Wednesday, August 31, 2011

National Stamping Month!

TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH IN September, we are offering our first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 through September 30, 2011. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you’ll use in your handmade cards all year. And with a retail value of $35.90, this set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!
Below you can see a few pieces of art I made with the stamp set. Look for a video on how to make the pocket coming soon!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just a Note

Earlier this month, I did a trade show in Dallas for my Landscape/Irrigation company. A very nice man took us out to eat at a VERY nice steak house in Dallas. I made sure before we left the trade show we had an address so I could send a Thank you card. This gave me the chance to use the tree on the CTMH cricut cartridge.
I decided to use some burlap on the card-in honor of the man who took us to dinner. See he is the sales rep for the company that sales the burlap used on tree root balls when they did native ones! I hope he is impressed with my use of burlap!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Back To School Block Frame Class

Back to School Block Frame
Class Date: Sept 10 2011
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House
Please RSVP & Pre pay by August 29
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive *As per CTMH Policy, the Class Fee only provides your Class Kit (there is no charge for my expertise).
Cost: $17.00
1 Block
1 typeset pattern paper
12” cocoa ribbon
1 sheet of cardstock

And yes, that's a picture of me-2nd grade. Bad hair and even worse glasses!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Peach Upside Down Cake

A customer gave me a big bag of peaches, and I have been making all things Peach lately! We had peach ice cream, peach salsa and peach upside down cake. I made the Peach upside down cakes in the small loaf pans so that I could share. I used the CTMH Mayberry and the Workshop on the Go Mayberry stamp set to create a little gift for the customer who gave me the peaches. I was insipred by this post and the creative use of the jar.

Peach Upside Down CakeBake:

Cool: 15 minutes

Prep: 25 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups sliced, pitted and peeled peaches or frozen unsweetened peach slices, thawed and large slices cut in half lengthwise
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • I added some chopped pecans as well


1. Place 1/4 cup butter in an 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Warm in a 350 degrees F oven about 5 minutes or until butter is melted. (Be sure to watch carefully to avoid over browning the butter). Remove pan from oven. Add brown sugar, stirring until sugar is completely moistened. Spread sugar mixture evenly in pan. Arrange peach slices evenly over brown sugar mixture. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar until well combined. Add egg and vanilla, beating until combined. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk to beaten butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Spread batter evenly over the peaches in the pan.

3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen cake from sides of pan; invert onto a large serving plate. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes more. Serve warm. Makes 8 servings.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Door Wreath-Texas Tech

There is no secret that I love my Red Raiders!! Football season is upon us, and I decided this year to create my own door wreath using CTMH products.
I cut the banner and the 3d roses using the CTMH cricut cartridge. I also used some chipboard letters from CTMH and covered them with glitter and Liquid glass.
It's a prefect time of the year to pick up some glittery stems from the Christmas section of the craft store. So what's your favorite team? Make your own wreath using your team colors!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Make your own

Corrugated is all the rage right now. But what if you don't have any? Create your own faux corrugated accent with kraft cardstock and a paper crimp-er. You can see below that I cut an image with the CTMH Cricut cartridge and then ran it through the crimp-er.
I also used some wonderful rub-ons from the Mischief compliments collection. (wheat images)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Gift for the Dog Sitter

Over the past weekend I had to do a 3 day trade show in Dallas. That meant leaving my sweet Dixie Dog home with a dog sitter. Becca is a life saver, and she is so good with dogs! In addition to paying her for her time I made her this frame using the 3d flowers from the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. I left the paper inside the frame so you could see that I got it at Micheal's for $1. Turns out to be a great gift.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Typeset Workshop on the Go Scrapbook & Cards

Typeset Workshop on the Go
Class Date: September 3rd
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House
Please RSVP & Pre pay by August 22
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive
*As per CTMH Policy, the Class Fee only provides your Class Kit (there is no charge for my expertise).

Cost: $29.95
Typeset Level 2 Paper Pack
Typeset stamp set
Pearl Paint
Milepost shapes
Workshop booklet and Card Instructions
($35.00 including tax and shipping)

Add On Suggestions:
X5912 Dark Neutral Cardstock Pack
Z1387 Wooden Button
X7139c Canvas Shape
Z1327 Green Sparkes
Total $52.75 (total including shipping and tax $61.63)

Purchase all of the above and earn the stamp of the Month for only $5.00 more.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Creepy Jars

These creepy jars are in the CTMH Mischief compliments rub-ons. My favorite images from the whole set. I love the labels and the cute says.
I used some silver glitter glue to dress up the scallop and the top of the bottle.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New crafty business cards

I was in bad need of business cards, but was holding out until after convention to hear what they were going to tell us. After much brainstorming I decided to go with some that I designed myself using my favorite "crafty quotes" on one side it has all my info the other has a bright colored pattern and a quote.
I also order these mini calling cards-great for including in a card or with a special gift.
I ordered from, but most all business card places will let you design your own as well.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Card box and Card Set from Art Philosophy Cartridge

I had fun making these! And they turned out so much better than in my mind. I used the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge to cut the box and the bracket shaped cards. I also used the matching leaf stamp to create the focal point on the box.
Here on the card you can see that I used the pumpkin base and shade stamp called So Grateful. I also used the wonderful Mischief compliments rub-on for the vines and leaf.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dairy Queen and Dilly Bars

