Monday, September 30, 2013

Damask Divas Laughing Lola October Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Hillary here! Hope y'all are enjoying the Damask Diva's
October Blog Hop featuring the Laughing Lola paper pack!
If you came from Amanda's page, you are in the right place! 
If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop,
 feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the 
complete list of blog hop participants.

The card I have created uses a bit of all but one of the B&T
papers from the Lola paper pack. I also added some
Lagoon and Gypsy cardstock for some added color!
I used the white seam binding and dyed it using gypsy ink and 
a bit of my round sponge. I finished this card off using
the Heartfelt Bday Wish stamp I inked in lagoon and gypsy
 and popped up on pop dots.

Click HERE to shop for these items at my store!

The next blog on the hop list is Lilian, go check out her Lola creation!

 Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using Laughing Lola!
 If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog for the full list.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

CTMH Huntington and Cardabilities #83

Good evening crafty friends! Hope y'all are
having a great weekend so far! We had some good rain
this morning that brought in a wonderful cold front!
I wore a hoodie today and I was super excited!

The card I have for y'all this evening I made following this
week's sketch from Cardabilities. I used all
Close To My Heart products in the exception of the 
embossing folder which is from Darice. I used the 
Huntington Paper Pack along with some added Olive
and Colonial White cardstock. I distressed the edges of
my background paper with the CTMH edge distresser and also
distressed over the embossed image using the sanding cube 
from the CTMH sanding kit. I then inked the edges with
Desert Sand ink and sponged some ink randomly over the 
embossed area. I stamped the sentiment from Always Grateful
in Olive and stamped the flowers from the National Stamping Month
You Are My Happy special stamp set which you can only get
until Monday in Stazon timber brown on olive, gold rush and red barn
cardstock and fussy cut them out and glued them together 
in a way where you can see a bit of all the colors. I finished off the flowers

Friday, September 27, 2013

CTMH ProPlayer simple birthday

Good morning friends! It's almost the weekend!
Have any great plans? I think I will craft and go with
my sisters thrift store shopping to try and find 
some items for our halloween costumes!

Here today I have just a simple Birthday card suitable
for a guy of any age. I used the CTMH ProPlayer paper pack, 
a stamp from the Tech Speak stamp set, and the 
Heartfelt Bday Wish mini stamp. My card base for this
card is a 5.25 x 5.25 square. The ink colors I
used were ruby and pacifica.

Click HERE to shop for your supplies!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

CTMH Laughing Lola and Viva la Verve

Good morning friends! Hope y'all are having a great day!
I am having a better day today than yesterday that's for sure!
My hair dryer broke and someone slashed a 9 inch cut
into my convertible top so they could unlock my car
and go through my glovebox... Hope they had fun, not sure why 
anyone would do that for my tiny two seater with a glovebox
the size of my fist... nothing in there but a tiny hairbrush, bottle
of hair spray and my insurance info... Now it's going to cost $1k
plus to replace since you can't 'fix' a hole in rag top. Oh well,
insurance will mostly likely help a bit. Can't get it looked at
for 2 weeks so I have to figure out a patch job until then because 
it's going to rain this weekend... 

Anyways... enough of my whining, I have for y'all this morning
a card using Laughing Lola paper pack as well as some
gypsy and lagoon cardstock. I used the sketch from Viva la Verve
week 4 for this card. The inks I used are black, lagoon, and gypsy.
 I also used the stamp set from the Laughing LolaWOTG kit
for the flowers which I stamped in black on
colored cardstock then cut out. I used a bit of the black hemp
that comes with the kit for the ribbon and bow and a purple
button from my stash.

Original sketch:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CTMH ProPlayer and Viva la Verve

Good morning friends! I'm back from my anniversary
trip to San Antonio with my hubby! We had a fabulous time!
Didn't want to come come but I am glad to be back 
crafting at my desk! I have another CTMH card for y'all
today using the ProPlayer paper pack and following
the week three sketch from Viva la Verve.

I am digging this paper pack! I am having so much fun
making birthday and thank you cards for guys using
this pack along with the Tech Speak stamp set!
I also used the Heartfelt Bday Wish stamp on this one. I inked
this stamp in slate for the birthday and in ruby for the happy.
The other ink colors I used are pacifica and black.

