Thursday, February 6, 2020

Technique Thursday #1

I am so thankful that Close To My Heart has provided some wonderful videos to share with you techniques for using our products.

I know a lot of you are seasoned stampers like me but I find that sometimes it is good to have a refresher of some basic techniques for using and caring for your stamps. Today I want to share with you this video from Close To My Heart on Tips for Use & Care of our My Acrylix stamp sets.

I hope you enjoyed the video and found it informative. Here are some links to the products shown in the video.

1778 - My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner
Z1782 - My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber
Y1501 - My Acrylix Block Starter Set 

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Cherishing Her

I am in love with the Stamp of the Month for the month of February from Close To My Heart - Cherishing Her. This stamp set with 23 images is perfect to celebrate the women we love in our lives, be they mothers, aunts, daughters, sisters or friends.

I was inspired to create this card by a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches. You can see the challenge here.

I used paper from the Celebrate Today collection for the background and circle. I colored the flower bouquet in with Triblend Markers and gave it some bling with a Clear Shimmer Brush, some Soft Pink Shimmer Trim and Clear Sparkles.

This stamp set will be available through February 29th. You can purchase this set for $18.95 or for $5.00 with a $50 purchase from my website. Click here to see this stamp set.

I hope you liked the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
S2002 - Cherishing Her SOTM stamp set
X7252S - Celebrate Today Paper pack
X7252C - Celebrate Today Coordinating Cardstock
Z3608 - Soft Pink Shimmer Trim
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2496 - Pale Pink Triblend Marker
Z2491 - True Blue Triblend Marker
Z2485 - Light Green Triblend Marker
Z2483 - Light Yellow Triblend Marker
Z3293 - Clear Shimmer Brush
Z3274 - Clear Sparkles

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Celebrate Today

Hi all! I am back! Slowly getting back into crafting as I am healing from my shoulder surgery. Been working a little bit each day on catching up. I am happy to share with you one of my recent creations using the Featured Paper for the month of February from Close To My Heart - Celebrate Today. This fun collection of vibrant colors and images is perfect for celebrating birthdays and everyday occasions.

For this layout I used a sketch from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 book along with the Celebrate Today Paper Pack, Coordinating Cardstock and Scrapbooking Stamp set. I used a combination of stickers and stamped stars for embellishments, using 3-D Foam Tape with some to add dimension. I also used the grid stamp behind the title block and journal block.

Click here to see all the products that are part of the Celebrate Today collection.

I hope you enjoy the layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
X7252S - Celebrate Today Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7252C - Celebrate Today Coordinating Cardstock
D1903 - Celebrate Today Scrapbooking Stamp Set
9043 - Make It From Your Heart Volume 3
Z3608 - Soft Pink Shimmer Trim
Z2895 - Lagoon Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2844 - Pixie Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2812 - Raspberry Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2805 - Black Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Celebrate Today Collection