Whispers Available for Art Philosophy

Whispers are little "Cheat Sheets" that help you get the most out of your cricut cartridges and devices. Cara Miller, my favorite Cricut instructor from My Creative Classroom has Whispers available for several cartridges, Gypsy, Cricut Craft Room, etc. You can buy Whispers from Cara Miller's Blog by clicking HERE.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

6 cards using new Confetti Wishes paper


These cards were made from a pattern to use 3 6" squares of paper/cardstock to make 6 cards.

I love the new Confetti Wishes paper pack.  This paper is full of pink (new color, pixie), yellow (new color canary) , gypsy, crystal Blue, pacifica.   I love how festive it isl

The flowers were cut from my Silhouette Cameo using a file I created to match a stamp set.  I colored them in using the new alcohol markers by Shinhahn.  So awesome!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Paper Confetti Wishes Card


This is one of the cards using the 3- 6x6 papers and a pattern shown by Pam Wallace, another CTMH consultant.  I teach this pattern in my weekly cardmaking class at Lantana Middle School.

I played all day with my Silhouette Cameo and the Funky Blossoms stamp set. I traced the images in Design Studio and kept playing around with sizing until I got it the way I like it.

After cutting the image out of WD cardstock and stamping in black VersaFine ink, I colored them in with coordinating Shinhahn markers. I didn't look at the numbers on the markers, I just looked to see which colors would coordinate with the papers.

I layered the flower using 3-D Foam tape after tying a cheater knot with chiffon ribbon. The Thanks was stamped directly onto the card.

I'm making a collection of cards to give to my aunt for her 90th birthday this Thanksgiving week.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2014 Holdiay Card Series 1 Part 2

Okay, so I remade my card using products you can still buy from my Online Business Address (OBA).   I used exactly the same design idea with similar stamps.

The stamp set I used has a Cricut Compatible shape, which means it shouldn't be retiring.  The shape was cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. the stamped layer was cut at 1.25 and the Ruby layer was cut at 1.5.  Z1686

The vine flourish is from the Love This B1432 stamp set. All remaining stamps are from B1381 Holiday Cheer.

2014 Holdiay Card Series Card 1

This is the first card in my 2014 Christmas/Holiday Series.   I made this card to have the ladies at the assisted living facility make in their card class this week.     

This is a beautiful card that is sooooo easy to make.  Unfortunately, I don't believe these stamps are still available, but I do love them.  I think this card can easily be recreated using similar stamps. I'll make one and post it here.

I stamped the scrollwork in black across the top of the card. Then I stamped the ornaments in Goldrush, New England Ivy, and Ruby.                                                              

The Merry Christmas sentiment is also stamped in black on a white daisy shape I cut from the CTMH Artiste cartridge.  I cut the White Daisy at 2.25 and the Ruby layer at 2.5.
I layered the White Daisy directly to the Ruby and then raised them up with 3-D Foam tape.  I embellished the card with clear sparkles, but I think Bitty Sparkles would do better.

The inside sentiment was stamped in Goldrush, New England Ivy, and Ruby. The layers were placed directly to the inside of the card. 

Supplies used:
CTMH products
B1356 St. Nick Stamp Set Retired (Merry Christms sentiment)
B1357 All the Best Retired (remaining images)
1385 White daisy Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2123 Goldrush Ink
Z2135 New England Ivy Ink
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Z2105 Black Ink
X254 White Value Pack 50 Cards/envelopes
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection

With the exception of the stamps I used, all supplies can be purchased on my OBA.

Monday, June 2, 2014

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Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 Florida Legislative Session Update: Week 6

If you try hard, you can see me in the crowd shots.  Most of the time, my height is diminished by other taller fellow lobbyists.  I am wearing bright pink in most of the group shots.

I can be seen at the mic on two of my three times speaking out in committees.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Easter Wishes Card

I was asked to design an Easter Card that would not be too difficult for someone to make.  It took quite a few tries but here is what I came up with.

First I cut some flower shapes and a border shape using my Silhouette Cameo out of Outdoor Denim cardstock. I knew I was going to add the crystal button on top of the center of the flower.
 I rounded the petals of the flower by using my thumbnail and scraping outwards from the center to the tip of each petal. I did this to all four layers creating a simple bowl shape in each layer.  I put a little glue in each center and built the flower up from the largest to the smallest layer.  I added the crystal button using glue dots.

I stamped the phrase "Easter Wishes" in White Daisy pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder.
 The card itself is a 10 x 7 piece of White Daisy cardstock scored and folded at 5" to create a 5x7 card.  I added a piece of Ariana patterned paper to the top leaving about 1/8" edge.  I added the border and flower to the bottom third of the card.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the phrase and candle using Outdoor Denim ink and the candle's flame using Honey ink on White Daisy cardstock.  I layered it on Outdoor Denim cardstock. 
I love the way this card finally came out.  I am planning to use it for my Monday night card class also. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014