Friday, November 30, 2012

Birthday Card with Art

Hello, friends;
I want to share with you a birthday card I made using the
Art Philosophy Collection:
This is a long card, it measures 9-1/4" x 4".
* (1) 9-1/4" x 8" piece of Kraft CS fold in half on the 8" side to end up with a 9-1/4" x 4 card.
* (1) 9-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Chocolate CS
* (1) 8-7/8" x 3-5/8" piece of newspaper design paper
* Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
* (3) pink flowers
* pink rhinestones
* Art Philosophy Cricut Collection
*stamp set from the same collection
* Blush and Chocolate ink
* Blush, Colonial White, and Chocolate CS
* Ivory Crocheted Ribbon [non CTMH]
* jude twine [non CTMH]
These are the pieces you need to cut using the Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge:
 * six (6) <Banner5> @ 2" Blush CS [p.59 Art Philosophy]
  * two (2) <Banner5> @ 2" Chocolate CS [p.59 Art Philosophy]
   * four (4) <Banner4> @ 2" Colonial White CS [p.49 Art Philosophy]
    * one (1) <Butterfly1> @ 1" Chocolate CS [p.41 Art Philosophy]
 * one (1) <Butterfly1> @ 1/2" Chocolate CS [p.41 Art Philosophy]

Stamp the image using both colors, Blush and Chocolate; cut them in half. Cut in half two Blush and two Chocolate Banner5; keep the other four Blush Banner5 for later.
Adhere the stamped images as pictured, by mixing the colors with the half of the matching Banner5. Adhere the completed piece on a Blush Banner5, from those you have left.
Once you cut the butterflies, make dots using a white gel pen.
Use this photo as a guide to put your card together.
Hope you have fun!
Until next time,

Rock-n-Roll Technique

Hello, stampers;
Using different techniques in your artwork is what really makes a difference.
I'm sharing with you a video from Close to my Heart on how to use the rock-n-roll technique to make your creations looking G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S.

Enjoy and have FUN creating!


Monday, November 26, 2012

H2H Glitter Challenge

Well, hello there;
I hope each of you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Celebration with family and friends.
I had a great time with my family but also spent the majority of my weekend remodeling and getting my craft room ready...I will have pictures when I finish it :0)
But, I do have some photos to share with you today. As you know, every Monday we have a challenge to complete over at the H2H Challenge Blog.
For today, we had to make anything using glitter.
Here is my triangle box:
The box was made from Cranberry CS @ 5-1/2" size [5.5 as stated in the booklet] using the new ARTISTE cartridge from CTMH. I cut a second box from the Pear & Partridge B&T. I put the Cranberry box together; then, from the second box made using the  Pear & Partridge paper collection, I cut 1/4" from one side and from the bottom edge of each panel to make them a bit smaller and use them to enhance the beauty of this box.
The glitter paper used in this box is not from CTMH. I sponged the edges of the glitter strip with Chocolate ink.
The poinsettia was made as follow:
Use the AP cartridge <STAR2> on page 25 and cut the following sizes: 2-1/2", 2-1/4", 2", and 1-1/2" from vellum cardstock [non CTMH]. Then, cut the LAYERS for the same <STAR2> in the same sizes from Cranberry CS. Adhere as pictured; to put the poinsettia together, adhere each size using foam tape.
Rules to participate
  1. Use mostly Close To My Heart products, though it doesn't have to be 100%.
  2. Create your Christmas/Holiday project.
  3. Post your project to your blog or other online gallery.
  4. Come back here and directly link to your blog post, not your blog home page.
  5. Mention Heart 2 Heart somewhere in your blog post indicating that you are playing along with us and link to our site.
  6. Consider adding the H2H badge to your blog. We'd love to spread the word and see more crafters participating!
  7. Finally, you have the whole month of November to join us on any of our November challenges and be eligible for our Top Ten!
 Thanks for visiting my blog.
 Until next time;

