Wedding Card

Wow, Tuesday already! While the kids are absorbed in Chuggington,  I’ll pound this blog post out, then wake hubs up-  who came home from work with an infection in his leg and feeling poorly. He’s seeing his doctor at 1 this afternoon. Wish him luck!
In addition to two more layouts to share with you, I also have a card I made for my sister in laws upcoming wedding.

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The supplies I used making the card:

CTMH Exclusive Inks (Hollyhock,  Saddle, Goldrush)
– CTMH My Acrylix stamps (Sweet and Lovely, Give a Lift, chickenwire–in my ignorance when I bought my first stamps, I threw out the packaging,  so I can’t remember what the stamp set is called!)
– CTMH washi tape
– Recollections card stock (goldenrod, chocolate)
– SU card stock (pink)
– flowers
– adhesive
– pop dots
I browsed through our 2013-2014 catalog and idea book for a card to make my sister in law. This is what I came up with!

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Mojo Monday #4

Whoo,  welcome to another Monday! Things are going to be crazy around here as I prepare to send us to Saskatchewan for a few days next weekend. That includes tidying and cleaning the house so that I can enjoy it in a tidy state for a few days AFTER our trip,  since the twinlets will be visiting their grandparents before school starts. We’re nearly there (school, that is). Anyone else living by that mantra these days?
Today’s Mojo Monday is inspired by the new scrapbook album (custom ordered) that I’m happily working on. Here’s what I’ve completed so far:

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It’s a 12×12 inch scrapbook album that has lots of room for extra storage by way of a large pocket that can be found on every page. There’ll be a few pages left at the back of the album that will be dedicated to extra pictures or special documents (diploma, maybe, for example).
Our challenge this week? See the small border with the grade stamped on it? Make your own border or background using stamps only!
I’ll be back tomorrow with our Toone Tuesday deals and hopefully another layout!

On a roll

I was on a roll yesterday- before mommyhood duties called for my return to reality, I started working on another card, aside from the one I shared with you in yesterday’s post. I wasn’t quite sure which direction I wanted to go with it- in terms of theme- until later yesterday afternoon. My husband got home from work and began chatting about his plans for the evening, which included dropping by his buddy’s with a birthday present he picked out. Liiiiggghtbuuuullllb. I needed to make a birthday card. I quickly ran out to drop off a Close to My Heart order at a friends’, then headed to the basement (also known as my haven) when I noticed hubs mowing the lawn in the backyard. Here is J’s birthday card:

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Loooovveeeee this!!!

Supplies:

– Recollections card stock in teal, cream
– CTMH basics patterned paper
– CTMH Skylark patterned paper
– CTMH Free to Be Me patterned paper
– CTMH Exclusive Inks (Barn Red and Old Denim)
– CTMH houndstooth washi tape
– SU birthday stamp
– Momenta wood mounted tag stamp
– EP sticker embellishments
– rhinestones
– pop dots
– adhesive

Here’s another, similar card:

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Supplies:

– CTMH patterned papers (Free to Be Me B side,

Washi Card

While I waited for the load of clothes I {re-washed} in the washer this morning, I tidied up the desk in my haven, then made a new mess (ha- not really), making another card like I showed you yesterday. Except this time, I blinged out the background with washi tape.

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I rotated this card so that it’s 5.5×4.25 inches (yes, I skipped the 6×6 size this time). For a bit extra pizzazz, I stamped and fussy cut a tiny butterfly, then adhered it with a pop dot. This also happens to be my take on yesterday’s challenge!

Supplies:

– CTMH Exclusive inks (Bamboo, Autumn Terracotta, Smoothie)
– CTMH mini stamp (Delicate Wing)
– MME patterned paper (Lost and Found market 6×6 paper pad)
– K&Co patterned paper (Sweet Nectar paper pad)
– Recollections card stock (cream and white)
– Momenta wood stamp
– washi tape
– adhesive
– pop dots
– border punch

Floral Card

I promised tin this mornings’ blog post that I’d share a card that I made the other day. I’m just getting to it now because I spent the majority of the afternoon finishing up the mini album I’ve been working on. Phew, it feels good to have it done! I can’t wait to start on the next project!!

