Saturday, January 28, 2012

Soccer Thank You Card

My younger daughter played on a "professionally" coached soccer team in the fall.  The colors of the Poway Vaqueros are green, black, and white.  This 5"x7" thank you card was made for the coach and signed by the team .  The pattern came from our Originals card program book. 
Originals: Three is a Charm
To add more interest, I included Grey Flannel in the color scheme.  The green is Ponderosa Pine and is accented by Black and White Daisy.  I created the bottom stripes by cutting the cardstock to varying widths and then gluing them onto the card front in a pattern.  The strips were cut longer than the card so that I could trim them off after they were all glued down for a finished look.  The stamp set I used was Best Shot - a retired set.  There is a girl and a boy on the card because the team was coed (just in case you were wondering).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January Workshop Close Up

I thought you'd like to see the cards a little closer.  The colors of the paper are Black, Desert Sand, Smoothie, and Tulip.  I used the Rock the Block stamp set at least one time in each of the cards.  I also used Say it in Style stamp set for the two sayings.
This first card I stamped the word "fun" half in Tulip ink and half in Bamboo ink.  After I stamped it on White Daisy cardstock, I outlined the front of the letters with My Legacy Writer (0.5 tip).  It makes the word pop out, as does the 3-D foam the letters are on.  :)  The large corner stamp was used to create the top and bottom border behind "FUN."  I inked and stamped the diagonal section of that stamp.  And the black button brads are put through the concentric circle from the set stamped in Tulip.

The second card also used the large corner stamp but in the traditional way.  I adjusted the location such that I stamped what I wanted to see.  "Wishing you well" is stamped in Desert Sand and is from the Say it in Style stamp set.  The ribbon is Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon (being discontinued on 2/1/12) which is held in place with a photo hanger.
Card number three is simple and elegant.  The flower is stamped in Smoothie while the leaves were inked in Bamboo.  The Desert Sand accent piece was stamped with Desert Sand to create another coordinating patterned paper.  Tulip Embroidery floss (also discontinued as of 2/1/12) tops off the chocolate flower.  The flower and leaves are raised.
And finally we have the fourth card.  Here we used the Newsprint Rub-Ons for the word "smile".  The word "big" came from Tiny Typewriter Alphabet.  The flower is made from two stamps.  The base was inked in Smoothie and the top was second generation rolled in Tulip ink.  The flower was stamped before "smile" was added.  I think the rest is self explanatory.

All CTMH Products Used:
X7140B Roxie Level 2 Paper Packet
Z1473 White Daisy Die-Cut Cards and Envelopes
Z2105 Black Ink Stamp Pad
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink Stamp Pad
Z2103 Bamboo Ink Stamp Pad
Z2196 Smoothie Ink Stamp Pad
Z2166 Tulip Ink Stamp Pad
Z1403 Photo Hangers
X1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons
Z1460 Ribbon Slides
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents -- Black (button brads)
Z1358 Basic Assortment Buttons -- Chocolate flower button
Z1092 Embroidery Floss -- Red and Pink Assortment
Z1103 Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Spring/Summer Idea Book is COMING February 1, 2012

Spring is in the air!  At least it is on paper.  And it looks like a gorgeous time of year.  I truly believe you are going to like what you see.  :)

I'm only going to show you the cover for now.  February I'll start posting some artwork from the new book.  I can't wait to share!!  And you'll get a sneak peak if you're coming to my January workshop -- Bonus!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stamps and Accessories Retiring from Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book

If you'd like the following, now is the time to purchase it.  After January 31,2012, these items will no longer be available.  Most will be found on my website under shopping "while supplies last", but there is no guarantee.  

And don't forget the Rock the Block promotion is going on right now.  With a purchase of $25 from the current book, you can purchase the Rock the Block.  That's the stamp set we're using for my January card workshop.  Besides the E-sized stamp set, you'll get the 9 block My Creations Collage Cubes (coming to the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book for $14.95).  So it'll be like getting a free E-sized stamp set free!

