Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Prickly Pear "Hi There" Card

Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog today! I am so excited to share a
fun card I created for the CTMH Convention Consultant Creative Showcase that was held the end of June! This was such a fun and colorful card to create!
I will post some of the other cards and layouts that I shared at the showcase at a later time.


I love to save my scraps, especially the ones from the paper packets! You can create many beautiful projects by using up some of your leftover scraps! 
Here I used strips of paper that I had leftover. I used wider and smaller strips. Just play with these and you'll be surprised what you come up with! The possibilities are endless!
I used the water coloring paints on the cactus and small flower at the top. I had fun mixing the colors to match the paper!

Have fun creating your own special type of cards!

Here is the shopping list:
X7221B Prickly Pear paper packet $9.95
Z3324 Prickly Pear Sequins $3.95
Z3338 Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamp - Thin Cuts $29.95
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50
Z3132 Watercolor Paints $11.95
Z3188 Paintbrush set $8.95
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam tape $5.95
X5789 Sea Glass cardstock $14.50
z899 Black Memento ink pad $7.95
Z2852 Poppy ink pad $7.95
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (retired)

If you would like to order these products, view the catalogs, check out the
consultant opportunities, and more on my website @ lizjohnson.closetomyheart.com

Thanks for blessing my day! Please come and visit me again soon! I'd love to hear from you!
Please let me know you stopped by!

Have a blessed day!
Happy Creating!

Liz



 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Little Dreamer July Card Class


Hello All!
I am thrilled to announce my July card class! Join me locally on July 26th @ 6:30pm at my home
to create these cute cards! You will make a total of 10 cards! (Two of each design) Customers and CTMH Consultants can receive my pre-cut card kit for FREE with a $40 CTMH order on my website!
Consultants can also purchase my cutting guide and full color instructions for $7! Please email me @ lizann85@outlook.com if you're interested! The cutting guides will be ready in two weeks!
I used some PML cards from your paper packet to create these! Why not use them up if they're sitting in your bag! Lol

 The sunburst card is still one of my favorites! 

Here's how I made the sunburst part of my card:
First, cut a 5 x 2 3/4" piece from white cardstock or another piece that matches. But you won't really see this piece. Second, measure half way to 2 1/2" and make a small mark. This will be your starting point and panel. Third, cut 1 1/2" pieces from 4 different palettes. Cut these corner to corner so they look like a triangle. Take the pointed end and glue to the center where your mark is. Mix your colors like seen on my card. Glue your papers on so that your papers are over the edge of your panel. After you have glued all of your pieces on, take some scissors or a paper trimmer and trim all edges. You have now created a sunburst card! Now to add the larger panel cut a piece of matching cardstock at 5 x 3 3/4". Glue the sunburst to this piece and glue to your standard size card. I like to take the bottom of the panel and add stamping like the one I did above or add ribbon or shimmer trim! So fun!!

Shopping List:
X7219B Little Dreamer paper packet $9.95
Z3321 Little Dreamer Glitter Gems $3.95
Z3189 White and Gold Ribbon $5.95
Z3335 Little Dreamer Cardmaking and thin cuts $26.95
X5770 Glacier cardstock $14.50
Z2841 Glacier ink pad $7.95
X5769 Thistle cardstock $14.50
Z2840 Thistle ink pad $7.95
Z2895 Lagoon ink pad $7.95
Z2809 Tangerine ink pad $7.95
Z3024 White shimmer trim $4.95
Scalloped circles AP Cricut Collection (retired) 
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50
Z1151 3-D Foam tape $5.95
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam tape $5.95
Z3318 Basic circles $12.95
X5785 Lemon cardsock $14.50
You can order these products and more on my website @
Thank you for visiting my blog today! Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by!
Have a blessed day!
Happy Creating!

Liz


 





Monday, July 3, 2017

Stampaganza is BACK!!!

The long awaited Stampaganza is BACK!!!



Hello Friends!

It's great to be back! It was a crazy June! I just returned from the CTMH Convention in Salt Lake City. It was amazing!! I learned so much, enjoyed crafting with brand new CTMH products, made new friends, attended informative classes, and danced the night away! You are going to LOVE the new catalog!! We were lucky enough to receive the NEW Holiday Expressions catalog too! You are going to LOVE it as well!! The Inspirations catalog will be available August 1st and the Holiday Expressions will be available September 1st! Contact me today to pre-order your catalogs! Inspirations is $6 and the Holiday Expressions is $1 or free with any purchase in September!

I am excited to announce that Stampaganza is back only in July! 
Buy two stamp sets get one FREE!! Choose your favorites before this sale ends July 31st!!

You can place your order here:

Have a fabulous July!
Be watching for new artwork coming soon!

Happy Creating!

Liz


 


Monday, June 12, 2017

"Thankful for You" Hello Foxy June SOTM Card

Happy Monday, Friends!

