Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ms On the Go Baby Shower Card

My daughter and I are giving a baby shower today and this is the card that I made for the mother to be. I used the stamp set Ms. On the Go from CTMH.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sneak Peak

This past Saturday I received my new Close to My Heart items that are in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book that comes out on August 1. The box has sat on my table, opened but untouched. At Convention they encouraged us to "consume" our scrapbook supplies and not "collect" them. How many of you can say with me "guilty?" Yep. I knew it. Not wanting to disturb the new papers, embellishments and stamps, I reluctantly took them out of the box and created this layout, that is similar to one in the new book. The paper pack is called "Typeset." Isn't it fun?


One of the things that I noticed about the art work at Convention, is that they like to use 3D Foam tape to pop up the main photo. I did it on my main photo and I love how it gives the layout dimension.
The word Family and the date use the new "Color Ready Cork Alphabet." The word photos and the banner use a new stamp set called "Vintage Type." Tucked in the "waxy flax" bow is one of our new "Bling Assortment" pretty pins. Don't you love it?
Hope you enjoyed this little Sneak Peak :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

CTMH Items to be discontinued July 31



Hi Everyone,
With the new Fall/Winter Close to My Heart catalog coming out on August 1, the following items will be discontinued after July 31. Don't miss out on your favorite paper packs and crafting supplies. I would be happy to assist you with your order, or you can place your order HERE on my CTMH Website.
Lori

These items can be viewed in the Online Catalog Here.

