Inspiration Artwork

Thursday, April 30, 2009


I love to catch my little guy when he is not smiling for the camera, here he and a friend are attempting to climb a stump. To them I see in their faces this large me a little stump. Kids perspectives are always more exciting.

CTMH Products:
Paper: Tinkering and Stickease
Stamp: Buttoned Together and June Word Puzzle
Bigger Brads
Ink: Clover Meadow and Cocoa

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


No time to type, but enjoy the artwork!
CTMH Products:
Paper: Back Country
Stamps: Noteworthy
Embellishments: Rub On's, Hinges and Scenic Route Chipboard, CTMH Chipboard 5

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Tie that Binds

We are so caught up in scrapbooking the events of our life that we often forget to scrapbook pictures together that coordinate in a different way. Like the layout above all of these pictures are at different places and times but they are also all of Carter with Grandma's. Showing all the generations in the family.
So, I challenge you to scrapbook a layout about the Tie that binds...and it doesn't have to be family. Maybe it is of your son or daughter eating a Popsicle one at age 1 and one at age 16. More of a comparison of how they have changed. So pull out the old photos and the new and mix and match. It makes for some new ideas and new challenges.
CTMH Products:
Paper: Bella
Felt Die Cuts
Stamps: Buttoned Together
Bigger Brads
Ink: Sunny Yellow, Topiary, Pansy Purple

Monday, April 27, 2009

Friendship makes life colorful

This is a card that I made yesterday, but this morning when I read the phrase I thought isn't that the truth. Friendship does make life colorful in more then one way. Without it life can be dull and depressing. My friendships have gone through a range of colors some bright and cheery and some dark and dreary. One thing I have found hard in friendship is finding people who place the same importance on friendship as I do. Luckily, in my life today I feel that my friends value our friendship.

Being a mother now, friendship is hard to maintain. The other day I had a friend over with her two kids and mine. It was dreadful. The kids where fighting and we where both in agreement that today was not a great day for us all to be together. So, last night as we talked on the phone we laughed about...what earlier in the week was dreadful. Moms are so busy and it hard to take that time to connect with another human being.

The last thing I will say about it hard to come by and hard to continue. But it is worth the work in the end. CTMH has given me the tools to meet women and for that I am grateful. So today call a friend or better yet mail a card :) and tell her or him how much you love them and are thankful for them!

Happy Monfay!

CTMH Products:
Paper: Bella
Felt Die Cuts
Black Ink

Sunday, April 26, 2009 it!

Here is another sneak peak of the upcoming Summer catalog. Available May 1st online! Love, love, love it.
When I sat down to work on these cards I was not in the card making mood. You know the mood where it all flows so naturally! But I found that it really didn't matter because with the CTMH products it all came together on it's own.
Can't wait to show you the new stuff. Hopefully these posts will help to make up for the loss of artwork last week!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Who needs patterned paper?

Who needs patterned paper when you can create your own with acrylic stamps. I love combining a lot of words in different directions to create a pattern. Add a little sponging and a second color and you have patterned paper. Also, in this post you will see a new stamp set from the catalog.
Products used:
Stamps: Happy Birthday, Cottage Floral, All Buttoned together!
Inks: Amethyst, Hollyhock, Topiary, Sunny Yellow
Extras: Chocolate Waxy Flax and Amethyst Paper

Friday, April 24, 2009

WAHOO I fixed it!!!!

Tickled Pink Stamp Set and the new paperline Bella!

New tinkering paper line one of my favorites!!

Talk about being frustrated!!! I have been trying to fix my internet for a week! I was ready to give up. Mind you we do steal it from the in - laws but they know so I suppose it not really stealing but borrowing! I have lots of artwork to show from the new catalog! I am excited to be connected again!
Don't forget!!!
4/25 VIP Party New Catalog ad three free classes! 1-3 my home!
5/2 National Scrapbook Day ALL-DAY Scrap May 2nd from 9am - to 10pm cost is $15.00 if paid by 4/1/09 or $20.00 after 4/1/09.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ugh...anyone internet savy!

