Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lovely Layers - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

MAY 2018 CLOSE TO MY HEART 
TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP

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Thanks for hopping over to my Blog Hop from Haley Dyer's Blog

For this month's technique challenge, I used our new Shell Sentiments Stamp Set ) C1721 to create this beautiful card. 

I have been having fun playing with the Shaving Cream Technique.  To create the background, I used three of the CTMH Reinkers - Espresso, Lagoon, and Pacifica

I love the layered technique on this stamp set and so easy to line up with our clear acrylix blocks!  The stamp colors that I chose for the seashell are:

  1. First Layer - Glacier Ink
  2. Second Layer - Lagoon Ink
  3. Third Layer - Toffee Ink
I hope you are enjoying all the inspiration on the blog hop.  Your next stop is Katy Taylor's Blog.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Super Boy Birthday Card

SUPER BOY BIRTHDAY CARD

Couldn't resist and thought I would share this birthday card I made for our Grandson.  He will be turning 3!  Can't believe how fast time goes by....

I immediately had this idea to create a Slider Card when I saw this Stamp Set and Thin Cuts from our new Seasonal Expression Catalog. 



Supplies Used:

I was shown a slider card at a weekend crop a few years back.  The slider cut was manipulated using my cricut machine from one of the wavy borders from a tag. I used a penny and attached it with a narrow piece of 3-D foam tape to fit in the slider slot.  To give the sliding penny room to move, I double stacked the 3-D Foam tape. 

Hope this helps - enjoy!


Monday, January 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Blushing Backgrounds


JANUARY 2018 CLOSE TO MY HEART
TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP

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I am so happy that you hopped over from Sarah Devendorf's Blog which means you are on the right path. 

For this month's Technique Blog, I created a Desk Top calendar using a template for an Easel Card. The supplies I used to create this project are:
Cardstock: Lagoon, Glacier and White Daisy
Emerald Ribbon (retired) 







Instructions to Make Easel Calendar Base:
  1. Cut a 5" x 6" White Daisy Cardstock and 6" x 10" White Daisy Cardstock
  2. Using a scoring board, score the 6" x 10" cardstock at the following marks - 5" and 7.5". 
  3. Fold the middle scored section in half; then fold the smaller scored section down/forward. 
  4. Adhere your 5" x 6" base to the front of the easel card on the bottom half. (this is the part you folded down/forward)
The calendar was printed from the Internet and matted on the Glacier Cardstock and Lagoon Cardstock.  The matted pieces were adhered to the Make Waves Paper and attached to the 5" x 6" White Daisy Cardstock base.

I used our new Number Thin Cuts to cut the Year "2018" with White Daisy Cardstock.  Using the "In the Background" of your choice - I chose the dots using the Pansy Stamp Ink Pad. The bottom section with the year is matted with Lagoon Cardstock. The Purple Polka Dot Paper from Make Waves Paper is matted on the Glacier Cardstock and popped up.  This helps the top portion to stay in place. 

I hope you are enjoying all the inspiration on the blog hop.  Your next stop is Amy Ulen's Blog. 


Friday, December 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Glitter is Glamorous

WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER 2017
TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP


Hope you enjoyed Michelle Loncar's Blog which means you are on the right path!  

I have to admit - I LOVE GLITTER! It was hard for me to decide which project to choose.  I decided to display this double page layout which I had at one of my weekend retreats. If you love this layout, let me know as I have a few extra kits available!


Glitter Paper always gives a touch of elegance to any project, whether a card or scrapbook layout.  I used our Red, Gold and White Glitter Paper on this layout for the title and embellishments.  The paper on the bottom half of this layout is from our  Silver & Gold Paper Packet. In addition, I used the Red Shimmer Tape, adding some more glittery elements.

Here are some close up images of the embellishments:
 

 

As I mentioned earlier, I have a few extra kits so please send me a message if interested.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous holiday and joyous New Year with family and friends!

Your next stop on the blog hop is Judy Faye Garner's blog.  Enjoy!