Sunday, May 23, 2010

Veranda 6 x 6 Accordian Album

This contribution is another of Melissa Wilhelmi's creations.  The original pattern came from CTMH Director, Melissa Robinson, one that she shared with us at a recent retreat.

Mel (Wilhelmi) has re-created it using Veranda papers, changing a few things here and there, and I think it is gorgeous.  I really like the surprise pop of the red flower on the back.

Captured Memories Cardstock Album

This is another of Amy's beautiful creations.  I don't recognize the patterned papers, but again she has blended the non-CTMH papers with CTMH stamp sets flawlessly.  This book has such a sweet and feminine appeal.  I wish I had her eye for color and design.

Love These Flowers

This is another of Amy's cardstock mini-albums and is a beautiful blend of the Bella papers from Close To My Heart and some other brands.  Not trying to omit credit, I just don't know the name of the other papers.  She has used several different stamp sets with flower and greenery images.  I recognize Endless Friendship, Playful Petals, and Butterfly Wings stamp sets.  The flowers on the front are cardstock scalloped circles that have been scrunched and inked.  I love the way she combines colors and patterns.

Carstock Mini-Album With D1403 Star Power Stamp Set

This cardstock album was made with a beautiful set of papers (even though they are not CTMH) that work absolutely fantastic with the CTMH Star Power Stamp Set.  My daughter-in-law, Amy Adams has done such a great job of utilizing the papers she had on hand to create this one of a kind album.  (I just realized that I took this picture of the front without the ribbon showing that ties it together.  Ooops)


Awesome Cards Made By Melissa Wilhelmi

Isn't it wonderful to have talented friends who are willing to share their beautiful artwork with you?  The group that I scrapbook with is full of talented women and recently they have given me permission to share some of their cards and layouts.

This selection comes from Melissa Wilhelmi.  The colors and design are beautiful, and one of the great aspects of these particular cards is that they are excellent for giving to the guys in our life.  It seems very difficult to create great cards for men, probably because we like creating the best when we are using papers and materials that we enjoy.  It's a little more difficult when we don't relate to the "look" as much. 

Father's Day Cards

Friendship Cards