Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DeCeMbEr HoP

It has been awhile since I posted - a WHOLE month!  Cannot believe it went by that fast - I have done some scrapping this month - but, honestly most of it has been with Studio J and as soon as they are here I will post!!!   If you have come from Jean's Blog then you are on the right track!!!   I am enjoying scrapping that way but like traditional better.... but, that is just me.   So this month's stamps are totally awesome for Valentines day - they are great!!!  But, I had the chance to use them early and a few of you might recognize them as Wedding cards I made - which they were great for as well!!!

So here is my take with a wedding card.... I just love the fall colors of Olivia papers!!!  They were great for all of the fall weddings we were invited to this year! If you want to skip directions and materials hop on over to Wendy's Blog!
To make this you need:  Colonial White Cardstock cut to 11X 4.25"; Olivia Level 2 Paper Packet; Pear and Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads; 2"X2" My Acrylic Block; Euro Personal Paper Trimmer; Micro-Tip Scissors, Tombow Mono Adhesive, and Sponge cut into 1/8ths.  (I hold my sponges with binder clips so my hands do not get inky.)  I folded the card accordion style with the top being 3" the center piece 2 3/4" and the back 5 1/4".  The Olivia green paper is cut two times - one for the front and the remainder for the inside - in 3X3" and 3X8" pieces the orange center piece is cut from the back of the green piece and is 1/2" thick.  The middle square is the orange dot piece cut in a 3X3" square and antiqued with sunset, the center piece is the pear cardstock cut in a 2 1/4" square and antiqued with pear.  I stamped the sentiment with sunset and cut around it using the micro-tipped scissors.  Then I attached all pieces using Tombow Mono Adhesive.

It was really easy to create and looked great when finished!!!  In fact, it looked so good I made 3 of them :)
Now hop on over to Wendy's Blog.... for some more great ideas!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

NoVeMbEr StAmP oF tHe MoNtH bLoG hOp!!!

How many times do you need a ThankYou card???  This months Stamp of the Month, "A Little Thanks" is AwEsOmE!!!  If you have gotten here from Wendy's blog then you are in the right spot!! You Need this set of 16 stamps in your collection so you can create wonderful thank you's for all those people you need to thank! Here is my take on these stamps using the Hooligans Level 2 Paper Pack, Lagoon, Gypsy, Pear and Sunset Exclusive Inks, Pear Markeracrylic blocks, Sunset button from Sunset Mini-Medley Accents CollectionBlack Hemp and Wishes Card Confidence Program Book.  If you do not want to see my directions you can hop on over to Jean's Blog.
Design fromWishes page 33. White Daisy Card Stock, Pear Card Stock (added texture and sanded using the Sanding Kit),  Pear Exclusive Ink Pad, Pear Marker, Hooligans  B&T Duo paper.
Design from Wishes page 24Lagoon Cardstock, B&T Duo Hooligans paper, Sunset Exclusive Ink Pad, Lagoon Exclusive Ink Pad.
Design from Wishes page 27, Pear Cardstock, B&T Duos Hooligans paper, Gypsy Exclusive Ink Pad, Lagoon Exclusives Ink Pad

Design from Wishes page 15, Lagoon Cardstock, B&T Duos Hooligans paper, Sunset Mini-Medley Accents Collection, Lagoon Exclusive Ink Pad, Black Hemp.

The GREATEST part about the Wishes Card Confidence Program is that it tells you how to cut the paper - all the sizes and everything you need to make your cards turn out PERFECT each and everytime!!!
Now hop on over to Jean's Blog and see the creative things she has done with this AwEsOmE stamp set!!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blog Hop Ocotber SOTM

Get something wonderful this month!!  A jUmP sTaRt on your Christmas Cards and tags!  If you have gotten here from Nicole's Blog   then you are on the right track!  This months stamp set, "Share the Magic", is a great place to start working on your upcoming holiday needs!  When you are done here hop on over to Doreen's Blog and see what she has in store for us this month!!!

