Monday, December 23, 2013

Knitting Loom

A friend at work introduced to me to the Knitting Loom this past week and I have been going crazy making scraves To tell the truth really just going crazy buying yarn. I went from having one ball of yarn to having like 20 balls of yarn. Sooo back to the loom, after watching numerous videos on YouTube I decided I was ready to take that first step.  Wrong! OMG how can something on YouTube look so easy but be so hard?? After several attempts of trying to figure out which way was right and which was left I finally got the hang of it and now I consider myself a pro...well semi-pro...but really a novice with lots of yarn. I love to use the chunky yarn which really comes out so soft. I have been to Hobby Lobby and to Micheals so many times this past week it is not even funny. I have also found some practice yarn at Big Lots for $1. These scarves came out so cute so they became Christmas presents for my young nieces. So needless to say....a new hobby has begun!! Not that I needed a new hobby..my craft room is a mess but it is a  big room so what is a couple rolls of yarn added to the ever growing stack of hobbies on the back burner. So here are the first three scraves that I have loom knitted. I think they came out really nice. I wish I could keep them all but I will be giving them away to my sisters and to my mom and my daughter in laws (2). So off to the races because it is the 23 and my sister comes tomorrow. Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Use Your Stash Bloghop

You should be coming from Judy Faye' blog http://judyfaye.blogspot.com wasn't her card really cute. This month's bloghop was all about glitter.  Today I used Bronze glitter Gel Z1483 which is retiring so go shop for it now and I made these bows for presents. Aren't they cute! I used retired paper called Pear and Partridge (2012). I used the WRMK Envelope punch board to make the bows. It only takes 3 strips of paper measuring 1x6 and 2 at 1x5. This is a great way to use up your left overs. Now head on over to Janet McCormick's page and check out her awesome project http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fworksofheart2011.blogspot.com%2F2013%2F12%2Fits-all-about-bling-use-your-stash-blog.html&h=QAQFqsGiv&s=1 to and see what creative item she made. TFL!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

December 2013 CTMH Technique Bloghop

 You should be coming from Judy Faye's page http://judyfaye.blogspot.com wasn't her project awesome!

  For this month's bloghop we were to use the CTMH Spray pen Z1380 and make something cool. I made this 12x12 layout with retired paper Pear and Partridge (2012). I sprayed my background with Ruby Re-inker Z2270. I cut the snowflakes various sizes using CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge Z1790 and layed them on the 12x12 sheet and sprayed with my spray pen loaded with Ruby ink. I then used the snowflakes as added emblishments on my layout. I hand cut the banner at 2 1/2 x1 and cut the letters at 1" using the Artiste. Now that you have seen my project head over to Shirley's page and check out her cool project http://momnmescrap.blogspot.com TFL!
This is the page sprayed with Ruby red ink with the snowflakes used as masks.

This is what my layout looks like when all done.

Here is a close up of the masked area. Sometimes we forget to use the tools that we have on hand, that is why I enjoy this bloghop because it reminds us of what we have on hand but never use. Again thanks for looking.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas wreath

Another project made with the Sparkle and Shine paper pack from CTMH. I cut the rosettes at 2 3/4, 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 inches wide. I cut the snow flakes out with my Cricut Art booking Cartridge. I love this paper. TFL!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas box

I found this on YouTube on Livelovescrap page here is her link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D1l0DEkhP4&feature=youtube_gdata_player I used the Sparkle and Shine paper pack as well as the complements. I also used the WOTG stampset. You can use it as a gift card holder or fill it with treats. TFL!
The



Chalkboard countdown wreath

I saw a version of this wreath at a scrapbook store in Waxahachie, TX. It was so cute so I decided to make one for myself. I used CTMH paperpack Sparkle and Shine X7176B. I also used some Teresa Collins paper for the calendar.  I outlined the banner pieces with red stickles. I used sizzix dies for the letters. I cut the leaves out of CTMH cardstock and used the Anna Griffin Cricut cartridge called Winter Wonderland. CTMH red chevron ribbon was used for the bow.The center is chalkboard paper and a large sodapop cap. I also sprayed the entire piece with Radiant rain shimmering mist. TFL!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Star Wreath

I made this wreath with an old paper pack I had in my stash. I cut the stars with my Cricut at 3" and 4". I made the rosettes at   1" 1/2" & 3/4". I sprayed the entire wreath with Radiant Rain shimmering mist. TFL!

