Monday, August 22, 2011

WOTG Believe Card


Here is the second card I made for the swap using all the new stamp sets in the NEW CTMH Fall/Winter 2011 Catalog. This card was made using the following items:

WOTG Stamp Set Believe (G1030)
WOTG Paper - Believe (G1030)
White Fun Flock
Stardust Glitz Glitter Glue (Z1313)
Scalloped Edge Round Punch (Z1392)
Green Buttons
Crystal Blue Ink Pad (Z2117)
Black Ink Pad (Z2105)
Pear Ink Pad (Z2197)

I absolutely love the gestures this Santa is making, with his arms open wide, welcoming everyone! The fun flock made a great textured fluffy beard, as white as the snow and the glitz added that sparkle that Santa carries everywhere. The bright colors completed the look of this cheery holiday card.
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Happy Birthday Card (CTMH)


I just made this card for a swap using all the new stamps in the new CTMH Fall/Winter Catalog 2011. This card was made with the following items:

Roxie Paper (X7140B)
Vanilla Cream Cardstock (X5646)
Celebration Stamp Set (from new Cricut Bundle Z1686)
Silver Glitz Glitter Glue (Z1482)
1/2" border from Roxie paper (excess)
Smoothie Ink Pad (Z2196)
Desert Sand Ink Pad (Z2118)

I love the way that the cupcake liner stamp looks so realistic and swirly. The excess 1/2" border had little silver dots on it and I embellished it further with the silver glitter glue, and added more silver to the cupcake frosting. It's amazing how that little bit of sparkle really jazzed up this card.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all

A good friend of mine asked me to make her some  Thanksgiving cards.  This is what I created...

Both cards are similiar.  The top card has a portion of a shaped paper in the lower right-hand corner, which reminds me of a piece of pumpkin pie...YUM!!  The bottom card has the actual pumpkin that you would use to create that pumpkin pie!  Which one do you like better?  Please leave me a comment so that I know you have stopped by.  Thanks for visiting today and come back soon!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Scrapbook Royalty aka Charity Wings

There is a wonderful group of people who are called Scrapbook Royalty or Charity Wings. You can see some of their incredible activities here...

They have a Blog 
 They have Ebay auctions 
 and are on Facebook and Twitter, please check them out and support their cause today!

What is Charity Wings?

Charity wings is a volunteer run organization that serves as a resource for crafters and artists that want to fundraise for their favorite causes. Their mission is to raise money and awareness for noble causes through unique creativity based events and online fundraisers. Read our story.
A couple of years ago they started Project 12 and would post one charitable idea a month for people to do to help their community.  They encouraged us to scrapbook our progress throughout the year.  It was a lot of fun and it made me feel really good to go out and try to do more for my community.  Please leave me a comment about your favorite charity and I will give you a chance to win a 6x6 scrapbook.  Drawing will be held at random on August 31.  Be sure to leave a comment today for a chance to win tomorrow!  Thanks for stopping by and please invite your friends to stop by too!  Have a scrappy day!

FREE Stamps!!!

If you like CTMH stamps, then you should definately order from CTMH this month! There are some incredible promotions from CTMH in August. The new catalog is available to purchase for $3.95
If you want to place an order I will give you the catalog for FREE!

The new cricut bundle is available for only $99 and includes the cricut cartridge, 3 new stamp sets and 3 new sets of dimensionals!

Can you believe the flowers that were made with the new cartridge? There are so many things you can create with it!

If you place an order of $75 or more after August 15th, then you qualify for this amazing Double D stamp set for FREE!!!

Once you spend $50 in August, then you qualify for the August Stamp of the Month for ONLY $5 (or purchase separately for only $17.95).  This is the NEW stamp of the month program!

IN CELEBRATION OF OUR NEW STAMP OF the Month program, we’re throwing in a little something extra: a FREE* bonus stamp set! In August, when you place
an order of $50 or more in products and purchase the August Stamp of the Month set, Wicked, for just $5, you’ll receive the My Acrylix® A Typeface bonus A-size set FREE (retail value $6.95)! Think of it as two promotions in one—qualify for and purchase the discounted August Stamp of the Month set, and we’ll throw in a second stamp set FREE! It’s Extra! Extra!

Take advantage of these incredible August Specials!  Oh, CTMH has also changed their hostess policy.  Now you can have a party of ONE with just yourself and still qualify for FREE hostess rewards.  The more you spend the more you can get for FREE or at reduced prices.  Hostess Rewards begin once you have spent $150 (or more) on one order.  Place your order today at   OR contact me and sign up for the monthly Workshops on the Go.  This month I am offering the Mischief WOTG. Contact me on my website for more information.