 Stamp Sets (Index on page 136 for page number)
A1098 Adoption
A1101 Always in My Heart
A1102 A Posy
A1105 A Paisley
A1112 A Hop
B1309 Fun Times
B1322 Believe in Your Dreams
B1323 Just the Ticket
B1324 Bunny Love
B1343 Beloved
B1350 Family Ties - Pets
B1351 You're Sweet
B1352 Ms. Scrapbook
B1353 A Little Buzz
B1354 Boom!
B1364 Take Luck
B1368 Baby Love
B1372 Circle Together
B1373 Beautiful Butterflies
B1375 Summer Days
C1305 Family
C1337 Just for Girls
C1338 Just for Boys
C1339 Kanji Phrases
C1345 Family Ties - Children
C1346 Family Ties
C1349 Ambiance
C1351 You Did It
C1355 Let's Go Camping
C1356 Extreme Happiness
C1359 Sweet Baby
C1360 It's a Zoo
C1363 Beary Best
C1364 TLC
C1365 Makin' Waves
C1368 Treetops
C1385 Charmed
C1390 So Lucky
C1395 Enjoy Every Moment
C1396 Love Birds
C1397 Smiles
C1399 On the Edge
C1403 In the Month of February
C1404 In the Month of March
C1405 In the Month of April
C1407 Hot Diggity
C1409 Beary Busy
C1410 One of a Kind
C1411 Birthday Boy
C1414 Little Princess
C1415 In the Month of May
C1416 In the Month of June
C1417 In the Month of July
C1422 Unity
C1436 Birthday Blast
C1437 Happy Moments
C1438 Tea Time
C1443 From My Heart
C1444 Precious Love
C1445 Bless This Nest
C1446 Retro Tech
C1447 Carefree
C1448 Magic Tabs
C1449 Blooming layers
C1451 Down by the Sea
C1453 Summer Breeze
C1454 Horizon
C1460 His and hers
C1461 Salutation Seals
D1187 For Every Occasion
D1191 Friendship Blessings
D1254 Soul Mates Word Puzzle
D1297 Daydream
D1298 Beautiful Things
D1300 Circle Around
D1320 Shining Star
D1322 Adorning Corners
D1330 Connections
D1336 Cupcake Sprinkles
D1337 Love Always
D1346 You Rock
D1348 Priceless Love Word Puzzle
D1353 Campin' Fever
D1357 Post Card - Travel Series
D1361 Thank you (English)
D1364 Recipe Box
D1365 True Happiness
D1367 Bon App├ętit
D1377 Around the Block
D1378 Notice the Details
D1392 Thank You (French)
D1396 Thank You (Spanish)
D1399 Dream Big
D1402 Togetherness
D1403 Star Power
D1404 Ms. Chillin’
D1407 Piece of Cake
D1408 A Little Everything
D1409 Flower Pot
D1413 Cherished flourishes
D1414 Paisley Praise
D1415 Springtime
D1425 Thrill Ride
D1426 Over the Rainbow
D1427 Tasty Treats
D1431 Happy Holidays
D1432 X-treme
D1434 You're Great
D1435 Howdy
D1438 Circle of Love
D1441 Royal Birth
D1451 Trellis
D1460 Love Ya!
D1461 Ciao
D1463 Backgrounds & Borders
D1465 Fill in the Blank
D1466 Catchin’ Waves
D1468 On This Day
D1470 Dreams Come True
D1471 Crusin’
D1473 Two Step Backgrounds
D1474 Hero

These alphas are NOT in the new IB, but are in the current one. So, if you don't have them, and want them, make sure to plan them with your orders!

E1006 Baroque
C1401 Friendship Small
E1016 Friendship Large
D1137 Giggle Lowercase
E1011 Headline Large
E1002 Rustic
D1267 Rustic Numbers

