Tuesday, October 1, 2013
If you are loving this special series of ARTBOOKING videos then please consider choosing me as your CTMH rep. Online ordering through my CTMH shop couldn't be easier! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call, text, or email me.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
I was just SOOO please with the new INTRO TO ARTBOOKING that I posted yesterday that I decided I just HAD to share this new overview video of ALL 3 of CTMH's Cricut Collections.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
- learn how to use ARTBOOKING
- practice some fun coloring/inking techniques
- earn FREE CTMH products when you hostess a gathering
Monday, September 2, 2013
|Do you LOVE these colors? Can't wait to get your hands on it? Leave me a note telling me what you would like to create in a workshop using the "Sparkle and Shine" paper pack.|
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
|Created at our recent CTMH Texas Bluebonnet Consultant Team Training Retreat. Designed by fellow consultant Kimberly Schultz|
|Sneak Peek of the layout I am creating for upcoming September gatherings and classes. Call or Email about September Class Schedule and/or about booking a gathering at your home (where you can earn FREE CTMH goodies!|
Begining September 1st, go to my CTMH WEBSITE - Click to "JOIN" one of the parties (on the lower right of the opening page). When your total reaches $50 you will be prompted by the system that you are eligible for the $5 SOTM promotion...AND for the National Scrapbooking Month Special Promotion!
Mine will be here soon and I will have artwork to show at September gatherings and classes!
please note that if you order in the month of August you will qualify for the AUGUST SOTM - NOT the September ones.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The one BIG THING to keep in mind is this:
ALL ARTBOOKING designs are linked so you don't have to guess the size to cut your title or icons. If you are creating a 12x12 layout it will have 11" next to the main overlay. This means SET YOUR CRICUT to 11" and LEAVE IT THERE!!!! Each item on that page will then cut proportiaonately so it looks nice on the page....with NO WASTED PAPER.
ARTBOOKING is designed to make perfect pages based on the designs shown in the ARTBOOKING booklet. so when you set your size without using real dial size... it is looking at the size as the "final page size" so 4 inches means your layout is 4 inches and since all the images are linked... it will cut your icon so it fits a 4 inch completed layout.
What if I want to cut a 6" mini book instead? Go right ahead....just set the dial to 6" AND LEAVE IT THERE! Just keep in mind that the coordinating title and other icons will cut out proportionately....so they will be SMALL!
What if I want the cat icon on page 54 to be a true 6"? If you want any of the icons in a specific size then you need to push "real dial size" and set your Cricut to 6" then cut your cat icon and be done (keeping in mind that the measurements are vertical)
so if you aren't creating a layout in the booklet and are making your own thing... use "real dial size".
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Today I have a new sister....and a bonus nephew! I am so happy to welcome Amasle and her little boy Noah to our family. I wish a lifetime of happiness to my baby brother Dustin and his new family.
Today I am up bright and early and ready to take on another new role.....mother of the groom! By the end of this day I will have ANOTHER new family member when my baby boy Jacob marries his sweetheart Bree. This is the wedding card I made for them.
I started with a white daisy card base and topped it with embossed lattice which I lightly swiped with CTMH whisper ink to enhance the embossing. I used foam tape to pop the three rectangles. They were cut using threee sizes of Spellbinders cutting/embossing dies called "wonky rectangles", all edges are daubed with whisper ink and the smallest is stamped with a CTMH sentiment in whisper. For the finishing touch I added lots of CTMH bulk sparkles to the embossed lattice work.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Today is the big day for my baby brother Dustin & his lovely bride Amsale. This is the card I came up with for them after all that pinning last week. I based the colors & theme on the colors of the wedding. I went with the chicken wire embossing for the "country wedding theme", then added some very softly colored sunflowers from a retired CTMH stamp set. I placed the brass brads for the flower centers and finished everything wIth a bit of hemp twine laced between the flowers.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Monday, July 8, 2013
- 15 Themed DOUBLE Page Layouts all size coordinated. What this means is that you set your Cricut size dial once to cut out all of the elements, and they will be proportioned to fit precisely in the album page size you select.
- 10 Themed Mini Albums (8x8, 6x6, 5x7) with minimum 8 pages each
- Full page and partial overlays of unique designs -- (think "paper lace" - use them as cut pages or stencil/mist for interesting effects.
- Oodles & Oodles of phrases, sentiments, titles, themed elements, photo frames, and more!
- There's also a brand new font released with this cartridge!
- SIGN UP under me as a Close To My Heart Consultant TODAY and then you'll be able to order this in July, and at the 22% minimum discount that consultants get (that makes this $99 cartridge no more than $77.22 before shipping and handling). Sign up for only $49 CLICK HERE to see the new Autumn/Winter New Consultant Kit
- PRE-ORDER this cartridge FROM ME - BY JULY 31st for just $99 That's right just click the paypal button and pay $99 (the tax AND shipping is on me!) Your new cartridge AND the August SOTM (for FREE!) will ship directly from CTMH on August 1st.
- Contact me today about booking an AUGUST party (traditional in home gathering OR online gathering). If your gathering total is $250 or more YOU can choose ARTBOOKING as your 1/2 price item!
I am linking this post to the following linky parties:
Monday, July 1, 2013
I want to make small books....not mini books but smaller (5 or so layouts with a cover & end page, but still in the 12x12 size, or maybe sometimes in 8x8) that are ABOUT SOMETHING.....
