Friday, April 21, 2017

RETIRING....April 30th

Some of my FAVORITE product lines from CTMH...like, ever...are retiring at the end of the month!

Go grab them (and anything else you can't live without) before they're gone!

****DON'T FORGET to join my "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME" party when you order and get a chance to win some FREE GOODIES!!!****


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

15-Minute Memories with Cut Above Kits...

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Watch the video here...


Friday, March 10, 2017

Life is SWEET with Sugar Rush...

I know...I know...CTMH's new line SUGAR RUSH is "old news" by now but I just can't get enough of it!!! Maybe it's my love of all things SWEET or maybe it's the lovely colors...who knows, but you guys are about to get another dose of the sweetness...

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We all know that embellishment groupings are pleasing to the eye...add some DONUTS to those groupings and most people are in LOVE...lol. And...the stamped donuts also have THIN CUTS so no fussy cutting....THIN CUTS are 25% off this month!!!
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How 'bout this gold heart and this faux washi...both come with the Sugar Rush Complements...
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More groupings...the word bubble is from the Complements...the donut is stamped with the Sugar Rush - Cardmaking Stamp Set and the Sea Glass Circle at the top of the grouping is from the Sugar Rush - Scrapbooking Stamp Set...the little glittery gems you see throughout this layout are from the Sugar Rush Dots. AND...can we just talk about this Whisper Diamond B&T....THIS ALONE made me buy 3 Paper Packets....lol

Thanks for stopping by...I would say that this is it for Sugar Rush, but I can't lie on a Friday...bwahahahaha!

See you guys later...have a GREAT weekend!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

#InstaAWESOME with PPPR...

Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! I hope you guys are enjoying your week and finding some time to get creative!

It's my turn to share some cuteness to the PPPR Blog and I chose to make a card that will go to my son who is thousands of miles away....maybe stick some cash in the form of plastic in there to surprise him...lol



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Head on over to the PPPR Blog to see what file I used...




Saturday, March 4, 2017

My first RED CUP...

I can't believe I didn't post this layout back in November when I made it!

You see...I'm a red-cup girl...lol. You can keep all your pumpkins & spices...GIVE ME some peppermint!!!

We were out running errands and I had my husband drive thru Starbucks...and VOILA...a red-cup appeared and I had to take photos (that's my middle son in the back seat rolling his eyes in disgust at me...lol).


Can you pick out all the FUN DETAILS I included in this layout???

I used CTMH's City Sidewalks Collection..if you hurry, you might be able to grab you some items before they're all gone!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tea-Rriffic SOTM Blog Hop...

Welcome to this month's SOTM Blog Hop featuring TEA-RRIFIC...


If you've come from Michelle's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you get back around to where you started!

Here's a look at the images that come with this versatile stamp set...


As soon as I saw this set, I knew I wanted to make something tea-inspired with some of my favorite TAZO Tea-Bags. This little 'box' just came to me and I just LOVE how it turned out!


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I used the Whimsy Ribbon Pack, Pomegranate Ink and some my ShinHan Markers (for the saucer & tag)...




I've created a cut file for this little goodie so you can make your own (no score lines needed, you just fold it up...crease the edges if you want...I didn't though. You can find it HERE (Cricut Design Space Users)...enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Darlys's Blog...I'm sure her artwork will be tea-rrific as well!

The SWEET LIFE with Let's Scrap Sketches...

Another month means another fabulous sketch from the Let's Scrap DT.

This one has a little bit of everything I LOVE....big photo...places for PML (pocket scrapbooking) cards...embellishment clusters...etc.

Here's my take on the sketch using CTMH's Sugar Rush Collection....without photos

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And here are the photos I decided to scrap...don't they EXUDE "sweet"..."hooray"..."love"

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Here are some closeups of my embellishment clusters...


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OOOPS...meant to put the date here instead of where I printed it...gotta think of something else to include here...lol

Thanks for stopping by!

Head on over to the Let's Scrap Blog to check out the other DT's artwork and take a look at the sketch. Don't forget to play along for a chance to WIN some goodies from the Scrapbook Circle!


Friday, February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fundamentals Creative Collections - Blog Hop...

Welcome to this month's blog hop featuring everything FUNDAMENTAL!!! 

If you've come from Gina's Blog, you're on the right track...keep hopping around 'till you've seen all the wonderful blogs showcasing the CTMH's Fundamental Line.

For my layout, I used Rustic Home, Uptown Fundamentals & the Good Life and My Boy Complements...
Here's a close-up of the complements...are they shiny and wonderful!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Your next stop is Corinna...hop on over to see what CUTE thing she has to share!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Blog Hop with HEARTS...

Thank you for stopping by this month's Blog Hops with Heart featuring all things HEARTS!!!


If you've come from Jayma's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you've seen all 7 blogs!

