Wednesday, March 25, 2009

You Rock!

I can tell it's spring break and my hubby's home from school because I have enough free time to post something new every day this week! I better watch out, I may get used to this and start trying to make something new each day so I can continue posting this much! It's pretty fun.

This card was a blast to make. I'm trying to make up some samples for a customer to choose from on which she'd like to use as a project for me to teach at her upcoming class next month. I originally was not going to purchase this set, I thought - maybe someday - but, the more I looked at it, the more excited I was to try it out! I used the You Rock stamp set, Stardust paper packet, Moonstruck, and White Daisy cardstock, Moonstruck and Topiary inks, Dimensional Elements (a retired alphabet) and the rock and roll technique on stamping the guitar (how appropriate!) along with some White Daisy brads in the upper left corner. It is a 6x6 sized card.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

You're A Star Interactive Card

I browse a few of my favorite blogs daily, and I found a link for this awesome interactive card template at my fellow CTMH consultant K. Aaron Brown's blog. She always has gorgeous artwork and I love her style. The video has great, step by step instructions on how to make this card. It was surprisingly easy and I plan to use it for an upcoming class I'm teaching in Rainier in April. This is my first attempt, but I plan to make a few more of these, and I'll be sure to post them on here soon!

For this version, I used Moonstruck and White Daisy cardtocks, papers from the Stardust paper packet, Moonstruck, Topiary and Bamboo inks, the sponge distressing tool, and stamps from the Shining Star stamp set. I also used the Coluzzle circle template.

Monday, March 23, 2009

April Scrap Club Layouts

Here are the layouts for my Scrap Club in April, coming up on Monday April 6th at 6:30pm. Both layouts use papers from the Daydream paper packet, along with Hollyhock, Creme Brulee, Lilac Mist, Sweet Leaf and White Daisy cardstocks.

The top layout uses the Priceless Love Word Puzzle, Believe in Your Dreams and Headline Alphabet Large stamp sets. Accessories on the top layout include: White Daisy ric rac, Just Blooms Big Pinks and White Daisy flowers, Lilac Mist brads and White Daisy bigger brads. I used the Big Circle Coluzzle and the "stamp kissing" technique.

On the second layout, I used the Cupcake Sprinkles stamp set. I used a masking technique to make the cupcakes, along with Liquid Glass on the sprinkles. I also used White Daisy grosgrain ribbon and White Daisy brads.

Go to my website to find more details on how my Scrap Club works!

Birthday Boy!

My son Alex turned five years old on Wednesday, and we had his birthday party on Saturday. I can't believe he's five already!. In this photo, taken just before I cut the race car cake at his party, he looks so much older and more mature. Lots of changes coming up this year - playing T-ball for the first time this spring, kindergarten this fall - he's officially a big kid now. I'm so proud of him!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Time To Play!

I have been waiting to have time free up in my schedule to have a chance to play with a new stamp set - Priceless Love Word Puzzle. Finally, yesterday I was able to make some fun cards with the set - I love it!

They both use Priceless Love Word Puzzle stamps, papers from the Daydream paper packet and Blush polka dot ribbon. The top card uses black bigger brads, and White Daisy Just Blooms paper flowers, which I dyed Sweet Leaf, Hollyhock and Blush, using our re-inkers mixed with some water in a craft jar. I colored in the stamp using the matching markers as well. That card is a 6x6 size.

The second card is 5x7 size, and I also used Spring Blossom brads, Just Blooms Big Pinks, Sparkles, and the Free Spirit stamp set, along with a White Daisy Edge Anchor and Liquid Glass over the stamped frame.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cute boy Stamp for my cute little guy

This is the invitation I made for my son's fifth birthday party coming up later this month.

I had purchased the Family Ties - Children stamp set earlier last month and really wanted to use it, but wasn't sure what type of project it would work best for. Then, I watched the newest webisode of CTMH TV which was on "Crafting with your Kids" and I was inspired! These webisodes are great - you can watch them right on your computer and get loads of inspiring ideas along with tips and techniques. Even better, once I showed the stamp set to Alex, he was very enthusiastic about the idea of helping me create his party invitations. He chose the skateboarding boy and he helped me with the stamping too! I just love how they turned out.

I used all CTMH products - Cocoa Cafe papers, Family Ties - Children and Simple Invites stamp sets, Cocoa, Star Spangled Blue, Dutch Blue, Buttercup, Creme Brulee and Desert Sand inks, and we used the wonderful and fabulous Blending Pen to shade the inks onto the stamped image.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Scrapbooking Workshop

Layout 1 - holds 5, 4x6 photos

Layout 2 - holds 5, 4x6 photos

Layout 3 - holds 4, 4x6 photos

Layout 4 - holds 5-6, 4x6 photos

Layout 5 - holds 6, 4x6 photos

Layout 6 - holds 6, 4x6 photos

For my scrapbooking workshop this month, we'll make 12 layouts from the Reflections book, all of which will hold your 4x6 photos! All layouts are made from one Level 2 My Reflections paper packet, and you'll also get a coordinating My Stickease and Designer Ribbon Round with your workshop. Click here to see all the details for this workshop.

For my samples, I used the beautiful and versatile Emporium packet.