Thursday, September 29, 2011

Giveaway WINNER and CTMH gathering, part 1

Tomorrow is my first CTMH gathering and I am so super excited! I cannot wait, even though I am a bit nervous. Here is a picture of the card that we are going to make. (I had to take it with my phone cause my camera battery is dead)

 I am so sorry that I am so late on posting who the winner of the give away is. I've had a busy week. My oldest just turned 5 yesterday! I am still in a state of shock! It was a great day filled with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jesse the cowgirl. But  I was able to pick a winner and this is how: I took all the names of the people that commented on my FB page and on my blog and I wrote them down then scrambled them up and pulled a random number, so the winner is...............................
Maria! YAY! I'm thinking I'll give it to you tomorrow, but that means you have to come! (=
Thanks to all who participated, I really appreciate it and hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


WOW someday I hope to be this good!

great job stampgoddess!

Journal Cover

I feel like I have been super busy with my crafts, but I am not complaining! I still have a couple more things that I need to get done sooner rather then later. So I'm crossing my fingers it will go well.
A couple days/week or so ago my sister in law came over and made a cover for her journal. Well I have made covers for composition books before, but I never thought about doing one for my journal!
I also have a church activity coming up and I said I would bring one of my composition notebooks, but I can't find them anywhere! So I figured I kill two birds with one stone and make a cover for my journal and use it at the activity! (Hopefully no one will take a sneak peek inside the book). (=
I used the elemental paper kit from CTMH

sponged the butterflies blue, and greed then added some glitter and foam adhesive

did 2 flowers and layered them with foam adhesive, then added a brad in the middle.
Also I sponged some bamboo ink on the flower and added some liquid glass.

Used this canvas sticker from the typset kit and stamped on it as well as added the dates for my journal.

This was super simple and super fun. Now hopefully I will write more often as I should be doing. (=

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Farm Raised

My family and I live on an awesome ranch, and my 4 year old loves mucking stalls with her grandma! Do not ask me why she enjoys it so much, but apparently she is good at it and she keeps mom company. Of course being able to ride after doing the dirty work doesn't hurt, I'm sure!

Anyway my mom got me the Country Life cricut cartridge, and I just love it! It has been out for a while and I have been dying for it for such a long time! As soon as my kids were in bed and I too care of some things around the house I got to work!

This is my first page layout that I have done with a CTMH paper pack. I used the elemental pack, and it worked perfect for this layout! 

The only paper that isn't CTMH is the barn because I really don't have a lot of papers yet. I think that is why it took me so long to do anything with the paper. I don't want to use it all and then it be gone, haha.

The blue print is cut at 9X9 the peach pattern is 3.5X12

I cut my barn out at 3.5
 I loved how simple it was to put together and how adorable it turned out!
All the papers are from different places and I have had them forever. I'm sorry I can't remember the brands.

I wrapped some twin around 3 times and popped up the words with some  foam stickers.
I used the the coordinating cardstocks from the elemental pack..
Cut at 3.5 inches as well.

Here is the page again. I just loved how it came out and it was really fast and simple!
 I couldn't help but post this page even though it is so super late! And don't worry I have not forgotten about the giveaway, I hope you haven't either. (=

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Close To My Heart booklet and my first giveaway!

Hey all! How is everyone? Sorry it has been awhile since I have posted anything, but I finally got my CTMH kit and I have been studying and trying to get a hold of everything I need to learn.
I have been having a lot of fun with it, but this is my first time I have ever done anything like this, so I am trying to learn as much as I can. Plus I have my girls pre-k I am doing, and a new calling at my church that I have been helping out with. So I have just been a little busy lately.
Anyway like  I said I got my kit and my upline came over and helped me go through it, so I knew what was what. She also gave me a free gift that I absolutely loved!
It's a little book that you can put together with ribbon, and decorate with coordinating stamp inks, stamps, and cut outs!  There were three books that you can make, a pink, a blue, and an orange one. I put together the pink and blue one, but I only decorated the pink one because of time. I am hoping to make the orange one on camera but I am still debating whether or not to do videos.
I also made a chipboard album that I want to post the video of, but again I am still not sure on whether or not I am going to do video blogs.
Anyway, here are the pictures of the little booklet, hope you like it!

Here is the pink booklet

First pages
I added the stamped image on the left page and the popped up flower on the right and you can see the flap and the velcro tab. 

These pages I added the photo corners and the "pure delight" stamp

I added the pop up flower and the journal tag as well as the words "Laugh" and "Live". The flower and the journal tags were empty, as well as everything else that I added. The paper pieces came with coordinating stamps.

The pages fold out so I added some decoration.

Tried to get them to match

This page says "Sweet Moments and then the photo corners again

Last page  I did the same as the first 2.

I left the back empty.
 You can see the flap that comes over and it came with Velcro tabs so you can shut it. 

Here's the backside and the front. You can see the velcro dot, the  popped up flower, and the ribbon.
The only thing on this booklet that is not made by CTMH is the pink ribbon. I have CTMH ribbon, but I wanted to save it for another project.
I really did have fun making this book, and I really want to make the others. I have a CTMH gathering coming up soon and I can't wait for it! I have to come up with a card design for it using the new stuff that I got.
I hope I am going to do OK at hosting it. So we'll see....

I really love this booklet, but I really want to share it with everyone. So leave a comment on this post about what you would do with this booklet if you win it. Then I'll post the winner in about a week.
Good luck!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Confession Time

OK first of all I got the email from CTMH and fe-dex today that said my stuff has shipped, YAY!  I am so excited, so sometime early next week will be my post about the kit!
But here is where the confession comes in, I am scared to do a video, but taking pictures is so long and hard to do. The reason why I am afraid to do the video is because my right arm is paralyzed and I don't know how I feel about recording myself doing crafts, when my hand will be in the "spotlight". HAHAHA
I don't know if people are just being nice or what, but usually they say they never even noticed my arm and the fact that it's paralyzed, so that helps with my self consciousnesses. (even though I'm usually not self conscious because I myself forget daily, and hourly about it) But if the video is just my hands, obviously y'all will notice, and I am not sure how I feel about that, or how y'all will feel about that. Especially since you'll be looking at my "little tight hand", (as my 4 yr old calls it), I don't want to bother anyone, -LOL.
Anyway that is my post for the day. I am trying to get in the habit of posting at least 3-4 times a week, so for awhile it might just be me rambling but at least I'll be posting.
Thanks y'all