Thursday, May 29, 2008

Scrapbook Class Layouts

These are the layouts that I taught last night at my scrapbook class. It was fun to have vintage photos on the pages,brought back memories.

These used the colors from Boom-Di-Ada (CTMH). They turned out nice I think!

Secret Sister Word Bloom Results

On Friday after I left to go to Stamp Camp the mailman arrived with a package from my Secret Sister. My husband called my UL and since she was coming up on Saturday Night she brought my package which included the Family Word Bloom, some dew drops in colors I did not have, and some CTMH buttons that I did not have either. I was determined to work on this album and this is the results. I used the Free Spirit Paper Pack from CTMH. Thanks again Secret Sister I love the book. Oh I used my Bind It All to bind the book-So Awesome!

Stamp Camp Results!

I finally had a moment to take some photos of the creations from Stamp Camp. It was a four day weekend where on Friday I sorted layouts without photos (you know that you have them too) and photos without layouts (yes it was about 8 boxes-of various stages of fullness) to have them meet. I got a ton of photos on layouts and photos set aside for my siblings. Then on Sunday and Monday I was determined to do a couple of cute mini albums. So that is where we are now... This is the cute file folder album that I made (lifted ideas from my DL Tony) using the new Game On paper pack form CTMH.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Blog Candy Winner is.....

#24 Mandiannie!

Please send me your snail mail address to and I will send out your shoebox full of goodies.

Thanks for everyones birthday wishes to Dave.

I accomplished a great deal on my scrapbook weekend...however I have a class tonight and I hope to get photos of my secret sister gift (I got the neatest Family Chipboard Book) and also the file folder mini album and the stack of layouts that found photos. It was a huge success!

Jamie-I got my prize thank you!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

First Trophy for Harrison

Last night was the awards ceremony for the kids who played TopsSoccer. It is a special program designed to have a buddy who helps kids with disabilites learn the basics of the game. If I can find a tutorial on uploading a video to then I will share some of the game and the awards ceremony.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

SC177 Follow Your Dreams

Here is my card for the sketch challenge today over at Split Coast Stampers. I am using up some of my stache of non-CTMH paper because I have had it forever! My new downline got her new kit today so this card will be for her! She is going on the weekend with me as well and looking forward to doing some projects using the new products in her kit!

Enjoy! Remember the blog candy-a shoebox full of embellishments and goodies!

Blog Candy!

So today is my husbands birthday the big 4-0. He is not one for birthdays however if you leave a birthday message for him on this thread by Monday (5/26/08) at 12 PM (noon) PST I will enter you in the drawing for the shoebox full of goodies -tons of embellishments, a 3X3 chip board album. some scrapbook tape (the decortive type), eyeles, brads, stickers, vellum envelopes, and much more just check out the photo! I am leaving for a scrapbook weekend on Friday so I hope to have wonderful projects to share when I return now that I have located some pretty cool alterables and supplies!

Enjoy and remember to wish Dave a happy birthday!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

5000+ posts-Blog Candy This week

So I have cleaned out my stamp/scrap room and have a ton of neat things to share with a lucky winner. I will post my blog candy this week so check back! I am sure it will be an embellishment lovers dream! More later!

CC167 Times Fun

This card uses another Sheetload of Cards sketch and the color challenge over at SCS. I used Outdoor Denium, Heavenly Blue, and Sweetleaf instead of the SU! colors. It turned out ok I think! Happy Tuesday! I should go to sleep now! That is a total of 30+ cards today! What a day!

Monday, May 19, 2008

yep-More Cards from Sheetload of Cards

These are using the sketch from February 2008 on Sheetload of Cards Blog.

This is a cute kids type set. It uses the Cogsmo Designer Paper from Cosmo Cricket and oh so adorable! I get to scrapbook all weekend and once I got my stamp room cleaned so I could find things I sure have found alot of inspiration. Thanks again Sparkle for the wonderful blog referral!

Love these little guys!

I won something totally cool!

I have been looking at purchasing nestabilities for awhile but new stamp sets from CTMH have taken priority. Suzann Jones ran a give-a-way and I won! So cool! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! She is a returning design team member for Linecards. Check out her blog ( for all the wonderful ideas and cards that she has published. Thanks again Suzann!

