Sunday, November 10, 2013

Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop! Gratitude with Attitude!

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is Angela Garcia.

The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show you our Gratitude with an Attitude artwork , so here we go.

My card was inspired by the scrapbook cover on page 130 the Close to My Heart 2013 Fall and Winter Idea Book.

Using our new Artbooking Cricut cartridge (Z1906) I cut out the awesome tree shown on page 72, using the Brown and Tan (Z1830) and Green (Z1847) glitter papers.  The trunk and some of the leaves from the Bronze glitter tree were used to fill in the trunk and some of the leaves. The remaining leaves were filled using Red Glitter Gel (Z1484) and Almond Glitter Gel (Z1769). Saddle (X5928) was used for the card base and Creme Brulee (X5754) is the accent color.

I love the contrast between the Burlap Ribbon (Z1760) and all the 'Glitter' on this card.

The next blogger on the hop is Sandra VanWoerden 

Have fun and Thanks for stopping by ~

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Card Club Christmas

Wow!!! Just a little late posting last months Card Club cards. October is always a good time to start thinking about what type and style of Christmas cards you want to make.  We had a lot of fun making these cards and we even listened to Christmas carols to help put us in the mood.

Three of our cards were made using  Close To My Heart's beautiful Frosted paper pack.  All cards were made so they can easily be mailed with no extra postage.

 Add some bling and Christmas is almost ready.

Making the card on the left, a colonial white base was used and layered with Cashmere and Frosted Turquoise cardstock along with Frosted B&T paper.  The stamped images using Glory to God (D1483) were stamped in Cashmere and Champagne inks. This turned out to be the perfect color combination for this stamp set and paper pack for this card.

The tag that we made shown to the right, is also made with CTMH Frosted paper pack.  The tag itself was made using CTHM's Artiste Cricut cartridge  (pg 35), first cut at 4" in Colonial White and then cut at 3 3/4" for the B&T paper. Embellished with the B&T zip strip around the middle, swirl bling and HO HO HO stamped from the Perfect Fit - Holidays (B1412)stamp set and cut out using the 1 1/4" circle punch (Z1311). My club members used the Silver Shimmer Trim in the center to give the tag more sparkle and shine.

I was very happy how this beautiful Classy Doily 'snowflake' card turned out. Using the center gate fold the 'snowflake' was stamped with Twilight ink on the Colonial White cardstock piece cut from the Cricut Artiste (pg 56). On separate pieces of colonial white the centers were again stamped in Cashmere and Twilight then fussy cut. The pieces were then stacked using foam tape to give it dimension. Small Clear Sparkles were added on each layer to make it look like ice crystals on the snowflake.


I couldn't leave out the wonderful Sparkle and Shine paper pack released in the 2013 Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide.
Using the Art Philosophy cartridge a 4 1/4" Scalloped circle was cut from Ruby cardstock, a 4" circle card (White Daisy) and a 3 3/4" circle from Sparkle and Shine B&T paper.  The trees and banner were cut using the Artiste Cartridge. 'o christmas tree' was stamped using an older CTMH stamp set (not available this year) but does show you how to curve the words to fit the banner. The bow topper was made cutting the Ruby Chevron Ribbon ribbon in half and just tying in a knot. Super easy, super cute.

And last but not least - you can't leave out Santa!
I saw this darling card on Pinterest and just had to re-create it for my club ladies.
This top fold card is made using Cranberry cardstock. The fur on Santa's suit was made cutting the belly band of a card on the Artiste cartridge (pg 71). The center heart was cut out leaving two equal parts that were embossed with an Anna Griffin embossing folder.

The belt buckle and buttons were cut using the Silver glitter paper. The belt and outer portion of the buttons are punched from black cardstock.

The tag was cut from White Daisy cardstock using the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge and stamped with Santa's Greeting using Cranberry ink with black hemp.

I hope these cards inspire you to make your own Christmas cards.

I would love to show you how and help get you inspired.

Thanks for stopping by!
Items used making of these cards:

Paper and Card Stock:                                        Stamp Sets:

Frosted Paper Pack (X7175B)                           Classy Doily (B1424)
Colonial White Cardstock  (1388)                    Glory to God (D1483)
White Daisy Cardstock  (1385)

Cranberry Cardstock (1272)                             Stamp Pads:
Black Cardstock (1386)                                    Cashmere (Z2175)
Ruby Cardstock (X5927)                                  Twilight Stamp Pad ( Z2160)
Cranberry Stamp Pad  (Z2116)                         Twilight ink (Z2160)

Accessories and Embellishments:                   
Cricut Artiste Collection (Z1790)                  Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)
Sparkle Clear Flourishes Small  (Z1812)       Clear Sparkles  (Z1752)
Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack (X7176B)        Silver Glitter Paper  (Z1829)
Black Hemp  (Z3282)                                      Ruby Chevron Ribbon (1846)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Everthing you wanted to know about your Cricut - but are afraid to ask!

