Saturday, August 30, 2008

Welcome Baby Gift

Here is a simple baby gift. I found the bucket at the dollar store, and filled it with small baby care items.
Supplies from CTMH-Indian Corn Blue CS, White Daisy CS, Indian Corn Blue Ink, 8 solo stamp set, Gone Fishing stamp set
From Paper Trey Ink-Limitless label stamp set
Other-tin bucket
On a side note, I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and they are now stocking the Nestabilities-I got the Oval, Circle and Rectangles! Yeah for me. Now I have to make something with them.
Have a good Holiday Weekend!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Album Constest Pages-Dixie Dog

These are the pages in my album about my sweet Dixie. Those Dog bones are made with Sculpting Foam!! Click the picture to see it larger!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Card Sketch

I haven't posted a CPS card sketch since I have been back from Convention. I think it's time to get back in the swing of things. Here is this weeks sketch and my card.
Supplies-All from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Pattern Paper from Boom-di-ada, Bamboo ink, Hollyhock ink, hemp, foam squares, Life's Creation Stamp set

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sunshine card

I made these quite awhile ago, and I don't even have the cards anymore. I sent them all to the troops. Supplies-from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Sunflower CS, Taffy CS, Taffy Ink, Sunflower ink, Buttercup ink, It's a Party stamp set, Because of you stamp set
I send a package about once a month to the troops in Iraq. They really enjoy having the handmade cards to send back home to their loved ones. If you would like to help with the project email me at and I will answer any questions you have or give you my address.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Back to School project

Well for starters, if you didn't notice(how could you not!!!) I am trying to find a new header for my blog. This one is just a little on the large size(but I will work on it)
This project is in honor of school starting today-a mini comp book, pen and a canvas tote to hold it all.
The tote measures 6x5" and the comp book is the larger of the small ones (does that make sense?)
Supplies from CTMH-Serendipity paper, Outdoor denim ribbon round, outdoor denim ink, die cut flowers, outdoor denim buttons, Twill stick stock, Sans letters stamp set, For every occasion stamp set, August Word puzzle stamp set, Fancy cut tags, colonial white waxy flax
Other-cuttle bug die cut, canvas bag, mini comp book and RSVP pen

Monday, August 25, 2008

Faux Tile Cards

I don't know that the pictures do these cards justice, but they are really nice in person. To do the faux tile-simply score your cardstock on 1" increments, and then using a sponge in a circle motion ink the cardstock.

Supplies-All CTMH-Colonial White CS, Chocolate CS, Chocolate ink, Grey wool ink, Chocolate ribbon, stylus(for scoring), edge distresser, Life's Creation stamp set
other-make-up sponge

Twlight CS,Colonial White CS, Cocoa CS, Twilight ink, Paper Flower, Clear button, embroidery floss, Cocoa ribbon, Western flourishes stamp set,
Other-Make up sponge

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Grocery List

Click the picture for a up close view-

I am so sorry these pictures are so dark, I thought there was enough light last night, but clearly there wasn't. This is a Grocery List I made using a note pad. (8.5 x11 size) I had the office supply store cut them into 3 parts. I asked the guy there to cut them into 3 equal parts, but they are not. If you decide to do this project, and have the pads cut, be sure to have them put an extra staple in the tops for you with their heavy duty stapler. Some mine starting coming apart after the cut, lucky for me we have a heavy duty stapler at my office.
Supplies from CTMH-Olive CS, Colonial White CS, Tulip CS, Desert Sand CS, Tulip Ink, Olive Ink, Desert Sand ink, hemp, foam squares, Treasure Life Stamp Set
Other-Note pad

Friday, August 22, 2008

Post-it-Note Keychain

This will be the make & take project at my upcoming Open House-I thought I would share the step by step directions for those of you who can't attend, or would like to do the project at your own Open House. The idea is not originally mine, I got it from Splitcoast Stampers, so thanks to Angie J!
This is the directions for the small Post-it-Note, not the square one.
Here are the supplies you will need. The cardstock measures 3.25 x 2" and is scored at 1 9/16" and 1 11/16". Color is Creme Brulee(new) and the scallop circle is cut with my cuttle bug!

Although I think the crop-0-dile is an amazing tool, it can't go through a whole post-it-note.
Divide the post-it-note into 3. (I just eye ball it)

Random stamp the cardstock.

Stamp the ring of dots on the scallop circle cardstock, and a letter in the middle.

