Friday, April 29, 2011
This is my second post of the day. Here is the second video I wanted to share with y'all. This video will teach you how to edit the photos you are using on your Studio J layouts. Isn't Studio J the coolest online scrapbooking program on the market today?
This is a great video about Studio J. I am in love with Studio J as many of you know. And I am super-excited because I am leaving tomorrow for Utah to attend an exclusive and intense Studio J training. I plan to learn as much as possible so that I can come home and teach all of you. If you have not already gone to my website (amy.myctmh.com) to play with Studio J do so TODAY! It does not cost anything to play! And once you do play let me know what you think!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Last week I told you about all the celebrations we had going on at our house. Here are some photos of my daughter, Molly's, 11th birthday party. It was a baking theme party. Here is the invitation I created. I used the exclusive stamp set that comes with the Fanfare Workshop on the Go Kit(#G1021- page 42 in the current Idea book) and theTiny Typewrite Stamp Set (#D1222- page 110 in current Idea Book), along with Tulip Ink and Heavenly Blue Ink. I applied liquid applique to the top portion of the cupcake and then heat set it with the CTMH heat tool. This gave the cupcake a frosting look. Add a few brads to serve as sprinkles and you got a fine looking cupcake! Molly and I went to a local kitchen store and purchased whisk keychains which we added to the invitation using a hole punch and bakers twine!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I absolutely LOVE this stamp set! It is one of the most versatile sets I have ever owned. Take a peek at the artwork below!
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," said Leonardo da Vinci, and who could argue with that great artist? The seeming simplicity of the My Acrylix® Fill In the Blanks stamp set (D1465) is what makes it such a perfect-and perfectly versatile-addition to any stamper's toolbox!
The words and outline images that make up this set really lend themselves to a variety of looks and techniques. Let's take a peek at some artwork!
The butterflies on this card are stamped tone-on-tone using the small butterfly image from the Fill In the Blank set, and then we took word stamps and stamped them in first and second generation to create our own patterned paper.
We've also used the small butterfly stamp on this layout, but can you guess what other stamp we used from the set? If you guessed "flower," you're right! Since our My Acrylix stamps are flexible, we've scrunched up the flower stamp in different ways to get these cute cloud images. We stamped them on B&T Duos® paper to give them a subtle pattern.
For this card, we cut out the large butterfly stamp image a few times and then layered it to make it dimensional. Here are the steps so you can make it yourself:
Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, page 96
This card, featured in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book on page 96, also shows the stamping on B&T paper technique. This time we used the bird stamp, and the background pattern is much stronger. To give visual variety, we stamped the bird's wing on a complementary piece of Grey Wool cardstock. Then, we stamped three different sentiments with Grey Wool ink, then highlighted one of them by stamping over it in Goldrush ink. This brings in a third color and makes the "friends always" sentiment stand out as the main message of the card.
Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, page 96
Does this card look familiar, too? It's also from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book on page 96. Check out the Hollyhock cardstock on the sides. We stamped the flower on it in a repeating pattern to make an abstract, subtle patterned paper. Notice how the petals overlap in various spots? This gives the flower image a whole new look!
And here's a final technique for you: using the stamp set as a cutting guide for negative space then filling it with a patterned paper to give visual interest. To create the stars you see in this layout, follow these steps:
Don't you love this set, too? do you NEED to OWN it for yourself? Hop on over to my website (amy.myctmh.com) to order yours today OR feel free to contact me and I will be happy to place the order for you!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Here are some cards created with the April Stamp of the Month "Blessed."
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
We have a winner for the contest I announced last week. THANK YOU to all those who participated!
Monday, April 4, 2011
I have become a HUGE fan of Studio J! I knew I would love it but I never dreamed how much I would use it for my own personal use. I know I have shared my thoughts with you about Studio J in the past and I know many of you have purchased either a 3-month or 12-month membership. I invite y'all to watch this quick and informative video about the basics of using Studio J. Then hop over to my website (amy.myctmh.com) and click on Studio J and then start playing! It does not cost you anything to play!