Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Countdown Layout with CTMH Little Reminder and Glitz

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring January's SOTM called "Little Reminder". If you've come here from Michelle's Blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here

My project is a glitzy, shiny countdown to New Year's layout complete with champagne glasses!  I can't wait to take a picture of our toast tonight to add to this project!

I had the most fun creating the champagne glasses out of Art Philosophy cuts.  I used an oval shape and cut off the top, a mat shape and cut off one edge plus a small strip of cardstock to join the two. 

I used my waterbrush and applied yellow inks to get the color I wanted. I made a water line and tiny dots with my Stardust Glitz Gel, outlined the glass with Desert Sand sponging and coated the entire thing with a thick cover of Liquid Glass. They took a full day to dry but I love the results!

I used Gray Wool cardstock to cut my letters and my mat.  The Silver Glitz is the same color so the entire letter and mat look fully covered with silvery sparkles even if I missed a spot!

If you'd like to make this project, get these supplies:
Other:  Art Philosophy Cartridge, Silver Glitz, Stardust Glitz, Liquid Glass, Waterbrush, Black Sharpie (for the dots between the numbers)

Now "Hop" on over to Angel's Blog to see her work! I know she'll have something wonderful to share!

Remember, the January SOTM is only available until the 31st! So contact your CTMH consultant or visit my website at and order this set for just $17.95 or get it for just $5 with a $50 order!

***Happy New Year!***

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Damask Love in Orange and Pink with CTMH Two-Step Backgrounds

This card was inspired by a little 4x4" cutie that appears in the upcoming Idea Book.  I've changed it into a standard sized card as I tend to use those a bit more often and I used our lovely Two-Step Background stamp to create a Sunset and Cotton Candy damask piece for the bottom of the card.  This color combination is such a bright and cheery mix - just right to offset the gray and rainy day we are having in Seattle!  The flower was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge at 4" and then stamped with polka dots from a retired set.

If you'd like to make this card, get these supplies:
Stamps:  Two-Step Background, Spot On Backgrounds (retired)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sneak Peek at a card from the New Idea Book!

The Spring/Summer 2012 CTMH Idea Book was just delivered to consultants for our preview period and as always I am blown away by the amazing job our art department does in showcasing our products.  One of the first cards in the new book was a super fun birthday card made with our Art Philosophy cartridge - it was so cute I just had to copy it! 

I had to make a few adjustments because I don't have any new product yet but I just love the cheery feel of this one!

Hope you enjoyed this fun sneak peek!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to All...

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a joyous, prosperous New Year! 

Thank you for stopping in to visit me here at my blog.  Your support, kind words and encouragement keep me going!  Raise a glass high and cheer with me for a fabulous 2012!



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #13

Okay, okay so I've gone over the 12 days but I have ONE more card to share before the craziness of Christmas prep takes over!  Love, love, love the sentiment peeking out from the corner of the card - it comes from our Countdown to Christmas set and pretty much says it all!

Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #12

I've been waiting to share this little beauty!  This one was lifted from a post I saw on The Shabby Tea Room by Audrey Petit - here is her original on her blog.  I loved everything about it so much I just made it over using CTMH products!  The tiny jingle bells came from a kit at Michaels.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #10

I like the Scandinavian feel of the Novembe Holiday Wishes stamp set when done in very traiditional colors.  I also like using up some of my old Christmas papers!

Friday, December 9, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #9

I really like the bright cheery colors of our Believe paper pack.  Even when I'm going for a traditional feel the strong colors still work!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #8

I love making Z-fold cards! They aren't difficult at all (basically you flip back a section of the front panel and then adhere an overlapping element) but the 3-D effect is jolly good fun! This one is based on a lovely card posted on the CTMH consultant BB by fellow consultant Kandi Gallegos-Garcia.

The snowflake is lined up so when its close you can't see the sentiment - but as soon as it starts to open you see...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #7

My daughter loved the Dr. Seuss feel of this card.  Can't you just see little Cindy Loo Whoo putting a present under this tree?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #6

Here is another one using up old paper with a new stamps set!  I modified a card done by CTMH corporate by changing up the paper and ribbon for this sweet card.  I love the look of embossing on B&T paper!

Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #5

Ho, Ho, Ho! Have you been a good girl this year?  Is Santa going to bring you lots of stampy, papery goodies in your stocking??? 

Yes, Santa!  I've been a VERY good girl!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #3

I *lurve* the way this one came out!  So festive, fun and QUICK to make!
Materials Used:
Paper:  Jingle (retired)
Ink:  Creme Brulee, Juniper, Tulip, Olive

Friday, December 2, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #2

This sweet card was lifted from Kristina Werner's blog - see her card here.  I simply made this one over using CTMH supplies. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day #1

Happy December 1st!  If you are anything like me, you are still working on getting your cards made, your gifts purchased, your ornaments up and your to-do list is growing by leaps and bounds!  In honor of my fellow getting-it-done-by-the-seat-of-my-pants crowd I've put together a 12 Days of Christmas Cards celebration! 

Each day for the next 12 days I'll be posting a Christmas card for your enjoyment.  If you are still getting yours made then feel free to lift the design - if you are like my mother-in-law and already have your cards written, addressed and in the mail by December 1st then feel free to come to my house and help me out - LOL!   Without further ado, here's a bit of Christmas spirit for you!

If you'd like to make this card, get these supplies:
Paper:  Believe, Black CS
Stamps:  Joyful Jar, Pair-a-Phrase (snowman)
Ink:  Black
Other:  Watercolor pencils, CTMH markers in Gray Flannel, Holiday Red, Orange, Crystal Blue and Olive, Stardust Glitz, Silver Glitz, Red Baker's Twine (Paper Source)

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