Archives for April 2017

Almost Gone! Don’t Miss Out

Almost Gone!  Don’t miss out!

April is almost gone.  So is Spring.  And the Seasonal Expressions 2 is going to retire with the majority of the products in it.  It’s amazing how fast the last four months have gone!!

Here are your four paper packs that are leaving:

Plus lots of great stamps and embellishments.   Click on over to my website and make sure you don’t miss out.   I know that several pieces of the Sugar Rush are gone already!

As a reminder, some items will not be retired, including items carrying forward into Seasonal Expressions 2 and these other items:

Z3316 Shimmer Brush—Gold
Z3317 Thin Cuts—Basic Hearts
Z3318 Thin Cuts—Basic Circles
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z3313 Blush Shimmer Ribbon

Live Beautiful Workshops for May to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!

Look at this amazing paper and options for National Scrapbooking Month.  I can order now and you can order on May 1!!  Check out my class page because I’ve got two new great workshops!  When you purchase the Live Beautifully Workshop Supplies, you’ll be able to take your pick of two different workshops!  One for a 9 page layout workshop OR one for making 48 cards.  A list of supplies you’ll need is on my Class Page.  The files will be sent to you electronically.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  We will be drawing for a 100 prize!  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my corner of the internet.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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You Are My Happy

You Are My Happy:

What a fun shaker, right?  This is another retired stamp set that just called out to be used with this great background paper from Sugar Rush!  Did you get your paper pack yet?  If you have not, it’s retiring on April 30th.  It’s definitely a sweet paper pack.  Here is some of the beautiful things you can create with it:

The little dog is stamped, fussy cut, colored with Shin Han Touch Markers.   Use 3D foam tape to pop the little guy up.

Liquid Glass is great to add highlights on this card.  It’s on the nose, tag, and ice cream cones all around.  If you look at the ice cream cone on the dog, it’s got Clear Shimmer Pen on it first and then the Liquid Glass.

The shaker and dies are from Queen and Company.  The shaker insides are seed beads and sequins from my stash as I was running out of Queen and Company toppings.  This card will be in the Shaker Card Party Buffet in April/May.  Come and Play or host one at your house!

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the You Are My Happy shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 



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Happy Wishes On Your Day

Happy Wishes On Your Day

This is the last butterfly shaker card and created to send greetings to an upcoming nuptial, birthday, or individual celebration.  The paper is from Hello Lovely, which is retiring on April 30, 2017.  

You can see the wonderfully subtle papers here which work well for all elegant occasions.  I think it would even work well for babies if you use the opposites side of the flower paper.

I chose to use Lemon cardstock for the butterfly because I really wanted it to stand out.  I see all the yellow butterflies in the spring so this paper works out so well for this card.  Yellow creates such a happy feeling.

The shaker (butterfly) and the die are from Queen and Company.  The insides are from my seed bead and sequins stash.  I love these little shakers as they make making shakers so darn easy you can’t help but fall in love with them.  The foam is thick enough (you can make the 3D foam tape thick enough by layering it up) to allow the shaker insides to move freely.

When the card stands up, you can see that I took the inside of the die cut and put it directly on the card base, inside the shaker.  This allows the shaker to be put over different papers.  You can see the bright yellow (I just love our Lemon paper) through the transparency (which Queen and Company provides in all their kits).   This card will be in the Shaker Card Party Buffet in April and May.  Come and play!

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Happy Wishes card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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Who’s Ready To Crop??

Who’s Ready To Crop?

It’s that time to pack the trailer and truck to get ready to go! I’m so excited to so this. Can’t wait to see everyone and catch up.

Here are my classes:

Shaker Card Class – Sold out

Shaker Card Party Buffet

This is a limited buffet with a number of shaker card designs that have been cut and stamped for you. They are between $5.00 to $7.00 each.

Come and Play Card Buffet.

Make 4 cards for $10.00. $2.00 goes to Operation Smile.

Pampered Scrapper:

Jesi and Gina will be here to help out with the doTERRA Booth and run the Pampered Scrapper class.  Take a few moments (30 minutes), bring a towel from your room, soak your feet while you learn about essential oils.  It’s free.

Because Gina is coming with us, Jeff and Sarah Grace will not.  They say hello and wish us all the fun.  =)

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the information for the crop this weekend.  I hope you are excited and get to come with us.  Have a creative day!!

 

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Love This Card

Love This Card:

Here’s a fun combo of the Some Kinda of Wonderful paper.  The striped paper in the pack is so subtle compared to the other bright and bold papers.  It’s a nice offset and gives this card a very different feel.  You can use this as an appreciation card or anniversary card for something different.

I added the Clear Shimmer Brush to the “Love This” sentiment for a little bling.  Also used 3 foam tape to pop up the dot.  This is one of the great background and texture papers where you can stamp on it and have it show up clearly.

Use the Gold Shimmer pen on the backs of the quail and the clear on the white parts to highlight them.  The ribbon is from the Enchanted Ribbon Collection.

