Archive for August, 2009

CTMH New Product Blog Hop – Fall/Winter 2009

Welcome to another Close to My Heart blog hop!  Along this hop you will be visiting 29 very talanted CTMH Consultants as they give you a sneak peak of some of the new products available in the CTMH Fall/Winter 2009 Idea Book as well as a great variety of ideas for using those products and more!  New products will be available starting September 1st!

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I have been wanting to do a book like this for my daughter who is 10.  This new album was just the push I needed to get it done!  If you notice on the front cover one of the flower centers looks like it has a little something extra – that’s because it does.  I really like these new spiral brads and just added a second spiral to give it more emphasis.  I used liquid glass on all the numbers and letters.  It really brightened the stamping.  With doing so much at once I noticed two things: 1. I didn’t have one single bubble! and 2. that’s a lot of squeezing and my hand is really sore!  I inked around all the edges when I was finished.  It helps covers the flaws and really added a nice finishing touch.  One thing I am going to go back and do is use my Made with Love stamp set to add a stamp to the back that will be perfect for this project.

Products used are all CTMH: My Creations All-Sorts Mini Album, Sweet Home Level 2 Paper Packet, Just Blooms White Daisy Variety Pack Paper Flowers, Mini-Medley Accents Collection (Pewter), Liquid Glass, Rustic Alphabet & Rustic Numbers stamp sets, Soft Set Eyelet Tool & Soft Set Eyelets (Chocolate), Dimensional Elements Framed Fun, Foam Tool (to apply ink), Connection Club Reward Adhesive-Backed Pearls, Buttercup Collection Ribbon Rounds, and Garnet ink.

Now hop on over to Dawn’s Blog to see her cute cards!  If you enjoy this blog hop be sure to come back on Tuesday (Sept. 1) for another CTMH Blog Hop featuring the new September Stamp of the Month.

If you get lost along the way click here for a list of all blog participants.

To shop for any of these great new products you can visit my website HERE!

CTMH New Product Blog Hop – Fall/Winter 2009 List

Go HERE to start hopping.  This is a list of all the participants in case you get lost along the way:

Wendy Kessler www.myscrapbookingblog.com <<< You are here!
Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn.blogspot.com
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com
Julie Banzon http://www.scrapbookiejulie.blogspot.com
Jody Gustafson www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com
Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Lisa Stenz http://www.lisascreativecorner.blogspot.com
Jena DeVries www.livelovelaughscrapbook.blogspot.com
Jen Patrick http://www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
Amy Schultz http://amylizschultz.com
Lori Scott http://scrapinglori.blogspot.com
Tresa Black www.fabulouslyartsy.blogspot.com
Jennifer Kraynak http://whatchadoin-jennifer.blogspot.com
Sharesa Larsen http://creedandsharesa.blogspot.com
Amy Edwards http://PaisleysPlayhouse.blogspot.com
Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com
Emma Hubert http://paperaddictsanonymous.blogspot.com
Antoinette Herrin www.GodblessyourART.blogspot.com
Erin Herring http://tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com
Terrie Dodd http://my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com
Jessica http://jessicaspaperpetals.blogspot.com
Leisa Hubley http://bigredscraps.blogspot.com
Karen Norman http://gettinscrappywithit.blogspot.com
Sherry Thompson http://picturespatternsandpaper.blogspot.com
Adeline Brill http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Miranda www.scrampinwithmiranda.com
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com

K Monogram Card

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This card may have turned out even better than planned.  I really like it but I wanted to do the stitching in white.  The only white thread I had was too thick to fit through the needle on my machine so this was my next choice.  Funny thing is this is the only time I ever sew!  The one exception would be girl scout patches and last year I found it easier to hot glue them on.  It was the only thing I found to work and I tried everything!  Anyway, back to my card…I used my glitter mist again (fun!), just for the letter K.  The butterflies came with glitter on them already.  I also folded the wings of the butterflies for an even more 3D look which really adds to the card.  They were easy to fold once I attached the pearls.

Products used: Making Memories paper, Bo Bunny paper, Basic Grey Opaline pearls, Basic Grey chipboard monogram letter, Tattered Angels Pink Bubblegum glitter mist, and Making Memories glitter butterflies.

Challenges:
Midnight Madness #16 – sketch
Paper Cutz Challenge #5 – something that flies
FTTC30 –  use pearls

B Monogram Card

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I decided with the busy patterned paper on this card that I didn’t need any embellishments.  I’m glad to have a masculine card done.  This was the first time I have used glitter mist and what fun!!  The color I used was not near as bright as I expected but I like how fast it dries.  I definately need to experiment more!

Products used: CTMH Good Times paper and Chocolate cardstock, Basic Grey chipboard monogram, Tattered Angels blue skies glitter mist.

Challenges:
Midnight Madness Week #15 – sketch
365 Cards Day 177 – Monogram Monday
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge – turquoise & brown
GCA #55 – Bring on the Glitz!

Yummy Blog Candy

IMG_9127The Paper Affair – little girl candy

IMG_9136The Paper Affiar – little boy candy

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