My card is a subtle "heart" card but with a house full of boys/men, I often lean towards masculine colors/cards. This one is made using the NEW Dreamin' Big line from CTMH, the Happy Heart Stamp Set (also available in Spanish & French) and Blush Shimmer Ribbon (which is more like a subtle gold color...not blush) 

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Here's a closer look at the ribbon and I doodled around the edges of the focal piece with the Marvy Journaling Pen



Your time here is up....your next stop is the VERY TALENTED Becca...I {{{heart}}} everything she does and I know you will too!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Best time EVER to become a CTMH Consultant...


The Close To My Heart Consultant opportunity awaits! If you’ve ever considered signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant to build a business or just to get a great discount on your crafting supplies, now is a great time to finally do it! When you sign up, you get the following: 
  • 22% base commission on product purchases and sales, with the potential to earn even more! Learn more.
  • Opportunity to make money doing what you love: crafting!
  • Flexibility to earn extra income while working your own hours.
  • New Consultant Kit full of product valued over $200! Learn more.
  • $50 in Select Product Credit immediately upon sign-up.
  • Free Consultant website so your friends can shop with you online!
  • Opportunities for other exciting incentives, like trips, crafting products, and more! Learn more.
Plus, if you sign up in February 2017, you will also receive the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets FREE—an additional $53.85 in retail value! 



AND.....
Former Close To My Heart Consultants: As a special offer this month, you can choose a no-kit sign-up option that will let you become a Consultant again without paying for another New Consultant Kit! Sign up for just $50 and you’ll still receive the $50 in Select Product Credit PLUS the three Stamp of the Month sets! Sign up today!




Monday, February 6, 2017

A MER-Mazing Day with PPPR...

I'm SOOOOOO excited to be sharing this layout with you today! Not only because I think it's adorable but because it's a break in my LONG dry-spell of PPPR posts! The PPPR DT is back in business and I'm so happy!

Today's layout comes from MAJOR inspiration from a title I saw on  a BLOG that one of my FAVORITE creative people made. My daughter was a little mermaid this Summer...and what better way to document that than this layout!

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Here's a look at some the layering the PPPR Files have...one of my FAVORITE attributes about Lisa's files...



Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to head on over to the PPPR Blog and check out the files I used as well as link to where you can get it!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cousin Love...

Another month...ticking by...more like RACING by...lol

February 1st means a NEW SKETCH from Let's Scrap Sketches and this once includes some of my favorite elements...large photo and square photos! I decided to use some old photos that are actually from Christmas several years ago...they're so CUTE but don't really scream "Christmas" so I wanted to scrap them on their own.

Here's a look...

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I used a bunch of my stash on this one...some CMTH Magical, some CTMH Swan Lake (white acrylic hearts)...the gorgeous Sapphire hatch print is from CTMH Fundamentals


Thanks for stopping by...head on over to the Let's Scrap Blog to check out the sketch and play along! Up fro grabs this challenge is a $10 ONLINE GIFT CERTIFICATE ***to anywhere of your choice***



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Brotherly Love at TGI Friday's...

I finally got around to using the current sketch from Let's Scrap Sketches...modified to fit my pictures, of course. Isn't that the FABULOUS thing about sketches...it's a starting point and you can go where you want to go with it!

Here's a look at the sketch..



Here's my layout, featuring my middle children...both boys...who LOVE to antagonize each other. I loved that I was able to snap these photos of them on a recent trip to TGI Fridays.

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I used several cut files...the "FUN CAN HAPPEN anywhere and "love this PHOTO" are both from Kerri Bradford Studios (website is currently under construction)...I also added silver by using Shimmer Trim & Glitter Cardstock.
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and the "BROTHERLY love" is a combination of the Tall Type Alpha from The Cut Shoppe and a font I used in PicMonkey, saved the image then uploaded into Cricut Design Space. To make the craft title pop a little more, I used my Mavy Journaling Pen to outline the bottom half of the letters.
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I used CTMH's My Boy Complements for the black & craft embellishments. The paper is from the Fundamentals Line....Rustic Home & Enchantment...the pops of color come from some POPPY Cardstock & complements from retired lines. I had some selfies of me with my daughter & husband...not the best quality since there was a big airport window behind us but I wanted to use them anyway....so, I printed them a little smaller than 2x2 and stuck them at the top...more like embellishments rather than focal point pictures.









Thursday, January 19, 2017

Life is SWEET...

Long time no see...

Isn't it funny how life can get in the way of FUN sometimes...lol..but oh, what a SWEET LIFE it is! 

While I've been absent from the blogging world, I've still been creating away in my craft room!

Here's a card I made using some NEW GOODIES from CTMH...

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I used the NEW Sugar Rush Collection for this card...CUTE, huh!!!
I also used the stamp set made for the CTMH-designed layouts...


Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you'll check back by for some more GOODIES I've been dying to share!