Monday, March 29, 2010

Celebrate Ten!

My oldest will be turning 11 on Friday, so in order to celebrate I created his annual scrapbook page of the past year (hence the title, "Celebrate 10"). I used the You Rock kit from Close To My Heart, which was so perfect for his stage of life. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

All Supplies from CTMH, unless noted
Stamps: CTMH Noteworthy, Just Be You, Comments; Verve Stamps You Rock
Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy, Goldrush, Indian Corn Blue
Patterned Paper: CTMH You Rock

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wonderfully Made

A friend of mine asked me to make a scrapbook page on canvas for her friend's baby shower. This girl doesn't know what she's having, and the shower colors are blue, pink and brown. I decided to just go with that color scheme since it would be used as a shower decor, as well. I had never made a scrapbook canvas before, so I was up for the challenge. I purchased a 12x12 canvas from Michael's and painted it brown. The kraft page base is 10.5x10.5. I cut the title from a cricut at my local scrapbook store since I don't own a cricut myself. I liked the way it turned out.
I printed the verse out, and then stamped the frame around it using the CTMH January Stamp of the month. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: CTMH Noted Backgrounds, True Friends
Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft; CTMH Baby Pink and Textured Colonial White
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Hip & Luxurious Basics and Quite Contrary "Delight"
Inks: CTMH Desert Sand, Colonial White, Cocoa
Accessories: May Arts Pink Ribbon, PTI Vintage Button
Tools: PTI Medium Scallop Border Die, Cricut, Sewing Machine

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm Back!

I'm back! Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I ended up getting that nasty bug my boys had a month ago, and then my girls came down with it. After a week in bed, I needed another week just to catch up with life, only to find out that my computer got a bug, too - CRASH! I haven't even done much blog hopping in two weeks - I'm starting to go through withdrawls! Can't wait to catch up in the blog world and see all the great stuff that is being created daily. I made this card today using the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I had no plan going into this card, but I had a red card base that has been floating around my work area for far too long. Today was the day I was going to use it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: CTMH Embrace Life; PTI Through the Trees, Background Basics: Tin Type
Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream, Kraft
Inks: CTMH Colonial White, Desert Sand; PTI Pure Poppy
Accessories: CTMH Hemp; PTI Vintage Buttons

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hi There!

Just a quick post today, before I run out of time for the Moxie Fab World's Olympics of Stamping. I also used the sketch from JUGS, and was inspired by this weeks Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger. Not sure yet how I feel about the card - a little busy for me and a whole lot of color going on. It is cheery and the inside reads "You've been on my mind" - a great sentiment to pick up anybody's day! I stamped the diagonal stripes, again, with the color scheme in mind. I hope you aren't tiring of it! Anyhow, thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Tin Types & Mega Mixed Messages: CTMH Boutique Borders & Circle Around
Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy, Buttercup, Juniper, Baby Pink, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf
Inks: CTMH Watermelon, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Baby Pink, Sorbet, Buttercup; Versamark
Accessories: PTI Ribbon; White Embossing Powder, CTMH Clear Button; Karen Foster Scrapper's Floss

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Another Thank You

I made another thank you card today for the sketch challenge #156 at CPS. I loved the clean & simple layout, so it became a "must do" on my to do list this week. I knew I wanted to translate the swirl pattern on the sketch into a tree branch, so, of course, I needed a bird to go with it (which happens to be seasonally timely anyways). The color combo was inspired by a shopping trip to Home Goods today. I saw a glass jar full of speckled eggs that were blue, green and yellow - so beautiful! I used CTMH's Twilight, Creme Brulee and Olive with hints of Sweet Leaf and Autumn Terracotta. I might need to use this combo again! For the bird, I used the "comb sweep" technique. I just simply ran a comb over the inked up image before stamping. Since this card is all stamped, I'll also submit it into Moxie Fab World's Olympics of Stamping Contest. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: CTMH A Tweet & Hello There; PTI Background Basics: Retro & Through the Trees
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream; CTMH Olive
Inks: CTMH Cocoa, Olive, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee, Autumn Terracotta & Twilight
Accessories: CTMH Creme Brulee Stitched Ribbon, Black rhinestone for the eye (unknown)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thank You so much!

I had so much fun making that plaid yesterday, that I just wanted to give it a try again. All the colors are the same except I used a fuschia instead of a baby pink. Such fun making my own printed paper!! For this card I used Kazan's sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You, and went with a big butterfly as my focal image. I stamped the butterfly with one of the patterns from PTI's Background Basics: Tin Type. The sentiment is from CTMH's Thank You - such a great set!

My second son, Chad, had his first little league game of the season today. It was good to see him active after his 2 week bout with pnemonia. His team lost, but my son pitched for the first time for 1 inning (his mom was a nervous wreck!). He walked 1 batter, struck out 2, and 2 batters got a hit, but he was able to throw one of them out at first - he made all 3 outs and no runs were scored that inning. Not bad! I was very proud of him! I was hoping to post a picture of the monumental event in my son's life, but my husband missed that opportunity (I was working the snack bar, so couldn't). Doesn't he know how important that picture is to a scrapbooker? Oh well, I'll have to snap a few next time - it's a long season.

Anyhow, thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: CTMH Thank You; PTI Background Basics: Tin Type & Retro
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream & Raspberry Fizz; CTMH Sorbet
Inks: CTMH Watermelon, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf and Buttercup
Accessories: CTMH Creme Brulee Ribbon, Pearls
Tools: Cuttlebug; PTI Medium Scallop Border die

Monday, March 1, 2010

Thinking of You

No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth, but it sure feels like it! I mentioned in my last post, which was over a week ago, that I was nursing sick kids. Well, my kids went from bad to worse last week, but it's looking like were on the mend. Finally! I had two VERY sick boys, and am so thankful they are starting to feel better! I took today off of work just to catch up, so I stole a few minutes in the studio during lunch. I made a card for the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge and used the sketch from Clean and Simple's Fall-to-Layout #80. Pastels have never been my love, so this was a true challenge! I stamped the plaid background with the stripe stamp from PTI's Background Basics: Retro, and I used CTMH's baby pink, sorbet, buttercup and sweet leaf. I actually ended up really liking the plaid, but still not sure about the card. It may take me a couple of days to get back into the swing of things. I felt like the whole world went on without me!


Stamps: CTMH Springtime; PTI Background Basics: Retro, Through the Trees, Polka Dot Basics II

Cardstock: CTMH Buttercup, Sweet Leaf; PTI Rustic Cream

Inks: CTMH Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Baby Pink, Buttercup

Accessories: Ribbon from stash