Saturday, January 31, 2009

Birds of a Feather

I do find time to scrapbook ever so often. This is a recent page I did of my Sister and I . The pictures were taken at Thanksgiving with Halloween glasses. It's hard to tell, but I put prisma glitter and liquid glass on her glasses. I used gold slick paint for my Elvis glasses.
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Die cut letters, colonial White CS, Amethyst CS, Amethyst MY Accents, Gold my Accents, edge distresser, chocolate ink, chocolate mini melodies, prisma glitter, amethyst re inker, liquid glass, flower die cuts, Bird basic stamp set, sweetleaf ink, crystal blue ink, pattern paper from Notebook, sweetleaf CS, Friendship letters stamp set, sans letters stamp set
Other-feathers, gold slick paint

Friday, January 30, 2009


I cut the base for this card for a different project, and then decided not to use it! It laid on my work table for a day before I came up with this card. The flower is a die cut that I embossed with clear embossing powder and then inked over. I made the flower a while back when I made this card. The extra flower had been laying around for awhile.
Supplies from CTMH-Brown bag CS, Bamboo CS, Flower die cut, New England ivy button, new England ivy ink, edge distresser, spot on back ground stamp set, Say it in style stamp set, Clear embossing powder, clear ink, brown bag ink, heat gun
Other-makeup sponge

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Welcome Baby

Someone I know recently had Twins! A boy and a girl. I had no cards for twins, let alone boy/girl twins. I made this really quick and I have to say that Creme brulee and Cocoa are becoming one of my favorite color combos!Supplies from CTMH-Cocoa CS, Creme brulee CS, Colonial White CS, Creme brulee ink, Cocoa ink, sanding kit, creme brulee brads, foam squares, Welcome baby stamp set, Baby stamp set

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Simple Flower Card

This is a really simple flower card. It's a quick and easy one that I made 5 of to have on hand.
Supplies from CTMH-Cocoa CS, Buttercup CS, Colonial White CS, piecing tool, pewter bitty brad, Buttercup ink, sweetleaf ink,, With Love stamp set, edge distresser
Other-ribbon from Target weddings

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Flower card

This card was modeled after this card over at CEO and founder of Close to my Hearts site. I had saved the picture in a file for later use and stumbled across it over the weekend.
Supplies from CTMH-Sweetleaf CS, pattern paper from Magic Moments, Sweetleaf ribbon, Sweetleaf button, flower rub-on, leaves rub-on, hollyhock marker, blending pen

Monday, January 26, 2009

CPS Sketch

Here is a sketch for this week and I haven't done one of these in so long. To tell you the truth, I have been pre-posting on my blog for a while. I have been feeling like I am really busy, and pre-posting on Sundays for the entire week takes a load off. But when I try to think what has is keeping me so busy I cant think of one single thing!!! I would like to do more sketches, color challenges and things of that sort, but I for some weird reason if I don't get them done and posted that same day I feel like a slacker. So I am going to try and do more, post them when I can and stop feeling like a slacker!
This is the sketch from CPS for this week. I made this for my Photography Class instructor. The class is over, and it is the best thing I have done in along time. If you have any interest in improving your photography skills I would definitely give this class a try, you wont be disappointed.

Supplies from CTMH-Tulip CS, Colonial White CS, Creme Brulee CS, Chocolate ink, Creme Brulee ink, Pattern paper from Key to MY Heart, Creme Brulee ribbon, foam squares, Say it in style stamp set, Treasure life stamp set.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Valentine's Week project #12 & #13

In order to finish up with Valentine's you are getting 2 projects today. I saw a card in a magazine (that I can't find now) with a heart made out of eyelets. I modeled this card after that. I just cut a heart out of a scrap of paper and then stamped the little hearts around it.

Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS & TCS, Baby pink CS, Hollyhock ink, Blush ink, February puzzle stamp set, hollyhock ribbon, pretty pins, Moments in time stamp set

Supplies from CTMH-Bamboo CS, Hollyhock CS, White Daisy ink, prisma glitter, hollyhock ink, foam squares, February Word puzzle stamp set, All my love stamp set

Friday, January 23, 2009

Valentine's Week project #11

Valentine's is all about the chocolate-This was a project I sent into CTMH for a make it from your heart contest. You can see it here
Supplies from CTMH-Sorbet CS, Juniper CS, Colonial White CS, Sorbet ink, juniper ink, chocolate ink, Spot on back ground stamp set, heart throb stamp set, paper flowers, sorbet ribbon, sparkles, with love stamp set, colonial white ribbon
Other-Tin box, Avery labels, chocolate candy

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine's Week project #10

This card was also for last years Papercrafts call for love quotes feature. It's really simple, but I that flower at the top really just pops out at ya!
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Black CS, Silhouette pattern paper, cranberry re-inker, pewter bitty brad, pewter paper clip, bamboo ink, paper flower

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Valentine's Week project #9

This is a card I made awhile ago for Papercrafts magazine. The theme was love quotes if I remember correctly. (I think it is a feature in the current issue of Papercrafts). I used the cracked glass technique for this. Cover the image with liquid glass. After the liquid glass has dried completely, stick it in the freezer for a few minutes. Remove and carefully snap the liquid glass into pieces.
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Vineyard berry CS, Grey CS, Vineyard berry ink, grey ink, February word puzzle stamp set, All my love stamp set, liquid glass
Other-vineyard berry ribbon

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Valentine's Week project #8

After I took the pic of this card, I realized just how crooked the main image is! Yikes! I still like the card. I will just have to take it apart and redo it before I send it out!
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Hollyhock CS, Olive ink, Boom-di-ada pattern paper, foam squares, February word puzzle stamp set, Hollyhock ribbon, finishing files
Other-puzzle piece

Monday, January 19, 2009

Valentine's Week project #7

I will never get tired of the baby stamps. They are just too cute!
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Buttercup CS, Black CS, Pattern paper from Let's get together, Colonial White ribbon, Buttercup buttons, black ink, buttercup marker, Sans letter stamp set, Flower child stamp set, prisma glitter, colored pencil-red, colored pencil-peach

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Valentine's Week project #6

This is by far my favorite of all the Valentine projects-I just really like the "O" and the "V" on this tag. For the "L" and "E" I used the color ready alphabets from CTMH. I stamped and embossed them with clear ink and powder. Then using a sponge I inked them from dark to light.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, pattern paper from Boom-di-ada, Hollyhock ribbon, Hollyhock ink, Sparkles, foam square, hollyhock my accents, hollyhock button, color ready alphabet, Spot on background stamp set, clear embossing powder, embossing ink, heat gun, clear acrylic charms
Looks live Valentine's Week is going to spill over into next week, and maybe even the next. Hope yall are not bored yet!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Valentine's Week project #5

These cards are from my Valentine's Card class using the CTMH originals book. Each time I make a set of cards from the book, the instantly become my favorite. These were my favorite until I made the Cupcake sprinkles cards for my February card class!
Supplies from CTMH-Notebook level 2 paper packet, All my love stamp set, Just bloom paper flowers, black ribbon, hollyhock buttons, crystal blue buttons, hollyhock ink, black ink, bamboo ink, desert sand ink, prisma glitter

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Valentine's Week project #4

There can't be a holiday around here with out pulling out the cupcake stamp set!
Supplies from CTMH-Holiday red CS, Black CS, White Daisy CS, Black ink, Holiday red ink, Feb. word puzzle stamp set, playful flourishes stamp set, liquid applique
Other-Hey there cupcake from stampendous, black ribbon, red glitter

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Valentine's Week project #3

The new CTMH Key to my Heart special looks great with black. And I came upon that discovery by accident. I dropped the black stamp pad on a piece of the B&T paper so I went with it. Give it a try, you will be amazed how it looks!
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Juniper CS, Key to My heart pattern paper, foam squares, tulip ink, black ink, sponge, black rub-ons, prisma glitter, key to my heart stamp set

