WELCOME to my blog! This is the place to see what class offerings I have. I am also a consultant for Close to my Heart, a company that offers stamping and scrapbooking supplies. Take a look at the products and specials they are currently offering.

I hope you find something of interest to you.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Christmas Presents!

The Christmas Thin Cut Die from CTMH is definitely a focal point on a project - it just fits across the width of a standard card!  The challenge this week at Just Us Girls is to make the sentiment the focal point, so I am entering.

In addition to the Christmas die, I used the Gift Thin Cut Die from CTMH - standing one present upright and rotating the second to give some variety.  The gifts themselves are cut from some metallic cardstock that was in my stash, while the bows are cut from CTMH glitter paper.  I love this paper - and the thin cut dies cut through it so easily!

The background paper is from the Oh, Deer! paper pack (also CTMH).  The "Merry" sentiment is stamped in Desert Sand ink, and is from the "Woodland Wishes" stamp set. 

The sentiment panel is popped up with mounting foam - and a LOT of mounting foam because of all the little ins and outs of the cut design.  But I liked the dimension it offered more than just putting it flat on the background.  I used Sea Glass cardstock (our new color of the year) behind the presents.

This card will be a part of my November Stamp Club classes.

Be sure to check out the Just Us Girls blog for other cards with the sentiment as the focal point.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Merry & Bright Christmas Card

I love the new Oh, Deer! papers from Close to My Heart - and the Woodland Wishes stamp set and glitter papers worked so well on this card.  The tall tree is embossed, using the Sea Glass Pigment Ink and clear embossing powder.  So I am entering this into this week's Technique Challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Blog.  The Woodland Wishes stamp set has a coordinating set of Thin Cut Dies, so cutting the deer and tree was quite easy!  The snowflakes are also cut from the new Snowflake Thin Cut Dies - and they cut through the glitter paper like butter.
You can see the embossing on the tree a little better in this close-up photo.  And you can see the difference between the Sea Glass pigment ink - used to emboss the tree - compared to the Sea Glass dye ink that is used on the image on the inside of the card.  Both of them are so pretty!

I added dimension to the deer and the sentiment block with mounting foam.  Rather than matting the sentiment piece, I used the gold metallic marker to doodle around the edges!  A little cleaner look.

Hop over the the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Blog to check out the other embossing techniques people used - either heat embossing or dry embossing.  They are beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you are interested in any of the products I used on the card, you can check out my Close to My Heart shopping site - scrappingail.closetomyheart.com/

Friday, October 7, 2016

OH, DEER! Christmas Card Workshop

In the next few weeks, I will be offering workshops to create 16 beautiful Christmas cards using the Oh, Deer! papers from Close to My Heart.  Take a look at the cards -

All materials for this workshop are pre-cut.
You will receive the card bases, the stickers/die cuts to decorate your cards, the twine and the small clear sparkles to embellish the cards.
All this to create these 16 cards is only $35.
You also need a set of gold and silver metallic pens and a clear shimmer brush.  If you don't already have these in your craft stash, they can be purchased for $4.95 each (plus shipping & tax).

Dates for the workshop are:
Tuesday, October 18
Saturday, October 22
Thursday, November 10
Another class can be added on 
Thursday, October 20 
if there is enough interest. 

All classes meet at 9:30 in my craft studio in Prescott Valley, AZ. 
Email me at scrappingailaz@gmail.com to register.
Let me know when you register if you need the metallic pens or shimmer brush.
Register by October 10 to ensure materials 
are available for the October 18 & 22 classes. 
Once your registration is confirmed, you are committed to purchasing the 
pre-stamped kit to complete the cards if you are unable to attend on class day.

None of those dates work, or not in the area? 

 You can purchase a pre-stamped kit for an additional fee.  
Shipping is also available.

CTMH Consultants can also purchase the kit or the instructions for the kit.

For KIT information, visit the Kits for Sale page on my blog.