Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sharing From the Heart Blog Hop

For some reason, I can't log into our group to get the links for the hop.  I'm not sure what's going on.  I'll try again before I go to work, but if I can't get linked up, I'm sorry.

My card this month uses Stella papers and Canvas Complements.  I used the February Stamp of the Month, Thoughtful Tidings for the sentiment.

I love these canvas shapes.!  They give texture and make cards and layouts a snap.

I also made tags for the teacher Valentine's gifts using the Stamp of the Month.  I used the Sweetheart papers.

 I found these adorable golden apples at Target and had to get them for the boys' teachers.

I don't know what's going on with the hop, but I do know that these wonderful ladies have posts:

Kristine Ponte

Patti Rowe

Deb Fortin

Monday, February 13, 2012

February Club Cards--Stella

These are the cards we'll be making this month.  You'll do two of each design.

Card #1  Card Chatter--Birthday and A Note for You stamps

Card #2 Canvas Complements and Card Chatter Birthday

This next card was inspired by a fellow CTMH consultant, Kandi Gallegos-Garcia.  Hers was a 3x6 card, so I played with my mine to get it on a standard card.  I used Fashionista stamps and the new CTMH flower embellishments, and Sparkles.  

This card was inspired by this card by Vicki.  I loved her card, but used Lagoon card stock and a straight sentiment instead of her adorable flagged one.  If you have some time, you should spend a little bit browsing her blog.  She's one of the most talented paper artists out there :) 

I must admit, I needed a lot of inspiration this month.  This card was inspired by Dawn and her card here .  I must admit, I was tempted to steal her card as is, but I did give it a little twist.  I used the February Stamp of the Month, Thoughtful Tidings.

Bonus Card--Using Canvas Complements

I will be posting one more bonus card tomorrow for the Sharing from the Hear Blog Hop.  Remember, times are Thursday at 6:30 or Saturday morning at 10:00 am.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February Club Pages--Stella

This month, we are using Stella papers and Canvas Complements.  These first two layouts have no stamping, but I love the texture the complements provide. I also added the Pewter Badge Buttons to the center of the canvas flowers.   The photos are the ones we had taken at the park this summer.  I was waiting for the right papers, and the colors in Stella worked perfectly.  

I haven't found the right photos for layout 3, but I will try to get that posted soon.  It uses 4 4x6 photos.  I will also post the cards for my card ladies later tonight.  I have 4 out of the 5 designs finished.

Remember, Club meets Thursday night at 6:30 and Saturday morning at 10:00.  See you then :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Long Beach Studio J Layouts

These are the last Studio J layouts for now.  I'll be doing more with this month's Studio J special (see below for details)!  I had one more layout I didn't post because it was Austin's birthday party, and I didn't want to post photos of that many other kids.

These are from our California trip this last summer.  I took the boys to the Long Beach Aquarium and on a harbor cruise.  We had so much fun!

Both these layouts were using the Elemental papers, yet they look so different.  I love the monochromatic look of the second one, and that it matches the photos so perfectly.

Don't forget, this month's special is buy a Studio J 5-pack and get a 5-pack free.  That's 10 layouts for just $55!  Plus it includes FREE shipping and page protectors!  No membership necessary.  Buy them now and use them whenever.  They make great gifts, too!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Studio J Layout

This was this year's trip to the pumpkin patch.