Saturday, January 30, 2010

1/30 Valentine treat tent

Wow 2 post in one day that's good for me! This is just a little treat bag tent that I made for Elaina's teacher. The paper is Scribble Scrabble(Got it last year) and the stamps are of course CTMH, I used Whoo Loves You and Childhood Portrait and mini sparkles. The hearts I covered with Stickles and the ribbon is from Wal-mart. I have not filled it with goodies yet, I am thinking about making chocolate peppermint popcorn to fill it. I found the recipe here she has an amazing blog. I even started working on my hubby's Valentine's treat I am making a heart shaped chipboard album, I got it all covered in Basic Grey's Bittersweet paper(Love it). Hopefully I will play more after the wee ones go to bed. I also got to the quilt shop today and got the most amazingly adorable baby boy material and want to get started on a blanky for the new baby. We will see how much ambition I have left at around 8:00pm tonite probably not that much.

1/30 Daydream & Happy Endings

This is just a little altered notebook and lollipop cover I made for the little girl Neliswa that we sponser through World Vision. She lives in Swaziland and will turn 6 on February 14th. However we are only able to send very small things that will fit in a 6 x 9 envelope so we are limited, we also added stickers and a letter, pictures my kids drew and pictures of all the snow we have here! There are so many children who lack even the basic nessecities it is just heartbreaking. Anyways the only thing was my husband disliked the stickease that said Make a wish upon a star, he said we are Christians we don't wish, we pray. So off came the sticker and on went a new one that I stamped using the same princess that I used on the lollipop cover but of course I did not take a picture, oh well you get the idea! I hope Neliswa enjoys her package, it is far more a blessing for us to help her than I ever could have imagined! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

More lollipop covers

Well I finished Elaina's lollipop covers today and this is what I came up with. All stamps are CTMH - Childhood Portrait, Happy Endings, Bee Mine, Life's A Jungle, & Annotations. I like these ones a little better than the ones I made the other day, so hopefully her classmates will like them.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1/27 lollipop covers

Okay, I decided to make lollipop covers for Elaina to give out to her classmates for Valentines and I picked up the heart shaped lollipops today and wanted to start playing. My goal was quick and simple and these were, however I realized I have a while before Valentines and I really want to do something with a little more pizzaz, so I am going to keep playing and see what I can come up with. I will post the final covers when I finish them!

Monday, January 25, 2010

1/25 Soul Mates & Animal Cookies?

You know how sometimes the mood just strikes and you have to do something creative? Well that is exactly what happened yesterday afternoon. So I decided to make a valentines day card, all products are CTMH with the exception of the pink thread I used in my sewing machine. The stamp set is called the Soul Mates word puzzle and I also used black and White Daisy cardstock and the patterned paper is from the Animal Cookies paper pack, White Daisy ribbon, and baby Pink and Tulip inks. The Tulip heart is pop dotted.

Friday, January 22, 2010

1/22 Felicity Card

Wow I so love this National Papercrafting Month special, Felicity is so pretty! All products used were CTMH except for the Nestabilities Die Cuts. The Birds are pop dotted even though it is hard to tell in the picture. My husband built my kids a very cool train table today and as soon as they get the train all set up I will post it! The picture on top is the inside of the card.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

That's Amore & Mrs. On The Go

Okay, so I checked out a very cool blog hop from the MFT design Team today and they were using a great stamp of a lady with a mixing bowl. Lightbulb- wait I have a CTMH stamp of a lady with a mixing bowl(Mrs. On The Go), so I stamped her lot's of times colored her with Copics(thanks for putting me in a Copic mood Amy H.) then I paper pieced the rest of her with CTMH'S That's Amore paper pack, I also used the Cupcake Sprinkles and Simple Stiches stamp sets. All supplies are CTMH except the Copics. Not real sure how I feel about this card but it will do!

Monday, January 18, 2010

You Rock

So I did not order CTMH'S new Rockin Topcoats and now I am kickin myself, because I just had to use the You Rock paper pack for this layout and did not really have the perfect embellishments and of course I just could not wait and do it later. Oh well, I love this picture of Owen that my neighbor took and I thought the orange hue of the wood, the grass and his clothes would look great with this paper, but now I am worried it looks to tye dyeish(is that a real word?) Well what do you all think?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My New Kitchen Sink

Here it is, my new sink and countertop! My husband finished it this morning, I love it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Homemade coconut cream pie anyone?

