Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Buy 2 My Acrylix Stamp sets, get one free ENDS SATURDAY (6/30)!  Don't miss this chance to get those stamp sets you've had your eye on - shop my website: www.ctmh.com/dmhaight

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hawaiian Sunsets

 Pattern:  Imagine Grand Finale

CTMH Supplies:  Papers - Moon Doggie
Cardstock & Ink - Petal, Pansy Purple, Honey, Desert Sand
My Acrylix - You & Me, Extreme Happiness, Friendship Alpha, Catching Waves
Eclectic Alphabet resist
Cricut Art Philosophy
Love Letters rub-ons

Thanks for stopping by!

One more Hawaii layout left to show you and I still have three Hawaii days of photos to scrapbook - I better get working on that!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Priming Your Stamps

Here's a little tip on what to do when you start using a new My Acrylix Stamp:

All stamps will stain a little when used, but to prevent your new stamp from staining badly, prime it first.  Start by 'stamping it off' with a LIGHT colored ink, like Bamboo.  Stamp it off on a scratch paper, then clean it.  This will prep your stamp and allow it to clean up better when using a darker color ink.  Keep in mind that all darker colors, especially those in the navy blue and red families, will stain, no matter what brand you use.

I also recommend using only Close to My Heart ink pads. When I first started buying CTMH stamps about 6 years ago, I thought I could get away with using the inks I had in my stash - various types purchased from the big box crafting stores.  All of my older stamp sets are stained and it is easy to pick out the first bunch of stamp sets I purchased!  Even though they are stained, they still stamp the same perfect image - I'm just a stickler for keeping my stamps in 'like new' condition!

Pinning Pandemonium!

So I've checkout out Pinterest in the past, and I've heard about how it can become addictive, but never really spent any time 'working' the site until yesterday.  Yeah.  Now I get it.  I've started up a few boards, and I'm following a few people, and I can easily see myself checking in on my boards once daily now like I check my Facebook page.  You can check out my Pinterest page at:  pinterest.com/haightmark
Hope to see you pinning soon!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hawaii again!

So here is the next layout to show you from my Hawaii book:

I remember working on this one at the last retreat I attended.  Too much fun, so little sleep!

Pattern:  Magic Enchantment

Supplies:  Papers & My Stickease - Expedition
Cardstock & Ink -  Autumn Terracotta, SunFlower, Desert Sand
Garden Green Felt Diecut
Dimensional Elements resist bracket
My Acrylix - On This Day
Color Ready Kraft Border

Thanks for stopping by!

Only 10 Days Left!

Stampaganza ends June 30th!  Don't miss your chance to get free My Acrylix stamp sets!  Buy two sets, get a third set free (least expensive set is free).  Shop Here Now

Monday, June 11, 2012

Walking in Waikiki

Here's another layout from my Hawaii album:

I used a Memory Protector Flip Flap on this layout because while Randy and I were busy walking that day, the rest of the group was doing something else.  I wanted to include their photos in the album as well, but I didn't have enough to give them a double-page layout.  Flip Flaps are great when you have extra photos to add to a layout!

Pattern:  Magic - Spellbound

Supplies:  Papers - Moon Doggie
Cardstock & Ink - Garden Green, Desert Sand, Cocoa, Indian Corn Blue, Honey
My Acrylix - Extreme Happiness, Friendship Alpha, Urban Alpha, Campin' Fever
Cricut Destination
Journaling Spots - Journey
Mini Medley - Pacifica, Antiqued Copper
Scallop Circle punch
Flip Flaps

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Last Luau

And here is the last layout from the Luau series...

Only three layouts are left to show you - I only have thru Sunday of our trip completed.  So I better get going and get the rest of those photos scrapbooked!  Good thing I'm going to a crop on Saturday...

Pattern:  Magic Hat Trick
Supplies:  Papers & My Stickease:  Moon Doggie
Cardstock & Ink:  Cranberry, Desert Sand, Pansy Purple, Cocoa
Cricut:  Life is a Beach
My Acrylix:  Surf's Up, Unity
Journal Spots:  Journey
Cocoa grograin ribbon
Mini Medley Olive

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June is Stampaganza Month!

Be sure to take advantage of this great special, only during the month of June!  Buy two My Acrylix stamp sets and your third set is FREE (equal or lessor value).

Shop my online store anytime at:  www.ctmh.com/dmhaight and click on the 'SHOP' link on the upper left side.  When you choose your stamp sets, the system will automatically adjust your least expensive set to FREE.  Happy paper crafting!

More Luau

Here is another layout from our evening at the Paradise Cove Luau:

One Luau layout left after this one, I'll post it this week!

Pattern:  Magic Hocus Pocus

Supplies used:  Papers & My Stickease: Moon Doggie
Cardstock & Ink:  Pansy Purple, Honey, Garden Green, Olive, Colonial White
Lots of Dots resist alphas
Foundry Flourishes Antiqued Copper
My Acrylix: Extreme Happiness, On this Day
Clear embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by!