Handmade Greetings with Carrie Bryant

Hi Crafty Friends!!!

Today our designer, Carrie Bryant, has some beautiful cards she has created with just one Close To My Heart stamp set. Take a look!!!

Hello! Today I am sharing with you a few Handmade Greeting Cards that I created using my new “Your Own Kind of Wonderful” CTMH Acrylix stamp set  
 As you can see there are six different sayings along with six different sized butterflies.  Making this a great value with twelve different stamps in one set.
I love this set for it’s versatility in creating cards for several different occasions.  I like to make up several cards at one time so I always have a handmade card on hand for any special occasion. After all who want to pay $5.00 or more for a store bought card? Any everyone loves a handmade card better anyway.
 I used some pre-made chalkboard style cards for my base, I then pulled out my watercolors and painted the background for my stamped image.  I really like the bold outline of the butterflies and when I painted the inside with my watercolors they really pop off my cards. CTMH Arcylix stamps are some of the highest quality stamps I have worked with.  They stamp a clean image every time. They peel off the backing and are super adhesive to the stamping block, they also clean up really easy.
 I used the same butterflies on this card. After I painted them in I fussy cut them out and used some 3D pop dots to mount them to my card base.  I then created a watercolor banner that I stamped my sentiment on.  I used some sequins to embellish my cards too.  You can find this pretty Fruity Pebbles sequin mix in TheCraftyPickle Etsy shop. 
This one is my favorite. I just love this sentiment. I plan on giving this one to my daughter for her Graduation this year. 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy Scrappin’
Carrie

I just love that stamp set and what you did with it too, Carrie. Thank you for sharing with us! What is your favorite Close To My Heart stamp set or product? Leave a comment below to win a Close To My Heart stamp set and goodies out of The Crafty Pickle prize bin. Winner will be chosen Monday,Feb. 2 2015! Good Luck!!! 

Happy Crafting!

TheCraftyPickle.com

Sweet card by Kristin

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!!!

  Today our designer, Kristin, has a sweet little card for you. She used some TCP Flair, sequins, and some CTMH product as well!! Take a look!

I had so much fun playing with my Crafty Pickle supplies to make this sweet card!!! This Heartstrings paper is just perfect for making Valentines Day cards this year and the flair with the CTMH stamps just put it over the top!!! This went together really really fast!!! So cute!!!

Here are some Close-ups:

Here is a list of the products that I used on this card:
Watercolor Heart Button Flair
Bubble Flat Sequins Mix
Heartstrings Paper Pack
CTMH Artbooking Collection
Sequins that comes in the packaging
Twine

Beautiful work, Kristin! I love all of the layering she did, don’t you?
Don’t forget to head over to Treasa’s Blog and comment for the giveaway that ends tomorrow!
Have a great weekend & happy crafting!!!
The Crafty Pickle

Hearts Everywhere!

Hi Crafty Friends!
  Today, designer, Kristin has a great layout to show you to get you in the valentine/hearts everywhere spirit! Check it out.
Here is some new flair to start off the new year for me and some new paper to play with from Close to my Heart out of the new catalog December 2014- March 2015 Seasonal Expressions 1!!!
This was so much fun to use the “Picture my Life” Hopscotch Scrapbooking Program on a scrapbooking page and layer it up with the “Heartstring” paper pack also from Close to my Heart to use the red and the fun turquoise in the collection …both of these collections looks so wonderful together!!!

Here is my page that I completed:

And then in the close-up you can see that I added Red Color “Pop” Flair , the star from the Artiste stamp set from Close to my Heart, Stuck on you Puffies and fun Winter sequin mix with a little Christmas Holiday Sequins

And then in the other close-up:
I added three different flair from the shop- Red Patterned Color Pop, Arrow Flair and Adoption  …you can go check them out right HERE

Thanks for looking at my work!!!

Thanks Kristin. I love how you take a project life style to this scrapbook page!
Have a great weekend everyone!Happy Crafting,

The Crafty Pickle

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Hi Crafty Friends!

 Today designer, Joann is sharing an adorable birthday card she made for her mom. Check it out!

Hi! I’m so happy that you have stopped by!

Today I am sharing a birthday card with you…

As I mentioned in one of my previous post, I recently purchased the CTMH Artbooking Cricut collection and one of the many reasons was the overlay images.  I love stencils and modeling paste and thought that it would be fun to be able to create some of my own stencils and size them to whichever size I wanted.

Here is a look at how the image on page 53 turned out when I took some transparency and cut the image at 5 inches creating my own stencil…

I just placed my stencil on my card base and applied the modeling paste right on top. It was so easy and I was really happy with the results and the best thing is that I can reuse my stencil…woohoo! There are so many great images on this cartridge, I’m telling you, it’s a must have.

I took some watercolor paper and used my cricut and the Artbooking cartridge to cut the circle swirl image from pg 55, the tag from pg 83, and the happy birthday image from pg 86.  I stamped a butterfly image using the CTMH Sweet Moments stamp set on my tag with some white embossing powder. I then used CTMH Inks Lagoon and Cotton Candy, to water-color my images by adding some ink on a clear block and then taking some water and a brush to pick up the color and adding it to my images creating a ombre look.

To finish off my card I added a beautiful flair from the Family Themed Flair. These are so nice and could be used to personalize any card or project for your loved one.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks again for stopping by and as always don’t forget to check out TCP Etsy shop to pick up some awesome flair. There are tons of great new items in the store!

