Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Proplayer Shadow Box

Today I am featuring this amazing shadowbox made by my mom, Elizabeth Recksiek.  She does not blog...yet!  Maybe I can get her to try someday.  Until that happens, I am more than happy to be able to share her projects with you here.  This shadowbox is made with CTMH Proplayer Stickease and paper.  The shadowbox is from Kohls.  It is going to be a prize at a Tricky Tray that my sister is hosting to raise money for Cub Scouts.  I will be honest, I am hoping to win this work of art because I don't know if others will realize how much of her heart she poured into making this.  I will keep you posted on whether I am successful!

Friday, May 9, 2014

CTMH Free To Be Me - Joyful Stars May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop for May!  If you have come here from
Cindy's blog, then you are on the right track. 
For this month's Joyful Stars blog hop I have decided to share a layout and a card made from the exclusive new paper packet from Close To My Heart called Free To Be Me.  It is available during the month of May, and it is only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. 

Here are some up close details of the layout:

I added some white cardstock as the base of my layout and card, and I still have the majority of my paper packet left for more projects!  Both projects were so easy to create, and I like how they turned out.  (I must admit, I was intimidated by this paper packet at first.)  I used my CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge to cut those vibrant flower embellishments out of the shiny, embossed solid cardstock contained in the FTBM paper pack.  The word Cherish was cut out of the CTMH Artbooking cartridge and the Happy Mother's Day on the card was from the CTMH Artiste cartridge.  See, I really do love and use all three of my CTMH cartridges!  I little bling and some Teal Shimmer Trim was the only additions to complete my projects.   I hope that you enjoy them.  Please feel free to pin away to your Pinterest boards. 

Now, please hop on to all of the other very talented bloggers, starting with Crystal Davis.

Here is a complete list of bloggers in case you loose your way on the hop!
    Krista Hershberger
 Betty Locco   
    Helen Gullett  

    Nancy Brown  

    Nickie Hoffer     

    Lori Meadows 

     Cindy Leek            
Andrea Sherman

        Crystal Davis      

        Janice Centritto        

        Stephanie B