Thursday, December 29, 2011

Retiring Accessories 2011

I finally have my little catalog in my hands, you know the NEW Spring / Summer 2012 catalog…. Ok all of us Consultants have the catties now and we are having a blast peeking, planning and getting them ready to mail to you.

As the 2011 catalog season nears closing I wanted to put out a list of ACCESSORIES that will be leaving.  If you see anything on this list you want or need place your order soon – very soon.

Use you 2011 Fall / Winter Catalog for a reference

pg 124
Colonial White Ribbon collection - Z1126 - $7.95
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon - Z1103 - $6.95
Cocoa grosgrain ribbon - Z1100 - $6.95
Colonial White grosgrain ribbon - Z1102 - $6.95
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon - Z270 - $6.95
Wings Level 2 Assortment - Z1398 - $4.95

pg 125
Embroidery Floss - Red/Pink - Z1092 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Green - Z1094 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Blue/Purple - Z1093 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Neutral - Z1096 - $3.25
Waxy Flax - Cranberry - Z1086 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Sorbet - Z1249 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Juniper - Z1248 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Crystal Blue - Z1247 - $3.95

pg 126
Designer Brads - Colonial White - Z1274 - $3.95
Designer Brads - Pewter - Z1146 - $3.95

pg 127
Mini Medley - Antiqued Copper - Z1275 - $4.95
Mini Medley - Colonial White - Z1276 - $4.95
Foundry Metal - Bookplates - Z1147 - $3.50
Soft Set Eyelets - Black and White Daisy - Z1228 - $3.95
Soft Set Eyelets - Chocolate and Colonial White - Z1229 - $3.95

pg 128
Midnight Felt Shapes - Z1462 - $3.95
Harvest Charms - Z1633 - $4.95
Holiday Packets - Z1486 - $4.95
Top Coats Icing Overlays - Z1468 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Assortment - Z1356 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Journaling Spots - Z1359 - $3.95
Bliss Level 2 Assortment - Z1355 - $5.95
Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment - Z1386 - $4.95
Fanfare Level 2 Assortment - Z1400 - $4.95
Spring Blossom - Z1266 - $7.95
White Daisy Variety Pack - Z1300 - $5.95

pg 129
Cardstock - Black 8-1/2 x 11 - X1412 - $5.50
Cardstock - Colonial White 8-1/2 x 11 - X1411 - $6.75
Cardstock - White Daisy 8-1/2 x 11 - 1320 - $6.75
Color Ready Alphabets - Oxford - X5749 - $3.95
Color Ready Alphabets - Hodge Podge - X1406 - $3.95

pg 130
Dimensional Elements - On Target - Z1226 - $5.95
Dimensional Elements - Flurry - Z1225 - $4.95

pg 131
My Creations - Board Book - Z1310 - $6.95
My Creations - Journal - Z1268 - $7.95
My Creations - Memory Showcase 9x9 - Z1198 - $5.95

pg 132
Rubber Brayer - Z616 - $12.95

pg 133
Soft Set Eyelet Tool - Z1208 - $14.95
Eyelet Tool Replacement Punches - Z1245 - $2.95

I also need to send an shout out to Kathleen Caldwell Stoppelmoor for making the list for us.  Have fun!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Some of the CTMH Consultants have their catalogs already (not me) and they have listed some of the new product.  I am only going to talk about one.


While we did not get all 60 colors back we did get 6 more colors that we can buy in the 24 packs.  I will highlight them in red

grey wool
vanilla cream
desert sand
sweet leaf
creme brulee
outdoor denim

Now I do not have my catalogs yet so I have not been able to see for myself but she said that they might coordinate with the Level 2 Paper Packs.   As soon as I know I will gladly pass on this information to you. 

Here is to keeping our fingers crossed!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Madness

This is the time of the year when my blogging slacks off.  My family is on vacation for the last 2 weeks of the year and I will be the only fool working.  Sometimes it is hard to work in a hospital esp. this time of year.

CTMH Corp is getting ready to ship the Spring 2012 Idea Books!

They will go live for you Feb. 1, 2012.

I get a them in January to give me time to get them ready for the mail.  What do you need to do to continue to get yours free?

Place at least one order a year.

  Have you placed your order yet? 


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You will not want to miss out on all of the new products featured in the Spring 2012 Idea Books. 

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Phone is BACK!

Yes, I now have a working phone!  We are still working out some tweaks and I am pretty sure I have all of my contact info still there but I have a way of communication again. 

It has been a very long week and I am glad I am back on the grid.  Smile

Monday, December 12, 2011

Still No Phone…

Remind me to NEVER wash my phone in the washing machine again!  Ok there is a long story here but I am still having issues with getting a new phone and getting it to WORK!  Please bear with me. 

The Perry house no longer has a land line so I am truly without a phone while we get this issue fixed.  If you need to get in touch with me please feel free to email me. 

