Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CK Sneak Peaks...

Here are just a FEW of the Layouts & Kits I'll be having at the Creating Keepsakes booth this weekend!
STOP by & See us! The kits came out really cute this year I think!

All of them are Made with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge. Below each image is links to the additional items you can buy.


Guess be the first to guess correctly (by commenting) which 4 paper packs I've used in the "Happy Fathers Day" Kit AND "Follow" my blog & I'll save a kit just for YOU!!!

 Happy Fathers Day Items....

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
C1542 Perfect Fit Dad

 Our Adventures Friends Layout uses a piece of cruisin' paper for the alphabet strip and the stamp sets from the Cricut Artiste Bundles

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection

Colors used... Sunset, Sweet Leaf, Hollyhock, Blush, Slate
For a little hint! I used the Easter Basket Handle for the perfect scallop border & cut it in half!

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection

Little Bunny Foo-Foo Treat Tubes

I just LOVE how this little guy came out. He doesn't look quite as cute as he would with "Easter" colored candies but this was the only colored jelly beans we had in the house.

So lets just call him "RED FRED!"

He's made using the bow tie & brackets from the CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge.

Creating Keepsakes Here we come....

The Portland Creating Keepsakes convention is THIS Week!

My team & I are SO excited! I can not wait!
I'll be posting some pictures as I go.

One of the things I'm MOST excited about is.....

I have BRAND New Consultant Kits ready for you take HOME today!

Its ONLY $49+ s/h, Tax For over $155 in retail value worth of PRODUCTS!

If you've ever thought about being a consultant NOW is the time!!!

I can't wait for you to see all the fun stuff we've made with just this kit! SO much FUN!

ONE of the BEST reasons to be a consultant is the fabulous adventures we have!

I just returned from the CTMH Album retreat where we were spoiled by having 10 layouts pre-cut & designed for us! We were given fabulous meals, CASH even, met Stacy Julian AND over $300+ worth of brand new products. IT WAS AWESOME!!!

And whats even cooler is they are having another one in NOVEMBER!!!! YEAH!!!!

So Join our TEAM today. Come see me at the CK SHOW and take home your kit today!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

HOORAY! Happy 2013!

I'm SO excited to be getting back into the CTMH swing of things!

Since I returned home from the CTMH Convention in August things have just been non-stop! We have been remodeling the scrapbook room, moved and painted other rooms and a ton of other home improvement projects. We also opened our Eugene location & that has been a wonderful addition for Sean's business. AND my parents came home for a wonderful Holiday visit. SO... That said its time to get BACK TO WORK! :0)

First up on the agenda is our BRAND NEW Catalog release & Bingo Celebration....WINTERFEST!

I'm holding back no stops, its going to be a GRAND EVENT! With a Bigger space & lots of parking its at a wonderful location AND plenty of room for everyone to attend! I'll be sending out a email invite next week & a postcard reminder the week before! MARK YOUR CALENDARS and BRING your friends! Its going to be FUN, FUN, FUN!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Birthday Bonanza Project #2

Yesterday was "MOJO" MONDAY creative cards classes and we had a blast!

The majority favorite card was this one....

I LOVE using color & just solid card stocks! Especially with the new Greys! Can you say YUM???

The Colors I used were: Whisper, Slate, Pear, Smoothie & Creme Brulee!

Products Used:
*NEW* Whisper Ink
*NEW* Slate Ink
D1399 DREAM Big My Acrylix Stamp (Set of 36)


  • First you'll need White cardstock & a variety of additional colors of inks & coordinating cardstocks.
  • Both the Oval's are cut from the Artiste Cartridge. The word bubble that coordinates with the "you make me smile" is 1-3/4" and the Oval behind it is also 1-3/4".  
  • All the colored pieces of cardstock are sanded to give a "Distressed" look. Our cardstock is wonderful for this because the while core shows through!
  • The Circle is a 1" Circle & the scallop circle is 1-1/4"
  • Cut a piece of white that is 4" x 5-1/4" to go on the front of the card. Stamp the chevron border & don't worry about lining it up because the words will cover it. :0)
  • The Pear (green) piece is 2-3/4" x 5", sand this and then random stamp it with the same color ink to give it more detail with the "FUNNY" words of both Dream Big & the National Stamping campaign.
  • Before you adhere the Pear piece, using the smoothie bakers twine create a "Faux" knot by fussy cutting it & wrapping it behind. Then add 2 knots. This will provide less bulk & give you nicer looking knots than if you wrapped it all the way around.
  • Using a skinny scrap, cut a 2" piece and cut out 2 "Chevrons" to make the little tails.
  • Stamp the Frog from Dream Big. I just LOVE how these 2 sets coordinate together. Color in his spots & out line with a .01 lining pen if you'd like.
  • Add a Creme Brulee flower with a Glue Dot & then one of the NEW chunky sparkles - LOVE them!!! 
  • Finish Assembly & Enjoy!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Birthday Bonanza Day 1!

Hooray!  Its my Birthday...week! 

As a little "TREAT" I'll be posting a piece of ART each day on my blog. Today's "Treat" is a gorgeous August Stamp of the Month Card. Inspired by fellow consultant Jen Rubio, I loved the simple design.

I put the "directions" below and I even added what it uses below. So you can make them at home! Remember if you click on the "GREEN" words it will take you directly to the product to order. Add it to your cart, check out  & when you "JOIN" the mystery hostess party it will ship right to your door! (Hooray!)

G1041 Avonlea Card Workshop & Exclusive Stamp Set

X7155B Avonlea Paper Pack
Z2173 Slate Ink Pad
X5929 Whisper Cardstock 24 Sheets
Z2503 Basics Pigment Pads

S1208 August Stamp of the Month - ONLY Available until Aug 31st Ask ME how you can get it for only $5.00

How is it made?
  • I stamped the large corner stamp with a 4" CTMH Block in Slate Ink on Whisper Cardstock. I LOVE how these 2 new colors work together!
  • I then stamped the additional back ground stamp & words also in Slate Ink.
  • The words & the little flower are from the Avolnea Exclusive Card workshop stamp set that is only available in this kit (LOVE). The little flower is stamped in Juniper Ink.
  • I distressed with the New Slate Ink from the BASICS Pigment Stack listed above. These give a nice soft creamier look than distressing with a dye based pad.
  • Finally I added some of the beautiful soft Slate Ribbon that is only available in the Avonlea Card Workshop kit. (Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this kit?)

I hope you enjoyed this! Happy Monday!!!

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