Saturday, January 31, 2009

What scrapbook item are you.....

This is a fun little quiz for all you scrap happy on the link to find out what scrapbook item you are....I was also fiber and scissors depending on my answers...I liked this one! (Thanks Lynnette)


You are PAPER!

You are an all natural basic person who likes to act as a foundation to others. You are willing to take a backseat in most of your relationships and let others take the spotlight, while you show your support and help them shine! Underneath it all, you are the one who makes it all happen. You are the focus and stability in any group, even if you are not the leader. Others look to you to set the pace and provide ideas for ways to get things done. But Paper Beware - sometimes you get a little edgy with the people who look to you for support and can give them some papercut remarks that can hurt their feelings. Remember to watch what you say, because you are best when leading by example.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January is Paper Crafting Month...

I know I need to be more on the BALL with posting the Specials...sorry about that. This is the Special this month....The gorgeous new Key to My Heart Level 2 paper packet features all of our luscious
new exclusive colors: Tulip, Juniper, Sorbet, and Crème Brulee. The packet is
accompanied by the awesome new E-size My Acrylix® Key to My Heart stamp set
brimming with elegant, charming designs. It’s a great combo with a retail value of
$47.90—and from December 16 through January 31 it can be yours at substantial
savings, or even FREE! Spend $130 (before shipping/handling and Tax) you can get this awesome stamp set for free. If you want to see the stamp set leave your email in the comments area and I will send you a copy of it. Happy Scrappin' and Stampin'! Remember Memories in the Making!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Christmas Layouts...

I love the "Even Song" paper!!! At first I wasn't quite sure about it until I started putting it is really pretty! I love it...I have a few more pages to go...I only took 175 Christmas I am not going to try and scrap them all. I am have purchased some 12x12 6 pocket page protectors and I am going to use those for most of the pictures and scrap my favorite ones with this awesome paper...I have about 6 pages I want in double layouts. It has been fun going through the pictures and remember the fun and not so much the crazy!! lol! Thanks ladies for the all night crop friday so I could at least get even though this was all I accomplished... :)

The Workshop On The Go!!!!

Yay! This is a fun concept...a $25.00 + kit (25.80 plus tax/s&h= $29.46) will create a bunch! My kit for January includes the following:

  • That's Amore Level II paper packet
  • Journaling Spots
  • Hodge Podge Ready Color Alphabet
  • Mini Braggin' Tags
  • Accessories ($1.00 worth of flowers, ribbon, sparkles..ect..)

I love to see how far paper can go... :P
I was so in LOVE with this paper! The colors are Chocolate, Garden Green, Tulip and Blush! So pretty! And so February!!

The "I Love You" layout was inspired by a layout done at a different retreat I went to in Salina a few years ago, I like it because it is fast. I am planning on taking some fun pictures of my family and turning them sepia for these pages...can't wait to finish them. I love this layout!

This layout came from CTMH TV on the CTMH websight. I love CTMH TV. I learn something super fun everytime I watch it. I didn't have the same stamp as them for the
"Forever Always" but I think my "Friendship" stamps worked great! I loved the techniqe they showed on how to put a design in the letters. I will be showing my ladies this when we put them together next month. I need to get an updated picture of Rhett and I to finish this layout. Fun and fast!! The boarder stamp is the new "Key To My Heart" paper crafting special for January only...(47.90...out right for the whole kit, which is beautiful, or free with a $130.00 order)

This next layout was inspired by my girls. They LOVE country star Taylor Swift and her new hit song "Romeo and Juliet". The song says..."it's a love story come on baby just say yes." So I thought I would do a "love story" layout using our family love stories...I am still waiting on one more picture from my mother in-law to finish this. I am going to write down each couples love story to go with their wedding picture. Starting with Rhett and I, my mom and dad, Rhett's mom and dad, and each one of our grandparents. The 1st 3x3 picture is of my only living set of grandparents...they Celebrated 64 years on October 31, yup Halloween! My grandpa will be 90 on his next birthday. He has Alzheimer's :( It is very important for me to write my memories of them now. My kids know him and my grandma. They don't understand that he doesn't know who we are each time we visit.They just go up an give him a hug and he just grins. I am so excited to finish this layout, so my kids will know the love stories of where they came from....I am excited for the ladies at club to put their pages together!!! I have another wedding picture to put at the top of the first page, but I had to get another print, so I am waiting on that to finish up....I don't like to leave to much emptiness...I like to fill them up with pictures. :)

The Braggin Tags.... I love mini albums and I was so excited at how big this "Tag Album" was and it is only $5.00 ($4.95...but seriously) lol! I used ALL my scraps from my pages to put this together plus a few leftover B&T duo's. There are 10 - 7 1/4" x 4 1/4" pages plus covers, I did all mine front and back! Use it all up :) I modge podged the front and back to give it a finished look. I also added the ring clasp instead of the post it comes with. I like it to flip like a book. I have enough B&T's left over to make a few cards or even another lay out using cardstock from my stash! I feel that for $25.80....I was able to accomplish alot! The ladies like the idea of putting together six finished pages...can't wait to see how it month I am using the "Stardust" paper...can't wait to get started! Happy Scrappin' and Stampin'!!!

