Sunday, July 28, 2013

CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge display board

Here is the display board I use at events to show off the wonderful CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge.  It has so much to offer.  There are many wonderful 3-D items to cut and wonderful flowers to make.

I recreated one of the pages to show just how many images you can cut from one button.  The cupcake wrapper and popcorn box are put together and 3-D so I use Velcro to attach them and take them off when I fold up the board.

These are some of my favorite images.

Love the cards and flowers! The entire flowers 12x12 piece is held on with Velcro so that the flowers will not be crushed when the board is folded.

The 3-D items are held on with Velcro. Love all the boxes that can be created!

Close up of flowers.
Close up of cards section.

I will be participating in my first Blog Hop.  The Close to my Heart consultants participating will be showing off the new products in the Fall/Winter Idea Book.  So don't miss the fun and hop along!  August first is the day!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge display board

Here is the tri-fold I made to show off the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge when it was first introduced 2 years ago.  I tried to get peoples attention by putting Cricut on the banner title.  I tried to show that one key would create 14 different shapes.  Different sections of the board high light different features such as the coordinating stamp sets and the decorative layer key. I have a tri-fold board for the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge as well and will share that soon.  

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Over the next few posts, I would like to share some scrapbook layouts from the past. 
These pictures are of my youngest child who is 15 years old now.


I stamped the car in black ink and restamped several times to make the car look like it is moving as the ink seems to fade away.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Layered Masking

I love this technique.  It is called Layered Masking.  Start by stamping an open background stamp in black ink like the words I have here on this example.  It is a retired CTMH stamp but D1477 Universal Backgrounds would work well for this technique. Then stamp a solid stamp image like this boy swinging from D1515 Play Time

I used my CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut an oval and circle shapes. I use the oval window and the solid circle as my layered masks. Just glue one to the other. Use any shapes that work well with the stamped image you want to use. Oh, and save the circle window for latter use.   Here the circle will become the setting sun. I added Olive green with a sponge in a swiping motion where the grass would be.

Keeping the mask in place, I added Indian Corn Blue to the middle section and Gypsy to the top right hand corner in the same manner using a different sponge for each color in a swiping motion. These two colors give the sky a beautiful depth as the light is leaving the sky.

Remove the layered mask and you can see right where the sun will be.

Use the circle window that was cut earlier and place it right where the shape will be nested or even with a little of the blue showing so that there will be no white space between the two inked areas.

I added Sunflower ink over the entire window using a new sponge and swiping motion.

To create depth, I added a second darker color called Sunset.  I swiped the Sunset in a crescent shape along the bottom and right side to create the shadowing effect.

Now remove your mask and voi la!

Layer your work as desired. Let me know if you give this technique a try.  Post it on your blog.

Monday, July 22, 2013

I have been cleaning out my scraproom.  what a disaster zone.  I have been dening myself the fun of playing with my new CTMH product until I have fully cleaned up my room.  I hope to be posting some new pictures soon of what I have created..  I have posted a few pics on my FB page of convention.  Check it out...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Team Party At  2013 Convention
Me with my second upline Naomi Smith
and my third upline Karen Morris
Thanks for a wonderful team party.
We celebrated Mardi Gras style and I participated
in the mask contest.

Here was the table full of participents masks.
So many creative masks, so much fun.

Here is my entry. I used stamps from several sets.
I cut shapes from both the Artise and Art Philosophy
Cricut Cartridges.

I used Lagoon and Pacifica papers, inks, and reinkers.
I spritzed with reinkers and the Pearl Paint.

I cut three accent shapes from the silver glitter paper.
Lastly, I added plenty of clear sparkles.
I was suprised and pleased to win the most flamouent mask.
I came home with a display tray as a prize! 
Thanks Karen and Naomi!