Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August Projects for Clubs and Workshops

Hi Stampers
I just wanted to show you what we are going to be making this month at the Stamp Club this Friday and at the one workshop that I'm doing this month on Thursday the 30th.

We will be using the new Flirty paper pack.  I just love the bright Raspberry color in this pack.  We will make a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.  We will stamp Thanks on the pre-cut via Cricut Artiste cardstock using the new stamp set.  The flowers are cut out with the cricut too.
We will also be making the box as seen in the new Autumn/Winter catalog.  That is also cut out using the new Cricut Artiste.  Sorry, you will have to cut out the pumpkin with your good old-fashion scissors, but it's good for you.  The box is so cute and would be great for a table decoration at Thanksgiving.  I know summer is not even over yet, but I've got to plan ahead you know.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone, if you have any questions just email me.

The Dog Days of Summer...

Good morning Stampers,
I can't believe that we are in the middle of August already.  Whew - Summer has sure gone by fast this year.  Pretty much does every year.  Over at Heart 2 Heart Blog this we they are having a Dog Days of Summer Challenge.  You can make anything that you want card, scrapbook page, papercraft item with an animal theme.  Extra credit is given if it includes a dog.

Here is my card:

I used the new Flirty paper pack from the new catalog.  I thought the bright colors reminded me of the beach.  For the dog and the Hello sentiment I used A Bow Wow stamp set A1126 only $6.95 love that doggie.  If you saw the first post I changed the coloring of the image.  I love it now.  I used the watercolor brush and Bamboo for the dog and goldrush for the crab.  I paper pieced the bow using the flirty raspberry card stock.  If I had the new cobic-like markers I would have used that, but they are on my wish list!  For the little crab friend I used the Under the Sea stamp set C1500.  Both sets are from the spring/summer idea book and are still available to order.  I added a little pearl to the card front also.  I also went back and added some liquid glass to the eyes and nose.  Much better now!

I hope that you are out enjoying the last weeks of summer - It's going to be getting HOT here in Oregon!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Scrap Challenge at H2H

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog they are doing a scraps challenge.  Now I could have easily used any number of paper packs because I pretty much have scraps of everything, but I wanted to use the new papers and all I have of this one is the Sampler for Consultants so I'm calling that scraps.  Here is my "Miss You" card:
I used the new Clementine Paper samples that I received plus some Twilight and Colonial White cardstock.  This card design is from the new "Make it from you heart" how to booklet that is in the Fall/Winter catalog.  Design #19.  These are 1 1/4" strips of paper.  I also used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartride to cut out the bracket squares.  Then I added the chocolate ribbon to down the centers.  A little Sorbet waxy flax and ta-da.  Simple but cute.

If you haven't seen the new catalog yet, email me.

I've Been Published!

I'm so very excited to say that I have been published in a very beautiful magazine called "Cards".  I'm on page 43 of the July issue.  I have been waiting a long time to be able to share my card, but now I can.  Here it is:
It is under their Style Challenge.  We needed to come up with a beach theme and use the three colors:  Light blue, Sandy Brown, and a coral color.  I used CTMH desert sand, sky blue and smoothie.  The surf boards and umbrella is from a retired set, but at that time I had not seen our new summer catalog so I didn't have anything else.  I used the pearl paint and the sprits bottle to add a little shimmer to the card front.

It just so happens that Heart 2 Heart Challenges was having a challenge anything relating to Water in July, but I wasn't allowed to post this until now so I'm going to have to add this to their challenge too.

Sketch Challenge with Dakota

Heart 2 Heart had a sketch challenge in July and I really wanted to try it.  So I finally was able to find a little time today to give it a try.  I used the new paper "Dakota" from the new Fall/Winter catalog.
Here is the sketch picture:

And here is my card:

As I said above the paper pack is called Dakota, cute western theme.  The stamp set I used is also from the new catalog.  It is D1525 Casual Expressions for the sentiment and the star.  I also used the August Stamp of the Month, S1208 Baroque Borders for the swirly design.  Then I added the three adhesive Durable Studs.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The New Catalog is Here!

I am so excited to let everyone know that the new CTMH Fall/Winter Catalog is here.  If you haven't received your new catalog from me yet, email me at

My favorite items has got to be the new Cricut Cartridge Artiste.  It has so many 3-D items in it and so much more.  Once again it has 700 images, comes with 3 stamp sets and 2 chipboard sheets.  I just can't wait to play with it.

If you want to look at the new catalog online, Click Here to get to my website then you can click on "Products" and "Fall/Winter Catalog".