Sunday, July 31, 2011
You know how you think you want to use a particular image that you've already cut, stamped or colored in some way and then you Don't end up using it in your project? Well, I have a bunch of little gems like that in piles all over my work area. You can see some letters (in the picture below) just wanting a home. I decided to turn the new CTMH My Creations Card Box into a pretty storage box to sit on my desk to house all those little orphan pieces until I can use them on a card or other project.
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The new Wonderland paper from CTMH is a set of wintery blues with a bit of Chocolate, Grey Flannel, and Spring Iris mixed in. I wanted to make a non-wintery card with these papers to show their versatility. And I live in the desert, so winter themed things aren't usually very popular here. :-)
Saturday, July 30, 2011
My dh needs reminders about simple things, so I made this to hang in the laundry room for him to see when he comes in from the garage. The man is brilliant, but can't figure out which bowl in the refrigerator is a meal and which is cooked ground beef saved for adding to the evening's dinner. Yep, you guessed it; one day he took a pound of meat to work for lunch and left a complete meal packed especially for him in the fridge.
The Roxie B & T papers have so many potential uses. I love how they can be feminine or masculine based on the embellishments added to the project. On this board, I kept it very simple but I couldn't resist blinging up some thumbtacks with the new CTMH Rhinestone Designer Brads. They adhere easier to the tacks if the back prongs are removed. I just snipped them off with wire cutters used for jewelry making.
The project started with a plain wood frame similar to this one. The one I used was for a 5 x 7 photograph. I painted the edges black, adhered the paper, adorned some stamped images, stuck a piece of cork where the photo is supposed to go, attached the ribbon and voila, Done! It was one of the fastest projects I've ever completed. It was also very inexpensive. Gotta love that, too!
Friday, July 29, 2011
This was a very plain wood mirror and easel from Ikea. I painted the edges black on the mirror and the entire wood easel with acrylic paint. The front of the mirror is covered in one of the new CTMH Mischief B & T papers. After gluing, it helps to smooth it out with a rubber brayer. The mirror is outlined with Silver Glitz Glitter Gel. (CTMH Z1482)
Thursday, July 28, 2011
|CTMH Live Inspired Stamp Set, Die-Cut Card base|
This card is made with the new CTMH Mischief B & T papers and also the oftentimes forgotten (by me) Grey Flannel card stock. The stamp set is one of my favorites and I was so glad to see that it made it into the new catalog. The rosette on this card was layered onto a 2" scallop cut from a paper punch.
These rosettes are easy to make. Cut a strip of paper and start accordion folding. Glue the ends together and smoosh down to make it lay flat. I use hot glue to hold it together. Here I layered two rosettes made with different widths of paper and a CTMH pewter brad.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This cartridge will be available on August 1, 2011. Stay tuned for artwork created with this exclusive cartridge and corresponding stamps. There are over 700 images on the cartridge!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
|This is the inside of the "matchbook" type holder for the pads|
The stamped images, Mischief papers, Honey colored button brads and the Complements Rub-Ons are all in the new CTMH Idea Book that goes online on August 1, 2011.
Monday, July 25, 2011
I was going to make a journal for my 21 year old dd to start her own “Happiness Project” and then realized that she may not want to be committed to a “Happiness” anything or even a “Project”….. so I made a journal for her to do with it as she wished.
Of course, being her mom, I still had to offer some advice about things she May want to consider including as she stared at the blank pages.
- Random Acts of Kindness, your own or from someone who has acted kindly towards you
- Blessings or Thanksgivings
- Things that bring you joy
- Words; they are so very powerful. Even when they stand alone.
Celebrate your life.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
|CTMH My Creations Journal is 7" x 5" with a clear pocket on the front|
|The blank journal beforehand. The Roxie paper on the bottom has a variety of stamps arranged prior to stamping.|
Saturday, July 23, 2011
|Project using CTMH Elemental Paper|
|There are 24 coaster tiles included inside the Memory Game.|
|I modified it for my 6 year old to use for when she is bored.|
|We came up with fun activities and some that are not quite as fun. Some might call them chores.|
There are lots of possibilities for this fun Memory Game box. For the "Take a Chance/I'm Bored Game" I typed 24 different activities that my dd and I decided upon. She'll draw a tile when she is bored and she may get a fun activity or one that is of a more helpful nature. I am working on using papers from my stash so I covered the backs of the tiles with retired CTMH B & T papers.
Because I'll be doing another variation of this game for a December Countdown to Christmas I downloaded an Avery template that is used for 2 1/2" circle labels. This allowed me to easily type the activity and then use the 2" scallop punch to quickly punch them out. Here is the link to the template for you to create your own.
This last picture is the other Make and Take I made at CTMH's Convention. It is made with the gorgeous Roxie papers.
Friday, July 22, 2011
|Inside pages showing envelope pockets and some of the images from the Blue Ribbon stamp set (C1464)|
|Each envelope has a pull out page from the CTMH Roxie Level 2 Paper Packet (X7140B)|
|I used one card and this is it, flipped around and open|
|Inside back cover, with card closed|
|CTMH 10 Things Stamp Set (C1474) Rhinestone Designer Brads, Bling Assortment, and Foundry Pin Clips. The ribbons are all from the new Red Collection (Z1615)|
This book was made from 4 envelopes and 1 card from the CTMH Kraft Die Cut 6" x 6" Cards and Envelopes package (Z1474). There are 10 cards/envelopes in the package and it will be available on August 1st along with all the other new items I've used in this cute one of a kind book.
|This is the finished book cover made from CTMH Kraft cards|
|A card and envelope beforehand|
|One of the inside pages|