Thursday, December 19, 2013

This year...

This year I decided how to scrapbook all the photos from trips to visit my son & almost a daughter- in-law or trips they had taken here. I went with the mini albums (I love to make books!). So an album a trip it was! I am happy to say I have just completed the last and most involved one. Yes, I know I am cutting it close... maybe even too last minute for that under the tree on Christmas morning. But I think  all will be  forgiven when they look at them   :o)
This was made with retired 6 x6 page protectors ( a great stash find). I cut off the gutter with the binder holes in it. I then added one hole at the top of the remaining gutter. You have got to love the CTMH page protectors!

 This book was all made using the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge. I even used the matching stamp set to create journal spots for them to fill in.

This was also made with the Artbooking Cricut cartridge, so easy to cut the 8 x 8 pages of matching My Reflections kit paper. I love the CTMH Kraft Ring Binder. A must for your stash!

This last one took some time!! I think it was well used time  :o)  I used the Stack the Deck spine method (this can be found on line by Laura Denison) . I have used 3 envelops for each "page", this gives me 3 pockets and 2 surfaces for photos and journal areas. That's a total of 30 areas for photos or... I  "built" the book covers and spine from chip board. It was most enjoyable  :o)
I found many more ways to add "pages" so I will be making many more Stack the Deck style books.

Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope this helps with any last minute gift ideas (go with one of the first few-LOL!) or plans for next year's gift creating. There is always time to add ideas to your Idea & Plan books, don't we all have those?!

Last few tags..

Our last day of tag ideas for the 2013 Holiday Season. These tags were made by long time club members JoAnn (left side) and Andrea (right side). JoAnn used a cut from the CTMH Cricut cartridge to make these cute gift card tags, great idea! You have got to love Andrea's use of small scraps to make the "gift" tag. Both ladies did a great job!
I think our club had fun sharing and swapping ideas this year. Next will be our club card swap in May  :o)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tags by Mary!

             These nice tags were made by Mary. Great job!
This year we had 8 in our tag swap . Only one more day of tag ideas left. Be sure to check back for the last day of tags.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

More tags!

Lots of great ideas here!  This selection of tags were all created by Camille.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

More Monkey fun!

                Babycakes My Reflections paper packet has a lot to offer.
Add a few embellishments and WaLa! A quick card.
Paper: Babbycakes and White Daisy
Inks: Chocolate
Embellishments: 3D Foam tape, Bakers Twine; Paradise Assortment and Aqua Dots

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


..and we were there to see it!!! Way to go Mike Trout!

More club tag swaps!

Amy made the snowflake tags on the left and Wendy made the Mickey tags on the right. Both soooo cute!! Don't you wish you were in our Stamp and Scrap club?!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Babycakes, a monkey and more!

Remember this card pattern? Now it's time to "dress" it up, dry emboss lines in the bottom card stock and use 3-D foam tape to raise up the 3 boxes. Add a little bling and WaLa! YOU have a cute card with the Babycakes paper.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

There is more to..

There is more to Babycakes than just baby cards, layouts and projects!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Simple Scallops

What a great tool! This would make a great stocking stuffer  :o)

Tag Swap!

                         Have you started your holiday gift tags yet? What an easy and fun, even  fast way to use any of your left over CTMH papers! Try a few cuts with your CTMH Cricut collections and WaaLa! You are done.       What are you waiting for? Get started today!   Need more ideas? Keep checking back to view all the club tags here in the next week    :o)
The annual club tag swap was held last night at our club holiday party.
Tags made by: Debi

Babycakes book mark!

A Babycakes book mark that could be placed on a card or on a layout page or.... So many fun ways to use the December club Create & Take.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Clearly the Best: Subway Tile

This fun look is created with ALL Close To My Heart products. Go grunge or use a simple light color and even a photo or two! This is a fun "there is no right or wrong" style project. What a great gift for any age on your holiday gift list. Be sure to order any supplies soon! Supplies: Canvas Create a Shade paint Reinkers Cricut Collection-for letters

Monday, December 2, 2013

Make your list and check it twice!

                            Be sure to make your list and check it twice! 
What better gift to give yourself.... how- to- books, favorite papers, embellishments, stamps, inks and more! Shop the holiday guide and Fall-Winter Idea book. Or have your loved one purchase a gift certificate from me, that way you can use it when you want; on what you want  :o)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Laughing Lola Birthday!

