Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It started with...

This is my card for this weeks SCS sketch challenge. It started with the ribbon that I bought yesterday, I had great plans for it, but when I started this card I realized it did not match my chocolate cardstock exactly which was disappointing! A little anal I know! Well I just kept playing and playing and this is the end product. Most supplies are from CTMH. Stamps: Rustic Flowers (CTMH), Beautiful You (Verve)
Paper: Chocolate, Heavenly Blue and White Daisy cardstock (CTMH)
Chocolate Rubons (CTMH)
cuttlebug, sizzix
Glitter Chestnut dots (Stampingbella)
ribbon (unknown)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Stardust Sneak Peek

Here is another NEW paper pack from CTMH. All the new stuff will be available on January 1st, so not much longer to wait!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Thinking of You

Julee's sketch for this week: I have been doing a bunch of scrapbooking, but needed to take a break, so I went to some sketches. I used a number of different stamp sets, on this card. The ladybug has liquid glass on it. The bouquet of flowers is on foam squares. All coloring is done with my copics.

Stamps: Butterfly Kisses, Boutique Borders (both CTMH); Asian Flair (Verve), On the Patio, Lilacs (both Flourishes);
Paper: Emporium design paper, Olive, Petal, White Daisy and Sweet Leaf cardstock (CTMH)
ribbon: CTMH
rhinestones: CTMH

Summer layout

I used a sketch from PageMaps and the Key to My Heart Paper Pack to do this layout. All supplies are from CTMH except the cricut cut outs. I dry brushed some ivory paint onto the blue cardstock.

Stamps: Boutique Borders; Connections, June Word Puzzle, August Word Puzzle, Noteworthy, He Said/She Said, Key to My Heart and Journalling Jots
Paper: Key to My Heart design paper, Black, Colonial White, Star Spangled Blue and Tulip cardstock
Ink: black, creme brule
Clear buttons, Circle Window Charms

Gift from Danica

Danica (my 10 year old) took advantage of me being busy and sick (thus not in my craftroom much before Christmas), and she made this frame for me for Christmas. I was very surprised and I love it. First she painted the frame then spattered it with white paint. It is hard to tell but she used my sizzix to punch out the letters, she glittered them then mounted them with foam tape. The mittens and snowman are from my sizzix as well. You should see the coloring on the snowman it is fabulous! The other day we went up the mountain with some friends and family for some sledding and a campfire. It was a great day. The photo we got of our family looks perfect in the frame! Here are a couple more pics from the same day.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Winter Wonder

I am back into scrapbooking again - it is hard to keep resisting the card sketches, but I am hoping to finish off Jaimee's 2007 album before I go back to work. Stamps: Flourish (Basic Grey); Snowfall Addidtions (Paper Trey); Snowflake Kisses, Circle Around and Winter Wonder (CTMH)
Paper: Moonstruck, Indian Corn Blue and White Daisy cardstock (CTMH)
Ink: Moonstruck, Indian Corn Blue (dye inks), White Daisy pigment ink and Black Stazon(CTMH)
Acetate Snowflakes: Heidi Swapp
Acrylic Paint (CTMH)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I have been mentioned again!!!

I am so flattered, I have been mentioned on the Card of the Week blog. This card was highlighted! So exciting!

Unforgettable Fair Blossoms

I am tired tonight. I made some cards this morning for a card swap, then I did some scrapbooking (just waiting for the last couple of pics for the pages), went visiting and then before bed just wanted to make something with Unforgettable. I didn't have much mojo left so I stuck with a simple card. I do like how it turned out though. All supplies are from CTMH.
Stamps: Fair Blossoms; Journalling Jots
Paper: Unforgettable design paper, Cocoa and Colonial White cardstock
Blush and Sorbet Ribbon rounds.
Clear buttons
I used my sizzix for the scallop circle and the cricut for the circle.

Unforgettable Sneak Peek

Another fabulous paper pack from the new CTMH catalogue. Unforgettable - it is just waiting to be opened at my house - so perhaps I may make it into the scraproom today! I want to play with my new Scorboard, and Bind it All!

Friday, December 26, 2008

UR a Special Friend

This is CPS sketch this week. I am so excited. When I first signed up as a CTMH consultant I was in awe of some ladies work. I have now been asked to join in their Humble Artists Swap and I couldn't be more thrilled!!! I used the sketch and lots of new CTMH stuff and came up with this card (another out of my box one!). All supplies are from CTMH.

Stamps: Connections, Angel Whispers, Delight in Everything, Be True, Sans Small Lowercase, Boutique Borders
Paper: Emporium design paper, Vineyard Berry, Sweet Leaf, Colonial White and Buttercup cardstock
vineyard berry organdy ribbon
Dimensional Element Chipboard flower
clear buttons
bamboo waxy flax

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Another spotlight!

