Friday, January 23, 2009
From stamp sets to favorite paper packets to accessories, we have a little of something for everyone at a phenomenal 40% off retail pricing! These items will be available beginning Monday, January 26, at 8:00 am (MT). Shop on!
If interested, pls go to my friend, Leigh's website at http://stampin.leigh.myctmh.com/ and have fun shopping!!!
Don't forget, sale starts Monday!! I think it'll be about 10am our time. Speaking from experience, it's really a first come, first serve basis. Things really fly out of there and what you have in your cart before checkout, may not be available AT checkout.
IF you do shop at Leigh's website, pls leave a comment on this post so I can let Leigh know. Thank you so much!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
So, that is why I haven't been attempting to many new things! LOL! He's settling in nicely though and starting to enjoy his crate, so I'll have time to sit and relax and play. I'd really like to try some other ideas with my cupcake stamp!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Celebrate: (all CTMH product unless otherwise noted)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Yesterday I was checking out some blogs and I came across "Hands, Head and Heart" and Melanie had the neatest link and I would love to share it with you. Today is the perfect day to share it. All you have to do is click here http://www.procreo.jp/labo/flower_garden.swf and now put your mouse over the screen and CLICK! Where you click, flowers will grow! You can click or hold the mouse and scroll and create a beautiful virtual garden of your very own! When you first go to the website, your screen will be black and empty, start scrolling and watch it grow!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk 's office, was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. "What I mean is, " explained the recorder, "do you have a job or are you just a ..?" "Of course I have a job," snapped the woman. "I'm a Mom." "We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation,'housewife' covers it," Said the recorder emphatically. I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like, "Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrar.." "What is your occupation?" she probed. What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply popped out. "I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations." The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written, in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire. "Might I ask," said the clerk with new interest,"just what you do in your field?" Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply, "I have a continuing program of research, (what mother doesn't) In the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family) and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money." There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door. As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than "just another Mom." Motherhood! What a glorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door. Does this make grandmothers "Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations" And greatgrandmothers "Executive Senior Research Associates?" I think so!!! I also think it makes Aunts "Associate Research Assistants." Please send this to another Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, And other friends you know. May your troubles be less, Your blessing be more, And nothing but happiness come through your door!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Materials Used for the Card:
- B&T paper cut to 4 x 5.5" (I used CTMH Paper Garden paper pack and Stickease)
- Premade card (4 x 5.5") or make your card using CS
- Transparency paper
- Cuttlebug and embossing folder (I used Swiss Dots)
- Stamps for sentiments on front and inside
Instructions for Card:
- Cut your B&T AND transparency paper to 4 x 5.5"
- Run your transparency paper through your cuttlebug using your folder of choice
- Attach transparency to your B&T using your brads, now attach to the front of your card. This way you don't see the brads!
- Add your sentiment on the front and inside
Materials Used for the Memory Box:
- (2) 12x12 sheets of CS
- CTMH 'Flutter' acrylic stamp set
- CTMH 'petal', 'blush' and 'kiwi' ink pads
- (2) 12x12 sheets of co-ordinating B&T paper (I used CTMH 'Paper Garden' paper pack and stickease for this as well)
- Scor-Pal or scoring tool
Instructions for Memory Box: (please remember you can also refer to the link above which also contains diagrams)
- Take your first piece of CS and scor it at 4" both horizontally and vertically, so you'll have 9 (4") squares on your sheet
- Cut the 4 corners off (see photo below)
- Stamp both the inside and outside of the paper, this will become your box
- Cut your B&T paper into 3.5 x 3.5" squares and attach to the outside flaps (purple area in photo below)
- Cut your 2nd piece of CS to 11 1/4 x 11 1/4" and follow same directions as above, discarding 4 corner pieces
- Adhere the last 4 pieces of co-ordinating B&T paper to your flaps, as shown below
- Stamp or use a stickease to add a sentiment of choice in the center box (see both photo's below) This will be the bottom of your box, you will see it when the box opens
- Attach this pc of CS to the larger, ONLY GLUING THE CENTER SQUARE
Once you have all your steps completed, this is what you'll end up with!! Undo the ribbon and your box falls open and you will have attached your photo's of choice! What a great little gift or keep one for yourself!!
This would be a great gift for anyone on your list, including teachers and bus drivers. You don't have to add the photo's, you can give it as is and they can add their own photo's!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Materials Used: CTMH unless otherwise noted
- "Chocolate" ink
- "Sunny Yellow" ink
- "Hollyhock" ink
- "Flower Child" stamp set
- "Annotations"stamp set
- Boom-Di-Ada paper pack
- Distressing tool (edges)
- Co-ordinating markers/water color pencils/blending pen
- Prisma glitter
- Cuttlebug 'Happy Birthday' embossing folder
- Expressions 'Plantin Schoolbook' cartridge (1)
- Stampin' Up! scallop circle punch
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
- white CS
- CTMH creme brulet ink
- cuttlebug 'happy birthday' embossing folder
- CTMH 'annotations' stamp set
- CTMH 'flower child' stamp set
- CTMH 'colonial white' (retired) ribbon rounds
- CTMH prisma glitter
- glue pen
- watercolor pencils and blending pen
- plantin schoolbook cricut expressions cartridge (maddie)
TIP: Using your ink, run it across the top of your embossing folder (where the ink pad is) and carefully position on your paper and run through your cuttlebug...voila!! You have inked embossing!!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
- Stretch Your Imagination expressions cartridge (balloons)
- Opposites Attract expressions cartridge (dad)
- Happy Birthday embossing folder (cuttlebug)
- It's A Guy Thing paper pack (CTMH)
- Chocolate ink (CTMH)
- Baby wipes or stamp cleaner of choice
- bling (michaels)
- Using your ink, ink the side of your folder where it says 'cuttlebug'. I ran the pad across the folder till it was covered
- Add your paper (be VERY careful when doing this so you don't smudge your work)
- Run it through your cuttlebug and remove CAREFULLY
- IMMEDIATELY clean your folder off
- Use your sandpaper and distress your paper (the white area on my photo)
- You can cut your pc's out using your expressions anytime
- Using glue dots, adhere your words and balloons and you're done!
- Cricut Expressions "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge
- 'bling' from Michaels
- "Swiss Dots" and "You're Invited" cuttlebug embossing folders
- CTMH "blush" ink and distressing tool
- Using the expressions cartridge, I cut out both a 'shadow' and 'silouette' of the baby buggy and glued those together to make the baby buggy on the front
- I cut pink CS to fit the inside of the card and ran it through my cuttlebug using the "You're Invited" folder
- I scored the lines on the front of the card using my scor-pal and actually lined it up and 1" so I could even out the scor lines (scored at the 2" and 6" spots for the double line)
- Then I lined up the "Swiss Dots" and ran them all through the cuttlebug
- Now I added my baby buggy's to the front and invites to the inside
- Using my distressing tool, I 'flicked' blush ink all around the edges for some added dimension!