Monday, July 26, 2010

You're a Peach!

Hey, everyone! I just wanted to share my latest card that I made for my husband's aunt. She's one of those ladies that has amazing hospitality whenever you come over. We visited her a few couple of weeks ago while visiting my in-laws. She sent us home with a loaf of homemade bread (YUM!!) and some amazing peach jelly that she had just been canning. I decided to send her this card as a thank you.

As usual I put my card on a white pre-made base. The green base piece of my card was cut at 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" The color is Topiary from Close to my heart and inked around the edges with my chestnut Cat's Eye ink. On top of that I put a piece of cream colored cardstock that I cut at 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". I used the Threading Water boarder punch on the bottom and ran it through my Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder. The edges were inked with Cocoa Cat's Eye ink. I was going for a "Country Kitchen" look and thought the green gingham paper cut at 2 1/2" was a perfect touch. It was inked with Cocoa as well. The peaches are from the Preserves cartridge. The large one is 3" and the smaller one is 2". I cut the base for each one twice, once in brown and once in topiary green. The top layer is peach from the Vintage Core'dinations cardstock stack. I trimmed the leaf off of the brown layer so that when stacked and glued the leaf would show, but the middle would be brown. I cut the flowers from cream cardstock, but I decided that I didn't like the big flowers that matched the sizes. So, I used the two inch flower for the three inch peach, and the 1 1/2 inch flower for the 2 inch peach. The peaches were inked with Chestnut Cat's Eye Ink. The brown ribbon was from Walmart. I was very proud of the sentiment as it was my first time using the Centerpoint button on my E. (Thanks My Pinkstamper for the great tutorial!!) I printed the sentiment was computer generated on the computer. I used the Centerpoint button to cut the piece at 1 1/2" from Lacy Labels on cream cardstock, with the other pieces that went with the cut in topiary and peach core'dinations.

On the inside card I layered the topiary and cream cardstock as on the front. I stamped the checked boarder with Sweet Leaf ink from Close to my Heart. The peach on the inside was cut at 1 1/2" with the flower at 1".

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

When it Rains on Your Parade...

I made this card for a color challenge on My Pink Stamper. The challenge was to use pink, orange, green and brown. I used the Splendor paper pack from Close to My Heart. The brown ribbon is from walmart. I cut the duck from the Create a Critter cricut cartridge at 3" with the boots and umbrella as the accessories. I love the stamp which is from Great Impressions and was stamped in Indian Corn Blue ink from Close to my Heart. The inside sentiment was from CTMH and the umbrella and rain boot boarders were from a set of clear Changito stamps from Stampendous. They were stamped in Chocolate ink. Accent buttons were from walmart as well. Thanks for looking!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

4th of July Layout for CTMH Challenge

I'm taking a break today from posting my parents album to post a layout I made for a challenge. I am a part of a Close to My Heart club and our wonderful consultant Lori put out a challenge to make something to show American Pride. It had to feature Close to My Heart products, but other products could be used as well. These pictures are from July 4th, 2008. (Yes, I'm horribly behind on my scrapbooking!) My parents came over for the 4th and brought my two boys water guns. My dad went outside and had a water gun fight with them. It was a great day this was a perfect excuse to scrapbook those pics I had been needing to scrap!!

On to the layout. All of the papers used are from the Blue Ribbon Level two paper pack from CTMH. The base cardstock was Indian Corn Blue and the picture mats were Outdoor Denim which I inked with a silver Cat's Eye ink. For the accent papers, I cut the red speckled paper at 7", the striped paper at 6 1/2" and the paper with words (I love that paper) at 5 1/2 inches. The bunting across the top was from the cricut Independence Day seasonal mini and cut at 2 1/2" using Colonial White, Outdoor Denim, and Cranberry cardstock. The 4th of July was cut at 4" with red glitter cardstock and the firecracker was cut at 2" and were also from the Independence Day cart. For the journal tag I cut one of the seal cuts from Independence Day at 3 1/2" but I left out the center that is blue with stars. I stamped a journal stamp from the Frame of Mind set in Outdoor Denim. The boy cuts are from A Child's Year ( I love that old pedal car!). I cut the boy in the car at 3 1/2 " in Cranberry with an Dark blue shadow and the boy on the rocket was cut at 2 1/2".

Thanks for looking!! I had not had a chance to post this until today, but I found out that I won the challenge!! I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!