Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My attempt at a Smash Book via an altered Composition notebook (I have almost 100 plain ones--- they are too fun to alter!).  CTMH paper pack Mystique is one of my favorite and started my obsession with teal, which is now an accent color in my art room.  It is almost finished and will post pix after CTMH Convention in Dallas, TX the middle of July.  Going with my friend Carol, and the excitement is among the highest I've ever seen from a great group of "sisters". 

Monday, June 4, 2012

 Branching out into making handmade cards soon followed, along with matching card boxes or portfolios and pens.  Most of my sets eventually were purchased from my friend Dawn, and some I gave as gifts.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

As Carol proceeded to teach me more and more techniques, my pages flourished.  Edge distressing, using hemp, 3D shapes, coordinating embellishments, and pattern templates from CTMH's How-to-Books.  I always put an average of 4-8 pix PER PAGE, so I'm very consistant to allow for many photos and journaling space.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

This was a layout guided by my friend and UpLine, Carol, as I first learned stamping, paper tearing, using dimensional elements and coordinating CTMH designer papers.

Friday, June 1, 2012

This was my very first CTMH altered item, the now retired Artboard, fits 12x12 paper!  The CTMH patterned layout is inserted in a light-weight sheet protector and sealed with ribbon and Liquid Glass (a glossy accent, sealer, and glue - see my website to purchase).  It is almost 3 years old and holding up Very well.