Monday, March 18, 2013

Floral Friendship

I am in love with the For Always paper! It is so beautiful and you can literally add any color to it for extra pop! For the card below, I choose Hollyhock roses and I think it turned out beautiful. 

You may recognize the stamp set as Floral Happiness, the March stamp of the month. This stamp set is made up lower and upper layers. Because  the stamps and blocks are clear, you can create beautiful roses by stamping the details over the solid backgound. 

After trimming the roses and leaves, I layered them up on the card. I popped the center larger rose with foam tape to add dimension.

To make the roses on my card, I first stamped the Hollyhock backgrounds, then I stamped the details in black aligning the edges of the rose. I did not want to introduce another color to the card for the leaves, so I did both the background and detail in black. To lighten the background of the leaves, I used "second generational stamping". This is achieved by stamping the image on scrap paper to remove some ink before stamping on the project.

I completed the sentiment from the front of the card on the inside. This rose uses first and second generational stamping.

Don't forget that this lovely stamp set is only available this month! You can order your copy today on my Close To My Heart website. If you place an order of $50 or more, it is just $5!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Greater Love Cross

For Christmas, my friend Katie gave me this beautiful cross for me to decorate for my home.

I was delighted with the gift, but wasn't sure exactly what I'd do with it. However, as soon as I saw the For Always paper in the new Idea book, I knew it was perfect!

Pulling it together was quick and easy thanks to the coordinating My Stickease. The true love theme of these embellishments was perfect for my focal verse, John 15:13.

Black Cross Memory Tray
For Always Paper Pack
For Always My Stickease
Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small
Black Shimmer Trim
Various Buttons
Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Thanks Katie!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

April Workshops - For Always

April workshops will feature the lovely For Always papers and kits. This versatile paper is great for special occasions! You can add any accent color for a gorgeous formal look.

Attendance at a workshop is included when you purchase of of the three kits listed below. There are two dates for you to choose from:

  • Friday, April 19 from 6:30 - 11:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 21 from 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Both workshops will be at my home in Arnold, MO. If you are not local to the Arnold/St. Louis area, you can still purchase the kits and complete your projects using the included instructional booklet. I'm just a phone call away if you have any questions along the way.

1) Card-making Workshop On The Go - This kit includes everything you need to make 15 beautiful cards (5 each of the 3 designs shown). You will receive cards/envelopes, paper, stamp set, accessories and color instructional booklet. This kit is $29.95 with the stamp set or $16 without the stamps.

2) Scrapbooking Workshop On The Go - This kit includes all the papers and accessories you need to make four scrapbook pages (plus more!). You receive a full pack of paper, two additional sheets of neutral card stock, an exclusive stamp set, the For Always Assortment, Sparkles Black and Gray and color instructional booklet. This kit is also $29.95.

3) Create your own kit! Purchase the For Always paper pack for $9.95 plus any accessories to make your own project. The Idea Book has lots of great ideas or maybe you have something else in mind. You choose!

Click here to access the order form showing these three options and suggested coordinated items. you can place your order on my Close To My Heart website or email me a list of what you would like.

Orders are due by Tuesday, April 9.

Regardless of what option you choose, at the workshop you will have access to all of the stamp sets and stamp pads needed to complete your kits. I'll also have some workshop tools available on a first come basis. Please bring your own adhesives.

I can't wait to see what you make with this lovely paper!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

And the Winner Is...

Each participant of this month's workshops had a chance to win this mini-album.

To make it, I decorated a discontinued 3" kraft album with the cute Claire papers and the My Garden stamp set. I kept the inside simple so there would be room to add a few photos. Here's a peek at some of the pages.

And the winner of this Claire mini-album is... Sue H!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Floral Happiness

Introducing the March Stamp of the Month, Floral Happiness.

Would you like to make the projects pictured above? Follow this link to the supply lists and notes.

Here's a close of of all the images on this stamp set.

You must act now if you want one of these sets for yourself. This stamp set is exclusively available during the month of March 2013!

It is available for $17.95, or if you place an order of $50, you can add it for just $5!

Click here to start shopping.