Friday, October 10, 2014

The Everything ABC Blog Hop Letter "U"

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter "U". This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "U" element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy 

If you came from Allie Gower- Chaska Card Company then you're on the right track!

For the letter "U" I chose to use the "Urban" Alphabet stamp set and Umbrellas (Parasol is the name of the tiny umbrella stamp set).**Complete list of products are listed at the bottom of the post.

I guess you could say I got a little carried away! I wanted something fun and bright, especially since we're headed into the Holiday seasons, and we'll be seeing a lot of beautiful Autumn colors, so I know there are plenty of Baby Showers and Bridal Showers coming up, so why not use the Close to My Heart Exclusive Brushed Paper line and create Shower gifts?!?  Below I've created a journal for you, and a small gift purse that you can create from ONE (1) sheet of paper! Yep! (well, one sheet and a zip strip from another complementary sheet! LOL)


I stamped both "ELISE" and "BABY" in Black ink using the Urban Alphabet Stamp.  Then I used a metallic pitt pen to add the green dots to the letters on the journal, just to help them pop a little.

As you can see in the close up of the Umbrella/Parasol, you can see that it was pieced together rather than coloring it in; I just liked the idea of giving it that fabric look, so yes, i got caught up with "fussy cutting" just for that perfect look I was after! Didn't take that long though, so after I was done, I love the way it turned out!

Just a few more close ups of both the purse and the journal.  I plan to load up the purse with either essential travel size bath/shampoo and lotions, or a baby wash cloth and some gift cards! (This could even be perfect for the Mom-to-be to give out game prizes at the shower!)

You've made it! I am the final stop on the blog hop! Hope you've been inspired by all of the projects, samples, tips and artwork you've seen for our Letter "U"!

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!
(Don't forget to leave comments along the way! We sure do appreciate it!)


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Just back from Waco CTMH Thriving 30 Celebration!

We had a blast! Lots of learning, making new friends, business tips and of course plenty of creating samples and techniques!

Take a look at a few pieces of artwork that filled the perimeter of the convention room!

Talk about meeting new friends and having a good time, it definitely was a good time had by all, and we're all looking forward to the next time we can all get together!  Me and a few of the ladies that I was invited to sit at their table:

We also had the opportunity to participate in an artwork swap that included the "Home for the Holidays" October Stamp of the Month (SOTM) set:
Home for the Holidays CTMH SOTM S1410 | Shop
And here's what I created, a gift card holder out of the CTMH exclusive "Snowhaven" paper packet.

When you purchase any Workshop on the Go or attend one of my crops or workshops, this card is included as a FREE Bonus for the entire month of October.  Plus this month, we're giving away FREE ribbon with a qualified purchase, so not only will you get the usual SOTM for just $5, but you'll also get the free ribbon, and this cute giftcard kit and instructions! (All well worth over $28 value).

~Elise (aka Sosa's Wife)