Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #145

Recently I have been struggling with getting my scrapbooking done, too much other stuff to do and too many family commitments! So when I looked at this sketch, I was thinking quick and easy card and be done with it, but I really wanted to make a page.
So out came the rest of the La Vie En Rose paper left from making my Layout Class and three pictures and I started playing!  

The final product is WAY better than I expected!  

Pixie paper is the base page with patterned paper from the La Vie En Rose paper pack and mats on the photos were Poppy and more patterned paper from the pack!  

The title is cut with the Artistry Cricut Cartridge and cut with White Daisy and Poppy cardstock and layered!  

The stamped images all came from this month's special which is the stamp set below, SO cute right!? and were stamped in Pomegranate ink.  Plus I added a cute little Pink Glitter Gem, which happens to be int he clearance section, to the camera!

Filled with adorable icons and loveable sentiments, this stamp set will be a beautiful addition to your collection—but there is more to this stamp set than meets the eye! Not only will you get a high-quality, swoon-worthy stamp set by taking part in this promotion, but Close To My Heart will also donate $7 of the proceeds from this stamp set to Operation Smile™, an amazing organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

February Events and Classes

Crafty Crop-Saturday, February 13, Noon -6pm-Bring your projects to work on. Bring a snack to share if desired! Free use of my stamps, inks and Cricut. If you plan to use the Cricut, please bring your own Cricut mat or $6 to buy one from me.

PhotoFull and Money $aving Layouts- Thursday, February 11 at 10 am or Saturday, February 13 at 1 pm,  $8 per class, bring your own paper and supplies.

Day Crop- Thursday, February 11 from 10- 2:30- Bring your projects to work on. Bring a snack to share if desired! Free use of my stamps, inks and Cricut. If you plan to use the Cricut, please bring your own Cricut mat or $6 to buy one from me.

Virtual Crop – February 12-13, Friday 4-10 pm and Saturday from 9am -9 pm
Virtually crop with fun challenges and questions while getting in some creative time! For every Challenge and post you will get a ticket and at the end I will draw for a prize! Looking forward to virtually spending crafty time with you!
To participate in the challenges simply post a photo of your project in the comments of each challenge. I will pin the current challenge at the top and post all challenges here in the description when it is posted. Challenges will be posted every 2 hours and fun questions will be posted on the off hours! Tickets will also be given for any purchases on my website. When there are enough purchases from this crop to qualify for hostess credit I will draw the winner of those awards from the purchasers!

Card Café – Thursday, February 18 at 10 am or 7 pm- Come create the cards of your choice! There will be 10 to 15 cards for you to pick from. Everything is cut for you, just come and create!
Bring adhesive, glue dots, pop dots and scissors!
Cost is $15 or $5 with a $25 purchase. Let me know if you are coming by Wednesday night!
La Vie En Rose Layout Class- Thursday, February 25 at 9:30 am and Saturday February 27 at 1pm.  Cost is $35 for 3 two page layouts that are precut for you.  You get the remaining paper and only need to bring adhesive, pop dots, glue dots and scissors.  Sign up and pay by February 10.

Crafty Crop- Saturday, February 27 from 10-4 pm. Bring your projects to work on. Bring a snack to share if desired! Free use of my stamps, inks and Cricut. If you plan to use the Cricut, please bring your own Cricut mat or $6 to buy one from me.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

La Vie En Rose Layout Class

Saturday, February 20 at 1:00pm or
Thursday, February 25 at 9:30 am

Join me in creating these three beautiful pages using the La Vie En Rose Paper PackComplements and Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

Everything will be cut for you!  All leftover paper and Complements will be yours.  

Please bring scissors, adhesive, glue dots and pop dots, if you do not have these things you may use mine for a $5 fee.

Cost is $35 and must be paid by February 10.

If you cannot attend the class or would like to order a kit the cost is the same plus $6 shipping unless you can pick it up locally.

To pay either mail me a check or pay in person or do paypal to cmncmn@satx.rr.com using the friends and family payment! (call me if you need help to send a paypal payment!)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Base and Bling Necklace and Card- Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #143

 The sticker for this necklace has been sitting on my table since October.  I got it at a Close to My Heart event and just hadn't used it yet.  The sketch made me think of a necklace so I decided to make one with the sticker!

The paper is scraps of Kaleidoscope including the zip strip!  The stamp is So Many Smiles and is really fun and versatile!
 So Many Smiles
Be sure to join us and share your interpretation of the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Everything ABC Blog Hop- Letter B

 Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

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

If you came from Catherine Nowak then you're on the right track!

I made this page as a companion to the page below!  I found pictures after I had done the bottom page form the girls' Birthday, so my B is Birthday!

I used the Tickled Pink paper pack that was a long ago promotion.   The pack also included flowers and a stamp set to match the precut flowers.  Try as i might I couldn't find that stamp set so I just inked the layers with Cotton Candy, Blush (retired), Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue and a Round Sponge.

The sketch I used to inspire me was this one, which I used and inspiration and then went a little nuts with!

I hope you will continue hopping through the rest of the B's!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings.

The the complete lineup is on Catherine Nowak  in case you get lost along the way :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Seasonal Expressions Idea Book

The New Seasonal Expressions Idea Book went Live on January 1, 2016!  It will be active until the end of April.  Don't wait to order though because last one some of the paper ran out before the Idea Book did!

There are three new paper packs:



There is also a new Everyday Life Planner and lots of other new fun stuff!  Check it all our here!

Now your test to see if you read until the end!  LOL!  What has changed about these new paper packs?  The first person with the correct answer will win the paper pack of your choice!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PhotoFull and Money $aving Sketches

Thursday, January 12 at 10am-noon
We will be using Tami's Sketches to teach these classes at my home with her permission! $8 PER class In Money $aving $ketches, you'll get a "sketch", basically a template and cutting guide, for not one but TWO - 12 X 12 double page layouts. Layouts are quick and easy plus Money $aving too! These $ketches are designed to not only hold a good amount of larger size photos, but to also S-T-R-E-T-C-H your supplies as far as they can go. Each month's "sketch" will be different, but the premise will remain the same... take one set of supplies, cut them according to the sketch, and suddenly you have 2 scrapbook layouts DONE! The PhotoFULL class features a "sketch", basically a template and cutting guide, for a different 2 page 12 X 12 layout AND a different technique on how to get MORE photos on YOUR pages! Pockets, flaps and flips OH MY! If you have STACKS of photos from Birthdays, Easter, Christmas, Graduation, Wedding or any other theme laying around that you are dreading doing because you have SO many pictures, come give this class a try and find out how to get them scrapped QUICK! The techniques you learn can be applied to your own pages, and soon, you'll be getting TONS more photos scrapbooked quickly and easily. Take EITHER or BOTH classes at class time. $8 PER class. Stay and crop until 2:30!
Supplies for Money $aving Sketches
4 sheets of cardstock for backgrounds
1 sheet of cardstock or printed cardstock for mats
1 sheet of cardstock or printed cardstock for mats
1 sheet of printed paper1 sheet of printed paper (different paper)
2 sheets of cardstock - for background 
1 sheet of cardstock – small & large top flaps 
1 sheet of cardstock – small bottom flaps & accent strip 
1 sheet of cardstock – large bottom flap 
1 sheet of printed paper (DOUBLE SIDED RECOMMENDED or use washi tape or trim for narrow strips) 
photo turn and mini brad