Thursday, January 22, 2009

Birthday Book

More details about this later but a quick post for Jill and Susan especially.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Alternative Look on Eggs


The February Stamp of the Month for CTMH is some really cool Easter Eggs. A number of consultants have been coming up with some alternative uses which I have been happy to adapt to myself. This is a use that Mary Gunn shared on a consultant list I read - Eyes. Well tired eyes to be exact or morning after eyes. I just had to make that card so here's my version. Not exactly the same but the credit goes to Mary for the idea I would never have seen the eyes myself!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Creations Cube WorkShop

Adding a workshop to my calendar just in time for Valentines Day. I hope you like it.

My Creations Cube Workshop
Learn how to use one of CTMH newest products and create a great gift for someone in your life or a great home decor item for yourself to keep. Workshop is just in time for a Valentines gift.

February 12th
TIME: 10am till noon or 7pm till 9pm
LOCATION: 6808 Day Drive Fort Worth TX 76132
COST: $20 - this includes all supplies but your adhesive. You will receive 1/2 a level 2 package of silhouette papers which will leave you with plenty left to make another cube at home - just order another cube!
MORE: My Creations Cube is a chipboard 5" cube. During this workshop you will learn how to decorate this cube to create a piece of artwork that would grace any home. We will use the Silhouette Papers (Bamboo, Black, Colonial White and White Daisy). You will need to bring tape runner and 12inch trimmer. You will leave the workshop with a completed cube ready to add your photos and printed instructions so you can make more at home.
Space at each session is limited to 10

RSVP: Deadline for RSVP is January 26th to ensure products arrive in time. Email me at

Can't make this time but want to do this project - get a group of friends together and lets book your own workshop party!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


This is one of the cards I'm teaching this month at my clubs. I'm using the clear acrylic hearts which we're embossing with red powder to make the embellishment. This is a method that came as a result of me trying to make my own special embossed buttons. A customer sent me a link to a blog which told you how you can stamp with versamark on a button and then emboss to create your special buttons. Cool idea - well 10 buttons and a burnt finger later I have determined that this isn't a method that works well for me. Unless your happy with bits of embossing powder in places you didn't want it. Even with the help of embossing buddy I couldn't stop this happening. The fact it didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for you. I'd be interested to hear if anyone had any better success with this idea. It maybe due to the buttons I was using or maybe I didn't have my leg crossed in the correct manner - you tell me.
My embossed heart made me feel much better and come to club this month and you'll learn how to make one yourself!
Don't belong to a club of mine - visitors are welcome check the dates on my CTMH website or find some friends and we can start your own club just for you and your friends.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Virtual Swap Results - Spring Catalog

Recently I signed up for a virtual swap with some other consultants. We each signed up for a different new stamp set and had to produce a piece of artwork using it, take a picture and share. Then Teri created a slide show of them all we could all use. So here you go. A wide range of items all using a new CTMH stamp set from the Spring Catalog. If you want to know which set has been used let me know and I will check it out.


Friday, January 2, 2009

January Stamp of the Month - Moments in Time

This months stamp of the month is a really great calendar set which allows you to make your own calendars forever. Its not year specific as you can create the month starting on whatever day you need. You just need to mask the end of the month so you have the correct number of days.

You can see the set on my website at

I totally lifted this project from another blog - sorry can't remember which one. But I've seen several versions around the place. It's a stand alone calendar made of cardstock. You just remove the ribbon when you need to see the inside pages and replace so they become the outside pages. Get what I mean?

This set would also be great with the Display Album making 12 layouts one for each month - great gift for the grandparents. I plan to try and make one this weekend - if I have time. Want to be able to show people a sample at classes this month. I wish I had more time to create but need to employ someone to cook and clean to give me that!