Friday, March 20, 2015

March Stamp of the Month Art # 7

Art by Renee Valenti

Here's a different use of one of the frame stamps from this set . . . On the left sidebar, it is stamped in first, second and third generation ink, providing a design that complements the "Brushed" floral patterns to the right.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


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March Stamp of the Month Art # 6

Art by Kimberly Ganiere

Once again, our Seaside Papers make an appearance!  Seeing it used on so many cards this month just confirms what a versatile pack it is.  The Seaside Complements are featured here, as well.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

March Stamp of the Month Art # 5

Art by Shannon Law

Here Shannon combines a wedding stamp with March's frame and sentiment stamps here for a bright card, using our Snowhaven papers.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March Stamp of the Month # 4

Art by Maggie Cameron

You can just about hear this little 3 x 3 card speaking its "hi" in a tiny voice!  Everything about it is delicate.  Our "Brushstrokes" stamp set provides the background, stamped in our soft Pixie ink . . . with the "hi" from our Stamp of the month, just whispering its greeting......

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY 3-10-15 "Texturizing Words"

One of my very favorite uses for texture stamps is to "fancy up" Cricut-cut words.
This is our 12 x 12 Designed Decor Shadow Box (also available in Colonial White.)
This Friday is my first monthly class, where we will be making seasonal artwork for these frames.

I cut out the words, using Close To My Heart's "Artbooking" cartridge. Then I used images from the pictured stamp set to add interest to the otherwise solid cardstock. Endless possibilities!

Monday, March 9, 2015

March Stamp of the Month Art # 3

Art by Becky Mackenstadt

Texture is the name of the game!  Close To My Heart's Embossing Folders provide a major piece of eye candy here.  The crisp lines of texture there provide a contrast to the intentionally "smeared" sentiment, stamped with our White Daisy Ink.  Junebug Puffies are ADORABLE little embellishments, that are available through March ONLY while supplies last!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March "Inspired Designs" Layouts - CONFETTI WISHES

Each month, I offer one or more "Inspired Designs" projects.  This one, for March, is three 12 x 12 double layouts.  You can receive a full cutting guide and step-by-step instructions with any $30 order, placed through the "Inspired Designs" link on my website, through March.

I am also happy to provide you with a "Shopping List" that gives you all ordering information you need to purchase the products for these layouts.  Just ask!


AND . . .   If you are new to "Inspired Designs," and would like to receive this first instruction pack FREE  with no obligation for purchase in February, please email me. I will gladly email you the instructions! Give it a try, and see what you think . . .  You may find that you'd like to lend your hand to creating something fresh each month.

Do you have birthday pictures from the current year, or even from years past that need homes ? ?

Like to include some fabulous, coordinating embellishments on your pages?

Would you love an easy shopping list and full step-by-step instructions?

Email me for your FREE trial of these March layouts!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Easter Card Workshop - March 25

Enjoy a time of Easter crafting, with all materials provided and prepared for you!
Wednesday, March 25 - 10am OR 6pm
Cost: FREE with a $30 product order that day, OR just a $15 class fee.  Your choice.

You will have sentiment options - both religious and secular.

RSVP to register by March 20.

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March Stamp of the Month Art # 2

Art by Debi Gardner

Seaside Papers are used again here, with blues being the emphasis this time, and  Sorbet the accent.  The butterfly is from an additional stamp set.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

March Stamp of the Month Art # 1

 Art by Julie Reynolds

I used a BT Duo from our "Seaside" paper pack for the matting on this "wall hanging."  Then cut out the frame and mounted it with Thin 3D Foam Tape, for dimension.  I love the two little free-flowing line stamps that work well for balloon strings, scribble lines, or as shown here - like a string hanger.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY 3-3-15 "Paper Piecing"

Do you love outline images that present opportunity for LOTS of color . . . but you don't love coloring in? Here's just one solution!