Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Recipe Boxes, Picture Boxes, or Secret keepers

Yesterday was Graduation Day for my Grandson. 
We made Recipe Boxes for the Awesome Staff at his pre-school and they were personalized for each one.  My Daughter-In-Law and I made them.  They are perfect for 4x6 cards, pictures, recipes or what ever else you want to keep safe.
Well my Daughter-In-Law came up with the ideas for each and I just helped her by sponging the color and doing some of the embossing.  I got to be her assistant for this job. 
Team work makes things go faster.  I am so lucky that we get along so well and I love doing projects with her.

Theses two were made for Mrs. Nancy and Mrs. Carol  they both live in the country.  We also used the spray pen with pearl paint, Chocolate re-inker, and water then just mist over the box.  It adds a shine and shimmer to the boxes.  I love using the spray pen.  It does not show up in the photo but it really gives a finishing touch to the project. It is embossed with Cocoa Z1246.

One of the Stamp Set that was used is Dreams Come True D1470 and stamp with Black Z2130 ink. The other inks sponged on are Vineyard Berry Z2157, and Twilight Z2160  We used Chocolate re-inker Z2211 in a spray pen Z1380 and a couple drops of water and 2 drops of Create-a-shade Pearl Paint you just shake it up real good and spay it on your project it adds shimmer with a little color to it.
This stamp set used is the one that comes in the kit for the month of May, You and Me.  This is a versatile stamp set.  It is embossed with Black Z670.
 This stamp set Dreams Come True D1470 and stamp with Black Z2130 ink. The other inks sponged on are Vineyard Berry Z2157, and Twilight Z2160 has some fun and useful elements to it. I have used it on several project now.   It is Embossed with Black Z670.

 The colors here are more pastel so they don't show up very well but it has a Hawaiian theme to it. Pineapples, umbrellas, Palm Trees, and Hibiscus flowers.  I have not been to Hawaii since I was a little girl but I have used this stamp set a lot.  The Stamp Set is Extreme Happiness C1356.  It is Embossed with (lime green, yellow both are older powers that are not available now), and Baby Pink Z648.  I cut the flower from Mother's Day Bouquet 2011 the brad in the center is Z1274.
 This is another stamp set that I use a lot.  I have used it to make invitations for a garden wedding.
This one is for a Cowboy's NFL fan.  Chipboard stars were popped up with glue dots and a light coat of silver was sponged randomly over the box.  The Stamp Sets are Star Power D1403, and Shining Star D1320

Monday, May 30, 2011

Father's Day or a Manly Card

This card would be a great one for Father's Day or just a manly card for a Birthday.  It is very versatile and one to have on hand just in case.  We made these a our team meeting. It is fast and easy to put together the products are all CTMH.  I used a sanding technique on the Outdoor Denim mat.  The sanding kit come with an Emery Board, 3-sheets of sandpaper and a 4-sided sanding block.  I used the Emery Board and sanded all around the edges of the mat.  I love the way this looks you can even use it on the paper too.  It gives it a very rustic look.
CMTH products used are:
Colonial White, Outdoor Denim Cardstock
Lucky Paper Pack
Inks used are Desert Sand, Sunset, and Outdoor Denim
Sanding Kit
Natural Hemp
Black Pearls
Enjoy Life Stamp Set
Glue Dots

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

This is a very simple and easy card.  It is a top fold Card.  All products are CMTH.
Twilight, Sweet Leaf, White Daisy Cardstock.
Twilight Ink Pad for Stamping and sponging around the card and all the pieces.
Miracle Paper pack.
Miracle My Stickease (fold the wings up, put glue dot on the body and coat the sticky part of the wings with baby powder).  It smells good too.
Happy Birthday Stamp Set.
Sweet Leaf Ribbon and Twilight Ribbon.
I use the CMTH Black Marker to draw on the atenna and flight path.  I love to doddle on my cards and my scrapbook pages.  Sometimes it puts on the finishing touch.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dream Banner Video

Featuring the My Acrylix® Dreams Come True stamp set, this video is packed with inspiring artwork and creative techniques. Discover how to create a beautiful banner using the My Creations® Mix & Mingle album, learn how to use the embossed resist technique for gorgeous lettering, clip away part of a stamped sentence for a whole new meaning, build a card sentiment like a puzzle, and more!