Friday, November 15, 2013

CTMH TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP

Welcome to November's CTMH technique using cardstock only no B&T. I decided instead of making a card or a layout I would make a 3D item. I made a Tussie Mussie which is a rolled cone decorated anyway you like. I made this into a fall theme so I could give it to my mom so she can use it as a decoration for Thanksgiving. Once you finish viewing my blog head on over to Judy Faye's blog (6) and see what she created. Thanks for looking.





Items used:
Cardstock: Desert Sand, Goldrush, Barn Red, Honey, Autumn Terracotta
Bronze Adhesive backed shimmer trim
Wood rimmed badge buttons
Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel
Cocoa Ink
Vineyard Berry 1/4" ribbon (retired)
Vintage Type stampset D1481 (retired)
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge




Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hooligan Tussie Mussie

I made this for my Gandson Cooper for Halloween 2013. I used the retired paperpack from CTMH called Hooligans. I learned how to make these from YouTube. There are lots of tutorials out there. Cooper really didn't know what this was considering he is only 18 months old. But I enjoyed making it. TFL!
 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

TUSSIE MUSSIES


I have never heard of a tussie mussie until the other day. Wow was I amazed when I saw all the YouTube videos on these Mussies. There are some really cute ones out there so I decided to give it a try. I made this for my grandkids. I used an assortment of paper that I had in my stash. I made these pretty simple because they are going to kids. TFL!


 
I also made a video so you can see the designs up close.
 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pop Up Acetate card

I really love YouTube because they have the coolest tutorial videos ever! I saw this cool video called pop-up card using Acetate Technique. Here is the link:
 I used a variety of Cricut Cartridges and assorted paper to make this card. I just used acetate from a package that I had opened earlier that day. check out Paige Dolecki's video. She is a fellow CTMH consultant and has some really great tutorials on her site. TFL!


 

Mini folders

I saw this cute YouTube video the other day on how to make these mini folders. They are so cute and look just like the big  folders that you use for school. These are perfect to fit a few photos in them or even a business card with a gift certificate to buy some awesome CTMH products.This is also a great way to use up left over paper. I used retired CTMH papers. The folders were made on Papercrafter45 YouTube site and it is called Mini 2 pocket folder dated September24, 2013. here is the link to her video
The folders measure 3-1/4"x 4-1/2' when done and only use a 7-1/2" x 6-1/2 inch sheet of paper. TFL!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Birthday Bottle

I made a birthday bottle for a lady at work out of a 2 liter Dr. PEPPER BOTTLE. I filled it with her favorite candy. I used a paper pack  from CTMH called Dream Pop and used the Cricut cartridge Artiste and Artbooking. I used acetate from a package to cut strips for the ballons. They look like they are floating in the air. TFL!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mini album roll

There have been so many cute mini albums on YouTube lately that I have been trying to make them all. Unfortunatly work and life gets in the way, I found this video on youtube and I can not find my piece of paper where I wrote her name down. I have searched YouTube for hours on end trying to find her video. I apologize for not taking better care of her name. TFL!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Triple library pocket with trifold flap

I saw this on YouTube under the papercrafter 45 channel. I used CTMH paper pack called Babycakes. Thanks for watching! Here is the link to her video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tYjjKzDZjv0

FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD

I found this really cute snowman at IT'S A LA DEE DAH DAY! blogspot. Here is her link:  ladeedahday.blogspot.com . She has some really cools items on her blog. Her snowman even comes with a tutorial. TFL!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

September card class

This month Joy featured Babycakes for card class. She designed some really cute cards based on babies...they are all cute. Thanks Joy for another  great class.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Lake Sommerville

I work on the weekends for my friend that has a food service and we sell our wares at all kinds of festivals thouhout East Texas. This particular weekend we went to Lake Sommerville and this was the sunset there..I love sunsets and this one was pretty awesome. TFL!

