Saturday, April 15, 2017

Rose Blossom Blog Hop - Some Kinda Wonderful






Hi!  Thanks for stopping by!  On today's blog hop, we are featuring the paper pack, Some Kinda Wonderful. It truly is a colorful, happy, playful pack and I can't get enough of this ensemble, especially the turtle!  I think I have made more cards with this little guy than any other stamp. 

For this blog, I tried the mirror (or reverse) stamping technique and I was very pleased with how easy it is, and that I can get so much more use out of all my stamps! 


image on left is the mirrored image, the image on the right is the regular stamp

There are a lot of different ways this technique can be done, but I will quickly explain how I did mine.  I took the Some Kind of Wonderful turtle and stamped the image on my cardstock.  I then removed my paper and put a plain flat stamp on my stamping tool (MISTI) where the paper originally was.  I stamped the turtle image a couple of times, in the same exact spot, to be sure all the lines were solid.  I took my paper with the stamped turtle, turned it around and placed my paper over (face down) on the stamped image and pressed firmly.  I gently lifted the paper and I now have a mirrored image.  Then I colored and added the heart stamp and other embellishments.

Tools that I used to create this card:






If you joined the blog somewhere along the path besides the beginning, please hop over to Brenda's Blog!  She always has something amazing to share!

Lynn - http://frommybungalow.blogspot.com/
Marg - http://ididnthavepotatoes.blogspot.com/
Shelly - http://just1piece-shelly.blogspot.com/
Kim Hill - http://violetsandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Mary Newman - http://thepixiedustplayground.blogspot.com/
Kristine Porter - http://merryheartcreations.blogspot.com
Ginger -http://www.createwithginger.com/ (You are here!)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Scrapbook Pages in 15 Minutes!



These two amazing layouts are not only quick, but beautiful.  They are also 50% off.  At $7.48 plus tax you get:

  • Two 12" × 12" printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors™

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rose Blossom Blog Hop - Thin Cuts



Welcome to this month's Rose Blossom Blog Hop!  Today we are featuring all of CTMH's amazing thin cut dies!  They are on sale for the whole month of March and you don't want to miss these great deals.  

For this hop, I created a penny spinner card.  This was a fun quick card to create that used two different types of thin cuts, the circle and Some Kinda Wonderful Card making stamp and die set.




The hill was created by using the two largest circles.  I cut the largest circle out of striped paper 4" by 5.25" and the second largest circle out of green paper.  I then placed foam on back of striped and green circle.  I centered the green circle in the middle of striped circle, and then I cut and adhered a strip of green paper 2" x 4" to stop the turtle from making a complete circle.  Using the stamp and die cut helped to quickly create the turtle.  I then put a penny under the striped and green papers, a foam dot, then the second penny, then placed another foam dot on top of penny, and then adhered the turtle. This created a fun interactive card.  Hope you enjoyed!

If you started somewhere in the middle of the hop, please be sure to hop over to Brenda's blog!





Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cut it OUT!



Don't miss out on this AMAZING sale of all thin cut dies!  This includes the stamp/thin cut die sets!





Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sharing the Love...



There are so many reasons why I enjoy being a consultant for CTMH... being part of the Rose Blossoms team has to be at the top!  Some of the most creative, kind, supportive and special ladies are in this group. One of our mini team groups is Sharing the Love. We are teamed up with one other person for the year to create a card or mini page once a month.  It gives us a chance to get to know this person better and to encourage one another.  I created this for my friend.  It is my second go at a pop up box, but I had so much fun making the first (it is actually the one in the Rose Blossom Blog Hop) that I wanted to use this paper and create one just for her.  I think it is important to take time to share some love with people in your life.  You don't have to be part of a team (although you are really missing out on this one, BIG TIME) to do so!  Get creating!  Share your ideas in the comment section!

The tools I used to create this card are listed below.





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rose Blossom's Blog Hop


Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring pages 6-13 in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book.  The Hello Lovely paper collection, along with coordinating stamps, ribbon, compliments, has to be one of my favorite to date. It is truly lovely! 

For this blog, I chose to create a pop up card box.  I hadn't tried one yet, and it really seems to be the craze these days.  So, to keep up with the trends, I decided to give it a go.  I am thrilled that I did.  What a fun little box full of lovely!