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Valentine's Week (Lubbock Unit meeting)

This is another treat box or sack for Valentine's Day. It's know as the 2,4,6,8 box. I got the directions here. The great thing about this project is that it makes use of the CTMH markers and your get the same affect as the Copic markers. The key to blending with the CTMH markers for me is WATERCOLOR PAPER! Because they are water-based it is easy to blend and shade if you have the correct tools.
Supplies from CTMH-Tulip CS, Olive CS, Staz-on black ink, Tulip marker, Olive marker, Black marker, Blending pen, edge distresser, liquid glass, You are beautiful stamp set
Other-watercolor paper, black ribbon, hole punch, electric fence wire.
This is the project from the Lubbock Unit Meeting if you missed out!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Valentine's Week

There are 2 post today! Be sure to scroll down and learn how to win a free planner!!

It's funny, just as soon (or sometimes even before) we as crafters start thinking of the next big holiday to create for. Before Christmas was over, I had 95% of these projects done. This is a sweet little treat box. I ordered the clear boxes from They have all kinds of sizes and shapes. It may be hard to tell, but I used white staz-on and stamped directly on the box.
Supplies from CTMH-Black CS, Baby Pink CS, White Daisy CS, Hollyhock ink, foam squares, edge distresser, Heart throb stamp set, prisma glitter
Other-clear box, white staz-on ink
I will have Valentine projects all week, and into next week so check back everyday!

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

January Operation Smile Project

ETA: I forgot to load the template on etsy this morning. Opps. It's there now!

This months project for Operation Smile is a 2 drawer card holder. Each drawer will hold 3-4 standard size cards and envelopes(depending on the thickness of the cards). In addition to cards you could also use the drawers to hold office supplies or create several stacks of them to hold craft supplies like chipboard letters or other small items. The possibilities are limitless!
You can find more information about the template at
100% of the proceeds from this template will be donated to Operation Smile.

Here is a view with the drawers open.
I want to take a moment to Thank all of you who have purchased templates for Operation Smile. It make me happy to know that together we are helping to SET A SMILE FREE!!

Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Blush CS, Pattern paper from That's amore, Chocolate ribbon, Tulip CS, Chocolate ink, tulip ink, blush ink, tulip brads, olive marker, colonial white edge anchors, Aspiration stamp set, olive ribbon, piercing tool.

The Template for this project can be found at

Friday, January 9, 2009

Monthly/Weekly Planner

This is a 8 x8.5" blank monthly/weekly planner. I enjoy making these when I have free time. I have sold several over at my etsy shop. This one will be there as well.
Supplies from CTMH-Cocoa Cafe pattern paper, Cocoa CS, Sweetleaf CS, White Daisy CS, Black ink, Blush ink, Blush ribbon, Cocoa ribbon, Sweetleaf ribbon, pewter photo hangers, edge distresser, page protectors, With Love stamp set, You are beautiful stamp set
Other-Chipboard, Bind it all

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mushroom Thank you card Set

Mushrooms are everywhere, and they are growing on me. The more I see them the cuter I think they are.
This is a set of 4 simple Thank you cards and a "envelope" holder. This top picture is of the holder all closed up. It's hard to tell, but the small white rectangle is shimmery. I painted over it with pearl paint before I stamped it. I learned how to do that here.
On a side note-We got to the part in my photography class on White Balance. So no more blue colored photos-I hope!!!
Supplies from CTMH-
White Daisy CS, Tulip CS, Bamboo CS, Bamboo ink, Bamboo marker, Tulip Marker, Dream Big stamp set, Kanji Phrases stamp set, Pearl Paint, Envelopes, White Daisy Ribbon, foam squares
Other-mini envelopes

Here is a picture of the holder and one of the note cards and envelopes. To see the pictures larger just click on them.
To get the different colored mushrooms (the stems and caps) I simply colored the stamp with CTMH markers!
Below you will see how the cards fit into the holder.

Here is a list of what you need and their sizes.

