Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Art Philosophy Cricut Flower

Here's another CAS (clean and simple) card. 

Use your imagination here ... the card base is colonial white (the colors aren't so true here with harsh indoor lighting and the phone camera).

A dear friend is having a knee replacement surgery and I'm going to tuck this little card into a "pamper yourself" goodie bag for her hospital stay.

I'm enjoying using the AP cartridge and learning how to make a variety of flowers and other pretty embellishments! If you haven't gotten yours yet, check it out in the Spring/Summer Idea Book on my site: http://janeellinghaas.ctmh.com  or just click HERE for the shopping page link. 

I used CTMH products:  Miracle Kit papers; Garden Green ribbon; Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to make the rose; Opaque Pearl; Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue inks; Liquid Glass

Other: Verve stamped sentiment

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Art Keeper Box for B

Look what you can do with a simple storage box! (This one is from Hobby Lobby ... you know how it is when you see something and think, "I can make something special out of THAT!") It's about 11 x 14 inches.

I used retired Emporium papers from Close To My Heart, their big white paper flowers, wooden buttons, and waxy flax to create a special art keeper box for Beatrice.  (The dimensional letters are from Michael's store.)

This was quick and easy project -- and now Beatrice has a big box to keep all her drawings and coloring pages nice and neat.

Can you imagine the many uses for these sturdy boxes? My entire life could use tons of these!!!

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ribbon Challenge at Heart 2 Heart -- My Second Card

This is my second RIBBON card for this week's H2H Challenge ... and it's the first time I've ever made a card without any paper!

CAS (clean and simple) really is my favorite style.

I love the pinks/greens combos and this time I wanted to incorporate two different ribbon designs.

I used Close To My Heart products:
Cottage Floral stamps; Sentiment stamp; Hollyhock and Blush inks; Pink assorted buttons; Sheer spring green ribbon; Liquid Glass

Other: dotted ribbon

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H2H Challenge: Using Ribbon

Here's my entry for the "Ribbon" challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week.

And I always like to make the inside of a card eye appealing too ...

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart was to use ribbon on a paper art project. 

You can see the blog entries HERE. So many creative people take time to make special paper items--cards, layouts, altered art -- and post their entries. They are so inspiring!

I used the Close To My Heart "Bliss" papers to create a thank you card for neighbors who have been so helpful in getting our mail when we go out of town. A big plate of homemade cookies will accompany this card to help them know how much they are loved.

The CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge has hundreds of designs, including this die cut flower -- I used Liquid Glass to adhere the flowers. If it hadn't dried so quickly and stuck so well, I would have lifted a couple flowers and placed them a bit better ... but practice makes perfect.

This is the first time I've used ribbon in a dual "band" and a duo of bows to accent a card.

The Opaque Pearls give the card a finishing touch for the flower centers and top accents.

My P&S camera bit the dust so I had to capture this card with my phone camera--not the best quality, and not so great at showing these special flowers, but thanks for "getting the picture" as best you can!

Now take a look at every's challenge entries and be inspired!  Happy weekend! I hope birds and butterflies are soaring around you.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Celebration 66! -- Heart2Heart Challenge

This week the challenge at Heart2Heart was to use a photo as a focal point ...
I'm much more of a scrapbooker than I am a cardmaker.
However, I captured this endearing photo of my parents on April 21st 
and decided to use it for this challenge.

On that day, they said "I do" again. Sixty-six years after their wedding day.
I wrote their exact words inside the card.
This will be a remembrance card for them to look at each day.

I'm so thankful I could be with them to celebrate their 66th, and to capture 
this special moment when Mom rolled her walker 
over to Dad and took his hand,
and they had their heart-warming conversation.

Card inside and envelope corner stamp:

After I wiped a few tears away, 
I asked Mom if she wanted to try on her wedding gown--
just for old times' sake--
and she said, "I don't!"

We all laughed.

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I used:
Close To My Heart products:  Splendor papers, Cranberry and Dutch Blue inks, Cranberry and Sunflower Waxy Flax, Cranberry Ribbon, Foam Pop Up Squares, 
and Stamps from these sets:
Cherish the Moment; He Said, She Said; Classmate Alphabet; Amore Numbers; and Dainty Thoughts

Check out more photos that are truly awesome focal points by clicking the H2H button:

Paper Art from StudioJane

Samples of my created paper art ...

Clear Acrylic Cards

Greeting Cards

Mix 'n' Mingle Album

Gift Albums

Memory Keeper Boxes

Art Keeper Boxes

Thank You Note Cards

Custom Gifts

Christmas Greeting Cards

Pregnancy Journals--Display Albums

For Baby

Floral Photo Note Cards