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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!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Delightful Things

This is a layout that I did in June for a friends show. The paper collection is from CTMH and is called Grace. It shows subtle flowers and matching texture patterns. I also love how my sons pictures look good even on a flower paper. The stamp set used is called Delightful Things and matches perfectly! The colors I used are Barn Red and Twilight. I tied it all together with a piece of natural twill ribbon held on with a brad at either end.

This layout took no time because it only uses three pieces of paper and three cardstock photo mat pieces. I think it took me five minutes to cut and glue this all together. Thats CTMH, always making things faster and easier!!

Happy Birthday Shae!

Sweet Little Shae! We made you this card for your third birthday. We can't believe how much you have grown and how quickly time flies. You are a beautiful little girl and we enjoy the time we get to spend with you. That blond curly hair and your sweet little voice, almost like a whisper, and those endless hugs are just some of the things we love about you. We wish you a very happy birthday this week and have fun riding the horses and seeing the dinosaurs at your birthday party!

I made this card using an older paper pack called That's Amore'. I think it is perfect for little girls scrapbooks and cards as well as for Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Weddings and Just Because.

I used the July Stamp Of The Month called Happy Forever with this adorable little hedgehog. I made her into a girl by simply adding a hairbow, but the hedgehog can just as easily be a boy.

For the sentiment on the front I used one of the stamps from the July Stamp Of The Month that says, "You deserve to have a great day!" On the inside, which you can't see I used a stamp from an old set, although still available called Say It In Style and the inside reads... Happy Birthday!

This card was made using a template in the Wishes Card Confidence Program that CTMH carries. It does make cardmaking easier and faster and I have really been branching out by alternating just a few dimensions or embellishments on my cards and making them even more original!

If you are interested in any of the products I have shown you today please drop me a comment or an email and I will get with you asap!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Favorite Card EVER!

When I signed up to be a CTMH consultant I couldn't wait to get my kit. Well, that was 2 years ago and this is the scraps of the paper I got in my consultant kit. the paper is called Silhouette and it is beautiful paper. I like it because it is neutral colors and can be mixed with another main color and have a totally different look. For this card I used Hollyhock as my accent color and then used Desert Sand for my stamp color. This is my all time favorite card that I have ever made.

I followed a pattern out of the CTMH card book called Originals. It is on page 90 and is called Button Trio. I just simply cut according to the directions and then stamped my images using the stamp sets called Blossom Blocks and Say It In Style. The nest step was gluing it all together and then adding my buttons. I threaded them with Hollyhock embroidery floss and then glue dotted them to the card.

I like the way the colors are balanced and the symmetry of the card's layout. I don't think as of right now I could give this card away. It may always just stay in my show off pile. If you would like to make cards like these just send me a message and I can get you started. It has saved me a lot of money over the last 2 years!!

Scrappy Cards!!

When this CTMH paper came out I fell in love. I bought everything that came with this paper during that Idea Book release. It is called Twitterpated and came out last fall. It is still available and makes me smile each time I use it. I made this card last night from some of my scraps left over from my Twitterpated workshop.

The image was stamped using a stamp set called Inspiration. It has several small words such as dream, hope and creative and has 4 of the large medalion style stamps. I have used those medalions before as a magnet. I stamped the image and then covered it with a circle window sticker (very thick clear plastic charm) and then added a strong circle magnet to the back. It was a hit!! Twitterpated shows the colors of Sorbet, Choclate, Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue.

This is a tiny little card! It is 2.5 x 3. I like this size when I am making several thank you's for my hostesses and guests after a show. they are easy to make in bulk and look really cute and dont cost you much because it doesnt require a lot of consumable product.

This cars uses the paper called Emporium. I added the buttercup strip in the middle with my stamped image in Vineyard Berry. The stamp set comes from a CTMH special celebrating 25 years and it was called Good Times. I then inked around the edges in Vineyard Berry and called it done!

Friday, July 9, 2010


These pretty much speak for themselves. I enjoy reading and so does my daughter. I like to make bookmarks for teachers and for my book club members. Last year I did an entire CTMH show on how to make book marks and use things like pop dots, ribbon, edge anchors, stamping and strips of paper as ribbon markers. It was cool when the customers saw how well these hold up after lots of use. The two in this picture have been in use now for over a year.

This one is made from a great paper called Good Times. It was the first paper pack I ever bought with CTMH and it is still available. I LOVE stars and this stamp set called Invitation has several to choose from. We made this one at a show and it showcases the use of edge anchors, ribbon, strips of paper for the tie at the top and stamped inage off to the side. It was a big hit.

This one is made from the Animal Cookies paper pack that I love and features the technique of using pop dots to raise your text. It is hard to see in this picture, but the quote is raised up off the bookmark with the pop dots. I used ric rac ribbon in white daisy for the tie at the top. We made this in January at my open house.
Thanks for looking!!

Cards From Scraps!

This card is made from the paper pack called Daydream. It reminds me of everything magical and dreamy from when I was a little girl. I used it to make a bunch of things for a friends baby shower last year so now all I have is scraps. So I made this card with it.

It is a Thank You card. A very simple design and doesnt require many products or time, but it is still pretty. Thats what I love about this company and its products. It makes crafting and gift giving easier than ever before.

I love this paper. It is called Animal Cookies and I have pretty much used it all up. In previous posts I have commented that I am in charge of making all of my co-workers birthday cards. I get paid by my company to do this. Well, I work for doctors and sometimes it can be hard to come up with a card for a man period. I think I am going to give this one to Dr Ingle. His birthday is next Friday. He is a quiet man, very tall and slendor....but when he decides to say something funny or not you know it and remember it. I think he would like this play on words and I may add a little Happy Birthday stamp to the inside before we all sign it. Think he will like it?