I look forward to hearing from you today and helping you preserve your memories for tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Holley Barnhart is on the Design Team for Crafter's Companion USA. They have wonderful stamps and great products; one of the newest tools is the Envelobox board. With this tool, you can make envelopes any size and any depth. This addition is so perfect for bulky or specialty cards, with the deep embellishments that we all love to add to our projects. She has done projects on her blog to highlight this project and there have been wonderful projects shown on the Crafter's Companion USA blog and the Challenger's blog!

Not only are their products lots of fun AND cool, but they have given each design team member an Envelobox to give away to one lucky U.S. resident! Here's how you can own this amazing tool... Simply become a follower of Crafter's Companion USA challenge blog and leave a comment. You must do this to win. If you'd like a couple more chances to win, then post about this giveaway on your blog/sidebar and become a fan of Crafter Companion USA's Facebook page(i.e. one entry credit per item completed). This contest will run for one week from August 1st through August 7th.


Thursday, July 28, 2011


I learned so many new and exciting things at the CTMH convention this month, I don't know where to start! The new catalog is realeased August 1 and you don't want to miss the exciting new things that are in it! My favorite thing is our new Cricut Cartridge designed for CTMH! It has 700 new images to use and comes with 3 new stamp sets and 3 new sets of chipboard dimensionals! All for only $99!!! That is a bargain considering you get the cartridge AND the stamps AND the dimensionals, usually it would be around $66 alone for the 3 stamp sets! I just got my cartridge and can't wait to get creative! Come back soon to see what I have created! Please leave me a comment and let me know how you feel about this exciting new addition to the CTMH scrapbooking items.

Disney Fireworks and World of Color Extravaganza

Every night at Disney was just as magical as the day! We were able to see the fireworks everynight from our hotel, the Alamo. The photos are a bit blurry because they were taken with my phone, but you can still imagine the excitement of each explosion! They also had two shows each night for the World of Color Spectacular light and water show. It was set along the California Pier in California Adventureland. I didn't capture every amazing moment, but I am sure you can enjoy the show by watching my short video of the event. It was a wonderful show and I thank you for taking the time to enjoy it today! Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like my video and share any of your favorite Disney experiences too!

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Ariel's Undersea Adventure

Ariel is my most favorite Disney princess, I think because she is a merbabe! I have always loved the ocean, and try to go there at least once a year and share that love with my family. I was appalled at how the mermaids were portrayed in the last Pirate's of the Carribean movie. I can't imagine mermaids being so cunning and evil! So I choose to imagine them like Ariel. This was the first ride we went on when we got to California Adventure! It was also the last ride I went on before we left. It was absolutely amazing! I wish I could add the songs Under the Sea and Kiss the Girl to my video, I'm not that experienced with the movie making process to add my own sound bytes yet...but imagine those songs as you watch my video. Thanks for taking the time to share in my adventure...please leave me a comment and let me know how you liked my video and feel free to share your favorite Disney moment too! ENJOY!!

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Our Trip to Disneyland

We recently got back from a wonderful vacation at Disneyland. It was both business and pleasure! The pleasure was Disneyland! The business was my first CTMH convention! It was awesome, and I made some new friends and got lots of new ideas! Enjoy a little bit of Disney with me by watching my video! Please leave me a comment and let me know how you liked my video and feel free to share your favorite Disney moment too! ENJOY!!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

New Cards!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I am a consultant with Close To My Heart and will be attending my FIRST convention next month at DISNEYLAND!! I am soo excited. I have been told that consultants bring handmade cards to trade at the convention. My fantastic upline, Shannon Buck, suggested I make between 50 - 200 cards to trade! What a task! So far I have made 50 cards to trade. I wanted them to be bright and use the theme park as my focal of attention. This is what I came up with....

My first card was done with Cranberry cardstock (1272) and the Zipidee Level 2 patterned paper pack (X7125B). I used stamps from the set Thrill Ride (D1425)and the sentiment was stamped with Curly Sentiments (C1056). I embellished the card with Sparkles Z1327 Blue and Green Assortment and Z1326 Red, Pink & Purple Assortment. I cut the circles out with my coluzzle and then punched out the heart with a heart shaped punch. I think it turned out pretty cute.

My second set of cards were made with Tulip cardstock (X5753) and the Fanfare Level 2 Paper packet (7138B). I used stamps from the Theme Park set (D1430) and the sentiment from the For Every Occasion set (D1187). I stamped each of the four images from the Theme Park set to make these cards. These turned out adorable!

