Saturday, June 21, 2014

Camera Cards!

These cards were made using the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge. I used treat cups to pop out the lens on a few, and had fun mixing it up with adding pictures/embellishments behind them. I affixed the camera on card stock to maek the camera the front of the card. Camera was cut from image on page 40 of Artbooking cut at 3-1/2". Base is 4-3/4" x 2-3/4". Some retired products used here, such as the "vintage beads" CTMH used to sell. Any small items can be added behind these treat cups, to make the card "shake". These were really fun to make! Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Retiring Products are already selling out!!

Get them while you can! The retiring products are here today, gone tomorrow! Shop here to take advantage of these items before they are gone!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Spreading a little SUNSHINE!

This is a "box of sunshine" I made and painted/papered with bright colors. I have been wanting to make a box that is passed on over and over again between friends, and saw a donut style box on pinterest by Jeannette Hicks filled with yellow items, and this box was created from that! The idea is to give this box of sunshine to someone that "lights up your life". I added a note inside to encourage the recipient to "pay it forward" and fill the box (once they enjoy the goodness given to them) with yellow items and a personal note. Then gift it to someone they feel adds sunshine to their life! I want the box to get passed on and on. I also added a note inside to encourage recipients to post a comment on this blog when they receive it OR post a pic on my INSTAGRAM @HStew67. My hope is that this box adds smiles to multiple peoples faces, and it's a gift that keeps on giving. If you are visiting here because you received it, tells us who sent it to you, and what they mean to you! I hope you continue to spread the sunshine!
For those of you that are looking for the recipe on how the box was made: Retired CTMH memory box Paint- Yellow/coral/tan acrylic paints from Michaels Paper- Superhero's paper pack by Recollections from Michaels CTMH Artbooking for sunrays on front of box- page 53 size 9", Sunshine tag on front pg 52 size 9" Stamp set for works on front of box- CTMH CC1025 You Are My Happy stamp set, D1283 (retired) "Sending You" stamps Misc- Red button (from an old suit I owned, I don't throw those things away! ha), sunglasses brad, retired CTMH sassy strands and yellow dots.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sandwich Board Birthday Cards

I saw this idea on pinterest (not my original idea!) and loved how easy and unique these cards turned out. The cutting directions are below. I used opaque white embossing powder on black paper to create a look of a chalkboard. The pennant banner is from the Jubilee Complements, and I used simple black/white bakers twine. All products are from CTMH. This also works for a fun July 4th card, with red/white/blue banner. Just a tip! Stamp sets used: Decemeber 2013 SOTM -Special Care S1312 and May 2013 SOTM- Pinwheel S1305

I'm getting ready for Independence Day!!

I don't know what it is about 4th of July for me.....maybe the fact that we get to celebrate what this country is founded on?? Freedom? Also, such a wonderful time to reflect on all those that are so brave to serve us each and every day. I really enjoy sending out cards to my friends and family. Here are a few to share. Cheers! Retired, oldies but goodies- Stamp sets used: CC1020, American Celebration D1458, Home of The Brave D1576. Colors used are Denim, Cranberry and Tulip. Paper on bike card is also from Jubilee and I used silver and red shimmer trim on firework card with red bling.