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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Employee Spirit Month

March is National Employee Spirit Month!!!  Working in a government office fraught with budget cuts, layoffs, and some generally odd people, I'm interpreting "spirit" to mean alcohol.  So in honor of Employee [Alcohol] Month, I made an It's 5'clock Somewhere card:
Colors are Citrus Leaf and Buttercup.  Stamp sets used are Flower Pot ("It's"), Paradise (row of drinks), Extreme Happiness (row of hibiscus), Hang Ten (palm trees), Star Power (ink splotches), Around the Block ("where"), Life is a Party (drink clock hands), Bunny Love ("Some"), Comments (paper grid), Make it Count (clock), Notice the Details (binder clip, paper edging & "important to remember") and Sm. Friendship Alpha. ("5").

Welcome Baby Card

The B&T paper on this baby card is Country, which is retired.  I used the stamp sets Ms. on the Go (image) and Welcome Baby (sentiment).  I used Copic markers to color the image.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Audubon Zoo Layout

I made this layout with a series of pics of Jess trying to climb on a statue of a lioness at "Monkey Hill" in New Orleans' James Audubon Zoo.  After many attempts, Neal had to lift her on the statue for the photo op.

Another Be Yourself Card

I keep going back to this stamp set (Be Yourself), even though it was a stamp of the month last year and not available for sale.  Hopefully CTMH will bring it back for sale soon.  I used white, black, and ocean.  The sentiment is from the One of a Kind stamp set.  The B&T paper and the bling are non-CTMH.  I stamped the girl, then re-stamped it in ocean, cut out the ocean dress, and paper-pieced it to the other image.

Monday, March 22, 2010

This is a birthday card with a top fold.  Although the B&T paper and ribbon are non-CTMH, they go well wtih the Heavenly Blue CTMH cardstock used in the center.  I used Heavenly Blue ink for a monochromatic background and then stamped with black on top.  The stamp set is One of a Kind.  I also added some tiny bits of bling on the stamped image.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ms. on the Go Birthday Card

This birthday card uses an image from the Ms. on the Go CTMH stamp set, as well as the March Stamp of the Month, A Little Everything.  The image is stamped in black ink, then colored with watercolor pencils and blended with the CTMH water brush.  The blank B&T paper is from CM.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

stari designs -- Cute Kids' Stuff!!!

Check out stari designs, a new online business specializing in funky kids clothing and room accessories.  The best part?  It's one-of-a-kind merchandise handmade in central Iowa.  Their link is http://www.staridesigns.com/ or in my sidebar under websites I visit.

Flower Pot Birthday Card

This window box stamp comes with the set "Flower Pot," which is CTMH's Stamp of the Month available in April.  I paper-pieced the card by stamping it once on Desert Sand cardstock (shutters) and three times on white cardstock (flower box, flowers, and window opening).  I colored them with inks and the CTMH blending pen, cut them out, then adhered them together.  I used dimensional adhesive to raise the edges of the shutters.  There are also metal embellishments on the shutters and Liquid Glass on the flower centers.  The background is Amethyst cardstock that I dry embossed with my Scor-Pal then sanded to show the white core.  The edge punch across the top is from EK Success.

More Road Trip Layouts from Vacation

I'm not sure who makes the license plates and sign paper, but they look great with CTMH desert sand, outdoor denim, and colonial white cardstock.  "Are we there yet" is stamped with the Rustic Alphabet stamp set (I thought it matched the license plate letters well) with outdoor denim ink.  I scored the background desert sand cardstock on the scor-pal and then sanded it.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

One of a Kind Masculine Card

This masculine card uses the new stamp set, One of a Kind.  I used watercolor paper (because I like the way it tears) for the white mat and embossed it with my cuttlebug.  Everything else is CTMH.  The colors are Chocolate, Sweat Leaf, and Colonial White.
This card reminds me of an 80s Scorpions song.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cheers to You! card

I'm trying to use up some misc. product.  This card is all non-CTMH.  The stamps are SU, some of the paper is CM, and the rest is unknown.  I think it'll make a nice engagement, wedding, or anniversary card.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Veranda collage birthday card

I used CTMH Veranda papers and TEN stamp sets on this birthday card.  The colors are Cocoa, Tulip, Creme Brulee, and Garden Green.  The stampsets (all CTMH) used are:  Make It Count ("You only live once...," clock face, tone-on-tone numbers), Butterfly Kiss (tone-on-tone butterfly), Neighborhood (car), Star Power (wings), Life is a Party (drink glass clock hand), Welcome Home (flower pot clock hand), Treasures ("Make a wish" and tone-on-tone flowers), Code It (barely visible bar code), So Sweet (bird), and Springtime (umbrella).  The card pattern is Diamond Duo from the Originals cardmaking book.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hit the Road Vacation Scrapbook Pages

Another layout from January's vacation.  At this rate I won't be done before next January.  The B&T paper is not CTMH, but almost everything else on the layout is.  The main colors are Cocoa, Goldrush, and Juniper.  I also used stamps from the sets Summertime and Comments. (Note:  In the picture on the first page, it looks like Tom & I might be holding hands.  Actually those are Jess's feet between us.)

Bunny Cards

The bunny on these cards is from the Bunny Love stamp set.  The colors are Sunny Yellow, Citrus Leaf, Ocean, and Watermelon.  The hibiscus is from Extreme Happiness, and the umbrella is from Springtime.  The sentiments are from So Sweet, Fringed Phrases, Bunny Love, and A Little Everything.
The white mats were all embossed with different cuttlebug folders.  The sparkle on each bunny's hat is Stickles.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Black & Blue

This card is made from white, black, and Indian Corn Blue cardstock and ink.  Stamp sets used are Floral Charms, From Me to You, Childhood Portrait, and Felicity.

Piece of Cake

I copied this card from one made by fellow CTMH consultant Christine Adams.  The stamp set is the February SOTM "Piece of Cake."  The colors are Hollyhock, Baby Pink, and Chocolate.  The background Hollyhock cardstock was embossed with my Cuttlebug then sanded.  The candles and the top of the cake plate are accented with Liquid Glass.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vintage Vacation Scrapbook Page

I made this page to resemble a classic scrapbook from the early 1900s.  The background paper is from the CTMH Notebook B&T paper pack, and the paper across the bottom and in the right-hand corner are from Vintage Travel.  I printed the two photos in sepia to look more authentic.  The two postcards near the bottom of the page are actual early 1900s postcards.  The CTMH stamp sets used are:  Stocking Style ("Orange Beach, New Orleans"), Save the Date ("2010 Vacation"), Express Postage ("Enjoy the Journey"), Moments in Time (small January calendar), Make It Count (clock), Star Power (wings), and Vintage Post Card (postcard).

Monday, March 1, 2010

Margarita Night Birthday Card

This card reminds me of going out after work to celebrate a coworker's birthday with margaritas.  I've obviously never heard of "too many embellishments."  The paper that looks like a legal pad is made with the stamp set Comments, and the sentiment is from Fringed Phrases.  The margaritas are from SU.  Cheers!