Saturday, August 8, 2009

Halloween Votive Candle Holder

A fun and different paper project, one that can be adapted to any season. Here is a votive candle holder showing a Halloween theme. One 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock folded and cut with one sheet of vellum for the windows, makes this project inexpensive and unique. Battery operated votive candles from the Dollar Store light up the windows to make an eyecatching centerpiece for mantle or table. Stamps and paper are Close To My Heart. Visit my website for more examples and to contact me for instructions.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Check out the special Thanks- a- bration

Limited time August 3 thru August 17th. Spend $100 on any of our great CTMH products and receive a current My Reflections Level 2 paper packet along with the August Stamp of the Month for Free ( a total $35.90). CTMH is waiving the shipping and handling and tax on the free items as well. Offer good on My CTMH orders, individual or gathering orders. One free paper packet per qualifying order.

Cuttlebug meets CTMH

Here are some cards I did last month playing with my Cuttlebug folders and CTMH papers and stamps. I love the look of dry embossing and enjoy creating using some advanced techniques to get the embossing just where I want it and leaving blank unembossed areas for stamping. Give me a call and we can set a date for some one on one free classes if you're interested.
The blush card above shows how wonderful the dry embossing stands out when lightly sanded to make the images pop.

Simple sometimes says it best. This beautiful font teamed with dry embossing on a white card with just a hint of sparkle sets off the scalloped edge on the blue liner.

Swiss dots and a border folder combine with blush cardstock and ribbon

to make a sweet thank you card. I just love these two folders used together.

Can you tell I'm loving the color blush, must be thinking about my girls as Shannon just had a birthday and Sara has one coming up. Can there be anything more feminine than swiss dots? Teamed up with a border punch from Fiskers, this is simple, quick and just makes you smile.

Entering the 21st century

Wow it has been a long time since I've been here, mainly because I got so frustrated trying to add things to my blog using dial up service that I just quit. Now that we have finally entered the 21st century at our house and have high speed internet, we're going to give this another try and see if we can keep up with the times.

I'm still creating almost every day and loving "Doing It With Ink". We have so many new and exciting happenings that will be taking place in the next few months that I know I'll be busy trying to update my website to reflex all the news. I haven't been able to add art or update my calendar since CTMH upgraded our websites and left the old dial up users behind. I'll be working on finding pictures of some of my recent cards and layouts to add to the website and here to show you what I've been creating.

A couple of weeks ago I did my first quilt/blanket for my littlest grandsons, Jackson and Joshua.
Embroidered by machine onto black fleece squares and then made into a quilt with yellow and red fleece in true Disney colors. Such fun, and I've definetly been bitten by the machine embroidery bug.Working on some surprises which I can't tell you about right now. Larry is experimenting with some embroidery patches I'm doing for him for his regalia. Damien was over a couple of weeks ago when he got back from a trip to Nebraska and Wyoming and we set to work creating him a couple of shirts.
Watch for exciting news from CTMH. New catalogs will be arriving and will go live on Sept. 1. Exciting digital scrapbooking later in the fall, then retirement of some products and lots more new again in January. I've already made my reservations for convention in D.C. for July 2011 and if any of you other CTMH consultants want to join me, we will have a blast.