A month ago I attended a fun evening in Vancouver, Canada with some of my CTMH friends. We were treated to a "Base and Bling Buffet". It was a table spread with bowls of charms, bling, pendants and chains to make a necklace. The amazing thing was how fast and easy these lovely necklaces are to make. My friend Julie has posted photos of her "Base and Bling Buffet"
My R’s for this card are “Re-use, Recycle”, “Red Ruby” card
stock, and “Retired”. I’ve seen the dryer
sheets and glitter technique used on cards and so decided it was time to give
it a try. I researching the “how-to”, I
discovered there are basicially 3 ways to adhere the dryer sheet and
glitter. 1) Glue stick (which I used) 2) Spray adhesive, and 3) Zyron
Adhesive. While the glue is "wet" adhere both the dryer sheet and sprinkle with glitter. That simple! Here’s the finished product. Just remember that some stamps lend
themselves to showing through the dryer sheet and the "snowy effect" better than others and that a “wet”
adhesive will need permanent ink for stamping to achieve a crisp image.
Finally! I have the photo to show the "dryer and glitter sheet technique". Great for a winter scene. I got home late Sunday, 10 PM, it was an awesome weekend. Then needed to get up and work, I'm still wiped out! I cannot wait to retire and I will be able to crop, blog and play with paper guilt free.
In case you get lost along the way Linda's blog has a complete list of participants! Hope you enjoyed all the "R" inspired fabulous art. Plan to join us in two weeks for letter "S". Addendum: 9/6/14 I arrived at Camp Ghormley at 8:30 last night, the internet was down, and I had just driven 5 1/2 hours - 3 hours from Bellingham to I-5 with traffic from "stop and go" to "parking-lot" with occasional "near normal"/"speed limit" flow - CRAZY!!. I was tired after the long trip plus a crazy busy week. So I'm working on cards and experimenting with techniques. This is the first one I finished. The "R's" Ruby Red cardstock and ink, Roses, Random, Repeated stamping on a Triple Stamp Card. I found these on You Tube and Pinterest.
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When I first thought about making a card with some connection to the letter "Q", I actually felt a bit QUEASY and had serious QUALMS about connecting a card with the letter "Q". Then I remembered the quilt cards I had done a year ago, but didn't have any left. They are Quick, Quaint and Quilted. I even checked if I could make a Queen Anne's lace quilt (researched the lace/quilt and found some possibilities).
Oh, then, I recalled the Quatrefoil Embossing folder and Quick Cards and this is what I created.
A QUICK Card,
QUARTREFOIL embossed and
cut from the letter "Q" key on the Artiste Cricut Cartridge
I made the card even quicker by using the Cricut Artist cartridge Letter "Q" (pg 41) to make the card (Goldrush CS) and belly-band (Pathfinding B&T). The card was cut at 4 1/4 inches and embossed with the Quartrefoil folder. I added the inside shape (colonial white CS) cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (pg 36-letter ) cut at 1 1/2. Stamped the "Thank You" in chocolate ink and added sparkles colored with the marigold ShinHan marker. The butterfly on the belly-band was stamped on Goldrush Cardstock, fussy-cut, and layered using foam tape over a masked image of the Quick Cards-Butterfly stamped in chocolate on a Colonial white CS shape cut from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge (pg 48 icon/shift - letter Q) cut at 2 3/4. The edges are all sponged with chocolate ink.
Here's a list of all items used.
Thank You - from Banner Wishes - B1438
Quick Cards-Butterfly A1120 - retired
Pathfinding Paper Packet - X7186B
Quatrefoil embossing folder - Z1926
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge -Z1686
Artiste Cricut cartridge - Z1790
Artbooking Cricut cartridge - Z1906
Goldrush Card Stock - 1243
Colonial White - 1388
Chocolate ink - Z2111
Sparkles - Z1752
ShinHan marker - Z2457
Sponge - Z697
Scissors - Z1836
Foam tape - Z1151
In case you get lost along the way Linda's blog has a complete list of participants! Hope you enjoyed all the "Q" inspired fabulous art. Please check back; I'm feeling inspired to create some more quilt cards and will add them to this blog ASAP.
I signed up for this blog hop minutes after I watched a tutorial on a Water Fall Mini Album by My Sisters Scrappers. It's a great tutorial, very easy to follow. But not ONE "P" to work with.... I knew I had to make the album, and trusted there would be at least one "P" in the project .. ah, ha!! There it was, Project. So I decided to make the album and just still need to find the family photos of the most precious people in my life - ah ha, "P"-photos and Precious People #2 & #3. I was on a roll.
It is AUGUST! Do you know what that means? That means that the brand newClose to My Heart Annual Inspirationshas been released! There are so many new products this year. I have decided to join a fantabulous blog hop which showcases new product! You can browse the work of many consultants from this hop. CTMH Independent Consultants will be uploading from August 1 through August 7, so check back often for new ideas.
I hope you have been enjoying the new product blog hop.
After Convention, I attended a team meeting at Julie Reynold's home. We took apart the My Crush books and cut up the papers to make cards. There were some amazing, creative and cute cards, though, so far I only have three.
I also added some embellishments and black and white daisy card stock on the first sample. The books are easy to open and remove the pages without damaging them as Tresa Black showed us during Extravaganza at Convention. One suggested use of the empty cover was to create a card holder by adding pockets to hold the cards. It could then be given as a gift package of assorted cards.
This photo shows the card to be more green than lagoon, it is more blue in real life.
I'll try to photo it in daylight tomorrow.
. Click here to see all the other creative ideas using our new Annual Inspirations Products
*Chalk it Up Paper Packet - X7184B
*Chalk it Up Assortment - Z3009
Sorbet Card Stock - X5751
Lagoon Card Stock - X5762
Sorbet Ink - Z2164
Black Ink - Z2105
*Teal Glitter Paper - Z1991
*Your Own Kind of Wonderful - D1627
Cricut Art Philosophy - Z1686
Sparkles Black and Grey - Z1754
The Happy Birthday Stamp D1497
from the Art Philosophy collection
I like making layered flowers, cutting a variety of shapes and sizes, ink them, spritz with water, squish into a "spit wad", carefully unfold and refold/wrinkle/squish as needed. let it dry then reink if needed, glue together and add a center pearl or sparkle.
I do think the teal butterfly need a couple black/grey sparkles. - tomorrow's another day...
I might find some more time to play.
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