Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
This idea comes from the Michaels store it was featured in one of their November workshops. Using small metal tins and a 12" wooden wreath create a Christmas Wreath Countdown to Christmas. The basic materials came from Michaels but all papers and most embellishments are CTMH.
I actually made two, one for each of the girls, they loved them. You can add all sort of great treats not like the waxy tasting chocolate from those other ones.
We started with the number 1 tin this year but it would be easier to actually countdown from 12 to 1...
The first wreath was made using the Jingle papers and the second with Aspen. Oh! One tip you'll need one small piece of regular tape for each of the tins to keep them closed. Once the wreath is hanging on the door and the tins are full, they simply do not stay closed.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
- Cardstock: Black
- Paper: some Halloween paper fromMichaels
- Stamp Set: October Word Puzzle (retired)
- Lifesavers: (individually wrapped)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
- Cardstock: Colonial White
- Paper: Back Country Level 2 packet
- Stickease - Back Country
- Dimensional Elements In Colour Adventure
- Stamp set: Campin' Fever
- Ink: Brown Bag
Sunday, September 20, 2009
This card was for my 9 year old, she loved bringing them to school and give them to her friends.
These ones I kept the same theme, as the Birthday card invitations, using all the same colours and stamp set. It gets busy at time since both Birthdays are one month apart.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
- Daydream B&T paper (only half a sheet)
- Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Lilacd Mist and Blush (one 12 x12 of each)
- Stamp set: Dancing Dreams
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
These additional two double page layout can be found in your amazing how to CHERISH book. I love to use up my Stickease to completed these layouts. It was fast and fun. Most ladies completed these layouts with photos by the end of the workshop. Which still left us time to complete these lovely cards:
I also like to complete a more seasonal set using the same workshop guide and the ORIGINAL card making book. See how versatile these workshop can be! I used scraps from my very own cardstock stash and the Treetops stamp set to complete this set.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Emergency Backpack Kit... to help you survive teaching
Toothpick ~ to help you pick out the good qualities in your students
Kisses ~ for when you need them
Eraser ~ to remind you everyone makes mistakes
Rubberband ~ to remind you to be flexible
String ~ to ties things together when everything falls apart
Marbles ~ to replace the ones you`ve lost (I`ve enclosed an extra, you may need it later).
Lifesaver candy ~ you are a lifesaver to many of your students
Paperclip ~ to hold it all together
And Tylenol for those extra hard days, we all have them….
Monday, August 10, 2009
Hey Julie, just a note to say we’re having a great time on our vacation and we decided to stay one extra day. I’ll be in town by Friday, you can pick-up your catties anytime after 7:00pm see you then…..
Friday…. Friday but the catties will be sitting there on Thursday after-noon and all alone all night, this isn’t right. I need to save them!!! So the scheming began.
The scary thing is that it really didn’t take that long to come up with this brilliant idea… I was laughing to myself at my computer while typing away!
As if she needed proof but these photos will make a great scrapbooking page. Before proceeding with my plan. I called Natalie from Wendy’s driveway and asked: “So, you think she’ll laugh?” Maybe I shouldn’t do this but the catties are there just waiting to be opened!
I have your 100 catties bring one bottle of wine or I’ll start feeding them one by one to the sheep!
Oh! Yah! Baby! I did it but before taking the two boxes I went over the Wendy’s neighbour to see if Wendy had asked her to pick-up the two boxes.
I introduced myself as a CTMH colleague and I was playing a prank on Wendy. I remember saying “Don’t worry I left a ransom note she’ll know it was me.” Wendy’s neighbour looked I little worried but said nothing….. I felt like the Grinch, I took the boxes and drove off.
All day I was waiting for the phone to ring and by 8:00pm it finally did!!!
OMG, for a split moment I thought that's it , Wendy will never speak to me again. I got in my car to take the catties back to their rightful home.
Here’s to a great sport. Poor Wendy, after being stuck in traffic for more than 4 hours with two very tired kids. The only thing that kept her going was the thought of arriving home to those new Idea Books.
She got more then she bargained for! I’m still waiting for that bottle of wine...
Sunday, August 9, 2009
- CTMH Papers: ~ Creative Basic - Animal Cookies Collection
- Cardstock: White Daisy, Tulip, Dutch Blue & Sunflower
Stamp sets: Buttoned Together, Picture Perfect,
Tiny Typewriter Alphabet & Celebrate Life
- Inks: Tulip & Dutch Blue
- Embellishments: Summer Buttons, White Ricrac Ribbon,
- Just Blooms & Clear Sparkles
- Inspired by: Melissa Laverty
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I was asked to come up with a shower invitation card, the criteria were; she loves monkeys and it needs to be pink since she already knows it’s a baby girl. Oh, yeah and we need 50 so make it simple.
This is what I came up with, it's a monochromatic card using Baby Pink and White Daisy cardstock. Sometimes simple is the way to go.
- CTMH Cardstock: Daisy White
- Stamp sets: Doodle Alphabet, Intrinsic Background, Serendipity & Life's a Jungle
- Inks: Baby Pink
- Embellishments: Baby Pink Organdy ribbon
Friday, June 19, 2009
This is my attempt at creating a Masculine card, why is that so hard? I don’t know about you but my kid has a group of teacher’s aide and one of them is a guy.
Getting them a little something to say “Thank You” can get expensive, so I got them all a Tim Hortons gift card, who doesn’t love coffee in the morning?
Using the Originals Card Program book, I picked a 4-3/4” x 3” card which is perfect to insert a gift card of any sort. I really loved the cut-out part in the middle.
(P.S. the girls all got flower pot cards)
Papers: CTMH ~ Creative Basic Emporium Collection
Cardstock: Daisy White
Stamp sets: Thank-you, Connections
Inks: Sweet Leaf & Twilight
Embellishments: Natural Hem, Antiqued Copper Brads
Inspired by: Originals ~ Little Squares
I’ve seen these beautiful cards on various blogs and other sites and I just had to make some. This being the end of the school year I’m always looking for gift ideas and great Thank You cards. These next cards were made as a gift to each of my daughter’s dance teachers. I changed the original format to be able in incorporate a 4” x 6” photo as a keepsake for the teachers.
I’ve had these “Prima Flowers” for over a year now and though these would work out well for this cute card project. The flowers are very vivid, this first card is made using the “Whoops-A-Daisy” paper which is also very vibrant. I don’t usually use such bright colours but sometime you need to step out of your comfort zone. The teacher loved it!
Papers: CTMH ~ Whoops-A-Daisy
Stamp sets: Thank-you, Serendipity
Embellishments: Prima Flower, CTMH Connections Rhinestone Frames
Inspired by: Michelle
This second card is made using the Expedition paper, for one I had the matching flowers and two the dance number was called: “Central Park Zoo”. These were both fun to make.
Papers: CTMH ~ Expedition
Cardstock: Brown Bag
Stamp sets: Thank-you, Serendipity
Inks: Brown Bag
Embellishments: Prima Flower,CTMH Connections Rhinestone Frames
Inspired by: Michelle