Using the new 12 stamp collection you can easily creat a multitude of designs to help with your Christmas Holiday needs...
I have worked on cards, but with this set you could make tags for gifts and even homemade gift wrapping paper!  There are even To and From stamps on the sheet!!!  I am thinking my next creation for this will be gift card tags to give to my neices and nephews!!  I will post those when they are finished!

If you do not want to see my directions you can hop on over to Doreen's Blog now and continue on....
Materials Used:
Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet (X7115B)
White Card Stock (1385)
Euro Personal Paper Trimmer (Z338)
TomBow Mono Adhesive (1514)
Micro Tip Scissors (Z534)
StazOn Ink: Black (Z888)
Exclusive Inks Markers: Tulip (Z2366), Juniper (Z2365), Olive (Z23237), Creme Brulee (Z2367), Chocolate (Z2311), Brown Bag (Z2308)
Exclusive Color Ink Pad: Daisy White (Z2163), Tulip (Z2166)
Watercolor Pencils (3505)
Acrylix Bocks: 1 X 1 1/2" (Y1001), 2" X 2" (Y1003), 3" X 3" (Y1006)
Blending Pen (3174)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

For all of the cards I used a 4.25 X 6.25" Daisy White cardstock base card. (When I cut these out, I cut out many, so I have them available to make a quick card any time.) I cut 1" off of one of the 4.25 sides using my Euro Personal Paper Trimmer to make it 3.25".  I stamped the images on left over Daisy White Card Stock using StazOn Ink and colored them with the Exclusive Ink Markers using the Blending Pen to blend.  (For the black I used the Watercolor Pencils so my black would be a bit softer.)  For the Santa and the Tree I used my Micro-Tip Scissors to trim around the edges of the stamped image.

Card 1 - Snowman - (This is my personal favorite!)

To make this I cut the wave lined paper 3" X 5.78" and attached it to the short part of the front with my TomBow Adhesive.  I then cut the red dotted piece 2" X 5.78" and attached it to the long part of the front. After coloring in the snowman image I cut the surrounding paper 2" X 2 1/2"and attached it to a piece of Juniper Cardstock which I had stamped randomly with the star/snowflake stamp using Daisy White Ink and a 1" X 1" Acrylix Bock.  I then attached it to the front of the card with the bottom 1/2" hanging below the top piece.

Card 2 - Santa
To make this I turned the base card paper vertically. I used the juniper cardstock, cut to 3" X 5.78",  and randomly stamped the star/snowflake image in Daisy White Ink.  I then attached it to the card using the TomBow Adhesive.  I cut a piece of the ornament paper 2.5" X 4.5" and trimmed the bottom of the ornaments out.  I attached this to a piece of  2.75" X 3.75" Tulip cardstock matching the top edges and allowing the bottoms of the ornaments to hang over the end of the Tulip paper.  I cut a piece of the stripe paper 1.6" X 7.5" and attached it to a piece of 2" X 7.5" Tulip cardstock. I cut this in two with one piece being 3.1" long and the other the remainer and trimmed both to match the two card fronts.  (I hope you are understanding this - if not e-mail me and I will try to explain it better :))  I attached the already prepared Santa to the front of the ornament piece and then attached this piece over the stripe paper and Juniper cardstock leaving 1/2" overhang.  This piece I distressed using Tulip ink - and now I think it almost looked better not distressed.... JMHO

Card 3 - Tree

For this card I used the base hoizontally.  The star/snowflake paper, cut to 3" X 5.78",  was attached to the top of the front and the reverse side, cute 2" X 5.78", was used for the bottom.  I cut out packages from the package paper making it approximately 4.5" X 4" and attaching it to the juniper star/snowfake paper front.  I then attached the already prepared tree using 3-D Foam-Tape. (Now I wish I would have popped the other stamped images out as well... next time...)

