Monday, February 28, 2011

CTMH: March Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop

We have arrived at another month and another blog hop.  If you are new to this, welcome!  It's great to have you join us.  It's quite simple to follow the hop.  At the end of each post you'll see a link to the next.  Just click it and away you go.  You'll see some fabulous artwork made with Sensational Season, March's Stamp-of-the-Month, and when you get back here, you've seen it all.
If you arrived here from Traci's blog, then you already know what you're doing and you're on the right track.

Here is what this stamp set looks like:

Isn't it cute?  I love the "Peter Rabbit" look of these stamps.  So, that's the look I went for when I created this card.

 (I have to give credit for some serious help and suggestions to a couple of my team members, Lynn and Heather.  I made this during one of our meetings.  Thanks, ladies!)

There is nothing but ink on this card.  I stamped the bunnies with Desert Sand ink.  I used Black to stamp the sentiment and added the quotation marks from the small Chocolate alphabet to give it a "book" look.  To put some colour on the bunnies I used our watercolour pencils and blending pen.  Then using a couple sponges I added some blue and green around the images.  I made this a while ago and I'm not sure which inks I used.  I also sponged some more Desert Sand around the whole card.  I can not get the colours to look right for some reason, so I apologize for that.  That's it.  Cute card done.  ;)

And now you get to check out Georgia's blog and see the beautiful artwork she's created.  Have fun! 

Friday, February 25, 2011

CTMH: Acrylic Album Finally Finished!

I have had this album since it first came out, 2 1/2  years ago!  It's not that it's so difficult to do, I just kept putting it on the back burner.  To be honest, I'm sort of glad that I did wait to finish it.  I have better photos and better embellishments now!  So, good things do come to those who wait.  Hee, hee.

Here is the front cover:

I had so much fun making this.  I used Magic Moments Level 2, My Stickese from Level 1, Level 2 and a scrapbooking kit we sold a while ago.  I used all sorts of rub-ons in black from CTMH, irresistible letter stickers, ribbon, sparkles, etc, etc.  There's so much and I love it so much!  Here are the rest of the pages:


If you want to get a closer look at all the different things I did, just click on the photo to see it larger.  If you were fortunate enough to snatch up one of these albums while they were on the "While Supplies Last" page on my website, I hope this gives you some ideas.  A lot of the rub-ons I used are currently on that sale page and they're only $2.25!  An amazing deal.  Click here to go directly to the sales.

Happy Shopping and Creating!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Final Studio J Layout

I know it's been a while since I posted and I blame it on my desire to get published.  You see, my friend, Sarah, got published in Paper Crafts' Stamp It issue (Check out her stunning card on page 61!) and she's inspired me to submit some work as well.  They have a call out for their next Sketches issue so I've been creating some cards to submit.  It's really challenging me to see how I can make my work better and different so it stands out.  So, that's been keeping me from my dear blog friends.

On to my last Studio J layout, at least for now.

I love how easy it is to add embellishments to these layouts.  Here is what it looked like before I added anything to it:

I used the Splash Zone paper kit, but changed the colours to suit my photos a bit better.  Here is what it looks like now:

I know it doesn't look like much has changed, but look closer:

I had lots of fun adding Liquid Glass and Glitz Glitter Gel on the title and patterns.  It adds such a fun look! 

Still haven't tried Studio J?  You have until the end of the month to get a free layout if you purchase 9.  This offer is only available for members, so if you're wondering what that's about give me a call or send an email quickly.  Time is running out!

Happy Creating! And keep your fingers crossed for me!  The deadline is Feb. 28.