Friday, December 31, 2010
Here, I used the monochromatic side of one of the B&T Duos and highlighted some of the pattern with stamps. The monochromatic side is more peaceful and subtle, however, it can be brightened up as much or as little as you like by using a coordinating stamp. I cut out one of the stamped images and attached it to the card using 3D foam stickers to add some depth.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I will share some fun stuff a little at a time with you all and stay tuned to hear about my launch open house coming up in January. In the meantime, I wanted to share another quick tip with you. Using the same "Wings" page. I added a tag at the bottom right corner with a fun little saying about friends from the January Stamp of the Month, "Find Your Style".
I used a masking technique with this project. (CTMH's My Acrylix stamp sets make this technique super easy to do). Here is what you do:
- Find the saying/image you would like to stamp and stamp it on a scrap piece of cardstock. Then take your micro-tip scissors and trim around your saying/image. This will then be your mask.
- Now take the piece of cardstock you will be using for your page/card. Place the mask down on it and stamp your background image right over it.
- Take the mask off and you will see a blank spot to stamp your saying/image.
In lieu of enjoying my background stamps, I'd like to take this time to announce that CTMH has added some NEW background stamp sets in their Spring/Summer Idea book. Universal Backgrounds and Two-Step Backgrounds are sure to be an addition to my collection!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
So now that the fun of the holidays is behind us and I can take a deep breath, I started to dabble a little in some simple tricks to help add a little "something" to my scrapbook pages. They really are very simple and easy to do. So I will offer you all a new tip/trick each day up until the 1st if the new year. I hope these will help you with your scrap projects.
Pictured above is a page I completed in no time at all. This is the "Wings" paper. It is wonderful and it features something that I happen to love, the butterfly. One of the things that butterflies symbolize is change. Being a mom of three daughters, I sometimes feel like I am raising butterflies. They start of as caterpillars and you raise them into cocoons...then when they are ready to use all you have taught them in life, they fly off as butterflies. Another reason why butterflies are so special to me at this moment is that I have my youngest daughter receiving her First Holy Communion in May 2011. She recently received the gift of grace and it was symbolized by a butterfly. So this will be the paper that I scrap all of her Communion memories with.
Pictured here, I took one of the pieces of B&T Duo from a level 2 paper pack (Wings). I noticed that one of the images on the patterned paper was a butterfly. On this specific sheet that I picked, the images are muted. So I wanted to bring out that image a little more. I took a butterfly stamp (from CTMH Picture This stamp set that I received from the 2010 convention) and stamped a handful of them scattered around the patterned paper with Versa Mark. I went ahead and embossed the paper using Cocoa embossing powder. Now the butterflies seem to be popping out of the page.
The last thing I did was add a simple paper flower using two different patterns of B&T cut into 1 1/4" circles. So you can do this too. You can bring any pattern to life by adding stamped images to the paper. If you emboss, it adds some shine and a little texture to the paper. Something so simple can add some fun to any page.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
While I was at it, I decided to create a few more scrapbook pages using the same paper for our "holiday fun" photos. Here is one that I loved the most. It was fast and easy....
Saturday, December 18, 2010
So with these great toppers and pearl sprinkles these are sure to make anyone happy.....:)
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Here is the fun part.....you eat the cupcakes straight from the jar using the spoon attached. Having a few workshops coming up, I thought I would give these to my hostesses as a little "thank you" for having me teach them and their families and friends how to preserve their cherished memories. For the jar lid, I used "Magnifique" paper from CTMH and I embossed a dimensional elements snowflake using silver embossing powder. To add a little something extra, I put these adorable snowflake brads to the tips of the ribbon that is holding the spoon. This was super easy to do and combined my two joys, creating with paper and baking.......Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Close To My Heart's special this month is awesome. If you shop on my website createwithdanielle.myctmh.com and spend at least $20 (without shipping and tax) you will get a FREE "D" sized, stamp set. That is a $22.95 value! So grab your cup of coffee, your wish list, and your computer and get shopping.
Now take that wish list and pass it on to your loved one....they can send me your wishes and I can be sure that they come true. I can do their Christmas shopping for them. I'll order products, wrap, and deliver as well. So have them contact me firstname.lastname@example.org before December 13th (this ensures delivery by Christmas).
Stay tuned for more December fun!