Sunday, September 27, 2009

Treetops Cards

I got the Treetops stamp set a couple months ago but hadn't used it yet. I played with it a bit...it's super fun! Here are a couple cards I made.

This first one is a fun window card using bella paper and sweet leaf cardstock. The "ribbon" tied around the tree at the bottom is actually a skinny piece of paper.



This is another girly baby card I made before finding out my sis is having a boy. Well I guess I have a good excuse...I have all kinds of girly paper for Madison. I'm going to have to get more boy paper and embellies. I really wanted to use the princess from the Happy Endings stamp set for this card, but I don't have it. It's one of those sets I ALMOST bought about 10 times but never did. I just might have to break down and do it.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Baby Shower Invite

Here's a simple baby shower invite I made using the Sweet Baby stamp set. Colors are blush, sweet leaf, lilac mist, and creme brulee. My sister is pregnant, thus the reason for so many baby posts lately. She already has a baby girl (Madison is 15 mos), and when I made these samples for my CTMH catalog party we didn't know the sex of baby #2 yet. But now we know it's going to be a BOY! I'm going to have to change the colors of my baby projects :)
Background paper is from the Daydream paper pack, ribbon is sweet leaf, and buttons are from JoAnn's.

Friday, September 25, 2009

3" x 3" Baby Card

This is a very simple card, perfect for attaching to a gift bag. I used the More to Adore paper, Baby Steps stamp set, and Sweet Baby stamp set. The best part about using Close to my Heart products is that they match perfectly. My blush marker matches the blush in the paper perfectly, and the chocolate ribbon matches the chocolate in the paper perfectly as well. There's no guessing!


Other suplies used: Chocolate ribbon, Chocolate ink, Blush Marker, sponge dauber

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Baby Card

My good friend just found out that she's pregnant and I'm SOOOO excited for her and her hubby! I love the Animal Cookies paper because it works for boy or girl...and in this case I didn't know which it would be.

The only stamp I used on the front is the "baby" stamp from the Sweet Baby Stamp set. Everything else is paper from the Animal Cookies level 2 paper pack (how cute is that lion?!). I stamped "congratulations" from the Dainty Thoughts stamp set (a must-have!) inside the card. Everything is sponged around the edge with chocolate ink, and the ribbon is chocolate.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What's in a Frame - Wedding Edition

I made this frame as a wedding gift (matches the card from the last post). The 4 squares each hold a 4"x4" picture. The frame itself is 11"x14". "Love" is chipboard covered with paper. A little trick to covering chipboard with paper...file the edges with a finishing file or sandpaper to get the edges clean.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wedding Card

I love the simplicity of this card. I got the idea and dimensions for the cake from Wishes, on page 66. The cake tiers are just pieces of paper with the corners rounded with the corner rounder punch. I "iced" the cake with liquid glass and sprinkled glitter on it. The rounded theme is continued on the bottom edge of the card...I created the scallops by taking the guard off the corner rounder punch and punching it along the edge (quick tutorial below).

Cake tier dimensions: 1.5" x 2.5", 1" x 2", 3/4" x 1.5"

Paper: Emporium
Stamp Set: Love Always
Colors: Sweet Leaf, Twilight, Crystal Blue, Cocoa
Supplies: Liquid Glass, Prisma Glitter, Corner Rounder punch, Wishes

TUTORIAL: SCALLOPED EDGE USING CORNER ROUNDER PUNCH

1. Take the guard off your punch.


2. Turn the punch upside down so you can see where you're punching.

3. Line up the punch so the end of the scallop is just off the paper; make your first punch.

4. Using the edge of the paper as your guide, punch along the edge of the paper, barely overlapping the end of each previous punch.

(Sorry my close-up picture is kind of blurry!)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Treasures & Grace - Again!

I'm just loving the combination of the Treasures stamp set with Grace paper. Here is another card I made using Twilight, Barn Red, and Cocoa. Also uses the Treasures and Thank You stamp sets and Grace paper pack.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Treasures & Grace

I didn't know how this was going to turn out when I started it, but I have to say I'm lovin' it. It's elegant and simple at the same time.

