Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blog Candy ~ Vintage Valentine Stamp Set ~ Follower Has Been Picked!!

Well, today is the big day...I hit 30 followers...and it's the (YEAH!!) I just picked a name out of the container! The blog candy winner is ~Mychl!! Please contact me with an address so I get the stamp set in the mail you to! I am so glad to have you guys following my blog! Hopefully your enjoying it and getting lots of fun ideas from it. If you see anything on the blog and want more information on a project I've made or any product questions...let me know...I'll be more than happy to help! 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Disney Theme ~~ Zippidee Paper & Hit The Spot Stamp Set

A while back I went to a crop that my upline Dawn was having. The theme was Disney / Mickey Mouse. We all brought or wore Disney items and the potluck fit the theme (I brought a Minny Cup and caramel apples for the potluck). We had a fun time while cropping. During the crop Dawn had a few give aways...I won one...see the's cute isn't it! She used the "Zippidee" paper and "Hit The Spot" stamp set (C1406). So, if you have any friends or family that your planning to make a gift for that love Disney...check out these items!  

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holiday Workshop ~ Mistletoe Paper and Just For The Holidays Stamp Set

Yesterday I went to a Holiday Workshop. I didn't do too many of the projects since I had my mom with me and she just wanted to go shopping...and boy did we shop til we dropped. But before we shopped, I did get this cute candy bag done. I also took a few other projects home and will put them together later. So, what do you think? I used the Mistletoe paper and Just For The Holidays stamp set (D1380). It's a cute, easy little "thinking of you" gift!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

December Special ~ Plenty For Twenty!!

I thought I would share the December special with you incase you're not able to get your order in in time for the November special. It's called "Plenty For Twenty"...Spend $20 or more in the month of December and you'll receive a Free D-size Retired stamp set. The only way you can get these stamp sets are with this special! So, you can go buy a Workshop On The Go (they would make a great gift for someone on your list) and get yourself a free stamp set! It's a win-win!!  

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nov. Special ~ 2 Stamp Sets & Gift Ideas: WOTG, Shoulder Tote, Studio J Gift Card

Just wanted to remind you about the November special...check out the post on October can receive 2 stamp sets for FREE!! Go shopping without leaving your home! Some gift ideas: The Workshop On The Go kits, the shoulder tote, and the gift card for the Studio J (see post on October 14th)...just to name a few. If you have any questions email me!   

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Pumpkin ~ Centerpiece ~ Autumn Terracotta & Many Thanks

A month ago or so I went to a crop and everyone was making really cute pumpkins for Halloween. I was working on another project I wanted to get done. So, I took my pumpkin pieces home and decided today I would put it together. It came out really cute! The paper used is "Autumn Terracotta" and the leaf was stamped using "Many Thanks" (D1371). I thought today would be a good day to share it with you. I think these would make a cute centerpiece if it was a little bigger. Anyway, have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!   

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought with Thanksgiving...and having a house full of family for dinner tomorrow...I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"On the day that you were born, the angels got together, and decided to create a dream come true. So they sprinkled moondust in your hair and golden starlight in your eyes of blue. " (**I know this one is part of a song)

~"A dog and his housekeeping staff live here."

~"Every child is a different kind of little flower, and all together, they make this world a beautiful garden."

~"Friends come in all shapes and sizes." (**This one I saw with a photo of a cat and dog)

~"Cherish your dreams, follow your passions. They are the guilding hands of your heart."

Remember to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them for my pages. So enjoy the quotes and hope you have a great Turkey day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Swap Items I Received ~Pen, Magnet, Post-It Note Holders, Tag, Writing Pads, Bag, Bookmark, Cards

Today I thought I would share with you some really cute items I received doing a swap (actually 2 groups in the same swap). The items are all from Close To My Heart consultants and we use CTMH products. I can't tell you who I got the items from since not all the items came with the person's names on them. But I can tell you everything I received was really nice and I'm glad I was a part of this swap. If you see an item (there is a pen, a magnet, a few post-it note holders, a tag, a writing pad, a bag, a corner bookmark, a small book, and a bunch of different types of cards) and would like to make it...let me know and I can tell you the specific products that they used so you can order them! I just thought the items were just too nice to not share with you!  

