Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #123

 My first thought when I do these sketch challenges is how can I think outside the box on this and help people see the possibilities!  A sketch is just a starting point!







After seeing lots of Christmas cards recently and I needed to make a couple of sample cards with our NEW White Pines paper so oval=Christmas tree on the NEW Artistry Cricut Cartridge!

Under the Christmas tree there is Silver Glitter Paper from the Black and Grey Glitter Paper and under the Peace which is also cut from the Artistry Cartridge is the Darker "Grey" Glitter Paper.  Isn't that Peace pretty!

What would your take be on this fun sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge?  Join us!




Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop- Letter R

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!


For this hop we will be featuring the letter R.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their R element will be featured in their post.


If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

My R's are Remember and Retro!  This page stemmed from an event I want my girls to Remember!  It was a Secret Keeper Girls Crazy Hair Tour. The Secret Keeper girls events are intended to remind girls about modesty and respect for them selves!  It was a fun evening and an important one too!
The paper I used was so Retro!  It is Sophia and is retired and pretty retro looking, but perfect for the photos and the event!  It was loud and silly and PINK!  

For the design I used a layout from one of our How-to books, Cherish, the Keep It In Proportion Layout (pg 44).  

For a little bit of new and sparkle I used our Junebug Puffies that are in the While Supplies Last section!!

The flowers I used are also quite Retro!  They are from the Just Blooms collection and are retired!The title is cut on the Cricut with the Artbooking Cricut cartridge!

Hope you enjoyed my Retro Remembrances and will join the rest of the hop to see what they came up with for R!
Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Catherine Nowak ~ catscrapbooking .

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy 
2. Catherine Nowak ~ catscrapbooking 
3. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings
4. Darlys Recker - Crafty Happy 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Idea Book Sneak Peek

Idea Book Sneak Peek

Come see the new Idea Book and Holiday Expressions!  Yes there are TWO new catalogs starting September 1!

Come create the FREE make and take card and shop!  Stay and crop or go!

I will have snacks and drinks and Prizes too!

Saturday, August 29 from 5-11 pm
15711 Thrush Gate Lane, 78248
RSVP at 210-887-2424

Don't forget we have retiring products!  7 colors are retiring!  Starting September 1 some prices are increasing too!  Ink pads are increasing in price so get them now!  There are lots of retiring products too!  You check the retiring product out on my website!  There are some great products in the While Supplies Last- some at great discounted prices!  ANY ORDERS ON THE CURRENT PRODUCTS UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH WILL BE ENTERED IN A  MYSTERY HOSTESS DRAWING FOR  $25 IN FREE PRODUCT! SHOP NOW!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Blossom(ing) circles

This is one of the cards from a recent Card Cafe! The paper is Blossom and it is made from 1.5 inch circles that are folded in a little on two sides forming a point.








Then the petals were placed on a circle and glued down.  To hide the less than perfect center I just punched a 1/2 inch circle and put a sequin in the center for a little bling!

Faux stitching gave it a quilt feeling and a little more bling with Sequins was the finishing touch!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Card Cafe

Thursday,August 20 at 7-9pm 
and 
Saturday, August 22 from 1-3

Please let me know if you are planning on coming !  No need to pre-pay!

For up to 5 cards it is $10, 
for more than 5 cards it is $15.

One of the cards for this Card Cafe!

Don't know what a Card Cafe is? Go here!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #121

Time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  
This one was a great use of leftovers for me!  I had cut some things wrong for an upcoming class and had them in my bag of Zoe paper.  

The hello and it's mats are all cut with the new Artistry Cartridge. It made for a super quick card!

Using the Zoe paper including Slate and Sorbet Cardstock for the base and two rectangles and then adding the Glacier and White Daisy papers for the Hello made for a fun combo and the Enamel and Glitter Duos Green Triangles were the finishing touch.  

The only other things I did was to sand the edge of the Slate to soften it up and used 3-D Foam Tape to pop the Hello.


Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #121 and share your interpretation of the sketch!

















Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop - Letter Q

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter Q.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their Q element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

In Questing to find the Quintessential Q, I Queried and came upon Quilt! I wanted to use our Fundamentals because they are being revamped and I love the changes that are coming!  They are a much overlooked product!

















Each color I cut a 1.5 inch square and then cut it in half diagonally and then on of the halves in half again(quarters for another Q and resident math geeks!) 

Using a scrap of colonial white cut into a 3.5 inch square I placed the solid glossy sides into a pinwheel shape and then filled in with the quarter triangles until I found a pleasing combo!

Then I place the squares on a card diagonally and trimmed off the excess! 

The sentiment is from the NEW Balloon Wishes stamp set which you can get free with a specific purchase, click here to find out more!
Hope you enjoyed my Q and will Continue through to see what other creative Q's you will find!




Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Catherine Nowak ~ catscrapbooking


Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy
3. Darlys Recker ~ Crafty Happy 
4. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings