Friday, September 24, 2010


I used CTMH Septembers stamp of the month Thriller on White Dasiy with CTMH new color Sunset.

To get the two different colors for dracula I first inked it all in sunset then I used a sponge dauber just to apply the black ink.

I drew a grid in pencil, my image was two and a half inches wide so I drew my line every 1.25 inches and the horizontal lines are exact hafth of my image. The first image was started at the edge and the next row started at the 1.25 line. After stamping this image I then used another image to fill in the white space.

When finished I ereased the lines using a white eraser it will not leave marks. Make sure your ink is dry before doing this. Make sure when doing a design like this you pay close attention to deatail. My third and forth lines are lined up the same way instead of off center for the fourth. This did not make a difference since I cut the paper in half.

Here I sponged on some black ink.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Triple Play

I used Close to My Heart's Triple Play which is a special for this month. The kit contains everything to make three mini albums including the stamps and stamp pads. Now I am not one for mini albums so I used them to create this card and layout. The only things I needed to add was a 12x12 piece of Colonial White cardstock and the two pieces I matted my picture with which was Bamboo and Outdoor Denim.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hats Off

I used CTMH papers for both hat boxes. The paper flower is from the Triple Play stamp set which comes with this months National Stamping month promotion from CTMH. I would like to thank Penny Duncan for the hat cut file which you can download here. Check out Penny's blog she has great ideas and many SVG files for free along with Digi stamps.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cherries, Cherries, and more Cherries!

If you can not tell I love cherries, Emily has had several outfits with cherries on them and I have found a lot of paper with them on it. The layouts above I used Cosmo Crickets Cherry Pie and below I used Nikki Sivils My Sweet Cherry Pie along with Cosmo Cricket.

After I did these layouts Close to My Heart came out with Cherry O which I just love, but I am sad they have already put it on the retired list so if you like the paper used for the items below order it now because it is while supplies last.

National Stamping Month

Chack out here Close to My Hearts promotion for National Stamping Month and the new Idea Book which I love the new Magnifique paper pack.

Here is the new stamp of the month