Inspiration Artwork

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A lil Bling!

Today, the question becomes do I decorate for Christmas? Clean or Grocery Shop? Oh, the choices. We are actually have Thanksgiving tonight because my mom was sick. Really what I want to do is scrapbook a page that has been swirling in my mind.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday

So, I never made it shopping yesterday. I did our turkey Burner at the gym and I was spent. 3 hours is a long time. I taught 1 hour of it so. We raised alot of food for the local food bank so that was exciting. Check out the video here
This layout was done on Wed. this week when I scrapbooked all day. It features CTMH and Screnic Route.
CTMH Products used:
Freespirit Paper Pack
August 2007 STOM
Circle Around Stamp Set
Black Ink
Dimensional Element with Honey Ink and Liquid Glass
Scenic Route Rub-Ons

Friday, November 28, 2008

No Patterned Paper Required!

I wanted to do a beach page that was clean and crisp! I used CTMH white Cardstock and the stamp set Legendary Moments, Memory Labels and September Word Puzzle. The ink is Indian Corn Blue and Black. The large Rub-On is Scenic Route. All the pictures are cut to a 2" x 2"3/4! On Wed. I just worked on pages all -day so I AM excited to show you! Happy Black Friday I am off to teach a 3 hour workout session called the Turkey Burner!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stamp Garage Sale!

CTMH Stamp Garage Sale to make way for the new catalog stuff :)! Email me and I will send you the list. Enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Only three ahhh!

This weekend was an whirlwind the All-day went great, but I only got three pages done. I did work on the projects I posted last week and made a mini-book. So this week you should see a lot of artwork being posted. All Day went great next one is January 17th 2009.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Scrapper's Neck!

Do you ever get scrapper's neck? I know it is not an official name, but my neck is always so sore from looking down all the time. Today, is a good example I have been cutting for a couple hours and my neck is hurting and my head aches. Oh well, it is worth the pain. More artwork tomorrow! Have a good one!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Another workshop using Aspen. I still have a few cards to add, but I am getting there. This week I have spent more time making calls then making cards. I hope to have lots of artwork to show after the All-Day event. I am working on a mini - album which is a free project at the all day. It is designed after a Teresa Black video. But the cool thing is it is my wedding pictures and uses a singing card that I gave my husband for our anniversary. If you cut out the song box you can make it work in your albums. I will post pics on Friday waiting for my CTMH order to arr rive to decorate it!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Unfinished Project 2!!!

Make a wish: A collection of favorite birthday photo's made by me. This is a kit I bought from Work's in Progress! There are wishes for each year. So it will technically not be done for a very long time, but I am working on it.

Monday, November 17, 2008

What I was up to this weekend!

Unfinished Project #1
ABC Book
To teach Carter his ABC's
B is for Boy
I have all the paper mounted and the letters but it needs embellishment, words and some more picture some of letters make finding a picture a little difficult - like X!

So, this weekend I ended up with a weekend off no parties. So I used it to make mass cards for my customers. I made Thank you's and Holiday! I also drove up to the Bellevue Scrapbook Convention and spent some cash. However, I have decided I have to work on a few projects this weekend I have started but never finished. I thought I would post those as well because I have unfinished projects too. I have one other project I have to finish that I will show you tomorrow! The reason I am forcing myself to finish these is because of course I bought three more little projects to do at the Convention!!! AHHH!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Let It Snow!

We are nearing the time of the year when snow will come. I have felt the chill in the air the last couple days. So I thought I would make a snow card with the STOM for November. Now the key to this card is the liquid aplique which when heated creates a snow or frosting affect. Very cool. Add a few sparkles and you are ready for the first snow.
ALL CTMH Products used:
November All Decked Out Stamp Set
January Word Puzzle
Indian Corn Blue Ink
Life Delights Level 2 Paper Pack
Black Ink
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Tomorrow I am off to the Bellevue Scarpbook Convention to be inspired and to come back next week and inspire you!

Be My Valentine!

