Friday, February 26, 2010

Felicity thank you card

It's great when you can use scraps to create something unique. This card uses the special Felicity paper from CTMH. It was the national scrap booking month special paper pack. I had cut a tree out this paper and used it on another card. I loved out the negative image look and knew it would look great with some cocoa cardstock behind it. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Love Card with Caboodle

Here's the V-day card I made for my sweetie and gave to him on V-day. Yes, I'm posting this a bit late but I still wanted to share it with you. It's a little non-traditional. I used the Close To My Heart Caboodle level 2 paper pack and the die cuts from a past CTMH promotion. All you see here is CTMH.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My dearest friend and her husband recently found out they are expecting their first child in Sept. I am soooo very excited for them. I wanted to let them know just how much. Here is a card I created to send them using the leftovers from this month's Workshop On the Go. I used the Circut to cut out the cute lady and the stickers are from another company, everything else is CTMH and comes from the Veranda Workshop on the Go. We'll be working with it here Thursday night. I'm very excited. It's beautiful!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Get Creative with Create A Shade pearl Paint

I was challenged to teach a technique to a small group of fellow Close To My Heart Consultants. In coming up with the technique to teach I became inspired by one of the most awesome and overlooked products CTMH has to offer. Create-a-Shade pearl paint, I created so many fun and unique accents with this versatile product. Here is a card where I used the paint to stamp over a previously stamped image. I love how it gives it depth and character, and was so very easy to do.
This is my most favorite card to date. I will at some point give it to Nick.

This is a close up of the paint technique I used on the bird. If you look closely you can see that I used a coordinating purple marker to outline the flourishes. I made them by stamping on top of the bird with the flourishes stamp from the Grace Workshop on the Go while it was covered in the Create a shade paint. I used the matching marker to also shade the bird and flowers. You'll notice the shading on the branch too. To attach the clear shapes I used the Xyron. It worked perfectly to give a secure translucent fit.

Everything except the purple base textured cardstock, and the twine is a CTMH product.
Stampsets used:
A Tweet
Green B&T Duo from Emporium
Journaling Spots Journey
Colonial white Rickrack
Pearl Beads
Rubons: Nature's Ambiance
Clear Shapes

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Faux Metallic

I was honored to demo a Faux Metallic technique I created using our incredibly versatile Create a shade Paint. Here is the card and the instructions below.
Faux Metallic Look
w/ Close To My Heart Create a Shade Pearl Paint

Give your projects an easy to create faux metallic look

-White Daisy Cardstock
-Create-a-shade paint
-Paint brush
-CTMH Double Stamp Set & appropriate blocks
-Transparency Sheet
-Black Stazon
-CTMH Ink color of choice (darker colors work best)

-Stamp your base image on White Daisy Cardstock
-Stamp your overlay image with Stazon on to the transparency sheet
-Cut transparency image out
-Paint a thin layer of create-a-shade paint on top of base image
-Lay transparency on top of base image while paint is still wet
-Cut base image out and adhere to project
All products are CTMH. Paper used is Bella Level 2, Stamp set used is Aspiration & Somethin' Special. The card pattern is Center Circles from Wishes.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WowZer, Wednesday

I'm just popping in because I wanted to share something that's important to me. I am training for my first 5k that will happen at the end of March. Now to many it's no big deal, but to a girl who's never run a mile in her life it is. (Really in in school I walked more than I ran.) Today I ran the full 3.1 miles. I'm so proud!! Yippee. I hope that whatever goals you've set and are working toward will be fulfilled and bring you satisfaction.

Lincoln said it best:

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thank you, Mom!

My sweet mom made these beautiful dish towels for me. She gave me two and then I discovered two in random places around the house. And just yesterday she gave me a 5th. It's just like her to be so thoughtful and loving.
As a thank you I made this card using Treasures and Card Chatter stamp sets. Everything but the ribbon is CTMH. The ribbon is from Adornments (it's very old, I bought it when I first started scrapbooking)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Be Mine

These are super easy and kid friendly. My 3 year old and I assembled these. I used my Cricut to cut out the heart shapes. Next we distressed the edges with the CTMH sponge tool and tulip ink. We stamped Happy V-day in the center. Then we poked a hole and threaded pink Joann's ribbon to tie two heart shaped bracelets to the back. These were super simple, and inexpensive to create for my daughter's dance class. The polk dot paper is from the Jingle Paper pack, the stripe paper is from Hobby Lobby.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I do... Here's my card using the Mojo Monday sketch. This is the first sketch challenge I've participated in. It's kind of left me feeling nervous and naked. You know the feeling? Okay maybe it's just me.
For this card I used Close To My Heart's Magic Moments level 2 paper pack, Hollyhock ribbon & ink. The brads are all CTMH's as well. The flower I made with their Hollyhock twill ribbon. The stamp set is for March's stamp of the month. It's called A Little Everything. It has sooo many uses. It's a great one to make sure you have on hand. It covers nearly every sentiment and holiday.