Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Rose Birthday Card

It is My Mom's Birthday coming soon (May 12th) but my brother and I are going to surprise her this weekend with a shopping spree in the City. This is the Birthday card I made her. It is an old Close To My Heart stamp, right from the days that Close To My Heart sold rubber stamps with wood blocks! But this stamp was my Mom's favorite so of course I had to use it!
All supplies are from CTMH Unless otherwise noted:
Rose Romance R172
White daisy and Garden Green cardstock
Black Ink from Momento
Garden Green ink
Patterned Paper from Let's Get Together Paper Packet X7083B
Scalloped and Regular Circles from Nestibilities
EK Success Border Punch
Ribbon Unknown
Copic Markers

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Treasure Life

Hello! It is such a beautiful day here today. The sun is shining and the temperature is warming up to finally give us a hint of spring. Still a little too cold for me to be outside so I spent the morning making cards again. I am having so much fun making all these cards ( I usually am a scrapbooker) and it has been way too long since I did make cards.
All Supplies are Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Treasure Life D1306 (September 2008 Stamp of the Month)
Say it in Style D1283
Chocolate and Buttercup Cardstock
Chocolate Ink
Patterned Paper from Life Delights paper packet X7089B
Chocolate Dots Ribbon Z1127
Nestibilities Long Scalloped Rectangle
EK Success Circle Scalloped Punch

Here's hoping you find some time in your day to play too!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Celebrate Life C1287

This is a card I taught at technique class the other night. I taught the proper way to use the Cuttlebug Embossing folders and how nice it looks with Close To My Heart cardstock which has the white core and about layering on your cards.
Supplies Used are all Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated
Celebrate Life stamp set C1287
Happy Birthday Stamp set C1257
Black, White Daisy and Goldrush cardstock
Goldrush ink
Versamark ink
Black embossing Powder
Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Nestibilities Scalloped and Regular circles
Ribbon Unknown

Baby Miracles D1249

Baby Miracles D1249
I guess I have Babies on my mind lately as my Daughter Amy is expecting my first grandchild. I can hardly wait to be a grandma! Anyways I made this card the other day. I also made one with a baby boy too! I colored the baby image with my prismacolor pencils. I just love the way you can blend these with odorless mineral spirits.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated.
Baby Miracles Stamp Set D1249
White Daisy and Baby Pink Cardstock
Grey Wool and Baby Pink Ink
White Daisy Organdy Ribbon
Martha Stewart Scalloped Punch
Nestibilities Scalloped and regular Circles
Fiskers texture Plate (baby footprints)
Prismacolor Pencils

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Be Yourself D1349

Be Yourself D1349
This is the last sneak peek for today. This is a card made with one of the stamps from the May 2009 Stamp Of The Month. This is a nice set with 8 of the silhouette ladies and a few sayings too. I know you will love this set. If you want to find out how to earn it free just ask me!
Supplies Used are all CTMH Unless otherwise stated
Be Yourself D1349
That's Amore Paper packet X7107B
White Daisy, Black and Tulip Cardstock
Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Square
Black Ink
White Daisy Flowers Z1300
Black Brads Z1107
Black Bigger Brads Z299
White Thread

Bella X7114B

The new Bella Paper Packet and matching stamps are so pretty! I would have to say this may be my favorite paper in the Summer Catalogue. This paper came in my package yesterday so I might get a chance to play with it later today. Keep checking back to see some more "sneak peaks".

Back Country X7110B

This is the new Back Country Paper Packet. It will be great for anything masculine or for camping etc. Of course it is way better to look at in person that in the picture but you get the idea.

It's My Birthday!

It is my Birthday today. I guess that means I am getting older. Where on earth does the time go? My husband (the sweetheart that he is) gave me a beautiful flower arrangement today.

Anyways, I am going to give you a little gift today too...a sneak peak at some of the new things in the CTMH Summer catalogue.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tickled Pink

My Tickled Pink Kit arrived today! I was so excited I almost dropped the box carrying it to my scrapbook room! It comes with complete instructions for the 2 layouts and after I put them together I had all this left over paper that was tempting me to make a card. is what I came up with. I love the Papers with this kit.
Supplies Used are all CTMH except the ribbon.
Tickled Pink Papers
Tickled Pink Stamp Set
For Every Occasion D1187
Hollyhock and White Daisy cardstock
Blush and Sweet Leaf Ink
Ribbon (unknown)
Hope you like it!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Beloved Blossoms B1270

One more card for today. This looks better in person than it does here, sometimes scanners just throw off the colors.
Supplies Used: (all supplies are CTMH unless otherwise stated)
Beloved Blossoms Stamp set B1270
Rustic Trail Paper Packet (sorry this has been retired now)
New England Ivy Ribbon
Blue Buttons
Bamboo Waxy Flax
Desert Sand, Bamboo and Dutch Blue Cardstock
Desert Sand, Dutch Blue and Olive Ink
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Nestabilities Scalloped Circle and Classic Circles
Foam Dots
White Thread

With Love D1284

I really enjoyed making the card. I like to cut out images.
Supplies Used are all CTMH unless otherwise stated.
Black, Watermelon, White Daisy and Heavenly Blue Cardstock
Black, Heavenly Blue and Garden Green Ink
Foam Dots
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Nestibilities Scalloped Circle and Regular Circle (2 sizes)
Prismacolor Pencils

My Book Collection.

