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/

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 ~ Day 21

3 whole weeks of awesome Artiste inspiration….and we are not done yet! You’ve probably come here from Adeline’s blog, which means you are right on track. Keep on hopping from link to link until you get back to where you started.

Today’s shape is the tall box on page 40 of the Artiste handbook. Make sure you use the  0 – ZERO and not the o – OH key….don’t ask how I know to warn you about that Winking smile.

The box is made with the new Clementine paper and Crème Brule cardstock. The ends of the box are trimmed with the zip strip from the paper…..I love those zip strips! I added some flowers and leaves from the Just Blooms Floret Paper Flowers and the new brown and tan Sparkles Assortment. 3-D foam tape adds a little dimension.

Now keep on hopping over to Paisley’s Playhouse to see what Amy has for you today.

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/
Denise Hobbs – http://oklahomainker.blogspot.com/

Day 9 of Artiste in August

Hey there, and welcome back! You should have just come from Adeline’s blog, but if not don’t worry, this is a circular hop. Just keep following the links till you end up where you started.

Today’s cut is the flower top box on page 36 of the handbook. The doily inside is also from Artiste.

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This one seems more like a card to me, so that’s the direction I went. I used some Dotty For You paper(retired), Just Blooms Flutters, Adhesive Springs, Sparkles and Create a Shade Pearl Paint. The Stamp sets used are #C1511 Love Blooms and #D1455 Blessed (retired)

This folded up really easily. I wasn’t sure how to embellish it, so I just started and this is how it turned out. I usually start out with a plan, but sometimes it’s fun to just jump in and see what happens.

Now, hop over and see what Amy has to offer today.

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.co

Artist in August ~ Day 4

Today is day 4 of the blog hop and I’m starting to believe that I can really do this! Posting a new creation every day for a month is quite a challenge for me but I’m wanting to stretch myself creatively and personally.

You have probably just come from Jessica Wilson’s blog which means you are on the right path. If you encounter a broken link along the way or otherwise get lost, just use the next link on the complete blog hop list that you will find at the bottom of this post.

Today I used Sonoma paper (newly retired) to make this cute little box found on page 74 of the Artiste handbook.

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The butterfly is from the Flutter Paper Shapes. I inked it with bamboo and petal (retired) ink, and added a trail of Sparkles and Bitty Sparkles. The body of the butterfly was made with these:

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That little tip was shared at convention by the fabulous Tresa Black. Who knew that there were useful things inside that little package?!

I think that 3 or 4 Ghirardelli chocolate squares will fit perfectly in this sweet little box.

Now hop on over to Amy Edwards  blog for more inspiration.

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
Jessica Wilson – www.craftinandstampin.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/

Happy Crafting!

Kathy

Another versatile CTMH product.

I just love the Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon from Close To My Heart! Now I always have ribbon in just the right color, simply by coloring it with my ink pads or re-inkers. No more frustration because I don’t have the right color to match my project.  Check out this video for some great tips and ideas.

Here’s a card that I made using ink pads and sponges with the Color Ready Seam Binding.

Happy Crafting!

Kathy

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