Sunday, October 25, 2009

Polar Express- I Believe

I spent the weekend's creative time creating this card to mimic the Polar Express. I started it on Friday and finished just a few minutes ago working on it here and there. I just added a final touch after this photo was taken. I took my white gel pin and added snow dots in the Juniper CS. It add another dimension and a finishing feel.
I used CTMH's Childhood stamp set to create the train, the tracks were created using the fence from Spellbound and I used a masking technique. The paper is from Jingle Level 2. The snow on the train and the puffs of smoke are liquid applique. The only non CTMH product is the stickles. I don't know if you can see it on the snow at the bottom of the card I used the Pearl Create a Shade paint to give it a fun shimmer and textured look. My Quickutz mini Venus dies were used to cut out the believe in the Tulip paper, then they were coated in the ultra wonderful, how did we live without it Stickles. I hope you like this card. It was fun to create and a complete original design. PS I forgot to mention the snow was created by stamping with the cloud outline stamp from the Childhood set, then cutting out, and using the reverse side.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trick Or Treat...

...Give me something good to eat! You know how you've become a collector of Scrapbooking supplies? You know what I mean, you buy the prettiest paper, and cool new embellys and then just save and save them. Well, I bought a package of door hangers from CTMH when I joined back in 2005. I finally found something worthy of them. I actually used one as a template to create this cute treat door hanger (yes it does fit an actual door knob) I'm going to make a few up for my children and a few of their friends. I thought the new Beware stamp set and the retiring Enchanted paper pack fit perfectly together. Everything but the ribbon and candy is CTMH.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes Quickie Gift

This could be a really fast and inexpensive gift to give. This is not a new idea but I did make up my own template for it and the finished size is 4x5.5. These papers are from my long held stash and the only things CTMH are the Snowman stamp and the New England Ivy CS. The stripe paper is from Hobby Lobby and the Damask paper is from Anna Griffin (both really old papers). I created this just for fun and I wanted to use up some of the paper I have taking up space

Tip: I finally invested in a really good craft x-acto knife. This was the way to go to cut out the Snow man so close to the edge. I used the gripster it's around $5 and really is something I can't believe I've gone this long with out.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Seniors Rule!

Today 4 wonderful ladies at the local senior center participated in my free card class. They are a great group of ladies who have never created cards. They were truly excited. What I loved most was that they had no idea what they signed up for, they thought they might have to work on the computer. It was wonderful to see them jump right in there and get inky fingers. All of the ladies had a great attitude and made this fun for me. I look forward to our next class. These are the three cards we created. All products are CTMH.
This card uses the Many Thanks stampset, Sorbet ribbon, CS & Ink, Coca Ink & CS, Desert Sand CS & Vanilla CS.
This card was their favorite. They loved the Bella Paper. Here I used Thoughtful Seasons stamp set for the Happy Birthday, Annotations ( a past SOTM) for the tag and for you, Colonial white brads, and Holly Hock Ribbon & Ink. The card they made used the olive ink. I personally like that instead of the smoky plum that I used for this card. This next card uses my favorite paper from last year. It's called Notebook. The stamp set is my newest favorite and it's called Childhood portrait. The Ink is black.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My sweet Cupake is having another birthday!

This is the birthday invitation I created for my daughter's 3rd birthday. They are really fun and very easy to create. The texture on these is surely the icing on the cupcake!

To mimic a real cupcake liner I used a dry embossing pen to create the vertical lines you see on the brown textured card stock.
And I used my quickcutz goosebumps to emboss the pink icing top. The stamp is from the Celebrate Everyday card kid and the # 3 is from the Friendship Alphabet.
The flowers are Dasiy Doodles, Basic Grey Brown Cardstock, Hobby Lobby ribbon, Hobby Lobby Pink CS, Pink brad from JoAnns.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

NIce List

I am a maker of lists. I have list for everything and I LOVE having a cute notebook to keep them in. I saw the makings of a great Christmas Shopping List notebook with this wooden notebook I found in a $1 section at Michael's. I used all CTMH products with the exception of the stickles to create this project. The stamp sets featured are No Peeking, Celebrate, Christmas Greetings, Sans & Classroom Alphabets. The ribbon is Creme Brulee, the paper is Jingle level 2, the colors are Tulip, Juniper, Creme Brulee, and Black. Liquid Applique is what makes Santa's beard, hat and eyebrow so life like. It's super easy to use. You simply squeeze it to apply where you want it. Let it dry overnight, then use a heat gun to puff it up. (Make sure not to cut out the item before heating so that you have something to grip.) I did add glitter on top of it for the hat. Also, add brads to the ribbon and the paper before gluing the paper down. I didn't know I wanted to add them until after I glued the paper so that's where the ripples come from. If you like it let me know. Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Let it Snow....

I knew I wanted to make this card when I bought this snowman set last year. But I just got around to doing it. I can see so much potential. You could easily make this a snow globe card.

You can easily re-create this card. I used acetate bought from Kinkos/Fedex, all other materials are CTMH. This is a 6x6 card. I used vellum tape to adhere the acetate to the inside of the card. I painted the snowflakes and stamped them with Create-a-Shade paint.
For the snowman I cut first stamped the bottom circle and flurry image in Juniper on the Juniper card stock. Then I stamped the same circle and flurry image along with the other images shown on white cardstock. I cut out each. (Color before cutting out to make sure you like it and don't waist your time). The snowman is then stacked and glued down. I used stickles to glitter the flurry.