Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CTMH Calypso Cards

The summery, cheerful Calypso paper suite will only be here for a few more days.  And since I will be leaving tomorrow for CKC in Lancaster, PA, I wanted to share quite a few Calypso cards with you.  I won't run through every single product with you, but I do want to mention the Art Philosophy, Artfully Sent, and even the Artiste Cricut cartridges.  They will be leaving us in just four days, and I used AP and AS in my cards below. 


Friday, July 15, 2016

CTMH Calypso Flower Lei

I decided to create something totally out of the box for my display at the Creativity Gallery at CTMH's annual convention. Cards and layouts are expected, right?  A flower lei, now, that is different.  The CTMH Calypso paper pack is front and center in this project.  The three layers of the flowers, as well as the leaves, were cut from one of my favorite cartridges ever...CTMH Artiste.  Can you believe it will be gone forever at the end of July, along with the Calypso paper?  You do not want to miss out, trust me!  And that's if the supply makes it to the end of July :(
Here is a close up of one of the flowers.  I strung them together from behind.  I have a few flowers left over, and I am planning on making my dear downline, Cindy, a corsage to wear at my Flamingle crop here in NJ on July 23rd.  I hope she likes it, and I hope she doesn't view this post before then lol!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

CTMH Calypso Hello Relax & Enjoy Summer Layout for the Joyful Stars July 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for July 2016.  If you have arrived here from Joyce's blog, you are on the right track.  Continuing on with my Calypso themed projects for this month, I would like to share my "hello RELAX & enjoy summer" layout with you.
 Although the Calypso paper pack has lots of opportunity for projects with the color pink, I set out to create a layout that I could use for photos of my son as well as my girls.  In other words, I tried to stay away from the pink!  In addition to the Calypso paper pack, I incorporated the Calypso Complements heavily when making the title for this layout. 
And what kind of a layout would it be without using my CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  I just LOVE those wave frames, cut out both big and small.  Oh, and I almost forgot the green overlay in the background of the left page.  Some Calypso Sequins scattered here and there and some Calypso Washi Tape just up the fun level. 
I hope that you enjoyed my layout!  Feel free to come back and browse the other Calypso projects that I will be sharing throughout the month of July and maybe even beyond.  Next up on the Joyful Stars blog hop is the very talented Debi's blog.  See you soon!

Monday, July 4, 2016

CTMH Calypso Card with Ornate Blossoms

This year during the CTMH Annual Convention, I had the privilege of presenting some of my artwork.  I decided to feature projects that I had made with happy CTMH Calypso paper pack.  I love the soft pastel pink and blue papers featured on this card, and I thought they would be the perfect background for a stamped image from our CTMH Ornate Blossoms and colored with our ShinHan alcohol markers.  I love relaxing by coloring images with those markers.  I created the blue scalloped border using our Scalloped Punch.  The card was finished with a Gold Bling Gem.  What an easy card, but I really like the look that I got with the colored image.