Monday, December 22, 2008

Ms. on the Go

Just wanted to add another card I made using the Ms. On the Go set. I just LOVE this stampset! Colors used: chocolate, white & blush. Ribbon is white ribbon from HL. Used popdots to elevate the main image. Distressed edges with chocolate distressing ink. Colored with prismacolor markers.

Hello Cupcake!

I just received two new stampsets from the Spring 09 CTMH catalog - LOVE THEM!!!! Cupcake sprinkles & Ms. On the G0 - they are bo SO fun to use! Now I'm just waiting for my first ever Bellas (which will hopefully arrive today :-), and an order from Hanna Stamps for some Riley Moose stamps - I am sooooo excited!
This weekend we got lots of snow & wind. School was 2 hours late again this morning - Riley was pretty happy about that. Now it's VERY cold - I think around 10-14 below. At least christmas is supposed to warm up to about 20 - heat wave!!!
This first card I made using the new CTMH cupcake sprinkles stampset. Cardstock used: CTMH sweetleaf, crystal blue & vanilla cream. Inks: CTMH sweetleaf, creme brulee, crystal blue. CTMH markers used for sprinkles: olive, hollyhock, crystal blue. Other embellies: brown eyelets, brown ricrac, popdots, distressing.

This card I made using Ms. On the Go. Materials used - cardstock CTMH chocolate & white. Ink: CTMH chocolate. Markers: CTMH sunflower, brown bag, prismacolor pumpkin orange, light blue, henna & eggplant. Copper brads & popdots.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Whoo loves you...

I just had to have this stampset when it came out, and I haven't really done much with it. So, my goal for today was to create 1 card & 1 layout using it. Not sure what I think, but I accomplished my goal :-)
The card was made by using the CTMH stampset Whooo loves you. I used the whooo loves you word stamp to create the background using sorbet, creme brulee, juniper & tulip inks (time consuming :-)). The owls were stamped on bamboo CS using Desert sand ink, and their tummies were cut out after being stamped in Juniper & sorbet. I then used a little crystal snow glitter on the spots on the bellies. The tree branch was stamped in chocolate & then embossed with deep impression clear embossing powder. The mushroom was stamped in juniper & then glittered. The owl with the sorbet belly is pop-dotted. I used liquid glass to make there eyes stand out. The bamboo cardstock used as the bottom layer on the card is dry embossed around the edges, & distressed with chocolate ink. Whoo - that was a lot!
The layout is made using olive, a salmony colored cardstock I got at Hobby Lobby, bamboo & white. I stamped the background paper with the CTMH argyle stampset. Ink colors used: CTMH juniper, desert sand, bamboo & sorbet. Embellies used: brads for the eyes of the large owl, embossing powder, & glitter.
Another snowy day here. And soooo cold - I think it's a whole 1 degree here right now. Good day to sit & scrap! But the girls have made a mess of the house while I've been down here creating, and now I get to go clean.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Shining Star Card

Products used:
-Papers Blue, yellow, brown & white CS from Hobby Lobby
-Inks: versamark, CTMH chocolate (distressing), CTMH sweetleaf
-Stamps: CTMH shining star
-Tools: Sizzix, sizzix photo corners die; snow glitter
-Special techniques: Used versamark to watermark stars on the blue CS, used dry embossing to add texture to the yellow CS

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bright christmas layout

My inspiration for this layout was a layout that Tiffany Cheney - a wonderful artist! - posted on the CTMH boards. I loved how she used the shining star stampset with such bright & fun colors! I just used a different layout & some different elements.

And sorry that the pics are so crummy - how do you talented ladies who post 12x12 layouts get them onto your webpages? My scanner won't scan a 12x12 page, and this is the best I could do with my camera.

Materials used: red, yellow, blue & green CS from Hobby Lobby; Stampsets: CTMH boutique alphabet, CTMH shining star, CTMH december word puzzle, CTMH weathered backgrounds, CTMH spot on backgrounds; Inks: CTMH cranberry, sunflower, crystal blue, desert sand, versamark; extras: detail clear embossing powder, staples.

This was such a fun layout to do. The layout I used is copyright of CTMH: Designer's Eye from Cherish.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

You're a Star

No school here today - snow day! We got about 4 inches of snow last night. Riley was pretty excited about that. It was supposed to blow today, but I think we've lucked out and it's stayed pretty calm - just pretty darn cold.
I created this card this morning. Colors used: buttercup & chocolate CS from CTMH. Green & blue CS from hobby lobby. Stampsets used: CTMH shining star, CTMH Circle Around. Inks used: CTMH chocolate, CTMH sweet leaf, CTMH olive, CTMH crystal blue, CTMH heavenly blue, CTMH buttercup, CTMH sunflower, & versamark watermarking ink. Distressed & sanded yellow cardstock at 1/2 intervals. Three of the stars are pop-dotted, and two of them are covered in prismaglitter.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Life's a Jungle baby card

My first artwork post!!!
I created this card last night. Stamp used: CTMH: Life's A Jungle, Stampendous Baby Invite. Ink: CTMH brown bag. Paper: CTMH buttercup; blue & green CS is from Hobby Lobby. Markers: prismacolor. Watercolors: prismacolor. Embellishments: ribbon from Hobby Lobby, sewing, pewter brads from Spare Parts, edge distressing using chocolate distressing ink from CTMH.