Tuesday, November 25, 2014

CTMH - Season of Thanks card

Sometimes you just can't find that perfect paper or you want to try a new technique and stamps like Season of Thanks is the type of stamp set that can help you with both. It's perfect to create background papers. You can stamp all in one color and even try stamping tone on tone for a great effect. You can also use your markers to color the stamp in different colors like in the Have a lovely day card.

Next time you want to try something different or can't find that perfect paper try one of these techniques.

Shopping links for all of your supplies -

 November CTMH Specials

You'll also qualify to buy the 
It's the Little Things for only $5

This 15 stamp set It's the Little Things is perfect for cards, layouts,tags, and gift items. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Layout with Process Video

I'm up on Nuts About Sketches again this week. We had a great double page sketch to work with and it felt really good to be back on double pages and 4x6 photos. 

here is the sketch if you'd like to play along. You can see I kept pretty true to the sketch this time.
NAS 345

I used the new CTMH Snowhaven collection. It's colors of Ruby, Slate, Glacier, and Black are just striking no matter how you use it. I've included all the links to the supplies below so be sure to check them out. 

And so close ups of the details.

I used the Artbooking cartridge for all of the cuts.

The Holiday Happenings Assortment has some wonderful tags and embellishments that go perfect with Snowhaven.

Finish off with a few silver sequins and I think it's a pretty striking layout and I'm so glad to have another memory documented. The journalling is all about how my kids have never been one to wake us up early to open gifts. Of course they'll tell you it's because I always tell them to wait until I have my camera. LOL

If you're reading in email click on the link to watch the process video for this layout.

Supply List with links

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Daddy's Helper Layout & Process Video

I'm back today with another layout using my November Paper Camellia kit. This may be my favorite so far but I think I say that each time. LOL

I did this layout for the 50 Moments challenge a group of ladies and I are doing. It's all about getting the stories down and not just the event. While I could tell the story of our never ending remodel of our house these pictures are so much more to me. They remind me of how my daughter was always right beside her daddy helping and how much she enjoyed just being with him. She's very much a daddy's girl and very much like him.

Some close ups...

I used the squirrel and added the little heart to symbolize her love of animals and their love for her.

The 3x4 cut apart card was perfect to use as part of the title for this page. She's always up for the adventure as long as someones with her. LOL

When I opened my kit and saw this little house I knew I wanted to include it with these pictures. It took a little adjusting to fit it all in but I love how it worked out. The little dear has been in my stash and again I included it to symbolize another personality of my daughter I cherish.

I have another process video for you. If you're reading in your email click on the link to watch the video.

I'm playing along with Paper Camellia's sketch challenge this month. 
Here's the sketch

supplies used with links...

Paper Camellia Nov Scrap Kit
Pop Dots
Enamel Dots

Thanks for joining me

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CTMH - Blessed Place Card

Do you like to make your table extra pretty for the fall holidays? Whether you're having a large gathering or small it's always fun to decorate the table and these little place cards are quick and simple to make and will make your table look lovely and your guests feel special.

Shopping links for the supplies to create this project - 

Blessed Beyond Measure Place Card
A1161 My Acrylix® Beyond Measure®
E1030 My Acrylix Handwritten Print
1245 Olive Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock

 Z2503 Basics Exclusive InksTM Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive InksTM Mini Pigment Pads Set 
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
11⁄4" and 11⁄2" RDS Shift+3D Object (p. 78) 

 November CTMH Specials

You'll also qualify to buy the Stamp of the Month It's the Little Things for only $5

This 15 stamp set It's the Little Things is perfect for cards, layouts,tags, and gift items. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Exit 353 with Process Video

This was such a fun layout to work on and not just because of all the yumminess in the photos. I started with the sketch for this weeks Nuts About Sketches. Be sure to check it out and create your own layout with this weeks sketch. Share a link here when you do and I'll be sure to check it out.

I'm often asked about my process and how I start a page so I decided to try and do a process video. I had a lot of issues with technology so it's not all I wanted it to be but hopefully it will answer some of those questions for you. Be sure to let me know if you want to see more of these.

I used paper that was left after a few layouts. As you can see in the video I didn't even have a full sheet left but more than enough to do a layout. In fact I still have enough I think I could get one more layout.

I played around with the sketch and decided to cut around the hexagons in the patterned paper to do the background where the sketch showed a circle. Then I added some individual ones to the edges to create flow across the page. I stitched around some of them and across the ones at the top and bottom. Not a lot but it does give that extra texture, layer, and little extra pop.

Supplies used -
Paper - Authentique
Ink - CTMH Black
stitching guide
Foam Mat
Piercing Tool
embroidery floss
Fancy Pants Park Bench Label Stickers



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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Family Layout with Process Video

On my search for kits I found Back Porch Memories. They have a  wonderful looking kit and are having a sketch challenge for a guest design spot. I loved the sketch so decided to play along with it.

Instead of two small photos I used one larger one as well instead of a large circle behind the photos I chose to use the gold foil circular embellishment. I'm  really loving all the gold foil embellishments.
For the strip dividing the background I chose to use that camera strip I so carefully saved from my other layout.

