Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More Card File Boxes

As promised here are more pics of the card file boxes I made this past weekend. The first is done with more of the Emporium papers in the standard size. The other was done with dimensions to fit your 8 x 3 1/2" cards. I really like the embellishments on the front of it too! Both feature the pewter foundry frames which dress up the boxes so nicely.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Memories Wrapped~Up

Here is a little wrap~up I made for show and tell at the unit meeting this past weekend. The idea comes from a template on Papertrey Ink's website. It was fairly simple to put together and I like the idea of each tag containing a seperate thought, photograph or perhaps a recipe. I made this one to capture memories, thoughts and photo's from one single event. I used the Key To My Heart papers & stamps, and dimensional flowers. The pull tab on the tags is from the Confidential stamp set.

Monday, April 27, 2009

KJ's Color Challenge

This weeks color challenge over at KJ's Blog uses Baby Pink, Bubblegum, Watermelon, Black and White. These are such fun and "girly" colors. I also used a sentiment from a new stamp set. Don't forget to check out Kelly Jo's blog to see more ideas using this color combo!

Supplies: Baby pink, White Daisy & Watermelon textured cardstock; Black, White Daisy, Bubblegum cardstock; "thanks" stamp set, mini flowers and brads all Close To My Heart; ribbon misc.

Meeting For Fun and Creativity

I recently attended a unit meeting with other CTMH consultants hosted by Karen Morris. {refer to older post about Karen} I was not just the student this time around though, instead I was asked to teach a small project. I decided to come up with something 3D. It's a mini card file box. It is a fairly simple design meant to store and organize your standard sized cards. They can be left simple or embellished and made as fancy as you wish. I'm all about getting organized and making workshops cost effective on myself and customers. Here are some samples I made to show the ladies.

This one uses the Stardust papers:

This box uses the Emporium papers:

I made another box during the meeting and one at home with dimensions to fit 8x3 1/2" cards. I will reveal them later.

We also did a card swap using new products from the Summer Idea Book, here is mine:

I will show you some of the other fun projects I made for show & tell soon.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Another Color Challenge

Kelly Jo had another color challenge posted on her blog. I missed the one a week before because I was out of town, but I had to join this challenge because of the fun color combo. This time she chose Sunflower, Watermelon, Black and White Daisy. I love this combination and think I may try it again for a summer scrapbook page. You can see what other talented crafters came up with on KJ's Blog.

Supplies: CTMH:White Daisy Cardstock, Textured Dimensional Elements in Sunflower and Watermelon, B&T polka dot paper from Sillouehette level 2 paper packet, "party" Say it in Style stamp ; Misc: black ribbon, pink bling, button and floss.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Apple Button Tree

Here is another card featuring a new stamp set from the Summer Idea Book. The Treetops stamp set was one of the first stamps I put on my "must have" list. I love all the fun shapes of the trees. I thought it might be fun to try a random stamped page with this set. My card also uses one of the templates from the new Wishes book.

Supplies: Stamp: Treetops; Cardstock: Garden Green, Cranberry, White Daisy; Inks: Chocolate, Garden Green; Cranberry buttons, Chocolate grossgrain ribbon; Tools: Piercing tool, Fiskars scallop edge punch.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I received my order with some of the new products in the Summer Idea Book. I was able to sit down and play with some new stamps and paper. I will try to post a little something everyday over the next week. I also have other projects that I can not reveal until next week so stay tuned!

This first card features some new "outdoor adventure" themed papers and stamps. I just love the retro teardrop camper, it was very easy to paper piece.

Supplies: Back Country paper packet, Let's Go Camping stamp, Denim twill ribbon, Barn Red & White Daisy CS, Inks: outdoor denim, desert sand, olive

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April Scramp Club Pages

This month's Scramp Club pages gets you in the mood for summer. The layout is basic and clean. The fun details and embellishments are inspired by the newest Summer Idea Book. This will be a great layout to complete and even better to fill with your favorite summer photo's!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Warm weather, beautiful sunshine and birds chirping their happy songs... it's Easter! Happy Easter everyone.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

KJ's Color Challenge

Another CTMH Consultant posted a color challenge on her Blog and I thought it would be a fun color combo. She used white, sweet leaf and an "oldie" breeze. I really like the new colors, but I miss some of the old ones too. Here is my card. You can see what others came up with too on KJ's Blog.

All product is Close To My Heart:
Stamps: Ms. on the Go, Friendship Blessings, Simple Stitches; Cardstock, B&T and ink in white daisy, sweet leaf, ocean, black; water color pencils, blending pen, {buckle} white daisy mini embellishment. Ribbon is misc.
The card design is Top Band from the new Wishes book available in June.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Boy Meets World!

My daughter's teacher is expecting her second baby boy very soon. We are very excited for her, but will miss her dearly as she will not return to school for the remainder of the year. My daughter said she liked them and the other students all "oooh'd" and "aaah'd" over them.
{Front cover}

{Side view}

{Front 4 pages}

{Back 2 pages}
{Back cover}
Here is the card that we included with the accordian album. It is a new card design featured in the brand new Wishes book coming out in June.

All product is Close To My Heart

Sunday, April 5, 2009

You've Been Tagged!

In an earlier post I mentioned that I like to make little Thank You tags or cards for my ordering customers. I managed to save just a few of them and snapped some pics recently to show all of you. {some readers may have these little goodies of their own!} They are fun to make and hope that the recipient truly knows how grateful I am to their loyalty.