Bliss Level 1 -- X7132A pg 12
· Bliss Level 2 -- X7132B pg 12
· Bliss stickease -- X7132C pg 12
· Miracle L1 -- X7133A pg 16
· Miracle L2 -- X7133B pg 16
· Miracle stickease -- X7133C pg 16
· Sweetheart L1 -- X7134A pg 20
· Sweetheart L2 -- X7134B pg 20
· Sweetheart stickease -- X7132C pg 20
· Wings L1 -- X7135A pg 24
· Wings L2 -- X7135B pg 24
· Wings stickease -- X7135C pg 24
· Magnifique L1 -- X7127A pg 38
· Magnifique L2 -- X7127B pg 38
· Magnifique stickease -- X7127C pg 38
· Olivia L1 -- X7128A pg 38
· Olivia L2 -- X7128B pg 38
· Olivia stickease -- X7128C pg 38
· Hooligans L1 -- X7129A pg 39
· Hooligans L2 -- X7129B pg 39
· Hooligans stickease -- X7129C pg 39
· Mistletoe L1 -- X7130A pg 39
· Mistletoe L2 -- X7130B pg 39
· Mistletoe stickease -- X7130C pg 39
· Sweetheart WOTG -- G1017 pg 41
· Lucky WOTG -- G1018 pg 41
· Sophia WOTG -- G1019 pg 41
· Bliss WOTG -- G1020 pg 42
· Fanfare WOTG -- G1021 pg 42
· Mayberry WOTG -- G1022 pg 42
· Miracle WOTG -- G1023 pg 43
· Wings WOTG -- G1016 pg 43
· 1” x 1 ½” block -- Y1001 pg 45
· 1” x 6 ½” block -- Y1005 pg 45
· 2” x 11” block -- Y1007 pg 45
· 2 ½” x 2 ½” block -- Y1004 pg 45
· 4 ½” x 6 ½” block -- Y1011 pg 45
· My Acrylix block starter kit -- Y1500 pg 114
· Envelope flats – 2 ½” x 3 ½” -- Z1021 pg 114
· Envelope flats – 3” x 3” -- Z1022 pg 114
· Envelope flats – 3” x 4 ¾” -- Z1023 pg 114
· Envelope flats – 4” x 4” -- Z1024 pg 114
· Envelope flats – 4 ½” x 4 ½” -- Z1244 pg 114
· Envelope flats – 5” x 5” -- Z1025 pg 114
· Envelope flats – 5” x 7” -- Z1026 pg 114
· Envelope flats – 5 ½” x 4 3/4 ” -- Z1027 pg 114
· Envelope flats – 6” x 6” -- Z1028 pg 114
· Envelope flats – 8” x 3 ½” -- Z1029 pg 114
· Designer ribbon – cranberry -- Z1209 pg 115
· Designer ribbon – buttercup -- Z1154 pg 115
· Designer ribbon – sweet leaf -- Z1125 pg 115
· Sophia L2 Journaling Spots -- Z1357 pg 116
· Mini Medley Accents – Pear -- Z1339 pg 117
· Mini Medley Accents – Lagoon -- Z1340 pg 117
· Mini Medley Accents – Outdoor Denim -- Z1277 pg 117
· Top Coats – Framed In -- Z1211 pg 118
· Rub Ons – Across the Board -- Z1231 pg 118
· Rub Ons – Primavera -- Z1265 pg 118
· Dimensional Elements – Villa -- Z1390 pg 118
· Dimensional Elements – Miracle -- Z1354 pg 118
· Dimensional Elements – Booksmart -- Z1223 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements – Borders -- Z1156 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements – Framed Fun -- Z1140 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements – Plain Chipboard -- Z1164 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements – Stars -- Z1312 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – A -- Z1055 pg 119 (new DE alphabets in fall book – similar but new sizes and shapes)
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – B -- Z1056 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – C -- Z1057 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – D -- Z1058 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – E -- Z1059 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – F -- Z1060 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – G -- Z1061 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – H -- Z1062 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – I -- Z1063 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – J -- Z1064 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – K -- Z1065 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – L -- Z1066 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – M -- Z1067 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – N -- Z1068 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – O -- Z1069 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – P -- Z1070 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – Q -- Z1071 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – R -- Z1072 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – S -- Z1073 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – T -- Z1074 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – U -- Z1075 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – V -- Z10576 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – W -- Z1077 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – X -- Z1078 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – Y -- Z1079 pg 119
· Dimensional Elements Monograms – Z -- Z1080 pg 119
· 3” x 3” Mini Album -- Z1166 pg 120
· My Creations 3 ring binder -- Z1141 pg 120
· Kraft Color Ready Borders -- Z1377 pg 120
· Red Eye Pen -- 3501 pg 121
· Embossing Powders – Clear -- Z671 pg 121
· Embossing Powders – Heavenly Blue -- Z647 pg 121
· Embossing Powders – Pansy Purple -- Z664 pg 121
· Embossing Powders – Silver Pearl -- Z678 pg 121
· Block Buddy Set -- Z1289 pg 121
· Pivot Point Stapler -- Z1009 pg 122
· Texture Tools – Foam Tools -- Z1090 pg 122
· Fun Flock -- Z263
· My Accents Organizer -- Z183 pg 123
· My Accents Block Organizer -- Z185 pg 123
· Euro Personal Paper Trimmer -- Z338 pg 123
· Euro Replacement Blades -- Z339 pg 123
· Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring -- Z340 pg 123
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Grey Flannel -- 5573 pg 124
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Grey Wool -- 5571 pg 124
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Brown Bag -- X5644 pg 124
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Parchment -- X5645 pg 124
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Amethyst -- X5631 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Baby Pink -- 1299 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Heavenly Blue -- 1285 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Key Lime -- 1235 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sunkiss Yellow -- 1240 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Taffy -- X5630 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Juniper -- X5752 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Lilac Mist -- 1295 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sorbet -- X5751 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Spring Iris -- 1296 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Tulip -- X5753 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Gypsy -- X5757 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Holiday Red -- 1274 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sunny Yellow -- 1225 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sunset -- X5758 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Topiary -- X5635 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Cotton Candy -- X5760 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Dutch Blue -- 1241 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Lagoon -- X5762 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Pear -- X5764 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sky -- X5761 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Autumn Terracotta -- 1270 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Barn Red -- X5637 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – New England Ivy -- 1282 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Pansy Purple -- 5590 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sunflower -- 1242 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Garden Green -- 1244 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Goldrush -- 1243 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Hollyhock -- 1246 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Indian Corn Blue -- 1284 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Vineyard Berry -- 1248 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Buttercup -- 1271 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Garnet -- X5638 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Moonstruck -- 1293 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Ponderosa Pine -- 1276 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Smokey Plum -- 1291 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Blush -- X5640 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Crystal Blue -- 1292 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Honey -- X5668 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Petal -- X5667 pg 125
· Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Twilight -- X5666 pg 125
· 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Antique -- X5686 pg 124 (colors are not changing but are being re-grouped so combo packs will change)
· 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Timeless -- X5700 pg 124
· 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Harmony -- X5682 pg 125
· 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Blossom -- X5756 pg 125
· 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Carnival -- X5765 pg 125
· 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Celebration -- X5766 pg 125
· 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Harvest -- X5684 pg 125
· 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Garden -- X5698 pg 125
· 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Classic -- X5685 pg 125
· 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Cozy -- X5800 pg 125
· 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Antique -- X5691 pg 124
· 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Timeless -- X5705 pg 124
· 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Harmony -- X5687 pg 125
· 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Blossom -- X5755 pg 125
· 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Carnival -- X5767 pg 125
· 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Celebration -- X5768 pg 125
· 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Harvest -- X5689 pg 125
· 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Garden -- X5703 pg 125
· 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Classic -- X5690 pg 125
· 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Cozy -- X5801 pg 125
· Stamp Pad set – Antique -- Z1564 pg 124
· Stamp Pad set – Timeless -- Z1569 pg 124
· Stamp Pad set – Harmony -- Z1560 pg 125
· Stamp Pad set – Blossom -- Z1570 pg 125
· Stamp Pad set – Carnival -- Z1573 pg 125
· Stamp Pad set – Celebration -- Z1574 pg 125
· Stamp Pad set – Harvest -- Z1562 pg 125
· Stamp Pad set – Garden -- Z1567 pg 125
· Stamp Pad set – Classic -- Z1563 pg 125
· Stamp Pad set – Cozy -- Z1600 pg 125
· Marker set – Antique -- Z1554 pg 124
· Marker set – Timeless -- Z1559 pg 124
· Marker set – Harmony -- Z1550 pg 125
· Marker set – Blossom -- Z1571 pg 125
· Marker set – Carnival -- Z1572 pg 125
· Marker set – Celebration -- Z1575 pg 125
· Marker set – Harvest -- Z1552 pg 125
· Marker set – Garden -- Z1557 pg 125
· Marker set – Classic -- Z1553 pg 125
· Marker set – Cozy -- Z1610 pg 125
· Textured Cardstock – White Daisy -- X5671 pg 124

