Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My first mini album!!!

I like mini albums, but they have always intimidated me!!  What papers to choose, embellishments, layouts, pockets, tags, etc, it's just too much to think about!!  That being said, I had a chipboard mini album that came with the Artiste cricut cartridge from CTMH.  I pulled out my leftover Stella paper pack and put my cricut to work!!  I'm quite pleased with the end result. I don't think I'll be jumping on the mini album band wagon anytime soon though. I personally prefer a full scrapbook to a bunch of small albums. Anyway, here's my first mini album:

Cover.  I cut up a zip strip for the title. 

1st page:

2nd and 3rd pages:

4th and 5th pages.  The bling on the left page is not attached.  It is still on the carrier sheet adhered with temporary adhesive.

6th and 7th pages:

8th and 9th pages:

 10th and 11th pages:

12th page.  The album is just under 4", perfect for small pictures. 

So there you have it, my first mini album!!  Thanks for looking!  :)

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Ok, so I think it's safe to say I am addicted to Pinterest!!  I have so many cards pinned it's ridiculous!!  Anyway, here are a couple I did recently that I recreated! 

The top two were stamped in blue and green, then heat embossed in black.  The wood butterflies are from CTMH, and the bling was in my stash.

This is another cute card, perfect for a boy or anyone that loves lego, and it was really easy make!!  :)

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy Spring!!

Happy spring everyone!!  It doesn't look much like spring where I live.  There are a few feet of snow on the ground, and possibly more forecasted!!  Mother nature needs to get back on her meds!!! 

For the month of April, if you sign up to be a consultant you will receive the April, May, June and July stamps of the month!!  There are 2 kits to choose from, the Essentials kit which is $49.00, or the Master which is $99.00.  Both kits are loaded with goodies to get you started!!  Hop on over to my website to sign up today!!

I hope the weather is much more spring like wherever you are!!  :)

Masculine Birthday Cards

Here are a couple of masculine birthday cards I did using the Victory paper and Card Chatter - Birthday Occassions from CTMH.

 Inside sentiment:

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rosette Birthday Cards

So in the Art Philisophy cricut cartridge from CTMH on page 9 of the manual there is instructions for this card.  I am wanting to build up my card inventory and love this card!!  I am also going to participate in our local trade fair next month and I want a bunch of gorgeous cards to have on hand!!  Here is what I did:

Close up of rosettes:

Thanks for looking!  :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Birthday Cards

I was inspired by this card I saw on Pinterest.  I was going to show it to you, but now I can't find it!!  Oh well.  Here are the cards I created:

Everything is Stampin' Up.  A great way to use up some scraps!!  :)  Especially for paper that you aren't fond of or outgrown!!  :)

Thank for looking!!  :)

Tri-Shutter Card

So I was inspired by a fellow CTMH consultant with a card she made.  It used the tri-shutter or fold technique.  I have never used anything but square, rectange or circle cards, and thought it was maybe time to try something new!!  Also, I am hosting a crop later this month, and wanted to have a make and take, and thought this would be the perfect solution!!  Here is the card that inspired me:

I looked online for instructions and found this tutorial.  As this was my first attempt at something out of my comfort zone I found it slightly challenging.  But once I've made a few, I'm sure it will be a breeze!!  :)  The hardest part for me was figuring out which way to fold so it worked!!  Here is what I came up with:

This is how it looks closed.  I used Chantilly paper and Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements.  :)


Another open view.  Sentiment is a CTMH My Acrylix (retired) "Find Your Style". It says "A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and will sing it back to you when you forget the words". 

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

March CTMH Specials

Good day everyone!!  Hope all is well with everyone!!  It is a new month, and CTMH has a new SOTM!! 

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Also, hostesses earn more rewards in March because when a Gathering reaches $250 or more in sales, the hostess jumps up to the next Hostess Rewards and Hostess Rewards Plus! levels. Now that’s a reason to jump for joy!

And don't forget that you can still get Studio J layouts for $5.00 until March 15!!!