Would you like help with your Cricut?
CTMH Artbooking cartidge

Do you know what all those buttons are for?

Bring your favorite CTMH cricut cartridge, your favorite CTMH paper pack, adhesive  and of course your Cricut.

We will help you learn how to use your cricut and cartridges, and make a fun project at the same time. We will give you tips and tricks to use your cricut to the best of its ability, and have fun doing it.

Saturday November 2, 2013  -   1pm - 4pm  
Becky's Studio

Be sure to sign up early (email or call) because space is limited.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Stampers With An Attitude New Product Blog Hop!

Welcome to Becky's Studio! And Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop! The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show you some Artwork with an Attitude using product from our new Autumn/Winter Idea Book. So grab your coffee, maybe a cookie or some chocolate, sit back and have a fun journey.

The blogger in front of me is Pamela O'Connor  . Great work Pamela, thank you for sharing your talents. If you got here from her blog, you are on the right track.

We have so many wonderful new products in this Idea Book and I have been having so much fun jumping from one product to another, and one paper pack to another - BUT -

I am totally in love with the new 'Baby Cakes' paper pack (X7073B)! It is so cheerful and fun and so versatile! As you will see, I got a little carried away using it! But I just couldn't help myself.

First of all with the name Baby Cakes it just lends itself to 'Baby' cards! Right? 

I used Baby Cakes polka dot paper on this card along with some embellishments made from our new 'Artbooking' (Z1906) Cricut cartridge. What a fun cartridge!!! Don't you just love that darling Giraffe? So so cute - and can be used for a boy or a girl!

(I know I used a sentiment from and old stamp set, my bad! But it was just perfect for what I needed.) ;~}

But .  .  .
What if you don't have any babies right now to make cards for??

Well .  .  .

Baby Cakes can make adorable birthday cards too!

This birthday card was made using one of the new mini stamps 'A Little Gift' (M1030). Is that just the cutest present?

And, I had to embellish it with the Art Philosophy cartridge that just happens to have a bow that works quite well with it - don't you think? Adding some shiny opaque gems (Z1335) and voila - your done!

And since I just couldn't stop! (I love this paper!)
 I used Baby Cakes this time with the September Stamp of the Month 'Poster Tidings' (S1309) and made a fun 'Fall' card.

I just love how versatile this paper pack is! I'm sure you will find just as many options for this fun paper pack and I hope you have just as much fun using it as I did -

Your next stop on this  blog hop is the very talented and creative Melinda Everitt.

 Have fun, be creative, and show some attitude!

Thanks for stopping by ~

Sunday, July 14, 2013

'Show Your Patriatism' Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop! We are going to show you some Patriotic Art with an Attitude, so here we go on a 'red, white and blue' journey.

Welcome to Becky's Studio.

If you have come from LaJeania Hicks' - blog, you are on the right track. Doesn't she do beautiful work?

Patriotism is a big part of our life and we are thankful everyday for our country and our freedoms.

God Bless America!

Patriotic art work is great any month of the year - but especially perfect in July, the month of our countries birthday!

I love the flag from our new Patriotic stamp set (it is still available - while supplies lasts until July 31) so I knew I had to use it! And what better for stars than our gorgeous silver glitter paper, and lots of red, white and blue! The Tommy paper pack was used for the banners, and the little stars have our wonderful Prizma Glitter on them to make them stand out.

The next blogger on this hop is another amazing artist Jaime Llewellyn

I hope you enjoy the rest of your journey through our patriotism!

Thanks for stopping by ~

Thursday, July 11, 2013

July Card Club -

Welcome to Becky's Studio ~

Here are the cards we did for card clubs this week!

Summer is definitely upon us right now so I just had to make some cards with our fun 'Tommy' paper pack all red, white, blue and yellow!

And the 'Surfs Up' paper pack with a beach theme.

The card on the left is made with a fun fabric flower for weddings that are going on all summer long.
And last but not least my friend Karen showed us this fun quick technique at our last meeting, and I just had to share it! So fun! Besides, one can never have too many thank you cards around, don't you think?

