Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Sunburst Masking Technique

Pin It Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you came here from Shannon Pelletier's blog then you are on the right track. If you are new to the blog hop then just start here and hop from blog to blog following the links to wonderful SOTM artwork done by fellow Close to My Heart consultants. If you get lost along the way, you can see the full list here. Here is my card this month and I hope you enjoy it.  Please feel free to leave a comment if you like it or if you have any questions  Thanks!

I made this card for my mom's birthday a few days ago and she loved it, but she's my mom so she has to like it anyway.  :o)

Black Ink Pad
Heavenly Blue Ink Pad
Juniper Ink Pad
Buttercup Ink Pad
Silouette Level 2 Paper Pack - Polka Dot Piece - 2" x 4 1/4"
Heavely Blue Cardsock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Buttercup Cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4"
Black Cardstock - 3 3/4" x 5"
White Daisy Cardstock 3 1/8" x 4 7/8"
Text Weight Paper
Glue Pen
Round Sponge

Using a black ink pad, stamp the flower onto the corner of your White Daisy CS and also onto your text weight paper.  Cut out the flower from the text weight paper and add a few dots of glue pen to it and let dry.  Once dry, place the text weight flower over the flower on the cardstock as your mask.  Tip: Look at the center of the flower to help match up the mask.  Holding the mask in place, ink up your sponge with Heavenly Blue ink and drag the sponge from the edge of the flower out toward the edge of your card on all sides (like a sunburst, duh!).  Now turn your mask slightly to the right or left and do the same thing with Juniper ink.  You will get a shaded effect under the petals.  Ink up a leaf from the stamp set with Juniper ink and stamp two on your cardstock with your mask still in place.  Remove the mask and stamp the center of the flower with Buttercup Ink.  Stamp the saying in the lower/right hand corner with Black Ink.  Use your favorite adhesive to put the card together in the layout shown in the photo. 

Now please visit Jill's blog for more great ideas!  Thanks for "hopping" by!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010


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I love how this 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 window card turned out!  I used:

Hot Diggity Stamp Set
Splendor Level 2 Paper Pack
Chocolate Ink Pad & Cardstock
Heavenly Blue Ink Pad
White Daisy Cardstock
Foam Tape
White Daisy Brads
Blending Pen
Sanding Block Pin It

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sweet Happy Forever Card

Pin It Here is another card we made at the workshop which uses the TOO CUTE Happy Forever Stamp of the Month.  We used the soft chalks to color in the hedgehog, combined it with the Creative Basics Cherry-O papers, and added a little pink bow to it.  Let me know if you have any questions!

D1423 Happy Forever 109 0-22.95

C1359 Sweet Baby 66 18.95

X5810 Cherry-O Creative Basics 30 7.95

X5639 Sweet Leaf CS 101 9.50

X5643 Chocolate CS 100 9.50

1320 White Daisy CS 96 6.75

Z2111 Chocolate Ink Pad 100 5.25

Z904 Autumn Soft Chalks 98 9.95

Z102 Baby Pink Ink Pad 101 5.25

Z697 Sponge 98 1.25

Z1294 Sanding Kit 97 3.50

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Hot Diggity!

Pin It Here is what the front of the card looks like after I've teased you with a side view during my vacation.  I will post the other cards from my July Workshop for you to enjoy shortly as well.  I hope you can come to my August 28th workshop!  I posted details a little while back.  Enjoy!

Item#   Description     Page      Price

C1407 Hot Diggity Stamp Set 15 18.95

X7124B Splendor Level 2 Papers 14 12.95

Z1309 Clear Cards 96 8.95

Z1102 Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon 90 6.95

Z2113 Clover Meadow Ink Pad 101 5.25

Z2155 Topiary Ink Pad 101 5.25

Z2134 Moonstruck Ink Pad 101 5.25

Z697 Sponge 98 1.25

Z2126 Heavenly Blue Ink Pad 101 5.25 Pin It

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Clear Cards!

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Here is a sample of a card we will make at my workshop on July 24th.  The Clear Cards are so much fun!  We are also making a Circle Punch Flower card among a few others.  Come join us!  See my previous post for more details! Pin It

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

That Dirty Dog

Pin It I apologize for not posting very many ideas lately, but I have a mountain of sleeping bags waiting to be washed which block my craftroom door.  We went camping this weekend with 5 other families and had a blast.  Our doggy seemed to have fun too....

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's Hot Over Here!

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We've had record breaking heat here in Western Washington, so my coworker sent this funny photo to me.  SO CUTE!

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer Card Workshop Reminder!

Pin It I have two exciting workshops planned for this summer!  In July we are using the adorable Splendor papers and in August we'll use the sweet Cherry-O papers.  I am especially excited about showing you the fun techniques at each workshop, so I hope you can attend!  Here are the details for your calendar and photos to give you an idea of what the stamps and papers look like.  I should have some actual photos up within the next few weeks.  Let me know if you are interested in attending. 

~July Spendor Card Workshop~
Sat, Jul 24, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
My home in Fircrest, WA

The Splendor cardmaking workshop features the My Acrylix® Hot Diggity Stamp set and July Stamp of the Month, Happy Forever. These playful images paired with the My Reflections® Splendor Level 2 paper packet and coordinating accessories will bring your warm greetings and good wishes to life. Celebrate summer’s splendors by joining me for this cardmaking workshop. Reserve a seat for you and a friend today!

Take home 5 adorable cards!
Featured Technique: Flower Paper Folding, New Clear Cards, and more!
RSVP: Before 7/17 please
Cost: $5 Supply fee (plus a $20 or more order)

~August Cherry-O Card Workshop~
Sat, Aug 28th from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
My House in Fircrest, WA

The Cherry-O Cardmaking Workshop features the My Acrylix® stamp sets: Bowl of Cherries, You're Sweet, and the August Stamp of the Month, Something Splendid. The cheerful images paired with the My Reflections® Cherry-O Level 2 paper packet and coordinating accessories will adorn your wishes and greetings with delectable charm. Join me for this sweet cardmaking workshop by signing up today!

Make 5 delicious cards!
Techniques: Cross Hatching, 3-D Honeycomb, and Scratch and Sniff!
RSVP: Before 8/26
Cost: $5 supply fee (plus $20 or more order please) Pin It