Thank you for stopping by today! I really appreciate it! I have been very busy getting ready for our up coming Annual CTMH Convention at the end of the month! I am so excited to be able to attend this year and participate in the Consultant Creative Showcase! I am busy working on artwork as well as making several cards for the Convention swap and many other projects! But I am having a lot of fun!
Today, I finally found a little time to create a sweet little card using our June's SOTM in between all the craziness! I used the papers from Little Dreamer and the sequins from Prickly Pear. How adorable are these little foxes? I used the watercolor paints to color my fox and flower. I absolutely love these!

Make sure you order your June SOTM before it's too late! You will have a lot of fun playing with this darling set! This set is only $5 with a $50 purchase!

Shopping List:
S1706 Hello Foxy $17.95 or $5 with a $50 purchase
X7219B Little Dreamer paper packet $9.95
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50
Z3132 Watercolor paints $11.95
Z3188 Paintbrush set $8.95
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam tape $5.95
Z1151 3-D Foam tape $5.95
Z899 Black Memento ink pad $7.95
Z3324 Prickly Pear sequins $3.95
Z3146 Watercolor paper $6.95
X5770 Glacier cardstock $14.50
Art Philosophy Cricut Collection (Retired)

If you would like to order these products, view the new Expressions 2 catalog or the Annual Inspirations catalog, please visit my website @ lizjohnson.closetomyheart.com

Please say hello! I'd love to hear from you!
Have a blessed day!

Happy Creating! :)

Liz 
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Little Dreamer Birthday Wishes Card


Hello! 

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I would like to share another sunburst card with you using the Little Dreamer papers and a fun technique! I made this card for an upcoming card class in July.
These cute papers make me happy! They are so bright and fun to work with! 
As many of you know, I love creating cards using the sunburst technique! It's one of my all time favorites! I love matching up the papers and creating a rainbow of colors to each card!

As I was designing my card I was really wanting to use the unicorn from one of the pocket plus cards (This is great way to use up those extra cards!) that we carry in our Little Dreamer paper packet. So I took our circle thin cuts and this is what I came up with:

First, I cut out my pocket plus card from the other cards in the paper packet.

Second, I took the largest circle from the circle thin cuts and placed it over the unicorn. Making sure the circle was even.

Third, I used my Cuttlebug machine and cut the unicorn out. Super easy! Now I have a circle of my unicorn to place over the sunburst part of my card. 

I love the thin cuts! You have a variety of sizes to work with! The circles are so much fun!
You can even layer them for an added border. So cute!!

Here is the shopping list for my card:
X7219D Little Dreamer paper packet $9.95
Z3321 Little Dreamer Glitter Gems $3.95
C1677 Little Dreamer - Cardmaking stamp set $13.95
Z2840 Thistle stamp pad $7.95
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam tape $5.95
Z3024 White Shimmer trim $4.95
X5770 Glacier cardstock $14.50
Z3318 Basic Circles $12.95
If you would like to order these products and more, please visit my website @

I hope you have a fabulous day! Please stop by again soon for more fun artwork using Little Dreamer and more!

Happy Creating!
Liz







Thursday, May 18, 2017

Live Beautifully Rose Card


Hello Crafty Friends!
 
I have taken a few weeks off to recuperate from influenza A. I am feeling better everyday but 
it's been a long recovery! I am happy to finally post and share a pretty card that I had made using Live Beautifully from our National Scrapbooking Month promotion.
If you haven't ordered these gorgeous papers and the matching stamps yet be sure you order as soon as possible! As these are while supplies last or until May 31st!

I made this card using a rose from the Flower 
Market cartridge and used the gold shimmer brush on the white part of the rose to add some sparkle. I cut the underneath part of the rose from the Live Beautifully paper. The leaves were stamped and cut out and added to the rose. I also cut a strip from the black words B&T that says "Smile" and "Dream" that creates an easy sentiment. Very elegant and easy to make!
 
Here is the shopping list:
 

 Thank you for visiting my blog today! Please check back often as I will be creating some fun new
artwork using some of our new products from Expressions 2!

Have a fabulous day!
 Happy Creating!

Liz

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mr. & Mrs. Live Beautifully Wedding Card


Hello!

Thank you for stopping by today! Today, I would like to share this pretty card with you!
I used a few retired items from our last Expressions 1 on this card including our Live Beautifully stamp set and paper packet. 
 
To make the rose I first stamped the rose in:
and took my
and used the
to color the petals and picked up more color to shade.
I colored the leaves using the waterbrush and 

Other products used:
CC1212B Live Beautifully paper packet $14.95
CC1212C Live Beautifully stamp set $17.95
Z2813 Sea Glass ink pad $7.95
Z3238 Gold Glitter paper $5.95
Z3312 Gold Glitter gems $3.95
Z3301 Hello Lovely Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle (Retired)
X5931 Champagne cardstock $14.50
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam tape $5.95
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50

To place your order, please visit my website @ www.lizjohnson.closetomyheart.com
 
Thank you for blessing my day! Please visit my blog again for more fun artwork!
 
Happy Creating!
 
Liz 
 


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