Monday, April 30, 2012

One last look at the Stella Papers

Good morning~
April has come and gone and so as we move into May, but I thought it would be fun to look at one more card created from the Stella papers and the "Just For You" stamp set. This charming little card was made by Wendy Coffman. She did a nice job of incorporating our new Bakers Twine. In this particular card, the focal point colors are Lagoon, Sunset and Tulip and they go very well together. Prior to the Stella kit, I would not have put these colors together, but now I really  love them... so cheery. So as we bid adieu to April, we also bid adieu to Stella. Next month we will play with the new Florentine kit ... but that's a post for May! Hee hee! With a smile~ Tina 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Stamp-A-Stack Card Workshop

Hi Ladies,

I now have all of my cards created for the Spring Stamp-A-Stack workshop on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 6:30pm in my stamping studio.

If you are interested in coming, feel free to email me and let me know which stacks (based on Card #) that you would like to create.

 You can create as few stacks or as many as you want- it's a great way to build up your card stash. All materials will be pre-cut and ready for you to assemble. 
One stack is 4 identical cards.
Cards are $6 per stack of 4 cards, and that also includes the envelopes. Many of the cards are 5x7 this time. It's going to be a blast!!

 Card #1                         Card #2                      Card #3

Both of these are 5x7 Cards
Card #4                        Card #5

Both of these are 5x7 Cards
Card #6                         Card #7

Baby Cards

Card #8                    Card #9

Studio J Training - Create Your Own Borders

Good Morning to my Studio J fans,

To keep you on your toes, today we will be learning another way to use all of the tools that the Studio J online scrapbooking program has to offer- Creating your own borders. As usual, you can create alongside the video by:

  1.  logging into your studio J account, 
  2. creating a new project
  3. uploading some photos
  4. choosing the Wonderland kit
  5. choosing the "Performance" layout       Have fun and Enjoy! Tina

Monday, April 23, 2012

Good Morning,

Today I am sharing the 3rd and finally layout I created for my Stella 6-page scrapbooking kits. This layout was inspired by a fellow CTMH consultant named Vicki Wizniuk and I tweaked it a bit here and there, adding "Tina-touches" to it. Or as my scrap group says, I "tina-fied" it, lol! 

Again, I used the Stella Canvas Complements and the Mocha Opaque Adhesive Gems, along with some border stamping in Cocoa. The thing I love about this particular layout is how simple, quick and yet pretty it is. It holds four 4x6 photos- bam, bam, bam... layout completed. Okay, maybe not that quick... but close. :)  With a smile, Tina 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nancy's take on the Stella papers - A Box full of 3x3 Note Cards

Good Morning Everyone,

Today's artwork sample is a cute box cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and the Stella paper, created by my good friend Nancy Reding. Nancy is another CTMH consultant that Wendy and I swap cards with, and you can see why right here. She comes up with the cutest stuff. I was thrilled to receive this cute little box from her and it holds 3x3 note cards perfectly. Enjoy! Tina 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fun with Banners

Hey Everyone~
Banners! These are EVERYWHERE these days and they are very cute... and easy to make, with the right tools.
In today's video, we show you how easy it is to create your own banner using cardstock, chipboard, the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge or... any combination of the above. Be inspired to play today!
With a smile ~ Tina 

Dotty For You - Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with CTMH!

Good Morning Everyone~
It's April 17th, and that means National Scrapbooking Month is right around the corner! Each year CTMH puts together a fabulous special to help all of us celebrate and this year is no exception. From today, through May 31st, you can grab this totally hip and cute set called "Dotty for You" for only $5! All of you ladies out there who are in my monthly classes automatically qualify for this special~ WOO-HOO! And for the rest of you, simply Email me today and I will make sure you can get your very own kit as well.

The "Dotty For You" kit includes 24 sheets of 12 different patterns of B&TP Duo's (2 of each pattern) and 
one Idea insert to get your creative juices flowing. I can see so many uses for this springy paper.  Chat with you all soon! ~ Tina 

It's April

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wendy's take on the Stella paper and stamps

Good Morning,
Today's card was created by my friend Wendy Coffman over at Stampin' Rules. She is one talented crafter and fellow CTMH consultant and I enjoy sharing ideas with her.  We swap several cards with the release of each new idea book and this is one of her cute Stella cards. I really like how she used the staples to add a whimsical accent to the card. Those 2 little staples help draw your eye right to the sentiment. The stamps used on this card are from the "Just For You"stamp set. If you are in my LADIES NIGHT OUT CLASS then you will be receiving this stamp set with your kit! Happy Stamping ladies! ~ Tina 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Studio J Training - Creating Your own Patterned Paper

Good Morning,

It's time for another Studio J online scrapbooking tutorial- you can never know too much about this wonderful software. In today's episode you will learn how to create your own patterned paper. If you would like to create along, simply go to my website and log into your studio J account. Create a new project and choose the "Stella" kit and the "Performance" layout. Have fun and leave a comment with the thing that stood at the most to you in the video. With a smile, Tina 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Another Stella Layout

Good Morning,

This is just a quickie post to share another layout I created from the Stella  papers and Canvas Complements.  The layout was inspired by the back cover of the idea book and only has a few tweaks done to it. This layout is part of my 6-page scrapbook kit and will be posted on that blog as well. Enjoy!! Tina 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Stella scrapbook pages for my "Cherish Your Memories" Group

Good Morning,

This Wednesday, March 7th, my "Cherish Your Memories" group will meet to scrap and laugh the night away. The layout design we are featuring this month is called "Safe & Secure" and can be found on page 78 of the Imagine book. I created the layout using the Stella papers which feature the colors Cocoa, Sunset, Tulip, Lagoon and Olive. I accented the layout with the Stella canvas My Complements and the Mocha Adhesive Gems.  Enjoy! ~ Tina

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Stella paper and the "Just For You" stamp set

Good Morning,
Just a quick note to share another card from the Stella paper pack. This is a 5x7 card and it shows you a very simple, yet pretty card that can use up all of those little scrap pieces of paper you may have lying around. I also used the new "Color Ready Seam Binding ribbon" that I daubed with Sunset and Tulip ink to create my own custom ribbon. It goes perfectly with this kit. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment! With a smile- Tina

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stella is stunning!

Good Morning,

During the month of April, all of my classes will be featuring the new Stella papers and stamps and I have to say- they are stunning. When the Idea Book was first released, they were not my favorite, but after playing with them, I am in love! The colors are so bright and vibrant and cheery and... well, let me just show you.
For this card, I cut the largest piece of cardstock using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and then stamped on it using our white daisy ink. So simple, and yet a very nice result. I think it looks like B&TP rather than stamped cardstock. I also did the rolling technique on the petals of the flower using Lagoon and Olive ink.

 Enjoy! Tina