Monday, March 22, 2010

Random Tip Tuesday - Chipboard in a pinch

Need some chipboard and realize you don't have any, or you don't have enough to finish your project?  Maybe you need to save a couple bucks....  Either way, if you eat cereal for breakfast or have children who do, consider this thought -- cereal boxes make great alternate chipboard.  It's a great way to reuse and prevent landfill explosion.  It's even better than recycling in that it uses less energy to reuse something than to recycle it, LOL.

Cereal boxes are a nice thickness and especially so if you are adding a layer of card stock or decorative paper.  Check out my blog:  I used a cereal box to create this beautiful snowflake, this heart, and these snowflakes.  Go ahead give it try! ♥

See you on the next Random Tip Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Jacksonbelle White, Brown and Blue Mojo Monday 128 with CTMH Emporium Papers

Mojo Monday 128 and JBE095

I love Mojo Monday's they always get me thinking...but this week it took a lot of thinking...and thinking...and thinking (LOL). At first glance it seemed like a simple challenge, the layout was one of the easiest I've seen, but for some reason I still had a creative block until I visited Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge. This really helped me set a direction.  Once I saw the theme this week was a color challenge where you had to make a card or project using white, brown and blue it clicked and I was set to go.

Close to My Heart Emporium Paper Packet
Close to My Heart Colonial White CS
Close to My Heart stamp set, You’re a Hoot (C1362)
Close to My Heart Exclusive Inks Cocoa ink Pad (z2114)
Close to My Heart Exclusive Inks Markers: Cocoa (Z2314), Sunflower (Z2350), Crystal Blue (Z2317)
Close to My Heart Bitty Brads Antiqued copper
Gems (very small in blue)
Pop Dots

**you can visit both blogs by clicking on the challenge names links above

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Altered Art CD Card: A thing of Beauty...

This Altered Art card uses an old CD (you know, the free ones you get when someone is trying to sell you something).

I made it for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge:
SSS45 - February 27, 2010 which gives you a specific pattern to follow. I had this CD laying around and was thinking today -- how can I incorporate it into a card. Then, when I went to the Sweet Stop Blog, I knew it was meant to be because the pattern included a circle with layers that would cover the center hole. Perfect! :)

Basic Supplies (PDF link at bottom):
Close to My Heart Stamp set “Thing of Beauty” (C1301)
Close to My Heart Stamp set “Cherished Flourishes" (D1413)
Close to My Heart Exclusive Inks Hydrangea Stamp Pad
Close to My Heart Colonial White Organza Ribbon (15”)
Close to My Heart Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon (7”)
Close to My Heart CS Cocoa (6” x 12” folded in half to create card base; 2.25” x 3.25” & 2.25” x 2.2”)
Close to My Heart CS Petal (5.75” x 5.75”; 2” x 3” & 2” x 2”)
Versa Mark Ink Pad
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder “Victoria”
Martha Stewart’s Blue Topaz Fine Glitter
PSE Verdigris Embossing Powder
Distress Stickles “Broken China”
Gems in a variety of sizes and colors
Terrifically Tacky Tape (to hold CD in place)
Pop dots

You may choose to view the full directions or print them out by going to the PDF document which includes All supplies and Directions.


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