Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rock the Block BlogHop

Welcome to the Rock the Block - Blog hop CELEBRATING NATIONAL PAPERCRAFTING MONTH in January 2012.  Get an exclusive E-size stamp set and the new My Creations Collage Cubes for just $15 (with a qualifying purchase) available December 19th thru January 31, 2012.

If you have come here from  Laila's blog, you are on the right path!  You can find a list of all the partipant's in case you get lost here:  Complete List of Rock the Block Blog Hoppers

We have just over 30 CTMH Consultants sharing their creations using this amazing set. The hop is simple to follow --just click on the link provided at the end of the post to move to the next blog!

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  Now it's off to Shirley's Blog to see her lovely creations!

With this item coming right at Christmas, I look at everything crafty and wonder to myself: How can I get that on my tree? These little boxes gave me an idea. This is the first year both of my kids are in school. So I put a photo of each kid on a side and then a brief profile of their age, school, teacher name and some of their favorite buddies in class. I used a CTMH stamp set to do the journal side. The paper is leftovers from Miracle and Notebook to throw in a splash of pink for my daughter.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

First cricut project!

My first ever cricut project using my own machine at home. These are for a holiday tag swap.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Kids Birthday Card

This is a card I made for an upcoming local swap. The swap theme is birthdays for kids.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Congrats to linda!

Linda sturdivant opening her senior director gift from close to my heart at our team meeting today!  Great job!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Studio J - Thanksgiving

I finally became a Studio J member after getting to test it out with the free JPG offer a few months back. I really do love it! It's a great way to catch up on older photos that you're maybe just not that excited about enough to do a full traditional layout. I love it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pair-A-Phrase Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! If you have arrived from Adeline E. Brill's blog, you are in the right place!  So many adorable images and sentiments in this set for many occasions and holidays.  I've made a slide show of the many 4x4 cards I created using this set. I hope you enjoy! I used many older paper packets from the CTMH collection. It was great to go through and use some of my favorite packets from the past and make some fresh cards to give away in the future! Hope you enjoy!

This promotion runs from August 15th until September 30th and features 2 D-size stamp sets in one envelope - valued at $35.90!  You can earn this stamp set for FREE with a $75 order during the promotion period. 

When you're all done here, please head over to Lisa's Blog and have a look at what amazing ideas she has created!

Monday, August 1, 2011

You&Me Kit on Tea Cups

Look at that adorable face. This is why I love being the domestic graphic designer of the family! These photos deserve to be showcased, not stored in a box or plain ole boring album! As I mentioned in previous post, I have another kit in my personal inventory still available even though this kit is no longer available for ordering. Please let me know if you'd like to purchase it!
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Easter 2010 with You&Me Kit

This was such a fun kit to put together and turns out these Easter photos from 2010 matched it perfectly. I still have one of these kits available in my personal inventory even though you can no longer order it. If you're interested in purchasing, please contact me!

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Easter 2011 with PopOut Photos

So this is a fun little trick from the Magic How-To book offered by CTMH. These photos are stacked in a little mini album. I connected it to the base page and then cut out a space in the page protector so you can still enjoy the photos as you are browsing through the album. Love this!! Look at how cute my babies are!

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

August SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's SOTM, which
is Wicked. If you have come here from Carol Lee's Blog,
you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work
your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating
consultants here: Complete List of Blog Hoppers

This month we have just over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!
Here we go!

 This is a 6x6 card using a design called "Button Trio" from the How-To card making book offered by CTMH called Originals.  The paper used in this card is from one of the new packets called, Dreamin'. It's now available beginning in August. You will love this stamp!

Now "Hop" on over to Kat's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the February SOTM is
only available for the duration of this month! Contact your CTMH Consultant or visit myCTMH website to
see how you can get this stamp set, valued at $17.95 for only $5!
 Take a look at the other images on this great stamp set:

 Also in August there is a free A-sized stamp set when you spend $50 - which means you get the Stamp of the month for only $5 and this A-sized set for FREE!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Various Layouts

This is a really old and retired paper packet and I finally put this layout to bed which had been sitting unfinished for years now. I stamped with a non-CTMH stamp. It was the very first rubber stamp I ever owned and it just fit well in this layout so I used it. This was a trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium when Joe was probably not even two years old yet. Wow! So long ago!

This layout uses the Mayberry packet and I adore the colors and my babies in this layout. This was the photo session from JC Penney when they were turning age two and age four.

Another JC Penney photo shoot from Amanda's second birthday. I love the way the Sweetheart paper pack matches perfectly with her outfit.

And finally, this was the Workshop on the Go layout from the Sweetheart packet. When I orginally did this layout, I was working with limited photos. Otherwise, I probably would have chosen something else because I'm not crazy about the clashing colors of the many princess dresses. Oh well - We do these layouts and are critical initially but in the future I will look back, love it and be happy that I did it and not be as critical.
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CTMH 2011 Convention

The 2011 Convention theme was "When You Wish" and it was a wish come true for me! I was in my favorite place in the world - Disneyland! I was doing one of my favorite activites - scrapbooking! And I was with some of my favorite people on the planet - my CTMH family! It was such a fun and exciting event. We learned about the Cricut joining up with CTMH and got to preview new products and go our hands on the Idea Book. One of my highlights was the Awards Dinner. The food was FANTASTIC. No one does food like the Disneyland Hotel kitchen.
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Tri-Lingual Card

So my son is starting a dual language K-6 program in just a few short weeks as summer quickly slips away from us. I made these cards to give as a set to his teacher and also to give to some donors who helped us out with a fundraiser for a non-profit group associated with the program.
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August Stamp of the Month - Wicked

This set is definitely a must have for anyone that remotely likes doing Halloween projects. This card is a design from Originals called Button Trio. It is a 6x6 card and the perfect size for showcasing the witch on the front and incorporating the lovely versatile border that will go great with other non-spooky projects. Hope you enjoy this project and if you want to order the stamp contact me direct or visit my website at
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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Joe's 4th Birthday

Another layout using Studio J

Joe's 3rd Birthday

This layout is using Studio J ... have you tried it yet??? It's lots of fun!

Monday, April 25, 2011

My First Clear Card

This is the first time I've ever made a clear card - was a lot of fun. I used scraps from an old paper packet and made this really sweet card to send to my best friend her birthday.
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