Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Annual Christmas Card Workshop

Back by popular demand my annual Christmas Card Workshop.  We will be making 50 cards (10 each of 5 designs).  This year I challenged myself to make the cards using the new CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  I made 3 with just Artistry and made 2 more using Artiste and Artfully Sent.  

When: Friday, October 23rd
Time: 6:30- 9:30
Cost: $30
RSVP: by October 16th by emailing me at mauihumv@gmail.com or leaving a message at 808-205-6170. 

Can't make it but would like a kit please email me.

Hope you can join me.

Thanks for hopping by!!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Artistry Christmas

I love my Cricut and I especially LOVE my Close To My Close cartridges!!  Our newest member of the family is the Artistry cartridge...love love love.  Here are a couple of Christmas cards I made using this cartridge.  

These cards were so easy to make.  I designed them in Cricut Design Space and cut them out and put them together.  Easy peasy!

I did stamp some snow on the the bottom one in the background using the new Charming Cascades Background stamps.  The only thing left to do is stamp the sentiment inside and they are ready to be sent.

Thanks for hopping by...now go and create :)

Sunday, September 6, 2015

National Stamping Month (Hello Life) Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month (Hello Life) Blog Hop.  

September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD / $16.50 CAD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD / 41.50 CAD—a savings of $6.90 USD / $8 CAD! 

Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.

If  you have come from Darlys Recker's Blog you are on the right track. 

Here are some cards I made with the sets.

This first card I literally copied Aaron Booth's layout fun watercolor technique (I loved it so much) to create a card.

Here is my version of her technique.

This next card I put watercolor on my non-stick mat and then placed the paper down in it.  

These sets are very versatile and can be used in any type of project not just the ones they are created for.  You will most likely want them ALL!!!  

Now hop on over to Michele Rowley's Blog to see her amazing artwork.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Paper Garden a set of 10 stamps.  This set is beautiful.

If you have come here from Darlys Recker's Blog you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 50 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 is the card I made:

 On this card I made a background with second generation stamping and then cut the flowers using the new Artistry cartridge and stamped them.  

 This was done with the background stamped with full strength. 

This card I embossed with clear embossing powder and the used our new watercolors toe make the background.

I used the following products:
S1509  Paper Garden SOTM
D1653 Happy Everything Stamp set
D1646 Finding Words Stamp set
Z2653 Pomegranate Stamp Pad
Z2649 Peacock Stamp Pad
Z2650 Fern Stamp Pad
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188  Paintbrush Set
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z3099 Pomegranate Fundamental Assortments

Thanks for hopping by....
Now hop on over to Traci Godbee's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)