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dimensional Elements ~ Stars, Flowers, Borders, Hearts, Snowflakes, Letters

I know I've talked about "Dimensional Elements ~Ornaments" but I thought I would let you know there are a whole bunch of different shapes you can get...not just ornaments...depending on what you are working on. There are stars, flowers, borders, hearts, snowflakes...just to name a few. These items are great since you can ink the dimensional elements to match whatever project your working on...maybe even add glitter if your feeling like you need some sparkle to your project. They really dress up your page and/or cards without spending alot of money. So go check out the "Dimensional Elements" and let me know what you think!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blog Candy Reminder

I've been crazy busy here with the holidays coming soon and my mom coming to visit for 2 no more time for art work right now...which is a real bummer! Anyway, I thought I would just post real fast a reminder about the blog candy...incase you didn't see the post on November 1st. I need 3 more followers to hit the 30 mark! I also decided that if I don't hit 30 by November 30th I will pick a follower from all the great people who did decide to follow my blog and send the winner the blog candy. And, now I have to leave to go to the airport! Yeah...can't wait to see my mom! Have a great day!  

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Art & Soul Video ~ Stencil, Sparkle, and Shine ~ Cards, Tags, Dimensional Elements Ornaments

There was a new Art & Soul video that just came out and thought I would share it with you. Go check out "Stencil, Sparkle, and Shine". It goes over making holiday cards, little gift ideas, tags, and also ideas on using Dimensional Elements Ornaments (Z1337). I know everyone has busy schedules with the holidays coming so it's nice to take a few minutes just to yourself and relax. So, enjoy the video!  

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mini Albums

Last weekend I went to a crop and decided to make the mini albums from the kit I bought in September (Triple Play). I put together 2 of the albums. I haven't done the stamping yet...still need to decide who I am going to give them to...but, I do think these would make great gifts for the holidays. I'm thinking of using them as an example to make bigger size albums...I like how they came out but would like the photos to be 4x6 instead of 3x3. Maybe I'll have my children make a few pieces of special art work to go into the mini albums (along with some photos) and they can give them to their grandparents. Well, if you didn't buy the "Triple Play" I can still help you make the albums...from scratch...just let me know.    

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought I would do the quotes to add to your quote book today...

~"There is only one way to lead a child down the right path...that is to go that way yourself"

~"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future"

~"A true friend is one soul in two bodies"

~"Where we love is home- home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts"

~"Giggles and dreams, sunshine and moonbeams...that's what little girls are made of"

Hope you're enjoying filling up your quote book...remember to stop back again for more quotes next week. (wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them for my pages)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Flower Gift From Dawn~ Grace Paper, November SOTM and Many Thanks Stamp Set

This past Saturday I went to a crop (which was fun) and my upline Dawn gave out these really cute little gifts to everyone. It is just so adorable I thought I would share it with you. She used long, thin bags to put the M&M's in (the same bags I bought for the Halloween pencil gifts for my daughter's class...see 10/24 post). She made the flower with "Grace" paper (X7117B), and used 2 stamp sets: the November 2010 SOTM "A Little Thanks" and "Many Thanks" (D1371). These are great little "thinking of you" gifts! I thought they were just too cute to not share with you! And, while I'm posting I just wanted to remind you that the special for November is...if you spend $100.00 you will get the SOTM for free and you get to pick another stamp set for free too! (Check out the flyer I posted on 10/31 if you missed it!) Hope you enjoyed seeing my gift I received from Dawn.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Box Gift ~ Creative Basics, Holiday Warmth, and Sparkles

I thought I would share with you today a gift I made (actually made 2 of them). They are cute little boxes with soaps inside. I used the Creative Basics~ Cherry-O paper...which is now sold out...but you can use Creative Basics ~ Mistletoe (X5811) and it would be just as cute, or maybe even cuter! (and it comes with ribbon to put around the box) I also used cranberry ink for the stamped saying which came from "Holiday Warmth" (D1376), and I added some Sparkles (Z1326) to give it a little bling. These will make nice little "thinking of you" gifts during the holidays!

Ps. Also check out "Holiday Ideas" I posted in Sept. I used the same boxes but a different stamp set. I just love that you can change the stamp and it makes it seem like a whole different gift.  

Monday, November 15, 2010

Oreo Cookie Turkeys ~~YUMMY!!

I saw this today at Teaching Tiny Tots and just had to's not scrapbooking, but if your planning a crop or a Thanksgiving party these adorable Oreo Cookie Turkeys would make a yummy, fun snack. I'm planning to do this activity next week when my children are home from school. Go check them out and let me know what you think! Can you picture them on your table? Or in your belly...LOL! I can!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

Today is the day I thought I would add some quotes for your quote book (see post on November 4th).

