Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Triple Stamping Christmas Card

 This was everyone's favorite card last night and I have to admit I rather love it myself. The secret to this card is stacking all the neutral cardstock sheets on top of each other ( in my case it was white) and temporarily adhering them together. Stamped the background in the new CTMH Whisper ink ( oh I love it, it is soft and perfect for this card) using the Universal Backgrounds music stamp. Then the words from the B1403 To You and Yours and the holly leaves in black and colored the holly and berry using the Olive and Ruby alcohol inks. I even stamped the inside cover.
I left the right side open to stamp another sentiment or leave it to write a note for a more personal card. After all the stamping and coloring is done, undo your stack and mat each layer with ruby cardstock ,line up your matted pieces into a new stack adding a ribbon from stash around the top two layers, and mounting that onto my white card base,  around the 2nd two layers completed the card. If you need sizes just let me know and I'll be happy to help.
To order this B 1403 To You and Yours and D1477 Universal Backgrounds so you too can make this easy and uniquely beautiful card, go to and please join my gathering for Joshua's RockStars on my home page down toward the lower right corner until the 20th. To read more about Joshua's Rock Stars check out older posts right here on this blog.

Fall cards we made last night

Oh I love, love, love Fall. I am so ready for the heat to end and crisp fall evenings to brighten my spirits. Here are two fall cards we made last night. The first is an interlocking gate fold card. Simply random stamp or use double sided paper, fold both ends to the middle and crease well. Add a frame cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge ( I used the Circle 4 frame found on page 51>layer cut @3". You can cut 2 identical ones from 2 different papers ie. white and autumn terracotta and then save the white frame and the autumn terracotta center for something else, or you can just cut one out of white or colonial ivory and brayer on the color you want your frame to be ( that's what I do, I love brayering my color on the white) Used the new Fall Harvest  CTMH stamp set and autumn terracotta, olive, saddle, chocolate inks and the autumn terracotta alcohol marker set. Here is a view of the back of the card opened out.
I love the depths that was created by stamping off the ink from my stamp each time on the actual card instead of on my scratch papers and then sponging on autumn terracotta to cover the white after all the leaves and words were stamped. Hope you like it as much as I do.

This next card was just so much fun. I stamped out all of the scarecrows for my ladies to color, since no one else had the September Stamp of the Month Fall Favorites yet. All of their cards were terrific and very different. It's really fun to see what grown women can do with a stamped image and some markers for coloring. Here is my example for them:
I used some background paper from the Believe paper pack, chocolate cardstock that I ran thru my cuttlebug, and stamped the word fall in autumn terracotta and cut out. The words Hello was stamped with the D1220 Typewriter Keys, overlapping the letters similar to the word fall and also cutting around them. A couple of strip of burlap sticking under the cardstock completes the card. A combination of the new CTMH alcohol markers and the new retired markers colored the image. Click on the cards to see closeup. This is a great stamp set and is only available during the month of September. Place a $50 retail order and order the September Stamp of the Month Fall Favorites for only $5.00. Please go to my website to place your order. Until the 20th of September I am doing a special fundraiser for my 3 year old grandsons Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk, you just need to click on JOIN Joshua's Rock Stars to place you order and all of my commission will go to JDRF

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hostess Card from August

Oh I just realized I never posted the cards we did in August. Both cards use the new Artiste cartridge. Don't you just love the little owl and the bottom card uses the new A1130 Quick Cards- Bountiful season and the Bow, oh the Bow, My new found love. Cut from the new Artiste cartridge and stamped the chevons from the CC1020 It's Your Day double stamp set, the special this month for only $5 with qualifying purchase. If you need sizes or more information just leave me a comment or email me. Now off to work on the cards for this month, better get busy we meet in 2 days. yikes!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Multi company sale-a-thon for Joshua's Rock Stars

This is a family affair, with our wonderful friends running simultaneous fundraisers with their home based businesses to all benefit research for Juvenile Diabetes.

Shop-a-ton for Joshua’s Rock Stars

Please consider shopping from one of these great vendors who have agreed to donate their profits during September 1-20th to Joshua’s Rock Stars for the 2012 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Most of these companies have BRAND NEW PRODUCTS that have just been released September 1, 2012! Pick something up for yourself or consider purchasing a gift (birthday, Christmas, anniversary, or just because) each one of the amazing vendors are excited to make a difference in our fundraiser but they need your help. We will only raise money with some of these vendors if you make sure to click on Joshua’s Rock Stars where noted.

