Monday, November 28, 2011

December Card Club

It is sometimes difficult to find the perfect gift for that special someone. I often find myself purchasing a gift card for that person or sending money. Rather than throwing that card or bills in an envelope, I think it's better to package it beautifully. That is my theme for my last Card Club class. Two of the cards are made to perfectly fit a gift card while the third is designed for the ever appreciated cash!

This first card/tag was inspired by the one and only Jeanette Lynton. In her Shape-a-Day series she featured a gorgeous Holiday tag using several shapes from the Art Philosophy cartridge. For my card I sealed the bottom and one end so I could tuck a tag in the middle. This creates the perfect place for my gift card.

I've seen many different takes on the "coffee cup" card, but no templates did I find. So I just made it up as I went along. I've got a long list of recipients that would love a gift card to their favorite coffee house!

Last but not least, I wanted so badly to incorporate a Christmas stocking into one of my cards. The shape is cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I dolled it up with lace ribbon, buttons and holly leaves. It has an opening at the top perfect for some Christmas cash!

This should be a great class. The Card Club has been fun this year, can't wait for new classes next year!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Time" to Celebrate!

Heart 2 Heart challenge blog has a theme of "Time" this week. Create a project with the words "time" or "timeless", or images of time. It is that time of year that we are scrambling and preparing hastily for the Holiday season. Here is my card with the man who is the busiest this time of year!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mojo Snowflakes

Here is this week's Mojo Monday sketch. Thanksgiving is tomorrow and that means Christmas is just around the corner. Time to get started on those Christmas cards!

I'm really attracted to the blue/red/brown color combination lately. I have been creating lots of Christmas goodies with this similar combination. {I will post them soon!} I really love this stamp set too and the darling sentiment.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Decor

Thanksgiving is only a week away from today! Can you believe it? The house is decorated and the turkey has been purchased. I did some different decorations on the fire mantle this year and the banner is a new addition thanks to the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!

I was able to cut the base and layers from the Cricut machine as well as the letters. Then I strung them all together with some silky leaves from the craft store.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thankful from the Heart

November is a month of gratitude. A time to reflect on those people and things we are thankful for. Heart 2 Heart Blog is sharing those special projects this week that shows your gratitude for those in your life. My project is a dry erase frame. It is not to be given to anyone in particular, rather it is to remain in my home for all those that enter here this season. Whether it's family or friends I invite everyone to write something on it, even my CTMH customers, whom I am very thankful for all year long.

This is what the frame looks like before any writing has been done on it. The words and pumpkin are under the glass so you could write directly over them.

Be sure to check out all the beautiful projects on the Heart 2 Heart Blog.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Metal Mania Sketch with St. Nick

I am completing two challenges today with one card. Heart 2 Heart blog is challenging us to use metal on our creations this week. I've chosen to use a metal frame, new england ivy metal tab and some metal brads to attach them both to the card base.

This card is also for the sketch on Mojo Monday this week.

I also wanted to share my inspiration for this card. While my mom is visiting this month we will create her Christmas cards together. I like to give her a Close To My Heart Idea Book for ideas. This was one of the cards she liked, so I gave it a try with the two challenges this week. You will have to stay tuned to see what her final card selection will be!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Calendar Club Complete!

This past weekend my Calendar Club completed their last two pages. We only needed to finish November and December. Now they are ready to have the dates filled in and pictures posted in the spaces provided. This was a really fun Club and I think I may do it again sometime.

The November page uses the beautiful Dreamin' papers and some fall leaves cut and stamped using the Cricut cartridge and coordinating stamp set.

The December page uses the festive Believe papers and a stamped sentiment that was cut from the Cricut cartridge as well as the holly leaves.

Be sure to look back throughout the year to see each month's pages. You can use the Search on the right side of the column under key words "Calendar Club".

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Thankful ~ RCC27

I had fun creating this background paper with these lovely leaf and acorn stamps. I thought it would be interesting to throw some purple into the usual autumn colors. I used some purple twine to tie it all together as well.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Family For All Seasons ~ Mojo Monday

With the recent cooler weather I have fall on my mind. I've already taken down the Halloween decorations and put up the fall ones. This is definitely my favorite season and is also a time for Family. My Mother will arrive tomorrow and will stay with us through Thanksgiving. I'm so excited to spend time with her.

With that being said, here's my take on this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

There's that Bronze Glitter Gel again, I love this stuff!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Color Challenge on H2H

It's a color challenge on Heart 2 Heart challenges Blog this week. It's so pretty and reminds me of fall colors. The colors are Autumn Terracotta, Juniper and Bamboo. I used the Captured Moments stamp, some new and old Juniper B&T papers and the new Bronze Glitter Gel.

Try out this color combo for yourself and be sure to check out the other creative artwork on the Heart 2 Heart blog today!