Sunday, August 31, 2008

Treasure Life Votive Candle Holder/Card

Isn't this neat? I just love it! It is a votive candle holder/card. You use a battery operated votive candle inside. This actually creates a warm a luminary.
I found the directions from CTMH Consultants, Antonette Herrin and Jane O'Leary.

Paper: CTMH Juniper CS (new color), vellum
Stamp Set: CTMH September SOTM Treasure Life
Ink: CTMH Juniper (new color)

Magic Moments Layout

I have had the Magic Moments Kit for many months now and have finally used some of the pages. These were SO easy to create and I love how they turned out and it was so fast to complete...who wouldn't love that? I still have to add journaling and a title, but I love how the pictures look on the layout. All I did was basically add photos and stickease.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Finally took time to make layout

I am sure that I am not the only one, but I really am soooooo behind in I found some time today to throw this layout together. These photos are from over 3 years ago.

Paper: CTMH CS in White Daisy, Black, Creme Brulee (new color) & Cranberry.
Stamp Sets: CTMH Spot on Backgrounds, non-CTMH wagon
Ink: CTMH Black, Cranberry

*since I originally posted this, I have scrapped 15 (2 page) layouts! I guess this layout motivated me to get some more done ;)

Sept. SOTM - Treasure Life - Bookmark Card

"Treasure Life" Bookmark Card:

Up close of bookmark:

This is a bookmark card using (CTMH) September's SOTM, Treasure Life. I love this stamp set. The words are wonderful! This is a neat card. It has a book mark attached to the right hand side...the receiver of the card can tear it off at the perforation. I think I may have this be my make-n-take project for my September workshop.

Paper: CTMH White Daisy & Sunflower CS
Ink: CTMH Sunflower, Autumn Terracotta, Chocolate & Garden Green

I found this card idea from another CTMH consultant, Cindy Prado.

Base CS (White Daisy) 5" x 12", score @ 5 1/4", perforate @ 10 1/2"
(I do not have a perforating blade with my Fiskar's cutter and I did not want to have to buy a different paper cutter, so I bought the rotary perforating blade by Cutterpede (EK Success) for $3.99- it has a safety protector onit and thought I would try it and see what would happen. I was so happy that it worked! I just lifted my ruler guide on my Fiskar's paper cutter and lined the blade up in the indentation of my paper cutter and rolled it on the paper. I hope that makes some sense.)
Bottom layer CS (Sunflower) 4 3/4" x 5" and 4 3/4" x 1 1/4"
Top layer CS (White Daisy - sponged and stamped) 4 3/4" x 4 1/2" and 4 1/2" x 1 1/8"

Technique: Book Mark Card

Clippy Boards (for swap)

These are clippy boards that I made for a swap. These are the cutest things.
A tutorial can be found here:

CTMH paper pack used: Let's Get Together (I used the red patterned paper from this pack on the back (but I forgot to take a picture of the back)
Ink used: CTMH Cranberry
Stamp: CTMH Made by me (small flower stamp)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Thank you!

I am so excited, I was nominated for the above blog awards by my favorite blogger, Kim Burmeister @ Clearly Inspired. Check her blog out at She has so many wonderful video tutorials. I think she is just amazing! THANK YOU KIM!
Here are the rules:
***The winner can put the logo on her blog.
***Link to the person you received your award from
***Nominate at least 7 other blogs
***Put the links of those blogs on yours
***Leave a message for the bloggers you've nominated
I nominate the following ladies for both awards:
Kim - Clearly Inspired
Deneen - A Path of Paper
Rachele - The Ink Boutique
Michelle - My Two Seasons
Stacy - Simply Addicted
Lori - Sentimentally Yours

My first Inchies - CTMH Just Because Stamp (from Card Kit)

These are the first inchies that I have made...they are for a swap that I am in.
I used one of the lady stamps from CTMH's card kit, Just Because.
Colors: All CTMH ~ White Daisy, Black, Cranberry
(Stickles Christmas Red Glitter Glue on the heart.)

