Thursday, October 27, 2011

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CTMH Independent Consultant

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Card Class in The Dalles this Saturday!

Wow things have been crazy here lately.  We have 5 birthdays to celebrate in October and that is just my Daughter and Grandchildren.  There are a whole lot more if I count the rest of the family and friends.  I am behind on posting pictures for those.  We celebrated Zack, Hailey and Dawn's birthday's on Friday the 14th because Steve was leaving on the 16th for 3 weeks.  Then Saturday was Family day at the Base.  Dawn's Birthday was on Sunday the 16th so 8 of us celebrated at Red Robin.  The waiter was very funny and asked Dawn if she wanted to stand on her chair, while they sang to her. She said no.  So then he told her to raise her spoon high like the Statue of Liberty and she barely raised it above her shoulder, when he commented on how high she raised it she attempted to bonk him on the nose with it.  It was funny.  She hates to have the restaurants sing to her but she played along this time.

 I finally got time to sit and make my cards for class, here they are.

I made this Mummy card for Halloween.  I used my air art gun and a Chocolate marker and spritzed the card base then layered 4 - 1" strips on top, tucking the eyes in under the top two. 
 I random stamped the leaves on a 12 X 12 and cut it down to 3" X 4" and used the Weathered wood embossing folder on the Summer sun CS.  The oval punches are Stampin' Up

I stamped and embossed then cut out the pumpkins and added the foam tape to the back.  I used a Cuttle bug embossing folder for the Sunset CS.
 I found this card in the Idea Book and it was so simple, I had to make it for class.  I stamped the trees in New England Ivy ink on New England Ivy CS.  The Deer is from the Bundled Buddies stamp set.

I punched out 2" scallop circles and embossed them with a Stampin' Up embossing folder then folded 1/4th of  it over and glued it to another and added the ribbon.  It holds Hershey Nuggets, like a purse.  I am going to give these to all the people who attend my class on Saturday.  

I was so excited tonight when I looked at my email, Creating The Hive sent me an email stating that they featured my last blog post.  This is the first time that I have been featured any where.  You can view it here,

Happy Scrapin,


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Card boxes for my Card Classes.

 I went to my friend Teri's and we played with ideas for the boxes that I am going to give to each person who signs up for my card classes.  We used the Dreamin level 2 paper pack, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Elmer's glue, Modpodge, Acrylic paints and Sunset, Pacifica, Honey and Dessert Sand Ink.  We also used Harvest Happiness C1463, Unscripted C1465,  The Present D1436 and Treasures D1375 which is retired.  We tried a new technique which my Niece Tarina used on my Altered clipboard that she gave me.  It is called Faux Crackle, you paint the Elmer's glue on then paint on the acrylic paint and heat set.  As the paint drys the glue separates and makes the crackle affect.  This is the box I altered. The boxes are white when you order them, so we painted them blue and then we decided where we wanted to have the Faux Crackle, I wanted mine on the bottom right corner.  I painted the corner with the glue then with a mustard color of acrylic paint, heat dried it and then I tried to do 2 layers of the Faux Crackle to show the blue and the mustard, that didn't work out so well so Teri held the heat gun while I took a stylus tool and scraped the paint to show the blue again.  I then took the Dessert Sand ink pad and rubbed it all over the box, including on the faux crackle.  We then decided what piece of paper we wanted to use and cut it to size, tore the edge and curled it up then distressed the edges and glued it onto the front of the box.  
Then we decided what paper we wanted on the front of the box and then the ends and back.  We cut, stamped and distressed the papers then glued them on to the box.

I made several Daisy flowers on the Cricut in different colors and sizes then I cut a 3D daisy, set at 1" out of chocolate and curled it up really tight to make the center of the daisy to make it look like a One Eyed Susan.

Here is a close up of the smallest one.
I also cut a 3D daisy flower from Sunset and curled it up to make the flower that I used on the top of the box.   I cut the banner at 1" and stamped the word CARDS with a SU stamp set.  I don't know the name of it, but will find out if you want to know, just leave me a comment. Then distressed the edges of the banner and curled it with the handle of the stylus til I had it just the way I wanted it.   Before we glued the flower and baner down I stamped the leaves and swirly spray on the top of the box where they would show from under the flower.
You can see in this picture where the banner is raised in the middle.
Once I was done gluing everything down where I wanted it I started on the inside of the box.  I cut pieces to fit the lid so that when I open the box up it won't bubble or buckle up in the creases.  We then took Mod Podge and painted the entire box before we added the flower and banner.  After the box dried I glued the flower and banner on then painted the flower with Mod Podge and used it to glue the banner down.

