Saturday, September 25, 2010

Grace Album Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, October 16th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.—held during the All-Day Crop (or make it anytime on your own with the included cutting directions & color photos)

BRING: paper trimmer & adhesives

COST: $25 (includes 9"x9" accordion album and all papers & embellishments)

***RSVP & payment due by Tuesday 10/12***


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This project uses:

  • 9” x 9” My Creations Memory Showcase
  • Grace Level 2 paper packet (1/2 of pack)
  • Grace My Stickease Assortment
  • Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems



Monday, September 20, 2010

Even More Hooligans

Here are a few more projects made by my good friend, Dawn Ross. I just love how her projects show the versatility of this paper pack is. I can’t wait to make some birthday cards with it!!


Love this card!! And I especially love how Dawn used one of the new Shimmer Designer Brads for the moon! How clever!!!


I just love the colors in this new paper pack—including Lagoon (blue), Pear (green) and Sunset (orange). They are so bright and cheery!!



And look at the great new Mini-Medleys available in those same new colors! Buttons and ribbons and brads, oh my!!!



Isn’t that little monster from the Party Animal stamp set just adorable??

Thanks, Dawn, for sharing your BEAUTIFUL projects with us!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Another Look at Hooligans


Look at these cute little guys!! I just love them! They are part of the exclusive stamp set that comes with the Hooligans Workshop on the Go. The best thing about these little critters is that the body parts are all separate stamps so you can mix and match to make all sorts of them!


My good friend and fellow CTMH sister, Dawn Ross, made this cute card and the one below. Check out all her amazing work on her blog, I am a Happy Stamper.


Do you see that cute felt fellow? He is from the new Hooligans Level 2 Assortment. I love how he coordinates so perfectly with the stamped critters. This is such a FUN set to work with!!


Oooh, and if you look carefully you will see that Dawn used some of the new Opaques (colored adhesive pearls). I am sooooo excited that CTMH is finally carrying these. They add the perfect touch to so many projects!!

Be sure to check back in the next day or two. I am going to share a couple more projects that Dawn made with Hooligans!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Back Into the School Routine

As much as I love the freedom summer brings me, I do have to admit that it is sort of nice to be back into the old routine. Don’t get me wrong—I would take retirement in a second if someone offered me enough money—but the routine of school is nice!


On another note, I am getting a little bit excited about Halloween already!! Perhaps it is because of the cute stamps and papers that CTMH just released. It could also be because of the fun things I got to make for my Quality Swap group.

I used the new Hooligans paper pack and the September Stamp of the Month for these two projects. Look carefully and you will see goodies from the new color Mini-Medleys—Pear (green) and Sunset (orange). You can also see two other YUMMY new colors used—Lagoon (blue) and Gypsy (purple).

6” x 6” card


Take a look at this cool skull from the September SOTM. The new colored Sparkles make a great addition! (This may date me, but it reminds me of “One-Eyed Willie” from the 80s movie, Goonies!)


This fun little treat holder is made with one of our 4” x 6” Flip Flap protectors. It is glued directly to the front of the Pear cardstock and the Gypsy paper is just slipped right inside the Flip-Flap. I attached the half-oval to the adhesive flap to make the “lid” and secured it with a piece of velcro. This would be cute with a gift card or movie tickets in it, too!


Oh, and I found this PERFECT skulls & bones candy at Target. They come in a really cute “beaker” that will be part of my Halloween decor this year. I may even have to go back and get another one!

I just love this paper, and even though I wasn’t sure about the SOTM when I first saw it, I do love it now that I’ve played with it and plan to make a few more things to use to decorate for Halloween. I’ll share more when I get them done!

I know I keep promising to post a schedule of upcoming workshops and events. Right now our schedule is C-R-A-Z-Y, but I do hope to sit down and look a the calendar sometime this week and get things planned out. So keep checking back!!

Plus, I will be posting other projects made by my swap group over the coming weeks! The girls made some amazing things you won’t want to miss!!