The shimmer brushes add to this card if you are short on time for coloring in the quail.  I’ve seen some amazing cards with the quails colored in.  The white enameled gems are from the black and white dots which still on back order.  The great news is they will continue past the end of the Seasonal Expressions 1.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Love This card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!



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Life Gets Stormy

Life Gets Stormy:

Unfortunately we all have moments or times in our lives where life is not working out well.  Thank goodness for those friends who walk life with us when we can barely do it.  This shaker card celebrates those relationships.

I love the sentiment and it comes from a wonderful stamp set that is retired from CTMH.  I love it some much it has a permanent residence in my stamp collection.

The contents of the shaker are “happy”.  Flowers, stars, pearls, silver beads and more “toppings” from Queen and Company (Shaker, die, and topping are from here).  This card is on the Shaker Card Party Buffet.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Life Get Stormy shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

Best Friends Layout

Best Friends Layout:

This is another layout that you can create with the Some Kinda of Wonderful Workshop Your Way kit.  The directions are available for you to download on the website unless you purchase it through my cash and carry at the crops where I’m vending or the my house.  My store is open on Tuesday and Thursdays for cropping and shopping as well as various weekends for CropTastic. Even if you don’t come to crop, you can come to shop and visit with us.

This layout would be good for a sleep over, a spa day with the girls, a girls’ night out, and whatever fun day you might have with your girlfriends or your daughter/niece and their friends.

The title is created using the Compliments over the top of the zip strip with the “Best Friends” stickers and the glitter crosses.

The glasses are super cute with the heart shapes.  They are one of my favorite stickers in the pack.  I have some pictures of two of my friends and I having a spa day a few years ago.  I’m going to pull them out and put them in these pages.  =)

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Best Friends layout.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

The Little Moments

The Little Moments

 

Here’s another one of the Butterfly Shakers using this great stamp set from the Flower Market Cricut Bundle.  It’s really awesome with all of the mixed font sayings.   I designed this to celebrate those little moments in life that make it so wonderful.  Facebook posts up memories and one of the ones they reminded me of is how I love watching SG play with dandelions and blowing away the seeds.  It’s not monumental.  It’s a little moment and it’s special.

See, isn’t she beautiful with her dandelion.  I hope she’ll always find pleasure in these little moments of life.

The shaker and die for the shaker are from Queen and Company.  The insides of this shaker are sequins and some seed beads that I think I got from AC Moore.  These matched the card better.  The sequins are from the Dreaming Big Sequins.  And those great silver glitter gems are no more as the Sugar Rush gems are sold out.  Per  sadness on that one.   I love this ribbon and you can get it in the Enchanted Ribbon Collection.

 

I put a little bitty gem on the “i” in “little”.  Super happy with this shaker card.  It’s part of the Shaker Card Party Buffet.  You can get it at the Harbor Scrapbooking event in April or at one of my CropTastic’s in May.    The paper is Blossom which is retired but I had a few sheets in my paper stash!  Loving getting to use up the stash.

 April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out The Little Moments shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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We Are Blessed

We Are Blessed

This card is made by April Smith, a guest artist and crafter who works on my creative team when I’m short on time.  I’m so blessed to have her in my life.  The stamp set is S1704 Flock Together, the April Stamp of the Month (SOM).

These cute little quails are fun to work with.  I added in the shimmer in different places because I love these pens.  They really add a little extra to the quails back.  You could color them in if you desired with our wonderful Shin Han Touch markers.

One of the hold over from the Seasonal Expression 1 will be these wonderful Black and White enameled gems.  They go with everything so you must have a stash to use.  Even adding shimmer brush to the “love this?” sentiment makes it pop a little.  This sentiment will be great to add to scrapbook layouts by a picture of something you really like.

 

The bright colors of the Some Kinda of Wonderful paper pack are bright and more summery, thus a good paper to have on hand as we go into summer time.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my first butterfly shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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First Butterfly Shaker Card

First Butterfly Shaker Card

This is one of the shaker cards that will be on the Shaker Card Party Buffet.  The stamps, paper, and embellishments are all CTMH.  The shaker and die are from Queen and Company.  The paper is Hello Lovely which will be with us for the next 2 weeks before it’s retired.  The Sugar Rush gems retire and are already gone!  So be sure to check them out.

The stamp set is from the Cricut Flower Market Cricut Cartridge Bundle.  It’s one of my favorite stamp sets to use because all of the sentiments are a mixed font and look marvelous.

The shaker is full of sequins and diamonds from Queen and Company.  The butterfly is made from Sorbet cardstock and I put the cut outs from the butterfly wings inside the butterfly shaker to provide a consistant solid background for the shaker contents.  The way I have it placed on the card is over different papers and didn’t look right.   Using the cutouts fixed that.  The Queen and Company shaker kits come with the transparencies for you to use.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my first butterfly shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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