Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CTMH Cut Above™ Holiday Cards


Hi folks,


I'm back again today sharing ANOTHER 30 Christmas cards that I made - this time using the Cut Above™ Holiday Card Kit from Close To My Heart.


Here's a photo of the kit contents:




And a suggested design for the ten cards that you can make with the kit contents:





Like yesterday's 30 cards, I had to make them all different so this time I used 10 different stamps and put together the pieces for the card three different ways by moving the cute little birdie around.

Here they are!



And all of them up close!













The really neat thing about the kits? I made the 60 cards in today's and yesterday's post in just one afternoon. Isn't that awesome? If that inspires you to pick up a few of these kits for some last minute Christmas cards for this year (or to get a head start on next year's) just drop me an email!

stamps used:

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

CTMH Cut Above™ Christmas Cards

Hi folks,


Wow, with all the hub-bub leading up to Christmas and trying to keep up with training for my New Year's Eve 10K run, I've been forgetting to post!


Well I'm making up for that today by sharing 30 Christmas cards that I made with the Cut Above™ Christmas Card Kit from Close to My Heart.


Here's a photo of the kit contents:





And a suggested design for the ten cards that you can make with the kit contents:




Of course, those of you who are frequent visitors to my little space here on the web know that I don't like to make duplicates of anything. So, even though I had THREE of these kits to work with (I had picked them up as supplies for a Christmas Card workshop that fell through as there weren't that many folks interested), I could not possibly make 30 identical cards.


Instead, I used 15 different stamps and did both a portrait and a landscape version of the card. Voila! 30 different Christmas cards! Want to see them? Well, here they are!



Want to see them up close?

















stamps used:

Anyways, thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having fun getting ready for Christmas!

Monday, November 24, 2014

CTMH Pathfinding WOTG

Hi folks,

Just thought I would share the cards I've made using the Pathfinding Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit.

Friends of mine keep asking me to host some workshops so they can make some cards. When I asked what they would like to make, there were requests for thank you cards, birthday cards, all occasion. Everything!

Since the suggested cards in the Pathfinding kit are all about giving thanks, I thought they would make a good starting point. But, I also wanted to show how you aren't just limited to making five of the three suggested cards.

Here's the cards I have made so far. The first three are the cards from the workshop itself:





And the next three are the alternate versions:





card details:

challenges for these cards:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Our journey begins at home



Hi folks,


Just popping in to share a card I made for friends of ours who recently moved into a new home. It's actually been a while since they moved into their new house but we only managed to visit them this past weekend. Not only did we get to see their new house, we ALSO got to meet their 4 month old baby boy for the first time!







This is one of my new stamps from Unity Stamp Co - it was one of stamps in a Grab Bag Special Collection I picked up a little while ago. I have totally become enamoured of the stamps that Unity makes. My collection is growing VERY quickly. I expect it will grow AGAIN this weekend as it is their annual Brown Friday Sale! AWESOME deals to be had!


I'm also going to be sure to link this one up for the Friday Friends with Flair over at their blog.


card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CTMH Snowhaven Christmas Cards

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share some cards I have made using the Snowhaven Card-Making Workshop on the Go.

A few friends have expressed an interest in attending a Christmas Card workshop hosted by me so I'm trying to come up with some ideas, using the WOTG as a base.

Of course, the three card patterns that are the basis of the WOTG are a starting point but I wanted to show how you could make different cards just by changing the orientation of the card, the stamp, the side of the paper you are using or the layout. Here are the six cards I've done so far.

The first three are the original cards from the WOTG:





And these three are alternate versions:





I'm quite happy with how they turned out.

card details:


Challenges for these cards:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Celebrating A Certified Sommelier

Hi folks,

Well, it's been three years in the making but my dearly beloved graduated from his Certified Sommelier program! Yay!

This is the card I made for him. No surprise - it uses one of my many wine-themed stamps from Unity Stamp Co.



card details:

challenges for this card:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Handsome Boy Thomas

Hi folks,

Just thought I would share the final birthday card for the third nephew. It's been a busy couple of months for family birthdays!





And yes, I realize I wasn't very creative - I used the same papers and a stamp from the same set as the first two.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye "Handsome Boy"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Twisted" Creeper Collection "Thomas", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E93, E01, E00, E13, W1, W3, W5, W7, W6, W4, E30, E35, E31, E33, C1, BG15, BG18, BG49, YR15, YR16, YR18)
  • stamped sentiment: Verve "Doodled Occasions"
  • Spellbinders: Deckled rectangles
Challenges for this card: