Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hi-Ho Cherry-O! We're having a card workshop!

We're having a Cardmaking Workshop this month, and I couldn't be more excited! So many of you have asked for a workshop, and I think this one is just perfect!

This kit comes just in time for Summer, and the Cherry-O! theme is just so bright and colorful, it makes me crave warm sunshine and walking barefoot in soft grass! I know you're going to love these cards as much as I do!

You'll come away with 6 completed cards,

 a detailed guide for more cards, AND instructions for making an additional scrapbook layout

 and even more card designs!

Not to mention all the gorgeous paper you'll have left for other projects (it's part of an exclusive kit just for this workshop!), and an exclusive stamp kit that you can only get through this workshop to use on all your future projects!

This workshop is perfect for anyone at any ability level or style. With detailed printed instructions, you can go at your own pace, and I will be on hand to show everyone some great new stamping and cutting techniques as part of this workshop! Plus, it's a wonderful way to get those creative juices flowing in time for our ALL DAY scrap on Saturday!

In order to sign up, please respond with your desired workshop kit by April 27, so I can order the workshop materials.

There are two options for this workshop:

  • The Basic Kit, only $29.95 (+tax, s&h)
    •  inlcudes a Cherry-O Level 2 paper kit,
    • an exclusive stamp kit - "Bowl of Cherries",
    • Mini-Medley Accents - "Tulip"
    • and The Workshop Guide.
    • (All of this is packaged and priced below retail as a special offer for this workshop.)
  • The Best Option, only $37.85 (+tax, s&h)
    • includes the entire Basic Kit, plus the additional accents - Colonial White Designer Brads and Chocolate Waxy Flax - to really make your projects pop (as you see in the photo above).
Remember, sign up by April 27, so I can ensure your kit arrives for our workshop on the 7th!

Supplies to bring:
If you have the following supplies please bring them with you and this will make the workshop go faster for everyone. If you don't have them, don't worry about it - I'll have extra on hand for us all to use!

  • 12" paper cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Inkpads - "Chocolate", "Sweetleaf", "Tulip"
  • Corner Rounder
  • Acrylic Blocks - 2"x2" and 1" x 6 1/2"
  • Scissors
To sign up, contact me at   Looking forward to seeing you there!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fabulous Friday!

Hey friends!

I have got an exciting new Scrap Starter to share with you today! This one features one of my favorite layout elements - a mosaic! It's not nearly as complicated as you might think, either!  I used a 2x2 square for the tiles, which is made quick work using a 2x2 punch.  These tiles give you and opportunity to showcase lots of pictures from a big event (such as an egg hunt or birthday party with lots of guests), or you can use them as page elements -  think patterned papers (a great use for your scraps!), ephemeral and souvenirs such as ticket stubs, program covers, reciepts and other goodies that you want on your page, but don't want to take over.   Use the larger picture boxes for feature photos, and play the title up BIG on this page to help it stand out from all the variety.

I hope you enjoy this fun layout, and I'll try to post a sample or two after our Crop Night tonight (oh, didn't I mention that?  Tonight is our monthly crop night, so pack up and come on over to my house!   We're going to have a blast!).

Happy Friday, everyone, and as always, Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sketch Love

I just wanted to share Tish's page that she did from our first Friday Scrap Starter! I LOVE how she took this sketch and made it her own! She used the left side of the page, and added so many different elements - my eye just keeps jumping over all of these exciting aspects of her page - the 3-D title, the gorgeous flowers and wonderful background patterns, and of course, straight to the pictures at the heart of it all!

Tish is from My Creative Tidbits, and has some more awesome pages up there - you need to check them out!  My favorite is the one for her in-law's wedding.   Soooo beautiful, and in my favorite colors!  Thanks for sharing, Tish!

Anyone else with some sketch-inspired work, please send them in -  I love seeing all of your new, inventive ideas!

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Fabulous Friday Scrap Starter!

Happy Good Friday, everyone!  I hope you're getting ready for a wonderful Easter with all of your family!  Don't forget to swing by the store and make sure you have plenty of batteries and memory cards for those cameras! You don't want to miss a single bit of the action on Sunday - egg hunts, church clothes, beautiful baskets, delicious dinners, and after it all, some worn out young'uns!

Once you get those pictures taken, here's a great layout to help you get many of those pictures laid out on the page.  An alternative would be to use 2x3's for all but the main photo, and double the number of images on the page.  This is a great layout for activities like an egg hunt, which has tons of action, and plenty of great shots you don't want to leave off the page.  You could use Easter embellishments, like eggs or baskets instead of the flowers around the main image.

I hope you enjoy this great Scrap Starter as my little Easter gift to you, and don't forget to send me your finished layouts so I can show off your great work!  I can't wait to see some of those pages, ladies!!

Have a blessed and very HAPPY EASTER!   See you next week!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Attention - this is NOT an April Fool's Joke!! 15% off all orders through Easter!

Ladies, if you've been looking for a great scrapbooking deal, I have one for you!  I am holding a 15% off sale through April 4 on any CTMH orders placed*!   This is just my little way of saying "Thank You" to all my wonderful customers, and to help you get stocked up on some great supplies.

All you need to do to order is send me an email at with your list and the Coupon Code EASTER in the subject line by the end of the day April 4 (that's this Sunday!).  I accept cash, check, and Paypal.

Click here to check out the Spring Idea Book and jot down the item numbers of your favorites!

May I recommend a few of my top picks?
 - This paper is so Spring-y and fun, I just love it!  It's every little girl's fantasy come true!

Daydream Level 1 Kit, page 25, $9.95 $8.45, #X7108A

And these stamps are a great compliment to this whimsical paper...

Stamp Kit "Thoughts of You", page 44, $22.95 $19.50, #D1255

Just in time for Easter is this great Stamp Kit, one of a new series that will cover every month of the year -

Stamp Kit "In The Month of April", page 79, $18.95  $16.10, #C1405

The elegance of this paper makes a perfect compliment for almost any page, and I love timeless combination of ivory and black!

Silhouette Level 2 Paper Pack, page 27, $12.95 $11.00,  # X7090B

This adorable Ricrac set adds flair to any page, and works great for funky framing around your photos!

Ricrac Collection, page 90, $9.95 $8.45, #Z1052

And, saving the best for last, CTMH's utterly wonderful Reflections book, which has step-by-step instructions for creating over 100 12x12 layouts.  It's got great product tips and techniques, blueprints (including cut sizes), examples and more.  If you love using sketches to get those creative juices flowing, you are going to LOVE this book!  And, with my Spring sale, this is the best time to buy!

Reflections Scrapbook program, page 6, $21.95 $18.65, #9031

Don't forget - this limited time sale ends this Sunday April 4, so make sure to place your order right away, and as always, don't hesitate to call or email with any questions.  Also, all your purchases will go towards your Stamp of the Month discount*, so you can rack up even more savings!

*This 15% offer does not include Stamp of the Month, Discontinued, Constant Campaign, Personalized or Sale-Priced items.  Stamp of the Month is regular price with discounts for applicable $25, $50, $75, or $100 product purchases. If you have any questions about this sale, please contact Bonnie Padgett.

April Stamp of the Month - "Flower Pot"

They say April showers bring May flowers, but this year, we've already had plenty of showers, so our flowers are coming early - as in TODAY!  April's Stamp of the Month, "Flowerpot" is sure to add a little Springtime to any page!

I just love this kit! These sweet flowers shower happiness on any page, and cheer up any card!  Create your own boquets with this beautiful variety of flowers, pots, and thoughtful sentiments.

Remember, Stamps of the Month are only available during their feature month, and can be purchased for BIG discounts with qualifying CTMH purchases.  You can even get them for FREE!  Contact me to learn how, and get your little bit of springtime today!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fabulous Friday Scrap Starter!

Is it really Friday again already?!?!  How did that happen?  I had some great posts I meant to get up here, about some new gorgeous flower ideas, some friendly little cards, and  even a layout or two!  Oh well, that's what next week if for, I suppose!  I will do better, I promise.

In the meantime, happy Friday, everyone!  Hope you're ready for a fun-filled weekend, that hopefully involves a few minutes of some scrap time (if you're really lucky!).  If it does, make sure you take a look at this week's Scrap Starter - it's a great way to use several pictures in a hurry, and works for all sorts of topics.
Check out my own take on this Scrap Starter with this layout.

See? You can take as much or as little from the sketches as you want, and really make them your own!