That's Me

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tri Shutter Card

I saw the tutorial for this card today on Split Coast Stampers and remembered that I had one half made in my That's Amore paper packet and decided to get it out and finish it. I love this paper, but when I use it I am disappointed. Maybe it is just because a lot of cards that I see that I really admire have so much on them and I do not have that gift. I always err on the side of less is more. Anyway, here is my attempt. I saw the idea of putting the little angels from Angel Sent in the Annotations label and thought that was so clever. I used my colored pencils to fill them in.
Can you tell I am not happy with my card? Not enough not to post it though.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

card holder with cards

I believe that Vicki Wizniuk was the person from whom I got the template for this card holder and cards. I had made the cards awhile back but put the holder together in about an hour yesterday. I also put a third layer on the flowers. I had originally used ink to make them as they are base & shade stamps or in this case base and border. but I decided to use the colored card stock and just stamp the border and cut it out. I think I will use this as a prize for the left right game or at least one similar. This holder will hold 6 cards and envelopes comfortably.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

EXTRA EXTRA Read all about it - CTMH August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello, I am so excited to be participating in the August blog hop this month. It is Close to My Heart's August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. There will be 65 CTMH consultants participating in this month's hop! Each participant will feature artwork they have created that showcases the Stamp of the Month, which for August is a great set called "It's Your Day"! In order to make the hop run smoothly, I am testing out links to Tammy Lee Pinchard's blog she'll be the one that visitors are coming from when they hop onto my blog, and Judy Burger's blog, she will be the one that you jump to from mine. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Make sure to mark your calendar and check back on August 1st to join the fun.

more birthday cards 2

I guess I am not very imaginative when it comes to naming my posts, I am now having to add numbers to them to differentiate them. These cards are for friends that were born on the same day. They have been friends since they started grade school and they are in their mid to late 60s now. That's a really long time to be friends. She went on to marry and have children and grandchildren etc. . . He went on to be a priest.
You now how I love my hibiscus so I had to use those with some paper from Perfect Day. My husband wanted me to put a bug on the card so I stamped a cute little worm under the HB on the flowerpot card and named him Charlie. The stars are from Wishing Star and the paper is from Stardust.
I was just saying to Sharli that I am not a last minute person, but these cards are due in upstate New York and southwest Virginia by Wednesday. They might be late.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

new blog with candy and challenges

This new blog Bizzy Becs Creatilicous Challenges will begin with once a month challenges beginning August 15th. Check it out.

Door Prize

I made one of these Altoids tin albums the other day using Animal Cookies paper and was quite pleased with the results and I needed a door prize for a gathering so I thought this would be nice. I used the papers from the Bella pack and the clear plastic shapes from last quarter's Connection Club rewards. It is a great way to show off a paper pack. There are 18 places to put papers so you can use the fronts and backs of the papers in a pack as well as the cardstock.
Do most consultants pack several days in advance for a gathering? I have been thinking about it for days and trying to remember all the different items I want to take to share and show. I just don't want to have to pack up my entire scrap room and overwhelm everyone.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

birthday card embossed shiny sheet

I got the idea this morning to try embossing one of these shiny holographic sheets I got at an LSS. I was thinking about using them for wedding invitations, but realized they would have been way more expensive than what we purchased at Michael's so they were just sitting around waiting to be used. They emboss beautifully. I am so pleased. My photgraphy doesn't show how pretty they are as they look very dull here. You can see some of the different colors if you look closely at the embossed sheet. I had this ribbon left over from the aforementioned wedding invitations and I thought the whole thing went rather nicely with Magic Moments paper pack from CTMH. For the inside of the card I got the sentiment from an old idea book and ran some cardstock through my printer. Not bad, I think.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baby Gift - just for the fun of it

A blogging friend sent me one of these, I thought it was so sweet I have wanted to try making one myself. The container is like an Altoids container, but a tad bit larger. It was for doggie breath mints. The animal cookies paper pack with the creative basics included made this so cute, I think. If I make another one I will make the insert just the tiniest bit smaller as it seemed to grow at the seams with the paper. The yellow flower started out white. I used re-inker to dye it yellow. Thanks for tuning in.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hawaiian shirt

This card was made from a pattern by Jennie Hilligus. I saved a copy of her pattern, but I can't find where I saved a copy of the card she posted. I am sooooooooooooo hoping that I haven't copied it exactly like hers. I can't remember where I saw it originally so, if I have copied it exactly, Jennie, I apologize. I decorated the inside of the card that hinges up at the neck, but didn't take any photos. If you look closely you can see that I used button shaped brads down the front of the card. This would make a great party invitation.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

the last stand - up card tonight - I promise

I am sure you don't want to see any more stand up cards tonight and I promise this is it for tonight. I am going to get some work done and get to bed. It's only 9:30. I'd like to skip the work part and just go to bed, but I don't think I will make much money that way.

