Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lovin' the My Creations Block

This was my project (for myself) last weekend at my crop.  I've been hanging out with these My Creations blocks for over a month now, wanting to cover all six sides with a different theme. So, I finally made myself get down to business.  Not too shabby..if I do say so myself!  Even if I only finished 4 sides...

Here is my guy again...can't get enough of him this year (obviously!).  He comes from the Moonlight WOTG kit...stamped him, cut him out, and topped him off with the white liquid applique`...just adorable!

These are bronze buttons from the Bohemian Assortment embellishment pack with the Durable Square Studs on top.  the are on there with velcro so I can take them on/off when I need the box to lay flat. 

Flower is from the Bohemian Assortment embellishment pack w/ a little extra bling for the center.

Tree was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge(x3).  It's also on there with velco.

'Give' is spelled out with the canavas alpha letters & inked with the new Saddle color.  The blue button is also canvas - which is currently in the 'while supplies last' section of my website for just $2!
Again..on there w/ velcro dots so that I can remove & store it as necessary.

This flower was made using the Clementine WOTG stamp, Cottage Assortment embellishments and the Dark Chocolate striped grosgrain ribbon.

My Creations® Block

Pre-assembled chipboard block, 3" × 3" × 3".

$3.95 - Z1746


Friday, October 26, 2012

JUST ADDED...2013 Crops!

Check out my 'Croppin' page...I just added the 2013 Crop Schedule.  So excited to begin yet another year of scrapbooking at our ol' stompin grounds...the Courtyard Marriott - East Louisville.  Mark your calendars and we hope to have you join us!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ink It Up!

Discover the versatility of the Exclusive Inks® alcohol-based marker sets and pigment pad sets to bring your artwork to life!

Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Sets - $19.95/set

Whimsy: Twilight, Crystal Blue, Sky, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Crème Brulee, Sorbet, Blush, Smoothie
Adventure: Gypsy, Pacifica, Lagoon, Topiary, Pear, Honey, Sunset, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, Cranberry
Enchantment: Smokey Plum, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Ponderosa Pine, New England Ivy, Olive, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, Ruby
Basics: Black, Slate, Whisper, Cocoa, Saddle, Cashmere, Champagne, Desert Sand, Bamboo 

The Stamp Behind the Mask

Another great 'Clearly the Best' episode from

Discover the versatility of masking: a stamping technique for only stamping particular sections of your image. Pick and choose the designs and stamp only the parts you want!

Monday, October 15, 2012

October Weekend Crop

We still have room for you....

Join us for our October weekend crop - this weekend...starting 9am on Friday, Oct 19th! (Crop ends at 5pm on Sunday, Oct 21st)
Cost: $60 for full weekend; $25/day if purchased individually
Food: Lunch will be served on Saturday ... the remaining meals are on your own.  The Courtyard has a nice Bistro that offers breakfast & dinner plus Starbucks all day.  There are a number of restaurants in the immediate vicinity.  Snacks to share are always appreciated!
Staying overnight? - I have a guaranteed room rate of $54/night (4 person/room max).  I must make that reservation prior to the crop.

It's supposed to be rainy and cold this pack up some supplies and come join us.  We'll gab a little, laugh a lot, and maybe even get some scrapbooking done!

Contact me:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Clementine Card

October is a big birthday month for us. So, true to my nature, I am trying to whip up some cards last minute.  Why I can't be happy with any of the cards from my HUGE (and I mean H-U-G-E) pile of swap cards, I'll never know.  Anyhoo...I had to make a couple of 'masculine' cards and they are like my Kryptonite.  I struggle, like you wouldn't believe, w/ cards for dudes...and I don't know why.  I over think them...half of me wants to make sure that they don't look to girlie and then I get frustrated and starting thinking 'why I am taking so much time on this?  it's going to wind up in the trash anyway.'  I don't know...I wish it was easier for me or I wish I didn't give a crap and could go pick up 2 for 1 at the Dollar Store.  But that's not going to the struggle will continue...

Here is my latest creation...well, last week just getting around to posting, latest creation...

The card base is CTMH's new Saddle cardstock.  The blue B&T and the brown patterned 'zip strip' is from the Clementine paper packet, and the orange B&T is from the Flirty paper packet.  I also used the new Burlap ribbon (so fun!), Mocha Opaques, and the Happy Birthday is stamped on a Milepost shape (corrugated chipboard).  This card pattern is in the new 'Make It from Your Heart -Vol 1'.

Coordinating with Cricut Cuts

Another great episode of 'Clearly The Best' on!

Mark you calendars for the next Tuesday's episode..."Alcohol Marker Madness!"  I can't wait ... I am still trying to improve my technique, with CTMH's new alcohol markers. Practice makes perfect, right!?!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dauber Dynamite!

Welcome to another episode of 'Clearly The Best..Stamping With Close To My Heart'!!!

Discover the beauty of sponge daubing. When you ink your stamps with sponge daubers, you can create a soft, shaded look that is perfect for a page or card!

If you are interested in ordering any of the products shown in this video, please email me or visit my website 24/7 HERE!

Sponge Daubers - Z726 - (3pack) $3.95

Trinity Alphabet - Set of 124 - E1021

$29.95  SALE!  $21.95 (limited time me

Cricut Artiste Collection - Z1790

Just $99.00!
AND for a limited time...I'll cover your tax & shipping costs!  PLUS I'll throw in the October Stamp of the Month - Very Merry Christmas, for FREE!  
YOU SAVE $35! (Email me

*D size - set of 11 images, 5 of which can be used w/ the Artiste cartridge. Stamp's carrier sheet outlines the 'cut-able' images and has the inches + booklet's page #. (Retail value $17.95)

And speaking of our FAB-U-LOUS Cricut won't want to miss the next episode of  'Clearly The Best' ....Coordinate With Cricut Cuts! Be sure to tune in on Tuesday, Oct 9th.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

FREE Studio J layouts in October!

Free Studio J Layout Promotion

Get a free Studio J layout in October! With this special promotion, when you buy nine Studio J layouts, you’ll get another custom-printed layout for free! It’s the perfect opportunity to use any Member Bonus layouts you may have or try Studio J for the first time. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can mximize this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy nine, get one free. Buy 18, get two free. Buy 27, get three free. Up to four free layouts! If you haven’t tried Studio J yet, now is the time to start! Don’t forget to try out our new Express Collections where you can create lots super cute of layouts even faster!

Click here to try Studio J for FREE!

Offer available October 1-31, 2012. Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid for custom prints only, purchases of JPG files are not eligible for this promotion. JPG files are included free with every printed layout purchased.