August 31, 2009

Gear Up 4 Some FUN Layout

Well, it is already the end of August and the CTMH Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book goes "live" tomorrow, so I figured I should post some artwork using some of the summer products before September 1st LOL! This is a layout we made in June 2009 at my monthly crop using the Tinkerin' Level 2 My Reflections Kit. I added a few extra embellishments and hand wrote the journalling. I used the Dimensional Element Numbers and the sponge daubers to colour in the "4" in the title. The remainder of the title was stamped and/or cut out with my wishblade machine. The Grey Flannel CS "gears" were also cut out with my wishblade. We used the Journalling Jots Stamp Set (for the journalling box), Gear Up Stamp Set (for some of the gears) and Sans Alphabet Stamp Set (for the "some"). The stamped gears were stamped using the stamp rolling technique with first and second generation stamping to get some dimension to the images.

By the way, the boys had a blast riding their bikes/scooters through the puddle and posed for pictures for me too - it was a fun time for all of us LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

August 22, 2009

Another Mojo Monday Birthday Card!

Seriously... I never realized how many birthday cards you use in a year until I started making my own cards a couple of years ago... This is the second birthday card I've needed in less than 2 weeks. It was my niece's birthday on Friday and we had her 4th Birthday Party today! I tried to pull a card together last night after my CTMH Monthly Workshop, but I was just too tired to create after midnight... so I woke up this morning and thought I'd check out the daily Mojo turns 100 Saturday (Day 6) Weekly Sketch for some inspiration :).

I also used an old JRL Colour Me Monday colour combo for this card - the papers are from the CTMH Perfect Day Level 2 My Reflections Kit. All other supplies are CTMH (except Copic Markers for colouring); Nursery Bash Stamp Set, Desert Sand Ink, Creme Brulee and Colonial White. Cardstock, Liquid Glass (on the balloon).


August 16, 2009

Mojo Monday 99 - Boo

The Autumn/Winter 2009 CTMH catalogue will be released to customers in just a few short weeks on September 1! Each catalogue there is a stamp set that is a "I MUST HAVE - right now"... and this time around that stamp set was the Merry Monsters set... The set has 4 little monsters and the cute saying used on the card along with an EEK saying. I have two little boys (ages 3 and 4) and they love anything to do with monsters, aliens and all things scary right now. I made this card with them in mind!

This card uses the Mojo Monday 99 Sketch (notice how it takes me almost an entire week to get the Mojo Monday Sketch cards made lately LOL). The card uses all CTMH product with the exception of the ribbon, which was a piece of scrap ribbon I had (most likely from Michael's), copic markers used to colour in the monster and the circle (CM) and corner punches (SU!).

Pattern Paper is from the Silhouette Level 2 My Reflections Kit and Silhouette Creative Basics Kit. Cardstock is Colonial White, Autumn Terracotta and Olive. I also used the Tiny Typewriter Stamp Set for the Boo and black Itty Bitty Brads.

Let me know what you think!!

August 9, 2009

Mojo Monday and CTMHs August Stamp of the Month

Here is a quick birthday card I pulled together for my sister using the Mojo Monday 98 sketch - her birthday was on Friday, but I haven't had a chance to post since :). I used CTMH's August Stamp of the Month: Its Your Day and Happy Birthday stamp sets. This is a very versatile birthday themed stamp set - it is great for creating party invitations, birthday cards and more!!
The highlighted colours were inspired by JRLs Colour Me Monday colour combo: Juniper, Hollyhock, Blush and Creme Brulee - I also used Colonial White.