Wednesday, 24 July 2013

CTMH Convention 2013 Highlights

Now this is a Convention !!!  Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2014 at Disneyland, Anaheim, California. 

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Baby card

I've shown you the baby album I created, now the card that goes with it.  I again pulled out some goodies from my stash & mixed with new for baby love.

I love the simplicity of this card.  It went together just like I had in my head, which doesn't always happen.

The animals are stamped in buttercup and sorbet inks, cut out and popped up with foam tape.  Houndstooth resist alphabet is inked with sweet leaf, as is the sentiment.  The stamps are Zoology and Card Sentiments (retired).  I used some textured white cardstock and sassy strands spring along with Olive pin from my stash.

 Ha ha ha - and this is my real "baby"  - Marley.  Even though she's 8 1/2 years old and grey she's still my baby!!!  Pretty girl.  This is her favourite spot in the house - sitting on the deck watching the happenings around her. 

She chooses her moments, but can still move like the wind, especially for chipmunks, squirrels and geese. 



Tuesday, 2 July 2013

More Caboodle

As promised, this is the rest of the baby album for my nephew and his wife.

 Page 6 & 7 - Giggles is a layout from Cherish - Elegant Contessa.  I love the cute little stickease, and ribbon on this layout.   
 I wanted to show a highlight of the bunny.  I covered the chipboard piece in liquid glass and then covered in some brown fun flock I had (not CTMH) - it really added some texture to the page.  The hearts are popped with foam tape.
 Page 8 & 9 - Cuddles - I'm sure this is from one of the How To books but I forgot to bookmark it. 
 I wanted to show you the cute little deer with the sweet leaf ribbon in her hair.
 A fun hedgehog sniffs a mushroom under a heart tree. 

Stickease can be a fun, and effective way to quickly embellish your layouts.
 Page 10 & 11 - Unforgettable - Cherish Interesting Variation is the template for this layout.  I just love the little sunflower babies - they remind me of Anne Geddes dolls.

Page 12 & 13 -Happy Baby - Cherish Treasure Tags.  I pulled out a cartridge from Cricut to help me with the embellishments on this layout.   The flowers on the bib, and bottle are tulips which I thought were great considering the momma is Dutch as is my hubby.     
 The gramma to be (my sister-in-law) gave me the Robert Munch book I'll Love You Forever when I had my first baby.  Oh my I still can't read that book without tears in my eyes.  I was thrilled to be able to add the quote to the final page of the book.

As always, the baby books I make are a labour of love.  Each is different, with some special elements for the mommy & daddy to let them know when they look at their book, we are sharing with them the joy of a new baby.

So far, I've made more than I care to count, but will be glad to continue this paper tradition with many more great nieces and nephews to come.



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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.