Wednesday, October 28, 2015

No Tricks Only Treats - Treat Box DTC #112...

It's time for another Decorate to Celebrate Anything Goes Challenge and I'm in Halloween-Goodies mode! The kids and I made popcorn balls this weekend and now I'm packing boxes for some very special kids!

Here's a look at the box I made using the We R Memory Keepers Box Punch Board (yes, I could do this with my Cricut but the Punch Board is sooooo much faster AND easier!)

Here are some close-ups...LOVE the addition of the black glittery spider web cut with my Cricut and the Black Enamel Stars and paper are from the Scaredy Cat Collection!


In order to keep the box functional...meaning the recipient doesn't tear all this crafty goodness to pieces trying to get it open, I only adhered the banner to one side of the closure flap...

We hope you'll play along with this week's challenge...remember, anything goes except when making a card, make it 3D or something SPECIAL!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pumpkin Patch Photo Mat...

Well, sadly, this weekend is coming to a close which means there's less than a week left 'till Halloween and about a month 'till Thanksgiving!

We plan on going to the Pumpkin Patch this week since it's rained all around us all weekend!

I had grand plans to make this on a larger scale but a migraine prevented me from doing so. Never fear...I just adjusted my plans and made a 4x4 photo mat that I can either use in my 4x4 mini album (I use it for a lot of Instagram photos) or I can create 3 more of these and put them on a 12x12 layout!

Here's a look...a cute little 2x2 photo or a 2x3 photo can go in that blank space!

Again...LOVE all the layers of PPPR Files!

Here are the files I used...

Don't forget....this month's challenge is FALL IN LOVE and either one of these files I used would be PERFECT for a Fall-themed project! You have until October 31st to link up!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sangria Layout Workshop Sneak Peek...

I've been working on some layout workshops and here's a peek at one of them!!!

If you follow me on INSTAGRAM, you might've already seen this...sorry for the repeat but THANK YOU for following me!

These layouts were made using Sangria which is FULL of Fall colors but don't limit yourself to pictures full of leaves! Here in Texas, we don't have much of a Fall nor do we get a whole lot of color change so I'll be coming up with some photos to show you guys an alternative!

Thanks for stopping by!

This well as two others...should be available for purchase very soon! There will be several options, one of which is JUST the cutting diagram with instructions!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Perk of being a CTMH Consultant...

Did you guys hear that CTMH is releasing their NEW PLANNER!!! If you know CTMH, then you know that the quality and design(s) will be top-notch!

So...that means, if you sign up by the end of October, you'll get all of this....

Contents of the New Consultant Kit Include:

  • Zoe B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK369, qty 1)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385, qty 1)
  • Whisper Cardstock (X5929, qty 1)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770, qty 1)
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2164, qty 2)
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2641, qty 2)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173, qty 2)
  • Aqua Shimmer Trim (Z3086, qty 2)
  • Grey Enamel Gems (Z3089, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® So Many Smiles (C1619, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® In Review (C1622, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® My Story (B1482, qty 2)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254, qty 1)
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty 2)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006, qty 2)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 2)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Round Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1, 25 per pack)
  • Annual Inspirations (WC1161, qty 10)
  • Holiday Expressions (WCS1161, qty 10)
  • Cardstock Color Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Petite Perks™ Tribal Circles (W2032, qty 3)
  • Idea Book Postcard (W1129, qty 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

PLUS this bag FREE....

PLUS, you'll get to order this December 1st at your "consultant price"...which is always a nice perk!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Become a CTMH Consultant and have FUN with me...

Do you ever wonder what it's like to have FUN while you work!?!?!

Do you ever want to shout from the roof tops "I LOVE CRAFTING!!!"

Well...I work a full time job outside the home AND I like to And...I would love to have you on my Close To My Heart TEAM!

I joined CTMH in 2002 and immediately fell in love with the quality of their products. We were the FIRST company to switch from wood-mount to Acrylic stamps and I was at that convention when they announced the switch! From then on, we have stayed in touch with all trends and cutting edge tools and techniques that crafters LOVE!

When you join in the month of October, here's everything you'll get!!!

Your friendly Fed-Ex guy will deliver this AWESOME box FULL of goodies right to your doorstep!!!

October EXCLUSIVE!!! will get an insight into ALL MY WORKSHOPS...FREE cutting guides for you to follow to implement in your personal scrapbooking or your own workshops!

Don't worry if you don't like "selling" stuff...these products sell themselves and with low quarterly minimums, it's very easy to meet by just getting together with a few of your friends on a monthly or quarterly basis!

