Monday, April 25, 2011

Framed Flower Art

I was recently asked to create some 'artwork' for a CTMH Leadershare event being held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this coming weekend. I wasn't given any guidelines and was just asked to create something nice. All of the donations will be used in a silent auction, with all of the proceeds going to Operation Smile. We are all hoping that this auction will result in the most money raised at any of the 5 CTMH Leadershare events held this year. I am so pleased with this way this project turned out and I hope that it gets lots of interest this weekend! In fact, I like it so much, I need hurry up and make one for myself!

The papers used on the flowers are from the new CTMH Sophia paper pack. The green printed background paper is from the Miracle paper pack. The leaves were cut with a Sizzix die called 'Branch with leaves.' I added dimension to the flowers using a Copic marker. All of the embellishments are from CTMH. I used our new buttons, waxy flax, ric-rac, and white daisy rub-ons on the frame. The corners and the bottom are embellished with hand-stitching. I also added some glitter to the flower edges to add some 'bling.' The frame was purchased at Wal-Mart on clearance for $5. (I actually went back this week and bought five more!)

You can click either image to get a closer look!

Front view

Side View (to show dimension)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Loving Studio J

Have I told you all how much I LOVE STUDIO J?!? Studio J is my new guilty pleasure. I love that I can scrapbook on my computer, while sitting the recliner and watching TV. The best part is that the results are stunning!!! Here are four two-page layouts that I created in one evening! The photos are from our CTMH Convention in Washington DC last year. I'm trying to get all of my pictures from this trip scrapped before we head to Anaheim, California for the 2011 Convention in July. I decided that the best chance of that happening is to create an entire album of Studio J layouts. Now that my classes are over for a while, the chances of that happening just got a whole lot better! Click on the picture of each layout to see a closer look at the image. If you like what you see, feel free to email me and see how you can get in on the Studio J craze!

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Riley Birthday Card

Here's a card I made recently for a very dear friend of mine. It is a 6x6 card made using the Animal Cookies paper from CTMH. The image is colored with Copic markers. The edges are hand-stitched using blue embroidery thread. Can't help but love these Riley stamps!!!