tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-37166227680559809132021-12-26T01:13:42.782-07:00Creatique CandyCreatique Candy is a compilation of {Soul heARTistry} A Boutique of Eye Candy for Your Soul...A journey through Inspiration in heARTistic Designing. When you travel on this journey with me, you will see a myriad of Beautifully Inspired Eye Candy that one would only find in a Boutique. One-of-a-kind treasures meant to Help, Heal, Inspire, and Educate, while embracing a Pay-It-Forward concept. It all starts with each of YOU! Taking a gander into {Soul heARTistry}.Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.comBlogger75125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-71488807387854656052020-02-01T07:04:00.001-07:002020-02-01T07:12:09.801-07:00Starting Over Is Okay!Starting over...what does that even mean?&nbsp; What does that even look like? I have contemplated these thoughts over &amp; over the past few year's &amp; it is honestly one of the toughest choices I've had to make.<div><br></div><div>This is a story of my starting over &amp; why now it is so important to me.&nbsp; In 2015, I lost my Mother, my person, my art partner in life.&nbsp; She was my biggest critic &amp; my biggest Fan.&nbsp; Less than 3 month's later, I lost my Father...Then the summer following that, I became the sole care giver for my Mother's Mom, my Gramma Kimmi &amp; Grandpa Andy.</div><div><br></div><div>My Husband commuted between Las Vegas &amp; Boise for nearly 3 month's until my Gramma took her last breath within hours of him retuning on that last trip back from our home in Idaho.</div><div><br></div><div>I don't remember much of feeling anything at that moment because I was solely responsible, as an only child, to prepare my Grammas departure from earth. I do vividly remember writing her obituary &amp; eulogy. Picking out the flower's, casket, food, programs, memory mark's,&nbsp; her clothes, her Urn, &amp; everything that's involved in prepping for a funeral service viewing for 100 or so people as well as saying goodbye before they took her to be cremated so I could send her ashes back home to Japan to her Family.&nbsp; I did have a gravesite prepared &amp; laid some of her ashes to rest there.&nbsp; To this day the Funeral home of which made many mistakes along the way has yet to provide me a final photo of her gravestone plaque. 😢😭</div><div><br></div><div>That was the beginning of the end for my own personal creative art journey.&nbsp; The moment my Gramma passed, I literally became numb. I was already grieving the loss of my Mother &amp; then all of a sudden the Grandparents who were an integral part of my life were gone too. That was 3 year's ago this coming October.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>The May following her burial, I had a heart attack. The cause they said, was broken heart syndrome. The grief was so palpable. I kept it all inside. I didn't talk to anyone, nor really live if that's what I was supposed to do. Then this past May of 2019, I had an Occipital Lobe Stroke causing Homonymous Hemianopsia aka partial blindness.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>At this point despite outwardly trying to make everything seem my life was fine, the truth of the matter, I just fell into a pit of personal pain &amp; despair that I'm slowly learning to crawl out of.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>I've no idea how or why or when but I knew that if I didn't seek help, there was no way I was going to survive what seemed like an insurmountable amount of loss &amp; personal health.</div><div><br></div><div>I've been in grief trauma therapy for the better part of two years now. This past Thanksgiving of 2019, I was able to travel back to South Dakota, my Mother &amp; Stepfather's home. Also the place where I met my adoring Husband.&nbsp; I spent that time with my In laws &amp; Family. While I was able to find some measure of closure over loosing my Mother &amp; much needed quality time with Papa (My Step Dad), I wished I'd of done so sooner.&nbsp; I sure could of saved myself year's of sadness &amp; inner turmoil.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>So while this post is a gist of why my absence is been so long...it still doesn't help ya'll to know why it's taken me so long to start over in my creative space.</div><div><br></div><div>Well that's a story all of it's own. 😂&nbsp; In the midst of my grief, I literally allowed all of my site's to lapse.&nbsp; It took nearly 5 year's to restore all of this history &amp; while some of my past posts have lost photos due to the age of technology advances &amp; how we share &amp; interact with one another... you can still see I'm kinda in the old school mode with my site coding etc.&nbsp; It's a work in progress.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Due to my new found disability from my stroke. It takes me longer to get thing's accomplished from creating an inspirational quote to taking photo's to doodling, journaling, &amp; making handmade item's.&nbsp; However, I can promise you...I'm Okay!&nbsp; I finally gave myself permission to start over.&nbsp; I needed to trust in myself that I could.&nbsp; Even though it took a better part of over a day to fix some links, coding, website domain issue's, verifications etc.&nbsp; It only took me a little over an hour to create Creatique Candy's first starting over graphic inspirational quote. So there is that! YAY.</div><div><br></div><div>So while I'm using an app now to provide posts &amp; content to you. My hope is I'll be able to learn how to upgrade to a cleaner look &amp; more robust text type of post engagement just to use as a journal of sorts.</div><div><br></div><div>My plan is to perhaps start selling my own creations into prints.&nbsp; I will also keep creating handmade item's &amp; sharing them some of which will be for sale, as well as my photography, inspirational graphic quotes &amp; of course more of everyday life.</div><div><br></div><div>I realize now more than ever that it doesn't matter what or how I start, I just needed to do it...If for anything for myself, my health, my Family &amp; my heartistry.</div><div><br></div><div>HUGS</div><div>xoxo</div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sdVaSMjb9oE/XjWFdFaH05I/AAAAAAAAESY/fDAqBjM_IpAsxydk6qBHXaAqRsarPf_dACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/1580565857804971-0.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"> <img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sdVaSMjb9oE/XjWFdFaH05I/AAAAAAAAESY/fDAqBjM_IpAsxydk6qBHXaAqRsarPf_dACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/1580565857804971-0.png" width="400"> </a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qmOeznuHCNk/XjWFYGceBnI/AAAAAAAAESU/hvpHx8awBXY-r6Oh04q54lSivPnNZErXACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/1580565822885406-1.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"> <img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qmOeznuHCNk/XjWFYGceBnI/AAAAAAAAESU/hvpHx8awBXY-r6Oh04q54lSivPnNZErXACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/1580565822885406-1.png" width="400"> </a></div><br></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-13393481967506651092014-11-12T07:16:00.000-07:002014-11-12T07:22:33.612-07:00Art Journal Journey<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Howdy Candy's! &nbsp;Have you seen it yet? &nbsp;Dina Wakely's brand new book..."Art Journal Courage", it has become one of my go-to's for learning more on how to have courage on my own heARTistry journal journey. &nbsp;If you haven't, I highly recommend checking it out.&nbsp;</span></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1CPwXa8We5o/VGNoLPO9fDI/AAAAAAAAB0U/x2BPHrbpjYs/s1600/10712997_10154809647180158_7201635214784236677_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1CPwXa8We5o/VGNoLPO9fDI/AAAAAAAAB0U/x2BPHrbpjYs/s400/10712997_10154809647180158_7201635214784236677_n.jpg" title="Mixed Media Portrait" width="275" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Confession...Bare with me as I finally embrace owning my space hither. &nbsp;Whilst I've had this lovely blog for many years, I'm not very consistent in posting or sharing over the last couple for many reasons, which for me &amp; the 'real world', that's alright. &nbsp;However, for those of you who have dedicated to following me, I feel it's time to write this out.<br /><br />I Love creating heARTistry! &nbsp;I've spent years making all sorts of crafty goodness, from handmade cards, gifts, and home decor to painting and now working with mixed media using all sorts of mediums. &nbsp;It's no surprise that as an Artists, I've found that I tend to go through phases. &nbsp;I've found myself in the past trying to find a way to identify my own personal style. &nbsp;That very 'thing' that when someone sees it, they see me! &nbsp;However, in all honesty...I'm going to admit that the search within, for that very 'thing' that defines me is over. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I'm so over the endless search of finding my personal style &amp; while that may seem contrary to posts past...it's so very true! &nbsp;I realize that I have no specific style, I create to create because I enjoy doing it. &nbsp;Art soothes my soul, gives me a place to go that is my personal safe haven. &nbsp; Why in the world would I want to try to define that!?! &nbsp;If I see it, I teach myself or learn to just do it! &nbsp;I also use to be so afraid of posting to my bloggy blog because I was worried about what others see, how I would be perceived, giving plugs to everyone else but denying my own credibility. &nbsp;I don't think that it's beneficial to anyone including myself that I'm not sharing what I create or writing anymore. &nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Aukm2tN48OM/VGNoXN0E8iI/AAAAAAAAB0w/goPNJlyjXKA/s1600/10653286_10154809647300158_6637532702809487890_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Aukm2tN48OM/VGNoXN0E8iI/AAAAAAAAB0w/goPNJlyjXKA/s400/10653286_10154809647300158_6637532702809487890_n.jpg" title="Mixed Media Shapes" width="253" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Currently I have several different heARTistry journey journals in progress. &nbsp;The first two pieces of heART mixed media pages, are from Dina Wakely's new book. &nbsp;The rest are just me playing around with Dyan Reeveley's new Christmas sets. &nbsp;I just want to share at this point what's on my creative mind. &nbsp;I'm still in progress on my 'Portrait' page, however, it's a lot of FUN learning techniques and certainly how to mix paint to create a flesh tone with (which I'm still processing) Dina's vibrant paints. &nbsp;One thing I've learned is that Gesso is not the same for each medium &amp; it is like underwear for acrylic paint. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Enjoy! <br />HUGS<br />xoxo</span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DL4BXMxWg4A/VGNshXY-xfI/AAAAAAAAB10/NM8LIN1G0FM/s1600/VibrantTwins1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DL4BXMxWg4A/VGNshXY-xfI/AAAAAAAAB10/NM8LIN1G0FM/s400/VibrantTwins1.jpg" title="MixedMediaVibrantParent" width="285" /></a></div><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wfqHPGtjeYY/VGNseWvtPKI/AAAAAAAAB1U/oXimrTUkWtw/s1600/10420757_851779354843517_5912863442389369308_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="293" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wfqHPGtjeYY/VGNseWvtPKI/AAAAAAAAB1U/oXimrTUkWtw/s400/10420757_851779354843517_5912863442389369308_n.jpg" title="MixedMediaDylusionsFaces" width="400" /></a><br /><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IfYW_5ifYkg/VGNsgvRkEfI/AAAAAAAAB1s/3sT9f7wHfyk/s1600/10787_851779384843514_4952331419068999435_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="297" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IfYW_5ifYkg/VGNsgvRkEfI/AAAAAAAAB1s/3sT9f7wHfyk/s400/10787_851779384843514_4952331419068999435_n.jpg" title="DylusionsChristmasHolly" width="400" /></a><br /><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Act0ye99cyE/VGNsfScryWI/AAAAAAAAB1g/ml0RO1X_Wk0/s1600/10670172_851779464843506_7899069129015829532_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="295" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Act0ye99cyE/VGNsfScryWI/AAAAAAAAB1g/ml0RO1X_Wk0/s400/10670172_851779464843506_7899069129015829532_n.jpg" title="MixedMediaDylusionChristmasFamily" width="400" /></a><br /><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qUysqTvYnHw/VGNsfK7QVHI/AAAAAAAAB1c/tHZdoCXbzwc/s1600/10511215_851779541510165_1306305527585301570_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qUysqTvYnHw/VGNsfK7QVHI/AAAAAAAAB1c/tHZdoCXbzwc/s400/10511215_851779541510165_1306305527585301570_n.jpg" title="DylusionsChristmasTree" width="263" /></a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><a class="pin-it-button" count-layout="none" href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com">Pin It</a><script src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>CreatiqueCandyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15403411300563495480noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-77177821352425597772014-10-04T08:00:00.000-06:002014-10-04T08:00:45.897-06:00Finding My Inner Child...<div align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Dance Dance Dance…Hello Candies around the World! So, the latest…I started taking this incredible Art Course called </span><a href="http://effywild.com/radiant/" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">Radiant Faces</span></strong></a><span style="font-family: Arial;"> which is a Mixed Media collaborative with some remarkable Instructors and Hosted/Organized by Ms. Effy Wild. Can I just say, I’m over the moon Sally! We have a total of 18 lessons and guess what!?! I’m going to share my bases here. Yipeee…How’s that for Eye Candy. I truly believe in my heart of hearts that anyone who does mixed media, paints, or just wants to learn something new, this is the class for YOU! Stay Tuned to the end of the post for more information on joining us on this journey. <br /><br />On to Finding My “Inner Child”. I absolutely am in LOVE with discovering my own Style and the entire process of it all. In this owldorable interpretation of my “Best Self Whimsical Inner Child” I truly reflected on the days of yester-year to capture some pretty deep and meaningful elements that are apart of her. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/CreatiqueCandy" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r-yde-CnZYU/VC_7ih8SzJI/AAAAAAAABy0/uKNoKluKinY/s1600/RadiantFacesPart1Lesson2InnerChild.jpg" height="320" width="229" /></a><span id="goog_1449663081"></span><span id="goog_1449663082"></span><a href="https://www.blogger.com/"></a></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: Arial;"></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Growing Up we had a Garden, I always loved flowers.<br />We had a Siamese kitty named Kiesha, I'm a Leo and grew up with Kitty's (hat).<br />I always wished I was a fairy cause they were sooo darned cute, Tink was always my FAV! (wings).<br />We didn't have much $ &amp; I always wanted clothes like other girls but Mumma sewed (patches &amp; stitches).<br />Since we moved a lot I always admired what was outside the windows I looked through (book title).<br />I grew up with books tons of books (lotsa books &amp; shelves) In fact each of our children have their very own. To this very day I still believe that we can learn &amp; be anything we want to, when we cuddle up with a good book. <br />The words on the books represent things that I wanted more of as a child or found comfort in Cookies, Friends, Safe, Beautiful.</span><span style="font-family: Arial;">The End!</span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><br /></span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">So there is no particular order of my sharing and true to honoring the heARTists and the dedicated hard work poured into this amazing journey, I will NOT be sharing or disclosing any class content or photos. Feel free to bloggy hop via the ‘Radiant Faces’ photo below to see what the Instructors wrote and shared. You will also find all the information about this Art Course just by clicking on the pic. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://effywild.com/radiant/" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Bh7QEjq6Enk/VC_7pNjlUuI/AAAAAAAABy8/STuH9CACN0E/s1600/10514570_693311770718103_5187288025637397681_n.jpg" height="170" width="320" /></a></div><div align="center"><a href="http://effywild.com/radiant/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Arial;"></span></a></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Stay Tuned to our Journey for more…Your Biggest Fan! xoxo</span></div><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><a class="pin-it-button" count-layout="none" href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com">Pin It</a><script src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>CreatiqueCandyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15403411300563495480noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-45172156438827204592014-02-07T12:59:00.001-07:002014-02-07T13:21:32.685-07:00Candy Comeback…<p>Wowza…if someone had told me that March of 2013 I’d fallen off of the earth, I wouldn’t of believed them one itty bit.&nbsp; I needed time…and lot’s of it apparently.&nbsp; Time to gather my thoughts, Time to re-ignite my inner-inspiration, Time to realize that I’m only but one person and can only do a handful of things at one time and that the MOST important of them all is being there for me and my Family.&nbsp; I can’t say with full honesty that the ol’ adage “Time heals all wounds” has given me that but what I can say is that it only took one special person to see that my wings were broken.&nbsp; That I was softly &amp; quietly suffering in utter silence.&nbsp; That I couldn’t gather the courage to make a Comeback!&nbsp; This precious Angel came along, picked-up my broken wing &amp; helped me mend it back into place.&nbsp; Actually there are many special persons, Sisters I’d like to call&nbsp; them.&nbsp; Brave Brave Brave &amp; Courageous Sisters that just seen within me what I couldn’t see within myself.&nbsp; For them I am deeply grateful and ever so thankful for their love &amp; dedication in walking me through a journey I’m still on but foremost for BELIEVING in lil’ ol’ me. <br><br>I can’t even begin to describe the pain I’ve endured or the soul dampened grief I’ve experienced over this last year.&nbsp; The battle is not over for the struggles of our Family that’s facing them and I’m not the only one as I remember that always.&nbsp; However, I’m stronger then I think and I know I have the capacity to do what I’m meant to be here to do for YOU!&nbsp; “ENCOURAGE”&nbsp; This is my word for 2014!&nbsp; It’s always what’s been in my heART of heART’s to do on a daily basis and sometimes when you go through so much pain that your about to falter into an oblivion you realize that You have a choice.&nbsp; My choice is simple…I’m ready!&nbsp; Ready to make a Come Back and be who Heavenly Father put me here to be.&nbsp; Let me share my definition of “Encourage”: <strong><em><strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Encourage Defined:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-aV4p5NCo7Y0/UvU6wUydkWI/AAAAAAAABlw/x2H3Hz7cVcs/s1600-h/EncourageDefined%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="EncourageDefined" border="0" alt="EncourageDefined" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/--NvY177xd1M/UvU6xP_2M5I/AAAAAAAABl4/6Pp8n_7pPcM/EncourageDefined_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="240"></a><br>“Encourage Tangle”:<br><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Q87_wRq2I0A/UvU6znj3TCI/AAAAAAAABmA/tCCDpbhJmsY/s1600-h/Encourage%25255B16%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Encourage" border="0" alt="Encourage" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-YldEa8v3ADA/UvU60wBT4jI/AAAAAAAABmI/GZ7_6bUS23E/Encourage_thumb%25255B14%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="515" height="388"></a></em></strong></p> <p align="left">These three very prominent moments and demonstrations of ‘Encourage’ment completely contributed to the Candy Comeback…</p> <p align="center"><strong><em>The Beautiful Souls of Melody Ross and Kathy Wilkins on “The Walk”: (Click On “The Walk” Photo &amp; watch the Video!)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-vDfwNk0p2qQ/UvU62QnfMUI/AAAAAAAABmQ/jpN7JLBo0B4/s1600-h/BraveGirls%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="BraveGirls" border="0" alt="BraveGirls" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-SCAP0SJiGBA/UvU63fF8d4I/AAAAAAAABmY/yMZ4UtsAD9U/BraveGirls_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="279" height="238"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://bravegirlsclub.com/walk" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="THE-WALK-logo-semi-flat-nodate-450" border="0" alt="THE-WALK-logo-semi-flat-nodate-450" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-YUsIAJZstok/UvU64CRMTLI/AAAAAAAABmg/0bBPdocAJVw/THE-WALK-logo-semi-flat-nodate-450%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="178" height="240"></a><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>YaYa Scrapbooking Post Dedication &amp; Gift: (Click Angel Wing for Dedicated Post &amp; the 11x14 Print to Order!)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://yayascrapbooking.blogspot.com/2014/01/are-angels-real.html?spref=fb" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="One Wing001" border="0" alt="One Wing001" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Tz-3GfQKJ18/UvU65CgorwI/AAAAAAAABmo/tG2_UiOoamc/One%252520Wing001%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="208" height="261"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/YaYaScrapandPrint" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="YaYa11x14OriginalPrintGift" border="0" alt="YaYa11x14OriginalPrintGift" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-zORZ045JSwU/UvU653E0qZI/AAAAAAAABmw/2rd1pFLaBGM/YaYa11x14OriginalPrintGift%25255B8%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="197" height="257"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Mixed Media Monday’s with Tracy Weinzapfel Studios &amp; our MMM FB Group! (Click the LOVE for Tracy Blog Post and Video)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://tracywburgos.typepad.com/treasure_the_momentlove_l/2014/02/life-as-an-artist.html" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Love Grows 2014" border="0" alt="Love Grows 2014" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-7Cnplmfgyeg/UvU66hbbWaI/AAAAAAAABm4/KXXD91ocDqo/Love%252520Grows%2525202014%25255B13%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="277" height="390"></a><br><strong>What these Phenomenally “Encourage” moments gave to me was the ability to share &amp; embrace my no scrapping anything Policy &amp; a Brand New Print (available soon in my Etsy Shop) to share with Owl of YOU!:</strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-ZFYHe3IWpxA/UvU68-NAUlI/AAAAAAAABnA/CYt1qVd4ea4/s1600-h/BeforeDreamALilDream%25255B7%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="BeforeDreamALilDream" border="0" alt="BeforeDreamALilDream" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/--AI1eeR7pBQ/UvU697-McMI/AAAAAAAABnI/dJgPWPmCjvU/BeforeDreamALilDream_thumb%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="357" height="264"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-2T3584Fl2U8/UvU7BlXxe-I/AAAAAAAABnQ/hpwruT7d3eU/s1600-h/Dream%252520A%252520Lil%252520Dream%252520014%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dream A Lil Dream 014" border="0" alt="Dream A Lil Dream 014" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-0I--fMD8aY0/UvU7CV-8M_I/AAAAAAAABnY/kReXNZXUoKg/Dream%252520A%252520Lil%252520Dream%252520014_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="361" height="233"></a></p> <p align="left">These three Beautiful moments and Four Courageously Brave Soul Sisters and the many Women who come along with each of these impactful moments have changed me Forever!&nbsp; I will always be on a journey of ‘change’, we all are.&nbsp; Mine is coming back from a very painful and grieving place of silence and self-doubt.&nbsp; So I “ENCOURAGE” You Today…not tomorrow, not next week but TODAY, to grab a pen and paper &amp; jot down all the reasons why YOU DESERVE to be LOVED!&nbsp; It’s not as easy as you think…after all we don’t always take time for ourselves that we need and right now, this moment…You NEED to “ENCOURAGE” YOU!&nbsp; I will have tons more to share in the upcoming weeks, months and hopefully years to come.&nbsp; As this journey now is about full disclosure and honesty in my journey through healing, enjoying, sharing, creating, inspiring, and educating others through my Love and Passions in Life. <strong><em><strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></em></strong><br>HUGS for all my Candy’s, <br>Owldorably Yours, <br>xoxo</p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>CreatiqueCandyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15403411300563495480noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-39053880892781069552013-04-29T15:23:00.000-06:002014-02-07T11:53:30.538-07:00{Motivational Monday} Love of a Mentor Michelle S.Wowza...1/3 of the year is nearly gone by &amp; I've gotten lost somewhere in between heARTistry Court &amp; New Business Drive, yet clearly stuck in the middle of Breakdown Alley behind My Mind's Place. <br />How is that for an entrance...or an exit? <br />So here is the dealio...I personally plan on making my Bloggy Blog what is meant to be &amp; that really is it; "The Journey through My Love &amp; Passions in Life" - Right? <b>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</b><br /><br />When I first started writing it was &amp; is always about heART and things I love to share along the way. &nbsp;What I haven't expressed is that I truly came to a point where I had way to many things going on &amp; I wasn't able to stop to catch my breathe let alone get a blog post in. <br /><br />See early in March the following Monday after I had my hair-cut etc. I found that my Blog decided to transform itself on it's own with many failed attempts at going through any type of recovery process. &nbsp;"Hey it happens to all of us!" &nbsp;I don't care who you are...where your from...what your background is...WE all go through&nbsp;technologically&nbsp;challenged circumstances. &nbsp;I also admit that I took some time in self-reflection and underwent an&nbsp;insurmountable&nbsp;amount of obstacles, that frankly...I'm still going through. &nbsp;We all do...the point is, how do you embrace it? <br /><br />I met this incredible Mentor approx. 