3D Friday Project| Treat Holder

Are you ready for Valentines Day?

Yeah me neither, but here we are looking for teacher, scout leader and coach treat gifts for this super fun holiday.

Today Michelle and I are teaming up for our 3D Friday Project, and we are bringing you this very cute treat basket. Super simple, this was created from one 12 x 12 cardstock and a few 6 x 12 scraps.

I just love the flowers added from the stamp + thincut set included in the Celebrate Today Cardmaking workshop. Each flower was paired with some gold embellishing thread behind it, popped up with some 3D foam tape, and a small julep glitter gem to the center. 

This adorable treat holder holds loads of candies and could even hold non-candy goodies also. Thanks for stopping by, now head on over to Michelle's Blog to see her basket treat holder! 

A list of supplies and a link to do all of your shopping in one spot is noted below!!!

See ya Sunday for a new card! 



New Product Blog Hop | CTMH

So the new catalog is live, and with that comes NEW product. 

Welcome to this FUN Blog Hop where we are featuring NEW Close To My Heart product that was released on January 1st! You will fall in love with everything in this new catalog, so get your wish list ready!!! 
There is no better way to ring in a new year, and a new catalog, then with a beautiful new paper crafting project as pictured above. So many new products and artwork are pictured through out the new catalog and you will not want to wait to open it up and look inside. 

Don't have an Idea Book? You can view it online or place an order of any size on my website (or on the website of your Consultant.) When you place an order, you'll receive one FREE! (Be sure not to check out as a guest or it won't automatically be added to your cart.)

If you're coming from Haley Dyer's Blog, you're on the right track. To see a complete list of participants, click here.

I am sharing with you the new "I Chews You" set, that includes the My Acrylix® I Chews You stamp set and 7 metal dies to cut the shapes shown here.

When you pair the "I Chews You" set with the Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts set, you can create a unique gumball spinner card.

Watch my blog for creations using both sets! However, for today's post, I am focusing on just the  "I Chews You" set, and created a cute shaker style valentines machine.

I used raspberry, pixie, and sorbet inks for my stamping. I finished off the gumball machine with a clear shimmer brushed over the base and topper of the gumball machine, and black shimmer brushed on the dial.

Now head on over to Judy Faye Garner's Blog to see her new product showcase.

Thanks for hopping along.

Time to sketch it out.

Using Sketches to creat projects.

Welcome, welcome! 
My post today is all about turning that layout sketch pin from Pinterest into a beautiful piece of artwork. 

First grab a sketch, my good friend Michelle and I have decided to use this Sketch found on Pinterest HERE and challenged ourselves to create individual layouts without discussing supplies that would be used. Then come Wednesday (our challenge due date) we would show off our creation here and create a video on our YouTube channels. 

I started off by grabbing my "For the Love of Color" book to create a palette that would be pleasing to look at. I chose Eggplant, Fern, and New England Ivy. I also choose to use two different stamp sets and a Thincut set (what #CTMH calls metal dies). The January Stamp of the month, called Everyday magic, and celebrate today stamp and Thincut set from the card workshop set. You can only get the celebrate today set by ordering the workshop, but honestly it's a true bargain. You get all the supplies you need to create 16 cards and...well that's another post right!
I choose White Daisy, Eggplant, Fern, and New England Ivy cardstock to work with. Based on the stamp sets, I decided I'd create my own background vs use pattern paper. 

The January stamp of the month set comes with a super cute dainty if you will heart stamp. This caught my eye as the perfect stamp to create a very subtle background with, paired with a  little white daisy pigment ink, I achieved exactly what I had in mind. 
I then sponged white daisy ink to create a stamping area for my title. Again coming in with the January Stamp of the month, I chose seek every day magic for my title in black ink. 

Next that sweet stamp set from Celebrate Today, comes in for the flowers and foliage. You can see tone on tone stamping with the flowers of eggplant on eggplant, and sponged the edges in white daisy ink. With the foliage, I used the light side of the new england ivy cardstock, and stamped the image in white daisy pigment ink! 
The entire page comes together with some gold embellishing thread and 3 little julep glitter gems. 

Make sure you hop on over to Michelle's blog to see her layout and video. Scroll down for a list of supplies used, where you can snag them and to watch my tutorial!




Additional Supplies 
Thanks for stopping by!


H2H Challenge | Cutting it Close

Happy Monday!

Welcome back to another H2H challenge, this week it's cutting it close. So grab your thin cuts and lets get to creating.  Is it ever too early to create a valentines treat? I think not.

The new "I chews you" stamp and thin cut set paired with the the Spinner Thin cut set, allows you to create an adorable gumball machine card.

Now that you are inspired to get crafty, get ready to submit your project to the H2H Design page. Remember your project should have at least one thing CTMH. 
Click here to link up.