Friday, January 28, 2011

New Products from CTMH Linky Party Blog Hop

Thank you Tresa  for setting up this Linky party for Close To My Heart consultants to share products from the new catalog which goes live next week! I have been involved with rubber stamp art for 20 years and have accumulated quite a few stamps (mostly CTMH!) and the new stamps I appreciate the most are stamps with messages which can be used on the front or inside the cards. Card Chatter--Birthday is a new stamp set which is very versatile.

This card  was made with this set:

The greeting was stamped with Cranberry Ink onto Sunny Yellow cardstock.  The patterned paper is from the new Fanfare collection. An Outdoor Denim brad attached white grosgrain ribbon on the side.  It was easy to do--especially since I followed a pattern called "Small Wonder" from the Wishes card making book!  This book is a wonderful resource!

Other greetings in the new Card Chatter--Birthday set are pictured below:

Now it is time for you to check out other new product ideas

Monday, January 24, 2011

CTMH January Stamp of the Month and H2H Challenge

The theme of this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is cards featuring animals or insects.  The CTMH January Stamp of the Month "Find Your Style" features a bird, butterfly, dress form and shoe with a friendship greeting and the words Love, Soar, Friend and Beautiful.  Here is my entry for the Heart 2 Heart challenge this week:

The bird is black embossed onto a piece of gold holographic gift bag paper (it was broken and I had to find another use for the pretty paper!) The ovals were made with the Coluzzle knife and template.  They are mounted onto Wings paper.  Soar was stamped in Black ink onto Twilight CS.

I also had fun playing with the Shoe stamp and a variety of colors:

The above card features Twilight, Hollyhock, Black and white cardstocks.  The greeting is stamped with Hollyhock ink and trimmed with an old Fiskars scissors called Bowtie.  Licorice Opaques Adhesive Gems adorn the shoe and paper.

In the next card, the shoe was stamped all over Sky CS with Pacifica Ink:

Pacifica, Pear and Holiday Red cardstocks were also used. Red sparkles adorn the shoes and horizontal trim.  Thanks for checking out my latest creations.  Feel free to leave comments. :)

You can check out what other CTMH consultants have done with the January Stamp of the Month set here:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Clean and Simple Challenge FTL 123

This is the first time that I am participating in this challenge.  I was drawn to the simplicity of the design and have 2 entries to share.

All products are from Close To My Heart®.  The cardstock base is Juniper.  The butterfly paper stripe is from the new Wings Paper Pack.  The maroon paper stripe is Vineyard Berry CS. The rose flower is from a new set called Rosy Regards B1369.  It is a 2 step stamp.  The solid part of the rose was stamped with Blush ink onto Blush CS.  The outline stamp was stamped with Vineyard Berry Ink.  The sympathy greeting is from a new set called Card Chatter--Sympathy D1476 and was stamped with Vineyard Berry Ink. (This set won't be available until the new catalog goes live on February 1.)

 This second card uses Amethyst CS and Purple Pansy Ink. The flower and greeting are both from the new CTMH set called Dreams Come True D1470. The holographic stripe is from a gift bag that fell apart and I just had to find a way to use it!  Here is the sketch provided by Clean and Simple:

It was fun to create these cards using this sketch--why not try it yourself? 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rosy Regards in Mojo Monday Challenge # 173

I am really enjoying Close To My Heart's new stamp set B1368 Rosy Regards.  This is the third challenge in 2 days that I've chosen to use it in!  It features 2 step stamping which really gives the card a nice dimensional look without having to color.  This is what is included in this new stamp set:

This week's Mojo Monday sketch looks like this:

My card was made with Juniper & Colonial White as the Cardstock bases.  I stamped the solid part of the rose with Blush Ink on Blush Cardstock and then stamped the outline stamp in Vineyard Berry Ink.  The leaves were outline stamped with New England Ivy ink onto New England Ivy cardstock.  The rose was placed over a Nestabilities diecut called Labels 4 and the edges were sponged with Vineyard Berry Ink.  The patterned paper is the new Creative Basics paper called Wings which will be available to customers starting on February 1. (One of the perks of being a consultant is getting the new products a month earlier!)  Maroon buttons with Cream Opaque adhesives were used as embellishments.  The word "Love" is from the January Stamp of the Month set called Find Your Style.  Liquid Glass was applied over the rose as the finishing touch.  Hope you like it!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Card Pattern Sketch Challenge 97 and H2H Color Challenge

Happy New Year Everyone!  The holidays were a very busy time for me and it feels good to getting back to creating.  I'm enjoying the new Close To My Heart stamps that I've just purchased.  The following card meets 2 challenges--Card Pattern Sketch Challenge 97 and the Heart to Heart Color Challenge also.  For the H2H challenge we were to use Sky, Pear and Colonial White with an accent of Sorbet if desired.

The stamp set is B1369 Rosy Regards which is featured in the January Inspirations brochure and in the new catalog.   All pieces were sponged with Sorbet Ink also. CTMH Glitz Glitter Gel gives the rose some additional sparkle.  The word "Love" is from the January Stamp of the Month D1452 Find Your Style.
Thanks for taking a look. I always enjoy reading your comments.

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