Thursday, June 27, 2013

Roomy Gift 2013

After 7 long years, I am finally going to Convention YAHOO!  I want to take it all in, from the creative sessions to cards swaps to 80's dance to showing my Roomies how much I appreciate sharing this experience with them.

I really didn't get the chance to play with the new textiles yet so this is what I did. I'm no seamstress but this was easy enough. I actual bought the Sleep Mask from the Dollar Store and used it as my base.

On another Corporate event, I remember one of my roomy wanting to sleep while the others where looking at all the goodies received, so this should help.  We may not sleep at Convention but we can use them on the flight back home.

Sleep Mask:  Dollar Store
Cover:  Chantilly Textiles
Card:  Make It from Your Heart Pattern 19, Idea Book p. 104
Stamp Set:  For a Friend and Happy Thoughts

Sunday, June 23, 2013

What are you doing with your SCRAPS?

Every year at this time, I look back on a very successful end of year. This is where I take a little break from my monthly workshops and re-fuel with new ideas and products for the up-coming year.

I'll be leaving for Convention in less then 3 days, I can't wait to see what CTMH has in store for us. I've been a Consultant for 7 years now and love love love what I do.

So back to the artwork, this year we completed 9 wonderful "Work Shop on to Go".  From Avonlea to Surf's Up.  My main goal is to use up all the papers, stickease and embellishment from those workshop kits.  We all need to make room for the NEW stuff, cause we all LOVE the NEW stuff.

The following are cards made with scraps of papers and leftover stickease. If you're like me, you can never get enough Birthday Cards in the house.  Why not turn those scraps into Birthday cards.These cards were inspired by two very creative ladies Gloria and Nancy.

Hope you turn your scraps into cards, happy creating!

Paper:  For Always
Cardstock:  Lagoon
Stamp sets:  Perfect Fit-Birthday and Perfect-it Frames 2
Ink:  Lagoon, Slate and Black

Paper:  Later Sk8r
Stamp sets:  Perfect Fit-Birthday, Perfect-it Frames 2, Frame Flair and Joyful Birthday
Ink:  Slate, Outdoor Denim and Lagoon
Embellishment:  Later Sk8r Assortment and Washi Tape

Paper: Buzz and Bumble
Stamp sets: Frame Flair and Joyful Birthday
Ink:  Cocoa
Embellishment: Stickease, Mocha pearls, Dark brown ribbon, Nature Hem

Paper: Surf's Up
Stamp sets: Frame Flair, Joyful Birthday, My Sunshine, Surf's Up Workshop stamp set
Ink: Honey, Chocolate and Lagoon
Embellishment: Stickease, Nature Hem and Bronze glitter gel

Paper: Chantilly Bulk paper
Stamp sets:  Perfect Fit-Birthday, Perfect-it Frames 2, Frame Flair and Joyful Birthday
Ink:  Outdoor Denim, Pear and Champagne
Embellishment: Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon, Clear Sparkles

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Surf's Up Monthly Workshop

It's time the celebrate your fun in the sun! This paper pack will capture all your waves of summer.

Workshop Layout 1 - Magic:  Spellbound 

Assembling details:

1. Use diagrams on page 50 of the Magic™ how-to-book;
2. Sorbet cardstock = base pages;
3. Sand distress Sorbet bases and Chocolate pieces, sanding diagonally left to right, then again right to left, creating a crosshatch pattern;
4. Machine stitch three (3) sides the Chocolate cardstock pieces using a top stitching tread;
5. Ink distress title, Stickease with Champagne and ink distress photos using Chocolate;
6. Add Glitter gel all around the sun’s rays, set aside to dry (over 1 hour);
7. Layer “you are my sunshine” Stickease with the sun using 3D tape.

Workshop Layout 2 - Magic:  Magician's Choice
 Assembling details:

1. Use diagrams on page 116 of the Magic™ how-to-book;
2. Surf’s Up Teal cardstock = base pages;
3. Create your own pattern paper using two White Daisy cardstock, cut 11x11;
3a) Random stamp and lightly overlap the background image using Crystal Blue;
3b) Using the distress sponge tool in a circular motion ink over the entire surface using Twilight;
3c) Ink distress the edges using Twilight;
4. Ink distress all pieces including the base pages and photos with Chocolate.

Workshop Layout 3 - Reflections:  Bottom Border Tucked In (left) Sidebar Original (right)
Assembling details: 

1. Use diagram from the Reflection How-to-Book, page 30 for the left page and page 40 for the right;
2. Using Champagne or Kraft paper cardstock for your bases;
3. Ink distress all pieces including photos using Chocolate;
4. Edge distress the Crystal Blue pieces;
5. Ink the edges of the dimensional alphabet letters with Chocolate then sponge over them with Champagne ink;
6. Attach buttons, pinwheels and wooden embellishments.