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29 February 2012

Tons of "Potential" March Blog Hop

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop using the "Potential" stamp set - a set of 8 versatile and gorgeous stamps!  The blog hop works in a big circle - if you come from Shannon Beck's site, you are on the right path. Should you get lost, click here for a complete list of participating hoppers!

The best thing about "Potential" is that it's a Cricut Art Philosophy coordinating stamp set!  If you haven't gotten to try a Cricut and especially this new CTMH AP cartridge, now is the time with this fabulous stamp set.  To purchase the Cricut AP Collection, click here.
Here is my artwork using this stamp set.  I've been wanting to play with the My Creations Bookmark Album and I knew this stamp set would work perfectly.  I paired it with the new Florentine papers, My Stickease, and lots and lots of super fun coordinating embellishments. All CTMH all the way - most of the embellishments are all new to the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book too, ie. Wooden shapes, color-ready ribbon, bouquet assortment, paradise flowers, baker's twine, etc, etc!  I'm so happy with how it turned out and can't wait to add my pictures and journaling.  It's going to be a birthday present this month for my Mom!  

The only issue I had is that I made the album much too fat with all of my embellishments (got a little crazy there), so I had to cut off the cute magnetic flap. I think it still works great without them and I now know that my pages need to be very flat to use the album with the adorable closed flap.  Just an excuse to make another one . . .
Following is my cover page and then the entire album page by page. I hope you like it!

It was really fun to put together. I'd love to hear your feedback!  Also, please consider becoming a Scrapi blog follower (sign up on right hand column!

Now, on to Doreen Guilfoyle's blog for her beautiful artwork. Happy Hopping!!

27 February 2012

Fabulous Flip Flaps

I am addicted to CTMH's flip flaps right now!!  There are so many options for using this great product but I love using it as a way to include more pictures on a layout!

See below how I used it on my daughter’s cheer layout.  It was just too hard to choose between all of her adorable pictures.  With the flip flaps, I didn’t have to. Below I used four additional 4” x 6” pictures and two flip flaps. Now this is her favorite page – she loves that it’s a mini album all of her on this one scrapbook page!

Using flip flaps this way is easy:
  1. Scrap your layout, whether it’s one page or two, and put in a page protector(s).
  2. Add two or four pictures – front and back – and attach the enclosed flip flap(s) with the adhesive strip over a 4” x 6” picture you already have in place on your layout.
  3. Perfect! This is one of my favorite innovative CTMH products!
To order your own set of 15 for only $4.95, click here.

Easily add extra photos to your scrapbook page with Flip Flaps™. Slide your photo or journaling into the pocket, attach with the adhesive strip, and you're done! It's a fun interactive element for your pages. Use Flip Flaps to create a cute mini album. (15 – 4" × 6" protectors with adhesive attachment strip)

26 February 2012

Success with Emerick Elementary PTO 3rd Annual Crop

My Make 'N Take for the event. I choose the Typeset paper packet since it was fitting that we were in a school for the day.  The banners, stars, file folder label, ticket and "STAR" letters are all cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped with coordinating stamp sets, "Vintage Type" and "Blue Ribbon". We made barn stars with a scoring board  which are quick and adorable, and finished the layout off with my new favorite CTMH product, Baker's Twine.

My CTMH vendor table
Fabulous list of donors
My Co-Organizer and friend Jennifer Heffron

Twenty-eight croppers, up from 14 last year

Super scrappers hard at work
It was a busy but really fun day yesterday being both an organizer and vendor at my daughter's Emerick Elementary PTO's 3rd Annual Scrapbook Crop.  We went from 15 croppers to 28 this year and received incredible support from area businesses with fabulous door prizes and raffles. Croppers received a delicious egg casserole and sweet breads from local restaurant and caterer, Round Hill's Savoir Fare; coffee from McDonald's; lunch from Wegman's; dinner was pizza from Vocielli's and a giant tossed salad from Purcellville's Main Street Wings.  Snacks were baked goods from Emerick volunteers and a delicious "scrapbook" cake from local resident Pam Grimard.  What a success - we raised nearly $1400 for the school!

24 February 2012

Studio J Princess Party Fun

I had fun making this cute layout in Studio J for my own scrapbook of a Princess Party class that I did at our local Loudoun Valley Community Center in January 2012. I love teaching this class, and I'm excited by this cute layout so I'll always remember the experience with these sweet girls!
This is one of my all-time favorite classes to teach. I love the "before" and "after" pictures in this layout!  Their cute transformations into princesses was so adorable.  I did their hair, nails and makeup and then the girls posed for their "Princess Photo Shoot". We played games and did crafts. 

