Saturday, July 28, 2012

Country Sketch #1

A fellow Close To My Heart Consultant Terry Ann Diack at "It's my Garage -- I Can Craft In It!" has decided to start a bi-weekly "Challenge" and I decided to play along.

Her sketch for County Sketch #1                     (aptly named cause she lives in the country!)











 and my take on the sketch

 
 I wanted to try and make something a little more masculine than I usually do (seems I'm a girly-girl) and decided to use some of the "Cruisin" paper that is retiring in a few days.  The "For A Special" stamp and the Dimensional Elements shape (aka chipboard) that I stamped it on are both from the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection.  I swiped all the edges and stamped the sentiment using Cranberry Ink. A little of bit of black Baker's Twine and I made myself stop before I started using any bling or sparkles or ....

Friday, July 27, 2012

A little video sneak peak...





Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Stepping Up Your Stamping

Thursday, July 19, 2012

WHAT!

has it really been almost 2 months since my last post?!? how is this possible?  To say the least the last several weeks have been a blur, our big move to the little town went well, easy almost...  we are mostly unpacked and busy!  Lots of summer fun is in the works and we are enjoying every second of it!

I have been working in my new crafty space and the organization is well underway!  Have been using the "Stella" papers (love, love, love!) and  have a few pages almost finished and ready to show you.  This past week I have also been working on some "hello! we moved cards" to send to friends and family around the globe. 

A few of you will find one of these in your mailbox soon... 
 
I just had to use this little dog stamp somewhere and his hello! seemed perfect for this project.  It is officially called "A Bowwow" and is so cute! Other supplies used for these cards are paper from my stash, Twine from the Twinery, I cut the paper using my Cricut Art Philosophy and stamped the dog in Chocolate and the hello's in either Moonstruck or Crystal Blue.  I also distressed all the edges using either Moonstruck or Crystal Blue to coordinate with the hello's.



 In other news Close To My Heart had it's yearly convention in Dallas, TX last week (so wish I could have gone) and lots of new items were announced for the 2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book which becomes available August 1st.  I received a big box of these idea books yesterday to share with my crafty friends and the wish lists have started!  Please feel free to contact me for information on how you too can get your mitts on the new Idea Book!