Sunday, April 29, 2012

Studio J Love Your Layout

For those of you who would like to try digital scrapbooking, CTMH offers Studio J.  Access it thru my website at  Click on 'Join', then  choose 'Products', and choose 'Studio J Online Scrapbooking' from the drop-down bar.  There are also many 'How - To' videos to view by going to 'Ideas & Inspiration' and choosing 'CTMH TV' from the drop-down bar.  Here is the latest 'how-to' video from the CTMH series, 'Love Your Layout':

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

More From Hawaii

And the Hawaii book continues!  Here is a layout from our second day there. (sorry about the wonky second photo there - they loaded out of order and when I tried to fix it, strange things happened!)

Pattern:  Magic - Now You See It

Supplies used (all from CTMH):

Papers & My Stickease - Moon Doggie
My Acrylix - You & Me, Extreme Happiness, Surf's Up, On This Day
Felt Die Cut
Cranberry Ribbon
Cranberry Edge Anchor
Cardstock & Ink - Colonial White, Desert Sand, Cranberry

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hawaii Book Continues...

For a closer look, click on the photo.

Hopefully these photos are a little better!  I spent some time yesterday re-photographing the next bunch of pages I plan to post...

Pattern:  Magic Magician's Choice

Supplies used:
Papers:  Moon Doggie
Cardstock & Ink:  Colonial White, Indian Corn Blue, Desert Sand
Cricut Destinations
Cricut Creative Memories Font (welded with Gypsy)
Dimensional Elements Booksmart
Colonial White floss
Garden Green brads
Mini Medley Antique Copper
Blush rick rack
Fiskars edge punch

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Monday, April 23, 2012

More from Hawaii Scrapbook

Supplies used:
Moon Doggie papers and my stickease (retired)
My Acrylix Extreme Happiness (retired)
CTMH cardstock & ink Indian Corn Blue, Garden Green, Desert Sand
Cocoa ribbons
Eclectic Alphabet resist chipboard
Lots of Dots resist alphas
4 x 6 Flip Flaps (love these for when you have too many photos to fit your layout!)

Magic pattern

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Yes, I scrapbook too!

As those who attend crops and retreats with me know, I am the slowest scrapbooker in the world.  I can easily spend a day on a single layout.  The last three retreats I've attended I've worked on scrapbooking photos from a trip to Hawaii in September 2010.  I'm still working on these photos, but since I'm a little more than half way done, I thought I'd start posting photos of the layouts I have completed.  I'll post a few photos each day until I have them all up on this blog.  Here goes!

Album cover:

 I cut the shape using the Cricut Destinations cartridge. 
CTMH cardstock
Moon Doggie (retired) papers and My Stickease
Happiness My Acrylix stamps (retired)

Supplies used are same as above.

Again, supplies used are same as above.  Most of the patterns I chose were from the Magic How-To book.  I love that book for all of its two-page continuous layouts since I like making my layouts look like they are a 12 x 24 spread.
I couldn't remove these from the page protectors because of the hidden journaling - I cut the page protector to allow the journal card to slide out. 
Still working on the best way to photograph my pages!
That's all for now, will post more soon.  Thanks for checking out my blog!  If you have any questions, please leave a comment.

Graduation Card

Put this together using CTMH cardstock and Cricut Art Philosophy.  (Cap was cut using A Child's Life cartridge):

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wedding card

Supplies used:
Bliss papers
Art Philosophy Cricut
Gold ribbon
Bliss Workshop stamp set

Goodie Bag Swag

As promised, here are a few photos of the goodies I gave to everyone on Saturday.  We had a great time scrapbooking and the time just flew by!
The goodie bags contained two 1 x 1 'Inchie' stamps, and because I also sell Avon, I'm able to give Avon freebies as well:  a full-sized hand cream and lip balm.  And of course, chocolate!
Each work station also had a 12 x 12 bag with papers from the (retired) Bliss pack with Top Coats and everything needed to make a 3x3 card using the 'Inchie' stamps.  And another bag contained Avon books with lots & lots of samples!
Work stations - we wound up spreading out and having two per table instead.
Here are the 'Make & Take' projects we did.  I think we all got lots done and hopefully everyone had a great day!  Can't wait to do it again sooon!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Goodie Bags

I made little goodie bags for everyone who will be attending my crop this Saturday.  I think they turned out so cute!  Contents to be revealed later - I don't want to spoil the surprise...

 I cut the bags and embellishments using the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge, with the Lucy papers.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter!

Here is an Easter Card I made for our Aunt MaeBelle:

I cut the shape using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - so many fun shapes you can cut with this cartridge!
Art Philosophy
Sophia papers (retired)
Blush, Hollyhock, Pear cardstock & ink
Egg stamps are from a retired Stamp of the Month set

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Happy Easter!

Anniversary Card

Here is the Anniversary card I sent to our Uncle Aubrey & Aunt Florence for their 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow:
I used the Simple Memories stamp set with Bliss papers with the Bliss Level 2 assortment and Chocolate and Smoothie cardstock and inks.  I also used a Top Coats Frame.  The papers, butterfly, and top coats are all on sale in the While Supplies Last category.  Shop for these and other items at: by clicking on the JOIN link on the lower right corner of my home page.

Pattern:  Wishes Circle Collection

Bliss B&T Duos
Bliss Level 2 Assortment
Simple Memories My Acrylix
Top Coats Frame
Smoothie & Chocolate Inks & Cardstock

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dotty for You!

Check out this video about this month's special beginning April 17th:
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