I have lots of stories to tell about things I want my kids to remember and I can see myself making many more albums in this style....a beginning a middle and an end, not just a pile of un-related pages.
In my travel-foggy state (it was a 16 hour car ride back to Texas) it occurred to me that....just maybe....YOU would like to scrap that way also. I have started to make some preliminary plans to offer not just page kits but ALBUM KITS so YOU can tell YOUR STORIES.
Don't worry....Don't panick....it will be EASY....with CTMH's new cricut cartridge ARTBOOKING (which will be available on August 1st) and many more tricks I have up my sleeve together we will tell our stories and create priceless memories for our future generations....and have tons of scrappy fun doing it!
If you are interested in earning the new Artbooking cartridge for 1/2 price then contact me TODAY.....all you have to do is have a gathering (online or in your home) of $250 or more and you can choose this AWESOME cartridge for HALF PRICE!!! BOOK YOUR PARTY NOW.....looks like I am going to be one busy lady in August!
This is the link to my 2013 CTMH Contest Album which I called
"How To Live With a Burch Boy....for the rest of your life"
I am linking this post to the following linky parties:
Sunday, June 23, 2013
The topper was put through the Cuddlebug using the "lattice work" embossing folder
I used CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut all pieces
CTMH Pacifica Medallion cut @ 3.5"
CTMH Smoothie flower cut @ 2.75"
CTMH Creme Brulee' flower cut @ 2.25"
CTMH Crystal Blue flower cut @ 2"
The Crystal Blue flower is stamped with Pacifica using the stamp set that comes with the Art Philosophy cartridge. I changed the center by adding a 1" circle stamped using B1417 Perfect Fit-Birthday Occasions (SHOWN) or "Thank You" from B1362 Tag The Occasion (unavailable)
I direct glued all pieces except I used foam tape for the creme brulee' & the crystal blue flowers for demension. As I layered the pieces I edged everything with stardust glitz.
You can shop for supplies to make a card like this HERE
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I spent an entire week down and out when I came down with strep & a double ear infection on Memorial Day Weekend.....UGH!!!! Then of course came the rush of the end of the school year. Wonderful news, my youngest daughter (the 8th grader) tried out for the girls golf team and will be on the team for her freshman year!! My middle child (the 16 yr old) started drivers ed....YIKES!!! Right now that mostly means that I have taken 2 1/2 hours out of each morning to transport her to and from - ok, what that really translates into is that I have spent the last two weeks shopping for 2 hours a day (might as well use my time wisely right?) Good news on that front is that I am all set for both my trip to Florida AND for the up coming weddingS.
Yes, I said weddingS. My son and his fiancee' are getting married on Sunday, July 21, 2013.....and now....my brother is getting married on Saturday, July 20, 2013!!! Kinda crazy but my brother's fiancee' went to book the wedding place and that was the first and only weekend available until after November, and after getting a go ahead from my son and his bride-to-be she booked it and set about QUICKLY planning a wedding. So, after CTMH Convention (I leave on Monday -and I am creating and scheduling several posts) I will be in full blown weddingS weekend mode.
YES, I did finish my contest album....and I am so stinkin' pleased with the results.....absolutely a 'labor of love' on this one. Since it IS for a contest I won't post any pictures till after the turn in deadline (7pm, Wed June 26) check back on Wednesday night to see ALL the pictures from my 2013 Contest Album Entry
HOW TO LIVE
WITH A BURCH BOY
For The Rest Of Your Life
So, I FINISHED with FIVE whole days to spare (breathe, pack etc....). Then I realized that I MIGHT still be able to get a few swaps done......hmmmm?????
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This is the link to my 2012 Album "The Stars Shine Bright"
Well.....Here we go again! 43 DAYS! and I haven't gotten past the planning stages yet. I actually have ideas for TWO different albums floating around in my brain and can't decide on which one. I want to focus more closely on the RULES while I'm working on this year's "labor of love"
“VIVA!” Album Contest
With the theme “VIVA!”, we are looking for albums that embrace the theme of “LIVE” in unique ways. How you translate that theme onto your pages is completely up to you!The album contest is a fantastic way to document memories and challenge your creativity all while being recognized, and possibly rewarded, for your efforts.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Of course the ultimate goal is to win one of those prizes but my personal goal is to meet the challenge of
1. Finishing an album I will cherish
2. I'd REALLY like to make it "into the room" again!
Participating in the "Anything Goes Linky Party" at Sew Crafty Angel
Linking to Fluster's Creative Muster #20
Oh What a HAPPY Day Link Party! @ Not Done Growing
Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop!!! @ Deezy Does It!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
|Memorial Crop 2013|
Friday July 26 2013
12pm to Midnight
Saturday July 27 2013
9am - 9pm
Lonestar Convention Center
$100 for the weekend
6ft table with electricity
Unlimited Soda and Water
FULL Candy Bar
World Famous Sundae Bar
Goodie Bag filled with the latest and greatest
And LOTS AND LOTS of fabulous raffle prizes !!!
I will be a vendor at this event along with a couple of my CTMH sister consultants. I will be posting our make N take soon. We will have a full booth with a variety of CTMH items for sale in addition to Custom ready to make kits.