Mojo Monday #260

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve participated in any challenges and I’ve really missed it. I didn’t feel like folding laundry this afternoon, so I got crafty instead!

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I cut the flowers and decorative square with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart. I used Chocolate cardstock and the Avonlea paper pack as well as our fabulous new burlap ribbon. A few Sparkles and a Bling Gem finish off this quick and easy card. The sentiment is from last year’s convention stamp set, Dreams. Ink colors are Chocolate and Juniper.

See you tomorrow with another creation from this afternoon. Now I need to go fold that laundry……

Happy Crafting!

Kathy

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Artiste in August ~ Final Day!

Can you believe we made it through 31 straight days of Artiste awesomeness?!! Well, I did take 2 days off…. I have learned so much by participating in this Blog Hop and I am so thankful that I managed to overcome my fear of how much work it would be. I would have missed out on so much if I’d followed my first inclination and said “Post a project everyday for a month….are you crazy?” I want to thank Gloria Rogers for coming up with this challenge and organizing the hop.

Speaking of hop, you should have hopped here from Adeline’s blog. Just continue from link to link until you come full circle.

Today it’s “artist choice” again and I decided to make a card for my niece’s birthday later in September.

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I love the way this card front interlocks and opens. I used the retired Lucy paper pack and blush cardstock. The card is on page 44 of the handbook and the cupcake is on page 69. The card is cut at 5.5” and the cupcake at 2.5. If I had cut the cupcake a bit smaller, it would have worked with the matching stamp, but I wanted it this size. The larger zig zag circle is from page 35 and is stamped in Sweet Leaf ink with the coordinating stamp from the Artiste collection. I even used a shape from Art Philosophy on this one! Flower 5 on page 48 of the A.P. handbook is stamped with the “life is tweet” sentiment from June’s Stamp Of The Month. The border inside the card is also from this set. The inside sentiment is from the birthday stamp set that is part of the Artiste collection.

I hope that you have been inspired this month by all of the Artiste artwork on this Blog Hop and that you will continue to check in and comment from time to time. I’d love it if you would become a regular follower!

Now, go on over to Paisley’s Playhouse to see Amy’s final Artiste in August creation.

Happy Crafting!

Kathy

Gloria Rogers – http://www.scraptabulousstudio.com/
Rebecca Kings – http://heartfeltcreationsbybecca.blogspot.com
Adeline Brill – www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Kathy Johnson – http://kathyscreativecorner.com/
Amy Edwards – http://Paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com
Jen Patrick – http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Pamela O’Connor – http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com
Melinda Everitt – http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/
Tina Gale Husong – http://tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com/

Artiste in August ~ Day 8

OK, I’m back today with the project for the 8th day of our Artiste exploration.

You have probably arrived here from Adeline’s blog, if not don’t worry, it’s a circular blog, so just follow the links till you make your way around to where you started.

Today’s shape is the pie box found on page 70 of the Artiste handbook. This is another one that is super simple to assemble.

I used the Stella paper pack for this one. I added some flowers from page 54 of the handbook.

The leaves are some that I had sitting on my craft desk from a past project. They were cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I love that these two cartridges compliment each other so perfectly, and don’t repeat each other.

The silica gel beads make another appearance today in the flower centers. I just squeezed a puddle of liquid glass into the center of each flower and added the silica gel beads. Then I brushed a little stardust glitz glitter gel to the edges of the flowers.

I used a stylus to emboss vein lines into the leaves and sponged olive ink on to make the veins stand out. I glued the stem down with liquid glass and popped the leaves up with 3D foam tape.

OK, now head over to Amy’s blog…..

Happy Crafting!

Kathy

Gloria Rogers – http://www.scraptabulousstudio.com/
Tricia Rathke – http://craftingthedayawayy.blogspot.com/
Lalia Harris – http://craftylalia.blogspot.com/
Rebecca Kings – http://heartfeltcreationsbybecca.blogspot.com
Adeline Brill – www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Kathy Johnson – http://kathyscreativecorner.com/
Amy Edwards – http://Paisleysplayhouse.blogsot.com
Jen Patrick – http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Pamela O’Connor – http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com
Melinda Everitt – http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/
Michele Eickholt – http://chelescrafts.blogspot.com/
Tina Gale Husong – http://tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com/
Denise Hobbs – http://oklahomainker.blogspot.com/

A new challenge

Tonight while browsing on Pinterest I stumbled upon a challenge site that is new to me. ScrapFIT. This week’s challenge is to use doilies in a fun and unique way. I decided to play along with this layout that I made a few weeks ago of my beautiful granddaughter when she was just 10 days old (she’s 3 months now).

Here’s my submission.

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I used Close To My Heart Lucy papers and Rub-ons, Pink Ribbon Assortment, Sparkle Flourishes, Bohemian Assortment, Bling Assortment and Bitty Buds Assortment. The paper doilies were cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

After having 3 grandsons, I’m loving the opportunity to make some frilly, lacy, girly crafts!

Clean & Simple #184

Today is Friday and that means new CAS challenges. Here’s the first for Clean & Simple Stamping

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This card offers you a sneak peek at Close To My Heart’s National Scrapbooking Month special paper pack, “Dotty for You”. These papers are so stinkin’ cute, and you won’t want to miss this awesome deal!!! Watch for more info. soon and be ready to order yours in mid April. Sorry to be such a tease… Winking smile.

See you again soon!

Kathy

Bold & Beautiful

This week at CAS-ual Friday the challenge is to create a bold and beautiful design using black and pastels. I have seen 2 card designs recently that really grabbed my eye and decided (actually I woke up at 3 am with the idea Smile) to combine the two for this challenge.

                    

These are the 2 inspiration cards. The first is by fellow Close to my Heart consultant, Michelle Johns. I just love all of the tiny flowers cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The second is one that I found on Pinterest when looking for masculine card ideas. Love the clean and simple design!

Here is my creation combining these 2 designs.

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I used Crystal Blue, Buttercup, Blush and Sweet Leaf cardstock to make the flowers. Then placed them on a black panel on a White Daisy card base and added Bitty Opaques pearl gems to the flower centers. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Card Chatter Birthday stamp set with white embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to hear your comments and have you become a follower!

Upcoming Card Class

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Join me on Friday March 23 at 6:00pm for a fun class where we will create these 3 dimensional and interactive cards. We will be using Close To My Heart products including the fun new adhesive Springs.

Class fee is $5.00, and includes all materials. Place a CTMH order with me and your class is FREE!

Space is limited so please RSVP  Here right away!

Check out this video for more ideas to add a little “spring” to your crafting projects.

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