Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Going Green....

Everyone seems to be doing it, talking about it, blogging about it and now scrapbookers can do their part!!! Go over to Mellisa's Blog and see the CUTEST boxes made from old ribbon spools!!! Plus she's giving away some pretty awesome stuff to celebrate her blogaversary!!!
Now I'm off to scope out my stash of "reusables" and see what I can come up with!!!
I’m so excited about the upcoming August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. There are 64 (!!!) CTMH Consultants participating! Check in at Jena's Blog on August 1st - this will be the starting point for the blog hop, but don't worry, if you start somewhere else, you'll still make it all the way around!

In order to make the hop run smoothly, I’m testing out links to Amy's Blog, she’ll be the one that you’ll jump to after mine. You'll be coming from Melissa's Blog to make a full circle in the hop. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with - I hope you'll hop with us!

If you missed any of my artowrk for past SOTMs, you can check them out by clicking on the links below.
May - Be Yourself

June - Tender Tags

July - You've Got Flair

DON'T FORGET to check back on August 1st!!!!

You've Got Flair....

I totally forgot to post July SOTM's been so busy around here!! The stamp set is only available for 3 more days so head on over to my website to get yours at a discount or even FREE with a qualified purchase!!!

6x6 card using Moon Doggie colors (Indian Corn Blue, Desert Sand, Cranberry, Cocoa & Colonial White)

Close-up of hole piercing (one of my NEW favorite things to do)

Close-up of dry-embossed Desert Sand Textured Cardstock....

Inside of the card....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back Country Workshop

Below are the 4 layouts we did this month using Back Country pp and an idea from fellow consultant, Tresa Black (click <<<here>>> to view her video...BRILLIANT!!!).

This is a picture of all four layouts as they would appear in an album.....

This is Layout #1....we also used Dimensional Elements in Color - Adventure which very versatile...especially these little "dials" which let you point to whichever sentiment fits your layout best! Here, my dial is pointed West and it reads Wildlife Encounter (each sentiment begins with W, E, N or S for the, huh?!?!). I also have an arrow at the bottom pointing to the next picture in the sequence which can be found on Layout #2 (helped the flow of the layouts). You can view the journalling at the end of this post!

Journalling reads: "This day was supposed to be a work day...but somehow you two turned it into a play day complete with shooting the bb-guns and playing in the sprinkler to cool off. I think, to satisfy Grammy, work was actually done at some picked up sticks and rocks around the yard, you swept the leaves off the patio and you even managed to help with bug-control by finding grasshoppers. Looking at you both in these pictures, a stranger would think you were a bunch of city boys but I know you have some country somewhere in you!!!"
This is Layout #2 that can be viewed under Layouts #3 & #4....
This is Layouts #3 & #4 which are actually 9" x 9" and are attached to the back of Layout #2 as a flip part is that I didn't have to cut the page protector. Shhhh...I still need to add journalling on these pages!
This is a view Layouts #3 & #4 lifted....
Products used are all CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Paper Packet: Back Country
Inks: Barn Red and Olive
Stamp Set: Backwoods
Red Line Sticky Tape (Hobby Lobby)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thinking of someone who needs our prayers....

I have a friend that needed a little note to let her know that I was thinking of her and her family and this is what I came up with. If you are reading this, please say a little prayer for "Katy's friend and her family" that God will give them strength in the upcoming months....He will know who you're talking about!
I didn't use any stamps on this card but rather cut out some of the B&T and used it as my focal point for this card. The sketch comes from CTMH's Wishes Card Program and is called Just Right! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this how-to book!!!

Products used are all CTMH:
Paper Packet: Sweet Harmony (not retired yet but on the discounted list on my website)
Baby Pink Organdy Ribbon
Paper Piercer
Tombow Adhesive & 3-D Foam Tape