Friday, February 25, 2011

Babies, Babies, Babies!

It seems like this is the year of new babies!  I know so many people who are having babies in the very near future and actually one was just born two days ago ( a few weeks early!).  So I decided to put my craftiness to work with one of my favorite CTMH products...My Creations Memory Showcase (an accordion album)!!  I put together this adorable mini album to give as a part of the shower gift for two of my friends having boys and a third (girl) album is for a proud Grandma brag book.  Here are pics of the boy album, using the Lucky papers.  The girl album is very similar just using adorable girlie papers; Sophia (another CTMH fav!) and stamping the baby's name on the front cover.  If you are interested in attending a workshop to create an accordion album of your very own using papers of your choice, please contact me!  Or if you would like me to create a customized album for you, I can do that too!  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

{ POTD }

I'm really looking forward to this weekend, to get in some much needed crafty time!  We have had such a busy week which has led to very exhausted evenings and no energy to scrap or blog!!  This post is going to be short and's my {POTD} (pic of the day) for my @Becky Higgins, Project Life Album. 

She was just so cute and busy playing in her kitchen, I couldn't resist snapping a few pictures. (But of course she became immediately distracted by the camera and flashed me her million dollar smile) She was whipping up some yummy dinner while chatting away VERY loudly!  I am savoring every minute with this amazing little one!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Three Berry, Four Berry, Mayberry

Ok so I may have been reading Jamberry a little too much but...I am having so much fun playing with the Mayberry paper pack!  I have been waiting for the perfect paper to go along with these adorable chubby cheek photos!! In the layout below I used papers from Mayberry as well as making my own damask paper using Goldrush ink and the February SOTM, Friendship.  The curly Q border is one of the kraft borders, that I left in the kraft color and the scalloped border are half circles that I made using the 1 1/4" circle punch.

I just loved this paper so much that I just had to have the entire set including the Workshop on the Go Kit.  Included in the Workshop on the Go (WOTG), is the Level 2 PP, an exclusive stamp set that only comes in the WOTG, and canvas badge buttons.  The canvas badge buttons are another awesome new CTMH product!!  These are adhesive-backed (just like the kraft borders) and can be stamped on!  On the card below I stamped the flower and leaves onto the button.  I also cut one of the kraft borders to fit the card.  To jazz up the yellow paper on the left hand side, I  stamped small flowers onto the polka dots that were already on the paper.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Catching up in Blog World!

Somedays I feel like I need multiple me's and today is just one of those days! Now some of you may think that is pretty scary, more than one Sarah running around! Haha! So, can we just add a few hours to the day? I don't ask for much! Although I have been greatly slacking in the posting area, I have been doing lots of creating! I do have lots to share...which I will probably do in a couple of posts. I have been playing with lots of fun new CTMH products! I have like a hundred new favorites!! Last week I completed a 6x6 Accordion Album for an upcoming workshop, Saturday I hosted my monthly crop and shared some new techniques.

First things first, I have an adorable little one that has a (day late) message for you:

Hope you all had a very happy heart day!

I was lucky enough to share some of CTMH's new products with my scrappy girls on Saturday night.  We got *Krafty* with the new Kraft Color-Ready Borders.  First for my quick infomercial, you get 50 adhesive backed decorative borders for $5.95!!  I love that you can easily just peel and stick them to your project and they are so affordable!  They are so can leave them as is (kraft color), ink them, emboss them, use them to mask a border, or even weave ribbon or paper through them!  If you missed my tutorial, you can check out a youtube video created by CTMHcorp here and if you can't wait to get a set to try out on your own, you can do that here!

Looking for a quick way to complete a layout but still have it look fancy?  Well, I have just the thing for you!  12 x 12 Memory Page Protectors with photo pockets, these come with horizontal and vertical pockets!  I used the vertical pockets for this layout.  I took three 4x6 photos and rounded the edges with my corner rounder, cut three different pieces of B&T paper from the Unfortgettable (sorry this paper pack is retired *tear*) into 4x6 pieces.  I stamped on one, added a Kraft border to another and then I embellished the outside of the page protector itself with some chipboard shapes (that I inked) and one of the new button assortment packs.  In the near future you will see me use these page protectors more when I share my layouts for my Becky Higgins' Project Life Album that I am creating with a CTMH twist to it!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Free, Free & Fabulous!

Now that's a catchy title!  What does it mean, you ask?  During the month of February you can become a Close to My Heart consultant for FREE!  Yup, you read it right FREE!  You can earn a FREE new consultant kit and FREE products!  Now is that fabulous, or what!?!  Here's the scoop...

Thinking about joining CTMH, well now sure is the time!  Whether you are looking to start a business or just want a discount on your scrapbooking & stamping supplies!  For the entire month of February when you sign up to be a Close to My Heart consultant and achieve both levels of Straight to the Top, you will receive a $129 CASH rebate for your new consultant kit and $100 in select product credit!  That's $229 for FREE and if you count what the kit is really worth; you are getting just about $500 in products and business supplies for FREE! Wow! I told you it was fabulous!

To join, click here!  Contact me for more information or if you have any questions @

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February Already!

Wow time sure does fly when you're having fun!!!  Or on an extended vacation!  Gotta love being STUCK (not sure if I can really call it that!?!) in warm, sunny Florida!  Just realized OMG it's February and I haven't updated my blog!!  So a few quick updates for now and the rest to come once I get home to cold, snowy Massachusetts!  Check out the new SOTM for February, love it!  There is some corporate artwork to tie you over until I can show you some of my very own creations!  The new idea book is out and I have some awesome workshops coming up...details to come!  Also, interested in becoming a consultant, then now is the time.  You can join CTMH for FREE in February!  Contact me for more details @  Since blogs without pictures are sooo boring, I'll leave you with this!