Monday, May 23, 2016

More Happy Times...

With a little over a week left to get your hands HAPPY TIMES, I thought I'd show you the other 2 layouts made with this GORGEOUS floral-patterned paper.

If you recall, I shared this one a couple of days ago... are the other 2

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you'll find inspiration in these layouts and use them for your own workshops!

If you don't already have a CTMH Consultant and want to find out how to get these papers for FREE, click {{{here}}} or leave a comment with your e-mail and I'll get right back to you!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Merci Beaucoup with PPPR...

Katy here with An Inside to my HeART...

I have a very simple card using some leftovers from other projects I've made...sometimes, when things get busy and I still feel the urge to create, I just pull some of my scraps and make something's a win/win situation!

Here's a look...

Here's a look at the past projects these leftovers came from...

and this is the file I used...Safari Love


and here's the file I used for this card...Primary Supplies

Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a GREAT Sunday!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Happy Times Blog Hop...

Welcome to this month's Heartfelt Sentiments Blog Hop featuring CTMH's Happy Times which only available 'till the end of May!

It's a short blog hop FILLED with great artwork featuring this GORGEOUS paper & stamp set!

If you've come from Aggie's Blog, you're on the right track! Just keep hopping around 'till you've seen it all!

Here's a look at one of the 3 layouts I made with the Happy Times Collection...

Here are some close-ups of the Watercolor Gold PML Cards I used...
I'm usually not a GOLD person but the touches of gold in the paper, sequins & PML Cards are PERFECT for this floral collection...
Here's a look at the layout with photos and journalling...

Thanks for stopping by!

Please keep going by hopping over to Tonya's Blog and see what HAPPY thing she's created! 

Don't have 'till the end of the month to get your hands on this paper & stamp can even earn the paper packet FREE with a qualifying order! 

Check back this weekend to see the other 2 HAPPY TIMES layouts! To see other HAPPY TIMES Artwork, click {{{here}}}

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Put It In a Pocket Blog Hop....

I'm so HAPPY to be joining the talented group of CTMH Consultants for this month's Blog Hops with Heart theme of...


If you've come from Jayma's Blog, you're on the right track...keep hopping around 'till you get back to where you started! If you started from the beginning, this is your last stop!

I hope my project qualifies as a "pocket"'s a graduation card envelope with a little bit of spending cash for the graduate! Before you go thinking I'm a cheap gift-giver, I don't carry cash so this is all I had on

I didn't adhere any of the sides so it will open all the way up and reveal the cash! I used CTMH's Magical Collection and the NEW Smarty Pants stamp set! The band slides right off and the card opens up...I used some Shimmer Trim to create a little holder...I peeled off the ends of the backing but left the center part so it doesn't stick to the cash! The "Congratulations" sentiment is adhered only by staples...

Thanks for stopping by! If you missed out on any of the other blogs, head on over to Amie's Blog and keep going 'till you see all seven blogs!

Inspiration for this card came from my PIN found {{{here}}}.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Calypso Cousins with Let's Scrap...

The 1st and the 15th are very LOVED days...for some, because they're pay days but FOR ME it's because they're LET'S SCRAP SKETCHES days!

I've been leaning towards 1-page layouts lately to get daily photos know the ones...daily life, a funny face, a trip to the ice-cream truck...days or events that can be summed up in 1-3 photos. BUT, this sketch...a perfect for some photos of an annual "1st-Cousin Reunion" we had a couple of years ago. 

My grandparents are both deceased, my uncle is deceased and more recently, my daddy died so it's become even MORE IMPORTANT for my family to stay in touch. I have some cousins that live in Colorado and it's either a 16-hour drive or a very expensive flight for all of them to come down...some cousins that are very successful & VERY BUSY - Colby Donaldson - Survivor contestant and finalist as well as Texas Triggers business that he runs with his brother AND he's more recently become involved in real estate here in Texas. I have over 100 photos from this ONE DAY back in 2014 but chose just a few to showcase on this layout...mainly of Little Miss L's pool fun as well as some group photos of just us Cousins.

