Friday, April 30, 2010

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

I can't believe it's another month!
We are hopping again with the Stamp of the Month! You should be coming from Traci's blog.
May has a great one for journaling called Cherish the Moment and I've tried to use it for a card.
I added My Creations A-Door-Ables to the front to make a moving piece! I had to add a few other stamps to make my card - It's a Zoo for the animals and "Wild & Crazy" and It's Your Day for the "Party" stamp.
I turned the Animal Cookies paper over to show the outline of the animals in green - I really like the shadow over the colored version. The front of the Door I sponged on it and it was darker than I hoped for. I stamped the Wild & Crazy and then stamped it again for a shadow effect, but the sponging is hiding the effect.

A hidden Monkey under the Door! These doors come in lots of different sizes and shapes - but don't look for them on the website until May 1st - they are new in the Catalog!

Here's a stamp from the set - I'll put the child's birthday age on the No. line and a little more sponging on the white area.

Inside on the right I have the Invitation stamp from the set with a little elephant.
Now jump over to Georgia's blog for more great examples of this stamp set.
Thanks for looking and feel free to leave a comment!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CTMH Product Blog Hop - April 2010

You should have come from Danielle's Blog - if you didn't you can keep hopping and you will do a complete circle.

This month we did Paper Kits. I did You Rock Level 2 Paper Kit. I cut up the whole kit to create these layouts. The majority of the kit was used up and I still have a few good size pieces to use as mats for my photos.

This first layout I did I incorporated a 9 x 9 layout protector into the layout as a moving element. You lift up the flap to show off more photos underneath! This a great way to add a few more photos without having to add a whole page or 2. You attach it to the page prior to slipping the base into the 12 x 12 sheet protector.

This layout above I love because the design goes thru both pages.

It really ties the two pages together.

When I was doing the layout above, I didn't want so many colors from the striped paper so I flipped the pieces over and used the backside - there is a solid color on the back with the same pattern as on the front! No paper goes unused!

This is the same layout on both sides but one page is turned 180 degrees. One large photo will go on one side and 4 little photos will fill the other white box!

Hope you liked my layouts. If you would like the directions for these - you need to purchase the Cherish and the Reflections Books - All of cutting guides are in these books!

Hop on over to Melissa's blog for more great ideas with paper kits!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 5, 2010

First LARGE Banner ! ! ! Cricut Style

I did it!
We were really afraid of how this would all go together, but with the help of my wonderful Hubby, we were able to put together a 14 FOOT banner!!!!

My friends are opening a new place and they have extra rooms to rent for their building (business). They loved it and I couldn't believe it was so easy (I did a lot of watching the Hubby draw lines as to where to put everything - I may have to put him on the payroll! hee hee)

I cut all of it using my Cricut machine!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Organizer / Basket - you decide

At our Unit Meeting we made these adorable baskets. I thought it would be great for an organizer for pens and tools, but it’s too darn cute to load up with things like that! The idea was for an Easter basket, but I’d have to add handles and I didn’t want to.
I finished it at home, we ran out of time at the meeting, so I wasn’t sure how the ribbon on the ring was suppose to look and I don’t think mine is working for me. I’m going to have to rethink the ribbon. So I’m back to my organizer theory for its use.
It takes 3 sheets of cardstock and 2 B&T paper to create it so it’s very sturdy and heavy! The metal ring in the middle came from a hardware store and does a great job of holding it all together.

The paper kit is Good Times Level 2. I'm looking to do this as a project in the future too!


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