Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Slowly Recovering

Hello Everyone! Well... I never do anything the easy way. I had surgery almost 3 weeks ago. The surgery went great but then I had a setback. I was in the hospital for almost two weeks. I am happy to say I am home and doing so much better. Each day, I get a little stronger. Today I started a scrapbook page so I know I am on the way to recovery!

The one happy thing about being sick is all the cards that I have been receiving! Every day I get at least a card or two. I am blown away by all the beautiful cards I have received from all my friends. I took a photo to share with all of you! I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends and CTMH sisters. You will never know how much I appreciate all of you!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Out of office

I am having surgery on March 12th. I will be out of the office and away from my blog for a while. I'll post as soon as I am better. Keep creating!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

I Love Belgium

Last year I was lucky enough to earn a cruise to the Med with Close To My Heart. We flew to Europe early and visited London, Spain, Belgium, and France. Then we jumped on the cruise ship for another week of travel. Crazy huh? Anyway, one of the highlights of the trip was our day trip to Belgium. I just finished scrapbooking several pages from that glorious day. I still have a few more pages to go but I thought I would share what I have to date. Enjoy!


Daydream Workshop On The Go- Tina's Way

I just finished thr Daydream Workshop On The Go! I love this kit but I don't really have any birthday photos to go on it... so I put the Tina Spin on it! I thought my bike would look great on these papers so I altered the layout, and substituted hearts for cupcakes. I hope you like it. If you are in the Navarre, or surrounding areas and would like to attend this workshop, it will be held on April 15th and 16th!

I added sparkles to the Stickease! I thought this made the pages bling a little!

Since my layout was centered around hearts, I added the small stamped heart to the tag!
For the border, I added dimensional hearts rather than cupcakes. I used the Pearl Paint to add the dot accents on the scallop border.

The thing I like about Workshop On The Go is that you can customize them to your life. Don't be afraid to change the pages to work with your photos.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Butterfly Wings

I designed a card last night that we will be creating at scrapbook club today! I used this month's stamp of the month ... Butterfly wings. The butterfly is stamped using CTMH's exclusive Juniper and Tulip Inks. I created the colors on the butterfly by sponging some ink on our finger daubers and then applying it directly to the butterfly stamp. Then I rolled the edges of the butterfly wings in Tulip ink and stamped it. Whola... I have a multicolored butterfly that is sparkling with Prisma Glitter. The glitter really makes this card come alive. In addition to highlighting the beautiful butterfly using mulit-colors, my butterfly also moves. It is a swaying card. Click here for directions on swaying cards.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets-
D1341 Butterfly Wings
D1265 Gracious Greetings
x7100b Paper Garden (Paper- Polka Dot B&T, Cocoa, Juniper and Tulip CS)
z2165 Juniper Ink
z2166 Tulip Ink
z134 Prisma Glitter
z553 Bonding Memories Glue Pen (small)
z726 Sponge Daubers

This card was inspired by Tesa Black! Thank you Tesa for sharing all of your creativity!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Scrapbook Club Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the month... It is scrapbook club time! I made happies for all my local club members. Hmmm... I wonder what is inside the box??? I will post the pattern for these cute boxes next week! They are super fun to make!