Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Multi-Petalled Ribbon Flower - Sunflower

Here is the video tutorial for the Sunflower that I used on my Mojo Monday card yesterday. It comes to an abrupt end because I had to cut the last few seconds off that took me over the 15 minute limit.

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Ribbon Flower and Mojo Monday 187

I have been hard pressed to make it to my craft room the past couple of weeks, so was very happy to complete this card today. Actually, I am more excited about this new flower that I created than the card. When I was putting away my organdy ribbon after my organdy flower tutorial, I started playing around with the ribbon and came up with a multi-petalled flower. I recreated it in satin ribbon as well and that is how I ended up with this beautiful sunflower. I hope to have a tutorial ready for you sometime this week.

The inside of the card reads 'You bring sunshine into all of our lives - Happy Mother's Day'

Here is this week's Mojo Monday Sketch

Supplies - Card size is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Paper - Brown print (K&Co), Script print (Prima), Green dot print (Kaisercraft), Sunflower and Colonial White cardstock (CTMH)
Ink - Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories - 7/8" Yellow satin ribbon, 5/8" Brown satin ribbon (Offray), 3/8" Cocoa grosgrain ribbon (CTMH), charm (my stash), small Dimensional Element tag, Love Letters Rubons, Chocolate Waxy Flax, Designer Shimmer brad, Mocha Opaques (CTMH)
Other - needle, thread, glue gun, corner rounder, Bow Easy

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Is In The Air - Mojo Monday 185

I really like this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and couldn't wait to use some of the new spring Graphic 45 paper that I bought (love the little bonneted birds in the print) and a spring stamp set from Just Rite stamps that I purchased this past winter.

I stamped my tulip images twice and coloured them in with copic markers. Then I cut up one of the images and paper pieced three of the tulips and part of the bow over top of the original image. After cutting out each piece I gently rolled them over a pencil to give them more dimension. On the largest tulip I also made some cuts with a craft knife along a couple of the inner petal lines. The bottom scallop border was created by using a 1 1/4" circle punch and layering the light and dark green circles. I topped it off with a beautiful Antiqued copper butterfly from CTMH.

Supplies: Card size is 5" x 7"

Paper - Once Upon a Springtime collection - Graphic 45, peach, lt. & dk. green cardstock (Bazzill), Colonial White cardstock (CTMH)
Stamps - Breath of Spring (Just Rite), Happy Birthday C1257 (CTMH)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Juniper (CTMH), Copics - R000, R01, R02, Y21, G000, G21, G28, E42, E43, E50
Accessories - Dimensional Elements - Bookplates (CTMH - retired), Antique Copper brads (CTMH), Antique Copper Butterfly - Bliss L2 Assortment (CTMH), cream satin ribbon (fabric store)
Other - Spellbinders - Classic Oval Small, Classic Scalloped Oval Small, 1 1/4" circle punch (CTMH)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hope For Japan

Give a little hope to Japan by purchasing an exclusive stamp set for just $5.

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE VICTIMS OF THE EARTHQUAKE AND tsunami in Japan, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. And helping has never been easier!

During April, purchase the exclusive "Hope for Japan" A-size stamp set for the special price of only $5 (retail value $8.75) and Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross efforts in Japan. This beautifully designed stamp set reminds us of how our hearts are hopeful for those who are in need.

Contact me today to get involved in this heart-worthy cause.

CTMH April Campaign - Lovin' Level 1

When you place an order of $115 CAN or more on my MyCTMH® website during April, you can choose one free My Reflections® Level 1 kit from the selection of great kits below:

 Passages Level 1 Kit (X7126A)
Perfect Day Level 1 Kit (X7100A)
Splendor Level 1 Kit (X7124A)
Sweet Home Level 1 Kit (X7116A)
Topstitch Level 1 Kit (X7120A)
Veranda Level 1 Kit (X7119A)
Zippidee Level 1 Kit (X7125A)

*Shipping/handling apply. Offer valid April 1–30, 2011. Free Level 1 kit available while supplies last.