Monday, September 29, 2008

Gift Set - Notecards & Small Notebook

These are a set of blank striped notecards and a blank striped notebook that I picked up. (The lime green stripes on the notecards are glittery which gives them some bling .)

I punched out a scallop of dark brown cs (similar to CTMH cocoa), a 1 1/4 circle of CTMH keylime cs. I printed the initial using the orchid bouquet color code and the name using the cocoa color code on to white daisy cs...I then punched those out using the 1 3/8 circle punch. I added a lime grosgrain ribbon and then layered the scallop & circles and adhered to the card on top of the ribbon. I personalized this set for my cousin's 16th birthday...I hope she likes it.

Notebook & Layout using Chocolate Alpha

I used my scallop punch (CTMH Creme Brulee cs), 1 1/4 circle punch (CTMH Tulip cs) and 1 3/8 circle punch (CTMH White Daisy cs). I stamped my initials with CTMH Tulip ink using the Small Chocolate Alpha stamp set from CTMH.

The background paper & ribbon are non-CTMH products.

Paper: CTMH Twilight & White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Cranberry & Twilight (cannot remember what yellowish ink color I used.)
Stamp sets: CTMH large & small chocolate alpha, Playful Flourishes (and retired Boy set)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sept SOTM - Treasure Life Cards

A tutorial by Nona Davenport can be found at Her technique is called Emerging Colors. I have used this technique in the past and I believe that it is also called Embossing Resist.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

More "Dude" Cards

I am loving my "Dude" (retired) stamp set especially since I have 2 boys.

All items used are CTMH except for the plaid ribbon & Cuttlebug Embossing folders.

CS: Star Spangled Blue, Cranberry, White Daisy, Black
Ink: Black, Star Spangled Blue, Cranberry
Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pen used to color the boys.

Technique: Dry Embossing/Sanding (& masking on the card with the 2 boys)

Altered Notecards

This is a set of 8 note cards that I purchased for $1.

(This one is un-altered.)

(Below are the cards that I altered.)

CS: Cranberry, Colonial White, Creme' Brulee
Ink: Cranberry, Creme' Brulee, Garden Green
Stamp Sets: Solos T, May 2008 SOTM - Say It In Style

Accessories: Non-CTMH: Scallop & Circle Punches, Grosgrain Ribbon

Sweet 16 Birthday Card

This is a card that I made for my cousin's upcoming 16th Birthday.

All items used are CTMH unless otherwise stated.

CS: White Daisy, Chocolate & Pink Carnation (retiring)
Stamp Sets: From Me to You, Amore Lowercase Alpha (retired), Boutique Numbers
Ink: Chocolate, Pink Carnation

Accessories: Non-CTMH: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Fruit Punch Stickles, Brown Brads, Twill

Technique: Dry Embossing/Sanding

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dude Card

This is a card that I made with a retired CTMH stamp set called Dude.

All items used are CTMH unless stated otherwise.
CS: White Daisy, Star Spangled Blue & Black
Image colored in with watercolor pencils & blender pen

Ribbon - non-CTMH

Technique: Dry Embossed/Sanded (Cuttlebug Embossing Folder)

Altered Card Tin

Paper: CTMH Let's Get Together
CTMH (Oxford) Color Ready Alpha
Ink: CTMH Cranberry
Various non-CTMH ribbon
Tin from HL

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Two-page soccer layout

I made a two-page layout using the soccer photos from my last post.

All items used are CTMH unless otherwise stated.

CS: Orange, Black & White Daisy
Stamps: Rustic Alpha, Precious Alpha, Let's Play Ball
Ink: Orange & Black

Technique: Stamp Kissing (on Rustic Alpha), Dry Embossing/Sanding (on black CS)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Fall Soccer Season has started...

Today was the first game of the fall soccer season.
Below are some pics that I took of my youngest son.
(I removed all the color from the photos, but left my son in color.)