Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Eagerly Awaiting the CTMH New Idea Book Release!

I was just sitting here stalking the Fed-Ex Driver because my first order of goodies from the new CTMH Fall/Winter Idea Book is scheduled to arrive today.  The "official" release date to customers is tomorrow, August 1st.  One of the advantages of being a Consultant is that we can order personal use products in July to help us prepare for the release.  Anyway, that is why I am waiting with baited breath.  I had a few scraps left from Convention goodies but not the full products.  Ah...hurry up Mr. Fed Ex man.

Anyway, while I was sitting here, I checked out the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week.  The challenge was to use "scraps" to create a project.  Perfect challenge to help us remember and enjoy many of our favorites and make room for the new goodies.

I looked in my "scrap" bin and found a few hunks of "Sunset."  I started thinking about what pattern paper included Sunset and thought of the retired pack called "Olivia."  Sure enough, I had a scrap of Olivia in my stash.  The technique I used is my take on one I saw on Splitcoast Stampers.  Using graduated sizes of paper stacked on top of one another, you stamp an image that covers all three.  When separated, the image appears in segments on the 3 layers.  The flourishes I used along with the sentiment are from a set called "The Best Things"  (C1503.)  It remains a current stamp set and is rapidly becoming one of my "go to" sets.  By the way, that is the CTMH color ready seam binding slightly tinted with Sunset ink.

 I need to go check the door again....Oh, Mr. Fed Ex man where are you???  :o)  Like I mentioned, one of the great things about being a Consultant is the ability to preview products before they are available to the public.  As a reminder, starting tomorrow, you can sign up to be a CTMH Consultant for a mere $49!  Contact me if you would like to join the great "Papers Pads and Pictures" team.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

7 comments:

Annette Clark said...

I *love* this card Cindy! I can't wait to try the technique.

Jenny McGee said...

Nice card, as usual. Can't wait to see the new catalog too. Hope your Fed Ex guy comes soon.

Nancy Ball said...

What a lovely card.....I too was just looking at Olivia paper. Thanks for playing with our H2H Challenge this week.

Madeline Morcelo said...

This is such a lovely card...wonderful use of scraps! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ H2H.

Dorothy said...

I love this card and this technique. I've been wanting to try it for a while, you've inspired me!

Cheryl said...

What a pretty card. I love the dimension added by the layering. It is so simple, and so elegant. Thanks for playing this week at H2H!

Dania said...

Beautiful! Love love the layering.
Thank you for play along at H2H.