Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lucky Workshop On-The-Go

A Close To My Heart workshop is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Cutting
  2. Stamping
  3. Assembly


Bliss Take 2

Playing off of Angela Tutton’s design that I scrap lifted I made this card.  With both the Sympathy card and this card I made extra to use for my to give to my customers and to sell at my next expo. 

When I am making cards I normally make 5 or 6 for myself and then 4 more to sell.  I have a card stand in my crop room that my customers can purchase cards from and I also take this stand with me to expos.  It takes just a few minutes to make just a few cards. 

So at the end of this crop night I have 18 Thank You cards, 10 Sympathy cards and 10 Just Because cards.  Not bad if I do say so myself.  Smile


Bliss Cards

I am in love… I love the Bliss paper pack!  I broke into my Bliss workshop early to re-create a card scrap lifted from Angela Tutton.  I love how easy it was and how elegant it turned out.

I am going to have to order more Bliss paper to have enough for workshop May 20th.

Thank you Angela!

Supplies used:

Bliss (X7132 A)

Rosy Regards Stamps (B1369)

Card Chatter – Sympathy (D1476)

Chocolate ink

Grey Flannel ink



Awesome Crop Night!

We such a blast tonight and let me say the creative energy was rocking!  Lynn and I started playing at 3:00 pm then Amy and Tiffani came at 6:00 pm to join  the fun. 

I normally do not start crop so early in the day but Lynn had a chance to come play so that gave us the rare opportunity to catch up just the two of us.

So what did I get done tonight? 


This is the same card design from the video with a few sparkles.  The idea came from a sister CTMH consultant “Janice Wilson”.  I finished making 18 more for my customers and a couple to sell next time I work an expo.

Supplies used:

Outdoor Denim Cardstock

New England Ivy Cardstock

Crème Brule Ribbon

A little Thanks Stamps (D1444)

Sparkles are contraband Smile

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My very first Video!

Mike & Kaela have been hinting that I should start making videos and after a little practice I have found that I like it!  This is the first of I hope many to come.  It is raw with no editing and I am still learning.  

Please bear with me for I am a blonde :-)

Aspiration Thank you Card

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Accordion Paper Flower

I made this card for Catherine Hayden using a brand new technique I just learned.  I will have to say this card took the longest I have ever spent making a card of any kind but it turned out great!   So far this is the only flower that I have been able to fold correctly but with a little practice I think I will have it. 

DSC_0001I am going to have to figure a way of making the flower not so high because it will not fit into an envelope.  It stands 1/2 inch tall! Catherine your card will be coming in a funky envelope… hope you do not mind. :-)

Idea came from: Violet Bebich (a CTMH sister)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Volunteer Week at THP – Finished!

It is close but I am finished making the Thank You cards for work. They will get delivered today but I wanted to share with you how they turned out.

THP 1 001

THP 2 001

THP 3 001 

THP 4 001

I think they turned out really well.  I printed a sentiment on the inside and now I just need to get everyone in the department to sign all 19 of the cards.

Wish me luck!

Huge Vacation Project

When I developed the 2010 photos I noticed that there were WAY too many Palo Duro photos to just to a couple of layouts. 

Sooooo, you know what that means:


Here are the first 11 pages that I have been working on:

DSC_0001This will be the first page.  I normally have trouble getting the “Title Page” done but this photo does the trick. 











I saved my “Passages” paper pack just for these vacation photos and I still have some “Back Country” paper left over that I think I will filter in.  I am in love with how well the colors are working with the landscape photos. 

I could not asked for any better papers.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Volunteer Week at THP

Volunteer Week @ Texas Health Plano Emergency Department is coming up fast! Last year I made cards for the March of Dimes baby baskets and cards for Doctors week but I ran out of time for those this year but I do have time to make cards for:

Volunteer Week

We have 19 wonderful ladies and gentlemen that come everyday to help us be the best we can be.   So here are the components I will use to make the thank you cards to go into their gifts that we are making.  I have until Sunday night but am going to shoot for Saturday so that we have time for everyone in the department to sign each card before hand. 

I will post a finished card when done.


I will post a list of supplies soon but I think I need some dinner before I get started again. Wish be luck! 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Studio J Step by Step

Have you been wondering about Studio J. 

Would you like to see how it works?

Watch this….

Now that you have the basics… GO PLAY!