Monday, October 31, 2011

Color Challenge

This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge  is a color challenge: Autumn Terracota, Juniper and Bamboo.  With my newly organized Room (see previous post) I have a new spot for taking pictures and the colors don't seem to be showing up quite right. But here's my take:

Recipe: Perfect Day paper, Typeset Paper,  autumn terracota, and juniper and bamboo cardsotck. Miscellaneous ribbon and stick pins, Thank You stamp set.  All products CTMH except stick pins and ribbon. The butterfly was cut with the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.

Thanks for taking a peek,
Marie with a :)

Reason Number 9,789,647 Why I Love The HH

He goes Dumpster Diving! Okay, so maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but remember this desk? He brought it home for me years ago when his company was moving buildings and planned to throw it out.

 Well, this weekend he came home with this:

 Yep, his current company was going to throw it out!

 It's U-shaped and a whopping 72" x 94" x72"!

 Lotsa work space!

 When he first saw it, he contemplated how much work it would be to actually clear out enough of the craft room to fit it in. He weighed that against me having the ability to "roll my chair around a large work space" and brought it home anyway. I love that man! ( Previously I had a bunch of piecemeal "furniture" in here. )

 It showcases the punch shelf that my sister Samantha's (Samies Sentiments ) husband built.

 I haven't been using the Big Shot much since I got the CTMH Cricut Cartridge, but now I have room to have both the Cricut and Big shot out in the open :)

 I do love the Tim Holtz dies...

Where I do most of my stamping.

 And what Craft  Room is complete without a music station?  But best of all..

A cleared off table for those brutal Scrabble matches with the HH!

Thanks for stopping by,
Marie with a :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Card/Scrapbooking Workshop

I am having a little card making and Scrapbook workshop this weekend.  We will be making the card from my LAST POST and these two as well as a fourth one. We'll also be making a two page layout that I will post later.

I am looking forward to some girl time :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Marie with a :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm so done...I think...

The Heart 2 Heart Challenge for this week was autumn or halloween.
 The cricut cartridge makes it so easy to cut things out in bulk that sometimes I get a little carried away. I cut out a full page of leaves and I am FINALLY  nearing the end of the pile. I THINK I am done with autumn cards...but ya never know ;)
The card is one we will be making at a workshop I am having this weekend along with THESE TWO.

 The (large) pillow box was cut out at 8" on the portfolio setting, using the CTMH Art Philosophy. Leaves were also cut with the AP cartridge. Letters are Color eady Alphabets sprayed with reinker/water and the ribbon is the CTMH chocolate/Colonial white.
 Card base and leaves cut with the AP cartridge.  Paper is a retired one...Perfect Day I THINK...

Inside of card.

And after this morning's weather, I think it's time to start working on Christmas cards:

Thanks for stopping by,
Marie with a :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

CAS, Autumn and some more Inchie-Wannabes

I love autumn.  I love long walks and crunching leaves, beautiful foliage, crisp Colorado evenings, soups and AUTUMN CARDS!  This first one is for the Clean and Simple Sketches:
 I probably shouldn't say this but "lunchtime quickies" take on a different meaning these days:

Hope you are enjoying your autumn!  Thanks for stopping by,
Marie with a :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cards-n-Scrabble (and I even won!)

The last couple of nights the HH and I have spent in The Room playing Scrabble. Whenever he was wracking his brain for words, I would work on cards. Here's a few I created.  I also wanted to show this:

Before I became a CTMH consultant, I collected lots of paper and goods from other companies. In the last few years, I've mostly used my CTMH products though. So I have a couple boxes/baskets like this, stuffed full of paper. I've decided I better start using them up! Here's how two pieces of paper got used, lol.

 More "Inchie" inspired :)
No Scrabble tonight as there is a choir concert for one of my kids. I'm sure I'll be back over the weekend though. Hope you have a wonderful (and product) weekend with the ones you love. As always, I appreciate your visit!
Marie with a :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's All in The Numbers! Gift Card Holder

The Heart 2 Heart challenge this week was to use at least one number. Once again I was inspired by Vicki at Wizard's Hangout. This time she shared a tutorial for making a gift card holder. I've added a link to the tutorial on my page above (it's called "Becca's Gift Card Holder" under Tutorials and Such.) You can never have too many gift card holders on hand, right?
Since I've rearranged in "The Room" and switched to using a white background my photos have been turning out awful. I think I'll go back to a black background in the future.
The paper pack is Cherry-o (retired) and I used a spray pen and reinker (sky blue) to color the flower. The ribbon is miscellaneous scraps I've had forever. Stamp sets are: Happy Birthday, Vintage Type and You're Sweet. The size is 4 x 4.

Thanks for stopping by!
Marie with a :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Inchie Inspired and Lotsa 3D's

Be prepared. There are ALOT of photos.  This weekend was a gorgeous Colorado autumn weekend and we managed to get a Sunday afternoon walk in to enjoy the foliage. The day before, I spent some time with a couple of the gals from my CTMH unit and we played with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  While at my friend's house, the sweet hostess also showed me her stash of "Inchies."  Apparently inchies are cards made with one inch stamped images on them.  I loved the simplicity of them!  So the autumn foliage and the "inchies" are the inspiration for this set of cards that took almost no time at all to create (I did a dozen of the leaf ones; and 20 cards altogether. They aren't inches because my images are larger.)

 This is a great way to use up scraps.The bases are 4 x 4.  I cut scraps of brown cardstock into 2 1/4 inch sqares, and Olivia paper into 2 inch squares. I used the Art Philosophy and cut 2 inch leaves and then painted them with pearl paint mixed with reinkers (a combo of barn red, sorbet and orange.) They have such a  nice shine to them :)
 Then I popped the leaves with pop dots. 

 For these I just grabbed some scrap paper that was on my (very messy) craft tables. They are sooo quick and easy to create.

 My daughter wanted this one as soon as she saw it :)
 This one has a painted corrugated star.
Now on to some 3D projects:
 A simple thank you box, filled with chocolates.
 You're sweet french fry box with cookies.
 I used one of our "I'll Never Get Tired of These Things" spray bottles on the tag.
 This pillow box was created by my sweet friend Miss Peggy (who shared her Inchies with me :)  )
My upline created this box with coordinating 4 x 4 cards inside. Everything was done with the Art Philosophy cartridge!

 If you made it to the end of tis post...kudos to you!  And a very big thank you for stopping by.
Marie with a :)