Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
1. Comment on this blog.
2. Cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog.
3. Nominate 5-10 blogs that you feel show great attitude and gratitude.
4. Link to your nominees within your own blog post.
5. Comment on their blogs to let them know they have received the award.
6. Please link back to the person who gave you the award to show them your appreciation for being recognized.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
My tip is for those pics that you know you have the perfect items in mind that you want to scrap with for those pics, but can't get to those pictures yet. I put the pictures and all items (paper, ribbon, etc.) that I want to use with those photos in a page protector. I have several of these going and that way when I have a chance I can just pull out the page protector and get started.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Part 1: Complete a layout with a travel theme and e-mail it to me by midnight (mountain standard time).
Part 2: Use the color black on your travel theme layout. Complete both parts to this challenge to be entered into a drawing to win an altered recipe tin.
Friday, May 22, 2009
My Acrylix Stamps
Yards of ribbon
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I personally love soooo many products, but my absolute favorite is the My Creations 3-Ring Binder. It has so many uses. You can create small themed albums, baby books, recipe books, etc. They are the perfect size to complete in a weekend, but are so versatile that you can really go above and beyond your basic mini album.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Another picture opportunity! For this challenge I would like you to take a picture of something that inspires you. E-mail me that picture by midnight (mountain standard time) to get entered into a drawing for an altered mini album, you choose theme.
My picture is of this present topper that I got to add to my cousin's graduation gift. Graduation is on the mind here at my house! We have Brittney who just graduated and will be starting her job as a nurse in June. Our good friends Heather and Tiffani. And my sister who finished culinary school. Busy, but really exciting times as these people who are so close to me take the next step in their lives. Congratulations Graduates!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Are you a single page or double page scrapbooker? I used to think only double pages for me. I really like the uniformity of the 2 pages together when you are flipping through your album. But I have dabbled just a little in the idea of single pages. I completed one and am working on another and I am liking it. I still think of myself as a double page scrapper though.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Today challenge is to tell me your scrapbooking goal for this week. I want to know what you hope to accomplish this week that is related to scrapbooking, card making or just paper crafting in general. Post a comment here by midnight (mountain standard time) to get entered into a drawing for a page kit complete with instructions.
My goal is to scrap a layout of my mom that I started a couple days ago, complete all my kits for a club meeting on Friday and organize a couple projects I have in mind. Looking forward to hearing your goals.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
This is my space. I have a large table that, as you can see, has been being used! I also have both sides of my closet with all my stuff. Pretty messy! Can't wait to tackle that clutter!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This month we have 18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
I made this 6x6 card using the "Originals" how to book from Close To My Heart. The "Button Trio" is one of my favorite templates which can be located on pg. 90.
Supplies: All products CTMH except buttons. Whoops A Daisy paperpack, SOTM Be True, Playful Flourishes and For Every Occasion.
Now "Hop" on over to Dawn's Blog to see her work! Here is a list of all participating consultants in this SOTM Blog Hop:
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Supplies: Bazzill cs, American Craft ribbon, CTMH Baby Steps Stamp set, Stickles, CTMH Tulip ink and CTMH Sorbet ink.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I am completely addicted and in love with ribbon. I reach for it almost every single time I create something. I am obsessed and I am trying to work through it! LOL!
E-mail me your pics of your project by midnight (mountain standard time) to win a My Creations Photo Cube. Good luck everyone!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
How often do you scrapbook? Pretty simple, right? If I get at least 5 responses in the comment section of this post, every poster will get a surprise.
I try and scrapbook a little something every single day. Whether it be a whole page or just start a project, I dabble at my craft table every day. As far as really sitting down and completing something, I would say probably once a week. I am lucky enough to have this hobby that is incorporated into my job and so I really have to make time to scrap. Tough, huh? I am also lucky enough to have a space that I can leave a project up and come back to it whenever I have a spare 5 mins and work on it.
Monday, May 4, 2009
This particular layout was when I was a full loaded 9 months pregnant with Tatum and did not really feel like going out for Valentine'd Day. Ryan surprised me with a lobster dinner right at home. It was the best Valentine's Day ever!
NSM Challenge #4: Create something-anything-using the color combo Smokey Plum, Olive, Creme Brulee and Hollyhock. Use all colors or just a couple in the way of cardstock or inks. You may also include black or white. These particular colors are featured in the new set "Bella" from the CTMH Summer 2009 Idea Book. Have pics to me by midnight tonight pacific standard time. My contribution to this challenge is this title topper using the CTMH May Stamp Of The Month called "Be Yourself". This will eventually make it onto a layout I plan on doing with some facts about me.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Okay, so I am going to leave you a 2-day, 2-part challenge. Get your responses to me by midnight pacific standard time on Sunday via e-mail and you will receive a prize. No drawing this time! The prize is a page kit and everyone who completes this challenge will receive the prize. The kit includes all materials to complete one 2-page layout, even an instruction sheet to show you exactly how to put this layout together. You must complete both parts a and b to receive this prize.
a: Loved the responses yesterday in regards to how you got started scrapbooking. Thank you! I would like to know this time what is your favorite thing to scrapbook and why? It could be your kids, your dog, vacations......anything, I just want to know what it is and why?
b: Complete a layout of those favorite things. A complete layout (journaling and pics) on your favorite thing to scrap. For example, if your favorite thing to scrap is your kids, do a layout of them at the park, etc. Or if it is your pets, do a layout of the adorable pics of your pets. E-mail me your final pictures of your layouts. I can't wait to see them!
I will post my results to this challenge tomorrow evening. Have a great weekend!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Lots of things happening today- May 1st! Today is "the" day for the brand new CTMH Summer 2009 Idea Book. It is amazing and I can't wait to start getting some fun things made with all the new goodies! You can view the new Idea Book by clicking on the image to the right and going to "Products" from the CTMH website. Or you can request your copy by contacting me.
Another exciting thing that is happening starting today is the celebration of National Scrapbooking Month! Quite a few things going on with this party this month so you will not want to miss anything. First thing is that you will notice that there is a CTMH National Scrapbooking Month Button to the right. This month you can enter your artwork for chances to win prizes. You can also view the Tickled Pink Kit that is offered as this month's Constant Campaign.
NSM Challenges!!!! For each day during the month of May I will be presenting a National Scrapbooking Month Challenge for even more chances to win prizes. All you have to do is complete the challenge and get me your results via e-mail. You will have until Midnight (Pacific Standard Time) of the day the challenge was presented to get in your entries. All winners will be announced June 1st.
NSM Challenge #1: Tell me how you got started in scrapbooking/card making/papercrafting. All entries for today will go into a drawing for an Emporium My Stickease Assortment.
I got started in this wonderful hobby from both my grandma and my Aunt Shari. My grandma would create scrapbooks with me when I would come over for visits with her. We would cut out images from cards that we had received and pictures from calendars and compile notes and letters as well. It was a lot of fun for me to get to do that with her. As I got older that fizzled out and we did other things together. But the hobby got picked back up for me when my Aunt Shari, who used to be a Creative Memories consultant, got me an album along with a few getting started supplies for my birthday. I loved it! I was newly married at the time and thought what a perfect opportunity to get going in this again. That was almost 13 years ago and I have not looked back since. I am not only doing a hobby that I truly enjoy, but I am leaving behind the reminders of those memories that we once shared as a family as well as the memories of who we were.