Sunday, July 31, 2011

Aug Stamp of the Month Blog Hop "Wicked" Distressed Color Blocking

Pin It I LOVE the new Autumn/Winter Close to My Heart Idea Book and I can't wait to show it to you!  I'm currently scheduling gatherings and workshops for September and I have a couple dates left in August, so let me know what works for you!  From our new Cricut Cartridge that automatically cuts out some of our stamped images to new amazing BLING, you are going to love it too!

To hold you over until then, here is the August Blog Hop!  Here is how the Blog Hop works:  About 60 fellow Close to My Heart consultants all make a piece of art (scrapbook page, card, specialty item, etc) using the Stamp of the Month.  They all include links to eachother's blogs so that anyone can begin on any blog and hop from blog to blog which eventually becomes a big circle. Easy right?!  It is a great way to view many different ideas using one stamp set which is FOR SALE only for that particular month, so don't miss out!  Now let's get started.  You can start here or if you've come here from LeAnne Dudley's blog then you are on the right track.  Here is the fun set:

Here is my card using the Distressed Color Blocking Technique.  The recipe and directions are below.
August Stamp of the Month: Wicked
Creme Brulee Cardstock
Black Cardstock
White Cardstock
Creme Brulee Ink Pad
Sunset Ink Pad
Black Ink pad
Black Waxy Flax
3D Foam Tape
Piercing Tool

You can order these on your consultant's website or if you don't have a consultant, you can order HERE.

  • Take a piece of white cardstock and a medium color ink pad (Sunset) and scrape the edge of the ink pad down the center of the white paper leaving some white space creating a distressed block of ink on the paper. Let dry a few seconds.
  • Now take a slightly lighter ink pad (Creme Brulee) and drag it over the previous block of color you created on the cardstock. Let dry a second.
  • Use a solid silhouette image (like the SOTM!), stamp it in black over your distressed color block.
  • To finish this card I used the honeycomb stamp from the set with Creme Brulee ink on a Creme Brulee card to create the background.
  • The edges of the card were scraped with a Black Ink Pad
  • I wrapped Black Waxy Flax around the first two layers of cardstock and tied it in a bow near her waist.  The ends of the waxy flax were curled by wrapping them around the Piercing Tool.
  • The first two layers were elevated using 3D Foam Tape
Feel free to leave me a comment or let me know if you have any questions.  Then it's time to hop over to see what Lori Brown has in store for you!  For a full list of participants, you can go to Kathleen's blog here. Pin It

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Salutation Seals Meets Roxie Paper

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We made this card at my workshop this morning. I love this paper!  All products are available for purchase on Monday.

C1461 Salutation Seals
D1413 Cherish Flourishes
G1025 WOTG Roxie Kit
X1411 Colonial White 8 ½ x 11 Cardstock
Z2105 Black Ink Pad
Z1151 Foam Tape
Z1311 1 ¼” Circle Punch Pin It

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Workshop Teaser

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Here is a little teaser for my workshop this Saturday!  See my previous post for more details!
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Idea Book Unveiling & Workshop!

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I'm so excited to show you the new Close to My Heart Idea Book that I've decided to change my workshop this Saturday.  We will use New Products and you can order from the new book as well!  (If you want to still order products from the current Spring/Summer Book or the July Stamp of the Month then we can place a separate order this week.)
This Sat, July 30th from 10:00am to 12:30pm

My Stamping Studio in Fircrest
RSVP for you and a friend before 7/28 or before the last seat is taken! Just send me a quick email to let me know if you can come. You won't want to miss it!

Cost: $5 with an order of $20 or more (or a $25 workshop fee)

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

CTMH Convention Fun!

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I just returned home after being gone 10 days on a couple of family vacations and our fabulous Close to My Heart Convention at the Disneyland Hotel!  I can't wait to share with you all of the new exciting news!  Come to my workshop on July 30th to learn more! Here are a few photos for you to see in the meantime!

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