Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fashionista 2-Page Scrapbook Layout

I have been wanting to get these sassy pictures into a scrapbook for quite sometime now but just didn't have the right paper combination, until now!  Using Close To My Heart's (CTMH) Workshops On The Go Pemberley(WOTG) kit I was able to achieve the exact look I wanted.  These two "Fashionistas" had a great time posing and I had an equally great time putting the 2-Page layout together.

Here is a video going over what I did to accomplish this layout.

Supplies List - All products from CTMH unless otherwise noted.
     (The following are included in the kit but can also be purchased separately)

Non-CTMH supplies:
Gelly Roll Pen - White by Sakura
Gelly Roll Pen - Clear Star by Sakura

Art Philosophy
  Flower - Page 50, <Flower8>, cut at 1.5", 1", and .75"
  Flourish - Page 58, Font Layer <Tab2>, cut at 3"
  Letters - Page 75, cut at 1"

Friday, April 27, 2012

Workshops On The Go - Pemberley Bonus Card

I am so in love with this paper from the Workshops On The Go (WOTG) Pemberley Kit (G1033).  I have taken the bonus ideas and created a Belated Birthday card with a little change up and additions!  If you don't want the entire kit, you can purchase the Pemberley Paper Packet (X7148B) independently. I also used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, which is ONLY available through CTMH consultants and an amazing value!  Included with this collection are 700 images, 3 D-size Stamp Sets & 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements.

Here is a video on how I made the card.

Supplies use are as follows:
WOTG Pemberley - G1033  or  Pemberley Paper Packet - X7148B  (both include coordinating cardstock)
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - Z1686 
Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes - Z1718
Bouquet Assortment - Z1694
Card Chatter - Birthday Stamp Set - D1475
Cardstock Combo Pack Neutral - (12" x 12" - X5921)  or (8-1/2" x 11" - X5926) Used Cocoa, Colonial White and White Daisy
My Acrylix Block (2 x 3-1/2) - Y1009
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads:  Indian Corn Blue (Z2130)  &  Desert Sand (Z2118)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Time to Get Creative!

Free up some time for your creative outlet

If someone asked you to explain what a hobby is, you’d probably explain it as something you enjoy doing in your free time, right? But nowadays, when jobs, family, school, friends, sporting events, church, and other group activities make so many demands on our time, there are days when it feels like it is all we can do to squeeze in the necessary things like eating, sleeping, showering, and a couple of quick chores around the house. So what do we mean when we talk about supposedly “free” time?

No matter how busy we get, we can always manage to find a few minutes here and there to watch our favorite television shows, or at least check our Facebook updates and Twitter feeds. We can make time for things that feel like breaks in our otherwise hectic schedule. And that is just what we need to do in order to keep up on our crafting.

It is easy to take our creative projects too lightly and write them off as unimportant things that we can get to any time. But when we’re “too busy” to take that precious creative time, we’re depriving ourselves of more than just completed projects—we’re denying ourselves the chance to take a break, change the pace of our day, and exercise our minds in a different way. We need that time and that creative outlet to focus on just one thing for a change, one thing that we have greater control over than the other variables in our lives. That kind of focus and sense of control brings with it a sense of satisfaction that is independent of project completion.
So, instead of waiting for free time to magically come along on that rare lazy Sunday afternoon, free up some time in your busy day to sit down and do the creative work that you love. Even if you give away the completed project, the gift of time and relaxation you’ve given yourself may be even better!

Check out the Idea Book for great project ideas >>

Thanks for stopping by today!  ~Angelina~

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Found the inspiration for this card at "The Sweetest Thing" Sweet Sunday Challenge. Made this card using the Workshops on the Go - Stella Workshop kit from Close To My Heart.  This card is for my husband's 60th birthday - tomorrow.  Happy Birthday Alex!  Here is a link to the video I did.  Hope you like.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Have you ever used a brand new acrylic stamp and it didn't stamp a crisp image?  Or, have you used a dark ink on a stamp and it stained the stamp?  Well in this video I show you how to "season" your CTMH Acrylix stamps so that you will get a clean, crisp image and prevent staining of the stamp.

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2012 Stamp Of The Month

Available April 1–30, 2012 only.

April’s Stamp of the Month set, You Are..., combines versatile patterns and icons with words that you’re sure to use again and again. You can count on this fun stamp set to add extra zest when you want to pay a sincere compliment to a friend, congratulate a loved one on a job well done, or brag about a recent vacation. Available only in April, you can buy it for just $17.95, or make it yours for only $5 when you place a $50 order—now that’s amazing!

Get this set now >>

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Just wanted to quickly introduce myself and my YouTube Channel.  Please stop by and subscribe.  I will be posting information about Close To My Heart, scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting.  Thanks for checking me out.  It took me about twenty (20) takes to get this right.