Sunday, July 14, 2013

Art wtih an Attitude July Blog Hop

The Stampers with an Attitude team is doing a blog hop, themed {Art with an Attitude}!!  "Who are we?" you might ask?  We are Close to My Heart (CTMH) consultants, who are passionate and talented crafters!

You are in the right place if you just came from
{Sheila Bennett's blog}

For this blog hop, we are going Patriotic!!  For some reason, I got my crafty inspiration at 930pm - weird and inconvenient, but I went with it - and my creative mojo didn't disappoint me!

It was such a blast to ~finally~ have a chance to work with new products from the 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book, including the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2 how-to-book, which this card layout is from. It ROCKS!!  All the products I used are listed below.

Contact me for more information on any of Close to My Heart's products, want to sign up as a consultant with my team, if you have any questions or need some inspiration. 

Next on the blog hop is
{Pamela O'Connor's blog}

Thanks for visiting - now go get inspired!!

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Featured Products (available Aug 1st):
Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2 how-to-book
- Ruby, White Daisy and Outdoor Denim Cardstock
- Ruby Mini-Melody Accents
Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment
- Slate & Ruby Exclusive Stamp Pads
- Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel
- Ruby Shimmer Trim
- Blue Sparkles Assortment
- White Hemp
- Take Note Stamp Set (from Artbooking collection)
- Washi Wonder Stamp Set (from Hostess Rewards collection)
- Edge Distresser tool
- 3D Foam Tape
5 1/2" X 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Color Dare #50

This week's color dare features the colors in the Close to My Heart Surf's Up paper pack:

This is such a fun paper pack and is continuing forward in the next idea book (in case you haven't gotten yours yet!)  Here is my project - a 2 page layout, using a lot of the latest and greatest products, including flip flaps. 

Flip flaps are AWESOME for adding dimension and interaction to your pages, as well as providing additional "space" for pictures or journaling.  The flip flap is tucked under the dessert sand cardstock.  After I placed the page in the page protector sheet, I used a technique to pull the flip flap to the outside of the page, so it could be opened from the outside and not tear the page protector.  Last, I adhered a button and some baker's twin to the corner to signal "open me" to people.

I also created my own "washi" tape from the paper by cutting it to the width I wanted, tearing the edges to make the white core (all CTMH's papers are like this) of the paper show through and then adhered it down.  Adds a great coordinating look!

Another cool technique - you can probably see it on the photos at the bottom better - is to distress the edges of your photos and stamp directly on it.  It gives them more dimension and as long as it has enough time to dry, you're good to go!

Thanks for stopping in!  Contact me or visit my website to get the products featured in my layouts.


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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Later Sk8tr Inspiration

The Later Sk8ter papers have been one of my all time favorites!!

Here are some of my latest projects using this paper pack and other CTMH products:

Did you get this paper before it sold out???