Sunday, November 23, 2014

December Daily - Get it Now & Follow Along....

Are you a "December Daily" person?

Truth be told, I have never done a DD album but have always wanted to!  

This year, CTMH has the most darling little book and accessories that can easily be adapted to be a DD Album....and much more cost effective, if you ask me!

I know the 'name of the game' is to make the album ahead of time then all you have to do is print your pictures daily and slap them on your pages...easy, right! Well...I'm going to be doing them as we go and showing you how!

If you want to play along, grab your stuff or you can order all your supplies {{{{here}}}}.  If you hurry up and order, everything should be in before the 1st week is over...leaving you plenty of time to catch up!

Here's what you'll need if you're playing along CTMH-style:

I've added everything you need to a CART on my website...you can order it all or delete what you don't think you need. No purchase necessary to play along!!!

If you're playing along with stuff from your stash, here's what you'll need;
  • Album - at least 8"x6" with at least 30 pages or a system where pages can be added.
  • Pocket Page Protectors that will match the size of your Album.
  • Embellishments....LOTS of embellishments!!!
  • Universal Stamp Set that has some Christmas images as well as fonts or numbers for dates!
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Here's a look at ALL the stuff I plan on using with my DD Album...it all fits very nicely in my CTMH Medium Organizer...even the stamp sets and the Holiday Happenings Album fit.  All I have to do is pick it up by the handle and go!



Gather your stuff and meet me back here December 2nd...I'll be showing you what I created for my 1st day! And...just so you know, this might not be a "daily" posting...I might post 3 times a week and show several days in that one post...that way, I can still give my undivided attention to my Design Teams and regular obligations.

See you all in a week or so...I'm SOOOOO EXCITED!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Warm & Cozy...

Snowhaven has to be one of the BEST snow-themed paper packet CTMH has ever had!

The addition of the bold color of Cranberry and the darkness of the Black creates a non-traditional option for your snow pictures.

I saw some chevron paper and wanted to re-create using CTMH paper...it wasn't that hard either!

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I added Snowhaven Complements and Snowhaven Assortment (those cute little White Epoxy Diamonds) and a few Silver Sequins and Red Sparkles...



Friday, November 21, 2014

Home Decor in Your Stash - UYSBH...

Welcome to this month's UYSBH.  This month we are creating Home Decor items with stuff we have in our stash!

If you're coming from Janet's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you've visited everyone...shouldn't take long, there are only 4 of us this month!

I made this 8-1/2" x 11" wall hanging designed to resemble one of those painted panel signs that are so popular right now.

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The Wood-Grain Paper is from Timberline PP which is retired but I've hoarded...lol.  The pumpkin is a stamped image I stamped a month ago to use on something else and never got around to doing it.  The stamp set is also retired from CTMH.

The Fall Phrases come from PPPR and were cut a week ago for one of my DT posts but I went with THIS instead!

To get a realistic look, I adhered the wood-grain B&T on top of 2 sheets of Cardstock so when I cut the strips and adhered them to my base cardstock, there would be some dimension. I would've got the same effect if I used Thin 3D-Foam Tape but I didn't want to waste it on such a large area.


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Thanks for stopping by...your next stop is Priscilla's Blog!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Let's Get Stuffed Tag...

****EDITED**** I made the Top 3!!!...head on over to see the winners!
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Craftin Desert Diva's are having a link up party specifically for TAGS!!!

I won this cute little CDD Stamp Set, Let's Get Stuffed, last month so I decided to ink it up and play along!



Here's my tag...
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I used acetate for the base of my tag...

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My turkey is colored with ShinHan Twin Markers, cut out using the FREE svg that I got when I purchased my CDD stamp set AND became a member of the CDD FB Gallery and pop-dotted with CTMH's Thin 3D-Foam Tape!

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I took tow images...the corn and the "Let's Get Stuffed" and combined them by cutting my corn and layering the sentiment on top...

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The tree trunks are from Season of Thanks from CTMH and they are stamped using CTMH's Pigment Inks...WARNING...they take a LONG time to dry and aren't the cleanest thing to clean up.  I ended up adding another piece of acetate on top. And...I like the "squished" look...lol


Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to head on over to Craftin Desert Diva's Blog and see what other tags have been l inked! You have 'till the 23rd to link up your tag or project using tags for a chance to win some pretty cool prizes!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gobble, Gobble while you Wobble...


I'm sooooo excited about this card!!!

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As soon as I saw this cut-file from PPPR, I knew I had to have him!  This is a standard-size card (base also a file from PPPR) and he is definitely the focal point...I used CTMH's retired Textured Cardstock for the card base as well as the majority of his body!  I added some Kraft and some Brown Glitter Paper for some shine! The Glacier (Blue) B&T is from the Pathfinding Collection.

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Here's a detail shot...I took a blue ShinHan marker and added some color to his eye-balls.  The "You're such a Turkey" came from one of Lisa's stamps over at Pretty Cute Stamps!
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This turkey is EXTRA SPECIAL....he really WOBBLES!!!

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How does he "wobble" you ask...by using one of CTMH's Self Adhesive Springs ...it makes this card and this little turkey even cuter!


Here are the PPPR files I used...
A2 Card Bases 1
Turkey Lollipop Holder