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31 October 2012

November SOTM Blog Hop with "Capture The Date"

Welcome to my Scrapi Blog.  If you've come from the talented Gina Brandstetter's blog for the November Stamp of the Month "Capture the Date" blog hop, you are in the right place!  This stamp set is a must-have to suit all of your scrapbooking needs, whether it's for a card, party invite, seasonal project or layout.

My favorite part of the stamp set is the "Life. Experience It" memo, especially the fact that it coordinates with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  It immediately made me think about a sports layout for one of my kids.  My 11 year old daughter Haley's Freedom Travel Basketball pictures were perfect for my layout ideas, combining this stamp set with "Game On."

The paper used is a combination of Dakota and Scholastic, with Outdoor Denim and Cranberry cardstock. The "FREEDOM" was cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy and adhered to the Notable Alphabet Dimensional Elements. For the "Life. Experience It" stamp, I chose the Artiste shape on the same page with the notebook edge to coordinate with the Scholastic zip strip I used.  The "Game On" is stamped on one of the Quote Dimensional Elements.  Additional embellishments include outdoor denim ribbon and corrugated chipboard stars from the Milepost Shapes. The layout itself is from the "Make It From Your Heart" Volume I.

Finally, I used a flip flap as shown above (my absolute favorite CTMH product) because I just couldn't leave out any pictures. I think it went perfectly, especially with the added details of the notebook edge from the Scholastic zip strip. I love the picture on the right - how Haley has her hand on her Dad, who was helping that day, while her Coach is talking! Sweet.

I hope you like my layout, and I'd love if you wanted to leave me a comment!   Make sure you add this stamp set to your collection this month. It's the perfect set to have on hand.  With any $50 order, you will receive for only $5 from your CTMH consultant, or order here!

Now, click here to see what fun creation Sheila Bennett has come up for you this month with "Capture the Date"!

A Little Bit of Christmas for Everyone in November

My November workshops offer a little bit of Christmas for everyone with four different projects to choose from and the opportunity to make your choice(s) at several dates (9:30 a.m. on Nov. 7, 14 and 28; and 7 p.m. on Nov. 7, 15 and 28).  All projects are cut and ready to be assembled. Prices include all materials plus shipping and handling.

Pear and Partridge Layouts (3 two-page layouts) for $32

Pear and Partridge WOTG Card Kit for $36 (5 cards of three different designs)

Christmas Wishes Display Tray for $35 
(fun Christmas decorations to make for your home or for a gift)

Christmas Advent Calendar for $50
(perfect sized boxes for a fun variety of trinkets for all ages, ie. lottery tickets, stress balls, etc.)

Email me at to sign up for a project, or order a kit to be sent to you to be assembled!

26 October 2012

Dreary Day = Stylish Artwork

 It was a dreary Sunday afternoon and my daughter Haley and I were holed up in the craft room.  I was scrappin' away and Haley took a break from her scrapbook to paint!  She had wanted to paint letters that we found at Michaels to hang in her room. I thought she had such a cute and stylish idea to paint "DREAM" in black with polka dots that I asked her to make the "CREATE" for me!!  Love her work. Such the artist!!

21 October 2012

"A Day Down On the Farm" Studio J Layout

One of the books I'm working on right now is my daughter's Girl Scout album.  It's been so much fun putting it together and remembering all the cool things we did together over the year. The girls started when they were in kindergarten and continued until 5th grade elementary school graduation.  Choosing to be the troop's leader was the best decision I ever made. I really enjoyed the special time with Haley and all the wonderful girls that were part of this troop. It was bittersweet but definitely the right time for everybody when we decided to stop when the girls were headed for middle school.
With CTMH's Studio J special buy 9 and get the 10 layout for free through October, I've been making an extra special effort to get some fun layouts done! 

20 October 2012

Last Spellbound Project - Happy Thanksgiving Blessings Card

Here's my last project using the CTMH Spellbound Cricut Kit.  The layout is from "Make It From Your Heart", Pattern 27.  The stamp set is "Abundance". I embellished the card with Black and Grey Assortment Sparkles and the fabulous new Burlap ribbon.  I love how it turned out!!

18 October 2012

Spellbound "Happy Birthday" Layout

Here's another layout to add to my "Workshop On the Go Spellbound Cricut Kit" project series!  I really wanted to show how fabulous this kit is, even if you may not have party needs this year. You definitely don't want to miss out on this kit.

