Monday, January 19, 2015

Two Page Hopscotch Layout

One of newest items from CTMH is the Picture My Life simple scrapbooking cards.  I was sent some in my new consultant kit so I decided to try them out.  The great thing about them is it helps with sub-titles...and it gives you some page prompts/ideas...I'm awful at journaling...     

I also tried using ink on scrapbook paper..... I was quite nervous seems if you make a mistake you have to stamp again or find a way to 'hide' or as we scrappers call it... embellish it ;)

Here is the final layout with photos...

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  Colonial White CS, Flaxen CS, Hopscotch
Stamps:  Rain or Shine D1634
Inks:  Glacier, Smoothie, Lagoon, Slate, Twlight
Embellishment:  Stuck on You Puffies, Hopscotch Assortment Flair & Complements Stickers, Flaxen thick twine
Other:  3D foam tape


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mojo Monday #380

Here's another Mojo Monday challenge/sketch.....

For this weeks challenge I decided to use the valentine's day paper that CMTH has out now in the Seasonal Expressions catty.

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  Slate, Cranberry CS, Heartstrings, Teal Glitter paper
Stamps:  Holiday Tags D1560
Inks:  Versamark, black embossing powder
Embellishment:  Stuck on You Puffies, Heartstrings Assortment Flair 
Other:  3D foam tape 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Simple CTMH Hopscotch Layout

So... since I received my new demo kit a few weeks ago I have been super excited to 'play' with the new Hopscotch paper.   I just love, love, love this colour combo... Don't you?
This layout is a simple one... I just wanted to show off both sides of the beautiful paper....
In the past  I used to scrapbook pages with the photos I wanted to use first.  But I recently realised that I was getting annoyed I was never using my recent papers seems I was working on photos in age order for my kids.  Now I like the freedom of picking up a pretty paper set and using a sketch or Pinterest page I like and then finding the photos afterwards.   Plus I have started to use the CTMH 13x13 resealable bags to store the papers, stickers, embellishments & photos together.

I used a simple sketch I found in the Scrapbook & Cards today magazine - it's a great place to get some inspiration when your mind is fuzzy.

Sparkly puffies... I'm a sucker for anything with glitter..

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  Colonial White CS, Glacier CS, Hopscotch
Stamps:  Hopscotch Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp set D1638
Inks:  Glacier, Smoothie
Embellishment:  Stuck on You Puffies, Hopscotch Assortment Flair & Complements Stickers
Other:  3D foam tape, Spray Pen with Smoothie re-inker

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January Stamp of the Month

Every month Close to my Heart has a stamp of the month and because it's National Papercrafting Month you also get a Noted Kit for only $5 once you spend over $50.

Watch this space for a few of my creations!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

My first Challenge... MOJO Monday #379

I decided to start off this week with a crafty challenge to myself.... so I went back thru my old blog posts and remembered I used to do online challenges to help me think outside the usual crafty box.    So... I'm going to do the Monday Mojo Challenge #379 this week....

Here is my submission for this week's mojo sketch!!!

Why don't you join me?  It's a great way to push you to do something outside your comfort zone.  See below for the card sketch.

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  White Daisy CS, Year Noted paper pack, Teal Glitter paper
Stamps:  Love Ya Silly B1470
Inks:  Glacier, Versamark, Smoothie
Embellishment:  Glitter tape gold, sequins
Other:  sanding block, 3D foam tape


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A new start.... with a new company....

So... I'm back..?!?!?!?!   Where have I been you ask..???
Well... where do I start... I've moved to a new house... my little baby boy is now 3yrs old...and my little girl is now 7!!!  I stopped being a Stampin Up! demo so I could devote myself more to scrapbooking than card-making.  I still love SU! stuff... but just wanted to focus on my scrapbooking... plus I came across a Close to My Heart catalogue and couldn't put it down.   So....I decided to sign up as a Close to My Heart as a consultant.  Here are some of my earlier creations using the older CTMH papers...

Tommy CTMH Paper

Magnifique CTMH paper