Now Hop on over to Doreen's Blog to see her great work!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Halloween Cards from Hooligans Workshop On The Go Kit

Made the Hooligans Workshop on the Go Cards today!!!  Wow!  These went together faster, simpler - easier!!!  You gotta love them!!!  And you can find more card patterns and layout patterns on my web site... for the Workshops on the Go!  This is too easy!!  Order these and you will find complete directions... e-mail me if you have any questions

Candy Bar Wrappers

Well I made my CandyBar Wrappers.... Made one with the September Stamp of the Month (On the left) - "Thriller".... remember, this is only available in September!!!
And one with "Troublemaker" the stamp set that comes with the Hooligans Workshops on the Go Kit

Love BOTh of these a LOT!!  Well, if Austin, Jayde or Kassidy, my nieces and nephew look here they will see their candy bars for Halloween :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Love this new Workshop on the Go!! Perfect for Halloween!!

Isn't this the cutest paper!!  It's Close to My Heart's new Hooligans!  If you have not seen the new Fall/Winter Idea Book and you would like one contact me!!!  Some awesome papers and new Workshop on the Go Kits will help you get your photos scrapped Faster. Simpler. Easier.  These are my kiddos in 1989 when they were 3 and 5.... my how times flies!!  Don't be playing catch up like I am!!  You can build your pages now and then just fill in the picuters after Halloween... it couldn't be much faster, simpler or easier... contact me and let me show you how!! If you are looking for the blog hop just scroll down and you will see it!!! 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September SOTM Blog Hop

This is the first month I am participating in the SOTM Bog Hop!!  I am SO Excited to do this!!!  If you found me you have successfully made it from Lori Brown's Blog.  Here is my take on our newest stamp.... it is PeRfEcT for HaLlOwEeN!!!  You could use this for so much... I am thinking wrappers for treats - watch my blog they will be posted next ;}  So here is my card take....

Now if you do not want to see my directions for this hop on over to Mary Eisen's Blog.  Wow! Hers is GREAT!!! 
Materials used:
September SOTM: Thriller D1442 (set of 9 used 3)
Holiday Red Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad Z2127
Smokey Plum Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad Z2147
VersaMark Ink Pad Z891
Black Embossing Powder Z670
Black X5671, Desert Sand X5671 and Smokey Plum 1291Card Stock
Black Bitty Brads Z1218
TomBow Mono Adhesive 1514
Craft Heater Z555
Craft Tray 1764
Micro-Tipped Scissors Z534
Sponge Z697
My Acrylic Spritz Cleaner 1778
3-D Foam Tape Z1151
Piercing Tool Kit Z1114
Wishes Card Confidence Program Book 9003 (page 78)

How To: 
I used a 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" card of Smokey Plum with a fold at the side as my base. Using Smokey Plum ink and a wedge from the sponge I distressed the edges of the card base.  (Okay, I got a great idea ... thanks Tresa Black.... use a paper binder clip to hold your sponge and you will not get ink all over your hands :) - gotta love it!! Questions contact me and I will send a picture of all of mine.) I cut out and randomly stamped the heart from "Thriller" with Holiday Read and Smokey Plum on the Desert Sand Card Stock and distressed the edges with Smokey Plum.  I used the Versa Mark and 2 of the stamps from "Thriller" stamp set to stamp the black background piece, I covered it with the black embossing powder over the craft tray - tapped the excess embossing powder off.  I then used the craft heater to emboss the background. Then I stamped the same skull stamp from the "Thriller" set on Smokey Plum paper, used the black embossing powder over the craft tray, tapped off the excess and returned the leftover embossing powder to the jar.  I then embossed the skull and cut it out of the plum paper.  I used the Holiday Red and stamped the skull on Desert Sand paper cutting out only the heart.  I placed the Bitty Brads on the corners of the Desert Sand paper with the random hearts and attached it to the Smokey Plum base using the TomBow.  Then I placed the bitty brads in the Black embossed paper and attached it using the TomBow.  Using small pieces from the foam tape I attached the Smokey Plum skull and the Holiday Red stamped heart.  Tada!!  Finished in less than 15 minutes!!!  Great card to send to my niece and nephew :) 
Now hop on over to Mary Eisen's Blog.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Triple Play National Stamping Month

