Monday, March 9, 2015

VersatMat and All-Purpose Mat

Here is a corporate video that provides a brief look at the two mats that CTMH offers.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Celebrate Layout

I am sharing a one page 12x12 scrapbook page today that includes 5 pictures.  The base of this layout is from the Basic Assortment Paper Fundamentals Pack.  Here is the final product...

This is a close up of the title which was popped off the page using 3D foam tape.  To add a bit of sparkle, I included a piece of Silver Shimmer Trim that I colored using the Marine Blue Shin Han Marker. 

I included a couple of words stamped with Pacifica Exclusive Ink on Whisper Card stock that act as my embellishment and popped one off of the page with 3D foam tape.

Here is the supply list for this page...
  • Paper Fundamentals, Basic Assortment
  • Pacifica and Whisper Card stock
  • "Celebrate" cut from Whisper, pg 87 of Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  Note, I cut it using my Gypsy at a linked size of 10 inches resulting in a title that was approximately 1" in height, which I backed with a 1.5 x 6.6 inch piece of Pacifica card stock.
  • C1617, You're the Bomb, stamped with Pacifica ink on Whisper Card stock.
  • Marine Blue Shin Han Marker
  • Silver Shimmer Trim
  • 3D Foam Tape

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March SOTM, Choose Happy

Choose Happy!  What's not to like about that?    This month's SOTM contains a total of 15 stamps, including 4 frames and 6 sentiments.  It is perfect for a card maker, but I have plans to use this great stamps set on some of my scrapbook pages!  Here is the card that I made with it:

Here is a peek inside my card.  I will let you in on a little secret - I colored the front of my card with my Shin Han markers and when I opened the card, I was surprised to see the colors had bled through the card front.  No worries though, I just added a small piece of Topiary Card Stock.  Problem solved.

And finally a close up of the card front...

Here is a list of the products that I used to complete this project:
  • White Daisy Card Stock for the card base
  • Pacifica Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad
  • Card Stock:  Topiary and Pacifica
  • Shin Han Markers:  Marine Blue, Marigold, Cherry Pink and Leaf Green
  • Topiary Striped Washi Tape
  • Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon
  • Liquid Glass (used to attach the ribbon)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Teamwork Layout

My scrapbooking style has always been to focus on the pictures and to view the embellishments as the fun/fluff that helps feed my creative appetite.  Another constant concern for me is time.  While each page captures an event/topic that is important to me, I do prioritize what layouts I want to spend more time and energy on.  Since I am three years behind on my scrapbooking, I find myself more and more frequently choosing a simple layout and the layouts that I will share in the near future will all be quick and simple layouts.  

A recurring theme for me is to have too many pictures and I want to include them all.  This leaves little space for embellishments, but overall I am happy because I can put all of my pictures on the page. 

Today's layout includes space for 8 pictures and a generous area for journalling.  Here is the 12x12 layout...

For my foundation, I used a sheet from the Basic Paper Fundamentals Paper Pack.   I did have difficulty capturing it in my photographs, so I have included a close up pictures that shows the beauty that this papers adds to this layout...

Since there was very little space for embellishments, I wanted my title to do double duty and act as a decorative element.  I cut it from Pear cardstock and used snippets of 3D foam tape to pop it off of the page.  It is a simple way to add a bit of interest to the layout.  

The supplies that I used on this layout are:
  • Paper Fundamentals, Basic Assortment
  • Pear Card Stock
  • Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, pg 83.  Note, I used my Gypsy to cut the title and it was cut at 10 inches, resulting in a title that was approximately1.5 inches tall.
  • 3D Foam Tape

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Artfully Sent Sentiment Card, Be Still Version

Today I will show you the first of two cards that I made using the Sentiment Card on page 31 of the Artfully Sent handbook.  I wanted a simple card, so I opted to use White Daisy for my card base.  Here is the front of the card.

Here is the inside...

And finally a couple of close ups so you can see the details...

There is a list of what I used to make this card:
  • Card Stock
    • White Daisy
    • Pacifica
  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cardtridge
    • pg 31, <Sentiment> Shift; cut at 4.25" from White Daisy Card Stock
    • pg 4, <Icon>; cut at 2" from White Daisy Card Stock
  • D1631, Curlicue Frames Stamp Set
  • A1141, Be Still Stamp Set
  • B1428, Look to the Light Stamp Set
  • Pacifica Exclusive Ink
  • Bitty Sparkles
  • ShinHan Marker, Marine Blue

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Scene Function

In this video, the Scene function of Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge is explored.  Take note that swing and gatefold styles are also included in this function.  The shift key for this function includes the coordinating backer for this style of card.

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Sentiment Function

In this video, the Sentiment Function of the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge is explored.  While the cards were designed to result in either a standard 4.25 x 5.5 or 5 x 7 inch card, I have certainly played around with the sizes to get the appropriate size that I need.