Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Day of School Layout

The cover of the Fall/Winter idea book from CTMH has a layout that I fell in love with the moment I saw it. I chose this layout but added my own touches to it. The paper used is called Typset and is my favorite pack in the catalog. I love the rich cocoa color with juniper and creme brûlée. The banner was cut using the new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge from CTMH.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reason, Season and Lifetime

Some people come into your life for a season a reason or a lifetime; and I have made this card for a very special person who has come into my life for a Reason and has been a godsend. She is moving on in life and I wanted to make this special card for her as a going away present. On the inside, I wrote out the portion of the poem that says: Some people come into your life for a Reason, a Season, or a lifetime. When someone is in your life for a Reaon, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are. They are there fo the reason you need them to be.
I specifically asked for her in prayer and God heard me. Thank you God.

On my card I added seed packets because she loves to garden and plans to spend time in her garden upon her retirement. The little girl is Marci from La La Land stamps.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Just playing in the stamp studio

I found this paper from Graphic 45 in my paper stash and decided to see what I could come up with. I am happy to say that I am pleased with it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monkey Diaper Cake

I made my first diaper cake for a friend's daughter. Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours on U-tube learning how to make one. I saw the cute little monkey blanket at Target and made that my theme. Attached to the many rolled up diapers are little monkey shoes, monkey blanket and matching receiving blanket, pacifiers, rings toy, lotion, baby wash, shampoo. On the inside are two baby bottles that are used to support the diapers. The cake is sitting on a plastic cake plate and is wrapped in blue tule.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Tea Party for Ka-tie

Today Jennifer and I took Katie, our dear friend out for a tea party for her birthday. The little tea room called the English Rose was so adorable. It was decorated in pink and green and had all kinds of girly nicknacks to look at. Katie is such a girly girl and she loved it. The little sandwich's and scones were delicious as was the gum drop tea and cinnamon spice tea that we sipped. In the end, the waitress brought Katie a petit four with a candle in it and happy birthday written in icing on the plate. Jennnifer and I gave her a pink Pandora bracelet with pink beads and a silver cupcake. She is a pastry chef at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco and since it was her birthday, the cupcake was perfect.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Convention 2011 Layout

What a fun morning I had today putting this layout together. It brought back such happy memories of the fun that I had at the Close to My Heart Convention. I am already making plans for next years convention in Dallas and I can't wait.

The supplies used in this layout are: Fanfare Level paper pack, Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts, Honey Mini-Medley's and Rhinestone Designer Brads

Friday, August 5, 2011

It's Wicked

Spend $50 and buy the stamp set, Wicked for just $5 and get the Typeface (A size) font set for FREE! That's just wickedly awesome and such a great way to kick off the new catalog. But wait. There's more.

If you go the


and look under the Campaigns and Promotions subtitle and click on Stamp of the Month, It has directions and recipes for the ideas present at the back of the catalog. There's also a card included with the stamp set that has a close up picture of the projects. Thank you, CTMH, for making it even faster, simplier, and easy! Love it!
This special is available August 1-31, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More Disneyland Layouts

My birthday happened to fall at the same time as Convention. I love how the Fanfare WOTG and stickers work so well with Disney.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Disneyland Layouts

Last summer I made these layouts using a paper pack that is now retired called Zippidee. I didn't have any Disney pictures at the time and was able to use them for my recent trip to Disneyland. I had quite a few pictures to fit on to these layouts, so I added 4x6 flip flaps to my layouts and was able to fit 5 pictures in one space. Talk about saving time!

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