I don't know what has been wrong with me lately but boy I have been in such a baking mood! So tonight I made from scratch coconut cream pie. Yummy well at least I think it will be, it is chillin in the fridge right now and we probably won't even try it until tommorrow!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Topstich 3x3 in card workshop

Super simple card workshop that I will be hosting in February, we will be making 3 each of the 2 different designs, I used the new Topstich paper, as well as the gorgeous February SOTM called Piece Of Cake. This class will be held on February 2nd at the Lowville Free Library, if you would like more info on this class feel free to contact me!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Whole Wheat Maple walnut sticky buns

On the bottom of the pan is maple syrup sprinkled with walnuts, then topped with cinnamon rolls, then bake and flop upside down and voila yummy sticky buns! I was in the mood to make something yummy for my family tonight so after dinner this is what I made and then I decided to do a double batch so John can take a pan to work tommorrow for everyone to have at break!
They are good but really what is not to love, maple syrup and walnuts?

AHHH Wishes!

Why oh why do I never remember to grab my Wishes card making book? I have no idea, anyways after being totally inspired by fellow consultant Christine Adams who used the Wishes "Greetings" card workshop with Veranda paper to make some really pretty cards, I decided to make a workshop using it! I will be holding the workshop in February, and will be sending out all the information shortly. If you live in my area and would be interested in attending please contact me and I will get you the info!

Supplies used:
Veranda paper pack

Stamp sets:
So Sweet
State Of Mind
Card Chatter-Thank You
Gracious Greetings

Just Blooms paper Flowers
Filigree Charms
Cocoa Ink
Juniper Ink
Wishes Card Confidence Book

Monday, January 11, 2010

Spring Idea Book Blog Hop

Hello everyone, on January 1st the brand new CTMH Spring Idea Book went live, and boy is it amazing! So some very talented consultants and myself are participating in a blog hop to showcase some of CTMH'S brand new products. So if you are just starting out at my blog then go back to the beginning and start at Erin Herrings blog and check out all the great blogs and artwork, however if you have come to my blog by way of Sherrie Thornton's blog
then you can keep going to the next blog on the list Wendy Kessler at For my card which measures 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 I used the brand new Level 2 Caboodle paper pack, the spring colors are just beautiful. I also used the brand new Springtime stamp set as well as the Save The Date, TLC, and Making Waves stamp sets. The rubber boots, rain drops, and puddles all have liquid glass and the boots and umbrella are pop dotted although it is hard to tell in the picture. The featured colors in this kit are Sorbet,Crystal Blue, Buttercup, and Sweet Leaf. I also have several other posts featuring new product so be sure to check them out! Thanks for hopping on by!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Topstich layout

A layout using the beautiful new Topstich paper pack and Stamp set from the Topstich Workshop On The Go kit which I won from my awsome upline Amanda(Thank you)! I also used the new suede pinwheels, and the Authentic stamp set and of course pearls!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Our border is up

My husband and I, but mostly my husband got my border up last night. I can not wait for the whole kitchen to be finished, but like my husband always says let patience have it's perfect work.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Veranda Set

All these cards use the Veranda Creative Basics paper pack. The top card is for a gathering tommorrow night and also uses the January Stamp Of The Month. The other 4 cards and bookmark are for a raffle at the library where I hold my classes. The stamp sets used were So Sweet, and Frame Of Mind, I also used the Veranda Stickease on some of the cards.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Caboodle Layout

For a paper pack that I did not really like at first I seem to be using it alot! Oh it has grown on me so! Love You Forever has probably got to be one of my favorite stamp sets ever! I paper pieced the animals and used a mini pearl, Sweet leaf cordouroy brads and bitty sparkles. I also used a scalloped punch on the borders and the Storybook Cricut Cartridge to cut out Avery! I also used the Reflections book for the inspiration for the layout the pattern is Tittle Topper-Add It Up. Let me know what you think!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Here's my new floor!

Thanks to my husband who did the whole floor by himself, redid all of the molding and was done and cleaned up before 5:00pm, what a man!

Want to win a FREE Felicity kit?

Okay, in honor of national papercrafting month CTMH is offering a gorgeous paper kit and stamp set called Felicity. There are four ways to get this kit, click on the banner on the top left of my blog and that will take you to a great national papercrafting month blog where you will have the chance to win a FREE Felicity kit everyday for the whole month! Contact me if you want your kit NOW and can't wait!

Caboodle and Love You Forever

Happy New Year everyone! While my dear sweet hubby is installing new floor in our kitchen I decided to play with some brand new product from the CTMH spring Idea Book which goes live today! I used the Caboodle paper pack and the oh so adorable Love You Forever stamp set, as well as pearls and Sweet Leaf ribbon! Now I am off to spend time with my family and on a side note today my husband and I celebrate 15 years together as a couple! They have been the best 15 years of my life, and I am so thankful that the Lord chose us to be together before the foundation of the earth!