Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Stampaganza Is Ending Soon!

Stampaganza is ending soon!  March 31st to be exact!

You can go HERE to see all the stamp sets available.  I wanted to share with you some of my most favorites I use all the time and love.

These are just a few.  You can view all stamp sets on my website www.juliescott.ctmh.com.  Don't forget to check out the clearance section there are some great deals there too!

Friday, March 25, 2016

One Egg-cellent Giveaway!

UPDATE:  The winner of a package of Coral Reef Sequins is Amanda P.!  Thanks for playing everyone!  Another giveaway is coming soon!  

Spring break starts today at my house. Let's have some fun with another giveaway! Leave a comment with your name and favorite Easter Candy. One "egg"-cellent person will win some CTMH "candy". You have all weekend to comment, I will draw a winner on Monday morning!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Penelope Gift Bag

I have been creating some more with those Spring Critters!  This was so easy to put together.  My kids teachers will be getting these filled with goodies right before we are off for spring break.

I started with the Designer Paper Bags in Honey

The cute strip of polka dot paper is a Zip Strip from the Penelope Paper .  
Can you see it on the top middle piece? 

Then using my Spring Critters Thin Cuts and my Cuttle Bug, cut out the bunny in white cardstock.  You don't have to have the thin cuts to create this project.  You can use your Micro Tip scissors to cut it out, but the thin cuts make it SO easy!

Using Memento Ink in black and the Spring Critters stamp set I stamped the image right on to the cut out bunny.  Easy Peasy!

I added a little color to the bunny with the Tender Pink Shin Han Marker.  
The banner was colored in Turquoise Blue.

I got some Easter grass from the $ store and using Liquid glass, I added a little mess of grass to the bag.  After it dried, I attached the bunny using 3D foam tape.

This project was so easy to put together my kids could even do it!  

All products can be purchased on my website www.juliescott.ctmh.com

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Spring Banner

I love, love, love the Penelope Paper Packet!  I found this banner idea on Close to My Heart's blog.  Did you know they have a blog?  They sure do and it's great to get fun ideas and tips.  They also have giveaways all the time!  To get all the instructions and cutting guide go HERE.  Shopping list is below.

All products used can be purchased on my website www.juliescott.ctmh.com.

Products Used:

OR purchase the Penelope Workshop Your Way kit that has the paper, compliments, puffies, and washi tape all in one kit.

Cricut Cartridges Used: Artbooking and Artistry.  Lagoon Cardstock was used for the letters.

Happy Spring and Happy Creating Everyone!

Friday, March 18, 2016

My take on Embossing Folders

I had a great time with everyone tonight!

Mark your calendars for April 29th for our next craft night.  We will be learning how to make simple pop up cards.  More info to come on that.

Here is a recap of the techniques we talked about.  

Straight up use the embossing folders how they are intended to be used by simply putting your paper between the folders and cranking it through your machine of choice (I use a Cuttle Bug).

Use your inks after you have embossed to bring out the pattern

This is a fun one.  Apply ink to your embossing folder and then run your paper through.  This leaves the ink INSIDE the grooves.  Make sure to clean it off with your spritz and scrubber!

After you emboss, grab your sanding kit and use the fine side of the block to sand the raised part.  Close to My Heart paper has a white core so let your white show through!

You can find all CTMH embossing folder designs HERE

A few more tips I don't have pictures of:

When using a line embossing folder you can emboss one way then take out and emboss the other making a crossed pattern.  You get two imprints for the price of one!

Close to My Heart embossing folders have a slit in the top so you can pull the paper through embossing longer pieces.  Perfect for scrapbookers!

When you emboss make sure to flip over the cardstock to check out the other side, you may like that look better.  You can get a different look by which side you choose to use.  

Add more excitement to your projects by embossing a design to your plain cardstock pieces.  Leave it as is for a subtle look or add ink or sand.  Try it!  You'll love it! 

Thanks for coming and I can't wait until next month!

You can purchase all items shown on my website www.juliescott.ctmh.com

Happy Embossing Everyone!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patty's Day Fun

Happy St. Patty's Day! 
Let's have a little fun today. Which shade of Close to My Heart green is your favorite? 
Leave a comment with your name and which color is your favorite. 
One lucky person will win a little CTMH "gold".   I will post the winner tomorrow morning!

