And to celebrate we are having a CTMH 2009 World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!  This is a great group of consultants who will be sharing some wonderful cards with you today.  It’s a round robin hop so you may start here or if you have come from Debra’s blog you are on the right path and welcome!

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I discovered the Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint when making this card.  I used a paint brush to apply the paint to the B&T Duo paper.  It gives it such a beautiful shimmery shine!  I also like using the Creative Basics when making cards.  It comes with bulk ribbon and paper to make sets of cards.  This combined with the Wishes card idea book makes for quick cards at a reasonable price and is this paper is perfect for some funand contemporary Christmas cards.   I have two pictures of the card to try and show you how much it shines.  Give it a try!

Products used are a CTMH: Creative Basics – Jingle (paper & ribbon), Wishes, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, White Daisy Brads, White Daisy Cardstock, Juniper Cardstock, Holiday Jingle Stamp Set, Tulip Ink, and Sparkles.

Now go to Kathleen’s blog to continue hopping!

My mojo was working for me tonight!  Unfortunately there was no natural light when I took the pictures but you get the idea.

IMG_1710Products used: K&Company chipboard, CTMH Heart of Winter Project Pack, CTMH organdy ribbon, K&Company pearls.  I added details to the flower with markers and ink.  (challenge=sketch)

IMG_1708Products used: CTMH Heart of Winter Project Pack, CTMH Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, Cricut Accent Essentials, and button (unknown).  I added details on the flower with a marker and I used a piercing tool to add details around the scallop border. (challenge=paper piercing)

IMG_1707Products used: CTMH Heart of Winter Project Pack, CTMH White Daisy Just Blooms, Making Memories Chocolate paint.  I used the paint as the centers of the flowers – a great technique! (challenge=paint)

IMG_1709Products used: CTMH Heart of Winter Project Pack, clip and hemp (unknown).  I poked a hole through the flower to attach the clip to it with the hemp. (challenge=binding)

IMG_1711Products used: CTMH Heart of Winter Project Pack, CTMH White Daisy Just Blooms, DCWV vellum quote, CTMH Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, K&Company pearls. (challenge=quote)

IMG_1714Products used: DCWV textured cardstock and pattern paper, Stampin’ Up black grosgrain ribbon, CTMH Sparkles and Cranberry cardstock, button and flowers unknown. (challenge=red/black/white)

IMG_1715Products used: CTMH Boom-Di-Ada Creative Basics papers, flowers from CTMH Heart of Winter Project Pack, CTMH Hollyhock ricrac, acrylic frame by Fancy Pants, CTMH Say It In Style stamp set, and Hampton Art glitter glue.  The acrylic frame is actually two pieces.  I used the glitter glue to stick them together and then I attached it to my project with Liquid Glass.  Glitter glue was also used for the center of the flowers. (challenge=clear window)

These projects were all done for challenges at 365 Cards.

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I made my own 3D embellishments by layering flowers and chipboard, then added a gem on top for a bit of bling.  Simple, yet beautiful!

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Lexi was her first Webkin.  Supplies used: CTMH Sonata paper and cardstock (Buttercup, Colonial White, and Chocolate), unknown chipboard letters, flowers, and flourishes, MM paint, pink flowers from a rummage sale, Precious Finds adhesive gems by EK Success, and CTMH Chocolate ink.

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This is a simple layout.  By making the title black and the background light it keeps the focus on the important parts of the layout.

Supplies used: CTMH Discovery papers and cardstock (Buttercup, Hollyhock, and Topiary), MM chipboard letters and black paint, and unknown stickers.

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I found these cardboard type containers on a rummage sale.  I made them mine own by painting them in bright colors with MM paint.  I stamped the flowers with white paint and added ribbon around the edges with Glue Lines for a finished touch.  I use mine as storage in my scrapbook room but there are endless possiblities to what you could do with them.  Choose colors and themes to suit your needs for your scrapbook room, the office , the kids room, or even the garage.  Hmm…I think I might have to keep an eye out for more of these!