Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blog Candy Giveaway

I found a website that is giving away a complete set of their new summer rubber stamps. Click here to check it out!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Mother-In-Law is Tea-rrrific

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there. I was looking for online for ideas for my MIL for Mother’s Day. She LOVES tea so we bought her some wonderful types of tea leaves and a tea diffuser. There are things like Raspberry Passionfruit and Mint Chocolate Truffle. I know she will enjoy this gift very much. I had made my mom a tea cup card for Mother’s Day already and I rarely make the same card twice, so I wanted to find something different. I looked online for a teapot pattern and I came across this really cute pattern. You can find it here. I knew it would make the perfect card for a tea-riffic Mother.



Supplies Used (all CTMH unless noted):

Grace Level 2 My Reflections

Cranberry Crossgrain

Friendship Alphabet (small)

For Every Occasion

A Little Everything

Honey Bigger Brad (retired)


Floradoodle Flower

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Simple Saturday

Each week, I am going to be making a very simple, quick card to post for Simple Saturday. I like to get pretty detailed in most of my artwork, so I thought I would challenge myself to create some simple projects, less ink, less embellishing…etc. These are the kinds of cards that would be good to use as projects at my classes because they would be great for all crafting levels. Here is this week’s simple Saturday card:





Supplies Used (all CTMH unless noted):

Splendor Level 2 My Reflections


Goldrush Brad (retired)

Green Ribbon (Wal-Mart)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Jump Rope For Heart

My seven-year-old is going to be involved with Jump Rope For Heart for the first time ever. It brings back memories of when I did this as a kid and that was a LONG time ago. He is very excited about it and very passionate about doing the best he can to raise money and awareness for the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you would like to know more about the cause or make a donation, please let me know. I will post pictures of his big day when he does all of his skipping!

William 2009

Friday Feature

Every Friday, I am going to be featuring a CTMH product. If you are interested in the product, you can click on the link to purchase it from my website, or you can contact me and we will work it out for you. So without further ado, here is this week’s product:

I am a sucker for brads! When I saw these in the new catalog it was love at first sight. I am a big fan of the SU! Build-a-brad because I could make them match my project. Well, these brads are a perfect match to the new Splendor paper and the textures and sizes are so great. I will be getting many of these because one set is just not enough love for me.
Contains: 15 brads: 3 large fabric, 3 large epoxy, 3 standard epoxy, 6 standard brads

Thursday, May 6, 2010

High School Graduation

Wow…I cannot believe it was already 13 years ago…almost to the day. My kids were digging through some boxes that we have yet to unpack and they found this picture. They did not tell me the found it, however, and I saved it from the playroom floor. It was a little wrinkled and bent and I was a little upset. I figured the best way to protect it and save it for the long run was to scrapbook it, so that is what I did.


Supplies Used (CTMH unless noted):

Reflections – Bottom Border Portrait – page 28

Blue Ribbon Level 2 My Reflections

Cranberry Crossgrain Ribbon

Headline Alphabet

Tiny Typewriter Alphabet

Colonial White Brads

Paper Flowers – Wal-Mart

Flower Ribbon - Costco

Red Rhinestones – Michael’s



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jeanette’s Color Me Monday Challenge

Every Monday, Jeanette Lynton has a color challenge on her blog. She challenges us to put together colors that we might not normally try. To be honest, this is the very first time I have ever done one of her challenges and I have to admit that I had a very hard time with it. I don’t know that I am even happy with the end result, but it will have to do because I am not starting over again. Jeanette made some very creative things with this color palette and they can be seen here. I don’t know how she does it, but it could be because she is probably the single most creative person alive.



Supplies Used:

Sorbet Cardstock (sorbet is the only ink pad out of all 60 that I do not own; YET)

Cocoa Crossgrain Ribbon

Heartfelt Wonder – olive

A Little Everything (March 2010 SOTM)

A scrap of older retired paper (I don’t even know what it is called)

Stardust Glitz Glitter Glue

Cocoa Brads

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #5

The challenge at the Heart 2 Heart blog for this week was to create something for Mother’s Day. I had not made my mom a card yet, so this was just the push I needed to get me into the scrap room to create something special just for her. I started a few projects and quit half way through because I was not happy with how they were turning out. I ended up making her a teacup card, which has a real tea bag in it for her to enjoy. Who am I kidding…she will never take it apart and drink the tea!
Supplies Used:
Topstitch Level 2 My Reflections
For Every Occasion
A Little Everything (March 2010 SOTM – no longer available)
Build-A-Brad (SU!)

Monday, May 3, 2010

I Love Weddings….

…and I was very excited to get our first wedding invitation the other day. A friend of ours is getting married. I love weddings because it gives me a chance to get out with my DH and dress up. Plus I love all things romantic and sappy and I also get to create something especially for the happy new couple. I decided that I would make them a mini album to go along with the frame I will be doing for them soon. I love how it tuned out and I hope they love it as well.
Everything I used was CTMH:
Felicity Paper Packet and Stamp set (January 2010 promotion – I still have a couple packages left for sale)
Friendship Small Alphabet
State of Mind
Celebrate Life (retired)
Wonderful Friend stamp set (June SOTM…available only during the month of June)
Love Language
Clear Sparkles
Adhesive Pearls (past connection club reward)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Christmas Sunday

I am challenging myself to create one Christmas card every week. That way, when it comes time to mail them off, I am not being rushed to get the cards finished. So, my challenge is to post a Christmas card every Sunday. In fact, if you are a follower of my blog, you may start to notice patterns. So here is my first Christmas card of the year!



All supplies are CTMH except for the little orange sparkles. The colors I chose were cranberry, juniper and creme brulee. Items I used were:

Wishes Card Confidence Program

Jingle Borders

Jingle Level 2 My Reflections

Playful Flourishes

Big Pinks Flowers

Cranberry Brads

Cranberry Sassy Strands (retired)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #4 - Ribbon

Ribbon is a fabulous embellishment to play with. I love it! This week’s challenge is to add at least two pieces of ribbon to your project. This is not hard for me when I am making layouts, as I rarely have a layout without ribbon on it. In fact, it would be a lot more challenging for me to have to create a layout with no ribbon. So, I decided to make a layout for this challenge and I love how it turned out. Besides the flower punch all supplies are CTMH. A list of the supplies can be found below.
The pattern is “Contrasting Elements” from Cherish – pages 62-63
Cherry-O My Reflections Level 2 *NEW*
Connections Club textured stickers (ask me how you can get these absolutely free!)
Tulip Brads
Sweetleaf Grosgain ribbon
Stardust Glitter Glue *NEW* (it is on the small flowers…does not show up well in the pictures, but looks fabulous in real life…this is a must have for all scrapbookers)
Celebrate Life stamp set (retired)
Wonderful Friend stamp set (June SOTM…available only during the month of June)