Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Another Teacher Clipboard

This clipboard is much like the others except I used the container that CTMH packages it's paper piercer and needles in as a pen holder. I also covered the post-it note section with our textured cardstock that I sanded for dimension. The teacher seemed to LOVE it and I hope it keeps her as organized as she hopes it will.

Merry CHRISTmas everyone!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas Teachers

These are the clipboards I made for the teachers this year....
There is a cork board, complete with tacks....a magnetic section, complete with magnets...a note section, complete with matching pen...personalized with their initial of their last name and some "bling". The calendar is the January 2008 SOTM from CTMH and it's SUPER CUTE!!! I can't wait to play with it some more.

I have one more to take pictures of and share in the next day or so.

All products CTMH except ribbons at the top.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

January is National Papercrafting Month

CTMH is proud to announce National Papercrafting Month - a January sensation that celebrates all the amazing things you can create with paper and a little creativity. make it even more FUN, we're offering a fantastic kit that will enhance every one of your projects.

This gorgeous NEW Key to My Heart Level 2 paper packet accompanied by an awesome NEW E-size Key to My heart stamp set...ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS PROMOTION...can be yours at a substantial savings or even FREE!!!

What's more, hostesses can get the kit FREE with a Home Gathering sales total of $400 or more...and if you join my CTMH team between January 1-31, you'll receive the kit FREE in your New Consultant Kit (retail value of $47.90).

Offer valid December 16, 2008 through January 31, 2009. Shipping/handling and tax apply. Post a comment if you have questions or visit my website for more information.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Well I guess the book's out of the bag....

I usually try to surprise my customers and give them NO visual hints until the NEW Idea Book unvailing but since a lot of consultants have already posted pictures of our beautiful 2009 Spring Idea Book (available January 1st), I thought I'd post a visual teaser to keep you guys happy for a few weeks.

Let me also add that CTMH has pulled out all the stops on this one...the embellishments are to die for, the new paper packets are gorgeous and there are some MUST HAVE stamp sets. Start saving your pennies,'ll be wanting to use them.

Also, don't forget that I like to play Santa this time of year. If your significant other needs some help in finding that perfect gift, send him my way and I'll hook him up with a Gift Card just your size!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I hope that everyone has a WONDERFUL, PLENTIFUL, THANKFUL Day! Let us all pause and thank God for every single thing we are thankful for. As I look around at my mother and father, my sister and brother, my children, my QT and his family...I thank God for all the LOVE that one day can hold. I will eat and think of the many people who don't have food or a place to gather with family and friends. I will say a little prayer for them today and throughout the upcoming Holiday Season.

God Bless and Thank You!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Card Workshop

These are the Christmas Cards we're doing at my 5th annual Christams Card Workshop...I can't believe it's already been 6 years since I joined CTMH!!! I'll post details once the workshop is over...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Interactive Layout using Aspen

Another webisode of CTMH TV is HERE!!! I really hope you all are taking the opportunity to check out all the wonderful webisodes. You can even purchase all the product used to make the projects by clicking on the link above the "tv".

The BEST thing is if you watch 'till the end, CTMH offers all products used to make the project at a 20%+ DISCOUNT!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas Goodies

Each one of these projects were all inspired by fellow CTMH consultants. Christmas Goodie Bag that includes Candy Cane and "Five" Cinnamon Gum... Side View of the bag... Close-up of "Five" gum holder.... Back of "Five" gum holder.... This goodie bag is made using upside down Christmas give you an idea on size, look closely at the $10 and the candy Cane is only the top 1/2. All Products are CTMH: Paper: Cranberry and Colonial Cardstock, Evensong Creative Basics Stamp Sets: Festivities, Evergreen and Christmas Melodies Ink: Olive and Black Ribbon: Olive Grosgrain & Olive Sassy Strands Red Sparkles (Discontinued) and Clear Sparkles Cranberry and Pewter Brads Corner Rounder Adhesive

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sarsaparilla Sympathy Card

It's always hard for me to do sympathy cards because I never know how to portray the right feeling. I pulled out Sarsaparilla for this one because there's something about the calmness of the Twilight and Barn Red that just "soothes" me. I hope it does the same for the recipient.