7 years ago at a Home Party that I shadowed when I first joined Close To My Heart. &nbsp;Her name is Michelle...now I asked her this question as I reflect back on her life, career, what she has given up, what she has endured, what she has gained, &amp; the admiration that I feel for being one of the most INCREDIBLE Ladies I have the honor to know. <br /><br />This is what I asked "Michelle, I&nbsp;struggle&nbsp;with time management and I watch you &amp; have no idea how in the world that you do it. &nbsp;You have got to be exhausted." &nbsp;Mind you this Lovely lady has almost 20 years into Close To My Heart and started off as an&nbsp;Elementary&nbsp;teacher when she first joined. &nbsp;CTMH became her sole income that supported the wonderful things she has been able to bless her children with and do for her Team of CTMH Sisters from all over. &nbsp;She is selfless, loving, inspiring, has a SMILE that moves you into her blanket of comfort and one owldorable giggle that is infectious. <br /><br />Why am I telling you this about her...well.. I want you to see her through my eyes. &nbsp;The eyes of someone she never once judged. &nbsp;Always willing to help and support through my business and more...&amp; when I couldn't figure out how in the world she does what she does for the life of me (Managed teaching Sunday School at her local Church, Run a Team of Amazing Women, Raised &amp; Put both of her Children through College, Spends Countless Hours providing community support along with her Team...Like I could swear this Lady has a Red Cape on) &amp; when I asked her that question, right after Leadership Conference one day, she gave me an answer that&nbsp;resonates&nbsp;with me to this very day!!! &nbsp;"Nichole, I live in the moment for that moment at that moment, until the next moment comes along." &nbsp;(whoo okay I'm wiping a tear from my eyes right now but bear with me here)<br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: start;">This is Michelle: &nbsp;(Click The Pic To Check er out...after you finish reading)</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://somethingaboutsharing.com/" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xovHVEupF8Y/UX7h_NiJBhI/AAAAAAAAAhA/1KJou7y56u0/s320/Keep+Calm+Eat+Cookies.jpg" height="320" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Yeppers...Her is the BEST right!</div>Now this is what she is able to do by being a MENTOR, FRIEND, &amp; MORE...<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Photo of her in Puerto Rico:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ImMjTfLcsrE/UX7iYOjIMXI/AAAAAAAAAhI/k6cqkVaHcgg/s1600/Michelle+Puerto+Rico.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ImMjTfLcsrE/UX7iYOjIMXI/AAAAAAAAAhI/k6cqkVaHcgg/s320/Michelle+Puerto+Rico.jpg" height="213" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Look...you have got to go check out her<b><span style="color: #0c343d;"> <a href="http://somethingaboutsharing.com/" target="_blank">Blog</a></span></b>...as she just recently joined the world of Social Media but let me tell you something. &nbsp;She has what it takes to make a change in the world. &nbsp;To always be a Force for Good! &nbsp;She is more then a motivator or inspirationlist but she is a TRUE POSSIBILITARIAN! &nbsp;She never reads my blog so I'm thankful I get to write this about her &amp; she will never know lol :D </div><br />I can honestly say without a shadow of a doubt that this woman has contributed to the woman I aspire to become every single day. &nbsp;She is in my thoughts, my prayers, and I feel her lift me up when I started on my own business as an&nbsp;Independent&nbsp;Designer with Origami Owl. &nbsp;She is one of the most selfless people I have the honor and&nbsp;privilege&nbsp;to know and learn from. <br /><br />I know many of my followers are apart of Close To My Heart and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that company &amp; every single Sister &amp; Executive member to those that pack our packages to taking our phone calls, the art department to the those that clean that building and the drivers who pick-up packages. &nbsp;I resigned from the company not for any other reason but because I knew at the time it was right for me to do. &nbsp;(Doesn't mean I won't be back!?!) - It just means that right now in my moment, this moment, at the moment, I'm living in the moment. &nbsp;I just wanted to take the time to pay homage to the one woman that has been by my side no matter what through-out my entire career &amp; cheered me on and made Close To My Heart so near &amp; dear to me to this day. &nbsp;Without her MENTORSHIP (which there is a difference between being a Leader &amp; a Mentor) - I would never of had the extrodinary experience that I have or the endearing ever-lasting love that I still have for Close To My Heart. <br /><br />So yes...she is apart of my journey through my loves &amp; passions in life as it all started with that first party I shadowed with her years ago. &nbsp;Thank YOU Michelle! &nbsp;May Heavenly Father continue to bless you on your journey and that this be the year for all to know it. <br />Your Biggest FAN...<br /><a class="pin-it-button" count-layout="none" href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com">Pin It</a><script src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>CreatiqueCandyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15403411300563495480noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-3022283746946764772013-03-24T10:22:00.001-06:002013-03-24T10:24:24.776-06:00Melt Down Mania…<p>Howdy Candies…I have no idea what in the world happened &amp; I just wanted to touch base to let you know that I have lost every single image on my blog &amp; no idea how to fix it all.&nbsp; Over 2 years worth of photos.&nbsp; So if you click on them you can view them in another tab.&nbsp; I’ve been a bitty absent for a substantial amount of time to re-group &amp; gather myself heARTisticly &amp; in Business.&nbsp; I appreciate your patience while I’m making all of the transitions as Blogger &amp; my normal publishing format are having current issues reading one another.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>I do have a new do to share that may help in waiting until I get some things uploaded of what I’ve done.&nbsp; HUGS xoxo</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-9BPamFzEAAs/UU8osBAkd5I/AAAAAAAAD04/sdRLdqq9DdQ/s1600-h/LoveMyHair%25255B2%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="LoveMyHair" border="0" alt="LoveMyHair" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Vp7sodyZmlA/UU8os8_3lsI/AAAAAAAAD1A/CURWFCgr6KY/LoveMyHair_thumb.jpg?imgmax=800" width="244" height="244"></a><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-8hQO0Kw196o/UU8ottZt-NI/AAAAAAAAD1I/wCzWgep9fJE/s1600-h/LoveMyLocket%25255B2%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="LoveMyLocket" border="0" alt="LoveMyLocket" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-dMnQtq7O5tQ/UU8ot5gy_qI/AAAAAAAAD1Q/sTu2Jh2zGd0/LoveMyLocket_thumb.jpg?imgmax=800" width="244" height="244"></a></p> <p align="left">Yes…I’d say if going through my google &amp; fixing duplicated images had totally affected my entire blog &amp; every entry then I would gander to say I won’t ever be touching that feature again lol.&nbsp; This is cause for nearly a total meltdown to wake up to.&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By…</p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-81092271815413403992013-02-21T11:37:00.001-07:002013-03-24T13:45:31.665-06:00Creative University Journey Re-Cap 1Howdy Candies…it’s been nearly a month since I’ve shared with you &amp; I can’t tell you how much it makes me smile to see that you faithfully still visit &amp; gander through my other storied shares.&nbsp; So what’s kept my heART &amp; hands busy!?!&nbsp; Why CU2013 of course.&nbsp; I will be doing a couple re-cap posts through until the end of the month.&nbsp; That’s about how long it takes to share all the lovely things I adore about CU &amp; honestly no words can express what an incredible journey this is been.&nbsp; <br />I feel so truly blessed to of been apart of the Professor Team this year.&nbsp; These women are sooo talented and so inspiring.&nbsp; So I wanted to start out by sharing a project we did for the Student Body members.&nbsp; Of course my Sorority was Megaha Inky – Since I’m an Inky kinda gal it was very fitting.&nbsp; So without Further Ado, here we go with My Inspiration Board project: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong><br /><strong><em>One of My Favorite Spots at Camp Lutherhaven I stumbled upon my first year &amp; re-visit each time &amp; Melody’s Typography Inspiration Board along with an assignment we had during Brave Girls Art School, Inspired me to use Nature to accent the middle of the heart since of course, we see hearts in nature everywhere…:</em></strong><br /><center><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cKyu5X9hkaA/UU9MnKuhW0I/AAAAAAAAD3M/rSTJXhUGukQ/s1600/CUHeartStump%5B1%5D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img alt="CU Heart Stump" border="0" height="244" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cKyu5X9hkaA/UU9MnKuhW0I/AAAAAAAAD3M/rSTJXhUGukQ/s320/CUHeartStump%5B1%5D.jpg" title="CU Heart Stump" width="320" /></a><center>Name Tag We Got To Decorate &amp; the Flower accent was a Gift:</center></center><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nsL_QVLemrw/UU9N1XB7CcI/AAAAAAAAD3Y/bDrAGYFGRmM/s1600/My-Name-Ta4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Megaha Inka Name Tag" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nsL_QVLemrw/UU9N1XB7CcI/AAAAAAAAD3Y/bDrAGYFGRmM/s320/My-Name-Ta4.jpg" title="Megaha Inka Name Tag" width="319" /></a></div><div align="center"><strong><em>Inspiration Board: </em></strong><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><strong><em><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UjFrTS0f4dU/UU9P7MIl5lI/AAAAAAAAD3c/koOU651Sr8o/s1600/IBNicholeLewno6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="CU2013 Sprays Inspiration Board" border="0" height="252" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UjFrTS0f4dU/UU9P7MIl5lI/AAAAAAAAD3c/koOU651Sr8o/s320/IBNicholeLewno6.jpg" title="CU2013 Sprays Inspiration Board" width="320" /></a></em></strong></div><strong><em><div align="center"><em><strong>Here are some Close Up Photos I took when I got home of each piece that I Loved:</strong></em></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vL43sB2oZf8/UU9QKcZLzKI/AAAAAAAAD3k/yLa28-elmWk/s1600/DylusionsDisplayTag4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dylusions Display Spray Tag" border="0" height="205" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vL43sB2oZf8/UU9QKcZLzKI/AAAAAAAAD3k/yLa28-elmWk/s320/DylusionsDisplayTag4.jpg" title="Dylusions Display Spray Tag" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qWXiSPAdVNU/UU9RMD-w8cI/AAAAAAAAD3s/mCK0OUmioFs/s1600/DylusionsCanvas.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dylusions 6x6 Canvas" border="0" height="313" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qWXiSPAdVNU/UU9RMD-w8cI/AAAAAAAAD3s/mCK0OUmioFs/s320/DylusionsCanvas.jpg" title="Dylusions 6x6 Canvas" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aB2-BKxHeUY/UU9RsdcPVLI/AAAAAAAAD30/Pb6AlKo0NoQ/s1600/DylusionsStickyBackCanvasEm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dylusions Sticky Back Canvas Emboss Resist" border="0" height="305" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aB2-BKxHeUY/UU9RsdcPVLI/AAAAAAAAD30/Pb6AlKo0NoQ/s320/DylusionsStickyBackCanvasEm.jpg" title="Dylusions Sticky Back Canvas Emboss Resist" width="320" /></a>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-z0gZ8Yh3sDU/UU9SYhH3vOI/AAAAAAAAD4E/y3kETyvMiZY/s1600/DylusionsGhosting.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-z0gZ8Yh3sDU/UU9SYhH3vOI/AAAAAAAAD4E/y3kETyvMiZY/s400/DylusionsGhosting.jpg" width="230" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Srn0-hg5vjE/UU9R5E4TdzI/AAAAAAAAD38/iWikIMMwz1Y/s1600/DylusionsReverseStencil.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dylusions Reverse Stencil" border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Srn0-hg5vjE/UU9R5E4TdzI/AAAAAAAAD38/iWikIMMwz1Y/s320/DylusionsReverseStencil.jpg" title="Dylusions Reverse Stencil" width="275" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><strong><em>“Lady of the Leaves” – One of My Endearing Pieces using Dyan’s Spray “Bleach Out” Technique:</em></strong></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R0j_6WGhFh8/UU9Uuz1-v9I/AAAAAAAAD4M/QJarDdEwfjg/s1600/DylusionsBleachOut.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dylusions &quot;Lady of the Leaves&quot;" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R0j_6WGhFh8/UU9Uuz1-v9I/AAAAAAAAD4M/QJarDdEwfjg/s320/DylusionsBleachOut.jpg" title="Dylusions &quot;Lady of the Leaves&quot;" width="248" /></a></div><div align="center"><strong><em>My Team Professor Linda Shores &amp; My Personal Secret Sister, I Love Dr. Suess &amp; Her Talents Always Inspire Me so of course I wanted her to always have a Wocket in her Pocket:</em></strong></div><div align="center"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pQJh9caQEw8/UU9VAXFM2qI/AAAAAAAAD4U/eliBEWtZppA/s1600/LindaShoresFrame.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Linda's Wocket" border="0" height="319" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pQJh9caQEw8/UU9VAXFM2qI/AAAAAAAAD4U/eliBEWtZppA/s320/LindaShoresFrame.jpg" title="Linda's Wocket" width="320" /></a></div><div align="center"><strong><em>A Fabby Group of SMILES Enjoying the Technique Boutique that Linda &amp; I were blessed to be a part of:</em></strong></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1AxZqbBtbSY/UU9VQsuk6RI/AAAAAAAAD4c/R5Y4w59wYi0/s1600/TechniqueBoutique.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Technique Boutique CU2013" border="0" height="317" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1AxZqbBtbSY/UU9VQsuk6RI/AAAAAAAAD4c/R5Y4w59wYi0/s320/TechniqueBoutique.jpg" title="Technique Boutique CU2013" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">I had so much FUN creating these pieces to share and was oober excited to come home &amp; finally have a chance to show you what my INKy Fingers have been up too these last few weeks that was a surprise for the CU Sorority Sisters .&nbsp; The Inspiration Gallery was chock full of Amazing Ideas, heARTistry, Inspiration, Mojo Boosters &amp; more!&nbsp; My Personal Secret Sister &amp; Team Professor for the Technique Boutique was just so Ah-Mazing!&nbsp; I can’t begin to tell you the wonderful things I learn from her heARTistry every year.&nbsp; Not only was she my Team Professor but the one I was given to treat all weekend long.&nbsp; We truly had an amazing time in the Technique Boutique and I absolutely love her Teaching Style.&nbsp; Plus we had some FUNtabulous SMILES as one of our fellow Sisters used my cam to take a shot of me with some really oober talented women.</div><div align="left">&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />I just adore the inspiration that surrounds Creative University too.&nbsp; It is a place of tranquility that one can find solace when in a moment of reflection or two.&nbsp; For me I actually ventured out a bit to capture a couple of memories while learning to play with various settings on my camera.&nbsp; So I would love to leave you this Re-Cap Installment One, of Inspiration with something that we all could use from time to time. HUGS &amp; Thank you so much for Stamping By…<strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong> </div><div align="center"><strong><em>I fell to my knees to pray to Him above…His answer to my prayer had me look to Mother Nature...For all Her Love!:</em></strong></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4wPkKlPlaWA/UU9VfuaoJ_I/AAAAAAAAD4k/nCNYx2BXVio/s1600/HeavenlyFather.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="&quot;Heavenly Father&quot;" border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4wPkKlPlaWA/UU9VfuaoJ_I/AAAAAAAAD4k/nCNYx2BXVio/s320/HeavenlyFather.jpg" title="&quot;Heavenly Father&quot;" width="241" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yRe12prwLys/UU9Vi7kovSI/AAAAAAAAD4s/1ynmkFvtPjY/s1600/MajesticMotherNature.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img alt="&quot;Majestic Mother Nature&quot;" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yRe12prwLys/UU9Vi7kovSI/AAAAAAAAD4s/1ynmkFvtPjY/s320/MajesticMotherNature.jpg" title="&quot;Majestic Mother Nature&quot;" width="241" /></a></div></em></strong></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-36380911146468835692013-01-01T09:45:00.001-07:002013-01-01T09:46:28.538-07:00Happy New Year Candies!<p>Howdy Candies…I just wanted to stamp by to share a really FUN playful time creating some Dylusional Tags for our New January Challenge at CC101 FB Group.&nbsp; This amazingly talented group came together from our first ever online Creative Chemistry course with Tim Holtz that we took back in March of last year.&nbsp; It’s been an incredible journey &amp; I wanted to start our new year off with a bitty of ‘Chemistry’ that we learned along the way with a twist.&nbsp; So I created some samples &amp; one that fit our lovely <a href="http://studiol3.blogspot.com/2012/12/compendium-of-curiosities-finale.html" target="_blank"><strong>Linda Ledbetter over at StudioL3</strong></a><em><strong> </strong>(who has an on-going challenge in Celebrating Tim Holtz Birthday! You won’t want to miss this one)</em>.&nbsp; <br></p> <p>You can join in <a href="http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/timholtz/class-info/" target="_blank"><strong>Creative Chemistry</strong></a> at any time &amp; have access to the online content for life.&nbsp; That is such a steal of a deal as I know what &amp; how to use the products I have &amp; couple them with Ranger products all the time.&nbsp; The cost of the class is only $35.00 but the content you learn &amp; in the way Tim teaches it is absolutely priceless.&nbsp; Just click the green Creative Chemistry Link to be directed to sign-up.&nbsp; Once you’ve completed it you will then be able to join in our continued ‘Chemistry’ journey via our online FB Group. <strong><em>(Verification process to ensure you’re a paid student is necessary to protect class content)</em></strong> So without Further Ado A Happy New Year to You!: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-uuxSXEJeMXk/UOMSmj6g8DI/AAAAAAAACoQ/hjNhAV6DZls/s1600-h/January2013CC101Samples%25255B31%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="January CC101 FB Group Samples" border="0" alt="January CC101 FB Group Samples" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-gjZYxKDh8zM/UOMSnCBDpII/AAAAAAAACoY/PKW0AVV4zsc/January2013CC101Samples_thumb%25255B26%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="250" height="303"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>Happy New Year <em>“What appears to be the end is usually the start of a new beginning”</em> &amp; Simple Floral Pleasure:</strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-BjVEkBKhFpk/UOMSolxQ5HI/AAAAAAAACog/-i3rajy1Fvo/s1600-h/DylusionsSprayBackground%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Happy New Year Candies! Dylusions &amp; Distress Stains" border="0" alt="Happy New Year Candies! Dylusions &amp; Distress Stains" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-eBK0Zy8N4eI/UOMSpJcMriI/AAAAAAAACoo/tYvbdql9Unc/DylusionsSprayBackground_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="211" height="329"></a><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-XVCtIQMQt-Q/UOMSp3bG3hI/AAAAAAAACow/wfRq8d589UY/s1600-h/DylusionsChemistryBackgroun%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Creative Chemistry Technique Background Homage to Studio L3" border="0" alt="Creative Chemistry Technique Background Homage to StudioL3" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-eauXk7e5znk/UOMSqUzQD5I/AAAAAAAACo4/kjVGW2vC8Pk/DylusionsChemistryBackgroun_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="186" height="329"></a></p> <p align="left">I also found some time when I took the rest of the week off during the Christmas Holiday to “Doodle” a bitty &amp; LOVE how it turned out! I’ve become addicted to Zentangle so if you see more in the future it is helping me on my journey with Art Journaling.&nbsp; LOVE IT “Paisley Bird Love”!</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-oi_jzft9bD8/UOMSrN5KMLI/AAAAAAAACpQ/CFGKG--aLJw/s1600-h/DoodingPaisleyBird%25255B14%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Paisely Bird Love" border="0" alt="Paisley Bird Love" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-wp_mLw6LKu0/UOMSrtjdC6I/AAAAAAAACpU/ToOc4psWpvw/DoodingPaisleyBird_thumb%25255B12%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="264" height="413"></a></p> <p align="left">Stay tuned for more News &amp; Updates!&nbsp; Thanks for stamping by…<strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-42942151641992982242012-12-14T10:55:00.001-07:002012-12-14T11:03:17.837-07:00Tis’ The Season Dylusions My Reason…<p>Howdy Candies…Just stamping by with a quicky post today.&nbsp; I’ve been whipping up some inspirational goodness in the Studio as of late &amp; most of what I’m working on are gifts, cards, &amp; dare I say “I’m Ornamental” at the moment!&nbsp; I’ve seen so many inspirational Holiday heARTistry lately that I’m trying to keep up with a personal list of idears, LoL (Lots of Love!).&nbsp; I reckon you must be too?&nbsp; </p> <p>So I tried my hand at my own very first configurations by Tim Holtz &amp; mixed it up with a bitty of Dylusions of course!&nbsp; Who would of thunk it…’Festive Berries’, ‘Fresh Lime’, &amp; ‘Cut Grass’ along with some ‘Red Pepper’ (<em>acrylic paint)</em> would be such Delicious Eye Candy!?!&nbsp; I mean honestly when I was playing around with this of course it is still “UNDER CONFINGERATIONS CONSTRUCTION” but that’s because we’ve had a little side-track this past week in the Studio.&nbsp; Take a Looky Loo:&nbsp; <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Tim Holtz Configurations “UNDER CONSTRUCTION”: </em></strong>(I can’t wait until it’s completed!)</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-ZTbnEFIkoU0/UMtn7iOdWgI/AAAAAAAAClo/eSTEIz8w3rs/s1600-h/UnderConfigurationConstruct%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Configurations Under Construction" border="0" alt="Configurations Under Construction" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-s1_DtWI5PhE/UMtn8INQ3zI/AAAAAAAAClw/0c_7kXgW6Fo/UnderConfigurationConstruct_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="317" height="374"></a></p> <p align="left">I know right…I have seen a few but never thought to myself that we can make moving parts!&nbsp; That was my Darling Husbands idear…how smart is he, eh?&nbsp; Whilst I shared on my last post the hilarious video of Dyan sharing how to make these amazing paper Ornament Stars from her Dylusions Art Journal paper in under 5 minutes, I also had to laugh a bitty because in true candy style I’m so not a quicky creator by any means.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">It was two inspirational dear Friends of mine that offered a bitty of journaling insight as I’m just doing this off a whim that lent a hand in going over the quicky mark.&nbsp; Thank you so much Mz. Donna &amp; Mz. Sue for your input!&nbsp; I used liquid pearls, sprays, Glaze Pens (I’m in love with these) – &amp; my opaque pen.&nbsp; Did you know???&nbsp; That there is a little trick in using the inkssentials opaque pens!&nbsp; I doubt that it is a discovery but anywho…I found that after you doodle or write it seems not so bright…however, if you go over it again very lightly it writes almost like paint!&nbsp; LURV IT.&nbsp; So here is a gander of my un-ribboned pile of Stars to finish off:</p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Tis’ The Season as Dylusions is My Reason:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-zc6QfyJ7_VE/UMtn9e_YW1I/AAAAAAAACl4/4_fO6bVUcO8/s1600-h/CUDylusionsStarOrnaments%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="CU Dylusions Star Ornaments" border="0" alt="CU Dylusions Star Ornaments" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-u5EhP05RUiA/UMtn-DRskXI/AAAAAAAACmA/jh6a0kYy5Ng/CUDylusionsStarOrnaments_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="319" height="319"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-da5Xy4WynKM/UMtn_G4AssI/AAAAAAAACmI/Ug8hL43jafo/s1600-h/DylusionalStarOrnaments%25255B8%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions Star Ornaments" border="0" alt="Dylusions Star Ornaments" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-oUFLm5EXv4g/UMtoAJE7yyI/AAAAAAAACmQ/fghchxWvSKc/DylusionalStarOrnaments_thumb%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="280" height="293"></a></p> <p align="left">These are just splendidly FUN to do!&nbsp; My Darling Husband got into the spirit &amp; did a couple &amp; added the smaller ones to a dowel <em>(He wanted me to put one on my Configurations)</em>&nbsp; I’m sorry Loveee but I have other ideas for those.&nbsp; HUGS xx&nbsp; I’m quite sure that our little Gurl will love these as gifts to her class too.&nbsp; You truly can make these with your Children, Grand-Children, Nieces, Nephews, Neighbors…&amp; they have tons of possibilities.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">I’ve also done a few surprise mini cards for some special gals that I will be seeing at Creative University 2013!&nbsp; I sooo can’t wait to get them finished &amp; mailed off for a bit of Christmas Love!&nbsp; Thanks to Heidi Swap for her generosity of her <a href="http://www.heidiswapp.com/christmas-is-handmade-ornaments/" target="_blank"><strong>12 Days of Printable Christmas Freebies</strong></a>.&nbsp; *NOTE: I did purchase her <a href="http://heidiswapp.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&amp;path=59_60&amp;product_id=65" target="_blank"><strong>Adjectives Digital Brushes</strong></a> to add a bit of flair…though I can’t share them now, watch for it!&nbsp; Here is a sneak peak &amp; NO they surely are not the way they appear Tee-Hee!:</p> <p align="center"><em><strong>Heidi Swapp – Christmas Ornament Free Printable! </strong>(Click the Photo To Go To Her Post!)