Congratulations to my daughters on their college graduations!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet, Silver Glitter Paper, Cranberry Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Silver Shimmer Trim, Black Ink, Cranberry Ink, A Slice of Happy Stamp Set (exclusive to workshop kit), Stargazer Stamp Set, A New Adventure Stamp Set, ConGRADulations Stamp Set, Graduation Cap Stamp Set, and Marvy LePen Journaling Pen.

SALE starts at 3pm MST tomorrow – Friday, May 21st. If you want to be first in line…be ready to shop at start time! As with any sale, there will most likely be a delay the first couple hours of the sale as crafters rush to the sale. If you want to avoid the rush, just wait an hour or so before you start your shopping. You “might” miss a few things but there will still be plenty available after an hour and the site will begin to move faster. The Sale ends at 11:59 pm MST, Tuesday, May 25th. All items are while supplies last. Here’s a hint of some items that may be on the sale: 6 x 6 albums, Flip Flaps, Cut Above Kits, Scrapbooking & Cardmaking Workshops, White Cards & Envelopes (these usually go fast!), Memory Protectors, Mix Ins Paper Packs, previous campaign items, accessories/embellishments, Holographic Paper, stamps & Thin Cuts, a mix of current and past products. Set an alarm and join in on the fun!
(Shipping & handling are based on the full retail price) Shop now!

Welcome to our May/June New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring products from the new idea book.

If you have come here from Melissa Robinson’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

These little birdies are so cute, I couldn’t wait to use them! I found that the lightest color of yellow works best for the bird and it does dry a bit different so give it time if you don’t like the color at first. I went back to the Funny Farm Cards Kid’s Craft and used those instructions, therefore the came together quickly. Reusing instructions with new papers and stamps is a great way to create new things without a lot of thought.😉 I kept the cards pretty simple but did add a few extra touches. This card set is another great option for flat cards for mailing and the shimmer trim and stamping are enough for embellishing. One thing I will say – don’t make me choose between Shimmer Trim and Shimmer Brushes! 🤣

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Hillside Cottage Paper Packet, So Tweet stamp set, Intense Black Ink, TriBlend Markers (Light Yellow Blend, Pale Pink Blend, Pale Pink Shades, Red Brown Blend, Gold Yellow Blend, Dull Green Blend), Silver Shimmer Trim, Gold Shimmer Trim, and Flamingo Shimmer Trim.

Here’s a close up of each card:

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultant blogs for some great crafting ideas!

Browse the Idea Book
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Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the Distress Oxide inks. 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.  If you are coming from Cat Nowak’s Blog, you are on the right track!

I just love how beautifully and easily the Distress Oxide inks blend together. Even the black and pink look great on this layout. For the background, I blended with the Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink, then topped with the Moon Dust Stickles. Since this is a dance photo, the added sparkle is perfect! A great way to create a matching title base is to use the Distress Oxide Ink on White Daisy Cardstock.

Supply List: Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink3-D Flower Thin Cuts, Stencil Pack 2, Cherry Blossoms stamp set, White Daisy Cardstock, Black, Cardstock, Black Shimmer Trim, Black Ink, Black Acrylic Shapes, Moon Dust Stickles, and Black & White Dots.

Here’s a closeup of when I used the stencil and a closeup of the finished layout so you can see all the sparkle and shine on the background as well as the dimension of the flower.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Michelle Loncar’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!

I created this birthday card with alcohol inks. Using different brushes, I created different shapes/size on the background. The green isn’t a color I usually choose, however it’s fun to use new colors.