Monday, November 29, 2010

Merry Monday 2010 #3

Merry Monday #3!

Has another week gone by already?  I have been having back pain issues lately, and have been in a pain-killer-induced-fog for much of the past, when I see another week has gone by and I really haven't accomplished much except to go to work and get the odd meal on the table...I get a little stressed, with Christmas coming in less than a month! I wish I had a maid...and a cook...and a personal massage therapist...and someone to put my Christmas decorations up....and heck why not throw in a personal shopper? I haven't got much crafting done lately, am having withdrawal symptoms (from crafting, not from the pills!).

At least I got my Christmas cards done early this year!
Paper: CTMH Mistletoe Level 2 pack
Stamps: CTMH  D1243 Peace on Earth(Christmas)
CTMH B1357 All the Best(Wishes)
CTMH inks in Desert Sand and Cranberry
Su Border Punch
Cricut and Storybook Cartridge for label
Gold brads
Technique: Teabag tree fold tutorial HERE

Paper: CTMH White Daisy cardstock
Stamps: CTMH D1243 Peace on Earth (Sentiment)
CTMH D1298 Beautiful Things (Trees)
CTMH Inks in Ponderosa Pine, Gray Flannel, Twilight and Juniper
No embellishments on this one!
Techniques: masking, sponging

More cards to come next Monday...
Merry Monday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Merry Monday 2010 #2

Merry Monday!
See previous post for details on the Merry Monday title.

I have to keep this short today, I'm off to work.  Before I leave, I have just enough time to post another peek at my 2010 Christmas cards...


Paper: cardstock CTMH Holiday Red and SU Kraft
Stamp: CTMH C1379 Holiday Commentary, D1308 All Decked Out(swirls)
Ink: CTMH White Daisy
Red grosgrain ribbon
White brads
Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder
Technique: embossing

Paper: CTMH cardstock in White Daisy and Moonstruck
Stamps: CTMH C1427 I Believe, D1298 Beautiful Things (trees)
Inks: CTMH Black, Moonstruck, Crystal Blue
White gel pen
White satin ribbon
Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Ovals
Impressabilities Snowflake
Technique: masking, embossing

More to come next Monday...
Merry Monday!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Merry Monday 2010 #1

I've been working on Christmas cards (who hasn't??), but I was smart this year...
Last year, I was scrambling to get all my cards done by Thanksgiving, as I give my Mom, my sisters and my hubby's Aunt a boxed set of cards as an early Christmas gift (see post HERE for the story and last year's cards)

This year, I got a head start on my cards, so I'm ahead of schedule. YAY me!

I've decided to start a MERRY MONDAY post to share my 2010 cards with you. I'll be posting Christmas cards every Monday until Christmas. I made 6 each of 12 different cards, and as these are to be mailed I kept them standard A2 size and limited the embellishments so they aren't bulky. I'll try to post recipes if I can remember what I used...this has been a 3 month project.


Paper: CTMH Mistletoe Level 2 packet
Stamps: CTMH C1427 I Believe
Ink: CTMH Chocolate Holiday Red and Bamboo
Red satin ribbon
Red gemstones and stickles

Paper: CTMH cs in White Daisy and Holiday Red
Stamps: D1446 Adornable
Ink: Versamark
Silver embossing powder
clear gemstones
silver cord

Have a Merry Monday!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Don't be square!

The challenge at Heart to Heart this week is to create a NON rectangular or square card, they want to see a shaped card. The DT has made some AWESOME "out of shape" cards!

My FIL is visiting, and since my craft room is actually the guest room, I can't get at my stuff...WAHHHH...

I hope it's OK to resurrect an older post. I'm entering this pocket card:

I guess the insert part IS rectangular (my bad)...but the overall shape is a bucket of popcorn :)
I have made several of these pocket cards.  I usually put movie passes or gift cards in them for the many birthday parties my kids get invited to.  For some non-square inspiration, head over to the Heart to Heart challenge blog and check out all the fabulous creations made with CTMH products.

Thanks for visiting my blog,


All product CTMH
Cardstock in Holiday Red, White Daisy, Black and Sunny Yellow
CTMH Inks in Bamboo, Holiday Red and Black
Stamps used: D1183 Adorable (flower),
D1283 Say it in Style (Sentiments),
D1363 Picture Perfect (film reel)
Black ribbon

"popcorn" flowers cut on my cricut