Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easter Stamp set

Close to my heart  Seasonal Expression 1 

Hopping By Stamp set
Set of 14    # D1633
$17.95 USD

The ideas are endless with this stamp set. I used it for a Baby shower, Kids Birthdays and of course for Easter. See below for some new ideas.



 Easter cards ideas:
Have fun!!
4 x 4 Card

Sunday, March 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop

 Technique Blog Hop- Blank Canvas

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you are coming from Marianne Hancock Blog, then you are on the right track
This month we are working on different ideas that you can do with just a simple 6" x 6" canvas. My theme for this project is :
Finished size:  6" x 6"

Canvas  ( Z1818)
Cricut- Artfully Sent  ( Z3017)
Red enamel Hearts  ( Z 2009)
Carstock Chocolate  (X 5643)
B & T Paper ( any with green tones)
B&T paper Yuletide Carol ( X7187B)
B&T Paper Heartstrings ( X 7193B)
Flaxen extra thick twine ( Z3036)
Stamp set Family Love ( D1506)
Stamp set Happy Mail ( C1570)
Glitter glue
Sm. brass key
Mud Pod
 Black ink Pad (Z2105)
Crystal Blue ( Z2117)
Alcohol markets
 Sponge dauber

 Cut Tree-

Tree image is in page 11 from the Artfully Sent Cricut. It is in the sleeve section, size 5.5"height.
you will need to cut one in chocolate cardstock and the other one in a B&T green tone paper, so you can alternate the leaf colors. You need to keep the chocolate top layer of the catdstock  to trace the location of the leaf and tree trunk. Set aside.
Save the top layer for tracing.
Back ground paper.
Cut a 6"x 4" of the Heartstring paper and dab with sponge dauber along the edges. Stamp the Family Love sayinf on the right side of the paper as show below.
 Stamp 2 of each clouds from the Happy Mail. One of the set of clouds will be used to make the sky background and the other one is to be glued after we fished with the background.

Dab Cristal Blue around the edges .

Cut two ( 6" x 2" ) B&T Paper (Yuletide) and cut a hill shape and dab with chocolate ink on the edges.These will be the ground.
Cut grass and glue to the back of ground paper
    Brush a layer of Mod Podge on top of canvas. Place sky back ground and ground paper on top of canvas. let it dry. Paper may bubble up, just push it down until it dries.
Trace the tree trunk and leaf with a pencil. Glue pieced to canvas.
Glue leaves to canvas

Once you have glue the tree, clouds and leaves, brush-on a layer of Mod Podge. (Do it before you add the hearts and glitter).
 Once the canvas is dried, add the hearts to the tree. Brush another layer of Mud pug and when canvas is dried you can decorate the leaves with glitter glue.

**If you add glitter before brushing Mod Podge it will cause the glitter to smear.

 Once the canvas is dried, tie twine around the canvas and  bow tie. You can add a charm with family initials or add a key like I did.
     Now Hop on to Melissa Robinson blog.              
        Have fun making it your own!

The following are participants of the hop:


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Easter cards-

Hopping By


 A cute Easter card for you to make. I had a wonderful time making this card. This is a "must have" stamp set. It gives you so many creative options.

 I used Close to my Heart stamp set called Hopping By. I dabbed glacier ink with a sponge dauber to make the sky on white daisy cardstock. I stamped, colored  and cut out the two images. I adhered the carrot car with 3-D tape to give it depth. Check below to see what I used to make this card.

finished size: 4 1/4"x 5 1/2"


Hopscoth paper packet ( X7194B)                             

Set of 14 pieces      $17.95 USD

Glacier cardstock (X5770)

White daisy cardstock

CTMH Hopping by (D1633)

Momento ink

Glacier ink pad (Z2641)

Alcohol Markers


3-d tape

Sponge dauber



CTMH Paper Focus

Welcome to the CTMH Paper Focus- HOPSCOTCH. This blog is affiliated with the  
Heartfelt Sentiment Team. This blog hog shows you different ideas on how to use this
 beautiful scrapbooking paper. 
If you are coming from Debi Barber then you are in the right track.
In this hop I used stamp of the month and a cute Easter stamp set shown in the seasonal expression catalog. This card is very simple to make.  Check them out!


finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

I used this month stamp of the month
"Choose Happy" # S1503.
I stamped it with Momento ink & colored it with alcohol markers. Placed 3-D tape to make it pop.


 Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper Packet Hopscotch  # X 7194B
Stamp set "Hopping By" # D1633
Colonial White cardstock #1388
Black Ink Pad  #Z2105
Ribbon and paper flowers ( accessories)

I stamped the image directly on the card. I stamped another image on a B&T paper.then, cut out the carrot car and glue it on top of the stamp image. I colored the rabbit image with alcohol markers. and stamped Easter Wishes. Have fun coloring!!
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* Happy Spring *

Finished size" 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

 This cute card was done with the same materials but I used Glacier ink pad to make the sky.
Cut a 4 1/4" x 11" of white daisy, fold in half. set aside.

Cut a 3 " x 4 1/2" of white daisy card stock. set aside

 Cut a piece of cardstock in a shape of a cloud as seen here.

With a sponge dauber, I dab with glacier ink around the edges.keep lowering and moving it to empty spot as shown below.

Stamp the image on a separate card stock color only the egg and then cut out and set aside.
Cut out &  attach 3-D tape to the back.

Ink the bottom of the stamp with black ink and stamp it to the bottom portion of the card.

Cut a 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" of solid cardstock ( Smoothie color) and adhere to the stamp card.

Cut a  4" x 5 1/4"  from a  printed cardstock and attach to the card.

Tie a ribbon to the top of the card.  Embellish.  

White daisy cardstock #1385
Hopscotch Paper packet  X 7194B
Glacier Ink Pad  #Z2641
Black ink pad  #1386
Alcohol markers, or  water color pencils
Sponge dauber # Z1938
3-D tape
** If using alcohol markers, use Momento ink.


                       Hopping By
                 Set of 14     #  D1633

Now  hop on to Tonya Whitehurst blog.

The following are participants of the blog hop:
  1. Melissa Robinson* -
  2. Melissa David*
  3. Debi Barber*
  4. Aggie Peters*
  5. Tonya Whitehurst -
  6. Judy Faye Garner -
  7. Terry Morrow -
  8. Marianne Hancock -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Easter 3-D Treat Bag

Carrot Treat Bag

This cute gift treat bag will be the talk on Easter. You can stuff it with gifts or candy.


CTMH Cricut -Artiste  #Z1790
B&T Card stock
Ribbon (green)
Hook & Loop dots   Z1805
Score board                                                               
Glue dots

 In page 61 of the Artiste book you will find the box. Cut it at 9". This size gives you plenty of room for candy and gifts.

Score line to create the carrot shape. 
Cut  15" of jute to make handle. I recommend that you put the jute and knot each end and secure with a piece of tape before you close the sides of the carrot box.

Once your box is glued together we start to make the topper.
Cut two 7" of green ribbon and one at 5" in length. Glue the ends of the two 7" ribbon together, as to make a circle. See picture below. I used Glue dots on mine but hot glue can also work well.

Glue the 7" ribbons on top of each other. glue the 5" circle on top as seen on the picture.
Afterwards glue it on top of the large top lid of the carrot.

Glued to the inside of lid  a Hook & Loop dot( Velcro) to easily open & close.
You are done!  Now lets make a tag! 

 Easter Chick Tag

Stamp set Hopping By  #D1633
1 1/4" circle punch
1 1/2" circle punch
2" scallop punch 
3" Tag
Cricut- Art Philosophy # Z1686

I use the cricut to make the tag and the scallop.
The scallop is in page 41. cut at 2".
Cut tag from page 41 at 3".

I used the cute image from the Hopping By stamp set. 
Punch out a 1 1/4" circle on a piece of cardstock
add a 1 1/4" circle inside the punched out hole

Color and glue to a 1 1/2" Solid color circle.
Stamp image on top of the circle as to the chick face is in the center.