Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Color Me Monday

Jeannette Lynton posted these colors (Black, Smokey Plum, Sweet Leaf, and Colonial White) on her blog as a Hallowe'en color combo, but I think they work nicely for a feminine birthday card. I used another pattern from Wishes, called Delightful Dots.

Supplies (all CTMH): Colonial White card base, Smokey Plum cardstock, patterned paper from Emporium and Bella Level 2 paper packets, Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Black, Smokey Plum, and Sweet Leaf, chipboard heart from Delightful Die Cuts, For Every Occasion My Acrylix stamp set.

Other: black cardstock from Creative Memories, flower ribbon from Prima
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Another picture, this time of the full project

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Christmas Present for the Grandparents

I've been having trouble viewing my blog (I think our ancient computer has something wrong with it, although it's only MY blog that's not working), so I haven't posted for a while, but here I'm going to give it another go. This is meant to be an accordian album (6x6 My Creations Memory Showcase), but a customer of mine suggested doing a workshop making a simple wall hanging, so, flip it on its side, and voila! I just need to rig up a ribbon or hanger of some sort at the top, and then I want to decorate the other side with summer papers and pics, so it'll be dual purpose. I think my parents will love it, and I'm not worried about ruining the surprise, as they are completely computer illiterate. They'll never know!

Supplies (all CTMH): My Creations Memory Showcase album, Jingle bulk B&T duos patterned paper, Tulip and Juniper cardstock, Twinkle Brads, HeartFelt Wonder Die-Cuts
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Card for SPCC 19

Hey, guess what! I made Top 5 at SPCC for my "You're a Star" card! I was so surprised to see it posted on their site, I think I shouted out! Anyway, that just made me more motivated to try this colour combo. It was a tricky one, I didn't know if I'd be able to manage it, but now I'm really happy with how well the colours go together. I didn't have anything even remotely close to the green, so I painted a piece of watercolour paper, which gives the card a bit of extra texture. This is a 6x6 card using a pattern from Wishes called "Pieced Together". Thanks for looking!

Supplies (all CTMH): Chocolate and Ocean Breeze cardstock, patterned paper (reverse side) from Whoops-A-Daisy Level 2 paper packet, My Stickease sticker from Caprice Level 1 (or Level 2) packet, Edge Anchor and Brads in Chocolate, small flowers in Chocolate and Colonial White, Clear Sparkles

Other: watercolour paper, Prima flowers, brown grosgrain ribbon, and Citrus Green acrylic paint from DecoArt

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Flower Power

I made this layout using a pattern from Imagine, one of Close to My Heart's books, and pictures I took of my daughter last year at around this time. It takes me back to when it was just the two of us at home together, short-lived as it was. Once I started working, we didn't have much Mommy-Daughter time. Oh well, that's why I scrapbook these memories. One day she'll know that we had some fun times, just the two of us at home...

The Finally Friday challenge at SPCC is to use flowers, and so here ya have it, a layout with flowered paper and flower stickers. Gotta say, I love this girly Bella paper pack!

Supplies (all CTMH): patterned paper from Bella Level 2 paper packet, Olive and Vanilla Cream cardstock, Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Smokey Plum and Hollyhock, My Stickease from Bella Level 1 paper packet

Other: date stamp, purple pen from Creative Memories, embroidery floss, green and pink ribbon from My Little Shoebox, purple ribbon

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New! Wonder Heartfelt Die-Cuts!

I ordered these felt shapes from Close to My Heart with my last order, and I was pretty stoked! What a great deal for $12.50! They come in three 12x12 sheets, so at first, you can't tell all what you're getting. So last night I spent some time punching out all of the shapes, and wow! My favourites are the snowflakes and the cute little hedgehogs. Here they are all piled up together.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

25 Card Workshop for $15

Wow, look at all of these beautiful Christmas cards! I'm on a total creative high just looking at the mass of them, and they were very simple to make. If you are interested in getting a whole schwack of cards done in one sitting, then this workshop is for you. The $15 fee includes 25 card bases and envelopes, 3 sheets of B&T Duo paper, 4 sheets of cardstock, and the use of my stamps and inks. Optional upgrades are stamp sets and inks, twinkle brads, and clear sparkles. (I used the twinkle brads and clear sparkles on my cards, and I think they add just the right amount of pizzazz!)

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2009
Time: 1 p.m. until whenever we're done!
Place: TBA

You can contact me here or by email if you're interested in coming.

