Sunday, 30 June 2013

Caboodle Baby Album

I'm thrilled that my eldest nephew and his wife are expecting their first baby this fall.  As is my tradition with all my nieces and nephews, I've created a baby album for them.  I don't know the sex of the baby so tried to keepneutral, albeit with a bit of blue, since I have my suspicions!!!

Some of you may recognize this paper package, but it's an oldie and long retired.  Caboodle featured the beautiful colours of sorbet, sweet leaf, and crystal blue with highlights of buttercup and vanilla.   I also used My Stickease from another retired paper pack called Twitterpated which had the cutest images and again were perfect for this baby book.

Cover Page - I love our how to books and I'm thrilled to say they will be back in spiral bound form in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book CTMH.  They are great resources and I often find myself turning to them.  This is from Reflections, Main Frame - Quilt Blocks. 

Baby's Great-Grandmother is a quilter, so I thought it was a great layout to choose.  The stickease and ribbon are highlighted in a cluster on the bottom left corner.


Page 2 & 3 - Yep you guessed it - straight from CTMH Magic - another great how to book.     
This is a close up of the cluster. 

I love the momma bird feeding her baby in this image.  A little fancy cutting, some colouring then popped up with foam tape and you have a great cluster accent. 

Page 4 & 5 - It's a Wide World is from Cherish - Balanced Blocks.

I love the two little bunnies sitting with the mushrooms.  The metal embellishments are sweet leaf retired.    

I have a few more pages to the album to show you over the next week.  I've been trying to use up my stash to get ready for new products (I know I never will but I like to say that I am) available August 1st, 2013 from CTMH. 

I've seen sneak peaks of the products and the Idea Book and you're going to love all that CTMH has to offer for all your crafting fun!!!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Ribbons and Trims

Ribbons & trims add wonderful texture to your scrapbook layouts and cards.  Texture brings the eye in and makes the hand want to touch.  This is a great video to highlight some of the CTMH ribbons and trims that you can add to your project to make them pop.



Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Easy Rider

I have another card with an image from High Hopes that just tickled my funny bone.  Doesn't he just look like an "easy rider".  My brother-in-law is a motorcycle rider so I think I'll add a Happy Birthday sentiment for him.  I love the chrome detail on the bike and the eagle emblem on his jacket. 
Paper is from CTMH Dakota, Copics colouring and embellishment from my stash. 

Friday, 7 June 2013

I wanna drive your Tractor

I love this image of an old tractor from High Hopes.  It just speaks to me.  I think the headlights look like eyes and the grill looks like a mouth.  Isn't it cute.  
The paper is from the Victory paper package from CTMH with barn red cardstock.  The image is coloured with my copics, and I again forgot to write the numbers down as I was colouring - sorry.  
The metal embellishment is from my stash but is from CTMH.
I'm going to add a birthday sentiment and send to my big brother for his birthday next month.  I know he will get a kick out of the old tractor as much as I did.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Better Blending

This is another great instructional video from CTMH, to colour and blend with the alcohol markers.  You can create beautiful cards or highlight those special images on your layouts. 

The markers are a fantastic deal at only $5.95.  You will receive 2 markers for this price - one lighter or darker than the other to allow for optimal blending.  Use the blending pen to add even more deptch to your colouring.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Let's Get Patriotic!

With Canada Day just around the corner, you will want this set for your scrapbooking layouts.  The fireworks are bursting off the page, and the proud Mountie is standing at attention.  I can see the flag waving in the breeze....

Isn't this a great stamp set!!!  It is exclusive to the month of June and a portion of the sales from these patriotic sets will go towards Canadian Hero Fund. 

As a proud Canadian and proud Aunt to a nephew serving in the Canadian Military, I have ordered my set.




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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.