Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sad Good Bye to My Crush Books

Ok, I've said it a million times ~  I love the CTMH My Crush Books!  My personal favorite is the Wildwood Book.  I have a few posts showing how I've used it.  I experimented with lots of different medium on this to show how truly versatile and sturdy these pages are.  The page on the left is pretty traditional for me:  stickers, tape runner, studs, etc.  However, the right page has gel medium, gesso mixed with re-inker, water color pencil/water, inks, stamping, glue, die cuts, and studs.

The little miniature page with the cowgirl is stamped with an older retired stamp.  I stamped the image on water color paper that happened to have a tear strip.  I left it on so I could attach it to the book rings.  The horse/rider was masked and I stamped my arena fence.  I used the water color pencils to color parts of the girl.  I inked around her and finished up with a light spray of Tea Stain ink from Prima Color Bloom.  Using the color spray that hit my mat, I mopped up and colored the edges!

I backed the freestanding image with one of the cards from the Wildwood pack (already retired) and inked some background.

 The picture of me riding also flips up as well as the journaling page under it.

The background triangles die cut on the right side is from the new cartridge Artistry.  This is a great cartridge; lots of fun cuts, backgrounds, and inspiration.

Alright, I must say good bye to the Crush Books.  I will admit, I have another one still in the wrapper to use for a very special project I'll be starting and sharing early in 2016.  I'll keep you up to date on that.  I have to say, it's going to be fun!!

If you need to get just one (or more) of these books, please visit my site and check out the selection still available.  Hurry though, they retire Sept 1, 2015!

Thanks for visiting today.  Make yourself at home and peruse my posts, ask a question, leave a comment, contact me, or simply hang out!  Hopefully you'll feel inspired to try something new or revisit an old technique!  Here's to a scrappy day!

Oh, one more thing on my "To do" list; I'm sending this off to the following challenges!

Heart 2 Heart:  Working 9 - 5
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes


  1. Looks like a great 9 to 5. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  2. I used a crush book for my December Daily book last year & it was fabulous!

  3. Super cute, I love your use of My Crush! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenge (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H Challenge

  4. Wonderful project! Thank you very much for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!

  5. Cute layout, Katrina! I love all of your little details. Thanks for linking up at H2H!

  6. Very fun! Glad you played along at Heart 2 Heart. -HeatherJane H2H DT