Tuesday, October 26, 2010

3rd November club card

Here's the last one for now- am hoping to post the last two very soon.  My lighting was not very good so it looks kind of washed out, sorry.  The bottom patterned paper is done using a knife pleat.  All Olivia papers and sunset ink. The saying is from the old CTMH months set for November. The little flower stamp is from The Present.  I think in the final club card we may use opaques instead of the pear brads.  Or I could give them the choice.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Here is the second November club card. It uses CTMH Olivia papers and sunset ink. I used copper CTMH bitty brads and some ribbon from Joann's. The saying is from the old November month stamp set and the image on the rosette is from The Present.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Olivia cards

I am working on my stamp club cards for November. I am teaching some paper folding techniques.  The papers are Olivia and I used sunset and cocoa inks. The main stamp set is The Present. Here's one and I will post the next two on Monday and Tuesday.  I have two more to come up with- am hoping to do those tomorrow night.  All CTMH materials were used.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Some birthday cards

These were all done using the CTMH Perfect Day papers.  I do remember that pack because we used it at the first CTMH convention I attended in Florida.  The two star stamps sets are some of my favorite sets. The nail heads on the last card shown are not CTMH but most everything else is. They are not nail heads really - they are flat metal pieces with different designs on the tops. A mini glue dot fits perfect under them! I found them in with my sewing supplies- so who knows how long I've had them or where I got them. But they really are a great accent.

Friday, October 22, 2010

And even more oldies but goodies

This is such a pretty paper pack- whose name escapes me at the moment. Aren't I so helpful?? Once again part of a 5 card workshop- don't ask me where the other 2 card pics went.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

More old cards

The first 5 cards were from a workshop using CTMH Emporium papers. I loved that paper pack. It was fun to punch the circle designs out and pop them up- over the same design on the large pieces of paper. The last two pics were of a Mother's Day card I did for my mom.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

oldies but goodies

 I have not had any time to create some new cards. Already 5 days and no post- so much for my pledge to be a good blogger. I will post some oldies but ones I really liked from older CTMH paper packs. Some were club cards and some from workshops.  I am planning to work on my November club cards this weekend so hope to post some new things then. This whole working for a living cramps my style.  I teach first grade in my real life and it takes up so much time.  :) Not to mention dragging my two children to their activities. Not that I am really complaining though. I'd have to say I have a pretty good life.

So these cards are from a birthday card workshop that was a bit more masculine focused.  I missed taking a pic of one of the cards in the group shot somehow. All CTMH products were used.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Scrap card # 5

The last scrap card- for now at least! I used CTMH Mistletoe papers again but created it as a birthday card. Cranberry and new england ivy inks, and some unknown bling from Michael's (it was on deep discount after Christmas last year). I did stipple the edges with cranberry (that were exposed on the bottom and top). The stamp set is CTMH but the name escapes me at the moment.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Card number 4 from scraps

Here's card number 4. It has those flowers from Michael's again with CTMH colonial white brads, A Timber stamp set and Mistletoe papers. I love acrylic stamps- I was able to curve the corner stamped image so it would fit on this card. It is a straight stamp.  I used some of the new CTMH opaques for the tree decorations.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

3rd scrap card

Here's card number three.  This was put together with all strips and small scraps. All CTMH mistletoe papers, A Timber stamp set, new england ivy, sunny yellow and cranberry inks, colonial white brads. Stampin Up ribbon.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Here's the 2nd card from scraps. Once again CTMH mistletoe papers, A Timber stamp set, New England Ivy and Cranberry inks. Stampin Up ribbon and some unknown bling.

Monday, October 11, 2010

cards from scraps

I just cut up my October club card pieces and had a huge pile of scraps. Soooo I decided to make up some cards using mainly these scraps.  The following cards will be what I came up with.  You'll have to come back each day to see another one.  There are 5 altogether.
This first one uses the CTMH A Timber stamp set, cranberry ink, colonial white brads and mistletoe papers. The flowers are a find from Michaels in the bridal section. There are tons in this cute container. They are meant to be table confetti.  The color was so close to cranberry though so I had to try them.  The ribbon is Stampin Up.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My New Sasha dolls

Here are my two newest darlings- I know it's not card related but wanted to share these quick with some dolly friends.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

One last Christmas card set

Here is a set using our CTMH October Stamp of the Month but using older papers- Evensong papers. I will offer this too as a workshop in early November- 5 cards but you can also do a set of 10 (2 of each design) Some of the ideas were from my upline Sandy's workshop cards using Mistletoe papers and I adapted them. I have so much evensong left over!! So if you like these cards and would like to reserve a spot in my workshop- contact me.

Christmas Card workshop

These are cards for a Christmas Card workshop I will hold in late October/ early November. Guests have a choice of making one set of 5 or two sets(2 of each design).  Contact me for details or to reserve a spot in an upcoming workshop. Some ideas were CASED and adapted from cards I have seen online in different blogs.  Once again I used Mistletoe papers, some ribbon, liquid applique, brads, bling, and CTMH liquid glitter.

October Club cards

I used CTMH Mistletoe papers to create my Christmas card workshops for this year. This set is for my October club members(and select guests). I used mistletoe(mainly bulk), as well as the creative basics papers. We will do some liquid applique for parts of the Santas and the house roof.  There's cranberry grosgrain ribbon, and brads, and some red bling, as well as some of the gold ribbon from the creative basics set. My lighting wasn't the greatest so the pics are far from perfect.

Hooligans September club cards

Here are the cards we made at our September card clubs. They came out really cute - I wasn't sure I like Hooligans at first but it really is nice. It was our first round in this new club and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.  I actually used orange paper on the samples but the club members used sunset. We used some of the new pear mini medley accents. We did liquid glass on the creature's eyes and also used some of the new opaques on the pumpkin eyes.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Clear cards with stained glass technique

Here are two of our new clear cards that I used a liquid glass and re-inker stained glass technique with. I worked on a paper plate and did one color at a time as it dries pretty quickly- add a small blob of liquid glass and then a few drops of re inker to get your "paint".  I stamped the image with Stazon on the front and painted on the back side.

My first blog

Well, I am going to try to see if I can keep up with doing a blog to share my card club projects, Studio J layouts and other CTMH projects.  Here are my very first Studio J layouts- they are of my son's Eagle Scout project

'09 Christmas card workshop

Here's a pic of the cards I did last year for a Christmas card workshop using Jingle papers.

I have done several new sets of cards for this year using the new Mistletoe papers and will try to get pics posted very soon. I will be holding those workshops in late October- Early November.