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Winter Projects Gallery



Just a few things....

Welcome back friends!  I wanted to share some of the things I've been working on lately....some are for my Paper Blessings Etsy Shop....some  are projects from my Thursday and Saturday Stamping and Paper Crafting  Classes I have every month and some are just goodies I've made for myself.  Any questions, please let me know.

Altered Ceramic Pumpkins

RE-purposed - Mini Photo Album from empty Tissue Paper Rolls

Card made from vintage trimmings

"BOO!" Mini pennant banner

Class - Kalaidacoloring and Brayering - Autumn

Class - Kalaidacoloring and Brayering - Winter

 Class - Holiday Cards made from Art Philosophy Cartridge

 Class - Gifts for the Holidays - Mini Photo Album from TP Rolls

 Journal Inserts were made from  CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge Tags

 Class - Gifts for the Holidays - Quick Treat Bags

 Class - Canning Jar Gifts

Golfing Canning Jar Gift - Top of Lid

Class - Canning Jar Gifts

Cookie Mix Canning Jar Gift - Front Holiday Tag made from CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge

Cookie Mix Canning Jar Gift - Top of Lid Made from CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge

 Class - Cuttlebug Techniques - Embossing and Alcohol Inks

 Class - One-Layer Card

 Class - Cuttlebug Techniques - Direct to Folder Inking

 Class - Faux Rust

 Class - Cuttlebug Techniques - Wax Paper Flower

 Class - Cuttlebug Techniques - Embossed Patterned Paper

Class - Autumn Cards made from Art Philosophy Cartridge

 Altered Ceramic Pumpkins

If you live locally, would love to have you join our classes....class schedule is located at the top left of this blog and at River City Gift Shoppe website .....we do have SO MUCH fun!!

Thanks much for visiting me.  Don't forget to count your many blessings today!  Bye for now.



September 2012: National Stamping Month

I forgot to add this video to the post below.....you'll enjoy it.  Get a double "It's Your Day" CTMH stamp set for $5.00 for National Stamping Month with $35 purchase from August 15 thru September:


Where are my photos? CTMH Specials!

Hello Bloggers!  Trying to find out what happened to my blog photos!!!!  Yikes!  Untill then.....

I wanted to share these truly amazing Close to my Heart Specials while I can:

Click on the links below to see these CTMH August Specials:

Between August 15-31, get your Cricut Artiste cartridge for $99.00. The Cricut Artiste bundle includes:

    - Cricut Artiste (suggested retail price of $ 59.99), Three Stamp Sets (retail value of $17.95 each), & Three Dimensional Element chipboard sets (retail value of $4.95 each). That is a total recommended retail price of $128.69 for the much lower price of $99!

- Because you spent over $35, you can now purchase the It's Your Day stamp set for $5.00. This is a $35.90 value stamp set for only $5!

- Because you spent over $50, you can now purchase the August Stamp of the Month for $5.00 a value of $17.95!

That is a total of 6 stamp sets, 1 cricut cartridge, and 3 sheets of chipboard for only $109.00 before tax and shipping!    GUESS WHAT?  YOU SAVED $78.54!  Treat yourself if it's available.

You will love this 2nd Artiste Cricut Cartridge exclusive to CTMH if the first one is any indicator.....I love the 1st cartridge, Art Philosophy...it is AMAZING  and I use it all the time....just ask my stamping students!

Thanks so much for visiting stampers!  God  bless.



Tutorial: ID-ing Your Ink Pads

Hello Everyone!  I have a quickie tutorial for you.  On my last post I showed you a super quick way to make faux washi tape using office labels!  As I was doing that , I thought, hey I can also  ID my ink pads using the same process.  Here's what I did:
First, with a paper trimmer I cut a sheet of labels, lengthwise, into about 1/4 inch strips:

I then applied the color of my Distress Ink Pad on the labels....basically you're going to swipe the ink pad over the label until the label is completely saturated.  If you begin swiping the color at the top of the label and then move in downward motion, you'll get full and quick coverage.

I let them dry a little before removing the paper backing on the labels and adhering them to the ink pads.

Tadaaaa!  Here's what they look like....nice and orderly....it makes it so easy to choose the color I want now because I can SEE the vibrancy of the colors at a glance.

Well, hope this tutorial was helpful.  Have an awesome weekend!


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at my "Paper Blessings" ETSY Shoppe.


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