Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Calendar Girls - January

These products are a teaser for the new idea book that is available to customers February 1.  Contact me for a new idea book. 
This is the first of our 12 Calendar pages.  If you make one page a month then by December you will have a gift ready to give or next year's calendar for you.  If you give it as a gift, you can either leave it without the pictures for them to add or add the pictures yourself before you give it. 

Products I used to Create this:
#Z1030 Monthly Calendar
#X7133B Miracle Level 2 Paper Packet
#E1019 Bohemian Alphabet
#Z1335 Opaques Adhesive Gems in Licorice
#Z2153 Sweet Leaf Stamp pad
#Z2117 Crystal Blue Stamp pad
#D1453 February Stamp of the Month:Friendship
#Z1397Canvas buttons for markers on date page (You can stamp on these!)
#9031 Reflections How To Book

This page was made using the layout "Title Topper-Subtle"  from the Reflections how to book. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Birthday Card

This birthday card was made for a girl in our congregation. She turned sixteen and is having a party on Saturday. Her mom was decorating using black/white striped zebra pattern and splashes of pink. 

I made this card using:
#1385 White Daisy Cardstock
#Z2105 Black stamp pad
#Z2193 Cotton Candy stamp pad
#Z2305 Black marker
#Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Collections Black ribbon
Solo stamp "S" - unavailable now but you can use any alphabet stamp set you like
#Z616 rubber brayer
Rubber band
#Z1380 Spray pen
#Z1039 Create a Shade Pearl Paint
#Z2293 Cotton Candy re-inker

To create this card:
I placed a rubber band on the rubber brayer and inked the brayer in black ink.  I then rubbed it over the white card. Next using the spray pen and the marks on the side- I mixed water to the 7th line, and cotton candy re-inker to the 8th line, and 3 peas size drops of pearl paint. I shook it and then sprayed it on the card and let dry.  Be sure when using and spraying with the spray pen that you protect your surface and clean the pen immediately. This will allow your creation time to dry.  Next, I stamped the "S" in cotton candy ink and cut it out. I then used the word sweet from the stamp set and using my black marker wrote the number 16.  Finished the card by tying a small know and adhering it to the "S".

Friday, January 14, 2011

Weekly Christmas Card #1

Here is the first of my new Weekly Christmas Card Project.  This is a great way to get ready for the holidays for next year without being hard on yourself or your budget.  This is also a great way to use up those scraps and stray pieces. 

Items I used:
#1410 Colonial White card package
#X7135B Wings paper packet - black diamond using the green side (I love the fact that these papers are reversible).
#1248 Vineyard Berry Cardstock
#1388 Colonial White Cardstock
#Z1393 Black brads - Mini Medley Accents Collections
#D1366 Holiday Trinkets Stamp Set
#Z2165 Juniper Stamp pad
#Z2153 Sweet Leaf Stamp pad
#Z2105 Black Stamp pad
#9033 Wishes How To Book

This Card is made using the Wished How To Book pattern Sentiment Secured. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Schools Out Again!


I guess I shouldn't have typed that sentence about not having the phone call from school.  I just got the phone call the only 12 month employees are to report tomorrow at 9:00 AM.  I guess this is the light at the end of the tunnel and they may be able to go Friday. 

Snow Days/Schools Out

      Well, it has been three days of the snow and ice and my girls are still at home.  They have played outside off and on for the past three days. As the snow is melting there is more ice so they haven't been able to play outside as much as that first day.  They are definitely getting cabin fever and quite frankly I am a little as well.  I have not had a phone call from the school as of yet so they may be going tomorrow. 

      On the crafty side of the note, I have placed an order of some great new products to play with and as soon as the FedEx truck can make it through all of the snow and ice I will be able to play and start working on some great new stuff. 

       Keep watching as I am trying to make some additions to my blog posts.  Here is what I am considering:
        1. A weekly Christmas card (I do not want to miss out on cards next year).
        2. Stamp of the month artwork (more than just one item).
        3. A Monthly Calendar page (by the end of the year you will have a calendar all complete and ready as
                  a gift to give or keep for yourself).
        4. A challenge of some sort. 

        My plan is to have one of these items a week and then as I have other things post those as well. 

I do not have anything to post as of right now but I hope to have something by the end of this week. 

Happy Snow Days!!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Inspirations Blog Hop

Welcome to our Inspirations Blog Hop! We will be featuring our products currently offered in our January Inspirations Brochure. If you have come here from Judy's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

We have 12 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's brochure 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!

This is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.  The title is Soar into 2011 featuring a bird from the January stamp of the month.

Products used: Wings paper packet, Wings level 2 assortment (ribbon), January stamp of the Month, Bohemian alphabet, black brad, Juniper, Vineyard berry, and black inks.

Now, hop on over to Sheila'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, these products are only available at a discount in the month of January! Contact your CTMH Consultant or click here to see how you can get these products!