This is how Teri's box turned out, she even stamped sentiments on her box.  I love how her Faux Crackle turned out.  This giant wish flower from the Treasures Stamp set is awesome too.  Teri stamped smaller wish flowers inside the giant one with Sunset and Honey inks.  She also used a brad in the large flower center.

We worked 2 evenings on these boxes and finally finished them last night.  Teri and I have so much fun working on projects together.  We laugh, we joke and we get some really good ideas when we're together. 
If you would like more information on how to alter these boxes like paper sizes just leave me a comment or send me an email, and I will post the info.  If you wish to sign up for my Card Classes click on the tab above that says Classes and sign up for the Class you want, with or without a card box, then click on Buy Now.  

I would love to get some comments on what you think about the boxes.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed the card boxes.

Happy Scrapin',


Monday, October 10, 2011

We went to Steve's Mom's on Saturday.

We went to Dufur to visit family.  The weather was beautiful, sunny and warm just perfect for getting all of us together.  Here is a picture of Joan (Mom) and her Sister Norma.  Aunt Norma retired from Safeway yesterday so we had to celebrate that.  Uncle Mike and Aunt Norma brought cousin Julie and her 2 Daughters and a friend of theirs.
We had a great time.  Dianne and John were there, here is a pick of them when some of us walked down to the Pastime for a drink.
Alex and Mariah were there too.
Mariah brought her friend Mr Bacon Jr. II,
that is what she calls her Dinosaur that is drinking her Jager Bomb.
Mr Bacon Jr. II had a lot to drink
Mr. Bacon ended up getting sick and having to go to bed early. 
I hope he feels better.
Dan, Nancy, Sonny, Ruby and Henry were there too, Henry fell as I was trying to take the pic. 
The Twins are 19 months, and as cute as can be.
This is Henry Paul and Grandma Joan on the swing.

This is Miss Ruby June.  Cousin Janelle is in the background.
I didn't take many pictures, and I should have taken a lot.  Cindy and Randy were there with Janelle, and Jim, Karl and Kyle were there with Alex.  Karl was dressed in Jim's Lineman gear, complete with  hard hat.  He is only 8 1/2 but as big as my grandson Jordan, who is 13.  It's all those German genes he gets from his Mom's side.  He is so darn cute.  Most of the day the guys were playing bad mitten just on the other side of the lattice behind Miss Ruby. 

We bought a frame with 8 places for pictures and I picked out some really nice pictures of our trip and put them in the frame and gave it to her Yesterday while we were there.  She recognized them as being from our trip and said she had a wonderful time.  I am so glad she enjoyed it, we did too.  We have already been talking about doing it again only taking more time to see everything.

Happy Scrapin',


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Monday, October 3, 2011


2, to be exact, Jordan turned 13 and Mary turned 9 today.  They are growing up so fast.

 I made some cards  last night for them.  Here they are;

I made this card last night using my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, I cut the roses and the scallop circle card then cut an extra scallop circle to make it an easel card so she can display it.  I used Sweet Leaf CS and Elemental level 2 Paper Packet.  Again I used my favorite punches, Embossed Oak leaf, Pine bow, SU's Fancy Label punch and 2 sizes of daisy's.  I also used Sweet leaf ribbon and I popped the label up on foam tape to help hold the card front up.

I made the black and blue game controller for Jordan and he likes it.  I have the Father's Day Cricut cartridge but it doesn't cut the card shape to make these, so I created my own cut file that looks like this. I figured that the boys would appreciate a game controller more than a fooffy card.  Zack's birthday is coming up, so I made his at the same time.
Miss Hailey's birthday isn't till the end of the month and she told me the other day, when she saw the Christmas card with the roses on it, that she wanted a card with the same roses for her birthday, so here it is.  Her favorite color is purple, like mine so I made Gypsy (purple) and White Daisy roses. 
 I cut out several flowers in different colors, so I made this card for my friend Teri, who's birthday is also today.
I have been working on my stamp room and I think I have it set up the way I want it, so now I can start working on some of those scrapbook pages from our vacation and from Steve's incentive flight, oh ya and the birthday party, that is coming up.  I also have to make a card for my Daughter's birthday on the 16th of this month, and it's bazaar time again.

