Archive for October, 2012

October 2012 Technique Blog Hop – Rock ‘n’ Roll Stamping

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the Rock ‘n’ Roll Stamping Technique as shown on page 31 in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.  This is an oldie but a goodie!

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  So if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Kindred Heart’s Blog.

Supplies used: Die Cuts With a View Just Dreamy Stack, Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection Kudos stamp set, and Close to My Heart Red Glitter Glitz.

My rock n roll stamping technique is used for the circle border along the center of the page.  I first inked the image in Cranberry, then rolled in Outdoor Denim before stamping.  The glitter glitz was used to create the dots and the border, how cool is that!

I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Judy Faye Garner’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Here is a list of participants:

1. Wendy Kessler

2. Judy Faye Garner

3. Tabitha Fritz

4. Joy McHargue

5. Rachel Ventura

6. Kindred Hearts

October SOS: Hot Chocolate

Supplies used are all CTMH: (retired) papers, Playful Flourishes stamp set (retired),  Chocolate cardstock, Chocolate ink, Baby Pink cardstock (retired), Just Blooms flower (retired), Solos 1 stamp set (retired), Chocolate grosgrain ribbon (retired), button (retired), and Colonial White Waxy Flax.

The October 2012 Scrap Our Stash Challenge is “Hot Chocolate”.  I just love to use a chocolate-color brown on my layouts and my favorite color combination is brown and pink.  For this layout I felt that the background layout was a bit plain so I random-stamped flourishes using chocolate ink on the chocolate cardstock.  This added a bit of pattern without making the layout too busy.  These 8×10 photos can be difficult to scrap but this was was a breeze.

Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit

This workshop is not on my schedule so I have included all the information you would need if you’d like to order.  I am offering a “Your Choice” workshop and this would be an option for then as well.  I will refer back to this post at that time for your convenience.

The Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit includes:
My Reflections Moonlight Paper Packet (X7161B)
My Acrylix Moonlight Workshop Stamp Set (C-size) only available with this workshop
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.80)
Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment ($2.95)
Haunted Assortment ($4.95)
Instruction Brochure

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

Bonus Project: (directions on my website)

Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:
Z1746  My Creations Block (2) $3.95 each
Z1681  Dimensional Elements Numbers  $3.25

Required Tools: (if you are attending a workshop or crop let me know and I will have these available for your use)
E1021  My Acrylix® Trinity Alphabet  $29.95
Z2105  Black Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
Z2123  Goldrush Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
Z2147  Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
3174  Blending Pen  $3.95
Z697  Sponge  $1.25
Y1002  1″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block  $5.95
Y1006  3″ × 3″ My Acrylix® Block  $8.50
Y1010  2″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block  $9.95

Not provided: Z1151  3-D Foam Tape  $5.95

Coordinating products:
Z1776  Pixie Glitter Alphabet  $5.95
Z1798  Black Tulle Ribbon  $5.95
Z1754  Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment  $2.95
X7161C  Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements  $4.95
C1509  Magic Potions stamp set  $13.95
C1522  Creepy Creatures stamp set  $13.95

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Black, Goldrush, Slate, Smokey Plum, Colonial White

CTMH Video: Adding Color to Your Crafts

Learn about the new color families, cardstocks, and papers from Close To My Heart that can spruce up any design.  Adding color to your crafts is simple, easy, and beautiful!

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Featured items used in this video:
X7158B – La Belle Vie Paper Packet
X7160B – Flirty Paper Packet
X7155B – Avonlea Paper Packet
Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pads 

My Originals Sweet Surprises Card Kit

This video shows you what is offered in the My Originals Sweet Surprises Card Kit by Close to My Heart.