Monday, December 29, 2008

Ms On the Go Checkbook Cover

This image is from a new CTMH stamp set called "Ms On the Go" that will become available January 1st. I absolutely love these new stamps! The paper used is from the January Constant Campaign for National Scrapbooking Month - "Key to My Heart". I also used CTMH cs in Creme Brulee, Juniper & Tulip. I paper-pieced her clothing and shopping bags and then colored the rest in with CTMH markers. I added red stickles to her lips to give it some bling :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year! Tara :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Teacher Gift

This is one of the teacher gifts I made for my son's preschool teacher.
It is a magnetic memo board made with a cookie sheet.
SB paper and ribbon from LSS.
CTMH stamp set: Charm Uppercase Alphabet.
I hope that she likes it...I think it will look great in the classroom!

More Magnetic Memo Boards (gifts)

Below are some more Magnetic Memo Boards that I have made for gifts...
I really enjoy making these!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Magnetic Memo Board & Tags - for gift exchange

This is a gift that I made for a recent gift swap ~

Another magnetic memo board...
Papers: CTMH Silhouette
Wallet sized photo frame - stamped with CTMH Playful Petals stamp set - black stazon

And, I made some snowman tags as well ~
Stamp Sets: CTMH Frosty Friends and CTMH Snow FriendsC
CS: CTMH Clover Meadow & Holiday Red
Accessories: Liquid Applique, Stickles glitter glue & ribbon
Punches: Mary Uchida Mega & Giga

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Advent Calendar

This is an Advent Calendar that I made last year.

Supplies used: Canvas, Wilton tins
Stamp Sets: CTMH Precious Alphabet
Sizzix alphabet, scallop punch, circle punch, SB paper from LSS, brown gingham ribbon

You can put little trinkets in the tins for a daily surprise.

Magnetic Memo Board (for teenage boy)

Below is a magnetic memo board that I made for a teenage boy in my family.
I tried to keep it masculine with the earthy colors and the cars.

Supplies used:
Pizza tin, flat glass marbles, magnets, liquid glass, brown grosgrain ribbon
Paper: Garden Green cs (for magnets), Green/brown scrapbook paper from LSS
Stamp Sets: Flyin' High and Precious Alphabet by CTMH
Ink: CTMH Chocolate

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! (no artwork)

Hi...I do not have any new artwork to share on this post...I just wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Enjoy the time with your family and friends.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Snow Friends - My first transparency card

This felt so different when you are used to making cards with all cs, but it was a lot of fun :)

SS: Snow Friends (CTMH) (colored with Bic Mark It Permanent Markers)
HP Clear Transparency/CTMH CS: White Daisy & Cranberry
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Stickles Glitter Glue (Stardust)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just because - Let Us Adore Him Card

This is a simple Christmas Card, but with such meaning...

All supplies used are CTMH.

Stamp Sets: Just Because (Retired Card Kit), Let Us Adore Him, Peace on Earth
CS: White Daisy, Cranberry, Garden Green
Ink: Cranberry, Garden Green, Black

Front: What if Christmas doesn't come from a store,

Inside: What if Christmas means a little bit more. ~The Grinch

Just because - Playful Flourish Card

Stamp Sets: Just because (retired card kit), Playful Flourishes
Ink: Black
CS: Black, Heavenly Blue, White Daisy
Red Stickles on flowers

Wreath Card

I made this card using the small snowflake stamp from the Shining Star stamp set to make the wreath. I then thought, I need a bow on the wreath, but I do not have a bow stamp. So I looked through my stamps and saw the Life Is Good (retired) stamp set...I used the flower for each side of the bow and the leaf for the hanging part of the bow.

CS: White Daisy
Stamp Sets: Shining Star, Peace On Earth, Life is Good (retired)
Ink: Cranberry & Garden Green

Simple Birthday Cards - Express Postage (April 2008 SOTM)

These are some simple birthday cards that I made using the April 2008 SOTM, Express Postage (the background circles).

Soul Mates & Silhouette Anniversary Card

This is an anniversary card that I made last month.
Stamp Set: Soul Mates
CS: Colonial white
Paper: Silhouette
Ribbon & Rhinestones - non CTMH.

Shining Star Cards

Here are a couple of cards that I made using the Shining Star stamp set from CTMH.

CS: White Daisy, Tulip
Ink: Tulip, Juniper, Creme Brulee
Other Stamp Set used: Peace On Earth

CS: White Daisy, Juniper
Ink: Creme Brulee, Tulip, Juniper
Also used on card below: Cuttlebug embossing folder, divine swirls

Snow Friends altered notebook & cards

I just think that this stamp set, Snow Friends, is so adorable!
Below is an altered notebook and some cards that I made with this stamp set.

Altered Notebook
CS: White Daisy, Ocean
Watercolor Pencil: Ocean & Blender Pen
Ribbon: non-CTMH

3 x 3 Medallion Card
CS: White Daisy, textured Heavenly Blue
Stickles Glitter Glue
Fiskars edge punch
Watercolor pencils & blender pen
Ribbon: non-CTMH

Paper: Sasparilla
CS: Ocean

Reflection card
velum & stickles

Snow Friends tic tac holders

Aren't these so adorable? I had found directions for the larger packs of tic tacs, but I bought tic tacs in bulk at Sam's and they were the smaller packs, so I had to alter the directions.
All items used are CTMH except the ribbon.

CS: Cranberry
Ink: Black
Markers: Cranberry & Heavenly Blue
Stamp Set: Snow Friends

Other colors include: pink carnation, garden green, ocean, amethyst.