PS: I never thought I would be this lost without a phone!  Smile

Friday, December 9, 2011

I just learned something!

My supply box for my personal December order came in today.  I have been  waiting for this box because I wanted the December Stamp of the Month.



I double checked my supplies to make sure I had everything on hand because I plan on making the Mad about You card.  I was not sure about the measurements so I checked to catalog because a lot of times the catalog will tell you what “How to Book” the card came out of and you get your cutting instructions from there.   Well the Stamp of the Month did not have that info but it did say to:

“Visit > Campaigns & Promotions for details.”

Here is what I found:

3" × 4 3/4" Mad About You Card

Originals: Diamond Duo® See this project »


To create this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below and the assembly instructions found on page 46 of our how-to book Originals™.

  • Use paper dimensions on page 46 of Originals to cut papers
  • Stamp sentiment with Black ink
  • Sponge edges of all papers with Black ink
  • Assemble card as shown on page 46 of Originals, using 3-D foam tape as desired
  • Embellish as desired

I had no idea you could get information on the Stamp of the Month projects from this section of the website and everyone has access to it! 

So this is new with this catalog or I am just really slow.  I am guessing it is the latter but that is ok Smile  I am going to go and make this card, then tape it to my husband's steering wheel so he will find it in the morning. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and weekend.  Happy Scrapbooking

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Technical Difficulties (Phone)

Well it seems that a washing machine and a cell phone do not mix.

Yup, somehow I washed my cell phone! 

I will be getting a new phone today but everyone knows that it takes a couple of days to work the kinks out of a new phone.

Until then please email me jperry@myscraproom and I will get back to you a.s.a.p..  Thank you so much for not laughing Smile

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Curves & Grey’s

It seems with the COLD weather that has draped over Texas that all I feel like doing this week is getting my butt out to Curves then coming home and watching Grey’s Anatomy.

  (I still have 2 seasons to go before I am caught up)

Maybe all of the creative rush projects that I did before this month have my brain tired but I think I am going to take a creative break for the rest of the week and just watch my shows. 

I start a new work week on Sunday so it will be back to the grind at the hospital for me and for some reason the when I am at the hospital I always think up scrapping ideas, I think I will blame Dr. Olfson for that one!  Smile

See you next week and hopefully I will have some finished layouts I can show.   Have a happy and safe week.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Madness & Curves

It has been a couple of very busy weeks here in Scrap Room land.  I had a wonderful Thanksgiving off from the hospital with the family.  Mom and I cooked a fabulous meal and after we had a Castle marathon.  Thanksgiving was the only holiday I had from the hospital this year and because I am working all of Christmas I had to get my butt in gear and get everything Christmas related done ASAP. 

So Black Friday we decorated the house and I was able to get all of the gifts wrapped and under the tree.  I had all of the Christmas cards made and ready to go before Halloween so those were off the list. 

Next came the end of the year bills that had to be done before I start the work marathon the last 2 weeks of December.  So this week I was able to get the Home Owners insurance paid, Property Taxed paid and paid the yearly HOA dues.  I am always so scared I am going to forget to pay one of these bills that I normally just get them done all at one time. 

I even found time to join Curves again!  I am at my all time highest weight and I do not like it one little bit!  It is pretty bad when my scrubs start getting tight!  So here is the plan, When I did Curves before and actually worked out 3 times a week I saw a difference and felt so much better, but when I slacked off and goofed off I did not get any payoff for the little effort that I put in.  This year because I want to loose about 40 pounds, If I am off work that day, I have to go to Curves BEFORE I am allowed to scrapbook!  If I want to sit on my rear and play I have to work out for 30 short little minutes first.  I am also doing this for me.  I am tired of not feeling pretty and feeling like I look like a slug.  I may never be 120 pounds again but I can look and feel better. 

Artwork?  You want to see Artwork? 

Ok here are the layouts that I completed before Thanksgiving but did not have time to post.








Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran’s Day 2011

I sit here in my scrap room enjoying the fact that I have a home, a job, and a creative outlet that I love.  I am watching Fox News and all of the Veteran's Day ceremonies – but there is someone very special to me that I need to say a a personal thank you to.  It is because of HIM and those like him that we enjoy our freedom.

This is my brother – Thomas B. Wilson


I do not tell you enough how proud I am of you!  Thank you for your service and your love.  We will never forget the personal sacrifice you made to severe your country.

  I will never forget the cases of sardines and mustard

that I shipped overseas to you. Smile 

Have a wonderful day Butthead!

Family 2009 - January

After being rudely wakened by the cat at 3:30am because she was hungry I decided that since I was up I would work on some more layouts.  These are the “January” layouts for the 2009 Family Album.

You will notice all kinds of different paper packs.  I use what ever paper I have that matches the feel of the photos.  You might see paper from the 2008 catalog and you might see papers from the 2011 catalogs. 









