Sunday, September 25, 2011

CTMH ~ Master's Degree

The first set of courses were so interesing that I decided to keep going, it's always very helpful to know as much as possible, again great courses full of wonderful information. 

Wicked Cards

Halloween is just around the corner, for those of you who took advance of the August specials here is a couple of cards you can create using the ORIGINAL card book and the “A Heartfelt Classic” layout. The following materials were used: Smokey Plum B&T paper from the NEW Sonoma paper pack, Sunset, Black and Colonial White cardstock.  Notice the clever use of the "witches hat" image as the stem for the pumpkin! To create the pumpkin cut out three 1.5" ovals from Sunset cardstock using the "Oval3" button with our NEW "Art Philosophy" Cricut Cartridge. Stamp the honey-comb image with Sunset ink for added texture. Layer the ovals together over the stem to create a pumpkin.  Using the "masking" technique stamp the word "Halloween" on a 3/4" x 2" piece of Colonial White cardstock.  Then using the “A Typeface” stamp set stamp the work “HAPPY”.  This card was inspired by:  Jen Rubio

This second card was made with the same "Wicked" stamp set and a little Cricut magic.  To create the tag cut out a tag at 3.5"  using the "Rctngle7" plus one extra using  the layer button with the NEW "Art Philosophy" Cricut Cartridge.  I used our wonderful bonding memories pen to glue both together, the pen provides great coverage and is easy to control.  This card was inspired by:  Carole Labuski


Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 2011 ~ WOTG ~ Hostess Club

We are kicking off the 2011/2012 Hostess club session with the new Sonoma workshop on the go.  Love the new heavier cardstock weight to the B&T papers; they can be used as bases and much, much more.  Love the new decorative 1/2" zip strips on the top of each B&T papers, these make great borders in a jiffy.  Love the new low pricing on the paper packets.  Love the versatility of the B&T papers with two unique designs on front and back.  Like always, I LOVE the ALL new stuff.
This is my take on the featured layout, I simply changed the photo size from 3" x 4" to 4" x 5" and re-positioned of few elements.  This September I celebrated 16 years of marriage with my wonderful hubby, it was only fitting to use some of those photo and reminisce on those amazing moments.
The second layout is from the Magic book.  Disappearing Act on page 74~75.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Training Academy

While I've been patiently waiting for my new CTMH supplies, I decided to start working on my CTMH Bachelor's degree.  All courses were very interesting and very informative.  Knowledge goes a long way.