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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Just A Tag For My Junk Journal

Here is a tag that I made using the bottom of my box of beads that I got at Hobby Lobby.  I used a free printable from Calico Collage and cut the ruler out.  I applied it to the left side and then applied the paper on the right which was also a free printable.  The paper on the right did not go all the way to the bottom.  I did sponge all the edges of the paper as well as the edges of the tag itself with CTMH Chocolate ink.   It sat on my desk all day and part of the next one, because I could not figure out what to do next.  
My Birthday was coming up in a couple of days and a friend gave me a gift and told me to open it later on.  After I got home I  opened the gift and found a cute mug for my morning Tea.  The mug was wrapped in a beautiful tissue paper that you can see in the photo.  I almost screamed when I saw it, Love when that happens.  I knew instantly that I would use it on my tag.  I tore off a piece and put in in the open spot at the bottom of the tag.  It was bigger than I needed so I tore off more.  I sponged the edges with the CTMH Chocolate ink then I glued the bottom edge and left the top open for a little tuck spot.  
I too the other piece of the tissue paper that I had left and put some glue on the center Rt side, then tore it off on the edge.  I thought it ended up looking like half of a dress form and I liked how it looked.
It still needed something so I added a piece to the top left.  I really like how it was coming together.   


Then I pulled out some lace and a roll of burlap ribbon and used it on the top of the tag in the hole.  It was a bit to long so I cut of a little hunk.  I liked how the little hunk that was left so I placed it down the edge of the ruler and put a dab of glue and stuck it down.
It still needed a bit of something.  I had 5 little roses sitting out that were each different colors and found that the Peach one looked the best.  I then cut out the tickets from the same free printable and tucked them in the little pocket at the bottom



Cant wait for you to see it when I do my final Walk Through!


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Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Close To My Heart Convention Las Vegas


June 29th and 30th was my Close To My Heart Convention and this year it was held at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas.  For me it was an hour and 10 minute flight so that was not to bad.  I had TSA pre check so that makes it easy too. 
The minute I arrived I could feel the energy.  I was supposed to room with a good friend and another Consultant I had never met Debbie.  My upline Elaine was supposed to go to but she passed away unexpectedly.  At the last minute my friend Lori could not go so Debbie and I had beds to ourselves.  I love Close To My Heart and all the friends I have made in my 9 years with the ccompany.
Debbie and I hit it off right away! 
I created a Junk Journal the I documented everything in.  I love to journal and it makes it easy to remember everything that happens and things I want to do.   You can read more about my Junk Journal here


This was the view from our room which was on the 18th floor.  It almost looks like every guest has their own pool.  The picture does not show them all either.


We were able to go and register and get our bag.  They always have a great bag for us to take all our goodies home in.


The accommodations were great as well.  Everything was neat and clean.  The rooms were huge.  I think the bathroom was even bigger.


Sneak Peak and one of our goodies that we got.


Our theme was Create


 This is just one of our meet ups with our upline.  This was Naomi Smiths  I am in her second downline. 

These were some of the goodies that I got from Joyce.  Tina gave us all a metal straws with little brush cleaners Tina also gave us a package of decorative post-its.  Debbie gave us all a tin of candy. 


CTMH provided lots of photo ops for us and we all took advantage on them.  This was just some of our group.


The first morning was crazy because they had 2 Starbucks in the Casino and both of them had crazy long lines.  I got the drink and Tina got us a table so we had good seats.


 The opening was The Greatest Show and boy was it. 


The show was great all the way into the end.  What a fun time we all had.


Here is a sneak peek of our new catalog that will be out Aug 1, 2018.  You won't want to miss this.  We will be going back to 3 catalog per year.  I think I will like that better.


 Like I said before there were lots of photo ops.  This is for the Wedding of Sticky Boy and Sticky Girl.  The Wedding was held at our Banquet dinner.


Angie found a Sticky Girl stamp.  Woo Hoo!


 This was dinner at our Banquet


This was the Wedding Cake for dessert.