1. Creative Memories:
(No party name required all sales will count)
Creative Memories helps people remember, celebrate and connect by sharing your stories. We offer our famous albums and much more: digital scrapbooking software, beautiful digital designs and printed photo books, album kits, paper, innovative tools, adhesives, pens and organizational help. Basically, everything you need to make the most of the moments that make up your life.
Consultant- Shannon Davis (757)615-1493 email is:

2. Thirty One Gifts:
From totes or purses you can wear while you’re out and about, thermals to help you transport food and drinks to a party, or organizational items to help you keep your house neat and tidy Thirty-One has a solution!
Consultant - Ryall Dobrota (757) 477-4250 email is:

3. Close to My Heart:
Join Joshua’s Rock Stars at the bottom of page
We show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most. Close To My Heart’s product line is designed to accommodate the needs of novice and expert crafters alike. Our premium quality, clear “My Acrylix” stamps are easy to use, simple to store, and most importantly, offer creative control and artistic precision. Our Exclusive stamp pads perfectly complement our “My Acrylix” stamps or our large Scrapbooking line.
Consultant - Jane O’Leary (757) 646-8302 email is:

4. Miche:
Click “Shop” next to Joshua’s Rock Stars
Being a Miche fan means never having to switch purses again— it's a beautiful thing! You put all of your essentials in just one bag and never have to bother with moving it all to a different purse each time you change your outfit. Imagine—you will always know where your favorite lipstick is!
Consultant - Crystal Hillard (757) 604-5445 email is:

5. Scentsy Fragrance:
Click “Buy from Party” for Joshua’s Rock Stars
Scentsy began with a simple idea — a safe, wickless alternative to scented candles. This wickless concept is simply decorative ceramic warmers designed to melt scented wax with the heat of a light bulb instead of a traditional wick and flame. Our fragrances are the perfect blend of art and science, memory and mood.
Consultant - Star Hedrick (757) 373-6953 email is:

6. Pampered Chef:
The Pampered Chef product line includes more than 450 offerings, including serving and entertaining pieces, stoneware, cookware, cutlery, kitchen tools, pantry products and cookbooks.
Consultant - Cheryl Luyo (757) 484-3156 email is:

7. Velata:
Click Joshua’s Rock Stars under “Buy”
People said it couldn’t be done. How could you take something as complicated as fondue and make it simple? What if we served scrumptious chocolate fondue in a plug-and-play, fun-to-use warmer worthy of such fine chocolate? We use the best, blow-your-mind chocolate from where else Belgium. Whether you are a foodie, a trendsetter, or just someone who thinks of chocolate as its own food group, Velata fondue products are for you.
Consultant - Star Hedrick (757) 373-6953 email is:

8. Bcharmed:
(no party name required all online sales will count)
Bcharmed allows people to express their personal style through their products. Offering a collection of gorgeous jewelry that can be customized to suit the tastes and preferences of their individual customers, there is a lot that one can expect from the company in terms of variety. From good luck charms and personalized jewelry charms to birthstones necklaces, all of the pieces offered by Bcharmed are one-of-a-kind and highly superior in terms of quality.
Consultant - Beth Gauthier email is:

9. AdvoCare-
(No party name required all sales will count)
AdvoCare is a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity.
Consultant - Sarah Holloway (804) 396-0985 email is:

10. Rose Ridge Farms-
(No Party name required all sales will count)
Roses Ridge Farm's handcrafted goat milk soaps and skin care products are made on a small family owned farm, in Chesapeake. Everything is made with natural ingredients, organic oils, local botanicals, and packaged in recyclable material. We never use petroleum, lab dye, sulfates, parabens
Contact- Kylene Alvich or 757-618-4727 for orders

Would you like to get involved? We would love for you to join our walk team on October 20th 2012 in Virginia Beach. Join our team: Want to walk with us in Richmond?? We will be walking at Byrd Park on 9/16? Contact Shannon for more details!

Donations can also be made directly to the Joshua’s Rock Stars by going to this site:

Online gathering for Joshua's Rockstars...come join me

I am doing an online gathering to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to raise money to find a cure for Type I diabetes. Joshua's Rock Stars is the name of my little 3 years old grandson's Walk Group for JDRF. He was only 11 months old when we almost lost him to this awful autoimmune disease, before the doctors at the Children's Hospital could even diagnose what the problem was. He was one of the youngest they had ever seen, and so many of the symptoms of high blood sugar fit so many other things that they weren't even looking for it .
Please visit my website to place your order for any of the great CTMH products and be sure to click on the Join Joshua's Rock Stars before placing the order. Your items will be shipped straight to your door, it couldn't be easier. Make sure you check out the 2 exclusive terrific CTMH Cricut cartridges, Art Philosophy which never leaves my machine, and our newest Artiste which I featured in another post. You won't be sorry, they are both so versatile. Each comes with 3 full stamp sets and chipboard sheets that coordinate with the cuts on the cartridges.
I will be donating my entire commission from this online gathering to JDRF thru Joshua's Rock Stars. The gathering will close on Sept 20, 2012 so check out the online catalog.

I would love you to meet my little hero. This is the video that his Mom and Dad did last year before our Walk and help raise awareness of how Type 1 Diabetes effects every aspect of not only Joshua's young life but the whole family as well.  Take just a few minutes to view it, he is one cute little guy. We need to find a cure, we need to find a way to reverse it's effects, millions of people will benefit and you can help.
 If you don't need any CTMH products, I am also making my Monogrammed Key Chains, with a snap pocket, check them out here. 50% of the sales also go to Joshua's Rock Stars. Just want to make a donation, you can do that too, just email me at and I'll send you the link to make a donation on our team. Not able to order or make a donation, we still need prayers to find a cure. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.