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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Various Creations in December

I was very busy creating for the holidays but I just haven't had a chance to share my creations.  So I thought I would share a few pictures now:

Here are some altered frames I created for 3 of my best friends:

Dreamin' Paper Pack, Title & Flowers from the A&P Cricut Cartridge, and the awesome thick ribbon - all from CTMH

Magnifique paper pack, title from the A&P Cricut cartridge, more of the awesome ribbon (all from CTMH) and some brown flowers from a local scrapbook store

Wings paper pack, Title from the A&P Cricut cartridge, vineyard berry ribbon (all from CTMH) and flowers from local store
All three frames have the same sayings about friends from a couple of different stamp sets (sorry I can't remember which ones  - if you want to know I can go look for you - LOL!!!

And here are some party favors I made for a friend of mine for her daughter's birthday:

I also made name tags for our Christmas stockings as well as for my sister's stockings:

 These are the ones I made for my sister's stockings:

I think that is the majority of what I created other than all my Christmas cards. Oh I also did 2 Studio J albums - one for my mom and one for my mother-in-law. Maybe one day I will get those layouts posted!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry CHRISTmas!!!! 
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


Friday, December 23, 2011

Name that Blog!

Good morning everyone......hope you are surviving the hustle and bustle of the season.  With Christmas right around the corner a new year will follow close behind...and with a new year comes new beginnings.  I am joining with a group of fellow CTMH consultants to create a wonderful new challenge blog in February.  Our plan is to offer you up some great scrapbooking and paper crafting techniques and then challenge you to create and share your artwork using these techniques......there will be prizes and awards offered to add some fun to the blog each month as well as great artwork and inspiration for your projects.
Our first challenge for you - "Name that Blog".  We're looking for something catchy, easy to remember and unique.......we will choose a name from all the entries and the winner will receive $25 of free product from the soon to be released Spring/Summer 2012 Close To My Heart Ideabook.  Entry deadline is January 10, 2012....So put your thinking caps on and leave your name idea in the comment box.....


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Glitter Glitz Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting the “Glitter Glitz” Technique as shown on page 35 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link DEBI BARBER'S BLOG.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Shirley's Blog, you are on the right track! 

Here is my first project featuring Glitter Glitz. 

The snowflakes on the card are covered in our Stardust Glitz Glitter (Z1313). 

Supply List: 
  • Believe Paper Pack
  • Topiary Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Topiary Ink Pad
  • Christmas Love Stamp Set
  • AP Cricut Cartridge (snowflakes)
  • Stardust Glitter Glitz
My 2nd Christmas Card with Glitter Glitz:
Glitter Glitz Snowflakes again!
Supply List:
  • Wonderland Paper Pack
  • Bling Assortment
  • AP Cricut Cartridge (Snowflakes, banner, & JOY)
  • Stardust Glitter Glitz
And now here is a birthday card using the same Stardust Glitz Glitter.

Supply List:
  • Sweetheart Paper Pack (Retired)
  • Stardust Glitz Glitter
  • Black Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Bling Assortment
  • White Daisy Crochet Flower (Retired)
  • Black Waxy Flax

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Wendy's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!


Monday, December 12, 2011

A Few Christmas Cards

Oh my word! I cannot believe I haven't posted in over a month.  Between work and church I have not had a lot of downtime.  So tonight I wanted to share a few projects I have been working on.

Here are a few of the Christmas cards I have been working on this season.

All of the cards above are made with either CTMH's Wonderland (blues & browns) or Believe (reds & greens) and a variety of our stamps.  

I am holding off on posting two other cards (1 Christmas & 1 birthday) until the 15th for a Technique Hop so make sure you come back in a couple of days to see some glitz!!!!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My First Blog Award

WOOOHOOOO! I received my first Blog Award today!!!! Thank you Pamela T (PJ's Corner)  for selecting me for the Liebster Award!  Make you sure check out Pamela's blog because I scrap-lift so much good stuff from her!!!!!!!

Liebster is a German word that means beloved or favorite. This award is only for blogs with fewer than 200 followers, so up-and-coming bloggers are recognized for their creative works!

Here are the rules to accept this award:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award and rules on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!

And my top 5 picks are (in no particular order) - By the way, all of these are amazing blogs so be ready to be inspired!!!!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lasting Memories - Earth Tones & Sepia Challenge

This week's Lasting Memories Layout Challenge is to create a layout using Earth Tones and Sepia photos.  So I went straight to Studio J and created a layout of my son and his girlfriend carving pumpkins.  I am planning on creating several more layouts from our night of fun, but for right now I am posting just this one.  

Studio J - Kit is Enchanted and the pattern is Dialogue.  Contact me today to see how you can start creating layouts in no time!


Monday, October 31, 2011

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop highlighting this month's stamp set, "Cherish the Day".  This stamp set allows for some great versatility so hop with us and see what creativity we have to share with you!
If you have arrived here from Cherri's Blog, you are on the right track! So... let's get started!

Here is the image of the stamp set:

And this is the layout I made using this stamp set.  I created a layout for my parents of a picture taken last Christmas of all of us kids with them. It's the first family picture we have had with all four of us in a long time.

I also used our AP Cricut cartridge to cut the title, year and the 'tag' the stamp is on.  

  • Cherish the Day Nov SOM
  • New England Ivy & Colonial White Cardstock
  • B&T papers from retired Christmas stash (Mistletoe & Evergreen)
  • Mistletoe Level 2 Flowers (retired)
  • New England Ivy & Cranberry Ink
  • Cranberry & Colonial White Ribbon
Thank you for taking the time to stop by... 

Now hop on over to Neely's Blog where you will find another inspirational use of this stamp set!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

124 Family Vacation Pictures are Scrapbooked!

WOW! I have completed 12 layout pages with a total of 124 pictures in less than 6 hours --- all because of STUDIO J!!!!! I finished my pages last night, ordered them this morning, received my jpeg files and now I'm blogging about them - I would say this is a SUCCESS!

I blogged about our vacation back in June but now I get to share the amazing pages I have created with our pictures. Hope you enjoy:

By the way, my cost for all these pages was less than $70! Contact me today to find out how you can do this too!