Friday, January 29, 2010

Cocktail Alphabet

We recently went to New Zealand and stopped at this very yummy fruit stand. Not only did they have GREAT fruit, but it was so pretty I just had to take some pictures! LOL But what I really wanted to show you was my title..."fruit stand". I used Close to my Hearts new Cocktail Alphabet. I LOVE THIS ALPHABET! It has both upper & lower case and some punctuation. I first inked it in Goldrush ink, then the "fruit" I inked the bottom half in Smokey Plum ink, then stamped it. For the "stand" I inked it again in Goldrush ink and then stamped the top part in Barn Red ink! It really works well with all the colors in the layout and looks like custom letters. One other thing I wanted to bring your attention to...I didn't have a cherry stamp, so I made one! My friend Sara saw a circle stamp and told me to see if that would make a good cherry. It did! Then I took a stem to a flower to make the stem to the cherry. This is just one more example of using what you have! I hope you like my layout! And if you would like your own set of Cocktail Alphabets just email me and I will be happy to help you out!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Use What You Have

This year is going to be my Use What You Have year, and with that one must organize. I am organizing all aspects of my life, but one I wanted to share with you is organizing your stickers and rub ons. I took some of our page protectors and measured our stickers. Then I sewed them to the desired size. Then I cut the excess off and put the metal clips where the holes are and tada...I now have organized stickers and rub ons! I find if they are out of sight, they are out of mind. Now I have them all together and I can just grab my pack and go! One other cool tip...the little seam allowance that are built into the CTMH page protectors...that is where I put the wooden stick for my rub ons. How handy is that! Now I can USE WHAT I HAVE.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


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