Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time to... Reink

Hey paper crafters! It's time to reink all your ink pads. That is the great thing about CTMH ink pads, they can be reinked! So spring forward to better color with your newly reinked ink pads. It's also a good time to add your name or initial to all your ink pads  :o)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

3D Fun!

A little 3D is always unexpected and gives a fun look to any card or project. Here I stamped the balloon on the BT paper, cut it out and added it directly over the same place on the stamped card stock. Then I created a BT accordion "flower" to add, finished off with a CTMH new Clear Epoxy Bubble Z1935

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dreamer meets Distressed Background!

CTMH Dreamer; B1439 stamp set and Distressed Backgrounds; D1544 work together for a great vintage feel card. Adding just a little color with the Saddle ink on the background stamp, takes any "brightness" off the Colonial white card stock. This softens the whole look.
Paper: Balloon Ride My Reflections kit
Inks: Saddle, Crystal Blue and Sorbet
Embellishments: Chevron Embossing Folder Z1925, Bronze Shimmer Trim; Z1849, Jute Ribbon; Z1867, Sparkles. Z1752
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vintage Fun!

CTMH Dreamer stamp set and Balloon Ride paper really were a good fit for some vintage fun. Yes, I even use a few "vintage" CTMH embellishments  :o)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Togetherness

There are some really great ideas here!

Give a Lift!

There are so many ways to use the new stamp set Give a Lift; D1581! Add some of the Balloon Ride papers and off you go!  :o)
Paper: My Reflections Balloon Ride
Inks: Saddle
Embellishments: Sanding kit, CTMH Micro tip scissors, Mini- Medley Rosewood Accents, Bronze shimmer trim and Natural Metallic Bakers Twine
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Trailblazing Albums

Lunch box card

This cute 3" x 4" card is the size I call Lunch Box cards. Any small card sized to fit in a lunch, suit case, back pack, book bag...Any way to send a small greeting to that special someone. "Have a nice day"   Good Luck on the test"    "I love you"..

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Male Happy Bday card

Sometimes it's hard to find that special BT paper that works for the men in your life. CTMH 's Balloon Ride  My Reflections papers has a few! Be sure to check them out  :o)

Monday, April 14, 2014

April Club Create an Take

If you missed the club fun this month, you will have to wait for your order to arrive to make the April Club C&T. It was an fun and easy!
Please let me know before the May gathering, if you need to use the stamp. I will have it out and ready for you  :o)
Create & Take Supplies:Personal paper cutter and stylistInks: Saddle, Sky and Sorbet
Pencils or markers to match
Stamp set: Give a Lift D1581, blocks, stamps scrubber & cleaner
Normal crop supplies:
Bone Folder, Liquid Glass, Micro-Tip Scissors, adhesive

Artbooking Made Easy: Capturing Snapshots

This has a great technique for stenciling with the Artbooking overlays and pigment inks! I see a fun tag technique for next years club Create & Takes :o)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Artbooking My Life

This is a great way to combine your new Picture My Life cards with your CTMH Artbooking Cricut images.

Monday, April 7, 2014

April SoM

Balloon Talk - April 2014 Stamp Of The Month

Item Number: S1404

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for a discounted price! Add the stamp set to your order  at full retail price of $17.95 or with your qualifying order of $50, purchase it for for only $5!!.
Set of 24
Recommended My Acrylix™ Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ariana Layout

This pattern is from the CTMH Make It From Your Heart vol 2. #09.  As you can see I used the Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape over a same size piece of Crystal Blue to create blue dots (not the Ariana Grey had I just put the wahi tape on "as is"). I added a Ariana Assortment bow and hi-lighted the layout with Black Epoxy Bubbles to add some depth to it.