Thursday, May 31, 2012

Love your Layout



Follow along to create your own layout using Studio J.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Create a Card


This week's card is an easel card.  This is the front of the card when it's closed.  For this card we used the stamp set C1483 Born to Ride.




Below is the card with the easel showing.



4 ¼” x 8 ½” Black card stock
4 ¼” x 5 ½” Black card stock
3 ¼” x 4 ¼” Black card stock
4” x 5 ¼” Cruisin’ Argyle B&T
2” x 3 ½” Twilight card stock
1 ¾” x 3 ¼” Grey Wool card stock
3” x 4” Embossed Diamond Plate Grey Wool card stock (this was a Cuttlebug embossing folder)

Stamp motorcycle with black ink on Grey Wool card stock.  Ink edges with black ink.  Attach to Twilight card stock.
Attach Embossed Grey Wool card stock to black card stock.  Wrap Baker’s Twine around and tie in a knot.
Attach Cruisin’ Argyle B&T to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” Black card stock piece.  Attach matted embossed piece ½” from bottom and right side.
Attach matted image 1” from bottom of card front 3/8” from right side

Score 4 ¼” x 8 ½” Black card stock at 4 ¼” and 6 3/8”.  Fold the 4 ¼” score as a peak and the 6 3/8’ as a valley.  Attach two or three strips of adhesive on the 2” end.  Attach this to the back of the card front 1 ¼” from top of card front.  



Stamp the Feel the Wind sentiment on the Grey Wool cut out and attach this to the Twilight cut out.  Attach to easel part of card as shown above.  The cut outs for the sentiment were made with the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  This stamp set is one of the sets that coordinates with the cartridge and lists the size to cut on the acrylic carrier sheet for the stamps.

Time is running out!

Just two days left to take advantage of my Buy 5, Get 1 FREE special!

Time to stock up on your paper crafting supplies!

I'm giving away FREE My Reflections Kits, FREE Card Stock, Free Ink pads. markers and re-inkers, and Free My Acrylix blocks.  This promotion runs  through Thursday, May 31, and is only available through me, Suzastampin. There are no limits to how many free items you can get.

How to get the free items?  Easy!  Simply purchase 5 of any same item and get one free.  So, purchase 5 My Reflections Kit and you'll get another one FREE.  Same for card stock, ink pads, makers and re-inkers, and My Acrylix blocks.  Buy 5, get 1 FREE!

You MUST email me your order to take part in this promotion.  And, don't forget, if your order is $35 from the Spring/Summer Idea Book, you can get the Dotty for You paper pack for only $5.  If your order is $50, you can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5.  Or, make sure your $50 in product is from the Spring/Summer Idea Book and you can get both the Dotty for You paper pack and the May Stamp of the  Month for only $10!

 CTMH Online catalog

Only two more days to get Dotty for You!  Only $5 with a $35 order from the Spring/Summer idea book.  This paper pack contains 24 sheets of our fabulous Background & Texture papers.



  I love this paper pack!!  Here's a link to view some fabulous artwork using it.

There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:

  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*. Start shopping.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday Sketch

This weeks sketch comes the Close To My Heart retired Reflections How-to book.  I used the direct to paper method of distressing around the edges using Z2197 Pear ink.


The papers used are Close To My Heart's X7149B Lucy My Reflections Kit.


Click HERE to download the sketch.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Freebie Friday

It's Freebie Friday again!!  Where do the weeks go?  LOL!

Sadly, there were no entries last week for the pretty Pink Ribbon Collection.

This week's Freebie Friday offering is Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads.
How can you get a chance on these?  Easy!  Simply visit my Close To My Heart website and leave a comment here letting me know your favorite My Reflections Paper pack.  Winner will be posted next Friday.

Buy 5, Get 1 Free Special



 Time to stock up on your paper crafting supplies!

I'm giving away FREE My Reflections Kits, FREE Card Stock, Free Ink pads. markers and re-inkers, and Free My Acrylix blocks.  This promotion runs  through Thursday, May 31, and is only available through me, Suzastampin. There are no limits to how many free items you can get.

How to get the free items?  Easy!  Simply purchase 5 of any same item and get one free.  So, purchase 5 My Reflections Kit and you'll get another one FREE.  Same for card stock, ink pads, makers and re-inkers, and My Acrylix blocks.  Buy 5, get 1 FREE!

