Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mojo Monday 358

I am beginning to truly enjoy creating cards from sketch challenges.  Nothing will ever replace my favorite how-to-guides from Close to My Heart which you can buy on MY SITE.   However, there is just something about a gauntlet thrown down that makes me want to jump at the challenge.

Here is the MOJO358 Challenge

Here is my card for MOJO358.

Supplies used:

D1612  Teacher Appreciation
X7174B  Chalk it Up! Paper Packet

X5931  Champagne Cardstock
Z1829  Black & Grey Glitter Paper

Z1985  Gold Shimmer Trim
Z1988  Black Striped Twill Ribbon

X254, 5.5" x 4.25" Cards and Envelopes, Value Pack
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Happy card making,


Basic Tool Kit

"What do I need to papercraft????"


Those are two of the most often asked questions I hear.

The must haves basic toolkit includes:

1.  A good paper cutter

I prefer Fiskars and we happen to sell the cutter I use.

Surecut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer-Z1783

You want a portable paper cutter.  You want a cutter that will expand to at least 12".  You want a paper cutter where you can read the measurements all the way across. 

2.  Scissors

Over the years I have used many different brands of scissors.  I will emphatically state that I prefer the CTMH scissors over any other I have tried.

Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors - Z1836
The best scissors EVER!  Notice the word, "NON-STICK."  They mean it.  I do not have a problem with any adhesive sticking to these scissors and can "fussy-cut" to my heart's content.

3.  Journaling pens.  I don't care if you don't like your handwriting.  The story the important part of scrapbooking, your stories, your writing, your love for your families.  Of course, Close to My Heart sells a great one.

Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ - Z1979

4.  Adhesive
a.  Tape runner - I use Tombow until I run out of refills.  I will then switch to what we sell.

Duck® Easy-Stick™ Adhesive - Z3033

b.  Liquid Glass
Liquid Glass - Z679

Purchase the basic toolkit through MY SITE and receive a free workshop (one I prepare, not one in the Annual Inspiration).  (If local, I will invite you to a workshop.  Not local?  Don't worry.  I will send you the workshop and a step-by-step guide so you can complete the project on your own.)  This offer only available, through me, Debbie Andrews, Independent Close to My Heart Consultant.

Be sure to join an online gathering when you order!  Help others get more free stuff.  Ask me how you can be a hostess of your very own online order

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August Stampers with an Attitude Chalk it Up! Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop.  All Stampers with an Attitude are part of Kimberly Moss’s team.  If you came from Sheila Bennet’s blog you are at the right place.  Don't you love her card?  I love how she used a different color with this packet.  I'm going to have to use that idea.

Let's get hopping!  I've been at my sister's for a few days, aka Studio North.  I have played and played and played with the Chalk it Up! paper line.  I love, love, love this paper.  I am also a high school librarian and am always looking for morale boosters.  If you have a teacher in your life, be it your child's teacher, your colleagues, adopt a school, friends, family, whatever, then Chalk it Up! is for you!

For this hop I am highlighting a very inexpensive (particularly with back to school prices) gift any teacher, librarian, counselor, or administrator would love.  

These are very easy to make.  Cover composition book with paper, Picture My Life cards, combination of both, add embelllishments, and ribbon.  Cover with Liquid Glass if desired.  (These are so easy I covered one while cleaning up and packing up to come home!  All I need to do is add embellishments to #6.)

I plan to add an inside cover and pocket to these before sharing with our new teachers.  Great morale booster!

Next up?  Hop on over to Fawn Carriker's blog and see what she has to offer with Chalk it Up!  I know you will enjoy it as much as I have!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).

Supplies Used:

X7184B  Chalk it Up!  Paper Packet
X7184C  Chalk it Up! Complements
Z3009 Chalk it Up!  Assortment
Z1018 Chalk it Up!  Picture My Life Program
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z697 Round Sponge
Z1988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon
When you shop, join one of my online gatherings listed.  Interested in having your own online gathering?  Let me know!

Until next month on the blog hop...

Happy crafting,


Thursday, August 7, 2014

CTMH Blog Boosters Annual Inspirations Blog Hop

It is AUGUST!  Do you know what that means?  That means that the brand new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations has been released!  There are so many new products this year.  I have decided to join a fantabulous blog hop which showcases new product!  You can browse the work of many consultants from this hop.  CTMH Independent Consultants will be uploading from August 1 through August 7, so check back often for new ideas.

For my project I decided to showcase the Scaredy Cat collection and the What a Hoot! August Stamp of the Month (SOTM).  (Details in the product listing below)

By changing the overlay and embellishments, this same layout could be used for a family outing, a birthday party, other celebrations, etc.  The Scaredy Cat paper pack is so versatile.

A detailed cutting guide will be offered in my Etsy store as soon as I get it typed up.  This layout is so much fun!

Products Used:

X7185B  Scaredy Cat Paper Packet  **New**
X7185C  Scaredy Cat Complements  **New**
Z3011  Scaredy Cat Assortment   **New**

X5769  Thistle Cardstock  **New** or X5940 Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack  **New** (one additional sheet of Thistle paper needed)
Z2640  Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad  **New**
Z2191  Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2105  Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad or 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z1988  Black Striped Twill Ribbon  **New**
Z1990  Thistle Striped Diagonal Ribbon  **New**
Z1906  Cricut® Artbooking Cartridge

S1408  What a Hoot!  August 2014, SOTM  **New**  (ONLY AVAILABLE through 8/31/2014)

Use the links below to enjoy the artwork of other CTMH consultants.  

Happy scrapping!


Friday, August 1, 2014

G'Day Mate! 2014-2015

New stamps for 2014-2015 for Australasia!

For those of you who have traveled down under and for those of you who just love babies, look at the stamp sets you can order from MY SITE.  Check out the flyer for artwork ideas.  (I must have the koalas, I must have the koalas.)

D-1643 Cricket 
D1640 Celebrate Australia

D1641 - Celebrate New Zealand
D1642 - Cute Koalas