Wednesday, June 22, 2011

School Project for 1st grade Readers Theater

My Grand Daughter was in first grade and they had their last Readers Theater before the end of school.  My DIL was the room Mom so she had to come up with different things during the year for the kids.  This is just one of many projects that we did together.  She made the butterfly hair clips for the girls, the butterflies were cut from my Indie Art Cricut cartridge at 3".  The Star was from Indie Art too cut at 3" and attached to a clip for the boys to wear on their shirts.
The photo holder is a binder clip/ photo holder was wrapped with paper and then the pleated fold strip of paper was used for the ribbon background.  Then the stamped oval plate with First grade was cut out and attached to the front.  We tied ribbon around the top of the clip and it was done.
A photo of each child was placed in the holder for them to have at the end of the year.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Video from CMTH Trees and Things Stamp Set Video

Watch this new video:
My Acrylix® Trees & Things is the perfect stamp set for showing off lots of neat techniques, including rock 'n' roll, second generation, masking, and more! In this short video, we take these stamping methods to the next level of creativity on cards, a scrapbook page, and even a journal. Easy and fun for all your stamping-crazy customers or those just learning!

Photo Holders or in my case Card holders

If you are coming to Card Class on Tuesday June 28th you will see these.  I will be using them to display the cards that will be made in class.  I painted them with CMTH pearl paint and 3 drops of Watermelon re-inker.  The pearl paint adds a shimmer to the color and it is shinny when it dries.  I had fun creating these the only hard part was pulling the spring out to get the sides back in.  I just used scraps that I had from the Sweetheart and Sophia level 2 paper packs Some scraps of Gypsy and Sweet Leaf cardstock.  I made the little button flower that Connie Macfarlane made.  The ribbon rose is just the ribbon flower strip from CMTH and I cut into it and wrapped it tighter to get the look that I wanted. The key is part of the a chipboard set called Irresistibles Villa Die-Cut and when you sponge them there is a pattern that resist the ink.  I love these. I added some pearls and ribbon and tied more ribbon around the edges. Pretty easy other than waiting for the paint to dry.  Can you tell I am not very patient.  But I am learning....
I still have space available if you would like to come to class.  Let me know..

Monday, June 20, 2011

H2H Challange

Here is what I entered into the H2H challange this week. You had to create off of a line in the grid
I choose Doily, Ribbon, Gems, well gem in my case.
Paperpacks: Sophia, Cherry-O
Doily Stamp Sets:  Simple Memories D1472, Take Luck B1364
Ribbons:  Blush, Sweet Leaf
Gems:  Blue & Green Assortment
Hope you like them.....

Quick Fix Tips because there are No Mistakes

We have a saying at my classes "There are no mistakes", well I thought here is a great place to talk about what you can do when you think or see that you have made a mistake!

When I made my Father's Day card below I cut the Chocolate Ribbon to short.  Oh no now what!!! Well since there are no mistakes and the center of the stamped part would cover the middle of the card I just cut the Chocolate ribbon in half.  So now the middle is where the ends do not meet and the outer edges look great.  No one will ever know. Shhhhhhhh!  It's our little secret. 

Watch for more post like this....
Drop me a line if you have a problem and need a solution.  I would love to help you out.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Here are 2 more Father's Day Cards plus a tile coaster that I stamped on the tile with staz-on and wrapped with a ribbon. The Coaster I made a couple of years ago but my husband still uses it. After seeing a card made by Aaron Booth and a download of the stamps that she had listed, this is what I came up with.
Supplies use were all CMTH
Moonstruck, Colonial White, and Autumn Terracotta cardstock
Lucky Level 2 paper pack
Chocolate ink
Black Staz-on
Stamp set C1239 Vintage Father's Day
chocolate ribbon
The second card is right out of the CMTH idea book.  So easy when you see something you like to make your own. I just love the card it uses VersaMark ink and then lightly go over it with chalk and it make a very faint print.  Supplies used are all CMTH
Autumn Terracotta, Card Stock
Passage Level 2 paper pack
chocolate ink
VersaMark ink
chocolate ribbon
Stamp set Live Inspired C1408
Bronze bitty Brad
green staples

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Here is my Free JPG file from Studio J. Get yours before the end of June

Be sure to get your Free JPG file from Studio J.  You only have untill June 30th so get yours now.
Don't have time to break out your papers and supplies, well Studio J is for you. Are you behind on your scrapbooking and want to get caught up, Studio J is for you.  Want to see your layout before you put it to paper, Studio J is for you.  You can make a 2 page layout and for this month only get a Free JPG file that you can have printed up or place it on the web.

