Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Test Blog

We are unpacking the new computer and with a Mac I am having to find a new blog writer software.  Lets see if this one works.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crop Night is August 27th!

I am not going to be able to post artwork for a while because we are in the process of setting up my new computer, but wanted to send a reminder that Crop Night is next week. 

Did you notice that I have not shown any artwork using new products?  I want to show off all of the new products at the August 27th Crop.

  See now you really want to come and play!

Amy is also going to show me how to use my new Cricut Expression so if you want to see the consultant learn a new skill it might prove to be a great laugh.  Smile  

All is welcome to come and play.

  It is FREE and playtime starts at 6:00pm and ends when someone falls out of their chair. One month that was 6:00 AM!

  Just send me a quick email ( so I can save a seat for you.

Friday, August 12, 2011




These are some of the new papers from the Fall / Winter 2011 CTMH catalog.  I have not finished the journaling but it took a while for me to wrap my brain around the design so I will wait on the journaling part until I start working on these vacation pictures.  Until then I have placed these layouts in my Family 2011 album so they will not get misplaced. 

Well Crap!

I need a proof reader!  Can you see what I spelled wrong?


I even looked it up in the dictionary!

Almost finished with Palo Duro Canyon

It seem like I have been working on my Palo Duro Canyon Album forever but since I took about a month off on creating this album maybe it really has not been long at all.  Smile 

The “Little Bear” Embellishments that are on the Zoo pages are taken from the CTMH Summer 2009 catalog page 18.  It was featured in the Lets Go Camping stamp set artwork.  I added some shimmer by using Stickles Copper applied with a kids paintbrush and let them dry.  You can not see the shimmer on the blog but it looks really good.

I am using my Passages and Back Country papers to make all of the layouts in the Palo Duro Album. Some of this paper I saved just to do this album. 

Note:  The photos of the layouts were taken by Kaela, she is just learning about my camera so if the photos look like they are leaning… it is the angle she shot the photo. 










The pictures below you have seen before.  I used the same photos in Kaela’s 7th grade album but using the Hooligans paper.  This is great example of how just changing the paper changes the whole look of the photos.




Back to work for me… Happy Scrappin!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Re-Thinking Color

After going to the CTMH Convention last month I learned the new color organization that CTMH will be using.  They still have the color families that we are used to but they are also starting “Color Shades”. 

I was wondering if they were going to be moving to this type of thinking because our packaging for embellishments have changed but I was dragging my feet.  I had my organization just the way I wanted it and I was not going to change!

  What is that saying … Make plans and watch God laugh…

He must have had some good belly laughs then watching me since coming home from convention.

Yes, I changed my color organization… want to see?


This is my card stock now that I have stopped using color families and moved to shades.  I tired to keep it lightest to darkest but some of my racks are wonky and so sometimes I had to put the paper where it would fit vs where it is in the color wheel.


This is my button storage.  I found it at Home Depot in where the screws are bolts are and it works perfect for storing all of my buttons.

  Can you tell that I LOVE my buttons?


A place for all of my embellishments.  My original case was the accessories case from CTMH but mine was starting to fall part after 6 years of use and they have been discontinued so I guess it was good timing to change the storage container.  Embellishments was the hardest one for me to change but now that I have I love it!  Below is a picture of the inside of the drawers.


The one item that I am not changing is my re-inkers.  I think it would cause my brain to explode to change these. 


So what have I learned… sometimes change is good. (maybe)


Enjoy" Scrapbook Page Pops with Flowers: Project Inspiration Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book

Saturday, August 6, 2011

August 2011 Stamp Of The Month


Available August 1–31, 2011 only.

With a minimum qualifying purchase, ($50.00)

Get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for just $5.00 

Or just purchase the stamp alone for:


Set of 9
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002), 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009), 2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010), 4" × 5" (Y1012)

Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

Cricut AP

We’re delighted to introduce the exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge. Simply plug the cartridge into your Cricut®* Personal Electronic Cutter machine (sold at retail stores) and you’re ready to cut any of the 700 shapes with the touch of a button! The exclusive images are incredibly versatile, and many are designed to be used with specific My Acrylix® stamps for real eye-popping power!

When you purchase the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, you’ll also receive three exclusive D-size stamp sets designed to perfectly coordinate with images on the cartridge. Plus, we’re including three sets of Dimensional Elements that work in tandem with the cartridge as well. You can mix and match to your heart’s content! Stamp on your Cricut® shape; cover your Dimensional Element with a Cricut® shape; or cut, stamp, and then cover! You’ll be all set to create uniquely beautiful artwork with incredible ease.

Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: font, shapes, and 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 9" × 12" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)
Creative Feature Keys: Layer, Decorative Layer, Tag, Card, Font, Font Layer.
Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 3" × 3" (Y1006).
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