Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ice Cream Dream Blog Hop

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month blog hop! This month CTMH consultants are featuring the delicious Ice Cream Dream stamp set. If you are coming from Michele Rowley's blog you are on the right track!

For my project I created this adorable stair step card! The base of the card was made with Pear Cardstock and accented with the Whimsy Paper Fundamentals pack.

The ice cream truck, sundae, and dog were stamped on White Daisy Cardstock using black ink and then colored with a variety of our ShinHan Touch Markers. The truck was paper pieced using a sheet of the Wanderful paper pack.

To create the paper pieced truck stamp the truck once on White Daisy Cardstock and then again on Wanderful paper using black ink. Trim outline of truck on White Daisy Cardstock. Use an x-acto knife to carefully trim the truck out of the Wanderful paper making sure to cut out the window, door window and wheels. Color the awning, and wheels with ShinHan Touch Markers and use the Bonding Memories Glue Pen to adhere to the White Daisy image. Adhere to card using 3D Foam Tape!

Supplies Used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Pear Cardstock, Paper Fundamentals-Whimsy (Z2033), Wanderful (X7191B), White Daisy Cardstock
Ink: Black (Z2105)
Stamp: Ice Cream Dream (S1506)
Other: Diagonal Striped Ribbon-Thistle (Z1990), 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151), Bonding Memories Glue Pen (Z553), X-acto Knife (Making Memories), Scissors
ShinHan Touch Markers: Bronze-99, Pastel Green-49, Barely Beige-29, Melon Yellow-33, Cherry Pink-5, Walnut-100, Mahohony-96, Lavender-83, Cerulean Blue-63, Black-120, Tender Pink-198, Warm Grey-WG4, Yellow Green-48, Colorless Blender-0

Thanks for checking out my project! Now it's time to hop to Chris Robertson's blog to see what she's created! If for some reason you get lost on this fabulous blog hop please visit Melinda's blog for a complete list of participants.

The Ice Cream Dream Stamp set is only available until June 30th. To purchase one please contact your CTMH consultant or visit my website HERE.

~Michelle Battitori

Sunday, May 24, 2015

June Creative Club - 8" x 10" Artfully Sent Canvas Project

If you think the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge is just for cards I'm here to tell you it's not! Please join me on Friday, June 12th at 7 pm where I'll show you how to transform one of the 5" x 7" Artfully Sent cards into an 8" x 10" canvas wall hanging!

The cost of the class is $10. Please RSVP no later Wednesday, June 10 via my Meetup group, Manassas Area Papercrafters. I hope to see you there!

~Michelle Battitori

P.S. Due to the nature of this class take-home kits won't be available. However, if I'd be happy to make a complete project for you for $15 (plus shipping if applicable). Projects will be be shipped/ready for pickup within 10 days. To order please message me with your address and I'll paypal you a total. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Father's Day Gift Idea

On Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely group of women and show them how easy it is to create with our CTMH How-To Books!

Our hostess wanted a family themed layout to use as a Father's Day gift so I turned to the Make-It From Your Heart Volume 1 book  and the new Jackson paper to create this beauty of a page! We paired the layout with the Family Love Stamp set and used shapes from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.

We showcased the layout in our gorgeous Designed Decor Black Shadow Box. I love that the hinged, magnetic door makes changing the layouts so easy! And, the 1 1/4" frame depth means we can load up on our dimensional embellishments!

Thanks Jennifer for hosting a lovely evening!

If you would like to book a workshop or gathering with your friends please contact me to reserve your date! I'm more than happy to create a custom project perfect for you and your friends to enjoy. Summer dates are filling up quickly so make sure to book sooner rather than later.

Have a wonderful, and scrappy week!

~Michelle Battitori

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop! This month 37 CTMH consultants will be featuring the vibrant Taste of Summer Paper Pack and the coordinating Taste of Summer Stamp set. If you have arrived from Priscilla's blog you are on the right track. In the event you get lost along the way please visit Melinda's blog for a complete list of blog participants. Now on to the project!

This set just screams summer so I knew I wanted to make a special explosion box mini-album to record our 2014 summer adventures! The box was constructed out of Canary Cardstock with the B&T paper accenting each panel. The top of the box was made with cuts from the Cricut Artbooking & Art Philosophy Sets.

The pop-up strawberry accent on my title tag was created by stamping the strawberry six times on White Daisy Cardstock, cutting them out, folding in half and attaching together. It's a perfect accent and a great way to add dimension to your project!

Want to see the "explosion" in action? Check out my video below! (This is my 2nd video EVER so please be kind...and yes, I see I need a manicure!)

Supplies Used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Taste of Summer, Canary Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: Taste of Summer, Cricut Artfully Sent Alphabet Font
Ink: Ruby, Canary,
Other: Corner Rounder, Scoring Tool, 3D Foam Tape, Art Philosophy Chipbard Shapes, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Thank you so much for checking out my summer mini! I'd love to know what you think so please leave a comment. I won't lie...comments make me happy!! Now please visit Michelle Loncar's blog see what she's created with these delightful materials.

~Michelle Battitori

P.S. The Taste of Summer Paper Pack and Stamp sets are only available until 5/30/15 or until supplies last. To purchase your set please contact your CTMH consultant or visit my website HERE.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May CTMH Newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletters via email please send me your email address and I will add you to the list!

Note: There is a correction to the Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month promo...the pack includes 12 papers, not the 24 listed in the description. Either way it's still a fantastic deal with NO minimum purchase!

Upcoming events:

  • Friday, May 7th - Creative Club at 7 pm. As of now there are 3 spots open!
  • Friday, May 7th - Taste of Summer Blog don't want to miss it!
  • Saturday, May 16 - Jennifer N.'s party
  • Friday, June 12 - Creative Club at 7 pm
  • Friday, June 19th - Northern Virginia Paper Crafters - Base & Bling Jewelry Buffet
  • Saturday, June 20th - Operation Write Hope Charity Card Buffet (stay tuned for more info)

Have a wonderful day!

~Michelle Battitori

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