Archive for the ‘CTMH’ Category

Love Your Life

Published by Tracy on May 19, 2008

Here’s an ATC I put together tonight. This is the new Whoops-a-Daisy paper from CTMH. It’s really not in my comfort zone - being all bright and all - but I made myself use it, and it turned out good I think. I also used the June SOTM and some Dew Drops.


Paper Bag Book

Published by Tracy on May 17, 2008

I made this paper bag book using some of my all time favorite (albeit, retired) CTMH paper. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with it yet, but I love how it all turned out! Enjoy!

Boom Di Ada, Coloring and New Loot

Published by Tracy on May 7, 2008

I love a lot of the new things in the new CTMH catalog - my favorite papers by far are the Boom Di Ada papers. Plus with the new ric rac … so good! :) This card also uses the Flower Dimensional Elements. I have the scalloped Stampin’ Up punch and it fits one the dimensional flowers almost perfectly!! I had to do a little sanding, but other than that, it works great.

I’ve also been spending some time coloring my new Nellie stamps! Love these little things!!!

And finally, this has been a great mail week for me! I got some new cuttlebug folders, and my nestabilities!!!

Happy Everything

Published by Tracy on May 6, 2008

I saw a card this weekend (store bought) that look similar to this one. I really liked the look of it.

It was quick and easy to make, and best of all, I have a purpose for it! :)

Disney Page

Published by Tracy on April 30, 2008

Here’s another page I did a couple of years ago.

Mostly I’m posting this because this is my first attempt at playing in Photoshop Elements. I scanned this image, and then merged them in PE. It’s not anywhere near perfect, but for my first time, it’s not bad at all.

I actually do like the way this page turned out though. If you flip the picture that’s on hinges, there is another picture, plus some hidden journaling. And I cut a slit in the page to act as a pocket for my brochures to the Animal Kingdom. This page is created on a CTMH Base Page (cranberry). I did my entire Disney Album from the Base Pages - so quick and easy. I put an 18 page scrapbook together in 1 1/2 days - and I actually like how all the pages turned out as well. It was the first scrapbook I actually COMPLETED for myself.


Vintage Travel Scrapbooking

Published by Tracy on April 29, 2008

I’ve been away awhile. I’ve realized that I just keep making cards just cause. Well - I have cards coming out of my ears! Seriously. I need to be more thoughtful with the cards I make, and try to make them with a purpose in mind. I have all these random cards, that I just can’t use for anything.

Anyway, I’m going to try and concentrate on scrapbooking for a bit. I have a ton to do - I still have the last 12 days or so of my Europe trip from 2000 to go. As I was flipping through my done pages, I found this page - it’s one of my favorite pages from this book so far.

In Barcelona we went to a park where an artist had done a TON of mosaic. I replicated that on my page by created a mosaic with silver embossing powder and scraps of paper. I love how it turns out.

I used the CTMH Vintage travel Papers (LOVE this paper), Pewter eyelets, and chocolate grosgrain ribbon.


Dew Drops!

Published by Tracy on April 21, 2008

I got a nice surprise in the mail today! Thursday night Mom and I put an order of Dew Drops in - 9 bottles total. They showed up this morning already!!!! :)

So of course I had to play! She doesn’t get to see them until Friday - I told her I was going to use them all before then! Which, as it turns out, would simply be impossible as there are hundreds of them!!

This is a simple card. I’ve been seeing variations of it in Blog-land for the last week or two. This paper is the new CTMH Sarsaparilla paper in the Summer Catalog. It went well with the Cowboy Dew Drops! The stamp is from a retired CTMH set - Woodland Sentiments. I really like the way it turned out!



Published by Tracy on April 2, 2008

Finally … a card!

This sketch was borrowed from a card I saw in the new CTMH catalog. My card looks nothing like that card, other than the layout!

