Archives for March 2013

Growth Chart

I know that I usually post paper crafts; however, I just finished making a growth chart for my son and I just had to share.  I have been wanting to purchase one for a while but I could not find the one I loved.  On Friday morning I got to thinking maybe I could just make one….. So I went to Pinterest of  course to start looking for DIY growth charts.  I was inspired and set off shopping.

I purchased a 10″ X 2″ x 8′ piece of wood that I had them cut to 6′.  I purchased my paint, hangers, wood letters for his name, and wooden cars and trucks.  I had originally planned to just hand paint cars and trucks on the piece but when I saw all the cute ones at the craft stores already painted, I decided to save myself some time.

So the first thing I did was to paint about 4 coats of navy blue paint on the board.  Next I mounted the hangers like so:

Gavin's Growth Chart 6 - Version 2

I then went a head in hung the wood on the wall.  This way I could mark the feet and inches based on how far it was off the ground, instead of trying to hang it at a very exact height.  Once is was on the wall I took a measuring tape and marked one foot with a piece of vinyl.

Gavin's Growth Chart 3 - Version 2

I used my Silhouette to cut rectangles out of vinyl for the numbers, inch and foot marks. I then took it off the wall and using a measuring tape placed all the tick marks for inches and feet running up the left side.  I then glued the painted letters and cars for a final project.Gavin's Growth Chart 8 - Version 2 (1)


Mini Album

I saw this video which CTMH produced which shows how to create an adorable mini album.  The great thing is this album can be a great gift for mothers day, birthday or just any occasion.  Check it out….

This had got my mind rolling. Now if I only had all the time to create all the ideas in my head.  I hope to have my own version of this mini album designed in the next few weeks

Using the New Fabric

So I am sure you have seen the fabric line in the Chantilly and For Always lines.  I have had fun using them on some cards and scrapbook layouts.  Using fabric is a great way to add a different dimension to your layout or cards. Using fabric can be different so if you want some tips in how to use them, here are a couple of videos.

If you want to know how to make a rosette using fabric, here is a video I found on YouTube which will walk you through it.

Hopefully these videos will inspire you to try using fabric on your next design!  I know I will be so stay tuned….

Later Sk8r Layout

As I mentioned on the Roxybond Scrappers blog hop, I really love the Later Sk8r paper pack and all the accessories.  It may be due to the fact I have a little boy and love to scrapbook him.  I designed the following layout which was inspired by the layout shown in the Spring/Summer 2013 catalog on page 47.  I love all the gears and the way the paper was cut on the layout.  I really had a fun time creating this layout and was very happy with the way it turned out.

Gavin's Later Sk8r layout 7 - Version 2

I used my Silhouette to cut the paper, title and all the gears.  I was even able to design the gears so they would fit with the In Gear stamp set. For this project I used the following CTMH product:

  • Later Sk8r Paper Pack (X7167B)
  • Slate Card Stock
  • Outdoor Denim Card Stock
  • Lagoon Card Stock
  • Pear Card Stock
  • Daisy White Card Stock
  • Fast and Furious Stamp Set (d1541)
  • In Gear Stamp Set (B1415)
  • Later Sk8r Workshop On the Go Stamp Set
  • Later Sk8r Assortment (z1810)
  • Green &  Blue Epoxy Bubbles (z1806)
  • Slate Ink
  • Lagoon Ink
  • Outdoor Denim Ink
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Clear Embossing Powder

Gavin's Later Sk8r layout 8 - Version 2

Gavin's Later Sk8r layout 10 - Version 2

I am looking forward to what other cool layouts and cards I can design using these papers, inks and stamp sets.



CTMH – Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop – Later Sk8r

Welcome to Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop!!

Roxybonds Scrappers

We are featuring some of the new product lines from the Spring/Summer 2013 catalog.  This month we are showcasing the Later Sk8tr paper.

If you came here from Stephanie’s Blog then you are on the right path.  Your next stop will be Tess’s Blog.

Since I love to scrapbook I usually will do a two page layout for this blog hop.   I have to admit that this may be my favorite paper pack of this collection.  It may be because I have a 17 month old boy and I know that this paper is perfect for him. Not to mention all the wonderful stamp sets that coordinate with it.

Later Sk8ter blog layout 2 - Version 2

For this layout I basing it on the “Full House” from Imagine, using  the following products:

Lagoon Cardstock

Pear Cardstock

Later Sk8tr Paper

 In Gear stamp set

Later Sk8tr Scrapbook stamp set

Later Sk8r Stickease

Slate Stamp Pad

Outdoor Denim Stamp Pad

Now it is time to hop on over to Tess’s blog and check out her wonderful creation.  Thank you for stopping by!!!

Here’s a list of all our team members participating:

Jen Patrick:

Stephanie Feist:

Catherine Nowak:

Tess Hilton:

March Card Workshop

Every month I hold a workshop where you can come complete a scrapbook layout which is usually the layout I feature on the Roxybond Scrapper Team Blog Hop. But I also have a card workshop that same night.  I really had no idea I would enjoy making cards as much as I have.  I keep finding all these cool techniques.  So my challenge to myself is to try at least one new technique for the workshop.  This way I learn something new and so do the participants.  This months new technique is Iris Fold Card.  I have been seeing them all over Pinterest, so I took the plunge.

Iris flower card 4 - Version 2

Since Easter is just around the corner and CTMH has a very cute Easter Wishes stamp set, I could not resist.  I actually thought this stamp set would work as a slider style card.  Here is the end result:

Easter card 3 - Version 2

What is revealed when you pull the ribbon.

Easter card 1 - Version 2

For this next card I was also inspired by Pinterest.  I had seen these woven cards and realized it was actually a die by Simon Says Stamp.

weaving card 3 - Version 2

And my last workshop card was also Pinterest inspired (HaightMark Scrapbooking) using the Later Sk8r paper and Perfect fit birthday stamp set.

Later Sk8r birthday card 3 - Version 2

March Stamp of the Month

Be sure to check March Stamp of the Month.  This is a great one so be sure you don’t miss it.  If you are not familiar with the Stamp of the Month, let me fill you in.  Every month CTMH offers a special stamp set which is only available during that month.  You can purchase is for the full retail value which is $17.95 or if you place an order for $50 or more you can purchase the stamp for only $5!!!



Don’t miss out on this great stamp set, so be sure to place an order today.


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