I am so thankful that you read my post today! Please leave me a comment, and let me know you stopped by! Have a scraptastic day!! Shellie

Thursday, June 23, 2011

S is for Shaving Cream Technique

I am in a scrapbooking group called ScrapbookPlace. This month there is a contest where everyday a task is listed and if you complete the task, and upload a photo of it you can earn points. One of the tasks was to create a title using shaving cream, plastic and metal. I created the above title using the shaving cream technique. It is a LOT of FUN so I thought I would share it with you for my Tuesday Technique (although it is really Thursday). This is how you do the Shaving Cream Technique...

Materials Needed:
Shaving Cream (not gel)
cookie sheet or shallow pan
Reinkers (2-3 work best)
Glossy Paper (cardstock works too, but glossy paper turns out more vibrant)

1.) Squirt the shaving cream all over your cookie sheet (or shallow pan)

2.) Spread the shaving cream evenly over your cookie sheet (or pan)

3.) Drop the reinkers all over the shaving cream.

4.) Use the spatula to spread the reinkers over the shaving cream. Swipe it up and down the length of the cookie sheet (or pan), swirling the colors together.

5.) Place your paper over the swirly shaving cream and carefully pat it down into the shaving cream.

6.) Lift your paper off of the shaving cream.

7.) Use the spatula to scrape the shaving cream off of the paper. It will leave a swirly image created from the colored shaving cream.

8.) Let your paper dry and then use it to create a layout, card, tag or title! Have fun and be creative! This is a GREAT project for kids too and it makes your kitchen smell FRESH!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this technique; if you have tried it before; or just that you stopped by. I love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by and come back soon! Have a scrappy day! Shellie

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Greeting Farm Card Winner(s)

Thanks so much to my followers who posted a comment to my Greeting Farm card posts. I got four comments! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog and comment on it, so I am going to send a card to each of you! The winner of all three cards is Chris P. Way to go Chris!! Her name was drawn randomly by my daughter, Brittney. Please email me with your addresses ( so that I can mail your card out to you! I will send you the card that you wrote about in your comment. If you prefer a different card, please let me know in your email! Thanks again for participating in my blog. Check back soon for another chance to win! Have a wonderful day!

ABC of techniques - P is for Paper Roses

Today you get a real treat...I am posting two techniques this Tuesday! I just posted how to emboss paprclips, so if you missed that, scroll down and check it out. This post is how to create a paper rose. I thought this would be very difficult, because roses are so intricate, but they are actually very easy to make and they look beautiful!

Piece of paper (cardstock or patterned paper will work)
Small scalloped decorative scissors
Paper cutter
Toothpick or Paperclip

1.) Cut your paper into a square. I made my first rose out of a 4x4 square. It made about an inch wide and tall rose. Make your square smaller or bigger, depending on the size you want to make.
2.) Draw a circle onto your square. Try to keep the circle as close to the original size paper as you can.
3.) Draw a spiral inside your circle, keeping about 1/8" between each line of the spiral. Take the spiral all the way into the center of your paper.

4.) Using your small scalloped scissors, begin on the outside of your circle and cut around the circle and continue cutting around the lines of your spiral, until you reach the center.

5.) Take the outside edge of your spiral circle and wind it around the end of a toothpick (I couldn't find a toothpick, so I straightened a paperclip and it worked just fine). Continue to wrap your spiral around the toothpick (or paperclip) until you reach the end of your paper.

6.) Put a dab of glue at the bottom of your rose and attach the end of your paper to the bottom with the glue.

7.) Decorate your rose if you want to. You can spritz it with smooches, or dab stickles around the edges and spread it around the edges with your finger. Get creative and have fun!

Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like this technique and/or to share any other tips or techniques you may have! Thanks for stopping by and have a scrappy day!

ABC of Techniques --E is for embossing

Tuesday is the day I will try to post a new technique, each week. I am making an ABC of techniques book, so I will also feature a letter each week. This week I am working on E for embossing, and I will show you how to emboss paperclips. Try it out, and see how you like it.

Materials to emboss paperclips:
versamark ink
embossing powder
embossing gun or blow dryer
wax paper

1.) "Wet" your paperclip with versamark ink, I did each side of the paperclip

2.) Cover your paperclip with embossing powder

3.) Place the powdered paperclip onto the wax paper and heat it up with your embossing gun (or blow dryer) until the powder melts. Use the tweezers to pick up the paperclip and turn it over, then heat it up again.
Repeat two or three times until you achieve the desired effect. Then you can take it a step further and add a cute embellishment to your paperclip! This is a great way to create embellishments to match your layouts! Happy Scrapping! Be sure to come back next week to see another technique! Please leave me a comment, so I know how you liked this technique and /or to provide me with any tips you might have about this or any other technique.