Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #3 (Sketch Challenge)

I am in LOVE with the Heart 2 Heart Challenges each week!!! I had a ton of fun putting together a 5 x 5 card this week for the sketch challenge. If you would like to check it out, click here. I used the Grace Level 2 Paper Pack with the Say it in Style My Acrylix. I created the paper flower with the 1 3/4 in circle punch and the scalloped circle punch for the middle.

Side View


Thanks for looking!!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #2 (1-2-3 Challenge)

This is the 2nd Heart 2 Heart Challenge and it is a 1-2-3 Challenge. I also used the Mojo Monday Card Sketch.

Here are the requirements:

*Use 1 stamped image (not 1 set, but 1 image)
*Use 2 different patterned papers

*Use 3 embellishments - these can be 3 of the same thing or 3 different things

Thanks for looking!!

My Creations 3 Ring Binder with Veranda

I am in love with the 3 Ring Binder that is being created by Tresa Black. She is an amazing crafter and I have been waiting for her to post the next video on her Adore Album. You can find the beginning of the virtual class here. I copied the binder almost exactly except for the decorations on the front cover. I created 3 flowers with the Sweet Baby My Acrylix by layering some images. I held the layers together with a cocoa brad and adhered them with a pop dot.

I am using my journal for a Weight Watchers tracker. I am the type of person that likes to write things down and why not do it in a gorgous binder. I titled it "My Journey to a new ME." I have already lost 25lbs. but the real work is in the last 20. I am going to buckle down and get it done.

I used 2 dividers, 1 pocket page, and created a photo section on the back with Flip Flaps. I have been taking pictures of my progress but don't have them developed!!!


Hope you like, Thanks for looking!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

3 x 4 3/4 Card Set featuring Perfect Day

I was really excited when I saw the ruffles and pleats that Jeanette Lynton had on her blog. To view her ideas click here. I really liked the look and thought that I would try it out!! It was so easy to do and I love that each ruffle is unique. I used the Perfect Day collection from Close to my Heart.

Supplies Used:
Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Pack
Priceless Love My Acrylix
Chocolate Ink
Sorbet Ink
Colonial White Buttons
Cocoa Brads
DMC Floss

This will be available on my etsy store early next week!!!
Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Buisness Card Accordian Holder Instructions

Hey Everyone, lots of you asked how I put together the accordian Buisness Card Holder. I put together a basic template for it and it can be customized to all different sizes. The measurements are as follows: 3 3/4 x 8 1/8, 2 1/4 x 4 (cut 2), 2 1/4 x 3 5/8 (cut 3).

Next score the 3 3/4 x 8 1/8 piece at 2 3/8, 2 7/8, 5 1/4, 5 3/4. Score the 2 1/4 x 4 pieces at every 1/2 in. Using a 1 3/4 in Circle punch, punch out the 1/2 circle on the 2 1/4 x 3 5/8 pieces so that they line up.

Next fold all your score lines and make sure you have a good fold.
Glue the inserts into the accordian folds like below.

Repeat with the other accordian piece.

Place glue on the outside of the insert and press firmly into the middle of the largest piece.

Add adhesive to the last side and adhere together.
Punch 1/2 in circle in the front of the box and embellish as desired!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #1 (Color Challenge)

This week was the first week for the NEW Close to my Heart Challenge Blog created by some of the CTMH Consultants!!! If you would like to check it out,Click here! They have an awesome prize this week, if you are interested in trying just submit your entry!!! I did not have all of the colors that were in the challenge but, it is ok to get a close one. I ended up with Chocolate, Honey, & Garden Green.

I created a buisness card holder and a notebook!! I also made a scalloped flower.

Supplies used:
Treasures My Acrylix
Chocolate Cardstock
Grace B & T (reverse side)
Colonial White Cardstock
Chocolate Ink
Garden Green Ink
Scalloped Circle Punch
1 1/2 Circle Punch

Thanks for Looking!!

For instructions on the Buisness Card Holder, please click here!