Thursday, May 31, 2012

VERY last day for Dotty for You

Today is the last day you can get the Dotty For You Paper pack...EVER! It's only $5 with a $35 purchase. Head over to my website to get yours TODAY!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Book Review: The Language of Flowers

I really enjoyed this book, as some who is around flowers daily it was very interesting to learn about the meanings of flowers. This is the story of a young girl who has been in the foster care system her whole life, and she has issues with just about everyone and every situation. One of her foster mothers teaches her about flowers and their meanings. As she ages out of the system she finds herself homeless and jobless. She struggles with this, but finds a job in a flower shop. She helps other with her skills using the flowers meaning. Because of her past she has issues letting other people love and help her. In the end she learns to love and returns to the foster mother to live a wonderful life.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

{4 my friend}

This card was inspired by a card by Dawn McVey, when I saw the card I knew that I wanted to recreate it because of the layered butterflies.  One of the great images that the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge cuts out are butterflies. Nesting butterflies are great!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Lucy Folder Album Class

Lucy Mini Album  Class
Date Saturday June 9, 2012
Time 9:30 am
Please RSVP and Prepay by May 28th
Bring standard class kit-trimmer, adhesive and scissors
Cost $24.50

Your Kit Includes
1 package of Glitter Rub-ons
1 package of Bitty Buds
1 Roll of seam binding
Cardstock and Patten Paper

Friday, May 25, 2012

Old Window & Craft supplies

 If you have spent any time on Pinterest then I am sure you have seen them.....all the great ideas with windows. I recently was given several windows from an old house. This is my first creation with one of them. I chose to decorate it with some things I have been collecting for awhile. I had some old bingo pieces, milk jug top and tape measure.
 I added some CTMH cranberry buttons, ribbon and cardstock medallions. I also added some crochet flowers and wooden die cuts.
Once again I have been asked by CTMH to create an Operation Smile Silent Auction Project, and as I start to think of what I might make something like this comes to mind. I wonder, those of you who will be attending is this something you would bid on? Or because of it's size and the glass would you not want to bid? Let me know what you think!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just a little note

One of the most relaxing things for me is to color, and my favorite way is with the watercolor pencils and the blending pen. That is what I used for the flowers on this card. I also used a lot of sanding to distress the papers. I love the weathered look of sanding, it gives a very worn look that really works well with paper pack-Pemberley.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Here's to You

This card is another great idea for a Graduation card. I used the Dotty for You special paper pack. You can get yours for only $5. Find all the details here. 
My favorite part of this card is the clouds-to create the clouds I used a piece of scrap paper with a torn edge. I then used as a mask and sponged in a random pattern.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Featured over at Becky Higgin's Blog

You all know how much I love Project Life, well today over at Becky Higgins' Blog she talking about the divider tabs. Take a look, she is showing one of my ideas!

Graduation Card

It's that time of year when we need graduation cards. For this card I used the Victory paper pack from Close to My Heart along with a stamp set that was a special along time ago. I love the idea of the rocket and the follow your dreams sentiment, it's perfect for a graduate.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lucy Workshop on the Go Sign up Today

Lucy Workshop on the Go
Class Date: Saturday June 2nd
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House
Please RSVP & Pre pay by May 21
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive

Cost: $29.95
Lucy Level 2 Paper Pack
Lucy stamp set
Glitter Rub-ons
Bitty Sparkles
Workshop booklet & Card directions
($35.00 including tax and shipping)

Add On Suggestions:
Bitty Buds (z1690)
Mini Banner (z1736)
Princess Wings Stamp Set(C1502)
Total 54.80(total including shipping and tax 64.02)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Project Life: Week 18 &19

 It's that time of year when there is not much going on, even the everyday is fairly boring. I need to remember to look for Picture of the Day things like Becky suggests. I am still working on keeping the embellishments flat. I find it fun to challenge myself to do that. I also like the looks of the mailing labels-it gives the page a very "office" feel.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Well, I couldn't be left out....If the whole world is reading it, I must too! So I did. All that you have heard about it is true, it is full of S.E.X.. I got a very big education in things I was unaware about.
I have the most problem with the writing, or the lack of it. There is just not much story here, and I wonder how in the world they will make a movie of it?
The story is of Christian Grey, and his very screwed up life. He has some real issues from childhood abuse. He meets a girl and from their they have issues together. She doe seem to have an effect on him and he really acts like he wants to change his ways for her.
The entire story (in fact even the same words are said at points) reminds me very much of the movie Pretty Woman. The ending is kinda a cliff hanger, so I am sure at some point I will read the next book, but I not i a very big hurry, since the writing was pretty lame.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

3x3 cards & note box

I decided to re-create an old project that I made in the past. This is a set of 3x3 note cards and a cute little box. You can find the directions for the box and my 1st project here. I used the Dotty for You Paper pack for this project-I am going to be very sad when this special is over, I just love this paper!