Here are some close-ups of the photos as well as one that didn't make the & my handsome 21-yr old before our tubing

I just LOVE the string of square photos in this sketch. Even though my baby's head is cropped out (mainly because I was having trouble using my NEW
The Palm Tree cut using the CTMH Artistry Collection and a chopped up zip-strip from the Calypso line make for the perfect focal point in this bottom left corner!
Some more cuts from CTMH's line of Cricut Cartridges...and those pink sequins from Calypso are divine!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you'll head on over to the Let's Scrap Blog and check out the other DT Members' projects as well as link up your own layout before the end of  the month for a chance to win some goodies from our Sponsor!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hello, Hey, Hi from PPPR...

It's time for our monthly hop over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons...THIS TIME, we're having a FB Hop showcasing some WONDERFUL PPPR files.

Here's a sneak peek at my project but you have to head on over to my FB Page to see the rest!

Head on over to the PPPR FB Page to get started!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

In the Word with SEM...

It's my turn to post over on the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Blog and today's topic is IN THE WORD Wednesday. 

Every time I see this Verse, it speaks to me...calms me...makes me so thankful that I'm blessed to have my beautiful children when so many are unable to have kids or have lost their children. I was reminded of this Verse this past weekend with all the Mother's Day posts I was seeing on social media.

So...I decided to make a dashboard of sorts for my Everyday Life Planner so I can see it regularly! I used the very LOVELY Happy Times which is CTMH's (i)NSD Special this month!

Here's a couple of closeups...I dove-tailed the B&T its adhered to for a little mix-up (straight lines bore I also made a Planner Clip using one of the flower images from the Happy Times stamp set (check out CTMH's video on IG where they make some CUTE Planner Clips!)
I just HAD to add some dimension...didn't want to add too much since my Planner is already pretty full and I didn't want it to bulk up or add weird-ness to the pages before/after the page.

Thanks for stopping by!

If you have a favorite Bible Verse, we'd love for you to share it over at the SEM Blog in the comments of my post!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Pie Charts & YOU make me happy...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you women out there...whether you birthed your babies, adopted your babies, have fur-babies or have heavenly babies...this day is for YOU!!!

Today's my day to post over on the PPPR Blog and I have been dying to use the Pie Charts Cutting File ever since Lisa added it to the shop and I finally had a chance to do so yesterday on (Inter)National Scrapbook Day!

Here's my layout...

Here are some closeups...I used the GORGEOUS Happy Times Paper Packet which is this month's NSD Special from CTMH! It's only available during the month of may and you can get it FREE with a qualifying order!
You can also get your hands on this EXCLUSIVE stamp set this month as part of the NSD Campaign...
Isn't this Flamingo stamp the CUTEST!!! It's from our NEW stamp set and Thinlets line, Tickled Pink...

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to head on over the PPPR Blog and check out what files I're gonna LOVE the Pie Chart Cutting Files!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Calypso Workshop...

Today I'm welcoming the month of MAY with open arms!!! I cannot wait for Summer to get here AND Close To My Heart has knocked it out of the park with the recent release of its Seasonal Expressions 2 which has the most beautiful NEW PAPER LINES in it!

This month, I'm showcasing CALYPSO which is fun, funky & Summery!

Not only does this Layout Workshop come with 4 layouts instead of my usual 3 BUT you also get 4 adorable cards and a very versatile Tag Box!

This workshop is available to EVERYONE, Consultants included!

Purchase options are below. If you are purchasing just the Cutting Diagrams/Instructions, you will be e-mailed within 10-12 hours after I get notification that your purchase has been made. If you are ordering any of the kits, please allow 7-15 days, depending on your kit choice...THANKS!


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Celebrate Love & Family with Let's Scrap...

It's a NEW MONTH which means a new sketch from the wonderfully talented group over at Let's Scrap Sketches!

Here's a look at my layout using an old retired paper packet from CMTH...

I hope you'll head on over to the Let's Scrap Blog and take a look at the sketch (I changed it up a bit for my layout) and PLAY ALONG with us!