You MUST email me your order to take part in this promotion.  And, don't forget, if your order is $35 from the Spring/Summer Idea Book, you can get the Dotty for You paper pack for only $5.  If your order is $50, you can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5.  Or, make sure your $50 in product is from the Spring/Summer Idea Book and you can get both the Dotty for You paper pack and the May Stamp of the  Month for only $10!

 CTMH Online catalog

Dotty For You!


 I love this paper pack!!  Here's a link to view some fabulous artwork using it. 

There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:

  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*. Start shopping.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Love your Layout



In this video you will learn how to layer your My Stickease using Studio J.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

One of My Painting Creations

I love to pull out my paintbrushes.  I could paint all day every day, if I didn't have other things that had to be done.  LOL!!

We live in an area that is known for it's horses, Standardbred, Thoroughbred, and all kinds of show horses.  I've always loved horses, but, as a child, we didn't have any place to keep them.  When I was a baby, my Dad raced standardbreds.  He left the business and went in another direction.  After a number of years, he went back to the horses.  I remember, as a 15 year old, having to leave my friends for the summer and coming to this area to race the horses.  Of course, as a 15 yr old, I thought it was the end of the world to leave my friends for the summer.  LOL!!  Turns out I loved it here.  I made so many new friends, and we lived at the lake for the summer.  Needless to say, I couldn't wait to come back the next summer. 

Anyway...I digress!  We moved here after I graduated from college, and I met my husband, who is also a horse trainer/driver.  Now I have more horses that I ever dreamed I could have!

This is my latest creation.






Buy 5, Get 1 FREE Special!
Time to stock up on your paper crafting supplies!

I'm giving away FREE My Reflections Kits, FREE Card Stock, Free Ink pads. markers and re-inkers, and Free My Acrylix blocks. This promotion runs through Thursday, May 31, and is only available through me, Suzastampin. There are no limits to how many free items you can get.

How to get the free items? Easy! Simply purchase 5 of any same item and get one free. So, purchase 5 My Reflections Kit and you'll get another one FREE. Same for card stock, ink pads, makers and re-inkers, and My Acrylix blocks. Buy 5, get 1 FREE!

You MUST email me your order to take part in this promotion. And, don't forget, if your order is $35 from the Spring/Summer Idea Book, you can get the Dotty for You paper pack for only $5. If your order is $50, you can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5. Or, make sure your $50 in product is from the Spring/Summer Idea Book and you can get both the Dotty for You paper pack and the May Stamp of the Month for only $10!

CTMH Online catalog

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Sketch

This week's sketch is a card from the Close To My Heart Wishes How-to book.




It was created using one of my favorite Roxie My Reflections papers and a retired stamp set called Unity.

Click here to download the sketch.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Buy 5, Get 1 FREE Special!

 Time to stock up on your paper crafting supplies!

I'm giving away FREE My Reflections Kits, FREE Card Stock, Free Ink pads. markers and re-inkers, and Free My Acrylix blocks.  This promotion runs  through Thursday, May 31, and is only available through me, Suzastampin. There are no limits to how many free items you can get.

How to get the free items?  Easy!  Simply purchase 5 of any same item and get one free.  So, purchase 5 My Reflections Kit and you'll get another one FREE.  Same for card stock, ink pads, makers and re-inkers, and My Acrylix blocks.  Buy 5, get 1 FREE!

You MUST email me your order to take part in this promotion.  And, don't forget, if your order is $35 from the Spring/Summer Idea Book, you can get the Dotty for You paper pack for only $5.  If your order is $50, you can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5.  Or, make sure your $50 in product is from the Spring/Summer Idea Book and you can get both the Dotty for You paper pack and the May Stamp of the Month for only $10!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Freebie Friday

Have you seen this pretty ribbon pack?

Z1384 Designer Ribbon Pink Collection

1 yard each of 4 ribbons. Blush, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, Smoothie.

It can be yours!  How?  Easy!!  Simply visit my Close To My Heart website and leave a comment here letting me know your favorite My Reflections Paper pack.  Winner will be posted next Friday.

And, the winner of this Friday's Freebie is Karen Letchworrth!  Be sure to email me with your mailing info so that I may get your prize in the mail to you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Create a Card



This week's card was created using the Close To My Heart stamp set, C1483 Born to Ride.  The argyle background paper is from X7154B Cruisin

'.
4 ¼” x 5 ½” top fold card base

4 ¼” x 5 ½” White card stock
4 ½” x 2” White card stock
2” x 2” White card stock
4 ¾” x 2 ¼” Twilight card stock
2 ¼” x 5 ¼” Cruisin’ Argyle B&T
4” x 5 ¼” Black card stock

Attach Cruisin’ Argyle B&T to Black card stock ½” from left
Stamp motorcycle 3 times in black without re-inking on white card stock.  Attach to Twilight card stock and insert 4 black brads in corners.  Attach to card front ¼” from bottom and right side.
Stamp sentiment diagonally with Twilight on the 2” x 2” White card stock piece.  Cut to create the shape shown and attach to card front.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Sketch

This layout was created using a retired Close To My Heart My Reflections kit.