Thank you, Kathleen Stoppelmore for putting this list together.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dog/Cat Diary

I read this and just had to share. Enjoy.

DOG DIARY

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

CAT DIARY

Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

This morning I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow-- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly . I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now...

Cat

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Be a part of my CTMH Team!!!

I just got back from an exciting week at Close To My Heart's Annual Convention in Disneyland. The theme was "When You Wish, and my wish came true. I wanted so badly to go, but wasn't sure if I would be able to make the trip with my broken leg. But I got to go and had so much fun. There was so much energy in the room from all the Consultants who were anticipating the unveiling of the Fall/Winter Idea Book and new products. Not only did we get to see all the new products and artwork, but we got to play with them as well.

I am looking forward to next year's convention in Dallas, Texas. Join my team starting August 2 and you, too, can be a part of all the fun with me at Convention!!!
At the bottom of this post is a link to my online application to join.



FALL WINTER 2011 NEW CONSULTANT KIT – New Products AND Lower Prices

Wonderful business and creative products to launch your career for $99.00.
Over $280 retail value! New Consultant Kit contents:
Workshops on the Go™ Typeset Kit (G1024)
Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes (X7139C)
My Acrylix® Wonderful You Incentive Stamp Set (W332)
Petite Perks™ Loveable Incentive Stamp Set (W2021)
Milepost Shapes (Z1464)
Juniper Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2165)
Bamboo Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2103)
Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2167)
My Acrylix® Trinity Alphabet Stamp Set (E1021)
My Acrylix® Vintage Type Stamp Set (D1481)
2" * 3V" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)
3" * 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
Double Scrubber (Z1163)
My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
Bonding Memories® Glue (1512)
Sponge (Z697)
Liquid Glass (Z679)
Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
Black My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1345)
My Creations® Memory Game (Z1614)
Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Books (qty. 10)
Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Books (qty. 5, while supplies last)
Read Me First Letter
You Are Welcome Here Brochures (W1151)
The Rewards Come Now Hostess Brochures (W1150)
Studio J® Brochures (W111)
Hostess Rewards Order Forms (W122)
Customer Order Forms (W101)
Studio J® Customer Order Forms (W1102)
Studio J® Membership Cards (W1103)
Studio J® 5-Pack Cards (W1104)
Close To My Heart Color Wheel (W470)
Autumn/Winter 2011 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1109)
Cello Bags (W1152)


New Consultant Kit Add-On Collections

Want more than just the New Consultant Kit? Select any or all of the remaining collections at the discounted price, plus tax and shipping.



Elemental Add-On Collection $40
It’s elemental, my dear Watson: You’ll love your artwork!
Over $80 retail value!
Includes:
Workshops on the Go™ Elemental Kit** (G1026)
Dimensional Elements Banners (Z1685)
Décor Journaling Spots (Z1461)
My Acrylix® Love Life Stamp Set (D1482)
My Acrylix® Happy Clusters Stamp Set (C1471)
Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2137)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2118)

Roxie Add-On Collection $40
Create sparkling artwork with these brilliant products. Over $80 retail value!

Includes:
Workshops on the Go™ Roxie Kit (G1025)
Rhinestone Designer Brads (Z1360)
Foundry® Pin Clips (Z1612)
My Acrylix® Instant Memories Stamp Set (C1466)
My Acrylix® Unscripted Stamp Set (C1465)
Tulip Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2166)
Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2114)
2" * 6V" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010)


Studio J® Add-On Collection $40Membership includes incredible benefits. Over $130 retail value!
Includes a 12-month Studio J® membership
Five Studio J® layouts (must redeem within first 3 months).

Click here to visit my Online Application to join Close To My Heart

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fourth of July with Fanfare

I hope you all had a blessed Fourth of July. I did and am so grateful for my Country. Here is a layout that I did using the "Fanfare" Paper pack from Close to My Heart and some bling from Michaels.