All products are CTMH:
Paper Packet: Sarsaparilla
Stamps Set: Treasure Life (previous SOTM)
Colors: Twilight, Barn Red, Black, Desert Sand
Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Pop Dots
Distressing Kit

Saturday, November 15, 2008

2009 Calendar Workshop

Another sneak peak of an upcoming workshop...this is a 2009 desk calendar using the My Creations Display Album.

If you're not in my area, you can still purchase all the great CTMH products used to make it yourself or you can buy a kit for $20 plus shipping.

All products are CTMH:
My Creations Display Album
Good Times Paper Packet
Chocolate Ribbon Rounds
Mini Medley Chocolate Collection
Hint: If you wait 'till January you can buy Moments In Time stamp set..shhhhhhhh

Evensong Acrylic Mini Album

Below is a sneak peak of the Acrylic Album workshop to be held in December.

Registration is already closed but you can buy this wonderful kit for only $25 plus shipping. E-mail me for more details!!!

All products CTMH:
My Creations Acrylic Mini Album
Colors: Cranberry, New England Ivy & Olive
Cranberry Ribbon
Buttons: Holiday
Rubons: Love Letters

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Coaster Calendar

I totally cased this from Amy Sheffer at Picked Paper Designs. The only differences are a few minor details and mine uses ALL CTMH product. The finished size is 4x4 and perfect for a desktop or teacher gifts...

All CTMH Product except where noted:
Creative Basics Evensong Collection
Cardstock: Cranberry, Olive, New England Ivy & Colonial White
Black Ink
Stamps: Classic Numbers & Friendship Alphabet (available ONLY as a Hostess reward)
Cranberry Brads
Distressing Kit
Circle Coluzzle
Corner Rounder
Scalloped Circle Punch
Coasters (ordered online)
BIA Machine

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Magic Moments Shining Star

This is a card using CTMH's Magic Moments Paper Packet and Shining Star Stamp Set and is also my very 1st "sketch challenge". I'm one of those secret lurkers who checks out all the sketch challenges but never actually gets around to participating...I chose to do this challenge from Erin G because I just LOVED the rounded corner at the top.

This card is also very similar to 'Lucky Three' Originals concept from CTMH so I used it to swap at the San Antonio Regional Celebration. I was unable to go at the last minute but my DEAR sideline and upline agreed to take my swaps and bring back my goodies for me (that's a whole different story which includes a SUPER FABULOUS NEW STAMP SET!!!)

Below is the sketch of the challenge and under that is my rendition...

All products are CTMH:
Magic Moments Paper Packet
Shining Star Stamp Set
Ink: Dutch Blue, Sunflower & Cocoa
Hollyhock Twill Ribbon
Sponge Daubers

Monday, November 3, 2008

Aspen and All Decked Out

Here is a "step card" I did using 'All Decked Out' stamp set and Aspen Paper Packet (all CTMH products). The card is 3x3 when folded...aside from Frosty's top hat sticking up a little bit.

All Decked Out is the Stamp of the Month for November so hurry and gets yours today!!

All products CTMH:
Paper Packet: Aspen
Stamp Set: All Decked Out (November 2008 SOTM)
Ink: Indian Corn Blue and Outdoor Denim
Twilight Ribbon Rounds
Colonial White Embroidery Floss
3-D Foam Squares

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Words to the Wise: Journaling Inspiration

Find the newest webisode of CTMH TV here!

In the webisode, learn how to journal effectively and LOVE IT!!! Journaling can be one of the most intimidating things about scrapbooking. Whether it's done on computer or in your own handwriting, I've always's all about the Journaling!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Welcome to my Team!!!

