Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sophia Lael Norris

I apologize that I have not been posting, but I have a really good reason…and here she is:
She arrived on Monday, September 10th and we couldn’t be more thrilled. She is an amazing baby, sleeps and eats well and I couldn’t ask for more. I know, with her quiet disposition, I could probably spend a lot more time in my craft room, but I choose, instead, to spend my time holding her. She is my last baby and I know she will not be little for very long. When she is tired of being held and I am feeling better after my c-section, I will venture back into the craft room and be creative. Until then, thanks for being a faithful follower and I shall post something creative soon.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Nugget Purses

I made these for a swap that I am in. They are so cute and this is the perfect paper pack to make them with.


Supplies Used:
Paper: La Belle Vie
Accessories: Assorted Ribbon, Assorted Gems

Cut ribbon in 4 1/2" pieces to coordinate with the cardstock.  Cut cardstock to 4 1/2" x 1 1/2".  Cut another coordinating cardstock piece 1" x 1 1/2" (for the flap accent piece).  Score the long piece (front of cardstock facing up) at 1 1/4", 2 1/4", 3 1/2" and 3 3/4".   Fold on the score lines to form the purse.  Round the corners of the short size of the purse and do the same for the flap accent.  Using adhesive, attach the flap accent to the flap as depicted in the picture.  Attached the ribbon to the purse putting adhesive on the ribbon ends.  Place a glue dot on the bottom of each Chocolate Nugget and attach to the bottom of the purse.  Put a glue dot on the inside of each flap to close the purse.  Embellish the front of the flap as desired.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Magnifique Christmas


Supplies Used:
Paper: Magnifique (retired)
Stamps: Adornable (retired)
Accessories: Glitter, Glue Pen

Friday, August 31, 2012

Merry Christmas


Supplies Used:
Paper: Aspen (retired)
Stamps: can’t recall names (both retired and borrowed)
Accessories: Glitter, Glue Pen

Thursday, August 30, 2012


This is my first Christmas card for the year. I hosted a Christmas in July swap, since I will be busy with the new baby this fall.


Supplies Used:
Paper: Mistletoe (retired)
Stamps: Christmas Love
Accessories: Red Glitz Gel

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Could I Be Any Cuter?


Supplies Used:
Paper: Footloose (retired)
Stamps: New Arrival
Accessories: Green Flocking Powder

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You Make the World a Better Place

Another creation by Miss Marissa. It is my favorite out of the three that we created.


Supplies Used:
Paper: Footloose (retired)
Stamps: Live Out Loud (July 2012 SOTM), Kick Back
Accessories: Seam Binding Ribbon, Glitter Buttons

Monday, August 27, 2012

Welcome Baby

I created this simple birth announcement for a baby boy. I am unsure of the stamps used, but know they are retired. The stork is flocked with white flocking powder.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Get Well with Footloose

This card was another design by the fabulous Marissa Nelson-Jones. Believe it or not, it was made with the Footloose paper pack. The background was random stamped and it turned out just lovely.


Supplies used:
Paper: Footloose (retired)
Stamps: Card Word Puzzle, a retired sentiment set (can’t remember the name)
Accessories: Gold Glitter, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thinking Of You

I made this card while visiting a friend. It is so much prettier and sparklier in real life. She introduced me to a ballpoint glue pen and now I am hooked.


Aside from the obvious satin ribbon and glitter, I can’t tell you what stamp sets were used. I should have written them down while I was there. The card base came from a discounted set that I picked up at Winners.

I did order some of the Sakura Quickie Glue Pens. The cheapest place I found them was The link to the pens is here.

Friday, August 24, 2012


I made this card at a card class, hosted by my friend and fellow consultant, Marissa Nelson-Jones. She designed it and we made it. I think it is super cute!


Supplies used:
Paper: Footloose (retired)
Stamps: Footloose WOTG (retired)
Accessories: Blue Glitter

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rayna’s Day of Play

I will be attending Rayna's Day Of Play on Sunday. It is an event to honor the memory of a very special little girl, Rayna Korte. Last year, at the age of six, she lost a four year battle to leukemia. Rayna's one wish was that she would have 100 days to play. The Children's Wish Foundation made that possible for her and she lived out that wish, passing on the 100th day.

All of the commissions for my Scentsy sales will be donated to the Children's Wish Foundation, to help make wishes come true for other terminally ill children. I encourage you to attend the event on Sunday. If you are unable to make it, please consider making a purchase from my website. Just be sure to click on "Rayna's Day of Play" before placing your order.

I thank you in advance for your support to this worthy cause.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Contest Time!

I am going to be having a baby (#4 and final) in less than three weeks. My husband and I are not having much luck coming up with a name we can both agree on. So, I am hosting a “Name My Baby” contest. Please leave name suggestions in the comment section. If we choose to use your suggested name, I will send you any stamp set (A-D) from the new CTMH Idea Book. If you would like to see what sets are available, visit my website here. Oh yeah, we don’t know what we are having, so need suggestions for boy and girl names!