Click HERE to download the sketch.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Freebie Friday

It's Friday already!  I can't believe how quickly the weeks fly by.  LOL!

Your Freebie for this Friday is Baker's Twine. 10 yards each of 4 colors: Creme Brulee, Lagoon, Smoothie, Sunset.
How can you win this?  Easy!  Simply leave a comment about what brought you to paper crafting.  Did you start scrapbooking to commemorate an event?  Why did you become a card maker?  Or, tell me what type of paper craft that you love the most.  I'll draw one name from all who leave comments.  Be sure to check back to see if you are the winner.

And, the winner of last week's Freebie Friday is Kelly!!  Email me, Kelly, with your info and I'll get your freebie in the mail.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Spray Pen Unplugged

Mist your projects with a mix of water, Exclusive Inks® re-inker, and Create-a- Shade® pearl paint. Then watch it transform your layouts and cards in a completely unique way every time.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Create a Card



 This card was created using the Close To My Heart stamp set,  C1499 Perfect Day.  The papers are also by Close To My Heart.  It's X7153B Florentine.

4 ¼” x 5 ½” top fold card base

4 ¼” x 5 ½” Olive card stock
4” x 5 ¼” Florentine Stripe B&T
¾” x 2 ¾” Florentine B&T blue side
2 ¾” x 4 ¼” Twilight card stock
2 ½” x 3” Bamboo card stock
 
Stamp image and sentiment with Olive ink on Bamboo card stock.
Attach the Florentine Stripe B&T to Olive card stock.
Attach stamped card stock to Twilight card stock.
Attach Florentine Blue B&T to Twilight card stock as shown.  Attach matted image to card front ¾” from right and bottom.  Insert two copper brads

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Sketch





Today's layout was created using the retired CTMH My Reflections kit called Evensong.

Click HERE to download the sketch.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Freebie Friday!

It's FREEBIE FRIDAY and I'm giving away this cute little stamp set.

This set is super cute!  Each of the stamps fit on the 1" x 1" block (sold separately).  Think of all the cute things you can do with it.  How can you get this set?  Easy!  Simply leave a comment on  this message letting me know if you are:
  A scrapbook addict, a card making maniac or a mixed media mavin. 

I will hold a drawing and announce the winner next Friday when I let you know what the next FREEBIE FRIDAY will be.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Autumn Projects

You'll fall head over heels for the techniques featured in this episode! Add subtle texture and a variety of colors with tissue stamping; create layouts, cards, mini albums, and home d├ęcor with Flip Flaps™; and learn how to cluster embellishments and move or resize them in Studio J®. With all this inspiration, you'll be unstoppable in all your autumn artwork, so tune in now!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Create a Card




This card was created using the Close To My Heart stamp set, C1442 Tailor-Made. The Background & Texture is a retired pattern from the Miracle papers.


4 ¼” x 5 ½” top fold card base

4 ¼” x 5 ½” Miracle Stripe B&T
2 ½” X 4 ¼” Miracle Sweet Leaf flower B&T
2” x 2 ¾” Sweet Leaf card stock
1 ¾” x 2 ½” Colonial White card stock

Stamp designs using Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue and Black inks.  Stamp the scissors in black and cut out.  Cut into the Miracle Stripe B&T, 2 inches in and fold back as shown.  Attach Miracle Sweet Leaf flower B&T to left of card front.  Attach the Stripe to card front and slide scissors under the Stripe, as shown.
Attach stamped image to Sweet Leaf cardstock.  Attach to card front.  Tie knot in Sweet Leaf ribbon and attach.  Attach blue button.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Stamp of the Month

How pretty is the May Stamp of the Month, Friendship Bouquet?!  Love this set as it's so versatile. It's a set of 8 stamps and can be yours for only $5 with a $50 purchase, or you may order it outright for only $17.95.  Couple this with the Dotty for You special ($5 with a $35 purchase). That's a $37.90 value for only $10!



If you'd like to create this beautiful card, you can find more information HERE.

The Dotty for You paper pack has so many color combinations! 


There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:
  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*. Start shopping.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.