</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.heidiswapp.com/christmas-is-handmade-ornaments/" target="_blank"><strong><em><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Sneak Peak CU Twinspirational Gift" border="0" alt="Sneak Peak CU Twinspirational Gift" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-PQtTLpBKoiY/UMtoAg1robI/AAAAAAAACmY/NOjM1Zg0POk/SneakPeak%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="320" height="227"></em></strong></a></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>So without Further Ado…We have some Blog Candy to Give-Away from our post on </strong><a href="http://www.creatiquecandy.com/2012/11/one-brave-evening.html" target="_blank"><strong>“One BRAVE Evening…”</strong></a><strong> &amp; Let’s give a warm Congrats too:</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-zmbeZXJjTf0/UMtoBWdu_tI/AAAAAAAACmg/rGZRrPbl604/s1600-h/December2012CandyWinner%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="December 2012 Candy Winner - Christine" border="0" alt="December 2012 Candy Winner - Christine" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-ymDDfFJG6EY/UMtoB7M6GxI/AAAAAAAACmo/xygyU-tB9fw/December2012CandyWinner_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="202" height="199"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>Drum Roll….The WINNER IS: Christine!!! Congrats Christine, please submit your information so we can get your “Wear Your Words” &amp; “Twinchie Ornaments” out to you.</strong></p> <p align="left">As always it is deeply appreciated that you have followed along with me in this creative journey!&nbsp; There are more things on my plate as of late &amp; it is no surprise that from now until February you will see a lot more posts regarding my Journey to Creative University 2013!&nbsp; I’m a wittle sad that this is going to be our very last year but I’m super excited that it’s going to be most SPECIAL!&nbsp; There is still time for you to join in the all the fun.&nbsp; Just visit Mz. Fabulously Artsy herself for more information.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.creativeuniversity.webs.com/" target="_blank"><strong>CREATIVE UNIVERSITY 2013!</strong></a> Along our journey we got to have a LIVE online class with Tresa for the Holidays!&nbsp; I’m sooo excited to share what I did too.&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By…:&nbsp; <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>Creative University Live Project November Create-N-Take!: </strong>(Click the Photo To View More Info!)</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.fabulouslyartsy.com/2012/12/12-posts-of-christmas.html" target="_blank"><img style="display: inline" title="CU 2013 November Create-n-Take" alt="CU 2013 November Create-n-Take" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-xO_VWsCuVq8/UMtoDXn7QaI/AAAAAAAACnA/SYPrewxdNyM/NovemberCreatenTake%25255B9%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="492" height="297"></a></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-37558532279649374552012-12-06T08:50:00.001-07:002012-12-06T08:54:01.415-07:00Ornamental Dylusions Christmas<p>Howdy Candies…So I’m completely smitten over some gorgeous shares lately &amp; I would say they are just stunning Eye Candy heARTistry!&nbsp; I’m very certain that you will find them to be too!&nbsp; Along my journey I decided that I wanted to dibble a bit and combine a plethora of products together to create some ornaments that I’m in a swap for &amp; admittedly I also wanted to join in this months <a href="http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=1223" target="_blank"><strong>Inspiration Emporiums “Joyful Creations” challenge</strong></a>.&nbsp; I will say that I’ve officially incurred the “Dylusionsenal Syndrome”…<strong>Warning</strong>: The voices in my head say there is no cure!&nbsp;&nbsp; Of course it’s no wonder that I’m experiencing an Ornamental Dylusions Christmas lately.&nbsp; </p> <p>Whilst I’m inspired by the lovely shares from the Design Team at IE, I’ve also seen many handmade Christmas Cheer along the way from those I admire deeply &amp; personally follow along in the Blogosphere.&nbsp; They are more then just Designers but heARTists that truly create to share their love of the crafts as much as I do.&nbsp; Along my journey this past year they have also become Friends!&nbsp; I’m so excited to share some of their heARTistry with you in what is dubbed “Blogworthy Eye Candy!”&nbsp; I’m so thankful to them as their inspiration touched my heART &amp; they are some of the most amazingly generous souls I know.&nbsp; So Stay TUNED for the end of this post for a list of my Favorite Holiday Creations that inspired a bit of mine.&nbsp; <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="left"><em><strong>Dylusions Ornament – Configuration Style: (</strong>Crushed Grape, Bubblegum Pink, Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions sprays, Tim Holtz – Configurations, Ideo-ology Findings, Tinsel, &amp; Woodland, Claudine Hellmuth – Sticky Back ATC Canvas<strong>)</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>Top: </strong>Color Ready Ribbon, Tinsel, Broken knob, &amp; Fabric Glue</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-MOVCdkydvbk/UMC-jsbHPRI/AAAAAAAACh4/eqwDO4ivXu0/s1600-h/Top%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions Ornament Top" border="0" alt="Dylusions Ornament Top" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-SmLq8Un0Gr0/UMC-kReT3II/AAAAAAAACiA/gNdrhGXOvQE/Top_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="263" height="278"></a></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>Inspiration Emporium “Joyful Creations” Challenge Submission:</strong> (Click the Photo to Join the Challenge!")</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=1223" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions Ornament Inspiration Emporium &quot;Joyful Creations&quot; Challenge" border="0" alt="Dylusions Ornament Inspiration Emporium &quot;Joyful Creations&quot; Challenge" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-TlFXt7f1JZM/UMC-lDpn_LI/AAAAAAAACiI/wtwrpZzLf6g/DylusionalOrnament%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="270" height="384"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-iyj0djrHhGg/UMC-mDTyfPI/AAAAAAAACiQ/dnvzPmFRyjs/s1600-h/RightAngle%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions Ornament Right Angle" border="0" alt="Dylusions Ornament Right Angle" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-CgkAj9xe0tk/UMC-m0YIgpI/AAAAAAAACiY/VVoYDLS0n_s/RightAngle_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="238" height="341"></a><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-JsXhl7FMr1g/UMC-oBDQ50I/AAAAAAAACig/IN01yiwfUyk/s1600-h/Left-Side%25255B10%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions Ornament Left Angle" border="0" alt="Dylusions Ornament Left Angle" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-DG9n26e3NNY/UMC-op4Ed4I/AAAAAAAACio/JtKZ9XVLo6I/Left-Side_thumb%25255B8%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="223" height="340"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Edited FB Cover “Ornamental Dylusional Christmas”</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-PWaBIZ7q-Lk/UMC-rDTkAaI/AAAAAAAACiw/_xgy6UjKgzc/s1600-h/FBTopperDylusionsOrnament%25255B6%25255D.png"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions Ornament Banner" border="0" alt="Dylusions Ornament Banner" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-U7SIWYpA5MU/UMC-s_5zBqI/AAAAAAAACi4/kST3zd5LQKo/FBTopperDylusionsOrnament_thumb%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="474" height="174"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">Instead of mass producing Christmas Cards this year I wanted to make one single card for each recipient that is a quality handmade card with a small ornament to hang on their tree from the Candy Studio. I thought it would be a Fantabulous way of using these treats &amp; also play around with various techniques along the way. I’m so excited to share each of them in posts leading up to Christmas, Yay! <em>(Doing the Happy Dance) </em>I will also be including one of my treasures in the give-away from my blog post<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.creatiquecandy.com/2012/11/one-brave-evening.html" target="_blank"><strong>“One BRAVE Evening”</strong></a><strong> </strong>isn’t this just exciting!?!</p> <p align="left">These were also inspired by our CC101 Continued Journey Challenge this month for “Vintage” and/or “Christmas” creation.&nbsp; This Christmas Card with “Twinchie” ornaments was created using a multitude of different techniques &amp; products.&nbsp; I was just playing around with different things I received as gifts from Heidi Swap, Inspiration Emporium, Tim Holtz, StudioL3, Ellen Hutson, &amp; Ribbon Carousel.&nbsp; First I want to say that I love masking!&nbsp; It is a FUN technique &amp; the trees are not a stamp.&nbsp; It is actually a 6x6 cardinal thin chipboard set that I punched the pieces out &amp; used the reverse of the inside to spray Heidi Swaps ‘Chartreuse’ Color Shine.&nbsp; <em>(Love the glimmer effect, just blingy to me!)</em> I also used Tim Holtz Coordinations Distress paper, Paper Stash “Holiday’s Past” &amp; my FAV Glassine, to cover the “Twinchie” ornaments along with some fragments, findings, &amp; glossy accents.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-xTiOBY4U99Q/UMC-uIHIxLI/AAAAAAAACjA/czEFHnyB9JI/s1600-h/CUChristmasCard%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Close Up Christmas Card" border="0" alt="Close Up Christmas Card" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/--pGWZgy1cwg/UMC-ujgJSJI/AAAAAAAACjI/2c3qFl2D6HY/CUChristmasCard_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="240"></a>&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Christmas Card:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-28p7kq_7Efc/UMC-vVrQZdI/AAAAAAAACjQ/IfjPfGtuiT0/s1600-h/ChristmasCard1%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Christmas Card #1" border="0" alt="Christmas Card #1" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-n4twf_sEmxs/UMC-wHwk3vI/AAAAAAAACjY/7nsp9muY_6Y/ChristmasCard1_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="213" height="299"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Christmas Card Back:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-8QyM5CWuGGs/UMC-w13a7oI/AAAAAAAACjg/jJRVVMiMGtw/s1600-h/BackChristmasCardOrnament%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Back of Christmas Card &amp; Ornament" border="0" alt="Back of Christmas Card &amp; Ornament" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-TI6rS9u_KGI/UMC-yAhyWMI/AAAAAAAACjo/H-QAQLHoWzk/BackChristmasCardOrnament_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="224" height="260"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Christmas Card &amp; Ornament Set #1:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-97xZHRTSl9c/UMC-zpbG2yI/AAAAAAAACjw/RJW6JgOAK84/s1600-h/CardOrnamentsTwinchie%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Christmas Card &quot;Twinchie Ornaments&quot;" border="0" alt="Christmas Card &quot;Twinchie Ornaments&quot;" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-iBlaHFoj3Ls/UMC-0fFTBLI/AAAAAAAACj4/CScyaNJPg6g/CardOrnamentsTwinchie_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="224"></a></p> <p align="left">I also found myself playing a bit with backgrounds because I plan on making a few of these gorgeously quick Star ornaments that Dyan Reavely shared a video about that you can do in 5 minutes!&nbsp; Yes that’s right 5 minutes.&nbsp; Can you imagine them all over your home?&nbsp; I mean I can get totally Dylusionally Ornamental &amp; that will be my next post!&nbsp; (<em><strong>Click The Photo For the Video, It’s pretty Hilarious!</strong></em>)</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46EgYVMcPNg&amp;feature=share&amp;list=UUgYMgNgObP85xOzOfdoINXw" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Star Ornament Video Tutorial Dyan Reavely" border="0" alt="Star Ornament Video Tutorial Dyan Reavely" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-PAlZTiS_aXI/UMC-09hrPII/AAAAAAAACkA/g8joyjiXgNc/StarOrnamentBackground%25255B7%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="329" height="250"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Reverse Image “I love not having to waste a single drop of ink with my craft sheet!”:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-o0ZwEFDdS2k/UMC-2L70VmI/AAAAAAAACkI/742hB0vOvSM/s1600-h/ReverseImageStarBackground%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Reverse Image Dylusions Star Background" border="0" alt="Reverse Image Dylusions Star Background" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-NyVl7hl2fv8/UMC-2t8NIyI/AAAAAAAACkQ/WlTArt5GjuA/ReverseImageStarBackground_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="240"></a></p> <p align="left">I want to thank each of you for your outpour of support &amp; response in my last posting.&nbsp; It’s not always easy to put yourself out there but it did free my spirit enough to find my muse &amp; just have FUN creating!&nbsp; Of course I had quite a bit of inspirational help from some Fantabulously heARTistic Friends along the way….so without further ado…”Blogworthy Eye Candy”:<br><strong></strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>1.</strong>&nbsp;<strong><em> The Gentlemen Crafter</em></strong> –<strong> </strong><a href="http://thegentlemancrafter.blogspot.com/2012/12/inspiration-emporiums-december.html" target="_blank"><strong>“The Joyful Jetting Santa”</strong></a></p> <p align="left"><strong><em>2.&nbsp; StudioL3</em></strong>– <a href="http://www.studiol3.blogspot.com/2010/11/e-team-special-mission-tim-holtz.html" target="_blank"><strong>“Updated Tim Holtz Configurations Holiday House”</strong></a></p> <p align="left"><strong>3. <em>Annette’s Creative Journey</em> - </strong><a href="http://annettescreativejourney.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-house-that-annette-built.html" target="_blank"><strong>“The House That Annette Built”</strong></a></p> <p align="left"><strong>4. Trash To Treasure – </strong><a href="http://trashtotreasureart.blogspot.com/2012/12/white-gold-christmas.html" target="_blank"><strong>“White &amp; Gold Christmas”</strong></a></p> <p align="left"><strong>5. The Little Shabby Shed – </strong><a href="http://thelittleshabbyshed.blogspot.com/2012/11/dylusions-cuff.html" target="_blank"><strong>“Dylusions Cuff”</strong></a></p> <p align="left"><strong>6. Inky Obsessions –</strong> <a href="http://inkyobsessions.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-favorite-art-journal-dylusions_30.html" target="_blank"><strong>“My Favorite Art Journal – Dylusions”</strong></a></p> <p align="left"><strong>7. Tim Holtz</strong> – <a href="http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-december/" target="_blank"><strong>“12 Tags of 2012 – December”</strong></a></p> <p align="left"><strong>8. Dylan’s Blog</strong> – <a href="http://www.dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com/2012/11/i-taught-my-large-abstract-canvas-class.html" target="_blank"><strong>“Catch Up At The Studio”</strong></a></p> <p align="left">Wowza…those are some seriously creative inspiration flowing through these talented hands.&nbsp; I hope you have some time to take a gander at those who are inspiring me this Holiday Season!&nbsp; From different uses of Configurations, Canvas, Sticky Back, to Tags, Cards, &amp; Backgrounds…there is plenty of Eye Candy to rave over.&nbsp; I’m experiencing Holiday Cheer this year &amp; can’t help but spread it about.&nbsp; Remember to enter the Candy Give-Away for a personal set of these handmade treasures along with the “Wear Your Words” bracelet from the <a href="http://www.creatiquecandy.com/2012/11/one-brave-evening.html" target="_blank"><strong>“One BRAVE Evening”</strong></a> post.&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By…<strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-55594206449941339142012-11-29T19:29:00.001-07:002013-02-06T07:29:27.644-07:00One BRAVE Evening…<p>Howdy Candies…as promised I’m back to share a special posting about something that is touched my heart deeply.&nbsp; There is something to be learned about the power of words.&nbsp; They can be a source of hurt, pain, agony, and unimaginable gut wrenching heartache or an abundance enriched source of <strong>Love</strong>, <strong>Happiness</strong>, <strong>Joy</strong>, <strong>Pleasure</strong>, &amp; <strong>Soulful Healing</strong>!&nbsp; I announced under my “Just Doodle It” post that I took an adventure in signing up for the first time offered online the <strong>Brave </strong>Girls Art School.&nbsp; Whilst this journey is been full of self-reflection, learning, giving, connecting &amp; sharing…what I’ve learned most thus far is the “Power of Words”!&nbsp; Let’s think about that for a moment…?…&nbsp; </p> <p>The “Power of Words”, they are embed into our brains &amp; can reach the depths of our souls.&nbsp; I mean that’s truly why we stop to reflect for a moment &amp; actually take the time to read a Fellow Bloggers post or articles of interest or importance, share photos on FB of things that inspire us…right?&nbsp; I use to do extremely well in expressing the written word but in a true confession to all, not always in speaking what it is I’m intending to say.&nbsp; That is a lesson I’ve been on a journey to learn each day of my life, is not always what I have to say but in how I say it.&nbsp; As a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Niece, Friend &amp; varying hats I wear in life, I realize that my words make an impact on those around me &amp; worldwide.&nbsp; </p> <p>What if…I purposed to you that regardless of where you are right this second in your personal journey, artistic journey, or even in Life.&nbsp; Whether it be in good or bad, happy or sad times that your entire view on the world can be completely different and HUGE changes can come to you by surrounding yourself with words that have intrinsic meaning, that directly inspire you…would you do it?&nbsp; Would you or could you believe that it can?&nbsp; I can attest that this is absolutely unequivocally the truest thing I know; “If you surround yourself with words that you can actually see, that they can empower you to change the very things around you that only you can change (even your own thoughts) by using and having POSITIVE, Strong, Loving words of truth &amp; inspiration.”</p> <p>Honestly for me the <strong>BRAVE</strong>est thing I ever did was venture out last Saturday to meet the lovely Melody Ross, who’s words have empowered my internal thoughts, my deepest emotions, &amp; reached the depths of my soul.&nbsp; I don’t think I’ve ever posted about one of my biggest struggles that I deal with every single day &amp; frankly putting it out here like this only helps me begin a process of healing.&nbsp; This is why, this particular post is sooo special to me.&nbsp; I suffer from Anxiety, not just your average “What If?” anxiety but the heart pounding, chest pain, feel like I can’t breathe, nausea, shaking, sweating, feeling like I’m going to die type of anxiety that turns into total panic.&nbsp; It is truly is a battle to overcome each waking moment for me.&nbsp; I can’t explain it &amp; most don’t understand it.&nbsp; </p> <p>However, you will see what I mean when I share the photo of these Ladies Melody &amp; Kathy who have helped me silently without knowing how deeply hard it was for me to leave my home.&nbsp; I know, I know…you see photos of travels, places I’ve been to, things I’ve done, places we venture &amp; share about…what you don’t know is the hours &amp; hours of agony it takes for me to actually calm myself enough to venture out &amp; just GO DO IT! &amp; what you don’t know is 90% of the time, the plans we’ve had to cancel or the blog posts I escape for weeks before posting about.&nbsp; A lot of the times it is the FEAR of what is going to happen when I’m out there (anywhere beyond the confines of my Studio) that truly is the worst.&nbsp; I call it my “Silent Suffering” but I reckon by now this post no longer has me “Silently Suffering”.&nbsp; So when I say to you that the “Power of Words” takes on a whole new meaning for me, I truly truly do mean it from my heart of hearts.&nbsp; It’s a process…</p> <p>So…One <strong>BRAVE</strong> Evening, my Husband (Bless his Heart) took my hand &amp; said “I know how much this will mean to you when you actually get there, it’s going to be okay I promise!”&nbsp; Where did we go?&nbsp; To a quaint local party put on by the<strong> </strong><a href="http://bravegirlsclub.com/" target="_blank"><strong>“Brave Girls Club”</strong></a>.&nbsp; It was a wonderful experience and celebration as the message they send &amp; what they do for Brave Girls all over the world is beyond touching.&nbsp; I’m beyond the moon that I’ve found solace within the Brave Girls community.&nbsp; </p> <p>I could go on about what it meant but I’d prefer to share photos of my experience instead and then one of Melody’s prints I walked away with that I now see to help me every waking moment of every single day.&nbsp;&nbsp; Words of Thanks just wasn’t enough to all of those at Brave Girls so that is why I wrote this special Blog Post to share with all of them, my Family, Friends, Followers, the entire Blogosphere.&nbsp; So without Further Ado…Photos: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>This is was what it looked like from ceiling to center:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-yQMQr8Q1mfk/ULgZ49Bq8RI/AAAAAAAACd4/DBrVCKBoZ9E/s1600-h/HulaHoopLightFixture%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="HulaHoopLightFixture" border="0" alt="HulaHoopLightFixture" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-hoaKXQTCgYY/ULgZ5uRIXZI/AAAAAAAACeA/SBPgqplTDr0/HulaHoopLightFixture_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="389" height="277"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-gVjZbLZ7SOY/ULgZ6QYWsFI/AAAAAAAACeI/XBeqSaIK1Xw/s1600-h/This-is-How-They-Do-It%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="This-is-How-They-Do-It" border="0" alt="This-is-How-They-Do-It" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-5QI-qSo2Rjs/ULgZ7O8hlWI/AAAAAAAACeQ/_jRqqFXRjFo/This-is-How-They-Do-It_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="396" height="461"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>The Brave Girls That Touched My Soul &amp; Is Helping Me Heal:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-a5PTh81SgJM/ULgZ8JK9quI/AAAAAAAACeY/FxSuVvpPrSw/s1600-h/MeMelodyKathySelectiveColor%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Melody Ross &amp; Kathy Wilkins" border="0" alt="Melody Ross &amp; Kathy Wilkins" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-AUvnyJorWCQ/ULgZ8rlOXsI/AAAAAAAACeg/WxxzphDHv2w/MeMelodyKathySelectiveColor_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="399" height="341"></a></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>A HUGE Surprise as I won the Door Prize Drawing of so many Melody Ross vintage treasures &amp; something so Special: </strong>(“A Little Birdy Told Me”, Autographed Prints &amp; Wall Art “Courage”, Music for my soul “Restore”…)</em></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-BmKN2L4ayM4/ULgZ9gGsILI/AAAAAAAACeo/j8HF5txPAPA/s1600-h/Precious-Treasures-Door-Pri%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Precious Treasures" border="0" alt="Precious Treasures" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-eYgWlODsNyo/ULgZ-SQQZlI/AAAAAAAACew/kINVsfLAF7M/Precious-Treasures-Door-Pri_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="323" height="407"></a></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>Print Wall Art I see Everyday!&nbsp; The comfort words that tell me where I need to be each moment:</strong> (Clicking Photo Will Take you to the Brave Girls Store!)</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://shop.bravegirlsclub.com/product-p/demlb100235.htm" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="&quot;Fly Baby Fly&quot;" border="0" alt="&quot;Fly Baby Fly&quot;" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-pfLj12h7aI8/ULgZ-6kifSI/AAAAAAAACe4/l11RLq3P5sI/FlyBabyFly%25255B13%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="238" height="551"></a></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>The Piece that brings me Solitude to Remind me “I Do Have The COURAGE!”:</strong> (Clicking Photos Will Take you to the Brave Girls Store!)</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://shop.bravegirlsclub.com/product-p/demlb19044.htm" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Amazing Courage Gift!" border="0" alt="Amazing Courage Gift!" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Xh7SCcLN2fI/ULgZ_kn44iI/AAAAAAAACfA/ghPQDDRNasc/AmazingCourageGift%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="242" height="315"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://shop.bravegirlsclub.com/product-p/demlb19044.htm" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Precious-Treasure-Front-Cou" border="0" alt="Precious-Treasure-Front-Cou" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-zwC88wNJwMw/ULgaABi4PLI/AAAAAAAACfI/MyIgQBBLsWk/Precious-Treasure-Front-Cou%25255B17%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="233" height="314"></a></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>The Inspiration of it all that allowed me to “Wear My Word” with a bit of help from Tim Holtz: </strong>(Clicking Photo takes you to his blog!)</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://timholtz.com/blog/" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Wearing My Words Tim Holtz" border="0" alt="Wearing My Words Tim Holtz " src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-r6z2QMMHHnA/ULgaA2Q9FeI/AAAAAAAACfQ/vh8fbGSTDec/Wearing-My-Words%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="407" height="354"></a></p> <p align="left">So when I tell you that the evening was just splendid I have to say that without a doubt that being surrounded by all those <strong>WORDS</strong> I needed to See, Feel, Touch, Hear, Smell, &amp; just feel enveloped in a blanket of warm smooth melting chocolaty abundance of <strong>LOVE</strong>ing <strong>WORDS</strong>, I mean it in every sense…that <strong>“Words Are Powerful!”</strong>&nbsp; I have no other way to describe the entire experience but one thing I know is that I am loved &amp; I believe that I shall have the <strong>COURAGE</strong> to overcome.&nbsp; Thank you all so much for your dedication to me whilst on this amazing journey.&nbsp; &amp; Thank You Brave Girls from around the world.