Let me know if you try this and send me a picture of what you did.
I can't wait to see what you come up with. What's that, you don't have the products needed to do what you saw in the Video!  Well, click on the shop with me and you can get everything that you need to complete this project.  If you have any questions just let me know.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The How To's for Studio J

Watch this video to find out some tips and tricks that focuses on your pictures

How to Step by Step for Studio J

Studio J Photo Editing Tools

This video will show you how to personalize you layouts.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A $1.00 Frame from Michael's

This is a wooden frame from Michael's $1.00 bins.  I used the Wings paper pack  from CTMH and cut a strip from 4 pieces. The picture is of a bowl of French Onion Soup that we had on our trip to France.  I will switch it out for a picture of my new granddaughter. But for now its the soup. 
It is embellished with
Wings Paper Pack Level 2  X7135B
Licorice Adhesive Gems  Z1335 also in the center of the flower.
White Daisy Variety Pack  Z1300  sponged with Vineyard Berry, and Sunflower
String of pearls is from my stash.
The leaves are Garden Green Card stock torn in to a leaf shape and sponged with Garden Green Ink

Monday, May 16, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week at my granddaughters elementry school.  I was ask to make a shadow box for her teacher with some squares that each child in the class wrote one word on that best described the teacher.  That was a fun challange for me.  This is was I came up with:

Let me know what you think.

Thank You Cards

Here are some Thank You cards that we made this weekend.  We cut, sponged, stamped and assembled 31 Thank You cards for one of my customers that is a Kindergarden teacher. It took the better part of the day but we finished them all and had a great time.
I love to help her do projects for her parents and class throught the year.  This is the second year we have done these cards (different paper and stamps of course).  She makes them for the Mom's and Dad's for helping out in the class .
We used:
Miracle level 2 paper pack X7133B
Lucky level 2 paper pack X7137B
Stamp Set is Salutation Seals C1461
2" Scallop Punch Z1392
1-1/4 Circle Punch Z1311
And Coordinating CTMH cardstock and Inks
Outdoord Denim
Chrystal Blue
Heavenly Blue
Sweet Leaf
A Bitty Sparkle for bling in the O in Thank You.  Z1263
We popped up the Thank You with 3-D Foam Tape  Z1151

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A new Studio J Love Your Layout video

I just wanted to share this video with you.
People have busy lives—they are fraught with crazy schedules and demands, but also joy and wonder. We know that people are taking more and more digital photos, but preserving their memories less and less. They have the photos, they want the scrapbooks. Ultimately, they need a solution that brings everything together in real time. Studio J is the answer: It translates real life into real scrapbooks in real time—more quickly than you could imagine.

Monday, May 9, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion

Our National Scrapbooking Month promotion in May is an incredible deal. When you order a minimum of $50 US / $55 CAN in Close To My Heart products in May, you qualify to purchase this exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for just $15/$16.50—that’s more than half off the retail value! You get enough cardstock, B&T Duos papers, ribbon, Mocha gems, and Irresistibles™ die-cuts, plus a wonderful D-size stamp set, to create two fully embellished layouts. And you get a full-color instruction brochure to guide you step-by-step. The You & Me kit is also available at full retail price. If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, you can get a FREE kit by joining my Team in May! Celebrating National Scrapbooking Month is more fun and affordable than ever with our You & Me scrapbooking kit!

National Scrapbooking Month is a great time to kick off your new career as a Close To My Heart Consultant. When you join my Team in May, in addition to all the wonderful business supplies and products included in your New Consultant Kit, we’ll give you a You & Me scrapbooking kit for FREE! That’s an extra $34.95 US / $38.95 CAN in value just for joining in May. It’s all part of our National Scrapbooking Month promotion. As a Consultant, you’ll love being your own boss, working your own hours, meeting new friends, showing people how to preserve their memories, making money doing what you love, and being part of a fun-loving community of Consultants. I love being a Consultant and I know you will, too!

Here are pictures of the You and Me Layouts that I made following the directions that came with the kit.. I did add more picture than than recommended in the directions.  It is easy to make it your own by adding or not.  Let me know what you think I am always open to suggestions.

Here is the first layout with pictures.

This is the second layout but without photos

This kit came with everything you need to finish these layouts plus leftovers that I can't wait to make some cards with.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Stamp of the Month "May"

Ask me how you can get the May Stamp of the Month for Free!

Happy Mother's Day

Hope that all the Mother's out there are all having a great day!  A special Happy Mother's Day to my Mother, my Daughter Melissa, and my Daughter-In-Law Jennifer.
Mothers have the hardest job and the best job on earth. Sometimes all in the same day.
When I had my kids I thought I could not love anything as much as them but then I had Grand Kids.  That put a whole new meaning to unconditional Love.  Everyday is a new experience.  I cannot wait to see what happens tomorrow. 

All products are CTMH Unless otherwise noted.
Paper Pack is Paper Garden
Cardstock is Hydrangea
Stamp Set is In the Month of May C1415
Flowers are cut with my Cricut using Forever Young

This is my very first post so hopefuly it will get better with time.