It is not even Christmas and I have made my first Valentine card! Don't be scared it is for a swap using the December Stamp of the Month from CTMH! Well, I am off to plan the seating arrangement for the All-Day Scrap next weekend! There are still 5 spots available! Also, Christmas cards next Friday. Check out my website at

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe it is almost time for Turkey... crazy. This is a Stamping Up card I made at my my first stamping up party. So I am in full swing of Christmas card parties...ahhh...scary I know. In about three weeks I will be so sick of Christmas cards. I am however excited for a new spring catalog on it's way. The new stamps and paper will inspire me to move into spring. But for now it is Cranberry and Olive and Chocolate and Autumn Terracotta!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Smile - and the world smiles with you! Lesson #4 you have taught me. Kids teach you lessons everyday. Lesson about yourself and lessons about life. This was a lesson about how Carter can find happiness in the simplest things and remind me that a smile is infectious!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Stamping and Scrapbooking!

There are alot of scrapbookers out there who have not figured out how to add stamping into their layouts. I was one of them along time ago. This layout goes to show how a little stamping can really add beautiful embelishment to the page. The other great thing about stamping is you can use this embellishment over and over again. The cost per page goes down substantially.

Friday, November 7, 2008

So, I thought I would post a personal picture today of me and some of my closest friends. As we grow closer to Thanksgiving I remember all the things I am thankful for my family, friends and my blessing to do what I love. What are some of the things you are thankful for?

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I think today I will sit down and craft for me! It is really rainy and gross here in Washington. I usually love the month of October because they are cold and clear, but November is when the rain rolls in and never stops until February!
Card Recipe:
CTMH Perfect Day Paper, Coco Ink, Say it in Style Stamp set, Hollyhock Ink
Stampin Up: Notebook Punch
File Tab Punch

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It hard for me to post today because my mind is on the election. Now I am in the state of Washington and so our election results are still being totalled. I have to be honest and say that when the election was called I felt like our votes didn't feels that way every year because we are not a battleground state or in the right timezone. So I will not bore you with my political views. I will just say I am in uncertain of where our country is headed and I pray for our safety and our freedom.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

All Decked Out!

Card of the month! If you are hosting a class or workshop this is a card that we will be making it was inspired by a amazing CTMH Consultant named Lisa Stenz. It features our Stamp of the month for November! So cute!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Upcoming Workshops!

Friday November 21st Christmas card Club #2 at 9:30am and 6:30pm - join the club and get 20 cards made in 2 hours. Cost is $15.00 and includes all supplies. Bring your own adhesive and cutter. RSVP 10/24. RSVP today. Buy Kit for $20.00 receive in the mail. Join the club for 5 months and you can order $30.00 in products and the card club is fee.

Friday November 22nd All Day Scrapbook Events: join us from 9:30am – 10:00pm in Enumclaw for an all-day scrapbook event. Get caught up on all your pictures and enjoy free projects and good company. Cost $20.00 RSVP to Carla

Friday December 12th 12 month calendar for 2009 9:30am and 6:30pm–This is the first of two session to create a year-long calendar. 12 page each with a 12x12 scrapbook page. Cost $35.00 or get the kit for $45.00 in the mail. Cost pays for both sessions!

Friday December 19th 12 month calendar for 2009 9:30am and 6:30pm–This is the second of two session to create a year - long calendar. 12 page each with a 12x12 scrapbook page. Cost $35.00 or get the kit for $45.00 in the mail. Cost pays for both sessions!

Scrapbook Club 8 pages in 2 hours will be returning after the holidays in January 2009.

Card Club 20 card in 2 hours will also return after the holidays in January 2009.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

It's Fall!

Bob the Builder "Yes He Can"

Last night taking my son out trick or treating I realized it is Fall. Although, it is one of my favorite times of the year. I have to mourn that summer is gone. I know you are thinking Charla...summer has been gone for awhile, but I fell like I just realized it. Life goes so fast and sometimes I feel like I missed a whole season. Do you ever feel that way?