&nbsp; Most of all Thank You Melody &amp; Kathy for bringing a change in all of our lives one heARTbeat at a time…<br><strong>HUGS</strong> xx <br>P.S. It is super time &amp; we’re making spaghetti in the Candy Casa, so I don’t want to end without telling you about a little gift I want to share with someone who comments about your thoughts on words right here or on the Candy FB Page under this post.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">I want to thank my Creative Chemistry 101 Student Body Member Peg Adkins for teaching me this treasured creation.&nbsp; The “Altered Metal Blog Candy” Give-Away winner will be announced on December 15th (just in time to send out your special gift with goodies from the Candy Studio for Christmas!)&nbsp; Have a Fantabulous Evening &amp; Thanks for Stamping By… <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/CreatiqueCandy" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Altered Metal Gift Blog Candy" border="0" alt="Altered Metal Gift Blog Candy" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-dgh-uHWYhV8/ULgaCJhPekI/AAAAAAAACfo/9g5r9eCfsZc/Altered-Metal-GiveAway%25255B7%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="315" height="368"></a></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-10065254965454223142012-11-29T07:34:00.001-07:002012-11-29T07:41:23.139-07:00Candy Curiosity<p>Howdy Candies…I’m not a very good bloggy blog attender as of late &amp; I do realize how long in between my posts that I’ve taken through these fall months.&nbsp; I know there is something about getting caught up in all the heARTistry that’s had me a bitty pre-occupied.&nbsp; I’ve truly been blessed on my personal creative journey lately that I’m thinking my Curiosity in dabbling in mediums is gotten Candy Curious for certain.&nbsp; I have so much to share and I’m working on a re-vamping of sorts with some really big changing news to share very soon.&nbsp; As always keep reading more to find out where this is going…(smiles): So without Further Ado…Candy Curiosity Works: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Dylusions Art Journal Pages: </em></strong>(I started venturing into this wonderful &amp; inexpensive therapy that is truly soothing to my soul.) </p> <p align="left">Let’s start off with a bit of Holiday Cheer…These were inspired by taking a journey following along with Dyan Reavely’s Video Tutorial – This is my rendition that led to a personal invite into the world of talented AJ (Art Journaling) “Dyan Reaveley’s Society of Art Journaling”.&nbsp; I enjoyed them sooo much!&nbsp; (Tip: if you do not want your pages to have blended color in them you can purchase <a href="http://www.inspirationemporium.com/GT026.html" target="_blank"><strong>micro glaze</strong></a> to seal them) </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-49O76qRP8VI/ULdx4SgeypI/AAAAAAAACcY/rt00_u6e-Tk/s1600-h/ChristmasJournalPages%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Christmas Journal Pages" border="0" alt="Christmas Journal Pages" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-eFdeJYqMXBw/ULdx5kCUUnI/AAAAAAAACcc/OJXI5RfGBl8/ChristmasJournalPages_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="462" height="325"></a><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-WABsoCTL65Q/ULdx7HbwwZI/AAAAAAAACX4/SJV0fHBhEjU/s1600-h/ChristmasTreeHolly%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Christmas Tree Holly" border="0" alt="Christmas Tree Holly" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-ywl_i_gN2BM/ULdx7x9xqgI/AAAAAAAACYA/GqEtNuhnvSw/ChristmasTreeHolly_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="216" height="290"></a></em></strong>&nbsp; <a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-YFLAtkX5Jco/ULdx9KX6oGI/AAAAAAAACcg/AhzD8NVQEVk/s1600-h/ChristmasOrnaments%25255B8%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Christmas Ornaments" border="0" alt="Christmas Ornaments" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-ym5NM15LV80/ULdx_Kf8pbI/AAAAAAAACck/fu7LpzOFhDg/ChristmasOrnaments_thumb%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="211" height="286"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Pages Inspired by the 2012 Elections &amp; Love of America “Heartbeat of America”</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-R7jP8xthzZw/ULdyAH0PkeI/AAAAAAAACco/uZr56408l4s/s1600-h/HeartbeatofAmerica%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="&quot;Heartbeat of America&quot;" border="0" alt="&quot;Heartbeat of America&quot;" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-xV8t10gNR5A/ULdyAntrdYI/AAAAAAAACcs/q5tzdbCwkYA/HeartbeatofAmerica_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="459" height="322"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Lead Page “Reflections Inside My Heart”:</em></strong> I loved the new Tim Holtz mirrored sheets so much I had to incorporate them into this page</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-7ZzUSCndRNI/ULdyCPCE7zI/AAAAAAAACYo/J5K94K9ANXM/s1600-h/ReflectionsInsideMyHeartCU%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Close Up &quot;Reflections Inside My Heart&quot;" border="0" alt="Close Up &quot;Reflections Inside My Heart&quot;" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-hQoIzRZ5ggc/ULdyCrROqyI/AAAAAAAACYw/TLKM4MT7aHs/ReflectionsInsideMyHeartCU_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="300" height="271"></a></p> <p align="center">The tag at the top flips open to hidden journaling. (Love ranger collage glue)</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-fcgVTP7-JRI/ULdyD8zP7II/AAAAAAAACY4/9N2UBcGpZKM/s1600-h/ReflectionsInsideMyHeartAJ%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="ReflectionsInsideMyHeartAJ" border="0" alt="ReflectionsInsideMyHeartAJ" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-ETeFZ5oH9sE/ULdyESvv87I/AAAAAAAACZA/ojAxXRCye1I/ReflectionsInsideMyHeartAJ_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="284" height="368"></a></p> <p align="left">Remember the canvases from my last post?&nbsp; Well…they didn’t have any added glitz or pieces since I loved the backgrounds so much my Darling Husband decided to Frame them for our Home Studio!&nbsp; So on a trip to Michaels he found the perfect frames that are metallic and actually fit what it is that I wanted to have on my walls.&nbsp; (I’m working on the Hot Pink 8x10 to share soon) Now my 11x14 was intended to be flipped the other way but my Mumma’s interpretation along with tons of feedback brought this gem to life “Live in Colour”.&nbsp; The Frames are from the Brights collection &amp; range from $24.99 – $9.99 or 60% of with coupon in this case.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-DxSy6-ZI3-s/ULdyFeIRULI/AAAAAAAACZI/fP-7ikw-XQ0/s1600-h/MummasInterpretation%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions Canvas 11x14 &quot;Live In Colour&quot;" border="0" alt="Dylusion Canvas 11x14 &quot;Live In Colour&quot;" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Vvym_Zviboo/ULdyFgRtSPI/AAAAAAAACZQ/XfUOPUBEjkc/MummasInterpretation_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="229" height="260"></a>&nbsp; <a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-nBgL9UwwNsg/ULdyGoethlI/AAAAAAAACZY/DbAYMN77MMI/s1600-h/TealMetalicFrame%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylsusions 8x10 Canvas " border="0" alt="Dylusions 8x10 Canvas " src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-8XBskLAwTyM/ULdyHup8URI/AAAAAAAACZg/rZZ9Y7izm7k/TealMetalicFrame_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="295" height="224" drippery?? floral></a></p> <p align="left">I still have tons more heARTistry to share but wanted to break from these delicious colours to share that after spending many hours on these creations my DH took us on a much needed break with one another on an overnight.&nbsp; I know that I’ve posted before about one of my FAVORITE get-aways over here on the west coast of the U.S. but let me tell you, if you ever get a chance to travel out this way The Anniversary Inn has 3 locations and each of them are unique and Fabulous in their own way.&nbsp; So here are some photos taken from the <a href="http://www.anniversaryinn.com/boise" target="_blank"><strong>Boise - “Fire &amp; Ice” location</strong></a>.&nbsp; (Click the link to book you getaway: Boise, ID. – Logan, UT – Salt Lake City, UT)</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-wse-B8RHVcE/ULdyIXJjVdI/AAAAAAAACZo/tDMJS2wsVHk/s1600-h/WelcomeFirenIce%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Boise Anniversay Inn &quot;Fire &amp; Ice&quot;" border="0" alt="Boise Anniversary Inn &quot;Fire &amp; Ice&quot;" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-r2CN3JT0lu0/ULdyI1LLOXI/AAAAAAAACZw/Ew9FZIz0OMU/WelcomeFirenIce_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="182" height="240"></a><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-bxdnBuW3bhQ/ULdyJ7OgrXI/AAAAAAAACZ4/FaC9VRcxjx0/s1600-h/WelcometoRomance%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Welcome to Romance" border="0" alt="Welcome to Romance" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-j8rNQV2kE_I/ULdyKZ6W0xI/AAAAAAAACaA/7ioJMr8Y_bw/WelcometoRomance_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="182"></a><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-OjgblbHhMy0/ULdyLNNMckI/AAAAAAAACaI/ub2i9S8RXEw/s1600-h/AnotherView%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Another View" border="0" alt="Another View" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-UWVB_uFYfM4/ULdyLpXEpaI/AAAAAAAACaQ/lZhwBBxdrAA/AnotherView_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="181"></a><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-y43XtHAw_nk/ULdyM9L58gI/AAAAAAAACaY/ZzNuuU0fTHg/s1600-h/CozyCove%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Cozy Cove" border="0" alt="Cozy Cove" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Zj89VjuFjss/ULdyNXbpk0I/AAAAAAAACag/L2yDuB1VlI0/CozyCove_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="181"></a><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-WGsTCStYqak/ULdyOG4Bt9I/AAAAAAAACao/froNrUQntDc/s1600-h/Breakfast%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Homemade Breakfast" border="0" alt="Homade Breakfast" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-HcrMwCEVfa4/ULdyOn9AemI/AAAAAAAACaw/ZBxlW90RIeA/Breakfast_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="181"></a></p> <p align="left">Wasn’t that just the sweetest surprise!&nbsp; The thing is we have a special buy back get-away and members rewards.&nbsp; That helped tremendously!!!&nbsp; Now…back to Candy Curiosity.&nbsp; Dabbling around with some Dylusions, Distress Stains, Crackle Paint, Flower Soft, &amp; Color Ready Ribbon, this made for a wonderful gift for one of Creatique Candy FB <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CreatiqueCandy" target="_blank"><strong>“Holiday Dylusions Stencil Give-Away”</strong></a><strong> </strong>Plus of course I threw in some “Altered Metal” bracelet I created just for the winner too.&nbsp; I hope she enjoys all her goodies as I don’t always just give-away what the posted prize is.&nbsp; I love surprises &amp; honestly, who doesn’t?&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-UFAPdS5ZDy0/ULdyPxq-S4I/AAAAAAAACa4/nijlQd-uLHw/s1600-h/CUXMasTagGift%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="CUXMasTagGift" border="0" alt="CUXMasTagGift" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-D7aBghr-3ck/ULdyQY48LTI/AAAAAAAACbA/8gZ_ON_WI6Q/CUXMasTagGift_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="172" height="171"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-aTk0Jlwphtc/ULdyRunKshI/AAAAAAAACbI/2YxHl29b2Kc/s1600-h/XMasTagGift%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="XMasTagGift" border="0" alt="XMasTagGift" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-jLpM-BFshfM/ULdySC1E2vI/AAAAAAAACbQ/Yw4Vb_hQLns/XMasTagGift_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="179" height="330"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-Xdqic2-unuQ/ULdyS0f2WjI/AAAAAAAACbY/eb5H73Stqlc/s1600-h/DylusionsStencil%252520Gift%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="DylusionsStencil Gift" border="0" alt="DylusionsStencil Gift" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-HwRVLoYbFEw/ULdyTWwxHyI/AAAAAAAACbg/MnrI2KxtyvE/DylusionsStencil%252520Gift_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="172" height="172"></a></p> <p align="left">On Thanksgiving I also decided that I would dabble a bitty in a past time Favorite since it was posted &amp; provided by the Tip Junkie…"Paper Dolls”!&nbsp; I mean really, who doesn’t enjoy playing with paper.&nbsp; If your reading then I know You do!&nbsp; This was a project, though it didn’t have to be but I wanted to put in my own rendition into it so that my darling Daughter would actually play with me.&nbsp; I don’t think I will ever totally escape my love for past times since I adore the old fashioned way of ‘playing’.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">When I was growing up we didn’t have all this technology to engage in and my Mumma an avid reader in her own right, insisted on Books, Books, Books.&nbsp; To this day when I visit home her stairwell is filled from floor to ceiling with Books &amp; now she owns a kindle but still buys the paper back versions (lol).&nbsp; I’m thankful that I could pass this tradition of reading a book in our hands as every single one of my children are avid readers (It’s in the genes I tell ya!)&nbsp; You can click on the PaperDoll rendition to print your own copy.&nbsp; I used CTMH white daisy cardstock for mine, gelly glaze black &amp; white pens, liquid pearls, &amp; enamel accents for dimension.&nbsp; It’s FUN I promise!</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.tipjunkie.com/holiday-crafts/thanksgiving-paper-doll/" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Modified Paper Doll &amp; Clothes" border="0" alt="Modified Paper Dolls &amp; Clothes" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-fsRUTAs3MaU/ULdyUN5awHI/AAAAAAAACbo/uL0yMx3u5g8/Modified-Paper-Doll-%252526-Cloth%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="210" height="240"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-IvRSf5EJtjM/ULdyU48nkPI/AAAAAAAACbs/pT3jBvoRfBg/s1600-h/ModifiedPaperDollCurio%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Modified Paper Doll &amp; Curio" border="0" alt="Modified Paper Doll &amp; Curio" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-F-HoGmC5Fvo/ULdyVUhbo1I/AAAAAAAACb0/7EmjHyFLVWQ/ModifiedPaperDollCurio_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="174"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-ta4KmXaUdr0/ULdyWJKF8jI/AAAAAAAACcA/zx7ILrwwPbc/s1600-h/Modified-Paper-Dolls%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Modified Paper Doll Clothes" border="0" alt="Modified Paper Doll Clothes" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Z8W0PXVaILg/ULdyW1XDYLI/AAAAAAAACcI/3DTABKNvb7A/Modified-Paper-Dolls_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="117"></a></p> <p align="left">This truly is a very long post &amp; I have more to share but it truly does deserve it’s own posting all in itself.&nbsp; I will be working on that posting here very shortly so whilst I’ve been away for a couple of weeks I’m really looking forward to sharing twice in one day, with the next one having a Give-Away!&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">There is one other thing to finish off this post that I wanted to share that I know my CTMH Sisters will adore and I sure hope that YOU find yourself thinking whole-heartedly in joining in with me.&nbsp; It’s no surprise when you look back on my blog posts about Creative University how much these last four years have meant to me in going to this Fantabulous Retreat!&nbsp; So if you see this photo again it’s because it will be apart of explaining a bit on my next post.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">This IS officially the last year that Creative University Retreat of Relaxation, Inspiration, &amp; Education will be held.&nbsp; So it’s going to be extra special!&nbsp; I’m also the “Twinchie Swap Mistress” which is a wonderful piece of heARTistry that I will be working on over the next few days.&nbsp; (watch for an upcoming post).&nbsp; Mz. Fabulously Artsy herself has also added to our curriculum this year a monthly LIVE Create-n-Take to add to all the excitement leading up to the official event that will start on Valentines Day!&nbsp; How incredible is that?&nbsp; I mean it is one of my all-time Favorite Holidays of the year and what a better way to spend it, then with those I love &amp; owe this last years journey of loving heARTistry too…Here is the gorgeous November 2012 Create-n-Take we did just a couple of nights ago.&nbsp; Don’t miss out…if your interested in joining us all the details along with 6 incredible reasons for coming will be linked into this photo!&nbsp; (click photo to read more &amp; Join in CU 2013!)</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.fabulouslyartsy.com/2012/11/top-6-reasons-to-attend-creative.html" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Creative University 2013 November 2012 Create-n-Take" border="0" alt="Creative University 2013 November 2012 Create-n-Take" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-13gDw_KTQWU/ULdyX2u6KFI/AAAAAAAACcQ/lz9j2vBEUKk/NovemberCreatenTake%25255B7%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="546" height="330"></a></p> <p align="left">HUGS &amp; Thank You all so much for enduring my looooooong posts.&nbsp; Again as stated from the start Candy Studio is got some huge re-construction &amp; changes coming up so you will want to continue to Stay Tuned…Thanks for Stamping By! <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-63332725412559166332012-11-01T08:33:00.001-06:002012-11-01T08:33:28.882-06:00Dylusional over Dylusions Canvas heARTistry…<p>Howdy Candies…I hope that all that sugary gooodness didn’t fill you up this past Halloween Eve!&nbsp; I’m truly feeling a bitty of sugar love from some Canvas heART I’ve learned how to create lately &amp; just wanted to share a bitty about what I put into these precious treasures.&nbsp; </p> <p>Today I want to share with you more about a medium that I’ve come to just adore &amp; love when combining my new Brave Girl’s Art School journey with the base mediums in using Canvas.&nbsp; Dylusions ink Sprays are a water-based medium that reacts to water, then lends itself to an incredible effect of dimension &amp; awesome appearance of texture.&nbsp; The colours are very vibrant &amp; makes for fabulous eye Candy whether your into journaling, creating scrapbook pages, cards, mixed media, &amp; more.&nbsp; Dyan Reaveley is one of the incredible Designers and Educators over at Ranger Inc..&nbsp; She is known best for her eclectic style of creating heARTistry &amp; has her very own line of Dylusions Sprays Inks, Stencils, &amp; Stamps.&nbsp; </p> <p>Whilst in the learning process of my new art class I became stumped because I love my Dylusions “<a href="http://rangerink.com/?ranger_video=dylusions-seasonal-stencils" target="_blank">Creative Art Journal</a><strong></strong>” so much, that I wanted to figure out a way to transfer that over to canvas so that I can start framing what I do &amp; put them on the walls in my home &amp; studio to inspire my Family &amp; Friends.&nbsp; I found this really cool stuff that allows me to do just that, it’s called Krylon Workable Fixatif.&nbsp; #1306 </p> <p>What this nifty can of spray does is allows me to create a base background from my Favorite Dylusion Spray colours &amp; then spray over the top of it (letting it dry, dry, dry! – So very important to have patience), once it is dry, I can go back and use my other mediums of Distress Inks (water based medium too) and layer over the top in places I wouldn’t of thought before.&nbsp; Then when I let that dry completely, I spray Krylon over that.&nbsp; Let it dry, then continue adding layers of my other mediums from little trinkets by Tim Holtz ideo-ology, Paper &amp; Fabric pieces from my Close To My Heart mediums and even stamp with permanent inks…I mean the possibilities are endless!&nbsp; So without further ado…Photos: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Dylusional over Dylusions Canvas heARTistry Backgrounds 8”x10” &amp; 11”x14”:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-BtpLSf53_E4/UJKIDXpk-_I/AAAAAAAACUU/7PMuzOTBGtQ/s1600-h/DylusionsCanvasBackground2%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions 8x10 Canvas Background" border="0" alt="Dylusions 8x10 Canvas Background" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-3pfVM5UaYgo/UJKIEBCVcgI/AAAAAAAACUc/rKfa1h0lorU/DylusionsCanvasBackground2_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="405" height="311"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>11” x 14” Dylusions Canvas:</strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/--Ev7v1yFMeQ/UJKIFAudO5I/AAAAAAAACUk/A9914zj3Row/s1600-h/DylusionsCanvasBackground1%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions 11x14 Canvas Background" border="0" alt="Dylusions 11x14 Canvas Background" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-iGZUTUqncUQ/UJKIGCorFvI/AAAAAAAACUs/UC9-CiqoX_E/DylusionsCanvasBackground1_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="375" height="463"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>Here are some other background Tags mixing Dylusions &amp; Distress Stains:</strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-cB_UrIFHpNQ/UJKIG8wPdbI/AAAAAAAACU0/LxHvsTZ61I4/s1600-h/BackgroundTagDistressStainM%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Distress Re-Inker Mini Mister" border="0" alt="Distress Re-Inker Mini Mister" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-OmIITA-67HQ/UJKIHa39KqI/AAAAAAAACU8/N6L7gsYnW2Q/BackgroundTagDistressStainM_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="132" height="240"></a><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-8ziQs1mG1kk/UJKIIVa6dUI/AAAAAAAACVE/HOW3jcGWj7w/s1600-h/BackgroundTagEmbossed%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions, Metallic Distress, Emboss" border="0" alt="Dylusions, Metallic Distress, Emboss" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-fuBJMzW0jL4/UJKIJGWxmEI/AAAAAAAACVM/kSXSLz0sGVw/BackgroundTagEmbossed_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="127" height="240"></a><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-zUL2-tqZWhY/UJKIJ9P19lI/AAAAAAAACVU/uKmNmTgsFa8/s1600-h/BackgroundTagMetallicStain%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions with Metallic Distress Stains" border="0" alt="Dylusions with Metallic Distress Stains" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-bSSF4tu6SOI/UJKIKfk_j8I/AAAAAAAACVc/-9_ApUzDbag/BackgroundTagMetallicStain_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="129" height="240"></a><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-tY_Pgoi5qMg/UJKILaJ4ZAI/AAAAAAAACVk/EiUybctHKDQ/s1600-h/BackgroundTags%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions Stencils &amp; Stamps" border="0" alt="Dylusions Stencils &amp; Stamps" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-hCL1H8TTwZI/UJKIMPyK-5I/AAAAAAAACVs/wlyJF56viWc/BackgroundTags_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="128" height="240"></a></p> <p align="left">I’m going to love building on these backgrounds &amp; you will be surprised at what I have in store…As mixing base medium products I can still maintain the integrity of the backgrounds since they are truly delicious to look at.&nbsp; I can’t thank the Brave Girl’s and my Awesome ‘Chemists’ for their offered suggestions in experimenting with these techniques enough!&nbsp; You all are inspiring me on my journey one step at a time.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">So now that I’ve shared why I’m totally Dylusional over Dylusions Canvas backgrounds…we have a winner to announce from the last post for a set of Tim Holtz Summer Seasonal Distress Pallet. (Disclosure, they are now apart of the permanent line! WaHoo Happy Dance…)&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-QiafitXUpRk/UJKINGP8k4I/AAAAAAAACV0/c0qijXP36zU/s1600-h/November12012CandyWinner%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="November12012CandyWinner" border="0" alt="November12012CandyWinner" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-i-WEhgcbQEU/UJKIN_BpEjI/AAAAAAAACV8/LONANYlZ1Eo/November12012CandyWinner_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="192" height="237"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>Drum Roll….The WINNER IS: MIRIAM PRANTNER!!! Congrats Miriam, please submit your information so we can get your Yummy colours out to you. </strong></p> <p align="left">Thank you so much for being apart of this journey with me, no words can express my gratitude for all of your generous support.&nbsp; Keep your eyes pealed to the Candy Blog as I will have another Blog Candy give-away when I post my finished pieces from the canvas backgrounds I’ve posted here.&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By… <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-71568425789977849202012-10-24T11:29:00.001-06:002013-03-24T14:13:33.745-06:00Just Doodle It & More…<p>Howdy Candies…It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything new, which is a good thing!&nbsp; Usually I’m anxious to get posts up about what I’m doing around the Studio, however I recently discovered this neat app a few weeks ago called Instagram.&nbsp; I’m not an iphone user so this was my new thing in updating what I’m doing &amp; I’m absolutely in adoration of the different ways one can showcase &amp; share photos.&nbsp; </p> <p>I’ve also dived into a new class at the beginning of the month called <a href="http://bravegirlsclub.com/brave-girl-art-school" target="_blank"><strong>Brave Girls Art School</strong></a>.&nbsp; I’m absolutely in love with it!&nbsp; I’m on another SOUL filled creative journey that is enhancing my inner spirit while learning more about where my heARTistry comes from.&nbsp; It is a process &amp; certainly we all have moments in shifting what it is that we want to create.&nbsp; </p> <p>I’m an avid doodler…I doodle all the time.&nbsp; It’s of no surprise that I’m in love with Close To My Heart &amp; Ranger products.&nbsp; In fact I recently got my hot little hands on one of <a href="http://rangerink.com/?ranger_video=dylusions-new-creative-journal&amp;utm_source=video&amp;utm_medium=slideshow&amp;utm_campaign=October%2B2012%2BWeb%2BFeatures" target="_blank"><strong>Dyan Reevely’s newest “Creative Art Journal”</strong></a> &amp; Wow!&nbsp; I completely love Dyan’s doodling and eclectic style of journaling.&nbsp; She speaks to my inner child I reckon, so does the freedom of allowing myself to take some doodling of my own &amp; incorporating it into heARTistry.