Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Stitching Gone Wild
Make It From Your Heart™ Volume 2
Lollydoodle Paper Packet
Close To My Heart Online Security
During the last couple of days I am sure you have heard about “Heartbleed” and online security. CTMH just released this statement during our weekly email and I thought you might like to know the status of our website and your online security when ordering from CTMH.
Close To My Heart Online Security
On April 8, 2014, security researchers announced a flaw in the OpenSSL encryption software library used by many websites to protect customer data transmitted over the Internet.
The vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” could potentially allow a cyber attacker to access a website’s customer data including credit card information transmitted over the Internet.
Close To My Heart’s e-commerce systems are built upon Microsoft Windows Server platform encryption and not OpenSSL encryption.
Microsoft has confirmed that our Windows-based server systems are not vulnerable to the HeartBleed bug and that you and your customers’ private data submitted through Online Office, Order Entry, and your OBA was encrypted properly.
IT will continue to stay vigilant and ensure the secure operation and reliability of our systems that you have come to depend on.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Crop Packing Supplies
stitching line ruler
Sunday, April 13, 2014
I was given a challenge this week of making a two page layout with a matching card using supplies only found on the
“How To” books.
I normally do not do challenges but I will try it once just to see. I am pretty happy with the way the projects turned out but I did not like being limited on the products I could use.
I guess this means I will never be on a design team.
I will list the products used after the photos. All of the colors used are listed in the Balloon Ride paper pack.
This page is from Reflections page 19
This is a close up of the detail in the top left corner.
The accessories on the heart are retired but I just could not help myself. They are pretty and the layout needed them.
This page is from Reflections page 21
The card is from Wishes page 22
Reflections™ Scrapbook Program (Soft Cover)
Item Number: 9037 $14.95
Item Number: 9041 $14.95
Balloon Ride Paper Packet
Item Number: X7180B $9.95
Item Number: C1577 $13.95
Item Number: C1581 $13.95
Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood Collection
Item Number: Z1857 $5.95
Item Number: Z1263 $2.95
Item Number: Z1471 $9.95
Item Number: Z1852 $12.95
Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Item Number: Z2172 $5.25
Saddle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Item Number: Z2171 $5.25
Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Item Number: Z2111 $5.25
The thread is DMC Ecru. It matches the Colonial White perfectly.
There is one thing that this challenge helped me do… I am finished making the mother’s day cards for all of the mother’s in my life.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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I have a friend that lives out of state and she wants to see photos of my scraproom. I have done a little re-arranging so I am calling this post Scraproom 2014
I also have these photos posted on Facebook but since I do not know who follows the blog and who follows FB so I will post the photos here too.
First up is the Crop Area. If you come to crop night this is where we play. I have all of the CTMH “how to” books and a Cricut for everyone to play with.
This is my scraproom as you walk in from the hallway. I have my albums, and cutting station directly in front of the door. My Big Shot stays out and ready to go at a moments notice.
(The pug is having a hard time finding a place to lay down)
This is my stamp pad storage along with a neat little place to keep my shimmer trim. Below these rack are my ribbon storage but they are a mess right now so no photos of that.
Directly across from the ink pad storage in the closet is the basket that I keep my embossing folders in. I keep them in a basket so I can just “grab and go” and I have what I need in one spot when I am in the mood for dry embossing.
In this photo I am standing in the closet looking out into the room. You can see part of my desk, my tall stamp set tower, my cardstock, and the rolling cart that I keep all of Kaela’s high school memorabilia that I am currently scrapbooking.
This is just a close up of the cardstock storage. (sorry about Radar photo bombing – he is still looking for a napping spot.)
Under my Big Shot is the little drawers that I keep even more CTMH stamps sets in, Lowes stopped carrying the tall unit so I had to find alternates when I ran out of space. You will also notice a fridge. a girl needs her beverages while she works.
This is the unit that I keep the “Family” memorabilia for each year that I need to scrap. I keep photos, embellies, and other items for each year in one bin. I am already on the second row for storage so I need to get back to work on the family stuff. I am just a little behind.
On the other side of my black storage bins are where I keep my reference materials, and pattern papers from past catalogs. I keep the current papers closer to my desk and within arms reach.
I keep re-inkers and DMC thread that matches all of the CTMH colors on the corner of my desk. If I can see it I will use it. My Stamp blocks are also kept right here for easy pickings.
I keep all of my embellishments in these drawers and sorted out by color. It is so much easier to find what I need now.
This is where I play – all day!
My sponge dauber storage. I started using my inks more once I put these one the wall. Once again – if I see it I will use it.
We are rounding out the room now. This is looking at my desk from just inside the door – standing beside the cardstock. As you can see I have a long “L” shaped desk.
This is my scrap cardstock storage. I have one hanging file for each CTMH color cardstock. I put scraps in the folder they belong in – then before reaching for a new sheet I check in here first. This one cart saves me so much money. As you can see it lives under my desk right beside me.
So easy to access.
Well I am done taking the photos and as you can see Radar found a place to lay down. This is his usual spot. He loves being in here while I work. In fact that is what I tell him each morning… “let’s go work” and he comes in here and stays with me all day.
I love my room or should I say two rooms.
The next Crop Night is April 19th… come play!