~"Houses are but walls and beams; homes are built of love and dreams"

~"When life gives you scraps...make scrapbook pages!"

~"No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap"

~"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other wings"

~"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven"

These are my quotes for the week...again, wanted to add here that I have no idea who said them or where I found them...I have been collecting them for a long time to use on my pages and didn't think to keep that info. Any quotes you would like to add...please add them.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Blog Candy...Only Need 4 More Followers To Pick A Winner!!

I don't know how to put a post at the top and have it stay there...I'm too new at this blogging. But wanted to remind anyone looking at the blog that hasn't hit "follow" should...check out the post on November 1st...BLOG CANDY!! Only need 4 more followers!! I am so excited to see the number change every day. Plus I really want to send out the fun stamp set I picked out for the winner! 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Holiday Workshop and Birthday Gift Ideas ~ Snowmen

Here is another project done at the holiday workshop...again, I wanted to let you know it's not the same as what was done at the workshop, since I finished them at home (plus I like to be a little different). The pink one I changed it to add "Happy Birthday" since my son's Kindy teacher's birthday is next week and thought it would be a cute little gift with the card he will make for her. The stamp set I used for the words is a retired set. But we have a bunch of stamp sets you can order with the words "Happy Birthday" in them. The snowman stamp is from last months SOTM. If you didn't get him, there are a few other sets with cute snowmen you can buy! Check out "All Decked Out" (D1308) or "Snow Friends" (D1244)...either set would also work for this cute holiday gift idea. The blue one also used the SOTM for the snowman and "A Sip" (A1109) was used for the words. They were really pretty easy to put together and I added a little color with my markers. I thought I would share them incase you need a fast and easy gift!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mistletoe Paper~ Glitz Glitter Gel ~ Just For The Holidays Stamp Set ~ Clear Cards

I wanted to add another project they did at the holiday workshop...that I finished at home. I know that this one, for sure, doesn't look like what they did at the workshop because I had extra pieces of paper and ribbon (plus I added a piece of paper). I still think it came out cute! But it was a little hard to take photos of because the card is a clear plastic. I used "Mistletoe" paper (X7130B), "Glitz Glitter Gel" (Z1313), the stamp set "Just For The Holidays" (D1380), and "Clear Cards" (Z1309). (TIP TO REMEMBER: with these cards they have a clear cover you need to remove otherwise when you use your adhesive the items will not be attached to the card properly)  This card was fun to make and came out cute!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Workshop ~ Mistletoe Paper and Stickers

About 2 weeks ago I went to a holiday workshop that my upline, Dawn and two of her friends set up. It was nice to get out of the house and talk to adults (since I do daycare and my usual crowd is pretty young). I couldn't stay long, but got to work on a few fun holiday projects. (Dawn always comes up with such fun activities.) So I thought I would share with you the ones I worked on...I just finished or need to finish some of them...over the next few days. Since I didn't finish them at the workshop they will be a little different than how they had them in the workshop. Oh well, I should have taken a photo of their samples...I guess it's ok if they come out a little different. I think they are great ideas and I think they came out cute! So, here is the first one I finished...It is a little cd cover. I used the Mistletoe paper and stickers. Using the stickers made it super easy to put together. There is a spot to add a personal note and gift card...and room for the person (either me or the person I give it to) to add photos. Just a super sweet gift for someone that I care about!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mistletoe Paper ~ Workshop On The Go~ Great For The Holiday Pages/Cards!

Today I thought I would share the paper pack "Mistletoe" with you. You can buy the Workshop On The Go (pg 25 in the catalog G1014). It comes with: Level 2 paper pack, a special stamp set (can only get this set if you buy the wotg kit), a level 2 assortment, & a workshop guide (directions to make some cards & 2 pg scrapbook layout). If your not really into stamping you can buy the paper packs (X7130AX7130B), level 2 assortment (Z1330), and sticker pack (X7130C) and make your own designs up. Either way, you'll have some great holiday pages / cards!! 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Magic ~ Art & Soul Video ~ Gift Ideas

Since the holidays are coming up real soon, and I just don't have time today to put anything together to show you, I thought I would share another "Art and Soul" video with you instead. This one is an older one but has lots of good ideas for little gifts you can make. The video is called "Holiday Magic". At the end of the video they talk about a collection you can buy...but since it's an older video it's no longer available...just thought I should mention it. CAN go to my website and find all kinds of other amazing items to use! (If you have any questions let me know.) So...go grab a snack, sit back, and enjoy a few minutes of  fun video time!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tag For The Bubble Bath Bottle~ Hollyhock Ink, Fringed Phrases & Thank You Stamp Sets

