Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CTMH Blog Hopping

Well if you have found me you were directed by the creative and talented Lori .... I had a great time creating and thinking about what I am going to create next month...

First of all Close To My Heart fall catalog is in the mail... Literally in the mail to us... I can't wait to see the newest stamps and paper. I will have sneak peeks as soon as my catty arrives. Now on to my art work.

I made this simple layout using our great flip flaps... Not only do they add dimension and protection but add place for more pictures and journaling.

 I layered the paper, tore the sides and inked them. Also decided to add some ribbon and buttons. Now to get the pictures on the pages.

I also enjoy altering all kinds of items. In the past I have altered trays, coasters, albums, journals.... Nothing is to off the wall for me to alter. This month though I thought about everyone having 4th of July parties and such... so here is what I came up with..

                                                                          Napkin Rings

I used the fanfare paper pack, the American Celebrations Stamp Set, Holly Hock, Spring Iris & Sunny Yellow Stamp pads. I made the rosette by scoring every 1/2 in and folding. Tricky part is to use a backing so it stays place when you are done with it. In this case I use a 2in scalloped punch. I also used a 2in scalloped punch on the front and cut out the celebrations banner. As a take home gift you can use these nifty tubes, fill them with candies (I use Skittles) and decorate away. Once again I used the fanfare paper pack.

I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have making these items. If you are interested in buying, selling or just creating with me contact me Michelle Powell...

Now please continue on to Nicole site and enjoy all the fun she has been up to....


  1. Great projects! I love your napkin holder!!

  2. Your projects are so fun! I love the napking holder- great idea and so easy to customize to any occasion! The candy topper is cute too.

  3. What fun Projects. Love those Napkin holder adn the candy topper. The layout using the flip flaps Very Cute.

  4. I have yet to use the flipflaps and your use is just perfect for this darling layout! Also, just love the napkin ring and the m&m sticks!!

  5. Awesome layout! Love how you used the flipflaps. Also like your little candy holder.