Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wonderland Paper

I live in Florida and the chances of me seeing snow here...I'd pretty much say it's not gonna happen! But I adore the Wonderland Paper...I am a sucker for the blue and brown combination. I was so excited when I was looking through my pictures and the colors my sister and niece had on were a perfect match for this :) I added the Tulip card stock because it was the closest color I had to match the clowns nose we are all wearing.  I didn't do any stamping on the layout...I am a newer Consultant for CTMH and am just working with what supplies I have been able to acquire thus far...I will probably go back and "bling it up" later, but for now I am pretty happy with the way it turned out!
I do have to say sisters and niece may not be so happy when they see that I have posted these pictures online! LOL

Supplies Used:
Wonderland Level 2 Paper Packet
Colonial White and Tulip Cardstock
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Magic-Juggling Act

I LOVE the Magic Book by Jeanette Lynton...there are so many possibilities in this book and the layouts work great for anyone from a beginner to someone who has been scrapbooking for years! For this layout I used the "Juggling Act" design and chaged it up a bit by adding an Accordion Booklet on the right side. I have never done many interactive things with my scrapbooking so I was a bit nervous at first...but let me tell you...the directions in the book make it super easy!!!
As you can tell I am totally in love with the Sonoma paper packet because this is yet another project with it (I know...I need to try some new things and I have just ordered some of the other papers...until I get them though...just bear with me)! I stamped the small flower from My Acrylix Love Life on the title letters and on the jounaling was the closest stamp that I could find to match the Krumkake (which by the way...if you've never tried it-don't let the name scare you! It is YUMMY).

For this project I used:
Sonoma Level 2 Paper Packet
Pansy Purple, Colonial White, and Olive Cardstock
Chocolate Exclusives Ink Pad
Chocolate Waxy Flax
Basic Assortment Buttons
Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon and Cocoa Collection Designer Ribbon
Cricut Art Philosophy (for the tag)

Finally...Some artwork to share :)

 This was made using the My Creations Banner, the Sonoma Paper and the Cricut Art Philosoply Cartridge. I had so much fun doing this and I can't wait to get another one to play with :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Welcome to my blog!!!

So I just want to remind you all in advance...I am not a writer...not by any means! I write my thoughts and words just as they are coming out of my mind...which can be VERY jumbled at times! LOL
I will do my best and try not to babble to much, but remember that simple things excite me and I like to share my excitement!
I have just joined the Close To My Heart family and believe me...I am really excited about this step in my life. I have been thinking about this for a long time (many years) but have always made excuses of why I couldn't do it or why I wouldn't be good at it. Well, I just decided that the negative thoughts don't mean anything to me anymore! I want to be able to share my love for creating things the way my mom and dad shared their creative talents with my siblings and I! I also have realized that at a time in my life when I should be out meeting new people and enjoying myself...I tend to withdraw into my comfort zone and stay home where I feel safe...I really don't want to miss out on life like that! I want to be able to go out and make new acquaintances and friends!
So...ready or I come :)
Let's go have some fun preserving our memories while we are creating new ones!!!