So you are asking why you have seen some of these photos before?  Well you have seen them in Kaela’s School Albums.  She will take those albums with her when she grows up and moves out so I always include some of her school photos in the family albums too.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Starting the 2009 Mega Album

My room has been clean long enough now it is time to start working on my next project.  This one will be the Family 2009 album.  Smile   My family likes to call my albums “mega albums” because they get so big but I just can not make a small album.  I have tried! 

Here is the start of my process:

I have all of my photos and journaling in the black totes and inside each tote is an envelopes for each month with inside the large envelope is a smaller envelope  with pictures and journaling done for each  subject I want to scrap. 

It normally only takes a couple of nights to get organized. I print off a years worth of photos in January for the family stuff and at the end of the school year for Kaela’s school albums then get them organized and in their totes before I forget the information.  Once this pretty quick process is done then it does not matter how long it takes me to scrap them, the memories are documented and the photos are sorted…. just sitting there waiting on me.

Here are the totes:



And here is a picture of what is inside the small envelopes


Here is the full set up:


So with coffee in hand and an Ipod full of music it is time to get started. Today is November 10, 2011 let’s see how it takes me to finish the Family 2009 album.

  Wish Me Luck!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How Do You Store Your Idea Books?

My Scraproom has been so clean this week that I almost have not wanted to mess it up again.  My box of supplies came into today and it was so easy to put the supplies away yet in a fashion that I could find them again when needed.  You know exactly what I am talking about Smile 

So I was thinking… How do you store all of the Idea Books / Catalogs that I send to you? Do you even keep them for reference materials or once they are retired do you recycle them?

Well I keep all of my copies for a couple of reasons:

1. They are an Idea Book along with being a catalog

2. I have needed past catalogs to find colors to older paper packs

3. I cannot get all of the artwork made during one catalog cycle

4. They are so gosh darn pretty – who can recycle them?

Since I have a hard time letting my catties go here is how I keep my catalog organized.

I spiral bound them!


It only cost about $4.00 for Kinkos to spiral bound them for me and just like that all my catties for each year are together. 

Give it a try, you might like it.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Scrap Room 2011

Well I just finished cleaning the scrap room after finishing the mega album so I thought while it was clean I would take some updated photos.  I have made a couple of changes since the last time I posted pictures.  It is about 5:30 am so the lighting might be a little off.

This first picture is looking in from me standing in the closet.  I moved my paper out of the window area because I really missed the natural light and being able to open my windows if the weather is nice. 


This next photos is with me standing in the door way. BTW can you tell I wore out the Radar the Pug tonight? 


The cubbies with the black bins are from Target and I love them.  I am going to have to find more ALBUM store very soon.   This next photo is my desk with me standing beside the cardstock racks.


When we designed my room in 2004 I wanted a desk large enough that Mike and I could work side by side.  Mike also built the work table slightly shorter than an normal table because my legs are short and if I moved the height of my chair then my feet would dangle.  Problem solved.


The paper racks next to the closet doors hold my “older”  Level 2 paper packs.  I have the newer papers with in reach.  When a new catalog comes out if there is any paper left then I move it over to the paper racks.  Works great.


This is my side of my workstation.  Smile I have everything within easy reach while working.  I love it!


These buckets are were I keep all of my scrap cardstock.  As you can see they fit nicely under my table but right beside me when working.  These 2 buckets save me a ton of money in cardstock because I check here first before cutting a full 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.   This idea is also why I love my CTMH sisters because this idea came from them!


This might seem like an odd ball photo, but since moving my heat gun to this location I use it more often.  In fact so much more that I have warped my cutting mat  Smile  I still crawl under the table to plug it in but that is only because I am scared to leave it plugged in. 


And what would a scrap room update be like without and updated photo of my little buddy Radar.  The poor old man still follows me all over the house and sits with me in the scrap room no matter how long I am in there. Only now he snores while I play.

So this is my room as of today November 5th, 2011

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

Finally Finished!

It has been a long haul and one of the biggest album I have ever made but the 2010 Palo Duro State Park  Vacation Album is finally finished!

Here are the last pages:



These were fun pages to make.  I was able to combine my love of needle and thread with my Cricut.  I am still very new at using my Cricut so it feels like I am making baby steps but I am getting there





We spend about 2 days going to Museum's mainly because they were cheap and air conditioned but we found out that we did have a good time learning about the area.





I am not very happy with the last 2 pages but I think it is because I am just ready to be done with the album and ready to play with a different set of papers.

BTW, if you are in the area and want to attend one of my crop nights, I have bagged up the scraps and full sheets that are left from the papers used in this album.  I am willing to give them away.  So come by and check out just how much is left. 

Now I need to get my scrap room cleaned up and get all of the supplies that I have been using put back away.  It might be fun to see my desktops again Smile 

I am not going to start another project tonight.  I think I will watch “Water for Elephants” then get to bed.  I will be back at work for the next 4 nights and if I start a new project it will drive me crazy while I am at work.

Have a fun and safe weekend.