The winner of CTMH "gold" is Michelle B!  Michelle I will be sending you the lucky card along with a package of gold sequins. Thanks for playing along everyone.  Easter is right around the corner so watch for another giveaway coming soon!

Top starting on the left: Sweet Leaf, Topiary, Fern.

Bottom starting on the left: Pear, New England Ivy

All 5 CTMH greens were used to make this card.  All the cuts were made on using the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  You can purchase any of these items on my website www.juliescott.ctmh.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March Craft Night Make and Take

I have been working on samples of all the fun techniques I am going to teach on Friday and I can’t wait to share them with you!  Come either at 1:30 PM or 7:00 PM this Friday the 18th.  I will have a free project for everyone to make.  Please let me know if you are planning to attend so I can have enough spaces and projects ready.  

 Bring a friend!  If you bring a friend who has never been before, you and your friend will get to choose a goodie from my basket!  Goodies include accents, washi tape, designer paper bags, etc.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Penelope Easter Creations

I am loving these Spring Critters!  Using the coordinating thin cuts makes it so easy to cut out.  They are so perfect for spring and Easter creations!

I had a pint container sitting around so thought, why not paint on it!  I used watercolors to create the grass and flowers.  I even used them to add a little pink to the bunny.  The bee is from the Penelope compliments.  I cut a circle using the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge and Penelope Paper that fit perfectly on the top.  This came together so fast and it is a lot easier than you may think!  Fill it with some candy and you have the perfect little gift for the Easter season.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March Craft Night Giveaway!

 You still have a chance to win this awesome set of compliments!  The Penelope Complements include 2 sheets of stickers and an assortment of vellum die-cuts with silver foil.  They are so adorable and can easily be used on cards, layouts or any project really.

All you have to do is place an order of $40 or more either by contacting me or on my website www.juliescott.ctmh.com BEFORE Craft Night, March 18th.  I will draw a winner at craft night.  You have a good chance of winning, there is only 1 entry so far!

Don't forget this amazing special is still going on until the end of the month!  Order 2 stamp sets and get 1 free!  You can do this as many times as you want and on the same order too!  

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March Craft Night - Penelope and Thin Cuts/Embossing

Date: Friday, March 18th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: My home in North Salt Lake
Paper Packet: Penelope
Technique: Thin Cuts/Embossing
Stamp Set: C1638 Springtime Critters

3 Cards and envelopes - $5.00
2-page layout - $5.00
 Penelope Cards

Penelope Layout

Please bring your own finishing supplies (glue, scissors, 3D foam etc.).  We will be water coloring again, or you can use markers on the critters.  If you have either, bring those too.  I will have my inks and paints available for you to use, or purchase the bundle and get your project FREE! 

Bundle: C1638 Spring Critters, Z3188 Watercolor brushes, Z3132 Watercolor paints, your choice of cards OR layout FREE - $40.00 (includes shipping and tax) and a chance to win the Penelope Complements.

Additional Product Suggestions:
Z899 Black Memento Ink $7.95
Z2027 Mini Stapler $12.95

GIVEAWAY! Order the craft night bundle above or order $40 in products before our next craft night and you will be entered into the drawing to win the Penelope Complements ($6.95 value).  The complements include 2 sheets of coordinating stickers and 1 assortment of Vellum Die-Cuts with silver foil.  These are my most favorite compliments ever (and I’ve seen a few in my 11 years).  I will draw a winner at craft night!


Not able to make it?  Not a problem!  You can order a kit to pick up after the 18th. 

All these products can be purchased on my website www.juliescott.ctmh.com

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Stampaganza 2016!

My most favorite special of the year is here!  Stampaganza is happening this month only!  During March buy any two stamp sets and get a third FREE!  This offer isn't limited just one time either!  Order 2 sets, get 1 free.  Order 4 sets get 2 free, and so on!  Grab your idea books and start tabbing your favorites or shop online HERE.

AND if you order $40 or more you will be entered into my monthly drawing to win the Penelope Compliments!  These are my most favorite compliments ever and I have seen a lot of compliments in my 11 years.  Winner will be drawn at Craft Night on the 18th, so don't delay in getting your orders in!