Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
I used the CTMH Level 2 Sweetheart paper pack to create this interactive slide card. You will notice that the Hollyhock bird has a black outline that was created using the 2-step outline stamping technique and was embossed using Black embossing powder.
After the slide has been pulled, the hidden flower bud was also created using the 2-step outline stamp, and the leaves were colored using the CTMH colored pencils.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!
If you are coming from Kelly's Blog, you are on the right track! You will find variations for this technique's use through this hop.
This 6x6 card was made using the Originals pattern "Background Bar" (pg 75). The larger heart was stamped at the "background" using Cotton Candy ink, and the smaller heart was stamped using Versamark and embossed with Baby Pink powder. This element was then cut out, leaving a small border of white, and then "popped" with foam tape to the center of the Tulip cardstock mat.
2. Stamp additional images in Versamark ink. Sprinkle with contrasting color of embossing powder.
3. Tap off excess powder. Set with craft heater.
Here you can see a visual demonstration of this technique.
Thanks for stopping by! Continue onto Heather's Blog to continue the hop!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
If you have come here from Debra's Blog, you are on the right path! The hop is one big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of all participating consultants HERE.
There are several consultant's participating and showcasing some WONDERFUL artwork using the SOTM and CTMH product. This is simple to do, just click on the link at the end of each blog, and you will move to the next blog. Ready?! Here we go...
This standard size card was created using the new CTMH MyReflections Level 2 paper pack Sophia. It was embellished using the new pink buttons, with scissor distressing and inking the edges of the white cardstock, plus using the CTMH chalks to color the sweet bunny rabbit. The rabbit was adhered using 3-D foam tape giving a raised appearance.
Now, hop on over to Haley's blog! Be sure to visit all the consultant's websites to get some great crafting and fun ideas. Remember, the SOTM is only available until the end of March - don't miss your chance to add this cute stamp set to your collection. Visit your consultant's website, or visit HERE, to see how you can received this stamp set at a discount, or even for FREE.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
It has been such a crazy couple of weeks - busy with school, church, and so much more. I was eating lunch with the kids this afternoon, and it hit me...it's been TWO weeks since I posted a Creative Corner!
So....let's correct that problem. Do you need some inspiration?
Happy Scrappin'...I will be back on Thursday to post another Creative Corner...hopefully, the pictures will be straight! :0)
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Just for fun, here's another fun item I created using my Sophia scrap...A journal for my good friend Roslyn Faust. ENJOY!
Monday, January 31, 2011
This month we have several Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!
Here we go!
To create this 5x7 card, I used paper from the Wings Level 2 paper pack, and the Ribbon Winner card template from the CTMH Orginals Card Confidence Program. The flourish was created by using the "Multi-Colored Embossing" technique found on page 23 of the new CTMH Spring/Summer Catalog. I first stamped the image in Vineyard Berry ink and then "rolled" the edges in Black ink. To complete the technique, I clear embossed over the top of the color.
The finishing touches of the card include using embellishments from the new Black Mini-Medley collection, Colonial White Organdy ribbon, and scissor distressing around all the edges.
To see more fabulous Stamp of the Month artwork, "Hop" on over to Laurie's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!
Remember, the February SOTM is only available until February 28th. Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Happy Thursday! I hope you all are enjoying your week and feeling productive. How excited are you that the weekend is almost here?!
Today, I would like to share a special project with you that I created a few weeks ago for my special friend, Jamie Sossamon. Jamie is a friend of mine from our homeschooling world, and she is just days - maybe hours away from delivering her fourth child. This lady is amazing and her children are just beautiful. I can't wait to give her this gift for baby Emma...
This beautiful white 12x12 shadow box came from Target, and I created a single layout to showcase a special newborn 8x10 photo of baby Emma. There is also a space to include her newborn statistics. Even in the top right corner, they could add her wristband from the hospital - there is room for it in the shadowbox. What a wonderful way to capture this precious newborn's grand entrance to the world! :0)
Welcome to baby Emma, and blessings to the Sossamon family!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
This is the gift I made for my Mother-in-Law for Christmas. The pictures are of each of the grandkids and each of her 2 sons' families. My MIL was sooooo happy to receive this - pictures from the heart always make a wonderful gift!
This 13x14 shadow box came from Seven Gypies. I used CTMH Carnberry, Black and White cardstock to mat the wallet size black and white photos, and included a tag with the family name on the bottom. It was so easy to embellish, and I think the ribbons on the handle really set it off.