Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Flower Pot

If you are one who goes on Split Coast Stampers web site then you have probably seen this one done many ways, this is my version. It was easy to make just time consuming to cut the flowers, this was also what we did in club this month. I used the stamp set which comes with CTMH promotion for this month called Tickled Pink. The flowers are stamped in blush, buttercup and sorbet. I have used pop dots to give them dimension and also used a little Prisma glitter.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Background and Texture Challenge

I challenged my club to create their own background and texture paper using a stamp set, they could create anything with it, they all chose to do a layout. Here is the artwork of those who took me up on the challenge. Please comment as they will be checking to see what everyone thinks, I feel they all did a wonderful job. All stamp set used where CTMH.

Stamp sets Connections and Cupcake Sprinkles

stamp set Friendship's Flight

Stamp set Life's a Jungle

Stamp set Genuine Country and paper pack Sarsaparilla

stamp set Legendary Moments and paper pack Free Spirit

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Garage Sale

Two weeks from this Friday was our neighborhood garage sale which I so look forward to. As I mentioned awhile ago God blessed us with our sale but Emily was blessed with her wardrobe for the next year as she always is. I am so thankful for Erica who like to buy her daughter really cute Gymboree and Gap clothes which I then buy for Emily. Here is Emily with her new stash.

If you notice in this picture is an outfit with an owl on it because of this I now need to order CTMH You're a Hoot stamp set. Oh yes I do admit I have a problem but one I do not want to do anything about and Jeff is wonderful he never questions. So sometime this winter you will see a layout with her in the outfit with You're a Hoot used on it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

It is more blessed to give then to receive

I was reading today's verse Acts 20:35 and how true it is when you really give of yourself. Reflecting on the times I have really given of myself freely how it has filled me up. It is a feeling no money can buy. The times I have been filled up the most were when I did things for complete stranges, no greater feeling then when someone calls you their angel. If you have never experienced this take a moment and ask God to put someone in your path but do not forget to then listen, nor question who he chooses or how he chooses. Do not ask if you are not prepared for what he may ask of you. Because you never know what God will ask of you, maybe it will be to send someone money, or mow the neighbors yard, or even buy food for the person standing on the corner holding up the sign saying will work for food. I would love to here your stories.

More to Adore Altered

For all of these items I have used CTMH More to Adore paper. For the frappuccino carton I used Coffee Shop stamps (sorry they are retired) along with dying CTMH flowers for the top. The candle I just pushed brads into it after I had wrapped paper around and ribbon, of course if burning it I would remove the paper. For the last item an altered notebook, CTMH Just Blooms Big Pinks flower with the center done with a clear button which I used Liquid Glass to adhere the paper to the back and then cut around it, finishing with some chocolate colored Waxy Flax through the holes. For the acrylic tag I stamped over the image already on it and then embossed with white embossing powder.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Before I post what I created with my tease items I posted from the other day, I want to praise God for answering my prayers with our garage sale we did wonderful. I again got some great outfits for Emily, it was our neighborhood garage sale, later this week I will post a picture of everything.

I used CTMH new Makin' Waves stamp set, when I saw this I new I had to have it and I remembered I had not yet scrapbooked Emily's first bathing suit pictures. I started with a piece of White Daisy card stock and stamped with black ink the images randomly. I then colored them in with summer Soft Chalks, after this step I covered each image with Liquid Glass. I noticed after covering with the Liquid Glass some of the colors lightened so keep that in mind. Also remember when using a lot of Liquid Glass it will warp your paper, which means I had to use a lot of adhesive to adhere the paper. After the Liquid glass was dry I sponge on Crystal Blue ink, this is what you see here.

For the layout I used an adaption of Add an Element from Cherish. The base pages are Watermelon textured card stock with a bit of sanding done to them. The teal paper is not CTMH but I did sponge on Dutch blue to it. The ribbon is also not CTMH I had picked it up from Target awhile ago. The lighter pink for the matting was the flip side of the textured card stock. For the wording I used the large and small Chocolate stamp sets done in Dutch blue. To create the wave effect I used the Block Buddy set. For those of you not familiar with it, what it is are window clings to go on your blocks there are waves, hearts, circles and graphs. The I's are dotted with CTMH's Sparkles. CTMH's buttons and White Daisy Flowers are also used. I used every stamp from the set to create by background paper. To due the scalloped circle I used Nestibilities with my Cuttle Bug.

Here is a very simple I card I made with some of the scraps.

Happy Mothers Day

I would like to wish all of you mothers out there a Happy Mothers Day. I hope you will have a more relaxing day then what I will have today. We had a garage sale the past couple of days and so my house is a mess and I still have to pack up what is left before my mother-in-law comes for dinner this evening. No I do not have to have it cleaned up for her she would be understanding, I need it cleaned up for my sanity. Does a relaxing mothers day exist, anyone, anyone???

I used the CTMH promotional item for this month Tickled Pink to create the card.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Just a Tease

Come back Sunday to see what I created with these items. When I saw the set Makin' Waves I just fell in love with this cute little duckie. I was glad I had not scrapbooked Emily 1st bathing suit poses.