Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Philosophy of Fun: FREE Cricut Cartridge in March

you sign up as a new Consultant between March 1–31, you'll receive a FREE
Cricut® Art Philosophy collection*! The collection's retail price of $99 adds
incredible value to your New Consultant Kit and will give you hours of creative
fun with the included exclusive Cricut® cartridge, three coordinating
My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets, and three sheets of matching Dimensional
Elements shapes. Already own the collection? You can always give your free
one as a gift or choose to receive $100 in select product credit** instead. Now
is the time to embrace the philosophy of fun—Consultant and Cricut® fun!

Offer available March 1—31, 2012. No additional tax is charged on the Cricut® collection when
ordered during enrollment. Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc.
All rights reserved.
**Additional requirements and limitations regarding the redemption and shipping of Select
Product Credit apply. Select Product Credit is added to new Consultant account following
approval of enrollment

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Book Review: The Love Goddess' Cooking School

Great Book, only problem is that all the talk of Italian food made me very hungry! This is the story of Holly, who had come back to run her grandmothers cooking school. Holly's grandmother was also a forture teller, and would sale her fortunes as well as homemade pasta. Holly doesn't have the gift to tell fortunes, but she does know how to cook. Her 1st class of students is an interesting group of people of all ages. One student, Mia, is a 12 year old girl who has some drama in her life. Mia's sole purpose in taking the cooking class is to learn how to cook so she can get rid of her dad's girlfriend. Holly's cooking lessons help to get rid of the girlfriend, but Holly falls in love with Mia's dad in the process. The story has some interesting twist in it, and at the end of the book it has all the recipes for the dishes mentioned in the book.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Superhero Frame Class

Sign up to make this frame today.
We can also add the words Dad or a name to personalize to frame (this would make a great father's day gift)

Date: March 10th 2012
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House in Lubbock
Please bring standard tool kit-paper trimmer, adhesive and scissors
RSVP and Pre Pay to hold you spot by Monday Feb. 27th
Cost $10.00

Your kit includes:
1 frame
1 Comic Badge Buttons
2 sheets of cardstock
Step by step instructions

Friday, February 24, 2012

Project Life: 2012/Week 6 & 7

Week - I really like the picture of Madonna from the Superbowl (FYI I took a picture of the TV) and wanted to focus on the gold color from that picture. I picked some orange cards for this week and added some black and pink to it. Below you can see that I stamped on the card using some CTMH stamps with a flourish and birds.
Her you can see I printed a picture of a foot ball and added it to my journaling card.

Week 7-I didn't feel so well the day I worked on this page, so I kept it very simple. I used some chipboard letters from CTMH to highlight that it was week 7. I used all black and white cards but added lots red to for Valentine's week.
I used some chalk to highlight the Love and Valentine's words. I cut some free hand hearts too!

I added an extra page protector 8.5" x 11" to show the Valentine drink list and on the other side the newspaper clipping from the Brad Paisley concert.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Book Review: The Secret Lives of Dresses

This book was wonderful-2 thumbs up from me!!! The story is of a young girl who has to come back to where she grew up because her grandmother (who raised her) had a stroke. The grandmother runs a vintage dress shop. As the story goes on the grand-daughter discovers that each of the dresses in the shop come with a "secret life" a story written by her grandmother from the dresses point of view. Customers who shop there know that the dresses come with secret lives. Great book, great story and an easy read....I highly recommend this one.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

butterfies of all colors

One last card for the A Size Stamp Club-I cut the large butterfly on the cricut in lagoon cardstock. I added some foam tape to back to give the butterfly the look of take off!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

fluttering by to say hi

Here is another card for the A Size stamp club-I really, really like this tree stamp, it maybe one of my all time favorite!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sign up Today for Superhero Workshop on the Go

Sat, March 3,
9:30am – 11:30am
Where My house Lubbock
Please RSVP & Pre pay by Feb 20
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive
Cost: $29.95

Superhero Level 2 Paper Pack
superhero stamp set
Comic Badge Buttons
Star Dimensional Elements
Workshop booklet & Card directions
($35.00 including tax and shipping)

Add On Suggestions:
Milk Cartons (z1739)
Bakers Twine Neutral (Z1701)
Super Powers Stamp Set(C1485)
Total 53.80(total including shipping and tax 62.46)

Purchase all of the above and earn the stamp of the Month for only $5.00 more.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!!

