Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You've Got Flair Slide Show

Sorry no post for a while but I have been on our annual road trip for the last 3 weeks. Finally back and getting back to doing things. Tomorrow is the 1st July so thought I would share the lastest offering from the group of consultant I swap art with each month.

Thanks to the following Consultants who contributed artwork to this slideshow: Carrie Burdette, Christina Cox, Christy Monteith, Heather Martin, Heather Snow, Judy Faye Garner, Marianne Hancock, Melissa Robinson, Neely Dean, Nickie Gill, Ronnie Crowley, Sharryl Hales, Sheila Wilkerson, Stacy Park, Tammy Paulson, Teri Baxter, and Tonya Whitehurst.

You've got flair can be ordered from tomorrow. Its a great stamp set.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dimensional Elements and Sand Surfing

This last week my upline in the CTMH world challenged us to do a layout using dimensional elements. Now I love these things as you can do so many things with them and they are cheap! So it wasn't a hard challenge for me to do. The word SAND is done using the dimensional elements Simple Alphabet Z1047. I took them and lightly sponged with bamboo ink. Then using dotty stamp from Argyle backgrounds stamp set (D1325) I over stamped with desert sand ink. The surfing was done in a similar way but I used the color ready alphabet Oxford X5749. Whats great about both these products is the letters I didn't use are still white and can be alternate for another layout to match the colors of that one. So I don't have a pile of letters which are not needed. One note for techniques I use. With the color ready alphabets I first take the letters I need off the carry sheet and place them on a piece of wax paper. This is where I alter them prior to adhering them where I want them. Just watch you don't touch the wax paper as the ink won't stay on there and you'll end up with messy fingers but it makes them easier to alter.

The other unique thing on this layout is the pocket I created for the brochure from the National Park. I like to preserve these with my layouts so we can refer back to them in the future. I use the CTMH Photo Storage Pages for this (4113). I cut one of the pockets out from the six pockets and adhere to the layout. They are perfect fit for the majority of brochures. Remember with these pocket pages if you want extra spaces for pictures you can use these in some unique ways to create spots for those pictures. You can even cut one of the pages in half and have space for an extra 6 pictures in the center of your layout between the two sides. This is great for those occasions when you have lots of pictures which you must include!

While I remember have you checked out the deal of the day on my website. You don't want to miss out on a great deal! Click here to check in now.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Scrapbook and Share Contest

CTMH celebration of National Scrapbooking Month in May was an astounding success! More than 300 gorgeous two-page layouts were submitted to the contest in five fun categories—most unique technique, most humorous, most inspiring, best use of color, and best use of photography.

The finalists’ layouts will be re-posted on June 8 (today), and you’ll be able to vote for your favorites until 12:00 midnight (MT) on June 14. The winning entries will be announced on the website, and each winner will receive $150 US retail in fabulous Close To My Heart products. (Now if by any chance my layout is included I'd love for you to vote for me! Its a white layout with black and white photography and red and black flowers).

Visit www.scrapbookandshare.com beginning today, June 8, to vote for your favorite finalist in each category.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Todays June Special - First Goodie Box

What a deal from CTMH for todays June Special - For just $60 you get approx $120 of products! Plus discounted shipping and handling of $8. Now the only problem is whats in the box. I'm tempted to get it as I hate not knowing. Its a sweet deal and there aren't any CTMH products I don't like to so I should be good. These deals are killing me I won't have any money by the end of the month if I'm not careful. Off to place my order.......

If you want to catch this deal today click here and place your order while supplies last. Remember the deal only lasts today and it will be something else tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

CPS Sketch Card

Another challenge card from the card positioning blog sketch CPS 118. I did two cards this time. The first one I was less than happy with, so I made another one. Not sure why I don't like it. I think it was the stamping on the juniper cardstock. But decided to share it anyways so you could see both versions and decide yourself. In the end the second one I prefer as its less busy. Colors are :-

Supplies all CTMH unless noted
D1361 Thank You
D1330 Connections
D1300 Circle Around
Z1033 Just Blooms
Z1120 Winter Cozy Collection (Juniper Brad)
Z1100 Cocoa Grosgrain

Both the cards will be used by my daughter for teacher thank you notes for great year. Only 2 days left before school it out for the summer.

Monday, June 1, 2009

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

I joined the June CTMH stamp of the month blog hop so you could once again see lots of other samples of things to do with these stamps. If you haven't seen the stamp of the month hop over to my CTMH website and check it out online. You'll really like what you see and remember during June there will be a daily special online at my CTMH website so you can just add the stamp of the month to your order (everyone who orders this way in June will get tickets in a prize draw for product credit in July). Check details on the side bar of my blog.

So to the blog hop ..............

The June's SOTM is Tender Tags, a set of 15 stamps. If you have come here from Helen's Onulak's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!You'll arrive back here eventually.

This month we have 44 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

I chose not to use the tag part of the SOM and use the flourish and words. Just to show how the set can be used for other things as well as tags.
The flowers were punched and then stamped in Indian Corn Blue. They are mounted with foam tape to give some dimension. Plus I added the sentiment on the Cranberry Red insert in the center of the card. Colors are Indian Corn Blue, Garden Green, Cranberry Red and Desert Sand. The patterned paper is from the Moon Doggie Level 2 paper packet.

Now "Hop" on over to Karen Strous''s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

All the Blogs involved......