Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Frosted Designs Card Sketch #11

Here it is:

Here's my card:
The Roxie papers are from Close To My Heart® and the shapes were cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut® Cartridge. 
Now head over to Frosted Designs to learn about the prize and enter your card!  I'm sure you'll create something amazing!

Don't forget!  We're having a Design Team Call.  If this is something you've been thinking about, I hope you'll throw your name into the ring!  The details are on the blog!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine Frame

Believe me when I tell you - This is a VERY easy project!  But, you should know by now that "complicated" is not in my vocabulary!

It started out looking like this:

A $1.00 frame from Michael's!

Add:  Mod Podge, Roxie Paper from Close To My Heart®, a little bling - also from Close To  My  Heart®, and some lace trim - with a single row of bling (that was in my stash), and you have a beautiful frame for your favorite photo!

Here's another view of it standing up:

It just doesn't get any easier than that!
I think I'll enter it in The Shabby Tea Room Challenge and Heart 2 Heart.
Have fun making yours!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Baker's Twine Card

If you read the previous post...here's the card!

Just to let you know, I do have a few more ideas floating around my head for Baker's Twine!  I'll let you know when they materialize!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Baker's Twine

Now, I know that Baker's Twine has been around for awhile (and it will be in the new Close To My Heart® Idea Book), but I decided to do something a little different with it - make it into a heart!  After all, Valentine's Day will be here before we know it!
Let's get started!

Because glue get messy, I did all of this work on wax paper.  The glue that I used was good ol' Elmer's White Glue - that's right, nothing fancy, and chances are, you already have it in the house!
Start by putting some glue on your finger and running it along the Baker's Twine:

Form the twine into a heart shape:

Continue running glue along the twine and wrapping the shape with another row of twine:

Trim the "tail" from the heart and continue wrapping until you have the desired amount of rows:

Cut the end of the Baker's Twine and tuck it into the heart shape.  Allow your heart to dry on the wax paper.  When it's dry, peel it off and it is ready to use on your project!

Pretty simple, huh? 
Now, go give it a try.  I'd love to see what you do with it, so be sure to let me know!
 And don't forget to stop back again to see the project that I use it on!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Are You Ready to Hop?

It's Blog Hop Time at Frosted Designs

Head over there for all of the directions and great prizes!

Here's a peek:
You don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Design Team Call

It's time once again, for our Design Team Call at Frosted Designs.  Here are some of the details:

We are looking for papercrafters of all kinds! If you can make scrapbook layouts, cards, altered art items, home decor items or like mixed media.... we want you!! One of the best things about Frosted Designs (in my opinion) is that we celebrate all kinds of crafters! We are not just a scrapbooking blog or a card blog. We want to let everyone share their skills and with 3 challenges going on all the time, there is something for everyone! We would like to fill some positions on all three of our teams. Let me tell you more about each one....

Fabulous Friday Teams: We have two teams of ladies that make up our Fabulous Friday teams. The focus of this team is to use up supplies you already have laying around the house that may have been neglected and forgotten about. For this team, you should be willing to do any of the following: scrapbook layouts, cards, altered art, home decor and mixed media items!

Sketch Along Tuesday Layout Team: This team makes scrapbook layouts that are inspired by the sketches we give them.

Sketch Along Tuesday Card Team: This team makes cards that are inspired by the sketches we give them.

No matter which team you prefer, the requirments for all of our designers remain the same....

1. Be willing to commit to a six month term. Your term would start the beginning of March and go until the end of August.
2. Create a project every other week for your assigned team.
3. Share a step by step tutorial 2 times during your 6 month term. (This can be with photos or video)
4. You will be required to comment on some of the projects that are entered into our challenge each week.
5. Keep an active blog that is updated frequently.
6. Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the Frosted Designs blog.

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please visit Frosted Designs for the rest of the details!  If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Frosted Designs - Card Sketch #10...

...and this one is fantastic!

Here's my card:

Everything is Close To My Heart®.  The stampset is S1112 Mad About You.  The cardstock and ribbon is Cranberry and all of the hearts were cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge®.  I heat embossed the sentiment and just rolled the heart on the embossing pad.
Now head over to Frosted Designs to hear about this week's prize.  Your going to love it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to stop back.  I've been working on a few projects and I want to share them with all of you!
Have a great week!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Die-Cut Birthday Card

The Die Cuttin' Divas have a new challenge.  Here is their sketch:
Here's what I did:
Except for the ribbon, the entire card is made with Close To My Heart® products.  The cupcake is from the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge®.  The great thing is that we have a matching stamp set! How cool is that?  The frosting is jazzed up a bit with prisma glitter.  If you click on the picture, you can see it better!
Just a little something I worked on this weekend - between naps!
Have a great week, Everyone!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Card Sketch #9

It's a new year - and we have a new challenge at Frosted Designs!  Diana created this beautiful sketch for us:

And this is what I did with it:

Everything on this card is from Close To My Heart® except the lace.  The snowflake is from our Art Philosophy® Cricut Cartridge.  If you haven't checked it out yet, you really need to!

The prize for this challenge is from It's Always FabulousAnd what a prize! Head over to Frosted Designs and check it out!

Monday, January 2, 2012

And the Winner Is......

Congratulations. Georgiana!  You have won the Fancy Tags from Spellbinders Shapeabilities® and A Typeface stamp set from Close To My Heart®. Please send me your address so I can get your prize in the mail!

Thank you to everyone who entered and stopped by to congratulate me on 2 years of blogging.  I appreciate each and every one of you.
Now, don't despair if you didn't win!  There's going to be some blog hopping next month and there will be prizes!  In the meantime, I hope you'll keep stopping by to see what I have in store for you!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

You Say It's Your Birthday....

Yes, Ann's November Rose blog is two years old! 
I started this blog on December 26, 2009 not knowing what to expect.  Well, let me tell you, it has been amazing!  I've "met" so many wonderful people!  Your comments, kind words, and encouragement are what make it all worthwhile. I love hearing that you enjoy my projects and that I have inspired you.  Please don't ever stop commenting. Each one puts a smile on my face.  Soooooo......in order to show my appreciation for all of you, I have a giveaway.
The prize includes Fancy Tags from Spellbinders Shapeabilities® and A Typeface stamp set from Close To My Heart®. 

It's very easy to enter this giveaway.  Here's what you need to do:
1.  Become a follower of this blog.
2.  Leave me a comment letting me know you are following my blog.
3.  Post this giveaway on your blog (if you have one).

That's it!  I will choose the winner next Monday, January 2nd.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday season and find some time for yourself - maybe to do some crafting!