Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 12

Hello!  Welcome to my last post for my 12 Days of Christmas! I had such a wonderful time these past 12 days.  I would like to thank Paige Dolecki, a fellow CTMH consultant, who gave me this wonderful idea.  So, Thank You, Paige, if you are reading this!  I am hoping to continue to post some more Christmas themed items before Christmas is upon us, but it probably won't be everyday.  I will try my best.  I would also like to have this be a tradition every holiday season.  I think I will prepare my artwork in advance, so I am not rushing to post something.  Thanks again for all of you who followed my blog during this special time of year!  Please check back every so often, I will continue to post! :)

This project I posted today was made in advance.   I worked on it right after receiving the New paper from the current CTMH Idea Book.  I love the traditional colors of the Believe paper.  The paper roses were made using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Be sure to click on the following images to get a better look.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Believe Level 2;  Cardstock:  Holiday Red, Olive, Topiary, Crystal Blue, White Daisy, and Sweet Leaf;  Ink:  Desert Sand, Black, Topiary, Crystal Blue, Holiday Red, Olive, Chocolate, and Honey;  Stamp sets:  D1324 Christmas Melodies (retired), C1294 Sweet Treats (retired), D1271 April Word Puzzle (retired), C1481 (only available with Believe Workshops on the Go), D1443 Share the Magic (retired),  Accessories:  Clear Sparkles, Red grosgrain ribbon (unknown source), Z1489 Olive Mini-Medley Accents Collection, Z1349 Shimmer Brads, buttons (colors match the ink), Liquid Applique,  Olive grosgrain ribbon,  Clear square sparkles,  Red Sparkles,  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge,  sand paper, pop dots, sponge dauber, blending pen, needle tool, glue dots, scallop punch (EK Success).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas.  This is a special gift I have been working on.  I am going to make a few of these and maybe change the colors to make them each different.  I made a homemade Chai Tea Mix to put in these jars.  My family is doing a Christmas Exchange and I thought a homemade gift would be a sweet added addition to what I already purchased for my Sister-In-Law.  I don't think she visits my my secret will be safe. ;)

Thanks you so much for stopping by.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow also.  I have a really special project to post for my last day.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Evensong Creative Basics (retired);  Cardstock:  Tulip, Cranberry, Colonial White, Olive and New England Ivy; Ink:  Desert Sand, New England Ivy, Olive and Versa Mark;  Stamp set:  A1109 A Sip;  Accessories:  Z1222 Winter Cheer Glitter Rub-ons (Available on the While Supplies Last:, Pearl Opaques, bitty sparkles, ribbon (Offray) and Ball Jar (Walmart);  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, pop dots, silver embossing powder, and scor-tape.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 10

Day 10 of my 12 Days of Christmas.  I wasn't sure if I was going to get this posted today.  I am hosting a Holiday Cookie Swap today at my house and I have been busy, busy baking cookies.  So, I thought I would post a fun little project I had made a couple of years ago.  The sweet theme is just right for the day I have been having. 

The frame is made out of square coasters that you can get at your favorite restaurant.  I just covered them in paper and cardstock and put a couple of hinges on them it.  Super easy craft.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  See you again tomorrow!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Cocoa Cafe (retired);  Cardstock:  Cocoa, Cranberry and Bamboo;  Ink:  Black and White Daisy Pigment Ink;  Stamp set:  C1294 Sweet Treats (retired);  Accessories:  Cranberry and Cocoa silver brads and silver hinges;  Tools:  colored pencils, pop dots, glue dots, sand paper, corner rounder and Liquid Applique.

Friday, December 9, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas.  Do some of you remember this vintage CTMH paper?  Yep...this paper is OLD.  2006 old!  This is crazy...I can't believe I still have this in my stash!  It feels good to get some of it used up, but I still have quite a bit of it.

The sleigh stamp did not have the presents in it.  I used a technique call masking to achieve this look.  I stamped another sleigh image, cut it out and temporarily placed it over the original image.  I then took a couple of different present stamps and stamped them over the temporary image and that is how I was able to put the presents in the sleigh.  Here is a link to Jeanette Lynton's blog that might explain the process better here.  I also used some glitter snow underneath the sleigh, but it might be a little hard to see in the photo.  I used this Wednesday's MFT sketch for this card.