Supplies: All CTMH
Laughing Lola Card WSOTG
Stamps: Holiday Tags D1560 and Cityscape C1563
Inks: Black, Saddle and Topiary

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black "Friday" Special; FREE Package of Spine Extenders

Black Friday Special!

Stay home, stay warm with cocoa and your computer! Don't miss out on my personal web site Black "Friday" (NOW through Sunday, December 1)  Special: purchase one 12" x 12" Memory Proctors Value Package Z4115 and one package of 12 x 12 Spine Extenders Z4120
Then you will receive from me a FREE package of Spine Extenders!

(Free extenders: Shipping and handling fees may apply for out of the area mailing). *Remember it takes 2 packages of spine extenders for each Value package (Value packages will be retired after this Idea Book, January 31)

Disney Racers!

This is what happens when the ride breaks down :o( Great photos and lots of light.

Laughing Lola Gold CS

Laughing Lola Gold and Cotton Candy Card stock, what a pair! Add a little sparkle and you are on your way to another nice card  :o)
ALL CTMH products!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Laughing Loal layout

By adjusting one size on the Imagine; Monologue layout I was able to use the (1) Laughing Lola Purple card stock from the Laughing Lola My Reflections on both sides of the layout. I also used the little bows form the matching LL Assortment to use as tabs on the Flip Flaps (there are always so many fun beagle photos  LOL!).
Paper: My Reflections Laughing Lola, Lagoon, Colonial White (base pages), Glitter paper-Black & Grey
Inks: Gypsy, Lagoon, Slate and Black
Stamps: Paisley Perfect and Laughing Lola WSOTG-cards stamp set.
Embellishments: Laughing Lola Assortment, Opaques Gems-Black. * 4 x6 Flip Flaps and 3-D Foam tape
I used all Close To My Heart products, which can be found on my web site

Thursday, November 14, 2013

10 cards-$10!

Make 10 cards from 5 designs! I will provide all the paper, you provide any embellishments you may want to add. Easy! Fun! Register now for a day that works for you and your friends!  Or order your kit(s) "to go". Please view more details under the WorkShops heading on the right of my blog. 

Laughing Lola meeting Artiste!

Paper: Lagoon, White Daisy and Laughing Lola BT (My Reflections Package; Laughing Lola)
Inks: black and Gypsy
Embellishments: Laughing Lola Assortment and Black Striped Ribbon
* Cricut Collection Artiste
ALL CTMH Products found on my web site. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Stamp of the Month only $5..

Get a $17.95 "D" size stamp set for only $5! Order $50 in products and purchase the Stamp Of the Month for only $5! That is a $12.95 saving off the retail price.

Artbooking Made Easy: Cross-Cartridge Collaboration

Laughing Lola!

Paper: My Reflections Laughing Lola, Buttercup, Gypsy, Lagoon, White Daisy and Pear cs.
Stamps: Paisley Perfect C1556
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Sparkles; Black and Grey, retired CTMH black ribbon.
Pattern: Make it From Your Heart, vol 2

Monday, November 11, 2013

Club Create & Take!

You will not want to miss out on this fun card! It's a take off from one of the Laughing Lola Card WSOTG cards. Please check the supply list under "Save the Date", see you Thursday :o)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Time to think of Holiday gifts!

                                                   My Crush Bluebird
                                                   My Crush Modville
Now is the time to think about what you can create for that someone special on your gift list or give to that person to create. This year the Close To My Heart Idea book has the popular Crush books. This beautiful book comes with 60-10" x 7" printed cardsock weight designed pages, hardcover with resist pattern, wire-bond. There are two book designs to chose from, Modville and Bluebird. There are even  stamp sets designed just for each book as well as two My Crush Assortments!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Kraft 3-Ring Album!

Turn this My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album (Z1871  $5.95)  into a beautiful gift using your Artbooking 8 x 8 album cuts!

Simply choose your CTMH My Reflections paper packet, have a few 4 X 6 Flip Flaps ready to go...cut out all the 8 x 8 and half pages from the two mini 8 x 8 albums in your Artbooking  cartridge on pages (I used) 38 & 39, 44 & 45. WaLa! One great mini album, one great gift!  *In this one I added extra card stocks from my CTMH cs and a few BT pieces. Not a lot of "work" was required.