I have been dying to share the CTMH special for the month of June. It's called Stampganza and basically what it means is when you buy any 2 stamp sets, you get the 3rd one free of equal or lesser value. And it doesn't stop at 1 free stamp set either. When you buy 4, you get 2 FREE and on it goes. Don't let this great special get away. To start shopping now, click here.
I am so excited to share with you my canvas wall art. There are several examples on Pinterest. I chose a black paper pack from Michael's by the company Me & My Big Ideas. I got the canvas 12x12 pieces buy one get 1 for 1 penny on Mother's day. I used mod podge and a foam brush to glue everything down. The scrapbook paper will look bumpy when its wet, but it dries smooth. I got my 12x12 photos developed at scrappingsimply.com for just $3.99 a sheet for super matte. I had never used them before and I was very pleased. I would love your feedback. I think it turned out wonderful and it was so easy to do.
Here is the last card I have to show you the awesome dotty for you paper pack. To find out how you can get yours for just $5, click here. This cute 3x3 card was created by my CTMH sister and friend Stephanie Huber. To see more of her artwork, click here to check out her blog.
Here is another card from my fellow CTMH team member Sheri Reiff. It is made using the Dotty For You paper pack, available until May 31st. Click here for more info on how you can get your own for just $5.
This month has been such a great promotion to celebrate national scrapbooking month. When you spend $35, you can get the Dotty For You paper pack for just $5. To see more details, check here. The paper pack is only available through May 31st. The paper pack is nice and bright, but what I love most about it is that the reverse side of every page is two tone dots perfect for anything. I wanted to post some artwork to show you how this paper can be used. This card was created by my wonderful upline and friend, Krista Hershberger. Pop over to her blog here, if you would like to see more of her artwork.
Here we go again with the themed parties. My oldest turned 7 on March 26th. However, he delayed his party until tomorrow because he wanted a fishing party. Apparently fish don't bite until May. Who knew? This one was way easier to plan when compared to the Star Wars party or the Camping party. It will be outside at a pond. The grown ups are in charge of making sure the hooks only go in the fish! Then we'll have pizza and oreo ice cream sandwich cake. The recipe for the cake was found here. So all I had to come up with was the favors and I just finished them.
A closer look at the tag front...
Gummi worms in a fold and close sandwich bag. The tag is cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (pg 70, tag and shift, cut at 3 inches). I used the footloose workshop stamp set for the fish and bubbles. I love love love this set. I am teaching a class using this workshop on June 20th, if you are interested, check out this link. Then using the small friendship alphabet stamp, my 5yo son stamped all the names on them. Tied them up with cocoa ribbon and the favors are complete.
The inspiration for this card came from fellow consultant Susie Rostad. If you would like to see her original creation for a graduate, click here. Otherwise, here is what I came up with. I used this card to congratulate my team members who achieved top sales in April. The paper used for this card is the great Dotty for you paper pack available until May 31st for just $5 or even free. Click here for more details on how to get your own.
Sometimes you see a piece of artwork and it inspires you to create your own version and sometimes, it's just so beautiful, why change it at all. Fellow consultant Gloria Rogers made the most beautiful card using the Dotty for You paper pack. Check out her blog for a tutorial on the beautiful flower here. Aside from changing the sentiment and adding the bling button, it is her creation. I decided to make this card for my Moms. Happy Mother's Day to All! If you are interested in getting your hands on the Dotty For You paper pack for just $5 or even free, click here for more details.
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Sorry for the delay in posting, I was battling the stomach bug. All is well now though. This week was teacher appreciation week at my son's school and the last week of pre-school for my other son. Another consultant made amazing post it note holders and so I tried my hand at it with the help of my bestie Tammy Johnson. You may have recalled me mentioning her before, she is the one who helped me transform my office into a usable craft space, (although you wouldn't want to see it right now). Here is what we came up with. I will be honest they are not my favorite, but you'll get the idea. I was thinking teacher...typeset paper, but I think the paper may be too busy for this craft.
All you need for this simple craft is a 4x6 acrylic frame, paper, stamps, embellishments, and a stack of post it notes.
So excited about my Footloose Beach layouts. Thanks to CTMH Art Department and Lynn Como for the inspiration for this class. Below are 3 beach layouts. I will be teaching this class in June. If you are interested, contact me ASAP to order the supplies needed. Stay tuned to "Upcoming Events" for more details on the class. But here are the layouts for now.
A closer look at all the layouts!!! Lots of pictures!
Thanks for looking! I would love to help you get your beach layouts finished. Contact me here if you are interested in taking the class in June.
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