Friday, January 30, 2009

Navarre Florida is the PLACE to crop this weekend!

We are croppin' all weekend- CTMH style! WOOOHOOO! There are almost 50 of us at the crop and we are having a good time. In a few minutes we will be changing into our pajamas for our Fashion Show Contest and Slipper Contest! I can't wait. We are also going to be eating Pizza. Pizza, scrapbooking and pajamas. It doesn't get much better than that!

Chocolate treats... YUM!

Meredith, Tina and Carnley... Inky fingers!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1, 2, 3 CROP!

Our crop starts on Thursday Night with a Chocolate Buffet! YUM! I can't wait. Friday is the Pizza Party Fashion Show, complete with a SLIPPER CONTEST! And Saturday we are making Acrylix Albums. Can I scream... FUN!!!!!! If you are in the Navarre, Ft. Walton, Pensacola, or Destin area, we have 3 spots left. Email me and you can join this amazing crop! If you are any where near the panhandle of Florida, our crop will be the PLACE TO BE this weekend!

I have been working like a crazy woman to get everything done. Last night we stuffed packets and today I did the class directions and diagrams. Tomorrow is SET UP! OH HAPPY DAY! I am so excited. I hope to see you this weekend!


The Acrylix Album Project

Saturday, January 24, 2009


This board was made by my buddy... Chris Szczechowski, aka. Scuba Stamper! I love her artwork. Last summer, we went to Hawaii with her and her hubby Charlie! I had to use photos from our trip! Chris is the queen of accessories and techniques. I know you will enjoy her work!

I love this page because I love Dolphins. The dolphin that I am holding is a movie star. He appeared in the move... 50 First Dates. Check out his smile. It is a smile of a movie star!

Can I say... BLING! I love the way Chris used sparkles to enhance this card. It is spectacular in person!

I love our new frames. She was very creative in her use of the embellishments on this card. I just love it.

That is all of my display boards for this catalog. My display board was Emporium and it is featured on a blog earlier this month. I hope you enjoyed the boards as much as I have. Thanks for looking...



This board is just plain fun. Heather Hicks is the creator... and she did a great job. Enjoy her work!

When I saw this layout, I immediately thought of Faith. The photos are from her birthday party last year. It screams... "TUDE". ( short for attitude)

Let your Light Shine... what a pretty card. I like the way she used the liquid glass to enhance the word shine. Also, she was very creative using the dimensional element. LOVE IT

This would make a great Valentines Card for your special man!

This is a cute box made out of the Creative Cube. Cindy Baker, my third upline made it. It is used to hold cupcake sprinkles. This box screams FUN!

Friday, January 23, 2009

That's Amore'

This wonderful display board was done by Amanda DeJardin. Amanda is one of the most creative people I know and I am so excited that she is in our swap! Enjoy her artwork!

I love this layout. I used it for photos taken in Europe!

This is a beautiful 6" x 6" card. I love the way she used the ric rac and the straight pins.

I think this is my favorite card. It is classic!


I participate in a board swap with some AMAZING artists that are on my team. We do this quarterly, each time a new catalog is released. I wanted to share some of their amazing artwork. The first kit is called Stardust and is done by my dear friend and downline Barb Carrico. Her work is amazing.

This is a 2 page layout titled Dream Big. I addedmy own photos from Awards night at convention last year.

This is a cute birthday card that she made. I love it!

Reach for the stars is an AMAZING card. The photo does not do it justice. I love the say she cut out the stars and put the brads in the center. And check our the distressing of the B&T paper. WOWSA!

I will be posting the other kits later this weekend!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pretty Girl

Daisy went to the pet spa today. She looks so pretty- check out her rainbow bows. I had to share a photo. She is such a pretty girl!


Yippee... I won first runner up in the artwork contest!

I was surfing the Internet a few minutes ago and discovered I earned first runner up in the CTMH artwork contest for December. YIPPEE SKIPPEE! Not only am I published I earned $50 in CTMH products. OH HAPPY DAY! This is my second row in a month! HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A cupcake for you!

I had a fun time designing this 4 x 4 card and had to share with my blogging friends. I am going to teach this as a free create and take our Scrappy Snappy Flamingo Crop in January! Enjoy!

Items Used:
  • Life's Delight Paper Packet (this would be adorable with Daydream)
  • Cupcake Sprinkes Stamp Set
  • Say it With Style Stamp Set
  • Blush Ribbon
  • Ink Pads- Lilac Mist and Blush
  • Just Blooms Flowers- White Daisy
  • Liquid Applique
  • Prisma Glitter
  • Bonding Memories Glue Pen (Small Size)
  • Glitter Tray
  • Pretty Pins
  • 3 d foam squares

We've Come A Long Way Baby!

I spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday cleaning and organizing my stamp pad! I clean, purge, organize and re-arrange once a year. I have so much fun going through "stuff". While cleaning this week, I came across some old Close To My Heart (DOTS-previous company name) catalogs. WOW... we have come a long way baby! I just had to share a few catalog covers and designs. It is interesting to see how the papercrafting industry has changed. For consultants who read this, I hope this post warms your heart! For CTMH fans- I hope this brings a smile to your face.


These designs were "HOT" during the early 90's!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Don't Forget Memo Board

I just finished my memo board. I will be teaching it at a crop at the end of the month. It was so fun to make. The photo really doesn't do it justice. Enjoy!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

I just finished SCRAPLIFTING...and it feels good!

Oops... took that from the webcam! A little backwards- LOL! Check below
I just scraplifted Jeanette's Christmas Card Box and I am a happy girl. This is such a great idea. I can put all my beloved Christmas Cards in the box to save. I never know what to do with all the beautiful cards and photos I receive. Now they can be cherished for years to come. OH HAPPY DAY!

Kiss a Frog

I just love the Daydream stuff. I created another card last night. Hope you like it.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Swap Artwork- That's Amore

I am in a swap with 4 other CTMH consultants. This board is done with That's Amore Level 2 Paper packet, stamps and stickers. It was created by my friend Amanda DeJardians. She is one of five in our swap. Amanda is a fabulous artist and has just joined our group. I'm so excited. I now have an Amanda Creation! I hope you enjoy her artwork as much as I do! I'll be posting more art from other swap members later this week!


Congrats to the blog candy winner!

Congratulations to the winner of my blog candy. I put all the names of everyone who posted to my blog about the new catalog in a hat. I promised a new stamp set of paper pack to the person of the name who I drew! The winner is Sheri! WOOOHOOO and congratulations Sheri! Sheri, if you can email me your full name, address and choice of product, I will get it ordered and snail mailed to you. Thanks to all of you for posting and once again... WOOHOOO Sheri!


Monday, January 5, 2009


I had to take a 15 minute creative break today. I created with our new paper packet Daydream! OH HOW FUN! I can't wait to create with this set some more. Did I say C-U-T-E! I love our new Pretty Pins! I attached it to a button, big pink flower and added ribbon. Thank you Brenda Rose for the embellishment idea!

Here are the supplies that I used to create this fun card:

  • Daydream Level 2 Paper Packet
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Markers- Blush, Lilac Mist and Buttercup
  • Prisma Glitter- LOVE IT
  • Big Pink Blooms
  • Ribbon
  • Pretty Pins

Hope you like it!

Still daydreaming....


Emporium Artwork

I just love this new paper packet and I have been creating like crazy. I thought I would share a few samples. Samples made from the following items:

  • Emporium Level 2 Paper Packet
  • Emporium Stickease
  • Big Pinks (flowers)
  • Pewter Designer Brads- LOVE THEM!
  • Inks: Cocoa, Sweet Leaf and Vineyard Berry
  • Window Charms- Circles
  • Stamp Sets- Connections, Boutique Borders, Extreme Caps, Simple Stitches, Noteworthy
Hope you enjoy!


Friday, January 2, 2009

The New Catalog is Live. Win a free stamp set or paper packet!

The new catalog is LIVE! Do you have your copy yet? The catalog retails for $3.95 but you can get your copy for FREE! Make arrangements to pick it up at my house or I will ship it to you if you pay for shipping! Visit my website to order your free copy!

I am so excited about our new catalog. The new scrapbooking kits are BEAUTIFUL and we have many fun new stamp designs. I have had a blast playing with the new products. I plan on posting some new artwork this weekend so be sure to check my blog later.

Would you like to win some new product- a brand new stamp set or paper packet of your choice from this exciting new catalog (level 2 paper packet or size a-d stamp set)? If so, let me know what your like about this new idea book by posting to my blog. Is it the new paper, the stamps, the artwork, the ideas, the "how-to tips"? What do you like best? I will pick a random winner on Wednesday, January 7th and that winner will win some blog candy!!!! Fun, Fun, Fun! Good luck and be sure to check the blog for the winner on Wednesday!

Ahhh... armchair shopping at it's best!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Life has been a little hectic around here the last few days. I wanted to take a minute out of the craziness and wish everyone a "Happy New Year!" Kent took me out for a romantic dinner last night and we spent the evening together, talking about all the year's highlights. We both agreed that our Europe Trip was one of the highlights of the year. (Thank you Close To My Heart)! Believe it or not, we both stayed awake and watched Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve and saw the ball drop. Can you believe that???? Not bad for a gal that puts her head on the pillow every night before 9 p.m. It even inspired me to add spending a future New Year's Eve in Times Square to my bucket list!

I hope that all of you have a wonderful 2009! Don't forget, it's January 1st... Eat your black eye peas today- It will bring you good luck!

Happy New Year!