What a fun day full of fun traditions – my little one was VERY excited about this day (she was really hoping she would see a Leprechaun!) I captured this picture of her this morning and printed it off right away- the day inspired my creativity and I was anxious to get out some green and gold and get crafting!
I used our heart thin cuts to create my shamrocks and a mixture of gold shimmer brush and green re-inker to create my fun splatter effect! Check out the video to learn more about these techniques!
This card workshop should not be missed! Join my at the Creative Bean Cafe in Barrie, ON from 1-3pm on September 17th for this fun mini card workshop!
Create 24 cards with a Kindness theme- learn how to colour with markers, watercolour pencils and watercolour paints! Have a fun time out with friends! There will also be prizes as September 17th is National Stamping day!
To RSVP to this workshop please send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org Full kit is 60.95 ($75.75 with tax and shipping- card bases and envelopes, 6 mini stamps, Mini stamp organizer, 2×2 block and a black mini ink) Mini kit is $42.75 ($53.13 with tax and shipping- this one includes card bases and envelopes and all the mini stamps) Petite kit is $12.75 ($15.84 with tax and shipping – only includes card bases and envelopes)
There are ONLY 7 spots so please RSVP early!
You can also order the kit through me during the month of September! We all need a reason to get out and have a good time with friends.Get a group of ladies together and run a small kindness event of your own!
If you have seen our amazing Annual Book then you likely were wondering where our holiday product is?? Surely, we have not produced a book with no gorgeous christmas stamps, thin cuts or other fun bits and pieces??
Come September 1st you will NOT be disappointed! Join me on Facebook for a LIVE release party on September 8th at 7:00 pm EST. I will be sharing new products, techniques and answering any questions you might have! This will be fun and I hope to see you there!
Find the event here >> https://www.facebook.com/events/281244652244356/ Feel free to share the event.
Well it has been ages since I posted frequently in my blog and for that I apologize. Life just got in the way (and more to the point- country internet became a real issue…but I still love my home!)
So! Here we are back again and I want to give you something good today. How about a video tutorial on watercolour smooth?! Yes, that is a thing! Here is a picture of a completed card I made using this technique.
It is super simple and I think very cute (I know, I am biased LOL). To create this card I used the following items that can be found in my SHOP.
Picture My Life Overlay cards
Gold and white ribbon
Card base (from Value pack of Cards and envelopes)
Watercolour paint and paint brush
(and although not in the card, the all purpose mat you will see in the video is a MUST for messy things!)
Here is the video:
I would LOVE to see some of your creations with this technique! I really would!
I have to say that lately when I get some time to craft, I find myself pulled over to the card-side. I can try things out on a card that I do not feel as brave trying on a layout. I also enjoy taking a layout that I like and turning it into a card (hint: if you visit my site and look through our Seasonal expressions you will find one card that demonstrates this).
I have been also been having a lot of fun with embossing folders and watercolour paint. These cards are all part of an upcoming card buffett. Did you know that you can host one of these in your home for your friends? Contact me for more details!
October we feature all things Sangria and as our fall colours deepen this paper becomes more and more perfect for the season! Yesterday I took some wonderful fall pictures that I cannot wait to scrapbook with this paper!
This is a quick little card featuring the Sangria paper and the Harvest Wreath stamp set. I added some of the bronze shimmer trim for some sparkle (how did I ever get by without shimmer trim?)
This card makes me reflect on all I have. I am blessed with so many things… a wonderful family, lovely home, great job and even better business and then all of you- my wonderful customers and loyal blog readers!
Have you seen our September Stamp of the Month yet? Paper Garden is perfect for fall cards and layouts (and can be used in many other ways!). The stamp set also coordinates with our Cricut Artistry cartridge which allows you to cut your flowers out and stamp faster, simpler and easier!
Here I paired the stamp set with our Nevermore paper- that’s right, the halloween themed paper can be used for more than just halloween! Both cards feature some of the patterned paper and cardstock from the Nevermore paper pack. Sticking with the purples and greys allows for a pretty card that is not overly feminine (even with the flowers added).
