Monday, January 21, 2013

Using up your Stash- Quilling

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Joy's Blog.

There are 5 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog.
You can also use this list to reference from:
Tabbi's Blog (you are here)
Rachel's Blog-
Judy's Blog-
Cherri's Blog-
Joy's Blog-
(this list is not permalinked!!! if you get lost through the hop come back to me, and go to January 2013 archive on each blog and look for Using up your stash-quilling)

Today I am showcasing a card I made for a card swap I am in. It is not only a card that has been quilled but it is also an interactive card.

For ease of explaing the quilling, and to show the card in action I made a video for this card.

 Shopping List, Each item that I used has their item code which is linked to my website for the ease of price checking and shopping.

Glue Pen:Z553
Piercing tool: Z1114 (works as a quilling tool)
Fiskars paper cutter (life time warranty):Z338
These are the items needed for quilling. This project paper wise I used retired product.
Dotty for you paper- Retired
brown Grosgrain ribbon- Retired
White eyelets- retired

Now hop on over to Rachel's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Technique blog hop- ribbon

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 7 of us highlighting the Using ribbon in new ways” Technique as shown on page 17 and 73 in the Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 

If you are coming from Wendy'sBlog, you are on the right track!

What is great about this theme is your mind is the limit when it comes to how to use ribbon in new un-traditional ways. On page 17 of the Idea book it shows how to use it to make pennants. Then on page 73 it shows how to use ribbon to make it the base of your layout.

For this project I wanted to find a paper pack I didn't use a lot during this book to get some projects done. I ended up picking the Pear and partridge and loved the workshop on the go layout because it was simple and cute, as well as made me think of Christmas decorating.

This is the basic start of the Workshop on the Go scrapbooking layout for the pear and partridge kit. Other than pictures and journaling (which I marked) there are just a few accessories missing.

Due to the focus being on ribbon, I felt that this was the most important accessory to put on the layout before chaos hit my craft room.
 To make this string of ribbon, I just cut small links of ribbon and use a glue dot to stick it. Then I would thread the next piece through that loop before attaching the ribbon to itself with a glue dot.

Due to changing out furniture in my craft room you can only see the very basic part of this layout, as I was unable to finish the details to it once the furniture changing started. This does however show you what I was doing with the ribbon. 

You may recognize this design I did with the ribbon, from making a string like this with paper as a child. 

Supply List:  ( current CTMH product Items are labeled with their item code, and linked to the product on my website for pricing and shopping convenience.)
Pear and Partridge Workshop On the go ( no longer available, so I have listed the items separately)
Pear and Partridge paper pack- X7162B
Pear and Partridge Rub ons- (also no longer available)
 Brown and Red Grosgrain Ribbon (these are retired CTMH items)
Shimmer Designer Brads -Z1349

Incase you get lost:  (this month's hop participants are)

Tabbi- (you are here)
Judy Faye-
Kindred Hearts-

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Judy Faye'sBlog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Whooo's your Valentine?

This month take advantage of a great deal to make some wonderful valentine's for people around you.

When you spend $35 you can get this kit for only $10

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product. The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit! Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!
Qualify and buy the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit today for only $10!

*Shipping and handling may apply. Offer valid November 15, 2012 – January 31, 2013. Maximum of one $10 Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per customer

Check out this You Tube video showing this kit in full and how easy it is to make!

Card Swap- heat embossing

I was so excited last month that I was actually able to squeeze in extra time to participate in the card swap again. Every month a group of both current and former Close To My Heart consultants participate in a card swap. We take turns picking a theme for the cards. For December it was heat embossing. Since we are all over the United States we mail the cards to my upline. For some reason my cards took their sweet time getting to her house, so they are not in the slide show, but if you look below you see my card.

Happy_Scrappin's 2012-12 CTMH Technique Swap album on Photobucket

For the heat embossing I used silver embossing powder to make the steam from the pot and cup.
Below you can find my supply list I used to make this card. If you would like to see step by steps on how to produce heat embossing, I did a tutorial on it Here.

Supply list:(supply list is linked to my website for the convenience of seeing prices, appearance and shopping.)

Avonlea paper pack-X7155B
Cup of Cheer stamp set- B1404
Clear Sparkles-Z1752
Pin Clips -Z1612
Alcohol Markers( availability on these changes so go Here to see what is available)