52 CARD SWAP

These are the cards I made this year for our CTMH 52 card swap coordinated by Linda Caler. We get a catalog twice a year with CTMH and then we decide what cards we want to feature and we all make 26 each of two of our favorite stamp sets and use new products. This is a cool way to get a card made with all the new stamp sets in the catalog. My sets were Eek and Shriek and the Proplayer work shop on the go. Thanks to Linda for doing such a wonderful job organizing this whole event. TFL!
This is my Eek and Shriek card.

This card was made using the WOTG stampset ProPlayer.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July card class

As usual Joy outdid herself in card class. This month we used the Claire paper pack from  CTM.  Thanks Joy for a great class.

paper cupcakes

I found this tutorial on YouTube under MsLiberty25 dated April 21, 2013. It is at the end of the video which is about 45 minutes long. I used Chantilly paper from CTMH. I also used the AP cricut cart to cut the flowers. TFL!




Tuesday, July 2, 2013

CLOSE TO MY HEART JULY SPECIALS

 Convention is over and there is much excitement about the new Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book! That's not going to be available until August 1st but luckily there are still great specials this month,


1. Work The Workshop.


Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required! From July 1– July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.


 shop online at tmorrowstreasures.ctmh.com  or contact me at terryim4841@yahoo.com to place your qualifying order and take advantage of the savings today!

*Offer valid July 1–31, 2013 while supplies last. No qualifying purchase needed. No limit per order. No refunds or adjustments on product already purchased.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Doodling

It is funny how many of us doodle without realizing that we are. Altered art is really hot right now and doodling is a big part of it. But if we are asked to doodle we get scared because we think that we are  doing it wrong. There is no right or wrong just do it. Thanks for looking and doodle on!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April card class

As usual Ms. Joy outdid herself with this month's card class.This month she featured the For Always paperpack from CTMH X7165B...all of the cards came out great. This paper pack is kind of a wedding theme but as you can see no wedding cards were made. We all had a great time creating these cards. Thanks Joy for a great class!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Going Buggy: Limited Edition Promarkers.....LOOK!

Going Buggy: Limited Edition Promarkers.....LOOK!

Letraset limited edition spring/summer markers


Posted: 18 Apr 2013 02:57 PM PDT
Here's one of the cards I made for my Letraset post this week - it's all about 'grounding' your images...... the little boy image, papers, and ticket sentiment are all  from the Pretty Tuff CD by Polkadoodles
 
 
 
 
 
and I have a treat to offer you, a pack of the brand new Spring/Summer limited edition markers. You will get twelve ProMarkers and the colours are just lovely:
Heatwave 
SandDune
Starfish
Pineapple Crush
Green Shoot
Oasis
Rock Pool
Capri Blue
Reef Blue
Spring Lilac
Peony
and
Fresh Bloom
 
 
All you have to do is pop over to the Letraset blog and leave a quick comment on my post, then hop over here to tell me your details. It would be really nice, if you have a blog, if you could mention the giveaway with a link - make sure I can identify you if your name comes up in the random draw - especially if you don't have a blog where I can find you. Once you have done both comments, you will be in the draw. I will do that on Wednesday 24th April.Good luck, and thanks to Letraset for their generosity
 
This post is short, no chance to chat as our internet connection keeps going down and I need to post this before it gets moody again, but I will be back tomorrow.
 
Now head over to the Going Buggy website and leave some love for a chance to win a set of these limited edition markers.    http://going-buggy.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 11, 2013

BUZZ AND BUMBLE MINI ALBUM

I found this tuturiol on you tube under SCRAPBOOKGIGGLES and the title to the video is Sallie's bulky bliss mini posted on 03.06.2013.
I used the Buzz and Bumble paper pack as well as the stickease assortment, the wooden buttons and the bling. I got lots  of inspiration from Pinterest and from cards made and received. TFL!

this layout inspired by Lisa Stenz

this was inspired by Lynn Darda


the top card I received from Mindy Boyle in the 2013 spring/summer card swap. The bottom page was inspired by Joy Mchargue card in card class.


this is another card that we did in Joy's class.

this page inspired by the B&B WOTG layout.