Thursday, August 30, 2012

Moonlight Puzzle Piece Card

Happy Thursday All!!!  I am finally getting around to "playing" with the AWESOME new Artiste Cricut Cartridge and am LOVING all the new features and functions that this cartridge has!!!  One of the SUPER COOL features on this cartridge is the Puzzle pieces.  There are several different ways to cut out these pieces...

For my card, I used the square that cuts out 4 puzzle pieces.  There is another square that cuts out MORE pieces, a rectangle that cuts out puzzle pieces AND a super cute border with puzzle pieces.  These could be used for cutting photos, used to piece backgrounds OR just have random puzzle pieces adhered to your pages or cards.

My card is a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.  I cut one 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square 4 piece puzzle from the owl print and the same size square 4 piece puzzle from the dark Smokey Plum pattern.  This will actually make 2 cards when cut out and pieced together as you use 2 puzzle pieces per pattern per card.  Clear as mud?  LOL

The "sweet" little cupcake is from the stamp set "Pun Fun".  I stamped the image on my Colonial White card stock first, then stamped on 2 different patterned papers to create the cupcake paper and topping.  To finish it off, I added a little Liquid Applique and sprinkled a bit of Prisma Glitter then heated just till the Liquid Applique popped up, but NOT so the glitter dulls.  

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!  

I hope this has inspired you to check out the new Artiste Cartridge from Close to my Heart!!  It has opened up SO many creative possibilities for me...just think of what YOU can do with it!!!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's Your Day Card

Happy Tuesday!!  I am SO excited to share with you all these SUPER CUTE cards that I 100% scraplifted from Brenda Thacker (fellow CTMH consultant).  Brenda created these at the beginning of this month while we were at a consultant scrap weekend.  They are such HAPPY cards that I knew I NEEDED to make them!  Thanks to Brenda for sharing her creativity with us!!!!

Brenda created each of these cards using the National Stamping Month stamp set "It's Your Day".  This set is AWESOME!!!  If you have NOT purchased yours YET, you are MISSING OUT on a TERRIFIC deal!!  You will receive a double d sized stamp set for $5 when you purchase $35 in CTMH products.  Special ends at the end of September!  Check out my website to see the stamp images and to place a qualifying order!! 

In addition to totally scraplifting these cards...I am offering a card workshop where we will make 2 each of the 5 different cards using ONLY the It's Your Day" stamp set for the sentiments AND for creating our own background patterns!  Check out my Monthly Classes and Workshops tab or go to my group site for more details and to see the rest of the cards.....

The patterns followed to create these cards can be found in the NEW CTMH how-to book "Make it from your Heart".  There are 12 card patterns in total!!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

I hope this has inspired you to take advantage of this AWESOME deal in September!!  OR If you already own this set...create your OWN patterned paper and cards!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Clementine Card Class - September

I am SO LOVING the Clementine papers!!!!  I don't know if I have been this in love with a paper pack EVER!!  Well, maybe one or 2 in the past....BUT I am TOTALLY IN LOVE with the colors and prints and accessories to Clementine!  AAAHHHH!!!!

I had SO much fun creating these cards yesterday for my September Card Class.  These cards just make me smile!  LOL  SO I thought I would share them with you all.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

These cards were created using the Cottage Assortment that coordinates with the Clementine papers.  I threw in a little Burlap Ribbon and some Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon as well, but found that with all the distressing and the coordinating embellies that I did not need much more on these cards.

Here we go....I took 2 pics of each card.  One of the whole card, then one close up to show the details of the embellies.

Stamp set used for this card is "Dream Big".  I distressed the edges of this card using an Edge Distresser and sand paper from our Distressing Kit.  These papers just SCREAM Vintage to me so I feel like I have to distress them one way or another to give them an old vintage feel.

Stamp set used for this card is "Casual Expressions".  Have you seen the new Burlap Ribbon from Close to my Heart?  OH MY GOODNESS!!!  I LOVE it!  For this card, I cut it in half and "frayed" the cut edge a bit.  Some on by accident!  But what a HAPPY accident it turned out to be!!  LOL

When I set out to create my club cards, I had MORE than enough inspiration when I opened up the NEW "Make it from your Heart" book from Close to my Heart.  If you were one who was disappointed when CTMH retired their AWESOME How-to books....You are going to FLIP for this book!  You get 16 two page LO's PLUS 12 card patterns in this GORGEOUS book for....get this...just $7.95!!!!  I am not sure if they are even making money off this book!  You really need to check it out!

