Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

So as you all know that Irene has been on the East Coast. The media has it hyped up and is scaring the young and elderly. I understand the need for Caution and preparedness, but if it were presented with more positivity than negativity I personally think that people would be more responsive. The media has desensitized the public with it's constant negativity.
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

Playing with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cart

I just wanted to share with you all what I have come up with while playing with one of the images on the Art Philosophy Cartridge. I really love the look of the lace. I used the "square" lace that is on the "shape5/flower2" key with the shift key and the font layer key depressed.

 With the card below, I used that lace square (cut off the outer four corners and saved for the next card), Branch2, and the rosette from the banner6/heart3 key. All items were cut out from White Daisy Card stock and inked to my preference except the branch that was cu out off sweet leaf card stock and then inked. The small flowers were also cut from the same cartridge. The stamped image is the exclusive August Stamp of the Month "Wicked". I just love this sassy little witch! Additional products used is liquid glass and prisma glitter. (along with grey flannel and black inking) I also stamped the background with the Two-step Background stamp using Black and Pear.

With this card below, I used the outer corners from the lace square. When I cut them off they immediately reminded me of fish! So I NEEDED to make a fish card! I inked them using sunny yellow, honey and sorbet. Then I used liquid glass and prisma glitter.  For the air bubbles I used the cricut to cut out the circles. Then I used the water brush and my ink pads to give them some color. And yet again, I used the liquid glass and glitter. The "seaweed" was cut from the same cartridge using the "banner5/petal2" button along with the shift key and font layer key. The only think that is not CTMH are the googly eyes.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rainny Day

It's a rainy day here and I am desperately wanting to lock my self up in my craft room. There are so many thing that I want to create and do. First I want to make some bags (kinda like the Vera Bradly Bags), I have plenty of patterns and fabrics to choose from. It's just a matter of getting the room cleaned up and fully ready for a crop that I am having at my house on the 20th. (not to mention all the other projects that I have started that needs to get finished. lol)
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

A super deal for August 15th to August 31st!

Wow, there are so many specials this month and I want you to get the most bang for your buck!!!
First let me tell you about the specials!
  • By placing your order in August you can qualify for the Stamp of the Month WICKED! With the new SOTM (Stamp Of The Month) program, an order of $50 will qualify you to get it for just $5.00! And to celebrate the new changes to the SOTM program, the August campaign gives you the "A Typeface" stamp set FREE to anyone who purchases the SOTM!

  • The NATIONAL STAMPING CAMPAIGN place an order of $75 you will get the "Pair-a-Phrase" double stamp set FREE. That's 2 D size stamp sets. The retail value on this double set alone is $35.90. What a HUGE savings!!

So lets take a look at what you get and what you pay!
A $75 order from August 15th- 31st gives you:
  • Two D-size stamp sets in the "Pair-a-Phrase" campaign - Free (Retail $35.90)
  • August SOTM "Wicked" - $5.00 (retail $17.95)
  • Bonus Stamp set "A Typeface" with $5.00 SOTM purchase - FREE (retail $6.95)
That's Four stamp sets for just $5.00 (plus shipping/tax) instead of $60.80 retail. INCREDIBLE!!
This offer is not available through the MYCTMH website. So feel free to contact me to place your order!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

National Stamping month

Celebrate National Stamping Month in September! CTMh is offering their first ever double stamp set! You can get these exclusive stamps Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 from August 15th - September 30, 2011. You'll love this double set - two D-size sets in one envelope - which includes lots of cleaver phrases and coordinating images you'll use in your handmade cards all year as well in your scrapbook projects!
Have double the fun during National Stamping Month with the Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!