The flower stamp is from September's Stamp of the Month set, Treasures. You can get this set free if you spend $100 or more, or discounted for spending just $25 (see how). The Thank You stamp is from the Thank You stamp set. I never would have thought I'd need so many thank you stamps...but you really do! There's a size and shape for any design you do. The paper is the new Grace. I used a glue pen to put a dot of glue on each flower petal. The prisma glitter is what gives it the blue sparkle...the flower is actually stamped in cocoa.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Twitterpated Scrapbook Layout & Cards

I took these pictures about 4-1/2 years ago and FINALLY scrapbooked them! I first made this beautiful layout with the new Twitterpated paper, before knowing which pictures I would use. When looking through my pictures, these popped out at me. I still have a few more layouts to do for this trip...maybe this paper is the inspiration I needed to finally get these pages done!


It makes me kind of sad to look back at these pictures, though. I was visiting one of my best friends, Jamie, in Colorado Springs. I fell in love with her dog, Neve (pronounced Nevie..."snow" in Portuguese). Neve got cancer last year and passed away in January. She was such an awesome doggie...I miss her so much! She was the inspiration for getting my dog (also a husky/wolf mix). We always talked about our dogs meeting, but sadly, they never got to :(

On a happier note, I love all the fun new products in this layout. If you look closely at the chocolate cardstock, you can see that I stamped an image in the same chocolate color to add a little interest. Aren't the colorful new chipboard buttons cute? I tied the button holes with hemp and added a few brads.

This is the layout in the new Twitterpated Workshop-on-the-Go kit. All instructions to make this layout are in the Kit...available only through me! For $29.95 (a $35.85 value) you get:
  • Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Pack
  • Hello There Exclusive Stamp Set
  • Chocolate Designer Ribbon Rounds
  • Workshop Guide
To complete this layout exactly as shown you can also add:
  • Dimensional Elements In Color - Organic ($3.50)
  • Natural Hemp ($2.25)
  • Brads Basic Assortment ($4.95)
Your total would be $40.65 (plus tax/shipping)...and you'll have lots of leftovers, plus an EXCLUSIVE stamp set! Here is a flyer with more details and photos for the kit. You can also choose to make cards with this kit (see mine below). Here is another flyer showing the card artwork and details. Contact me at jaymalew@gmail.com if you're interested in the Workshop-on-the-Go Kit or have any questions.

You might also want to have these supplies, or something comparable:
  • My Acrylix Headline Alphabet (large - $34.95)
  • Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad ($5.25)
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks Pad ($5.25)
  • Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Pad ($5.25)
  • Liquid Glass ($6.95)
  • Sponge ($1.25)
A little more about Workshop-on-the-Go Kits

One of these kits is available for each month (but they're all available any time). The basic kit will always remain $29.95...add-on materials and value will change. Each kit will always come with an exclusive stamp set! There are always 4 new kits available with each new catalog (one for each of the new paper packs). The layout is designed to take about 2 hours to complete. The guide has all the instructions to complete the layout, including cutting instructions to make sure you get the most out of your paper, which also makes it faster for you. It also contains instructions to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 patterns). The cards are also designed to take 2 hours to complete, and all instructions are given.

There is also 1 bonus scrapbook layout and 6 bonus cards in the guide...and the kit/extras purchased would be enough to make everything! How great are these new Workshop on the Go kits? The really do make scrapbooking and cardmaking faster, and easier! To see the bonus projects in the guide, click here.

Let me know if you have questions :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sweet Baby, You're a Hoot, and Twitterpated

Who'd have thought the Sweet Baby stamp set would go with the You're a Hoot stamp set? Well, I have a New Catalog workshop this weekend, and three of the ladies are pregnant! They've asked about Baby Shower and Baby stamp sets, so I know they're going to love the Sweet Baby set. I wanted to show them how versatile it can be and give them some inspiration for using it after they're done making the shower invitations. I think this'll do the trick!

Techniques/add-ons shown:
  • Random stamping
  • Second Generation Stamping
  • Sponging/edge distressing
  • Liquid Glass
  • 3D pop dots
  • Brads

Sweet Baby MyAcrylix Stamp set





You're a Hoot MyAcrylix Stamp set




NEW! Twitterpated Paper Kit

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

CTMH September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

On the first of every month, a talented bunch of CTMH Consultants participate in the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you want to check out some great artwork featuring this beautiful set of 18 stamps, check out the blogs below. Thanks to Fancy Melissa for this list!

Visit my CTMH website to see how you can get this set for free!