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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Show Your Heart

This week at H2H it's all about hearts.  My project uses the new CTMH Sweetheart papers and the adorable pom-pom ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by!


Paper:  Baby Pink cardstock, Sweetheart patterned paper, paper heart doily(supply house)

Stamps:  Hodgepodge Alphabet, In My Heart

Inks:  Cotton Candy, White Daisy Pigment(for distressing edges)

Embellishments:  Pom-pom ribbon from Designer Ribbon Pink Collection, rayon seam binding, CTMH chipboard heart

Other:  Vintage angel image is a free printable found online (google "free vintage printables"

Tools:  Mat stack 3 die and banner borders die from Papertrey Ink, sewing machine

Wednesday, February 16, 2011



Another week, another Wednesday, and you know what that means...sneaky peeky!  To look at many glorious workspaces pop over to Julia's blog, Stamping-Ground, to see what it's all about.

My desk is rather uneventful this week.  A few little card projects.

This sweet little heart shaped embellishment box was so cute I couldn't pass it up.  Too bad it arrived a bit late to use with this year's Valentines but I will use them eventually.

And last is a custom order card I made for a client that wanted a birthday card for her granddaughter.  I used the Sweetness line from Pink Paislee.  LOVE this paper!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pucker Up

"Kissing" is the technique at H2H this week!  Yes, I am going to show you how I "kiss".  For those who are not familiar with "kissing" in the papercrafting world, it is a stamping technique, really.  Basically it is inking up a stamp and touching it to another stamp to transfer the image from one to the other then stamping the image onto the project.

My "kissing" technique is used on the inside of my card on the TOKEN ticket.  I used the back of the cross-hatch pattern stamp from Tasty Treats as a base and from the same stamp set, I inked up the polka-dot square with Pear ink, stamped the polka-dot onto the back of the other stamp, then used the base stamp and stamped onto cardstock.  A very subtle polka-dot pattern in the shape of a ticket.

On the front of the card I used an "A-Door-Ables" which I modified slightly to make the frame. 


Paper:  Pear, Tulip, Hollyhock and White Daisy textured cardstock, pattern paper from Sophia.

Inks:  Blush, Hollyhock, Tulip and Pear stamp pads and Hollyhock marker.

Stamps:  Tasty Treats (TOKEN Ticket), Priceless Love Word Puzzle, Polka Dot Alphabet and Storytime Caps

Embellishments:  CTMH pink button assortment, Pear brad and button from mini-medley, Blush ric-rac and mint baker's twine.

Other:  CTMH 1 1/4" circle punch, Just Blooms II die (papertrey ink), Fillable Frames 1 (papertrey ink) and an EK flower punch (I cut petals apart for the leaves).

Inspired by: My Mind's Eye


WOYWW (Thursday Edition)

I could not find my desk in order to take a photo for WOYWW.  (I may be exaggerating a tad bit.)  My desk is really a mess though, not my preferred working environment.  I have been working on my H2H challenge card this week and nothing was working for me in the "kissing" department.  ("kissing" is in reference to a stamping technique.)  My next post will showcase my finished project.

Julia, over at Stamping-Ground is the WOYWW hostess and you can pop over there to take a gander at many creative workdesks.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Tutorial Video

Click here to check out some new video tutorials from CTMH or click on the "Tutorials" page on the left sidebar.

Friday, February 4, 2011

H2H Sketch Challenge

Over at H2H we have been given a sketch challenge for this week.  And yes, I am running a bit late in getting my project posted, but I was being extremely indecisive in what I wanted to create.  Alas, my brain was finally able to produce something.  Below is the sketch provided by H2H.

I rotated the sketch so the circles are along the bottom.

I used the pattern paper from the CTMH Bliss paper pack and the January Stamp of the Month for my project. I stamped the dress form stamp onto Bamboo Cardstock using Desert Sand Ink.

I used my water brush directly on the Desert Sand Ink pad to pick up the color and then "painted" around the entire image.  It makes it look very aged, like it was cut from an old advertisement in a newspaper. The water brush did make my cardstock warp some, but that is the look I was going for.

I used Spellbinders dies to cut the scalloped circles from cork, the regular circles from Bliss patterned paper and hearts from felt.  I attached CTMH chocolate buttons using chocolate baker's twine and also used the twine to attach the "Love" sentiment (also from the January SOTM).  The sentiment is stamped onto a tag shaped piece of chipboard that CTMH made years ago.


Paper:  Colonial White and Bamboo cardstock, Bliss patterned papers.

Inks:  Desert Sand and Chocolate

Stamps:  Find Your Style (D1452)

Embellishments:  Chocolate buttons, chocolate baker's twine, chipboard tag

Tools:  Spellbinders Nestabilities -scallop circle, plain circle, heart and Cuttlebug

Misc:  Fine Linen felt from Papertrey Ink and cork from my own stash.

Thanks for stopping by!


This sign was posted on a fellow blogger's post and I had to repost here as it was so funny.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nut CASE'd

I have a folder within my pictures folder on my computer entitled "Projects To Do".  This is where I save photos of projects I have found online that I would like to CASE (copy and share w/everyone).  So this week I have been trying to get some of these projects completed and this is what is on my workdesk. 

And remember, there are so many workdesks out there in blogland that want to be peeked at.  To find out more visit the home of WOYWW at Julia's blog here.

This card was CASE'd from MWooderson's Etsy shop.  Click here to see her original artwork.  I happened to have this same paper line on hand (Restoration from Crate Paper)so decided to make my own.  I used CTMH Smoothie ink to stamp the mat stack 3 pattern from Papertrey Ink and I used ledger paper behind it.  I also used CTMH dimensional elements "Hearts".  I still need to add the sentiment to it.

 This next project was too adorable for me to pass up making so I made my own set for my 1 year old nephew, William.

The tutorial for this finger puppet gift set can be found here on Papertrey Ink's blog by Nichole Heady.  She is amazing! 

I just followed the tutorial from start to finsih and the little gift set turned out too cute.

Happy WOYWW!
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