhan markers and cut out.

 My last card uses the other a side of the leaf pattern paper and the center strip is the other side of the chevron paper.
I colored in more Wavy blooms and stamped the August stamp of the month.

 I added two of the leaves I made to the inside with another colored wavy bloom on top.


Next up on the hop is the talented Cheri! Thank you for hopping by. I'd love it, if you followed my blog!! Enjoy your day!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Creating CTMH colors with Shinhan marker set

Hello! I found this great post from the Make it From the Heart blog by CTMH and wanted to share here. I am so excited to get into my craft room this long weekend and make this up for myself!!!  If you have any trouble reading the post below or getting the pdf of the color guide, you can view the orginal post here. One thing I would like to say is that I am blown away the brand new colors are all listed. And that some marker are exact colors in one step.

Have you ever wondered how to create our exclusive colors with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers? Well wonder no more, because we’re about to show you how!
After some experimentation, one of our amazing artists has identified winning marker combinations that faithfully replicate the colors in our exclusive color palette. We’ve used her findings to create this marker chart that shows which marker colors to mix to create our exclusive colors.
Marker ChartPretty neat, right? Now just imagine how nicely your coloring is going to coordinate with our cardstock, Fundamentals, and B&T Duos™ in your artwork! Okay, okay, let’s dive into the details of how we created this chart so you can do it at home. Here are instructions for filling out your own marker chart:
  1. Print off the marker chart. (Use this version if you prefer “colour” to “color” :) )
  2. Using our 1″ Circle Punch, punch out a circle for each color of cardstock on the chart. Attach these circles to the chart.
  3. On White Daisy cardstock, shade an area with the first marker color listed for a particular circle. Use the large tip of the marker. Then, with the ink still wet on the cardstock, shade the area with the second marker color.
  4. Some of the colors also require shading with the blender marker, additional markers, or multiple applications of specific colors. Just be sure that the ink from the previous application is still wet when applying your next color.
  5. Use our 1″ Circle Punch to punch out a circle from your marker shading, and attach it to the right of the corresponding cardstock circle.
  6. Complete steps 3 through 5 for all colors on the chart.
  7. Hang the chart in your crafting space for future reference.
  8. Do your happy dance!
Marker Chart How To
As you create this marker chart, here are a few important things to know:
  • The order in which you layer the marker colors is VERY important. Start with the first marker color, and then add the second marker color on top of the wet ink for the best results.
  • The color of the paper will affect the marker color combinations. We tested our color combinations on White Daisy cardstock.
  • Results may vary with how hard or light you press on the marker.
  • Blending markers can create a streaky texture. We love this because it makes the artwork look handmade rather than printed, so embrace the unique textures you create!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the long weekend. I am going to work to locate my ipad recharge so I can finally share all the pictures I took of convention. I have question for you, should I create a separate blog for Jamberry, or do you enjoy the Jamberry posts here? Please leave a comment and let me know. I also want to know if any of my blog followers have the Shinhan markers or are interested in getting them.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fun with the CTMH Stamping Month Stamps!

Hello! I wanted to share with you two extremely quick and beautiful cards I made. I was drooling over cards made with an ombre techique using this stamp set that premiered last year that is still available thru CTMH. I unfortunately do that have it. When I saw there was a similar image in the special National Stamping month stamps, I just had to have it. I brought them all for the versality and you get a discount, if you buy the set! Here's a look at the inspired stamp set. You can purchase it here. I used the top right stamp as my inspiration.

 For the cards, I used the Hello, Life!—Pocket Scrapbooking stamp  at the top:

The stamp is just a bit different, but the result is similar. I stamped in CTMH inks in this order Honey, Sorbet, Smoothie, Cotton Candy, Pixie, and Thristle. I stamped Hello from the  Hello, Life!—Cardmaking stamp set in the new CTMH Peacock ink and I added 3 Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles

Probably the fastest and easiest card I have ever made. I just had to make another. This time I rotated the card base before stamping.

 I stamped Happy in CMTH Lagoon ink and Birthday in CTMH Peacock ink. That was the only difference. Happy came from the Hello, Life—Scrapbooking stamp set. Birthday came from the Hello, Life!—Cardmaking Stamp set. The result was two cards in 2 minutes. I hope you love it as much as I!  You can add any of these stamp sets to your order from my online store at check out or if you just want to purchase the stamp sets, they can be found here. Shop my CTMH website this month to get these amazing products at http://frommtheheart.ctmh.com/  Would you like to try this stamp set out at a gathering before you buy? Contact me anytime! I know have texting too. 931-220-2818. Thank you for stopping by!