Friday, August 19, 2011

Joyful Stars Swap #1-- Autumn/Winter Idea Book

I recently participated in the Joyful Stars Team swap for the NEW Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  Usually everyone participating in the swap chooses a new paper pack and a Stamp of the Month to create a 2-page layout or 3 cards, but for this swap since the date of the swap is August 20th, we decided not to use the August SOTM and to choose any other stamp set instead.  I chose to use the Mischief Level 2 Paper Pack and the Royal Birth stamp set.  I wanted to show another use for the clearly Halloween themed Mischief papers so I decided to use only the B&T paper with the damask pattern on it and the back side of the Halloween label paper which has a delicate weave pattern on it.
  My layout is called "Queen for a Day" and it was inspired by this year's CTMH Convention in Disneyland where I was excited to meet the CTMH Dream Team royalty: Karen Morris, leader of the Dream Team, and her downline Naomi Smith, leader of the Connected Hearts Team.  I am a very proud downline of both of these teams.  So proud in fact that I decided to "curtsy" in front of Karen and she thought that was just too silly! What fun we have! Oh my, what fun we have! And what an honor it was to meet them both.  I can only hope that one day I might be a fraction as successful in my CTMH business as they are in theirs.  I know one thing is for sure, that we all have the time of our lives at Convention every year! :)

A close up of my journaling printed on purple vellum. 

A close up of my tiara and wand. I used silver embossing powder to make them shine!

NOTE:  I based this layout on Harmony in Cherish pg. 38 except for I did not cut pieces A or G.  Instead I cut three 1  1/2 x 12 pieces and attached two to the sides of the left page and one to the center of the right page.  I also chose to use the journaling space on the right page for a picture and the bottom picture space for my journaling.   
CTMH Materials Used:
Mischief Level 2 Paper Packet
Smokey Plum, Gray flannel, and Black cardstock
Royal Birth stamp set (tiara, wand, gem, Queen for a Day, Yes I am Royalty)
10 Things stamp set (small flourish)
Black stamp pad
VersaMark ink pads
Silver embossing powder
craft heater
Licorice opaques
Black grosgrain ribbon
Foundry metal ribbon slides
Heirloom assortment (hanging crystal)
Midnight felt shapes (corner bracket)
Cherish (Harmony layout)
Please let me know if you would like to learn more about CTMH products! My next post will feature the Halloween artwork we will make in my September workshop class.  Make sure to RSVP by September 11th!  
Happy crafting! :)


  1. Stephanie! Love the layout and I am so honored to be featured!! The team meeting was lots of fun and I'm so glad you were able to attend. Keep up the great work!
    Karen Morris

  2. Love it Stephanie! I dropped my swap off at Joyce's today. I didn't pick up as there are still some swaps needed. My favorite part is how you embellished the stamped images with opaques and the Heirloom Assortmant jewel is darling! - Crystal