Glue the Post-it-note inside the cardstock "folder". (I just put extra glue on the back page of the Post-it-Note to hold it in place)

Close the book, and use the Crop-o-dile to punch a hole in the top left corner. (I used the larger of the 2 hole punches)

Add a loose leaf binder ring and ribbon. And now you have a cute little key chain or add it to the strap of your purse.
Supplies-from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Creme Brulee CS, Creme Brulee Ink, Creme Brulee ribbon, Sans Caps stamp set, Magic Moments stamp set
other-loose leaf ring, crop-o-dile, cuttlebug and die cut, post-it-note

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Scrap paper Card

I got lots of new paper from the new catalog, and I am trying to use up some of the other paper before I start using the new. (I know, that weird, but it's just the way I am. I have to justify buying new stuff)
This card turned out different than I pictured in my head, but I like it.
Supplies from CTMH-Pattern paper from Life's Delight, Colonial White CS, White Paper flowers, Chocolate paper flowers, chocolate brads, Chocolate Ink, Western flourishes Stamp set, From me to you stamp set
Other-rhinestone brads

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

3x3 Butterfly Set

Yeah, my Internet is working again! It's a good thing, cause I didn't want to have to call them, again.
For some reason I have really been into 3x3 cards lately. I don't really have any use for them, but I just love making them.
All supplies CTMH-Buttercup CS, Crystal Blue CS, White Daisy CS, Desert Sand Ink, Buttercup Marker, Crystal Blue Ink, water brush, Be True stamp set, Kindred Spirit stamp set, prisma glitter, edge distresser

I am so excited about the Originals book, it features lots of 3x3's, using new products. Be sure to get you a copy.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Baby Cards

Well I still have no Internet in the house, something about a optical wire blah, blah, blah. They said it would be fixed by 6pm last night, but it still "no workie" this morning.
Anyways, a light bulb went off, and I figured that I could save pictures on a thumb drive and then post from the office. So---Ta Da!
Supplies from CTMH-Free Spirit pattern paper, Chocolate CS, Indian Corn Blue CS, Colonial White CS, Chocolate ink, colored pencils, chocolate big brads, Indian corn blue sassy strands, liquid glass, piercing tool, Baby stamp set, puppy love stamp set

I'm not sure the picture shows it, but the monkey's tummy is fuzzy. I used Fun Flock and colored it with chalk. Supplies-All from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Blush CS, Colonial White CS, Chocolate Ink, waterbrush, chalk, fun flocks, just blooms paper flower, blush button, blush waxy flax, Spot on Background stamp set, Life is a Jungle Stamp set, Express Postage stamp set, piercing tool.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Just so you know..

I have no Internet service in the house as of right now-I do have service in my office 100 yards away(weird, huh?) As soon as it's back on I will post a project, promise-

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Birthday Card

I have been very drawn to the western paper packet from CTMH, but for me it's very hard to make something that doesn't have a flower on it. So I love the fact that this pattern will work for a manly or girly card. Now if just had an easier time coming up with manly cards!
All supplies from CTMH-Sarsaparilla pattern paper, Barn Red CS, Colonial White CS, Barn Red ink, Desert Sand Ink, Black CS, Clear Button, hemp, black bitty brads, With Love stamp set, From Me to you stamp set

Friday, August 15, 2008

For Sale

I would like to sell my Camera, and thought I would offer it to all of you before I try ebay or something like that. It is a Canon Power Shot S3 IS and in great shape. It takes great pictures and I love it. I am considering taking a photography class and will have to upgrade to SLR so I need to sell this one in order to afford the new one. I would like to get $295 for the camera, but will consider other offers. Here is a link with some info
Please contact me by email if you are interested.
(I would prefer a paypal transaction)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Album Contest Pages

These are my most favorite pages from the album.
Everything is CTMH except the piece of screen door, that came from a screen door in my shed!
(Click the picture to make it larger)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Butterfly Card

As I browse through a hand full of other blogs, I have noticed lots of butterflies. I think they are going to be very popular late fall and spring. Here is a butterfly card I made.

