Friday, January 30, 2015
This is the finished layout from my most recent scrapbook workshop. I used the Yuletide Carol sample in the CTMH Annual Inspirations Catalog as the inspiration. I loved the turned-down corner on the page. While I couldn't get the "scrapbooking" box filled on the H2H Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, I did get the middle row completed! I used the Black Striped Twill Ribbon (Z1988) on the large photo mat.
The red bling is from my stash and the small gold gems and the black "merry" are from the Yuletide Carol Assortment (Z3007). These were actually left over from another project, as was the little journaling square seen behind the holly. It is a part of the Holiday Happenings Assortment (Z2062).
The paper has so much detail, I didn't want to detract with a lot of other elements, so kept the title and journaling simple. I love doodling around the edges - no need to mat the strips but they still stand out.
Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog.
I am entering this card in the Heart 2 Heart Clean and Simple Challenge, the Addicted to Stamps #129 Challenge (also Clean and Simple) and the "Anything Goes" challenge over at Seize the Birthday. You can pop over to any of their blogs with the links above to see other great creations.
A Happy Hello (S1502) - all floral images. It is only available during the month of February - and available at a great discount with a qualifying order!
Joyful Birthday (B1419) - front sentiment
Card Chatter - Birthday (retired) - inside sentiment
Colonial White cardstock
Hopscotch patterned papers (X7194B)
Glacier, Sunset, Smoothie, Indian Corn Blue, Lagoon and Flaxen
This card will be a part of February's Birthday Extravaganza.
I've created a second card with the CTMH "Hats Off" Hostess Rewards stamp set (C1593). It's the same set that the mustache card below came from! But it looks totally different. I rotated the Freshly Made Sketch for this, and used some glossy black paper from my stash and some black glitter paper from DCWV (it's hard to see in the photo, but the bottom flag is actually glitter paper).
The patterned paper is from CTMH's Yuletide Carol packet.
The clock and hands are cut from the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge.
This card will be a part of February's Birthday Extravaganza for my Stamp Club groups. You can see other cards made with this sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge Blog.
Thanks for taking a look.
Heart 2 Heart posted a challenge several weeks ago, and luckily, they allow you the entire month to participate. It was a tic-tac-toe challenge, letting you choose 3 elements on the board for your project. The sketch I picked was from Sunday Stamps, and while I didn't get the card done in time to participate in their challenge, it still works for this one! The stamping is from the CTMH Hostess Rewards stamp set "Hats Off" (C1593), and of course, it is manly!
I was so excited last summer when CTMH released the new edge punches that can be used on manly cards! I have so many punches with scalloped edges, but didn't have anything that worked on those cards for the guys. I love the chevron punch (Z1998). I used Chalk It Up patterned paper with Bamboo, Black, Twilight and Colonial White cardstock. The black enamel stars are from the Scaredy Cat assortment (Z3011).
Black ink was all I needed.
Heart 2 Heart. I'll be adding another one to the mix in just a bit!
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We played with the Doodles Designs (CTMH A1170) circle stamp last month, and everyone loved it. Making a card is so easy with this little image. The Wish stamp (CTMH M1051) fits inside perfectly.
I had just been to Phoenix to the paper store a few days ago and found this irridescent cardstock that coordinates with the Confetti Wishes paper (CTMH X7189B).
The candle repeats on the inside, with the 2-part sentiment from the Belated Birthday set (CTMH B1442). I love to mix colors on greetings, and having the middle phrase as a separate stamp makes it easy.
Other items I used:
Inks - Pacifica, Thistle, Canary (CTMH)
Hop over to The Paper Players blog to see other cards created with this sketch.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join me for Birthday Extravaganza!
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, January 9, 2015
I love the RetroSketches challenges, and the sketch for this week worked great for what I needed. I used the Brushed paper from CTMH and finally used two of the stamp sets that I've had since July!
I used the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers to color in the images from the Happy Birds stamp set (C1600). The black outlines of the pastel flowers on the Brushed paper allowed me to use black ink to stamp the sentiment from Lovely Birthday (B1462). I used the second bird stamp with Pixie ink on the inside of the card.
Check out the other creations using this sketch at the RetroSketches blog.
Thanks for coming over to take a look!
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Class dates are:
Saturday, January 10
Monday, January 12
Tuesday, January 13
Thursday, January 15
Cost is $20 to make all of the projects shown.
Hop over to the Stamp Club page of this blog for more photos and details of the classes.
Any size coffee sleeve will work - you just want to make sure that all of them in the album are the same size. I chose to use 4 sleeves for this mini album - covering both sides of each sleeve with either patterned paper or cardstock.
You can glue the bottom of the sleeve to create a pocket - and I've inserted some of CTMH's Heartstring Picture My Life cards.
You can also cut the outside edge of the coffee sleeve to create more pages when the sleeve opens.
Heartstrings Background Paper (X7193B)
Lagoon, Cranberry and White Daisy cardstock
Lagoon, Cranberry and Black
Heartstrings Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit stamp set (G1090)
Doodled Designs (A1170)
Sweeter with You (M1053)
A Thing Well Done (Hostess Reward C1606)
Joyful Birthday (B1419)
Heart embossing folder (Z3018)
Picture My Life Heartstrings Scrapbooking Program
Recycled coffee sleeves
1" binder rings from the office supply store
Pop over to The Paper Players Challenge Blog to see other repurposed items in this week's projects.
Thanks for stopping by - and Happy New Year!