Friday, October 28, 2011

2 Spooky for Halloween


I just love these little characters. They are so fun to work with. I stamped them with Black archival ink and heat set it so it would not run when I was coloring them. I squeezed my closed ink pad to get some ink on the lid of the pad. Then I took my blending pen and gathered a small amount of ink onto the tip of my blending pen and colored these little cuties in. I used 2 of them in place of the “o’s” in the word spooky. I stamped the rest of the letters onto white cardstock then cut them out leaving a little of the white for a border.

Hooligans paper packet X7129B

D1437 Party Animal stamp set

C1477 Mischief stamp set

E1016 Friendship Alphabet

Solo 2 stamp set

Gypsy Ink

Pear Ink

Black Archival Ink

Heat gun

Blending pen

Gypsy marker

Finger dauber

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Patch


Warning: This is not a 15 minute layout!

I seen another Close To My Heart consultant (sorry cannot find it again) made a layout similar to this one and I just had to scrap lift it. I used a lot of the same things she did but I did make quite a few changes to mine.

I used the Dreamin paper packet for this layout but I did not have any of the blue patterned paper left so I made my own. To do this I used plain Pacifica cardstock and the square dotted stamp that came with the Dreamin Workshop on the go stamp set. I inked up the stamp with colonial white pigment ink and randomly stamped onto the cardstock. I then took my Clear embossing powder and sprinkled it all over the piece. Heat set it with my heat gun, and my very own patterned paper was created.


For the title “pumpkin patch” I used the art philosophy cricut cartridge exclusive to Close To My Heart and cut out the letters onto desert sand cardstock. I wanted them to have some texture so I used the same stamp as I did on the blue background piece and stamped onto the letters with chocolate ink. I then placed my brads into the holes that were automatically cut with the cricut. (This was very time consuming but made the letters stand out so much) I then took my Desert sand marker and traced around the letter edges to define them.

I also used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the leaves then used the stamp from Harvest happiness, to stamp directly onto them.

The bracket around my little pumpkin Novalee was also cut with Art Philosophy.

The pumpkins and attached leaves were stamped with the Harvest Memories stamp set and cut out by hand.

All papers were distressed with Chocolate Ink and a finger dauber.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Dreamin Paper packet

Stamps: Harvest Memories, Harvest Happiness, and Dreamin

Inks: Chocolate, Colonial White, Olive and Goldrush

Desert sand marker

Clear Embossing powder

Embellishments: Designer buttons, Antique Copper Brads, Milepost shapes, chocolate waxy flax,

Other: adhesive, glue dots, foam dots, piercing tool, heat gun, craft tray, finger dauber, and tweezers.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Autumn Days


It seemed like forever since I had the time to scrapbooks so really enjoyed making this page. I really enjoyed making the folded paper banners. It was something simple but yet a little different. To do this I took my 6 inch paper strip and stamped a border stamp on it. Then I scored it as follows: 1 ¼, 1 ½, 2 ¼, 2 ½, 3 ½, 3 ¾, 4 ½, and 4 ¾. Then I folded on the score lines to resemble the banner. I glued the folds down with mini glue dots and then placed a Shimmer brad in the center. I then placed it on the border strip of the same color. It is hard to see in the photo but it stands out nicely on the layout in person. Also done was some distressing…Edge distressing on both the photos and sponged Chocolate Ink on all the papers. I finished the layout off with some Bronze glitter gel on the centers of the fluff flower.


All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

X7142B Dreamin Level 2 paper packet

Dreamin Stamp Set

D1490 Backdrop Charmed

Z2111 Chocolate Ink

Z2123 Goldrush Ink

Z2192 Pacifica Ink

Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads

Z1483 Bronze Glitter Gel

Z1297 Edge Distresser

Z697 Sponge

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Christmas Layout

This layout has a few of the Dimensional Elements On Target circles. These Circles just make the layout.  They are really to use too.  First, decide which size you would like and punch it out from the backing.  Take the finishing files and file down any little tabs that were holding it onto the backing.  Next I took my finger dauber and inked it up with the Tulip ink and using little circles rubbed the chipboard circles to transfer the ink. Repeat this process. The more you do this the darker the ink will transfer.  I stamped my letters using the Posterboard Stamp set and Creme Brulee Ink and cut them out leaving a little white border around the letter.  I stamped some of the presents right onto the base pages and I also stamped some of them on extra cardstock and cut them out to layer them.  Added some ribbon and the layout was complete. 

All supplies are from Close To My Heart
Jingle Paper Packet
Something special stamp set
Posterboard stamp set
Creme Brulee ink
Tulip Ink
twinkle brads jolly assortment
Cranberry designer ribbon rounds
Dimensional elements On Target
Finger daubers
Finishing files
Glue dots
Piercing tool

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Christmas is coming!

Here is a Christmas card I made a while ago.  I misplaced the list of all the items I used but I still wanted you to see it.  Hope you enjoy it.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 and everyday

For this layout I used the Dreamin papers. These papers now come double sided and cardstock weight and it was so hard to choose which side I wanted to use. So after much flipping of the papers I decided that this combination looked best. I paired this paper with the coordinating My Stickease and the Harvest Charms. Close To My Heart makes it so easy to do this when they make embellishments to match. The only stamping done on this layout was the date.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Colors are Bamboo, Goldrush, Chocolate and Pacifica
Dreamin Paper Packet X7142B
Dreaming My Stickease X7142C
Harvest Charms Z1633
Save The Date Stamp Set D1386
EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace Border Punch

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Monday, October 3, 2011

one page layout

This is a layout we made at a gathering a little while ago. One of the benefits of hosting and attending a gathering is being able to make a FREE layout or card. I know the gals really enjoyed making this one. We used the Kraft Color Ready Borders that are self adhesive making them easy to place anywhere on your layout. We did some distressing with the finger daubers (this is a little time consuming but it is well worth the effort and time). We stamped some flourishes right on the layout then placed some stamped and cut out flowers around them. Finally we added some of the Opaques pearls (which are adhesive backed) on the flowers.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart:
Miracle papers X7133B
Colors are Bamboo, Crystal Blue, Heavenly Blue and Sweet Leaf
Kraft Color ready borders Z1377
Sofia Stamp Set B1379
Polka Dot Alphabet Stamp Set D1469
Opaques Pearl adhesive gems Z1336

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