Monday, September 15, 2014

October Classes and Workshops

These are the upcoming classes at Vernon Hills Hobby Lobby.
If you live in the area and are interested in joining, feel free to contact me! 

Notes for Classes/Workshops: 

Sign-up and class fees are due fifteen (15) days before the class, for ordering purposes (except when otherwise noted).

2. To sign-up and pay for Class fees:
OPTION A. Purchase here, from my blog (I use PayPal). The "Add to Card" buttons are on the right side of my blog.

OPTION B. e-mail me at
I accept credit cards through Square.

3. If you're not local, you can still order the kits! The kits will be shipped to your home! 
You just need some extra supplies: ink pads, acrylic blocks, and/or adhesive, etc.
You can shop at: for supplies.

4. If you have any questions, contact me at: 

1. Autumn Card Workshop
When: Tuesday Oct 7th
Time: 5-6:30pm
RSVP by: Oct 2nd
Class fee: $12

Make 4 cards (5"x 6.5") and learn basic stamping techniques, plus coloring with Copic Markers.

2. Pathfinding Card Workshop
When: Tuesday Oct 14th
Time: 5-7:30pm
RSVP by: Oct 1st
Class fee: $28

Make 15 cards (5 each from 3 designs). Includes a stamp set.

This is the kit:

3. SnowHaven Card Workshop
When: Tuesday Oct 21st
Time: 5-7:30pm
RSVP by: Oct 6th
Class fee: $28

Make 15 cards (5 each from 3 designs). Includes a stamp set.

This is the kit:

4. Choose Your Kit Card Workshop
When: Tuesday Oct 28th 
Time: 5-6:30pm
RSVP by: Oct 13th
Class fee: see kits below

Each kit comes with 10 cards. Choose the kit(s) you would like to make.
You can also change the sentiments!

Kit 1: Happy Birthday Card Kit (A2 cards - 4.25" x 5.5") - $12

Kit 2: Thank You Card Kit (A2) - $13

Kit 3: Christmas Card Kit (5" x 7") - $14

Kit 4: Holiday Card Kit (5" x 7") - $15

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Chalkboard Thinking of You Card

This is a free-style collage card for a couple of "Back to School" challenges...

And a tip...
This is how you get colorful images on dark paper without having to buy a bunch of colored embossing powders...
I stamped letters on black paper with VersaMark and heat embossed in white. Then, I colored them with alcohol-based ink markers. The brighter the colors, the better!
Of course, you would have to buy a bunch of markers...but I bet you already have them, right? =)

Framework Alphabet (CTMH)
White embossing powder
Brilliance ink pad
Chalkboard stamp set (Recollections)
3-D foam tape
washi tape

1. Tyra's S.E.I Challenge: Back to School & Fall Fun
2. The Card Concept #18: Back to School Theme
3. STAMPlorations September Challenge: Stamps & Markers
4. SSS Wed Challenge: Make your Own Background
5. WAW #149: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Happy 'Owl'oween Card

One more card for Freshly Made Sketches:

What a Hoot (CTMH-retired)
Copic Markers
candy dots (SU!)

1. Freshly Made Sketches #153 - A sketch by Jen B.
2. H2H Challenge: Share your favorite Stamp or Stamp Set (What a Hoot) - this is my 3rd card...can you tell I have many favorite stamp sets? =)

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cricut Artfully Sent Collection is HERE!

It's finally here!
The Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Collection is here! You can order yours on my CTMH website (just click HERE)! 

I've never been so excited about a Cricut cartridge before...
Here's a video to see what this is all about!

Plus, some CTMH artwork:

More info:

Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is "just because"! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.
Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack

What are you waiting for?
Go to to order yours today!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sweet Fox Card

Check out the Foxy Foxes Challenge at Moxie Fab World!
My card was inspired by the sketch #153 at Freshly Made Sketch...

Supplies (CTMH):
D1604 Season of Thanks (background)
Wild About Love (retired)
Woodgrain Washi Tape (retired)
paper flowers (Prima)
gemstone (Studio G)

1. Moxie Fab World Foxes Challenge: Foxy Foxes Challenge
2. Freshly Made Sketches #153 - A sketch by Jen B.
3. SSS Wed Challenge: Make your Own Background (although, I might be cheating...'cause it's so easy with background stamps and ink pads...)
4. WAW #149: Anything Goes
5. H2H Challenge: Share your favorite Stamp or Stamp Set (Wild About Love)
6. CASology Week #112: Three (3 leaves and/or 3 lines of washi tapes)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Washi meets...Christmas Scooter Card

Here's a card I made today...
...please, enjoy it for a looooong time...since my 3yo son N somehow got my acrylic block with the scooter stamp while it was drying...and the stamp went PUFF, PUFFT, GONE! Bye-bye! Forever!
I guess that's the bad thing about polymer stamps...they are CLEAR! And HARD to find!!! =)

Supplies (CTMH):
D1617 Make it Merry
D1455 Be Jolly (hostess stamp set)
washi tape
VersaMark ink pad (I stamped the scooter on the turquoise paper)
Glossy Accents

I'm entering it in the following challenges:
1. Merry Monday #125 {Transportation!}
2. WAW #149: Anything Goes
3.  CASology Week #112: Three (I used 3 techniques: paper piecing on scooter, simple scene stamping and used Glossy Accents as dimensional element)
4. H2H Challenge: Share your favorite Stamp or Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Tuesday Tag(s): Blooming Heart Thanks Tags

I made these for Tag You're It! Challenge #5:


M1049 Blooming Heart (CTMH)
B1454 Thanksgiving Wreath (CTMH-hostess stamp set)
VersaMark ink pad
white embossing powder
Glitz Glitter Gel (CTMH-retired)
washi tape
Copic Markers

I'm also entering the tags in the following challenges:
2. WAW #148: Anything Goes
3. SSS Wed Challenge: STAMPtember Stamp-It

Thanks for stopping by!