Skip to main content

Use Your Stash Blog Hop theme Tool Time

It is time for Use Your Stash Blog Hop and this month we are using those forgotten tools. If you are coming from Priscilla's blog, you are on the right track.

 The first tool I needed to use is my ShinHan alcohol markers.

I love to color, however I am a little intimidated by the alcohol marker and so I longingly look at them, dreaming of beautiful projects and roll them back up in their pretty little carrier and off the shelf they go.

This card is created using our older Operation Smile stamp and I had created it several weeks ago and it too sat waiting for the ShinHan markers to be used.

I love how it turned out. I see more coloring in my future.

My second is tool I like to use for creativity ideas and that is challenge blogs. This is a Sunday Sketch, I believe or maybe a Mojo Monday.

I am always telling myself, this week I will do at least one challenge, but alas, I procraftinate.

Oh no, the card lost one of it's sequins -- off to fix it.

Now hop on over to Michelle's blog to see what she has created for us.

If you wish to start from the beginning, hop over to Marilee's blog.


  1. Lovely cards :) I need to work on participating in some challenges too!

    1. You would be so good at it!! Let me know when you do!

  2. Great cards! I especially love that one that lost the sequin..and hate when I snap photos and then realize those sneaky little sequins fell off in the process :) Great job!

    1. Me, too, Jen. Did not notice until the post was up, LOL, love those real life moments!

  3. Great cards, Shirley! Good job on the marker coloring!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Holiday Expression goes LIVE

A NEW Holiday Expression Idea Book went LIVE today, September 1st!! And it is FULL of Fall and Holiday FUN!!

Below you will find out how you can get FREE shipping on your FIRST Holiday Expression order, you must order through me.
There are FOUR great Stamps of the Month and we start with Sweet Treats. A great stamp for Halloween, Christmas, winter, and friendship.

Here are to cards I created using Sweet Treats!

I created a Halloween shaker card using our new Shaker thin cuts and Shaker Window Foam & Acetate (Z4310). I used one of the circle thin cuts to cut a small circle in the card base and used the larger circle and frame to create a see through shaker. I cut little bats on the Cricut and added the Shaker Sequins.
And don't forget to do the inside and envelope
Next I cut a large circle with the Shaker Thin Cut and added a Cricut cut leaf frame. The Warm Winter Wishes image was stamped on the inside and a piece of Ruby polka dot ribbon from my stash was added to the front.

Memories in the Making

September is National Stamping Month and what a way to celebrate -- a beautiful 13 page Cut Above Layout bundle! The exclusive Memories in the Making Cut Above layout kit contains all you need, die-cuts and stickers to create 13 single 12" x 12" pages.

You can add them to a scrapbook or use them to adorn the pages of a calendar!

 You will save 30% when you purchase a bundle that pairs the kit with this month's exclusive My Acrylix Memories in the Making stamp sets and a My Creations calendar.

Host a September qualifying party or join the Close To My Heart family and you will receive both the My Acrylix Memories in the Making Stamp sets FREE!

Check out the National Scrapbooking Bundle options here.

Design Space Friday and the Stamp of the Month

A clean and simple card is the focus of Design Space Friday. A quick card created using the You Are Here Close To My Heart Cricut collection and the coordinating stamp image from the August Stamp of the Month.
And, of course, Design Space Friday would not be complete without a video!! 

The August Stamp of the Month is all about being crafty!! Only $5 with a qualifying $50 order.