Thursday, February 18, 2010

Play Group Page and U ROCK WSOTG....

This is the fun layout we did for play group last night...the super fun thing about this page (other than using the Jingle Kit..which I LOVE) were those special Blush B&T duos :) Using the technique featured on this months CTMH TV episode called "Embossed Resist". I used the My Acrilyx Stamp Set "Spot On", CTMH Clear Embossing Powder, and Blush Ink (some used the Juniper/Creme Brulee depending on the paper they received in their kit). Inking the area with the Rubber Brayer (pg 97). It took some time to emboss that much space...BUT  LOVE the results! Other CTMH Stamp Sets used are "Chocolate Alphabet Large, Friendship Alphabet small, Hodge Podge Alphabet, and this Months Stamp of the Month "Piece of Cake" (so cute) Which we also embossed using the CTMH Black Embossing Powder, Cranberry Ribbon, White daisy Ribbon, and those cute little Tulip Brads you see in the corners...well they are my 'fake' but look real brads...I knew I wouldn't have enough brads for 14 they are hole punches (yup!) then coated in a nice round dollop of liquid glass for the bump and the shine....SOOO cool! :) I found that little trick in an old Creating Keepsakes Magazine from a few years ago! lol! The layout was inspired by Helen Onulak's darling layout using the Jingle Creative Basic's paper...oh and if you do check out her link also check out her YouTube Video on why CTMH Clear Acrylix Stamps are "Clearly The BEST!" ..cute! cute! 

Anyway...after checking out Helen's layout...I went immediately to my  Imagines Book page 96 and WALA!!! There is the cutting guide :) I love these Idea Books...(Imagine, Cherish and Reflections...LOVE them ALL! and use them TONS!!) Had so much fun making this layout..I can't wait to make the 2nd page and put "the SWEETEST" pictures on them...If you wanna come play..or just make a layout...leave me a comment!

U ROCK Work Shop On The Go

Now on to the U Rock WSOTG Layout...I love this paper (I know know...I ALWAYS love the paper!)  but I really loved the bright busy-ness of was a challenge for me to put it together :p This is what I came up with. I wasn't a total fan of the layout provided in the Work Shop Guide and I am HORRIBLE at following exact instructions...I always change I love it when the ladies at play group do too...;) So I came up with is part of the Pattern provided in the guide and flipped...then I added the 'Rockin' New Year (because I have fun rockin' new year pic's of my kiddos). I love the music notes :)

(<< I love it!!!)
Using the Stamp set in the kit..."Just Be You". I once again used the Embossed Resist technique...which I will probably do A LOT from now on!!! Better stock up on clear embossing powder! I stamped the "Rockin' New Year" with the Poster Board Alphabet in Outdoor Denim Ink, then using the Just Be You Stamp set in a random order stamped the images to be Embossed with clear embossing powder...then after the whole EMBOSSING thing...inked the whole title with Goldrush Ink using my beloved sponge. LOVED how it turned out...can't wait to add my photos :)

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin'!

Sneak Peak for Next Month...Topstitch

I love the new TOPSTITCH paper! I love the colors...I love the stamp set...LOVE IT!!!

The 1st was TOTALLY inspired by Tresa Black (LOVE her stuff!!!)  This month CTMH ran a contest on YouTube about why My Acrylix Stamps are the BEST :) this is Tresa's Video (she cracks ME up!!) AND here is also a more in-depth tutorial on how to make HER card. I also used part of the instructions from the Topstitch WSOTG Card making project and the "Love is in the Air"stamp set.
The 2nd  card was inspired by one that is in the New Spring Idea book on page 15...I wanted to MAKE that flower!!! LOVE IT!!

The 3rdone was inspired by the 2007 Winter Idea Book (if you have it the page is 54) It was part of the My Originals Holiday Wishes Card kit...I couldn't find this pattern anywhere (I know it has to be in the Originals Card Card Confidence Program...but I couldn't find it...) any 'inspired' me and when it comes to cards I need LOTS of inspiration :) Love how it turned out! The stamp set I used for this stamp is the "Love is in the Air" featured in the Topstitch WSOTG ...SO stinkin' CUTE!!! I also used the March Stamp of the Month "A Little Everything" (FREE when you spend $100.00) and the "Dainty Thoughts" (pg 73).
I LOVED creating these cards and using this stamp set!!! So much fun...I will have one more card ready for you to make if you are wanting to participate....We will be playing on March 3rd (leave me a comment if you want to play and I will give you more details then)  And on March 10th we will be doing a Layout with the same paper. (I will post those as soon as they are done! hope fully SOON!)

Happy  Scrappin' and Stampin'!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

1st Sealing Announcement....

This is MY very first attempt at digital stuff! I am SOOO not Digital...I love 3D paper work! But a good friend and former student of my husband is getting sealed to her honey next month and asked if I would design her announcement...Yes at first I felt GREAT stress, but as I played and figured out a few things I LOVED IT!!! lol...I will always be a 3D scrapper! I just love to stamp and cut :) But I love being able to play like I did tonight..I have had this program for YEARS called Scrapbook Factory Deluxe, I use it for lots of different things but haven't ever used it as a digital program to actually scrapbook..just to play and mess around.  This was pretty fun! Looking forward to playing with Studio J!!! Soon to be released by CTMH!!! :) Congrats to Shali and Jeff!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hearts for Haiti - February's Constant Campaign

Image courtesy of Operation Smile. CTMH Websight

Give & Get Back

Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. And helping has never been easier! Throughout February, purchase a 12" × 12" textured cardstock combo pack and you’ll get one free—and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 US to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts. That means for only $14.95 US/$17.50 CAN, you get two packs of our high-quality textured cardstock and you help this urgent, important cause.   Your Textured Cardstock Options are:
    X5747 Basic *sold out
    X5681 Spring
    X5745 Summer
    X5669 Autumn
    X5690 Winter * sold out
If you would like to stock up on your Cardstock...and you would like to know the colors that come in these kits...Leave me a message and you can pickup an Idea Book ($4.00 or free with $25.00 order).  Support CTMH's Hearts for Haiti and stock up your Cardstock supply!  GET IT QUICK ... GOING FAST!!!

Happy Scrappin'  and Stampin'