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Friday, December 31, 2010

A Fabulous Gallery of CTMH Paper Creations!!!!

If you like looking at breath-taking, fabulous creations using CTMH profucts, then you will love Big Red Scraps.  Hop on over there now and join for great inspiration & ideas!!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm In The Spotlight!!!!

WOOOHOOO!!! I received an e-mail this morning from CTMH corporate office letting me know that I was being recognized for being in the top rankings for selling the most Studio J layouts during the month of November!  I was one of the Top 10 sellers out of all the CTMH consultants!!! So in honor of that, I thought I would share some of the layouts I created in November.  Some of these I ordered duplicates of, as I used these to make albums for my parents and my husband's parents.  I spent less than 24 hours creating all these layouts:

If you have not tried Studio J yet, I encourage you to do so.  It is truly Faster, Simpler, & Easier!!!! I also have a step by step tutorial for you if you would like for me to e-mail it to you to help you get started.

It's Time for a New Year!!!!

Let me just start by saying, I absolutely love being a CTMH consultant and in 2011, CTMH is making some changes that's going to make me love them even more! To begin with, we are going to only have 2 Idea Books per year instead of 3. However, in each book, there are 8 - yes 8 - new paperpacks and too many to count new stamp sets.  And oh the new buttons and embellishments!!! Oh My Word----it;s going to be great!!!! But you can't see all the new stuff until February 1. But CTMH has designed a special brochure full of sneak peeks for January called Inspirations and there are some super-duper fantastic deals with this sneak preview. 

Click here to look at the brochure.  If you order the Wings WOTG and 3 other items (which could be stamp sets at a substantial savings) you can get the January Stamp of the Month for FREE!!!!!  Now that's what I'm talking about.  Let me know if you would like to place an order!

Check my blog on January 3 for some links to some fabulous artwork created using the new products!!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

January Stamp of the Month

The following is just a sample of some beautiful artwork created using the January Stamp of the Month, Find Your Style. 

Thanks to the following Consultants who contributed to this artwork:
Kathleen Adrolewicz, Cherri Hardcastle, Judy Faye Garner, Melissa Kosena, Melissa Robinson, Neely Dean, Pamela Thorn, Rachel Ventura, Sheila Wilkerson, Shirley Ross, Teri Baxter, Tonya Whitehurst and Xellina Wieland.

Contact me to find out how you can get this stamp set for a discounted price or even FREE!!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Art & Soul --- Pulling It All Together

WOW!!! I forget how great CTMH's Art & Soul videos are. 

I just watched the latest one on my website and I have some new techniques I will be trying out the next time I'm in my scrappin' room (which is hopefully Thursday).  I encourage you to take 15 minutes to watch this latest episode found here and then anyone who makes a project using one of the featured techniques will have their name entered in a drawing for some great scrappin' treats!!!! E-mail me a picture of your project and I will post it here as well as add your name to a drawing!

Here is an overview of what you will find:
  • Stamping on mixed media
  • A great new marbling technique using liquid glass
  • New ways of using the mix & mingle album
  • Layering in Studio J
Check it out and while you're there you can watch some of the other videos as well!!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Anniversary (of our first date)

Last year, my hubby & I decided that since the kids are all getting older and independent, that we would start doing a get-away day on December 26th each year in honor of our first date anniversary. So this year we went to Orlando to the ICE & SNOW Experience at the Gaylord Palms Resort. It was amazing - -they have brought in 2 million - yes 2 million - pounds of ice to depict the story of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with nothing but ice sculptors. It was breath-taking. Then they have also brought in 40 tons of snow to create a fun-filled snow carnival. We had a snowball fight and went down the snow hill!!! For us Floridians - this was a real treat. But the best part of the day was simply getting to spend the day together!!!!

All of this was made with ICE!!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry CHRISTmas!!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful day celebrating the birth of our amazing SAVIOR with your family & friends!  I know I am so blessed.

Tenley Beth's First Ornaments

I made these ornaments for Jake & Tara to hang on their tree for Tenley Beth. 

  • Dimensional Elements Ornaments
  • Cotton Candy Ink (used a rubber brayer to cover the ornaments)
  • VersaMark Embossing Ink
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Opaques Pearls
  • Ribbon (Non-CTMH)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday Dough!!!

I got this cute little gift idea from a fellow CTMH consultant (Terrie Dodd).  I typed the poem on my computer, inserted a gingerbread man clip-art. rolled some money and viola ----

I think this is so much better than just giving money or a gift card!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Few CHRISTmas Cards

I love blog hopping and finding cute cards to scraplift!!!! I worked on making a few more CHRISTmas cards this weekend.  Two of them are totally lifted from two fellow CTMH consultants and the third was completely my creation.

The first one is using B&T from Magnifique, Sky cardstock, snowflakes from my Cricut, white ribbon, and heavenly blue bottons.  Super simple and super cute. This was lifted from Leisa Hubley.

 This next card with the stacking presents comes from Vicki Wizniuk - again another super simple & cute card!  I love finding cute cards that I can lift!!!!
Front of Card
Inside of Card
 Now this last card is totally my own creation --- WOOOHOOOO!!!! I think it is very simple yet focuses on the most important part of CHRISTmas - -Jesus!!!
 Here is the recipe for the last card:
  • 5 1/4" x 4 " Barn Red CS
  • 5 x 3 3/4" Cocoa CS
  • 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" Music B&T from Mistletoe
  • 3 1/2" x 3" Colonial White CS
  • 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Card Base
  • Let Us Adore Him Stamp Set
  • Bamboo & Barn Red Ink Pads
  • Barn Red Brads
This is also my first time participating in the Heart 2 Heart (H2H) challenge.  Visit the H2H blog and check out all the great artwork  - you can also paricipate as well!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

More Studio J Layouts!!!!

I cannot begin to say how much I enjoy creating layouts with Studio J! I just kick back in my recliner with my laptop and this is what I get:

Katie's senior page - 2005!
Britt's Senior page - 2008
Katie's college graduation

Fun times at the lake

Tennessee -- Oct 2010

Not only is Studio J super fun and easy, it is a great way to get caught up on all your scrappin'! Check it out here --- Studio J!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Plenty for Twenty!!!!!!

Place an order of $20 or more on MyCTMH website from December 1–31, 2010, and you will be rewarded with a popular, retired D-size stamp set for FREE - yes, FREE! Talk about getting more for your money—that's a $22.95 value!!! We’re sure you’ll be thrilled with the set we pick out for you. We’re also giving you FREE shipping/handling and tax on your free stamp set. That’s a lot of Plenty for your Twenty! So what are you waiting for - -click here and starting getting your PLENTY now!!!!