Thursday, August 27, 2015

Last Chance: Blossom Reitres Aug 31st

This beautiful paper packet will retire at the end of August.  It has been a flexible set of paper for so many different occasions.  Below is the scrapbook layout that I created for my workshop.   I will be offering this workshop on Friday September 11th at my school day crop.  If you would like to attend, please contact me by August 30th to order your supplies.  Because they are retiring, I cannot guarantee the availability of the products so order soon. 

I created 4 double page layouts and look forward to adding photos from my recent visit with my daughter in Colorado. 


You may have seen this first layout before.  I used the Artfully Sent and Art Philosophy cricut cartridge to create the title elements for this page. 




Thanks for stopping in and remember to order your kit before it is gone. 

Creating feeds my soul,
Michele

Supplies I used to create these layouts can be purchased on my website


Monday, August 24, 2015

How do you get back to being creative after a hiatus?

I have been away from my creative space for just over two weeks and 7 days of that was also being completely unplugged and off the grid.  Oh my soul was thirsty when I got home!  I even had three boxes of new product waiting for me when I got home but I didn't know where to start...

Where would you start? 

Here's what I did...I had a set of pieces cut for a Ladies night out that I hosted just before I left.  The stamps were still on the blocks, the inks were stacked (thankfully closed up) next to the basket of paper pieces and the sample was sitting there too. 


My first thought was to just finish up the set of cards like the sample but then I remembered one of the ladies who attended had made the card COMPLETELY different from my sample.  I complimented her on it as it was beautiful!  She said "I didn't know I was supposed to copy yours."  Of course she wasn't supposed to do anything but enjoy being creative!  What a great lesson. 

So I took those pieces and let the creativity flow and made these four additional cards. 





Which card do you like best? 

Now my creative juices are flowing, I am going to clear off the desk after I finish this post and I am ready to open those boxes! 

Here's to letting yourself be creative.  It is good for the soul.

Michele

Below is a collage of the products I used.  Keep in mind that "Framed" stamp set, S1508 is the August stamp of the month, coordinates with the Artistry Cricut cartridge and is only available until August 31st, 2015.  Visit my website to purchase yours today for $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95. 


Sunday, August 23, 2015

One final Sampler in our year long series

I have had so much fun creating a seasonal sampler for each month of this past year.  Our final workshop will be in September but the products must be ordered by August 30th as they will retire at the end of August.  Don't wait to contact me if you would like to create this sampler.  Of course, if you cannot make the workshop, you are welcome to order the kit to go and I will email you the instructions. 

Back to School Sampler






Celebrate the beginning of the school season with this sampler.  Great for school teachers as well as home decor.  The sampler is $15 and must be order by August 30th. 

Workshop date is Friday Sept 11th 9:30 a.m. or Sunday Sept 13th 7 p.m.  

Now here's a review of the samplers we have created through out the year.

October

November


December



 January

 February

 March

 April

 May

 June

July

August:  Sports

Soccer

Seaside
I just love seeing them all together and I look forward to putting my samplers up each month again this year. 

Watch for more home decor and gift ideas this upcoming year as I offer workshops through out year with giving in mind.

Happy creating,
Michele

Monday, August 10, 2015

Coffee and Donuts?

Yes!  The carb free kind?  Yes!  These cards were made using the new product released this month from Close to My Heart. 


Join me Saturday August 29th 10 a.m. to create these two cards and others for a total of 15 cards for $25.  RSVP by Aug 22nd.  If you are not local to me but would like a kit, contact me to order yours. 

The product used includes:


Happy stamping...or munching,
Michele

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Framed

WooHoo!  August is here and it is time for some exciting news!

This month on the blog hop we are featuring the Framed stamp of the month which also happens to have matching Cricut cuts for the new CTMH Cricut cartridge called Artistry!  If you have joined me by hopping over from Beth's Blog, welcome!  After you have visited here, you will be hopping on to Jilena's Blog.

Now here is what I have created for you!



Three different cards using the same "sketch" and the backgrounds and icons from the new cartridge.  I love how they all turned out so different and it was so easy to create using just one card design.

Below are a collage of products I used.  These are all available beginning August 1st.


Here's a photo of the complete stamp set. 


You can purchase this stamp set only during the month of August for $17.95 or $5 with a $50 purchase.  Ask your consultant how you can get it or if you do not have a consultant, I would love to help you.  Now remember to head on over to Jilena's Blog to see what she has created with the stamp of the month. 

Happy August!
Michele