Happy Scrapin',


Tutorial for the Christmas card with roses.

Thank you all for checking out my card for the Operation Write Home Blog Hop, and leaving me all those wonderful comments.  I told you I would have the recipe for the card today and so here it is in the form of a tutorial. 

I used White Daisy CS, Cranberry CS and New England Ivy CS.  I used Close To My Heart's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to make the Roses and Pine cones. I used McGill's Pine Bow punch along with Oriental Trading Co.'s Oak leaf embossing punch.

You can order this cartridge through my website here.
 First I cut 3-3" roses from the White Daisy CS then I cut 3-2.5" Chrysanthemum both are on page 69 in the book and are under the font section.  On the Key pad it shows the half circle banner and the Heart it is the second button from the end.
 Once I remove them from the mat I curl them with my thumb nail along the bottom edge.

 It will look like this. 
 Then I curl it up tighter and then let it go to unroll a little.
 I add Liquid Glass to the base.
 Then hold it down till the Liquid glass starts to dry. Then I add a sparkle to the center and some Glitz Stardust to the edges and set aside.  If you are making cards for Operation Write Home PLEASE DO NOT use glitter of any kind as it can cause harm to our hero's.
I do the same with the New England Ivy Chrysanthemum.
 I don't let this one go, I keep it nice and tight. 
 I hold it in my hand till the Liquid Glass starts to dry.
 While the rose and Chrysanthemum/Pine Cone dries I emboss the Cranberry CS with the Embossing folder from Stampin' Up it is called Petals-a-plenty and is $7.95 + shipping.  If you want one of these I will take orders for my Friend Teri, who is a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, (she doesn't have a website) just email me with your information, I take Paypal or Propay.

 This is a Stampin' Up Fancy label punch I stamped the words at one end,
because I want to tuck it in under some of the greenery.  
I then sponged the edges with New England Ivy Ink.
 I sponged the main card base with New England Ivy Ink also.
Now you just have to assemble the card.  I use Liquid Glass to adhere all the pieces, 
because I don't want them to come off.

 Feel free to email me if you need clarification on any of this tutorial.  If you would like to order any of the products from me you can go to my website here  my Friend Teri is a Stampin' Up Demonstrator if you want to order the Stampin' Up products I used here, send me an email and I will have Teri contact you.

 Happy Scrapin',


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Recipe for the Winter Wonderland Card.

Daisy White CS
Sky CS
 CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Silver Embossing powder
VersaMark Ink
Sky Ink
White Daisy Ink
Foam tape

I cut the 2 snow flakes from the White Daisy CS using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and stamped them with the coordinating stamps from the D1480 Snowflakes stamp set.  I sponged the edges of each snowflake and layered them together with the foam tape and added the sparkles.  Then I randomly stamped the 3 different snowflakes in White Daisy Ink on the Sky CS.  I took the large outline snowflake stamp and inked it with VersaMark and stamped over the large White Daisy snowflake, then embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I took the small snowflake stamp and stamped it in Versamark over one of the medium sized White Daisy snowflake images and embossed it in silver embossing also.  I stamped the words in Versamark and embossed them with the silver embossing powder too.  I took the White Daisy card base and sponged Sky Ink on the edges and assembled the card and added the cut out Snowflakes.  You can order all the products here on my website.

Happy Scrapin',


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

I am so excited to be part of this blog hop I believe it is so important that we let our service men and women know how much we care.  I am a proud Military wife of 30 years, in that time my husband has been deployed many times.  My Son and Son-In-Law are also military and have been deployed several times also.  I have many other family and close friends who are deployed at this time.

Here is my Holiday card for the blog hop, enjoy.

I added glitter to the tips of the roses but you can't see it, I also added a sparkle in the center of the roses.  The roses and pine cones are made with the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  
The words are from C1472 Bundled Buddies
To order the cartridge click here

I hope you like my creation and sign up to follow my blog or at least leave me a comment.  If you would like the recipe for this card I will post it on Monday.

Click the link below to go to the next blog in the hop.
Thanks for checking out my blog in the Operation Write home blog hop.

Happy Scrapin',