Ok, here they are my very first two cards made with new 2014-2015 CTMH Annual Inspirations products. I could hardly wait to try out the new colors, so here I stamped 4 out of 5 of them - Glacier, Thistle, Pixie and Canary. The stamp sets I used were Your Own Kind of Wonderful available to customers now and Better with a Friend a set that's only available to hostesses. The first one is 5 x 7 -
I decided to make these for a swap so I recreated it as 4.25 X 5.5 and I switched to Thistle for the larger butterfly.
I skipped on to this card that's made with a "stuffed" heart. I water colored the heart and with the paper still wet from that I pressed from the back to ease out a raised area on the front, put some tissue in the raised area, added adhesive around the edges of the heart and backed it with another piece of card stock. It's really hard to tell from the photos but it looks really neat in real life.
What day is it?? Yes it's already one of "those" weeks, not just for me either, I've been hearing it over and over. I will have just two more 10 year pile cards after this. I'm saving my favorite for last and it's made using a technique that I'm pretty excited to teach in one of my clubs again soon. But for now here's a cute little card - it was part of a campaign I think, and the sketches/instructions were included with the set. I think she's pretty cute and because of that she reminds me of a couple of my friends named Cindy with her dog. My friend Cindy if you stop by let me know!
Just a few more days until I can share artwork made with new products. For now here's another card from the 10 year old pile. It's so cute, I didn't make it and I feel bad I can't remember who did. This original rubber stamp little bear set did make a comeback recently as a My Acrylix.
I feel like a little Who now on Horton Hears a Who, trying to get attention "I am here, I am here, I am here!" Boy is it good to be back. I finished my class this week and made tons of progress on the house. My studio however, is another story, I can't really even use my desk right now! I thought about just piling up what's on it and moving it to the floor but I'm trying to swear off doing counter productivity.
But nevertheless I think what I have to share EVERYDAY this week will be entertaining. When cleaning out my attic I came across a box of cards and pages that I made when we lived in our other house - yep, it's been up there 10 years as of last month. At first I thought "well this is all trash now but maybe I'll keep a couple things just for ol' times sake." Much to my surprise, I STILL really like a lot of it.
I thought now was a perfect time to share these because our new catalog goes live next week so what a perfect time to "go retro" I see so many of the techniques that were popular then coming back, and I LOVE that so I think I'll plan some back to the future techniques for my clubs.
Let me know if you would like any info about techniques and materials that I've used. Here's my pretty glitter butterfly.
Holy cow! I would say I'm surprised that a month has flown since I posted last, but actually I'm not surprised at all. You see, we've been preparing our home to sell plus I'm taking an accelerated summer Excel 2013 class and I'll tell you what I've had zero, nada, NO time to play!!
I just had to take a break for a bit today - there's only so many consecutive hours you can spend doing something like that before you go bonkers.
Next week I'm the sponsor over at Tuesday Morning Sketches #256 so I thought I would make something for their challenge this week. I'm quite excited to see what Melissa & Co. have planned because we've all been so busy that anything could happen lol. They're a great bunch over there and I'm just sorry that my sponsor week snuck up on me so quick and I didn't have a chance to send them anything to play with.
I used the CTMH Ariana paper kit & assortment and the Cricut Artiste collection stamp set Kudos plus Indian Corn Blue and Outdoor Denim Ink Pads. I'm so proud of myself I've already put everything away too...so unlike me :o)