Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My April Special....


I am offering my own special during the month of April.  Anyone who places an order either from me directly or through my OBA at  www.craftwithronnie.blogspot.com  or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog between April 1st and April 30th will receive instructions for 10 cards free of charge.  Just place your order and I will email the full instructions to you.  If you are a consultant and you receive these by all means feel free to use them for workshops you are conducting.

This offer will include 5 made from each of the two new paper packs previewing on April 1st, Blossom and Jackson.  Here are photo's of each of them.

These are the 5 cards made using the Blossom Paper Packet:                                                              
Simply change the stamp to Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, etc. for a whole new look.

This one is a great technique to use up all those scraps of beautiful paper we all end up with.

 I just loved how well the orange and green went together.  If I had not seen it in the B&T paper I probably would never have thought of it on my own.

Any chance to use my shimmer trim and bling makes me a happy happy girl.  LOL

This is one of those cards that is perfect to grab and send off a note to anyone for any occasion at the last minute because it is so versatile.  

And here are the five cards made using the Jackson Paper Packet:

It doesn't get much more masculine than this and we all know sometimes your really need that guy card.

 I fell in love with this stamp set as soon as I saw it.  Who wouldn't, took me back to my youth and my favorite toy, the Spirograph (not sure of that spelling)!!

I even managed to throw in one that was made using this months Stamp of the Month and you have to love this months stamp, it actually includes 17 different sentiments.  I even managed to throw in an embossing folder that I actually inked up as well.

Here is another one that makes great use of smaller pieces of B&T paper and of course it is embossed so I love that.


Remember, any of these cards can be changed around simply by using stamp sets you already have on hand.  I enjoyed designing these cards very much and I hope you enjoy them as well.  Happy Crafting!!!!!!



Monday, March 23, 2015

Blossom Paper Pack

I have started to make some fun cards with the new Blossom paper packet which will be available for purchase beginning on April 1st.  While this one is an Easter card the basic design could be used over and over again to make lots of different cards (it would be great using the same stamp set I used on the second card posted here).

I am offering a special in April, I will email the directions for these two cards plus more (8-10 total) using this Blossom paper pack and the new Jackson paper pack to anyone who makes a purchase of $25 or more between April 1st and April 30th, 2015 from my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com I will post pictures of all cards that will be included in this deal within the next week or so.  You can see examples of two of the ones made using the second new paper packet which is Jackson on my March 20th post.

So here are the cards:


Simply change the stamp set used and you can make this card for any occassion you choose.


I just fell in love with this stamp set which is called Wavy Blooms and has 4 different flowers and three great sentiments which include Laugh as much as you breath, Do what makes you happy (shouldn't we all) and Love as long as you live (words to live by for sure).

All the papers and supplies used to make these cards will be available from April 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015.  You can see these and more great products by visiting my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com (remember new products will not be visible until April 1st) or by clicking on the shopping cart at the top of this post.  

Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Jackson Paper Pack

I am loving this paper packet and all the great stuff I can make with it (see previous post for more information on the paper pack).  Here is just a taste of what can be done.  I am going to include the cutting directions for this card on the post.  However, if you really like it and would like to make more cards I will be offering cutting instructions for 8 - 10 cards (watch for all of the pictures of them between now and April 1st) including these two from the Jackson paper pack as well as more from the new Blossom paper pack (see April 23rd post for some more pictures of some of those cards) just place a $25 order on my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com between April 1st and April 30th and I will email you them for free. 

So here is the first card I made with this amazing paper pack:


Begin with a black card base made from black card stock (1386) cut to 4 ¼ x 11” and folded to 4 ¼ x 5 ½”.

All the papers used except the black and a scrap of White Daisy are in the Jackson Paper Pack (X7915B).

