Thursday, February 28, 2013

March 2013 SOTM Blog Hop

Here we are again....where does the time go?  Well mine has been taking care of my 87 year old grandmother.....this post will be quick since I'm behind on everything, with so much going on...I hope to come back in a few days to add more to this post, thank you for understanding.  59 Consultants are participating this month....make sure you see them all.   If you are coming here from Wendy Coffman's Blog you're on the right path.....and if you get lost along the way, its easy to get back on track, just go to Helen Onulak's Blog for a full list of hoppers and here we go...
I did a My Creations Box (retired now) and Chantilly Paper Packet.
The colors in the new Chantilly Paper Packet (X7163B) are so cheerful, and makes any project pop.
 Can you see the dry embossing on the roses?  Neat!
 Chipboard pieces inside have pictures of my niece with journal spots on the back of each piece.

 This will be a gift for my mother-in-law on Mother's Day :)
Products Used are all Close To My Heart
Chantilly Paper Packet X7163B
Pink Glitter Gems Z1807
Sparkles Clear Flourishes Small Z1812
Buttercup Cardstock 1271
Blush Ink Z2106
Creme Brulee Ink Z2167
Sweet Leaf Ink Z2153
Pear Ink Z2197
Black Ink Z2105

 Here is a picture of the complete set.
I promise I'll come back and add more details and product list once things settle down.  Now hop on over to Vicki Price's Blog and see her creations.....Thanks for stopping by and stay inky my friends!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Canvas Art

More home decor from Close To My's a new line called "Canvas Art Kit" one of their home decor Workshops on the Go.  Use the materials and instructions in this kit to create a 12" × 12" canvas display, which has a chevron background. This kit comes with Dimensional Elements in two different color schemes to create a look that is uniquely yours. This workshop project is ideal for creating as a group or on your own and takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

  • (1) 12"x 12" pre-printed canvas display
  • (1) C-sized Canvas Art Workshop on the Go stamp set
  • (1) 1 yard of Cashmere Baker’s Twine
  • (10) Clear Sparkles (10mm)
  • (1) Sheet of Sparkles Flourishes
  • (2) 12" x 6" sheets of Dimensional Elements In Color - Art Shapes
  • Instructional Brochure
Other supplies, not included, needed to complete the project:

 This kit is so went together in about 40 minutes and its the perfect gift for my friend Rachel.
What a way to remember one of the most amazing days of my life....9.19.12, the day little miss Beth was born.  Abigail was so fascinated, she wouldn't leave her new sister's side or stop looking at her.  I wonder what was going through her mind that day?
How about this shot of Abby watching her baby sister through the nursery window. 

For more information on this great workshop, watch this video.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Cricut Craft Room "Art Attack"

Thought you might find this interesting, inspirational and educational :)
Happy creating!

Homemade Soup

Still fighting the flu and an inner ear infection!  Day 8...and still living either in bed or in my recliner with my laptop, sprite zero, tissues, meds, Tylenol, Advil and today with some homemade soup.  Last week I ventured into my craft room (one day) and having cabin fever on Saturday when I was feeling better, I made it to breakfast with my mom and dad, to Target for more tissues, to my upline's open house for about 10 minutes to pick up some clearance items she had for sale and then feeling real brave to Port Orange to visit with my friend Kathi and her family.  Well I guess I over did it that day, I was back in bed yesterday afternoon and at home again today from work.  As I re-coop, I decided to make some soup today, split pea, one of my favorites.....sorry no pictures here, didn't think of it while making it.

Here's my recipe:
1 bag of dried split peas
1 small onion diced in itty-bitty pieces
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced ham 
2 cans of chicken broth
Add 5-6 cups of water, a dash of garlic salt, salt and pepper.

Add all ingredients together, cover and bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to simmer for about 4 hours, add water as needed, but not to much.
Next, remove about half of the soup and place it in a blender and puree, then pour mixture back into the main pot of soup.
Continue cooking for about another hour and it's done. favorite soup in my favorite mug from Hawaii.  (Aren't the girls on the mug cute?)
Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I heart the weekends!

When I woke up this morning it started the same....stumble to the kitchen and start the coffee and downing a coke zero before the coffee is done :)  Next, its time to take out our girls for their morning pot-pot...and to my surprise my blue iris was blooming....2 are open and another one will be open tomorrow!

Then it was time to give Kimber her morning luv'n, she's such a ham!