&nbsp; I hear it all the time “I’m not that creative.”&nbsp; “Wow, I wished I could do that.”, well the truth of the matter is, WE are can do it!&nbsp; If you have ever used a pencil and paper jotting down or scribbling while on the tele or just picked up paper &amp; scissors to cut and paste things down…You can Doodle It!&nbsp; Trust me, it takes some practice to get things down that you like but I truly feel in my heart of hearts that anyone can Doodle It!&nbsp; </p> <p>My truest intention is to take what I’ve learned and combine these base mediums I’m totally in LURV with &amp; along with my own doodling and create a piece of heARTistry that I’m nervous to tackle, but think it will be well worth the journey in the end.&nbsp; So without further ado some photos of what I’ve been doodling around with and sharing some Instagram pics I’ve played with: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>This is an finished Doodle Floral Background that took me a few days and some soulful reflection to complete: </em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-k0sjABjHViw/UIglMuNgrqI/AAAAAAAACPg/VcILlRPzk9w/s1600-h/FlowerGarden%25255B7%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Doodle Garden Self Reflection" border="0" alt="Doodle Garden Self Reflection" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-kLB2v8Dz9xc/UIglNs6YObI/AAAAAAAACPo/mfNHVPHHyEE/FlowerGarden_thumb%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="267" height="341"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>These are just some more doodling with the help of what I’ve been learning along the way: </em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-LOU2ZzN5r70/UIglOn8H95I/AAAAAAAACPw/A0e4r3dO6jU/s1600-h/FlowerFill%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Doodle Flowers" border="0" alt="Doodle Flowers" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-x8kRqqTOueM/UIglPcaoIkI/AAAAAAAACP4/JmVfjbgdcAo/FlowerFill_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="208" height="240"></a><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-OA_hgRRKp6A/UIglQarFjVI/AAAAAAAACQA/DXFqIUpE5g0/s1600-h/FlowerVines%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Doodle Flowers" border="0" alt="Doodle Flowers" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-75ekFV4UIeA/UIglQzdPr9I/AAAAAAAACQI/HjzbvatU6lE/FlowerVines_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="197" height="240"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-hBbhRzC8gPw/UOMYAxOMJOI/AAAAAAAACqo/AezNkuNKRqQ/s1600-h/Doodling%252520Flower%252520Clusters%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Doodling Flower Clusters" border="0" alt="Doodling Flower Clusters" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-dW66ZtJDisI/UOMYBtvwzcI/AAAAAAAACqw/4Z4uSK-fblM/Doodling%252520Flower%252520Clusters_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="300" height="336"></a></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>My First </strong><a href="http://rangerink.com/?ranger_video=dylusions-new-creative-journal&amp;utm_source=video&amp;utm_medium=slideshow&amp;utm_campaign=October%2B2012%2BWeb%2BFeatures" target="_blank"><strong>Dylusions Creative Journal</strong></a><strong> Pages…using some Doodles of my own: (Click on 2nd photo for “Bleach Out” technique)</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-1MZJkF_WGm0/UIglTzTxcNI/AAAAAAAACQg/0gQN7g4h4Ws/s1600-h/DyJournalBackgroundCU%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions Creative Journal" border="0" alt="Dylusions Creative Journal " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-qrbvO6T9ndA/UIglUv0pZkI/AAAAAAAACQo/rNrHx-CjCT4/DyJournalBackgroundCU_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="308" height="236"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://youtu.be/1YU9QdY1a0U" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="New Dylusions My Creative Journal Pages" border="0" alt="New Dylusions My Creative Journal Pages" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-KsmVIb2Fxlo/UIglVUWO4lI/AAAAAAAACQw/cDhYIfv9GiQ/DyJournalPages%25255B7%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="403" height="277"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-HXWaKWXzLlM/UIglWjboulI/AAAAAAAACQ4/9thPF7IykVs/s1600-h/DyJournalLeftPage%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Journal Page Dylusions" border="0" alt="Journal Page Dylusions" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/--aOz1cembpQ/UIglX7E1TXI/AAAAAAAACRA/qtcG5MO4a2c/DyJournalLeftPage_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="251" height="297"></a><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Instagram Photo Shares:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>This is of a Christmas Holiday Card using Close To My Heart “Pear and Partridge” paperpack &amp; KiwiLane DT’s:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Q4zTJLK_bKI/UIglYuDvizI/AAAAAAAACRI/VLUKt31avnw/s1600-h/InstagramHolidayCard%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Close To My Heart Pear and Partridge" border="0" alt="Close To My Heart Pear and Partridge" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/--aGIulbodXE/UIglZffyriI/AAAAAAAACRQ/oH7AffxFLaQ/InstagramHolidayCard_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="313" height="313"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Charms for Family &amp; a Tree of Life for my Mumma:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-epJqRM8_Z_4/UIglaEde4mI/AAAAAAAACRY/eKif2DPKr6E/s1600-h/CharmsInstagram%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Creatique Candy Dragonfly Charms" border="0" alt="Creatique Candy Dragonfly Charms" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-4kaYYB-QIrg/UIgla522gDI/AAAAAAAACRg/Nne7N5Ca0yQ/CharmsInstagram_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="240"></a><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-tAOJDdEtp38/UIglbqYinWI/AAAAAAAACRo/7LRwugebw0s/s1600-h/MummaTreeofLife%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Tree of Life Mumma" border="0" alt="Tree of Life Mumma" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-2G9n6j9ZA1M/UIglcL4eETI/AAAAAAAACRw/oghLRQZXwFc/MummaTreeofLife_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="234" height="240"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Some of my Favorite Creations using photo manipulation in Instagram:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-1IJoFrqOQHw/UIglc7w4WyI/AAAAAAAACR4/lRbutMkX8LU/s1600-h/InstagramFavDistress%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Favorite Spring Creations" border="0" alt="Favorite Spring Creations" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-w5PY8-7MqAw/UIgldcDxiLI/AAAAAAAACSA/9_LTE9hohS4/InstagramFavDistress_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="244" height="244"></a><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-hq4ArzUixqk/UIgleFKY14I/AAAAAAAACSI/rSu0Cm1CDK4/s1600-h/InstagramFavDylusions%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Favorite Dylusions Creations" border="0" alt="Favorite Dylusions Creations" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-wXYNiRJ848U/UIglevDc1PI/AAAAAAAACSM/w6c76fTSREI/InstagramFavDylusions_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="244" height="244"></a><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-CrGD1aI1DLM/UIglfWO3v3I/AAAAAAAACSY/kopdj2kyYPY/s1600-h/InstagramFavTags%25255B2%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Favorite Ranger Distress Tags" border="0" alt="Favorite Ranger Distress Tags" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-rkk0dC7uBo4/UIglf-0L_yI/AAAAAAAACSg/Zy4_DzbkpVE/InstagramFavTags_thumb.jpg?imgmax=800" width="244" height="244"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Last but not least…Flowers my Darling Husband picked-up for me ‘Just Because’ that had blooming Star Gazer Lilies!&nbsp; Made our home smell Delightful for weeks…</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-AH8hOYAtVwU/UIglgwx5t4I/AAAAAAAACSo/uPh8zoW8c8g/s1600-h/InstagramBloomed%25255B2%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Bloomed #2" border="0" alt="Bloomed #2" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Sj_bOPS4LkE/UIglhdEtlfI/AAAAAAAACSw/8Kc_HKjsHIc/InstagramBloomed_thumb.jpg?imgmax=800" width="244" height="244"></a><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-FEIzVLVTnFQ/UIgliIOfDpI/AAAAAAAACS4/Hp5HWNo4Xkg/s1600-h/MyBloomingStarLily%252527s%25255B2%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="My Blooming Lily" border="0" alt="My Blooming Lily" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-eTnI2CzHsPU/UIgli-ETWOI/AAAAAAAACTA/y989B7Re-kA/MyBloomingStarLily%252527s_thumb.jpg?imgmax=800" width="244" height="244"></a></p> <p align="left">I nearly forgot all about Halloween, not sure how that one happened considering that all the hoopla surrounding this FUNtablous Holiday!&nbsp; Plus I’m ooober excited because I got to use my Distress Stains sent to me that I won during the <a href="http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-october/" target="_blank"><strong>October 12 Tags of 2012</strong></a> winner announcement for Ranger, Inc. news of adding the Limited Edition Seasonal Distress pallets to Tim Holtz permanent Distress line!&nbsp; I was in tears, dancing for joy &amp; just so happened that I got to share the moment with my Mumma too!&nbsp; Who is now an official ‘Chemist’ and apart of our Student Body from Tim Holtz amazing <a href="http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/timholtz/class-info/" target="_blank"><strong>“Creative Chemistry”</strong></a> class we took this past March.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><em><strong>I started on some backgrounds that I want to come back to now that I’m still in creating…check em out:</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://timholtz.com/summer-seasonal-distress-down-under/"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Tim Holtz Dylusions Halloween Backgrounds" border="0" alt="Tim Hotlz Dylusions Halloween Backgrounds" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-1yXA971EfOU/UIgljRsBC8I/AAAAAAAACTI/dUGGDfPiUm0/HalloweenBackgrounds%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="286" height="286"></a></p> <p align="left">I will do my very best to not allow all of these to collect up in the future and keep more in touch with you wonderful dedicated Candies who have followed me through this last year.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">In so doing &amp; enduring such intermittent posting, I’m giving away a<strong> </strong><a href="http://timholtz.com/summer-seasonal-distress-down-under/" target="_blank"><strong>FULL 3 pack of Tim Holtz SUMMER Distress Seasonal Set</strong></a>!&nbsp; All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog about what your personal thoughts are on “Just Doodle It”!&nbsp; <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em>&nbsp; The Winner of the Summer Distress Seasonal Pallet will be announced on November 1st!</strong></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-81025921948604431642012-10-02T09:10:00.001-06:002012-10-02T09:10:19.546-06:00StudioJ Summer Scrapped & Special:<p>Howdy Candies…September sure blew by as quickly as the leaves are turning and October is here!&nbsp; I finally had a chance to get some of those Summer Family Trip photos I was telling you about through my StudioJ Free online design software.&nbsp; I was able to complete them in just under an hour, it was a lot of FUN taking time reminiscing and journaling about those photos.&nbsp; </p> <p>I have a whole lot more that need to be scrapped and I want to do both “Studio” &amp; “Classic” style mixing them up, to create an album.&nbsp; I can’t wait to get my hands on the original prints so that I can add some dimension to them.&nbsp; In the meantime I get a Free .jpg image along with each original print I purchased.&nbsp; Can you believe I was able to get 10 completed pages for less then $63.00 – That’s a whole lot of memory preservation. </p> <p>Stay tuned for the end of the post to learn more about this months StudioJ special.&nbsp; So without Further Ado, my “Studio” Summer Scrapped pages: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Lewno Family Trip to South Dakota Summer 2012 – Mount Rushmore:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-krexiyX8YE8/UGsDl_8wVXI/AAAAAAAACM8/7rMJd3alPpw/s1600-h/south_dakota_2012_-_4%25255B12%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="StudioJ Mount Rushmore" border="0" alt="StudioJ Mount Rushmore" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Jq7H2Ztwplo/UGsDnS06p5I/AAAAAAAACNE/nE1qqrXpN7o/south_dakota_2012_-_4_thumb%25255B10%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="471" height="263"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Friends Forever…These Special Friends are who introduced my DH &amp; I over 11 years ago:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-UnR-CaG_A14/UGsDrU5n1nI/AAAAAAAACNM/9Fn38zoHrQs/s1600-h/south_dakota_2012_-_5%25255B15%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="StudioJ Forever Friends" border="0" alt="StudioJ Forever Friends" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-E1oXxPitXE4/UGsDtUqeetI/AAAAAAAACNU/_HRtAHU0Fxc/south_dakota_2012_-_5_thumb%25255B13%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="472" height="264"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>A Rare moment spending quality time with Family; Laughter, Music, Great Food: </em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-OW_htY1sDtw/UGsDu7liQbI/AAAAAAAACNc/BdfxsEgOR8k/s1600-h/south_dakota_2012_-_6%25255B13%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="StudioJ Family" border="0" alt="StudioJ Family" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-e24LAVWl8Qg/UGsDvjypZsI/AAAAAAAACNk/L9WXjxYW8S0/south_dakota_2012_-_6_thumb%25255B11%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="468" height="261"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>This was the evening we were able to get out to my Parents Ranch…Just Gorgeous the Sunsets:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-lA3q006cAG4/UGsDx5KJ1mI/AAAAAAAACNs/yVA1opTExKA/s1600-h/south_dakota_2012_-_9%25255B10%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="StudioJ Lazy Dream Ranch" border="0" alt="StuidioJ Lazy Dream Ranch" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-IgUI2Qtw4bQ/UGsDyjEvYwI/AAAAAAAACN0/ILJrpzV2pPs/south_dakota_2012_-_9_thumb%25255B8%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="467" height="261"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>This was a special page I did with candid shots of my Mom &amp; Dad’s garden they have surrounding their porch:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-aOdR9FsyszQ/UGsDzw__ZWI/AAAAAAAACN8/DmnO8Df9cXM/s1600-h/south_dakota_2012_-_8%25255B10%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="StudioJ Sunset Garden" border="0" alt="StudioJ Sunset Garden" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-Qk5wagfZY9A/UGsD08sxOyI/AAAAAAAACOE/xgZwD1mLaSE/south_dakota_2012_-_8_thumb%25255B8%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="466" height="260"></a></p> <p align="left">Though I love doing “Classic” pages, I had way to many photos to try to size them down or cut them and I love this “Dakota” Close to My Heart exclusive paperpack that I wanted to change out colors of ribbon and embellishments, that I would not be able to do in the “Classic” way.&nbsp; So I did order 2 sets of prints so that I could utilize some of the gorgeous scenes which allows for the smaller photos the way I want them while I do a “Classic” lay-out.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">To learn more about using my StudioJ Free online design software check out this video below on our NEW Express Collections (Just upload your photos &amp; drop them in the wells):</p> <div style="padding-bottom: 0px; margin: 0px auto; padding-left: 0px; width: 448px; padding-right: 0px; display: block; float: none; padding-top: 0px" id="scid:5737277B-5D6D-4f48-ABFC-DD9C333F4C5D:c5f966c8-fccf-45ab-a2ee-3567349e9c9b" class="wlWriterEditableSmartContent"><div id="457853a7-dc14-45fa-9f15-3c76914cf371" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; display: inline;"><div><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvqmxuFa6_0&amp;feature=player_embedded" target="_new"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-h9niXHcp324/UGsD1aKL67I/AAAAAAAACOM/O4ia0p-PA6M/video80a08f2c9575%25255B17%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" style="border-style: none" galleryimg="no" onload="var downlevelDiv = document.getElementById('457853a7-dc14-45fa-9f15-3c76914cf371'); downlevelDiv.innerHTML = &quot;&lt;div&gt;&lt;object width=\&quot;448\&quot; height=\&quot;336\&quot;&gt;&lt;param name=\&quot;movie\&quot; value=\&quot;http://www.youtube.com/v/cvqmxuFa6_0?hl=en&amp;hd=1\&quot;&gt;&lt;\/param&gt;&lt;embed src=\&quot;http://www.youtube.com/v/cvqmxuFa6_0?hl=en&amp;hd=1\&quot; type=\&quot;application/x-shockwave-flash\&quot; width=\&quot;448\&quot; height=\&quot;336\&quot;&gt;&lt;\/embed&gt;&lt;\/object&gt;&lt;\/div&gt;&quot;;" alt=""></a></div></div><div style="width:448px;clear:both;font-size:.8em">Information on StudioJ Express Collections</div></div> <p>What’s even more incredible is that through the month of October you too can create quick, incredible lay-outs and bring those digital photo files to life in a completed album to share those precious moments that matter the most.&nbsp; Just click the photo below to get started on your pages today. (PDF File to print about the Save with StudioJ October Special.&nbsp; It’s completely FREE to try and no downloads for software!&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By…</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://creatiquecandy.weebly.com/studioj.html" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Save With StudioJ in October!" border="0" alt="Save With StudioJ in October!" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/--u9IHxueog0/UGsD1-LVPmI/AAAAAAAACOU/ocnTuJO5VdU/OctoberCC-ImageGallery-text%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="364" height="310"></a></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-72728428841920180412012-09-24T12:22:00.001-06:002012-09-24T12:22:00.122-06:00Creations with Cricut “Artiste” & more…<p>Howdy Candies…It’s Autumn!&nbsp; My Favorite time of the year.&nbsp; There is something about having a sip of warm apple cider with a hint of cinnamon &amp; whip cream to top it off, the smell of the morning brisk Autumn air, &amp; the gorgeous color hues that Mother Nature bestows upon our landscapes that just inspires my soul.&nbsp; This is the time of the year that I get creatively motivated because of the natural influences that surround us.&nbsp; I’m an avid lover of this season &amp; to be quite honest it has nothing to do with the up-coming Holidays.&nbsp; Of course I enjoy creating hand-made gifts!&nbsp; Albeit the reason mainly is because it’s the time that I can sit down &amp; focus in my Studio to learn new techniques and try different things.&nbsp; </p> <p>Today, I want to share a few things I’ve been working on in the Studio over the last week.&nbsp; First there is this stationary set that I fell in love with during my local Creative Hearts training meeting a couple weeks ago.&nbsp; I was completely inspired by: Something About Sharing’s use of our Monograms / Perfect Fit Frames stamps &amp; our Close To My Heart Cricut “Artiste” &amp; “Art Philosophy” collection, that I wanted to dabble a bitty with it &amp; also complete an entire WOTG “Advent Calendar” . </p> <p>There is a lot to share that I’ve done using these collections this week and a couple of outside the box background creations too!&nbsp; For more details about the “Featured” product Cricut “Artiste”&nbsp; &amp; “Art Philosophy” collection, please stay tuned for after the photos of this weeks creative venture!&nbsp; <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><em><strong>Stationary “Monogram” &amp; “Perfect Fit Frames” Inspired By: </strong><a href="http://somethingaboutsharing.com/stamp-set-of-the-week-perfect-fit-frames/" target="_blank"><strong>Something About Sharing:</strong></a></em></p> <p align="center"><em>Close To My Heart Colors: Black, Colonial White, Smokey Plum </em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-S9kpdePWiUM/UGCkeSqUNbI/AAAAAAAACJM/PivLTedT68E/s1600-h/AlternateArtiste%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Cricut Art Philosophy &amp; Cricut Artiste Collections" border="0" alt="Cricut Art Philosophy &amp; Cricut Artiste Collections" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-kJmg1xgXfdc/UGCkfcEavzI/AAAAAAAACJU/Oh0yYTOymUY/AlternateArtiste_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="382" height="379"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Cards:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://creatiquecandy.ctmh.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=1836" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Cricut Cards Using Art Philosophy &amp; Artiste" border="0" alt="Cricut Cards Using Art Philosophy &amp; Artiste " src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-y-MNVF8v4ts/UGCkgAFgvII/AAAAAAAACJc/DwY6wyUy_E8/AlternateCards%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="386" height="337"></a></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>&nbsp;<a href="http://creatiquecandy.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6898&amp;CatalogID=1833" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Close To My Heart Cricut Exclusive Stationary Set" border="0" alt="Close To My Heart Cricut Exclusive Stationary Set" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-SA0IOJfDW0I/UGCkg_ScO5I/AAAAAAAACJk/nAEbSfSzr_0/StationaryCards%25255B7%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="376" height="350"></a></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-6E2S5Mlr-CE/UGCkhvUWqQI/AAAAAAAACJs/gGLfxTvjVSg/s1600-h/CirclePefectFitFramesSmokey%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Perfect Fit Frames Circle" border="0" alt="Perfect Fit Frames Circle" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-_GUXlg7nZSI/UGCkiNHqFDI/AAAAAAAACJ0/-2lcpILqILE/CirclePefectFitFramesSmokey_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="287"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Xs7AR1fZ-DQ/UGCki8Q_NrI/AAAAAAAACJ8/UgrybDSFI8I/s1600-h/DamaskPFFSmokeyPlum%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Perfect Fit Frames Damask" border="0" alt="Perfect Fit Frames Damask" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-boilhJZFJo0/UGCkkFvwJxI/AAAAAAAACKE/scEnwsKoNXE/DamaskPFFSmokeyPlum_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="286" height="217"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-hrJetDedsFA/UGCklELKcXI/AAAAAAAACKM/PP9Ud6latDI/s1600-h/SquarePFFSmokeyPlum%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Perfect Fit Frames Square" border="0" alt="Perfect Fit Frames Square" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-OYXHtZ8CuK8/UGCkmBlX5yI/AAAAAAAACKU/4_MO-L4G5Tg/SquarePFFSmokeyPlum_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="257" height="299"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-ptYQEt2iSVQ/UGCkmmHBTUI/AAAAAAAACKc/LgG1fpmSEiM/s1600-h/RectanglePFFSmokeyPlum%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Perfect Fit Frames Rectangular" border="0" alt="Perfect Fit Frames Rectangular" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-y1-rLxX8gcQ/UGCkoLngRSI/AAAAAAAACKk/xdUWxS8al2Y/RectanglePFFSmokeyPlum_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="282" height="215"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Stationary Bands:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-CJ4slU8opuk/UGCkpXN0hYI/AAAAAAAACKs/sSQ_2t2AGu0/s1600-h/StationaryBands%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Cricut Artiste Stationary Band" border="0" alt="Cricut Artiste Stationary Band" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-j8S4jcu6Ar4/UGCkp7FBuZI/AAAAAAAACK0/MoBRDgjT5go/StationaryBands_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="343" height="247"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Stationary Set:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://creatiquecandy.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?SKU=Z1790&amp;CatalogID=1740" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Cricut &quot;Artiste&quot; &amp; &quot;Art Philosophy&quot; Stationary Set" border="0" alt="Cricut &quot;Artiste&quot; &amp; Art Philosophy&quot; Stationary Set" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-l015OAN_4MI/UGCkqo4IsWI/AAAAAAAACK8/JkzuHocOkt4/Stationary-Smokey-Plum-Blac%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="335" height="306"></a></p> <p align="left">Let me tell you…if your looking to complete some incredible gifts, I highly recommend getting your hands on this incredible Cricut “Artiste” collection.&nbsp; There are tons of ideas and options that make gift giving easy and FUN!&nbsp; You don’t have to click far to get your hands on one…just click the last photo to order your set from Creatique Candy today!&nbsp; I’ve only tried a couple of cuts and I’m completely addicted. What I love the most is that the cartridge has tons of 3-D items, it compliments our my acrylix stamp collections and there is an exclusive set of 3 D-size stamp sets that accompany the cartridge that are normally priced at $17.95 each!&nbsp; Here is what you get for $99.00:</p> <p><strong>Collection includes:</strong> <ul> <li>1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, fonts, shapes, and 3-D items) <li>3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets <li>3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)</li></ul> <p>Of course the Stationary Set isn’t the only thing I was able to create with the Cricut “Artiste” collection.&nbsp; I was also able to configure an entire WOTG “Advent Calendar” from our new My Creations Cubby Item# Z1804 which has a lot of options including creating a game too!&nbsp; There really are tons of options in this unique ensemble.&nbsp; With the guide included in this particular WOTG you can switch out the papers, colors &amp; use any “Perfect Fit” stamp set to create a whole new look.&nbsp; Talk about themes of plenty; here are a couple of ideas Halloween, Birthday, Valentines, Parties, Showers, and more.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Here is what I did with my “WOTG Advent Calendar” Item # ZG1044:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://creatiquecandy.