Cut the following: 

Black Cardstock 2 ½ x 3 ½, 1 ½ x 2 ¾, 2 ½ x 3, 2 ½ x 1(this one will have a little flag cut on one end)

Jackson B&T (you can decide which patterns you want where) cut 2 ¼ x 3 ¼, 2 ¼ x 2 ¾, 1 ¼ x 2 ½

Cocoa 4 x 5 ¼  embossed with the diamond embossing folder (Z3020) I then distressed it a little with the sanding kit (Z1294) and distress the edges with Cocoa ink.

Scrap of White Daisy, you will stamp it with the flag from the Finding the Words (D1646) stamp set using Lagoon Ink (Z2195) and add words from same stamp set using Cocoa Ink (Z2114) cut it out and then distress the edges using a dauber (Z726) or your tool of choice using the same Cocoa ink.

I added brads from my stash to the flag to give it some interest, you could also add the CTMH triangle studs (Z1928)

I then assembled the card as shown in the photo.  I did attach the sentiment using 3-D foam tape (Z2060) to make it pop up from the card.

The inside can be decorated any way you choose.  I just added a piece of Daisy White card stock (4 x 5 1/4" and a 1/2" strip of the B&T paper along the bottom of that for interest.



And here is another exciting card using the Jackson paper packet:



Be sure to watch for more exciting cards and take advantage of my offer for free instructions during the month of April.  Happy Crafting!!!!

Seasonal Expressions 2

The new CTMH Seasonal Expressions catalog previews on April 1st so I wanted to take a few minutes today to tell you what is coming and hopefully to inspire you to go to my website on April 1st and check it out. This new mini catalog has two beautiful new paper packs, one is very feminine while the other is very masculine so I think that is a great combination.  They are called Blossom and Jackson and the names are perfect.

Blossom also has a beautiful card making Workshop On The Go (WOTG) kit (it makes 15 cards, five each of three different designs) it includes one sheet of B&T paper, 1 Pear, 1 White Daisy and 2 Kraft sheets of cardstock, a stamp set, 15 cards and envelopes, Coral Reef Sequins, Glacier Extra Thick Twine and an Instructional Brochure for just $24.95.  Just add your inks and you are ready to go (I already have mine and will be working on it soon and posting pictures).

                 
Bossom Background and Texture (B&T) papers


    Blossom Cardmaking WOTG

The Jackson has a great Scrapbooking Workshop On The Go (WOTG) kit (it makes two two page layouts) it includes the Jackson Paper Packet which has two each of the three B&T papers shown below, 2 Cocoa, 2 Glacier, 1 Barn Red and 1 Juniper cardstocks, 3 additional sheets of Colonial White cardstock, the stamp set, a Jackson assortment, Brave Enamel shapes and an Instructional Brochure all for just $29.95, you just add the inks and you are ready to go.

       
     Jackson Background and Texture (B&T) papers

   
        Jackson Scrapbooking WOTG

There are also three new hostess stamp sets, new complements and assortments that coordinate with each of the two new paper packs, 20 new stamp sets (when you purchase the Happy Everything set $3 is donated to Operation Smile), 2 new crush books (with 30 4 x 6" pages, again one feminine and one masculine), a new picture my life set in the Jackson, new albums, new washi tape (you always need more of this)m, new twines, sequins, enamel shapes, a mini album and a Mini Folio.

So needless to say there are a lot of fun new things coming your way.  Many of the items in this catalog are only available April 1st through August 2015 so make sure you check it out and get what you want before it is to late.





Thursday, March 12, 2015

Distressing Tools





No need to be distressed!!!  These tools make it easy to distress your projects.  Visit my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or click on the shopping cart at the top of this blog to see these and other wonderful Close to My Heart products.  Happy Crafting!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Punches & Corner Rounder





I just purchased a couple of these border punches and I was really impressed with how easy they punch.  I have some issues with weakness in my hands at times but these are so nice and smooth anyone can use them.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Stamp of the Month

This is a really cute stamp set and again another one that is pretty versatile.  These little frames are perfect for scrapbook pages as well as cards.  I will post more projects using it throughout the month.



Both of these projects are just adorable.  Looking forward to getting my stamp and starting some projects of my own.