Sunday, February 1, 2015

Welcome February and A Happy Hello!

It's hard to believe it's already February! 
Where did January go?

With the start of a new month, we have the start of a new constant campaign, as well as a new SOTM.


Here's something I created with the February Stamp of the Month (SOTM): A Happy Hello and using a technique from the class that I am taking over at Online Card Classes.



This card was created using a mask to mask diagonal lines.  I just used a straight piece of post it masking tape and sponged some slate ink onto my card off that mask.

I then stamped out the flowers from A Happy Hello in Gypsy and Thistle inks.
I then cut them out and arranged them onto my card front.

I heat embossed the sentiment in white Ranger embossing powder.
I then cut out the sentiment and tucked it behind the flowers.

As a finishing touch, I added 3 bitty sparkles.

I loved playing with technique and had fun combining the flower stamps in this set to create this fun card.

And here is what the SOTM: A Happy Hello looks like.


You can only buy A Happy Hello in the month of February.
You can purchase it for $17.95 or spend $50 and purchase it for only $5.

And for the February Constant Campaign: 

Album Allure


Buy one album and get one half off.

You can't beat that deal.

I absolutely love our new albums.

You can shop my website anytime, day or night.

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for more creations and creativity!
~Amy




Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Clean and Simple 4 Card #1

I've started another class at Online Card Classes.
Clean and Simple 4
And I love it so far!



Here's a card I made using a simple embossing technique, using masking that Jennifer McGuire showed us in class.


I took a Hero Arts Background Stamp and stamped the sunburst in versamark.
I then die cut a circle out of masking sheets.
I first embossed the small circle with apricot and butter Zing powder, which I had mixed together.
I then removed the mask and embossed the rest of the sunburst with butter Zing embossing powder.

I cut the happy from a Studio Calico die in CTMH black cardstock.
I embossed it twice with clear embossing powder to give it some shine and dimension.
I stamped the birthday sentiment under it from a retired CTMH stamp.
Finally I attached it to my card base, cut from CTMH Sunset cardstock and added the gold sequins.

I'm so grateful for this new technique, taught

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Take on a Card found in Seasonal Expressions Vol. 1 and a Challenge

I was making a card for an upcoming birthday and decided to copy a card that was in the CTMH Seasonal Expressions, Vol. 1.

I found the card on page 15.
I love the card that is on this page, but I wanted to make it more masculine.

And I found this great color challenge over at MFT's challenge blog.


I decided to use similar colors for my birthday cake for my card.
Here's what  I came up with.



To create this card, I used the following supplies: 


I added the sentiment to the inside and then another to the envelope.

I am entering this card in the Color Challenge at MFT Challenge Blog.
Thanks for looking and have a fabulous (and crafty) day!
~Amy


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January SOTM: This Moment




I was so happy to have a few minutes to play with this fabulous stamp set the other day.  I know that you can see the sentiments came from this stamp set, but did you know that the circle stamps did too?  I took the target stamp and flipped it over on my block and stamped the back side of the stamp to make those circles, stamped in lagoon and thistle ink.  I did use second generation stamping on them, so that the background would not be too dark on my pocket cards.  In case you don't know, second generation stamping is when you stamp an image on a scrap paper before stamping onto your project.  You don't reink it, just stamp on scrap and then immediately stamp again on your project.  Your stamped image will then be lighter or the second generation color of your ink.  That's a great technique to get more out of your inks.

I finished my cards by heat embossing my sentiments and adding a little bit of shimmer trim and bling.

Be sure to pick up your stamp of the month: This Moment.  It will only be available in January.  It is $17.95 or spend $50 and get it for only $5.




And don't forget to pick up your Noted Paper Kit while you are shopping.  Spend $50 and purchase the Noted kit for $5 or the kit and mini album for $10.

Interested in hosting an online or in home gathering?  January is the time to do it.  Hostesses earn up to 50% more in January.



Contact me now to set up a gathering.

Fabulous deals going on now, but once January is gone, these deals will be too!

Shop my website online!

Hope you enjoyed my quick pocket cards and thanks for stopping by.
~Amy



Saturday, January 3, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! And Now for Some Fabulous Deals...

