Archives for August 2012

Waterfall Cards

I have really enjoyed making cards. In fact I did not realize how many cool techniques with card making there are. I really like the interactive ones particularly the waterfall card. Here are a couple of versions.

This Butterfly card was made with the footloose paper, lagoon, colonial white, sweet leaf and olive card stock. I used a stamp set from Technique Tuesday for the saying and butterflies. I then used watercolor pencils to color the butterflies.

This was a card I designed for the malamute rescue I volunteer for. It was fun to use some of my dog themed stamps. I used scraps of my papers that I had around. Cards can be a great way to use left over scraps.

This card was also created using some of the papers I had around. I used a stamp set by Technique Tuesday for the wine theme. I used the CTMH stamp set Life is Tweet for the “It’s your birthday”. The “cheers” was stamped using the Trinity alphabet by CTMH.


New Alcohol Markers

Have you heard the wonderful news?  CTMH has come out with their own alcohol based markers.  They come in sets of two with one being the primary CTMH color and the other will be lighter or darker.  They blend beautifully and you can create all kinds of wonderful creations.  Check out this short video which shows how they work.


Autumn Banner

I have been seeing all the wonderful creations that people have done using the banners.  I have been wanting to create my own.   So when I saw the Flirty paper I knew this was the paper.  I love fall so what a perfect place to start.

I used owls and fall leaves as the theme.

Using the August Stamp of the Month I stamped the letters in Desert Sand. For the rosettes I used Desert Sand card stock. The flower shape medallion was done in chocolate card stock.

The leaves were cut out from Flirty yellow, Ponderosa and Desert Sand card stock.

The owl was my favorite. I used buttons for the eyes with a black hole punch in the center. I repeated the rosette for the eyes. 

Its National Scrapbooking and Stamping Month!

Close To My Heart is offering a great deal on this double My Acrylix stamp set.  You can purchase the It’s Your Day stamp set for $5 with any qualifying order of $35.  Now is the perfect time to purchase some of the new products offered in the new catalog.

August Card Workshop

This month I am hosting a card workshop.  You will be able to come have dinner and create 10 cards.  It will be a lot of fun and hope you can join me.  The workshop will be August 29th at 6 pm.  I will need to have RSVPs by August 26th. The cost of the workshop is $25.

The next card is a motion card – it is called a waterfall style card.

The next cards are small 3×3 so they are great for gifts.  We will make a set of six and the envelopes as well.

Hope you can join me.  Please contact me if you have any questions


Mojo Monday Card Sketch

I realized this morning I forgot to mail a birthday card to one of my good friends so I added it to my todo list for the day.  As I was reading emails this morning, I came across the Mojo Monday blog update and todays sketch #253.  It also happened to be the one they use for the contest.  So I thought what a great idea, I would create my belated birthday card and submit it to Mojo Monday.

Here is the sketch:


And here is my creation:


I used K&Company paper,  Basic Grey and CTMH colonial card stock. I inked with CTMH lagoon and slate.  I used CTMH Hooray Bouquet stamp for the flower and CTMH Card Chatter – Birthday.  I then used a grey glaze pen to make the dashed around the edges.  I also used a glitter pen to add accent to the stamped flower.

August Stamp of the Month

I really like this months SOTM.  I have always been drawn to flourishes and baroque look.

Just think of all the cool project you can do with this stamp set.  Here are just a few ideas.

If you would like to purchase the stamp set it is only available the month of August.  The cost is $17.95 or if you spend $50 you can get it for just $5!!  So be sure to check it out and get yours before the end of the month.


Thought about joining the CTMH team????

A couple of things have changed with the new idea book, as they lowered the cost to become a new consultant.  So if you have been thinking about it now is the time to join.  The new Essentials kit will get you started and you get $130 in fun product for only $49!! 

Here is the icing on the cake – if you join this month you get this awesome damask bag for FREE (while supplies last).  Let me tell you I am jealous as I want one and they are only available for new consultants.  So be sure you dont miss out and sign up today!! I would love to have you on my team!

To sign up today just click on the shop with me link on the lower right of this page.  Then go to the opportunities tab and you are on your way!

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