Monday, December 28, 2015

You're a Light Card

This is the last of the cards we made in my December Card Making Workshop.  It is made using the December Stamp of the Month and colored in with the watercolor paints.  I used Glacier, Kraft and White Daisy cardstock and finished it off with clear sparkles.

Friday, December 25, 2015

You're EARresistible Card

I thought the Kaleidoscope papers would be perfect to go with the bunny stamp on the Operation Smile Animal Greetings stamp set.  A really quick and simple card.  This card will be available to make (free if you have made a donation to Operation Smile) at my Paper Buffet (click on the Sign-up Genius link to see my class schedule) while supplies last.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Snow Globe Ornament and Container

My second upline, Joanne Walton, came up with this fun idea.  She had found clear plastic ornaments I believe at Michaels and while I was visiting a few weeks ago, we each planned our own projects. 

Her idea was to use only half of the ornament and to create a snow globe ornament.  We realized that this ornament was the perfect size to top our Kraft Containers.  So when I designed my ornament and container I was thinking of putting hot chocolate packets into the container.

I used the White Pines papers and several of our Cricut Cartridges to create the design.

I wasn't sure how to attach the ornament to the container, what I ended up doing was layering some pieces of 3D Foam Tape and then added some Hook and Loop Dots for easy removal and reattachment to the container.  I love how it turned out!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Reindeer Candy Cane Giftie

How cute is this?  I was inspired by my 2nd Upline, Joanne Walton, who made a similar one for her downline who attended the Ontario, CA Workshops Your Way event.  I used a cut from the Artiste Cricut cartridge for the envelope and the "ears" (a leaf) and circles for the eyes and nose from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  To finish it off I used a stamp from the Merry, Merry stamp set for the sentiment which I mounted on the candy cane "antlers."  I just love how it turned out!

Friday, December 18, 2015

My Holiday Banner

When I arrived in California to stay with my 2nd Upline, Joanne Walton, this is the beautiful site I arrived to in her guest room.  It made me feel so welcome, I just loved it. 

I can't believe she took the time to create this holiday banner in my name for me.  Of course, when I got home I had to hang it up in my studio, it really makes me happy!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Daffodil Princesses Easter Bunny Layout

At the CTMH convention this past summer we made a layout using the Kaleidoscope papers (the picture below is an example of what we were to create).  I had created mine minus the photos, but when I pulled it out the other day to add the photos I decided these pictures of my daughter taking her turn with the other Daffodil Princesses as the Easter Bunny at an event in 2012, I thought it would work perfectly, except I wanted more yellow, of course, and the title needed to be changed.  I ended up changing all the embellishments after realizing how perfect the Kaleidoscope Complements were for this layout (think Easter and Princess all mashed together!).  I just love how it turned out!


Monday, December 14, 2015

Sparkle More Card

This is one of the cards we made at my Card Making Workshop this month.  I used the Kaleidoscope paper and the Diamonds Are Forever stamp set.  I just used a simple layout but then used sparkly embellishments to bling it up.  I used the Pink, White and Purple Shimmer Trims for the banners stapling them onto the Sentiment with the Mini Staples then added a Purple Heart Enamel Gem.  I also stamped a giant gem in Gypsy ink and mounted onto the card.  Then to finish it off, I put Liquid Glass all over the gem which turned it really cool!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Workshops Your Way Event in California

CTMH had a special training event across the country on the 5th of December and I was able to go to one in California and stay with my 2nd Upline and friend Joanne Walton.  I got to see a new friend, Nancy, as well which was awesome. 

We had so much fun creating and playing!  The new Workshops Your Way will be unveiling January 1, 2016 and for me, makes more sense so I'm pretty excited about it. 

After the training, a group of us consultants headed to Farrell's for dinner and ice cream!  We had a blast and had to, of course, order The Zoo for enough ice cream for all of us!






Wednesday, December 9, 2015

White Pines Christmas Paper Layout

I made this White Pines paper layout to sandwich the White Pines Picture My Life pocket scrapbooking (this is the last month to be able to order the White Pines products) layouts I showed last month.  The first page is part of Christmas Eve and the second page is Christmas morning.  I planned the pocket pages to be the same way, Christmas Eve on the front and Christmas morning on the back so it all works perfectly. 

I used the White Pines Complements to decorate the page I used Liquid Glass to adhere the clear embellishments.  They are so cute, I just had fun playing with them.


Monday, December 7, 2015

Let It Snow Card

This was such a fun card to make!  It is from the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  I used the White Pines paper collectionColonial White and Cranberry cardstock to create it.  Then I finished it off with some Red Shimmer Trim and Red Enamel Gems.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Baby Hat and Booties

I couldn't wait for my friend to receive these, I think they turned out so cute!  I wanted her to have a little something for her sweet baby boy to wear to keep him warm on his blessing day!  They are just too adorable!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Planner Happiness

I've been so excited to get my new CTMH planner.  I got all the Every Day Life products because I just loved them all!  I started putting in birthdays and appointments and I'm going to start adding photos beginning in January.  I'll keep you updated as to what I do with this planner not only to keep me organized, but to also have a finished album at the end of the year too.  It just makes me so happy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Specials

Some great specials this month!  First this week is Cyber Week and CTMH has some specials for you just go to my website renaemcbarron.ctmh.com and check out the Cyber Week sales and don't forget to check out the Clearance and While Supplies Last sections too, they always have great stuff!
 
This special is my favorite because I just love, love, love planners!  Today was the first day you could order this special and I'll be you can guess what I did first thing this morning, yup, I ordered my planner, I'm so excited to get it!  Check out all the Every Day Life products!


These next two pictures show some examples show the December Stamp of the month, Candle Light Garden, its really a cute set.