Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Close To My Heart Blog Hop Technique Challenge

Hi all, this is my first blog hop so excuse me if something is not correct! If you are coming from Michelle's  blog then you are on the right track.  Thanks for checking out this month's technique blog using Close To My Heart products is using the Even Easier technique from the current Spring catalog on page 91. This blog hop is a giant circle so you can start with any of the participants and continue on seeing the fabulous artwork they created.

We would love to see what you created using this months technique, please visit our challenge blog site at where you can display your artwork and win fabulous Close To My Heart prizes. You will also find here a list of our participants and their blogs in case you get lost along your path. Let's get started!!

I created a box to keep all those cards you either receive or get to send and then never find again. I used the My Creations Card Box on page 131, the Elemental paper pack on pg. 63, wooden buttons on pg. 65, My Arcrylics stamps in the Hooray Boquet set on pg. 69, Love Life set on pg. 100 and the Old World Alphabet set on pg. 115.

I cut some of the elemental paper in  5 1/2" x 5 3/4", 4 1/2" x 4 1.2". Cardstock I cut Sorbet 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" and Pacifica 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" and 4-3"x 10",  3"x4" cardstock and b&t for the sides. 

I adhered these papers to the card box. I then used Colonial White cardstock with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge sold exclusively through a Close To My Heart consultant (and has been voted the best Cricut cartridge on the market). I personally use it all the time. On the stamp that coordinates with the Cricut cartridge they have the cutting sizes displayed. I cut out the large and medium sized flowers on the cartridge and used the stamp to stamp the images onto the cut out shapes.  I then adhered the flowers to the upper right side of the box. I curled the edges of the flowers around a piercing tool to give them dimension. I then adhered the wooden buttons to the center of the flowers. I also cut the tag from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge at size 5". I then adhered it to the center of the left side of the box. I used the Old World Alphabet stamp and stamped the word Cards on the tag. I then adhered the wood buttons to the tag . I then stamped the swirl from the Love Life stamp set in Pacifica to the lower left corner of the box. 

That's all there is to it. It may sound complicated but it is relatively easy because of the fabulous Art Philosophy circuit cartridge. It cuts out everything for you. 

Thanks for stopping by. You can now continue on to the Make sure to leave a comment for us on the blog. Happy Scrappin!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Xellina's Birthday Night Out Layout

In this layout I used a  bold red,black and silver color palette. I had such a great time that night hanging out with my buddies, Xellina,Teddi,Kristi and Christiny. These pictures were out Pete's dueling Piano Bar. After Pete's Xellina and I went to the Improv with her husband and sister and brother in laws. The comics were really funny. That was the first time I went to the Improv or Pete's. It was a lot of  fun.

Petting Zoo at Fort Worth Stock Show

Here is a really adorable layout that I COMPLETELY LOVE!!! It is very similar to the layout I did with the Lucy paper pack but I did change it a little. I used paper that a found at a local scrapbook store. It gave me the feeling of a more rustic,country vibe. With the adorable pictures of  Tristen it is one of my favorite layouts that I have doe recently

Heartfelt Sentiments Retreat in Gainesville TX

This is a really  cute layout I made at the retreat. It is based on a sketch from Imagine book available from Close To My Heart. I used the Lucy paper pack available in our Spring catalog. On 2 pages I put pictures of my niece Brooklynn but haven't put pictures on the other 2 pages yet.

I did use the mini medleys in Smoothie and  paradise paper flowers.