Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blending Pen

In the image of the flower, I used CTMH's blending pen. I just dipped it in the Sweet Leaf and Sorbet ink pads and colored in the flower. Super simple and it looks amazing!
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Veranda Card Workshop

I love these!!
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Veranda Workshop Cards

These cards were made using the guide in the Veranda workshop on the go. I actually was amazed how I got all of these done in one night. I cut out the pieces at my mother-in-law's house while the kids played and then put them together when I got home after the kids were in bed. Super happy with the results!! It's so nice how your cards look when you just follow the guides!
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Loving Cards!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Same, but Different

Not sure if you have noticed yet, but these layouts have the same page design. It's a fast and easy way to make a lot of pre-made layouts and add photos later. This is espcially good if you're like me and go to a crop and forget your photos! CTMH makes some amazing idea books that show you different layouts like this and you can make so many and even make the same one over and over but using different photos and paper, they come out looking different!
These are some older layouts I had tucked away and just needed to finish off some details.
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Super Sweet Wedding

So I say this was a super sweet wedding because they had an amazing and fun "candy bar." It's a table full of different jars filled with all kinds of different candy and you can scoop out your selections into bags and enjoy! Now I don't really have sweet tooth but my husband does so this was by far, his favorite wedding we ever attended. (except for ours hopefully!) I love to scrapbook about weddings because they are so beautiful and in so many ways, weddings are like scrapbooks. They are full of memories, and all these little different elements and phrases that make up one beautiful event. The cake, the venue, the flowers....they all compose a great finished product. This wedding was my childhood friend.

The paper is CTMH's Veranda collection. The stamp set was included with the Veranda kit and I wasn't so excited about it when I saw it, but it turned out that I love this stamp set because of the great variety of flowers you can make.
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You can't scrap it all!

So it's true - you can't really scrapbook every photo you take. There's not enough albums in the world to scrapbook all the photos I take. I have a good suggestion for those who feel overwhelmed by too many photos to scrapbook. I suggest choosing a few topics and then keeping an album on those topics. So an example would be Christmas, birthdays, and vacation. Scrapbook all of your children's birthdays, your family holiday memories and just your vacations. The rest of the photos can be stored nicely in our 12x12 page proctectors that hold six 4x6 photos in a sheet or any other album you choose. There are lots of great products to choose from. This a layout ready to go in my Christmas album. It's 2008 photos of the kids with various friends and family we visited.

The red circles are CTMH's dimensional elements. They are plain white chip board and you can make them any color you choose with your ink pad! Super fun and easy way to highlight photos on a page.
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Current Project

Here's a little something I'm working on using a stamp I thought I'd never use. Funny how that works!!! The great thing about stamps is that when you can find the perfect patterned paper, you can make your own!
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Baby Shower Cards (TWINS!)

I made these cards today for a baby shower tomorrow. The mom-to-be is expecting twins!! Two cards are twice as nice!!
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Simple Kids Valentine

The preschool class is handing out Valentines. I let Joseph stamp his name. We started out with him trying to write it but neither one of us had the patience for that. I've seen him write his name a ton of times but not in a high pressure situation like this!! But it's fun to involve the kids in paper crafts. This is the perfect age where he still wants to do everything I'm doing.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Santa Encounter 2009

Each year I do a layout of the kids with Santa and instead of their wish list, I include what the kids did get for Christmas so we can look back and remember what they got when the toys are long gone and recall the memories we had along the way.
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Hearts for Haiti