Monday, November 19, 2012

Capture the DATE Card

Hello, stampers;
I made a card a while ago for a blog hop that I never got the opportunity to participate; I used the
* 6" x 6" Chocolate card [6" x 12" piece of CS folded in half on the 12" side]
*5-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Crystal Blue CS
*1" x 5-1/2" piece of Colonial White CS
*1-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Chocolate CS [punched with a border punch from Friskars]
*scraps of Colonial White to stamp BLESSINGS
1. Stamp the numbers from the Capture the Date stamp set using Crystal Blue ink on the piece of Crystal Blue CS.
2. Trace a faux stitch around this piece with Chocolate marker.
3. Punch the piece of Choclate CS using a border punch [optional].
4. Stamp "count your" using the Glamour Lowercase Alphabet set with Chocolate ink.
5. Stamp "BLESSINGS" using the Polka Dot Alphabet set on scraps of Colonial White CS with Chocolate ink; cut and adhere as pictured.
6. Add twine, three gems on the bottom left corner, and a flower.
Hope you like this card and that it inkspires you to create your own.
Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Christmas Box for Inking from the Heart...the SCHOOL!

Hi, there friends;
I have been working in different projects that, even when I shared them with the members of my online classes, never had the chance to post them here for you.
Here is a Christmas Gift Box:
I used the Pear & Partridge Paper Collection to make the cover of the box.

Artiste and Art Philosophy Cartridges were used to make the embellishments and "hinges" for the box. Striped Dark Chocolate Ribbon was used to keep the box closed.

I used Cranberry CS to make the box inside and more coordinating designs from the same paper collection .
Hope you enjoy this and you are still in time to join the classes; please click here for more information!
Thanks for stopping by,

12 Days of Christmas Tutorials are Finally HERE!!

Hello, friends;
Hope you are all doing amazingly well today. Angie Valle-Peters is my downline and we have been working together to offer you 12 tutorials for our "12 Days of Christmas" Projects. These are detailed tutorials with step-by-step instructions and photos of each step.
Angie's blog is "A Trendy Paper Affair". So, if you have some time, visit her blog and subscribe to it; she is just starting her blog and soon will be filled with amazingly beautiful projects and ideas for you.
Today is the third and last day for four more projects to share: two are mine and two are hers.
So, let's get started:
** Madeline's **
"Candy Box CARD"

"Coaster Mini Accordion Book"

** Angie's **
"Altered Composition Book- Journal"

"Tri - Shutter Album"
 Unfortunately, I couldn't post this before as planned but the important thing is that all the tutorials are ready for you.
You will get 12 tutorials with detailed instructions and photos of each step...this is an amazingly good deal.

These are all the projects you'd get for just
  This is less than $1.75 per tutorial...WOW!

Once the transaction is processed, please allow 24 hours to get the 12 tutorials. These will be sent to you as attachments to the same email used to make the purchase through Pay-Pal, unless you notify me something different.
Until next time,

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My BLOG's "Plastic Surgery"

Hello, friends;
Today is a wonderful day...I've been waiting to give my blog a new look and is DONE!!
I found this amazingly talented lady when visiting CreatErin's Blog; Erin and I are part of the DT for Heart2Heart Challenges.
Tiffany did everything for me, the whole nine yards...all the wonderful changes, buttons, colors, etc., was created by her...and she has an amazing patience! She worked everything directly with me and that is something that I truly appreciated!
Thanks, Tiffany for this "out-of-this-world" transformation in my ROCK!!
If you are interested in giving your blog a new look, visit her website: Tiffany Kuehl
She has different packages and her prices are very, very affordable!
Thanks for visiting my blog...and if you liked it, leave me a comment!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sneak-Peek Day #2 for "12 Days of Christmas"

Hello, friends;
Hope you are all doing amazingly well today. Angie Valle-Peters is my downline and we are working together to offer you 12 tutorials for our "12 Days of Christmas" Projects. These are detailed tutorials with step-by-step instructions and photos of each step.

Angie's blog is "A Trendy Paper Affair". So, if you have some time, visit her blog and subscribe to it; she is just starting her blog and soon will be filled with amazingly beautiful projects and ideas for you.

