Sunday, August 30, 2009

Grace Workshop on the Go Cards...

Here are the cards I promised from the Grace Workshop on the go. I love how they turned out. It was wonderful have the step by step instructions to work from. It's great to know that from one pack of paper you can get all of these cards (it makes 6, two of each design), the two page layout and so much more. The exclusive stampset is so versatile. I don't know if you noticed or not but each of the card uses one design... they are just so uniquely different.
I've also added a simple 3x3 card I made just for fun. The stamped image is from a breathtaking new stampset called Childhood Portrait. I couldn't wait to use it. I think this week I'll be using it on some layouts... hummm the possibilities.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Grace Workshop project for Sept.

Here's a sneak peek of the new Grace Workshop on the Go from CTMH. I just love how it turned out. It was perfect for these photos of my son at just 9 days old. This is the project my hostess club will be completing in Sept. Close To My Heart has added great value to the WOTG program, now you can get a exclusive stamp set included in the kit along with a great accent like the edge anchors used on these pages. But the bonus is that you also get the step by step instructions for 6 cards using the same paper pack, stamp set, and embelishments. It's an awesome deal. I'll post the cards in just a bit.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Card Box

I challenged the ladies in my Hostess Rewards Club to create a card using a template from Jeanette Lynton's Originals book. They did fabulous. I'll get photos of the cards and post them. The winner received 6 of the cards seen posted in slide show, and they were packaged in this cute box.

The template for this box came from Lisa Stenz. We're going to make this box and another at my upcoming extravaganza. If you'd like to participate please RSVP by emailing me or posting here. The Extravaganza will be on Sept. 19th from 2-5pm. More details to come.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

16 cards from Wishes

Just a quick post before heading to bed. This is a super simple workshop from Jeanette Lynton's newest book called Wishes. It's a great resource for cards. It's got step by step directions for each card along with lots of variety of the same sketch. This set I created using Emporium and a variety of CTMH stamps (too many to list, you can email me if you'd like to know about a particular one). I kept this simple due to time issues (such as not having much of it). This workshop makes 16 cards 2 of 8 designs.

You can find this workshop on page 111.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Twitterpated Swap Spoiler

This is a sneak peak at a swap I'm participating in. This is using the new Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Pack from CTMH. I just love how it turned out. It's an acrylic 4x6 frame (from the dollar store) I've attached a 2010 calendar on the front (using Moments in time Previous SOTM) The tree branch is from Aspiration. I did paint the small branch and stamped it on the Sweat Leaf cardstock. This pattern is from the new Wishes book. I hope you like it and better yet I hope those swapping with me love it.
Everything but the calendar and the ribbon on inside the slit of the frame, I attached the ribbon with my Xyron to the frame and the calendar is glued down with glue dots.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Wow, 3rd post of the day! You'd think I did nothing but sit around the computer all day and that is so far removed from the truth. I am working on some projects for an upcoming event. And as I posted previously I am in the middle of a mission to organize everything and that includes my photos. I'm using the Organizer side of Photoshop Elements to tag and organize all my digital memories. Well while doing both, working on a project and organizing photos, (I'm a compulsive multi-tasker) I found this forgotten photo and I thought you might get a good laugh like I did. This is my son Taylor just 17 days old and a little jaundiced. But his sense of humor is shining through. He's now 17months and adorable little person. I hope this brightens your night! If so let me know.

2nd post of the day-- Trick or Treating Layout with Sneak Peak of new Spellbound Stamp set

Wow, that was a mouth full. This is my second post of the day, so be sure to check out my cute box below. I tend to use other great artist's work as a jumping board, but this one was all me and it was really fun to generate my creative juice. Everything but the purple ribbon is Close to My Heart. I used Enchanted paper (get it while it lasts!) Clear buttons, Believe and Giggles alpha stamp sets, The Tree is from a new set called Spellbound. I think I'm going to re-do it on black CS. The sassy strands (in the button holes) and Alpha sets are being retired too so if you want them get them while they last. The stamp sets can count toward the $60 stamp set order so that you can get the Everyday Celebrations card kit for free!

Super Easy Favor Box

Looking for something fun, different and easy to create? This little box is perfect! It uses one 8.5 x 11 sheet of CTMH's Tulip cardstock and a few scraps. I did randomly stamp the background with Spot on Backgrounds, it doesn't show up in photo, but it's really cute. The stamps you see are from the exclusive new Everyday Celebration card kit you can buy or earn free (link to the right) for a limited time. The adorable dash ribbon is from the Sweetleaf Ribbon Round collection. I plan to make a dozen of these for my daughter's 3rd bday party. Now I just figure out what to fill them with. If you'd like directions send me your email and I'll forward you a tutorial link. I won't spam you promise!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Let's get together in the kitchen

I am on a mission! A few weeks ago I decided to conquer one area in our home/life that needs organizing each week. Well one of those areas was my recipes. I have been holding on to this metal tin I bought with my sweet sister in Baton Rouge at a wonderful scrapbooking store a couple of years ago, yes really that long ago. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it; I just didn't get around to it until recently. I really love the results. Here I used a wonderfully easy Close To My Heart Recipe Kit for the insert dividers and recipe cards. The Paper is a CTMH paper kit that coordinates called Let's Get Together. I'll be happy to order you one if you'd like to make your own. One tip in case you plan to make one... I found was using the large Xyron to make the paper a large sticker worked really well. It sealed the paper to the tin and will make it last a long time. It also kept it from bubbling. I have a Xyron 250.