Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Creative Class

The new "Chalk It Up" paper packet is among my favorites in the new Close To My Heart Idea Book because of its versatility.  Although the paper is somewhat school themed, it can be used for nearly any type of project.  The kit is only $24 and include pre-cut papers, Chalk It Up sticker embellishments and Cricut cuts.  You just need to bring the adhesives that you will need to assemble them.  Attend a scheduled class, or order a Kit-To-Go.  

To order a kit(s), you may either send me a check or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the PayPal “Add to Cart” buttons below.   

Chalk It Up Page and Card Kit - Local Pick up

Chalk It Up Page and Card Kit - Shipped ($7 will be added for shipping) 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Simply Inspired Blog Hop: 30 Years of Happy

 Welcome!  If you hopped over from Lynn Como's blog, you are in the right place.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participants here.

As I looked at this stamp set and tried to envision how I wanted to use it, I realized that the cute, up-lifting sentiments would be perfect for a little "Lunch Box Love".  How fun would it be to include a tiny card in your child's or spouse's lunch each day with a few loving words of praise or gratitude?  With that in mind, I created some very simple cards with scraps that I had on hand.

Use any papers that you have on hand and cut them according to the dimensions listed above.  Make a bunch of them while you are at it so that you have plenty on hand.

First of all, I made a "puddle pad" using a folded baby wipe and my Cotton Candy and Lagoon Re-inkers. You may need to experiment a bit with colors to see which ones will work well together--some tend to get very muddy looking, but these colors stayed nice and bright.  I placed the baby wipe on one of my larger stamp blocks and squirted the ink in little puddles of color.  Give it a minute to absorb and blend together, then you are ready to stamp.  

Here are a few of the tiny cards that I created--nearly every stamp in the set would lend it self to this project.  I even cut some envelopes out of a sheet of computer paper using the Art Philosophy cartridge.

Thank you for stopping by--you will find more creative ideas when you hop over to Blythe Shupe's blog.