Saturday, September 17, 2016

Craftin' & Stampin' Crew Monthly Hop Featuring Jeepers Creepers

Welcome to the Craftin' and Stampin' Crew 
Blog Hop!

Myself and some other Craftin' and Stampin' Crew members decided we wanted to share 
some of our creations on a monthly basis with the 
monthly featured paper collections. 

This hop will be featuring the September featured paper from
Close To My Heart called Jeepers Creepers! 

Our team has put together TONS of amazing inspiration to help you 
get crafty with this AMAZING paper packet and coordinating pieces!!

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items you see on my project today,
be sure to stop by my online store, Cheri's Close To My Heart
and pick it up before its gone!  Throughout the post, you can click on any of the items mentioned to be taken directly to my personal online store to get your items.

For my project today I decided to challenge myself by creating cards from a scrapbook sketch.  WHAT?  Yes, you heard correctly.  I took scrapbook sketch #7 from the Make it from the Heart, volume 1.

(Photo by Jessica Douglas)
 Of course, I needed the Jeepers Creepers paper as well as the Adventure cardstock packet.  A little bit of Archival black ink and the Artistry Cricut cartridge and I was ready to change the 1st layout of the sketch into a cute card.  I filled in this cute monster's eyes with our Shimmer Brush and popped him up with some foam tape.

To cut out the monster, I used icon #1 and <shift> icon #1 on page 43 at 2.5" in lemon and tangerine.  The speech bubble was cut using icon #2 on page 1 at 1.25" in tangerine.  Both of these papers are in the Adventure cardstock packet.  The stamp is from "Short and Sweet Sentiments".

The second layout from the sketch was also turned into a cute card.  The twist to this one is that I turned it on the side.  I also added an extra strip to the sides and only had room for 2 circles instead of the 3 squares.

This one took 2 stamp sets - "So Many Smiles" and "Finding the Words".  That tangerine paper is so perfect for Fall.  I'm loving it.  By the way, did you know that "Finding the Words" and many other stamp sets are also available in French and Spanish?  You really should check them out.

I decided to make a video out of this one.

I sure my project helped to get your mojo going and that YOU 
are excited to work with the Jeepers Creepers Kit!

Up next is Oma Gloria!

If you lose your way along this hop, please see the line up below:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Creating Kindness

I truly believe that we are not on this earth for our own pleasure.  God has given each of us talents to be an encouragement to others and we can always show kindness.  I think this is one of the reasons that I like this month's Close To My Heart campaign so much.  It is a good reminder to take a few minutes to show kindness to others.  This little kit contains EVERYTHING you need to make simple cards.

However, you can spruce it up a bit with watercolors or markers.  Add some shapes from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and it steps up a bit more.  The possibilities are endless.

I like this so much and I plan to continue the concept through October.  Watch for other ways to "Create Kindness" in the coming weeks.

I really would love to have you join me in a Creating Kindness Challenge.  Of course I would love for you to purchase this kit from me here.  In fact, anyone who purchases this kit from me will receive a small collection of the scalloped shapes and pieces of cardstock to dress up your kit.  Want to know something else?  If you purchase the kit along with a Shimmer Brush (here), you will qualify for this month's Stamp of the Month for just $5.  This set would also be perfect to "Create Kindness".

Here are a couple of videos I prepared for this campaign.  In this first video, I show you everything included in this kit.

In this second video, I show you 20 of the cards I made with my kit.  Come back next week to see what I do with the additional 4 bases.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Holiday Expressions Idea Book

It's Here!!!

The Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions Idea book is so fabulous that I can't wait to show it to you.  Here's a walk-through of the book.  Check back soon to see some of the new items that I purchased.  I think you're going to love this one!

Thanks for stopping by today. Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.