Click HERE to shop for your supplies!

Supply list: CTMH unless otherwise noted
Paper: ProPlayer paper pack
Stamps: Heartfelt Bday Wish, Tech Speak
Inks: black, slate, ruby, pacifica
Misc: EK success border punch, Nesties sm and lg circle dies

original sketch:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CTMH ProPlayer and Viva la Verve

Good morning friends! Hope y'all are having a great week
so far! I work week ends today and doesn't start back
up until Tuesday! WooHoo! The hubs and I are going
to San Antonio for our anniversary! Or as my hubs
says it's our quarterly trip to Texas... So in case you were wondering 
where Okies go for vacation, there it is, Texas!

I have a card to share with y'all this morning. I used week 2
sketch from Viva la Verve. For this card I used paper
from the CTMH ProPlayer paper pack. I just love this
paper pack! So great for boys and men! Or maybe it's
since my hubby has his own computer business I find it perfect!
I also used the stamp set Tech Speak and I stamped the images
on my ruby and pacifica cardstock with their coordinating inks 
to give it a little something extra! I stamped the next level stamp in 
slate on white daisy cardstock and cut it out. It can be cut out perfectly if 
you have the Cricut Artiste cartridge!Then after I cut my circles 
 I stamped Heartfelt Birthday Wish in pacifica and ruby inks.

Click Here to shop for your supplies!

original sketch:

Sunday, September 15, 2013

CTMH ProPlayer and Mojo Monday #310

Good Sunday morning friends! Hope y'all have had a 
fabulous weekend so far! I thought I'd pop in
right quick before getting ready for church to show my
first card I've made using CTMH ProPlayer paper pack.
I followed this week's sketch from Mojo Monday.

Besides the ProPlayer paper I also used a lot of stamps
from the Tech Speak stamp set along with one
of the borders from the One-way Borders set.
I adore both of these stamp sets! It's so hard sometimes
to find good paper and stamps geared towards guys...
My husband thought this paper and stamps were
pretty cool. The CTMH inks I used were
black, pacifica, and ruby.

original sketch:

Sunday, September 8, 2013

CTMH Huntington and Viva la Verve Sept week 1

Good Lord's Day my friends! Thought I'd pop in and show
off a card I made the other day before I head to church!

I used the Sept week 1 sketch from Viva la Verve for this card.
I used paper from the Huntington Paper Pack as well
as some added goldrush and olive cardstock. I stamped my images
from Count Your Blessings on colonial white cardstock with Versamark
 and heat embossed them with a brown embossing powder and then I 
colored them with redbarn, olive, and goldrush inks. I also
took a paper doily and sponged redbarn ink onto it.
I then used the always grateful stamp from the Always Grateful
set and stamped it in redbarn. 

Shop for these supplies here!

original sketch:

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Intro to Close To My Heart

My first-ever video! I mainly did this little CTMH intro so I could figure out the videoing and editing stuff...  I'm pretty with the results so soon I will have some tutorials and technique videos made

CTMH Huntington and Count Your Blessings #2

Good morning everyone! Hope y'alls weekends are 
off to a good start! It sure is getting toasty here in central OK
considering it's September... Oh well guess that's what happens
when you have a mild July/August...

Well I have another card for y'all this morning using 
The card base is 4.5 x 6.25 cut from a sheet
of Colonial White cardstock. I then cut a smaller
rectangle from Barn Red cardstock as a mat for a rectangle piece
of Huntington B&T both come in the Huntington paper pack.
I stamped my image from Count Your Blessings in Versamark
then embossed it in a brown embossing powder. (from Hobby Lobby)
I then used CTMH inks in Goldrush, Olive, Barn Red and Gypsy as
well as MFT ink in Kraft to 'paint' my image using water brushes (HL)
I also distressed the edges of my image panel and sponged
on in in Barn Red. The Blessed is stamped in MFT Kraft.

I then cut a strip of Barn Red and B&T papers and colored
some White seam binding with my Olive ink and sponge, and 
cut a strip of Bronze shimmer trim to make the 
strip down the side of the image. The double bow I
made using a Bow-Easy.

