Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Supplies used: Cocoa Textured Cardstock, Perfect Day B&T, Big Pinks flowers, Juniper reinker, Clear Circles, DE Bookplates, Cocoa ribbon
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
CTMH supplies used: New England Ivy Textured Cardstock, Evensong B&T, Blooming Flourishes, Holiday Craft Buttons, Dimensional Elements solo alphabets (to spell out Christmas) and the new Dimensional Elements Frames.
Non-CTMH supplies: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Candy Apple Red for the shimmer on the frame. It comes white like the letters.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Here's a link to Becky's blog where she explains the concept a bit more. Creating Keepsakes has a kit you can buy, but of course, I plan to use CTMH products. My plan also is to give it to my husband for Christmas in 2009, so I've got to keep it a secret from him. I want him to have a special reminder of our everyday life.
Now, to my club members. Here's a challenge for you! Anyone who brings a completed week to the club meeting will get a ticket, so a chance at 4 tickets per month. Once a month I will hold a drawing of those tickets to win a small prize. Anyone that completes the entire year will get 25% off a CTMH album to put your pages in. I plan on posting my completed week every Friday (I plan to actually start on Thurs Jan 1 so that's how my weeks are going to fall.) I hope you play along too.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Here she is laying by the fire after playing in the snow. Lazy pooch!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Saturday, December 20, 2008
Here are the Agua Dulce layouts for the January meeting. The top layout are from the Reflections book and the bottom one is Imagine Up the Tempo. For the top layout I have two 4x5 1/2 photos on the left and one 6x4, and two 4x4 photos. For the bottom layout (that I shamelessly copied from Yvonne Poulsen) calls for one 8x6 (but I used two 4x6), one 4x6 and three 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 photos.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Here are the 3 layouts we will be making in January. The first one is a brand new CTMH layout not in any book. The 2 large pictures are 5x5 3/4 and the 2 small pictures are 2 3/4 x 5 inches. the second layout is Imagine Monologue and calls for one or two 4x6 pictures, one 6x4 and two 3x3 picutes. (for an example of what the layout looks like with pictures, click here although there are no expanding photo mats) The last layout calls for three 3x3, one 3x4 and two 5x7 photos.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Enough with all that gabber, onto the handmade gift. This is for my "other" best friend's daughter, Addison (see previous post). I actually had run out of the chipboard wall hangings so I had to come up with something else. I thought about it some and saw that I had, ahem, found some chipboard coasters and voila! Let's spell her name with those suckers. Yeah, I should have picked a kid with a shorter name. ha ha ha.
It was kind of hard to photograph close up because it's so long, so you're going to actually get some "detail" shots too. Please ignore the spot on my couch, it's Baby Magic Baby Wash, really it is. And don't tell Addison, but she got the scraps from the Basic Grey Sugared Collection that I used on Brooke's wall hanging.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This is Brooke's. She's going to be 3 in Jan and it just about the cutest little 3 year old out there. (I have to preface with her age because tomorrow I'll be posting the Christmas gift for my other one of my best friend's daughter who's almost 18 months) Brooke's wall hanging is made pretty much all with Basic Grey's Sugared Collection. I think the photo mats are CTMH Amethyst Textured Cardstock. Oh and the sparkly stuff on both are Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
This one is for Bryce who just turned 5. He is one of my 3 year old son's best friends. It's kind of cool to have 2 generations of best friends. Bryce's is made with a cornacopia of items the only of which I really remember is the chipboard stars are from Rusty Pickle.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Supplies used: Perfect Day Level 2, cocoa ribbon, Treasure Life, Life's Creation, Chocolate alpha (small) and that sentiment stamp that I'm too lazy to look up the name of. :)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here's another quick gift I made yesterday. It's a wine container and the lucky recipient will not only get this beautiful container, but a bottle of yummy wine too! Actually, this isn't even a Christmas gift, but a thank you one. A friend (who is a wonderful amateur photographer) offered to take the family pictures I finally talked my husband into doing. Not only do we not have to go to Olin Mills, but he didn't want to charge us. What a guy!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This one is a sketch by Becky Higgins and since CTMH didn't have any fall paper, I made my own with cardstock strips. Cocoa, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta and Sunflower. I stamped the leaves with Nature's Vein in a variety of inks, rolling them for the two toned effect. Some I stamped the veins with cocoa and clear embossed and some I just embossed with gold powder. The title is the new Chocolate Alphabet stamp, both the big and the small.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Normally, I'm all about dimension. Rarely is anything I make flat. I decided to make the Thank You card box flat so a bunch of them could go on the shelf. It's hard not to add something, just a button or two! But, I'm holding strong and am going to do my best not to add anything else.
Monday, November 10, 2008
This are just some pictures of Aaron playing at Tenaya Lake. This is actually an A Page 4 All Seasons layout. I loved it so much, I bought it and after I did I thought to myself, "aren't I always complaining about scrapping my boys with flowers and 'girly' paper?" I still loved it and I think these pictures are perfect for it.
Aaron took a header into Tenaya Lake and got a lovely cut on his face. He's such a trooper though because it didn't stop him for more than 3 seconds. Here he is a few days later in Pismo Beach. He had such a great time, and I loved this picture of him.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This month we will be using liquid glass. It's hard to see, but on the stamped images on the left, I used some liquid glass on the "stem" part and sprinkled prisma glitter on it. Makes it nice and sparkly.
Supplies used: Perfect Day paper pack, Cocoa Cardstock, Treasure Life stamp set, Life's Creation stamp set, liquid glass, prisma glitter
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Ladies, as promised, here are a few other random stamping samples for you to choose from. I will bring the appropriate coordinating cardstocks and we will be making our layouts using one of the four samples (sample 1 is in the previous post). You decide which one you want to do.
Both clubs will be random stamping their second layout, so if you are one of the people that purchase the other group's kit, it will only have 1 layout in it (and a reduced price).