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I am a wife to Ron and the mother to 3 kids: Alexis, Jake and Cian. We are expecting our newest miracle Grace Elizabeth on or around December 12th 2011. I love to scrapbook and make cards and want to share my passion with you! Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Altered My Creations Spiral Album

This is a gift I made for a dear friend's baby shower this past January. I altered one of CTMH's chipboard spiral albums by cutting off the back piece that allows it to stand up like a flip chart would.
I then covered it in Boom-Di-Ada paper and added ribbons to the spirals to give it some texture.

I personalized the inside for the baby leaving the actual date of her birth blank because as we all know baby's come in their own time.

I then found a poem on the CTMH website that another consultant used for one of her children and I just changed the wording to fit the stamp sets or accessories that I used.

Each layout showcases a number and then has that many of the same images stamped or glued to the page. That way Ava has a unique way to learn her numbers and learn to count.

It can also be used during church or other times when a mom needs a baby to be distracted or otherwise quiet. It has clear page protectors so that little messy hands don't tear up the pages.

Some of the pages with emebllishments, such as these buttons, can be felt too. So while she learns her numbers she can learn texture as well. Who knows maybe one day she'll scrapbook with me!

On the last page (#10) I left ten spaces for her mother to cut and paste pictures of her immediate family. The saying says 10 people who love me!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Western Cards

These are some cards that I made using the CTMH stamp Western Flourishes. I like that the images can give a western feel or be dressed up a little more for a not so western look. This month I am doing a workshop using this paper pack (Sarsaparilla) and this stamp set. It is sure to be a good time! If you would ever like to do a workshop let me know and I can send you the kit with instructions or if you live in the area you can join my club that meets monthly.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Snow Days Are The Best

Here is a layout that I made using my Reflections book from CTMH. I also used the paper pack Aspen and the coordinating My Stickease. We don't get much snow here in TN anymore, but on February 28th it snowed hard over night and in the morning, March 1st, we awoke to everything covered in a blanket of white! Needless to say my kids went crazy. My son was 3 and had NEVER seen snow before. How sad is that?
It is hard to see because I do not have the best camera but I covered my CTMH color ready alphabet stickers in Stickles glitter paint. I love that stuff! I can go a little Stickles crazy, but it looks so pretty when the light shimmers off of it.

I added some chocolate colored rub ons to this white daisy accent and then filled it in with Stickles glitter glue and held it to the page with a chocolate brad. CTMH's rub ons are so much more easy to actually get to come off the transfer paper. It is amazingly easy.

Told you I was crazy about Stickles! Here is a CTMH snowflake rub on that I added Stickles to the inside so it would shimmer. These pictures do not do this page justice at all, but hopefully you get the overall picture of what I am trying to show you. Thanks for looking!

My Love ~Ron~

Just wanted to show a layout that I made the other day. I am coming up on my 5th wedding anniversary with my husband and I still have not scrapped all of the wedding pictures. I do have the cruise (honeymoon) finished and have for some time. We got married in Murfreesboro and then had a limo drive us around Nashville and finally drop us off for a nights stay at Opryland Hotel. It was beautiful of course! There are so many places to take a picture or steal a kiss. These are just a few we took before we had dinner that night.
I used paper from American Crafts (I love stars lately) and then paired it with CTMH chocolate ribbon, Hollyhock and Topiary My Accents. The greens are a little different but I like the monochromatic type feel of using color in the same families. I love the way the ribbon is threaded through the spiral clip. This technique adds a lot to this page.

These letters are my latest obsession because you can leave them plain or cover them with Stickles or sponge them any ink color...the possibilities are limitless. These letters are the CTMH Color Ready Alphabet in Oxford Caps. It was one of CTMH's June deal a day FREEBIES!

I have had a large pack of these arrow clips forever and forgot about them. These are CTMH's Hollyhock color and they add such cool dimension. They make the eye look at the photo. Overall I really enjoyed this page. I didn't use a sketch this time, I just made it up as I went along. Thanks for looking!