More Sheetload of Cards

These are from March 2008 sketch by Becky Fleck. I love how these turned out. Going to use the cards for the preschool teachers, aides, and bus drivers for end of the year gifts.

These are using the paper from Oh Baby! Boy from Basic Greys collection. I have had this in my stache for quite awhile.


Sheetload of cards April 2008 Sketch

I love the ease of these cards! These were just so easy to put together. More of a scrappy card than stamped card.

Sheetload of Cards May 2008 Sketch

Sparkle shared some Fix-A-Fella cards made with this sketch. I loved them and thought to try them out myself. I love how this bella turned out! I used DCWV Designer Paper and CTMH CS in Goldrush, Lilac Mist, and Vanilla Cream. Stamps by Stamping Bella, and CTMH. Prima Flowers, Bitty Brad (Non CTMH), and buttons in Purple and Redish Purple. Let me see what you do with this sketch! Enjoy!

TLC169 The Best Way

I participated in a swap a while ago where we swapped tags/ATC size and I decided how much easier would it be to make a card than to use the Tag/ATC as the focal point. So that is what I did for the Double Pocket Bag card for the TLC169 over at SCS. The Tag/ATC is from J. McBain and the paper is Chatterbox! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

What do you do at 3 AM?

CREATE! I made these cards this morning as I was wide awake at 3 AM! Enjoy!

The first card is for my MIL for her birthday using the InkyDoodle Sketch for the weekend. A little different but the basics are the same.

The second card is my version of the card puzzler card for this month. I added the scrap paper for a leaf, ribbon, safety pin, and the stamped image and sentiment. I like how it turned out! Hopefully Jennifer M will too!

The third Card is the for the Stamping Bella SCS Challenge #28 both the sketch and Color Challenges. I love this card!

The fourth card is also a Stamping Bella SCS challenge #27 both the sketch and the color challenges. Colors are a bit wild but pretty and for my aunt for her birthday!

The last card is for Beates Weekend challenge. Again my sentiment is not the right size but I loved this paper and sentiment from Cosmo Cricket!

Leave me a comment and tell me which is your favorite!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Monkey Encouragement

Here is my card for the July Stamp of the Month Team swap. The colors/papers are from the Expedition Paper Kits from CTMH. 2 more spots are available suing either the Expedition or Boom-Di-Ada Kits! Enjoy!

June Stamp of Month Swap Results

This is the results of the Stamping Tweekers Unit Stamp of the Month Swap for June 2008. This is fun stamp set with lots of possibilities. Just wanted to share the wonderful talent of all the ladies who participated. We have 2 spots open still for the July Stamp of the Month. I will mail to where ever if you want a spot the cards are too cute! Email me for more details.

Participants in no particular order were Shannon, Kara, Alicia, Mary, Crystal, Sonja, Tony and I.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Did you know?

The Close To My Heart Corperate Website is offering helpful tips for scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafting for National Scrapbooking Month. There is a new tip/technique every day! Check it out! I will be back with more artwork later today. Another swap is complete and ready to be posted for all to see using the June Stamp of the Month! Enjoy!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

2 new cards

Here are my creations for this weekend. The frog card is CTMH Fun Times using the Simple Green Spritz Technique from TJ newsletter. The second card uses the CTMH Solo 8. I love those fish! Enjoy!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Everything Card

This card is 5X7 for the Team Swap using the Whoops-a-Daisy colors. I love how it turned out. Happy Friday Everyone!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

May Card Class Project

The cards are not too special but the book was a huge hit. I recently got a Bind-It-All and have been dying to do a book. Another CTMH consultant inspired the book theme. My ladies loved it! Hope you are inspired to try one..provide a link for me to see your creation!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

This is the remaining items!

These are the remaining cards that are from the post yesterday.

If you have questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you everyone for participating and making this a great display board swap! Go Team!!!

If you like what you see and want to order the wonderful paper or stamp sets showcased here contact your Close to My Heart consultant or see my website!