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During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thank You Card inspiration from a friend!

I wanted to share this super fun card I got in the mail from my friend and CTMH sister Kay Pekin! The embossed background was a snap using CTMH's new embossing folders, and and I love love love how she blended the ink colors on the stamped flower!

Last thing to note, I have had lots ask me about what to do with washi tape (see how Kay used it here in a couple of places as a splash of color on the edges--perfect use!).

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Scrapbook adult time too!

Just a reminder...don't just scrapbook your kids special times, scrapbook YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, and EVERYTHING else that matters in your life; just like I did here when I scrapped this fun night out with these ladies I love--my scrappin' sisters!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

I wanted to wish everyone a SAFE and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!!!

 I am going on a business trip this weekend...ALL FAMILY ALL THE TIME!  I figured since my business was preserving my families memories and legacy I would go make some new memories!  I hope that you all have the opportunity to do the same!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Studio J High School Layout

I made fast work of this Academic League layout for my son's team using Studio J.  Even though green isn't a focal color of this paperpack, that's the beauty of using Studio J.  I was able to shift some of the tones and papers to match the bright tones in the photos.

I love this paper packs accessories because it gives an academic feel instead of a kiddy crayon feel.  Note how I used layered paperclips for ribbon ties instead of brads.  When I went to journal for this page, I got the eye roll from my son (those of you with teens know the one), so instead I went with quotes.  He was very happy when he saw the finished pages; and that says a lot. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

May At Home Workshop Kit

For the month of May I am not having a normal classroom workshop, what I AM having is a ready to go AT YOUR HOME, ready to assemble workshop!!!!! 16-page mini photo album  all prestamped and precut and with a full printed photo guide!  This is an incredible steal for you and you will not want to miss out.  I am so in love with my little album that I wanted to offer it to everyone from shore to shore, so all my long distance crew, you can get in on this deal too!!! All we have to do is add shipping and this mini album is going to easily fit into a padded envelope so its not going to be much :)

I already have several orders, so I will be taking orders now through the 15th of May!  Hurry you want to miss out!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Homework and Masterpiece Magnet Clip

I wanted to share one of my projects from my Poway Spring Fling.

This fun clip, is a wooden clothes pin with a magnet on the back perfect for showcasing all those special papers and art masterpieces that come from school.  It also works great for holding photos.

Here are the directions for you:

  • With Bonding Memories glue adhere B & T paper (3 1/4" x 5 1/16") to the clothes pin.  Bonding memories perfectly for this because it acts like wallpaper glue making the paper become part of the clip.
  • Next Trim the Stamped image (which is done using lilac mist ink on lilac mist cardstock) from "Blue Ribbon C1464" stamp set.
  • Curl the end of the stamped ribbon around the edge of a pencil for dimension; curl (2) paper ribbon  B & T pcs (2" x 5 1/16")
  • Glue "ribbon" pcs together into middle of Lilac stamped image (yellow circle will cover them)
  • With foam pop dots I adhered the buttercup cardstock stamped image (which is a 1 1/4" circle) and added the sparkle to the center of the stamped image to the center of the lilac mist image.  I used three pcs of foam dots because I wanted it to be solid since that was where I was going to be pushing for the opening.
  • To adhere that all to the clip I put my bonding memories glue from the top (the part you pinch lol) to the halfway point (where the metal spring ran through) and then glued on my imagery.  The top of the clip is at the center of the lilac circle so you have some idea of where I placed it.
  • Lastly, I applied the pre-adhesive backed magnet strip.  I started the magnet from the bottom and went up, instead of centering the magnet, because I figured that would be better since that is where the weight would come from.
 This project was inspired by Brenda Wando.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Skylark Spiral 6x6 Notebook

I really enjoyed making this fun little Skylark spiral 6x6 notebook.  I hope you all enjoy it too (more photos below).  It was pretty are the basics:
  • I adhered a 2 1/2" x 5" B&T pc to the front Bonding memories glue.
  • With Chocolate ink I stamped 3 images on the front cover using CTMH's Spring 2014 Petite Perk set (two in upper left corner, 1 in middle, center area).  Next Random stamped on the back cover 3 of the images as well and lightly colored in all images with pencils.
  • Using CTMH's scallop punch I made a 1/2" x 5" pc of White CS; and adhered it to front just about B&T
  • Adhere 1/4 circle doily to back lower right corner with Bonding memories glue
  • Add 1/2 (6"pc) of a zip-strip border up the side of the front and back of book
  • Take remaining 1/4 circle doily and loosely fold (almost as if you were making a paper airplane but not quite to the center point) and adhere to front with Bonding memories glue.  I only glued solid back piece and then gave a little dot to just tack wing down.  I wanted it to still appear raised for dimension.
  • Thread buttons with 3 strands of brown floss and adhere to front along with wood pcs with Liquid Glass (be sure to have closure strap in place before decorating to leave a place for strap).
  • Lastly I tucked a piece of White CS 3/4" x 1 1/4" into the name plate on the front (you might want to right on it 1st if you know what you want to put on it)
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Sunday, May 4, 2014

No. 1 Dad Card

I wanted to give some of the basic construction and technique tips for my No. 1 Dad Card, featuring the My Hero Hostess Rewards B1448 Stamp set:

  • Adhere the two large B&T pcs to the card base (I recommend tracing/trimming the flap pc with a pencil before gluing to base)
  • Stamp with Dessert Sand Ink the distressed square like frame shape on the Crystal Blue Cardstock or CS AND stamp repeatedly onto the 1" x 8" Dessert Sand CS
  • On Crystal Blue CS Stamp Plane image with Barn Red ink twice (do not re-ink before stamping 2nd time) 1st & 2nd generation stamping.
  • Tear Crystal Blue CS, Dessert Sand and 2 1/2" x 2" B&T edges.  Tear in downward motion so you don't have any white edges.
  • Cut out both of the two No. 1 Dad stamped images including, cutting out inset section of barn red center. Next layer and glue two images together.
  • Layer and adhere your card together, including metal stud.
  • Stamp inside of card with your choice of sentiment....
  • Remember to sign and date the back of your card so your loved one knows you made your card yourself!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fun in the Sun (+playlist)

Wow, here is the final installment of Artbooking made easy! If you have missed any you can catch up with them on my pintrest or website or blog, just follow the ctmh tv links. enjoy!