Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Treat Box



This is a very cute project, it's simple and only uses one 12x12 piece of cardstock . It's all about the folding, plus two sheets of B&T paper to decorate. It can be used for Chocolate treats or Potpourri, I prefer Chocolate personnally ;-)

Supplies used for this project:
Cardstock: Cranberry
Papers: Let's Get Together

Inspired by: Beate Johns

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Treasure Life ~ September SOTM



I just started playing with my new stamp set and at first I thought just another flower stamp set but noooo this one is somewhat different. I love this shadow look, it reminds me of the warm summer nights we didn't get this year.

Supplies used for this project:
Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamp sets: Treasure Life
Technique: using a simple sponge rub-on the ink colour directly on the CS
Inspired by: Amanda Desjardins & Lourae Minor

Close To My Heart designs are © CTMH Co.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pocket Book

This was a featured project on The Scrapbook Lounge by: Jami Petersen, it took me a while to complete one but I simply loved how it turned out. I also completed this project with my Hostess Club ladies and they just thought it was THE BEST.

Supplies used for this project:
My Originals "from the Heart card kit"
Cardstock: Cocoa, Sweet Leaf & Twilight
Stamp sets: Tiny Typewriter Alpha, Sensational Seals
Fonts for journaling: CTMH Expressives vol.II
Embellies: Various CTMH ribbons and Pewter accents
Close To My Heart designs are © CTMH Co.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

50th Birthday Card/Cake


This is a first for me.... A card transformed into a cake.... My BFF asked me to create an invitation card for her hubby's 50th Birthday party. We made a night of it and completed 25 cards. Everyone loved the invitation, I thought it would be cool to try and re-create this card into an actual cake. No I didn't make the cake but the result was really good. The cake was created by my local bakery: Orleans Bakery

Supplies used for this card:
Cardstock: Daisy White & Cranberry
Stamp sets: It's a Party & Rustic number

Close To My Heart designs are © CTMH Co.

Calendar Page ~ August 08

August is very busy around here we got back from our very wet holidays and we celebrated Jade's 8 Birthday. Summer here has been touch and go lots of rain and mostly cloudy days. It's funny how we as adults get all bothered with that stuff but my girls think this Summer is great regardless. I really need to follow their lead, I'll be off next week and yes I'm still wishing for SUNNY days!
This calendar page was done using the following:





Stamp sets:

Tiny Typewriter Alpha ~ "2008"
Classic Caps ~ "August"
Delight in Everything ~ random background
B&T Paper:
Let's get Together & Stickease
Ink:
Cranberry
Cardstocks:
Buttercup
Breeze

10 Minute Card

Yes, that's right this card only took 10 minutes to design and create. It was a last minute thing and I needed to make something fast. I used the CTMH Serendipity paper pack. You gotta love those ready to go Textured Diecuts. Stamp set used Solo "T"