Monday, March 31, 2008

Welcome Baby Onsie Card

Ok, so now that I got rid of all the kidos that aren't mine and have nursed my kids back to health, I am sick! Will it ever end? Pink eye (thanks to my daughter poking me in the eye 3 nights ago, it was an accident) and strep or something like that has decided to take up residency in my throat! I don't even remember what my real voice sounds like! lol! I did take a few to sit down and make this super cute and easy onesie card. If you want to know how to make it ~ email me.

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I used White Daisy cs, Desert Sand cs, Sweet Leaf cs, Heavenly Blue cs, Dimensional Elements Ribbon Accents, Garden Green brads, White Daisy safety pin, White Daisy Ribbon Rounds collection, Sketchins stamp set and Solos 'w' stamp set. The polka-dot ribbon is from Michaels and the scallops are done with SU's Scalloped Circle Punch, Corner Rounder/Scallop Punch and 1 3/8" Circle Punch. Bear is done in Archival ink and water colored with Desert Sand ink. The words 'welcome' and 'baby' are stamped in Desert Sand ink.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Trying to get caught up!

Sorry I haven't posted for a couple days, I have been preoccupied with 5 kids! Yep, 5! I have my 3, my nephew for the whole week of spring break and my daughter had her best friend over last night. Put a 9,8,7,5 and 2 year old all in the same house and it can get kinda crazy at times. Especially when the 9 and 5 yr old are constantly fighting for male dominance! Phewww, only 1 more day of craziness left! lol! Here's another card I made a few nights back. It's not one of my best but I kinda like how it turned out. Thanks for stopping!

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CTMH Stuff Organizer!

I was inspired to make this fabulous organizer by a fellow CTMH consultant ~ Jeani Hill. Thanks Jeani! It is great, I can inventory my CTMH collection and reference it at a glance at any time. Sooooo handy! Here it is...

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The inner works...
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Blooming Thank You!

I made this card last night but the hubby was playing poker online so I was nice and didn't post till today! That seem to be our 'quiet time' lately after the kids are in bed. My scrapbook area and computer area are in the same room. So at night, he plays poker and I make cards or scrapbook. We still talk and enjoy each other's company while getting time to do something else that we enjoy too. I call it multi-tasking at it's finest! lol!

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I used Blooming Flourishes stamp set, Gracious Greetings stamp set, Outdoor Denim Textured CS, Cranberry Textured CS, Colonial White CS and Black Ink. I used my Prismacolors to color the flowers. The ribbon is from AC Moore. Thanks for looking! Amy

Friday, March 21, 2008

Free Spirit Birthday!

I made this card just because I was in the mood to make a card! That happens every now and again! lol! I am pleased with the way it turned out. Now need to find someone to send it to!

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TECHNIQUE TALK...
~It's hard to tell by the photo, but the black line detail on the flower is stamped on a transparency. To do this, you will need Archival ink, an inkjet transparency and stamp of choice. Lay transparency down so the printable side is up. It is the side opposite the side that is glossy smooth. Ink your stamp with your archival ink and very carefully stamp it on to the transparency. You must be careful to stamp straight down because the stamp will slide around if you are not. This will result in a blurred image. Lift stamp straight up and set aside to dry for a few minutes. Cut out image as desired. In this case I cut close around the image. This technique also works great for card windows or clear acrylic cards.

I used Free Spirit Level 2 Paper Pack, Rustic Flowers stamp set, From Me to You Stamp Set, Legendary Moments stamp set, Solos 'h' stamp set, Clear Transparency, Autumn Terracotta Ribbon Rounds, Indian Corn Blue Ink, Honey Ink, Autumn Terracotta Ink, and Black Ink Pad & Marker. Dry embossing is done with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cutest, Easiest Little Gifts Ever!

Got to LOVE Target's $ spot! That is where I picked up these cute little buckets. The flowers are our Big Pinks Just Blooms (CTMH). I made the center with SU's scalloped circle punch, Sensational Seals stamp set and scraps of various coordinating ribbon.

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These jumbo paper clips I found in the office supply section of Wal Mart. I attached them to the back of a scalloped circle with a bead of Liquid Glass and set aside to dry. Once they were dry, I put another bead of Liquid Glass on the top of the clip for added durability before I attached a second scalloped circle that I had applied adhesive to before I sandwiched them together.

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The notebooks are those cheap little mead notepads. To customize these, bend one side of the spiral out and remove from notebook. Cover the cover with paper, punch holes using original holes a guide. Embellish front and reattach spiral. Don't forget to bend the end back in the way it was to prevent it from coming undone.

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OMG! Where has the time gone?

I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since my last post. It certainly don't seem like it's been that long! Life needs to slow down a little! Just so I can get caught up, lol!

Here is a St. Patrick's Day card that I made for an event I had this past weekend. That took up an entire week of my life to prepare for. This card is super simple! I took 2 different shades of green for a monochromatic look. In this case Garden Green and Olive. I cut them 1/2 smaller than the card and then the 2nd a 1/2 inch smaller than the first and layered them on the card. I then stamped 5 hearts from the Soul Mates stamp set in New England Ivy. I cut four of them out and sponged the edges with ink. To get the vein of the 'leaf', I folded the heart in half and inked the folded edge. The last heart, I free-hand cut out a stem and inked it. Arrange in a four-leaf clover shape on card and stamped sentiment at the bottom. For added interest and dimension, I pop-dotted the 'leaves' right behind the dip of the top of the heart.

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