Sunday, August 30, 2009

My Favorite Scrapbooard Pages

Jarred's eyes are so expressive! He can turn those eyes on you & get whatever he wants especially when he adds a smile & turns his head slightly! He's such a little charmer. We were at a friends house & I happened to have my camera & he agreed to let me take his picture. I can't get over how I captured his striking eyes. He's got personality! Click on the photos for a close up.I love how vivid the colors are in this layout. Would you believe I got this paper at the Dollar Store! Yup... I did! The letters are chipboard & cardstock. I added color to the chipboard with ink & stamped the honeycomb appearance on them. If you look closely at the paper you will see the honeycomb design in it. I mixed it up a bit with different fonts & sizes of chipboard. I also placed the chipboard over the photo.
The round circle is (or was) a plain old coaster (as pictured below) I sponge on color & blended it together. Using cocoa ink I stamped on the edges of the coaster to give it the same trendy look as the paper. It says "What a wonderful world." The little tag completes the phrase...."With you in it." It also was a plain white tag.

So get your sponges out and add a little color to your pages or your journaling. It's easy, just make sure to put colors that will blend next to each other. Give it a try.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sneak Peak...

Here's a look at our new Fall/Winter catalog. It has an awesome array of new products! Here's my top ten pick list:
1) Glitter rub-ons (can't wait to play with them!)
2) Jingle Holiday Paper Pack (Can't wait to cut apart the boarders on the B&T)
3) Grace Paper Pack (Yummy colors!)
4) Merry Monsters (the cutest Halloween monsters stamp set)
5) Glitter brads (Love them!)
6) Top Coats (Unique designed transparencies)
7) Flurry Dimensional Elements (Snowflake chipboard )
8) "Wonder" HeartFelt Die-Cuts (in new colors with new designs)
9) CTMH Bone Folder (finally)
10) Tweezers
OK... I can't do it with just ten.
11) Awesome New Shoulder Tote (with designer fabric) It's beautiful
12) Chocolate Embossing Powder
13) New "Snapease" Album system
14) Craft Buttons in browns
15) New brad assortments that come with 3 sizes in 4 colors

That's just the beginning of my wish list! I just got my preview order in yesterday & haven't had time to play! Waaaa! I'm making time this weekend!

The first 3 people to email me at will win a New Fall Winter Catalog! We'll make arrangements for you to be able to pick it up or I can mail it to you.
Happy Scrappin!

Where has the time went,,,

I think I fell off the blogging wagon! My friend Brenda was over yesterday & yelled at me to get some new art on my blog. Sorry I've been a slacker! I guess it has taken me some time to recover from my Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat ealier this month! I wasn't able to see my sister for her birthday on July 26 so we suprised her at the crop with a cake & presents!
Joanne was pretty surprised because earlier in the day we all were giving her a hard time (jokeingly (I think I made that word up!) & with love)because she didn't call me back & I had called her a million times & I that's not a typo! Make a wish Joanne!
I knew she would love the "Worlds Best Dad" stamp set. Right away she said she wanted to make cards for her son Matt & it would be perfect.

This crop was a lot of fun. I actually got 16 pages done! WooHoo! That's huge for me, because I'm usually helping everyone else. No one needed me (and I stayed up real late one night) so I got to play a little! Here's some pages for Jarred's album from our summer vacation last year to White Lake with my friend Cathy & her family. Her two boys are Jarreds age & the best of friends.

I used the "Moon Doggie" Level 1 & Level 2 paper packs. They worked perfect & the level 1 kit was a breeze to assemble. Remeber to click on the picture to get a close up if there is something you want to get a better veiw of.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Wow...I paper pieced again

My scissors & I are starting a new relationship! I might just like them more than I used too! Isn't the bird cute? He's from "Bird Basics." I traced the outline of the stamp onto the paper & cut it out. Yes...I used my scissors & cut again! That's 2 paper pieced cards in less then a week. Can you say "Woo Hoo!" I just had to add a little glitter to him. I followed the slight pattern of swirls on the paper. I also added it to the background paper & some of the flowers & vines. It's the perfect accent for the design. Click on the card to view a larger image & check out the details. When I have used this B&T before I've always added glitter to it. It's delightful paper w/out the glitter, but with it you get just the right amount of "flair!"

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Don't laugh to hard

OK...promise not to laugh to hard! I have to tell you a funny story.

Our new catalog is going to be released on Sept. 1rst. We (as consultants) get to preview it a month in advance so we can order products to be able to show our customers during our Open Houses & New Release Shows. Anyhow...Our CTMH Leadership Convention is going on right now & they are introducing the new product to the 1500 or so consultants that are there. These kind consultants are nice enough to filter info through facebook, twitter, texting, email & our CTMH BB on to us eagerly awaiting consultants that didn't get to go, so...between the 4 open tabs on my computer yesterday I got so involved that an hour later I kept thinking "what is that popping noise I hear?" I turn around & looked..."Oh #$%*!" I forgot I had put water on the stove to boil macaroni for a summer salad! Good thing it was in a big pot. Half of the water had boiled away! Hey can you burn water??!!

p.s. Don't tell my Hubby!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

It's a Beautiful Day

I have been wanting to play with this stamp set for a long time, I pulled it out & grabbed some paper to use a couple of days ago. I'll bet this stamp "True Happiness" has been sitting in my favorites box screaming "play with me" for at least 2 months! These unique trees have so much personality! The trees are stamped in brown first then on another piece of CS I stamped them in moonstruck, chrystal blue, & topiary ink. Once again I picked up my scissors (ha, ha) & cut out all the colored tree tops! Some are pop dotted on to add zing. The paper pack chosen is a delightful set called "Stardust." That paper is what gave me the inspiration for the non-traditional colors of the trees.