*Stamps sets used in this kit:
  • Large and small Chocolate Alphabet
  • Large Friendship Alphabet
  • Soul Mates
  • Noteworthy
  • Key To My Heart... (special ends January 31st...if your interested....)

CTMH Club Christmas Party!!

For someone who always has her camera, I didn't do a very good job of taking pictures of the Ladies! I have a great bunch of Ladies who are my good friends who love scrapbooking! And love CTMH. Instead of club in December we decided that everyone would put in their regular order. Then I would use the Hostess rewards for gifts for the ladies and everyone would put in $5.00 for three big prizes....3rd Place was the Large Friendship stamp set, 2nd Place was the Large and Small Friendship stamp set and 1st place was the Aspen Hostess Collection out of the Fall/Winter Catalog. We met at a favorite local Mexican Restaurant (El Mexicano..yum) and had a fun party. Everyone went away with a gift and 3 ladies won 3 great prizes...3rd place was Dawn, 2nd place was Angie and 1st Place was Sarah!!! Yay Sarah! She was so excited!! I did get a picture of her!! LOL! One of these days I will get a group picture of the gang! Thanks ladies! You make my job with CTMH TONS of fun!!! And so worth it!

Baby Books.....

I made a few baby gifts this month. One for a baby boy using the "Good Times" paper in a 6 x 6 accordion style album.... I though it turned out pretty cute.....

And a 9x9 baby book with a matching 6x6 accordion "Baby's first moments" album for a baby girl using the "Boom-di-ada" paper...... I need to get some pictures of this album. I will post them as soon as I do.

Christmas Gifts....

Christmas projects..... I made these for gifts for a friend in my ward using the "Sarsaparilla Paper" in 3 of them and 1 with "Magic Moments" paper. The folding albums I bought in Salina at Country Keepsakes. (I made five of them, 2 were the same)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Neglecting my blog...

I am so sorry for neglecting this blog!!! I am going to update with pictures very soon! I have been a busy girl working on pages and projects to post. I still need to take pictures of everything. In the mean while here are some reasons why you (as my blog lurkers and potential hostess) should NOT host a party (remember...this is just funny! If you would like to host please leave a comment!) lol! These idea's were apart of a conference call with a CTMH group of consultants...I was not in the call but I was given a copy of this....if you read between the lines is the reasons why you SHOULD have a party!!!

Top 10 Reasons NOT to Have a Home Gathering

1) I despise getting things discounted and free. I've always paid full price for everything, and don't see any reason to change now. $100 in free products? Who needs it?

2) My house is always immaculate, and inviting people over would force me to remove the plastic wrap from the furniture and let people eat food with crumbs. Not gonna happen, are you kidding me right now?

3) I'm so gifted in the crafting department, nobody needs to teach me nothin'. In fact, I should be standing up there teaching YOU my skills - bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills - name that movie! -Napoleon Dynamite-

4) I have a perfectly good idea book from 1991 - why would I need a new one with today's hottest techniques? I like my 80's haircut too - get over it.

5) I like spending $5.00 and 30 minutes at the store buying one card that I don't even like and I know will get thrown out in about 13 seconds. That's time and money well-spent - why must you interfere?

6) I don't like my friends, and don't want to invite them over - they bug me. In fact, I don't really like people in general, to be honest with you.

7) I don't enjoy learning how to be creative or finding a stress-relieving hobby to do with my family. Life is supposed to be stressful, so please don't take that away from me.

8) I want to spend every waking minute with my spouse and family, without any outside interests and activities. That way we can get sick of each other faster. Please leave me in my misery - AGAIN with the interfering!!

9) I have all the card and scrapbook page ideas I want and couldn't possible use even one more. I'm pretty-much caught up on all of my scrapbooks, and I always have handmade cards at my fingertips. I have absolutely no need for you.

10) I couldn't possibly take a night off from watching my favorite TV shows. Besides, I'd rather sit through all the fabulous commercials LIVE than fast forward them later.

Please circle which reason applies to you, and I won't ask you to book a fun night with me!

(Don't forget to leave a comment if you WOULD like to HOST a party :) Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!