Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Card Making Day

Hello friends!  It's a beautiful fall day here and I'll be having some friends over tonight to make cards & the last Seasonal Sampler.

Here's one of the cards I made this morning for tonight's workshop using the Sangria papers and Sangria Assortment.

I created this with the leftover scraps from the Sangria samplers.  Even the Cricut shapes took up "leftover" paper from my sampler.  This pumpkin was used on the sampler.  I just resized it for the card.  

This card sketch is one of my favorites from the Make It From Your Heart Vol 2 Card & layout how-to book from Close to My Heart.  It's one of 12 great card sketches that includes the dimensions of each part of the card.  That's my favorite part!  

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sangria Seasonal Sampler

I think I saved the best for last, don't you?

No, I haven't been keeping this paper tucked away for a year, it's new!  This sampler features our brand new Sangria papers & assortment from the new 2015 Annual Inspirations catalog.

This features 3 SUPER EASY 3D flowers from our very 1st Cricut Bundle, Art Philosophy along with shapes from Artbooking and the brand new Artistry Cricut cartridge.  

My last workshop will be on Saturday 10/3 @ 7pm  
Click here to order a pre-cut ready to assemble kit to create on your own or at the workshop
The kit will also include 2 coordinating cards.

Want to make one on your own and have the Cricut Cartridges?  
Place an order on my website for $20 and I'll send you the Cricut Design Space Link and a project guide.  This project can also be easily created on the Cricut Expression.  

Items used:
Adventure Cardstock
Neutrals Cardstock
Cricut Bundles:  

This completes a full year of seasonal samplers.  We started in October 2014 with Halloween and we're ending in ((late)) September with Autumn.

I have a limited amount of supplies on hand for some of last year's kits. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Last workshop from the 2014 Annual Expressions

So many mixed emotions!   I've loved theses papers but I'm so excited to feature the all new 2015 Annual Inspirations too!   

This week's card workshops will be feature these 3 cards PLUS 3 more of the same with different papers.  (Jackson, Blossom & Pathfinding)

I have absolutely loved using Brushed (left card) and Confetti Wishes (right card) this last year.  

The latte cup card is from the new Zoe papers and from the new Artistry Cricut cartridge that are already available.    

It's not too late to request a virtual, pre-stamped kit or sign up to attend.  Please contact me no later than noon on Wednesday to RSVP.    Cost is $15 for the workshop or $18.50 for a pre-stamped kit shipped directly to you next week (within US).  Leave a comment below to RSVP.  All comments are moderated and I will not publish comments if you leave me your email address in the message.

I cannot take hardly any of the credit for these cards.  The floral card was designed by Dawn Montagano, the latte cup is everywhere because it's a shape on the new Artistry cartridge... but I used my wonderful upline Michele Rowley's card for my inspiration and the last card was inspired by many many cards that have banners that I've spotted on Pinterest (not just 1 card).

Stay tuned!  I'll be doing more of these virtual card kits in the coming year.  I'm looking forward to sharing my designs with you.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Best Friends

Do you ever scraplift?  

I created this card over the weekend using the early release products.  
I love the dogs and cats on the cartridge.  I also appreciate that there's 3 of each.  Not all dogs look the same!  

The "Best Friends" stamp is from the Artistry Cricut Collection so when you purchase the collection, you'll have everything you need to start creating a card like this.

Back to scrap-lifting.  I used this beautiful card from the current catalog as my inspiration.  

This card design is actually Design #26 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.  This is a how-to booklet that gives you the cutting guide for card and scrapbook layouts.  It gives me the structure.  After that's it the fun part of embellishing!

What have you scraplifted lately?

Saturday, August 8, 2015

What a beautiful year!

I want to thank everyone who joined me we created wall art for our homes and offices.  It was a ton of fun to fill my shadow box with something new each month!

Just a reminder, the supplies for all of these samplers have been discontinued and are in short supply. They will become unavailable no later than August 31st.  If you wish to purchase one of these kits, please contact me ASAP or no later than August 25 so I can order supplies if they're still available.

I have a complete list of all samplers here.  Most of them also included extras as I tried to use up all the supplies in each kit.

I can't wait to start designing a new series of workshops for the next Idea Book & Catalog year.  What would you like to make?