Today I was working on organizing my scrapbook stuff...still not the way I would like. Especially since I would really like a whole room just for my stuff...I know, wishful thinking! A girl can dream, can't she! While I had it all pulled apart my kids kept coming over to see if they could play with some of my stuff. I gave them each some paper and sent them on their way. When I was just about done (for now anyway) my daughter wanted to make her teacher a little thank you we put it together. She had a little bottle of bubble bath she wanted to decorate for her teacher. So this is what we came up with. I think the tag came out cute! We used a scrap paper, with "Hollyhock" ink (Z2128), and 2 different stamp sets: "Fringed Phrases" (C1366) and "Thank You" (D1361). I thought I would post it to give you an idea, with the holidays coming up. This would be nice if you want to give a little something to someone to tell them that you care.  

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Booklet With Information On Becoming A Consultant~ Olivia Paper, Barn Red Ink & Believe In Your Dreams Stamp Set

A few months back I went to a team meeting with my upline, Dawn. She wanted to go over some of the new changes Close To My Heart is/was planning. There is a bunch...some already happened...some are coming's all very exciting! Anyway, during the meeting we made these cute little booklets...we made them to give to others who are thinking of signing up to be a consultant. I used a different stamp on the front of my booklet (didn't feel like getting inky during the meeting and thought I would do it later at I like to be a little different). I used "Olivia" paper, "Barn Red" ink, and "Believe in Your Dreams" stamp set...incase you want to make some would make a cute card too. I just thought I would share it with you today...and tell you to keep an eye out over the next few months for lots of great changes going on with Close To My Heart! 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Card Idea ~ Magnifique Paper, Ice Crystals Stamp Set and/or My Stickease Adhesive Sheets

I thought I would post another photo using "Magnifique" paper. I really do just love this paper pack. The stamp set that was used is "Ice Crystals" (C1428). Or, if you don't want to do any stamping, you could buy the sticker set (My Stickease Assortment, Adhesive Sheets X7127C) and change the card just a little. Either way, you would have a really cute card to give to someone special!  

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Quote Book ~ Quotes and Fun Sayings ~ Added Each Week So Check Back!

I thought it would be fun to post each week (once a week) some quotes. I made a "quote book" to hold all the quotes I have found over time (and still love to find). So, why not make a book too...and each week check in to add some quotes to your book. Before you know it...your book will be full...and a great resource to use when you scrapbook and/or make cards! ***Only thing I do want to add before I get started is...I've been collecting these quotes and fun sayings but never wrote who or where I've collected them from (sorry...I didn't think it would matter since I planned to just use them on my pages). So, go have some fun! And if you can find some time...please add some of the quotes / fun sayings you have collected too (so I can add them to my book!!). So here we go:

~"Success is not final, Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts"

~"Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off the goal"

~"Together is a wonderful place to be"

~"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk forever in my garden"

~"Be who you are and say what you feel~ because those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind!"

Hope you enjoyed them!! And remember...find time to add a few too!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Magnifique ~ Paper Pack / Workshop On The Go Kit

I posted on October 30th all about the paper pack (and the "Workshop On The Go") "Magnifique"...well, I thought I would share another photo with more ideas to use this lovely paper. I just love the beautiful colors in this pack...what do you think of it?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Video ~ Autumn Projects To Fall For ~ Tissue Stamping

Aside from all the fun Halloween stuff going on I just started (yesterday) a new daycare baby. The baby is only 3 months old. Very cute...but it's been awhile...last daycare baby I started...well, she's now 19 months I am TIRED! Anyway, its just a bit crazy at my house...with a new baby, a 19 month old + my 2 children (and I will have an almost 3 year old added to the mix at the end of the week). That all being said...I have no art work to share (yet!) but I thought you might enjoy watching a very fun video (Autumn Projects To Fall For) on Tissue Stamping...check it out and let me know what you think?! I can't wait to be not so tired so I can try out these fun ideas!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Blog Candy ~ Vintage Valentine Stamp Set

I thought with last night being Halloween and the kids getting candy (and LOTS of it!) I would offer some BLOG CANDY today for us big kids. I'm looking to get some more once I hit 30 lucky winner is going to get a stamp set (it came in my goody box a few months back). The stamp set is called "Vintage Valentine" (D1193). It is a retired can't buy, here's your chance to win it and follow a fun blog too!!