Saturday, August 31, 2013

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome hoppers!   If you have come from Wendy's Blog, you are in the right spot.  This month I have made two cards using just one of the stamps.  I stamped half of it on one card, and half on the other.  It was really easy to do.
 For the card on the left, I used my scissors to distress the edges of the cardstock.  Can you tell?  I also used Fall Harvest (C1504) as background on both cards.  On the left, in Champagne and on the right in Olive. The word "FALL" is popped up on the right card.
Champagne, Cocoa, Colonial White and Olive Card Stock, Olive and Chocolate Inks, Wooden Mini Medley Set, Burlap Ribbon, Natural Hemp
Poster Tidings (S1309) is available only in September.  Get yours for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase of $50.  Ask me how!
Now hop on over to Traci's Blog to see what she has created!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sarita....You DO Make Me Smile

We are having a late summer heat wave in my neck of the woods.  I can't complain, it hasn't been as hot as usual here.  But wouldn't you know, school has started and it is Hot! Hot! Hot!
I have stayed in the house a bit more because of that, so I got my own Sarita Paper Pack out and made this little card.  This paper is just a fiesta in a bag.  So much fun.  Here I used Burlap Ribbon, Blue Epoxy Bubbles, Outdoor Denim and Gypsy Inks and one of the stamp sets from the Artiste Cricut Package.

I hope you are staying cool where you are.  And I highly recommend getting your fiesta started.  It will put a smile on your face.


Monday, August 26, 2013

The Ombre Technique

Doesn't that look easy?  I hope you will give it a try.


Friday, August 23, 2013

Sarita Cards

When I was out at Katie's the other day, I made some cards with her Sarita Paper Pack.  Wasn't that nice of her to let me play with her stuff?  But, she made me leave them at her house, so I don't get to have them for my own.  Oh well, guess I will have to make some more.  I did get my own pack and can't wait to start creating.  The colors are so vibrant and make me happy just looking at them.  Festive comes to mind.

Thanks for looking and I hope they make you happy too.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Last Two....for now

Here are the last two I will post for a while.  When I get more done with those pieces I showed you in the first post, I will get them on here.  I just love the stamp set that comes with Laughing Lola.  The sayings are coming in so handy right now.  I have a few friends who need a bit of cheering up.  These will be so appropriate.  

August is getting away from us.  Don't let summer go by without soaking in that sun.  


Monday, August 19, 2013

On a Lola Roll

Are you sick of Lola yet?  I don't think I am.  I am not normally a purple person, but I love these colors together.  I can say that working with all of these beautiful colors has changed my perspective on color.  I think a person can be afraid of color, but not with these bold choices.  You have to see them in person!

I did get a little sidetracked from my plan.....I wanted to use the new cute little Happy Birthday (M1033) stamp set on the card on the left.  Gypsy Ink was used with the Water Brush for the color in the "birthday"  I also added Black Shimmer Trim too.  But both cards are made with pieces from the Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit.

Have a great week!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sketch 114

I haven't done a challenge for a long time, so I thought I would try the Deconstructed Sketch 114 with some of the leftover pieces of the Laughing Lola Card Making Kit.  Here is the sketch:
The card is made with :
Outdoor Denim, Slate, and Pear Cardstock, Laughing Lola patterned paper, the workshop stamp set, Gypsy Ink, Whisper, Black & Silver Baker's Twine, and Purple Gems.  
Thanks Jen for always posting sketches.  They inspire me and give me a place to start.  Check out her blog HERE  to see more artwork.  

Do it with Heart!

Friday, August 16, 2013

My Lola Challenge

Ok, I know this has been done before, but I thought I would try it myself.  I made the 15 cards from the Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit and then wanted to use up the rest of the paper and embellishments to see how much I could make. this point, I have this much left.  I know I can make at least a couple of things with this, but I thought I would show you what I have done so far.
 The two cards below were made with leftover supplies from the Laughing Lola Card Kit.  I have made 7 standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 cards so far.  I did add White Daisy Card Stock for card bases.

The kit comes with Outdoor Denim, Slate and Pear Card Stock, so that's what the colors are here.  These card patterns come from the New Make It From Your Heart Cardmaking Book. What do you think so far?  Check back for the rest of the cards in the next two posts.  Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

An Eyecatching Card

If you have the new Idea Book, you probably have noticed the New Workshops on the Go Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit.  This is one of three designs you will make with this kit.  Don't the colors just pop?
The other two designs are just as fabulous.  I love the stamp set that comes with this kit.  So many uses to use on and on.  Get your kit today, don't miss out because when this catalog is gone, so is the kit.  For just $24.95( plus s/h & tax) you get a stamp set, Laughing Lola papers and cardstock, 15 cardbases and envelopes, Baker's Twine, Purple Gems and the Instructional Brochure.  A great deal.

Do it with Heart!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Another New Hostess Rewards Stamp Set

Here's more artwork from the talented artists from Close To My Heart showing another Hostess Only stamp set.  This set is called You Only Live Once and is a set of 4 stamps available to hostesses.  Book your gathering, online party, catalog party or make an order today.

This is just one of 7 new sets!


Friday, August 2, 2013

New Hostess Rewards Begin this Month

Did you know that beginning with this new Fall/Winter Idea Book, we have 7 NEW Hostess ONLY stamp sets available at discount prices?  The "friend" stamp is just one of the fun new stamps available for just hostesses!  This stamp is only $4.00 and you can use your Hostess Rewards money to purchase it.  Contact me to have an online, home, or book gathering today.

Do it with Heart!