Still no Internet at my house...this is like not having a lifeline or a phone a friend. I forgot how much I use the Internet. Sorry!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Once again the internet is down at my house, so I am at the in-laws I found some of my wedding photo's on their PC. Chris and I got married in 2006 in Las Vegas at the Flamingo. The Flamingo has a beautiful garden. It was 105 degrees and as you can tell I had a big dress.
I have lots of new artwork just working on getting the internet up and running. Until then enjoy a look at my personal life.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sneak Peak Summer - Creative Basics

Tomorrow, I am off to a scrapbook retreat! I am excited but not ready at all. Now looking out the window and seeing it is beautiful out it will be a struggle to be packing ... when I want to be outside. I am hoping that I will have artwork to show you set up before I go, but if not then I will have lots next week from the retreat.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

8 1/2 x 11

Do you remember scrapbooking on just a 8 1/2 x 11. Have you done it in a while? I challenge you to try it again. It is fun to go outside the 12x12 and try a be size. This was a page I did for demo class. It is very simple, but beautiful!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tickled Pink this spring! Our newest scrapbooking kit puts you front and
center—with everything you need to create two beautiful two-page layouts
all about the things that you love and that make you shine. And speaking of shine,
you’ll also be tickled by the kiss of glitter on these fabulous papers!

To get your very own Tickled Pink scrapbooking kit:
• Place a minimum order of $60 in stamp sets (excluding K-size and Stamp of the Month) between April 15-May 31 to
receive a Tickled Pink scrapbooking kit FREE! (Use item number CC1004D; limit one free kit per order.)
• Purchase the Tickled Pink kit at just $34.95—well below retail value!

• Sign up as a new Consultant between May 1-May 31 and receive a kit FREE.
• Host a Home Gathering between April 15-May 31 with minimum sales of $400
and receive a kit FREE.

Friday, April 10, 2009

I typed to soon!!!

My post Vomitting again are u kiddin....typed to soon! I have been vomitting for the last two days. UGH! I don't think I have ever been that sick. I considered just sleeping in the bathroom next to the toilet because the effort it took to get in and out of bed was almost to much. I will not go into the details but this should tell you how bad it Close To My Heart order with all the new summer stuff sat outside on the doorstep for two days waiting to be viewed.

So here is the only artowrk I have. I pray none of you get this bug!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sneak Peak July STOM

I have been playing with my new STOM from CTMH. I really wasn't sure in the packages but when I started stamping I luv luv luv them. I have more to play with and promise to keep the artwork show coming!
My husband has stopped vomiting thank goodness....although Carter mention is stomach hurt again. I was thinking if he starts vomiting again I am outa here!!!!
CTMH Products Used:
CTMH STOM: Be Yourself and You got flair.
Ink: Indian Corn Blue, Topiary, Black
Markers: Pink Carnation, Tulip, Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue
Paper: Cranberry, New England Ivy, Silhouette Level 2
CTMH Bigger Brads and Sponge

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sneak Peak Summer Catalog - May STOM

More Vomitting are you kiddin!

So, as you all know I was so sick last week with a cold and fever! My son vomited from Thursday to Saturday! Last night my poor husband was vomiting over and over again. It hard to hear kids but adults vomiting just sounds gross! I feel so bad for him! So here I am again holding up the house with sick boys all around. The good new is I have made some fabulous cards...the bad news is the Internet is down so I am at the father-in-laws with no access to pics. I will find away to get them posted for you all to view. For now I must go and Lysol the heck out of my diseased filled home.

Oh the joys of Motherhood and Wifehood!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Still no memory card

Might have to buy a new one

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sorry, no pics...

Once again I made the mistake of leaving my memory card loaded in the computer and my son has taken off with it somewhere. I have new artwork just no way to post. But once I find it I will post a boatload. Here is some older artwork!