Friday, December 21, 2012

CTMH Trees on Parade

Through the Years
Merry Christmas to all who visit my blog.
 May the Lord bless you richly this Christmas season. 
I will be back posting after Christmas with some New Years creations. 
In the mean time let's celebrate nine years of Close to My Heart Christmas papers.
Can you find the tree using CTMH Christmas paper?
2004 Contemporary Christmas
2005 Deck the Halls
2006  Hollydays   
2007 Everlasting
7007 Everlasting Creative Basics
2008 Evensong
2008 Evensong Creative Basics
2009 Jingle
2010 Mistletoe
2010 Mistletoe Creative Basics
2011 Believe
2012 Pear & Partridge

Thursday, December 20, 2012

White Christmas Trees

White Trees on Silvery Snow

Cut trees using white daisy and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.
From Booklet page 52 cut trees 3 inches. Add some glitter paper 
for snow and stamp snowflakes on the trees. Add snowflake from 
Booklet page 27.  Add sparkles where needed.
CTMH supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pacifica, Glitter
Ink: Pacifica
Stamps: Snowflakes
Embellishments: Sparkles
Other: Snowflake embossing folder

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's All About the Scraps

Trees On Parade
This week I've been playing with different kinds of Christmas trees.
This one is made with just scraps that were laying on the table.
My White Christmas trees will be here tomorrow.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pear & Partridge
Cardstock: Cranberry, Kraft, Colonial White, Cocoa
Ink: White Daisy, Cranberry
Stamps: Snowflakes, Countdown
Embellishments: Seam binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Green buttons

Color Dare #22

Sweet Leaf and Twilight
Color My Heart challenge this week is two of  my 
favorite colors together: Twilight and Sweet Leaf.
Merry & Bright Christmas card with a burlap tree. 
To make the tree just cut your tree shape using Desert Sand 
cardstock and adhere to a piece of burlap ribbon. 
Cut out tree and embellish as you wish.
So now, grab your twilight and sweet leaf and share 
your special creation with us at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Florentine, Believe(retired)
Cardstock: Twilight, Colonial White
Ink: Twilight
Stamps: Snowflakes, Merry & Bright
Embellishments: Sparkles, Burlap Ribbon, Blue Brads

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Warmest Wishes

With Paper Trees
Scallop circle punch used to make paper trees
for this weeks  Mojo Monday sketch.
 To make trees: Punch a green circle and a white circle. Fold circle in half and in half again to find the center point of the circle. Cut a 4 scallop piece, a 3 scallop piece and a 2 scallop piece from each circle. Layer together with the white scallops on the bottom of each piece. Add a sparkle to the top of the trees.
Use this sketch to make your project and share with us at Mojo Monday.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pear & Partridge, Believe(retired)
Cardstock: Sky, White Daisy
Ink: Sky
Stamps: Perfect Fit-Holidays, Snowflakes
Embellishments: Sparkles, Bakers Twine
Other: Ribbon from stash

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monogram Monday

Clean And Simple

 Monograms can be used for word cards. 
"JOY" at Christmas with the monograms makes a Clean and simple card.
 Use this sketch to make your own clean and simple card.
These "NOEL" monograms make the card on page 42 
from the Make It From Your Heart How to Booklet pattern #19
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pear & Partridge
Cardstock: Cranberry, Cashmere, White Daisy, Colonial White, Pear
Ink: Cranberry, New England Ivy, Topiary
Stamps: Monograms J,O,Y,N,E,L, Merry & Bright
Other: Ribbon from stash

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Whoo's Your Valentine? Hop

Candy Treats
Just for all your Valentines we are hopping on the Whoo's Your Valentine Trail. 
If you have hopped from Sheila's blog you are on the right trail. 
Nothing says Love like M&Ms with peanuts.
Or a chocolate Hershey Bar
Or some heart wrapped Hershey Nuggets.
Now check out the valentine goodies at Jean's blog for a hoppin' good time.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Ruby, Glitter CS, White Daisy, Blush
Ink: Ruby, Blush
Stamps: Whoo's Your Valentine
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, 
Other: clear boxes, Ribbon from my stash

