Welcome to day 2 of Artiste in August. You should have arrived here from Jessica Wilson’s page. If not, don’t worry just follow the link below to the next stop on the blog hop. You’ll find a complete list of participants and their links at the end in case you get lost along the way.
Today’s project is the gable box found on page 37 of the Artiste handbook.
I cut it from Cocoa cardstock using the fit to page option (4 1/4”). Next I did some random stamping in versamark ink with the August Stamp of the Month, Baroque Borders and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I did it in 2 sections so that the versamark wouldn’t dry before I got the powder on. Putting the box together was super easy. No adhesive needed, it’s all tabs and slots….easy, peasy! I embellished the box with chocolate striped ribbon, slate mini medleys and a foundry ribbon slide.
Everyday I’m loving Artiste more, and the collection is a great value! In addition to the cartridge it comes with 3 all new exclusive stamp sets that coordinate with cuts on the cartridge and 3 sheets of coordinating Dimensional Elements chipboard shapes. That’s a $125 value for $99! You can order now by clicking here.
Now head on over to Amy Edwards blog, and be sure to come back tomorrow for more Artiste inspiration.
I just love the Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon from Close To My Heart! Now I always have ribbon in just the right color, simply by coloring it with my ink pads or re-inkers. No more frustration because I don’t have the right color to match my project. Check out this video for some great tips and ideas.
Here’s a card that I made using ink pads and sponges with the Color Ready Seam Binding.
Tonight while browsing on Pinterest I stumbled upon a challenge site that is new to me. ScrapFIT. This week’s challenge is to use doilies in a fun and unique way. I decided to play along with this layout that I made a few weeks ago of my beautiful granddaughter when she was just 10 days old (she’s 3 months now).
and as promised, here is my Mojo Monday submission (I did cross my heart after all).
Mondays are crazy fun days at my house. 3 round trip drives to deliver and pick up my 2 older grandsons at school. Today there were 2 trips to the library and one to the grocery store, homework, play time, dinner prep. and getting to spend the evening having dinner with my family all here. Monday night dinner together has become a tradition in recent years and I love all the chaos and love that we share. After everything calmed down tonight I was able to get in my craft room to make this card.
This week I am even slower getting my Mojo Monday challenge completed and posted.
For this week’s challenge I used the retired “Bliss” paper pack, chocolate, grey flannel and colonial white cardstock, and dark chocolate striped grosgrain ribbon (Z1617). Close To My Heart’s ruler (Z1471) makes hand stitching super simple. The shapes were cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686). The sentiment is from the Key Moments stamp set (B1392). I popped up the sentiment using 3-D foam tape (Z1151)
Thanks for stopping by today. My goal for next week…..complete the Mojo Monday challenge…..on Monday!
As the new year begins and I start considering setting new goals, I have decided that this year I will challenge myself creatively by participating in some challenges and contests. First up is a Mojo Monday challenge.
I made this thank you card using some paper that I had left from the You & Me National Scrapbooking Month kit from Close To My Heart, of course! . The shapes were all cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and the flowers were stamped with coordinating stamps in the Hooray Bouquet set (C1491). The sentiment is from Thoughtful Tidings (S1202), the February stamp of the month. You’re getting a little sneak peek today! The flower centers are embellished with a Canvas Badge Button (Z1397) and Mocha Opaques Gems (Z1333). The ink colors that I chose are Crème Brulee (Z2167), Olive (Z2137), Cocoa (Z2114)and Chocolate (Z2111). I made the card base from Colonial White cardstock and matted with Cocoa cardstock. I inked the edges of some of the pieces and added Cocoa grosgrain ribbon (Z1100) and some faux stitching with a white gel pen. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. Now to write a note in it and send it off to a special recipient.
Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think of my first challenge entry!