Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is Baroque Borders, a set of 5 stamps. This set is great for backgrounds. 

If you have come here from Laurie Newton's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog and start from the beginning! This month we have close to 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go.....
Here's what I made:

I used the following products to make this card:

S1208 Baroque Borders August Stamp of the Month
D1476 Card Chatter - Sympathy
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
Z2195 Lagoon Stamp Pad
Z2163 Daisy White StampPad
1385 Daisy White Cardstock
Z673 Daisy White Embossing Powder
Z1748 Brocade Assortment
Z1360 Designer Brads Rhinestone
Z1732 Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon

Now hop on over to Cecilia Marsh's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Tracy Weinzapfel's July Creative Dare

I am a Tracy Weinzapfel fan and she has been doing monthly challenges.  July's Creative Dare was to use your word of the year...I have to admit I never really could make up my mind what word I wanted so never chose one...so I chose one of the words I was thinking of choosing...FAITHI found a great quote from Corrie Ten Boom and sat down to create.  I opened my Caran d'Ache Neocolor II and was trying to choose a couple of colors...well as you can tell I have issues with making decision and choosing just one or a couple;) So as I was trying to decide I remembered God using the rainbow as a promise to Noah...alas  my rainbow background....yea and didn't have to choose just a couple of colors!!!!  Here's my finished canvas:

 I am loving how it turned out Thanks Tracy for being such an inspiration:)

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Baby Shower Gift

I just have to share a gift I made for a young lady expecting twin boys.  It is box with 2 accordion albums...

Below is the box..

This is the first two pages and the following pages...both albums are the same inside 

Here is the album standing up

The insides...I gave her paper to mat photos, stars and twin sayings to decorate the pages.

 These are the albums inside the box.

 The sayings and stars.

She was thrilled and I cannot wait to see them with pictures:)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Supllies Me Class

I have been working on the Supplies Me Class by Jane Davenport  It is a great class.  We are learning to draw faces and bodies...she is an amazing teacher.  Here is some of my work...

This was my first assignment.  We did a layered background and then drew on top of that.

The next lesson was learning to draw faces in different shapes.  

This next lesson was learning to draw backs and "booties", and also the bottoms of feet.

I need to add backgrounds to the next 2.

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I Love Color

I was reading Junelle Hallstrom Jacobsen's Yes and Amen Blog  this morning (if you want to be blessed check out her blog) and she was talking about how color makes her happy.  I feel the same way...for me the brighter the better!!!  I had just taken a picture of a torch ginger before reading it and felt the need to post the picture and share a little color....

I took the picture for reference so that I can do a watercolor picture.  
Color just makes me happy:)

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blog Giveaway

7/24/12- And the winner of all these goodies is Shirl...Congratulations Shirl:)

Woot Woot!!!  I have some goodies I want to share with one of you:)  Leave me a comment below and on Monday July 23rd, I will be picking one lucky commentor..hmmm is that a word???  I will be picking one lucky person to win these great products...

Good luck and thanks for hopping bt:)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I am such a tease;)

Okay, so last night I got to play with the new CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge....oh my oh my so many wonderful shapes!!  Here are just a couple...

A dress form and a dress.....too cute.....

A baby shoe..oh my oh my...need to practice gluing it together, but oh so cute;) 

 Notice the baby theme..I am going to a baby shower...a twins baby boy shower so I am thrilled with the baby stuff I can use....

A diaper card....how stinkin cute is this!!!!!! Oh my I used our new metallic marker to color the ends of the diaper pins....

I am making these into gift card holders because I am going to give the new parents to be Walmart gift cards for diapers of which they will need a ton of!!! I am going to add their names and a sentiment.

This a a Workshop on the Go kit that is in the new catalog...it took a little over 2 hours to cut, stamp and assemble.  The drawers are cut the Artiste cartridge. The kit includes, paper, the box the drawers go in, a stamp set to stamp the numbers, dimensional frames, bitty sparkles and the instructions.  I had fun putting this together and I cannot wait to use this Christmas. 

 I hope you are as excited about the new products as I am.  I for more playing to do, so you may get a few more teasers;)


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Guess what I am doing tonight??

Oh boy oh boy..the new Close to My Heart catalog comes out August 1st and I just got my order of new items!! :))))  It is like Christmas.  We have a new Cricut cartridge coming out called Artiste and I get to play with it tonight...I am so excited I can hardly sit still!!!  Here's a picture of this packet of Cricut happiness;)

It comes with 3 coordinating stamp set, 3 sheets of coordinating dimensional elements and of course the cartridge with over 700 images many being 3D items...oh be still my creative heart;)

Tomorrow I will post what I made so check back.  If you want to pre-order this cartridge shoot me an email and I will order it on the 1st of August.

Here's the cover of the new catalog....

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Monday, July 16, 2012

The Sketchbook Challenge

I am taking part in the July Sketchbook Challenge...it is circlesHere is a canvas I made this weekend and I thought it fit the challenge.  I layered muslin on the canvas and then dry brushed paint on it.  I then made flowers, stems and leaves out of muslin.  I was happy with how it turned out.

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Busy Bee...

I have just been creating and creating and that puts me in my happy place:)

Here's what I was working on this weekend...

This first one is my 1st every mandala...learned about this from a fellow Color Lovely Linda Rapchak, who is an amazing artist and art teacher.  These are so fun to do.  You draw a series of circles, divide them into a 8 piece pie (who doesn't love pie) and then fill in the spaces and color.  

This is for my Supplies Me  Class by Jane Davenport. It's the background  and below it is my finished page.

The last one is a 4x4 canvas and the start of my Scripture Canvas series.  My poppies are made with my fingers ala Donna Downey:)

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Friday, July 13, 2012

I Love Bright Colors..I am not Lying...

In my Joanne Sharpe Color Love 101 class we had to do a "Color Lovely" girl, who resembled us. There are some amazing artists taking this class so I was feeling a little...well maybe a lot intimidated about drawingI kept putting it off and finally yesterday sat down and got to work and I have to say I amazed myself...she turned out pretty darn cute.  Her is my "Color Lovely":

 As I was writing "I love bright colors" the song/rap "I like big butts" came to mind and is still stuck in my head!!!  I love bright colors..I am not lying..I love bright colors..lalalala.....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More Color Lovin

Here are Lessons 12 and 13 of Joanne Sharpe's Color Love 101 Class.  They were done with crayons and water color.  Not too happy with the result, so I am going to give it another try.


The next pages are done with Pan Pastels, which are really fun to work with. 

This is the back of my mini album...

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

More Creations

I have been in a creative whirlwind....and loving it I might add:)  Here is my March Canvas Create and a Color Love 101 assignment.

 This is an 18x 24 canvas which was painted using my fingers only on a black canvas.  It was fun finger painting:)
Below is a doodle done with Twinks and Silks paint...checkout Joanne Sharpe's Blog post about them.  They are shimmery and sparkle..the camera doesn't really pick it up.

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Mini Canvas

Here's a little 4x4 canvas I made ala Junelle Hallstrom Jacobsen and Christy Tomlinson's Art of Wild Abandonment  

I used modeling paste and a stencil for the background and modeling paste for the lamb.
Check out Junelle's Blog Yes and Amen  you will be glad you did:)

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Canvas Create 2012

I have been getting Donna Downey's Canvas Create videos and have just now gotten around to actually doing the canvases.  Here are my January and my February canvas...

Both canvases are 10x10 inch.  I am almost done with March and will post it when I complete it.  Now only 4 more months to catch up on:)

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