Monday, September 15, 2014

Really Inspired

Sometimes it is the little things that inspire us. Sometimes it is a fire under our but that inspire us! This time it was a fire under my butt! I belong to a great group on Facebook. It is all about stamping. Hello how can I not be inspired?!?!?! So we had a swap and I signed up for 2 sets of cards. One was "Autumn" and the other was "Thank You". You have to make six of each. You do not get one back. The 6th one goes to charity! I need to remember this so I can make more on the next swap. LOL
First one I did was one when I pulled out my pigment powders. I have not used them in scrapbooking in YEARS. Part of the reason is that they are messier than glitter! It gets everywhere and on everything. I think I have shimmer on me somewhere...even after 2 showers!
I used CTMH stamps, Anna Griffin Embossing Folder, Walmart Cardstock with pigment powders for the leaves and over the embossed image.
Next I did a card for the "Thank You". This one I loved. I first used random cardstock I bought at Walmart and embossed it with a folder from Anna Griffin.
As you can tell I then inked it with CTMH Barn Red. Loved it! Looks a bit like leather. Don't you think?
Used my CTMH ink pads, pen from heaven LOL and my A Creative Journey with Melissa stamp set!

I then colored in the stamp set. This stamp set is available at


 Thanks for looking!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Artfully Sent Collection by CTMH is FINALLY HERE!!!!

If you know anything about CTMH you know that our Cricut carts are second to NONE! People think that they are expensive cause they are $99. Ummm they contain 700+ cuts. They also come with 3 quantity D size stamp sets that are almost $20 each PLUS Artfully Sent comes with a 12x12 pack of Cardstock (about $15 value) !!!! So you are looking at almost $75 in product alone and have not even counted in the cartridge! So the cart really only costs you a little more than $25!
So drum roll please.......

Product Description

Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is "just because"! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.
Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack
Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009).
Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc. All rights reserved.
Here is the link that takes you right to this Cricut cartridge
Just click on the link and it brings you right to the page on my web site. You will fall in love with this cartridge and want all of them once you see how amazing they are!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Celebrate Judaism with A Creative Journey with Melissa Blog Hop!

Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa. Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month we will be featuring our newly released stamp sets. I am a Design Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa and I am so excited to be able to share these creations with you today. The new stamp releases are the Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments and Celebrate Judaism. We are also highlighting our amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet and Everyday Alphabet Outline stamp sets throughout this hop as well. I am highlighting the Celebrate Judaism stamp set for this blog hop. Please be sure to hop along to each Design Team Member's blog, follow their blog and answer each question correctly that they have posted to qualify to win the prizes. The prizes include:
  • Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments
  • Celebrate Judaism
  • Sizzix Embossing folder set
  • Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D foam squares
My question is What is your favorite image on the Celebrate Judaism set?
  • Mine are the multiple sizes of the Star of David.
Here is the set!!!!!

 See what I mean about all the different sizes of the Star of David??? Also you have the positive and negative of them! The font is just beautiful and timeless. Well of course I had to do a Hanukkah card.

Here are my supplies:

My paper was random CTMH paper. I actually used scraps! That is how inspired I was. I always suggest you save your scraps if they are at least 3"x3" in size. I also used CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the sentiment outline. You can purchase many of these supplies at my web site where we are having an amazing free September special.

I random stamped on the dark blue paper with the dreidel. The light blue paper I used the smallest Star of David and random stamped that too. Random stamping is amazing to do to make your own paper. Here is an example of that. I did with Melissa's last year Jewish stamp release.
Here is a close up of the wording on my card. The font is so beautiful.

There is a matching sentiment to go inside the card which states "May your home be bright with happiness and love." and it is in the same beautiful font.

What is great about Melissa's stamps is that she thinks of everything with her sets. Not only are there cute sayings such as "Mazel Tov" but you also get "Shalom", "Shabbot", "Hanukkah and "Chanukah". So no matter how you spell is there!

This inspired me to make a Rosh Hashana card. It reminds me of my childhood with the apples and honey.

I used random papers with the Darice embossing folder. I highlighted the honey combs with the gold Zig Wink glitter pens. The apple leaves are Zig Wink Luna green B14 M128. The apples were cut out with Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cricut Cartridge. I tell you...I will use whatever works with my project! No matter what the company :-) The jar was cut with Cricut Doodlecharms. The only CTMH item on here is the black outline you see going around many of the objects as well as the ink for the sentiment.

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I stamped this once! No prestamping. No seasoning the stamp. This is the one and only time this sentiment was stamped!

You can see that I hand colored in the honey combs with the gold pen by Zig Wink.

Here are the links for stamp sets:

Celebrate Judaism -

Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments -

I hope you enjoyed my participation in the Blog Hop with A Creative Journey with Melissa. Please feel free to hop along to the other participants. Just click their name and you will get right to them! Make sure to:
  1. Go to each person in the Blog Hop
  2. Answer their Blog Hop Question
  3. Follow their blog by clicking the button to follow.

Brandie **YOU ARE HERE**







BransMy family likes to eat nuts, apples and honey in these meals. It inspired me to make this card.