Monday, December 10, 2012

Another Valentine Sneak Peak

Color Dare #21...A Buttercup Valentine
How fun! A one color color dare is going on at Color My Heart
One catch: use black and white with your buttercup.
I'm still playing with the stamp set from the Valentine Kit coming your way on 
December 13. I also wanted to try the new cluster stamping technique 
featured this week at Close To My Heart. I hope you can play along
this week at Color My Heart with some Buttercup, Black & White.
CTMH Supplies: 
B&T Duos: La Belle Vie
Cardstock: Buttercup, Black, Colonial White
Stamps: Whoo's Your Valentine
Ink: Black, Buttercup
Embellishments: Flutter shapes, Opaques, Pewter Mini Medley, Black Ribbon, Pin Clips
Technique: Cluster Stamping

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Monogram Monday

For the Desk of.....
A Christmas Gift for my mother, Barbara and a Christmas challenge at Heart 2 Heart.
For the desk collection includes a calendar, Journal, some coordinating 
binder clips covered with coordinating papers and catch all container.

 A Journal to record all those special memories and thoughts.
 A catch all container holds paper clips, coordinating binder clips,
 loose change, post it notes, etc.
2013 Calendar indicating all family birthdays so no one will be forgotten. 
Birthdays are listed on the back of the calendar stand. 
Calendar stand is made using an Acrylic Photo Frame.
Now, let's see your Christmas projects. Be sure to post at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Florentine
Cardstock: Creme Brulee, Twilight, Colonial White
Stamps: Monogram "B"
Ink: Goldrush
Embellishments: Bohemian Assortment. Opaques, Antique Gold Mini Medley, Paradise Flowers
Other: Binder Clips, Assorted ribbon from stash, Acrylic Photo Frame, 2013 Calendar, Journal

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Another Valentine Sneak Peak

Hershey Bar Wrapper
Couldn't wait to play with the new valentine stamp set in the 
Valentine Kit for National Paper Crafting Month.
Exclusive Whoo's Your Valentine Kit available beginning December 13. 
Be sure to check back then to hop along the trail of the 
Whoo's Your Valentine blog hop. Mark your calendar.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Cranberry, White Daisy, Blush
Ink: Cranberry
Stamps: Whoo's Your Valentine(available December 13)
Embellishments: Silver Shimmer Trim, Bakers Twine

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Valentine Sneak Peak

Whooo's Your Valentine?
Couldn't wait to play with the new valentine stamp set in the 
Valentine Kit for National Paper Crafting Month. 
I used the sketch from Heart 2 Heart for my project.

Hershey chocolate bar wrapper
Heart 2 Heart sketch for this week's challenge.
Now it's your turn to create something special using this sketch for inspiration.
Be sure to share with us at Heart 2 Heart  
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Cranberry, White Daisy
Ink: Cranberry
Stamps: Whoo's Your Valentine(available December 13)
Embellishments: Silver Shimmer Trim, Bakers Twine

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monogram Monday

Take Note
On each Monday in December I will be sharing my monogram gifts
 that I will be giving to family members. Since the age of  9 
I have been making homemade gifts for everyone at Christmas time. 
This year each one will get  monogrammed ensemble of special items.

 For all your note taking needs
A box of monogrammed note cards with monogrammed envelopes.
 Monogrammed note pad clippy board.
 Monogrammed post it note holder
Monogrammed post it note clippy board.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Flirty
Cardstock: Colonial white
Ink: Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, New England Ivy
Stamps: A Friend Like You, "A" monogram
Embellishments: Sparkle Flourish, Paradise Flowers, Bouquet assortment
Other: Assorted Ribbons from stash, Coasters, Binder Clips, RSVP Pen