Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Mini Album Portfolio with Envelopes"

Hello, there;

I've been working like crazy to catch up on those days I was out due to my surgery.
One of my recent projects is a portfolio I made with envelopes that were cut using the AP.

This project has three envelopes cut from Stella BT and added to the inside of the portfolio.

Extra pieces were added for messages or to adhere photos; so this project can be used for journal or album...and is so perfect to use the "10 Things" stamp set.

This project is another tutorial that you will enjoy as a member of  Inking from the Heart...the SCHOOL!

Until next time,

Monday, July 30, 2012

H2H Challenge...use your SCRAPS!!

Hello, there;

This week you have to give an idea on how you use the scraps of CS or BT you have left.

Well, I decided to use mine in this wonderful altered wooden frame.
Check it out:

This is very easy to make and it creates a WOW factor.

Have FUN and enjoy!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Back to School KIDS Portfolio

Hello, there;
Another wonderful project I made using the SCHOOL ROCKS stamp set from the new caddy.

I called it portfolio because when you open it, it has two pockets for crayons and drawing paper. Is such a great idea to give your little ones and incentive to start the new school year with plenty of motivation. This project can be adjusted to any theme to create a nice birthday gift.

This is the opened portfolio with the two pockets inside...cool, ah?

Hope you like this!

Artiste= SNOWMAN Gift Box

Happy Sunday, friends;

I recently received my new "toys" from the new catalog...all I can say is that I spent one whole day looking at the new Artiste cartridge handbook; so many wonderful boxes we have access to...but, I wanted to give them my personal touch, dreaming on how to alter some boxes to what I wanted to achieve.

One of those boxes is the Explosion Box on page 48. I came with an idea on how to make it a permanent gift box, instead of explosion, by closing the sides. I've created this amazingly beautiful snowman trio of gift boxes...check it out:

You can just do it this way, or add some Liquid Applique for snow effect as shown on the next picture.

Buttons were also cut using the Artiste cartridge; eyes were done with punches [although you can use the Art Philosophy for the eyes], and the nose was cut free hand...this is just an idea of all the beauties you can create with Close to my Heart and the new Artiste cartridge.

I will share a complete tutorial on how to make this trio of gift boxes. For more information, click here!

Get inkspired and CREATE!

Untl next time,

Saturday, July 28, 2012

BEAUTIFUL FALL Leaves with a Technique!

Hello, there;

I've been working on a scrapbook page for my online classes with a special technique used on the leaves...is my favorite technique to use because it gives the leaves a pretty texture so appropriate for the season.

I have a complete tutorial with exact measurements for the elements on this page and also...

...a tutorial on how to incorporate this technique to make the texture on the leaves.

Hope you like this idea!

I'm BACK...! with a Gift Card Holder

Hello, friends;

I'm back from my surgery this past Wednesday...still trying to recover but feeling a lot better, just some pain, but I guess is normal.

I have a few projects I've been working on to share with you:
This is a gift card holder made with envelopes...

There is a pocket for a message/note and another pocket for the gift card.
The tutorial for this project is part of my online classes.

Hope you like this new idea... :0)

Monday, July 23, 2012

H2H "Water FUN" Challenge

Hello, there;
Summer is almost gone, but still we have time for another wonderful H2H Challenge.
This week you have to create anything related to a water theme...and if there is FUN with it, even better!!
My twins and I went to Savannah, Georgia at the beginning of JUNE. We went to Tybee Island and had such a wonderful time.
I took some pictures but didn't have time to work on them; so, this challenge was the perfect reason to create a scrapbook page from that time at the beach.
Stamp set: Just Chillin [FISHES are not CTMH]
Embellishments: Seaside Wooden Shapes
Waves: Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge 

I wanted to make this a very special page for my daughter. I decided to use an amazing technique to simulate fishes in the ocean. I also used another technique to create the texture on the waves.  
Both of these techniques are shared in a tutorial that I have available to you in MediaFire.

I love this page! I had so much fun playing with all the elements I used to complete it and I want to invite you to play along with us @ H2H Challenge.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

"Mini Album with Tags"

Good Sunday to you all!
I have been working on different projects, and today I want to share this mini album I made using the Elemental Paper Packet.
I like this paper collection; well, a secret...I think I like all the CTMH B&T paper packets; they are so pretty and so me!

The pull out pages are perfect to hide messages or pictures.
I also used the AP for the tabs on this project...cool!

To have access to this tutorial, you need to be a member of my online classes site.

Have FUN creating!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Stella Gift Box

Hi, there;

I'm so excited to share a new gift box I made for the members of my online classes site.
Is a box used with "what I have left from my Stella Collection".

This box is perfect for chocolates or a card;
any small gift will fit in it.

Have FUN Creating!

Scrapbook Page made from SCRAPS

Hello, friends;
I recently worked in a scrapbook page for my twins using scraps of the Pemberley Collection...I love this collection so much that I didn't wanted to discard any little tiny piece of its papers.

Hope you like this page.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dotty for You for Christmas? YES, it's possible!

Hello, friends;

I've been so busy working in different projects for my online classes, but finally today, had some time to post a new project for Christmas.
This Christmas Star was used using Dotty for You, so perfect for this star.
I used silver garland to decorate it and silver cord to hang it in my tree.

Hope you like this idea!
Have FUN!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

New CTMH Catalog coming in AUGUST!! YEAH!!

Hello, everyone;

You are not going to believe the excitement I have for the new CTMH catalog releasing in August.
There are so many wonderful things and new products added...I can't wait to place an order.

Sneak Peek:
Ain't this GORGEOUS?
Follow my blog and stay tuned for new announcements and the great released day of the Fall/Winter CTMH Catalog.

Special Folding Card and a FLOWER!!

Hello, friends;
I recently finished two tutorials for

In one of my tutorials, I shared how to make this flower using acrylic paint...

For some reason is uploading the flower upside down...weird!!

The second tutorial is how to create this special folding card, that stands to be showcased and it can also be closed to be sent.

Join my online classes and get a small kit mail to you when joining.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Christmas Ornament with AP

Well, hello there;
I woke up this morning thinking is time to start working in my Christmas Ornaments for the tree.
I wanted to use the AP to show my customers the versatility of this cartridge...hoping to sell a bunch of these in my next gathering.

The net was found at Hobby Lobby for a sale price of .77 cents per yard.
I truly hope you like this ornament because I believe is never too late to start making your Christmas ornaments.
Even though this is a project for my online classes, I'm going to share this one here with you, becasue I like it so much!!....and also, I already have some people asking me how to make this.

To get the tutorial in SPANISH [ESPAƑOL]

Hope you enjoy this and have a nice time planning your class.