Have a great weekend...and remember to take time for you :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Spring has Sprung in Florida

So this winter....what winter, I really should say here in Florida!  I can't remember such a warm season.....the flowers are blooming and the puppies are loving every minute of it.  Just take a look and see :)
 Flower Power!!!!!!
The girls playing :)
The birdies
 Last weekend I worked in the garden and I love it!  This is the best time of year if you ask me!!!!
Hope your spring is as inspirational as mine.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Double the Good News!

I so wanted to give out this news a few days ago, but I've been down and out with the Flu and an inner ear infection....and woohoo.... I'm finally out of bed today.

Drum roll please......I have been selected to design for Frosted Designs...I'm super excited....I decided to apply for this team because, I wanted to start using all the products I have so much of in craft room and that's exactly what they do...create with what you is their blog post below:

I am thrilled to announce our new Frosted Designs Design Team! We were very impressed with this talented group of ladies from around the world and I think you are going to find an incredible amount of inspiration from them over the coming months!

Returning to the team:

New to our team: 
*If you click on the designer's name, you can go to their blog to check out how amazing they are! You can even leave them a nice congrats message!*

Not only do we have a new Design Team, but we have a new format as well! Now our challenges are biweekly and we will be providing 4 straight days of inspiration starting in March! We will still have our Tutorials and will even be throwing in some Tips & Tricks! We have also invited some extremely talented designers to be Guest Designers over the next few months! Be sure to check back often for all Frosted Designs has to offer!

And more good news....the 5 card workshop for the Paper, Scissors & More club are ready....Yippee! 
 Close ups are below.....along with all the kit info.
 "You bring a smile to my face"
Inspiration from Cassandra Bennett...see her work here.
 "Happy Birthday"
 "So Thankful"
Inspiration from Christine Adams...see her card here.
"Peace and Comfort"
Card Kits Available for $35.00, plus $5.78 for mailing....kits include:
1 Avonlea Paper Pack
1 Antique Gold Medley Packet
1 Brocade Assortment Packet
1 Small Clear Flourish Packet
1 Kit of assorted embellishments (waxy flax, designer brad, color ready ribbon, baker's twine and ribbon)
5 envelopes and card bases
Cricut cut pieces
Pre-cut and pre-stamped pieces
AND enough product left over for many more cards!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Paper, Scissors & More

Paper, Scissors & More:  Fourth Saturday of each Month 
@ Tamra's House.  
Please RSVP by the 15th of each month. $35 pre-payment is required by the 15th. 
February's Club will meet on the 23rd
Club Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Each month on the fourth Saturday you can attend  the best valued crop in town!
That's right, this new cop event will feature:
  •  three scrapbook designs each month to coordinate with a current CTMH paper packet and coordinating embellishments.  Each attendee will create 3 two page layouts.
  • five cards using lots of different techniques and a wide variety of products that coordinate with the current CTMH Idea Book
  • one altered item each month showing off my flair for effective layering, stamping, and clustering of coordinating embellishments;
  • make-n-take your own designs.
You can attend anytime between 9:00 and 9:00 and stay as long as you like.  There will be a copy of each project available to you along with instructions and any special equipment supplied-allowing you to work at your own pace.  Project times will vary from 3-5 hours to complete, depending on your selection and if you want to add more to this event.  You will have my undivided attention to assist and demonstrate any techniques and so on.

This monthly event gives you the opportunity to have up to 12 hours uninterrupted craft time!  Take some time out and get creative with great products/samples in my craft room to inspire you. It's time to get in your crafting therapy & make new friends.
Any equipment necessary for projects, such as punches, stamps, dies, embossing folders, and cricut will be available for your use on that day.  This will give you a great opportunity to use some products that you may not have and to learn new techniques.   

My craft room is now your craft room, that's right, my supplies, stamps, ribbon,and whatnots are ready and waiting for YOU!

You PICK which project you want to do and I'll design and cut everything and if you choose to do your own make-n-take project…… everything is here for you!
Pre-payment is required to join in no later than the 15th of the month.  Crop Fee: $35.00.  I will serve lunch and dinner.

Sign up TODAY to reserve your spot.  How to RSVP it’s easy just click on the pay pal button below "Monthly Club Fee $35.00" to save your spot.

Here are this month's Scrapbook pages and Altered Project.
Cards will be posted early next week
Layout One
 Layout Two
 Layout Three
 Altered Picture Frame
Any attendee that would like to do more than one project can RSVP and pre-pay here for additional projects.  Simply add club fee and additional products to checkout and you've RSVP(ed).

Club Options