I’m not really a Halloween person. For years, Neal and I ignored the holiday, turned off the porch light, and went to a movie to avoid having candy in the house. Luckily, our house was never egged by disgruntled trick-or-treaters! Even so, I find it amusing that, for the past two years, I’ve had a Halloween stamp for the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book swap. In fact, I won 2nd place in a CTMH contest with last year’s card! Here is the card I submitted for the current swap and a little sneak peek at some of our awesome new colors! The paper I used is called Hooligans (X7129B); I love this paper! The colors are fantastic and will look great with a variety of photos, not just Halloween pictures. The stamp set is called The Boo Crew (C1421) and comes with 6 darling pumpkins.
The new Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book launches September 1st, so contact me to reserve your copy!
I have to tell you, I am absolutely shocked right now; so much so that I’m posting a quick blog during lunch at work…I never do that! I just discovered that I won 2nd place in the August CTMH “Make it from Your Heart” Contest for the “Trick or Treat” card I submitted to a swap. I love this card, but I NEVER would have sent it in on my own. I’m very thankful that my friend, Sue Laufer, asked for an extra set of cards to enter into the contest. Now I have $50 in select product credit to spend…woo hoo!
I can’t believe it has been a week since I last posted! It has been a very full week, so I’ll try to be brief. Alas, I did not meet all of my creativity challenges. I was able to finish my second card for the CTMH unit swap today. It is a direct scraplift of the Just Right card from Jeanette Lynton’s blog. The sketch is from the new Wishes book; I can’t wait to get it! I used the following new products which will be available to order on May 1st: Sweet Baby (C1359), Comments (D1359), and Animal Cookies Creative Basics (X5807).
I didn’t complete all of my creativity challenges because I was so busy this week. I wasn’t able to work on the Tickled Pink kit, but I did get my photos printed. So, I inadvertently finished the two page kits! Those will be my first two LOs for the LOAD challenge in May. I must finish them for my big party on Saturday!
I celebrated my birthday on Friday! My friends and husband made it a very special day. Several of my friends came over to scrapbook on Saturday, so I feel like I had two birthdays this year! I am so blessed to have such amazing people in my life!
Woo hoo! I finished my swap card. It may not look like much, but it took a lot more time than I thought it would. I’ll put 34 of these in the morning mail.
So, this is a little sneak peek from the new CTMH Idea Book that is being launched on May 1st. This is the Animal Cookies Creative Basics paper. It is so cute. I used the new stamp set Sweet Baby everything but the “UR” which is from the Be True stamp set.
I’m not a card maker, so this was my second attempt at a card for the swap. My first attempt was a total reject! LOL! I’m showing it here simply so you can see the back of the patterned paper. The back of the small flower print is Clover Meadow. I really like the color combination in these papers.
Okay, I’m off to set my creativity challenge for the week.