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6870&amp;CatalogID=1639" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Cricut &quot;Artiste&quot; WOTG Advent Calendar" border="0" alt="Cricut &quot;Artiste&quot; WOTG Advent Calendar" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-XQdfzvfDvM0/UGCkraRFVDI/AAAAAAAACLE/QlNd6XBE464/ArtisteMyCreationsCubbyAdve%25255B7%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="379" height="379" calendar? artiste? wotg advent></a></p> <p align="left">Of course I enjoy my Close To My Heart projects sooo much that I also decided to delve into mixing some base mediums around &amp; tried my clear cardstock Item #3222 via the<strong> </strong><a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/paper/paper-basics-clear-cardstock-10-sheets/" target="_blank"><strong>Papertrey Ink</strong></a><strong> </strong>to place over the top of backgrounds that I normally wouldn’t of thought to do before.&nbsp; I found that being able to play around with stamp images (as you can clean the clear card stock with ranger all purpose stamp cleaner) and redo the image if you don’t like how it looks.&nbsp; Check out some of these ideas: </p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Close To My Heart &amp; Ranger Product Mixed Base Mediums:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://creatiquecandy.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6955&amp;CatalogID=1829" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Clear Cardstock Stamping" border="0" alt="Clear Cardstock Stamping" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-9N03SnWlExM/UGCksbSLoDI/AAAAAAAACLM/FL3dP1yOQj4/TheStoryofTodayCard%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="258" height="332"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Here is another version but using a different embossed background:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/paper/paper-basics-clear-cardstock-10-sheets/" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dylusions Sprays, Distress Metallics Stains, CTMH Cardstock" border="0" alt="Dylusions Sprays, Distress Metallic Stains, CTMH Cardstock" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-sWhc1UzzW1U/UGCksyel4xI/AAAAAAAACLU/91WJUouloF0/EmbossHeartDylusions%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="364" height="270"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Alternative Background Tag using clear cardstock:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-1neOJeU6Bq8/UGCktobq3PI/AAAAAAAACLc/uMG3t6MtVAU/s1600-h/ClearCardSamplerBackground%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Clear Card Background Sampler" border="0" alt="Clear Card Background Sampler" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-rvCqEElrnLg/UGCkv4gB2eI/AAAAAAAACLk/UuuF203KlZ4/ClearCardSamplerBackground_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="250" height="410"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Here is some Background in Progress just Playing with the Metallic Distress Stains &amp; Dylusions Sprays along with Distress Ink &amp; archival:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-BWHhfxawYS0/UGCkw25KElI/AAAAAAAACLs/D-pYvCoqPAo/s1600-h/TagBackgrounds%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Tag Backgrounds" border="0" alt="Tag Backgrounds" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-2lGTU69uzVU/UGCkxhpbkDI/AAAAAAAACL0/bGlXzdvxd_E/TagBackgrounds_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="303" height="281"></a></p> <p align="left">So you can tell that though I’ve been missing in the “Blogosphere” I’m totally creatively motivated in my studio playing about &amp; learning new techniques along the way.&nbsp; I want to thank my Creative Chemistry Student Body for the tons of inspiring shares they’ve been showing lately.&nbsp; When I couple the gift of blessings from their creative heARTistry with the supplies I have on hand I would say that more then Autumn is inspired me…wouldn’t you?&nbsp; Now I’m off to re-visit a technique shared by Tim &amp; this weeks CC2C challenge “Riveted Patchwork”.&nbsp; I hope that you found a lot inspiring new things to try from the Candy Studio.&nbsp; Thanks so much for Stamping By… <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-29418861751973592412012-09-12T12:34:00.001-06:002012-09-12T12:45:41.435-06:00Have Allota Velata & FUNdue With Me…<p align="left">Howdy Candies…I hope this post finds you in Fantabulous Spirits! I’m truly tickled about Velata for soooo many reasons! Haven’t heard of Velata? Well…Do you Love Chocolate? I know I’m a chocaholic of sorts…A couple of my Favs is Ghirardelli, Dove, &amp; Lindor Hazelnut Lover. All of which are truly tasty right!?! I mean let’s face it…when it comes to chocolate we all have our tastes or mixes that we enjoy tickling our taste buds with. However, Velata is Ah-Mazing! It is Gluten FREE &amp; Nut FREE at 160 calories per oz. &amp; that gives me full leisure to dipping rights and did I mention it is truly Premium Belgium Chocolate too! </p> <p align="left">Oh, YUMMY My Friends…I have dipped to my hearts content. Yes, it is no secret that I’m a Fondue lover too.&nbsp; So I was in total Awe when I discovered this neat treat after returning home from our Summer Family trip.&nbsp; It is so Deliciously Delightful and truly an ease to use.&nbsp; No Messes, Fusses, &amp; completely easy to make a quick snack for my kids.&nbsp; Plus, I have to admit my indulgence I’ve shared with a few visitors lately…in fact one comment comes to mind that was made: “This is sooo tasty it should be illegal” lol, yes in deedy that was a reaction I got after a dippy doo of their very own.</p> <p align="left">These are just a couple of things that set Velata apart from other chocolates I enjoy in my pantry.&nbsp; It is a total experience I get to share over and over again &amp; I’m loving every moment of it.&nbsp; Plus I do admit that when I’m getting pretty crafty with inky fingers &amp; all, I have yet to have a choco smudge on a piece of my heARTistry!&nbsp; Good News for those of us that struggle with choco-cover ups during our lil snack breaks.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">In fact here are a couple of things I’ve managed to dip into my Fondue Warmer: Pineapple Tamales, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Strawberries, Angel Food Cake, Ham (oh, yes it was sooo good too!), &amp; Pretzels.&nbsp; There are a lot of recipes posted and shared from other Velata FUNdue peeps.&nbsp; Visit my web-site to learn more today!&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">I do as always want to share some photos of my FUNdue set-up I have in the corner of my kitchen with some photos that I took of all the neat lil things to share with you in “My First Velata Party” Online/In-Home Launch Open House Party!&nbsp; Stay Tuned for some heARTistry share tags I’ve created the past couple of days too!&nbsp; <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>My First Velata Online/In-Home Launch Open House Party! </em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Premium Belgium Chocolates Available in Carmel Milk, Dark, Milk &amp; White: (Just Click The Pic To Join In the FUNdue!)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="https://creatiquecandy.velata.us/Velata/Home" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Will Work For Chocolate..." border="0" alt="Will Work For Chocolate..." src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-UB7xxBzZ_EQ/UFDVeTUWvgI/AAAAAAAACGI/QePOFK4_WjQ/WillWorkForChocolate%25255B7%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="344" height="203"></a></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>FUNdue Warmers: Fabulous for Any Gift or Occasion (Girls Night, Date Night, Family Night, Parties are a HIT!)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="https://creatiquecandy.velata.us/Velata/About" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Velata Fondue Warmers" border="0" alt="Velata Fondue Warmers" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-pPqoBNIrY-w/UFDVe7bREDI/AAAAAAAACGQ/zUGLgicEQE0/VelataWarmers%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="400" height="220"></a></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>My Velata Fondue Display…You Can Host A Party too! For Party Specials Please Contact Me…(Just Click The Pic)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="https://creatiquecandy.velata.us/Velata/host" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Host A Velata Party" border="0" alt="Host A Velata Party" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-RW9n8sgEs-o/UFDVfYlLz4I/AAAAAAAACGY/UrfXsLn8Qi4/VelataDisplay%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="251" height="335"></a></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>If you Love Chocolate &amp; What you see at the Candy Studio then You Can Also Join Our Velata Team: (Just Click The Pic)&nbsp; </em></strong><strong><em>For those interested that are from Canada, Germany, Ireland, &amp; the United Kingdom please contact me!</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="https://creatiquecandy.velata.us/Velata/Join" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Join Our Velata Team" border="0" alt="Join Our Velata Team" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-bWNOnUvQsxo/UFDVf4qS3BI/AAAAAAAACGg/zNUW3IM1SJk/JoinOurTeam%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="264" height="246"></a></p> <p align="left">I meant to get this posted over the weekend as some of you may of already received your invitation to attend My First Ever Online/In-Home Velata Launch Open House Party!&nbsp; My deepest apologies for the hold-up &amp; Fabulous News…It’s still not until tomorrow evening at the Candy Studio from 7pm-9pm (Casual, Come As You Are Style).&nbsp; </p> <p>For those of you that are unable to attend you can still participate via my online Party link located here: <a href="http://CreatiqueCandy.velata.us">http://CreatiqueCandy.velata.us</a> &amp; just click on the “My First Velata Party” link.&nbsp; You can also view the event via the Candy Studio link to FB here: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CreatiqueCandy/events">https://www.facebook.com/CreatiqueCandy/events</a> .&nbsp; Remember you don’t have to be local to be able to host an Online Party or place an order too!&nbsp; I just love this Fabulous way of dipping &amp; hope to of inspired you on Allota Velata today.&nbsp; <br><br>Whilst in the midst of the throws of a chocaholic frenzy I finally received my Metallic Distress Stains that Tim Holtz introduced during CHA Summer 2012!&nbsp; Wow…oh Wow…I had no idea when I watched the video via Ranger that Tim put out just how versatile these 3 gems can be.&nbsp; It is similar to the White Picket Fence Distress Stain as they both contain a pigment in the base &amp; are both opaque.&nbsp; </p> <p>What I adore about these is how much it adds to my creations.&nbsp; It’s just wonderful to be able to get truly inky &amp; play with various base Ranger mediums &amp; that is just exactly what I did these past couple of days.&nbsp; I don’t have a tutorial or anything but I have had some inquires to do so.&nbsp; I do have some products that I you may recognize that I used in my heARTistry though &amp; I had such a blast playing with each &amp; every one of them.&nbsp; So without Further Ado Photos: <br><strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Close-Up Elements Gift Tag:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-qTTv-JkRUtQ/UFDVgg6WBaI/AAAAAAAACGo/JQgde9ZgaJY/s1600-h/LaurieGiftCU%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Gift Tag Close Up" border="0" alt="Gift Tag Close Up" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-K_YCIffNhLc/UFDVhLxllMI/AAAAAAAACGw/tPUuas3ElU0/LaurieGiftCU_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="239"></a></p><strong><em></em></strong> <p align="center"><strong><em>Gift Creation I made Today:</em></strong><strong><em></p><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: block; float: none; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; margin-left: auto; border-left-width: 0px; margin-right: auto; padding-top: 0px" title="Gift Tag Creation" border="0" alt="Gift Tag Creation" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-Mr9SRXc1sU0/UFDVhxWJuHI/AAAAAAAACG4/z2pKDJET1-s/LaurieGift_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="181" height="296"> <p align="center"></em></strong><strong><em>Gift Creation Back of Tag:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-3d2Zo2johdA/UFDViuDJ4EI/AAAAAAAACHA/qdfQn9VmRmc/s1600-h/LaurieGiftBackTag%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Gift Tag Back" border="0" alt="Gift Tag Back" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Erab7KexZmA/UFDVjM3SR1I/AAAAAAAACHI/5tPZg6xGAcY/LaurieGiftBackTag_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="177" height="303"></a></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>No Embossing a Tribute Tag:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Mw99z-KkpcU/UFDVjwX-JyI/AAAAAAAACHQ/3vPi2cMpTzc/s1600-h/TributeBurnishedBronze%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Tribute Tag Burnished Bronze" border="0" alt="Tribute Tag Burnished Bronze" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-If-_UuASdBE/UFDVkWB4moI/AAAAAAAACHY/RkuWx_spRCk/TributeBurnishedBronze_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="170" height="307"></a></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Embossed Tribute Tag:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-8XDil6YprXs/UFDVlPC7GgI/AAAAAAAACHg/VWa03VYaWxM/s1600-h/TributeBrickStencilStamp%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Tribute Brick Emboss" border="0" alt="Tribut Brick Emboss" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-7ds6nnmlM9w/UFDVlrtmjuI/AAAAAAAACHo/F865Q-ERyxA/TributeBrickStencilStamp_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="156" height="286"></a></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Reverse Stencil Tribute Tag:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-JF59x8BehBs/UFDVmvemcII/AAAAAAAACHw/CJjhA2yq21Q/s1600-h/ReverseTribute%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Reverse Dylusion Stencil" border="0" alt="Reverse Dylusion Stencil" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-q9Ovfs0MoEo/UFDVnLtjFMI/AAAAAAAACH4/KhsMsqordTU/ReverseTribute_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="155" height="282"></a></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Close Up – Reverse Stencil Tribute Tag:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-BLT6sNHCkCY/UFDVn67fdfI/AAAAAAAACIA/WoQrMO_FYE4/s1600-h/ReverseStencilBrick%25255B7%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Reverse Close Up" border="0" alt="Reverse Close Up" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Pf4Ji0OHon0/UFDVokHTvbI/AAAAAAAACII/FN3v_4p0dKc/ReverseStencilBrick_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="240"></a></p> <p align="left">Just a list of things I used: Tim Holtz’s; Metallic Distress Stains; “Brushed Pewter”, “Antique Bronze”, &amp; “Tarnished Brass”, Brick texture fade, Distress Inks Pads; Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, &amp; Mustard Seed, Distress Re-Inkers; Lemonade, &amp; Picked Raspberry, &amp; Various Stamps - Dyan Reeveley’s Dylusions Sprays &amp; Stencils; Crushed Grape, Bubblegum Pink, Post Box Red, Pure Sunshine, mini numbers stencil &amp; various Stamps.&nbsp; In no particular order either.&nbsp; I appreciate you taking the time to read all about the Candy Studio weekend &amp; plan on getting those photos up from our trip that I want to share too.&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By…</p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-48877383149839055372012-09-06T14:56:00.001-06:002012-09-06T15:45:45.305-06:00September 12 Tags of 2012<p>Howdy Candies…Wow, it’s been a whole month since I last wrote to you!&nbsp; Where has the time flown by?&nbsp; Well here at the Candy Studio I’ve been slightly under the weather after returning from our vacation back home to visit Family, Friends &amp; Celebrate my In-Laws 50th Anniversary.&nbsp; So much has happened in the last month that well I’m going to save the goodies, story, &amp; photos for another day…so keep reading to find out how the Candy Studio Summer went.&nbsp; </p> <p>There is a lot to share, so much to celebrate, &amp; a big announcement that I’m going to be blogging about this weekend first.&nbsp; However, due to some much needed quality creative time that I got to have all by my self in my lil’ ol Studio today I thought I really do need to share this piece of heARTistry.&nbsp; I was totally inspired by<strong>&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-september/" target="_blank"><strong>Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 September Tag</strong></a>…”Riveted Patchwork” or at least my rendition of it.&nbsp; It kinda has a lil message in there that sums up my thoughts for today.&nbsp; I just adore Tim’s stamps to bits &amp; pieces &amp; this is why; “Life is what happens to you while we are making other plans”… Profound right?&nbsp; If only I even knew where to begin.&nbsp; Sometimes things just happen because…well, they just do!&nbsp; <br></p> <p>I fell in love with this technique &amp; this particular tag because it enlightened me and allowed me to step outside of the box &amp; use products in a way that I hadn’t done yet before or at least shared.&nbsp; For instance…I used Pitch Black – Ranger Dabber Acrylic paint to stamp on Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas, used Dylusions Sprays on the canvas &amp; the Kraft Resist dictionary paper (which was really oober cool to do) &amp; I used burlap with a rustic approach with Fall in my brain when using the colors I had on hand.&nbsp; This month we get the pleasure of using Adirondack alcohol inks, which I have to say is one of my favorite base mediums to use especially on metals.&nbsp; Of course I’m limited to a very small pool of colors…so I used Espresso, Ginger, Latte, &amp; Cranberry with Gold Mixative to create my layered base prior to burnishing.&nbsp; All of the idea-ology elements you see were chosen specifically to match the entire ‘metal’ base pallet.&nbsp; I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this Steampunkish heART.&nbsp; I hope you enjoy the photos too.&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By…Stay Tuned! </p> <p><strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong> <p align="center"><strong><em>September Submission 12 Tags of 2012: </em></strong> <p align="center"><a href="http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-september/" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="September 12 Tags of 2012 Submission" border="0" alt="September 12 Tags of 2012 Submission" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-6LGVCkHuicE/UEkRpQvRxkI/AAAAAAAACCM/7TCoSJ9mKF8/12-Tags-September-Submissio%25255B7%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="293" height="409"></a> <p align="center"><strong>Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Espresso, Latte, Ginger, Cranberry, &amp; Gold Mixative </strong> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-m8LCU9f83Lk/UEkNx5ZG3ZI/AAAAAAAACAA/CH6sVOAf6GA/s1600-h/12-Tags-Sept-Background%25255B9%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="12-Tags-Sept-Background" border="0" alt="12-Tags-Sept-Background" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-cfdgCDiDEV0/UEkNye2wdCI/AAAAAAAACAI/l9AtlOAmwCo/12-Tags-Sept-Background_thumb%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="153" height="286"></a> <p align="center"><strong>The Base after Burnished Result: </strong> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-szR1iyGSqiQ/UEkNzDZ2d_I/AAAAAAAACAQ/6dtE2yEDIVs/s1600-h/12-Tags-Sept-Burnished%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="12-Tags-Sept-Burnished" border="0" alt="12-Tags-Sept-Burnished" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-BNniVxyEtmk/UEkNzdx48mI/AAAAAAAACAY/CewAd12DmAE/12-Tags-Sept-Burnished_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="157" height="297"></a> <p align="center"><strong>Close Up of the Top Elements In The Tag: </strong> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-ivLnmO3Vohs/UEkN02-b0gI/AAAAAAAACAg/SXT8_EBynbQ/s1600-h/12-Tags-Sept-CUTop%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="12-Tags-Sept-CUTop" border="0" alt="12-Tags-Sept-CUTop" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-n2bZSxkRacA/UEkN1WoixcI/AAAAAAAACAo/hLgBaaLL9VY/12-Tags-Sept-CUTop_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="287" height="216"></a> <p align="center"><strong>Close Up of the Canvas using Dylusions Spray’s: Melted Chocolate, Pure Sunshine, &amp; Squeezed Orange, Distress Ink Aged Mohaganny; Dylusions Stencil mini-numbers over the mini Claudine Hellmuth canvas stamped with Pitch-Black Acrylic Paint Dabber. </strong> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-Uiwbe64aBeY/UEkN2MfHBjI/AAAAAAAACAw/XC4xc9HMtu4/s1600-h/12-Tags-Sept-CU%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="12-Tags-Sept-CUCanvas" border="0" alt="12-Tags-Sept-CUCanvas" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-idqgVVh03kc/UEkN2noMJfI/AAAAAAAACA4/U-Qz2ueFq8g/12-Tags-Sept-CU_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="287" height="218"></a> <p align="center"><strong>A Soft Focus Visual of my piece of heARTistry: </strong> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-Dt3YtQBCghg/UEkN3QHt4gI/AAAAAAAACBA/7xzN6GuX7WI/s1600-h/12-Tags-Sept-Soft%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="12-Tags-Sept-SoftFocus" border="0" alt="12-Tags-Sept-SoftFocus" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-wrxdCJKWY20/UEkN370JhmI/AAAAAAAACBI/eSVXs_R80Cw/12-Tags-Sept-Soft_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="281" height="401"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>Here is me outside of Dempsy’s in South Dakota &amp; I truly believe that you should “Never Forget to Smell The Flowers”: </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-Y2ozUmLYE_o/UEkV1wX4HHI/AAAAAAAACDQ/82-AlM_pq4U/s1600-h/Dempsy%252527sSD%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dempsy'sSD" border="0" alt="Dempsy'sSD" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-iV48Qs8UcLM/UEkWKw6bAyI/AAAAAAAACDY/5IBdOv8xM90/Dempsy%252527sSD_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="420" height="313"></a></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Here is A Rare Photo Op of Our Family Together – (Missing are our Children Miriah, Kadra, &amp; Devon)</strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-ZUzOe7EzKBQ/UEkWbMkzkQI/AAAAAAAACDg/QFLl6J6qCJo/s1600-h/Family%252520Trip%252520SD%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Family Trip SD" border="0" alt="Family Trip SD" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-pIQ7-2Ov_Uw/UEkWcJT032I/AAAAAAAACDo/7q212BQyZ1I/Family%252520Trip%252520SD_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="324" height="289"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>Some Candid Shots of Us Together: </strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-T0LaA-n64yY/UEkWcpCgV2I/AAAAAAAACDw/1DAc5z3kEMk/s1600-h/My%252520Boy%25255B3%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="My Boy" border="0" alt="My Boy" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-IuFmuJCro0o/UEkWc47QYAI/AAAAAAAACD4/Tye_OaVv7CM/My%252520Boy_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="240"></a><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-ycysbLtD7DI/UEkZgalfwxI/AAAAAAAACE8/Hra9vDGtjEw/s1600-h/TheLovesofMyLife%25255B11%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="My Darling Husband &amp; Daughter" border="0" alt="My Darling Husband &amp; Daughter" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-cBKW0CMcbQc/UEkZhn0f2yI/AAAAAAAACFE/u3iN-cLgr_M/TheLovesofMyLife_thumb%25255B9%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="359" height="240"></a></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-24740311996048392752012-08-01T14:43:00.001-06:002012-08-02T10:34:15.076-06:00Fall In Love with Kiwi Lane…<p align="left">Howdy Candies, I’m over the moon excited to bring to you a special new line of ‘tools’ that I honestly have no idea how I’ve lived without!&nbsp; It’s totally rejuvenated my passion &amp; love for paper-crafting in a whole new way and I’m just smitten as I’ve totally Fallen in Love with Kiwi Lane Designs.&nbsp; So much sooo that I can officially announce that they personally contacted me to ask if I would share a New Design to highlight on their blog for their Technique Spotlight – “Ideas That Inspire”, how Ah-mazing is this!?!&nbsp; The wonderful thing is that they are looking to share this with others locally here in the Treasure Valley area and would love to feature New Ideas and techniques with their incredible ‘tool’ and process of “Framing”.&nbsp; What is “Framing”?&nbsp; Well I’m going to take you on a journey through the process of “Framing” using their DT’s ‘tool’…so without further ado Photos: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>“Framing” Is a simple 4 Step process:</strong> <em>(Click the Photo to Open the Kiwi Lane Design Blog Post for a tutorial on another Design I made for their Spotlight Technique using the Cricut Artiste’ Collection)</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://kiwilane.com/blog.php?id=5701229491141191491" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Kiwi Lane Designs Blog - Technique Spotlight CTMH Artiste Collection" border="0" alt="Kiwi Lane Designs Blog - Technique Spotlight CTMH Artiste Collection" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-e9wnoRO21Y0/UBmUgKPvR2I/AAAAAAAAB6I/xpSy0HbqMuc/ClementineCardProcessFramin%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="467" height="348"></a></p> <p align="center">Here I took the<strong> “Mini Madison Avenue” DT: 3A, 3B &amp; “Tiny Wildflowers” DT: 3T, 6T</strong> for <em><strong>Step 1: Visualize</strong></em> the way I wanted my Colonial white die-cut card base to be both inside and then outside.&nbsp; <strong>Step 2: Cut </strong>my NEW “Clementine” paper. <a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-WMCd5JglSRM/UBmUpUkZkZI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/f5vKC6MIvZo/s1600-h/ClementineSteps%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: block; float: none; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; margin-left: auto; border-left-width: 0px; margin-right: auto; padding-top: 0px" title="Step 1: Visualize &amp; Step 2 Cut" border="0" alt="Step 1: Visualize &amp; Step 2 Cut" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-qwC5d0lcl8M/UBmUqiq27kI/AAAAAAAAB6Y/5R1-hzT3PPg/ClementineSteps_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="472" height="203"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Step 3: Replace</em></strong> the DT’s position and adhered my pieces down with adhesive.