Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgiving Placecards

This is the placecard that I created for Thanksgiving this year.  I used my 2" scallop punch and created a little box to hold M&M's.  I used Autumn Terracotta Paper from CTMH and the Turkey is from a retired stamp set by CTMH.  The letter "D" is from the Typewriter keys stamp set.  (set to retire this December)

I punched out two scallops and then cut off 6 of the scallops making the bottom flat.
I cut a piece of cardstock 3" x 3 1/4" for the box.  Then I scored it along the 3" side at 3/4", turned it around and scored again at 3/4".  Then I scored it along the 3 1/4" side at 1 1/4", turned it around and scored again at 1 1/4".
I cut the center scored lines and folded to create a little box, using Tombow to adhere the sides together.
I cut the handle at 1/2" x 5".  Stamped the design on it, inked the edges and then adhered it to the little box centering it up.
I punched out a smaller circle and stamped the Turkey on it using Chocolate Ink.  Stamped my initial using Typewriter alphabet and cut out.  For the back I punched out some retired CTMH paper with leaves on it.
Glued everything on, tied a ribbon on the handle and filled with M&M candies (holds about 20 candies).  It is small, but oh so cute!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

CTMH Regional Celebration

I am back from the Close to My Heart Regional Celebration, and let me tell you I had a blast!  They shared some new business information with us and best of all learned new stamping and scrapbooking techniques!  All the friendly consultants and corporate employees made this weekend extra special - Thanks to all!

Here is the Layout we made using the Twitterpated paper pack - love the colors:

These are some cute cards that we made using the Jingle paper pack:

Here are some cards that we made during crop night:

Sunday, November 1, 2009


From November 3 - 30, 2009, when you purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D and/or E) at full retail price you will recieve a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value).

This is the sale that everyone has been waiting for and it is here just in time for the Holidays. Let Santa know what you want for Christmas and have him contact me at 503-669-4104 or by email and I will be sure that he has just the right gift for you.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Be Yourself Card

Here is the card that we made during my monthly stamp club last night. It uses the Embossing Resist technique.
D1349 Be Yourself stamp set
Versamark Ink
Hollyhock Ink
Blush Ink
Black Ink
Rubber Brayer

Start with a white 5 ½” x 4 ¼” card base.
Glue the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Black cardstock to front of card base - centered.

On the 3 ¾” x 5” piece of white card stock - stamp small flower using Hollyhock ink 2 – 3 times see sample. Stamp center of flower using Hollyhock ink.

Take dryer sheet and rub all over cardstock to get static off.

Stamp the large flower using versamark ink. Use Clear Embossing powder to cover flower and use the Heat Gun to set.

Use the sponge distressing tool to apply hollyhock ink all over the large flower using a circular motion, until you see the image clearly. Sponge Hollyhock ink on the bottom edge of cardstock as desired.

Use a make-up sponge to remove the excess ink from the large flower image.

Place a sheet of regular computer paper over the image and heat with your Iron at the highest temperature without using steam. Rub in a circular motion until all of the embossing powder is melted off.

Load the girl image stamp with Versamark ink and black ink. Stamp on top of cardstock in desired position. See sample.

Apply Clear embossing powder to girl image and use heat gun to set.

Use scissors or edge distressing tool around stamped cardstock. Glue to card front centering over the black cardstock.

Stamp sentiment on white cardstock using black ink. Place rhinestone frame over the top, centering image. Cut cardstock around frame. Use pop dots to adhere to card front.

Stamp Sentiment on the inside of the card as desired.