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31 May 2013

A Flowering Bunch SOTM June Blog Hop

Welcome to our June CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring "A Flowering Bunch".  If you've come from Laurie Newton's blog, you are on the right track. This stamp set of ten images, four of which coordinate with the Cricut Artiste cartridge (awesome!), is a must have - it's so versatile and lends itself for cards, layouts and home decor!! 

This stamp set can be yours for  only $5 with any $50 order. If you
do not have a CTMH consultant, 
click here to purchase.

My artwork is a one page scrapbook layout that I can not wait to find the perfect picture of my 12 year old daughter Haley, so I can treasure this page for ever like I do her!! As soon as I saw the title, "Uniquely You", with the gorgeous floral images, it screamed fabulous layout of Haley because she is unique, all sides to her pre-teen self (and yes, I admit some of those sides not "uniquely" cute at this age as others).  I am really happy with how it turned out. Love the look of the "bunch of flowers" stamped across the bottom in desert sand on the bamboo cardstock.  

Surf''s Up Paper Packet (X7168B)
Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Z1617)
Harvest Assortment Baker's Twine (Z1751)
Wooden Mini-Medley Accents (Z1837)
Artisan Studs Durables (Z1816)
Cricut Artiste Cartridge Collection (Z1686)
Sorbet Exclusive Marker Set (Z4207)
Creme Brulee Exclusive Marker Set (Z2406)
Bamboo and Desert Sand Cardstock (X5933)
Desert Sand Stamp Pad (Z2188)
Sorbet and Sweet Leaf Cardstock (X5936)
Ruby Stamp Pad (Z2170)
Olive Marker Set (Z4245) and Stamp Pad (Z2137)
Here is a close up of the flowers. So fun playing with our alcohol-based markers!  I'll admit that I try to use as many solid stamps as possible but after doing this layout, I think I will be looking at my stamp choices with a whole new eye. Working with the markers on these flowers brought me back to when I was a kid, diligently working on my coloring books. And I can't get over how cool my final flowers look - I keep admiring them over and over again!!

Thanks for stopping by. I'd love it if you took time to leave me a comment if you like my layout.  Now, it's time to hop on over to Annette Green's blog to see what wonderful creation she has come up with this "flowering" stamp set!

Tommy Layouts Super Yummy for Summer Pictures

Wonderful timely for my June Scrapi workshops are Tommy layouts - super yummy and versatile for summer pictures.  The layouts include the Tommy Paper Packet, Tommy Compliments, Tommy Accessory, Artisan Studs, and Cranberry Baker's Twine.  All three 2-page layouts are $32, all cut and ready to be assembled.  Available for local clients either at my workshops or to be picked up and put together on your own, OR to be shipped out (shipping costs TBD based on location)!  Workshop dates are Wed., June 5 at 9:30 a.m. and Wed., June 19 at 7 p.m. in my Purcellville home.

07 May 2013

Dream Pop Is Super DREAMY - More Fun Layouts

I LOVE CTMH's May National Scrapbooking Month Special DREAM POP - it's super dreamy with so many layout, card and project options.  Once I started putting layouts together, I couldn't stop and I'm super happy with all three of my one page layouts: "Beautiful Life", "How Lovely You Are" and "Happy Thoughts" plus my "Love" Two Page Layout.  This kit is only $10 with any $35 order for 24 fabulous sheets of patterned and embossed cardstock!! 

If you missed on CTMH Dream Pop Workshop, click here for two 2-page layouts, three cards and 6 treat tubes!

02 May 2013

Surf's Up Summer Layouts May Workshops and May Dream Pop Special

I love summer! I am counting the days until the kids are out of school and we can just spend unscheduled time together!!  CTMH's summer themed Surf's Up made me excited to get to the beach, pool and other "groovy" summer haunts to fill these pages up with the perfect pages.  My workshop this month will feature four 2-page Surf's Up layouts (plus the opportunity to do CTMH's May special Dream Pop as an additional workshop - see below).


Layouts are pre-cut and ready to be assembled for only $32.  Workshops are scheduled on Wed., May 15 and 22 at 9:30 a.m. and on Wed., May 15 at 7 p.m. Not local but want the kit?  I am happy to ship it to you to put together at home.  Plus, everyone gets to take advantage of my Scrapi Savings Club - 5 consecutive months with a minimum of $30 and you receive free product and half price items of your choice!

In celebration of National Scrapbook Month for May, you have the added advantage of getting your hands on this new fabulous Dream Pop Paper Packet for only $10 with a $35 order. This kit comes with 24 sheets of paper (12 patterned and 12 embossed cardstock).  Click the following to watch a video from Close To My Heart all about this super special:  Dream Pop CTMH Video,

I am also offering the opportunity to put together the following adorable two 2-page layouts, three cards and six treat tubes for $38.50 (including the $10 kit price), or for $32 without the treat tubes, with everything pre-cut and ready to be assembled at one of the workshop dates above.  I am also happy to ship this out to anyone as well!  Or, click here to order your own kit.

Layout #1 "Sweetness"
Layout #2 "Live Out Loud"

30 April 2013

May SOTM Blog Hop for "Pinwheel" Fun

Welcome to my Scrapi blog after seeing Joy McHargue's wonderful creation for CTMH's May "Pinwheel" Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.

Pinwheels made be think festive, and with Cinco de Mayo coming up, I turned festive into fiesta-like!  I just loved mixing the stronger colors together for my "You Make My World Colorful" layout below. I hope you like it and that you'll leave me a comment which are so fun to get!!

