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)