Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sunset on the Beach and a Technique!

sunset on the beach

Here is another 2 page layout from our beach vacation. I loved the way these sunset pictures turned out and our Moondoggie paper was the perfect paper.

The picture below is showing a special technique called crosshatching.

cross hatching example

To do this technique, find a scrap piece of card stock, about 2 inches long and at least 2 inches thick (so it is easy to hold in your hand). Then take your stamp pad and run the edge of the card stock piece across the stamp pad. (please note that you can use the same color ink as the paper you are applying this technique or as I did above a coordinating coloring) Next you will take the card stock piece with the ink on its edge and use chopping type strokes on the edge of whatever you want to use this technique on. Change direction with your chopping strokes. First up and down and then to the right and then to the left. It will make an "x" or cross type lines on the edge of your paper. You will need to "re-ink" your card stock piece several times during this whole process and do as much or as little "cross hatching" as you wish. It is always best to start off with less and then you can always add more.

If you would like to know more details on how to this technique as well as other stamping techniques, please email me and I would love to "show you how" at your own gathering or workshop. And you can earn FREE product as well. Just email me at

Friday, September 25, 2009

Yes, A Layout and not a card!



I do love making pages but not trying to photo the pages! I want the pics to look as good (I hope) as the layouts in person.

Here is my Anna Boo! This is from our vacation album that I am working on for our summer 09. I just love this picture of her! So therefore, she is center stage. I also included some others of her and they frankly looked liked she was "water dancing"!

I wanted you to see some of the details which included the popped up lettering(using my cricut) and how I distressed the edges of the letters as well. Some details like this can really add to your pages.

If you can see - there are a couple of hula girls on page 2. Once again, the cricut and I thought a nice touch to go with her dancing pictures.

Remember, that I can always "Show you How" to do all kinds of layouts and techniques, so email today and let's set up a party or workshop. The first one that emails and references this blog, will receive a special gift from me!

Happy scrappin'

Monday, September 21, 2009

Exciting News!! Scrapbook Retreat!!!

I will be sponsoring my first ever – Scrapbook Retreat!

Dates – Friday, June 11 Thru Sunday, June 13, 2010!

Where – Camp Sumatanga, Alabama

I am so excited to announce that I will be sponsoring my first ever Scrapbook Retreat. I have been to several but it is now my turn to encourage others and to offer this wonderful opportunity to get A Lot of pages done and have fun all at the same time!!!

My venue will be a little different. Camp Sumatanga is offering a great location, comfortable sleeping arrangements, great lighting with an exclusive one level cropping area, and ALL MEALS INCLUDED!!!

The cost for this great creative weekend away?
Just $135 per person.

That is right!!! For this price you will have your own scrap table, be in a room for 2 with your own bed with all linens provided and ready for you to sleep, all meals included (dinner Friday evening, Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), great lighting, great fellowship (no family worries, just us girls!), 33+ hours of scrapbooking, use of a cricut/cricut cartridges, Close to my Heart stamps and inks, AND games and prizes for everyone!!!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! I only have room for 20!!!!!! All I need is a $45 deposit by November 15, 2009. Once you reserve with your deposit, if you must cancel only $30 of your deposit is non-refundable if you cancel by January 15, 2010. If you would like to be on a payment plan, your next installment will be $45 by March 15 and then the remaining balance of $45 by May 15. All money must be in to me by May 15, 2010. Just email me at and reserve your spot today!

All are welcome, so spread the word!!! This will be a weekend you will not want to miss!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy New Year!


Yes, to all my Jewish friends, La Shana Tova. That is Happy New Year in Hebrew! I do work at a Jewish Temple, so I thought I would give out Rosh Hashanah Cards this year. We have a new Judaic Commentary stamp set that says just that.

I was trying to create some kind of emblem with stamps and came up with this one. This is using two pieces in two different stamp sets, Playful Petals and Legendary Moments. I loved the way it turned out. I thought it looked regal with celebration. Just what I wanted for these cards.

With our stamp sets, the possibilities are endless and this is just one example. Remember, if you too would like me to show you how, just email me at

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Want to Make Cards! It is SOOOO Easy!



Here are two simple but personal cards you can make in just a few minutes!! The top card is a birthday card for our accounting manager at work. I just random stamp numbers in several sizes and then stamped in red his birth date. The tag says, "Your number's up...." and on the inside it says, It's your day, Happy Birthday. Simple but cute!

The second card is one from this month's special card kit, Everyday Celebrations. I Love this paper but needed a sympathy card. So I improvised with the stamping. You can do that, I mean change things around to fit the need!! It is rebellious but freeing. Try it sometime!

You can get this card set that includes paper, ribbon, embellishments, a stamp set, small distressing inks in chocolate and blue, scalloped shaped cards with envelopes, and the cutting instructions to make 16 cards All for Free.
Just email me and I will show you how!!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sorry for the Delay in Posting

Computer trouble has slowed me from posting so please forgive me for the delay. But.... Please click on our new Fall Idea Book to the side of the blog and see ALL the new wonderful products we have in store - just for you!!! Our new paper is really spectacular and the colors are great for this time of the year. I must say though, that our book really does not do our paper justice. I am very impressed with the four new paper packets. If you would like to see our new paper packs in person and earn Free products as well, just book a gathering. It is a fun and easy way to see all the new "stuff" and get prizes as well. If you email today, I have a special gift just for you! Happy Scrappin!