I was honored to be seated at my uplines table Naomi Smith.  It was fun meeting more of my side line


Joyce, Tina and I were all seated with Naomi


Our table had lots of award winners for top sales and recruits.  It was a fun evening.  So glad I was able to attend.


We played the left right game. Kathy won!

This is the Red Rock Casino.  Our room was just about at the end of the Casino.  I got my steps in everyday I was there before dinner.  The elevator was at the other end.  It seem like a great place to bring the family.  They had movie theaters, bowling allies, arcades and that is just what I noticed.  It was hot while were there but we really never had to go outside.  My flight left early so I was in the lobby at 4am to catch the 5:00 but back to the Airport.  I was the 3rd person in line for the bus.  LOL! 



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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Iron-on vinyl and Cricut Easy Press Tutorial

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I made my friend Bert (Roberta) a couple of gifts with my Cricut Maker and my Cricut Easy Press.  She loves Pigs and flying Pigs are her favorite.   I got a bag at Walmart that has a little purse with it and I found a Tee Shirt I thought she might like.
The flying pig was an image I found on the internet that I uploaded into Design Space.  The image of the palm trees and saying were from Lori Kori.  I bought the image and it said The Palm Trees are calling I must Go.  After I bought it I hid Palm Trees are and added Compound is.  I love how it turned out.  I think she will too!




Friday, July 6, 2018

My First Junk Journal Walk Through


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Here is my video of my first Junk Journal all sewed together.  I am not done yet but it was together enough for me to take to my Close To My Heart convention in Las Vegas.   I loved using it.  It turned out better than I thought it would.  Take a look and let me know what you think.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

More Happy Mail from Lani #2

Woo  Hoo! I have more Happy Mail from Lani.  She is a Stampin Up Demonstrator and  I am a Close to My Heart Consultant and we love to share what we have extras of.  I gave her a bag of goodies and this is what she gave back to me. 


Thanks Lani, I just love it all!

Today I did have to go to Hobby Lobby and get some more Eyelash Trim.  What!  Here is what I bought. 



Thanks for stopping by and on Friday I should have more progress on my Junk Journal.  Its starting to come together.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

For the Love of an Old Suitcase

I have been working on an old suitcase that my Sister-in-law Lani gave me.  She really didn't want to part with it, I could tell.  We have been sharing things with each other from our craftrooms.  I have shared the Happy Mail that she has given me you can see that here.
I loved how the suitcase looked with the leather straps on it.  I forgot to take a picture before I started but got this one that you can see how rough it was.  I decoupaged over the top with some map pages that I ripped up.

I left the handle, corners, and straps exposed because they were leather and still in good shape.  I love how it is turning out.  It is pretty bright white, I am not liking that so much!  I should have coffee dyed the maps before I ripped them up and put them on.  Now I am going to have to stain it or maybe some ink will help.  I will have to explore these possibilities further.  Leave me what you would do in the comments below.  You can see the maps that I coffee dyed here.


I found a Free Printable vintage map of Europe and downloaded it into Design Space and used it on an the background of an image to make various sizes of this Paris image.  I will decoupage the smallest one onto my suitcase.  I will post a photo of it when I have it on the suitcase.


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Junk Journal Tuck Spots (it's a work in progress)

Today I am cutting out all kinds of Tuck spots for my Junk Journal.  I am using my Pretty Pennants Cricut cartridge and cutting out everything I think would make a cute tuck spot.  I won't use them all in one signature but I will have plenty to choose from.  I will not leave them plain either (my mind is spinning at all the possibilities).   Not sure if I will coffee dye these but I will grunge them up a bit. 

Here is the first mat.  I used CTMH Nutmeg but the lighting sure makes it lighter.  The true color shows better in the 2nd photo.

 These are all the tops and a better example of the CTMH Nutmeg.  I am going to have fun with these.  The Celebrate at the bottom was just because I liked it.  But you never know where it might show up at, in, or on.  LOL!

Here they are shown with the backs and I chose CTMH Almond for that.  Now you see the Celebrate better in this one.  Now I have plenty to chose from.  I can use them as pockets or tuck spots.  I made them in several sizes so that should work too. 

Thanks for stopping by to see my progress.


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