Thursday, May 5, 2016

May Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone!!

So excited to share this month's cards with you!!  They were so much fun!!

This fun card features the new calypso items in the Summer Seasonal Expressions!!
What's more fun than Flamingos in the summer... This card uses Tickled Pink Stamp set and the coordinating thin cuts as well as the Calypso Washi tape and Silver Shimmer trim.
Thanks to Valarie Ward for her inspiration from Pinterest!!

Julie always had a great idea to share with us!!  This time she taught us pocket cards... and in each card was a surprise!  What fun!!  And quick and easy too!!


Kathy was so excited to share with us her new punch Birds on a wire!  Aren't they just cute!!  She also gave us options of flower punches and butterfly punches and tried to teach us doodling on a plain white butterfly!  

Lori's sweet card featured coordinated layering, bright pink flowers with black dots and fun fun fun washi tape!  Side note... wait to adhere the white center till after the washi tape is applied... it's much easier!!  

Melani's Monogram card is quick and fun!!! One swirly stamp... with second and third generation stamping!!  Love the big letter!! Would work with stickers, cricut cut letters or even stamped and cut out letters!!  Great idea Melani!!

Roxxy was an overachiever and brought two cards...

Roxxy's card number one is a die cut flower and we wrapped string around it to look like a spirograph!!  Love this!!  And a circle message would be fun in here!!

And here's card number two... we sponged the yellow over a circle to leave it white (masking) and then stamped the image.. we also cut the image to make it look like a window. And the layering really makes this card so very nice!!  

We also had wonderful treats... Julie brought gummy hearts, and m&m's, Lori brought the most amazing macadamia nut cookies and Melani brought a whole box of treats!!  

We were certainly Sweeter after a night of cards!!  And missed a few of our regulars were missing and hope they can make it next month... 

Next Shoebox Cards will be Tuesday June 7th at 7:00 pm!!  See you there!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Georgie layouts

Hi Everyone!!

Well, we did the Georgie paper packet last week and why?  We are really not quite sure... since it's more a baby pack and we are mostly past that... 

But the colors are fun and so here are the layouts that we created... I opted to do less babylike layouts... but it would be quite easy to add baby embellishments and use the baby part of the paper to make it more baby-esque shall we say:)

Here's our hostess club layout... inspired by Lynn Como (avonlea)... just a very simple layout, easily embellished with stamps or stickers.  Add a little strip of glitter tape for a big impact.

This is my version of the corporate layout... I added a layer of slate behind the chevron paper... and my banner goes straight across the top.

This layout was inspired by Michelle Snyder (another Avonlea layout) and it was a lot of fun!!  

Here's the fourth layout we did!! it was inspired by Andrea Mitchell.  
Again, another quick layout... easily adaptable for baby.

Next hostess club is Tuesday May 10th... we will be doing Regatta!!

Next Crop will be Saturday May 21st... crop 9am to 9pm... $10 LMK if you plan to attend!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

April Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone!!

here's the creations for April!!  

I love blue and green together... and I love a pop of Shimmer!! We cut the shimmer trim in half.  We also sponged around the edge to soften the edges. 

Anita's bright birthday card is a fun series of tags and pockets... with the intention of putting $$ in the smallest pocket!  She created this when she was out of town with limited supplies. And she taught us how to be creative with what we have!!

Julie did a super sweet card featuring a lovely lady bug!!  Love it Jules!!

Roxxy's creation is fun die cut and we filled in with pops of color to create flowers!!  Notice that the flowers compliment the background paper!!  And the centers are glitter!  Nice job Roxxy!!

Shannon's card is a wonderful monochromatic card... corner punches at opposite ends and a lovely polka dotted b&t paper makes a great Hello card!!

Thanks everyone for joining us and sharing your talents with us!! The next class will be Tuesday May 3rd!!  see ya then!!


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Penelope WOTG

We just had so much fun with Penelope!!

It was so bright and had beautiful colors and just made us giggle!!
This is the hostess club layout

I love the little chick paper!!  

and the frog!!  Love this Frog!!

This layout is based on Corps layout! I added colored photo mounts.

this layout is just so much fun!!  there will be a cotton
 tail added to the empty circle for a bunny behind

This layout is pretty quick and simple.  Also we used the watercolor 
paint to color in the flowers and I love the look!!

I am so grateful for the Amazing artists who share their work and inspire those of us who are less creative!!

Love love love this kit!!  If you like these layouts... be sure to order you kit soon!!  (it's only available thru April 30th or while supplies last!!)


March Hostess Club

We had so much fun with Penelope for this month!!  

This is the Hostess Club layout for and we used the bulk papers and the washi tape as well as some of the PML cards that came in the pack and added some of the fun vellum pieces!!  This Fabulous layout was inspired by Chris Robertson!