I found out today that I was mentioned on Card of the Week for this layout, I am having a great week!

Hope everyone has a great Christmas. The snow is really piling up here and the kids are tracking Santa.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Friends are like...

This is my card for this weeks SCS sketch challenge. I saw this sentiment on a card uptown, had to use it with this gal. I printed the sentiment up on my computer. Stamps: American Art Stamps; A Muse

Paper: Silhoutte Creative Basics; Emporium Creative Basics, White Daisy and Black cardstock (CTMH)

ribbon: CTMH

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Poppy

This is Julee's sketch this week: I took in a few challenges with this card. Flourishes had a challenge to use Red and Green in a card, one of the Holiday Challenges on SCS is a 1, 2, 3 challenge - one piece of designer paper, 2 cardstocks, 3 punches and the only embellishment is to be ribbon (I hope the cuttlebug doesn't count and I didn't count white as a color.
Stamps: Poppy (Flourishes); Script (Hero Arts); sentiment (CTMH)
Paper: Emporium design paper; Tulip, New England Ivy cardstock
Punches: Large and Small oval; slot (SU!)
ribbon (CTMH)

If You Dream it...

I used up all the Simple Pleasures paper that I liked and am now trying to use up some of the paper that I am not so thrilled with. This started with some inspiration on SCS Holiday Challenges (hence the reason I'm not using new papers!), I took in 2 of the holiday challenges and then I used a sketch from 2Sketches4U. Not totally in love with this card, it is way out of my box! All supplies are from CTMH except spiral stamps and sizzix flourish.
Here is the sketch:

The card:

Stamps: Connections (NEW); Follow Your Dreams; Circle Around; Spiral binding

Paper: Simple Pleasures

Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm so excited!

Wow, although I didn't win I am pretty excited as my name was mentioned in the Flourishes Newsletter! So exciting for me as there are so many talented card artists out there, that to be mentioned is very exciting! I was mentioned for this card set, which the teacher loved by the way! This is the second time within a month to have been mentioned in their newsletter, wowee!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

You Rock

This weeks PCP sketch. This is my super simple no frills card. Masculine tends to be that way for me. I have had this paper for awhile thanks to Eulanda, and it works perfectly with this NEW Stamp set from CTMH called 'You Rock'.

Grade 7

Did a bit more scrapping. Feels good! All supplies are from CTMH except the sizzix flourish, SU! punches and the chipboard flowers. Stamps: Boutique Borders
Paper: Emporium paper pack

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Edited card

I didn't like the balance on the card below so I added a couple of smaller flowers, now I'm happy!

Thank You Emporium Style

Tamara's sketch:
Here is my card. All supplies are from CTMH except the cricut cartridge and the sizzix flourish.
Stamps: Say it in Style, Annotations, Key to My Heart
Paper: Emporium design paper, Gray Wool and Outdoor Denim cardstock,
Outdoor Denim Ribbon Rounds and Outdoor Denim buttons
Olive Waxy Flax
Foundry Bookplates

Sneak Peek - Emporium

Another fabulous paper pack coming out from CTHM. This one is called Emporium, and it can be used for girls or boys of all ages!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thinking of You - XOXO

I used a sketch from the SCS Fan Club. Are you sick of this paper yet? I love it! The main image (a RAK from Eulanda) is on foam squares with her wings done in Stickles. The red heart has been painted with Shimmerz and the card is scented with Red Hot Card Scents (smells like red cinnamon hearts). All supplies are from CTMH except main image, ribbon, stickles and Shimmerz. Stamps: Love is; Say it in Style; image (Sara Kay?)
Paper: That's Amore
Chocolate Rub ons
Baby Pink button, white waxy flax
colored with copics

Card Scents where I get them

Many people have asked where I get my Card Scents from. Now I am sure there are a number of places to get them, I am sure if you did a search you would find other places but I get mine from All That Scraps (click on the name it will take you there). Check it out, so many yummy scents!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Teacher Gift

I am so happy with this set. It went together easily and looks pretty good, thanks to the fabulous NEW That's Amore Paper pack from CTMH.

You may have seen something similiar before. I made the same card, in different colors here. This is the Card to go with the gift. The pinecone is on foam squares. Scented with Cinnamon Vanilla Card Scents. I whipped it up before school this morning! The box that holds the set of cards:

Here are the cards, all using the NEW That's Amore paper from CTMH and Coffee With Friends from Flourishes. All are Scented with Cappucino Card Scents. I had one card already made. The other 4 cards and the box, I made last night! By recreating things I had already done, and using sketches, these all came together very nicely! They smell so yummy I wanted to keep them for myself!

