Posted in Cards on 12/30/2012 04:05 pm by Wendy
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Pirouette stamp set, Twilight ink, Slate Satin Polkadot Ribbon, Avonlea Paper Packet, Slate Epoxy Bubbles (exclusive to the Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Kit), and Silver Fox Smooch. Freshly Made Sketch #66
Well, it is the 50th and final segment of my Stamp Sunday series for 2012. It has been fun using so many different stamp sets throughout the year and also a challenge at times. I tried out my now Smooch paints on this card (a Christmas gift to myself!) They are easy to use and I like the coverage. Maybe they will help me use up some of that bare chipboard!
My new focus for 2013 is to use a ton of sketches (I love them!) and participate in some challenge like this one at Freshly Made Sketches. It is one of my favorite new sites that I haven’t had the time to explore. I am also going to work at using up my stash with my scrapbook pages and there will be home decor and other projects too. I hope you will continue to visit throughout the new year and I will share as much as I can create!
Posted in Blog Hops, Cards on 12/15/2012 06:00 am by Wendy
Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month we are highlighting the Stitching Technique as shown on page 28 in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.
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 Judy Faye Garner’s Blog.
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Stitched Together stamp set, Happy Birthday stamp set, and Lagoon ink.
At first I felt bad for posting such a simple card. Then I realized that sometimes (especially this time of year!) we are extra busy and need something quick and easy. So that’s what this card is…simple, one dimension (easy to mail), and will work for anyone. These stamp sets are both retired oldies but goodies. You can change up this card with any border stamp, sentiment, or ink color!
Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Kindred Hearts 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 Debi Barber
4. Judy Faye Garner
5. Wendy Kessler
6. Kindred Hearts
7. Michelle West
Posted in Blog Hops, Cards on 12/12/2012 08:00 pm by Wendy
In celebration of National Crafting month, Close to My Heart has another great special which includes the above stamp set. As in the past, consultants have joined forces to share with you many projects that can be created with this exclusive stamp set. This should give you more ideas and expand this super value!
The hop is a circle so you can start anywhere. If you are coming from Krista’s Blog then you are on the right path.
I wasn’t a big fan of this stamp set when I first saw it but now that I’ve used it I can see it’s possibility. This is a Father’s Day card with each of the small owls representing one of the kids in their favorite color.
Your next stop is Vicki’s Blog. Thanks for stopping!
Here is a list of all the participants:
Judy Faye Garner
Katy Donaldson Taylor
Posted in Cards on 12/07/2012 07:21 pm by Wendy
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: C1456 Heartfelt Treasures stamp set, White Daisy Cardstock, Bronze Glitter Glitz Gel, Boutique Assortment, and inks (Cotton Candy, Pear, Honey, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, and Topiary).
I was very pleased with how these cards turned out. I have not had much time to scrap at all lately and I had this in my head for quite some time before I actually got around to doing it. It’s nice when things come together like you plan them. Two cards that are the same but totally different. The same pattern and stamp set, just different ink colors and embellishing. Which one is your favorite?
Posted in Cards on 12/04/2012 08:31 pm by Wendy
The Avonlea Cardmaking Kit includes:
My Acrylix Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (C-size) only available with this workshop
Avonlea B&T Duos® Papers (2 sheets)
Cardstock (4 sheets, various)
Colonial White Cards & Envelopes (15 each)
Slate Epoxy Bubbles (108 pieces) only available with this workshop
Grey Organdy Ribbon (5 yards) only available with this workshop
Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2147 Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Y1002 1″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block $5.95
Y1003 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block $6.50
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
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment $2.95
Z1204 Bone Folder $4.95
X1410 Colonial White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack $14.95 (15 included in workshop)
Z1738 Colonial White Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes $6.95
Z1482 Silver Glitz Glitter Gel $2.75
C1524 Words of Comfort stamp set $13.95
D1187 For Every Occasion stamp set $17.95
A1125 Thanks $6.95
Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Slate, Colonial White, Chocolate, Olive
The Stamp of the Month is:
(December) Year-Round Cheer
The current Constant Campaign is:
(December) There is no constant campaign for December 1-12, however there are additional clearance in the “While Supplies Last” section of my website.