 Get this darling Noted Paper Kit for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50 OR get this darling Noted Paper Kit and a Kraft Mini Album for only $10 with a qualifying purchase of $50.

Here's what is included in the Noted Paper Kit:


And to bring in 2015, we have a second special for hostesses!


Host a gathering (in-person or online) in January and once your sales hit $350, you start earning up to 50% more hostess rewards.

For example, at $350 in sales, you will earn $90 of free product (instead of $60), in addition to one item at 50% off.  If you have been considering becoming a hostess, January is the month to do it.


And don't forget, we also have a fabulous Stamp of the Month for January: This Moment

Get this SOTM for only $17.95 OR only $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase.
Remember, it's only available in the month of January!




Be sure to shop online anytime to take advantage of these great specials or contact me regarding placing an order or setting up a gathering.

Welcome 2015!  It's going to be a great year!

~Amy

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Albums for All



I am loving my new chevron album.  Currently, these albums are available in Lagoon Chevron and Black.  Be sure to check them out on my website today!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a crafty day!
~Amy

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy December...Lots of Great Specials for the Month of December at CTMH

Yes!  Cyber Monday special...20% off of all Cricut Collections!
This special is only available on Monday, December 1.  
Don't miss it!
You can shop here.
Take advantage of this deal in combination with Deal of the Decade and the SOTM!

Don't miss out on the Deal of the Decade Promotion...place a qualifying order of $50 and any C-sized or D-sized stamp sets from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book 2014-2015 are only $10 
(that's a savings of up to $7.95 per stamp set)!
Hurry, this promotion only runs Dec. 1-Dec. 31st.
Shop online here.

It's here!  It's here!  The new Seasonal Expressions, Vol. 1.  You can shop in this wonderful supplement from Dec. 1 - March 31.
You will be amazed by all it has to offer.
Check out all the new products here or contact me for your own copy of this wonderful supplement.

Want to join my team?  This supplement offers 2 unique consultant kits.

The Cardmaker's Kit:
 The Scrapbooker's Kit:
Contact me for more details or join my team here.

Here's some samples made up from our darling new SOTM for December: Cutie Pie.
You can purchase Cutie Pie for $17.95 or for $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase.
Trust me, you will not want to miss out on this darling stamp set.
Available only from Dec. 1-31.
Shop online here or contact me to place your order.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a crafty day!
~Amy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Thanksgiving PL Mixed Media Card

This is a very simple mixed media card that I made recently.
I will warn you that I used some retired and non-CTMH product, but you could easily recreate this with CTMH product.  I just used what I had handy at the time.


My inspiration for this card came from Kristina Werner and her Holiday Card series.  Be sure to check out the blog post and video.  She has some great tips in there.

I started my card by embossing a 3x4 piece of Desert Sand CS with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  I then inked the raised parts of my CS with my Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs.
Another option would be to use a CTMH ink for this.
I used the retired stamp set C1372 (Grateful Hearts) for the images that are random stamped on the upper half of the card.  I random stamped the images on Sunset CS in Versamark Ink and the heat embossed with Zing! Gold Metallic Powder.  I could have used Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, but I don't currently have that embossing powder.
To get that fine line of embossing on the edge of the Sunset CS, I just swiped the edge of my Versamark Ink Pad over the edge of my CS, applied powder and set it with my heat tool.
I blended some Distress Ink: Fired Brick onto the edges of the Sunset CS, but also could have used a CTMH ink and blended that in also.
I punched the tag from CTMH Sunset CS and then did the same process for the sentiment.
I stamped the sentiment from one of the hostess rewards stamps B1454 (Thanksgiving Wreath)
in Versamark and then heat embossed with the Zing! Gold Metallic powder.  
I once again blended some Distress Ink Fired Brick in from the edge of the Sunset CS.
I put it together and then finished in with a mini staple.

This was a fun card to make and I can't wait to use it in my PL album during the week of Thanksgiving!

Be sure to check out these products and many more on my website or contact me to set up your own gathering (in person or online) to be sure to be able to earn hostess rewards, such as the great Thanksgiving Wreath stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a crafty day!
~Amy