Buzz and Bumble Blog Hop - Damask Divas


Happy Easter!!!

This is the Damask Divas Blog Hop featuring the Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet (X7164B).
If you came from Stephanie's Blog, you are in the right place.

If you have jumped here and just discovered our Blog Hop, fell free to check the list at Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of Blog Hop participants.
And don't forget to enter the Damask Divas GIVEAWAY! This month's sponsor is Traci Williams. Enter to win a Close To My Heart stamp set and Cards/Envelopes set.

Here are some Easter gifts for my family (we are getting together this coming weekend, so "shhh"...don't tell them I have made these!) =)
The base is a piece of scrap mat board. I got them from a friend that works in a frame shop. 
These were inspired by the Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit (G1054) projects.

This one is for my niece:

Detail of the flowers and bee (I used Stardust Glitz™ Glitter Gel - Z1313):

I'll be making variations on this photo of my sons for my mom and sisters-in-law:

They can be displayed on an easel or hung as ornaments (just punch holes and put a pretty ribbon on top!). I haven't decided what to do yet...but I think I might just add the ribbon! What do you think? Ribbon or no ribbon?

The next blog on the list is Carolyn's Blog.
Hope you have a great time on our Blog Hop checking out all the creations using Buzz and Bumble!

And don't forget the April Promotions!

Stamp of the Month: My Shunshine

You can purchase it for $17.95 or if you spend $50 or more, you can purchase it for only $5!!!
Go to lilian.ctmh.com to purchase it!

Or even better!!!

Sign up to be a consultant and get these SOTM (Stamps of the Month) for free! But you only have until the end of April to do it!
You can purchase a Essentials Kit for only $49 or the Master Kit for $99.
Click HERE for more info!


Thanks for visiting!


Wonderful Fabulous You Card

Easter is almost here! I cannot believe it!

I made this card for a class that I'll be teaching in April.

I'm also entering this card in the "We're so Egg-cited for Easter!" Challenge at H2H Challenge Blog.
OK, so the card doesn't have eggs nor does it say "Happy Easter" (at least, not that you can see), but still...doesn't it look Easter-ish? =)
Birds always remind me of Easter...but where is spring??? Why is it still so cold???

Easel cards are awesome! And this one has the emboss resist technique.

Supplies used:
C1533 Fabulous You (CTMH)
B1418 Love Doily (CTMH)
Brilliance ink pads in four different colors

Have a good "Good Friday"!


Sensational Easter Easel Card - H2H Challenge

I have a few techniques I want to try out (eventually)...and one of them is the easel card! 
So, I did a mini one just to get the hang of it! The card base is only 3 x 4.25 inches. 

And I am also entering this card in the "Mustache" Challenge at Heart 2 Heart CTMH Challenge Blog...so, I added a mustache to the bunny...quite charming, don't you think? =)

Supplies used:
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet (CTMH)
B1416 Keyboard Uppercase Stamp Set (CTMH)
Sensational Season Stamp Set (CTMH) - retired
Mustache by Inkadinkado

Thanks for stopping by!


April Workshops/Classes

These are the upcoming workshops/classes at Hobby Lobby Vernon Hills!
If you live in the area and are interested in joining, check here for dates and info.

Notes for all Scrapbooking Workshops: 

1. If you are planning to attend, please purchase the class kits at least 12 days before the Workshop to make sure you'll have the supplies in time for the class!

2. To purchase the class + supplies here:

Option A. Purchase them here, from my blog (I use PayPal), and I will order them for you. They will be delivered to your home, unless otherwise arranged (if you would like the papers pre-cut, for instance). The "ADD TO CART" buttons are on the right side of my blog.

Option B. Go to my CTMH Shop: http://lilian.ctmh.com for Workshop Kits and other supplies.
Scroll down, and at the bottom right, there will be the Month's Workshops Gathering. Click JOIN and start shopping!

3. Some extra supplies are needed to complete the projects at home: ink pads, acrylic blocks, adhesive, etc. They will be listed on each Workshop.
But for the classes, you don't have to purchase them, if you don't want to! You can use mine!

4. Don't forget your photos! Otherwise, you can add them later! =)

5. If you have any questions, e-mail me at: theLeafStudio@yahoo.com 

Stamping Basics

April 20 (Sat) 4:30-7:30pm (please sign-up before April 18th)

We'll make 4 cards and learn lots of stamping techniques! All supplies included!
Class fee: $10 (can be paid before the class starts)

For Always CardMaking Workshop

April 27 (Sat) 4:30-6pm (please, sign up before April 25th; class fee can be paid before the class starts)

We will be making these 3 cards, plus one extra card for only $10!
I'll teach you how to stamp, and share tips & techniques!
Limited seats!!! All supplies included!

Extra Card:

If you would like to purchase the kit, and be able to make a total of 15 cards and get a stamp set, look for item G1060.

Upcoming Workshops:

Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Workshop
May 4 (Sat) 4:30-7:30pm (please, purchase the class before April 22th)

To purchase the kit, go to: http://lilian.ctmh.com
Scroll down, and at the bottom right, there will be "Workshops" Gathering. Click JOIN next to it and start shopping!

Or purchase the Later Sk8r WOTG (Workshops on the Go) kit here and I'll order it for you!
If you don't want the stamp set in the kit, click on the option "Later Sk8r Class Kit" ($27).

