Saturday, December 31, 2011

January SOTM Blog Hop ~ Little Reminder

Hello and welcome to 2012! I hope you had a lovely holiday and are getting ready for an awesome new year! I know CTMH has some great things in store for 2012. This month we are hopping to see all of the beautiful projects created by the final SOTM set in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. 

If you have arrived here from Georgia Hauglid's blog then you are on the right track, 
keep on hopping for some amazing ideas.

 S1201 - Little Reminder
This fun set is a great way to remember dates on anything from cards to invites, to scrapbook pages.
There are just so many possibilities.
And once again some of the images coordinate with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.
Don't you just love that?

I made this card months ago, long before my move so I would be sure I had it done. 

It ended up being for my cousin, who is expecting a baby boy in early February. I will leave the dates blank so that she can fill in the birthdate and add the card front to her scrapbook. I love how the colors in the Dreamin' paper pack are perfect for a little boy, but the designs may not be what you think of first for a baby card. The versatility of the CTMH papers and the beautiful color pallates make thinking out of the box a bit easier. 

Here is what I used for this card...
Dreamin' Level 2 Paper Pack
January 2012 SOTM- Little Reminder
B1368 Baby Love
Exclusive Inks in Chocolate and Pacifica
Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon
Blue Button Assortment
Chocolate Waxy Flax

Here are a couple more photos of some of the cards made by my swap group consultants.
Aren't they a bunch of talented ladies!

Now hop on over to Pamela O'Connor's blog,
I am sure she has created something spectacular. 

Remember, Little Reminder is only available through the month of January. 

And then we'll all be excited for the NEW IDEA BOOK that launches on February 1st!

Happy New Year and Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Little More Mistletoe

Last year I did a Christmas card class where each person made 20 cards using simple mix and match layouts with papers from the Mistletoe paper pack.

It was one of my best attended classes to date. However, when I was calculating how much paper I needed to order for the class I accidentally DOUBLED the order! So, this year I have LOTS of left over Mistletoe paper. It's ok because I really do love the classic Christmas colors (Cranberry, Olive and Chocolate) and the simple elegant designs of Mistletoe.

Somehow, when I moved out of state my Christmas card list grew. Not that I am complaining, I am glad so many of my friends want to stay in touch.When I got to Utah I told my friend Angie I needed to make more Christmas cards and she was game so we got out the Mistletoe papers and the Christmas stamp sets I had saved from the jumble of the storage unit and set to work. Here are just a few of the cards I created. I sent about 60 cards this year, hoping to get at least half that many in return.

I even helped Angie create this year's Christmas card 
from the Dean family (although I forgot to take a pic of it).
And she happily created lots of cards on her own (I didn't take pics of those either, oh well)
I think I have converted her to my form of therapy. 

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