Accessories (by page number)
pg 124
Colonial White Ribbon collection - Z1126 - $7.95
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon - Z1103 - $6.95
Cocoa grosgrain ribbon - Z1100 - $6.95
Colonial White grosgrain ribbon - Z1102 - $6.95
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon - Z270 - $6.95
Wings Level 2 Assortment - Z1398 - $4.95

pg 125
Embroidery Floss - Red/Pink - Z1092 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Green - Z1094 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Blue/Purple - Z1093 - $3.25
Waxy Flax - Cranberry - Z1086 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Sorbet - Z1249 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Juniper - Z1248 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Crystal Blue - Z1247 - $3.95

pg 126
Designer Brads - Colonial White - Z1274 - $3.95
Designer Brads - Pewter - Z1146 - $3.95

pg 127
Mini Medley - Antiqued Copper - Z1275 - $4.95
Mini Medley - Colonial White - Z1276 - $4.95
Foundry Metal - Bookplates - Z1147 - $3.50
Soft Set Eyelets - Black and White Daisy - Z1228 - $3.95
Soft Set Eyelets - Chocolate and Colonial White - Z1229 - $3.95

pg 128
Midnight Felt Shapes - Z1462 - $3.95
Harvest Charms - Z1633 - $4.95
Holiday Packets - Z1486 - $4.95
Top Coats Icing Overlays - Z1468 - $4.95 out of stock
Lucky Level 2 Assortment - Z1356 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Journaling Spots - Z1359 - $3.95
Bliss Level 2 Assortment - Z1355 - $5.95
Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment - Z1386 - $4.95
Fanfare Level 2 Assortment - Z1400 - $4.95
Spring Blossom - Z1266 - $7.95
White Daisy Variety Pack - Z1300 - $5.95

pg 129
Cardstock - Black 8-1/2 x 11 - X1412 - $5.50
Cardstock - Colonial White 8-1/2 x 11 - X1411 - $6.75
Cardstock - White Daisy 8-1/2 x 11 - 1320 - $6.75
Color Ready Alphabets - Oxford - X5749 - $3.95
Color Ready Alphabets - Hodge Podge - X1406 - $3.95

pg 130
Dimensional Elements - On Target - Z1226 - $5.95
Dimensional Elements - Flurry - Z1225 - $4.95

pg 131
My Creations - Board Book - Z1310 - $6.95
My Creations - Journal - Z1268 - $7.95
My Creations - Memory Showcase 9x9 - Z1198 - $5.95

pg 132
Rubber Brayer - Z616 - $12.95

pg 133
Soft Set Eyelet Tool - Z1208 - $14.95
Eyelet Tool Replacement Punches - Z1245 - $2.95

Monday, January 9, 2012

January Workshop Samples

Let's get this party started!  This year I'd like to make a container for the cards we make so we're going to scale back on the number of cards so as to have time for the holder.  I'd also like to do some 3-dimensional projects this year too.  But my workshop attendees will have a vote with that.

January Card Workshop minus the Holder
So here's the first; a 4 card plus holder workshop.  How fun are these?!  We'll be utilizing the January Special Rock the Block stamp set -- still available until the end of the month -- and Roxie paper.

Dates for the workshop are Tuesday January 24th and Wednesday January 25th, both days from 7 to 9pm.  Cost will be $10 and includes 4 cards with envelopes and a card holder.  Please email me at with which day you're coming (and even if you're not sure quite yet).

Want to make an additional set for a gift?  No problem, just let me know so I can have the papers cut for you.  Can't come either of those nights but still would like the workshop?  Again, no problem.  Let me know so I can have everything cut (and stamped if you don't buy the Rock the Block kit) and ready to go for you.

See you soon!

Monday, January 2, 2012

FREE Studio J Layouts January ONLY

January is the PERFECT time to fulfill your Scrapbooking New Year's Resolution to catch your scrapbook up.  When you purchase 9 layouts as a Studio J member, you will receive the 10th layout free.  If you purchase 18 layouts, the 19th and 20th will be free.  You could keep going if you wanted!  With your membership you'll also get free shipping, and a free .JPG, so it will only cost you $3.25 per page!  Go to dsdoodles/ RIGHT NOW and try it out for free.  You'll see how fast and easy it is to create wonderful layouts.

This offer is only good now through January 31, 2012 so try it out right away.  You'll fall in love immediately!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

This is the last Stamp of the Month of the Idea Book!  That means next month the new book will be active.  :)  Okay, before I get too excited about the new stuff, there is still plenty of good stuff in this book.  And that includes this month's stamp set.

And here is the stamps within this set:

This set is available until the end of the month.  :)