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!

Monday, July 21, 2014


This was a very fun page to do!  Simple with lots of visual impact!

Believe it or not the paper on the left is from the retired Believe Christmas paper, I just love using paper in unexpected ways!  This was from Sketch 5 from a Big Picture Class I took on using sketches differently!  The sketch was basically the same just with one larger photo not two!

Goofy was cut using the Mickey Cricut Cartridge!  I love the way it finished off the page with minimal embellishments, just the Goofy layered cut out from some embellishment pack my kids gave me for my birthday ages ago and a sticker strip with circles on it!

Sometimes simpler is better! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Biergarten at Epcot

The one park I went to with my family during convention was Epcot!  We ate dinner at the Biergarten in the German area!  It was great fun with a show and all you could eat! It was fun for all of us with the band and dancing! 
I had a hard time whittling down the pictures for this one but the paper was an obvious choice because I bought Germany paper when I was in a scrapbooking store in the Chicago area last spring!  I also chose the Mickey head paper to indicate we were at Disney but in a subtle way!  The Honey card stock also accented both papers!  The red buttons are sparkly and from the Mini-Medley Accent Ruby Collection.
Over the last few years I have been collecting Disney embellishments and this was one that I hadn't found a use for yet!  It seemed perfect with the band!  I also used the Mickey head gems I had and blinged it up a bit!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Family photo at Epcot!

 I had a lot of fun with this page!  It started with just the left page and finished it without the embellishments and it was just kind of blah.  I wanted black sparkle flourishes I thought I had in my stash, and couldn't find them!  I came across the Velvet Christmas rub ons (retired) and new minus the Christmasy ones they would be perfect!  I applied them and added some black sequins and glitter flourishes from the Mini Medley Accents Black Collection and it was done!  I love mixing the old stash with the new!
 The right page was to coordinate paper wise and the strip of Mickey paper brought the two pages together!  I cut two Mickey heads, one black and one white!  To make the hat I just cut off the bottom of the black Mickey head and used the white part for journaling! I used Honey, Black and Indian Corn Blue for the cardstock!
My sweet  Joshua love the men that her saw craving both times!  He was just  entranced!  This man let him hold what he was carving and talked with him about it!  It was really neat to watch him!