Hello Lovely Pop Up Card Box


Up close look at embellishments

Box flattened ready to go in the mail  



Thank you for hopping over and if you didn't start from the beginning, please be sure to jump over to Brenda's Blog...and get ready to be dazzled!

















Thursday, February 9, 2017

A simple Valentine's card can say so much


For several years now, I have participated in a Valentine's Card Exchange managed by my dear niece and her lovely friends.  I am always excited to be a part of this exchange. This is such a sweet way to share some love and get a chance to meet new people.  I have received cards from some of the loveliest ladies from all over the country (and abroad). Not only have the cards been very creative, but the words that were written have been incredibly encouraging. 

This week was an abnormally busy week with workshops, crop and hosting my daughter's play group Valentine's Party. To create these cards, I actually went to my paper stash and chose to keep it very simple. I have been trying to use up paper that I have hoarded over the years.  This might take a while, lol!  The card base is created from CTMH Kraft card stock, the background papers were scraps I had left over from another project I did several years ago, and I cannot remember the brand. The heart stickers are from Recollections. The XOXO die cut is CTMH with a cut out of Pixie card stock paper. I used the CTMH Shimmer Pen and traced over the hearts and xoxo to give it a soft shimmer.  The twine is left over from another project.  I hope the recipients enjoy this card, but also the little treat that is inside!  

Valentine cards don't have to be over the top to show how much you care.  Sometimes, when we try too hard or complicate things, we never end up sending something because it isn't "just right." I am extremely guilty of best intentions.  I have a stack of almost done cards that didn't make it out the door because I was trying to be over the top. Keep it simple and send that card!  You never know how much it will mean to the person on the other end!





Monday, January 30, 2017

Mojo Monday 482

This week's Monday Mojo was a lot of fun, because I really like creating square cards.  It gives you a little bit more room to play and add elements!  




To create this card, I used Hello Lovely paper collection, glacier ink, and blush shimmer ribbon.  The heart and sentiments are from the January SOTM Adore You .  All are available through CTMH. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Easter Bunny February Stamp of the Month



In only a few more days this adorable stamp set can be yours for $5.00 with a purchase of $50.00 or you can buy it now for $17.95.  The paper is from the beautiful Hello Lovely collection and it really is just darling.  

Easter Bunny Stamp Set





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Rose Blossoms Blog Hop - January


Welcome to this month's blog hop!  Today we are featuring favorites from the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book and, let me tell you, it was very difficult to try to just pick one thing.  I chose to  highlight the Dream' Big collection.  I used the paper pack, stamps and compliments to complete both pages.



This collection pack is amazingly versatile and absolutely fun to work with!  Did you notice the preprinted photo holders!  They are printed landscape on one side and vertical on the other.  

Here is the whole line up of the blog just in case you didn't start from the beginning:

Marg - http://ididnthavepotatoes.blogspot.com/
Shelly - http://just1piece-shelly.blogspot.com/
Kim Hill - http://violetsandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Morgan - http://www.tweetscraps.com/
Mary Newman- http://thepixiedustplayground.blogspot.com/
Kristine Porter - http://merryheartcreations.blogspot.com
Kelly Massman -http://kmassman-scrapbooks-cards.blogspot.com/
Ginger -http://www.createwithginger.com/ (you are here)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Are you Creative?


When I tell people that I love to paper craft (or craft at all), usually one of the first things I hear is, "Oh, I am not that creative!" It really had me thinking a lot as the end of last year approached. What makes a person creative?  Is it an innate ability or a practiced skill that gives you the confidence to try new ways to be creative? I think it is both!

In December, I attended the launch of the CTMH Seasonal Expression Idea Book in PA.  The new product is absolutely beautiful, but the thing that stood out most, in this Idea Book, is the kits that are available to first time or beginner crafters.  Let me tell you, they will make you look like a pro! They are Pinterest worthy creations, all in one kit, that will have you smiling when completed.  They are easy, fun, and may I say BEAUTIFUL! They are the kits that might change your response to, "Hey, I love to paper craft as well!"

To see the amazing kits available, click here

For the month of January in honor of Paper Crafting Month, CTMH made available this beautiful wreath kit.  This is truly a wonderful way to jump into crafting without a huge financial commitment and a project that can be completed in several hours. 


To get more information about ordering your kit, please click here!