Friday, July 19, 2013

Background Stamps

Background stamps are a wonderful way to enhance your designs.  You can use a bold ink color on light cardstock, tone on tone, or a variation.  It is fun to play with all the different combinations.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Welcome to the Joyful Stars July Blog Hop

Chantilly Swing Card


This is a swing card using our Chantilly paper.  The swing card base is cut with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge at 5 ½ inches.  The swing cards are on page 52 of the Artiste booklet (the S key) and this particular shape is Accent 1.  The decorative oval shape on the front and inside of the card is cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge page 62 Oval 5 and is cut at 2 ¼ inches.  I have a cheat sheet that I received from another consultant that lists the different swing cards and their corresponding shapes and sizes.  I will include that in another post and I will try to find her name so I can give her the credit she deserves.

I apologize for the quality of the pictures.  I hope to have it corrected before my next post.

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Stephanie Brown
Heather Flaherty
Crystal Davis   
Stephanie Huber
Hellen Gullett   
Elizabeth Mindemann
Krista Hershberger
Betty Locco       
Jean Murphy     
Cindy Leek    
Meredith Hainsworth
Joyce Houck   
Nickie Hoffer  
Nancy Brown 

My First Convention

I attended my first Close To My Heart Convention this year and it was a blast.  The Convention was at the Coronado Springs resort in Disney World.  We got a sneak peak of the new Idea Book and all the great new papers, stamps, and products.  We have a new Cricut Cartridge that will be available August 1st.  As a consultant we are able to purchase it this month.  Even if you are just a hobbyist there are so many perks to becoming a consultant.  Feel free to contact me for details.

Stitch is my favorite Disney Character - mischievous enough to be fun and kind hearted enough to be loveable.