Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CTMH Scraps Cards - You Rock

Another batch of "Scraps Cards". I love being able to fully maximize the use of my paper packs! It's amazing to me how much you can do with one Close to My Heart Level 2 paper pack!
Typically I put my scraps into my "Scrappy Bin", but I found the patterned papers don't get used quite like the cardstock scraps do...but by using them together to create cards, I was able to really maximize all my scraps without feeling like I wasted anything!
And I'm super excited about how great these cards have turned out!!! What do you think?

Originals, pg 102 Balance It Out

Wishes, p71 Just Because Workshop Card 6

Originals, pg 108 Sweet & Simple

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

CTMH Scraps Cards - Caboodle

Wouldn't it be great to be so organized that as you finish a layout, you immediately use your scraps to create beautiful cards? Alas, I am not quite that organized...but I have done much better about keeping my leftovers together with my paper pack and have set a goal to use as much of the scraps as possible to create cards or other projects.

Fortunately, with Close to My Hearts fabulous Wishes (#9033) and Originals (#9032) Card Confidence Program Books, creating beautiful cards out of scraps is a cinch!

Normally when I'm choosing a card pattern from the books, I decide on the stamp set and papers, then select the pattern based on the size/shape of the stamps I've chosen. For this exercise, I look at the size scraps I have and select my patterns to optimize the use of scraps!

Below are the cards I made using the scraps from my Caboodle kit of the month.
Wishes, pg 119 Gallery

Wishes, pg 55 Stay Left

Wishes, pg 97 Collage

Wishes, pg 73 Just Because Workshop card 9

Wishes, pg 40 Simple Expression

Wishes, pg 70 Just Because Workshop Card 3

Monday, March 1, 2010

CTMH You Rock Kit of the Month

I love the vibrance and color in this new You Rock paper pack...it's so versatile and the colors really allow it to be utilized for any occasion! I've got more You Rock layouts posting soon, so check back! Meanwhile, these are the projects we'll be creating during our March crop (March 20th).

Shopping List:
G1006 You Rock
Basic Workshop Kit (includes):
You Rock Level 2 Paper Packet ($12.95)
My Acrylix® Just Be You ($13.95)
Mini-Medley Accents Outdoor Denim ($4.95)
Workshop Guide
Retail Value: $32.85
You Pay: $29.95
Z1272 Top Coats™ Rockin' $4.95
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles $2.95
Z281 White Hemp $2.25
E1002 My Acrylix® Rustic Alphabet $34.95
Z2123 Goldrush Ink® Pad $5.25
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink® Pad $5.25
Z2150 Sunflower Ink® Pad $5.25
Z1297 Edge Distresser $2.50
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit $5.95
Y1001 1" x 1 1/2" My Acrylix® Block $4.50
Y1003 2" x 2" My Acrylix® Block $6.50
Y1005 1" x 6 1/2" My Acrylix® Block $6.50