                                                                      Supplies used:
Thanks Joann! I love the texture the modeling paste gives to the card and a great use of flair too! 
Happy Crafting, 
The Crafty Pickle

Elf Mini Album with Kristin

Hi again crafty friends!
  Today designer, Kristin, is showing off her elf on the shelf mini album and it is so adorable! Take a look!
So so so in love with this flat flair From The Crafty Pickle …this is some of the different flair I am going to be using in my “Elf on a Shelf” album!!!

For documenting in my album I will be using the Whimsical December “Real” glitter flair HERE for the different days of the week of the photos… but first I wanted to add a see through page with some fun embellishments along the side ..I punched some snow flakes from my leftover Pathfinders Collection from CTMH, added some Christmas Holiday Sequins from the etsy shop, and for sure the personalized Elf button flair to the front pocket!!!
 
Then on the first page I used the CTMH “Heartstrings” paper pack paper, mini calendar stamp,whimsical december glitter flair, and the star stamp from artiste set.
 
On the third page I made a little pocket with the clear envelope from the stamp set and added Christmas Holiday sequins and a deer, Then on the top I added on of my “Elf on the shelf” personalized flair …so cute!!!
I also added to this page the Red pattern color pop flair and some more of the wonderful sequins!!
 
 
 

Thanks for looking at my album!!!

Is that not too cute! Great job Kristin. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Happy Crafting, 

The Crafty Pickle

You Make Me So HAPPY!

Hi Crafty Friends!

   Today we have the talented, Elodie, back up on the blog with another beautiful mixed media layout. I LOVE her style! Take a look.

Hello friends!

Today I want to show you another layout made with TCP button flair. For this page I used soft colors. I used some die cuts that I made with my die cutting machine, and as always I used stencils with modeling paste and inks.

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Supplies used:

CTMH All the details

Vintage Camera Button Flair 

Everyday button flair

Everyday Photo button #2

Thanks for looking!

Elodie

Thanks so much for sharing with us, Elodie. You definitely have me inspired to pull out my modeling paste and create!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Project Life with Mona

Hi Project Life Friends!!

  Today we have a Project life layout from designer, Mona! Take a look and be inspired by her creative details.

Hello.

Today I want to show you another PL page made using The Crafty Pickle badges and CTMH stamps.

I’m trying be up to date with my pages till the end of the year, so I will be showing  lots of its here.
TFL!

used flairs:

OCTOBER 
COZY FALL
days of the week
speech bubbles

stamps:
feathers
LOL

Thanks so much for sharing with us Mona, LOVE your project life layouts!

Happy Crafting, 

The Crafty Pickle

The BEST Crafting Tote EVER!

Hi Friends!

I wanted to announce that I have found the perfect tote for your crafting supplies! Now it is easier than ever to stay organized and transport your things to classes and crops!

rolling tote CTMH @ thecraftypickle.com

Check out this video!

Some of you already organize with the wonderful stackable organizers from CTMH, now you just pop them in your CTMH Rolling tote and go! To see how I have used my organizers click HERE, HERE, and HERE.

They also have a matching shoulder Tote that is perfect for holding paper and other items.

CTMH Tote @ TheCraftyPickle.com

I couldn’t announce these beauties without running a little promo so ……

CTMH Tote promo @ Thecraftypickle.com

Make sure when you place your order you choose to order under “Taniesa’s Online Gathering Party” (chosen at checkout). Every order placed for a rolling tote is entered into the raffle. Additionally if you purchase the shoulder tote as well you will get another entry into the raffle for the medium organizer. Winner will be announced by January 9th 2015

By ordering a tote, you will also be eligible to purchase the Stamp of the month for only $5 AND the “Deal of the Decade” promotion where you can buy as many C or D size stamps for only $10 each (reg $13.95 – $17.95)

You will also receive a free catalog and free seasonal expressions catalog with your order. Whew, that’s a lot of great promotions in one order!

If you have any questions please email me at TaniesaCTMH@gmail.com.

Happy Shopping!
The Crafty Pickle

Cyber Monday SALE!!!

Hi Crafty Friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Today there are two great sales I wanted to tell you about. First is for The Crafty Pickle etsy shop!

cyber monday sale at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCraftyPickle

The next is a Close To My Heart sale on all Cricut cartridge kits… this is huge, $20 off each kit!

http://thecraftypickle.ctmh.com
Also for the month of December you can get an awesome deal on stamp sets!

http://huge ctmh sale!!  thecraftypickle.ctmh.com/

Dont forget, you can also get the December stamp of the month for only $5

dec stamp of the month

This month is the first annual expressions catalog from CTMH. Such adorable stuff. If you haven’t checked it out be sure to click on the link HERE.

new seasonal catalogWhew, that’s a lot of fun sales in one day! Let me know if you need any help with ordering or have questions!
Happy Shopping!
The Crafty Pickle

Fun and festive door hanger with designer, Alicia!

Hi Crafty Friends

Today, designer Alicia is sharing a cute little door hanger using some patterned pop flair! Check it out!!

Hi Alicia here with a holiday card using  Blue Patterned Color Pop Flair  from
http://thecraftypickle.com

the  tree in the  card is from  http://thecraftypickle.ctmh.com
C1559 Always grateful Seasons & Nature
The sequins are from  the are the Winter Sequins mix
to see all the great products they have, you will love it!
Thanks Alicia, totally cute idea to have a cheerful festive door-hanger!
Have a great week friends!
The Crafty Pickle