Wednesday, November 30, 2011

CTMH: December SOTM Blog Hop

Happy December!  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  We had our first dusting of snow this morning and it looks beautiful.  We're here for another Stamp-of-the-Month blog hop.  If you came from Dawn's blog, you're on the right path.  If you're starting here, just keep clicking the links in each post until you get back here and you'll have seen all the inspiration we have prepared.

This month's stamp set will get your thoughts away from Christmas and on to Valentine's Day.  It's full of lovely images and sentiments.

You'll see that 4 of the images are compatible with the Art Philosophy cartridge as well.  So fun!  I decided to go really simple with my cards, just stamping directly on the card base.  The hearts in this set are perfect for standing alone and I'm really in a simple kick since planning workshop cards.  My own Christmas cards are going to be super simple, too.  Here are my cards:

This first one is a 3x6 card.  I used Tulip ink and the lighter one is second generation.  The sentiment comes from For Every Occasion.

This card uses Cotton Candy ink and I double-stamped the image.  The sentiment is from Pair-a-Phrase and is masked to get just that one word.  I added a line with my Legacy Writer pen.

This last card is also done with Tulip.  The sentiment is from Say It In Style.  What do you think about the line around the outside?  I'm not sure I like it.  Do you think I should add it to the first card or leave it as is?  
I have to thank my upline, Sheri Ballantyne, for help with the designs of these cards.

Now it's time to hop on over to Georgia's blog and check out the fabulous artwork she made.  Don't forget that this stamp set is only available for the month of December.

Happy Creating!

Monday, November 14, 2011

CTMH: Card Set Using Up More Scraps

I've managed to complete another set of paper from a past promotion.  This one was a fun kit all about celebrating.  It included a stamp set, which is the only set I used on these cards.

I believe the colours were Indian Corn blue, Sweet Leaf, and Chocolate.  It also included a set of Chocolate Mini Medleys.  This is a set that I'll be selling at my craft fair on Wednesday.  What would you pay for them?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Using Up the Old

I am getting ready for my very first Craft Show in a couple weeks and so I've been using up lots of old paper to create cards and other goodies.  I have so many left-over kits from workshops or gatherings and have made them all up to sell, but I've also been creating with scraps from old paper kits.  I wanted to show the last 3 cards I made with the Tickled Pink paper kit we had a number of years ago.  It was a promotion for National Scrapbooking Month.  I had fun coming up with the best way to use every last bit of paper.

I wish I could remember all the embellishments I used, but the stamped images came only from the set that came with the paper.  I know you're probably deep in preparations for Christmas, but hopefully these will make you think of spring.

A question before I go.  What sorts of items would you buy at a craft show?  Or, if you've been a vendor at one before, what types of things did you sell lots of?  As a newbie to this whole thing, I'd love your advice.

Happy Creating!