 To get your own paper pack, click here for all the details.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Plant seeds of friendship

Here is one more from the wonderful stamp of the month! You can get this stamp for only $5 when you spend $50

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dotty for You Clear Mini Album Kits

The Kits are ready-You can find them in my Etsy store----->
Here is a short video on what you get

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dotty For You-FREE Mini Album Directions

Just a reminder about the special FREE directions I am offering till the end of May.
 I had sooo much fun making it and I love it more than anything I have made in a long while! The album is 4" in size and CLEAR!! I cut the album using the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. I use the Dotty for You special paper pack and the colors are perfect for my favorite Easter pictures. I bet you are wondering about the FREE part--
When you purchase the DOTTY FOR YOU PAPER PACK for $5, I will give you the complete color step by step instructions for FREE. To get the paper pack you will need to spend $35 on products from the current catalog or on my website.

The directions include the info on cutting your own album.
To make it easy for you below is a list of supplies that I used that you might want to purchase to earn the paper pack for $5

Dotty For You Paper Pack (National Scrapbooking Month Special)
Z1612 Pen Clips
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment
Z1718 Color Ready Accents
Z2353 Sweetleaf Marker
Z2118 Desert Sand Stamp Pad
Z1702 Bakers Twine
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
Z1708 Sparkles Flourishes
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z2396 Smoothie Marker
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad
Z2296 Smoothie Re-inker
Z1380 Spray Pens
Z1039 Create-a-Shade Paint
A1117 A Typeface stamp set
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Here is a close up of the cover-

  Just wanted to let you all know that I have some of the clear albums for sale in my Etsy store-look to the right in the side bar for a link.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cricut Class Tonight

Free Cricut Class Tonight

Thursday May10th 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, May 9, 2012

May Stamp of the Month

Look at the great sunflower images!! This is the May Stamp of the Month, and it can be yours for only $5 with a $50 purchase. Go here for all the details.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Book Review: Echo in the Bone

After a whole month I finished the last book in the Outlander Series. I wanted to read all the time, but with work being busy I was only getting to read at night. Most of you already know, but this is my all time most favorite series EVER! This is book 7 and the author is currently working on Book 8 (there are also hints that there might be a book 9 even) This book finds Jamie and Claire headed back to Scotland to get Jamie's printing press, but they get a little side tracked and end up smack dab in the middle of the American Revolution. Bree and Roger are back in their own time, but strugling to fit in as well as some major cliff hangers for them at the end of this book. Sweet Young Ian has found Love and I look forward to see where his story goes in book 8.
After reading all 7 books I really wanted to reread all of them, but it took me almost 5 months read all of them and there are so many other books that I want to read as well. So I have downloaded the audio version of all 7 books and have started to listen to them! Listening to this story sure makes laundry, ironing and doing dishes more fun!! Well maybe not fun, but certainly bearable!! I am almost done with the 1st book and I have been listening in the scrapbook room as well. I HAVE SAID IT BEFORE, BUT I WILL SAY IT AGAIN-I highly recommend these books, some of the best writing you will ever come across.

At night when I go to be I read other books so there will still be other reviews coming.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thinking of You

Did you have a great weekend? I sure did! I got lots of things done around the house and in the scraproom. I am working on somethings for June, but broke from that to make this card. I really like the flowers from the Card Word Puzzle stamp set, I like them because the can be colored. I love to color, it so relaxing. I used the watercolor pencils and the blending pen to color these. I finished it off with some brown bakers twine.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Project Life 2012: Week 16 & 17

 Both weeks are fairly simple. For Week 16 I focus on all the veggies and flowers coming up around my house and garden.
 Here you can see that I used some circle labels from the office supply to point out each plant.
 My album is starting to get thick, so for week 17 I focused on FLAT. I used only pictures, cards and labels.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Many Thanks Oval Card

I have a goal to use more of the shaped cards from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, and I mean the different shapes not my go to scalloped square that I love so very much! This is the oval card and I added the great flower from the Card Word Puzzle Stamp set. I can always use Thank you cards, so I added the many thanks from the same stamp set-check out the stamp here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Note box

Look at this cute little note box! About a month ago I saw a video on Youtube(I can't seem to find the link, but will keep looking. A big thanks to the original poster) and the person covered a box just like this. I ran out to Micheal's right away a got one! The best part is that it only cost 55 cents from the clearance bin!!! What a deal!! 
I first painted the box with white paint and then covered it with pieces of vintage sewing pattern tissue paper. I added a few strips of boarder paper and some 3D Flowers. I cut the big yellow on the Cricut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and then add the cute little resin flowers!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May is the Month of Pemberley

Celebrate,it's your Birthday! I am celebrating because it's May and that means Pemberley! I can't wait to show you all the things I have made with this paper pack. For starters, I love the new wooden shapes from CTMH, this butterfly is one of my favorites and look how well it takes ink!!