Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Hostess Club

Well what a fun night for a dreary day!!  We had some groovy tunes on and a fun layout tonight.

Special thanks to Consultant Michelle Snyder for the inspiration!!  I love a fall themed project.... found myself without any current leaf stamps so brought out some oldies but goodies for this lovely project.

We used Rock and Roll with the leaves and added texture to the dove tails on the side using one of my favorite stamps Distressed Backgrounds

I love Shimmer Trim too!!

Here's Leisa's lovely page!!Love her two toned leaves!! she used three colors on her rock and roll leaves!!  

Leisa's Layout

Here's Pat's pretty page!  I love the rounded edges and love her Happy Autumn tag with the banners!!  And thanks for sharing the secret for the dove tail and the Versa Mat!  There is an "X" on the versa mat and put the paper to have the dovetail on the x, and use a ruler on the diagonal to trace the lines and you have a perfect dovetail every time!

Pat's layout
Tami's terrific layout uses Chalk it up and I love the stamp that Great Job and it's perfect on this layout!  Love that she changed up the theme and I love the teal shimmer trim as well!

Tami's layout
 Theresa's fabulous layout is charming and fun with the beautiful blue background color!  really ties in the background paper!  Love the ombre effect of the letters.
Theresa's layout
It was a perfect layout for a fall day.  Thanks ladies for a lovely evening!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone! What a lovely evening of creativity!!

It's always amazing the talent in our little group!  And tonight we had two guests! So glad to have you Connie and Courtney!!

Here's my card... 

Last year a client wanted to make this card (inspired by Carol Luboski) and I thought it was lovely!  and wanted to do it for Shoebox cards! It was a little labor intensive, but so worth it!!  It uses the September SOTM from last year called Poster Tidings!

And here are the other cards created at tonight... 

Most people know that I am a Frank Freak!  So of course I love this card!  and I giggled as I put this one together.  Anita's Creation!!


Julie's creation was a darling Spider web envelope!  It was simply adorable!  And it used a 12x12 sheet of paper!

Simple directions are fold it in have diagonally, then score at 3 1/2 and 6 from each end of the folded edge. (Folded edge is horizontal) (it needs to be flipped to do the other side as it's longer than a 12 x12).  Then place the flat edge vertical and score at 4 1/2. (cut out triangles on the top edge.)

Fold all score lines then bring take the left side, open it up and bring the bottom up to the top point and fold.  Do the same thing on the right side.  This creates a pocket to slip the top of the envelope in. Hope that makes sense.

Open (see where the triangles were cut out near the top)
Our Friend Lori was out of town for tonight, but she brought over the supplies to make her creation!!  We missed you Lori and loved making this cute Pumpkin card!!

Melani's Creation is a darling card reminding us that brooms aren't just for sweeping!  

It was a fabulous night and thanks to everyone who came and played!  The next Shoebox Card event will be on Tuesday November 4th!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scaredy Cat Class

Hi Hi!!

Just wanted to share what a fun time we had last night doing the Bonus Scaredy Cat Class!

Thanks to my guests for coming and for having so much fun with this workshop!!

Here's the original layout: 

We also used this super fun stamp set D1605 Halloween Greetings

Ribbon and stars were added to make this layout charming and delightful.

One of my customers has sons and opted to go green with her color scheme and it looks amazing!!

I love it!!  And the apple crisp and ice cream were great too!!

If you missed and want to do it, just lmk we can work something out!!


Monday, September 22, 2014

Just Jewelry

So last week I featured a Jewelry Buffet... and have a few left over pieces, so if you want to make a piece of Jewelry the next time you are at my house, just lmk!  It's fun and easy!! and it makes a great gift!

Items available in a bundle or by themselves! I love my pieces!! 



Hi Gang, just a quick little post... I was playing with my new #30yearsofhappy stamp set and had to post this cute little quick 3x3 card.

This card is super sweet and simple and is made from scraps just laying around.  Cranberry ink, second generation stamping off set and it's a fun cute and simple card!

