Welcome to my blog! Here you will find updates on my crafts, new ideas, etc. I will also post when another blog, such as tutorials, have been updated. All materials used in the crafts are Close to my Heart products, unless stated otherwise. Please feel free to leave comments, questions and suggestions. Have a wonderful day and happy scrapping!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Scrap Room==> a work in progress...

My husband and I have decided to turn the bathroom connected to our bedroom into a scrap room! It was a complete disaster when we bought the trailer. We are currently re-drywalling the room. As soon as Kevin is done with that, we can move onto paint! I am thinking, since this is going to be my own private haven, that I will go with a pale pink. I really like the color pink. HA! And I guess that way, I can make sure that its MY room, as was promised to me. Kevin plans to build cabinets and drawers for the room. I haven't yet decided if we should stain them, or paint them. Either way, they'll look nice. My computer will also be going in here, so we have to make sure that it is next to the ONLY outlet in the room. If we would have been thinking before we put the new drywall up, we should have put in more outlets. Oh well, I'll deal. There will also be paper storage racks for me to store all of my cardstock and decorative papers (without them getting bent). I'm so stoked! We're all sick of me having to live my scrapbooking life at the kitchen table out of totes! When I get some great plans drawn up, I'll scan them.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Technique!

There is a new technique published in the tutorials section...


A fellow CTMH consultant informed us of some horrible news that involved a friend's family and a tornado. What we were told is too devastating to even write about. To help the family out, the consultant asked that we all create some cards for the family to use as "Thank You's" to the people helping them through this tragedy. You can view them in my slideshow at the bottom of the page. (There were tons more, but mainly copies of what you see here.) If you would like to know what papers, ribbon, etc. that I used, please contact me.

Birthday Card

More to Adore b&t duos
June stamp of the month "With Love"
Chocolate ink
April stamp of the month "Express Postage"
Cocoa ribbon

All products are CTMH unless stated otherwise. I also used the leather technique. When I complete one, I'll post a tutorial.

Personal Planner

I ordered this planner (weekly 9"x9") from CTMH and could not for the life of me think of what to do with it. It was completely blank and needed some TLC. When I saw the "More to Adore" paper listed by CTMH, I had to order it. I also loved the June stamp of the month, "With Love", so I ordered that as well. Eventually, my creation made itself.

9"x9" Weekly Calendar
More to Adore level 2 (CTMH)
"With Love" June stamp of the month (CTMH)
Chocolate ink (CTMH)
colored pencils
Chocolate bigger brads (CTMH)
Edge distresser
Brown distressing ink (CTMH)

Getting started...

I have decided that now is the time. The time to create a blog to showcase everything that my creativity has to offer. Through scrapbooking, stamping, card making and other crafts I have been able to bring myself to a type of calm. Being a wife, a mother of two, a full-time student; it puts a strain on my mind and body. My creativity allows me to get some much needed resting and alone time. Throughout this blog, I will have pictures and information on different crafts that I have completed, tutorials, information about my business and more. Feel free to contact me with any suggestions or something that you'd like to see posted.