As I mentioned before, I saw this card design on Cibele Glazers's blog and she had a link to the template so I wanted to try it.

I am so envious of you ladies that can pile stuff on a card and make it look fantastic. When I try to do it something goes off in my head that says: "back off, keep it simple"!
Cibele, thanks again for the card idea and thanks to Pennie Wessenauer for the template. I believe I have links to both blogs in the previous post with this card.
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one word answers - almost

I found this on Bren Yule's blog and thought it might be fun. Try it!

You can play this too, just cut and paste, add your own response and paste into your blog…
One Word:

you’re feeling: Procrastination
to your left: Bed
on your mind: scrapping and cleaning - in that order
last meal included: Ice Cream
you sometimes find it hard to: Say No
something you have a collection of: Pandas
a smell that cheers you up: roses
a smell that can ruin your mood: smoke - smoked food or cigarettes
how long since you last shaved:early last week
the current state of your hair: Short
the largest item on your desk/workspace right now (not computer):
bag with crocheted item I am working on
your skill with chopsticks: Choppy
which section you head to first in the bookstore:
…and after that?: Romance

something you’re craving: breakfast - at the moment
your general thoughts on politics: Doomed
how many times you’ve been hospitalized this Year: None-thank God
a favorite place to go for quiet time: scraproom
you’ve always secretly thought you’d be a good: writer
something that freaks you out a little:
something you’ve eaten too much of lately: Sweets
you have never:
been divorced
you never want to be: sick

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A chance to win copic markers

A chance to win some copic markers. check this website out.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Birthday stand up card

This card is for someone's birthday, just don't know whose yet. I love the design. It is called stand up card designed by Pennie Wessenauer. I used the Sonata Paper pack. My daughter dropped by while I was posting this so I put it aside and now I can't remember what I was going to say about it. I saw a beautiful card on Cibele Glazer's blog with the recipe for this card and had to try it. I think I need to go back to the scrap room with this and to a better job. Tune in later for a remake.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

more birthday cards

I had more cards to make today and this is what I came up with. Stamp sets used were Aspirations for the tree branch and flowers, surprise for the birthday girl, gracious greetings and It's your day. I didn't have the color cardstock I wanted to use so I had to color some using the sunkiss yellow and lilac mist stamp pads. I just rubbed the color on until the sheet was completely covered. This method makes the cardstock weak so I have to be careful when cutting it. I used some paper out of the Daydream paper pack for the background and bases. I colored in the skin using a copic marker, the balloons I colored in using CTMH markers and a white gel pen.
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birthday card - another one for my daughter to give away

You know, if it weren't for my daughter needing cards, I wouldn't have anything to do - yeah right! grins.

She told me her friend has dark blonde hair, kinda long and kinda curly, she loves to shop and her favorite color is pink. Did I get it right?

I'd have no money issues if I were charging her for these cards that she would pay $5 for in the store, not to mention the time it takes to go there and pick them out. That is one of the reasons I love making cards. I find it difficult - health wise - to stand in a store and study what is on the shelves, be it cards or books. I love creating things from paper, and I am too cheap to spend money on a birthday card.

I need to make a few more cards for her and I have a need to make some for friends and customers so I better get to it huh?
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stamp Camp Project by Sherri Tozzi

I have the most artistic & creative Up upline in the entire CTMH Company. Sherri Tozzi comes up with the most beautiful artwork and then shares it with her downline all over the country. Sherri hosts stamp camp about 3 times a year and each one showcases new products, new papers and different techniques. My upline, Faye McKee, is also the greatest upline a girl could have, not to mention a super friend. Faye and I and one of her other downlines, Jeannine Sales, worked on this project this week.

This SC was showcasing the My Creations 3 ring binder and uses the Moon Doggie paper pack, Extreme Happiness and Surf's Up My Acrylix Stamp sets, the Journey Journaling Spots, and the new Foundry Tabs, the new crocheted ribbon along with some hemp, chipboard and brads. Faye already has photos in her binder.
We made a few minor changes from the directions like the brick wall on the back of the binder. We used some different fonts for the Surf, Sand & Sun. I added some flip flops to my page and we added some little "sea oats" to our surfboards, oh and we liquid glassed our surf boards. So cute. Don't you think?
You know, if you don't load the photos just so, it is like a puzzle to get them moved to the right position. The only way I can think of them getting in the proper places is to delete them and put them back in. I don't think I will do that though. Thanks for tuning in.