Archives for September 2015

Harbor Scrapbooking Class

If you are attending this weekend’s Harbor Scrapbooking event in PA (it’s a fantastic time), here’s my class!

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Come make this super cute layout using our Designer Frames (Z2029) to add to this layout.  You can use it as a holiday layout or Valentine’s Day.  The colors are fairly neutral.  Designer Decor Mini Frames Z2029

Play with our new Fundamental Assortments in Glacier (you’ll get a half pack to play with and  you’ll have lots left over)92c370a1-8751-4383-b550-d1e57dbfadd6$20.00.  I have 10 slots available.

Sign up and pay for the class now and you’ll get a 10% discount!!  Buy Now

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thank you!!!

A huge thank you to all of my customers I see through-out the year!! Because of your support and attendance to events I vendor at, I have earned the Caribbean cruise. I’m super excited about this!!

marqcue ECCEspecially excited that it happens at the end of February when it’s brrrr cold here in Maryland!!

Thank you all so very much!!!

Best Day Ever

Here is the 2nd Layout, Best Day Ever, for thethe Zoe WOTG kit,.  I think it’s super cute and a great layout for ending the summer.

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Orange and blue work well for anything outdoors and that’s where we are during the summer time (hopefully).

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Used a few scraps for pennants.  Stamped the hearts, stars,  and the file topper and fussy cut them.  Created a journal block wit the stamps.

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The lighting is not so hot on the full page pictures…

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Put the title in the right side in one of the spots you could choose to use for a picture.   Love the summer feel for these papers.  We make this layout on this Saturday!  I have one kit left!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Zoe Mini Album

I had this kraft mini album hanging around and as I was creating from the Zoe WOTG, I thought – the papers look pretty good on craft so I used to create this from my leftovers:Zoe Mini Album wm

I love using the scraps of what I have up so I can “be done” with a paper pack and off to the next one.   Here is the album opened up:

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Here’s the backside:

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Creating the little pockets was fun. The new thumb notch punch designed for this is awesome.

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The Coral Shimmer tape is great for making the tabs to pull on as well as being an embellishment.

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Little pockets are fun to make – you can put tags, pictures, or memorabilia in there.  This would make a super cute gift for someone!

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The Mini Album is not part of the WOTG and can be purchased for $4.95 (before s/h/t).  I will have one or two on had at the WOTG if you’d like to add them.  Thanks for stopping by.



You are My Sunshine!


You are my sunshine, my only sunshine….love this song as it spans generations!  With my leftovers from the Zoe WOTG kit, I created this card:Zoe Card 3 wm

I’m using scraps to put this card together.  The pennant are zip strips or 1/2 inch strips.  I used the Coral Shimmer Tape  (also in the WOTG) to cover up the seam of the Slate paper and the background papers.   Everything is distressed with sponge daubers and Slate Ink.

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Sentiment is from the stamp set: in the WOTG:

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I used the sun from the Zoe Compliments:

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Simple and fun card to let someone know that they are my sunshine!  Thanks for stopping by.



What fun we had Open House

What fun we had at the Open House.  We tried out new products we normally don’t experiment with: Base and Bling, Picture My Life Cards, and the new watercolors!!  There was lots of new product to look at and play with:image

Lots of new samples to see.  A few make and takes:



Hard at work learning to use watercolors.


Playing with Picture My Life Cards and making regular cards out of them!!  Look at this awesome card Tricia made:


Base and Bling station showed everyone how fun and easy it was to make key chain gifts!!


Good friends and laughter is priceless!  Thanks to everyone who came by to take a look!

Reminder – Open House Saturday!!

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Make and Take: Try out Base and Bling!  Make a cute card!!  Make a Picture My Life card!


Free Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions to everyone who comes by. This is an $10.00 ($7.00+ s/h/t) value!

Be a Tester:  Try out products and let us know what you think.  There will be forms to give your opinion on.  We’ll be forwarding the information to CTMH Corporate Office!!  Check out Studio J, Picture My Life, watercolor, base and bling, Cut-Above, and more!!  Come and have some fun!!

Nibble:  Come and snack!!