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-JYzrgama_5E/UBmUrcui8cI/AAAAAAAAB6g/-1CImHDmhyQ/s1600-h/ClementineReplace%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Step 3: Replace" border="0" alt="Step 3: Replace" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-1YEj9WMiTTw/UBmUsHexdEI/AAAAAAAAB6o/tPIUFPLr2Cs/ClementineReplace_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="455" height="332"></a></p> <p align="center">I also wanted to add some stamping from my NEW <strong>“Words of Comfort” C1524 My Acrylix</strong> CTMH stamp set to the <strong>DT “Tiny Wildflower” 3T</strong> mini floral B&amp;T.</p> <p align="left"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-2lunmui56XU/UBmUw0Vm-xI/AAAAAAAAB6w/93t-nH58wpo/s1600-h/ClementineComfortStamp%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: block; float: none; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; margin-left: auto; border-left-width: 0px; margin-right: auto; padding-top: 0px" title="Words of Comfort Stamp" border="0" alt="Words of Comfort Stamp" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-ysBOCx54XYk/UBmUx3h5RkI/AAAAAAAAB64/PHV0Q5dMsRA/ClementineComfortStamp_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="322" height="347"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Step 4: Cherish</em></strong>, I got to embellish with CTMH accessories to create this lovely FRIEND colonial white die-cut card.&nbsp; <em>(Apart of the “Clementine” WOTG with bonus project)</em> along with other CTMH New product: Burlap ribbon, Canvas letters, Cottage Assortment Fabric Flowers, Opaque Pearls, with Brown &amp; Tan Sparkles.&nbsp; <em>(I stamped the little flower flourish randomly on the Canvas Alphabet)</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-wvDb2XA39T4/UBmUyWcPmTI/AAAAAAAAB7A/Dav2ZPQgHyA/s1600-h/ClementineCherish%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Step 4: Cherish" border="0" alt="Step 4: Cherish" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-lAdkc7bFCEI/UBmUy7gN1hI/AAAAAAAAB7I/BxLdJOLhSAM/ClementineCherish_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="496" height="248"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>Outside of “Friend” 3 1/4” x 8” Colonial White Die-Cut Card:</strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-TWRilxSDSoU/UBmUzg70D9I/AAAAAAAAB7Q/rMtjzQqB1Ug/s1600-h/Clementine-Friend-Card%25255B10%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Clementine Friend Front" border="0" alt="Clementine Friend Front" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-a4ouADzDhpY/UBmU0AoutLI/AAAAAAAAB7Y/1ldhQCICUZk/Clementine-Friend-Card_thumb%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="499" height="237"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>Inside of “Friend 3 1/4” x 8” Colonial White Die-Cut Card:</strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-n6JflQvIhpQ/UBmU0tAidjI/AAAAAAAAB7g/CEkd1HeFEUs/s1600-h/Clementine-Friend-Card-Insi%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Clementine Friend Inside" border="0" alt="Clementine Friend Inside" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-R5A5U0Knb_k/UBmU1DiC7aI/AAAAAAAAB7o/C6LsJ3VI8Fg/Clementine-Friend-Card-Insi_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="509" height="208"></a></p> <p align="left"><strong><em>Supplies Used in the “Clementine” Friend CTMH Colonial White Die-Cut Card:</em></strong> <br><strong>G1046</strong> “Clementine” WOTG&nbsp; <strong>/ Z1738</strong> Colonial White Die-Cut Cards &amp; Envelopes <strong>/ Z1753</strong> Sparkles Brown &amp; Tan Assortment&nbsp; <strong>/ Z1336</strong> Peal Opaque Adhesive Gems&nbsp; <strong>/ Z1760</strong> Burlap Ribbon&nbsp; <strong>/ Z1777</strong> Canvas Alphabet / Distressed in Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad w/ sponge <em>(All pieces). </em><strong>(You can purchase any of the CTMH supplies listed above via my “Shop With Me Badge”)</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>"Framing” Process: Kiwi Lane Design Templates; “Thoughtful” 3A, 3B “Tiny Brackets” 1T“</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://kiwilane.com/blog.php?id=5701229491141191491" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Avonlea Framing Process" border="0" alt="Avonlea Framing Process" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Ct8Zm19MgmE/UBmU3cVgT4I/AAAAAAAAB7w/wzGerKzw-Ks/Avonlea%252520Framing%252520Process%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="329" height="409"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>“Avonlea” Cricut Artiste Collection ‘Dress Form Card’ Photo Tutorial:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-PPmNiqDuwaE/UBqr3ZYLBII/AAAAAAAAB8w/vjxBQefwXGc/s1600-h/Avonlea%252520Steps%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Step 1: Visualize Step 2: Cut" border="0" alt="Step 1: Visualize Step 2: Cut" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-y9WVWVt2Hd8/UBqr6hjiklI/AAAAAAAAB84/IZ6MLpxLu9E/Avonlea%252520Steps_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="242" height="207"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-kPXynOBGqlE/UBqr7tmc-hI/AAAAAAAAB9A/smtj1lQ7RMw/s1600-h/Avonlea%252520Replace%25255B9%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Step 3: Replace" border="0" alt="Step 3: Replace" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-rIpDWXlG340/UBqr8Iom2dI/AAAAAAAAB9I/94U_7fyCrLA/Avonlea%252520Replace_thumb%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="282" height="208"></a></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Step 4: Cherish (Embellish As Desired)</em></strong>&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-Wu4OccwQtxk/UBqr8ktky_I/AAAAAAAAB9Q/c6T-GXsQ74c/s1600-h/AvonleaCherishCard%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="&quot;Avonlea&quot; Cricut Artiste Dress From Card" border="0" alt="&quot;Avonlea&quot; Cricut Artiste Dress From Card" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-JdjDJ5bKhHM/UBqr-v7j5yI/AAAAAAAAB9Y/vi8MzqN3DGA/AvonleaCherishCard_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="192" height="240"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-xTy7sh2BARo/UBqr_XXfeBI/AAAAAAAAB9g/sJA7xwZ02rc/s1600-h/Avonlea-Cherish-Card-Inside%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="&quot;Avonlea&quot; Cricut Artiste Dress From Card" border="0" alt="&quot;Avonlea&quot; Cricut Artiste Dress From Card - Inside" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-fEugk6RVaKQ/UBqsBXHBH2I/AAAAAAAAB9o/m3OqBK8kbY4/Avonlea-Cherish-Card-Inside_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="240" height="204"></a></p> <p align="left"><strong><em>Supplies Used in the Avonlea Cricut Artiste “Sew In Rare Form” Card &amp; Instructions :</em></strong></p> <p><strong>G1045</strong> CTMH Avonlea WOTG Card Kit (Cards, Envelopes, Ribbon, Accents Included) 4 ¼” x 5 ½” A2, Kiwi Lane Design Templates: “Thoughtful” 3A, 3B “Tiny Brackets” 1T / <strong>Z1790</strong> Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection Cartridge – Dress Form Base &amp; Overlay, Ranger Glossy Accents – Highlight / <strong>Z1336</strong> CTMH Bitty Opaque Pearls / <strong>Z2111</strong>CTMH Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad, <strong>Z697</strong> Sponge / <strong>Z1783</strong> SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer <strong>/</strong> Tim Holtz <strong>/</strong> Tonic Scissors <strong>/</strong> ATG Tape Glider <strong>/</strong>Glue Dots &amp; Tobow <strong>(You can purchase any of the CTMH Item# Supplies listed above via my “Shop With Me Badge”)</strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>“Framing”</strong> <em>(Choose your paper, “Frame with DT’s, Cut Dress form 1st)<br></em><strong>Outside Card Front:</strong></p> <p align="left">1. <b><i>Focal Point:</i></b><br>Cricut Artiste Dress Form: Base &amp; Overlay cut at 5 ½” Adhere Outline to Base </p> <p>2. Using Glossy Accents add dimension to the chocolate sections of the Dress Form.<br><em>(Set aside to allow time to dry)</em> <p>3. Card Base Front: 4 ¼” x 5 ½” Diamond B&amp;T paper. <p>4. <b><i>Front:</i></b> Juniper Dots B&amp;T, Reversed &amp; Flipped Opposite DT “Thoughtful” 3A, 3B <p>5. ½” Cut word B&amp;T overlaying ¾” chocolate cardstock <p>6. Distress all pieces with Chocolate Exclusive Inks or your preferred Distress Ink. <p>7. Weave the Dress From into the piece from steps 5 &amp; 6 to the ¾” word band strip. Adhere to the Front. <p>8. Using Bowdabra &amp; the ¼” “Slate” organdy ribbon create 2 loops for the dress. <p>9. Randomly place CTMH Bitty Opaque Pearls (Embellish Front as Desired) <p><b></b> <p><b>Inside of Card:</b> <p>10. “Thoughtful” 3A, 3B overlay one another opposite the outside of card front. <p>11. <b><i>Sentiment:</i></b> Jet Printed on Colonial White Cardstock using Font – Ugly Qua altering the color with RGB values in word pro 2010. “Juniper” RGB: (R-55 G-141 B-110) “Sew In Rare Form” Framed with DT “Tiny Brackets” 1T then cut &amp; Distressed with chocolate exclusive inks. Placed behind the 3A &amp; 3B strips. <p>12. Using the Step 3: Replace Adhere pieces to inside of the card. <p align="left">I have loved their flair &amp; passion for paper and just adore each handmade piece of heARTistry they share.&nbsp; They are armed with years of experience in the industry coupled with incredible Designers and to top it all off they are having their 3rd Birthday this year August 3rd.&nbsp; You don’t want to miss all the Festivities going on during their 3rd Birthday Bash!!!&nbsp; To Join in the FUN on their FB Page.&nbsp; <em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/kiwilane" target="_blank"><strong>(Just click the “Framing” image to link-up)</strong></a></em>&nbsp; I also wanted to extend a huge Thank You to Susan Budge for reaching out to me on behalf of Kiwi Lane Designs and bringing a new tool into my Candy Studio that has sparked a renewed way of integrating the various mediums I already use in a full-circle blessing. Thanks for Stamping By…</p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-66768415414148120722012-07-17T11:32:00.001-06:002012-07-17T11:33:26.932-06:00Love Life…<p>Howdy Candies…I have lots of NEW exciting things to share today!&nbsp; First up is the CC2C challenge #13 from StudioL3.&nbsp; Now it’s been a bitty since I’ve worked one for them &amp; I truly wanted to partake in the last few that have taken place but as each day passes lately, it seems like something new &amp; exciting is happening &amp; I’m not gonna lie…I’m Loving Life!&nbsp; There is something to be said for Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2<strong>&nbsp;</strong>that I just LOVE.&nbsp; Perhaps it’s because he autographed it &amp; I adore his snippets of fabulous techniques or maybe it’s just that when I create from it I tend to feel inspired to do more.&nbsp; Whatever that reason is, it’s allowing me to mix my mediums &amp; enjoy heARTistry.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p>In the midst of this lovely piece I had in mind my <a href="http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/stretchyourstamps/class-info/" target="_blank"><strong>‘Stretch Your Stamps’</strong></a><strong> </strong>course yesterday &amp; one of my CC101 FB Group challenges that’s a BONUS one for this month that is available only to Student Body members that have taken Tim’s online<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/timholtz/class-info/" target="_blank"><strong>‘Creative Chemistry’</strong></a> course.&nbsp; I used a mix of techniques but the base is apart of what CC2C is all about &amp; the added bonuses are from what I learned in the book as well as the new online course I’m taking.&nbsp; Hold on to your seats…there is more to share!&nbsp; So without further ado Photos: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><b>Technique 13: Spritz &amp; Flick Distress</b> <p align="center"><strong>A </strong><a href="http://timholtz.com/a-compendium-of-curiosities-volume-ii/" target="_blank"><strong>Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2</strong></a><strong>, page 42</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Sponsored by: </strong><a href="http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront" target="_blank"><strong>Simon Says Stamp</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;<em>(Click on the Links for a re-direct in a new window &amp; photo to play along)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://studiol3.blogspot.com/2012/07/compendium-of-curiosities-2-challenge-13.html" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Play Along CC2C @ StudioL3" border="0" alt="Play Along CC2C @ StudioL3" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-6sHwlqmklqE/UAWhp-JWbuI/AAAAAAAAB4s/3f4dSGYdia4/LoveLifeCU%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="294" height="294"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-y1eqThGVsa4/UAWhqzABi2I/AAAAAAAAB40/VJBKdQ6IHI4/s1600-h/LoveLife%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Love Life!" border="0" alt="Love Life!" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-EuGEjJCasfM/UAWhrR6l6eI/AAAAAAAAB48/8RF7GRZo1o8/LoveLife_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="334" height="537"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>It always looks different from the side view…just click the pic to see a larger view of the ranger hologram embossed flower. (<em>CTMH Cardstock Gypsy &amp; Lagoon</em>)</strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-QEJjkeB8tmU/UAWhsUmdpEI/AAAAAAAAB5E/pDvzvWK1ilk/s1600-h/LoveLifeSideView%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Love Life Side View" border="0" alt="Love Life Side View" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-L4fGnvsjjRQ/UAWhs9Sly7I/AAAAAAAAB5M/HxfOw1jsTqc/LoveLifeSideView_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="394" height="213"></a></p> <p align="left">Loving Life really does describe what I’m living at the moment because what I haven’t talked about in a while is my Close To My Heart Business!!!&nbsp; This last week I’m usually joining my CTMH Sisters in our annual convention.&nbsp; This year it just so happened to be in Dallas!&nbsp; WhooHoo feel like kickin’ up my heals &amp; doing the two-step.&nbsp; Whilst I am, because I’m truly excited to share something.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">While I didn’t get to go this year because I’m headed back to South Dakota to visit my Family &amp; Friends I still received my 5 year tenure charm in the mail.&nbsp; Trust me it is no easy feat to maintain an active status with all of the things that happen in life &amp; last year I unexpectedly had a mild stroke during our general session…I thought for sure I wasn’t going to be able to keep up with my business.&nbsp; Thanks to YOU &amp; my oober supportive Family &amp; Friends…I still made it to a major milestone with the company that is so near &amp; dear to my heart &amp; I just have to share it! </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-Gsp5ebz5_Hc/UAWhtnoJP-I/AAAAAAAAB5U/KRf9FdltC7c/s1600-h/CTMH-5-Year%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="CTMH-5-Year Charm &amp; Letter" border="0" alt="CTMH-5-Year Charm &amp; Letter" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-JHjdJ_4XtM4/UAWhtyrrlwI/AAAAAAAAB5c/NXWKn3nFnM4/CTMH-5-Year_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="429" height="352"></a></p> <p align="left">It doesn’t stop there because there is tons of news to share &amp; it’s all starting on August 1st!&nbsp; Your not going to want to miss out on a single thing because I’m going to be on the road over my Birthday &amp; sharing this incredible company that has transformed my life!&nbsp; Here is a snippet or preview so to speak of just a couple of things that I know your going to love…: NEW Consultant Kit!&nbsp; Talk about doing a two-step &amp; a YeeHaw now joining Team Creatique Candy is never been easier.&nbsp; It costs only $49 for an (Essentials) kit that includes some Fabby products to get you started with your business.&nbsp; We also have our (Master) kit for only $99.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">Bonus is that if you sign-up on my team in August you can get this really cool Damask style bag FREE to store all your items you need to represent YOU in your Journey as an Independent Consultant with CTMH.&nbsp; Check it out: <strong><em>(Photo Links to Consultant Info on my web-site)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://creatiquecandy.ctmh.com/CTMH/Content.aspx?id=%2fen%2fsitecore%2fcontent%2fOBA%2fOpportunities%2fBe_a_Consultant.aspx" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Joine Team Creatique Candy in August" border="0" alt="Join Team Creatique Candy in August" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-hflOQjD3xeQ/UAWhudDjUWI/AAAAAAAAB5k/gKTf3MqZ_Cg/AugustCC-AnchorImage_text%25255B7%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="368" height="313"></a></p> <p align="left">For more Details about my experience, leadership, &amp; story along with all the information you need to download, print, &amp; dream about my team is located on the tab above!&nbsp; Awesome isn’t it?&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">Of course it doesn’t stop there because we have now another Fantabulous Cricut cartridge with more 3-D project abilities &amp; it matches so many of our My Acrylix stamp sets, Dimensional Elements, &amp; more…available August 1st Cricut “ARTISTE” Collection!&nbsp; Check it out: <strong><em>(Photo Links to Cricut Info on my web-site)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://creatiquecandy.ctmh.com/CTMH/Content.aspx?id=%2fen%2fsitecore%2fcontent%2fOBA%2fProducts%2fCricut_Art.aspx" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Cricut &quot;Artiste&quot; Collection" border="0" alt="Cricut &quot;Artiste&quot; Collection" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-RdFYQw74ZAA/UAWhu4JysqI/AAAAAAAAB5s/X_5N5yTufTw/CricutArtiste%25255B9%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="434" height="370"></a></p> <p align="left">If your over the moon about these lil gems then your going to love that we now offer just 42 colors in our color palette that also include alcohol based markers for shading &amp; pigment inks too &amp; all of our cardstock colors come in packages of 24, so much bang for your buck!&nbsp; Plus it doesn’t stop there…I will now be offering 2 other types of Workshops for Home Décor &amp; Cards!!!&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">Plus we have made some drastic changes to our exclusive StudioJ online Scrapbooking Studio, NO more Memberships!&nbsp; That’s right…now each 2 page lay-out is now just only $6.95 which is just $3.50 a page.&nbsp; Really cool for me because I tend to take hundreds of photos and without StudioJ they just sit on my camera card.&nbsp; Well with the new Express Collections I can upload my images FREE &amp; just drop them in the photo wells, do a little journaling &amp; poof I have a completed pages for an album delivered right to my doorstep!&nbsp; <strong><em>Just head on over to my Candy Basket &amp; check out StudioJ for more information.</em></strong> The quality is just priceless I have to admit so I’m giddy to get going on some treasures made after my trip home.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left">I hope you’ve enjoyed some of the snippets that are coming your way very soon &amp; appreciate more than words your endurance of all this great information.&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By…</p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-85980302033047831522012-07-11T12:13:00.001-06:002012-07-11T12:32:18.374-06:00Stretch Your Stamps–Day 3<p>Howdy Candies…I’m ooober excited about today’s course for a couple of reasons.&nbsp; 1. I’m an avid hoarder of Alpha stamps.&nbsp; Not to sure why but I reckon as much as I love Fonts I also love the ability to be a bitty hands on in creating with them too.&nbsp; 2. I have this ribbon that has never been touched for about 6 years now that I’ve loooong awaited to use.&nbsp; &amp; 3. I was able to learn how to create a really awesome card set for some INCREDIBLE Peeps.&nbsp; See the interesting thing is this…sometimes in life there is someone or a couple someone's that come along in your life that just happen to stumble there at the perfect moment in time that just gels.&nbsp; I’d be remise to say that this unexpected blessing happened in a moment that well let’s just say we never thought was ever possible.&nbsp; I would LOVE to explain it to y’all but to some degree it is inexplicable!&nbsp; Let’s just say that my inspiration for today’s CTMH (<em>other than the ribbon &amp; punch</em>) July SOTM “Live Out Loud” S1207 is dedicated entirely to the Hague Family.&nbsp; So without further ado photos:&nbsp; <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong> </p> <p align="center"><em><a href="http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/stretchyourstamps/class-info/" target="_blank"><strong>“Stretch Your Stamps” Day 3 – Collage:</strong></a><strong> (Below is a list of supplies used CTMH)</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-LMBgg9H_1KM/T_3CQUGls5I/AAAAAAAAB3o/K6zeZNUGYW4/s1600-h/SYSDay3CardCollage%25255B6%25255D.png"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="SYS Day 3 Card Collage" border="0" alt="SYS Day 3 Card Collage" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-VQ9Wit038vM/T_3CRxuJgCI/AAAAAAAAB3w/tmBZOAqh2cA/SYSDay3CardCollage_thumb%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="445" height="445"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>July Stamp of the Month $5 with a $50 order “Live Out Loud”: (Outside of Card &amp; Envelope Front)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-OCEUzRJR57w/T_3CSw2HveI/AAAAAAAAB34/fFRHHHiRqmo/s1600-h/SYSDay3CardEnvelope%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Hague Family Card" border="0" alt="SYS Day 3 Card Alpha" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-b5hTh2h_1dc/T_3CTUXozlI/AAAAAAAAB4A/iZZrrk1pick/SYSDay3CardEnvelope_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="413" height="332"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Inside of Card &amp; Closure side of Envelope:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-RrfF7q4XqnM/T_3CUDdCgQI/AAAAAAAAB4I/5ejLaKoL-GU/s1600-h/SYSDay3CardEnvelopeInside%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="SYS Day 3 Inside Card" border="0" alt="Inside &amp; Closure" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-yjYtJLxSThg/T_3CUuFAz7I/AAAAAAAAB4Q/C3Pygi9Om2E/SYSDay3CardEnvelopeInside_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="461" height="286"></a></p> <p align="left">Honestly I think the card says it all about this Family &amp; everyday I’m blessed to know they are only a pebble away.&nbsp; HUGS to the Hagues’ for just making the world a better place!&nbsp; I am sooo excited about the diamond ribbon &amp; the fact that the online card class “Stretch Your Stamps” gave me the foundation to think outside of the box &amp; pull some boxes out, literally to get crafty with this ensemble.&nbsp; You will notice that of course I only have one card today &amp; that Day 2 is missing, that’s only because it is Summer time &amp; I was literally busy doing some summer cleaning yesterday along with awaiting some supplies to do the course.&nbsp; Today I only have time for this one because I’m totally excited for this afternoon’s trip to Eagle Island.&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By…</p> <p align="left"><strong>Items Used:</strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>S1207</strong> “Live Out Loud”</p> <p align="left"><strong>D1250</strong> “Extreme Caps” (<em>retired</em>)</p> <p align="left"><strong>Paper:</strong> CTMH – Colonial White, Pear, Cocoa, &amp; Elemental B&amp;T (<em>for inside the envelope</em>)</p> <p align="left"><strong>Inks:</strong> CTMH – Pear, Cocoa (<em>All pieces are distressed with a sponge using Cocoa ink</em>)</p> <p align="left"><strong>Embellishments:</strong> Martha Stewart zig-zag border punch, Diamond Ribbon by: The Ribbon Boutique, &amp; CTMH Sparkles Blue/Green Assortment</p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com11tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-38418699657286189142012-07-09T14:43:00.001-06:002012-07-09T14:59:19.134-06:00Stretch Your Stamps–Day 1<p>Howdy Candies…I’m back to Online Card Classes to ‘Stretch My Stamps’ &amp; learn a bitty more about what types of stamps I own &amp; how to use them in various ways.&nbsp; I enjoyed Creative Chemistry sooo much that I’ve been waiting to take another course &amp; this is one, it’s absolutely perfect for me!&nbsp; With an inventory of over 500 sets not images but sets I had no idea that there are so many different kinds of stamps with tons of uses for them.&nbsp; So today I’m sharing my rendition of the class material.&nbsp; Though since my move I'm finding that to gather up my myriad of supplies is a bit daunting so I’m only posting the first 2 cards I created.&nbsp; There truly is a 1/2 dozen ways to use today’s particular stamp.&nbsp; However, if your eager to know what it is, I highly recommend joining along in the course with me.&nbsp; It’s only $25.00 US &amp; it allows you a lifetime unlimited access to all the class content, forum, galleries, &amp; sooo much more!&nbsp; To join in this incredible course just click on my participant badge below to read more all about it. Bonus I get to utilize this posting to demonstrate an ongoing CC101 FB BONUS Challenge that is only for those Student Body that attended “Creative Chemistry” showing how to use Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress Pallets.