September 28, 2009

Mojo Monday 106 - Hello There

Wow, it's Monday night and I already have a card completed for the Mojo Monday sketch this week (yeah for me LOL!). I absolutely love this paper kit and the adorable stamp set that comes with the Twitterpated Workshop On the Go kit! The only way to get your hands on this cute little hedgehog (I think it's a hedgehog :) is to purchase the WOTG kit from the CTMH Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book!

Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch this week:

You can click on the picture to enlarge the image. I paper pieced the "back" on the hedgehog after I stamp kissed the image with the dotted stamp from the Argyle Background Stamp Set (I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but I LOVE this stamp set and it retires at the end of 2009, so if you don't have it in your stamp collection yet - you have to get it!)
Supplies (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
• Twitterpated Level 2 My Reflections Kit
• Twitterpated WOTG Exclusive Stamp Set, Argle Background Stamp Set
• Chocolate ink, Crystal Blue ink, Desert Sand ink
• Cocoa Ribbon Round (retired)
• Colonial White Bigger Brad
• File Folder tab punch (unknown manufacturer)

September 27, 2009

Mojo Monday 105 - Boyish Birthday Card

Here is a REALLY quick birthday card I pulled together for a party Aidan was going to this week.

Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch:
Here is my card: I didn't layer two levels of circles along the bottom of the card since my background paper was a circle patterned paper - it looked too busy.

I incorporated the stamp set in the CTMH September promotion: Everyday Celebration and the Merry Monsters stamp set! The papers are from the CTMH Animal Cookies My Reflections Kit. I also used some liquid glass on the monsters "eyes" - you can't see the shine in the picture very well, but it added a nice shine to the image in real life.
Thanks for stopping by!

September 7, 2009

Mojo Monday 103 Christmas Card...

We had a fantastic weekend here in Southern Ontario - the sun was out and the temperature was perfect - not too hot and not too cold, needless to say, I didn't spend any time in my craft space creating... but I did check out the Mojo Monday sketch for this week and decided to sit down and create after the boys went to bed!
I was inspired by a card Vicki W. posted on her blog . I used my nestabilities to create my scalloped circle and then used the cut pieces to "layer" my trees... what a fun technique - I am definitely incorporating this technique on my Christmas Tree hunting layout for this year!

The vertical rectangles behind the main image reminded me of Christmas Trees for some reason - which is the main inspiration for my card. I tried to add a sentiment to the rectangular "white" space in the sketch overtop of my trees, but it was too much and you couldn't see the detail in the trees, so I decided to add my sentiment to the bottom of the card. The card uses papers from the new CTMH Jingle Level 2 My Reflections Kit, Olive Cardstock and the following CTMH Stamps; Evergreen (D1315)and Shining Star (D1320).

Let me know what you think!

September 1, 2009

September SOTM and Unscripted Sketches

It is September 1st and the newest CTMH Idea Book is live for ordering!!! I love it everytime a new idea book comes out :)

Here is a quick card I pulled together using the CTMH September SOTM and this week's Unscripted Sketches sketch. The colours were inspired by the JRL Colour-Me-Monday combination; Red, White and Blue revisited.

This stamp set reminds me of the outdoors with all the dandelion fluff's blowing in the breeze - I just loved blowing all the fluff off the weeds as a kid and now my boys love it too! This colour combo reminds me of fall, and I can't wait for autumn to come around - it is my favourite time of the year! Until then, be sure to check out the Autumn/Winter idea book for all the new CTMH products!