The layout is from the CTMH new "Make It from Your Heart", Volume I, Pattern #5.  The cupcake and "birthday wishes (tag that I cut in half) are from the birthday stamp in the Cricut Artiste Collection. The letters are the Glamour Glitter Alphabet letters. I embellished the layout with Bitty Sparkles on the cupcake, added Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes with Baker's Twine. Super fun, and of course, CTMH all the way.

During my "Moonlight" class yesterday, the ladies were so excited by these projects that they begged me to add a "Spellbound" class to my schedule next month!! Love that!

16 October 2012

"Hooray" for Spellbound Card

Here's another fun card that I made with CTMH's new WOTG Spellbound Cricut Kit to show how this kit has so many more options for you besides just a party in a bag!  Besides the super fun Spellbound paper, the shapes are from CTMH's Cricut Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges, and the "hooray" imagei is from the Artiste Collection stamp set. Card layout is from "Make It From Your Heart" Volume I, pattern 24. I finished the card off with buttons from the Sunset Mini-Medley, Sunset Baker's Twine and sparkles from the Black and Grey Assortment. I hope you like it!

To get your own Spellbound kit, click here!

11 October 2012

Spellbound WOTG Cricut Kit Works for Christmas Layouts Too

As soon as I saw the black polka dot paper in CTMH's Spellbound Workshop On The Go Cricut Kit, I immediately pictured it paired with CTMH's new Ruby cardstock.  I added the new Silver Shimmer Trim for the photo mat and bow, Sparkles Flourishes, and Glamour Glitter Alphabet letters.  The sentiment in the metal frame is from this month's "Very Merry Christmas" Stamp of the Month, embellished with Round Sparkles. The layout is Pattern 17 from the "Make It From the Heart" Volume I,

08 October 2012

Spellbound "Boo" Layout

Here's another fun option to use CTMH's new Spellbound kit instead of party goodies - a fun "Boo" layout.  I still used the Cricut Artiste cartridge which coordinates with the enclosed stamp set plus added additional shapes with the "BOO", cat and tree. The layouts is from the new Make It From the Heart Volume I.

05 October 2012

"Spellbound" Not Just For Parties - Fun Card

CTMH's new Workshop On the Go "Spellbound Cricut Kit" makes super fun Halloween party projects!!  I love the cute treat bags, cupcake picks and liner, soda wraps and banners.  I just didn't need to make party goodies this year but I still had to order this great kit and I'm not disappointed.

First, the papers are gorgeous and super diverse - I see lots of different themed scrapbook layouts in my future using these papers, both Halloween and not.  And, lots of fabulous cards!

Hope you like my first card creation using this Spellbound kit. I love how it turned out.  The stamp set not only has some great Halloween images, but it coordinates with CTMH's Cricut Artiste cartridge.  I also used the accompanying sunset baker's twine and pin clip. Best of all, the card design is from the new "Make It From the Heart" Volume I.

Don't miss out on this great kit just because you think it's all about party stuff. More designs to come using the contents from this kit!  Click here if you'd like to get your own kit!


03 October 2012

Buzzing About Studio J October Special

My beautiful Haley, the bumblebee, with her cousins and neighorhood kids.  Love how this layout turned out - I wanted a quick layout, without a lot of embellishments. So fun to have such a large assortment of Halloween pages to choose from.

I am a classic scrapbooker - I love the feel and smell (yeah, kinda weird) of the papers and the wide assortment of super fun CTMH embellishments. I'll be the first to admit that it took me awhile to get on the Studio J digital scrapbooking bandwagon. Now, I LOVE it as an alternative to catch up on missing pages from my albums or for a fresh take on those annual holiday pages which we do every year! I LOVE that's it's easily accessible - I can keep working on my scrapbooking wherever I'm at. I'm a multi-tasker (big time) so for me to turn out a couple scrapbooking pages while I'm watching shows or a movie with the kids, is huge. I can sit at their practices and still have "me or productive time" (depending on my mood), where I get get lost in my family's memories!  Best of all, if I feel like my layouts are missing something, I can always add the ribbon or the bling later!

Here's another really fun layout that was super quick and turned at so cute!!
Whether you may be interested in digital scrapbooking as your sole method of scrapbooking or like me, a combination with classic scrapbooking, this month is the perfect time to try it!

Get a free Studio J® layout in October! Order 9 layouts and get 1 free. Or multiples for up to four free layouts.  Click here to register for free (or to login, if you are already registered).