Wednesday, May 30, 2012


It’s Stampaganza Time!
June 2012 Constant Campaign
Purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!
Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable (K), Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month (both discounted and full-priced) sets.
Dates: Offer valid June 1 (9:00 am MDT) – June 30 (11:59 pm MDT)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cased Card from Melanie Sinka

I found this card on the message board and it comes from Melanie Sinka 05/21/2012 "Two Pemberley Card Post" was so cute that I had to try it out. I used all CTMH products:

Pemberley paper Z7148B

Desert sand card stock Z2118

stamp sets:

Tags, borders from the AP cart

A1125 Thanks

D1481 Vintage Type for the tags

Natural Hemp, Bitty Opaques, Pin Clips, rolled Flowers and Desert Sand and Outdoor denim inks. I also used Cocoa ribbon and some retired paper flowers

Card in closed position.
Card opened.
Card back.

Inside front panel.
I put a template at the end of the post so you can see how to cut the paper and get two cards from one 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper.

Last front panel

Using an 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper put a tick mark on one side at 51/2 and the opposite side at 3 inches...I just cut with a straight ruler and our cutting knife (Z1252) and the score at 3" and 6 3/4". You will get two cards with one piece of CS. They will be opposites so you have to score after you have cut the paper in half. I hope this makes sense to every one.

This is what your paper should look like once you have cut and scored.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Joy's Card Class for May 2012

This month featured the paper pack Pemberley Z7148B and the following stamp sets ....May stamp of the Month: Friendship Bouquet, WOTG Pemberley stamp set, Enjoy C1496, Universal Backgrounds D1477, Card Chatter-Sympathy D1476 and Keepsake Alphabet E1024 and Desert Sand ink Z2118 and Outdoor DenimZ2140, Bitty Opaques Z1707, Grey Wool twine, Bouquet Assortment Z1694 and finally Bulk Milepost Star Shapes. Oops almost forgot Z1100 Grosgrain Ribbon.

Joy teaches us wonderful techniques month after month. I always look forward to Card Class! TFL!


Monday, May 21, 2012


Use your Stash Blog Hop

WELCOME! If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. This month we are featuring Brads and Metals in CTMHland. You should be coming from Michelle West's blog if you get lost then go back to Rachel's blog where you can see the entire list of hoppers. For this month I used the CTMH colored staples Z1010...funny what you find when hunting for something else. I also used bitty brads Z1368 and Z1269 filigree charms. I used My Reflections Complements Lucy X7149C for the wording and Daydream paper X7108B. Now head on over to Shirley Ross at  to see what she has come up with. TFL!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cascading Card

I found this card on YouTube a couple of weeks ago and just got around to making it. All it takes is one 8x12 sheet of paper and a few cuts and some decorating and you get a cute card that looks so complicated.

I used CTMH white daisy paper and then did some random stamping with the stamp set American Celebration D1458 and used inks Holiday Red Z2127 and Star Spangled Blue Z2149. I also used the AP cart to. It out the tag and just the saying out and rounded the corners and pop dotted it to the front. I also used a Sakura belly roll pen called Clear star to highlight the fireworks. TFL!



Thursday, May 3, 2012


This is a layout of my niece Laila that I took of her last year. This is based loosely on a sketch I found in one of the CTMH books. Once again trying to use my stash up, you never really know how much you have until some one challenges you to use what you have.

So for my stash I used a sizzlx die that I bought years ago, chipboard letters, ribbon and buttons. I also used some paper I bought at Tuesdays Morning for $5 for a pack of 150 sheets. I also used some paint I had bought from CTMH...not really paint but it is white and you add drops of ink and it changes color plus adds some shimmer to it. I found some doilies under some other stuff(junk) and I inked those up and added them to the bottom of the layout. I think it came out okay.

I still have a long way to go to use my stash up. I think that if I didn't shop for at least a year I would not even put a dent in what I have. I was a minor hoarder at first but like cash I can't take it with me so I might as well use it. TFL!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

6 fold card using Roxy paper pack

Card in closed position

Opened to first fold

Opened to second fold

Top two flaps opened...third fold.

Back side of card.
This is called a 6 fold card. I found the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers but here is the tutorial on how to make a 6" card using a 12x12 sheet her 02/12/2012 post.
I used nearly all CTMH products ...I used the following stamp sets:
B1378 Miracle
D1247 From Me to You
D1187 For Every Occasion
B1379 Sophia
D1481 Vintage Type
AP cart stamp set
Inks used were:
Z1203 Bambo
Z2166 Tulip
Z2134 Moonstruck
Z2105 Black
I also used Z1097 Nature's Ambience Rub ons, Z1102 3/8" Grosgrain Colonial White ribbon, Z1148 Pretty Pins and some colored pearls that I found in the $1 bin at Michaels.

I am giving the card to my mom for her birthday on May 7th. TFL!