Be on the lookout for a YouTube video I will we putting
up soon showing how I paint my images
using CTMH inks!

Shop with me here!

Supplies List: from CTMH unless otherwise notes

Paper: Huntington Paper Pack, Colonial White ct
Stamps: Count Your Blessings
Ink: Olive, Gypsy, Red Barn, Goldrush, MFT Kraft
Misc: Bronze shim trim, seam binding, sponge, edge distresser

Friday, September 6, 2013

CTMH Huntington and Mojo Monday 309

Good morning everyone! It's Friday! Whoop whoop!
Hope y'all have fabulous plans for the weekend!
I plan to clean and make more cards! I was
hoping my CTMH order would be in but alas, the labor
day weekend through shipments off a day or two...

This morning I have for y'all a card using this week's
sketch over at Mojo Monday! I used paper from the
Huntington Paper Pack as well as some Goldrush and
Colonial White cardstock. I used stamps from Always Grateful
and Count Your Blessings stamp sets. I stamped those
images in Versamark then embossed them in Bark ep
from Michaels. I colored them using Barn Red, Goldrush,
and Olive inks. I also used white seam binding that I
sponged Olive ink on. Tied my double bow with
the Bow-easy.

Supplies list: CTMH products unless noted

Paper: Huntington pp, goldrush cs, colonial white cs
Stamps: Always Grateful and Count Your Blessings
Ink: Goldrush, BarnRed, Olive, Versamark
Misc: white seam binding, bark ep (Michaels)

Shop with me here!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

CTMH Huntington paper and C1555 Count Your Blessings stampset

Good morning everyone! Hope y'alls week is going well!
It's already all most Friday! Whoop whoop! I should
be getting a new box of CTMH goodies tomorrow!
Until then I decided to pull out the Huntington paper pack
and make a few cards! For this first card I used the
card on page 44 of the new Idea Book as my inspiration.

I made a 4.5 x 6.25 card base out of Barn Red cardstock
that comes with the Huntington Paper Pack. I then cut a smaller
rectangle out of Goldrush cardstock. I inked the edges of both
the Red Barn and Goldrush with their matching inks.
I stamped the cornstalk and small pumpkin from 
Count Your Blessings in Versamark and embossed it in a 
brown embossing powder I got from Hobby Lobby. I cut
out the pumpkin and distressed and inked the edges of the cornstalk
image in Barn Red ink. I then used my Red Barn, Goldrush and Olive inks
 along with some water brushes (also from HL) to paint my stamped images.
 I will be doing a YouTube tutorial this weekend about painting
with ink pads so be watching for that!

For the stitched part, on a piece of white computer paper
I drew the image I wanted then using my needle I poked holes
along the image about ever 1/8th of an inch. I then used a 
small piece of tape to tape my template to my B&T piece
and then poked through the holes in my computer paper onto
my B&T paper. I used some embroidering floss I had that was close to
the Goldrush color and then just stitched the image!

I stamped the Blessed in Barn Red and also used
a strip of Bronze Shimmer Trim to finish off the outside of this card!
The inside stamp is from the set Always Grateful.

Shop with me here!

Supplies list:

Stamps used: C1555 Count Your Blessings, C1559 Always grateful
Inks used: Red Barn, Olive, Goldrush, Versamark
Paper used: Huntington Paper Pack, Goldrush cardstock
Misc: Bronze Shimmer Trim, burnt orange em. floss,
Bark embossing powder, edge distresser 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

CTMH September Stamp of the Month!

Good morning everyone! Can you believe it is already
September?! Wow does time fly! Well I thought
I'd pop in this morning and let y'all have a look at
the September stamp of the month!

When you spend $50 or more you get this great set
retailed for $17.95 for only $5!! Not to mention you can 
pair it up with the National Stamping Month promotion
I blogged about on my last post Here, so you'll get 4 stamp sets
 for only $15!! How amazing is that!! :-)

September SOTM: Poster Tidings S1309A


I love these stamps! Can't wait to get my order in!
There is so much you can do with them! For one you don't
have to use the whole stamp, just block off what
you don't want on your creation (like the little card in the pic)
Or you can have some words different colors!

Are you ready to put in an order to get the great promotions
this month?! Just visit my website HERE and get
that order in!!