I hope you like them, they were fun to make.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Julie's Graduation pix

I know you are going to find this crazy! I actually already found Julie's graduation pictures!!! My camera at the time was horrible - but the pictures are priceless! And mostly I can tell it's my beautiful daughter! Only a few pix so only a one page layout! Keeping in the same green and blue theme (nothing with their school colors at all), this page will coordinate with Brian and Susan's pages.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Monthly Card Clubs

After a month off from my Card Clubs - it was great to see everyone! A few ladies were not able to make it - but - we had fun none the less, and we missed them all terribly!

The cards were a little time intensive this month (hey!!! I did give them a month off :~})!!! But they were fun and they all turned out lovely. And they learned a new technique too!

Here is a picture of the cards we made. They were all very simple cards to make with lots of coloring.
One of the ladies mentioned that we were like a group of kids - 'hand us color crayon and we stop talking' - so funny, but we did seem to get very quiet while doing our coloring. But that's what made it fun too!

The patriotic card is our new stamp set 'Land of the Free' - a portion of the sale of this stamp set goes to the USO - how cool is that. And it's also the card with the new technique!
The stars on the left side of the card were made by inking an embossing folder and running it through the cuttlebug!  Pretty cool isn't it?   Love love love that technique!

I would love to show you how to do this technique the easiest way! You will love it.

Can you see the sparkle of the fireworks???

Happy Flag Day!!

Thanks for stopping by -

Monday, June 10, 2013

June Stamp of the Month

I absolutely fell in love with this stamp set! The flowers can be made just about any color you want - just use your imagination. These flowers were embossed with black and I used water color pencils and the water color pen to color them. The two flowers in the back were stamped directly onto the paper, the one in the front was stamped separately, cut out then attached with foam dots to make it 3d (which is kind of hard to see in the picture) 

If you would like to learn how this technique works - I would love to show you how.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

FUN IN THE SUN - Blog hop!

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is Jen Patrick- so if you came from her blog you are on the right track.   The Stampers with an Attitude are all excited to show you a little Art with an Attitude, so here we go.

There are so many things that remind me of summer... and since that is the theme of my card clubs this month I just have to share a couple of the cards they will be making! Shame on me but I just couldn't help myself posting two pix.

The first card I made is all about 'Sunshine and Ice Cream'! What is more fun in the sun than that? The sun was made using Art Philosophy's 'star 1' using Honey and Sunny Yellow. The ice cream cone is made using an older stamp set but so much fun! Desert Sand cone, Honey ice cream. The ribbon is CTMH white gross grain stamped with "sunshine" using the "honey" pigment ink - how fun is that?

My second card has very little stamping but has just as much fun in the sun! The Ocean Beach and Spinners. I used Sky for my card base. When you tear the Juniper paper just right it looks like waves on the ocean then tear some Champagne cardstock for the sand. The spinners were made by using two 2 inch squares and one 2 1/4 inch square.

I had a lot of fun making these simple summer cards!

Thanks for stopping by.

For more Art with Attitude, the next blogger on this hop is the talented Melinda Everitt ~

Why rush into things?? Right??

There are some things that should really not be rushed into! Apparently that was my thought on this layout! But - It's done! A few years after the fact, but done none the less. This was the day my handsome son Brian and his beautiful wife Susan graduated from Central Washington University. (Gosh maybe if I hadn't had the year put on the cake I could have gotten away with it?  :~})

What a wonderful day of celebration for both of them. They both are now very successful young professionals and we are very proud of them.

Now on to my next project; to scrap my daughter Julie's graduation - I just need to figure out what I did with the pictures? Help! Anyone?

This fun layout is the one that we did at our last Scrap Booking On The Go! class! What a fun evening with some great ladies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Back in the swing of things

Well I'm hoping that I am back in the swing of things - I have been completely remiss on posting anything at all on my blog! Shame on me!!! Have I been busy? Good heavens yes! I am retired you know! LOL -
Seriously - I need to stay home long enough to blog!!! I visited my son and his lovely bride for a long weekend, then off to see my best friend in Wyoming - home for a short while then off to see my daughter and grandson's!
I think I might just stay home for a while - after all, I do need to get things ready for CTMH Convention in Orlando! That's coming up pretty fast! Very excited to be going with two of my partners in crime Christy and Karen, and we are meeting up with some other ladies from our group in Spokane, Crystal and Sheryl! We always have such a good time with them.

I did join a blog hop that starts this weekend - I thought to myself - self!! what better way to get your act back together! Be looking for it to begin on Sunday June 9 - Fun in the sun!

Have a lovely weekend,

See you soon! Thanks for stopping by!