Friday, March 30, 2012

Out Like A Lion?

Well, the end of the month is here along with your chance to get the March Stamp of the Month, Potential, and to get an added bonus, a free Art Philosophy bundle, if you sign up to be a consultant. You have until tomorrow and you can take advantage of these specials by calling me or visiting my website, and the sooner the better!

This card was another we made at Donna's workshop Monday. All of the images are from the Potential set. The paper is from Stella. I colored our Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon using sponge daubers and ink pads for a sort of tie dyed look. It is so much fun to color this ribbon in whatever color(s) match the project you are using it on!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Country Life

This is another card we did at Donna's Workshop Monday night. I used the new stamp set Country Life and this month's Stamp of the Month Potential for the flourishes. The paper is from Stella (believe it or not)and the Fleur De Lis and Corner decoration were cut from the AP cartridge and of course covered in Liquid Glass. This is my Ode to Donna who has a slight cow obsession! I'm sorry to say it will be my last workshop that I do for Donna but I'm happy to say it's because she is now a Consultant! I've been telling her for a long time she should do what I do because she is so creative and with the March sign up special she finally took the leap. Welcome to Close to My Heart, Donna! You can check out her blog HERE!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Shout Out to My Peeps

This is a card we're making at a workshop on Monday. It's one of five cards and pretty much a knock off of one in the Spring/Summer Idea Book. One of the "Peeps" is popped up with our new Adhesive Springs which adds so much movement and "bounce"! I used the colors for this month's challenge for my customers which is a color challenge. The colors are Cotton Candy, Sunny Yellow, and Pear. The printed paper is from Lucy, I used the AP cartridge to cut the scallop border and the flower. The bow in the button is baker's twine and I used the My Peeps stamp set and Universal Backgrounds to add a little texture to the flower.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Another Great Byrncliff Layout

Here is a layout from the challenge at Byrncliff that Brooke created. She did a great job including the CTMH products along with some other papers and Cricut cuts she had in her stash!

Monday, March 12, 2012

H2H Color Challenge

Last week's challenge at the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog was a color challenge. The colors to use were Sweet Leaf, Sunkiss Yellow, and Sky. My inspiration for this layout came from a layout in Cricut Magazine. The clusters in that one were flowers instead of butterflies. I used the stamp set Best Things. The butterflies are from the Art Philosophy cartridge and cut out of various paper packs and stamped papers. I used the spray pen to splash a little extra color on the background and the butterflies. I used liquid glass on some of the butterflies wings to help them lift a little.

Byrncliff Challenge

This is a page Denise Georger created with the items in the Challenge baggy at Byrncliff. Denise's papers were from the Magic paper pack... an oldie but a goody... great layout!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #101

This week's challenge on the Fantabulous Cricut Blog was to use shamrocks or the color green on your project. The card I made is for a friend who has a new home. The inside of the Wishing You... sign says "Luck and Love". I used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge to create the window; Give A Hoot for the squirrel and the shamrocks; Everyday Popup Cards for the flower box/flowers. I used Liquid Glass to accentuate the shamrocks and Glitz Glitter Gel to glitter the flowers and butterfly. The stamp set I used was CTMH's Word Puzzle for the butterfly and the sentiment. Check out the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and all the great artwork that has been submitted for this and other challenges.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

More Challenge Art

Here are two cards from the Byrncliff challenge last weekend. The first is a card created by Linda Harber and the 2nd was created by Evelyn Gier. Thank you so much girls for participating in the challenge. Beautiful work! More to come soon....

Don't forget about the February challenge to use Rock the Block and/or the Collage Cubes in a project! You don't have to do anything with the cubes if you're not ready. Just use the Rock the Block stamp set on a piece! There's about a week left to submit your pics.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fantastic Weekend

Had a great weekend at the semi-annual Byrncliff crop! Good food, good company, lots of fun. I gave the ladies a baggy with some printed paper, a couple small stamps, a Cricut shape, and a button. They chose 1 foot of ribbon and 1 piece of cardstock. I challenged them to create something with these items and had a drawing from all the entries. This is a card made by Lucille McMullen. Lucille also won the drawing. I'll be showcasing all the creations over the next few days. Thanks so much ladies for playing along!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

CTO Challenge #52

Here is my card for the Celebrate The Occasion Challenge. We were to create a birthday card using bling. I cut the flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge as well as the frame for the sentinment and the flourish for the flower stem.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #100

This week's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge was a color challenge. We were to use purple, turquoise and green. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the tree. The cartridges I used were Give A Hoot for the bird and flourish, and Art Philosophy for the sentiment frame. The "Soar" at the top of the card is from a future CTMH stamp of the month and the other words are from You and Me. I added some Liquid Glass, bling and ribbon from CTMH to finish it off. If you love to play with your Cricut, check out this challenge blog. Even if you don't own a Cricut, check out the fabulous artwork. You may find you "need"!