Thanks for all the ideas for the card! I might re-make the card if I have time, but since I copied it from one in an older idea book (pg 38 of the Winter 2011 catalog) I have a good idea how it would look the other way.
The Stella card goes to comment #5


That happens to me occasionally, too. I love the Stella paper, but that side is a bit busy for me, as well. I tend to like more solid patterns, like that Lagoon side, for instance. But, I think it actually works with the stamp set you used, and the elements combined make it an attractive card. :)

February 15, 2012 8:19 AM

Casandra-email me at with you address for UPS and I will send your card and a little goody for you!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Tree cards for Club Night

Here are two of the cards I created for the A Size stamp Club-Club members mark your calendar for March 6th! I have 2 other cards I will show you next week!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Look how fun this treat card is-it's a new line of card kits from close to my heart. You get to add your own fun candy treat to the center. You can read and see the entire kit here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Remember & a prize!!

To be honest this card almost ended up in the trash. In person it seems way to busy to me-but I kept it and left it with my display and a couple of customers loved it. So I thought I would show it to you, What do you think? I think the back ground paper is way to busy and should be a solid. Leave a comment in the comment section, and I will select a random winner and send it to you along with a prize!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Pretzel Balls & a couple of Books

Happy Valentine's Day!!! A day of LOVE---today my love is for Chocolate filled-heart shaped-salted Pretzel Balls! They are ohhh so yummy!! And easy too! I made them from scratch and one of the things I love about the recipe is that I had everything on hand-didn't have to go to the store at all. Not having to go to the store was great, because we had a small snow storm here and I didn't want to leave the house. To make you very own Salted Pretzel Balls go here.
Also that I have an older video how how to make that Valentine card-a simple one you can make in no time at all! Click here.

Lord John is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters from my favorite author Diana Gabaldon. The hand of devils is a book of 3 smaller stories where Lord John investigates murders/mysteries of fellow soldiers. He is very entertaining. I enjoy reading how he handles people and events.
The brotherhood of the blade is wonderful. Lord John sets out to discover who murdered his father several years ago. Lord John's mother is getting remarried, and soon to be step-father has a step son who becomes his step brother as well as his brother-in-arm. He (Percy) joins the regiment and things get very interesting between Percy and John, causing much conflict. Lord John's mother is hiding a very big secret that John must get to the bottom of. Jamie Fraser appears a few times in this book, making the the story between those too even more exciting.
*One thing I will say is that if you read any of the Lord John series expecting it to be like Jamie and Claire story from Outlander you will be disappointed. These stories are mysteries of 1700 military and should be read to enjoy Lord John.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Baker's Twine Flower Center

Here is a great card using the Baker's twine and Canvas stickers from the new Stella in this seasons CTMH catalog. Below is a video on how to make the flower center.
**Disclaimer**I had a great intro for this video, but when I played it back you could hear the TV from the living of the really bad singers on American Idol. Note to self, turn off all the TV's in the house before I make a video.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Project Life: 2012/Week 4 & 5

Here is my Project Life Page for the 4th week-It really doesn't seem that we are already that far into 2012!! This weeks pictures include the last day my sister was here and she had got us some pink hot chocolate-
I saved one of the packages, and added it using a CTMH flip flap cut down to create an additional page.
In keeping with the pink theme from the pictures, I used one of the cards that had some pink in it. It also had some orange, so I added some buttons in that color.

I also included pictures of some baking I did on Sunday-
Here is Week 5-Once again I included a weather shot from the iphone, because it was so much warmer from the week before.
This year I have decided to include a list of all the books I read by month-this time I used some CTMH stamps and made a title card.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Free Cricut Class Tonight

Free Cricut Class

Thursday February 9th at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by noon today so I can have can have your supplies ready

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Just for You Flower Card

I can't get enough of the Just for You stamp from Close to My Heart-I lover that you can color the petals each a different color. I also used a new bright colored paper flower from the Just blooms line.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

You have to know where to shop!

Here is a fun Clear card-I used a bling brad from Close to My Heart and colored it with a blue shapie marker to change the color.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Team Meeting-Goals/Calendar

Mark your calendars for a super fun and informative Team Meeting:
My House,
Feb. 12th from 2-4.

We will be discussing two different topics: Setting Goals and Managing your calendar.

We will also be make a Planner, Please RSVP to me so I can make sure your supplies are here.

Also if anyone is interested in becoming a consultant and wants to know what it's all about you are more than welcome to come and learn too!

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Note for you.....

Ahhh... shape cards! The CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge has some of the very best shape cards there is!! This shape being one of my favorite!! I also cut the center flower with the cartridge and used the matching stamp Just for You.
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Water bottle drink mix hanger

This fun little water bottle hanger features several new items from the CTMH line. Starting with Bakers Twine!!! Watch for a video coming soon feature a great idea with the product. I it also has the wonderful Feb2012 Stamp of the Month--See below.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stella Workshop on the Go 3d Chair Card Video

I had several emails and questions on how to create the 3D or puffy chair from my Workshop on the Go cards so I decided to create a video showing how. Take a look below at how easy it is!!