Thursday, October 25, 2012

Clearly the Best: The Stamp Behind The Mask (S01E08)

Watch this video to get some tips and techniques on how to mask! Fun ideas that you will enjoy trying.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

La Bella Vie Altered Altoid Tin

I participated in a swap and the challenge was to decorate an Altoid Tin. At first I had my reservations about participating as I wasn't sure this would be something I would be into or that I could pull off a nice finished product. I decided to look at a few Youtube videos so I could get some ideas of what people have done with these tins. End result I had fun putting this together.

I used CTMH La Bella Vie paper to decorate this tin. This paper is one of my favorite paper packs in this caddie. I decorated the outside using some embellishments and a flower made using the Artiste cart. I made some stamped images and placed this on the inside. I made an accordion photo or journal area, adhering it to the inside of the tin so it could easily pull out and become interactive.

You can see this can be a nice gift to give to someone and if you already have pictures inserted that would really take the cake.

Let me know what you think...(My sister took the pics I have posted below..sorry I see the bottom one is upside down.....she posted on her FB page as to the wording to show her friends what I made :-)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Clearly the Best: Coordinate With Cricut® Cuts (S01E06)

Learn how to use your stamps to bring Cricut® cut-outs to life! Many Cricut® shapes from the Artiste and Art Philosophy collections coordinate with stamp sets so you have more potential for creating, decorating, and accessorizing!

Friday, October 12, 2012

CTMH Craft Box Winner Announcement

The winner of a set of CTMH Craft Boxes is.....(drum roll please)....ROBIN!! Robin commented on my post and will have the honor of trying out CTMH craft boxes. Robin please send me the address you would like for me to send your craft boxes too...thanks for providing your input on organized craft spaces:-)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fun w/ Dotty & La Bella Vie

I went to a scrapbook crop this weekend and completed the below layouts. I used pictures I took of older pictures my aunt had when I visited California in March. I love the finished product. 

I used CTMH "Dotty" paper. (Unfortunately this was a special so you can't purchase this paper anymore). The flowers, leaves and monogram letter was cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. The frame piece was cut using the CTMH Artiste cricut cartridge. The color combination went well with the black and white photos. The top picture is my aunt on her wedding day. The bottom picture is random and captures the woman she is. 

I used CTMH "La Bella Vie" paper. These are pictures of my grandmother in her teen years. I used the CTMH Art Philosophy to cut the triangles to adhere to the chipboard pendants. I thought the color combinations of this paper pack went well with the black and white photos allowing the striped black and white ribbon to be used. I still have to decide what I would like to write in the journaling block. 

The following CTMH products were used:
CTMH Artiste Cricut Cart Z1790
CTMH Art Philosophy Cart Z1686
La Bella Vie paper packet X7158B
Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Z1781
Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment Z1096
Bling Assortment Z1466
Dimensional Elements- Banners Z1685
Smokey Plum Ink Z2147
For both layouts the design concepts were taken from the new CTMH "Make it from Your Heart" Volume 1 inspiration publication 9035

Tell me what you think?? I love comments :-)