Here is mine.  I was in France for 2 weeks in April and these are some of the great foods we had and some of the places we ate at. 
This layout uses a lot of pictures but there are many different layouts to choose from.  There are lots of paper kits to pick from and Embelishments to choose from that will fit your needs.  I just uploaded my photos selected my paper then started playing.  You can make them as plain as you want or add to what is there.  It was fun and easy.  I have several videos below to look at that will help you with any questions you might have on the How To's of Studio J.  Just look under the label: Stuido J
After you complet your layout follow the checkout process it will prompt you with the Free JPG.  thats it you are done.  In a short while you will receive an email telling you your file is ready for downloading.      Enjoy   Let me know when you get yours.  Look here to get yours now.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Holy Stamp of the Month Batman

I saw this on  Mary Gunn's blog and had to make one.  It is so cute.  It is made with this months Stamp of Month Jubilation D1457 and our 1-1/4" circle punch.  I cut the City sky line from plantin Schoolbook in black cardstock with my Cricut.   I brayerd the sunset in yep! Sunset ink on Daisy White cardstock.   I stamped the bat in sunset on Daisy White cardstock then punched it out with our 1-1/4" circle punch and popped it up with 3D Foam tape. Then cut a fan shape from a piece of scarp in sunflower.  The Happy Birthday to you, is from the stamp set Happy Birthday C1257, another great stamp set to have on hand.  This months stamp set Jubilation D1457 has lots of great holiday as well as celebration and thank yous on it. To see another card made with this stamp set check under> Celebration for a 4th of July card that I made below.  This is a very versatile set that can be used all year long.   Be sure to get yours here ,you can actually get it at a discount or even free.  Check it out.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

CMTH Products that I love

Exclusive Inks Organizer:
My CMTH Markers and Stamp pads are all kept in one place.  This tower is one of my favorites. It keeps all 60 colors at my fingertips and it is on a swivel base.  You can purchase a tray that fits on top (the handles lay down flat).  I use it to hold my StazOn Ink pads and some Re-inkers.  There is also a  padded Carrying Case that it all fits in.
This is one of my must haves.  It keeps it all in one place and with the swivel base you have access to every side of it. 
You can purchase the Tower in one piece or in separates for the Stamp Pads or the Markers, the tray, and the base.
If you would like one just click on my shop with me button.  If you would like to know more about other products just let me know.  I love CMTH and I know you will too.  Click here to order yours.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Love Your Layout: June 2011

You can make this layout featuring your beautiful spring photos as you watch the second video of our
Studio J Love You Layout video series.  We'll even show you a few fun techniques along the way.  These video will help you improve you skills in Studio J..
 Let me know what you think.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

An Album for my Grandson

My Grand daughter and I were working in my scrapbook room on her scrapbook.  My Grandson now is 5 came to me and said "Grandma how come I don't have a scrapbook"!  I said well you will now.  So I got out my chipboard stach and went through it to find two pieces about the same size.  I found two that I could cut to 91/2 x 93/4. I use my corner rounder on the right sides, punched two holes with my crop-a-dile and whala  an album was made.  I loaded it with some 9x9 page protectors that I had.  Put 2 binder rings in. Then Cut some Colonial White cardstock and placed in side the page protectors.  For the Cover I use some of the papers that were out on my table from a previous project.  It was from the Lucky Level 2 Pack.  Then I added some ribbon on the cover and to the binder rings.  This is what it looks like. 
The Stamp Set is a discontinued one from CMTH
The R is cut from my Cricut using Blackletter at 2" a long time ago and just taped on my dry erase board.
All the pieces were left over so I used them as is.
The jean and levis were stamped in Outdoor Denim cut and torn to look like an old piece of the seams on jeans these were the only 2 pieces that I had to make for this cover.
One scrap of paper is from Wings level 2 paper pack.
I sponge the edges with Outdoor Denim.
Since every thing was already in my scrapbook room. It only took me about 20 min. to assemble. It took me way longer to type this up. I had some left over stars and circle punches from the Celebrate Card below that I tucked inside of the first page for him to use as he would like.
He had the biggest smile on his face when I gave it to him.  He gets to deside what goes into it.  He put pics of his cousins and family.

