Thursday, April 2, 2020

These Are My People and Let's Stay Home...

I am a BIG storyteller and memorykeeper. In fact, if you follow me on Instagram, you'll see that I use those as hashtags for almost every project I post.

So...when CTMH came out with the These Are My People Cut Above Kit (6x8 Album) and the Let's Stay at Home stamp set, I just KNEW I had to use the two to document these unprecedented times!

Here's a look at the first of many pages I will be using to document our 'time off'...and I will be creating some chronologically and some by activity (working out, walking, school work, etc).

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I customize the title on the right page to include an alphabet stamp to ink up "@" and then cut off the bottom portion of one of the images to get the HOME...and then let my daughter write the steps to doing an at-home tattoo...

Here's a look at the complete 6x8 Album...



Wednesday, April 1, 2020

O-Fish-Ally AWESOME SOTM Blog Hop...

HAPPY APRIL, everyone! I truly hope each and every one of you are staying safe & healthy...and enjoying what little bit of extra time at home you may have!

I am in an area of the US that hasn't been hit that hard...yet...but still have a couple of days off during the week to help kiddos adjust to their new learning environment. I have found time to balance school-work AND being crafty! And...I am SO EXCITED to bring you some artwork using this month's SOTM, O-Fish-Ally Awesome stamp set!


I am joining 21 other CTMH Consultants in bringing you a one-stop-hop featuring this CUTE stamp set! If you've come from Kathy's Blog, you're on the right track...keep hopping around until you get back to where you started! If you're starting here, WELCOME! And, if you get lost along the way, head on over to Melinda's Blog for a complete list of hoppers!



I made a FUN, very dimensional card using this stamp set...here's a look!

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Here are some closeups of the layers (all made in Design Space using basic shapes and a DONUT from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Collection). All the fish were colored using our Tri-Blend Markers and I added shimmer using a couple of the Shimmer Brushes...
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For the inside, I used some of the 'bubbles' that were left over from the face of the card as well as one of the sentiments and some non-colored fish...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll hop on over to Kim's Blog and see what she has to share!

Here is a short video showing you how I did it AND there is a link to my Design Space file in the description...TFL!



Tuesday, March 31, 2020

More Sketch Inspiration...

I worked with a couple of FREE sketches from CTMH over the weekend and thought I'd share them with you so you can download the sketches and create!



Here's a look at the card using the MIFYH Vol. 4 - Kaleidoscope Card Pattern...


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The Carolina Blue Scallop piece on the front of the card as well as this "you" on the inside are leftovers from my Everyday Moments Video Series H layout...I LOVE using all the leftovers!



Here's a look at the layout using the Magic - You Rock Pattern...






DOWNLOAD THE CARD SKETCH

You can check out the process videos for BOTH of these projects here...


Monday, March 30, 2020

Color Challenge with H2H...

Heart 2 Heart Challenges has a NEW challenge this week and it's all about some Spring colors: Julep, Canary, Pixie and Lagoon...


Here's a look at a card I made featuring these colors as well as some Thin Cuts, These Are My People Paper and Stamp Set...

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Here's a closeup of the Julep flowers and glitter gems (I feel like this color gets a little lost against that bright, cheerful Lagoon!)...the Lagoon Paper comes from the Mix-Ins from a couple of catalogs ago but it might still be available in the ONLINE ONLY section of my website...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Layout Sketch and Seas the Day...

I shared this layout sketch, Sweet Symphony, from the Imagine How-To Book (you can download it below). I used the NEW Seas the Day collection for these beachy photos and BOTH the scrapbooking and cardmaking stamp sets with Thin Cuts!

Here's a look at the layout without photos...
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And, here is what it looks like with photos (I'll add strip journaling in the bottom left) along with a closeup of the shaker element. The title was cut using our NEW Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts and I just LOVE the bold letters in the Sapphire Cardstock!



Here is a little process video if you'd like to go see how easy this layout comes together, with the help of the sketch!