Wednesday, April 29, 2009

May 2009 Card Club Cards

"Hip, Hip Hooray It's Your Birthday" card done using Silouette paper and the fun Nursery Bash stamp set.

Father's Day card done with Stardust paper, Checklist stamp set, Starstruck stamp set and a few more. Colors are: Cocoa, Goldrush and Moonstruck.


Mother's Day Card done with Bella paper and Endless Friendship Stamp Set. We will be learning the chalk popping technique on this card.


Good Luck/ Well Wishes card done in Cocoa, Bamboo, Desert Sand, Baby Pink and Sorbet. I used Aspirations stamp set as well as the Intrinsic Backgrounds set. This card can always be turned into a beuatiful birthday or thank you card with a change of the sentiments.

Hey Club Members! Here is the selection of cards you get to choose from for Card Club this month! Don't forget, Club is Tuesday, May 5th at 9am or 7pm. Hope to see you there!

A few other cards!





I received my new Summer products yesterday and got to play! Here are a few cards I created while coming up with next weeks Card Club cards. I love the Bella paper and the coordinating stamp set! I had a blast with all my new fun toys!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Maybe I'll be a ROCKSTAR!



My Daughter was trying to find out what she wants to be when she grows up. First it was a zookeeper, then a girl firefighter (during Fire Prevention week), a chef, and now a ROCKSTAR! Last fall I had put on some music for her and I found her jumping on my couch and dancing and that is when she announced that maybe she'll be a rockstar!
I used some of my favorite techniques on this layout from random stamping my own custom B&T paper to match my photos, to ink distressing, paper peicing, dry embossing and hidden journaling. The tab up at the top left hand corner was an after thought as to where to put my journaling. I had already glued everything down so I decided to use one of the photo storage page pockets (4x6) glued to the back of the layout with a slit through my layout to let the tag be pulled out from.
Colors on the layout are : Cocoa, Tulip, Goldrush and Sorbet
Stamp set used: D1346 You Rock

Friday, April 10, 2009

A layout near completion!


Here is the It's A Party- Option #1 Cherish Club layout nearly completed. I am waiting on a 5x7 photo to replace the 4x6 on the left page. I thought I would show you the potential of one of this month's layouts for club. This kit would also be perfect for the celebration of a new baby boy and showcasing his first few months in the world! Endless possibilities with this fun color-schemed kit!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 2009 Cherish Club Layouts

OPTION #1 - It's A Party

Option#2 - Friendship Flowers



Cherish Club is Wednesday, April 15th at 7pm OR Thursday, April 16th at 9am or 7pm.
Please let me know which kit you would like! The hostess this month is Rachelle R. Hope to see you at club!

A gift for a friend!


My best friend is getting married next month and I was having a hard time deciding what to give them and then thought that it would be nice to give them something they will remember who it is from and that is specific to them. I chose to make them this homemade dry erase board out of a picture frame. They can either hang it by the phone to jot down important info. or put it in their room where they can write little love notes to one another. Hoping she doesn't check my creative blog before I give her this gift! :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Color Challenge!

I am always finding different patterns and color combos as I go about my everyday tasks. A child's shirt, blanket or even the pattern from the inside of a shoe! I am constantly thinking of the Close To My Heart colors that would match and try and remember them to play with later. Well last week at church I noticed a little baby girl blanket with these colors and knew I had to try and recreate the pretty flowered pattern with my inks and stamps. This is a sneak peek of one of the Cherish Club layouts for the month of April. I challenge you to go create something with this bold and beautiful color palette!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dream Big!


I was able to get a sneak peek of the NEW Close To My Heart Summer 2009 catalog yesterday and let me tell you that I can't wait to get my hands on some of the AWESOME new products! It also gave me the drive to get busy creating! Here is a layout I have been planning ever since I saw the Stardust Paper Packet. My little guy has a favorite book about Astronauts and has decided that is what he wants to be when he grows up. I especially love the My Pages Talk Voice Recorder where I was able to actually record my son saying he's going to be an Astronaut. I'm sure it will be treasured for years to come!