Monday, February 17, 2014

More Commissioned Valentine Gifts

So a couple of weeks ago I shared a gift set I made for a woman to give to her boyfriend.  Today I'm sharing what I made for the boyfriend to give to her.  I took lots of inspiration from CTMH's Spring/Summer Idea Book.

So here is the gift set:

This is a canvas 6x6 frame.  I used page 26 of the new book as inspiration.  I used the new paper called Ivy Lane.  This will hold a 3x3 photo. He requested a pocket, so what I did was not glue the top of the purple background piece on, creating a pocket.

The card.  I used (retired) La Belle Vie papers, cricut, and chocolate swirl from my stash.  

Again used La Belle Vie papers, and Artiste cartridge to create this little mailbox.  Added some self adhesive pearls around the mouth.

I even added a little envelope to put inside!

This mini album uses Ivy Lane papers, Artbooking cartridge, Ivy Lane complements and assortments, purple glitter gems and an assortment of stamps.  The inspiration for this mini album came from page 27 of the new idea book.  

Thanks for looking!!  ☺

Monday, February 3, 2014

Commissioned Valentine Gifts

It's that time of year again, love is in the air!!  I was contacted about a month ago to make some Valentine gifts for a boyfriend.  We bounced ideas back and forth, and finally came up with an altered frame, gift/treat box and card.  I was able to work on this today finally!!  Here's the finished product!

The majority of products I used are from CTMH.  To make the photo mat (to hold a 5x7 photo) I used the Artbooking cartridge from CTMH.

These velum butterflies I found in my stash and sponged ruby ink on them.  Added some sparkle flourishes.

My customer requested this quote" "Being in love with you makes every morning worth getting up for".  I trimmed a piece of white cardstock and wrote it by hand. I left this butterfly white, and I thought it stood out better with the black background.

I also used the Artbooking cartridge to cut out their first initials and the & symbol.  I used liquid glass on the D's and sprinkled them with a bit of glitter.  The & was cut with silver glitter paper.

Finished display tray.

Treat box.  The red glitter paper is from Stampin Up.  The paper flowers and bling are from CTMH.

6x6 card.  I used Scarlet glimmer mist for the background, For Always paper from CTMH, stamp is from January's Cloud 9 card kit, and of course some bling!!  :)

Finished product!  I'll be delivering this to my customer sometime this week!!  :)

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book

It's February, and that means that CTMH's new idea book is now available!!  There are so many great products and inspiration in this book.  I have so many things I want to make, I'm not sure how I'll be able to squeeze it all in!!!  Let's start off with February's SOTM, and special!!

First off is the SOTM.  An adorable set of 9, called Wild About Love.

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more.

Embossing is Boss!
Get a free embossing folder of your choice with your qualifying purchase!

During the month of February, you are eligible to receive your choice of a new embossing folder FREE (a savings of $8.95!) for every 2 packs of bulk single color or combo cardstock you purchase. Pick from our 5 new folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—when you make a qualifying purchase. Add a touch of texture and flair to every cardstock project you create—gorgeous and easy! This offer is only valid while supplies last, so make sure to get your order in early!

Now, on to some new favorites!!  Do you love jewelry?  Are you interested in making your own customized jewelry??  Then the Base and Bling is for you!!

And introducing a new scrapbook line, Picture My Life!  It's a simplified version of traditional scrapbooking!!

 Each of the 8 Picture My Life programs are $24.95 each, and include 44 4x6 cards, 78 3x4 cards, 1 12x12 designed cover sheet, and 10 12x12 memory protectors.

To view the catalog online go here.  If you would like to receive a paper copy of the catalog, I would be happy to mail it, or drop it off (if you are local).

Happy February!!!