Supplies-from CTMH-Pattern Paper from Caprice, Desert Sand CS, Colonial White CS, Pansy Purple CS, Stipple Brush, Desert Sand Ink, Pansy Purple Ink, Pansy Purple Ribbon

Other-hat pin, colonial white ribbon

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Turtle journal

Here is a cute little blank journal I made up, in little to no time. I used a cut up cereal box for the front and back (covered with pattern paper and random stamped CS) . The inside pages are blank white CS. I used 8.5x11" sheets cut in half. So the journal measures 5.5 x 8.5"
Supplies from CTMH-Boom-di-ada pattern paper, white daisy CS, Colonial White CS, Olive Ink, Hollyhock INk, Buttercup INk, Liquid glass, Buttercup rick-rack, chipboard scallop circle, Fun Times stamp set
Other-Bind it All, assorted ribbons, crop-o-dile
I will most likely put this for sale on with in the next few days if any one is interested.

Monday, August 11, 2008

I's that dang Lion again!

I know I promised not to post anymore lions, but PaperCrafts went and asked for Baby items using Baby Animals. So here are somethings with that little lion that didn't make in the magizine.
Supplies-from CTMH-Everlasting Paper Packet, Autumn terracotta marker, buttercup marker, goldrush marker, black ink, chalk, Life is a jungle stamp set
Other-buttercup ribbon from Michaels, Welcome Baby stamp from Limitless labels by Papertrey ink,
Black Staz-ON ink

Chalk board, and white Chalk from Target
hemp from Hobbylobby
For the onsie-I used Staz-On and CTMh markers. I will say that I did one for practice and then tried washing it and it did fade somewhat. I think it would wash out completely after a few washes. I am sure there are some markers on the marker that would work better.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Girl Talk Album Contest Pages

Here is a couple of the pages from my Album in the Album Contest at Convention.
If you click on the picture it should make it larger so you can see and read the journal words.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

We have a winner

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SusanH said...
Fav Olympic sport - hmmmmm. Well, for summer it's gymnastics, for winter it' ice skating - I love the dance!! (but the opening and closing ceremonies always make me warm and fuzzy!)
August 7, 2008 9:13 PM

Susan-email me at and I will get your prize out!!

Thanks all for your stories about the Olympics. They are already on the TV this morning, I'm sure I wont get much done today because I will be parked in front of the TV!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

20,000 hits Blog Giveaway!

I logged on, and saw that I had hit 20,000 on the counter! That means its time for a give away!
Here's what you will get-stamp set, Cranberry MyAccents, Card, flower bookmark and 2 issues of PaperCrafts with cards I submitted inside.
Here's how to win-
I love the summer Olympics, it's my favorite. I am super excited that it starts tomorrow. My favorite event is the Synchronize swimming. When I was a kid we lived in a town that had a special summer event know as the "Water Carnival". We danced in the water and on stage. We were not near as good at the ones in the Olympics, but we had a blast. To win this prize leave a comment with you favorite Olympic sport and why. (be sure to include your name and email address). One entry per person please!
Winner will be picked by random drawing on Sat. Aug 10th. You must enter by Friday midnight (central time). Thanks to all of you that stop by everyday and thanks to those of you who leave comments I enjoy reading all of them. Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Heart card and more pictures

The lighting on this card is horrible, but it's a really cute card that I made a while back for a submission.
Supplies from CTMH-Silhouette paper packet, bamboo CS, Black CS, Colonial White CS, Black INk, rhinestone flower, All my love stamp set
Other-pink ribbon from Michaels

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pictures from My Trip

I am back, and I had a wonderful time--until I get back on my regular schedule, I thought I would show you some pictures from our trip.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Day 4 and some blog troubles

I may be having some troubles with my blog, not sure, as the Internet here in the hotel is a little different. Bev did say she was having trouble too. It will have to be fixed when I get home.
Yesterday we had a day full of classes. We went to business classes 1st, and learned some time management info and how to shoot better pictures. The we went to some art classes, and learned how to use some of the new products. I got some really great ideas.
I am just full of great ideas now, I am going to change the way I do my classes and workshops plus I will be really trying to teach all my customers how to use their tools.
Last night we had the awards banquet, with one of the best magicians I have ever seen, not to mention he was so handsome.
Today is the last day of classes, and I am sad. But I am also getting tired and ready to see my Dixie.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Day 3

We had a day full of new products and projects
We made a clear acrylic album, 4 scrapbook pages, 3 cards and learned all about the new items.
We got a new catalog and it is wonderful.
Here are some of the highlights
Hollyhock Album
2 sided B& T paper
New ribbon
Mushroom and Owl stamps
wonderful mini melody accents
stamp pad storage
and oh so much more.
And my Album was not in the top ten, but I did have 7 items on the artwall!!