This is a card for all my NEW Recruits this month. CTMH is running a scrumptious incentive in the form of chocolate for all new consultants in October as well as the everyday low sign-up fee of $99. I already have TWO new recruits and this is what they will be receiving in the mail welcoming them to my TEAM!!!

I also have two other loyal downline who will be receiving other cards thanking them for high sales and for staying active this's such a FUN time to be a CTMH Consultant!!!

All products CTMH
Cardstock: Pansy Purple and Olive
B&T: Goldrush (Discontinued)
Stamp Set: CTMH Business Builder
Ink: Pansy Purple, Olive and Goldrush
Sylus, Cutte rand Sanding Block
Olive Organdy Ribbon
Dimensional Elements
Circle Window Charms

Monday, October 6, 2008

More World Card Making Day Projects....

Here is a card using the Cuttlebug folders to emboss. I also used CMTH October SOTM, Annotations....

All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted...
Cardstock: White Daisy and Topiary
Stamp Set: Annotations (October 2008 SOTM)
Ink: Topiary
Ribbon: Baby Pink (from big spools CTMH used to sell)
Stylus, Cutter and Sanding Block

World Card Making Day

As most of you know, Saturday was National Card-Making Day. Here's some of what I got done. Other projects will be under separate posts...

The new HOT thing is partially embossed cards using the Cuttlebug. I'm not a CTMH purist but I do try to find a way to replicate something using as much product as I can...simply because I LOVE CTMH PRODUCT!!! Here are a couple of cards using just my stylus and cutter...

All products CTMH...
Cardstock: Goldrush and Pansy Purple
Ribbon: Olive Organdy and Black Ribbon Rounds
Stamp Set: Business Builder Set
Ink: Goldrush and Black
Stylus, Cutter, and Sanding Block

This card is a flip card of sorts. I found the tutorial online and despite the appearance of being difficult, it is VERY simple and easy to do...

All product CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Olive and Black (non-white core)
B&T: Pansy Purple and Goldrush (both discontinued)
Stamp Set: October Word Puzzle
Ink: Goldrush, Olive and Pansy Purple
Markers: Honey and Olive (Pumpkin) and Buttercup (Candy Corn)
Ribbon: Black Ribbon Rounds
Edge Distresser
Pewter My Accents (Discontinued) - square brads
Nestabilities Scalloped Square
Cuttlebug and Embossing Folder

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Watch more TV....

There is a NEW webisode of CTMH TV on my website using Boom-Di-Ada and the 9x9 Memory Showcase Accordian Album. Go check it out and can order all the supplies to make this project by clicking on the link "Buy the products".

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My baby is turning ONE....

EDIT....Here are some more pictures of my baby's birthday party.

The goodie bags were made using Topiary, Black and White Daisy Cardstock cut into various size circles then adhered to the front of a white paper lunch bag. The one with the pink bow is for my niece, CJW (she was the only girl in attendance).

This is a picture of the cake...or cupcakes...depending on how you look at it. I will say that this was the easiest thing EVER. We just pulled apart the cupcakes, put them on a plate with ice cream and that was it. It's the neatest thing since sliced bread (as Miss SG would say)...

This is his high chair before it got green icing all over it....the party hats were plain so I added the frog and a name on each one...again, my niece's frog had a pink bow in her hair (as you can see by the goodie bags).

And, is TK not liking his hat, us singing happy birthday to him (after the hat was removed so I could get a good picture) and him with green icing all over his face.

Original Post....9/25
Here is the invitation for TK's 1st Birthday Party...the new hottest thing is cupcake cakes so his cake is going to be in the shpe of a frog but be cupcakes instead of sheet cake. I'll take pictures of it on Saturday (hopefully) and post it as an 'edit' to this post.

All products Close To My Heart....

Annotations - October SOTM

Here is a 3x3 card of sorts that I did for a SOTM swap using Annotations. The open deminsions are 12x3. I also used one of our NEW Paper Packets, Perfect's become one of my favorites!!!