Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A New Technique

I tried out a new technique called 'faux bleach-out' today - well, at least it's new to me anyway - and although it doesn't look quite as nice as this one, I like it and know I will improve with practice. Practice makes perfect, right?


I used Dylusions ink sprays, which can be purchased at any craft or art supply store, in Cut Grass and London Blue mainly because those are just 2 of only 4 of the colors I own that work well together (must get more soon!), black archival ink and flower images from D1651 Wavy Blooms stamp set from Close to my Heart, which you can find here. The waterbrush is one by Pentel.

If you'd like to try out this technique, head on over to Susan's blog and she'll show you just how it's done. She's better at it than I but I plan to practice more because practice makes perfect! While you're on Susan's blog, check out the awesome new art journaling monthly kit club she is offering. Today is the last day to sign up to receive extra goodies in the inaugural kit but you can sign up at any time. I'm all signed up and can't wait to get my goodies soon!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a scrampin' good day!

~Carol

Monday, June 29, 2015

Only 2 More Days for Summer Crushing!

Just two more days to take advantage of the Summer Crush special at Close To My Heart so head on over to get your FREE coordinating stamp set when you purchase one of five different My Crush books and it's coordinating accessory pack.

I love these My Crush books for any type of scrapbooking-on-the-go projects or to use as a mini album for a specific event or even for use as a class or workshop project. In fact, I am using the Modville one for an upcoming workshop 'Find Your Voice 2015' with Kristin Tweedale over at rukristin.com/classes.

I have the Modville book (which has 60 - 10" x 7" printed, cardstock-weight designed pages: hardcover with resist pattern, wirebound) and 2 different packs of the coordinating accessories plus a 'Currently' stamp set that I have had it seems like forever and use ALL the time. The set is exclusive to Kristin and you can purchase one here.  I will also have a few stickers, rub-ons and extra letter stickers available in case I need them.


Kristin's class starts July 1 and runs for 6 weeks. Oh, did I mention that it's FREE? Yep, the class is FREE and you are most welcome to register now, shop your stash for the supplies needed, shop here with Kristin - she has an awesome kit available for this workshop - or you can go ahead and take advantage of the My Crush special at Close To My Heart and grab a pretty cool book for creating your story in 'Find Your Voice 2015' but you have to hurry as this sale (at Close To My Heart) ends June 30. That's tomorrow!!! And although you won't receive your supplies as soon as the workshop begins, you should have it shortly thereafter provided you order now and you can start at any time it's convenient for you.

Happy scrampin' everyone and I'll see you in the classroom July 1st.

~Carol

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I won! I won!

If you think no one EVER wins those too-good-to-be-true totally awesome giveaways we all see posted all over the internet, think again! Because I WON one! Yep, I won a totally awesome giveaway that I almost didn't enter. I received an email Sunday morning telling me if I wanted in, I only had until 11:59PM that night to enter so I figured, what the heck and went ahead and followed all the rules to enter.

I seriously did not think I'd win as it's very rare for me to win anything although I must say, these past few weeks I have won a couple drawings for some awesome handmade art pieces from Paula Phillips a.k.a. Journal Artista. She is a very talented artist/art journaler who streams live every week on Ustream and I try not to miss her shows but if I do, I watch her videos on You Tube. Anyway, at the end of her shows she tells everyone to post a number in the chat area then she picks a number by random.org (I think that's what it is) and whoever comes closest without going over wins some of the fabulous artwork she has created during her live show. Totally awesome! I've won twice but haven't received my second packet of goodies from her yet. If it's anything like the first, I'm gonna love it! Thanks again, Paula!

I'll bet you're all thinking right now...when is she going to tell us what she won, right???? Well, okay I guess I'll tell you now....I won a prize package of art supplies from the very talented Wendy Vecchi of Ranger/Stampers Anonymous fame! Yea, it's true! And here's the email to prove it! YAY! I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!
I seriously have no clue what's in the package because I don't think the contents were ever posted on the Irreversiblymoi blog where I entered the giveaway or if it was there, I missed it in my haste to enter before time ran out but you know what? I will be so very happy to receive WHATEVER is in that package because Wendy has some totally awesome products that I really want to play with.

Stay tuned for some pics of the prize package when it gets here. I sure hope it's soon! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a good one!

~Carol

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Still Summer Crushing!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to remind you all that if you're wanting to take advantage of this month's Summer Crush special from Close to my Heart, you only have 8 days left!

Here's the details again:
Purchase one of the My Crush books + it's matching accessories* and receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That's a value of $9.95 - $13.95! There are 5 different books to choose from and each one is just wonderful for documenting special events, outdoor or travel adventures, your everyday life and there's even one for documenting your family's Christmas activities.

*Note: The accessory pack for the In the Pink My Crush book has sold out but the company is substituting it with the In the Pink Clips which have the same price point.

Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to receive a FREE stamp set that coordinates perfectly with the My Crush book of your choice before they're all gone! This offer ends June 30 or while supplies last so head on over to my website to see all the My Crush books available.

Also, this month's Stamp of the Month set - Ice Cream Dream - is available for just $5.00 with any $50 order. This yummy stamp set is only available until June 30 so be sure to grab it if ice cream is your thing!

Here's a layout I made using this yummy stamp set and the Seaside paper pack which is so perfect for summer/beach photos. I'm not a beach person - well, I love the beach but just never get there - so I chose to use Seaside with some of the images from the Ice Cream Dream set and will await photos of my grandchildren enjoying some yummy ice cream. 


Other CTMH products used on this layout include:
Z1906 Artbooking Cricut cartridge
Z3042 Coral Reef Sequins
Z3041 Oceanside Sequins
Z1297 Edge Distresser
Z2118 Desert Sand ink
D1544 Distressed Backgrounds stamp set
The footprints and 'Simply Sublime' stamped images are from two stamp sets that are no longer available - sorry ;( 

Thanks for stopping by today! Feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way. Have a scrampin' good day!

~Carol

Friday, June 5, 2015

It's a Summer Crush!

The Close To My Heart special for June is all about summer crushes! Do you have a summer crush? If not, you should because during the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush® book and its accompanying assortment pictured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That is a savings of at least $9.95 USD / $10.95 CAD! 

Choose from five lovely My Crush book offerings that will provide a swoon-worthy background for your favorite memories. From family reunions to camping adventures to holiday countdowns—and much more—you will be crushing on all these books and the possibilities they provide. 

Every My Crush book features a hard cover with wire binding and cardstock-weight pages that are printed with eye-catching designs to form the perfect bases for your memory keeping. Additionally, each My Crush book also features unique details—from glossy print, to vellum pages, to gold foil, to ink-resistant patterns—that make displaying your personality easier than ever. Plus, once you add the artistry of the coordinating assortments featuring sticker sheets, envelopes, alphabets, cards, and journaling spots, along with your free stamp set, you will be well on your way to your own gorgeous mini book creation! 

Here are a couple pages inside of my own Z1856 My Crush Bluebird Book. Hope you like them and they inspire you to purchase and play in your own book.



This special offer is only available while supplies last and once they’re gone, these books are gone for good, so put your orders in early to get your summer romance rolling today!

Click here to get crushing and have a scramping great day!

~Carol

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