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Thursday, May 7, 2015

More Taste of Summer for National Scrapbooking Month

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Here is more I made with the Taste of Summer #ctmhtos  Karen Morris our Presidential Director and she rented the Brandywine room for us at the Sacramento Hilton for the day.  We got to bring projects and just create and spend the day with our CTMH Sisters.  What a fun day we had.  Thanks Karen for doing this.  Here are just some of the things I made while we were there.


 This is a fun paper pack with lots of bright summery colors. It also has a coordinating stamp set.



Told you it was cute and colorful!  Here is another card that I made. I used the Strawberry and random stamped it on my Daisy White card in Smoothie.  I used the little Strawberry topper and stamped it in pear on the Strawberry.  The Bee, flight path, and sentiment from the Seasonal Inspiration 2's  Operation Smile stamp set on the back of the Catalog.  Happy Everything D1653


The is the third card I made.  Thanks to Jen Patrick for bringing her Pink Cricut Expression 2 with her and all 4 of our Cricut cartridges.  I was able to cut out shape I needed for the sentiment for this card.  That was so nice of her and she came from Fresno.
I will need to bling this card up so I will post it when I get finished with it.  It is hard to take everything you need when traveling but that is fun too, it's a work in progress!


You can see other card I made with the Taste of Summer here!
Read all about the Making Connections with CTMH here.
Thanks for stopping by.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Making Connections with CTMH #ctmhmakingconnections

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I say it all the time but I love working with Close To My Heart.  This Saturday me and 4 other Consultants drove to Sacramento for the Making Connections business builder and creative session.  What a great Day it was! #makingconnections  I started at 6 am driving to a McDonald's in Livermore to pick up Elaine, Lori, Joyce, and Tina.  We loaded up all the crafting supplies for the 5 of us.  Hummm 5 women 1 day of crafting.  Good thing I have a big vehicle!!!  No pictures of the back loaded up.  Darn I missed out on that one!
Off we went.  We decided to make a pit stop at McDonald's in Sacramento.  The drive thru was packed but we only wanted to go inside.  I drove around and parked, we all got out and went to the door only to find out that it was closed for remodeling.  Can you believe that?  We had to walk across the street to an AM/PM market.  Lori and Joyce had spotted a homeless man sleeping on a bench so they decided to purchase a tuna sandwich some chips a drink and some doughnuts.  When we got back to the car the homeless man was nowhere to be found.  They asked around if anyone had seen which way he went. Someone thought he went to the stop light so we drove around looking for him.  We never did find him.  Now we had one sandwich to share between the 5 of us.  We laughed and laughed.
When we arrived at the Hilton Sacramento we unloaded all of our stuff and and set if up in the Brandywine room.  There were several consultants there so we got busy creating things and working on projects.  Everyone had stories to tell and we had a great day creating. The time just flew by 10 am till 4 pm.
At 4 we loaded up all our stuff and headed out to dinner.  Check in for the evening Making Connections was from 5 to 6 so that gave us time to mingle and meet some of the other consultants that we did not know.  I always enjoy that part.  We also were able to purchase a Base and Bling sheet that is exclusive to this event and the proceeds so to Operation Smile.  We raised or $900.00 that night.  Such a great cause!
The evening started out with some great things to inspire us and helps us out in our business.  I love how CTMH lets us know they are always there for us and thinking about us.  LOVE CTMH!!  They had handouts and I took lots of notes.

They passed out 3 bags full of product to make 2- 2 page layouts and 1 bag full of stamp sets, card bases, sequins, Shimmer Trim and 2 My Crush for her mini albums.  I barely had room to check it all out in.
During the break we all gathered together for a group selfie.  Monica is our selfie Queen!  She is also our hashtag Queen #ctmhmakingconnections.
We were also introduced to the Instax Camera.  By the way they will be giving away 50 of these at Convention.  #ctmhconvention.  You can join my team and join me in Disneyland for 3 fun filled days of business and creative goodness.
PS these come in lots of different colors.
I can't wait to get the first look at our new Annual Inspirations 2015 / 2016.
Sadly it was time to pack up and head back home.  We said goodby to our CTMH friends and loaded everything back up and off we went.
We arrived back in Livermore where we all met to begin our day.  It was a McDonald's and wouldn't you know it it was closed for the evening.  So yes, you guessed it we had to walk across the street to another AM/PM. It was the perfect ending to a fun filled, creative day.  Thanks ladies for all the laughs, great company and I can't wait to do it again.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

National Scrapbooking Month—Taste of Summer

Here is what's going on the whole month of May.  You can get this great Taste of Summer paper pack. Don't worry there is also a stamp set that goes along with it.



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Here is what I have done with the Taste of Summer so far!  Don't worry I will have more to come.
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Here is the Taste of Summer.  I love the Pucker Up.  I want to write Buttercup under it. LOL!


Last but not least here is the paper



Friday, May 1, 2015

My Creations™ Mini Mix Album and Mini Folio

Take a look at the new Mini Mix Album and Mini Folio  and what you can do with them.  They are so cute!  I just love mini albums of any kind.  Don't you!







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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What did you make for Lunch

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Today I was watching a cooking show on Netflix called Chef's Table.  It is always interesting to me to see what others have had to go through to get where they are and the Why to their story.  Well you can guess that watching this show made me hungry.  I had one Apple in my fruit basket and I had made some rolls earlier.  My Mom who will be 95 soon loves Grilled Cheese I knew I had some Brie left over and so I decided to make a Grilled Brie with Apple sandwich.  I first sauteed the Apples in some Coconut Oil and sprinkled with Cinnamon.  Not very creative but sometimes you have to work with what you have.  LOL!

I have a GE Monogram cooktop, it is induction.  I love it it cooks so fast.  It boils water in 90 seconds so you do have to watch what you are doing you cannot put oil in and walk away it heats up fast. You do have to stay on top of it.
I do have to say that I love my cooktop.  I got a set of Cuisinart pot and pans that work with induction-
Induction elements use electricity to produce a magnetic field that reacts with the iron in metal cookware - including cast iron and magnetic stainless steel pans - and transfers the heat to the cookware.

The Apples that I cooked were to thick so I sliced them in half again. The Brie comes from Costco.  It is made in a little town in France at a butter and cheese co-op on the Normandy Coast.  When I saw that Costco sold it I was blown away.

I cut one slice of the Brie and broke it in 2 and placed it on the roll with 3 slices of Apple and then I drizzled honey over that and put the top roll on and placed it back in the same pan I did the Apples in.


This was a great lunch and my Mom who is a very picky eater ate 2 of them.  She says oh I love Brie and smiles.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Watch this wonderful video on the My Crush little books that are perfect for Mother's Day and Father's Day. Of course you can use them for anytime or anyone they are made for him and her. Just add photos, journaling, and don't forget the embellishments!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Clayton Historical Society

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Yesterday I worked as a docent for the Clayton Historical Society via the Clayton Valley Woman's Club.  The Gardens at all the homes are spectacular and it is so amazing.  I am sorry that I didn't get to get pictures of any of the others.
The weather was actually perfect.  Not to hot and not to cold.  A light jacket was fine.  Today looks like more of the same so come on out and take a look!

Don't worry if you miss this yesterday it is still going on today.  You can buy your tickets and see all 5 gardens.  Each one is so different!  Can you see the face in the pond?  The husband makes all the birdhouses and the Wife make all the sculptures.  It is quite the team effort.


The property is an acre of land and they have been there for 14 years now.  The chairs and pot are all painted blue.  There were some on the top level that were painted orange.  She says she does different colors each year.  What a great idea that is.