Supplies (all CTMH): White Daisy card bases, Jingle B&T Duos, White Daisy, Tulip, and Juniper cardstock, Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Creme Brulee, Tulip, Juniper, and Olive, Holiday Jingle My Acrylix stamp set, Twinkle Brads, and Clear Sparkles

This workshop was adapted from one by fellow CTMH consultant Amber Hanson, which was further adapted from one by Antoinette Herrin. Thanks, ladies, for your wonderful inspiration!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mojo Monday 107 and SPCC 18

I really loved both the Mojo Monday sketch for this week, and the color combo from SPCC, so of course I had to kill two birds with one stone, and here is the result!

Supplies (all CTMH): Colonial White card base, Colonial White and Chocolate cardstock, patterned paper from Key to My Heart paper packet and Stardust Level 2 paper packet, Thoughtful Seasons My Acrylix stamp set, Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Sorbet and Crystal Blue

Other: brads from 7 Gypsies
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Scrapmaster's Paradise WCMD Combo #3

Posted by PicasaI made this card using a scrap piece of Kraft cardstock and with the help of Originals, a fantastic card-making resource book from Close to My Heart. It is a 3x3 card, and will probably go to one of my newest customers, but I'm thinking it's looking a little plain... Maybe some buttons or prisma glitter would help liven it up!
Supplies (all CTMH): patterned paper from Blue Ribbon Level 2 paper packet, Chocolate cardstock, Dream Big My Acrylix stamp set, and Exclusive Inks stamp pad in Tulip
Other: Kraft cardstock

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another Double Whammy!

This very simple card combines two different challenges. The first is Scrapmaster's Paradise WCMD Combo #1. The second is a card sketch from Card Positioning Systems, CPS 136. I like the colors, but I'm wondering if the card itself is a little too simple? Not really sure what I could add, what with the busy patterned paper. Hmmm, might have to think on this one...

Supplies (all CTMH): White Daisy card base, Outdoor Denim and Hydrangea cardstock, Good Times My Acrylix stamp set, Exclusive Inks stamp pad in White Daisy
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Scrapmaster's Paradise WCMD Combo #4

This color challenge was to use the colors:
I didn't have anything exactly the same, but I did find this picture that I've been meaning to scrapbook or frame for a really long time. It's a photo from 3 years ago, when we had just moved to Dawson City. The whole family had to travel down to Whitehorse to sign some papers for the purchase of our first house! (I miss that little house so much!) Anyway, we stopped for a snack and short hike at Five Finger Rapids, where the leaves were just vibrant! They perfectly match the Honey cardstock die cut frame and heart I used. My sweater was a harder colour to match, and I had to make my own colour using red and white paint. I would never have thought of using a pale purple with this photo as an accent colour, but I think it gives just the right contrast, so thanks to Scrapmaster's Paradise for coming up with this combo.

I do need to add some more journaling to this layout, because right now there are no details at all. I'm thinking of hiding it somewhere. Anyone else have any suggestions?

Supplies (all CTMH): Colonial White cardstock, Honey die cut frame and heart, chipboard heart, patterned paper from Life Delights level 2 paper packet, Picture Perfect My Acrylix stamp set, liquid glass, prisma glitter

Other: Metallic Bronze embossing powder by Judikins, Versamark ink, red and white acrylic paint by Deco Art

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Double Whammy

I combined two challenges for this cute Treetops card. The pattern is from Card Patterns Sketch 34, and the colors (Colonial White, Garden Green, Cranberry and Cocoa) are from Jeannette Lynton's Color Me Monday. I really struggled with what stamp set to use, but when in doubt, go for Treetops!

Supplies (all CTMH): Colonial White card base, Colonial White, Cocoa, and Garden Green cardstock, patterned paper from Blue Ribbon Level 2 paper packet, Treetops My Acrylix stamp set, Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Olive, Tulip, and Cocoa

Other: twill and ribbon from my stash
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ugh! This layout is driving me nuts!!!!!

Posted by PicasaSo I used the colors, or as close as I could get to them, from SPCC #17, and I do love how the colors go with these pictures, but that's about the only thing that I do like. Just about everything went wrong with it, too, from cutting the bottom pic too small, to running out of the red patterned paper for my journaling block, then cutting the red strips the wrong size, and writing under the bottom pic in white and deciding I didn't like it and going over it in green... AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH! Is this layout even salvageable? Anybody out there reading this, feel free to offer suggestions, because I am just so frustrated!
Supplies (all CTMH): patterned paper from Key to My Heart and Blue Ribbon Level 2 paper packets, Olive cardstock
Other: light blue cardstock, olive pen from Creative Memories, brads from Making Memories