Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mojo Monday 328

Have you seen all the sweet little 2 x 2 stamps that Close to my Heart featured in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book?  If not, you need to check them out!!  They are the PERFECT size for creating sweet but simple cards!  I have used them on quite a few of my cards as of late and can't wait to show you what CTMH has in store in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.

I love playing along with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenges and have made it one of my goals this year to play along each week!  SO this is my take on the sketch...

I used my FAVORITE plaid paper from the Laughing Lola paper pack!!  The shaped Laughing Lola Purple piece was cut out using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  I have not made the time to play with the different shapes from the cartridge, but sat down and really had fun finding shapes that could be used for cards!

I stamped the Dotted Love image onto Kraft CS then again on Laughing Lola Purple, cut out the heart and added Liquid Glass for a bit more dimension after popping up the heart with pop tape.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

I hope this inspires you to play along with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge!!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Using Pigment Inks as a Background

Pigment ink...what is it good for?  Well, it is GREAT for embossing with, stamping with when you need a more opaque look, stamping on material and other non paper items, and just swiping across the background of a project that you need a pop of color!   I am SURE there are MANY other uses for pigment ink...but that is all my little brain could come up with off the top of my head just now!  LOL

I really liked the way this turned out!!  SO bright and cheery!  My first card was created for my monthly Cricut Class in January.

I used Buttercup, Cotton Candy and Sweet Leaf Pigment Inks to create the striped background.  All you do is take your pigment pad and swipe it from one end of the card base to the other.  I do swipe again going the opposite direction so both ends of my paper have ink on the edges.  

The cupcake and sentiment are both from the stamp set that is included in the Artiste Cartridge when you purchase it!!  I have to honestly say that this is the first time I have used the stamp sets that come with the cartridge...I purchased it in 2012 right after convention in July!  OOPS!  lol


                  For this card, I used Smoothie and Creme Brulee Pigment inks, then stamped a sweet little flower going from one end to the other.  Isn't that little angel a little cutie??  She was featured in the Holiday Gift Guide, but is still available to order through my website!!  Stamp set is called Angel Friends...

Thanks for stopping by!!

I hope that this has inspired you to get out your Pigment Inks and create some FUN backgrounds for your cards, scrapbook pages and paper projects!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cricut Hostess Club Announcement

Each month, I have been holding a Cricut Class where we create 2-3 projects using Close to my Heart's Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Starting in February, I am changing the way I hold class and wanted to share on my blog for those who do not follow my Facebook Page or are not members of my group.  If you think you might be interested in joining this club, please go to my group site to join and RSVP to the Cricut Hostess Club meetup.

Here are a few of the projects that we have created over the past 9 months that I have been holding class.

If you are interested in learning more about my club, please visit this MEETUP for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hope this has inspired you to get out your Artiste cartridge and PLAY with all of the fun functions it has to offer!  

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #327

It has been a while since I have participated in the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge.  SO I thought I would sit down and play along this week.  I forgot how fun it is just to sit down and actually get to "play" with all of my papers, embellishments and stamp sets without having to use specific papers or embellishments.  I REALLY need to do this more often!!

This is the sketch...

This is my version....

The little hearts are from the Trinkets Wooden Shapes.  I sponged Chocolate, Sunset, Lagoon and Buttercup on each one then added Liquid Glass for a little extra shine!

I used the colors and papers from Close to my Heart's Babycakes and the SUPER CUTE giraffe and sentiment are from the Wild Wonders stamp set.  To finish the card, I wrapped it with Chocolate and Sunset Baker's Twine.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!  

I hope this inspires you to head on over to the Mojo Monday Blog to participate in the sketch this week as well!!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!