Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Can you believe that it's the second month of the year already??? Time just seems to go by faster and faster. With another month comes another stamp of the month which is always exciting! If you've come here from Nona's Blog your on the right track. If not continue on the hop, which is one big circle and you'll make it to all the sites. This month the stamp set is "Piece of Cake" and it's a delicious assortment of cakes to dress up any birthday layout or card.

I've got several upcoming birthdays for family members so this is perfect timing for this set for me. This month I've made two different things to show you.

The first is an explosion box using Topstitch paper. This is a fun 3 dimensional type card I'll be giving to my sister. The outside of box has one of the cakes and also the For You sentiment from the set.

Once you take the box top open the box unfolds and reveles a couple of cakes standing up in the middle and a couple on the sides. Birthday wishes are stamped along the outside.

The second card is a three dimensional stair step card that is also fun. This one is for my mother-in-law. The paper is Veranda from the new Spring catalog. It is so versatile and gorgeous!

Continue the hop by jumping to Kristie's Blog. Enjoy the hop and lots of great art work! To see a list of all the participating blog check out Jena's Blog.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Catalog Unveiling Party

Join me for the new 2010 Spring catalog unveiling party on Saturday. It's always so much fun to see all the great new products and art. There will be food, friends, art, prizes and more. Stop by to get your new catalog!

Here's one of the make and take cards you'll be able to make while you're there. It's a square birthday card that folds up like a box. It's made with the Caboodle paper and a little ric rac for some added dimension. Something fun for a birthday girl.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Product Spotlight Blog Hop

Another chance to see some great art using CTMH products. This is a new blog hop and each month will feature a different CTMH product. It a great way to see many things you might already have and how to use them. If you're arriving here from Sylvia's blog you're on the right track.

This month we are featuring the Imagine How-To book. This book is a series 50 of 2-page layouts complete with full instructions and cutting diagrams! It's make scrapbooking so much faster, simpler and easier! I love this book and use it all the time.

I have created a layout using the Swing Rhythm layout. This layout lets you incoporate 7 pictures. I have used the new Topstitch paperpack. I didn't get a chance to print out the pictures but it's going to feature Easter egg dying and Easter basket hunting.

Now hop to Wendy's blog for more art!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cards Kids Made

Here are the four cards that a group of girls made yesterday. The upper left card is a gate fold birthday card. The upper right is a birthday card that when opened has a pop up spiral (far right picture show inside). The bottom left is a spinner winter card and the bottom right is a fun card for a sweet friend.

All the cards were a huge hit, especially the two that had moving parts! The girls did a great job and it was so fun to see how each of the designed their card. They all took the sample I made and used it as a guide but then made each card their own. Some were turned 90 degrees, others changed up colors and still other rearranged paper but all were fabulous!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Caboodle Paper - It's new!

Here are two layouts I made using the new Caboodle paper pack and the new Tiny Tabs embellishment. The paper is a fun paper with lots of colors. I had lots of pictures with bright orange in them and this paper with a the more subtle sorbet pulled out the color without it being overwhelmed.

I have revamped my layout workshops to help make them more affordable. Come and join my Paper Play Dates and you get to make these layouts too! Check out my website to see all the details. Kim's Website

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Veranda Paper Pack

The new Veranda paper pack is here and it's beautiful. Featuring creme brulee, garden green, juniper and cocoa with flowers, birds, stripes, diamond patterns and more it's elegant, springy and just beautiful. Here is a layout and 3 different cards that I made to help display the paper. I can't wait to go and find the perfect pictures for the layout. Maybe some spring flowers or flowering trees around my yard??? To see all the paper click here.

To make the layout and cards I used the new Springtime stamp set. The ducks and umbrella were just too cute to resist! The "stripes" on the juniper paper is embossed lines which were sanded to take off the color. This is fast and easy technique yet adds a lot of dimension and appeal to any layout or card.
Check out my website for more artwork and inspiration!