This was a very fun project and it made him happy too!

You & Me Stronger Together

June 2011 Constant Campaign

Amazing news was announced today form Close to My Heart!  During the month of June, the “You & Me: Stronger Together” Storm Survivor Benefit Campaign will be available June 1st thru June 30th (MDT) to help support relief efforts in the United States.  Below is the information shared by the folks in our Corporate Office:
Many of you have asked us if there is something we could do to support those affected by recent severe weather in the US, and we’ve also had requests to extend the availability of the You & Me scrapbooking kit offered during the month of May. We’ve combined those two aims into a single campaign called You & Me: Stronger Together, to raise funds for the survivors of the severe storms that have pummeled the Midwest and Southern states.

During the month of June, order a You & Me kit for only $15 US/ $16.50 CAN (a retail value of $34.95/$38.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. Simply use item number CC1012B to place your order for this sensational kit and help those in need at the same time. The You & Me: Stronger Together campaign will continue until June 30 at 11:59 pm (MDT) or while supplies last.

Offer valid June 2–30, 2011, or while supplies last. No qualifying purchase required. Tax and shipping/handling charges apply. The placement of the donations is prioritized by the American Red Cross, with all money earmarked for disaster relief from the tornadoes and flooding in the midwestern and southeastern United States.

So, please if you would like to help the disaster relief efforts and also receive a beautiful scrapbooking kit at a great savings, head over to my website to make a difference today!

Here is the re-post of the layout I made with this kit.  I do love it.  For $15.00 US. it is a great deal I am going to order a couple extras to have on hand for gifts.  Or maybe just to have for give-aways for my customers.   
You & Me Scrapbooking Kit Includes:
  ® You & Me Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – My Acrylix
1 – 12" × 12" Colonial White Cardstock
6 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos® Papers (New! Cardstock-weight)
 1 – 6 " × 9" You & Me IrresistiblesChipboard Die-Cut Sheet
1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems 
1–Instruction Guide

Click here to order yours now. Don't wait they will go fast.

Featured Colors: Chocolate, Crème Brulee,
Olive, Smoothie

Friday, June 3, 2011


The 4th of July is coming up fast. So here is a quick and easy card for that occasion.  It uses the June Stamp of the Month.   Its hard to tell in the photo but the star and the circles are popped up.

All products used are CTMH
This card uses:
Cranberry, White Daisy, and Sunflower Cardstock
Fanfare Paper Pack X7138B
1 1/4 circle punch Z1311
The June Stamp of the Month Jubilation D1457,
Shining Star D1320,
Circle Together B1372
and In the Month of July C1417.
Cranberry, Z2116 and Pacifica Z219 ink
White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon  Z270
and of course a Bitty Sparkle Z1263
Everything is sponged in Pacifica or Cranberry

If you would like to make this card we will be making it plus more this month June 28th 6:pm and June 30th 10:am are the dates let me know if you want to join our Monthly group. If that doesn't work for you.  We can set up different date for you and your friends.        
 Let me show you how.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Studio J Secrets: Perfect Placement

Discover the tools in Studio J that help you perfectly place your embellishments right where you want them.  Watch this video to find out how....

June Constant Campaign: Studio J® Free-for-All!

During our Studio J® Free-for-All in June, we’re giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It’s as easy as that! We’re offering one free JPG file per customer account during June, so customers who already have a Studio J or a MyCTMH® account are ready to log on and start creating. If you don’t have an account, no worries—you can log on and create an account and then order your free JPG file with no strings attached. Make June the month I would love to introduce all of you to Studio J with our FREE JPG promotion. You’ll love it!

Want to learn more about Studio J?  Just check out the video section under Labels.  I have several YouTube Videos on the How To's of Studio J.  Check it out.
Let me know what you think.  I would love to see what you did.