Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Take on a Card found in Seasonal Expressions Vol. 1 and a Challenge

I was making a card for an upcoming birthday and decided to copy a card that was in the CTMH Seasonal Expressions, Vol. 1.

I found the card on page 15.
I love the card that is on this page, but I wanted to make it more masculine.

And I found this great color challenge over at MFT's challenge blog.


I decided to use similar colors for my birthday cake for my card.
Here's what  I came up with.



To create this card, I used the following supplies: 


I added the sentiment to the inside and then another to the envelope.

I am entering this card in the Color Challenge at MFT Challenge Blog.
Thanks for looking and have a fabulous (and crafty) day!
~Amy


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January SOTM: This Moment




I was so happy to have a few minutes to play with this fabulous stamp set the other day.  I know that you can see the sentiments came from this stamp set, but did you know that the circle stamps did too?  I took the target stamp and flipped it over on my block and stamped the back side of the stamp to make those circles, stamped in lagoon and thistle ink.  I did use second generation stamping on them, so that the background would not be too dark on my pocket cards.  In case you don't know, second generation stamping is when you stamp an image on a scrap paper before stamping onto your project.  You don't reink it, just stamp on scrap and then immediately stamp again on your project.  Your stamped image will then be lighter or the second generation color of your ink.  That's a great technique to get more out of your inks.

I finished my cards by heat embossing my sentiments and adding a little bit of shimmer trim and bling.

Be sure to pick up your stamp of the month: This Moment.  It will only be available in January.  It is $17.95 or spend $50 and get it for only $5.




And don't forget to pick up your Noted Paper Kit while you are shopping.  Spend $50 and purchase the Noted kit for $5 or the kit and mini album for $10.

Interested in hosting an online or in home gathering?  January is the time to do it.  Hostesses earn up to 50% more in January.



Contact me now to set up a gathering.

Fabulous deals going on now, but once January is gone, these deals will be too!

Shop my website online!

Hope you enjoyed my quick pocket cards and thanks for stopping by.
~Amy



Saturday, January 3, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! And Now for Some Fabulous Deals...

 Get this darling Noted Paper Kit for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50 OR get this darling Noted Paper Kit and a Kraft Mini Album for only $10 with a qualifying purchase of $50.

Here's what is included in the Noted Paper Kit:


And to bring in 2015, we have a second special for hostesses!


Host a gathering (in-person or online) in January and once your sales hit $350, you start earning up to 50% more hostess rewards.

For example, at $350 in sales, you will earn $90 of free product (instead of $60), in addition to one item at 50% off.  If you have been considering becoming a hostess, January is the month to do it.


And don't forget, we also have a fabulous Stamp of the Month for January: This Moment

Get this SOTM for only $17.95 OR only $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase.
Remember, it's only available in the month of January!




Be sure to shop online anytime to take advantage of these great specials or contact me regarding placing an order or setting up a gathering.

Welcome 2015!  It's going to be a great year!

~Amy

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Albums for All



I am loving my new chevron album.  Currently, these albums are available in Lagoon Chevron and Black.  Be sure to check them out on my website today!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a crafty day!
~Amy

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy December...Lots of Great Specials for the Month of December at CTMH

Yes!  Cyber Monday special...20% off of all Cricut Collections!
This special is only available on Monday, December 1.  
Don't miss it!
You can shop here.
Take advantage of this deal in combination with Deal of the Decade and the SOTM!

Don't miss out on the Deal of the Decade Promotion...place a qualifying order of $50 and any C-sized or D-sized stamp sets from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book 2014-2015 are only $10 
(that's a savings of up to $7.95 per stamp set)!
Hurry, this promotion only runs Dec. 1-Dec. 31st.
Shop online here.

It's here!  It's here!  The new Seasonal Expressions, Vol. 1.  You can shop in this wonderful supplement from Dec. 1 - March 31.
You will be amazed by all it has to offer.
Check out all the new products here or contact me for your own copy of this wonderful supplement.

Want to join my team?  This supplement offers 2 unique consultant kits.

The Cardmaker's Kit:
 The Scrapbooker's Kit:
Contact me for more details or join my team here.

