Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monthly Unit Swap 3x6 Card using Mayberry

Last month, I posted my monthly unit swap card the day of unit meeting.  Boy did I get grief for it!  lol  SO this month, I thought I would wait until AFTER unit meeting to post this!  I just LOVE participating in swap each month.  The consultants in Shari's team that participate in the swap each month are SO stinkin' talented and I am NEVER disappointed with the cards, pages and 3D projects that I receive.  As the swap items are being passed around the room, all you can hear is OOHHH's and AAAHH's and OH MY GOSH, THIS IS SO CUTE!  It's like opening presents each time!

There are times that I am SO nervous that my swap item is not going to be good enough when compared to the items that I receive.  I guess that is a good thing as it keeps me on my toes and makes me want to push myself to do the best that I can so that I don't disappoint the others that receive my items.  I have to be honest here, it is a big confidence boost to hear the ooh's and aah's as your items are being passed around the room.  Then you know that you have done a good job with your swap.

My swap card this month was inspired by the card that I created for the Mojo Monday #185 sketch.  I really liked the way the scallops looked on the bottom of my card.  SO I decided to go with the same idea on my swap card.  I used a 1 1/4 in. circle punch and cut the circles in half with my paper trimmer, then lined them up with the edge of my strip of Olive CS.

I have to tell you what my daughter Rachael said to me when I showed her my swap card.  She is always honest with me and I can tell immediately if she thinks it is cute or not.  After she read the saying.....You're the apple of my eye......she asked why I put a pear on the card!!!  LOL  Gotta love her!!

All supplies used are CTMH
Paper: Mayberry Level 2 Paper Pack, Olive CS, Cocoa CS and Colonial White CS
Stamps: Mayberry Workshop on the Go stamp set
Inks: Olive, Smoothie and Cocoa
Embellishments: Colonial White Crocheted Ribbon (colonial white ribbon round collection)
Tools: 1 1/4 Circle Punch

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

I hope that this has inspired you to get out your circle punch and create a fun scalloped border on your cards, pages or paper projects!!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Mojo Monday #185 Challenge.......

I REALLY liked the card sketch over at Mojo Monday this week, so could not wait to play along with this week's challenge.  As an added bonus.....they are giving out a prize as it is the beginning of a new month.  The prize is a stamp set from Verve Stamps!  Who knows.....maybe I will win a set this week!!  After all, one can NEVER have TOO many stamp sets.....RIGHT??  LOL

Take a look at the sweet ribbon "flower" (you can click the photo to enlarge the pic) that I have on this card.  I came across a tutorial to create this flower on Paper Pleats and Ribbon Roses.  Connie had created this flower by stitching and gathering the Colonial White Ribbon that CTMH sells.  She also used retired CTMH colored organdy ribbon on another card that she had posted to the CTMH board.

I LOVED the way the colored organdy flowers looked, but I did not have any colored organdy ribbon to play with.  SO I dyed my Colonial White Organdy Ribbon using Smoothie Reinker and Rubbing Alcohol.  The awesome thing about dying my own ribbon is that the colors are only limited to the number of reinker's that I have in stock......which is not limited at all!  lol

All supplies used are CTMH: 
Paper: Mayberry Level 2 Paper Pack, Colonial White CS, Cocoa CS, Olive CS
Stamp set: Card Chatter: Sympathy
Ink: Cocoa
Embellishments: Smoothie Ribbon (Pinks ribbon collection), Colonial White Ribbon (colonial white collection), Mocha Opaques,  Pinks Collection Buttons
Tools: CTMH 2" Scalloped Circle Punch

Thanks SO much for stopping by today!!  

I hope that this has inspired you to check out Connie's tutorial on how to create this super sweet ribbon flower AND to possibly play along over at Mojo Monday and win a set of stamps from Verve Stamps!!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

April Scrapbook Group Pages using Miracle

Happy Sunday All!!  I thought I would share the 6 pages that my scrapbook groups will be making this month.  All 6 pages are created using the sweet papers from "Miracle".  I added Clear Buttons as an "extra" embellishment that group can purchase to add to their pages if they would like, but they are not necessary to complete the pages.  

I was pretty happy with the way these turned out.  One thing I love about this paper pack is it does not scream boy or girl or really anything too specific.  But after the first 4 pages were done, I had a hard time coming up with the last 2, which ended up being my favorite pages of all 6!  Funny how it all works out in the end.  I will focus this week on finding pictures to put on these pages this week.  I have a few ideas.....just need to search through the endless files of photos on my computer and if I can't find any there, I have plenty of albums to search through......lol 

Is it just me or does this pic look smaller than usual?  Must be that it is longer than my card pics.  HHMMM  If you would like to see it a bit larger, just click on it.  These pages look a bit odd without the photos......but will look super cute when all the blanks are filled in!  The Pinwheels were created using the stamp set that is included in the "Miracle" Workshop on the Go Kit.  The Kraft Color Ready Borders are ALSO included in the WOTG kit.  

This 2nd set of pages uses the coordinating "Miracle" Stickease.  My scrapbook group kits always include the coordinating stickease.  The first 2 pages that we create focus on stamping and a new technique.  The last 4 pages that we create focus on using the coordinating stickease and an added embellishment that is not included in the WOTG kit.

The last 2 pages are my personal favorites!  The LO's for all 6 pages were taken from the Magic Book.  This is a LO that I have been wanting to make, but was not sure about all the punched circles.  Since CTMH came out with the 1 1/4" circle punch, it made creating this page SO much easier!!  Inside each punched circle is a Clear Button.  

Supplies used: 
Paper: Miracle WOTG Kit
Stamp set: Miracle Workshop on the Go stamp set
Inks: Heavenly Blue, Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, Desert Sand
Embellishments: Kraft Color Ready Borders, Miracle Level 2 Stickease, Clear Buttons
Tools: CTMH 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Thanks OH SO much for stopping by!!   If you live in the Omaha area and would like to create these pages, our group meets each 3rd Friday of the month at 9am or 7pm.  There is ALWAYS room for guests!!  Contact me to reserve a spot for you and a friend!

Hope this has inspired you to visit one of my scrapbook groups OR find a local CTMH consultant to see what kind of classes they offer!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!