Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September SOTM Blog Hop- It's a "Thriller"


Glad you could stop by the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.If you have found your way here from Jennifer Benner's Blog, you are on the right track. If you are starting here, just keep on traveling around the "circle" hop till you return! I'm sure you will be amazed by the over 60 CTMH consultants participating and also pick up a few "liftable" ideas as well.

This month we are featuring a "scary" halloween themed stamp...."Thriller" This stamp set is sure to please a wide variety of tastes from the traditional skulls, and dracula to the hip "Ed Hardy" style.

My project this time is a very usable holiday decoration, a candy container cute enough to set out as a decoration and on halloween, I can hand out candy directly from the jar.

The jar itself is a plastic "cheese ball" container from Costco. I covered the label with CTMH's new "Pear" cs and then used a "My Creations" cube that I ruined and then deconstructed to make 3 decorations that I strung along the sides. I like the dimension is gave the boring round jar.

The lid is also covered in "Pear" cs cut into a circle to fit and then I used the new "Captured Moments" stamp set, a small yellow circle covered in "liquid glass" and "Color Ready Alphabet" stickers inked in "Sunset." The "Scary Halloween" is masked from a "Thriller" stamp and the lid is finished with assorted tied ribbons around the edges.

A picture of each of the embellished pieces from the cube : ) this one is a black embossed image from "Thriller" on some "Hooligans" B & T paper and mounted on "Gypsy" cs. All the pieces are strung on with some black cording I had from IKEA.

The next is on the "Gypsy" fingerprint B & T from Hooligans, with images Black embossed again from "Thriller" Thanks to Tresa Black for the little paper flower instructions from last weekends "Creative University".

Again, Black embossed images from "Thriller on Pear/Gypsy cs. I tied tiny cording knots to add some dimension to the image.

Hope you enjoyed my project, it's time to head on over to Katy Donaldson's Blog for your next dose of creative juice.

If you are in need of a "Thriller" SOTM, make sure you visit my website HERE or give me a call so you can get your new Fall/Winter Catalog and come for a visit to see all the new products in person.

See you next month!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Autumn/Winter CTMH New Product Blog Hop!

Well it's that most wonderful time of the year! It's time for the CTMH new product Blog Hop and it's Fall, so time for everything festive and fun! Lots of consultants have their new product on hand and have been creating like crazy to share their wonderful ideas with you, so let's get started! It's easy to do, if you came from Michelle Loncar's Blog you are on the right track, or if you just happened by, just click on the link at the bottom of each participants post and follow along. It is a circle hop, so you will eventually come back round here!

I am always so excited to see the new Christmas paper each year, so I chose to use the Level 1 "Mistletoe" kit and see what I could come up with. While I still have tons of product left, this is what I have created so far:

This first card is 6 X 6 and uses one of the Level 1 pages cut into fourths, cranberry cs, several Mistletoe My Stickease, some of our twill ribbon sewn with cranberry embroidry thread and "scrunched" up to make the cute border. The 2nd picture is in detail.

Next I took the B & T from the Mistletoe level 1 pack and mounted it on chipboard strips to give it some dimension and used our new colored sparkles and a dimensional element star inked in honey and then a My Stickease and some natural hemp finish this card off.

The next was a happy accident as I had another card almost finished and "messed" it up by having dirty fingers. I scrapped the other card that had three ornaments and then designed a new single ornament. I like the clean and simple look much better! I still managed to get some errant ink on this card, but still I think it looks pretty good!

Next I tried to really get creative and start with a blank card...(very scary) I used My Stickease borders and banners, chalked some clouds with a hand cut template and created mounds of snow with a piece of B & T from the level 1 Misletoe kit and then stamped the awesome shadow scenes from another new stamp set in the Idea Book. All stamp sets are new and I will be happy to share with anyone if they can't figure out which set it comes from : )

Another new stamp set contains this cute little tree. Stamped in New England Ivy, cut out and embellished with our new teeny tiny sparkles in RED! The Happy Holidays is from the same stamp set as the tree and the paper it is stamped out of is some border from a pre-printed portion of a level 1 Mistletoe sheet.

Last but not least are two cute and very simple tags that I created with a single image from the Mistletoe My Stickease sheet. Easy Peesy!

Thats all for now....it's time to head on over to Amy Schultz's Blog for your next creative discovery! Have fun, see you on September 1st for the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!