HURRY!!!  The Triple Play Kit is only available until September 30th!!!  I LOVE these new stamps and I am extremely excited about the mini stamp pads in Hollyhock, Sunset, Desert Sand and Indian Corn Blue - these are REALLY handy to have around.  I am not a big mini-album person so I made one into a mini-album that I will give to a friend after the campagin and made the other two mini-album kits into 6-card kits which I will be giving to my first two bookings this month!!!  Here is my take on this really fun kit!! 
You can look at the side bar to see the mini-album in the Hollyhock color :)  If you would like to know how to order this amazing kit for FREE - email me!! Or call!  I would LOVE to fix you up!!! 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Working on a card with our August Stamp of the Month

I did this card today for my mother's birthday (hope she doesn't get an early peek at it)!  I LOVE this August Stamp!!  You can get it this ONLY this month!! 

Hey of you haven't gotten your papers....

You need to hurry to the AMAZING SALE we are having at Close to My Heart!!!  This is AWESOME!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

a few more pages

Okay I have a few more scrapped pictures.... I wanted to show that you do not have to be there to scrap things.  The pictures from the oil spill are ones that were sent to me from the beach by our condo ... thankfully, the oil has moved away and this is not the way the beach looks now :)  But, it still makes me sick.  I did the title with black paint and blew it down with my craft heater (2555). The red stamps are Extreme Caps (D1250) and Delightful Alphabet (D1221) the ink is Holiday Red (Z2127).  The papers are CTMH card stock - Black (1386), Holiday Red (1274) and White (1385).  I distressed the edges using the edge distresser from CTMH (Z1297). The ticket is my first speeding warning ticket. The alphabet stamp is one from Felicity a special kit that was available a few months ago from CTMH (I still have one if you are interested :)) and the paper is some old left over stuff I had from Artic Frog - positive it is no longer available as it says it was from 2005.    The last one is the Toby Keith concert... the title is actually a flyer they handed out at the end of the concert which advertises the Ford F series... the pattern papers and sticker journaling are from SEI and the card stock is Burning Ember...  still doing more... :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

link to my Close to My Heart Web site

I do not know why but my links on the side bar are not working correctly... except for the Studio J one???  Who knows if you would like to purchase any scrapbooking/card making materials please click this link.... kathylickenbrock.myctmh.com hopefully this will work :)  Love technology.... when it works correctly :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

a few more pages....

Here are a few more pages I have done this summer!!

Been forever

Okay so you'd think that I have not been scrappin' much since I am not posting ... right.... wrong!!! I have been doin' a great deal of scrappin'... learning some new techniques to teach you all!! We have to have a night at my house and do some playin'!!! Got some GREAT new ideas!! And just wait until you see the new things Clost to My Heart is coming out with this fall!!! All I can say is WOW!!! This is why I really love this company!!! That being said - I do use other papers once in a while and the things I am posting now are from other papers... BUT, I always use my CTMH stamps and inks!!! And you have to use the Tom-Bow adhesive!! Book a party or come to my Scrap Night in September and see the new products and do some scrappin'!!! If you do not have time for that then visit my Close to My Heart web site and see the new changes on September 1!!! (Or come visit here I plan to place a big order and play with the new stuff in August - so there might be some sneak previews! :)) Oh and for you digi scrappers you will LOVE the new Studio J additions!!! Wow!!! I might even play with some digi scrapping!!! So, here are some of the things I have been playing with... oh, and yes, Kyle got a new puppy, Finley, and she is so darn cute it is hard not to take her picture!!! Yes, so now I have 2 grand-dogs! See ya later!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

doin' some scrappin'

This is me... when I was 18 months old! I found some pictures of me growing up and decided to do a few with some of CTMH papers. I love this line of papers - Bella. It is a GREAT girl one!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

New Idea Book

The new idea book is HERE!!! And does it have cool papers and neat ideas in it!!! BUT NOW THERE IS STUDIO J... follow this link and check out the newest addition to digi scrapbooking!! It is easy and FUN!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More New Ideas!!