Today is the second day for four more projects to share: two are mine and two are hers.
So, let's get started:
** Madeline's **
"A Special Christmas Box"
"Christmas Luminary"
** Angie's **
"Bag-in-a- Box Tote"

"Tri Fold Note Pad Case"
This is all for today...tomorrow I'm coming with four more projects and instructions on how to get this set of tutorials.
Until next time,

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sneak-Peek Day #1 for "12 Days of Christmas"

Hello, friends;
A while ago, I shared with you that I've been working with one of my downlines, Angie Valle-Peters to make 12 projects for our 12 Days of Christmas.
Our purpose was to bring these tutorials for you earlier, but Angie had surgery on both her wrists a while ago.
God is AMAZING...and HE works in so many mysterious ways! Angie is recovering fast and she is working so hard to have these tutorials available ASAP. Her blog is "A Trendy Paper Affair".
I will be sharing with you, starting today until Thursday, a total of four projects: two mine and two from her.
So, let's get started:
** Madeline's **
6" x 6" Pear & Partridge Accordion Mini Album

Clementine Bag & Cards Set
** Angie's **
A Christmas Stocking Box
[This box is big and comes with a template for the stocking]

Yulletide Gift Box
This is all for today...tomorrow I'm coming with more, and instructions on how to get this tutorial will be posted on Thursday, the third Sneak Peek Day.
Until next time,

Monday, November 12, 2012

H2H Challenge: GRATITUDE

Hello, friends;
Gratitude is an amazing feeling...and showing someone how grateful you are at that person is even a greater feeling.
For today's challenge over @ H2H, we were asked to create something to show gratitude.
A while ago, I made this card but never share it in my blog because the supplies used are not CTMH.
I liked this card so much that I decided to use it as my inspiration to make my card for today's challenge.
Take a look at my new card:
* 6" x 6" card
* 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of black CS
* 2" x 5" piece of black CS
* 1-3/4" x 5" piece of  design paper [non CTMH]
* yellow ribbon
* For Every Ocassion stamp set
 * 1" wide strip of White Daisy CS

To make the flowers, I cut the FLOWER1 using AP on page 21 with the SHIFT option on at the following sizes: 3/4", 1-1/4", 1-3/4", and 2-1/4...cut four pieces of each size to make two flowers...if you only wish to make one flower, then cut two pieces of each size.  

I added three jewels/rhinestones on the left bottom corner [can barely be seen on this photo] and the message was stamped on white CS using the For Every Ocassion stamp set.
Here are the rules to participate:

*H2H Challenges are open to everyone! To participate, follow the challenge of the week and post your results to your personal blog or other online gallery.
*Go back to the H2H Challenge blog and direct link to the post in your blog related to the challenge for that week...we want to see your creations!!
*In order to participate in a challenge, you must use CTMH products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH. If you use something from another company, please consider including details in the project's description.
* You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post and a link back to us would be appreciated. Feel free to spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
*Most importantly, have FUN creating - with Close to myHeart!!...the BEST!!
Until next time,

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Projects for my ONLINE Classes

Hello, friends;
I"ve been very busy lately, enjoying each project I've been making for my online classes, INKing from the Heart...the SCHOOL!
A  cute Christmas pouch...

A cute candle holder using fabric to decorate the table.
Until next time,

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Liebster Award!!

Hi there, friends;
I want to thank Erin at CreatErin for nominating me for a
Liebster Award!
This was a wonderful surprise due to the fact that I'm basically new as a CTMH consultant; I just started in May 2012.
Thanks so much for this, Erin!!!
You made my whole MONTH with this award  :0)

In order to accept the Liebster Award, I have to pass it along to 5 other bloggers with 200 followers or less. It's a fantastic way to discover great blogs!
These are some details everyone should know about this award:
Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

RULES FOR ACCEPTANCE  Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!
Here are the 5 amazing blogs with less than 200 followers that I would like to pass the Liebster Award on to:

2. Terry Ann Diack-- It's my Garage--I can Craft in It!!
3. Katherine-- CropnKathy
4. Wendy Coffman-- Stamping Rules!!
5. Kigz-- Mimi, Myself, and I

Until next time,

Capture the Date & Capture the Savings!

Hello, friends;
I've been so busy; I didn't even had time before to post the new promotion that CTMH is offering this month.
In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month...50% off another stamp set!
When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one!
The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!
*Spend $50 - Buy the Stamp of the Month for $5 and then - Get ANY Stamp set at 50% off!

* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.