Thanks again for stopping by!  See you tomorrow!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Chillin' Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  White Daisy, Vineyard Berry, and Desert Sand; Ink:  Vineyard Berry, Desert Sand, Breeze (retired), and Ocean (retired);  Stamp sets:  C1209 Christmas Scripts (retired), C1481 (present, only available with Believe WOTG), S1110 Holiday Magic (October SOTM), C1478 (stitch stamp, only available with the Elemental WOTG) and B1332 Good Times ( present, retired);  Accessories:  Glitter snow (Martha Stewart) and gold bitty brads;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, gold embossing powder, blending pen, and embossing pen.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Welcome to my 8th posting for 12 Days of Christmas! Okay...I admit, I made this little gift box a couple of years ago.  I never did post it.  I made a bunch of handmade crafts for a Holiday Craft Show and I never sold this little number.  So...why not post it for you all!?

I LOVE these little snowmen.  I wish this set wasn't retired because I think a lot of customers would still buy it.  Ahh well, I am sure CTMH will make another snowman set that will be hard to resist! ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  See you tomorrow!!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Aspen Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  White Daisy and Twilight;  Ink:  Black, Desert Sand, Twilight, Cranberry, New England Ivy and Outdoor Denim;  Stamp sets:  D1244 Snow Friends,  D1179 Festive Thoughts (retired) and C1427 I Believe (snowflakes) ;  Accessories:  Silver ribbon (unknown source), snowflake button (unknown source), Wooden gift box (Micheals), and tissue paper;  Tools:  Markers (Creme Brulee, Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, and Goldrush), blending pen, scallop scissors (Fiskers), and circle cutter (Creative Memories), and sponge dauber.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

Phew!!  Welcome again to my 12 Days of Christmas.  I am so proud of myself for getting this far and not petering out by now.  I am committed to posting everyday for 12 days, and it is not easy.  I don't know how some ladies can post almost is hard!!  I am really enjoying posting, so I hope I can keep it up.

I made something today that isn't a card!! Yay!  I purchased a blank particle board frame from Micheal's years back and finally got something made with it.  I  think it turned out really well.  Again, THANK YOU so much for visiting my blog today and I hope you do the same tomorrow!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Papers:  Evensong Level 2 and Evensong Creative Basics (both retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Olive, and Chocolate;  Ink:  New England Ivy, Desert Sand, and Olive;  Stamp set:  D1315 Evergreen (retired);  Accessories:  Red Sparkles,  Cranberry Waxy flax, and Ivory organza ribbon;  Tools:  Jasmine Cricut Cartridge (sentiment),  border punch (Fiskers), pop dots, and sponge dauber.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Hi!  Welcome to my 6th posting for my 12 Days of Christmas.  Busy morning today...finally had a quiet moment to post.  I had a fun time making this card.  I used the Mojo 218 sketch for this card.  The photo doesn't do it justice, but until I get the SLR Camera I have been wishing photos will be unfortunately bad! ;)  My Sony Cyber-shot is old.  Hint, hint...hubby if you are reading this?!

I colored in the super-cute snowman with ink and a blending pen.  I love this option because you only need one pen and all the inks you have to color in an image.  Very economical.  I hope you enjoy this sweet card and I hope you stop by tomorrow!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Jingle Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  White Daisy and Tulip;  Ink:  Desert Sand, Tulip, Twilight, Juniper, Creme Brulee, Goldrush;  Stamp sets:  D1244 Snow Friends (retired) and D1480 Snowflakes (sentiment);  Accessories:  Pink and Tulip sparkles, Z1313 Glitz Stardust Glitter Glue;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge (snowflake), blending pen, sand paper, sponge dauber, and pop dots.

Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Good Morning!  I am happy to bring you my next creation on this very cold morning.  When I was driving my son to school, it said -5 degrees!!!  Brrrr!  I am sitting by the fire today! ;)

I got some inspiration for this card on Jeanette Lynton's blog.  The card is the final card she posted on that day.  The stitching on this card was done by hand, but its a small area to stitch so it didn't take too long.  Someday I will figure out how to use the sewing machine I have.  Until then, I am happy to do small amounts of hand stitching.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day and stay warm!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Mistletoe Creative Basics (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Cranberry, Garden Green, and New England Ivy;  Ink:  Chocolate, New England Ivy and Cranberry;  Stamp sets:  D1482 Love Life (swirls) and C1481 stamp set only available in the Believe Workshops on the Go;  Accessories:  Chocolate embroidery floss,  Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment (retired);  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge,  sand paper, pop dots, and sponge dauber.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of my 12 Days of Christmas.  Here is my next card for you.  I simple card that a whipped out in about 20 or minutes.  I used a sketch from H2H blog.  I took the sketch and turned it 90 degrees. 

I kept things simple today because I usually try and make the project the day before, but my Saturday was just too busy.  Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Holiday Creative Basics (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Cranberry, and Desert Sand;  Ink:  Desert Sand, Cranberry and Ponderosa;  Stamp sets:  D1283 Say It in Style and C1473 Remarkable Wreath;  Accessories:  Cranberry grosgrain ribbon and z1484 Glitz Red Glitter Gel;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, sponge dauber, and glue dot.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 3

Hello there again!  I am really excited to share this next card with you...yes, it is a card!  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out this ornament-shaped card.  The card was cut at 4 1/4" so it will fit perfectly in an ordinary stationary envelope.

The big surprise is that I used no patterned paper, but I used the colors of the new Paper packet called Wonderland.  The colors are non-traditional, but make a very beautiful and thoughtful card for someone this season.  Thanks again for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Cardstock:  White Daisy, Heavenly Blue, Twilight, Silver paper (source unknown) and Chocolate;  Ink:  Chocolate and Twilight;  Stamp set:  CC1015  Holiday Wishes (sentiment, November Constant Campaign set);  Accessories:  Z1617 Dark Chocolate striped ribbon, Z1482 Silver Glitz glitter gel, Bling button, sparkles, Z1468 Top Coats Icing Overlay, and snowflake punch (Martha Stewart);  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge (card shape and snowflake), sand paper, sponge dauber, scor-tape, border punch (Stampin' Up).

Friday, December 2, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

Welcome Back!  I have another piece of artwork for you for my 12 Days of Christmas.

I am sooo in LOVE with the CTMH Art Philosophy Circut Cartridge.  If you do not have this are MISSING out!  I made this sweet little gift bag using the cartridge.  Having this tool has definitely made making little gifts super easy and fast.

Of course...I used up some older Christmas paper.  I think you are going to see a lot of older paper in my posts this month.  So, don't be surpised if I am being repetitive with the old paper thing.  The paper is from the Creative Basics Evensong Collection.  This paper is dated back to the Autumn/Winter 2008 Ideabook.  Really has it been that long ago?  Geesh!  To make the Accordian Paper flower visit Lisa Stenz's blog here.

I appreciate you visiting my blog and please stay tuned for some more artwork to come!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Creative Basics Evensong Collection (retired);  Cardstock:  Cranberry, Olive, and Colonial White;  Ink:  Desert Sand and New England Ivy;  Stamp sets:  C1427 I Believe and B1393 Joyful Jar (sentiment);  Accessories:  Olive button, red bitty sparkle, red baker's twine (The Twinery) and tissue paper;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, glue dots, scor tape, and sponge dauber.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 1

Hello!  Happy December!  I hope today finds you warm and cozy.  It snowed a little here in Montana.  A little bit of snow puts me in the Christmas mood and I decided that I would be a little ambitious this month and do a
12 Days of Christmas
 post everyday for 12 days.  I am hoping that I might even go beyond 12 days, but I wanted to set a goal that I knew I could keep.  I will post something Christmas related everyday.  It could be a card, gift, or scrapbook layout.  I am really excited to share everything with you and I hope this inspires you to make something too.

I am starting out my postings with this card.  The papers are retired.  Again...using up Christmas paper that I have been hoarding.

Thank you sooo much for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Everlasting Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Ponderosa, and Desert Sand; Ink:  Cranberry and Desert Sand;  Stamp set:  D1324 Christmas Melodies (retired);  Accessories:  Twill ribbon (unknown source), Cranberry grosgrain ribbon, and clear bitty sparkles;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, pine branch punch (Martha Stewart), pop dots, sand paper, gluedots, and sponge dauber.
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