Monday, November 3, 2008

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Tones of Twilight

I'm on a roll this weekend. I am getting some cards completed.

For this sketch I decided to use a color I love, but never seem to use much - Twilight. There is something comforting about this color that just sets right with me.

I used the reverse side of our new papers - this one happens to be called Aspen. The front side is gorgeous, but the reverse as you can see is just as pretty. The snowflakes on the paper match the various snowflakes in the stamp set "Snowflake Kisses", which is what I used for the accent piece.

I kept this card fairly simple. I used a twilight cardstock base and layered the three bars onto white daisy cardstock. I distressed the edges of all the pieces with twilight ink. I didn't have a twilight ribbon, so I used heavenly blue, which seemed to work perfectly.

All in all, I am happy with how it turned out.

All products are CTMH unless noted:
Papers: Aspen level 2 pack with twilight and white daisy cardstock
Stamps: Snowflake Kisses
Inks: Twilight
Accents: Heavenly Blue ribbon

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Week Late . . . . . . .

but I had to finish it anyway. I really liked Beate's WSC58 sketch. I knew just what papers I wanted to use: Magic Moments. Of all the new papers CTMH released, this is my favorite so far! I love how bright it is - so many great colors. When they first released this paper in a constant campaign a few months ago as a scrapbooking kit for each month, I was hooked. I bought several packages then. I was very excited when they brought it out in the new Idea Book.

I used both level one and level 2 paper packets. The base is from the level one - it already had the "blocked" look with the three background designs. I added the stripe paper on the bottom and the hollyhock strip across the middle from the level two pack.

The stamp set is just right for this paper. It is called Thoughtful Seasons. I think it works great with the scrapbooking kit too. There are images and sentiments for all seasons. Since it was fall, the pumpkin and leaves were the obvious choices for this card.

Now, I need to work on the current week's challenge.

All supplies CTMH
Paper: Magic Moments Level 1 & 2 packages, sweet leaf & sunflower textured papers

Stamps: Thoughtful Seasons
Inks: Cocoa, Sunflower, Sweet Leaf, Barn Red
Accents: Sunflower ribbon, garden green safety pin, 3D squares

Sunday, September 7, 2008

One Sketch - 2 Sizes

I took this sketch from iheart2stamp and applied to two different sizes.

First, I played around with a 4 X 4 card using the Enchanted paper pack - with a Halloween twist. I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

(All products CTMH unless otherwise noted.)
Paper: Enchanted Level 2 Packet
Inks: Smokey Plum & Archieval Black
Stamps: Creepy Cobwebs
Accents: Black Waxy Flax
Scallop Punch (Stampin Up)

I like playing around with 6 X 6 cards, so I applied the same sketch to that size. This time I used Boom-Di-Ada paper - I absolutely love this paper. The card turned out OK - I like the use of the dimensional element for the sentiment, and of course the paper, but I was not as happy with it as I thought I'd be. I like the smaller size of the first card better. I may, in the future try the smaller format with the Boom-di-ada paper.

(All products CTMH)
Paper: Boom-di-ada Level 2 Packet
Ink: Autumn Terracotta
My Stickease: Boom-di-ada
Dimensional Elements: Bookplates
Sassy Strands: Autumn Terracotta
Accents: Hollyhock Eyelets

Monday, September 1, 2008

Beate's WSC55 - Just Boo-tiful!

I just love these little guys! So small but so "Boo-tiful". This is one of CTMH's new stamp sets from their Autumn/Winter 2008 catalog. It's an A-size set - just a little something to give a card a real punch. I used my water pen and CTMH inks to color my ghosts, I think I will use colored pencils or watercolor pencils the next time I use them.

I used Beate's newest sketch - WSC #55. A great sketch that makes a longer card. I haven't made many with this dimension, but I think I really like it. The card measures 8 X 3 1/2.

Materials: (All materials CTMH) black, sunflower and grey flannel inks, "Boo-tiful" stamp set, Enchanted paper pack, White Daisy cardstock, Graden Green ribbon round, ribbon accents dimensional elements

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Rock-a-Bye Baby

Today I decided to look at the sketches I had saved on my laptop to try at a later time. I found one from iheart2stamp called rock-a-bye baby sketch - so neat & classic.

I pulled out some of my favorite Christmas-y papers. It is called Everlasting. I am trying to get some card ideas together for a Christmas card workshop. I think this one might be a go - I think that the oval will be the part that I will participants an option for changing up, as it was a My Stickease, and there was only one of that in the package.
All products are CTMH:
Papers: Everlasting
Accents: Cranberry

Monday, August 25, 2008


I have seen Cupcake Challenges on so many blogs that I decided I had to check it out and give it a try. I don't have any cupcakes, but you don't have to have any to try the sketch. If you want to try one yourself, visit Taylored Expressions. I used a technique I picked up from Kathi's Corner, where she used a post-it to create a moon scrubbed some beautiful color in the background. I find this technique very addicting and it gives such a spectacular result. For my background, I started with colonial white cardstock, covered it lightly with buttercup ink, with the post-it in place I added sunflower honey, and taffy inks all over.

For my 6 X 6 card, I used the September SOTM - Treasure Life. This stamp set is sooooooooo awesome. I think it is my all time favorite so far. It is so versitile. You can use it for spring or fall, you can use it with so many colors, there are endless possibilities.

Papers: CTMH - buttercup, chocolate, crystal blue, colonial white
Stamps: CTMH Sept SOTM Treasure Life
Accessories: CTMH Chocolate Designer Ribbon, Chocolate brad