The sentiment on this card is from "Words of Comfort".  

Speaking of NEW AND AWESOME!!!  Have you seen the NEW "Artiste" Cricut Cartridge from CTMH??  Well, if you have not, you NEED to check it out!  This "flower" was cut out and scored using the cartridge...all I needed to do was fold along the score lines and put together.  EASY PEASY!!  

Stamp set used on this card is "Card Chatter-Birthday".  

Last but NOT least is this card....another pattern that is from the Make it from your Heart.  The sentiment is from the Clementine WOTG stamp set.  

If you LOVE these cards and live in the Omaha, NE can come to one of my card classes in September to create 2 each of the 5 cards.  If you do NOT live in the Omaha, NE area....I can send you a pre-cut, pre-stamped kit so you to can create these super cute cards!!  

Check out the details on my group site "Jen's Scrappy Pages!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

I hope that this has inspired you to get yourself a pack of Clementine, the coordinating Cottage Assortment and the NEW inspirational book "Make it from your Heart" and get creating your OWN SUPER CUTE cards  OR just contact me and I will send you a kit to make these!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I Have a Facebook Page Now!!!

Hey All!!  I wanted to let you know that I started a Facebook page about a month ago.  I am doing MOST of my posting to my page now.  I will STILL come on here to post my art, but my Facebook Page Jen's Scrappy Pages  will also have info on my upcoming events as well as updates on specials that Close to my Heart is holding each month.

I would LOVE it if you stopped by to check it out and MAYBE, just MAYBE like it too!  If there is anything that you think I could change, or any techniques that you would like to see me use on my cards, scrapbook pages or paper crafts, let me know!!  I am ALWAYS up for a challenge!!

 I wanted to share my Scrapbook Group Pages from the Flirty kit that 1/2 of my groups are doing this month.  I say 1/2 because Close to my Heart ran out of the kit that I had planned for groups this month before I could order it for my 3rd Friday group.  SO I had a change of plans and had to offer Flirty as a replacement.  

 The colors in this pack are SO BRIGHT that I thought I would tone them down a bit by sanding the card stock and some of the patterned papers.  It has been a while since I have used sand paper on my pages, so I forgot how much I LOVE the look!  In addition to sanding my papers, I also took my Edge Distresser to some of the cardstock to make it pop a bit more.  A few of my photos are also distressed to help them stand out a bit more.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!!

I hope that this inspires you to get out your sand paper and edge distresser and take out all of your aggressions on your paper!!  Or am I the only one who does that??  LOL   I am ALWAYS saying that paper crafting is therapeutic!!  Add a glass of wine and all is good in the world!  lol

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Card Created with Artiste and Clementine....

Have you seen the AWESOME NEW Artiste Cricut Cartridge that Close to my Heart released on August 1st??  If you have, you know how STINKING COOL it is!!  If you have not, OH MY GOODNESS YOU NEED TO SEE IT!!!  Go to my website , click on products then Cricut Collections to see all that it has to offer!

This card is ONLY the beginning of what we can do with this cartridge!  The cartridge cuts out not only the inside of this card, but also the outside of it!  All you need to do is tell your machine how big you want your card.  I cut this card out at 5 1/2 inches and it created a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card.

The pattern for the outside of this card came from the CTMH Wishes book.  This sweet little bird is a sneak peak from the December Stamp of the Month.  You can check out the whole stamp set in the back of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book & Catalog on my website!  

This little bird is SO STINKING CUTE!!  I stamped him 3 different times to get this look.  Once on the Colonial White CS in Chocolate, once on a scrap piece of Colonial White CS in Twilight for his body and once again in Sorbet for his wing.  I pop dotted the bird for dimension...

This is the inside of the card!!!  The Cricut Artiste cuts out both the inside AND the outside of this card!!  I did cut out the inside 2 times to create this card.  I cut it out once in Champagne and again in Twilight.  I trimmed off ONLY the letters of the Twilight CS and adhered them to the Champagne CS.  

Are you LOVING this paper??  OH MY GOODNESS I sure am!!  I can't get enough of it!!  It is from the NEW paper pack "Clementine" and uses the new colors Champagne and Saddle!  LOVE the softer browns that CTMH has come out with.  To me, they are lighter shades of they all shade nicely together.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!!

I hope that this has inspired you to check out the AWESOME new Cricut Artiste cartridge!!!  ALL I can say is WOW!!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!!