Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Cardmaking Day - CTMH Blog Hop CTMH Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Welcome to the Close To My Heart 2009 World Card Making Day Blog Hop! Who would have ever dreamed that there would be a World Cardmaking Day? How totally cool is that? You know that I will be playing in my scrapbook room all day - like I needed an excuse...tee hee!

Today we have 17 rockin' CTMH consultants sharing our card designs with you. If you've come from Penny's blog then it's working for ya!  Take a look at my 'stuff', then hop on to Haley's blog from here. This is a round robin hop, so keep going till you've seen it all!


When I first opened up my "Key To My Heart" paper packet and stamp set this spring, the beauty of this paper nearly took my breath away!  I was going to say it rendered me speechless, but...well....we know that will never happen....tee hee.

So I have been hoarding this paper for several months.  Yes, I have more than one packet.  But it will never be enough!  I did the same with the Serendipity paper special (yummy!)  last time.  It must be a character flaw.

This is a 90% CTMH card.  The little heart charm is actually a button from JoAnn's.  The Juniper polkie dots around the border are actually from a Sakura Souffle pen.  It's sort of like Liquid Applique - it puffs when it dries!  Too cool.


Here's a closeup of the sentiment.  Isn't it a beautiful font?  The sparkly round frame is from Close To My Heart (just ask and I will share), as is the waxy flax (wound around the key - which is flooded with Liquid Glass), ribbon, etc. etc.  I did a little 'folding treatment' with the ribbon, then added a little bow.  What is a card without ribbon?  A sad card indeed. 

Now, see why I have to hoard this paper?  Yum, yum, yum!!!

I hope you enjoy my card!   Embrace World Cardmaking Day. Take our energy and hit one out of the park! Just be sure you show me what you create!
Now, head on over to my sistah Haley's  blog for some more creative inspiration.


Deb

20 comments:

Haley D. said...

What a gorgeous card! I used to be a paper hoarder but I've learned that I enjoy it even more when I make something with it. I am going to have to look for those Sakura Souffle pens. How cool is that?

Debora Quigley said...

Wow I love it! Very elegant and over the top!
Sometimes I hoard paper ( and I NEVER use it, because it is too beautiful!) which is silly and psychological! Maybe I 'm not the only one.
I hoarded my serendipity so long I don't even like it anymore!

Sheila Bennett said...

Wonderful card - with some fabulous finishing details!

Kathi Carlson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, my friend! It's perfect!!

Rhynah said...

Stunning. Such a beautiful card!

Happy World Card Making Day and greetings from Finland!

Penny Kentosh said...

Souffle pens have the juniper color?!? I'm on it! LOVE this card and the way you folded the ribbon is going to be scraplifted! I'm so happy that I joined this blog hop and that my linked worked and I was able to see this GORGEOUS creation!! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Lori said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Kathleen said...

Deb, this is absolutely awesome! I still haven't broken into my KTMH papers yet but you give a whole new perspective on amazing artwork!!

Jena said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I am the same way, I tend to hoard my paper, especially the stuff I know I can't just re-order - it's horrible! You've inspired me to break into this pack some more - TFS!

Tresa Black said...

Wow, fabulous! Beautiful card, gorgeous techniques, and your photography rocks!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Deb! Love the colors and the ribbon, everything is wonderful!

Hugs, Kelly

Lori Miller said...

My goodness, Deb -- what a FABULOUS card! It is beautiful! I love this paper and wish we had more like it. You did an amazing job!

Shirley said...

Absolutely fab! Love the ribbon treatment, this is one of my favorite paper packets and stamp sets. Just too good!!

Kristina Baldwin said...

I agree...the Key To My Heart paper is fabulous. I too have a stash needing to be used!

Jessica said...

Pretty card. Was one of my favorite paper packets, I just have scraps left now.

Debra said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the little details you put into it.

MsJay said...

Very pretty.

MsJay said...

Very pretty card.

Paper doll said...

GORGEOUS, luv all the elements. The ruffled ribbon, cute, cute, cute!!

Dawn said...

Love the layers! Stunning!