I'm also submitting this for Jen's youtube 500 subscriber challenge of using punches. I used the notebook border punch. Be sure to hop over to her youtube channel and check her out.

I'm plugging right along with my Nov Paper Camellia kit and couldn't be more pleased with the layouts I've been able to create so far. I still have at least half the kit left to play with.

If you're enjoying the process videos I have another one at the end of this post for this layout. I really did piddle and move a lot of stuff around before committing on this one but in the end I love it!

Some close ups

the hello flair was from my stash and I believe it came from an old Studio Calico kit as well as the fabric today brad below it.

(If you're reading in your email click on the link to watch the Process Video)

Supplies used -

Page Maps sketch
Paper Camellia Nov Kit Club
CTMH Chocolate Ink Pad
Acrylic Blocks
Enamel Dots
Foam Dots
Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Friday, November 14, 2014

Color My Heart #119

Today I'm here with this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare of Smokey Plum, Hollyhock, and Olive. Be sure to join us with your own creation and link it up at Color My Heart.

I stressed over this one for a while because if you follow my blog you know purple is not a color I use. thankfully Hollyhock was a part of the equation so I jumped on it. I had a great idea in my head but it just didn't work out like I thought so here is how it all panned out.

In the end I really like the card even with the purple. LOL I added lots of little sparkle and shine. I used this months Stamp of the Month It's the Little Things. You can pick it up for just $5 with your $50 order this month.

I got the design and pattern from the Wishes card book. You can find the pattern and cutting instructions of pg. 59. It's the All Stacked Up pattern. If you haven't tried the pattern books by CTMH they're fabulous. They give all the cutting instructions and sizes as well as color samples.

Supplies I used with shopping links

CTMH Ink - Hollyhock, Smokey Plum, & Olive
CTMH Cardstock - White Daisy, Olive, & Smokey Plum
S1411 It's the Little Things SOTM
Z2067 Silver Embossing Powder
Heating Tool
CTMH Wishes Card - p.59 All Stacked Up pattern
Wink of Stella pen
Brown pen

 November CTMH Specials

You'll also qualify to buy the Stamp of the Month It's the Little Things for only $5

This 15 stamp set It's the Little Things is perfect for cards, layouts,tags, and gift items. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CTMH - Lifetime of Happiness

Todays post features a couple of gorgeous cards and a special gift box to share with the special people in your lives right now.

Grab this fabulous stamp set to make your own cards and other projects this Autumn.

Shopping links for all the supplies you'll need to create these projects and more -

31⁄4" x 41⁄2" Live in the Moment Card
C1589 My Acrylix® Lifetime of Happiness 
X7186B Pathfinding Paper Packet
1388 Colonial White Cardstock

TM Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive InksTM Pad 
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive InksTM Pad
 Z2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortment 
Z1852 Stitch Guide
Z1859 Foam Mat
Z3017 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection 


 November CTMH Specials

You'll also qualify to buy the Stamp of the Month It's the Little Things for only $5

This 15 stamp set It's the Little Things is perfect for cards, layouts,tags, and gift items. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Together - Paper Camellia Kit

I recently shared the Paper Camellia Kit Club I've subscribed to and promised I'd try to share all the layouts I created from it. I'm happy to share the first one. I used the Creative Scrappers Sketch #281 as my starting point.

I tried videoing my process again and since my flip camera gave me such issues I decided to try filming with my iPhone since I've heard several others do. Not happy with it. It came out very jerky so I apologize. I started to not even post it but decided you could decide for yourself whether you want to watch or not. LOL I'll be going back to my flip and asking Santa for a new camera.

And some close ups

I'm entering this in Novembers Scrap Our Stash Challenge
Create a layout and you must include the specific items and quantities on the list below:
5 ~ Patterned Papers
4 ~ Stickers or Cardstock Stickers
3 ~ Numbers
2 ~ Stamps or Rub ons
1 ~ Paint or mist

Supplies used -

Paper Camellia Kit -
     Paper - Shimelle, Maggie Holmes Open Book
     Teresa Collins Nine & Co Alpha Stickers
      Maggie Holmes Open Book Fabric Brads, tags, Ephemera pack
     Heart wood veneer
     Gold vellum mat

Chocolate Ink Pad CTMH


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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Love This Guy - Paper Camellia Kit

I am loving my Paper Camellia Kit. This is the 2nd layout I completed and it went together fairly quickly especially for me. I've added a few things from my stash and I think just having those few things out is helping cut down all the time I spend hunting for that perfect embellishment, etc.

This layout uses a sketch from Page Maps and I'm entering it over at scrapbook.com for a sketch challenge. I'm also doing it for one of my layouts for the 50 Moments book that a group of us ladies are doing on a message board i belong too. I love scrapping the stories and not just event after event. I know my family will cherish these layouts with my words from the heart.

I did another process video for this one. It's really pushing me to move it along and not dottle over ever little thing. I hope you're enjoying them too.

(If you're reading in email click link to watch video)

And some close ups

Supplies Used with links

Paper Camellia Nov Kit

Lilybee Sweet Shoppe paper
MME cut & Paste label stickers
Studio Calico Mistables Camera
Glimmer Mist Caramel Apple
SS DIY Journal stamp
Wood Veneer
Enamel Dot