Here's some samples made up from our darling new SOTM for December: Cutie Pie.
You can purchase Cutie Pie for $17.95 or for $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase.
Trust me, you will not want to miss out on this darling stamp set.
Available only from Dec. 1-31.
Shop online here or contact me to place your order.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a crafty day!
~Amy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Thanksgiving PL Mixed Media Card

This is a very simple mixed media card that I made recently.
I will warn you that I used some retired and non-CTMH product, but you could easily recreate this with CTMH product.  I just used what I had handy at the time.


My inspiration for this card came from Kristina Werner and her Holiday Card series.  Be sure to check out the blog post and video.  She has some great tips in there.

I started my card by embossing a 3x4 piece of Desert Sand CS with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  I then inked the raised parts of my CS with my Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs.
Another option would be to use a CTMH ink for this.
I used the retired stamp set C1372 (Grateful Hearts) for the images that are random stamped on the upper half of the card.  I random stamped the images on Sunset CS in Versamark Ink and the heat embossed with Zing! Gold Metallic Powder.  I could have used Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, but I don't currently have that embossing powder.
To get that fine line of embossing on the edge of the Sunset CS, I just swiped the edge of my Versamark Ink Pad over the edge of my CS, applied powder and set it with my heat tool.
I blended some Distress Ink: Fired Brick onto the edges of the Sunset CS, but also could have used a CTMH ink and blended that in also.
I punched the tag from CTMH Sunset CS and then did the same process for the sentiment.
I stamped the sentiment from one of the hostess rewards stamps B1454 (Thanksgiving Wreath)
in Versamark and then heat embossed with the Zing! Gold Metallic powder.  
I once again blended some Distress Ink Fired Brick in from the edge of the Sunset CS.
I put it together and then finished in with a mini staple.

This was a fun card to make and I can't wait to use it in my PL album during the week of Thanksgiving!

Be sure to check out these products and many more on my website or contact me to set up your own gathering (in person or online) to be sure to be able to earn hostess rewards, such as the great Thanksgiving Wreath stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a crafty day!
~Amy

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Artfully Sent: Candy Corn Kisses Card



It has all sorts of cards and PL cards on it.  This PL card was actually cut down from a card.
I cut it as a card with our Black CS and then just cut it down PL sized (4x6).
I backed it with strips of White Daisy CS (which also comes with the Artfully Sent Cartridge), Sunset CS and Honey CS.

I absolutely love this card and love that I could adapt this cut to fit in my PL album.

Be sure to shop on my website at http://amymcvey.ctmh.com for the full selection of CTMH products.  Buy $50 or more worth of product and be sure to pick up our wonderful Stamp of the Month: Home for the Holidays for only $5!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!  Stop by again for more projects made with this fabulous cartridge!

~Amy


Monday, September 1, 2014

A Challenge Answered: Dryer Sheet Technique

I decided to participate in a challenge for one of PL card groups.
The first week challenge was to create a PL card using the dryer sheet technique.
It's been a few years since I created anything with this technique.
And this could easily be converted into a card.  I may actually add this to the front of a card.

The technique is quite simple.
Stamp and color (if desired) on your cardstock.
Glue the used dryer sheet to the front of your cardstock (over the entire piece of cardstock).
Sprinkle glitter over the top and tap off excess glitter.
That's it.  It's that simple.

For my card, I chose to stamp images from Polar Bear Holiday (C1557) in Black Staz-On ink (z888) since I was going to color with our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. (Colors used: Warm Grey-z2467, Carmine-z2448, Vivid Green-z2466, Tender Pink-z2464 and Cerulean Blue Light-z2449.  I also used the Colorless Blender Marker-z2469).  I used prisma glitter to sprinkle on the top.

I hope you enjoyed this peek at a new card using an old technique.

Please be sure to check out our new SOTM for the month of Sept: Family is Forever.

This darling SOTM is only available in the month of September for $17.95 OR only $5 with a $50 purchase.

And don't miss our fabulous campaign for National Stamping Month:
 #30yearsofhappy

 Receive an exclusive C-sized Stamp Set, #30years of happy FREE with a $30 purchase of stamps!
What a fabulous month to stock up on your stamps!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!
~Amy