Saturday, August 30, 2014

CTMH Chalk It Up Birthday Card

This Chalk It Up birthday card follows the pattern from Make It From Your Heart Vol 2 #28.  The sentiment is from the You Mean the World to Me stamp set (B1467), which includes 3 additional sentiments that are perfect for cards and gifts:  Thanks So Much, It's Your Day, and You Mean the World to Me!

Are you falling in love with the doodling?!  Truly adds that "something" to the card!!  The Chalk It Up Assortment of puffy stickers takes me back to childhood…I remember loving puffy stickers and putting them all over my notebooks for school!!

Studio Sus creation made for me by Susan Williams. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CTMH Chalk It Up Mini-Album

At our Close to My Heart convention, we created this mini-album using the Chalk It Up Picture My Life 4" x 6" cards.  We added 4x6 Kraft cardstock into the mix, along with some stamping and embellishing, for a quick and easy mini-album!

CTMH designed and added this exclusive card to the mix to commemorate our 2014 Convention:
We used the Bitty Sparkles and the Chalk It Up Assortment of puffy stickers throughout the mini-album, with black cardstock for our photo mats.  The Here We Go stamp set (D1600) provided the stamped airplanes, arrows and chevrons.  I punched my holes after I took the pictures and added rings and ribbon  to keep it together. 

QUICK TIP:  Punch your holes FIRST, then embellish the mini-album…that way you don't mistakenly put things in the way of the holes!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CTMH Chalk It Up Artbooking Mini-Album

After creating my Chalk It Up layouts and cards, I still had some of the chipboard complements and papers available…so decided to play with Artbooking and make this mini-album to capture the boys first day of school, their goals for the year and whatever other tidbits they decide to add-in after their 1st day of school!

The album was cut using the Cricut Artbooking Collection at 6", I have a Cricut Craft Room file available on my website if you'd like to recreate the mini-album.

School Days Crush?!  I am truly in love with my journaling pen!  It adds so much to "plain" cardstock to make it pop!!  I really resisted, but seriously have no self-control…it just looks better with doodles!!

I used more of the Gold Polka Washi (Z1920), seriously, it comes with 15 yards…I'll be using this for a while!  I also added my beloved Shimmer Trim (Z1918), because it just goes great on any project…and with 5 yards, it lasts!!  And sprinkled the White Enamel Stars (Z2010) on some of the pages…scrap your stash!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

CTMH Chalk It Up Super Fast Cards

I'm confident this is the fastest I've ever made 12 cards!  These cards were inspired by the Laughing Lola PML cards made by CTMH for the Big Picture Classes pajama party.  

The hardest part was "selecting" my cards from the Chalk It Up Picture My Life collection!  With 48 different designs, narrowing it down to my quick dozen took a couple minutes!  Otherwise, these cards were SUPER FAST!!

I used a 12x12 sheet of black cardstock and kraft cardstock, cutting each of them into 6 - 4x6 pieces and adhering them to the center of the card bases.  I adhered each of the Chalk It Up PML cards to the center of the cardstock, then "bling-d" with either washi tape or teal shimmer trim, and finished with a sprinkle of aqua dots!  Seriously, way fast!!

I foresee my Christmas cards being done in this exact fashion using the Pear & Partridge Picture My Life kit!!