Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Damask Diva's Claire Blog Hop

Thank you for joining in the Damask Diva Claire Blog Hop! If you are coming from Cheryl McCain you are in the right place! Don't forget to go to our group blog to enter for GREAT Giveaway from Cindy Fowler. That's also where all the links to each blog is posted in case you get lost along the way!

Claire Flair!

If you participated in Mojo Monday recently you'll recognize 2 of the cards below! I started using this pack to enter and of course {blush} never got them posted. The other cards were made from other inspiration including the Chantilly card workshop using Claire instead.  Claire is full of vibrant color with a bit of flowers, chevrons, polka-dots and denim. It is a very versatile paper that can go country, sweet, or geometric.

Here you get a little peek inside the card! I used stamp set B1408, Buttons, Bits, and Bobs to add a design behind a clear button AND to decorate the inside of the card. You'll note I used white daisy ink to add the button holes to the centers of the stamped images. The Girls Rock! stamp set provided a matching boarder to the zip strip on the front from the Claire paper pack. Love it!
And of course we have LOTS of button assortments to choose from.

 I love the geometric designs that can be paired with this pack! So I remembered that the Chantilly Card WOTG has an exclusive acrylic stamp set that would work perfectly with Claire! This grouping on the front comes from this set! I also used the cake and sentiment from the stamp set on the inside.

What's next? I have 1 more card I haven't finished yet. It is using a design from Deconstructed Sketch no. 85. I hope to add it to the entry and for sure on my Facebook page.
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Thanks for hoping by!  Latisha is the last stop on this hop! Check out her great project!
Several Divas are also doing a Dream Pop Hop so be sure to check that out also.
Party on Crafters!

Friday, April 5, 2013

My First MOJO Monday Card!

Buzzzz! Mojo 287 meets Buzz and Bumble!

This week's Mojo Monday challenge is my first EVER and I'm so excited! This fantastic sketch was created by Julee for Mojo Monday Challenge.

Fabulous You!

This is a standard A2 card measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. The card has a tent orientation so my 8 1/2 X 11 inch card stock was cut in half down the 8 1/2 inch side and the 11 inch side was folded in half at 5 1/2 inches. I used CTMH's Colonial White card stock. All the rest of the papers used on this card came from the Buzz and Bumble paper pack.
The background and foreground circles were cut using the CTMH's Artiste Cricut Cartridge. The shape can be found on p 46,  Y  the small one is 1 1/2 inches and the larger one was cut at 4 1/2 by 3 1/2 so it came out oblong instead of a circle. I use Cricut Craft Room and played with it a bit. Both were cut using the Sunset card stock.  I also cut the Goldrush card stock but this time using the Art Philosophy cartridge as it has many of the basic shapes. It was cut at 2 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches. All edges were sponged with Cocoa ink
The background and accent papers were cut by hand. The background was cut at 4 1/8 by 5 3/8. The accent striped paper measures 1 3/8 by 4 1/8. The hounds tooth strip {LUV} is a zip strip from one of the papers and it measures approximately 3 3/4. It was a scrap from another card and worked perfectly! I used our paper snips {fantastic} to trim the V shape out of the right end.

The stamped image is one of the beautiful bird images in the Fabulous You stamp set. I stamped it using Cocoa ink and colored the image in with colored pencils. I attached 3 brads from the Metal Assortment  in the upper left hand corner and used one to attach the zip strip and small scalloped circle to the card. The main image is popped up using our Foam Tape. When I first saw the tape, I thought it was a silly idea when most companies have pre-cut foam squares or hexagons. I WAS WRONG! I love how I can cut just the right amount for the project. The tape comes with 2 widths: 1/4 inch and 1/2 and at $5.95 it is a steal since it lasts so long! All the remaining pieces were glued down using CTMH's Bonding Memories adhesive.

Here you can see the inside of the card. I used one of the sentiments as well as a decorative boarder that Buzz and Bumble My Stickeasy Assortment added to the right of the sentiment. The background paper is an antique newspaper print also from the Buzz and Bumble pack.
come with the stamp set. To add a touch of color there is a small flower sticker from the

I really enjoyed making this card! Both the colors and the design of this card are outside my 'norm' and stretched my creativity!  

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Extra Special Offer for April: Free A-size stamp & Mystery Hostess

Order $60 or more products by joining my April Showers gathering on my online store and you'll get a free A-size stamp. You place your order and then email me the stamp you'd like to get FREE and your mailing address! I'll mail your A-size stamp in a separate envelope.  Sorry, this offer is only available for US residents in the lower 48.

Mystery Hostess (US residents)

Once the April Showers gathering has sales of $150 all those who ordered will be entered in a drawing for hostess. The winner will get to order $25 in free product! If the sales total over $250, the prize increases to $40. Be sure to tell your friends!

Fiesta on my scrappy friends!