Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Prepare To Be Pleasantly Surprised!

Ok so everyone loves getting free stuff, right?  Well CTMH has done it again...with an irresistible promotion!  All you need to do is head over to my website and place an order of just $20 or more and you will get a FREE retired D-Size Stamp Set (that's a $22.95 value)!!  More than doubling your value!  This is the perfect time to get those items on your wishlist or grab those retiring items that won't be available after December 31st.  Click here for the list of retiring items. Get them while you still can and get a FREE stamp set surprise at the same time!  You can take advantage of this Plenty for Twenty promotion starting tomorrow (December 1st and will continue for the entire month).  As always happy scrapping and have fun shopping.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ring in the Holidays

Looking for that perfect holiday gift or card?  Check out Shutterfly!  I just love using Shutterfly to create the memories that I have captured when I am not going to scrap them.  You cannot beat the quality or the price.  I have been using Shutterfly for four years and I continue to be impressed!  I have created several photobooks, greeting cards, and calendars.  Shutterfly is constantly having sales or specials to take advantage of; as a matter of fact they are having Cyber Week right now with discounts up to 50% off and free shipping through December 1st.  Every year I create a gorgeous calendar with photographs that I have taken throughout the year.  I make a calendar for my house, my parents, my in-laws, my aunt...the list goes on and on!  They always come out beautifully and the recipients rave about them...now it is expected that I will make a new calendar each year!  Not only is it fun to create photobooks and calendars on Shutterfly but it is easy peasy too!  I love the fact that I can be creative while using their backgrounds or templates.  This year I am even going to order all of my Christmas cards from Shutterfly...once I can decide which card to choose!  I'm not good at making decisions and this one sure is going to be tough with all the gorgeous designs to choose from!  I can't wait to see the final product!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lollipop Flowers

I was blog surfing while Olivia was napping the other day and came across some really inspirational ideas and actually created something based on them!!  I always find really creative and cool projects that others have made and think, hmm I need to try that but never do.  So, I needed to make a thank you card to go along with the accordian album and these lollipop flowers were just the thing.  I must give inspirational credit to Tresa Black, the stamp goddess, and Jayma Malme...you must check out their blogs!! I usually don't make cards as often as I scrapbook but I had such fun making this card that I must say I plan to make more and try out more techniques!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Accordian Albums

One of my new favorite CTMH products is the My Creations Memory Showcase; it is an accordian album that comes in two sizes (6x6 and 9x9).  It's fun to create, makes a great gift or centerpiece and even better is very inexpensive!! You can create a gorgeous mini album in less than two hours! I made this 6x6 album as a gift for my parents from their new granddaughter that we are going to mail to them in Florida. As promised here are some pics!! Let me know what you think. This collage shows the entire completed album, front and back, as well as each individual page.

Here are a few photos of the first accordian album that I made using the 9x9 album and Veranda papers.  The idea and template came from my upline, Lynn.  I still have not put photos on the album because it is so beautiful I was waiting for something special and I think I found that...Olivia's baptism pictures!!  So stay tuned until December for the completed project!  But here are the layouts without pictures and please note the beauty of this paper pack gets lost in the photo.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Leaf

Hi blogging friends!  I know it's been a while...but I am turning over a new leaf and am going to try and post at least once a week.  So, I thought this morning was as a good a time as ever to post a new message!  Yesterday was such a great day!  First, Olivia slept through the night (that's not new to her though) in her CRIB!!  Yes, her crib for the first time!  She slept great...mommy well that's another story!  Then, my bestest came over for a day and night of scrapping!!  Finally, after 3 whole months of not being able to scrapbook, it happened!!  And even better I actually completed a project and am so happy with the outcome!  I created a 6x6 accordian album with the gorgeous Olivia papers. I still can't get down into the craft room but Nicole made a zillion trips up and down the stairs to bring me all the supplies and more that I needed!  I'm telling you I owe this girl my life...she has been there for me through this whole ordeal and it has meant so much to me!!  Now I have the "scrapbug" and can't wait to get started on my next project!  I will post pictures soon...baby steps, baby steps!