This is the cutest little animal set that we have ever had in my opinion. They can be colored with markers or pencils or just stamped and paper pieced. I have seen so many cute things done with it. In the stamp set you also get monkeys, alligators, hippos, toucans and elephants. I made a checkbook cover for a friend with the elephants once, she is a HUGE Alabama fan and it went well with her attire and purse. Thats another thing I always like to tell my customers...this stuff can be used with so many other things, projects and purposes....the possibilities really are endless. Thanks for looking!

Two New Cards

I remembered the other day that I had lots of scraps from all the projects I have done over the years with CTMH. I saved the good sized scraps and put them in baggies to use at a later date. I had forgotten all about them until I saw a post on the CTMH Consultant Bulletin Board. She posted some cards she had made with her scraps and it hit me!! Oh My Word....why have I not done this yet? So here they are....two new cards made of scraps.

This one uses the CTMH Creative Basics Paper in Emporium. This was a VERY popular paper pack last year. It featured the colors Crystal Blue, Vineyard Berry, Sweet Leaf and Chocolate. For the stamping I used an old stamp of the month for the butterflies and then I used Say It In Style for the wording. I like the way it turned out. Using scraps can be intimidating at best sometimes.

This card uses scraps from the paper pack called Unforgettable. This is a beautiful paper pack filled with flowers and cherry blossoms and the colors are great too. I stamped it with a set called Aspiration which remains a favorite of mine still. I am holding onto this one. I clear out my stamp stash every new year and offer them to my customers at a very discounted rate, but this one I am keeping.

It featured the colors Cocoa, Sorbet, Juniper and Hollyhock. I also use the color Desert Sand with it a lot too. I have to say this is probably one of my all time favorite cards that I have ever made. It is something about the symetry and colors that I love.
I hope you enjoyed looking at these cards. Most of the supplies I used are still available for purchase so if there is something you would like please let me know!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hello Sunshine!

Here are two layouts I did with my extra paper from my June Crop Day. I still have enough paper left for various other projects and cards. Thats what I love about these kits. They make use of everything and you still have extras at the end. You get your money's worth with this company!
These pictures of my son were taken one day last November. I like the way they are winter pictures on a summer paper and everything still "goes" together. I had recently had a miscarriage and was home recovering and we had the day together. His smile sure can brighten up a day!

I did my journaling in topiary colored marker. I like handwriting as you probably know, I say that all the time. I used stickers for this layout instead of staming and think it looks just as good. Stickers also eliminate mess with getting things out for stamping and makes your layouts finished faster. I do love stamping though so it was hard to stay away from it for this layout.

Here is a close up of one of our new Pizzaz elements. I colored this one in Honey ink and the dotted lines show through. I like the look of brackets and think that anything layered or dimensional on a layout adds a lot to the page.

Here is another element that I colored Heavenly Blue. I added the smile sticker and two of the brad stickers in the middle and then glued it on the layout.

This is a close up of one of the stickers. Our Stickease are repositional and are thick like cardstock weight. I enjoyed using these instead of stamps this time around. They said exactly what I was looking for.

If this face doesnt scream sunshine I dont know what does! He is a joy on the gloomiest of days. I love these baby teeth and the spaces between them. I love the sound of his laughter and how he got me through those days after losing the baby. Such a sweet little boy!
Thanks for looking at my pages. I hope you enjoyed them. I will post again soon and will be getting ready for my next crop in July. This one is going to be even better!! Hope to see you there!!

Fun In The Sun June Crop Layout

Well, here it is, almost finished. I still need to journal on this page. I am not sure if I want to print my journaling out with a cute font or if I want it handwritten. I tend to handwrite all of my journaling because in this technical age and time handwriting is getting pushed to the way side.

These are pictures of my kids and some family (Grandpa) at Old Fort Park last year to celebrate Granny B's birthday! The kids had a blast swinging and climbing on all of the park toys there. I chose these pictures mostly because Jake's shirt is similar to the Goldrush color and the trees and the sky match the Topiary and Heavenly Blue of the layout. I think it turned out great!

I love the border stamp that came with this collection. I just stamped around the photos about 1/2 an inch out and it changes the whole look of the page.

I also am loving these new dimensional elements that CTMH brought to the table this Summer. The collection is called Pizzazz and it is full of flowers and leaves and brackets and circles. The choices are endless. Each chipboard piece comes white and you can take a sponge dauber and ink of your choice and ink right over it. The "irresistables" part stays white and makes the inage look like a stencil.

This might be hard to see on here but I took some of CTMH's new Glitz Glitter Glue and went over each Honey colored brad and then let it dry. It adds a nice flair to the page. These pages didnt use a lot of paper so it needed something to make it stand out in my opinion.

Here you can see on the upper left some more of the Pizzazz elements that I colored and layered. You can also see the glitz glue used around the border of the square Goldrush piece of cardstock as well as over the stamped image. I like the way the image that was stamped still shows through the glitter.

This was a stamp on stamp layered element that I did. I stamped the original flower design in Goldrush and then took a smaller design flower and stamped over the Goldrush image while using Chocolate ink. I then colored a Pizzazz elements with chocolate and added the Glitz Glue to that and layered them all on the cloud paper. So easy to do!

This picture of my daughter was dark, but I really wanted it in the layout. So I decided to use one of the bracket Pizzazz elements and color it chocolate and then put it right over the part of the picture that I want to emphasize. It really helped make using a dark picture in an otherwise sunny layout.
I really loved this month's crop pages. If there is anything on these pages that you would like to order for yourself please send me a message and I will get it for you. CTMH makes everything so easy!!