Below is a card that I created with one of the inchies.
Technique: Inchie, Dry Embossing/Sanding (Cuttlebug - Divine Swirls).
I also used a sentiment from Curly Sentiments (retired) ~
it really seemed to go with the inchie ;) ("Just wanted to thank you with all my heart")

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Altered (personalized) frame

This is a wooden frame that I altered:

Products used: CTMH Sarsaparilla Plaid paper (love this paper),
Twilight CS for sizzix alpha, football accent, matte
mod podge & file.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Name Frames - Rustic Alpha & Boutique Alpha

Below are some name frames that I have created...

This one was made with CTMH Boutique Alpha & Baby Impressions (Clearance - retired).
CTMH items used: Holiday Red CS (Dry Embossed & Sanded), Star Spangled Blue & Holiday Red Ink...all other items used are non-CTMH.

The following name frames were made with CTMH Rustic Alpha.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My first Shaker Card

This is the first Shaker card that I have made. And, it was
so much fun to make...thanks to Kim Burmeister at Clearly
Inspired for the wonderful tutorial. You can find it at:

I know, I is a little early for a Halloween card, but I am ready for Fall ;)

Stamp set: CTMH (Retired) Frightenin' Fun & CTMH (Retired) Doodle Alphabet
Paper: CTMH Orange, Black & White Daisy CS
Ink: CTMH Orange, Chocolate, Clover Meadow & White Daisy
Accessories: Non-CTMH ribbon & silver and black stickles

Technique: Shaker Card & Dry Embossing/Sanding

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Summer Sweetness Swing Card

This picture is of the cards I decided to make for a swap on SCS after I created the one in the pictures below.

Below is a swing card that I came up with for the monthly "Create-a-card
club" that I am in.
(Create-a-Card club is a monthly meeting that a group of my crafty friends/moms
and I do. We all create cards and then get together once a month and bring enough
pre-cut supplies for everyone in attendance to make 2 of each of our cards...
it is nice because we go home with many nice cards.)

As mentioned in my last post, you can find a swing card tutorial
by Kim Burmeister at

Stamp Sets: CTMH Summer Sweetness, Spot On Backgrounds, With Love
& From Me to You
Ink: CTMH Pink Carnation, Sweet Leaf, Key Lime & Black
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Key Lime & Pink Carnation
Accessories: CTMH Liquid Glass
Cardstock Base, Ribbon & Glitter Glue - non-CTMH

Flyin High Swing Cards

I love making swing cards...they are so much fun.
You can find a tutorial by Kim Burmeister at

Stamp Sets: CTMH Flyin High, Spot On Backgrounds, From Me to You
Ink: CTMH Cranberry, Sunflower, Clover Meadow,
Star Spangled Blue, Black & Grey Wool
Paper, Ribbon, Glitter Glue & Stitch Stamp (under car) - non-CTMH

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


These are cards that I came up with using left over scrap paper
for a Scrap Card Swap that I am in. Everything is CTMH except
the ribbon. I used various CTMH stamp sets.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Lady Bug Card using Playful Petals

I love how this card turned out!

I got the inspiration for this card from a friend of mine,
Ruthanne. She had created a lady bug card for our monthly
"Create-a-card" club with another petal stamp set.

Stamp Sets: CTMH Playful Petals, (Printworks - Scripture)
Ink: CTMH Black, Cranberry & Buttercup
Paper: CTMH White Daisy CS, Buttercup CS, Black CS & Let's get together DP

Accessories: Non CTMH Ribbon & Glitter Embossing

Masculine - shirt and jeans card

Paper: CTMH Sarsaparilla plaid, CTMH Chocolate CS
and DP denim paper from LSS

Stamp Set: CTMH May SOTM "Say It In Style"

Accessories: small clear buttons

I am sorry but I cannot remember where I saw the idea
of the shirt and jeans on a card.