Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to All

Today I'm sharing my very first project using my new Cricut Create and the Storybook cartridge. I resisted getting one for a long time but I really like this little guy. Hope you like it.

And here's hoping 2011 will be amazing for you & your loved ones.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CTMH Product Spotlight Blog Hop - December

Season's Greetings to one and all!
This month's hop is focusing on CTMH Pearls and Sparkles, two of my personal favourites. As always, this is a round robin, so start anywhere you like and keep going till you get to the end. You may have just come from Jill's blog, and after you've seen my offering, you'll head to Kristie's.

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card using one of my favourite stamp sets - Ms. Holiday Cheer. As a little girl, I loved colouring and this set's got a whole lot of colouring fun to appeal to my inner child. I chose the tree trimming image because it was the one I noticed when this set was first released. So here she is:

Tree Trimming Missy was coloured in using a combination of CTMH markers and stamp pad with blending pen. Her gown needed some shimmer and I chose to heat emboss it using a mixture of clear embossing powder and Prisma glitter. I also added a touch of shimmer to her shoes and earrings and the star on top of the tree. I wanted to use the Pearls as ornaments on the tree, but they needed a little alteration. So I took out my trusty red Sharpie and gave them a new look. CTMH Pearls are available in white, mocha, and licorice but you can change the look of them with any alcohol based marker you own. So dig up those Sharpies and get to colouring! And while you're at it, enter your holiday creation in the last Heart 2 Heart challenge of the year. I know I am...

Now head on over to Kristie's blog for some more sparkly fun.

Enjoy a fun filled holiday with family and friends.
Hugs and kisses,
TraceyJ

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Colonial White; PP - Mistletoe Creative Basics; Ink - Archival Black, Brown Bag, Desert Sand, Parchment, and Taffy; Markers - Bamboo, Blending Pen, Cocoa, Garden Green, Honey, Sweet Leaf, and Tulip; Stamp Set - D1374 Ms. Holiday Cheer; Opaques Pearl Gems; Liquid Applique; Bonding Memories Glue Pen; Prisma Glitter; Clear Detail Embossing Powder; Foam Tape; Sharpie

Friday, December 03, 2010

Roberts Crafts in Utah...

has an amazing giveaway today with all kinds of DCWV goodies - over $450 worth!!! So head on over to their blog and check it out now. Remember to share with me if you win. After all, I shared the opportunity with you. LOL!!!

When I first started scrapping in 2007, Die Cuts with a View was my very best friend. I loved those economical stacks of paper and cardstock with the matching embellishments. And I especially loved that the colours were all coordinated, so it was pretty easy to make layouts with papers from different stacks if I chose. And I love them now. Maybe I should make a trip to Utah, the scrappy capital of the world, so I can check out Roberts in person...

Laters,
TraceyJ