Monday, August 20, 2012


What is better than getting a candy bar for Halloween? Getting a candy bar with a pretty paper wrapper!!! inside of this fun package, is a full-sized Coffee Crisp chocolate bar. This is what we will be giving to our “grown-up” friends on Halloween this year.
Supplies Used:
Paper: Moonlight
Stamps: Autumn/Winter Petite Perks (ask me how to get a set for FREE!)
Accessories: Green Glitz Gel, Black Sparkles

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Photo Holder

I made this cute little photo holder for the moms in my Mom and Tot group. I think they are super cute and were really easy to make.


Supplies Used:
Paper: La Belle Vie
Accessories: Collage Cubes, Bitty Pearls, Pearl Badge Buttons, Pink Glitz Gel, Binder Clip (Superstore)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Gum Holder

This is a cute little stocking stuffer gum holder. I found the pattern for it here.


Supplies Used:
Paper: Pear and Partridge
Stamps: A Holiday (retired)
Accessories: Bitty Pearls, Cranberry Marker (NEW! alcohol ink), Dentyne Ice Gum (Wal-Mart)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pear and Partridge

I made a sachet using this new Christmas paper. For filler, I opened a Scentsy Scent Pack and filled the paper sachets with scented beads. These are going to make our stocking smell so festive this Christmas.


Supplies Used:
Paper: Pear and Partridge
Stamps: Autumn/Winter Petite Perks (ask me how to get a set of these for FREE!)
Accessories: Baker’s Twine, Metallic Silver Pen

Thursday, August 16, 2012


I found the Scholastic paper to be very similar to last year’s Typeset paper. Still, it is fun to work with and I will definitely use it for the kids’ school pages. I made this cute little pencil holder with it, for the kids to give to their teacher on the first day of school. I found the pattern for it here.
Supplies Used:
Paper: Scholastic
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Paper Flower, Bitty Pearl, Pencils (Dollar Tree)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Celebrate National Stamping Month

Life is made up of simple, everyday moments worth preserving, by the day, week, or month.
To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering a new double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15th to September 30th. You’ll love this double set–2 D-sized sets in one envelope–with trendy images that capture the flavour of your day-to-day activities, errands and musings-the little things that make up who you are and are worth remembering and sharing. With a retail value of $35.90, this set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase.

To get a set for yourself-visit my website today.

Offer available August 15-September 30, 2012
Tax and shipping/handling charges apply on the full retail value.
Limit one promotional item per qualifying order.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


With the Flirty paper pack, I made a little chapstick purse. It makes a nice little “thinking of you” gift. I found the pattern for it here.



Supplies Used:
Paper: Flirty
Accessories: Bakers Twine

Monday, August 13, 2012

La Belle Vie

Though I am not a fan of pink and girly things, I did really like this paper pack. It was fun to play with and I see many possibilities for my girls with it. It is elegant and pretty. I chose the pattern for this card from the new Make It From Your Heart pattern book.


Supplies Used:
Paper: La Belle Vie
Stamps: Casual Expressions
Accessories: Bitty Pearls, Pearl Badge Buttons, Pink Glitz Gel
Tools: Make It From Your Heart Pattern Book

Sunday, August 12, 2012


To be completely honest, I was stumped when it came to this particular paper packet. It was certainly not my favorite and I had to go searching for inspiration. Back to Pinterest I went, where I found a lovely card, created again, by the talented Allisa Chilton. This card was loosely based on her pattern and it gave me a new appreciation for this paper pack.


Supplies Used:
Paper: Dakota
Stamps: Sweet Music
Accessories: Clear Sparkles

Saturday, August 11, 2012


I was wandering through Pinterest again and came across a card made with the Clementine paper pack. I had to make my own version of it. The original card was done by Allisa Chilton and can be seen on her blog here.  I used the new burlap ribbon, which is my absolute favorite new product. I can’t get enough of it.P8100047

Supplies Used:
Paper: Clementine
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Paper Flower, Bohemian Sparkle

Join CTMH Today!


Isn’ t this just the cutest bag ever? Would you like one of your own? Well, you can get this bag for free when you become a consultant in August. There has never been a better time to sign up. The starter kit is only $49, which includes this free bag and all the rest of the stuff pictured here:
As I am also a consultant with Scentsy and have built up a team with them, I am not able to recruit for CTMH, but I have a wonderful friend who is looking at building her downline. Please feel free to check out her website and  join under her.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Avonlea is probably my favourite paper pack in the new catalogue. It is so pretty without being super girly. There are definitely patterns I could use to make more masculine things as well. Here is a simple card that I created with the Avonlea paper. I totally cased it from another consultant….Kristine Porter. I found it on Pinterest and loved it, so I made one for myself. You can see Kristine’s version here.P8100048

Supplies used:
Paper: Avonlea
Stamps: Casual Expressions
Accessories: Brown Sparkles

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bring Back My Bar available only for the month of January. Visit my website here.


*Berries and Bubbly
*Cherry Almond Pie
*Cinnamon Cider
*Coffee Tree
*Cranberry Spice
*Flower Shop
*Mad About mint
*Pretty In Pink
*Spiced Grapefruit
*Spring Clean
*Taj Mahal
*Toasted Apple Butter
*Toasted Caramel Sugar
*Vanilla Walnut