 Each of the girls received the following 12" x 12" digital scrapbook page with their name and photos from the shoot to either frame or put in their family's scrapbook!

Click here to start creating your own fabulous Studio J digital scrapbook pages. It's free to register and play as much as you want. You only pay when you decide to buy. This is the perfect time to start - until Feb. 29th, you can purchase a Studio J 5 pack for only $55 and receive one for free. That's 5 layouts (10 pages), free Memory Protectors, and free shipping. Click on my "Shop With Me" on the left to purchase before this special expires. You don't have to use your pages before Feb. 29, just purchase the package!

20 February 2012

Special Birthday Girl and Scrapi Bday Party!

I was really had fun with this Scrapi Birthday Party - it was for one of my favorite clients!  Callie has been to Scrapi Summer Camp two years in a row and participated in my afterschool class for two years.  I love scrapbooking with her. It's been fun to see what fabulous pages she can come up with using her own jazzy style!

For her party, she planned the projects and even the papers she wanted me to use in designing the projects.  I designed the thank you notes and cut all the materials, and Callie put them all together to send to her friends. What a Scrapi - even with a broken arm she is amazing at scrapbooking.  

Callie was so excited by this scrapbook cake - my neighbor and friend Pam Grimard did such a great job!

Callie (and her broken arm) with our first project.  The girls had a great time putting this "Follow Your Dreams" Journal together, featuring the Roxie paper that Callie choose for her theme. She loved the zebra print from this paper collection. The stamp set we used is the "Hooray Bouquet" which is not only beautiful but it coordinates with the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Just stamp and adhesive, and the girls were all set without any cutting out. Gotta love that!

The party girls with the birthday girl!

Scrapi Traci and Callie! I think we were supposed to be doing the "peace sign" but it looks like I'm making scissors. Perfectly Scrapi (and dorky) all the time!

The invitation using Roxie with the "Mad About You" SOTM set, "It's A Party" Art Philosophy stamp set, Bling Assortment, and the White Daisy Die-Cut Cards and Envelopes.

To come . . . pics of our fun second project and the thank you notes that Callie put together after the party for her guests!

I love putting together these Scrapi Birthday parties!

18 February 2012

CTMH's Fun New Milk Cartons

CTMH's new My Creations Milk Cartons are so unique.  Take a look at this fun design that my esteemed leader, Fancy Melissa, came up with at our last Team Crop.  

The flower is cut from the fabulous Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge(Z1686), and stamped with one of my favorite new stamp sets called "Just For You" (B1398) from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.  It's just crazy silly how much fun CTMH has made stamping by pairing gorgeous new stamp sets with the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  My Cricut and I are big buddies now!!

This design also features another new stamp set (which also coordinates with the AP cartridge) called "Enjoy" (C1496). The paper used is my featured kit this month, Stella (X71478).  I have been loving working with these fun papers this month - the bright colors are some of my favorites with CTMH!  Finally, the project is finished off with some natural hemp (Z280).

The Milk Cartons come in a pack of 2 with 2 closure clips (Z1739), or you can add CTMH's new Metal Clips (Z1711) for an extra special touch!

Click here to order these products for yourself.

07 February 2012

CTMH New Stella Paper is Stunning - Scrapi Kit of the month

My February Scrapi Classes will feature the gorgeous new "Stella" Paper from the all-new Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.  I think the papers and colors in this kit are stunning and just love, love, love the new accessories that coordinate so perfectly with the papers. 

The class will put together the following three 2-page layouts using the Stella Paper Packet, Stella Complements Canvas Shapes, Bohemian Assortment, Pewter Badge Buttons, and 5 additional sheets of cardstock.  The cost for this class is $32.  Class dates include Thurs., Feb. 16, Thurs., Feb. 23,  and Tues., Feb. 28th but other classes can be added to accommodate my client's schedules.  (Pictures coming soon to the layouts  . . .)

Or, my Scrapi clients can choose to put together the Stella Workshop On the Go as shown below at the same scheduled classes. The WOTG includes the Stella Paper Packet, Stella Exclusive Stamp Set, Bohemian Assortment, Dimensional Elements Hearts and 2 additional cardstocks for $33.

04 February 2012

Super Sweet Baby Album

My daughter's 5th grade teacher had her first baby in November.  Haley and her friend Faith, worked for weeks on putting together this album for her.  They did such a great job - the baby album is beautiful and looks gorgeous in CTMH's Hollyhock Faux Leather Album.

The girl's with their wonderful teacher!!