Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Add shading to any stamping you do!

What a great video! I'll be trying these techniques out soon! Along with that I'll be posting pictures of my open house set up. Also be sure to come back to see my classes. If you live in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, I hope you contact me soon and sign up for some fun, laugh-filled, time in a craft class soon! I've got some terrific ladies who come crop and if you are interested in an invite, I need to hear from YOU!

Hugs and party on with paper!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Come on over this Saturday and let me show you how:

  • to set up a monthly Craft Club where you and a few friends relax, craft and take time for yourselves while earning free craft supplies for less than what the cost of dinner and a movie!
  • to tap into your creativity
  • to use your paper craft supplies instead of just collecting them!
  • to learn cool techniques that will take your crafts to the next level
  • finish that scrapbook you started when your child was in kinder in time for high school graduation this May
  • to stop waisting money on supplies that end up NOT going together.
  • to display your pictures in cool decor items
Yes, I'm having an open house with many sample projects on display. You'll even get to use our AMAZING stamps to make your own 3x3 card. 
Come sign up for classes in my studio. 
Like what you see and want more info? Sign up to host a party with your friends! They'll have a great time making a small card or craft. Who wouldn't like a great night crafting with friends? 
Here is one of the great classes you can sign up for! Come see this cool star in person. I started it last night and finished it this morning. Took about an 1 1/2 hours to complete! I love it!

I hope to see you on Saturday. Don't forget to sign up for door prizes while you are here. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Artiste coordinating stamps

Casual Expressions & Clementine! A match made in Artiste!

Casual Expressions(D1525) is a fantastic stamp set that coordinates beautifully with Clementine (and Dakota) paper. 
Here are the cards up close and personal that I made with these stamps for the recent Clementine Blog Hop. All the cut sizes and page numbers are listed on the stamp liner so it is soooo easy.

The background shapes are from the 1 sheet wonder on the previous post. LeeAnn Greff provides a tutorial. Just click her name for the hyperlink! She did an awesome job. 

What I like about these cards is I could use my stash of flowers, buttons and other embellishments that were taking over my craft room. I want to be a CRAFTER not a COLLECTOR!  The flowers, glitz, buttons, twine, durables, and brads are ALL Close to My Heart products. Some were extras from Workshops on the Go that I hadn't used. But all were begging to come out of their packages:) 

Of course you could easily add more bling, background stamps or even embossing with your Big Shot or CuttleBug to these cards. Our new burlap ribbon also looks fantastic with these colors!

If you would like the CCR cut file for Casual Expressions, like my FB page and leave me a comment with your email address. I'll gladly email you the cut file!

Celebrate every day~paper fiesta style!