Monday, June 30, 2014

CTMH Convention 2014

It was a blast! I can't tell you all the secrets yet (lol) you will have to wait for the big reveal for just a little bit yet. But you will love the new goodies coming your way!

In the meantime, we learned a lot of great new things to do with our product, we had lots of fun, met lots of great friends. I went on a 5K walk through the California Adventure park, then at night we had a dance party, took part in a flash mob dance, had great food, took a picture with Mickey! Whew I am sure I forget a few things :)

One of the great things is I spent a lot of my time Linda and Jo who have been with me for a long time! Jo joined me 10 years ago and Linda joined 8 years ago! We have been together for a long time and I have been truly blessed to have them part of my team - so glad we were able to be together!

We were able to raise enough money over this convention for over 146 smile operations - that is so awesome! We are so stoked - I will gladly walk and dance again for that :).

I will post some of the artwork soon, be on the lookout for that - and some teasers ...

So, here are a few pictures:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Clearly The Best: Do the Twist (S02E05)

When you're celebrating someone special, you need décor to match! Make your own—and make it unique—by curving, bending, wrapping, angling, curling, and coiling Slate striped twist ties into party decorations sure to make your guests dance with delight.

As I am off to convention I will make some cool pictures - one will be the flip flops I made with these twists! I am making a few other cool little items, I will posts those as well soon - keep watching! My plane will leave early tomorrow morning ... :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Did you miss the last workshop?

Never fear - I will share the cards we made and more!

First let me show you the three cards we made at the workshop. I will only highlight a couple of cool little steps I taught. If you want to learn more details - please, contact me and I will be more than happy to help you out.

Let me point out - all cards have distressed parts! Yes, we always distress the edges of the cardstock! Use your scissors, your edge distressor. Use your sponge or sponge dauber. Distressing adds a lot more to your artwork.

 One of the gals asked me where I get my inspiration for the cards - I go to the internet, yes. But I also go to my previous idea books and I use our How to Books. I love to use them to get started and adjust the cards to what  need to do. They are well work their price! We have them for card makers and scrapbookers. You can't really tell in these pictures, but I used 3-d tape on all of my cards as well.

 One of the things I wanted to teach on the tie card was that - do not throw even the smallest piece of cs away! I used a sliver of background paper for under my buttons! It adds some color. I can always find a use for paper somewhere!

Don't you love this ribbon! The cricut makes cutting these ribbons out so easy! Our little booklets that come with the cartridges show you step by step how to fold these ribbons. Its 1-2-3 and they are put together!

Again, if you missed my classes - you can purchase the kits - contact me and I will be glad to help you out.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Retiring Items - Get them while you can!

We are cleaning house for the next book coming soon! If you have some favorites in the couple of books you want to check this list out and catch your favorites now. They will go quick, because everybody else will get them :).


Remember, this month you can even get some of the previously retired favorites for almost 50% when your purchase $50 in product - plus you qualify for the Stamp of the month! Its a win-win for you all the way around. So, check it out and see what you can find. Have fun!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Floating Your Fancy

Get the most out of your Cricut® Artbooking cartridge with these fun home décor ideas. You and your customers will love these unique ideas to use Artbooking cutouts to create decorative floating frames and functional message boards for your home. These quick and easy projects are pretty and practical—the best kind of craft!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Project Inspiration: Party Favor Favorites

Using small party favors as invitations to a celebration is a huge trend in party planning. Get in on the trend by learning how to make your own perfect party favors using Cricut®–cut shapes and the My Acrylix™ Big Top stamp set.

Hello and thank you for stopping by!

This is my first attempt on a blog - can you tell? I am sure you can. From what I have learned about blogs they are like an online journal and you are getting a peak into my soul ...

At this time I am trying to learn how to post my artwork with watermark and copyright and all that jazz -but I a, learning. My plan is to post my work and along with it I will explain what I used and how I made the project.

As we go along, I will also give you a peak into my life. I will share some pictures of my family, places we have been, places we have visited. So, please come back and visit often. Just know, that I am very new to this blogging thing! So, at this time - any help you can give me is highly appreciated in growing my skills in "blogging".

If you live close to me and you would like to join me in my craft place or one my crops please, check my calendar for any upcoming workshops!

A scrapbooker's quilting bee!