Thursday, May 27, 2010

I Am Mom Layout

I wanted to post this layout on Monday, but I spent the last three days trying to finish it. That will teach me to sew on my layouts!

Tickled Pink stamp set
Animal Cookies Creative Basics papers
Desert Sand, Clover Meadow & Buttercup cardstock
Clover Meadow & Tulip ink
Clover Meadow marker
HeartFelt Whimsy Die-Cuts
Tulip embroidery floss
Blue embroidery floss (DMC)
Summer & Winter craft buttons
Corner punch (All Night Media)
Paper crimper (Fiskars)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wild Thing Layout

I haven't posted many layouts this month, not because I haven't been scrapping, but because I've been trying to use up my non-CTMH supplies, and I post all my non-CTMH layout on my Splitcoast Stampers gallery. If you want to see more layouts for this month, feel free to check it out. Here's a new layout using my CTMH stash, and I really raided my embellishment box for this one! I can't decide what my favorite part of the layout is (beside the cute pictures of my son and his kitty cat): the stamped lion, the buttons, the ribbon, the title. This is one of those layouts that I am really happy with. Hope you enjoy it, too.

Life's a Jungle, Friendship Alphabet Large & Hodgepodge Alphabet stamp sets
Felicity Level 2 papers
Desert Sand, Chocolate & Bamboo cardstock
Chocolate ink
Chocolate & Autumn Terracotta markers
Chocolate Ribbon Rounds
Dimension Elements In Color Organic
Basic craft buttons
Autumn Terracotta My Accents
Metal rimmed circle tag
Liquid Glass
3-D foam tape

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy Hunting Layout

I have had a layout sitting on my desk for a week, and I could not finish it! Something about it just wasn't right. This afternoon, I finally decided to rip it apart and start over. I used a Becky Higgins' sketch to re-create the left page. I'm still not loving it, but at least it is done and ready to go in my scrapbook. It's been a bit disappointing not to have anything to scan, because I am so excited about the new scanner I got for Mother's Day. Since I did the LOAD challenge in January, I've been wanting a scanner that could scan a whole 12"x12" page in one pass, and my hubby found one that didn't cost the earth. Love that man! I was able to scan this double page spread in two passes, and then I simply stitched it together and it was ready to go. Cool, huh?

Field Trip Alphabet, Easter eggs, Eastertime & Picture Perfect stamp sets
Life Delights Level 2 papers
Lilac Mist, Chocolate & Colonial White cardstock
Sweet Leaf, Blush, Petal, Lilac Mist, Bamboo & Chocolate ink
Chocolate marker

Monday, May 10, 2010

Selling my stash of Stampin' Up stamps!

Happy Monday to all, and I hope you all had a great Mother's Day yesterday, either celebrating being a mom or celebrating your own mom. I received a wonderful present for Mother's Day, but I am keeping it a secret until I have a chance to use it. Then I will show it off to y'all! My main reason for posting today is to let everyone know that I am selling my stash of Stampin' Up stamps. Since I became a CTMH consultant, I seldom use my SU stamps, so I decided it was time for them to find a new home where, hopefully, they will get used. Plus I need to make room for all my new CTMH products! Let me know if you are interested in a list. I will be selling them at a loss, since they are all used, but they are in excellent condition. All are mounted on wooden blocks, and have little to no staining on them. Please use the "contact me" link to e-mail me if you want more information.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day Card

Let me start with a reminder that today is the National Day of Prayer. All of you who believe in the power of prayer, please lift our county up in prayer today, especially our leaders.

This week's Heart 2 Heart challenge was to create a Mother's Day card. Since I needed to do it anyway, this was easy! I used the Splendor paper pack again (loving these papers), and I kept the card pretty simple since I have to mail it. I did add some Liquid Glass to the center of the flower and the birds' eyes, so there is a little bit of dimension. My mom loves to sew, so I thought she would get a kick out of the faux stitches around the border of the card.

Love You Forever, Flower Pot, & Simple Stitches stamp sets
Splendor Level 2 papers
Heavenly Blue, Moonstruck & White Daisy cardstock
Chocolate & Moonstruck ink
Watercolor pencils (Prismacolor)
Blender pen
Liquid Glass

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

EMS Sketch Challenge 9 - Precious Pups Layout

I've been pretty busy with my LOAD challenge this month, so I really haven't had time to think up new sketches, so this is the first one in several weeks. Hope you get a chance to use it. Remember, if you create a layout this week based on this sketch and post it online, leave me a comment on this post with a link to your layout, and I will give you a shout out on my blog this week. Also, if you are a card-maker and prefer to create a card using this sketch, I would love to see it. Happy scrapping or carding!

The Sketch:

My Layout:
Recipe: Friendship Alphabet Large, Friendship Alphabet Small, Alphabet Solos "P" & Felicity stamp sets
Grace Level 2 papers
Twilight & Bamboo cardstock
Twilight, Bamboo, Cocoa & Honey inks
Cocoa marker
Barn Red Bigger Brads
Twilight brads
Dimensional Elements Booksmart
White Daisy Just Blooms
Heart punch (CM)
Scalloped scissors (Fiskars)

Monday, May 3, 2010

And we have a winner . . .

Two, actually! I think both Linda and Michelle are winners for completing this LOAD challenge. I can attest that it takes a lot of dedication to crank out 30 pages in 30 days, so I am really impressed that you both stuck with it and made it to the finish line. I did a random drawing and Michelle's name came up, so please contact me using the e-mail listed on this blog to let me know your shipping address and prize choice. You get to pick out a Level 2 paper packet and My Stickease, and I will have them sent them straight to your door. The new catalog just came out, so be sure to browse that for even more choices. Once again, thanks for participating in the challenge.