Get this darling stamp set for free with the purchase of $30 in stamps!  Good thru the end of September... visit my OBA for quick ordering or contact me for more information!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

October News and Events

Hi Everyone,

The CTMH newsletter that you have been getting from CTMH will come to an end in December... so I plan to post my newsletter on this blog as a way for us to keep in touch... So check back each month to hear about the upcoming classes and specials!!

September Constant Campaign (National Stamping Month)
Customers will receive the #30yearsofhappy stamp set free with the purchase of $30 in stamps! Woot woot!  It's a fun and delightful stamp set that includes 30 images and that are fun for gifts, tags, cards and scrapbooking!  Contact me today or order online to receive this fabulous stamp set.

September Stamp of the month is S1409 Family is Forever.  
This fabulous SOTM is just $17.95 or with a $50 purchase, this is available for just $5.00!  It's very versatile stamp set... great for autumn, family and even valentines!  Get yours today!!  

October Constant Campaign is Ribbon Reverly!  With a qualifying purchase ($50), receive either the outdoor denim or the Ruby chevron for free!  ($6.95 retail value) 

The October SOTM is S1410.

It is a set of seven stamps that are holiday related and five of the images are designed to coordinate with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  

Upcoming events:

9-23 Tuesday WOTG featuring Chalk it Up!  doors open at 6:30 pm also feel free to come and make up any class.  Class is free with the purchase of a kit. (3 layouts created with a bonus 4th layout that requires extra paper purchase)

9-30 Tuesday  Special Halloween layout join us for a night of creativity... its a bonus workshop!  This layout is just $10 (without the bling) and bring a friend for free!  Please RSVP!! click the link for more information! Event starts at 7:00 pm.

10-7 Tuesday is Shoe box cards come join us for a night a cardmaking fun!  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

10-14 Tuesday is Hostess Club (Jessy is the hostess) doors open at 6:30 pm.  Come and make a layout with us.  

10-20 Monday is the Butterfly workshop.  Cost of this class is $25.  Six 3x3 cards and envelops and a darling bag to put them and the stamp set is included.  Additional card kits are available for $10(after the $25 purchase).  Please RSVP by Oct 6th if you plan to attend. (This kit was inspired by Lisa Stenz)

10-28 Tuesday will be WOTG featuring Scaredy Cat. Pics and link to follow

11-4 Tuesday will be Shoebox cards at 7:00pm
11-10 Monday will be Christmas cards workshop details to follow
11-18 Tuesday will be hostess Club Mystery hostess club for every $150 in sales, someone will win $25 in hostess rewards!!
11-22 Saturday all day Crop and Shop $10 includes one meal
11-25 Tuesday WOTG featuring Pathfinding 

12-2 Shoebox Cards
12-9 is hostess Club Pat is the hostess
12-15 no classes
12-30 WOTG featuring Yuletide

LMK if anyone is interested in becoming a consultant or wants to have a party!

Friday, September 12, 2014

September WOTG is Chalk it up!

The first WOTG from the new Annual Inspirations is coming up soon!  September 23rd we will be doing this lovely set of pages using the Chalk it up set!  

Here's another layout that can be done ... it takes extra paper, but it's so worth it!!

Here's a list of supplies to choose from... 

The Chalk It Up WOTG  (29.95): it includes the level two paper pack, the Chalk it up Stamp set, 3 additional sheets of cardstock, Chalk it up assortment, Black striped twill and the instructional brochure.

choose the X7184B Chalk it up paper pack  for $9.95.

Here's a list of other items that coordinate with this kit:
X7184C Chalk it up complements $4.95
Z3009 Chalk it up assortment $4.95
Z1988 Black Striped twill ribbon $6.95
C1588 Great Job $13.95
D1599 Geek is Chic $17.95
Lagoon Cardstock and ink
Flaxen cardstock and ink
Sorbet cardstock and ink
Z1923 smoothie washi tape $7.95
Z2004 Lagoon washi tape $7.95
Z1997 triangle border punch $17.95

Please have this ordered by Monday September 15th in order for supplies to be here...