Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Workshop Kits!

 The New Idea Book is in my hot little hands and I adore every single one of the workshop kits. There's 8 of them in this book and we've only got 6 months to do them. So, there will be 2 that I won't be doing.

In order of appearance:
Sweetheart: Baby Pink, Black, Cotton Candy, Tulip

Lucky: Desert Sand, Olive, Outdoor Denim, Sunset

Sophia: Blush, Goldrush, Hollyhock, Pear

Miracle: Bamboo, Crystal Blue, Heavenly Blue, Sweet Leaf
Bliss: Bamboo, Chocolate, Grey Flannel, Vanilla Cream

Fanfare: Cranberry, Pacifica, Sky, Sunny Yellow

Mayberry: Cocoa, Honey, Olive, Smoothie

Wings: Black, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Vineyard Berry

So, post here and name your top 6 favorites and your 2 least favorites. I think you'll be able to click on the photo to see them larger.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pioneer Woman-Giveaways Galore

 I don't know if you have heard about The Pioneer Woman (aka PW and/or P-Dub) but I visit her website daily. And I own and ADORE her cookbook. Which, by the way, is not for those on a diet....way too much butter.

This week, she has several giveaways going on. All you have to do is leave a comment and she will draw names randomly. Currently, she's giving away a Red Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, a Set of Knives, and an HP printer. Hurry, because the drawings are are ending soon!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

This layout was created using the December Stamp of the  Month, Amore.
I used non-traditional Valentine's colors to create it. The pink paper is one of CTMH's newest colors, Cotton Candy. The purple B&T is from the Hooligans paper pack.

I embossed the large, viney heart in White Embossing Powder on black cardstock. I love the way this looks. Now, to find some photos to put on this!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gingerbread much is too much?

On Wednesday, I went to the Kindergarten class to help Silas and his friends create gingerbread houses. When I say "gingerbread," I mean graham crackers glued to a milk carton with frosting. Each child was asked to bring a bag of candy to share with the class. Here's what his plate of decorations looked like before:

Here's what it looked like after:

What he forgot was that whatever was left on his plate was what he could eat.

He did a great job with it and I had fun with him and Zachary. I'm so blessed to be a stay at home mom. I love being available for things like this. I wouldn't miss it for the world!

On another note, remember the Plenty for $20 on my website. Spend $20 on any CTMH product and you'll get a FREE D-sized stamp set ( $22.95 value). There is also a new discounted section on my website and they will occasionally add new items to this list. So treat yourself to a FREE stocking stuffer this year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Layout

I love, love, love the Dimensional Element Flurries! I used Magnifique for this layout. I also added Shimmer Brads in the center of the snowflakes. This layout is taken from Magic.

For the title I used Friendship Alphabet-- really a very versatile font. I embossed the title in white embossing powder directly on the colonial white cardstock base. Then I sponged Sky ink right over the top of the letters. I love the look of it.

 Here's a close up of the Dimensional Element Flurries. With Sky Ink, I sponged the edges. Then I used my stipple brush from the Texture Tools and stippled Liquid Applique on to the tops of them. After heating it up with my craft heater, the Liquid Applique puffed up a bit.

Okay, so can you tell what I did backwards on this layout? I was so annoyed with myself!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sneak Peek

With Close To My Heart's new Idea Book format coming soon, they have prepared a small brochure for us to order from until February 1st. The Spring 2011 (can you believe it?) will go live on that date. Until then, here's a sneak peek of what's to come...