Extra Supplies needed (to finish at home): 

  1. My Acrylix® Pennant Alphabet
  2. Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad
  3. Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad
  4. Pear Exclusive Inks® Pad
  5. Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
  6. Sanding Kit
  7. 3-D Foam Tape
  8. 2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block
  9. 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block

Please bring: acrylic blocks (if you have them). You can also bring a paper trimmer, scissors and adhesive, if you prefer to use your own. Otherwise, you're more than welcomed to use mine!

Chantilly Scrapbooking (Level 2)
May 21 (Tue) 4:30-6:30pm (please, purchase the class before May 9th)

We'll create 5 scrapbook pages.

All supplies included:
1. X7163C Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements
2 – 12" × 6" Coordinating Printed Dimensional Elements Sheets

2. X7163B Chantilly Paper Packet
6 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (2 Champagne, 2 Twilight, 1 Buttercup, 1 Cotton Candy) 
6 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos® Papers (2 each of 3 double-sided designs)

Class fee: $18

Please bring: a paper trimmer, scissors and adhesive, if you prefer to use your own. Otherwise, you're more than welcomed to use mine!

Check back for updated info!


Mini Album

I loved this mini album!  

May have to try to make one...watch the video for the how-to!

Have a nice weekend!


CTMH April Promotions: SOTM and FREE stamps!

Coming up in April!

Stamp of the Month: My Shunshine

You can purchase it for $17.95 or if you spend $50 or more, you can purchase it for only $5!!!
Go to lilian.ctmh.com to purchase it!

Or even better!!!

Sign up to be a consultant and get these SOTM (Stamps of the Month) for free! But you only have until the end of April to do it!
You can purchase a Essentials Kit for only $49 or the Master Kit for $99.
Click HERE for more info!



Weekend Projects: Fast and Furious Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for my nephew, who had a birthday party this past Saturday.

The truck and the wheels were cut out or die-cut and raised with 3-D foam tape for dimension.

Supplies used: stamp from Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit and Fast and Furious stamp set, 3-D Foam Tape (Close to my Heart - CTMH); Memento ink pads (Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart and London Fog), Brilliance Gamma Green ink pad, clear embossing powder (Tsukineko), heat gun, circle die (Spellbinders), and Cuttlebug machine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Update (03/26/13):

I am going to enter this card in the "Go Green" challenge at Heart 2 Heart CTMH Challenge Blog...check it out! There are lots of blog candy this month!


Weekend Projects: Floral Tri-Fold Birthday Card

I am going to "Spring Forward" with H2H!
I am entering the card in the first challenge for March...check the blog out! There are lots of blog candy this month!
Hint...check Tamytha's Paper HeArtist Blog! She is giving away your choice of MyCreations Star, Sightseer Stamp Set or a current Paper Pack! =)

Now...here's my card closed:

Card opened:

Back of the card:

I always wanted to make a tri-fold card...but never really got to it...maybe because I didn't have the "right" stamps...
And then, I bought the stamp set below from CTMH and the roses are just perfect for it! The stamp set is called "Love Blooms" (C1511) and you can purchase it HERE.

I also used a stamp (banner) from the Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790) and the little flower from the WOTG Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit (G1053).
Other supplies are: Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807)Cotton Candy (Z2193) and Buttercup (Z2110) Ink Pads, foam tape (Z1151), and Spellbinders scallop oval die.

Thanks for stopping by!


For Always CardMaking Kit

I was playing with WOTG (Workshops on the Go) For Always CardMaking Kit last week, and here are the cards that I made. I changed the card in the middle a little bit...I added foam squares to the panels, changed the sparkles' position and added Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel to the "O's".

To purchase the kit, just click HERE or visit my CTMH  online shop: lilian.ctmh.com

I am also going to teach this class at Hobby Lobby in Vernon Hills (March 23 @ 4:30pm). We'll make these three cards plus one extra card. Class is only $10.00 (all materials included). To read more about it, click HERE. And to purchase the class, scroll up and there will be a "add to cart" button on the right side of my blog.
If you have any questions, contact me! =)



For Baby Whale Card

A card for a new baby!
I'll be sending this card to a friend who had a baby boy! The photo is not great...but the whale, the starfish and the "for baby" tag are popped-up with foam tape.

I'll also be entering this card in the "Tag! You're It!" Challenge at Heart 2 Heart CTMH Challenges Blog!
Check it out! There's a lot of awesome projects and challenges there!

I used the New Baby (C1541) stamp set from CTMH and some images coordinate with the Cricut® Artiste collection (Z1790).

Have a nice weekend!


CTMH March Promotions

"Floral Happiness" is the SOTM (Stamp of the Month) for March!
You can purchase it for $17.95 (plus S/H and tax) HERE, or get it for only $5.00 when you purchase $50.00 or more!
To shop, go to: http://lilian.ctmh.com

And if you would like to host a gathering (at your home or online), now is the time!

Want to earn free papercrafting products? Host your own Close To My Heart Gathering! It’s a fun night with friends, fun projects, and free products...what could be better? The best part is that the higher your Gathering sales, the greater your rewards, especially during the month of March. During March 2013, you can jump to the next level of Hostess Rewards when you host a Gathering with sales totaling in $250 or more. 

So, if your Gathering sales total $250 or more, instead of $40 in free products, you JUMP to $60 in free products! And you get to select 1 item in the current idea book at 50% off!

Contact me for more info!