These are so fun!! So easy!!! And so fast!! You should try one! Let me show you how!
E-mail me for details!!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Busy Day!

Wow! Just wait until you see our new Idea Book!!!! It is awesome! Here are some of the "Workshop to Go" pages I finished today from our newest papers!!! If you like one of these - they are EASY!!! and FAST!!! You can do it! I will show you how! Contact me for details. The paper and the other stuff you see is all in the "Workshop to Go" kit!!! It is wonderful!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Idea Book!!!

I cannot wait to show you the newest idea book - but, the anticipation will have to do for now-- just let me say the new papers! and the new ideas! and the new embellies!! and.... JUST WAIT TIL YOU TRY STUDIO J!! I can't wait to show you all of the wonderful things! Give me a call or e-mail me about a show at your home OR if you'd like we can do it here in my scrap area and I have the clean-up!! Or if you'd like we do not have to do a 'party' we can just scrap!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Created this as a response to a challenge on Lets Scrap (LOVE BINGO - use pink, flowers, glimmer, Love in title) and another from Classy Scrappers (layering - papers, photos, title). I used Close to My Heart Products - the Topstitch Basic Workshop Kit which includes : Topstitch Level 2 papers, My Acrylics - Love Is In the Air stamp, Mini Melody accents and a layout guide. (You can get all of these for only $29.95 - just ask me how!!!) The Exclusives Stamp Pads I used were: Chocolate, Heavenly Blue and Baby Pink. I also used My Acrylics: Circle Around and Simple Stitches. The letters the Hodge Podge Color Ready Alphabets colored with Baby Pink Ink. I created my own layout in response to the layering challenge in Classy Scrappers. If any of you are interested in finding out more about any of these GREAT products contact me!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Newest picture of the felicity papers from corporate.... have I said that I love these papers?? Haha!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Two More Felicity Layouts

As promised, just a bit late, are two more layouts using the new Felicity collection! I really do love this paper! Remember if you are interested in it act soon, it is only available this month in celebration of National Paper Crafting Month! You can order it from my web site. If you buy it outright it costs $34.95 or you can get it FREE! Purchase a minimum of $60.oo in full-retail priced stamp sets (A, B, C, D, amd E - size) or place an order of $125. or more in regular priced products! With all of the new products in our new Idea Book believe me this is NOT hard to do!!! If you would like a new Idea Book just e-mail me at iteachkinder@charter.net. A note about these layouts - I used th Felicity Collection to create them along with some ribbons and pearls I had in my collection of scrapping stuff! The layouts are ideas from the 52 week challenge I participated in last year with Tiare the owner of Classy Coordinates a monthly scrapbook club I belong to.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It Official!

Welcome to my new blog site! I am hoping to post picutres of things I have created and "Workshop On the Go" projects from Close to My Heart as well as some of the Art and Soul Projects and the PBS stamping ideas that are currently available to "watch" on the web through my Close To My Heart web site by just clicking on CTMH TV. With my first post I decided to add a picture of the latest page I have completed... Jessica's graduation. I used the new Felicity paper, which is available for a limited time, contact me if you would like details on how to earn yours for FREE!!! (Materials used: Vanilla Cream cardstock for the base; Autumn Terracotta and Barn Red textured cardstock; Exclusive Inks: Barn Red and Dessert Sand; Chocolate pearls and rust /green double sided ribbon (not CTMH); and my Silhouette to cut out "graduation". ) I just LOVE this paper... I will be adding more ideas using it.. later today or tomorrow! Plus some great ideas using our Stamp of the Month: True Friends!!!