Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wedding Preparations!

This friday, my baby girl is getting married.  We are so lucky to be getting such a great new son.  Amanda and I have worked for several months getting things ready and now we're all ready.  Here are some of the items we made.  The layout of Amanda and Scott came from the Close To My Heart Idea Book.  I love the layout and thought it was perfect for this picture of them.  I was so excited when I saw the new Fall Idea book because I had been looking for the perfect paper to use for their decorations and CTMH did not let me down with Sonoma.  The colors are just perfect for their fall wedding.  Let me know what you think...


Friday, October 28, 2011

Generations of Love - Make A Wish Album Contest #5

This layout met the requirement to use only cardstock and stamping and no B&T paper.  This layout was easy for me because I had 60 colors of CTMH cardstock to use and found the exact matches for these colorful Easter pictures.  I wish for Amanda and Addison to always know they come from a family of love.
(These layouts have all been about the girls, but I do want you to know that Addison has an awesome Dad that she has wrapped around her little, diva finger!)


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Wish For Your Future...Album Contest #4

I wish for Addison to grow up with the confidence to know that she can do or be whatever she wants and should never hold back on achieving her dreams.  This layout uses one of my all time favorite CTMH paper packs, You and Me.  I love the color combination and coordinating stamp set.  It was perfect to illustrate what I wish for Addison.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Make A Wish Layout #3 using Studio J!

I love Studio J and I LOVE this layout.  I wish for my granddaughter, Addison, that she will always have smiles and happiness in her life.  I also wish for her that she will take time to smell the flowers and enjoy all the beauty of God's creation.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Make A Wish Album Layout #2

This layout also meets the contest requirement of being interactive.  All of the tags on the right side top pull out to reveal messages I wrote to my daughter.  I loved the Mayberry paper pack from the second I saw it and to colors were perfect for these pictures.  Amanda is such a good mother and Addison is the happiest little girl!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Make a Wish CTMH 2nd Place Album Contest Winner

The CTMH Conventional Album contest this past summer was "Make A Wish" which was very fitting since we were at Disney where wishes come true!  I was so lucky to win 2nd place behind the stamp goddess, Tresa Black.   29 years ago, I wished for a healthy baby girl and God blessed me with my beautiful Amanda.  Now, her wish came true with her beautiful daughter, Addison.  My theme for this album is what I wish for her and her daughter.

We have guidelines for making each layout.  I had to make one layout without any pictures, only journaling.  I struggled with this one but when I finally had an idea in my head and put it on paper, I was pleased with the finished product.  At least one layout had to be interactive so this page also meets  that requirement.

I am truly blessed to have such a great relationship with Amanda and hope this album shows how much I love her and how proud I am to be her mother.

The center of the flower on the right pages is raised and spins.  You can't really see in this photo but the clouds are embossed.  The sunflowers are made from banner flags that I stamped, cut out and adhered on a circle I punched.
Stayed tuned as the rest of the album is coming soon.  I love feedback so leave me some comments.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Unleash Your Inner Artist!

Indulge your desire to create gorgeous layouts in minutes—it’s easy, fast, and fun with Studio J!Your artsy side will be inspired by the variety of timeless patterns, your creative side will love the themed kits, and the over-achiever in you will be thrilled at how much scrapbooking you get done!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Yo Ho Ho - Captian Jack Sparrow

I was so excited how good my pictures turned out when Tina and I rode the Pirates of the Caribbean ride when we were in Orlando, FL for the 2008 Close To My Heart Convention.   This Manmade paper pack is only available online and is one of my favorites.  If you would like to make beautiful layouts like this with your photos ... let me show you how!  Studio J is definitely faster, easier, simpler!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Get a Fab Freebie in October!

Become a Consultant in October and get one add-on collection FREE*!

SIGN UP AS A NEW CONSULTANT BETWEEN OCTOBER 1–31 and receive one New Consultant Kit add-on collection of your choice FREE! Add-on collections are priced at $40 each and
have a retail value of up to $130, making this an incredible deal!
For just a $99 enrollment fee, you'll receive a New Consultant Kit packed with business essentials and new products valued at over $280, plus a FREE add-on collection to enhance your kit! Then you can choose to buy one or both of the other add-on collections for just $40 each. It's an incredible deal!  Talk to me today about your new business.


Roxie Add-On Collection
Includes a Workshops on the Go™ Roxie Kit, Rhinestone Designer Brads, Foundry® Pin Clips, My Acrylix® Instant Memories Stamp Set, My Acrylix® Unscripted Stamp Set, Tulip Exclusive Inks® Pad, Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad, and a 2" * 6 V" My Acrylix® Block.


Elemental Add-On Collection
Includes a Workshops on the Go™ Elemental Kit**, Dimensional Elements Banners, Décor Journaling Spots, My Acrylix® Love Life Stamp Set, My Acrylix® Happy Clusters Stamp Set, Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad, and a Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad.

Studio J® Add-On Collection
Includes a 12-month Studio J® membership and five Studio J layouts (must redeem within first 3 months).

*Shipping/handling and tax may apply. Offer good October 1—31, 2011. Limit of one free add-on collection per new Consultant. Available only during enrollment. Contents of the New Consultant Kit and Add-On Collections are subject to change at any time without notice.

Blog Award!

A fellow Close To My Heart consultant gave me a blog award.  Thank you Ann!  Please visit her awesome blog here!

Now it is my turn to pass this award on to my favorite blogs with less than 200 followers. If you like their blogs, remember to "Follow" them. The hope is to help out some of my fellow bloggers, and get a few more followers of my own. If you see your name/blog listed here, please pass the award on to more blogs that have less than 200 followers. Here are my favorite blogs.

Scrappin All Memories


Saturday, October 1, 2011

November Workshop On the Go - Sonoma

This beautiful Workshop features the colors of Bamboo, Smokey Plum, Cocoa and Olive and is perfect to showcase your family photos. You will create two beautiful 2-page layouts and includes the following:
1-Sonoma Level 2 Paper Packet (X71143B)
1-My Acrylix Sonoma Workshop Stamp Set
1-Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection (Z1487)
1-Sponge (Z697)
1-Color Instructional Brochure
You can use the remaining supplies along with a few additional items to make the bonus project!  Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project: five 6"x6" die-cut cards!
1 - 6"x6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes (Z1474)
1-Mini-Medley Accents Colonial White Collection (Z1276)
1-Colonial White Waxy Flax (Z1081)

I can't wait to hear from you about this awesome workshop!


The Joy of CHRISTmas!!

I love the CHRISTmas season and had so much fun making this banner to hang on my mantle!  The banner is the CTMH My Creations Banner (Z1378) spaced with Ornaments Dimensional Elements (Z1337).  The wonderful snowflakes are from the Top Coats Icing Overlays accented with Color-Ready Alphabet Cork letters and Red Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1484) and the Red Designer Ribbon Collection (Z1615).  The wonderful dangles are from the Heirloom Assortment (Z1635).  Finally, I added some buttons and Designer Brads (Z1360) for extra sparkle and bling.  I can't wait to decorate for CHRISTmas and put my new banner up!