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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Just a Simple Fun Card

A quick little card I made for my BFF. 


 I used my Imagine, the Imagine More Cards cart and I snuck in the Art philosophy cart for the red scallop trim behind the little daisies.  I added an action wobble behind the chick on the cover – those things are so fun.  Oh, don’t forget the goggle-eye to give it that goofy look. 

I printed the inside sentiment from my computer.   A simple fun card. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cruisin’ Vacation Mini Album – My First!!!

Hello my Scrappy Friends!

I am here to share my first mini Album with you!  No Ciricut on this.  I love the way it turned out!  I used the Cruisin’ B&J Duos Paper pack from Close to my Heart (CTMH), two of their stamp sets – Cruisin’ Workshop and Adventure USA; and the matching Cruisin’ foil Complements. I also used their Bookmark mini Album and several other store bought items. (i.e. designer paper clips, envelope, ribbon, larger lock rings, stickies, etc..).  Oh and LOTS of CTMH Bounding glue!

 Remember:   The new Idea Book goes into affect 1 Aug and these Cruisin’ items are NOT in the new book, so if you like what you see – order now – only while supplies last --  Here

The few “die-cut” images you see are actually hand-cut (the car on front cover and USA on back-cover). 

I hope to add the cut recipe when I have it done  in aweek or so. 

CTMH has a simpler and different (but still cute) cut diagram here.

Added:  I forgot to mention:  The map paper in this pack has – Seguin, Sam Marcos, Victoria, Temple, and Wichita Falls -- all places from my part of the Texas map.  Maybe it is an old map or area “from these here parts”!  Too cool --had to order extra!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New CTMH Cartridge! Artiste (w/ handbook link)

Oh My Goodness,

Just got the news that CTMH is releasing a new Circut Cartridge with their new Idea Book 1 August.  I loved that last one – that is why I choose to be became a consultant.  Can’t wait to see what is on the new one!!!  It also comes with  three D size stamp sets, a wopping 700 images, and more.  I've been told it will have some great 3-D shapes as well! 

Remember,  just click the link in the top left corner to shop with me – but remember, the cart is not available for order until 1August!
God Bless and Happy Scrapin, Y’all

Update: lots of 3-D items and theamed projects!
Here is the link for the handbook  -- it is awsome!

Friday, July 6, 2012


My friends and family know I can pack ten pounds of “stuff” in to a 5-pound sack and make it look like it is meant to hold that much.  Some may think that is a good skill to have, right?  Well, you first one must ask; “How did she attain such a handy skill”?  Simply put, I acquire so much “stuff” in my desire to full fill my instinctual need to gatherer (you know, that latten gene left over from more primitive times); that my packing skills have become a necessity – that is if I do not want to live in complete chaos. 

All that said, to let you know I share my craft “room” with the home office.  Have I told you we are a family very dependent on our computers?  We have five personal computers in the house with four of them having stations set-up in our 11 X 13 office.  Yes, that is five-work station in one room.  I have the larger half of the room and the three guys (DH, and 2 DS) each have a desk space on the smaller half.  That is a perfectly fare split if you ask me, after all, I have gathered more stuff.

In our previous (larger) home, I had a closet with all my “stuff” crammed very neatly into it.  I could just close the closet and no one would be the wiser about all the plunder that lurked behind.  Not only that, it was upstairs off the game room – adult gussets did not normally go up there anyway. 

My offic looked  in 2008 - 6 months after we moved in
Any hoo, when we first moved in to this house, 4 plus year ago, I had a Hodge-podge of “furniture’ used to store my crafting “stuff” and no extra closets.  It was such a sore thumb in our brand new home. After all you really can’t say, “Hey come see our new house, but please don’t look in that room with the glass doors”.  Not to mention it is off the hall next to the front door and across from the gust bathroom.  Something had to be done, and quick.  I needed the Best Scrapbooking Furniture I could find.  So I did a yahoo search on the “Best Scrapbooking Orginizer” and that is what I found.  It really is called “Best” and it is great, even fairly easy to put together and very sturdy.
 Click here if interested (they often have a 20% off code in some of the scrapbooking magazines).  I am not affiliated with them in anyway – Just a happy customer .
I didn't even have room to work

At first, my DH was not so keen on me ordering new furniture after we just spent so much on all necessities associated with a new house – so I had to wait.  I finally wore him down in time for my Birthday, and he had to admit – It was looking pretty bad! Here is what it looked like BEFORE (Big sad face).  
Over flow in the hall
It was colorful anyway

All the boxes on my front step 7 July 2008
My birthday Present arrived 2 weeks before my big day!!!  Here are the big wonderful boxes on my front porch back in July 2008.

I am the “putter together” person in the house – Just part of my spatial ability I guess.

My initial finished space - photo 7/11
It took me a while to get everything all nice and organized.  I always get messier in the processes of organizing; it is a talent that cannot be rushed. 
After some more orginizing

This is the scrapbook page I did in regard to my space.
Here is my newest addition and the prompt for this post – I just bought the hutch to the desk.  The new purchase is because, of course, I have “gathered” more “stuff”.  I also needed some space for my business supplies (all the Close to my Heart goodies (CTMH)).  For the CTMH business supplies I also bought the tuck-away that fits under the desk, but I have that over by my computer.
4 years lalter - Nice new hutch - 2012

  What you don’t see in these photos is the other half of the office, my computer area, or my Imagine (which is also sharing the other half of the office with the guys).

Okay, okay, here are some photo of the rest of the office, cat, and all.    

My cumputer spot (See the kitty ears behind print looking out window?)
The space my guy's share (3 ares on one side of the room)

And a few more shots of my craft space. 

 Hope you enjoyed the tour.
God bless and Happy Scrapin’