Saturday, January 24, 2015

Retiring as of January 31

If you place your order directly through me for at least $25 I will send you the M-sized stamp of your choice or 3 handmade cards or 5 Picture My Life cards in the 3x4 size!
A1124 $6.95
A1139 $6.95
A1141 $6.95
A1154 $6.95
A1156 $6.95
B1418 $9.95
B1423 $9.95
B1439 $9.95
B1440 $9.95
B1441 $9.95
B1444 $9.95
B1445 $9.95
B1450 $9.95
C1571 $13.95
C1573 $13.95
C1574 $13.95
C1577 $13.95
C1579 $13.95
C1583 $13.95
D1547 $17.95
D1579 $17.95
M1035 $2.95
M1036 $2.95
M1037 $2.95
M1038 $2.95
M1039 $2.95
M1040 $2.95
M1041 $2.95
Colored Egg M1042 $2.95

Don't forget about the awesome special this month and the super cute Stamp of the Month!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #91

This week's sketch on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was a bit of a frustrating one for me...I knew I could easily make a Valentine's card with hearts down the side and it would be adorable but that isn't what I wanted to do.  I wanted to do something less obvious.  

Scrapbook pages are my first love and I haven't gotten to do much of that recently, so I decided way too late at night after 4 days of parenting my adorable 4 kids on my own while my husband is traveling to embark on a scrapping adventure.  

My plan was a Christmas page with ornaments down the side but I couldn't find my already cut ornaments to use them.  In the process of looking, I came across the flowers cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge that I cut the wrong size for a project and I pulled out the Heartstrings paper and started playing.
Isn't it cute!  Big flowers are generally not my cup of tea but I love the little arrows on the backside and those flowers worked perfectly for my layout!  

I also used the Artbooking Cricut cartridge to cut my title twice in Hollyhock and White Daisy to pop that Hollyhock just a tad!

I don't have the photos printed yet but each flower will have a picture of one of my daughters and then the large photo of the two of them will be on the top right!  They are almost 11 years old and Blossoming was just the perfect title for what is going on in their bodies and their lives!  I am very proud of the young ladies they are becoming and this page will be a testament of that!

I will try to get an update up with photos soon!

Join us on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share what you create!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

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

For my B today I chose, Brighton Ski Resort, Blue, Bling and bunches of pictures!

Brighton is where my sweet husband took his snow deprived bride to see snow when we were in Salt Lake City, Utah for a Close to My Heart album retreat in October 2013.

The paper I used to capture these special memories is Wanderful has lots of Blue! Also used a card from the Wanderful Picture My Life set too as the title with a little more added using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge!

Left page

The Bling comes in on the title!  I used some of my stash of Blue and Green Sparkles which are retired but I could have used the Blue and Green Epoxy Bubbles for the same purpose and they are super fun! The snowflake was also a stash item from my Christmas Card classes and was cut on the Cricut with the Art Philosophy Cartridge!

Right page

Bundles of Pictures comes from the fact that I have 21 photos on this 2 page layout without it being crowded or overwhelming!
Left page with hidden photos shown!
Right page with hidden photos shown!
Right page with second flap
showing more hidden photos!

Hope you enjoyed the Blue Brighton Layout with Bling and Bundles of photos!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Catherine Nowak~ Catscrapbooking !

In case you get lost along the way here is a complete list of participants!

1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy 
2. Catherine Nowak~ Catscrapbooking 
3. Pam Trostle ~ Pam's Crafty Creations 
5. Janna Gray - The Creative Princess 
7. Jenny Gilbert- The Creative Heart 
8. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings
9. Diana Saunders ~ Farmer Di Stamps 
10. Shalana Glass - Scrappin with Shalana 
11. Darlys Recker - Crafty Happy 
12. Jenifer Benner - Jen's Messy Studio
13. Wendy Kessler - My Scrapbooking Blog 
14. Shelly Nemitz - Just One Pretty Piece 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #89

I have wanted to do a layout instead of a card with a sketch challenge but never gotten around to doing it because cards are so quick!  Well this sketch was a quick layout !  I just grabbed the first paper pack that worked with the paper and a card stock to go with it and cut a 10 inch square and used the zip strip for the "ribbon".I cut the pictures at 4x4 and used some left over shapes from my Layout class I did with the Later Sk8r paper and journaled what the pictures were and and I was done!  

What could you create with this sketch?  Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share your work!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Everything ABC - Letter A

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

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

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

Adorkable, Adorable Arrows and absolutely nothing left are my A's!

I used the last of this paper pack called Superhero, retired, after making invites to my boys birthday and thank you  notes for it!  I love using up a paper pack, though this is about the 20th card and a single page layout too, all from scraps!

The Adorkable and the other stamps came from the Geek is Chic stamp set (D1599)!  This is one of the first stamp sets I bought from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book!  

I am married to a geek and I am a bit of one myself, but I hadn't found a place to use it!  The papers on this card were a little blah and I wished I had put the whole card on blue paper but I love how the stamping stand out and complements the paper!

The Arrow was another perfect A accent!  I stamped it and then added the You Did It! and layered it on Cranberry and Canary and popped it off the page with our Thin 3-D Foam Tape, which is perfect for cards and scrapbooking where you don't want a lot of bulk!

Overall I am extremely happy with how this card that I thought was pretty blah to start with turned out!  Be sure to check out the other A's on the rest of the blog hop!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking !

List of Hoppers
1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy
2. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking 
3. Darlys Recker - CraftyHappy 
4. Janna Gray - The Creative Princess 
5. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings 
6. Shelly Nemitz - Just One Pretty Piece 
7. Shalana Glass - Scrappin With Shalana 
8. Pam Trostle ~ Pam's Crafty Creations 
9. Jenny Gilbert -The Creative Heart 
11. Denise Elliott - Inspired By D