April 20, 2009

Welcome Baby...

I hosted a weekend scrapbooking retreat this past weekend with two great CTMH consultants, and I'm very happy to say everyone had a GREAT time, the food was fantastic, projects were great and the artwork produced was out of this world! I can't wait to get together with this great group of ladies again at our next retreat! I have lots of artwork to share, but I'm lacking some sleep so I'll post a quick card tonight and get to posting the rest of my creations later this week. I also became an aunt (again) on Saturday... my little niece - Hailee was born, at 9 lbs 4 oz she isn't so little for a new born, but she sure is adorable! It seems that babies are all around me lately, and I was in need of another baby card for an upcoming shower. I pulled this gate fold 5" x 5" card together really quickly!
Let me know what you think!

Supplies: Paper - Stamps - CTMH (Welcome Baby), Imaginisce (Chick - For Peeps Sake Collection), CTMH Cardstock (baby pink, white daisy and buttercup), Ink - CTMH Desert Sand and Baby Pink and Copic markers, Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder, CTMH Winter Cozy Buttons, Diamond Stickles.

April 14, 2009

Mojo Monday Card Sketch - Happy Birthday Star!

So, I've been watching a few blogs and noticing the great artwork being made using the Mojo Monday Card Sketches and finally gathered up the nerve to try the latest sketch! Here is my first attempt at a Mojo Monday sketch... first the sketch:

Here is my card:

It is my wonderful husbands birthday tomorrow, so I pulled this card together just for him! I find it so hard to find masculine images and I really didn't want to make him another birthday card with a cake on it... so here is my creation. All the supplies are from CTMH

Let me know what you think - I'd just love it if you'd leave a comment!

April 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

This is another Happy Birthday Card - I used my nestabilities and swiss dots cuttlebug for this card - Hope you like it!

All Supplies CTMH unless otherwise noted:
• Notebook Level 2 My Reflections Kit
• Itty Bitty Black Brads
• Happy Birthday Stamp Set
• Bamboo and Black Stamp Pad
• Cupcake Stamp Set - Inkadinkado (Birthday Cupcake)
• Diamond Stickles

Spring Happy Birthday Card

I just love the Key To My Heart CTMH paper kit - the kit was available in January 2009 and I'm so glad I got my hands to 2 kits - that way I have double the paper to play with! I dug into my Fancy Botanicals Die Cuts for this card too!
All supplies CTMH unless otherwise noted:
• Key to My Heart Paper Kit and Stamp Set
• Happy Birthday Stamp Set
• Fancy Botanicals
• Creme Brulee Stamp Pad
• White Daisy and Tulip Brads

For You Card...

As a CTMH Consultant, I have access to the wonderful products before they are available to the public... here is a 5.25" x 5.25" square card I made using the upcoming July Stamp Of The Month - You've Got Flair... I used one of the images and random stamped the multi-coloured patterned paper and used a masking technique to sponge bamboo ink between the stamped images

All supplies CTMH unless otherwise noted:
• You've Got Flair - July SOTM
• Perfect Day Level 2 My Reflections Kit
• Heavenly Blue, Bamboo and Colonial White Cardstock
• Tulip Brads (Spring Blossom Assortment Pack)
• Frosted Lace Stickles
• Corner Punch - SU!
• Copic Ciao Markers

Paper Happens... Sometimes

I have finally decided to hop onto the blog bandwagon and I've created a spot to showcase my paper creations... hence the blog title - Paper Happens... Sometimes.

I LOVE to create paper artwork; scrapbook pages, hand made cards, gift items etc... but a lot of the time, life gets in the way (read between the lines - kids, work, house chores LOL) and my paper creations get pushed to the side. I am hoping that by starting this blog, I will hold my self accountable to my paper hobby and be sure to create at least one card or scrapbook layout per week to showcase here!

I have a few items that I have created in the past few weeks to start off, I'll dig out pictures of my favourite paper art and post those here in the next little while too!

Please be sure to stop by and visit again soon - and be sure to leave a comment now and then to keep me encouraged LOL!

- Mell