Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January 2013 blog hop - consultants choice

Welcome to the first Blog Hop of 2013. Our January Hop is featuring a “Consultants Choice”, so each consultant has a unique project to share with you. I hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle S. at mycreationswithMichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Suzzette of croppaperscissors-sue. you are at the right spot

For my choice I am choosing to feature our background, monogram and perfect fit stamp sets.  I have a good friend that has a birthday just before Christmas so I thought I would make her a set of monogrammed note cards, with matching envelopes.  I made four different designs and two of each design in two different ink colours, black & ruby.  It was fun playing with the different frames and backgrounds to co-ordinate them.  The frames are all cut with our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, so easy to cut to size and then stamp and pop up on a card.

This is a black one with the script background stamp and one of the perfect fit frames and the monogram.  I used a piece of black card stock to finish off the background stamp and popped up the frame with the monogram with foam tape.  Here you can see it in both the black and ruby versions.


 Next is the woodgrain matched with the striped frame:

The polka dot is the next one, I really like this frame:

This floral frame and background is one of my favourites, very rich looking:

 To finish off the set I stamped the monogram on the back of the envelope: 

To wrap it all up I made a holder to hold them all together and tied shut with bakers twine.

If you are interested in making this gift/project yourself please go to my web site to order your supplies or let me know and I can add them to my next order to save you on some shipping.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Joanne of jagsscrapincorner .
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, mycreationswithmichelle, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in February when we will be featuring a 2 page layout.

My list of supplies:
Perfect fit frames - D1527
Diverse backgrounds - D1508
Universal backgrounds - D1477
Monogram B - M1001
White daisy card bases & envelopes - X254
White daisy cardstock - 1385
Ruby ink - X2170
black ink - Z2105
Baker's twine both Neutral (Z1701) & Harvest (Z1751)
Tombow adhesive - 1514
3D foam tape - Z1151

Thursday, January 10, 2013

H2H 'Snow much fun'

A new year!!!
The challenge on this weeks H2H challenge is Snow much fun!!  You have until February 2 to play along, so why not join us and make a snowy creation using mainly Close to my Heart products.

I have a few items that have snow much fun, especially since I used the Flakey Friends stamp set for many of my cards this past Christmas.  The first item I will share is a one of the calendars that I made for my desk at school: 
I used the Stamp of the month from this past November as well as the Flakey friends stamp set for my background. Each calendar page is printed with a grid on 4x6 paper and then stamped. I have them all in a small photo album that I prop open on my desk for each month.

This second card is one that I made for my husbands clients from his property maintenance business in a retirement community.  They look forward to our cards each year, so we try to make them memorable but reproducible.  

There are the 'flakey friends' again, but this time he is holding a weed eater :).  I masked the weed eater shape by stamping it on a sticky note and cutting it out to place on the base.  Stamp my snowman over the post it note, remove the note and stamp the weed eater.  I used our new alcohol marker to colour in the scarf, hat, carrot and weed eater (the same colour as his).  The paper pack is the discontinued Winter Wonderland from last year, the chocolate cardstock strip is stamped with the snowflake border in White daisy ink.  The weed eater stamp is from a set of stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps called - Yard Yabber that I picked up a few years ago.  All other supplies are Close to my heart.