Archive for October, 2012

CTMH Clearly the Best Video: Terrific Two-Tone

“Terrific Two-Tone” features base and shade stamping for a terrific two-tone look.

Products featured in this video:
Love Blooms stamp set
Hooray Bouquet stamp set
Rosy Regals stamp set
Display Tray
So Grateful stamp set
Fall Harvest stamp set

Product Highlight – Glitter Glitz Gel

I just love this stuff!  You will see it over and over again on many of my projects.  It comes in many different sizes.  The tip makes it easy to dispense to create dots or lines.  It is very affordable at $2.95 for a bottle.  What an easy way to add sparkle and glitz to any project, and you don’t have the mess of glitter!

Z1769 Almond Glitter Glitz Gel $2.95

Z1483 Bronze Glitter Glitz Gel $2.95

Z1771 Green Glitter Glitz Gel $2.95

Z1770 Pink Glitter Glitz Gel $2.95

Z1484 Red Glitter Glitz Gel $2.95

Z1482 Silver Glitter Glitz Gel $2.95

Z1313 Stardust Glitter Glitz Gel $2.95

CTMH Video: Spanning the Space

This video features tips and tricks for stamping across multiple surfaces.

Products featured in this video:
Z1647 My Creations Card Box
C1511 Love Blooms stamp set
Z1803 My Creations Star
Z1739 My Creations Milk Carton
B1409 Pirouette stamp set 

Stamp Sunday #42: Sweet Moments

C1467 Sweet Moments

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Sweet Moments stamp set, Sweetheart Paper Packet (retired), Cotton Candy cardstock, Black cardstock, Love Life stamp set, Pink Sparkles, Black ink, and Cotton Candy ink.  Sketch from Got Sketch.

I used this stamp set in a variety of ways….the lace border along the bottom of the page, the title, the embellishment cluster, and the stamping in the upper right corner.  One of my favorite things to do is to cut out my images and use 3D foam dots to add dimension.  I also like to add embellishments to my stamping like the sparkles on this page.

October 2012 CTMH Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Chalk It Up

(If you are looking for the Stamp Sunday post, please come back tomorrow.)

WELCOME!  I’m so glad you are joining us for our “Use Your Stash Blog Hop”.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Rachel Ventura’s Blog.  If this is your first stop, continue through until you make your way back here.  This month we are using chalk, something that I have not used in a very, very long time.  In fact, I wasn’t even sure I had this anymore.

Supplies used: CTMH Sweet Leaf Ribbon (retired), CTMH Love in Bloom Stamp Set (retired), CTMH Chalks (retired), unknown ricrac from my stash, CTMH Sparkles, and CTMH Bitty Sparkles.  Sketch from Got Sketch.

This was a fun layout to do.  My daughter came up to me when I was working on this and said “oh, you are using those (chalks) they are so cool!”  It’s an old supply that I have not used in a very long time.  I colored the stamped images with chalk.  She suggested that I add more than the yellow to the sun so I mixed in a bit of pink and it turned out very pretty.  The sun is really a sunflower stamp.  Then, I also did something I am surprised worked….I stamped with the chalk.  Because it is yellow it’s hard to see, but I used the flourished stem from one of the flowers and chalked up just that part (dabbing it on heavy with an applicator), then I stamped it directly onto my paper.  I’m sure that a darker color would work better.

Gee, I didn’t realize until I uploaded my photo that my layout doesn’t have a title!  I think I’m going to keep it that way.

Now hop on over to Joy McHargue’s Blog for more ideas on using up your stash.

Here is a list of participants: