Sunday, September 29, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E01)

Getting Started with Cricut Artbooking  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this cartridge!  So far I have been having fun with overlays with layouts and mini albums.

Simply Stitch It

We now have a great stitch guide for all of you interested in adding additional dimension to your artwork.  Check out this quick video for a brief introduction to using the guide.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Joyful Stars Blog Hop for September

I am still in a home decor mood so I made this simple little frame.
I absolutely love the Huntington papers so I used that for the photo mat. I used the original photo mat that came with the frame as a template.

 The Stamp set is called Poster Tidings and is the Stamp of the Month for September. If you place an order for $50 or more you can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5 (a 17.95 value).

 I wanted to highlight a few of the words in the stamp. There are couple different ways you can do this. For this frame I decided to use sponge daubers to apply different ink colors to different areas of the stamp. Since this can take a little time to cover the entire stamp via a sponge dauber I "huffed" warm breath onto the stamp to moisten it and then stamped onto the "Sunset" card stock.

 I decorated the frame with a strip of our new Jute Ribbon and some retired wooden shapes. Our current Idea Book has Trinkets Wooden Shapes that are just adorable. All our wooden shapes are stampable. I just used daubers again to add ink to the wooden shapes. I then added Liquid Glass to give it a nice sheen.

This project was inspired by a project Joyce shared with me a few months ago.  Thanks Joyce!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Convert our page protectors to work in a CM album.

A CM customer contacted me to see if our Close To My Heart page protectors would work in her album. They will and here is a video to show you how. I wanted to share this with anyone who is no longer able to purchase CM products to complete their albums. Our Close To My Heart page protectors are a great value at $22.95 for 50 and they are an exceptional quality too. Feel free to contact me with any questions.