Please consider becoming a part of my TEAM where everyone is welcome and no one is left out!

You can check out all the details and submit your application {{{here}}}. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Feeling Sketchy with Lacy Sunshine...

It's time for another WONDERFUL sketch from the Feeling Sketchy Team! This time we are working with some digital images from Lacy Sunshine Stamps...our sponsor this week!

Here's my card...

Don't you just LOVE this little girl...I like to think that she is a Halloween Fairy with her cute little bat wings!

Here's a look at the sketch...

And...don't forget to go visit Lacy Sunshine and see ALL THE DIGIS she has!!! You have a couple of weeks to play along for a chance to win some goodies from Lacy Sunshine Stamps!

Balloon Fiesta with Let's Scrap...

If you follow me on Instagram then you probably know that my husband I went to Albuquerque last weekend and went to the Balloon Fiesta with some friends of ours that own a Winery right outside of Albuquerque...good food, good WINE, good friends AND beautiful balloons!!!

I decided to use the Balloon Fiesta photos for this week's Let's Scrap's a look

I usually try to hide my journalling for several reasons - one of them being I run out of room to actually include a space for Here's what the journalling would look like pulled out from a secret pocket behind the far right picture.
Here's a look at what the layout might look like without photos...LOVE the Balloon B&T from the CTMH retired paper packet, Balloon Ride...
Here's a look at the Sketch...

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you'll play along with our sketch for a chance to win some goodies from our Sponsor...

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Pumpkin Goodie Bag...

Hey, PPPR fans...I'm here with a Halloween goodie bag sure to treat!

This bag could be filled with almost anything but I loved the pumpkin ' eyes so much, I decided to add some more eyes by way of the candy inside.

Here's a look at the file...

And...don't forget about this weekend's FREEBIE!!!

Please take a second to head on over to the PPPR Store and pick up either of these files if I inspired you to do so today!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fall in Love Blog Hop...

Welcome to this month's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons FALL IN LOVE Blog Hop!

If you came here from Gloria's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog.

This Blog Hop is all about FALLing in LOVE with Fall! We encourage you to interpret this theme however you'd like and play along!

I decided to a layout using both cutting files AND some of PPPR's Digital Paper...

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store. For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, October 13.

Don't forget that you can pick up the Blog Hop freebie on Saturday and Sunday of the hop, only...then it will be available for sale in the store.

Thanks for stopping by! We invite you to play along with our PPPR Fall in Love Challenge. The projects can be anything that are love and fall themed that feature Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. The rules can be found {{{here}}}...this is also where you'll link up your project.   One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.

This is the end of the line...I hope you found some inspiration and noted which PPPR files you can't live

Here are the files I used for my project:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Christmas Card Blooper turned AWESOME...

It's the first of the month...October no less...which means that it's time for another Scrapping Everyday Miracles (SEM) Sketch!

With it being October, Christmas is only a few months away so I wanted to do a Christmas Layout. This photo was part of our Christmas Card Shoot and it turned out to be my FAVORITE!!!

Head over to the SEM Blog and take a look at the Sketch and what the other girls did...

Thanks for stopping by!

From Where I Stand - Feeling Sketchy...

You're looking at one of the newest DT Members of the Feeling Sketchy Team and I'm soooo happy to be working with these girls!

I just LOVE takes one of the biggest decisions out of my hands and lets me just worry about all the other fun stuff, like colors & embellishments!

I'm using an image from our sponsor Bugaboo Digit Stamps...

Here's a look at my card...I kept the square shape and the banner across the lower half...LOVE that you take a sketch and use it in various ways to make it work for you!

Here's a side view...I hope you can see the shininess of my little girls lollipop! I used Liquid Glass to make it look like a real lollipop! I colored here with Shinhan Markers.

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you'll take a minute or two and go check out the Feeling Sketchy Blog and see what all the other girls did for this sketch...AND play along for a chance to win some goodies from Bugaboo Stamps!

Here's a look at the sketch...

Together we can...

It's time for another AWESOME layout sketch for Let's Scrap...

As's a look at my layout without the photos (I'm addicted to blank because when I teach my scrapbooking workshops or send out cutting diagrams to those who order, they don't want to see my photos on them and partly because the paper and embellishments are so pretty without my gorgeous photos taking away from the layout!)

--------------------------------------------------'s the layout with some non-traditional Easter photos from 2013...

Here's a look at the have 'till the 15th to play along for a chance to win something from our SPONSOR

Thanks for stopping by!

Please head over to the Let's Scrap Blog and check out all the other layouts!