Mar 7, 2013

Mojo Monday #283

Made my first Spring card of the season last night. What do you think?

To create this card, I used a paper pack from CTMH called Lucy (retired). When I opened up the bag of paper scraps I had left over from last year, it just said "spring" to me.  I used a little bit of Silver Glitter Gel  and white hemp to add some pop to a pretty pink butterfly. I also used the Close to my Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut out the butterfly and the white banner along the bottom. The button in the center of the accordian flower came from one of my Cuddlebug folders, but I could have also used my Artiste Cartridge to cut out a button shape as well. I just happened to find the button shape already cut sitting in my bag of scraps.
Inspiration for this card came from this week's  Mojo Sketch. and a Heart2Heart Challenge. . Be sure to visit their sites and view the other Lovely entries.

Mar 6, 2013

Update Time

Here is a glimpse of some of the projects I've been working on over the past several weeks. The first ones feature the gorgeous new paper pack called For Always (retired). Along with several sheets of beautifully designed black & white background and texture paper, you also receive a few sheets of contrasting bright colors to liven it up. Check out the cards I've made using this pack.

This one also features one of my favorite new stamp sets called Frame Flair. It coordinates with the CTMH Artiste shape so that you can create that lovely mat and box shape for the sentiment on the front of this card.
Aren't those gorgeous? This is my favorite of the new paper packs right now.The one above features some additional items cut out from the Artiste Cartridge (the heart, the bird and the blue box matting the sentiment).
 Just for your viewing pleasure, I've included a few more pics of recent cards. Not all feature Close to my Heart paper. Shhh. Sometimes I use other paper. It's true.
While I didn't use CTMH paper on that one (it was from a pack my children got me for Christmas from Michael's), I did use my CTMH Artiste Cartridge to create the "Bride and Groom" writing on it, as well as the text box that holds said writing. I also used it to create the beautiful roses, leaves and banner along the bottom. I added some Opaque Adhesive Gems to the center of those roses.
Last night I put the finishing touches on a few guy birthday cards. The night I started these cards I just couldn't get them to come together in a way I liked. Anyone else ever have nights like that? Anyway, I put the cards and pieces I had cut out into an envelope to re-visit at another time and last night I pulled out that envelope and very quickly put these together.
I cut out the card shape  and the starts using my CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge. I used the size 4.25 for the card in Cashmere Brown Paper. I cut a coordinating white shape at size 4.0. I also cut one more coordinating shape in Chocolate Brown Paper and cut it into two pieces, using one piece on the top of each of these cards.  The birthday banner and cupcake are from the stamp set that come with the Artiste. I love how I have a shape and a stamp that go together perfectly.  I added some Silver Glitz Glitter Gel to the center of the Stars and on top of the cupcake just for a little extra pop of color. I love how these came out, and I love having two more cards for upcoming birthdays.
One more thing to show you. Due to the great special that Close to my Heart is offering on Studio J layouts until the 15th of March, I completed a few. Here are my favorites: