Monday, September 21, 2009

Instructions for the cards made from one 12x12 Paper

You'll cut the 5.5 x 12 first. Then turn and cut 1.5, 2.75 and 3.5 inch pieces next. Be sure to mark the number on the back.
Then you'll need to turn the 6.5 x 12 piece and cut two at 6.5 x 4.25. Then cut pieces 6 & 7 accordingly. Then pieces 8 & 9. Turn back and cut #10 at 5.5 x 3.5.
I would recommend practicing first. :) I have done this 3 times and messed up once or twice. It may help to re-draw one on a 12x12. I think that is where the confusion is.
I have also made Christmas cards when my upline did hers. I can post those, if you'd like to see them. She used a piece of B&T and 2 cardstocks. You'll have to add those and stamps. With this pattern you'll have one piece for 10 cards. Don't forget your 10 card bases. :)
Have Fun!

Monday, September 14, 2009

10 Cards From One 12x12 Paper

Each card has the same pattern paper, only they are each cut into different sizes. I got the idea from my upline who got it from another consultant, but if you'd like the directions, let me know and I'll post a picture of the cutting diagram.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Together

I used the Bella Level 2 Paper Pack on this one. I absolutely love that paper pack. I used Reflections for the layout.

Graduation Page

I have been scrapbooking up a storm. I filled up another scrapbook. I made two of these pages. I random stamped the "You Did It" stamp set in a denim ink for my son's pre-k graduation page and for a couple of family members graduation. I loved it's turn out and wanted to share.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Best Wishes 3x3

I used the technique called random stamping with the Connections stamp set. This can be really fun seeing how it will come out each time you do this.

Thank You 3x3

I used the Dainty Thoughts stamp set.

Happy Birthday 3x3

I used the stamp set called Dainty Thoughts.


I used the Sarsaparilla Level 2 Paper Pack. The pieces are 4x4 and the top right is a 4x8. I used the Headline Alphabet for the word FAMILY, and the Legendary Moments stamp set to "stitch the pieces together," and also for the corner flourishes. If you notice in the FAMILY title there is a design. This technique is called "Stamp Kissing." You take the letter "F" and ink it, then I took the Intrinsic Backgrounds (it was the criss cross stamp) put it on a block. The you take the inked "F" and very carefully (as it will want to slide) "stamp" it on the background, carefully lift and the image is on the letter. Then stamp it on your paper and you have a textured "F". Do the rest the same way.
You can do this with any design, not just letters. If you have any questions, let me know, I'd be glad to help. :)


I used the Daydream Level 2 paper pack and a Big Pinks flower.

Birthday Cards

I made these cards using the It's Your Day! Stamp of the Month from August.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

10 Cards

This was a 10 cards for $10 class.
Stamp Sets Used Were:
Friendship Blessings
Whoo Loves You
Family Ties - Adult
Headline Alphabet
Say It In Style
Intrinsic Backgrounds
You Rock
Code It

Paper Packs Used Were:
More To Adore
Creative Basics - Emporium (paper and ribbon)
Floral Tapestry
That's Amore

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Shower Invites

Here are a couple of invites I made for my sister-in-law's shower. I used Blush for the Giggle Lowercase and edges. I used the Code It stamp set for the barcode and baby.


I loved the one I made for my sister-in-law, that I had to make one similar for myself.


They are both made with Hollyhock, which I sponged on the base. I used 2nd generation Olive for the words and Smokey Plum on the flowers.
This is the one I made for my sister-in-laws 5lbs.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Emporium Cards 1, 2, & 3

These cards are made from an Emporium Level 1 Paper Pack that was cut into 3 - 4inch strips to make 18 cards. (I only have 7 of them done right now.) I am having a class in August that you may use any paper pack you'd like. Below the baby pages are 18 cards made from That's Amore level 1 paper pack.

Emporium Cards 4 & 5

Emporium Cards 6 & 7

Baby Scrapbook Pages

I have been in the process of making two baby scrapbooks. One for my best friend, who just had her first baby in June. She had a beautiful baby girl. The other for my sister-in-law who is also having a baby girl this fall. It has taken me about two months to complete these. I am very happy with the way they turned out! Each album came with 10 page protectors. So, I decided to make 20 pages for each of them. I have pictures of all 20 pages, shown below. You will see doubles on a couple of them, as I had to change color or made them a little different based on my availability of paper or embellishments.

Anxiously Waiting

I got inspiration for this page from a Creating Keepsakes magazine. The woman used a 9x9 (or so) page with a picture of her and her husband. I thought what a great way to start a baby album. I thought they could use a side view of their tummy's or a pictue of them and their spouse, telling about the excitement of their new arrival.

More To Adore

More To Adore Level 2 Paper Pack is one of my favorites. I used Cherish. The layout is called Abstract and is on page 66-67. I also used rhinestones. The stamp sets I used were a retired set called 'Random Thoughts,' a Stamp Of The Month called 'Moments in Time,' and the 'Key to my Heart' that came in a promotion is Jan.2009.

9 Patch Baby

I made the name of the layout myself, becasue it looks like a "9 patch quilt," which my sister-in-law would appreciate. :)
This paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I made up the design myself and just used embellishments I had here at home.

Sugar & Spice

This page I used up what I had of a retired Sugar & Spice Level 2 Paper Pack. The idea came from the Reflections Book and the layout is call "Pinwheel Quartet". It is a nice and simple layout that easily fits 4 - 4x6's, two vertical and two horizontal.

Hugs & Kisses

I used Reflections p.79 and the design is called Front & Center - Photo Focus.
I used paper from Hobby Lobby. The flowers, brads, and rub-ons are not from ctmh.

Cute As A Button

This page I used my Cricut to spell out "cute as a button".

Baby Face

This page is paper from Creative Memories that I bought before becoming a CTMH consultant. I used my Cricut for the baby face and bow.

Little One

Sorry this paper isn't CTMH's either. This page was very easy.


Bathtime is always a fun layout to do. The Cherish book was used and the layout is called Dynamic Design on page 116. The paper wasn't CTMH, but you can purchase the same colors for this layout. They are all textured. I also used Liquid Glass on the small animals to give them a wet, shiny look. The duck was made from my Cricut.
The chipboard I painted purple.


This page I used Vineyard Berry, Olive, 2nd generation olive, Autumn Terracotta, & Sunflower on the leaves. Then I took Sorbet and inked the edges with a sponge tool. I decided that there needed to be color between the leaves, so I took my sponge tool and dipped it in the Sorbet and swiped it all over in the empty areas. I LOVED the way it turned out!! Although I realize that the Sorbet is hard to see.
The letters FALL, I embossed them in white with our retired alphabet set called "Classic". Any alphabet stamp set will do.

Christmas 2 Page Layout

This layout was made with the Everlasting Level 2 Paper Pack and the Evergreen Stamp Set. For the left page, I used the design called Gallery Collection on page 98 in Cherish. The page on the right was from the Imagine book. The design is called Three Part Harmony on page 44-45.


This page I used the "Eastertime" stamp set. It's a great set. I used the basket weave for the background. The colors I used are Crystal Blue, Petal, Sweet Leaf, Blush, Hollyhock, and Sunny Yellow.

Daydream 2 Page Birthday Layout

I used the Daydream Level 2 Paper Pack, Cupcake Sprinkles Stamp Set, Cherish and the design is called Balanced Blocks on page 104-105. The colors for this pallette are Lilac Mist, Creme Brule, Blush, and Sweet Leaf. I also added some sparkles.

I Love You

The design is called Quartet Jigsaw on page 113 of the Reflections book. The paper is not from CTMH.


I made up the design myself and used papers and embellishments that I had on hand.

4th of July

This page was fun. I used a chipboard star and painted it white, then I used Liquid Glass to cover it, then before it dries, I added glitter, shook off the excess and let it dry. I then took a glitter pen and traced the letters 'you sparkle'.

Bright Fun

The paper used here is called "Nana's Kids".

You Are

I found inspiration for this page on the back of a Creating Keepsakes magazine from last year. It was a CTMH advertisement. Not CTMH paper, but the idea for the "fill in the blanks" is in Cherish.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

That's Amore 1-6

That's Amore 7-10

That's Amore 11-18

In my August Card Class, we will be taking a Level 1 That's Amore Paper Pack. It comes with 4 Preprinted sheets, 2 Cardstock, 2 B&T Duos, and 2 sheets of Stickease. We will cut the 4 preprinted sheets and the 2 cardstocks into 3 strips at 4 inches each. Fold in half to give us 18 cards and the duos and stickease we will use to embellish.


These pages were made with 1/2 of the Bella paper pack. I used the Buttoned Up stamp set and Hollyhock Ribbon.

This layout is focusing on Friends, but I think you can change it to Sisters or even focus on your Mom or your Mother's Day. I know that there is alot of background on the right page, but there is alot of room to put lots of smaller pictures.


I absolutely LOVE this paper pack! The colors are gorgeous! They include: Smokey Plum, Olive, Hollyhock and Creme Brulee.


The page on the left where it is a strip and a blank, will actually have a matted picture. I just don't have the matte on it yet. I was thinking about waiting until I knew what picture I would use.

**All 6 of the Bella pages are made from one Level 2 paper pack and Stickease.**

Memory Keeper Box and 6 Cards

This box and card set was created by another Close To My Heart Consultant, who shared with the rest of us. I loved it so much that I had to create one myself!
Your box can be created any way you like. I have seen a Christmas box using the "Evergreen" stamp set. The Idea Book also shows a box using the "Unforgettable" Level 2 Paper Pack.
I have also seen where someone had made multiple card boxes and put them on a shelf on their side and labeled them. Like one for Christmas cards, one for Birthday cards, etc. Just a few ideas.