Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Make a Wish!

What kid doesn't love a birthday party? All three of mine love a party, and this mom loves to document them! I think the Confetti Wishes line from Close To My Heart is great whether you have a boy or girl celebrating. Here are a few examples of birthday layouts I made using the paper pack, complements, and assortment.

This layout is really just a large photo mat backed by strips of the various patterned papers. The title and embellishments are complements stickers.

I based this layout on a sketch from one of CMTH's Make It From Your Heart pattern books.  The title is cut from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge, the tag is a complements sticker, and the other embellishments are from the Confetti Wishes assortment. I added a fiber from my stash to the journaling tag.

This is a "boy" version using squares and strips of the pattern paper, a Cricut cut title from Artbooking, and complements stickers.

Here's another "boy" version. I used another title cut with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge, and more complements stickers.

I've shown this fun layout before. In addition to the paper pack, I stamped some pattern paper using a former stamp of the month set. I also added a title and embellishments made with the same stamp set. Note: while this particular stamp set is no longer available, there are several other sets perfect for birthdays on the website.  Look in the Occasions stamp category for ideas!

I did add a few sheets of cardstock from my basic supplies for page bases. But even after all of these fun layouts, I still have some decent scraps of paper left, as well as a few embellishments from the assortment and some complements stickers. Perfect for making any birthday cards we need in the next little while.

Monday, July 27, 2015

I Did a Bad, Bad Thing

But I'm going to make up for it!

I completely forgot to share with you my latest published layout. The July issue of Create magazine is online and free for download.

My layout uses papers and stickers from Pink Paislee, handmade paper, shapes and words cut with the Cricut, and more.  To see a better quality picture, more great Readers Gallery projects, free sketches, and more in 277 beautiful pages, head on over to Scrapbook Generation and download your free copy today. You can also download the sketches from the magazine free in their online store.

I even have a special offer for you today! You can save 10% on your first purchase with SG using this link. I highly recommend their sketchbooks, which you can purchase in hard copy or digital form.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jump On It!

Welcome to our Jump On It in July blog hop! If you've arrived here from Haley Dyer's blog, or if you're just starting out, you're in the right place. Here's the scoop on Jump On It in July:

This month's special offer is a one-of-a-kind chance to get your favorite set of Hostess Reward stamps without hosting a party, for only $5. Or, you can choose July's Stamp of the Month for free. All you have to do is purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps and the choice is yours!

There are a lot of great stamp sets to choose from, and I'm sharing two of them today. This first card uses the Hats Off stamp set along with the masculine Jackson papers.

My card design is from the Wishes pattern book, and I used the Happy Birthday stamp from the set on the inside. This is a great masculine set, but that clock could make some pretty feminine birthday cards as well.

My second stamp set is Happy Hexagons, and I chose to make this card using only cardstock to show you how to really take advantage of this special.

The sentiment and hexagon border images are from the Happy Hexagon stamp set. To get this set, you can buy the other two sets I used for this card, and there are tons of other possibilities for the three sets.

The single flower is from the Shower Flowers stamp set ($13.95).

The allover patterns are from the Botanical Backgrounds stamp set ($17.95).

The background patterns can easily be stamped tone-on-tone, like the pear panels in my card, or can be colored in, like my white panel. I used our watercolor pencils on my card, but you could also use our Shinhan markers with great looking results.

Remember, this offer is only good for the month of July 2015, so be sure to jump on this chance while you can!  If you are ready to shop, you can use my picture list below. The links open in a new window so you can continue on with the hop as soon as you're done. When you're ready to move along, let's go see what Pam Ellison has created for us!

Shopping List for Card #1:

Jackson Paper Pack
Wishes How-To Book
Kraft Cardstock
Stamp Pads in Glacier, Barn Red, and Cocoa
Hats Off - Promo appears in cart when you qualify!

Shopping List for Card #2:

Cardstock in Pear and White Daisy
Make It From Your Heart - Vol. 2
Stamp Pads in Pear. Glacier, Sunset, and Canary
Watercolor Pencils
Shower Flowers Stamp Set
Botanical Backgrounds Stamp Set
Happy Hexagons - Promo appears in cart when you qualify!

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