Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

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 Trees....to 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
Sparkles

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
Sparkles
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