One great tip for splitting the washi tape is to put the washi tape on a one inch strip of white cardstock and then cutting it at 1/2 inch.

The girls made very similar layouts!!  What fun!!

Here's Sweet Pam's Layout!!

And here's Theresa's lovely layout!!

And Kathy came and joined us, but she did her own thing... she was doodling!! Always glad to have some fun on Hostess club and workshop night!!

Next month we are going to work on Georgie!!  join us!!  Tuesday April 12th doors open at 5:00 pm!!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone!!

It was 45 degrees out yesterday and it snowed last night... That's almost an April Fool.. a month early... tee hee!!

So glad we had a great turn out tonight!  (We missed Anita though...)

Here are the fun creations from tonight!!

My card was inspired by Julie Carriere... I really wanted to do a hemp flower on there... but wasn't quite sure how to do it. So we used the embossing dots folder (after the washi tape was applied)... Washi tape across the bottom, hole punched on the side to hold the hemp as well as stapler (love that Stapler!!).  Used the Art Philosophy cartridge for the sentiment (two pieces) and a layer of kraft paper to complete this fun card!!

Julie's Fun card featured a leprechaun!!  It was fun to put this card together and we all giggled as we did it!!  

Who needs some March Magic!!  

Kathy used the Artiste cartridge to create this bunny box!!  She also gave us two roses to add to each side and pink glitter eyes... but we needed to put something inside before we decorated so we will add those at a later date (there is a slit that goes over the bunny that isn't wide enough to accommodate the extras on the bunny... so fill it first... then decorate!!)

What a fun way to share an Easter morning surprise!!

Lori's lovely card features embossed honeycomb and we used green and yellow markers to color the flower stamp and the greeting!  Love the bee stickers!!  So very cute!!

Just a great card!!

Melani taught us to do a stand up 3-D card!!  She stamped the elephant for us and we used dollar store make up to add color to him and then cut him out (lol most of us cut him out and then colored him) She mentioned that liquid glass would be nice on the tears.  We also stamped the dots all over. 

The base is 4x8 and we cut slits at 1.25 from 1.5-4.5 and then flipped it over and cut slits at 1.25 3-6 inches... then scored at 1.5 to the first cut line, at 3 from top to second cut line, then at 4.5 from the first cut line to the bottom and at 6 from the second cut line to the bottom.  The folds are all mountain first and valley second.

We raised the elephant by putting pop dots on the middle section to keep the adhesive floating where it needed to be.  Also, beware of putting adhesive on the back piece only when adhering to the 4.25x5.5 background.

Love this 3-D effect

Roxxy shared this darling Easter card with a blue bunny crawling into his tree hole.  The background is an wood embossing folder.  We used a xyron to glue the leaves and added a darling cotton ball for his tail!  Adorable!!

Shannon's super cute Hello Kitty Card! the bow is made out of two hearts and a circle!!  Such a clever idea!!  Hello is the purrrrfect greeting for this fun card!!  
We added some whiskers and a pretty pink purrrl for a pop of glitz!!  

Super sweet!!

Another Great night of card making!!

Thank you for coming and sharing your amazing talents!!

Let's meet again on Tuesday April 5th!!


Thursday, February 11, 2016


I love the new expressions and here's the first kit using the new workshops your way!!

It's called Charlotte!  and it's soft and subtle and very nice.  I really enjoyed working with it.

Here's the three layouts from the workshop!  

Also there is a PML page and a set of cards to go with it!  (will be posting those later)

The new kits are packaged a little differently... the paper packet consists of 12 sheets of b&t papers.. (2 sets of 6) double sided.

The WYW (Workshops Your Way) includes:
X7205B paper packet
X7205C complements
3 extra sheets of cs (1 black and 2 whisper)
Z3197 Black and Gold ribbon
Z3203 Treasured Puffies
G1104 $26.95

All of these items can be purchased separately as well.. 
My favorite is the Treasured puffies!!

Another new feature is that the instructions for completing the projects is available online!!  There are couple of ways to find them... go to my OBA (Online Business Account)
go to products (select workshops) 
Choose the kit, click on layouts, then click on THIS GUIDE.

or click here and it will take you to the kit and you can click the download button.
It can be printed out or just used via your phone, ipad or computer for quick reference.
Also, easy to do from home!!

With this kit, CTMH also introduces Thin Cuts!  It's used to cut out stamped images on your cuddlebug or big shot.  

The stamp set C1641 Springtime wishes coordinates with thin cuts Z3201 and the Charlotte kit!  Makes it super easy to use Z3132 watercolor paints to color and then cut them out with the thin cuts.

It was quite easy to use the paints, and the thin cuts to create a lovely card.  The paint dried quickly too!!

Consider joining us for our next adventure with Penelope in March (Tuesday March 8th)

Also, we will have a crop on Saturday March 12th 9am to 9pm!! $10 please rsvp.  Includes lunch.