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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In a "posty" mood...

So, I post craft items on here so much that I though I'd share with you some personal pics. These are of my favorite two-year-old Haylee as her dad and I took here to the pumpkin patch in Snohomish a couple weeks ago. She is soooo stinkin cute! I want to steal her every time I get to see her!

The terrain was pretty muddy and lumpy, so as we were traipsing through the patch, I hear Haylee behind me saying "Weee! Weeeee!". I look behind me to find her "running" down the lumpy slopes like they were giant hills. Oh, the little things that entertain a two-year-old! It as so cute!

We were trying to get her to pick out a pumpkin by encouraging her to pick up some of the smaller pumpkins:

Me: "Haylee, how about this pumpkin?"
Haylee: "No, it dirty!"
Me: "Well honey, they're all dirty. How about this one?"
Haylee: "No, it wet!"
Me: "It's OK, your clothes can be washed"
Haylee: "Look at my shoes, they dirty!"
Me: "Look at my shoes, they're dirty too"

That then encouraged her to stop every few feet to say "look at my shoes!" over and over again. She did finally pick out the smallest pumpkin in the patch but didn't want to carry it. So her dad handed her is hot chocolate to carry so he could carry her pumpkin. After that, I could hear her every now an then saying "ummm, hot chocolate", "it yummy". Not only is she a young diva, but she loves her chocolate! True girly girl!!


This shot shows the embossing

This shot shows the dimension

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday!! I love the crispness in the air, the smell of fall, and the fun and freedom of dressing up and going to a party or taking a child out trick-or-treating. That's what make me soooo excited when I saw this stamp set when the new fall/winter catalog came out. The Creepy Cobwebs set was one of my first purchases. This set is awesome! This so one of the cards I made to send out to friends and family. After embossing, I used a sponge and some ink to add more color. Again, the die-cut wasn't in the color I wanted, so I just covered it in some patterned paper.

Materials: All CTMH. White Daisy CS base, Goldrush CS, Black CS, Game on B/T paper, Creepy Cobwebs SS, Delightful Alphabet SS, Dazzling die-cuts in Autumn Harvest, versa mark embossing ink, black embossing powder, black exclusive ink, goldrush exclusive ink, black designer ribbon rounds, sanding kit, edge distresser, sponge, 3D pop dots, micro-tip scissors.

Other: green ribbon by Lil Davis Designs, "fall" ribbon from Target.

Wonderful Rub-ons

I made this card for an entry into CTMH's corporate rub-on contest. This literally took me four hours to make because I stewed so long on how to do each individual element so long. After all was said and done though, I really love the outcome!
Can I say again how much I love the Magic Moments paper! If you haven't noticed yet, I use it a lot. I used chalks to color in sections of the rub-on, and also some of our new die-cut elements to create some uniqueness. The punctuation die-cut was the same color as the letter, so I just covered it in patterend paper to create the contrast. Also, liquid glass was applied to some of the rub-ons to make them stand out.
Materials: All CTMH. Colonial White CS, Magic Moments L2 PP, Dazzling die-cuts in Winter Cozy, Nature's Ambiance rub-ons in chocolate, Love Letters rub-ons in chocolate, cocoa exclusive ink, cocoa grosgraing ribbon, hollyhock button, sunflower waxy flax, liquid glass, sanding kit, edge distresser, scallop scissors.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Christmas Card Workshop

This will be the first year that I'm going to do Christmas card workshops where you can easily make your own cards. The two dates I have chosen are Sunday November 16th and Saturday November 29th. Both dates are open house style from 12 noon until 8pm so you can come whenever is convenient for you. The workshops will be held at my condos cabana in the Martha Lake area.

For only $30 you can hand make 50 of your own Christmas cards for you and your loved ones to enjoy and appreciated far more than yet another boxed card from a department store. That's only about 60 cents per card!! Even better.....I will pre-cut all the paper for you, so all you have to do it assemble and stamp your images. Put your own twist on them by using my stamps and your imagination to complete some very fun cards. There are two patterns/colors to chose from: "Aspen", which are blues and creams, and "Evensong", which is the traditional red and green. All supplies are of course Close To My Heart.

This will be a truly great time of fun and socializing all the while making all your Christmas cards WELL before you have to send them off. Even if you're completely new to stamping and cardmaking, you won't believe how simple they are to make!! If your a veteran to crafts, I know you'll learn something new and love it! If you think that 50 cards is way too many for you, invite a friend to go halves with you and enjoy making them together.
If you are at all interested, please contact me so that I may order your supplies in time. And please invite anyone you please!! The examples are from the "Aspen" collection.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cards from remaining Magic Moments kit

Hello everyone,

Little late getting up the pics for the cards I made using the leftover paper from our October club night. Been super busy this month. Only have a few minutes to post, so I'll have to come back and fill in the materials later. The first card is a "scrap-lift" from Nona's blog. It was one of her video tutorials. You should look at her blog,she has loads of great ideas! The link is on this site on the right side. Hope you all enjoy them and are inspired!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Layouts for Sara's party

All excited for Sara's CTMH party tomorrow! Here are the two layouts that the guests will have a choice of making. Sara really likes both the Magic Moments and Notebook papers, so that's what I wanted to make them with. Plus I used one of my favorite stamp sets, "Shining Star". The "stitching" on the Magic Moments layout is actually are a stamp from the "Circle Round" set. Hope everyone has lots fun and discover how easy it is to scrapbook!
Materials for Notebook layout: All CTMH. Notebook L2 PP, "Shining Star" SS, Colonial White CS, cocoa and hollyhock exclusive inks, cocoa grosgrain ribbon, window charms, micro tip scissors, "Playful Flourishes" SS for photo corners, hollyhock exclusive marker for "photo" word, "Then & Now-right" layout idea from Cherish layout book. Other-EK circle punches.
Materials for Magic Moments layout: All CTMH. Magic Moments L2 PP, "Magic Moments" SS, "Circle Round" SS, colonial white CS, cocoa and indian corn blue and sweet leaf exclusive inks, colonial white grosgrain ribbon, floral dimensional elements, hollyhock designer ribbon rounds, "Playful Flourishes" SS for photo corners, hollyhock exclusive marker for "photo" word, "Ensemble Piece-right" layout idea from Imagine layout book. Other-EK circle punch.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October club pages

Ok they are. Our six pages we will be making for the October club night. This is using the Magic Moments L2 paper pack with matching embellies. The first page, the blank space under the title is for journaling. There is one empty square on the third page where I need another picture. Also, the strips are for more journaling. I just need to get a matching cocoa marker. Most of the pictures measure either 5x7 and 3x3. I did adapt for the standard 4x6 and it looks fine.

Again, there is a lot of extra paper left! Love how much we can get out of these packs! I will be posting some cards and what-not's out of my leftovers later. Sorry the pictures are a little blurry, I want a new camara. Hope you like them!
Materials: All CTMH. Magic Moments L2 PP, Magic Moments MyStickease, "Magic Moments" SS, "Friendship Large Alpha" SS, Cocoa Exclusive Inks, Hollyhock Exclusive Marker, Colonial White grograin ribbon, Sunflower waxy flax, window charms, piercing tool, scallop scissors.