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You’ll recognize this card from my earlier post, in which I alluded to the fact that the focal point in the card inspired me. I have a set of wooden stamps (Momenta) that I felt would be perfect for my own version of this card. Instead of keeping it a regular A2,  or 4.25×5.5 inch card, I bumped it up to 6×6 inches.  Apparently my stamp set is bigger than the one in the image above.

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I turned to Pinterest for a color scheme, then I jumped right in! I stamped the floral piece on 3 different sheets of card stock, giving it a sort of an ombre effect.  The green patterned paper in the background came from a 6×6 paper pad by Momenta. Lastly, for a little more bling,  I adhered some sequins (my new favorite embellishment). Eep!  You’ll find packages of assorted sequins all over, including the Dollar Stores. Go check it out!

Supplies:

– Recollections card stock (cream, purple, olive green)
– CTMH Exclusive Inks (Bamboo, Pear, Smoky Plum)
– CTMH SkyLark Complements
– CTMH Sweet and Lovely stamp set
– Momenta patterned paper
– Sequins
– pop dots
– adhesive

Mojo Monday Week 3

Welcome to Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend, did you take advantage of the beautiful summer weather? 
This weeks’ challenge is to use WASHI TAPE as a background- on a card, layout, filo fax, light switch,  or whatever else your imagination conjures!
This card (pictured below) inspired me, but it wasn’t until I sat down to scrap lift it, that I realized the background is actually washi tape. SMART!! And, very sneaky! So, now I want to make it again (since it was the focal point that originally inspired me), but this time using washi as a background.  (I’ll share the card I just alluded to in another post later today).

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Remember, there is no time restrictions, just create and submit (please!) your projects as time allows. Just roll with it and have fun!

Good Thing…

Last night would have been the perfect night for uninterrupted, delicious scrapbooking. My husband was going to be home late, and the busyness and chaos of our play date earlier in the day were the perfect ingredients for an enjoyable evening alone.
Mother nature had other plans. Just as we were about to start our bedtime routine, lightning struck a power pole, which created a power outage that stretched late into the evening. (I must have fallen asleep, because the power coming back on at 11:10 last night woke me up). Although the girls were super worried about the storm we had and the resulting power outage, they surprisingly fell asleep well before 10 last night. Poor M didn’t sleep well between falling asleep at roughly 1 am, but once her daddy was home and the occasional clap of thunder subsided, she slept fitfully. I sure didn’t,  but that’s another story.
All that to say there was no scrapping in the cards for me last night. Once it got too dark to rely on natural light, I discovered that candles are pretty much useless if you have nothing to light them with. Luckily, I found an LED light that clips to the BBQ; it provided enough light for me to putz around on my phone until it died. Then of course, it was bedtime!
It’s a good thing I got a card made late yesterday afternoon, after child inspired chaos faded and before natural, meteorological chaos ensued.

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Once more, this sweet little card was inspired by Close to My Heart projects, as well as CTMH product. The original had a strip of three tiny flowers punctuated with rhinestones in their centre’s lining the middle of the card. I wasn’t feeling it, so replaced it with one large accent. To add a bit more drama, I adhered black card stock to the embellishment, then fussy cut around the entire piece. To finish it off, I tied some bakers twine around the top, fastening it to the card with a CTMH resin flower.

Supplies:

– CTMH Balloon Ride patterned paper
– CTMH Complements
– CTMH resin teal flower
– Recollections card stock (cream, Sky and black)
– Momenta patterned paper (blue)
– border punch
– bakers twine
– pop dots
– adhesive

Day of Halves

I’m just dropping in quick this morning to share a few projects I made yesterday. We are having a “half birthday” play date for the girls today. I use that term very loosely- it isn’t a party in the traditional sense, just an excuse to get the girls friends together and have some wet, splashy fun in their pool, since we can’t do it during their real birthday, in February. I feel bad they didn’t have a birthday party last February, so today I’m making up for it. (August 22 is actually their half birthday). Hopefully the weather holds up! They’re for casting thunderstorms today, so we shall see…

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Here’s another page in my mini album- I’m just over half way done!  (Oh–apparently we have a theme today- halves!) I have a few more pictures printed out so I can just start sticking things together when I get the chance to sit and play again.

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I think I’m in love with this sweet card. It’s tiny, just 3×3, but it’s perfect for sending a quick note or bit of sunshine your friends’ way. Using up scraps on this card makes it even sweeter!

Supplies:

– CTMH Balloon Ride patterned paper
– CTMH Complements
– CTMH Exclusive inks in Sky and Chocolate
– CTMH stamps (Give a Lift and Delicate Wing)
– Recollections card stock (navy and sky)
– pop dots
– adhesive
– rhinestones
Don’t forget,  you can purchase any of the cards I post here or on my business page (I’ve also re-opened my Etsy store!); if they are already spoken for, or you want something specific, I can make something else. Or, purchase the supplies for the card above, and create your own! I am an independent Close to My Heart consultant, so I can help you with any questions or purchases you’re interested in making!
And, for those enquiring minds, here’s my Etsy shop link:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EverydayScrap
The upcoming week is going to be CUH-RAZY!! There’s an event here in White court on Wednesday- Arts in the Park- and you’ll be able to find me there!  It’s from 5 p.m to 8:30, with a movie to follow at 9:30. If you’re in the area, you should drop by! Thursday I’ll be off for four days, for a conference and scrapbook crop; you most likely won’t hear from me between Thursday and Monday, but I WILL have lots to share with you! Come Thursday (the 28th), we’re outta here again- this time headed to Indian Head, SK for the long weekend. It’s our last week of “vacation” before school starts on the 8th of September. Wish us luck- we’re bringing the twins, and I’m worried that all 800 or 1000 kms is going to be stressful to the max! (But really, it’s going to be a great trip, right?)

Good Things

I was all alone last night (as in, my husband had to be up at 3:30 this morning, so he went to bed at 8 along with our girls), so I snuck down to the haven and scrapped for a bit. Why does time have to pass so quickly when I’m in there?! It isn’t fair!!
I have one more Balloon Ride card to share with you- this time a 6×6 card. The inspiration for this one also came from the 2008 (I was wrong- not 2006!!) CTMH catalog.

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Supplies:

– CTMH Balloon Ride patterned paper (A & B sides)
– CTMH Balloon Ride Complements
– CTMH Triangle Studs
– CTMH Exclusive ink (Chocolate)
– SU chipboard star embellishments
– Recollections card stock (cream)
– washi tape
– rhinestones
– pop dots
– adhesive

Give a Lift- Thank You

After creating another page for my school chipboard mini, I felt inspired to make another card that is made solely (well, mostly) from Close to My Heart product. I made a deal with my girls this afternoon that allowed me to actually scrapbook for a satisfying (genuinely) amount of time. The deal? I promised them my undivided attention for a predetermined block of time before and after (unintentionally) my “me” time. I hadn’t originally planned it that way, but it worked. It worked like a charm- to the point that I think I’ve got to try this again! I challenge you to give it a try. You may be pleasantly surprised!
I am not sure whether I mentioned this here or not, but I recently found a CTMH idea book from earlier in 2000; I think it’s dated 2006. I don’t remember who gave it to me, or where I found it, but I’m SO glad I held on to it! The inspiration in those pages is phenomenal. I might not have the papers and products from that catalog, but that doesn’t mean the ideas are null and void! The card I created was inspired by a card in it. Here’s today’s card, and all the products I used to create it:

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Supplies:

– CTMH Balloon Ride Complements
– CTMH Balloon Ride patterned paper
– CTMH ink (Sky and Chocolate)
– CTMH stamps (Delicate Wings Mini, Give a Lift)
– Recollections kraft and light blue card stock
– pop dots
– adhesive
– border punch
– twine
-Martha Stewart glitter glue, to accent

Lastly, here’s the next page in my mini album:

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