Glass ornaments (with transparencies)

Below are some ornaments that I made...I stamped on a transparency with Stazon and then colored the back of the image in with permanent markers, rolled up (make sure it is dry) and inserted in the glass ornament. I left a tab at the top of the transparency to hold it in place when it is inserted. On some of them, I also used Stickles glitter glue.

Stamp Set: November Stamp of the Month, All Decked Out

Stamp Set: Snow Friends (with stickles)

Stamp Set: Boutique Alpha (with red stickles)

Stamp Sets: Nov. Stamp of the Month -All Decked Out, Snow Friends, Frosty Friends

Magnetic Memo Board

I just love this...I had seen some of these made with the rectangular cookie sheets...I went out and found some round pizza tins. They can be hung on the wall with the can use sticky tack to put it on a wall/door or you can sit it in a plate stand.

All items used are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Perfect Day
Stamp Sets: Romantic Backgrounds (Retired), Playful Petals (magnet), Large Chocolate Alpha
Ink: Chocolate, Juniper, Tulip, Sorbet
CS: Tulip, Chocolate, White Daisy

Year End Soccer Treats & Coach's Card

Stamp Sets: Let's Play Ball
CS: Orange, White Daisy
*Ribbon & DP are non-CTMH
*Cuttlebug embossing folder used on card
*I also used white liquid applique on the soccer balls.

I recycled some cans & used for them for sucker holders for all the kids on the team as shown below...

Below is the card I made for the Coach...

Frankie treat holders

These are some Frankie treat holders that I made: tins & candy bar sliders.

CS: CTMH Black, Clover Meadow, White Daisy

Trick or Treat Layout

It has been some time since I posted...I have just been really busy the past few weeks.

I had a gathering near Halloween and the hostess requested a SB page for trick or treating photos. This is what I came up with. All items used are CTMH except the gingham ribbon.
The title words and the pumpkin were all stamp kissed using black ink on the Spot On Background Stamp which made them polka-dotted :) I also used black liquid applique on the pumpkin's face.

CS: Black, Autumn Terracotta, White Daisy
Stamp Sets: Frighten Fun (Retired, but current stamp set, Spooky Smiles is similar), Journaling Jots, Large & Small Chocolate Alpha, Boutique Alpha

Monday, October 20, 2008

Frosty Friends Card (Liquid Applique)

This was my first time using liquid applique and I absolutely love it! It adds so much dimension to your image. Kim Burmeister has a tutorial on how to use liquid applique here. All supplies used on this card are CTMH except for the gingham ribbon & Stickles glitter glue.

Stamp Sets: Frosty Friends, May SOTM "Say It In Style"
Ink: Black
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue, Brown Gingham Ribbon (non-CTMH)
Paper: White Daisy CS, Chocolate CS & retired Hollydays (?) DP in green

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Christmas Cards Workshop - Holiday Stamp-a-Stack

I am reposting this since my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack workshop is just around the will make it easier for those of you trying to find this post :)
Below are the cards that I have created for my upcoming Holiday Stamp-a-Stack workshop. I tried to keep them somewhat simple so that they can be completed quickly. I love my cuttlebug embossing folders (especially with our white core card stock) - can you tell? ;)

(I have also created a photo card - not pictured.)

Stamp set used: CTMH Evergreen
Paper: CTMH Cranberry, Chocolate, White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Juniper (new color)
Accessories: Ribbon, Christmas Red Stickles, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Divine Swirls
Technique: Dry Embossing/Sanding

Stamp sets: CTMH Evergreen & August SOTM, Today's Date
Paper: CTMH Twilight, Chocolate, White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Twilight, Chocolate
Accessories: Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflake
Technique: Dry Embossing/Sanding

Stamp set: CTMH Let Us Adore Him
Paper: CTMH Colonial White, Bamboo, Chocolate
Ink: CTMH Bamboo, Chocolate
Accessories: Twine, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (cannot recall the name of this one)
Technique: Dry Embossing/Sanding

Stamp Set: CTMH Frosty Friends
Paper: CTMH Hollyhock, Garden Green, White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Black & various CTMH markers
Accessories: Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflake
Technique: Dry Embossing/Sanding

Stamp Set: CTMH Frosty Friends
Paper: CTMH Cranberry, Black, White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Black, Cranberry Marker & Blender Pen
Accessories: Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflake
Technique: Dry Embossing/Sanding

Friday, October 10, 2008

Magazine Style Card Holder

Aren't these so adorable?

Here is the link to the blog that I saw this idea on - When I saw this, I immediately had to make one. Here is the link to Vicki's instructions.

All items used on my Magazine Style Card Holder (below) are CTMH.

CS: White Daisy, Cranberry, Chocolate
Ink: Cranberry
Stamp Set: With Love (Previous Stamp of the Month)
Accessories: Stickles Christmas Red, Fiskars Edge Punch

(Below - with cards inserted.)

(Below - without cards.)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Scallop Edge Medallion Cards

These are 3 x 3 Scallop Edge Medallion Cards.
All supplies used on the 2 cards below are CTMH except the Stickles & the Fiskars Edge Punch.

Stamp Set: All Decked Out, November's Stamp of the Month (Love this stamp set!)
CS: Heavenly Blue, Amethyst, White Daisy
Ink: Black. Markers: Heavenly Blue, Amethyst, Taffy
Accessories: Fiskars Edge Punch, Stickles

Stamp Set: Treasure Life, September Stamp of the Month
CS: Tulip, Juniper, Colonial White
Ink: Tulip, Juniper
Accessories: Fiskars Edge Punch, Stickles