Friday, April 30, 2010

04/30 CTMH May SOM Blog Hop

OMG - I give up! Where did the month of April go?....... Can you believe it is time for another SOM blog hop? So if you have arrived from Dawn's blog, I bet you have been busy hopping from blog to blog! Well do not give up - you have another one to hop to (besides mine, that is....) This month's stamp set is perfect for that last minute card or gift tag! SO here is my 'last minute" birthday card for a male friend or relative!

I incorporated two other challenges in this card and I am feeling pretty special at this moment!

The first one is the Mojo Monday ... here is the sketch

I changed it slightly so it is not a perfect representation of the sketch - but I still like it!

The second challenge is from our very own CTMH Heart 2 Heart challenge is which we had to use at least 2 ribbons on our project. So I dug out my container with a bunch of retired ribbon rounds and found that I like the color of New England Ivy better with the colors of the new paper pack - X7126 Passages. So I added 3 ribbon strips instead of 2!

X7126 Passage paper pack
D1421 Cherish the Moment stamp set
New England Ivy ribbon (retired)
Z1047 "C" from the Simple Alphabet - uppercase
Z1146 - Pewter brads
Brown Bag ink

Now hop on over to Helen's blog where you will find a list of everyone who is participating in the blog hop this month!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

04/28 CTMH New Product Blog Hop

Welcome ladies to the CTMH New Product Blog hop. If you have arrived here from Wendy's blog, you are on the right track. We have several CTMH consultants participating in this event so be sure and stop by each and every blog to check out all of the terrific projects posted by this bunch of creative consultants! If you get lost along the way, hop back to Helen's blog - she has a list of the blogs AND a list of the projects!

Isn't this exciting to get a sneak preview of the new products found in the Summer 2010 Idea Book?

I imagine that many of you will fall in love with the new X7123 Cherry-O paper pack - just like I did! It contains the bright cheery color combination of tulip and sweet leaf with the chocolate accent.

Here is my version of the May WTOG - "My Girls" came over to visit during Spring Break and brought along some updated photos - their dresses matched the paper perfectly!

X7123 NEW Cherry-O paper pack
Z1319 NEW Cherry-O Adhesive Gems
Z1320 NEW Mini-Medley Accents Tulip collection
Stamp Set - B1348 Bowl of Cherries (special WTOG stamp set which coordinates with this paper pack)

Z1126 Colonial white rick-rack
Z1127 Chocolate grosgrain ribbon

No hop on over to Sherrie's blog where you will continue to see some beautiful artwork featuring the new summer CTMH products!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

04/25 Heart 2 Heart Challenge #3

Yikes - a really busy weekend with my son and his girlfriend BUT I am not complaining! I love having them here and I must admit I am slightly disappointed that they flew back home tonight..... So as I finish off the weekend I did have time to make a card following this weeks's H2H challenge - check out the sketch....

I thought of creating a layout but changed my mind and made a card instead. I decided to use another NEW paper pack -X7124 Splendor AND the best part - this new paper pack may be the perfect paper for my beach pictures that I took this past weekend! So it is official- you MUST come back for another 'sneak preview' later on in the week!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

04/17 Heart 2 Heart Challenge #2

I am loving this new blog with all of its challenge inspiration.

Week #2 is a 1-2-3 Challenge!
*Use 1 stamped image (not 1 set, but 1 image)
*Use 2 different patterned papers
*Use 3 embellishments - these can be 3 of the same thing or 3 different things

Have you ever been in a mood that you want to use up your stash before you break out the new supplies? Well that was me this week. My beautiful new papers are laying right next to me and I decided to work with a paper pack from Summer 2009 - Back Country! So I checked out the Mojo Monday sketch and decided to attempt to create one card for two challenges! Here is sketch #134.

Here is my version of the sketch. I hope you like it!

X7110 Back Country - stripe and plaid paper
Z1158 Dimensional Elements - Adventure
D1353 Campin' Fever stamp set
Goldrush Ink
Petwer Brad
Twill ribbon

04/15 CTMH Product Spotlight Blog

Happy Tax Day - I guess......

Welcome to this month's CTMH Product Spotlight Blog - we are featuring artwork from the new CTMH 2010 Spring collection of papers. There are 15 CTMH consultants participating in this blog hop so if you want to start at the beginning My favorite is "You Rock" - so you have already seen a few of my projects featuring this paper. If you are hoppin' with us you have arrived from Helen's blog where she is always an inspiration to me!

I love our Level 1 as they are sooo quick and easy. It includes 4 - 12 x 12" preprinted color blocked pages, 2 - 12 x 12" B & T papers, 2- 12 x 12" cardstock sheets and 2 - 6 x 12" My Sickease sheets, including a matching alphabet.

This 2 page went together in about 30 minutes - I was thrilled since I had these photos sitting on my desk since Thanksgiving!

(click on the layout for a larger view)

You can purchase this Level 1 set on my website . Check it out for yourself!

Now hop on over to Haley's blog where I am sure you will be inspired as well!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

04/07 Heart 2 Heart Challenge #1

I LOVE Close to My Heart - do you?

A new Challenge blog has "hatched"! Sorry - about the pun. There will be a variety of challenges posted and Close To My Heart products are required to enter. The challenge is for everyone and if you need any CTMH products to participate, I know where you can find some! The original post for each week can be found here.

The first challenge is to use colors Sweet Leaf, Sunflower and Chocolate.

I would love for some of you ladies to play along with us. So check out all of the creative projects on the web site. Can't find it? Click the badge on the right and viola!

Here is my card - a little sneak peek from the August SOM
D1424 Something Splendid.

Did I tell you the color of the paint in my guest bedroom is SUNFLOWER?!! Enjoy!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

04/03 Studio - Digital Scrapbooking coming soon!

(click on picture for a close up view!)

Digital scrapbooking is the newest trend in the scrapbooking industry and as usual CTMH is offering a superior product! Once it is up and running you will be able to create your layouts from my website and then purchase them directly from the website. This 2 page layout took me less than 15 minutes to put together, approve and order. Digital layouts are ideal for my family photos that my children send me as the pictures fit perfectly into templates I select on the website. I do not have to decide and pay for 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 photos - the program is smarter than I am! Add some embellishments, stickers and type in my journaling and I am ready to order! I plan to add additional embellishments with buttons, brads and ribbons once I received the layouts.

I'll keep you posted and tease you with additional layouts until the program is released. Until then, check out the website for a video tour of this new program.