X7163B Chantilly Paper Packet; 1275 Outdoor Denim Cardstock; 1270 Autumn Terracotta Cardstock; X5927 Ruby Cardstock; 1385 White Daisy; Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection; Z1806 Green and Blue Epoxy Bubbles; Z1751 Harvest Assortment Baker's Twine; Z1612 Pin Clips; Z1151 3-D Tape; and new Dream Pop Special Paper Packet. 

This is a super versatile stamp set which coordinates with CTMH's Cricut Artiste and makes it a must-have for your stamp collection. It's perfect for all themed scrapbook pages and cards, ie.  kids, birthdays and summer!  For only $5 with any $50 purchase, this stamp set can be yours from your CTMH consultant.

Don't have one and want it right now, just click here and visit my Scrapi shop.  And don't forget that you can also get the FABULOUS "Dream Pop" May National Scrapbooking Special for an additional $10.  It's such a great deal!  For fun ideas with the Dream Pop, click here is a great hop featuring a variety of artwork. 

Now on to Nikka Geers' Blog to see what beautiful project she has come up with for you!!!  Thanks for stopping by.

26 April 2013

CTMH's National Scrapbooking Month DREAM POP Blog Hop

Welcome to my Scrapi site from CTMH Consultant Kim Schnoor 's blog for our National Scrapbooking Month's DREAM POP Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy seeing the super fun, happy and bright designs participating consultants have created using this special paper.

It's hard to believe that this paper packet includes 24 papers, 12 with dynamic patterns and 12 with glossy embossed cardstock for only $10 with a $35 order.  Unbelievable and FANTASTIC. I had so much fun creating my "Happy Day" layout below, plus the projects CTMH graciously provided us for a bonus workshop. Love, love, love it all!!  You just can't look at these colors and not be happy!

CC1024 Dream Pop Paper Packet, Z1812 Sparkles Clear Flourishes, Z1752 Clear Assortment Sparkles, Z1832 Spinner, d1545 Wheel of Life, z1718 Garden Wooden Shapes, z1777 Canvas Alphabet, z2501 Adventure Mini Pigment Pad Set, z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

I hope you like it and if so, take the time to let me know -  it's so fun getting comments.  Now on to Dawn Ross' blog to see what creation she has come up with! If you should get lost along the way, click here for the complete list!

Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to get your hands on this kit for May ASAP since it's only available until supplies last or through May 31st!

Don't have a consultant and want to order right now?  Click here and get started PLUS you can take advantage of my Scrapi Savings Club as well. With a minimum $30 purchase for five consecutive months, you are then rewarded with free product based on our hostess levels. My clients love getting what they want and then being rewarded for their purchases later with free product and half price items!!

11 April 2013

LOVE the My Creations Matchbook Card Kit - Simple and Versatile

LOVE, love, love this My Creations Matchbook Card Kit.  So versatile for gift cards or just little messages. It takes less than an hour to put together and offers so many fun options for adding the stickers inside. And the best part, the kit is only $16.95 for 12 cards and envelopes!  Simple and fun both for adults and kids!!

Order yourself one or more right now by clicking here!

02 April 2013

April Scrapi Workshops Offer Three Kit Choices

My April Scrapi Workshops offer three kit choices, all three 2-page layouts cut and ready to be assembled, for only $32. There really is something for everyone!  Plus, there is a fabulous April special for a super fun paper packet called "Dream Pop" that's only $10 with any $35 order - easy to do with purchasing one of these April kits plus a small must-have accessory or tool!


                                         "Later Sk8R"

"Buzz & Bumble"

CTMH's April special - this fabulous "Dream Pop" paper for only $10 with a $35 order through my Scrapi workshops or direct from my website!

CTMH's other April special - sign up to be a consultant (hobbyist or business builder) for only $49 for a bunch of awesome CTMH goodness plus you'll receive these four stamp sets for free!  Interested? Click here for more information or to sign up!

31 March 2013

April SOTM Blog Hop for Sunshine Fun!

Thanks for visiting my Scrapi site for all things crafty and scrapi! If you've come from Krista Ritskes' blog, then you are on the right track for our April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for My Sunshine, one of my favorite SOTM's from this Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book. With eight "summer" stamp images, many of which coordinate with our Cricut Artiste cartridge, it's incredibly versatile for lots of projects.

After the chilly Spring Break we just had in Virginia, it made me happy to work on a sunny one page scrapbook layout. I am so looking forward to summer . . .
My "Sunshine" layout features the Surf's Up paper (and zip strip) with lagoon, outdoor denim, crystal blue and honey cardstocks, chevron ribbon, color-ready trinkets wooden shapes, wooden buttons and Cricut Artiste cut images (to coordinate with the My Sunshine stamp set plus the sun and title images).
I hope you my project and take a moment to leave me a comment (so fun to read!).

Now on to your next stop - Angel Sawyer's blog - to see what wonderful artwork she has come up with. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!  If you should get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list at Helen Onulak's blog. Happy scrappin'!

26 March 2013

Making Memories at CTMH Album Retreat 2013

What a fabulous long weekend in Salt Lake City for CTMH's Album Retreat 2013! I was so thrilled to go with one of my best friends and college roommates Lisa from Denver, Colorado.  We arrived in SLC early and spent some time exploring the city one day and then headed to Strawberry Valley for snowmobiling and Park City for some shopping and a wonderful dinner at an outdoor Bistro.  Then the fun really began as we jumped right into the retreat and had such a blast making the gorgeous pages and projects below, spending time with our fabulous CTMH staff and guest speaker Stacy Julian, and meeting up with some wonderful fellow CTMH consultants from all over the country.  What a weekend of memories!!