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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"