Sunday, November 20, 2011
I have been a bit busy getting ready for a Bazaar. As I was working on a few things, I thought that this would be a good time to take a break and make a video demonstrating how I make a background for some of my tags. I know a few of you have been asking me to post more videos and I hear you and will do my best to keep them coming. I hope that you like this video!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
|Roxi Add-On Collection|
|Elemental Add-On Collection|
|Studio-J add-On Collection|
October's Stamp Of the Month is fantastic!!!! If you love stockings, banners and Sleighs this is the set for you! Every month Close To My Heart has a new D-size Stamp set that is available for one month only for just $5.00US (that's 72% off) with a qualifying purchase of $50.00 or more. Or you could buy the stamp during it's month for the full retail price of $17.95.
Friday, September 23, 2011
I have had my 3 year old niece this past week and what can I say but she is a ball full of energy! I just wish I could bottle it up!! I always have a good time when she is here. I just know that I am going to miss her soooooo much when they move away!
School is going well for the boys. Joe's senior portraits came in today and I have to say that they really aren't as bad as I thought. They turned out nice! I just can't believe that my baby boy is graduating this year. Where does the time go. Tonight is Matt's first school dance. He is looking forward to it and I am hoping that I can get some photo's of him.
What can I say but enjoy the little moments in life and don't get hung up on trying to make big moments. It the little ones that we remember the most!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
First let me say that Irene has come and gone with no real damage to our home. There were however a few tornado warning/watches so we took the mattress into the basement and slept down there to be safe. The boys viewed it as an adventure. The youngest was nervous and scared but that was mostly due to the news broadcasts. Once the TV was off he did a lot better. Unfortunately there were areas that didn't make out as well and my heart and prayers went out to them.
Organization: Well that has been a slow go. While most of my stuff is pretty organized I still want more. lol
I have scanned all my stamps (except the ones that I just got) along with art work that co insides with the stamps sets from the Idea Books for inspiration. My next step is to print the out and have them in a binder for easy access. They will be stored in theme/number order as well as the reference book. I have a lot of images to print and I know that I will go through some major ink to get it all done.
I also did move my stamps up a drawer level from where they were. It makes more sense since I am constantly going through them and I don't have to bend over to see them.
School: Matthew's first day of school was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene which he was very happy for.
This is Joe's Senior year of High School. They already did the senior portraits during the summer. I am not to thrilled with them but at least he did it. This boy really hates his picture taken. It;s like pulling teeth to get him to let me take one.
Allergies have been my worst enemy as of late. I have been taking some meds but they make me drowsy if I am not kept busy or moving constantly. So needles to say my crafting hasn't been up to par in my book. I have had a friend who is pretty new to scrapbooking come over and showing her how to do a layout that is in the Idea Book. She is enjoying learning the different techniques.
Other than that there really isn't much going on here. I hope that you all are in good health and enjoying life! Don't let it pass you by!!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
So with that being said, We have all our important papers and medications ready along with tons of water to keep use going in case the water system is compromised along with none perishable foods if the electric goes out. I can't denie the dangers of a hurricane. They are fierce and extremely dangerous. I tell the kids that it'll be nothing by the time it reaches us so that they don't worry. My youngest wants to "hold out" in the basement because of all the windows in the house and is afraid that they will blow out. (Mind you we do live inland but the winds are still gonna be strong) By the time the eye of the storm is over us it will be around 2 am. I guess my biggest fear is flooding. What a mess that is to clean up. lol Plus all of my crafting stuff is in the basement. My main concern is keeping my youngest assured and calm and having the family safe. They are my everything! Family is the single most important thing to me in the whole world! With out them, I am empty!!
It's funny when my oldest tells me "it's fine" and "why are we getting this stuff together" Remember he is 17 and a worry wart so for him to be saying these things is pretty funny. I tell him that it is better to be prepared and have nothing major happen to not be prepared and have the worst happen. As my mom would say, " It's better to be safe than sorry!"
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I still need to put all my goodies away from the weekend crop that was at the end of July. Summer really is busy for me. I guess I never really seen it as busy before. With school supply shopping and crops and family functions the time flies by with out even giving you time to breath sometimes.
