Thursday, July 30, 2009

Treetop Tree

I created this Mother's Day page this week {yes, I realize I'm a bit behind} and have been wanting to try this very trendy tree motif. You've seen these trees made from various items all over the magazines and blogs lately. I chose the "Treetops" stamp to make smaller leaves of a larger tree. I free~handed the tree and embossed it with a cuttlebug folder. I distressed the leaf edges, inked them, then finished off the tree with some threaded buttons. Because the tree has so much detail I chose to leave the photo and base page very simple. I had a great time creating this page and had so much fun creating a big tree from little treetops :)

Try my color combo from this page: chocolate, tulip, sorbet, creme brulee, sweet leaf and topiary!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Just For Fun!

"One Word"

{You can play this too, just cut and paste, add your own response and paste into your blog…}

you're feeling: happy

to your left: calendar

on your mind: vacation

last meal included: tortellini

you sometimes find it hard to: workout

something you have a collection of: stamps {not the kind you lick and stick on an envelope!}

a smell that cheers you up: holidays {especially candles related to familiar holiday scents}

a smell that can ruin your mood: bad breath

how long since you last shaved: today

the current state of your hair: messy

the largest item on your desk/workplace right now (not computer): keyboard

your skill with chopsticks: alright

which section you head to first in the bookstore: children's

something you're craving: cheescake {white chocolate raspberry, yum}

your general thoughts on politics: untrustworthy

how many times you've been hospitalized this year: zero

a favorite place to go for quiet time: bathtub

you've always secretly thought you'd be a good: dancer {not sure it's a secret though}

something that freaks you out a little: power bill!!

something you've eaten too much of lately: sweets

you have never: sky~dived

you never want to be: alone

Please let me know if you posted this quiz on your Blog too!

A Few More Goodies

I had all of my color challenge inks out still and several scraps covering my workspace. Mine as well create some more goodies! Here are a few fun things I created using Jeanette's color choice.

This first one is a simple bag topper using the Top Note die cut. I decorated it with a great sentiment and a layered flower adorned with a threaded button.

A simple card stamped with the Treasure Life stamp set. I cut out a few flowers and pop dotted them to give the card some dimension.

And finally, this sweet little back pack treat keeper! Inside you will find a bag of trail mix. I thought it would be fun for a snack on the go or great to keep your student on task at school. {only if the teacher allows snack time that is!}

Friday, July 24, 2009

Color Inspiration

Every week I check a few Blog sites that offer a color challenge. From time to time I am inspired by it and give the color combo a whirl. This past Monday Jeanette Lynton had a wonderful combo that I was just itching to try. The colors she chose were inspired by nature; creme brulee, cranberry, sorbet and desert sand. How curiously different, I could not resist!

Here's what I came up with:

Supplies: {all CTMH products}
Cardstock and Inks: creme brulee, sorbet, cranberry; Background & Texture papers: Key to my Heart, Perfect Day, Bella; Create-a-Shade paint; cranberry Re-inker; Love Story Rubons; twill ribbon; cranberry Bigger Brad; Top Note die cut (sizzix)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monkey Love

Just a quick card today. My nephew turned 3 today. Where has the time gone? I can remember him as just a little baby still. I have created somewhat of a monkey theme for him every birthday. He's just a ball of energy and a bit bananas. He laughs everytime I sing that Gwen Stephani song. O.K. maybe he laughs because he thinks I'm a little crazy!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

An Update!

Back in June I posted a gift I created for one of my customers expecting her second child ... a baby girl. She was just weeks away from her due date and the joyful arrival came very soon.

After a break from Scramp Club to care for the new baby she graced us with her presence. No one was more thrilled of the visit than my daughter. She absolutely adores babies and pets and is a natural care-giver. Baby Reagan curled right up in my daughter's arms and took a little nap. It's moments like these that make scrapbooking a must! How cute are they?

Long Distance Birthday Wishes

Today is the Birthday of one very special lady. She is "Grandma" to my kids and a dear friend to me. We really miss spending time with her as she no longer lives close by. We send letters often and my daughter logs several minutes on the phone telling her stories. Hope to see you soon in person and shower you with lots of love. Have a fabulous Birthday Linda!

Card Supplies: Animal Cookies paper; cs and ink in the following colors: dutch blue, sunflower, tulip, white daisy, desert sand; Stamps: Family Ties Adult, Say it in Style; clover meadow brads {all CTMH} ribbon misc.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sorry that it has been so long since my last post, computer issues! I wanted to share these pages that will be made at an upcoming workshop. Participants will create a two page layout focusing on their 5 favorite things about a person, pet or subject in their lives. I chose my daughter for these pages and will create pages about my son too. {he's not as willing or patient to take photo's for me} The coolest thing about these pages is the use of the MemoryProtectors Flip Flaps! I love the idea of hidden journaling, but not a fan of removing the page to open a flap or pull a tag. The Flip Flaps allow easy access to the journaling and keeps your pages and pictures fully protected.

Here you can see the Flap has been flipped revealing the journaling and another photo...BONUS!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Whimsical Warm Wishes!

Here's a look at the project my club members will be making in a week. It's a mini pizza box filled with mini 3x3 cards. All of the cards were made using templates from the Wishes card book. I had fun playing with the different papers from a couple of level 2 paper packets. It's an interesting challenge figuring out which ones coordinate. I wanted to make the box and cards whimsical and 'blingy'. Hopefully the ladies will have a great time creating this project.