Monday, July 13, 2009

Color Chef Challenge #14

Here's my entry for Kelly Jo's Color Chef Challenge!

I had a picture of these cards in my files for a while and had not posted them. The colors in the cards were inspired by the ribbons, which I picked up in the $1 bin a Michael's a long time ago. Anyway, what luck that these cards matched the colors in this week's Color Chef Challenge! The card on the left uses Cocoa cardstock as that matched the brown ribbon better and the card on the right uses Chocolate cardstock. The gingham paper is CTMH retired Background & Texture (or B&T for short) paper. B&T is the term CTMH uses for their printed paper. The stamped image is from a retired CTMH set called "Flower Girls".

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Four Cards - One Layout

Back in late February, I attended the CTMH Regional Celebration in Phoenix. It's kind of a mini-convention for consultants. We made some really cute cards at the creative sessions and one of them was this birthday card.

The card layout is from Originals and is called Center Charms. I liked how the CTMH staff dressed it up by stamping directly on the B&T paper, adding sparkles, etc. I copied the design for one of my recent card workshops.

I even used it for a Father's Day card for my Dad (minus the stamping and sparkles).

Here it is again as a boy birthday card. So versatile! All I did was change up the papers a little bit for each card.

Monday, July 6, 2009

You've Got Flair

Lacy Victorian swirls and flourishes highlight these graceful images, each one sending a message of flair and whimsy. Available July 1–31, 2009 only. With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your Stamp of the Month set at a great discount or FREE!

This is such a versatile stamp set. The images can be colored with our Exclusive Inks markers to match ANY color combination in any paper packet. Check out this "Blog Hop" created by fellow CTMH consultants for some great ideas that showcase this stamp set. The blog hop starts here:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I won! I won!

Close To My Heart's CEO and founder, Jeanette Lynton, has a blog of her own. She occasionally posts that she will draw winners for a free stamp set from folks who leave a comment on her blog. Well, I *always* participate for a chance to win a free stamp set, and guess what? I won! Check out today's post and you'll see the list of winners. These drawings are open to anyone, so you should read Jeanette's blog regularly and maybe you'll have a chance to win someday, too. Thanks Jeanette! Now... what stamp set should I choose... ;)