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Monday, February 27, 2012

Lasting Moments Layout Challenge - Let's Celebrate

I am finally (I think) getting back in a routine - maybe! I have been wanting to participate in some challenges but life since the beginning of the year has been a bit hectic.  So I was very excited when I saw this week's challenge at Lasting Moments about celebrations because I just finished my daughter's 21st birthday pages this week. (By the way she turns 22 on Friday!)

The challenge this week is simply to have a celebration of some kind in your layout - so here's my Let's Celebrate Layouts:

Love the fact she wanted to celebrate turning 21 at home with family --- alcohol FREE!!!!

Love our Flip-Flaps!!!!

Supplies Used - all from CTMH:

  • Mayberry B&T (retired)
  • Smoothie, Pacifica, & Chocolate Cardstock,
  • Smoothie Ink
  • Chocolate Ribbon
  • Flip-Flaps
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (cupcake)
  • Celebrate Stamp Set (retired)


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February Use Your Stash Blog Hop

Welcome to the this month's "Use Your Stash Blog Hop!" This month we are featuring buttons and flowers. Did I say Buttons & Flowers .... Buttons & Flowers ... Buttons & Flowers -- Oh my word I have a bunch of Buttons & Flowers and I definitely need to use my stash!!!!!

If you are coming from Joy's Blog then you are on the right track. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing two projects using buttons & flowers (as well as some retired paper that I have been hoarding and need to use!!!)

First up is a canvas project that I have been wanting to do.

I started out with a colonial white flower then stamped them in Smoothie & Honey -- here is a picture of the stamping:

Then I simply added a button and some Waxy Flax to the middle of each flower. To create the canvas used a matte medium I got from a local scrappin' store -- coated the canvas, then the back of the papers, the put a top coat on everything - including the flowers and ribbon! By the way, this masterpiece of my beautiful granddaughter is hanging on my office!

Now you can hop on over to Judy Faye's blog for more ideas of using up your stash. You can also keep scrolling down for another project using my buttons and flowers stash.

Isn't she precious!!!!!

The buttons & flowers are from the all NEW Bohemian Assortment!!!!!

Both of these projects used B & T papers from the You & Me kit that I have hoarded for several months and not used at all until now. The 2 page layout also uses paper from 2 other retired kits -- Felicity & Caboodle. (Using papers from more than one paper pack was a weekend challenge from my upline, Melissa Robinson).

These projects also meet the Lasting Moments Challenge for this week --- We're Wrapped in Ribbon! I used our Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain ribbon (Z1617) on both the canvas and the 2 page layout. This ribbon is probably my favorite ribbon at the moment!!!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Even Easier... Feb Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are several of us highlighting the Even Easier Technique as shown on page 91 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  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 Melissa's Blog .  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.  

We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit our challenge blog at where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.  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 Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track! 

For this hop, I created (or should say re-created) a card that is showcased on page 20 of the new Idea Book.  I used the Stella paper and the Just for You stamp set.  Here is my card and how used our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to truly make this card EVEN EASIER!  If you don't want to see all the details, you can go ahead and hop on over to Joy's Blog for her take on this technique.

Final product

Flower cut using the A&P Cartridge.

Just for You stamp set that coordinates with the flower above.
Stamping the outline

Stamping individual petals in coordinating colors

I love our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - -it truly does make creating beautiful artwork EVEN EASIER!!!! 

Supply List:

  • Stella Paper Pack (X7147B)
  • Stella Compliments Canvas Shapes (X7147C)
  • Art & Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
  • Just for You Stamp Set ( B1398)
  • Sunset Ink (Z2191)
  • Lagoon Ink (Z2195)
  • Olive Ink (Z2137)
  • A Remarkable Wreath Stamp Set (Sentiment) (C1473)
  • Colonial White Ribbon (retired)


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Spring / Summer 2012 Idea Book is Released!!!!

OH MY WORD!!!!! I truly believe CTMH has outdone themselves this time with the new IdeaBook -- the papers are amazing and all the new stamp sets and embellishments ... stunning!!!! I cannot wait to start playing with my new stuff ---- my order came in last week and I am so anxious to create some artwork with it -- my plan is to hibernate in my scrap room next Saturday!!!!

This is the new goodies I ordered last week.  I will be placing another order very soon to get some more goodies .... just don't tell the hubby!!! LOL!

Here are a few images from CTMH showcasing some of the new paper packs!




Here are a couple of images of what you could do in Studio J with the new kits:

And here are some projects that were made with the February SOM and our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge:

So what are you waiting for -- contact me today for your very own copy of the new IdeaBook or click here to see it now.