Friday, November 27, 2015

Adding Fundamentals to Cards

 Here are two more ideas for use with Fundamentals- The 1st card is a great example of adding an additional pattern to a set of papers. The Sangria paper is so pretty, my favorite in the catalog but it's very earthy in color. I wanted to brighten it up just a bit with white for this card especially withe the bold white where the sentiment is. By adding the dot pattern fundamentals I brightened up the card across the whole card.
 How cute is the watercolor whale here? I love watercolor for adding color shades. By adding more watercolor pigment to the top and tail of the whale I gave him a realistic look.
It's a little hard to tell with the lighting but I have cut the pattern fundamental paper into a fringe. It gives the card a great 3D look and adds more interest to the pattern of the fundamental paper.
TODAY is the VERY last day to join in the NOVEMBER Give AWAY
Be Sure to go to the November 24th blog post for all the details and to enter.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Season to be Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you! I am truly Thankful for to be part of the crafting community. It brings such joy to my heart!

This card also uses the fundamentals. One side of the fundamentals paper has clear embossing. This is perfect for resist techniques. For this card I used a sponge dauber and rubbed over the paper with the same color ink. This gave a shaded look and made the pattern pop.

Check back tomorrow for a few more cards using the Fundamentals.
And don't forget to enter the GIVE AWAY! Head to the post on November 24th for the details.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fundamentals in Day Planner

 As you saw yesterday the Fundamentals is the perfect product for Scrapbooking and Cardmaking, but now let me show you how I use them in my planner. For starters I use the bows as paperclip toppers. As you see I keep several extras at the front of my planner. I am always clipping notes and lists to my daily page so have extras is a must for me.
I also mark a group of pages with paper clips. Having one of these cute bows at the top makes it easy to spot.

 I like the tabs that come in the Fundamental Stickers to mark special pages in my planner. These special pages I keep all year and move them around in the planner. Having a tab makes them easy to locate since I need to reference several times a month. 
Of course the stickers are also great for right on the planner page to make a special event or an important reminder.

NOW it's for the GIVE AWAY! All the details are on the Post from November 24

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fundamentals-So Awesome!

 Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each!
When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95 USD
Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes
*one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack,
*one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack,
*one Peacock Fundamental assortment
 * three sheets of White Daisy cardstock.
You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

The FREE class to put these pages together and the bonus cards will be December 5th at 1:30
If you purchased this special from me you can come to this class!

Now it's time for a Give AWAY!
1. Leave a comment on the November 24th blog post with you favorite neutral color and be entered to win a Gold Fundamentals Set
2. Place an order on my website between November 22-27 and I will send you(separately) a Gold Embellishment Set 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Winner and Kaleidoscope Birthday Card Class-Join today!

Come make 15 beautiful Birthday Cards with Me.
Class Date: December 5th
Time 9:30am
Location: My House
RSVP and Pay to Hold your Spot by November 23rd
Cost $29
Fee includes- Cardstock and Pattern Paper, Stamp Set, 15 cards and envelopes, color directions, pink gems and glitter tape.

Belinda email me at with your mailing address by Nov. 28th and I will mail you your prize!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Faux Embroidery Letter Pendant

 I am calling this Faux, because I don't know how to do embroidery. All I did was back stitch, so I don't think it really qualifies?
When I was thinking about different ideas for the Base & Bling line I thought about a necklace my grandmother wore all the time. It was much more detailed than what I made. It was oval and had flowers that were ribbon knots and leaves. It also has very tiny gold thread in it.
Here is a very simple idea for the pendants. I think these little initial pendants would make great bridesmaids gifts or how about a for a teenage girls slumber party?
 Step 1. Stamp a letter on your fabric using a light colored ink (just dark enough to see)
Step 2.  Using Embroidery thread back stitch over your letter and tie off in the back.
Step 3. Cut a piece of scrap cardstock and quilt batting the same size as your pendant. Sandwich the batting between the fabric and the cardstock.
Step 4. Glue (I used fabric glue) the fabric piece by wrapping it around the cardstock and batting. This part is tricky. Getting the letter in the center is a challenge, but I figure it looks homemade if it's off just a bit, right?
Step 5. Glue your puffy letter to the pendant. I used liquid glass on 2 and Hot glue on one. The liquid glass worked fine, it just took a lot because the fabric was soaking up some of it.

Tips: After you wrap around, glue and dry trim off any excess fabric from the back so that it's not too bulky.
Use a popscicle stick to help fit the puffy letter into the pendant, this way you don't tear the fabric.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Base & Bling Christmas Tree Ornament and Keychains

 Last year we had the Base & Bling line from CTMH and I picked up these hooks from Hobby Lobby thinking they would work well with the pendants to make Christmas Ornaments. Of course life happened and I never got around to making any. This year I pulled out the hooks I bought, luckily I could find them after 11 months and went to work.
I did check and Hobby Lobby still has these this year.
 Also just a reminder from last year, these pendants make great keychains. How cool would these be as stocking stuffers this year? And don't forget that you can put pictures in them too. I have make several of these as personalize gifts for family and friends. I recently sent a picture keychain to my friend who lost her dog. She said it was the sweetest gift to get and a little picture she could keep with her all day.

BE SURE You enter the GIVE AWAY
Details on the November 17th Blog Post.