Thursday, July 23, 2009

What's your favorite?

Everyone has a favorite...whether is it a TV show, movie, food, drink or hobby. Every paper crafter has a favorite card, layout or paper project. The last card I just posted is one of my favorite cards that I have created recently. This week since I am in a middle of a big scrapbooking project (hopefully I will be able to share it with you next week!) I thought I would share an old time favorite I made when I was just starting with CTMH. (I apologize for the size of the pictures and the fact they are a bit blurry. These are older pictures I found in my saved files. I am still working on ways to take better pictures of my projects.)

The first card and its color comes from the "Let's Get Together" paper pack and Delight in Everything (D1204) stamp set.


The second card is a random stamping background using the stamp set "Hang Ten" (retired). The colors I used in this card is cocoa, watermelon, topiary, citrus leaf and bubblegum.


I used More To Adore paper pack and color scheme for the last card . The stamp image is from the Adorable (D1183) stamp set.


Do you have a favorite card?? Share with me what your favorite card is in your blog and let me know that you have posted? If you don't have a blog please email your card to me and I can post it here on my blog!! I can't wait to see your favorites!! :) Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thank You!

With my first post and card I want to say "Thank You!!" I have so many things to say thank you for!

First of all, I want to thank you for first of all stopping and visiting my little corner of the blogging world! :) I am very excited about this new adventure and I really hope that this will motivate me to get more scrapping and stamping done to share with you along with teaching you techniques and anything else that has to do with scrapbooking!

A BIG thanks to those who I have asked for name suggestions for my new blog! As you can tell I have decided on Scramper's Corner! I knew I wanted scramper but I just couldn't decide on a blog name! So I asked friends and fellow CTMH consultant for ideas...and wow did the come up with some good ideas!! If you know me I have a hard time making decisions so it did take me a while to decide! BUT the funny thing is....I picked my favorite that I had from the beginning. Thanks again everyone...and I did promise a blog candy (it is a surprise!) to anyone who helped with out with name suggestions! Patricia P. from CTMH is the blog candy winner! Please email me with your address!

The past few weeks I have been making thank you cards to put in the mail. So I was super excited to have just the right card for my first post! A thank you card! :) I just love my thank you card I made--it was very simple and fun to make! I even got to use my new cuttlebug that I got for my birthday! Lately every time I get a store brought card in the mail I think about how I could make one similar to it! I got a birthday card from dear friends and I wanted to see if I could make my own version of this. So thank you to Dick and Jo for this card--I was inspired to make one of my favorite cards I have made!! What do you think??

This is a 4x4 card. I have chosen this color combination based on Jeanette's Color Me Monday a few weeks back. ( The juniper paper is 1 1/2 in. and has been embossed with the distressed striped. I also distressed it a bit more using my sanding block from CTMH. I love distressing the paper because you can see the white core when doing that! Another way to see the white core is to tear the paper just as I did with the Hollyhock cardstock. This is a 3x4 which I tore about 1/2 inch off. With the creme brulee square (about 2x2...each card that I made had a different size) I embossed this with spots and dots. Then I filled in the circles with colors by using a q-tip and ink to color in the circles. The thank you was stamped with hollyhock onto a creme brulee cardstock. I raised this stamp by using a foam pop dot. I also included a blush polka dot ribbon by tying a knot on one end and because I couldn't decide on some cards I had the ribbon go over the creme brulee square (as shown above) and on other cards I had the ribbon underneath the square.

Supplies used:
Paper: Blush, Juniper, Hollyhock and Creme Brulee CTMH Cardstock
Ribbon: Blush Polka Dots from CTMH (retired)
Stamp: Thank You
Ink: Blush, Juniper, Hollyhock (used on thanks stamp) and Creme Brulee
Cuttlebug Emboss Folder: Distressed Stripes and Spots and Dots
Others: Foam pop dot, q-tip (to color embossed circles), sander

I am always looking for ideas and suggestions on how to make this better so if you have any improvement or opinions about something please share! Remember this is all new to me so I will gladly "listen" to your ideas. So this is a thank you in advance for your help!