Friday, January 28, 2011
Inside I randomly stamped "happy," "happy happy," and "happy happy birthday" in Barn Red ink.
Our neighbor is a very special guy who loves to watch birds and travel and so much more.
I used CTMH products:
Wings Paper Packet Level 2
January Stamp of the Month-Find Your Style
Passages Paper Packet Level 2
Black mini-medley ribbon
Barn Red, Garden Green, & Black ink pads
Happy weekend to you!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Here's a very simple stamped card (clean & simple) for a very special young woman who is just as the sentiment says: Beautiful. Inside and out. And I want her to always remember this. She loves jewelry (and all accessories) so I had to add a simple necklace to bling the card a tiny bit. Can you see it? Click on the photo to enlarge.
I used CTMH products:
January's Stamp of the Month: Find Your Style
Black ink pad
Gray Wool ink pad
Itty Bitty Sparkles (a girl's gotta have some bling!)
It's always fun to make the inside of a card a surprise too. So I used the Gray Wool to stamp "Beautiful" randomly and repeatedly--this way I know she'll get my message!
Then I second-generation-stamped the envelope with the really cool diva dress form. We want to keep our mail carriers wondering. :)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I used the layout cutting instructions for "On with the Show" in Jeanette Lynton's book, Magic (pp 62-63), adapting the strips' sizes slightly for page 2.
On page 2, I included two journaling cs pieces, one behind each of the photos. The Wings Stickease decorates each edge of the ivory cs journaling strips, with Liquid Glass enhancing the dots.
Someday Beatrice will be able to read about these three photos, taken of her at 6 months, 9 months, and 11 months old.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Using the tea bag holder tutorial here, I created a special birthday card for my CTMH upline, Deb Butler, director of the Scrapping Buckeye Babes!
Happy birthday to you, Deb, if you're blog visiting! You're the BEST! Enjoy a cuppa tea with a friend.
I used all Close To My Heart products:
CTMH Wings paper packet, sweet leaf ribbon, Vineyard Berry ink (inside "happy birthday" sentiment, sparkles, licorice opaque pearls, Liquid Glass, Prisma Glitter, Find Your Style butterfly stamp. I stamped two butterflies to give dimension. I stamped each on the top and bottom of the cardstock, so that the gorgeous stamp design would show on their under-wings. Two sides are stamped in Juniper (those face each other), one in Sweet Leaf, and the top is rock-'n'-roll stamped in Vineyard Berry and Sweet Leaf. (The inside section holding two tea bags is made with the Vineyard Berry jaquard design that matches the front horizontal paper strip behind the punched circles.)
Click here to see a traditional Wings/Find Your Style card I made earlier.
Click here to see two tea bag holder cards I made earlier from different paper packets, and to see the inside paper section that holds the tea bags.
Thanks for visiting my blog! Come back soon!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Yay! I finally got to play with the Wings papers and stamps featured in Close To My Heart's January Inspirations. (Click on the sidebar link for more info.)
This card is for my good friend, Wendy, who is quite a trooper, now into her fifth year of chemo treatments for lung cancer. She was never a smoker. She thought she had a touch of flu. And BAM! What a diagnosis. But what a strong-faithed, strong-willed woman she is, and a courageous live-er of daily life. She's a positive Christian model for everyone who knows her. She soars above and through adversity. She looks at every cup as overflowing.
I added a touch of Prisma Glitter to the butterfly's layered wings, and when I use glitter, it's glitter, glitter, EVERYwhere! Now I'm heading to church and then to the music store...let's see if I get any comments about how I sparkle & shine today.
More to come! Thanks for stopping to look!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
When I saw the Creative Imaginations "Loolah" journaling papers, I knew I wanted to try them as card fronts! Here's one -- and I used a lot of Liquid Glass to give the design some shimmer.
I repeated the heart stamp inside:
My heartfelt thanks for stopping by!
CTMH CS, Cranberry ribbon & ink, Liquid Glass, Licorice Pearls, Heartfelt stamp;
Creative Imaginations journaling page from "Loolah" packet
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I used some Elegant Bouquet paper scraps and its coordinating Stickease. It's so super easy to line up those Stickease items on an acrylic card. FUN, simple, easy, and did I say fun?
And one more with a Cuttlebug swirl:
(White ribbon & silver embellisments are from my non-CTMH stash.)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Shimmering butterflies on jeweled ribbons in yellow, green, and blue decorated the Christmas tree, plates, napkins, and party favors for Bethany's birthday celebration Sunday evening. We had lasagna, garlic bread, spring greens salad with dried tomatoes and chopped peppers, and her favorite lemon cupcakes for dessert.
Derek & Bethany before she made her 2011 wish ...
Saturday, January 8, 2011
When I saw this 30 key chain, I knew it had to go on a card front for a very special young man celebrating this milestone. (It'll be hand-delivered, so I wasn't concerned about the chain in the mail process.) The brushed nickel and the colors of CTMH's Passages papers are great together. I love using distressing tools, and got a lot of distressing into this card, along with edges inked, for a guy-look.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
It's just a peek -- I promise to showcase this entire album project AFTER I give this gift to a special person! Soon...
Just to tease you, I'll tell you it has 8 sections!
I used CTMH's Mix 'n' Mingle album (chipboard and acrylic sections), Silhouette papers and ribbons, opaque pearls, itty bitty sparkles, dimensional letters and shapes, CTMH chocolate rubons, and Bonding Memories adhesive.
Thanks for looking and leaving some love! Happy New Year! Woohoo!