The papers are Chatterbox and Bazzill, the ink is CTMH Hollyhock, and the stamps are CTMH Funky Florals (retired I’m pretty sure) and April Word Puzzle. The Buttercup Brads, Baby Pink ribbon, and Baby Pink Safety Pin are all CTMH as well (so are the clear beads, but they are retired as well).

I also used a paper piercer and poked holes in circle shapes in the patterned paper. This is as close as I’ve come to stitching … I’m getting there though.

Ok, I’m beat, need to get to bed!



Published by Tracy on March 14, 2008

This sketch has been floating around all week. There have been so many cute cards with it I decided to try my luck with it.

I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out! Everything is CTMH.

Happy Birthday Cake

Published by Tracy on March 10, 2008

Another Tilda card … I’m feeling really good about coloring with my Prismacolor pencils right now, and am really liking the way that it turns out. I’ve never really liked coloring in before, but the pencils with the mineral spirits really help.

The Happy Birthday stamp is from Limitless Labels from Papertrey Ink, and all the paper is from the CTMH More to Adore paper pack.

“Fishing” You Happiness

Published by Tracy on March 9, 2008

I finally made another card. And let me tell you, I’m not exaggerating when I say that this card took me 2 days to make. I started with the image, and then had to come up with a card layout, size, and papers to match the coloring I had already done.

I clearly was enjoying the Gingham look of things this time around, and I stuck with good old circles to boot!

I also got out my prismacolor pencils … this time with mineral spirits. Loved how the coloring turned out this time. It definitely takes practice, but the more comfortable you become with it, the more natural the coloring looks I think.

The sentiment is from a retired CTMH set (Noah’s Parade). I threw in CTMH retired clover meadow gingham ribbon, clover meadow eyelets, and stickles for Edwin’s wings.


You only Live Once!

Published by Tracy on March 3, 2008

So, you know how every once in awhile you made that ONE card … you know … the ONE!?!?! It’s the one you LOVE. Whether it’s super detailed, or super simple, it doesn’t matter. You just love it. That’s how I feel about this card. I just love it.

It’s a simple card. But I love how the colors contrast with each other. And yes, I used circles again. I think I’ve found something that makes me creative for now … and you know how that is! Once you find it, you stick with it.

The papers are all CTMH - black cardstock, White Daisy Textured cardstock, Baby Pink cardstock. CTMH paper flower, with CTMH bling, and Baby Pink Grosgrain ribbon. The saying comes from CTMH Make It Count stamp set.


No Pain no Gain - Circles

Published by Tracy on March 2, 2008

I saw a sketch at My Scrappy Blog that I liked, and went ahead and went with it.

The papers are CTMH Floral Tapestry Paper Pack, and I used my CM circle cutter to cut all the circles in various sizes.

I used my new SU Jumbo eyelets, which I love, and CTMH Legandary Moments stamp set.

I made squiggles (LOL) around the plain cardstock circles for some contrast.

Thank You Card

Published by Tracy on February 26, 2008

So, here’s another Silouette Card. I just love this paper so much, but I’ll likely move away from it for awhile now! :P Maybe.

I need to send some Thank You cards, so came up with this quick card.

Supplies area all CTMH except the eyelets. Stamp set is Greetings to You (possibly retired).

I’m also working on a couple of other projects. I’m working on going through my old mags and tearing out what I really like and what to keep. I’m creating a card box out of a lunch box tin with tabs and pasting my torn out images to big index cards. When I get further along, I’ll post a picture of that.

I’m also working on a Bind it All journal - for card/layout sketches. I like the idea of having one of these handy for those times that I have an idea I want to remember!

Here’s the card!

Friend to Friend

Published by Tracy on February 25, 2008

This card is based on a “doodle” by Pammie from Friday.

Supplies: CTMH Serendipity Papers, CTMH Legendary Moments Stamp, CTMH Woodland Sentiments stamp (retired), and CTMH Black Ribbon Collection.

The stamping on the black piece of paper was done in a 2nd generation CTMH White Daisy and then clear embossed.