Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cloud Nine Card Kit

I am so excited to share some cards that I created this weekend. It's been soooo long since I had some extra time to play in my craft room.

In honor of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart has created a special card kit. Check out all of the cards I was able to create from this kit.

I used a birthday and frame stamp set for the last 2 cards. Wish I had more of this paper left because it was super fun, but I used up all but super tiny scraps. I'd say a card kit that boasts 10 cards, and actually yields 13 is pretty darn snazzy. 

If you would like to purchase the Cloud Nine kit, please check back on January 1st. You can go to my website and purchase your very own kit. Happy New Year!

Casandra Bennett

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Handle With Care

Good morning! We woke up to -14 degrees here in Bliss today. The sun is shining and the snow is sparkling...we don't have to dream of a "White Christmas" here.

Today, I would like to share some impromptu gift bags I created the other day for some special cross pendants I purchased for my sweet nieces and little girl.
I made 4 of them in all, and cut them on my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge at 5". You can get 2 gift bags per 12x12 sheet. I used some retired Roxie paper that I thought was perfect for both Christmas, as well as Valentine's Day. These days, we are all about reducing, reusing and recycling. I stamped the sentiment with our current Stamp Of The Month, "Special Care", in smoothie ink. Fun and festive! 

I love our stamp of the month program. I was able to purchase this stamp, valued at $17.95, for just $5.00! 
S1312 Special Care 
This stamp set will retire on December 31st, so be sure to get your's now if you like what you see.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sparkle and Shine Workshop

Good morning. Life has been very busy lately. I have begun working five days a week to try and put a better foot forward with the holidays.

It has been snowing here for a couple of days and we have about 6" of fresh powder. My garage door picked a fine time to stop working correctly so now I have to park outside. Brr.... But it's a little thing, and it wasn't that long ago that I didn't even have a garage.

I hosted my Sparkle and Shine workshop a few weeks ago, but forgot to post my pictures, so here they are.
The last layout was inspired by Dana Kessler and Dawn Montagano. I love how Dawn used the Artbooking present photo mats in her layout. I carefully glued white cardstock to the back of the presents on the left, right and bottom portion, so that my photos can slip right in. The dimensional elements that coordinate with this kit are so fun. Where you see "grey" chipboard, it is actually silver. I embossed the "Shining Moments" title, and after creating the first workshop layout without embossing, I suggested that my customers emboss that one, as well. It was a big hit. Embossing can be very addicting, I tell ya. :)

If you would like to order any of the products you see here, they are available through December 31, 2013. Please visit my website for more details, or to place your order. Thank you.

I wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

Casandra Bennett