I liked my supply boos so much that I also made a matching Book Collection Book.

My Supply Book

I made this book quite a while ago but I wanted to share it with you. The reason I made it was that I had gone shopping and bought a flower punch. I was so excited with my purchase until I got home and found out I already owned the same punch! Bummer. It was then that I decided I had to come up with a system so that didn't happen again. That is when I made this book. I recovered chipboard (actually dis-assembled cereal boxes) for the front and back cover. I also made the inside of the covers into pocket pages. For the inside pages I used cardstock and made little tabs for each section. I wrote every item that I own for scrapbooking into that little book. It was time consuming at first to enter everything but the end result was well worth it. I now take this book with me shopping so I have an idea if I already own it. And I diligently record my purchases when I return home so it is up to date.
The categories inside are:
Ink Pads and Markers
Stamping Mediums Like Perfect Pearls
Tools (this is a big section)
Other Supplies
I also have a Paint section because I like to do tole painting too
Papers used where from the Enchanted Paper Packet X7087B

Here is another card featuring the Ms. Gardner stamp set (D1344)
I just love the versatility of the set. Here I did some Paper Piecing. This is where you stamp the image onto the cardstock just like usual, then you ink up the stamp again and stamp onto patterned paper focusing just on the girls shirt. Cut the shirt out of your patterned paper and glue overtop of the image you stamped onto cardstock. Repeat this process for the pants, this time using a different patterned paper. Color the rest of the image in using pencil crayons or markers.
Supplies used are:
Ms Gardner stamp set D1344
CTMH cardstock in sweet leaf, barn red and white daisy.
B&T patterned paper from the Emporium paper Packet X7105B
CTMH Ink in Black and sweet leaf
CTMH coloring pencils
Martha Stewart border punch
flower punch (unknown)
sweet Leaf Brad.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My 22nd Anniversary Layout

My 22nd Anniversary Layout
I never scrapbook in order. I find that too limiting. I like to jump around with my layouts with whatever picture motivates me. This Picture was Taken in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
I made this layout quite a while after my actual 22nd Anniversary. I am actually going to celebrate my 25th this November! My how times flies...
Anyways all supplies are from CTMH.
I used some pearl paint on the Title. To do this I squeezed a small amount of Pearl paint and mixed it with about 3 drops of Cranberry reinker. I then painted over top of my Chipboard numbers and letters. Let dry then did a second coat. This is really shimmery in person. I also used some of the leftovers on a White Daisy flower to match

MS Gardner D1344

I had a lot of fun making this card up. I dug out my sewing machine, dusted it off and actually done some sewing on paper. I will say I am not a seamstress ( I actually have never sewn on material before) but maybe with a little never know...
Supplies Used: (all CTMH unless otherwise noted)
Ms Gardner D1344
Classmate Alphabet D1303 (for the happy hello saying)
CTMH Cardstock in White Daisy, Honey and Cocoa Brown.
B&T Papers from Caprice (X7086B)
Black CTMH Ink
EK Success Scalloped Scallop Border Punch
Autumn Sunflowers Z818
Colonial White Brads Z1106
Prismacolor Pencils

Four Seasons B1319

Four Seasons B1319.
I was making up a few sympathy cards the other day (you never know when you are going to need one) and this one I like.
Supplies Used:
Four Seasons B1319
Say it in Style D1283
CTMH Cardstock Colonial White and Black
B&T Paper from Game On (X7097B)
Grey Wool Ink
Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles
Scalloped Circle Punch
Pewter Spiral Clip (retired)
Black Ribbon (unknown)
Stipple Brush and Finger dauber for the Edges.

Flower Child D1248

This is a card I made with the Close To My Heart Flower Child set (D1248).
Supplies used are:
CTMH Colors: White Daisy, Baby Pink, Heavenly Blue and Sunkiss Yellow.
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots,
Nestabilities Scalloped Circles and Regular Circles, Scalloped Rectangles
Scalloped Diamonds Border Punch from EK Success
Prismacolor Pencils
Ribbon (unknown)

My first blog post.

Welcome to my blog!! I have been thinking about starting a blog for a long time. I am new to this so please bare with me until I get used to this.
Thanks and enjoy!