If you live or grew up in a small town in Texas then most likely you had a Dairy Queen in your town. I did and remember it well.
After I finished the book Saving Cee Cee Honeycut, Amazon popped up a recommendation for this book, so I thought I would give it a try because I liked Saving CeeCee so much.
This book is not to bad, it took me a while to get into to it, but by the end I was enjoying it. The store is of a preachers daughter, who can not wait for her 18th birthday so she can get out of her home town and see the world. She is forced to come back home when her father passes away, and it turns out she was meant to be there all along. I enjoyed how she applied the stories her daddy was preaching every Sunday morning to her life, it made me smile!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Spooky Spiderwebs and Creepy Birds

I love the contrast of the Colonial White Ink with the Barn Red Cardstock. I also really like the Colonial White scallop boarder rub-on, it gives this some what creepy card an more creepy, but elegant look.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Glitter Witch

This is another card featuring the cute witch from the August Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart. When I first spotted her in the catalog, I couldn't wait to add some glitter to her!! Her dress is covered in black glitter from Martha Stewart (the best in ultra fine glitter). This card is also new from CTMH-a 6x6 craft card with a scallop flap! They come in a package of 10 and also include 10 envelopes.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stamp of the Month Class

Stamp of the Month Class

Thursday August 11th at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by the morning of so I can have can have your supplies ready

Come on over and get your Fingers Inky! Each month I will feature a card using the Stamp of the Month. All of the supplies you need to create the project will be included.
At the end of the class we will have shopping time and each person in attendance will need to place a order of at least $9.95. This is a great way to build up your supplies and make a great project!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In Mailboxes Now!

Check your Mailbox or look for it in stores-I have a card in Paper Crafts! Page 37!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Multi colored Image

To get the multi colored stamped image I used several colors of ink and the sponge dauber. Its really easy! One tip, if you are using a large image and several colors, give you stamp a "huff" of hot air to re-moisten the ink.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Feel Better Real Soon

Halloween paper doesn't always have to be for Halloween!! I used the CTMH Mischief paper pack to make a card for my dad, who had surgery last week. Below you can see that I used a new pewter buckle with a wooden button and some hemp to finish off the star accent. I also used the A Typeface stamp set, which you can get for FREE this month when you purchase the Stamp of the Month. Look here for all the details and a video using the stamp set.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Art Philosophy Cartridge Cupcake Card Video

Yes, 2 videos in 1 week!!!!

Below is a video of the Card from Yesterdays Card Class-Above is a picture of how I attached the papers to the mat-Notice that the arrow is pointing up and that is how I inserted the mat into the machine. This is important if you are using the Gypsy, because of the orientation of the layout.
Here are the measurements-
Desert Sand Cardstock is 6.25 x 6.25 I cut the ticket card (pg. 25 of the book) at 5.75
Colonial White Cardstock is 3.5x5.75. I cut the ticket shape(pg. 25) at 2.75
same on the Mischief pattern paper
Sunset cardstock is 3x5.5. I cut the cupcake at 2.5(page 70)
and I cut the stars at 1" (pg 40)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

FREE cricut class Today

Free Cricut Class

Thursday August 4th at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by the morning of so I can have can have your supplies ready

This will be a monthly class where I show you how to use the new Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to My Heart along with the matching stamps!

So come on and join the FUN (and get that Cricut out of the box)
It’s 100% FREE to come!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Workshop on the Go Cards & Book review

Those of you coming or those of you have ordered the Mischief Workshop on the Go Kit, the step by step instructions for these cards will be included in you kit.(or emailed to those of you who have ordered you kit online)I read this series last month, but am just getting around to posting about them. They are a must read, and they are an easy read. These are some of those that you can't put down or when you are not reading them you are thinking about them all them time.
I recently heard them compared to Survivor, and yes they are alot like Survivor, but much better!
I could go into great detail about the books, but you can read all about them here.
I Loved it, so read it! (And there will be movies soon too)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Typeface Halloween Card August CTMH Special

the Month program, we’re throwing in a little something
extra: a FREE* bonus stamp set! In August, when you place
an order of $50 or more in products and purchase the August
Stamp of the Month set, Wicked, for just $5, you’ll receive the
My Acrylix® A Typeface bonus A-size set FREE (retail value
$6.95)! Think of it as two promotions in one—qualify for and
purchase the discounted August Stamp of the Month set, and
we’ll throw in a second stamp set FREE! It’s Extra! Extra!
*Offer valid August 1–31, 2011. This offer is limited to one per qualifying order. Tax and shipping/handling apply. Studio J® purchases are not eligible for this offer.

Below is a video of how I made the above card.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Boo Mini Wreath Class

Boo Mini Wreath Class
August 13
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House
Please RSVP & Pre pay by August 1st
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive *As per CTMH Policy, the Class Fee only provides your Class Kit (there is no charge for my expertise).
Cost: $8.50
1 wreath
1 pk of chipboard banners
1 Mischief pattern paper
12” black ribbon
2 sheets of cardstock
1 spider

If you are in the Lubbock Area, I would love to have you!!