If you are interested in purchasing this stamp set you can do it in one of two ways:
Welcome to my Brae-er’s Team Blog Hop featuring the Year Noted Paper Kit- what comes in the kit is featured below and you can do SOOOOOOO many different things with this! My team will show you some of the fabulous ideas they have come up with in this hop!
Now how can you get this gorgeous kit?
During January when you spend $50 with any CTMH consultant you can purchase this kit for only $5! and for an additional $5 you can also get the Optional Kraft Mini Book- this is such a great deal! If you don’t have a consultant just order in my SHOP here!
So what did I make with this wonderful paper! I started out with some cards and even made a layout! (I also had enough left over for a mini book using the Kraft album but I am saving that for another post).
The cards and layout I used were simply made and feature the January stamp of the month OR the Year Noted stamp set. I love the soft colours of this set and they are perfectly set off by the gold stickers!
My layout (still needs photos) is designed to hang in my craft space and remind me of my business goals for this coming year. Prettiest goal planner EVER!
Now hop on over to Roz’s blog to see the fabulous project she has to share!
The full list of hoppers is below and remember- share the love by leaving a comment!
1. Brae Montgomery- YOU ARE HERE!
2. Rosalynd Kelly : http://inmyscrappinroom.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-team-brae-er-blog-hop-year-noted.html
3. Chris Robertson http://chriscreativelife.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-brae-er-team-blog-hop.html
4. Krista Ritskes http://simplycreating.ca/?p=2187
The only thing better than crafting is learning new techniques while you do it! For this ‘Technique Tuesday’ I am going to share a trio of cards using a variety of techniques!
Card #1: Be Happy
This card using embossing as well as the use of alcohol markers. To emboss you will need an embossing machine (any of them that will take a 5×7 folder will do) and one of our amazing embossing folders! If you have not seen all our designs yet then check out this link!
You place your paper in the folder, put it through your embossing machine and voila! For the above card I used the woodgrain embossing folder.
The flowers are coloured in with our alcohol markers- I stamped the outline image in black ink and then coloured. I love how our makers blend and look so bright and beautiful!
Card #2: Have a Beautiful Day
For this card I did a mix of dry embossing (with the embossing folder like card #1 but this time I used the honeycomb one) AND heat embossing. The feathers in the background and the arrow under the sentiment are both heat embossed. For this technique I used Versamark ink to stamp my image and then sprinkled embossing powder over the image. (click on embossing powder to see the colours we offer). I then heat set the powder and it becomes dry and glossy (and so pretty!). After I just coloured in the areas of the feathers left exposed with alcohol markers.
Card #3: Lovely
This card uses more dry embossing (this time the whole front of the card was embossed in the floral folder) and more marker work. If you look at the ‘Lovely’ sentiment you will see I blended my markers to create an ombre look. You can achieve this by using a darker version of the colour on the top and slowly colouring to meet the lighter colour on bottom OR you can use any one marker and just add multiple layers of that colour where you want a darker shade. It will blend beautifully because you are using alcohol markers!
Here is a list of things used in the technique trio:
Embossing folders (woodgrain, honeycomb and floral)
Embossing powders (silver)
Versamark ink pad
Shin Han Touch Markers
Happy Birds stamp set
Seaside paper packet
Black journaling Pen (for the lines around the images)
and YES all of these things are available on my SHOP!
Had some time recently to play around with my new CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge for the cricut and I am so happy I did! I also set myself a challenge to NOT use it for the cards I am immediately drawn to- to look beyond them at the other options. Again- so glad I did! I know that I do not make enough boy-themed cards…so this was my intentional attempt at one.
This is a layered pop-up card. I wanted a green glitter spaceship (and one alien) so I had to make some cuts twice with different papers (and I saved the other bits for later projects). Even with all the layers and different pieces that needed to be cut I was still able to complete this card in only a few minutes! I LOVE this cartridge!