Monday, May 31, 2010

Maggie Monday!

Welcome to another Maggie Monday. I think I missed last week. Summer is going to be so busy for me so I will try and post regularly but there will be no promise.
For this "Tilda in Spring Rain" I used the new Cherry O papers. I wasn't really sure if these papers matched my style but once I started working with them I really like them. I also got to use my new punch from EK Success that I picked up in Minot at Hobby Lobby the last time I was there, it is called Double Embossed Dotted Lace.
I really like how the inside turned out with the punch. I may have to do more insides like this one.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Cherry O papers X7123B
Colors are Bamboo, Tulip, Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf.
Authentic Stamp Set D1401
Tulip Ribbon
EK Success Punch
Nestibillities Lg. Scallop Circle
Paper Shapers Circle Punch
Tilda in Spring Rain
Copic Markers (sorry I forgot to mark down which ones I used).
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Friday, May 28, 2010

Miles Of Smiles

Another layout of my darling granddaughter Novalee. She is such a happy little girl full of smiles and when I snapped this photo I had the layout in mind already.
I used a Martha Stewart Punch, the Eyelet Lace, to punch around the bamboo cardstock. This is a set of two punches where one punches the corner image and the border one lines up exactly to punch around the rest of the page. I also used one of the On Target Circles and covered it with cardstock to match the layout. I stamped the date on cardstock, punched it out as a circle and placed it in the middle of the flower with a Circle Window charm on top. The window charms are discontinued now, but I still have some left so I will be using them up.
The following list of supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Miracle Paper Packet (special)
Colors are Bamboo, Garden Green, Crystal Blue and Bubblegum.
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch set of 2
On Target Chipboard circle Z1226
White Daisy Flowers Z1300
Big Pinks Flowers Z1033
garden Green Brads
Window Charm
Black Archival Ink
Save the Date stamp set D1386
Just the Ticket Stamp set B1323
Colonial White Ribbon Z1102
Bubblegum marker Z2309
Bamboo Shimmer Mist (my own mix)
Storybook Cricut Font

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Thursday!

Happy Thursday! I hope all is well with you. With summer arriving, we all seem to get busy so my posts might be a little irregular over the summer months. I know I have quite a few things planned that are going to keep me busy. I also have lots of scrapbooking and cardmaking I want to do so I will post when I can.
I am trying to scrapbook more of everyday life and more of my extended family rather that just occasions. So...Meet my Auntie Betty and Uncle Eugene. This is a fairly simple layout that incorporated a lot of embellishments and techniques. To start with I sponged Indian Corn Blue around the petals of the flowers to make the pop. I used my Scalloped Scallop border punch for a couple of the borders. I also used a top coat flourish right on top of the photo in the right bottom corner. It really made the photo stand out as that corner of the photo was on the dark side.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
You Rock Paper Packet X7122b
Colors are Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim, Garden Green and White Daisy.
Leaves (Unknown)
White Daisy Flowers
New England Ivy Brads
EK Success Scalloped Scallop Border Punch
Top Coats Z1272
Liquid Glass
Pop Dots
Finger Daubers
Black Journalling Pen
White Daisy Ribbon
Corner Rounder
Bamboo Shimmer Mist (my own mix)
Byington Computer font

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

This is the life!

These pictures were taken in the Dominican in November 2006. WOW! Where does the time go. They just seemed to go perfectly with the Moon Doggie paper packet. The Title is actually the Moon Doggie Stickease that I cut apart and mounted with cranberry cardstock. I also used a circle from the On Target Dimensional Elements set and sponged it with cranberry ink to accent the focal photo. I also used my Cherish book for the sketch. It is Elegant Context from page 16-17. I really love these sketch books that Jeanette has published for Close To My Heart.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Moon Doggie Paper X7111B
Colors are Cranberry, Garden Green, Desert Sand, Indian Corn Blue and Colonial White
Moon Doggie Stickease X7111C
Bamboo Brads
Circle around Stamp set D1300
On Target Dimensional Elements Z1226

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Another Maggie Monday!

Here is Tilda with Petticoats. She is such an adorable little lady. I love the way her skirt has many layers and the cute bow in her hair.
I also decorated the inside of the card with some matching paper and the branches and button. Hope you like her.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted
Back Country Paper Packet X7110B
Colors are Autumn Terracotta, Garden Green, Bamboo and White daisy
Autumn Terracotta Buttons
Autumn Terracotta Gingham Ribbon,
Autumn Terracotta Nail Heads
Paper Shapers Photo Corner Scallop
EK Success Photo Corner Scallop Small
Martha Stewart Branch
Cuttle bug Embossing Folder Script
Nesties Scalloped Oval Large
Nesties Petite Oval Small
Copic Markers
Spica White glitter pen
#3024 Tilda with Petticoats from Magnolia
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Violin Tilda

I just love this card. It has to be one of my favorite images from the Maggie collections. I colored her with my copic markers, cut her out an attached her to the card using Foam pop up dots. I also got to use my newest Nestibilities Mega ovals.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Unforgettable Paper Packet
Colors are Blush, Hollyhock and White Daisy.
For Every Occasion stamp set D1187
Hollyhock brads
Prima Flowers
Violin Tilda from Magnolia
Nestibilities Mega Ovals regular and scalloped
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Cuttlebug Allegro Embossing Folder
Diamond Stickles
Copic Markers
E0000, E00, E11, R20, R85, R83, R0000,E55, E53, E51, E57, E35, E33, E31, R00, R000, C1, C00, Clear Spica

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

The new Summer catalogue is here!!!!!!

The new summer 2010 Idea Book is now available! It has so many wonderful new products in it. I just love the new passages paper pack, the new Zippedee paper pack, the Splendor paper get it...I just love everything!!!!! There is many wonderful stamp sets and New Clear Card Bases....yes just like the acrylic albums, now you can decorate these clear bases. I am not going to spoil it for just have to take a look yourself here

Also for everyone who orders off my website for the Month of May 2010 will receive 2 FREE GIFTS. Yes two free gifts from great is that!

Close To My Heart has just unveiled their new
Studio J is online digital software that helps you easily create 2 page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palettes, and themed designs all delivered in 12x12 custom prints ready for your albums. For more details see here.

May also brings a new Stamp of the Month called Cherish the Moment.
It is a set of 8. You can see all the details here

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