&nbsp; Of course I had to use every color in the Seasonal Re-Inkers that I own. So without Further Ado Photos: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/stretchyourstamps/class-info/" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="SYS_participant" border="0" alt="SYS_participant" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-AuS0eiYQEFQ/T_tCMe1uaWI/AAAAAAAAB18/02yf--yn8w0/SYS_participant%25255B5%25255D.gif?imgmax=800" width="200" height="149"></a></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>“Stretch Your Stamps” Day 1 – Collage (Every background color uses Winter, Spring, &amp; Summer Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress Re-Inker):</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-w8j9iqptwCk/T_tCPhF2ilI/AAAAAAAAB2E/FYR3jc8X4Lg/s1600-h/SYSDay1%25255B6%25255D.png"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="SYS Collage Day 1" border="0" alt="SYS Collage Day 1" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-H9Rns5-3UhI/T_tCSB436tI/AAAAAAAAB2M/5sM3mU-kPNc/SYSDay1_thumb%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="426" height="426"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Card #1 – CTMH June Stamp of the Month “Life is Tweet” S1206:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-LEJWEwub46U/T_tCT0l_cpI/AAAAAAAAB2U/2F1HaisNysY/s1600-h/SYSDay1Card1%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Your Tweet Card #1" border="0" alt="Your Tweet Card" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-HPpctyz4HpU/T_tCUYS_6oI/AAAAAAAAB2c/KG6OCbgAEgM/SYSDay1Card1_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="237" height="342"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-kokFOSYocWQ/T_tCUznjg_I/AAAAAAAAB2k/Oy3T4qmh6G8/s1600-h/SYSDay1CU1%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Tweet CU" border="0" alt="Tweet CU" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-q4qKQuaRxaE/T_tCVm2shCI/AAAAAAAAB2s/8F-Y_MXftqk/SYSDay1CU1_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="177" height="177"></a>&nbsp; <strong><em><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-QyhoeJtXJXY/T_tCWWjC_mI/AAAAAAAAB20/GXMWWaQqkDc/s1600-h/SYSDay1Card1Inside%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Tweet Inside" border="0" alt="Tweet Inside" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-UyQeppfkHKU/T_tCXNwmUVI/AAAAAAAAB28/FhsdDpL0cd4/SYSDay1Card1Inside_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="339" height="288"></a></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Card #2 – Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous “Papillion” CMS106 :</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-nj0nm0-pIzQ/T_tCYEk98NI/AAAAAAAAB3E/XHXgoKDHf2I/s1600-h/SYSDay1Card2%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Papillion Card 2" border="0" alt="Papillion Card 2" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-3UDnR8vfxMY/T_tCYkvdApI/AAAAAAAAB3M/dyErJeg8LGY/SYSDay1Card2_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="281" height="335"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-XER6w-cNMbo/T_tCZIn05NI/AAAAAAAAB3U/FiK_LFSxN9M/s1600-h/SYSDay1CU2%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Papillion CU" border="0" alt="Papillion CU" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-G1aCBtFt-Yw/T_tCZ9L2a3I/AAAAAAAAB3c/AT7XrxaiiPw/SYSDay1CU2_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="180" height="180"></a></p> <p align="left">I’m truly in love with this learning style just because it is at my own pace &amp; honestly I can do what I want with so many ideas given without any pressures.&nbsp; Plus it is absolutely wonderful to see so many Friends I’ve met from my prior CC101 class participating.&nbsp; Of Course my main goal in all of this is to learn more about what I own &amp; use it but also to do at least 2 technique based cards daily through the end of class!&nbsp; I wonder if that is possible given our schedules and of course the heat.&nbsp; I don’t have AC where I’m getting creative so the heat has me beat lol :D.&nbsp; I’m quite sure with the Nation wide heat wave their will be many of you that understand.&nbsp; Yes, yes I know…the solution is to get up really really early in the morn but then again I’m the type that it takes me a bitty to get my bearings when I sit down to create my heARTistry.&nbsp; I hope you’ve enjoyed my creations from “Stretch Your Stamps” Day 1!&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By…</p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-22726280870819075292012-07-02T14:21:00.001-06:002012-07-08T12:36:18.155-06:00Happy 4th of July – 12 Tags of 2012!<p>Howdy Candies…I’ve surely missed yall to bits &amp; pieces over the last three weeks.&nbsp; Summertime is arrived here in Boise &amp; so have my unpacked Tim Holtz Ranger products…can you just see me doing the ‘Happy Dance’?&nbsp; Actually it was yesterday that we finally unpacked my treasures into our new abode &amp; created a space for me to play!&nbsp; So after spending Saturday re-designing the Candy Basket I was just itching to get down to making my very first configurations for the StudioL3 challenges 11&amp;12.&nbsp; Plus I just discovered this really extraordinary site that has some phenomenal artwork called Diva’s By Design &amp; this patriotic heARTistry actually fit this weeks Challenge 41 “Tag Your It” too.&nbsp; That isn’t all…one of my Favorite places to visit online a lot &amp; where I purchase about 90% of the supplies you see here is hosting a “Red, White, &amp; Blue” challenge all at the Inspiration Journal. Of course this is Monday &amp; I got a bitty side-tracked over the NEW Technique Tim taught for July’s Tag for the 12 Tags of 2012 series.&nbsp; </p> <p>Wow oh Wow oh Wow…Are there any other words for it?&nbsp; I mean I LOVED taking his Creative Chemistry online course where he introduced us to using ranger Adirondack alcohol inks but this technique he demonstrates on his blog posted today, just knocked me right off my craft chair!&nbsp; For someone who is absolutely addicted to creating I just couldn’t wait to get my hands inky…&amp; I’m an avid lover of the 4th of July spectacular fireworks, bbcue’s, &amp; celebrations.&nbsp; It’s one of the Holiday’s I miss the most around my Family in South Dakota to be honest.&nbsp; It was really cool because I couldn’t wait to skype with my Mumma this morning &amp; show her my rendition of July’s Tag for 2012 &amp; I even got to hear my Dad pickin’ me a song he wrote just the other day while I was doing my tag…how Awesome is that!?&nbsp; Well I won’t continue to leave you in suspense any longer since it’s been quite sometime since I’ve wrote to you so here it is in Honor of our Freedom &amp; Independence Celebration Happy 4th Everyone: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>&nbsp; 12 Tags of 2012 July Creatique Candy Rendition: </em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>(Click the Photo To Join in the Month Long “Red, White” &amp; Blue” Challenge over at Inspiration Emporium’s “Inspiration Journal”)</strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=1065" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Challenges: Inspiration Journal, 12Tags2012, DivasbyDesign &quot;Tag You're It&quot; " border="0" alt="Challenges: Inspiration Journal, 12Tags2012, DivasbyDesign &quot;Tag You're It&quot; " src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-j8Rr67p5jl8/T_JjlM3iTAI/AAAAAAAAB1k/Gq6uGBGhIpE/12Tags2012CUJuly%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="286" height="286"></a></p> <p align="center">Happy 4th of July!!! Never forget the Freedoms bestowed upon us &amp; those who continue to fight in honor of them, This is for YOU!:<strong> (Join in 12 Tags of 2012 with your own rendition by clicking on the Photo.)</strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-july/" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="12Tags2012July" border="0" alt="12Tags2012July" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-g3iNskfLvbo/T_ICyQIdWvI/AAAAAAAAB00/VxojrPNpt7U/12Tags2012July%25255B9%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="252" height="431"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">I Loved this saying on the idea-ology word band because it expresses that Life truly is about creating ourselves &amp; after all isn’t that we fought to do in gaining our Independence?&nbsp; I’m truly thankful for that document written July 4, 1776 the “Declaration of Independence”, not only have I had the honor to view it in person but today I proudly share what it means to me.&nbsp; Beyond these mountains an Eagle soars, FREE to choose where it lands &amp; upon my generations gift before me who watched as time passed, in keeping with the spirit of 76’ I was given the Freedom to create &amp; share this with you.&nbsp; Thanks for Stamping By…</p> <p align="center"><strong><em>(Click the photo to Join in Divas By Design Weekly Challenge #41 “Tag Your It”)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/challenge-41-tag-youre-it.html" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Divas By Design" border="0" alt="Divas By Design" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-ynKGKrsQoeI/T_nTBSL13TI/AAAAAAAAB1c/U_WztAh5d6U/12TagsVertViewJuly%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="299" height="244"></a></p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-80512072948860821392012-05-28T10:24:00.001-06:002012-05-28T10:26:23.716-06:00Where is Home…<p>Howdy Candies…To all who have served, those who have passed, &amp; those who have lost I humbly, “Salute You!” Memorial Day is a day of remembrance not only for the loss of our loved ones and those who have served but also a time to be ever so grateful for those looking down upon us to continue the legacy they intended to build behind.&nbsp; I want to honor several men in my life…: My Grandpa Dalby who’s service with our country extended beyond his years in the military but as a retiree he continued to serve as a civil servant.&nbsp; Now completely retired running a horse ranch in MO, my Grandfather is a man of few words.&nbsp; It is not my place to tell his story but I wanted to honor YOU Grandpa as a two-time purple heart and Thank You from the depths of my heart for your Courage &amp; Bravery in helping to maintain the FREEDOMS we enjoy today!&nbsp; To My Grandpa Arlo, one of the most amazing men I’ve ever the honor to of met.&nbsp; Very Humble, Loving, Loyal, Dedicated &amp; one of the strongest moral men I’ve the pleasure to call my Grandfather.&nbsp; Today I remember you for the tight embrace of your loving affections I miss so deeply, for accepting me into your family and loving my children sooo.&nbsp; There are no words to express how I wished I could see your smile again…Lovingly always!&nbsp; <br>While today we reflect upon those we miss…I want to share a message that these two men have taught to me.&nbsp; Appreciate the value of Family, earnest hard work will always prevail, never spend what you DO NOT have, &amp; always cherish the foundations of what you will leave behind for your future generations.&nbsp; I have many fond memories of both these Gentlemen but none more then the expression of LOVE &amp; gratitude for my Grandmother’s!&nbsp; </p> <p>With that it makes me ponder the idea of “Where is Home…?”&nbsp; I truly believe in my heart of hearts that home is where your heart is.&nbsp; It’s with my Husband and children, it’s where we choose to be to build a life.&nbsp; Nowadays things are so much more different then the way they use to be.&nbsp; My wish now &amp; always, is to have a HOME!&nbsp; My thinking was that if at the very least if I had a home I will always be able to provide the profound lessons the men I remember today have taught me; the number one being stability for my children &amp; family.&nbsp; I’m still in the midst of accomplishing this goal &amp; can’t tell you when, where, how, or why but what I do know is that I’m still on a journey to find it.&nbsp; I just know that home is our safe haven, our place to feel stable &amp; to have those who love us, surround us in their loving grace. So my heART piece today reflects some of these thoughts…<strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>My heART Home Original Dylusions Design via Candy Studio:</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-jX2sOi_lfJg/T8Omp7N2DLI/AAAAAAAABu4/OxVr4R15bWY/s1600-h/DreamHomeCU%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="CU of Elements" border="0" alt="" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-cD9Jc-q_3Vo/T8OmqjyQ35I/AAAAAAAABvA/lrzA3TGRx2k/DreamHomeCU_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="301" height="301"></a></em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-AFc12yfQYgM/T8Omrh-idfI/AAAAAAAABvI/QYOBRUjfK1I/s1600-h/DreamHome%25255B10%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Dream Home" border="0" alt="Dream Home" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-TOxiBJWF6iQ/T8OmtNKes2I/AAAAAAAABvQ/FOwUNNwAhIQ/DreamHome_thumb%25255B8%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="510" height="373"></a></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Another Tag Background Creation for Memorial Day Blog Candy Winner!: </em></strong></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-A1Qhfn2Ho4U/T8OmvOT4P0I/AAAAAAAABvY/gBlj6kCXjwM/s1600-h/BackgroundDyCU1%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Candy Winner Close-Up" border="0" alt="" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-AYIcTVjGIoQ/T8Omvh1axlI/AAAAAAAABvg/Ti0GKW6egvQ/BackgroundDyCU1_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="349" height="349"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-0SYyT2NP1t4/T8OmwaiVkBI/AAAAAAAABvo/WUVp-NA8Wwc/s1600-h/BackgroundDy1%25255B7%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Candy Winner Tag Creation" border="0" alt="Candy Winner Tag Creation" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-TK2sL_GGSMg/T8Omwzw73vI/AAAAAAAABvw/z3aCiIc0rHU/BackgroundDy1_thumb%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="234" height="409"></a><em><font size="4"><strong><font size="3"></font></strong></font></em></p> <p align="center"><em><font size="4"><strong><font size="3">The Winner Is … </font></strong><a href="http://www.creatiquecandy.com/2012/05/spring-is-sprung-treasure.html" target="_blank"><strong><font size="3">Sylvia Tabor!!!</font></strong></a>&nbsp; </font></em></p> <p align="left"><strong>Comment:&nbsp; </strong>My thoughts on Spring always go back to a little verse I made up as a kid and have shared with my kids and now my grandkids... we even make up a tune and sing-songy it, as we dance and twirl..."Spring is Sprung The Grass is Riss I wonder where Them Birdies is!!!" Your "Ode to Spring" captures all it's radiance. The colors of new arrivals, the delight of new flowers Springing forth, the threads of Life ever woven tru the Seasons. Simply beautiful!!!&nbsp; And your Give-A-Way is extremely generous of you. A beautiful Tree of Life with all its meanings to treasure for ever... WOW You are truly a giving Soul... and I, for one, am Blessed to know you...May 18, 2012 5:32 PM</p> <p align="left">Thank you from the depths of my heART for everyone who participated in the special handmade May Candy Blog Give-Away “Tree of Life” pendant!&nbsp; Sylvia please contact me via e-mail to send special instructions on your handmade creation from the Candy Studio.&nbsp; I also wanted to share that the Candy Studio will be moving within the next 30 days and due to transitions, re-location, etc…my posts via here &amp; all social networking sites will be sporadic &amp; unexpected.&nbsp; We deeply appreciate your patience during this transition as we locate “Where our Home Is!” &amp; in the interim keep Stamping By… </p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3716622768055980913.post-73468985025651662282012-05-18T13:03:00.001-06:002012-05-18T13:21:47.891-06:00Spring is Sprung a Treasure…<p>Howdy Candies…Thank you all so much for all the sweet surprises, love, cards, gifts &amp; heartfelt wishes about my last post.&nbsp; It means the world to me how much your thinking of me as I often do of you each day!&nbsp; I’m tickled to peaches because I finally got to go on a walk yesterday for the first time.&nbsp; Granted it was around my block but hey we all start somewhere right?&nbsp; My wish is to be able to take a bit more distance each day and though my prospects of running a marathon is not apart of my bucket list, walking one from beginning to end happens to be.&nbsp; </p> <p>Instead, I’ve recently discovered a piece of heARTistry within me that I’m even saying Wow too!&nbsp; Of course I have my dear friend over at the <a href="http://shop.ribboncarousel.com/Ribbon-Carousels-and-Spools_c56.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Ribbon Carousel</strong></a> to of assisted in this gorgeous Treasured Tag creation inspired by Tim Holtz May 12 Tags of 2012 &amp; also inspired me to enter it into the IE May Flowers challenge.&nbsp; I realize I didn’t use tissue or that I even have any other color of archival inks or a melting pot to finish an enameled flower effect but I sure have some on the way.&nbsp; What I have found is that I was able to just sit down over a period of a couple days &amp; view some incredible heART from so many that have shared their inspiring creations.&nbsp; </p> <p>I’ve never used a spool for anything before but I found it looked pretty neat to me.&nbsp; In fact I admit I can’t sew on anything but paper &amp; ribbon (lol), long last I learned that when I was younger when my Mother tried to teach me how to sew this cute shirt that I wanted so badly with this fabric she bought.&nbsp; Well…suffice to say that by the time I was done it was inside out &amp; backwards, so in turn that ended my sewing career.&nbsp; Now I can sure cross-stitch, chicken scratch, &amp; embroider like it’s nobunny’s business but I just don’t use a sewing machine for the purpose of sewing on fabric.&nbsp; I reckon the reason why I went into the bitty story was because it was the new Spring Distress Pallet, My Mother, &amp; the incredible findings via Ribbon Carousel that contributed to this heARTfelt Treasured Spring Tag I designed as Spring is Sprung in the Candy Studio.&nbsp; I’m Ooober excited to share: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Here is a Sneak Peak Overexposure of the Spring Treasured Tag:<strong> (Click on the photo to visit Ribbon Carousel)</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://shop.ribboncarousel.com/Ribbon-Carousels-and-Spools_c56.htm" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Spring Treasure Tag" border="0" alt="Overexposure Spring Treasured Tag" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/--bs7n_yfUKA/T7ac8X2AONI/AAAAAAAABtM/D0eSIx5P6sM/SpringTreasureTag%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="217" height="378"></a></p> <p align="center"><em>This is the NEW Spring Distress Inks Color Pallet I used: <strong>(Click the Photo to Purchase your set of Spring Pallet Today!)</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://store.inspirationemporium.com/seasonaldistress.html" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Spring Pallet" border="0" alt="Distress Spring Pallet Inks" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-gRNvv51srT4/T7ac9OeNkWI/AAAAAAAABtU/FWqqUB63fe0/TreasureTagSpringInks%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="486" height="298"></a></p> <p align="center"><em>Here are a few photos to show the details that went into it.&nbsp; I’m sooo thankful for Claudine Hellmuth’s gesso because it gave a fab base for tooth when using the re-inkers with perfect pearls in the mini-misters for my spool:</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-9Cr8bqZu2Y8/T7ac92JhEHI/AAAAAAAABtc/i4I_pH7jVwg/s1600-h/TreasureTagCUSpool%25255B15%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="TreasureTagCUSpool" border="0" alt="TreasureTagCUSpool" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-80LUxpoKPok/T7ac-k9XfyI/AAAAAAAABtk/KiroTX7LBrk/TreasureTagCUSpool_thumb%25255B10%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="328" height="353"></a></p> <p align="center"><em>Here is the CTMH Color Ready Ribbon I used &amp; just spritzed with the pre-mixed mini-misters with Distress Re-Inkers:</em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-rW3sYLs18pk/T7ac_4OCqZI/AAAAAAAABts/4r3HAeyBulk/s1600-h/TreasureTagCUSayingRibbon%25255B7%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Altered Color-Ready Ribbon" border="0" alt="Color-Ready Ribbon" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-tkgojYD4Yr0/T7adAmK63_I/AAAAAAAABt0/MfSt2-ec8_w/TreasureTagCUSayingRibbon_thumb%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="335" height="303"></a></p> <p align="center"><em>I loved taking this vertical version to show the dimensions: </em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-ySrX7lH3fo0/T7adBkr-gDI/AAAAAAAABt8/Z_0bFrQHQo0/s1600-h/SpringTreasureTagSidView%25255B7%25255D.jpg"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Vertical View Spring Treasured Tag" border="0" alt="Vertical View Spring Treasured Tag" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-EokkeDMuksM/T7adCtIQ2VI/AAAAAAAABuE/vSwwHn9Wvko/SpringTreasureTagSidView_thumb%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="404" height="299"></a></p> <p align="center"><em>Finally…here is my rendition of Mays 12 Tags of 2012 &amp; Inspiration Emporium May Flowers Challenge in full:<strong> (Click the photo to participate in the May 12 Tags of 2012)</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-may/" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Spring Treasured Tag May 12 Tags of 2012 &amp; IE Flower Challenge" border="0" alt="Spring Treasured Tag May 12 Tags of 2012 &amp; IE Flower Challenge" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-4F20-luIy3k/T7adDVwpERI/AAAAAAAABuM/rIxr6d4QnXc/TreasureTagSpring%25255B7%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="251" height="393"></a></p> <p align="center"><em>I also did another altered image of it in an Overexposure in Full: <strong>(Click the photo to participate in the Inspiration Emporium May Flowers Challenge)</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=973" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="SpringTreasureTagFull" border="0" alt="SpringTreasureTagFull" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Ehe8Bgjx5Ys/T7adEJy7RbI/AAAAAAAABuU/b-EguxjNFao/SpringTreasureTagFull%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="227" height="395"></a></p> <p align="left">I really truly did enjoy creating this ensemble &amp; I can’t thank Ribbon Carousel enough for having the little spool, twill lace treasures, &amp; prima flowers that I also colored with the pre-mixed mini-misters to inspire this Spring Treasured Tag creation.&nbsp; Inspiration Emporium is like a second family to me &amp; they were very fast in getting these Yummy Spring colors in my Studio so I could create with them.&nbsp; I’m smitten over all of it and admittedly it is one of my first actual altered pieces where I used so many of my Ranger products to modify &amp; alter each piece that went into it.&nbsp; In fact I had sooo much fun making this heART &amp; feeling so much better each day that I wanted to have a Blog Give-Away!!! Oh Yes Candies…A Blog Candy just for YOU…!!!&nbsp; I just got a new set of sterling silver box chain necklaces in this past week &amp; I’m in love with creating the “Tree of Life” necklaces that I figured it was time to share one of my pendants &amp; Chain to one lucky Blog Candy Winner!&nbsp; I’ve done a post about my BSU duo necklaces &amp; figured you can search “BSU Tree of Life Pendant” in order to see the details of the materials I use within it.&nbsp; It was one of my bloggy blog posts about the <a href="http://www.creatiquecandy.com/2012/04/compendium-of-curiosities-vol-2-2.html" target="_blank"><strong>“Faux Patina” CC2C challenge</strong></a> creations.&nbsp; </p> <p align="left"><strong><em>So how do you participate?</em></strong>&nbsp; </p> <p align="left"><strong>1.</strong>&nbsp; Leave a comment here on my blog about what Spring is Sprung for You!: <strong><em>(To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post &amp; scroll to the bottom)</em></strong></p> <p align="left"><strong><em>2.&nbsp; </em></strong>Follow Candy Studio on Twitter: <strong><em>(Badge on the right sidebar)</em></strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>3.</strong>&nbsp; Follow Candy Studio on FB: <strong><em>(Link on the right sidebar)</em></strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>4.</strong>&nbsp; Tweet or Share this Blog Post &amp; Follow The Candy Studio!</p> <p align="left"><strong><em>That’s It…each step is an entry so feel free to share share share!!! The Winner will be announced on May 28th Memorial Day!&nbsp; The winner will receive a custom made “Tree of Life” pendant with a sterling silver box chain necklace to wear &amp; a heARTfelt creation from my Studio.&nbsp; Here is a couple of photos to share that gives you an idea of what it can look like…of course YOU get to choose which colors as the Winner!&nbsp; </em></strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Photo example of what you win for entering the May Blog Candy Give-Away: <strong>(To View the posts of these treasures just click the photos!)</strong></em></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.creatiquecandy.com/2012/02/creative-university-journey-entry-3blog.html" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="LeahGiftNecklaceClose" border="0" alt="LeahGiftNecklaceClose" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-L1W90085apY/T7adE99cQ0I/AAAAAAAABuc/QJ1OsReoOFc/LeahGiftNecklaceClose%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="271" height="237"></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.creatiquecandy.com/2012/02/creative-university-journey-story-entry_25.html" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="ArleneBDayTree" border="0" alt="ArleneBDayTree" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-A9ZdX6MkSII/T7adFyCdjNI/AAAAAAAABuk/j5nhftfiS7g/ArleneBDayTree%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="282" height="234"></a> <a href="http://www.creatiquecandy.com/2012/04/compendium-of-curiosities-vol-2-2.html" target="_blank"><img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="BSUPendant" border="0" alt="BSUPendant" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-lqINpSCFZQE/T7adGap0flI/AAAAAAAABus/J1WPzRJnr_A/BSUPendant%25255B10%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="232" height="232"></a></p> <p align="left">I’m really excited to create something special for YOU my blessed readers &amp; followers.&nbsp; Thanks sooo much for Stamping By…</p> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><center><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=www.CreatiqueCandy.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creatiquecandy.com%2F2011%2F08%2Fim-crazy-about-cricut-art-philosophy.html&description=Cute%20Cricut%20Card%20Using%20Cricut%20CTMH%20Art%20Philosophy%20cartridge.%20Just%20Too%20Cute!" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script><center></center></center></div>Creatique Candyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01915193315039319034noreply@blogger.com7