Clearly the Best!

Another great video highlighting another reason My Acrylix clear stamps from Close To My Heart are clearly the best!

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October Scrapbooking Workshop

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Don’t you just LOVE this fall layout designed by fellow CTMH consultant Madeline Morcelo? She generously provided step by step instructions, so I decided to make my own. It went together so easily and turned out beautifully, so I’m offering a workshop on Friday October 19th at 6:30 for anyone who lives locally. A $5 materials fee will cover the cost of everything needed to make this page. As a bonus, I’ll provide FREE printed instructions for a companion page and a complete list of materials needed so that you can complete the 2nd page on your own. Space is limited for this workshop, so RSVP right away to reserve your spot!

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/

Mailbox ~ Day 30

Welcome to all of you arriving here from Adeline’s blog. If you came from somewhere else…no worries! Just keep hopping from link to link until you end up where you began.

Today’s shape is this adorable mailbox.

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This one is found on page 51 of the Artiste handbook. I cut mine from the Avonlea paper and chocolate cardstock. The butterfly is cut from Juniper and the exclusive Avonlea Teal cardstock that is only available in the Avonlea paper pack, and attached with an Adhesive spring. I added some Sparkles to the butterfly and lightly brushed on some Create a Shade Pearl Paint, I love the shimmer that this paint adds! The bow is made from Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon colored with the new Slate ink. You’ll always have just the right color ribbon with this awesome product. I attached my flag with a slate brad instead of gluing it on so that it can actually go up and down.

This is another project that looks like you spent tons of time creating, but it really only takes a few minutes…….Shhhh! I won’t tell anyone how easy it is if you don’t……

Now go see what Amy has done at Paisley’s Playhouse.

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 Blog Hop ~ Day 29

You should have just been to Adeline’s blog. Keep on hopping from link to link until you come full circle.

We are quickly running out of August and there is sooooo much Artiste that we haven’t even scratched the surface of all that this fabulous cartridge has to offer!

If this Blog Hop has whetted your appetite and you are ready for your own Artiste collection, just click here to purchase today!

Today’s project is found on page 44.

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I used Mischief paper from last year. The label is also cut from one of the mischief papers. I added a bit of our new Black Tulle Ribbon (love it!) and some Black Sparkles.

Thinking through how the image would cut on the paper to be sure that the design would be right side up, was the only tricky part of this project. Other than that, this box goes together super easily, just like most of the Artiste projects.

Now hop on over to Paisley’s Playhouse to see Amy’s take on this project.

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/

Day 28, Pumpkin Box

Today is day 28 of the Artiste in August Blog Hop. You should have just been to Adeline’s blog. Keep on hopping from link to link until you come full circle.

I made today’s pumpkin box with Florentine and Dreamin’ papers. (both are retired…..I’m working on using up my stash Winking smile)

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This box is made pretty much the same way as the strawberry, only on this one you fold in the point of the box so that is will sit flat.

These would be great at the Thanksgiving table, just add a name tag to each and enclose a quote or verse for each family member to read aloud. Or maybe prompts for what they may be thankful for this year….could be a new family tradition.

Now continue on the hop over at Paisley’s Playhouse.

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/

Day 27!…..

I can hardly believe that August is almost over. I have been having so much fun with the new Artiste cartridge! If you have been hopping with us, you should have just come from Adeline’s blog. Keep on hopping from link to link until you come full circle.

Today we are featuring the cupcake box on page 69. The Book recommends cutting it at 3.5”, but I found that 3” fits a standard cupcake that you would bake at home much better. I also discovered that if you cut it at 2.5”, it will fit a votive candle very nicely. These would make great favors for a shower or wedding.DSC07183DSC07186DSC07190

This box has an insert with a circle cut out to hold your cupcake from sliding around in the box and a lid with a window cut out. One of the most helpful features of the Artiste cartridge is that projects that involve multiple pieces are all cut proportionally without having to change the size, just another way that Close To My Heart continues to develop products that make your crafting “faster, simpler, easier”.

This video demonstrates this feature of the cartridge.

Next stop on the Blog Hop is Paisley’s Playhouse.

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/

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