Card 1, I was going to give it to my parent helper but found something else.

Card 2, I used Julee's Mojo 64 sketch again.

Card 3. I used the PCP sketch again. I made the same card in different colors, here.

Card 4. I used Tamara's sketch from a couple of weeks ago.

Card 5 I made this card awhile ago so I just recreated it in different colors!

Stamps: Coffee with Friends (Flourishes)
Paper: That's Amore Design Paper, tulip, chocolate and vanilla cream cardstock(CTMH)
all ribbon, inks and embellishments are from CTMH except the real coffee beans.

That's Amore Coffee

The sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You this week: Here is my card. I used the NEW CTMH paper called That's Amore, it is beautiful!

Stamps: Coffee With Friends (Flourishes); Damask Tile (CTMH)
Paper: That's Amore Design paper, Tulip, Chocolate and Colonial White cardstock (CTMH)
ribbon: WalMart
pewter brads: CTMH
Flourish: Cricut

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

That's Amore Mother's Day

Taylor's sketch this week: My card. Using NEW CTMH paper That's Amore, it is just beautiful. All supplies are CTMH except the baubles and Shimmerz. The main image is on foam squares and has Coffee Shimmerz painted on it.
Stamps: Heartthrob, Say it in Style
Paper: That's Amore paper pack
ribbon: Chocolate organdy
dots: Stampingbella

Monday, December 15, 2008

That's Amore

My first creation using the fabulous That's Amore paper. The coffee cup is mounted with foam squares. I am giving this card, along with a Starbucks gift certificate to my mom helper in my classroom. Stamps: Coffee with Friends (Flourish)
Paper: That's Amore; Vanilla Cream, Chocolate Cardstock (CTMH)
Ribbon: CTMH
scented with Cappucino card scents

That's Amore Sneak Peek

Another fabulous set of papers coming out in the new catalogue. Definately a must have!

Congrats Ms

I used mostly CTMH on this card and most of it is BRAND NEW STUFF! The sketch is from this weeks PCP Sketch Challenge. Notice the ribbon on the pram, I used real ribbon. Stamps: Ms on the Go; Heartthrob, Solo T, Classmate Alphabet, Circle Around (all CTMH); City Buildings (Amuse)
Paper: Daydream Design Paper; Baby Pink, White Daisy cardstock
Blush ribbon rounds
Pretty pins
Window Charms
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon
tiny gems

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cupcake Sprinkles

Jen's sketch: Due to weather conditions we were unable to travel to the bowling tournament (darn!) so after cleaning up from the party I dug out some stuff to play with! All supplies are NEW CTMH stuff (except the dots) starting January 2009.

Stamps: Cupcake Sprinkles; Heartthrob
Paper: Daydream Design Paper, Black, Blush and White Daisy cardstock
ribbon: Blush ribbon rounds
dots: Stampingbella

Saturday, December 13, 2008

What next???

So I thought I was feeling better, went a day without a headache (have basically had one for 2 months!), but things just didn't seem right. I went to the Dr. today and it appears I have an ear infection and a sinus infection. No wonder my head hurts. To top things off we have a staff party at my house tonight (planned awhile ago), and early tomorrow (like 7:30am) we have to head out of town again for Jaimee's bowling tournament (what a silly time of year to have one!)! Along with that still trying to do some stuff around here, I have not baked a thing because I have felt so horrible, luckily most of our Christmas gifts are already bought. I guess the moral of this story is that I don't think I will be posting much over the next week or so, which really bothers me as I just received so many new goodies from CMTH that I am just itching to put them to use!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Born to Shop

Julee's sketch this week: Here is my card. I received my first package of new CTMH stuff. OMG the stamps and papers are all better IRL! I so wanted to use my new papers, but this new Ms just cried out Stylin' to me so I dug out an old paper pack instead! All supplies are CTMH except punches and Cityscape.
Stamps: Ms on the go; Damask Tiles (both sneak peeks!); Spot On Background; Cityscape (Amuse)
Paper: Stylin' DP; Black, White Daisy and Baby Pink cardstock
ribbon: Blush ribbon rounds (sneak peek)
Pretty Pins (sneak peek)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tea with a friend

Finally able to play again! Yippee! I used this weeks SCS sketch challenge. The 'tea' cups are on foam squares. Mostly CTMH.

Stamps: Coffee with Friends (Flourishes); 'tea' (Savoir Faire); Heartthrob, Journalling Jots (both CTMH)
Paper: Blush DP, Black, Colonial White, Bamboo cardstock
Ink: Archival Black, Bamboo
Scallop and Circle Punch: (SU!)
ribbon: CTMH

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