Here is a close up of how to create the holder.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ms. Gardener

Now I have never been a big fan of the people looking stamps, but I couldn't resist this one. Me being the landscape designer and plant person just fell in love with the Ms. Gardener stamp set!
All designs are from the CTMH Originals Book
Supplies from CTMH-Boom-di-ada paper packet, Hollyhock ink, black ink, Olive ink, hollyhock marker, olive marker, buttercup marker, autumn terracotta marker, blending pen, colored pencils, staz on black ink, liquid glass, edge distresser, olive buttons, Ms. Gardener stamp set, friendship letters stamp set, Olive ribbon
Other-water color paper, bind it all, chipboard

These two journals are gifts. I had a stack of 3x8.5" white cardstock left over from another project, and decided to bind them together and make mini note pads.

P.S.-I pre-posted this today because I have jury duty today. Do you think if I tell the judge that I have new stamps and they need to be used right away, that he will dismiss me?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

One of a kind STAR

The minute I spotted this star stamp set in the new CTMH catalog, I thought of so many ways to use it. This was the first that came to mind. The thing I like about this card is that even though it is pink all I would have to do is change up the colors for a boy, manly or neutral card. It may be hard to tell, but the black star has glitter on it, making it even more one of a kind!
Supplies from CTMH-Pattern paper from Notebook, Black CS, Colonial White CS, Hollyhock CS, Hollyhock ink, Black ink, sponge, Black brads, foam squares, prisma glitter, Code it stamp set, Simple stitches stamp set, wishing star stamp set.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Mini Serving tray & FREE template

This is one of the many projects that I worked on New Years Day. I had intended for it to be my Operation Smile project for January, but the template was so simple I just didn't feel like buyers would be getting their moneys worth. So I am offering up the template and the directions for the umbrella and skewer for FREE!

And just so you know-I came up with a great Operation Smile project for January. I will post that later in the week!

Here is an up close of the mini serving tray. I used a chipboard bookplate cut in half as the tray handles.
All supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, That's amore pattern paper, chocolate ink, Blush ribbon, chipboard bookplate, pretty pin, blush ric-rac, Cello bag

Here is the same tray, only I added office supplies instead of treats.
Supplies from CTMH-Outdoor denim CS, Serendipity paper, Outdoor denim ribbon, fancy cut tags, outdoor denim ink, For every occasion stamp set, Sans alphabet stamp set
Other- chipboard

For both projects I used a scrap of chipboard and added to the bottom of the mini serving tray to make it stronger.

For a larger view of the template and instructions just click on it. You can also save it to your computer and print it out. If for any reason you can't see or view the template and instructions, just send me an email to and I will send you a PDF file of the info.

Saturday, January 3, 2009 products

So many new little time. I love the cupcake stamp set in the new catalog, but for my 1st card with the set I went with an ice cream cone. I just couldn't resist doing something different with it.
Supplies from CTMH-Key to My Heart Paper Packet, Tulip ink, Sorbet ink, Tulip brads, Colonial White CS, Creme brulee CS, Tulip CS, Creme brulee ribbon, Creme brulee ink, Pearl Paint, Sanding kit, stylus, edge distresser, Cupcake sprinkles stamp set, Key to my Heart Stamp set, February Word Puzzle stamp set, Confidential stamp set

Friday, January 2, 2009

Key to My Heart Card Set

I really, really like this special promotion from CTMH. I love the colors, stamps and paper! For this project I used the same template as here. I just shortened the length of the box to fit the cards. (card size 3.5 x 8.25)
This is a view of the box and one of the cards.

All of the card pattern came from the CTMH Originals book.

Supplies from CTMH-Key to My Heart Paper packet, paper flowers, Juniper ink, Sorbet ink, creme brulee ink, tulip ink, chipboard label, creme brulee brads, tulip brads, tulip page corners, juniper brad, creme brulee ribbon, Say it in Style stamp set,

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Have a save and Happy New Year! ( I am busy working on new projects, so check back to see what I made!)