Friday, July 22, 2011

Cherry-O Cards

These are the cards I made and sent out to my students. Some of my students gave me some end-of-the-school-year gifts. They are so wonderful and thoughtful! I love to make cute (yet simple) cards and mail it to them over summer break. Kids LOVE to get cards and letters in the mail. Who doesn't? So, these are the cards I came up with. I used Cherry-O papers and some paper in the Cherry-O Creative Basics paper, as well. That cute butterfly and dragonfly are from the A Flutter stamp set. I colored them in with CTMH markers and inked up the edges of paper with Tulip ink. Easy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July Stamp of the Month

This adorable stamp set is only available through the month of July. You can get it at a discount or even free for this month only!! Hurry! Spend 100.00 and get it for free! Spend 50.00 and get it for 50% off...only 11.48.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Keys to the Past Layout

This layout was made using the Passages papers. This paper is now retired and I had forgotten that I hadn't posted this layout. My club members created this layout about a year ago. It uses the stamp set that was included in the Passages Workshop on the Go Kit. I used the stipple brush and chocolate ink on all the edges to give it an aged and distressed look. I also included a few chocolate brads, some chocolate ribbon and "stitched" the edges of the desert sand papers. I thought this layout would be perfect for pictures of grandparents and great-grandparents.

Monday, July 11, 2011

July Special

During the month of July, spend a minimum of $50.00 on products from the spring/summer 2011 idea book and add a bonus product kit for only a dollar! Select from the following options:

Creative Basics Mistletoe

Creative Basics Animal Cookies

My Originals Bits and Pieces Card Kit

My Originals It's Your Day Card Kit

My Originals Around the Holidays Card Kit

What a Fantastic Deal!! All the products are priced at $8.95 and up and you can get one for only $1.00!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Creativity with Trees & Things Stamp Set

I love the Trees and Things Stamp Set. It is so cute and perfect for all those lazy summer days. Check out this video (it's only 3 minutes long) on some great uses for this stamp set and techniques to make it even simpler and faster. It also shows how to create the super cute layout shown on page 65 of the idea book. If you don't have an idea book and would like one...please contact me and I will be happy to send you one! I am also available to do gatherings/parties in your home if you are in the Helena, Montana area. It's a great way to get together with friends, learn new techniques, make a card, and earn FREE products!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fourth of July Layout

This is the layout my club members created in June for their Fourth of July pictures. I used the fanfare papers which I love because they are so bright and vibrant. This paper is so versatile. It can be used for birthdays, boys, carnivals and fairs, summer, sports, and the list goes on and on. It is one of my favorites in the spring/summer idea book. I used the shining star, thoughtful seasons and notice the details stamp sets. I sponged pacifica ink on the edges of the paper and every stamp that I cut out. Sponging adds dimension and also covers any imperfections. Isn't this layout cute?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Newsprint Rub-Ons from Close To My Heart

If you don't have the newsprint rub-ons on your list of items you have to buy...they will be after watching this video!! It shows how they are packaged and reasons why, how to use them and shows new ways to use rub-ons. Rub-ons are so easy to use and you can position them anywhere. Plus, it includes great artwork featuring the rub-ons.