Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day

While our children each make their own cards for Daddy, I wanted to make a card for my husband as well.  He is a wonderful husband and father.  I love that he is a strong leader in our home and that he loves the Lord.  The kids and I are so blessed to have him in our lives.

For this card, I used all CTMH products.  The paper pack is Fanfare and the stamp sets are Enjoy Life and Wonderful Friend (this one is no longer available).  There is lots of stamping on this card.  Do you see the subtle background stamping on the Sky B&T paper and the Cranberry cardstock?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wedding Card

The challenge for last week at Heart-2-Heart was to make a wedding themed project.  While I don't have a wedding to go to in the near future, I thought this card would be good for a wedding or anniversary.  The paper is from the retired pack, Paper Garden and the stamp set used for the flourish and flower is the retired, Felicity set.  I can't remember which retired set I used for the sentiment.  For the pop of color on the card, I used Barn Red ink.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Playing around with card pieces

After the open house I had, I decided to play around with some of the pre-cut card pieces I had left over.  This is a card that I came up with with the intention of using it as one of the last graduation cards I need.  These papers are from the Fanfare paper pack available through CTMH.  The stamp set is from the limited time You and Me kit.

Don't wait, visit my website and get yours before it's too late!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My first CTMH open house...

While my first open house just barely qualified for hostess rewards, I am not judging success based on sales.  A good friend of mine from back home drove a long way to come see me.  The open house was a wonderful excuse for the two of us to catch up and share some girl time together.

Anyway, I had three card options for guests to choose from--a friend card using Mayberry papers, a graduation card using Lucky papers, or a Father's Day card using Fanfare papers.  I am pleased with all three cards, but my favorite is the card using Lucky papers.  I got the idea for the card from the ultra talented Aaron Brown's card here.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Last weekend we traveled to Wisconsin Dells to celebrate cousin David's HS graduation.  David is an extra special young man and our kids just adore him.  He always takes time to play with the kids and give them 4-wheeler rides or take them to the barn to see the cows.

For his card I used mostly retired CTMH products.  The school colors for Wisconsin Dells are white, light blue and dark blue.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Some more masculine graduation cards

I needed to make up some quick graduation cards, so my husband could take them to school to give to a couple of his students.  Of course I turned to my CTMH idea book for inspiration!

Had these cards been for girls I would have added some more embellishing, but I didn't want to get to "girlie" for the boys.  The stamp set is from the CTMH You and Me promotional and the papers are just from my stash.

Friday, June 3, 2011

It's Not Too Late...

Did you miss out on CTMH's May National Scrapbooking Promotional?  Well, this kit is being offered again through the You & Me: Stronger Together campaign at an amazing discount.  You will be able to purchase this fabulous kit for only $15 (no other purchase necessary), but only through June 30th OR while supplies last.  If that wasn't good enough, a portion of the proceeds will be going to the Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations.

If you can't wait to get your hands on this kit, go to my website, click shop online and you will find at the bottom of the list "Stonger Together."  This will take you to all the details and the opportunity to add it to your cart for purchase.  Hurry, this kit won't last long at this price!

Studio J Free-For-All in June

Are you a digital scrapbooker?  If not, have you ever wanted to give it a try.  Well, here is your chance to try it for FREE.  Yes, you read that correctly, FREE!  

During our Studio J Free-for-All in June, everyone can create a FREE Studio J JPG file--no purchase required.  Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout.  It's that easy!  Download and save your file so you can post your layout online, email it to family and friends, or print them.  

If you have a Studio J or My CTMH account, just log in through my website ( and start creating.  If you don't already have an account that's not a problem.  Just visit my website, click on "Studio J Online Scrapbooking" and create your account today.  

Discover how quick and simple scrapbooking can be with Studio J and get your FREE JPG layout in Free-for-All in June!

Sketch Challenge--elegant graduation card

I used the stamp set from the May and now June special kit from CTMH.  I LOVE this set.  The papers are from a retired CTMH pack called Silhouette.  I added a touch of the school color with some gems from my stash, as well as using some black satin ribbon I had picked up a long time ago.

I love that you can use both sides of the CTMH B&T papers.