Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Three Cards From Par-a-Phrase

See how great this stamp set it? I used the same colors: Creme Brulee, Chocolate, Colonial White and Juniper, the same card pattern (From Wishes, the Delightful Dots pattern on page 53) colored a bit with colored pencils and came up with 3 different cards. The butterfly card says:

All You Need is Love, the rocket cards says: Follow your dreams, for as you dream you shall become. The owl card says: Believe in Whoooo you are. Three easy cards from one stamp set, the same colors and the same pattern. Easy, peasy! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Had a Little Card Workshop

I had a little card workshop last night using our new paperpack Typset. The colors here are Bamboo, Creme Brulee, Juniper, Vineyard Berry and a little Cocoa. I also used the new Kraft Cardstock on the cards.

This is an 8 1/2 X 3 card using the National Stamping Month stamp set Par-a-Phrase. See the star on the bottom of the card? That is from the Milepost Shapes pack.

This card is standard size using C1473 Remarkable Wreath and a wooden button.

This card was designed by a talented consultant named Mandy Leahy. I just loved the look, so I copied it and I think it turned out just great. There are so many talented ladies out there! This stamp set is D1481 Vintage Type and the "Happy Day" is from C1464 Blue Ribbon.

These 3x3 cards slip into the matchbook holder and are secured by Waxy Flax. I used Blue Ribbon and Vintage Type for the stamp sets. This idea came from a Regional Celebration I attended in Phoenix.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I Can't Help It

I am still in love with the stamps in the Spring/Summer Catalog. Because I didn't get to play with them when they first came out, I have been using them now to make a few cards. Here is a card that I made using those cute little lanterns in the C1458 Paper Lantern set. I had a lot of strips of Colonial White paper left from cutting out 3 1/2 x 8 card bases. They measured 5x8 so I made a few 4x5 cards. They fit in the standard envie, so I thought that would be a good use for those leftover strips. In this card I used Crystal Blue, Cranberry, Creme Brulee, and Colonial White. I used Pop Dots to pop up the lanterns.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Don't Miss Out On This Great Deal

Purchase $75 of our great CTMH products and get this two part stamp set FREE! Think about this: Spend $50 on our products, get the August or September Stamp of the Month(depending on which month you order) for $5. If you order in August you will get the Free A size Alpha set too!! Then spend $20 more and get the Par-a -Phrase stamp sets for Free. Two D size sets in one envelope which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you'll use many, many times. Celebrate National Stamping Month with Par-a-Phrase!

I Said I Never Would....

But I did it anyway. Anyone who knows me knows that I am the paper cutting queen. My customers shudder when we have a card class because we cut out little stamped images to go on our cards. I just love to cut paper. I never needed a Cricut, never wanted one and NEVER thought I would go out and buy one. But I did it, and I love it! And you will never guess where I got it. MENARDS. Not only can you buy home improvement supplies there, (along with groceries ??) once and a while you can get scrapbooking items. Who knew! They had green, purple and aqua. Came with two cartridges and the mat. Can't beat that.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do scrapbooking online? We have a wonderful program called Studio J that walks you through the steps to creating a wonderful two page layout. Close To My Heart has a blog that will give you an idea on whether you would like to try a little scrapping on line. Check it out and see what you think.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Layout Using Mayberry

I made this layout the other evening using the Cherish layout Simple Contrast. This is the second page of the two page layout. I only had two pictures for this event, but I think it turned out just right with this layout. I used:

Mayberry Level 2 Paper Pack, Cocoa, Olive, Colonial White and Heavenly Blue Cardstock, Olive and Cocoa Ink, D1462 Spendid Day and E1019 Bohemian Alphabet Stamp Sets, Wooden Buttons, Waxy Flax and Pop Dots. All these items are available in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book.

Friday, August 5, 2011

What I Have Been Doing While Waiting for My New CTMH Goodies to Arrive.....

I have been playing with the Mayberry Paper Packet from the Spring/Summer Catalog. Actually, it is in the Fall/Winter Catalog too. I didn't get to use my new products this spring, so now is my chance! This is a standard sized card I made using:

My Reflections Mayberry Paper Pack
Honey & Cocoa Ink

My Acrylix Stamp Set D1462 Spendid Day

Designer Ribbon Pink Collection Smoothie
Glue Dots

This card is also standard size and uses the same supplies as the above card, except no ribbon and I added Pewter Brads and Pop Dots. The ink was Smoothie

This is a 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 card using the:

Mayberry Paper Pack

Pewter Brads

D1476 Card Chatter-Sympathy

D1465 Fill in The Blank
Cocoa Ink

Scalloped Scissors, Pop Dots

Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Enjoy" Scrapbook Page Pops with Flowers: Project Inspiration Autumn/Win...

Can't get enough of that Cricut? Here's more info on our new cartridge!