Shop: Cash and Carry and Online Ordering

Art: We’ll have a spread of new samples of cards and scrapbook pages to show off the new papers, stamps, and products in the new Annual Inspirations. Come and be inspired to create!

Door Prizes: There will be a couple of different door prizes here.  You do not have to be present to win.

Tickets: How do you get tickets?Open House correctedHostess Gifts:   All will be given away in $20.00 increments. Each 50% off item will be drawn separately.

How do we build the Hostess Credit and 50% off items? Through orders/purchases.

Everything that is purchased online and attached to the OPEN HOUSE Online Orders, all orders placed on the 19th, and all cash/carry orders will contribute to the total of the hostess credits!! If you win, you can choose My Reflection paper packs, select cardstock packs, ink pads, mini pigments ink pads, reinkers, stamps, blocks, Shin Han Touch Markers, Complements, Picture My Life, Workshops on the Go, and Studio J one layout.

Super excited for this event to launch off the 2015-16 year!!  Come and join us for some fun!!


Season’s Greetings

It’s September and my post says “Season’s Greetings”.  I know.  It seems too soon to be talking about Christmas, right?  For the Come and Play Card Buffet, it’s time to start adding in some Christmas Cards for you all to make over the upcoming months!  Here’s the first card:Penguin Card

I’m using this super cute stamp set, B1483 Season’s Greetings.  The penguins are so stinkin’ cute and one of my besties love penguins.   How can I not make this card for her?

B1483 Seasons Greetings $9.95

Used our new Sapphire cardstock (love the rich blue) cut slightly smaller than the card base.   Dry embossed a white panel to layer on top with the snowflakes (not CTMH – one of the folders I’ve had for a long time).   After I dry embossed, I cut the panel in two, smaller piece on top, leaving a strip of the sapphire peaking out from in between the two panels.

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I stamped the pennant and went around with a silver gel pen.   Matted this on sapphire then used 3D foam tape to “pop” it up.  After this, I stamped those cute penguins on scrap daisy white paper in Memento Ink.  Colored them with the ShinHan Touch markersPenguins 3

I went over the top of the marker with some glitter gel pens for the red and blue scarves.  On the purple, I took silver Wink-a-Stella to shimmer up the hat.  I finished off with the silver string I had in my stash.

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Thanks for stopping by.  Come on over one Saturday and do the “Come and Play Card Buffet”! Lots of fun.  The next one is September 26, 2015.

Don’t forget the Open House will be this weekend!!  Even if you have not RSVPed, please stop by!  You can pick up a copy of the Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions for free!





Me and You

I’m working to use the leftovers from the Zoe WOTG kit and made this “Me and You” card.

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I used one of the new dry embossing folders, Z3119 Confetti Stars,  to create the falling star background.

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The sentiments are made from a a sticker in the Zoe Compliments (“me and you”) and stamping “makes me happy”.

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Fun and simple card made from the leftovers!  Thanks for stopping by!

A few challenges

A few challenges and this crazy new lunch box die set from Simon Says Stamp created this post!  I pulled the design from Freshly Made Sketches and the technique of color (both with markers and watercolor) from the Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

FMS203 Whale...The Sketch:

FMS Final 203-001I got this super cute lunch box die set from Simon Says Stamp.  When I saw it and our new Operation Smile Stamp Set – Animal Greetings, I was like “perfect match”!!  Won’t this make the best little cards for SG’s lunch box?? She just loves it when I send notes in her lunch box to school with her.  By the way, CTMH donates $7.00 to Operation Smile when you purchase this stamp set!

D1679 Animal GreetingsSimon Says Stamp Lunchbox note dies

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When doing the Heart 2 Heart Challenge on coloring, I used both our new watercolor paints and new paint brushes as well as the markers….I need to definitely spend more time practicing both!!

z3132 watercolor paints $11.95Z3188 watercolor paint brushes $8.95Then I started to play with the cute stamp sets for National Stamping Month:Happy Life 1 wm

and created this:Happy Times wm


Then I noted that Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was stamp “anything” and participate in the blog hop!  Sounds good to me.  Funny where a few challenges can take you.   =)

Thanks for stopping by!