Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This week I have chosen the "Just Because" stamp set that was in the Just Because card kit promotion a while ago. Stay tuned to see what I create with it!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
It's been a while, so here we go....
I made this card the other night after the ladies from my scrapbook club left Sunday night. The "Thank you" scalloped circle was something I took off another card that I didn't really feel happy about. It looks loads better on this card.
Materials: All CTMH. Emporium L2PP, buttercup CS, "Say it in Style" SS, twilight and cocoa ink, cocoa grosgrain ribbon, embossing stylus, sanding kit, 3D pop dots.
Other: EK plain circle punch and scallop punch.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Hello my bloggers!
When I first saw our Stamp of the Month for February, "Easter Eggs", I'll admit I didn't like it. ....at first. I couldn't get past the fact that it's a bunch of eggs. Couldn't that is until some lovely CTMH consultants showed some other ideas and I decided to create my own:
Here's one using the egg the traditional way on the right.
Flip the egg upside-down and now you have a balloon!
Now stamp an egg in a circle, cut it out, add a brad in the center, and then "viola!" you have a super cute flower!
How 'bout this....stamp the bottom of an egg along the edge of your card and trim for an adorable lace-looking scalloped edge!
I think the scallop is my favorite. This really showcases how truely versitle our stamps can be. Any questions on technique or how to order, please contact me.
Materials: All CTMH. Emporuim L2 PP and MyStickease, "Easter Eggs" SOTM, buttercup CS, cocoa grosgrain ribbon, colonial white ricrac ribbon. Cocoa, crystal blue, twilight, tulip and sweet leaf inks. Pewter decorative brad, twilight corduroy brad, sponge, edge distresser.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Materials for cards: All CTMH. Emporium PP and MyStickease, Connections SS, Easter Eggs (Feb SOTM). Sweet leaf, twilight, and cocoa inks. Colonial white grosgrain ribbon, sponge, edge distresser.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Since the age of 11 I have been actively involved in Job's Daughters International, a Masonic youth organization for girls that are between 10 and 20 years old that teaches young women such things as speaking in front of crowds, planning fundraisers, planning and serving dinners for groups, and managing a meeting. You can find more info on this terrific youth group by following this link to the Washington site, or this link to the International site.
Job's Daughters has taught me very useful tools that has helped made me the open and confident woman I am today. I still am actively involved as an adult leader guiding the same young vibrant minds that remind me so much of me and my Jobie friends. It's so rewarding watching a new 10 year old member join all shy and timid and watch them grow and blossom into exciting, out-spoken, and confident leaders of tomorrow.
So.....that's mostly what I've been busy with. This weekend two of our youngest members volunteered to help out another Bethel (what we call our meeting places) in Bothell with their initiation of a new member. Both girls did me so proud! They new their memory work and their floorwork to perfection! I just couldn't stop gushing and telling everyone about how well they did.
The next day was our regular Bethel meeting at our Bethel in Snohomish. Before the meeting, we had a practice so that the newer members were not confused on how things go during the meeting. Again the girls made me proud. They quickly picked up on the instructions all while having fun. They are some outgoing and so willing to help. This part of my life is so rewarding.
In addition to Job's Daughter's, I am also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Ladies Oriental Shrine. If you have any questions about these great organizations please feel free to e-mail me.
I also went to the Silvertips hockey game on Friday. It was an awesome game, and the Tips won over their local rivals the Seattle Thunderbirds in a shutout win of 4-0!! Go Tips and more cowbell!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
These are some of the fun things people will be making at my Valentine craft party this Wednesday. All are inspired by fellow CTMH consultant Lisa S. You can see her blog here The sour cream container can hold candy or a trinket inside. Hopefully everyone has fun creating these for their special someone.
Materials: All CTMH. Colonial White, Cranberry, and Blush CS. Silhouette L2PP, That's Amore L2PP, Rustic Alpha SS, Card Sentiments SS, Key to My Heart SS, Thoughtful Seasons SS, Connections SS, Soul Mates SS. Bamboo, cranberry, chocolate, blush, and tulip exclusive inks. Sponge, 3d pop dots, white embroidery thread.
Other: EK circle and scalloped circle punches.