Thursday, February 24, 2011

Planning and Scheduling

My schedule for this week started out great! Monday was a holiday, Tuesday I worked, Wednesday to Friday were going to be off days and work Saturday. Sounds great!! But as it turned out, to help cover for a girl who quit at work, I ended up working Thursday and Friday. And on Monday I was asked to get a guestbook ready for a wedding shower on Saturday. Right, no problem. Juggle two young boys, work, meal making, scrapbook workshop evening, Hall decorating, and now guestbook making.

So are you organized if you get everything done but felt like you where two steps behind the whole time??

In the end, I got this little project done and I am pleased with the outcome.

Here is the list of material/tools used:

Ink: Lagoon Z2195
      Sunflower Z2150
      Creme Brulee Z2167
      Chocolate Z2111

Stamps: Two-Step Background D1473
             Rosy Regards B1369
             Dreams Come True D1470

My Creation 3-Ring Binder Z1141

I based my colours from the decoration, which was based from the colours selected for the wedding. That combination works very well. I stamped the rose in Sunflower and stamp the outline in Creme Brulee. I stamped the leaves in Lagoon on Crystal Blue cardstock, and stamped the background in Lagoon on Crystal Blue cardstock.

I then cut out my interior pages from white daisy cardstock (5" by 7 1/2"). I stamped the outline of the rose unto a post it note and cut it out. I used it as a mask and then stamped my border  from the Dreams Come True stamp set. I then stamped the rose with sunflower in the masked off area. I like the look so much at that point I decided to forgo the rose's outline on the pages.

Assemble the whole thing together and you end up with a lovely Guestbook for a wedding shower.

BRRRRR Its Cold In Here

Hello again, I was getting worried that I wouldn't have time for this weeks challenge. However I used this weeks workshop night to complete it. This week the challenge with Heart 2 Heart is all about the COLD. Well I've been thinking about it and when I think of cold... I don't see myself in it. That is when I stay in I add extra layers... Blanket, Book and a nice cup of Cocoa. So here is my card... it is not "cold" but that was my "loose" interpretation.

Once again I apologize for the poor quality pictures these where taken with my phone. I got my order this week and I bought the clear cards. I love seeing them used in challenge and I really wanted to have my turn at it. I worried about the adhesive to use. But I ended up using my tom bow anyways and the results are crystal clear.. LOL I crack myself up sometimes... get it.. Crystal Clear.. Anyways moving on.

I used the Miracle level 2 paper pack and the Crystal Blue cardstock and ink, Chocolate ink, and the A Sip stamp set all from CTMH.

I also got to play with the Craft borders (I can already tell these will become a favorite of mine). And I added some bling with the glitter glue.

And voila!!! Before I end this blog I want to take the time the thank my friend and neighbour Ingrid who has so graciously open her home for the CTMH Workshop Group when the hall where we normally meet as had an unfortunate flood that killed the furnace. Again Ingrid, THANK YOU!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

♥ felt - a heart 2 heart challenge

This week on heart to heart we are showing out hearts. With valentines day opening the challenge h2h wants to see hearts in our projects. Here is what I came up with.

Right away I knew I wanted to do a heart petal flower. I inked the large polka-dot heart from the C1441 Affection stamp set in Tulip ink (Z2166) rock-n-rolled in Black ink (Z2105). I cut out four hearts, a stem, and a small heart.

At this point I still really didn't know how I wanted me card to look excepted for the big flower so I turned to one of my "bibles" Wishes (9033) and selected the Bulls eye pattern on page 33.

My sentiment is stamped using a discontinued alphabet stamp set that I got on the Plenty for Twenty promotion. So VOILA!!!! My card!

My base card is in Black cardstock (1386) and I used Tulip cardstock (X5753) and the Sweetheart Level 2 (X7134B) for the B&T paper.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love Is In The Air... Kissing Heart 2 Heart Challenge

This week on the Heart 2 Heart challenge we are kissing! *BLUSH* Actually for those of you who are not familiar with the kissing technique Heart 2 Heart has put on a great video demonstration this technique and it's variation. You can also find demonstrations for this technique on the MyCTMH TV.

I decided to use the variation of second generation kissing first generation background. I used the stamp set D1353 Campin' Fever and the stamp set D1477 Universal Backgrounds for this part. I inked both the wood grain background and the wooden sign image in Chocolate Ink Z2111. I stamped the image on a piece of scrap paper once and kissed it with the inked wooden grain; I then stamped it on a piece of colonial white cardstock 1388. Here are some pictures of the image before and after been kissed with the wood grain.

I trimmed them out and inked the edges. I then stamped the image of the bear in the truck from the stamp set C1409 Beary Busy on a piece of Colonial White cardstock 1388, Tulip cardstock X5753, and Sweetheart B&T paper X7134B. I cut out portion of the truck from the B&T and the Tulip Cardstock and paper pieced it to the Colonial White Truck. I stamped the hearts from C1409 Beary Busy on Cotton Candy cardstock X5760, cut it out and coloured a few heart with the Tulip ink pad Z2166 using the Blending Pen 3174. I adhere the hearts with 3-D Foam Tape Z1151. I double matted my colonial white truck to cotton candy and tulip cardstock.

My base card is in tulip cardstock and the base mat is in Sweetheart B&T. I stamped the greeting Love You in Tulip Ink and the heart in Cotton Candy ink Z2193, and the heart stitching in Chocolate, from the stamp set C1441 Affection.

Well here is my entry for this weeks challenge. So much fun can't wait to see the next challenge.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Happy Birthday and Challenge Combination

On Friday I was happily surprised by an e-mail informing me of having made top 10. Wow!! I was so excited but unfortunately I was at work and nobody there would understand just how cool that was. But luckily my friend and coworker Jen faked it for me. Hehehe

For the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week was a layout.

I was having trouble finding time to complete this challenge, since I was picking up extra shifts at work to help cover for an other technician that left. Friday my best friend invited me to scrapbook with her and I did three for the price of one. 1. spent a great evening with my friend. 2. Made a gift for my amazing neighbour who turned 50 this week. 3. Completed the challenge.

I apologize for the quality of these pictures. Since I was not at home I took the pictures with my phone.

I got this template for a basket a while back and really wanted to use it.

I came across a blog which showcased these beautiful paper flowers. So I searched her blog through many past blog entries till I found her tutorial. I could show you haw to make these flowers, but I will not. Corina has already done it much better then I can.

I attached my flowers to the bottom of the basket with the only thing I could find so short notice. Wire. It is not the best but it works. Sort of.

I Then decorated the front of the box following the layout of the challenge. And voila. My gift is done.

More details: I used CTMH Craft Cardstock for the base of the card. The bulk Chocolate flowers buttons. My flowers are cut out of Basics 1 cartridge for the Making Memories Slice.