Thursday, January 6, 2011

Chance at winning an Imagine!

Be sure and go to Ginger Adams' page on Facebook, LIKE the page and then tell her that Siobhan Burtlow sent you.  She is giving away an Imagine, and some other cool things!

More new stuff!

Doubt I will get much done in the way of crafting today.  Even though I am on vacation I will be going into work to assist with an informational meeting for staff wanting to promote ~ should be a good meeting...I sure don't mind going in on my days off to help with something like this! :)

Here are a few items I finished up yesterday.  The LO's were actually started back in October, but at that time all I completed was the picture selection and the title.

This LO is taken of my daughter on our summer vacation, I will be posting an almost identical one of my son, So cool that my DH got very similar pictures of the kids while swimming. Details: Sun is from Just Because cards and is inked wtih CTMH orange ink and spritz with Glimmer Mist, Tiger Lilly and Marshmallow; title and girl are from Cricut H20 and the title is covered with CTMH Liquid Glass. Umbrella is from Cricut Life's a Beach, embossed with the Cuttlebug and inked with Cats Eye chalks. Background paper is Paper Pizazz.

Identical page as the one for my daughter, just changed up a few colors. Thanks for looking!

Small card <4"x2" Card base & mat cut with Just Because Cards (Cricut), cupcake stamp is CTMH, Good Times with Liquid Applique for the icing. Stash eyelets are pushed into the icing. Edges inked with Cats Eye Orchid Petal

Thanks for looking ~ have an awesome day!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Staycation...a girl could get used to this & more new cards

I have made pretty good use of my staycation! I LOVE my career and am doing some pretty exciting things with it, but a little vacation is just what I needed to get myself back into the creative mood. My New Year's resolution or goal is to be more productive.  I have recently gotten back into living the principles of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ~ thanks to a little (HUGE) opportunity to instruct this at work. As a result I am planning better and getting more meaningful things done!

Sooo what have I gotten done?  My application for a promotional exam is complete...and ready for me to deliver once a few great friends proof it...I have made cinnamon rolls, from scratch...I have a pot of corn chowder (from scratch too) cooking on the stove and I have had some great fun creating! Here are a few of my latest items...for a closer view just click on the photo.

Circular card cut from Wild Card. Blue paper is CTMHembossed with Cuttlebug and sanded to distress, torn for layers using CM wavy paper tearing tool. Stamped images are Imaginisce and colored with colored pencils, blending with CTMH blending pen. Clouds are from Pooh & Friends Cricut Cart and sun is Gypsy Wanderings (Cricut). Glitter pen accents are Gelly Roll.

  Bazzill & CTMH papers. Flower and bling are EK Success, ink CTMH embossed with clear embossing powder. Top and middle layer are embossed with Cuttlebug. Top layer is spritz with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. 

 Background paper is CTMH cardstock cut with Cricut Wildcard, scored with Martha Stewart scoring board. Flowers are from my stash with matching CTMH brads. Sentiment is CTMH embossed with Ranger embossing powder. Tag is from Just Because Cards

I have also joined my buddies the Night Owls in keeping track of the cartridges that we've used so I will be doing a better job on listing those here.

Don't forget about the CTMH January specials listed in my January 1st post. For more information contact me at or vist Siobhan's CTMH Site 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Cards, New Inspirations

Happy New Year to all of my family, friends, and customers! 2010 was a wonderful year and I am looking for an amazing 2011! The kiddos and I spent last night ringing in the new year with multiple Shirley Temples served in beautiful wine glasses...since I rarely drink soda anymore, I must admit, I have a bit of a "soda hangover" this morning. ICK! I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the New Year with someone you love!

I have spent the last couple of days working on a few projects and I wanted to share them with you. Also, I wanted to share with you the Januaury specials at Close to My Heart. One of my recent projects uses an image from the NEW Januaury Stamp of the Month. Because of the changes in the way the Idea Books are being published, this may be the first time you've seen these wonderful images.

Click Stamp of the Month  to see more inages and information about this great set! It can be yours for FREE with a qualifying purchase from either the Inspriations Brochure or the current Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book. You can also purchase this set for $22.95.

This is a card that I made with the butterfly image from the Find Your Style SOTM set. The butterfly was stamped on blackcardstock using White Daisy ink.  After the ink was dry I colored the white ink with colored pencils until I got the look I wanted.  The background is Alcohol Ink, the sentiment is from Thinkink of you.  The card base was cut from Cricut Just because Cards.

Here is a closeup of the butterfly:

I discovered this technique from one of the CTMH consultants (Debi Barber) on my team.

Here is another card that uses the butterfly.  The background on this card is also Alcohol Ink and the image is stamped with Grey Wool ink.  The butterfly actually takes on a holographic look over the pearl AI.  The handwritten sentiment inside is simply, Your memories will never fade.

And here are two more cards with AI backgrounds.  The image is from Back to Nature and the sentiment is from Follow Your Heart.  

So head on over and take a closer look at this set and the other items in the Inspriations Brochure This brochure is a n incredible preview of things to come in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book AND everything in the brochure is available now! So come on, start 2011 off right and get going on those creative goals!