With that being said I am going to set small goals to get me (and keep me) on track with time management as well as having an organized house. This has totally worked for me in the past. With organization I have found that I had much more time to play and create!!
I will keep you all posted on my progress as I move along and hope that you too will join me in my adventure of organization!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
This year I am not sure as to what I'll be scapping. I will be teaching a multi- page workshop along with doing a tutorial on how to make some 3-D flowers. For me it's not about what I can get done, it's about spending time with good friends making new memorie and sharing what I love!
Here ia an example of the flowers that we will be making.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Check out the video and stay tuned for a special deal that will be availible from August 15-Sept. 30, 2011.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I am super excited to introduce you all to the new Cricut Art Philosophy Collection!
Yes, You read right Cricut!! With CTMH Teaming up with Provocraft they have created this special Cartridge that includes 700 shapes to choose from, 3 stamp sets and 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements that coordinate with this fantastic Cart! Yes, you can even create 3D items as well!! And with our new line of B&T papers with their 2 distinct sides, I can't think of a more perfect partnership! The possibilities are endless! Here is a link to preview the new Art Philosophy Cricut collection. This is a Youtube video put out by CTMH. Enjoy!! http://youtu.be/OdUV0y4RFDI
Our stamp set prices have dropped and the quality is the best by far! Our clear stamps beats the competitors! There are no restrictions to your view as the stamps themselves are completely clear, No picture of what the stamp looks like where it clings to the acrylic No guess work as to "if it is close enough" or other tools to get you to where you want it to be. You can CLEARLY see where you want it to be! I just love our stamps.
Workshops on the go now have a larger stamp set included in the kit along with 1 or 2 Embellishment packets!
Our B&T papers are now even more versatile! They thicker and have two distinct sides that you can use independently of each other, coordinate together, contrast together or compliment together! They also have a patterned strip on the top of one side that can be used as an accent or embellishment!
There are so many new and wonderful thing happening! Staring August first you can view the new Idea Book online!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Also, Close To My Heart is having a campaign featuring the You & me kit to help raise money for the survivors of the severe storms that have pummeled the midwest and and southern states.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
They have grown since the previous photo. There are 4 babies. At first I only saw three and was worried that the fourth didn't hatch.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
First I want to share with you all the wonderful kit that CTMH has come up with to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month. This kit is so wonderful. The B&T's (basic and Textured papers) are cardstock weight and the revers side is a totally different pattern along with full color, not just the monochromatic scheme that you are used to seeing on these papers.
The You & Me kit includes:
1 - My Acrylix You & Me stamp set ( D- size)
1 - 12x12 colonial white cardstock
6- 12 x 12 B&T Duos Papers (new cardstock weight)
1 - 6 x 9 You & Me Irresistible Chipboard Die cut Sheet
1 - Yard - Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
1 - Package - Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
1 - Instruction guide to make 2 double page layouts
Featured colors: Chocolate, Creme Brulee, Olive and Smoothie
When you place a minimum order of $50, you can get this kit at half off for $15.00 Or you can purchase the kit at full price for $34.95.
Below is a link to a video showing you all that is included with this wonderful kit.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
The bunnie was colored in using CTMH's water color pencils and blending pen. I really love using the pencils and the look that it gives. I unfortunatly don't have many copic markers so this makes a great alternative Plus the cost is sooo much more affordable!!
Here is a look inside the card. Sorry about the lighting. I do need to get a light box together. ;-)
The flower is was handmade by me using my cricut. It started out as plain whit cardstock.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Here is what the pages look like:
I chose to do this with my stickles as well. The product looks sooo much different when it is out of the bottle. So now when I want to use them all I have to do is look at my swatches and pick out the best one for the project.
Within the binder there will be sections. Each section will be for something specific, Like ink pads, Markers, glimmer mists, paints, card stock and then I will have a separate binder for my Stamps.
This system is sure to help me find the right inks, paper or whatever I want for whatever I am creating.
I hope that this will help you get organized and keep you productive.