Friday, August 1, 2014

New Product Blog Hop- Scaredy Cat

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop!  At the bottom of my post there will be links to other blogs that are participating, be sure to check them all out!

I am featuring the Scaredy Cat Paper! 

I had a lot of fun figuring out  what to do with this card!  I saw one on Pinterest that I liked and went from there!  They had the BOO cut out but I thought what a great way to showcase some new stamps!

The Handwritten Print and Frightfully Fun stamps were perfect for this project!

I wanted a spooky effect so I stamped the BOO with White Daisy Pigment ink which shows up on Black cardstock really well!  
A little bling was the finishing touch with our new Sequins Silver Assortment and Bitty Sparkles in the center!

Quick, Easy and Oh so Fun!

Be Sure to check out the other new products on everyone's blog!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial- Sponge Savers!

Just really quick moneysaving tip today! 
 Our sponges are $1.25 so a great deal to start with! But I make my dollar stretch be this simple trick!

 I use our Non-stick Microtip Scissors and cut the sponge in half!  I then cut that into as many pieces as I desire!  I usually get 8 triangles from each sponge!
 I ink up my sponge with whatever ink I desire to distress in, which in this case is black!
 I am trying to be sure the petals of this flower cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge from Yuletide Carol paper pop off the card!
 As you can see it is pretty subtle and you can adjust your inking to your taste or the needs of the project!
Pretty awesome how the flower pops!
And here is my finished card!  I added a stamp from the Noel Holiday stamp (C1598) and the Gold Bling Gem from the Bling Gems Assortment Gold!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Little Life

I recently went to the Close to My Heart Convention at Disneyland!  Part of conventions always creative sessions and the layout below is one of them we did!
 It uses the new Chalk It Up paper, Handwritten Print Stamp, Happy Birds Stamp, and Glitter Glam Stamp plus a little bling with the new Gold Sequins and Gold Shimmer Trim!
 All of these products will be available on my website starting August 1!
How to get this FREE!
Place an order of any size on my website before August 1! For a chance to win the Happy Bird stamp set!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Everything ABC Blog Hop - Letter O

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter O.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their O element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

Oh, My I have been busy soooo…my O is a real stretch!

Oh my that was Scary!  My family rode the Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios!  It was a fun ride for some and terror inducing for others!  There was only one picture of it and I found this great page on Pinterest so I used it to inspire my page!
Like I said I was very behind on getting ready for this so this is not my typical photo with my table and Versamat behind my page but, it is a fun page with a a couple other O's that are the mats for my photO!  

In case you don't know a Versamat is a great tool to have!  It is bigger 12x12 and has a grid on it that extends past your page to help you line things up straight across and the mat part is self healing so you can cut things on it too!!  It is squishy on the back side to stamp and get clearer images too!

So I do have one more thing to do which is add the journaling but I need to talk to two more of my kids about their experience with the ride before I do it!  My husband intentionally avoided going on it again even though Joshua said immediately wanted to go again!  My husband did get them a Fast Pass to ride again later when he left the park to go to the awesome Close to My Heart Awards Banquet with me!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Tracey Pierce - PapercraftingPrincess

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)

1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy
2. Tracey Pierce - PapercraftingPrincess
3. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings
4. Darlys Recker - Craftyhappy 

8. Catherine Nowak~ Catscrapbooking

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mystery Hostess Shop and Crop

Annual Inspirations Idea Book Revealing!

Saturday, August 2 from noon until 10pm! Dinner provided and drinks provided for those who RSVP to crop.

Come and check out the new product!  Do a Make and Take, sign up for upcoming classes, buy new products, win prizes and stay and crop if you want!

At least one person will win $25 in Hostess Credit (if there are at least $150 in orders)!  

To get extra chances to win:

Bring a friend that is new to me!
Sign up and pay for an upcoming class!
Join a Monthly club!
Buy something!
Spend over $50!
Bring a snack to share at the crop!

Place and order between now and July

31 and I will enter you in a drawing to

win this Happy Birds stamp set above,

it isn't even available yet!!

Indiana Jones Epic Spectacular

This was a favorite show of my husband and son, Micah at Hollywood Studios!  The others went to The Great Movie Ride that Chris and Micah had decided was going to be lame.  Micah and Chris loved the show and didn't feel that they missed anything on the Great Movie Ride.
 Last of the Sketches I did for my Big Picture class and it was #3!  I used the sketch twice and mirrored the pages!  I love the way this turned out!  The Paper Fundamentals that came out in the last Idea Book and I just love them!  They are clear embossed pattern on one side and a matching color pattern on the other side!  In this case, I used the colored side, so the back is solid with that some pattern embossed on it!  The can add a lot of impact or a subtle emphasis to your page!

And guess what!  Sneak peek!  We are getting them in all the colors we sell!  They are sold by color family and are fabulous!  
 I cut the title with the Old West Cartridge on the rope alphabet to add a bit of whimsy to the page!  
What was your favorite new product in the Spring Summer CTMH Idea Book?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


This is the companion page to the Goofy page I posted Monday!  It is also a sketch from the Big Picture Class I took!  Sketch Number 6 in fact!  

The cute Pluto title is from the Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge!  It was just push a key and cut and I put Honey behind the white to make the name POP!  The pictures of Pluto at the top right were cut from a sheet of paper and matted!  Easiest and cheap embellishment but worked great for this page!

Again this was a simple layout but is very graphic in nature so it really emphasizes the picture not the art!  I love this and the fact that it was Fast and Easy!

Keep checking back!  There is some sneak peeks of new products coming soon!