Sunday, May 31, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week!

A couple week's ago, my son's school spent an entire week showing our wonderful teachers just how much they mean to us! What better way to do that than with gifts and goodies! They were treated to a luncheon and a breakfast hosted by our PTC as well as little goodies brought in each day by the kids.

A friend and I got together and made 4o of these cute little water bottle toppers for our teachers and staff. They are so easy to make - and so fun to give!

Here's a quick how-to...
-Start with a piece of cardstock 3" x 10 1/2". Score each short end at 3".
-Use a circle punch or a coluzzle circle cutter to cut a circle in the center of one of those 3" ends.
-Fold the other 3" end up to create the pocket. We simply held the pocket together with brads.
-Cut a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" square out of a coordinating B&T paper to cover the pocket and decorate to your liking. You'll notice we used the scalloped circle we punched out for the top as part of the design on the pocket.
-Place a single serving tea or lemonade packet in the pocket and hang on a water bottle!
As easy as that!

We used my very favorite paper of all time, Let's Get Together (X7083B) along with two fun stamp sets, Thank You (D1361) and Delight in Everything (D1204).

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Don't miss your chance to be Tickled Pink!

The adorable Tickled Pink set is almost gone. Supplies are limited and might not last until the end of the month, so be sure to order yours today!

Remember, this great kit is designed just for National Scrapbooking Month and is the perfect opportunity to celebrate YOU!

Click here to view the flyer and get all the details.

The Tickled Pink kit has enough supplies (and the instructiolns) to create 2 amazing layouts with you as the star! Once you're finished, you'll have some left-over supplies to make additional pages or some great cards.

Check out these amazing cards made by my fellow CTMH consultants using the "scraps" of the Tickled Pink set...

Created by: Chris Green

Created by: Melissa McBride

Created by: Amy McGrew

Created by: Trish Roberts
Created by: Helen Onulak

June Kit of the Month: Tinkerin'

Gear up for fun in June! We'll use the fun, new Tinkerin' Paper Packet to create this great layout. When we're done you'll have plenty of supplies left over to create two additional 2-page layouts and some adorable cards!

Date: Monday, June 1st or Tuesday, June 2nd
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 (7pm - 9pm on Monday)
Cost: Choose your package from the list below (prices do not include tax and shipping)

Basic: $24.40
X7113B-Tinkerin’ L2 Paper Packet
X7113C-Tinkerin’ My Stickease
Z1159-Badge Buttons
Misc Supplies

Better: $43.35
Basic Package +
C1353-Gear Up

Best: $101.70
Better Package +
E1013-Field Trip Alphabet ($34.95)
Z1111-Summer Carnival Brads ($4.95)
Z578-Corner Rounder ($7.95)
Z2160-Twilight Ink Pad ($5.25)
Z2113-Clover Meadow Ink Pad ($5.25)

Call or email me today to reserve your space!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Unforgettable Card Night

Join me on Monday, May 18th for an Unforgettable Card Night! We'll be making 3 to 5 cards using the gorgeous Unforgettable papers and some great stamp sets including the oh-so-popluar May Stamp of the Month set, Be Yourself!
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: My house!
Cost: FREE with a $25 order placed the night of the workshop
All Card Night attendees will also receive the new Summer 2009 Idea Book FREE!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Things That Bring Me Joy

Last week I came across the blog of Karen Pedersen, a fellow CTMH consultant and amazingly creative woman. She has a wonderful post about things that bring her joy and she asked her readers to share thier lists. I loved the idea and wanted to share it here.

10 Little Things the Bring me JOY:
1. Watching my children interact, look out for each other and love each other
2. Watching my amazing husband playing with our children
3. Date nights & weekends away with my hubby
4. Cozying up with a good "chick-lit" book
5. Breakfast/lunch with friends
6. Sleeping in
7. Creative time
8. Country music
9. Watching Grey's Anatomy (although it wasn't very joyful last week!)
10. Giving...whether it be a small gift, a handmade card, a hug or my time!

Now it's YOUR turn! Add your comment and tell us what 10 little things bring YOU joy. I'll be sharing your responses this week!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Scrapbook, Share and WIN!!!

It's National Scrapbooking Month and CTMH is celebrating with a fun contest and an awesome sweepstakes!

CTMH wants to see what you're made of, so head over to and submit a layout for a chance to be selected as a finalist in our National Scrapbooking Month contest. Categories include Most Unique Technique, Most Humorous, Most Inspiring, Best Use of Color, and Best Use of Photography. All of the contest details can be seen here! The winner of each category will receive $150 of the CTMH product of their choice! So what are you waiting for? Get over there and SHARE!!!

In addition to the awesome layout contest, Jeanette Lynton, CTMH Founder and CEO is giving away a Tickled Pink kit EVERY day this month. All you have to do to be entered into this sweepstakes is visit the Scrapbook and Share blog, post a comment on one or more of the posted layouts. Each day, everyone who has posted a comment that day will be entered into a drawing. To see if you've won, head to Jeannette's blog every day in May where she is posting the winners!

Wow! What could be better?!?! TWO great ways to WIN! I'd love to see YOUR name on the winner's list! Go ahead, start sharing your artwork and "sharing the love" at

Monday, May 4, 2009

Wishes DO Come true!

As most of you know, I absolutely LOVE Close to My Heart's how-to books. Cherish, Imagine and Reflections make scrapbooking so easy - I never create without them!

And every single time I sit down to make cards for loved ones, I have my copy of Originals nearby.

Well, I am so excited...Close To My Heart has just added yet another amazing how-to book to our library. The brand-new Wishes book is available NOW (yes, the Summer Idea Book says it will be available in June, but low and behold, it's here early)!

I've already ordered my copy and simply cannot wait to get it - I'm hoping to have it by the end of the week.

I have a hunch you love those books as much as I do - several of you ordered your very own copy of Wishes at the Open House on Saturday, sight unseen - that says a lot about these great books!

To get your copy of Wishes, simply head to my CTMH website at and place your order. All your Wishes can come true too!!!