"Today You are You, That is truer than true. There is no alive who is Youer than you." - Dr. Suess

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Emily's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to Emily's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

Hi everyone!! Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Emily's 13th Birthday! Shh, don't tell anyone as it's a surprise!! We are so blessed that you've joined us today to celebrate the life of a sweet, talented young lady.

If you joined us from  Miranda at  http://www.nanasscrapspot.com then you are in the right place. If not, please go back to Beth's blog so you don't miss out on the wonderful projects that we have for you today.

For My Project for Emily I have made her a journal for all of her secrets!! :)  This journal is not the exact one she will be getting but it is just like it :) The only difference is that hers will have an E on the cover :)  I used some paper scraps from various retired lines and also My new Fave....the Kraft color ready borders that are on clearance right now for 2.50!!  You can get these here While Supplies Last!!

Of Course I have some blog candy for all of you!  A surprise CTMH mystery box!  All you have to do to enter to win is become a follower here, and a fan of my facebook page, and wish Emily a Super Happy Birthday!!!!

Participant Blog Line up:

1. Beth ~ http://motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com
2. Shawnee ~ http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com
3. Rachelle ~http://creationsbyRachelle.blogspot.com
4. Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
5. Christine ~ http://hotberrydesigns.blogspot.com/
6.Miranda ~ http://www.nanasscrapspot.com
7. Mickie ~ www.littlescrapcorner.blogspot.com
8 Ellen~ http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
9. Connie~ http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
10. Suzanne - http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.com
11. Ashley~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
12. Janis ~ http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
13. Amanda~ http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com
14. Lori ~ http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
15.Anita ~http://anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
16. Jennifer~http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Re - Vamping with Over Stamping!

Just How Brave Are You?

It is so tempting when putting together your projects to stay inside that little creative box that we build for ourselves, isn't it?  Well today I want to challenge you to BREAK OUT!  Re -Vamp and Over Stamp!  Here is an awesome video full of inspiration to do just that!  You can create so many awesome looks with just a little extra stamping here and there!  I challenge all of you!  Give it a watch, and then give it a Try!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Retired and Hard to Find!

Retired and Hard to Find

As most of you know and maybe some of you don't :) With every new CTMH idea book means several items Retiring only to be gone to you forever?  Our are they?  Well I have got some great news on that!  I have for you some WONDERFUL Retired and Limited Stamp Sets at some GREAT prices!  

How do I get one of these?
Well that is as easy as Thanksgiving Pie!  Simply let me know which one you would like and I will send you an invoice via Paypal! Easy Peasy!  They will also be going up in my botique in a week or so if you want to use the buy it now option!

 Available Stamp Sets:

Floral Charms $12.00

Cherish The Moment $13.00

Around the Block  $13.00  SOLD

 Ritzy Ribbon $13.00  SOLD

 Holiday Magic $13.00  SOLD

 Finish Line $13.00  SOLD

 Treasures of the Heart $13.00

Ready to get yours?
Contact Me today to purchase one of these Rare and Hard to find stamp sets!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Halloween Swap

Halloween Swap :)
Ok friends, yes I realize that this is a little bit after the fact, but I just had to share :)

In October I challenged all of you to a super fun Halloween Swap!  And I was not disappointed! 4 of you Rose to the Challenge!  Kelly, Lisa, Crystal, Terri, and myself all created 4 Halloween Layouts to share with one another and then they all sent them to me :)  I divided them up and sent them back and here is the wonderfulness I got to see in each creation!  Such Inspiration :)  Thanks to each of you for Playing Along!

Hope you enjoyed everyone's Project!  Feel free to leave us some love!

Also Check out my November Specials!  November is your chance to get CTMH stamp Sets for 50% off!!!   

Friday, November 2, 2012

Scary Scrapaganza!


I want to send a BIG Thank You out to all of the wonderful ladies who came and played with me at Scary Scrapaganza!!!  We had the most fun!

During the event EVERYONE did 3 projects!  Fun! But tiring! LOL............We did a 2 page halloween layout and 2 halloween cards!  Scary!  

Some of our ladies were first timers so we started out with some fun introductions including our favorite thing to scrap hoard :)  Of course we all know my favorite thing to scrap hoard is the CTMH paper packs..........EVEN if I don't love them...I think I have to have them....LOL.......and I think that is because CTMH retires them all eventually so I feel more pressure to get  them before they are gone! LOL

All of the ladies received a kit that included everything that they needed to complete the projects below.......they also found in their goodies; an idea book and a gift from me :)  For our newbies they had a hand crafted personalized check book cover which I like to give to everyone.  The rest of the ladies recieved a package of chipboard pieces.

So these ADORABLE little bats where the inspiration for the layouts for Scary Scrapaganza!  How cute are they?  I made these super cute paper piecings for everyone from patterns that I purchased from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs......you can find some of the cutest ones there!

The paper was from the Hooligans paper pack which is now retired but you can find more like it HERE!  And the ribbon was CTMH ribbon rounds :)  And that is it :) On mine I kept embellishments to a minimum because I wanted those adorable little bats to be the main attraction :)

So all of the girls got to work recreating a layout similar to this........but with their own flair and personality!  And they came up with some darling pages!

Everyone was so creative with their layouts!  The all started with the exact same amount of paper and in the same sizes but not one layout looks the same :)  So Cool!

We took little breaks now and then for some pizza and we had a couple of door prize drawings along the way!  Our lucky winners won some christmas goodies!  And  to make the Hostess drawing more interesting everytime I mentioned Halloween the first person to yell Boo received an additional drawing entry!  Our winner got Awesome goodies!  Including a stamp set, clear cards, a sanding kit, and a couple of other little goodies!

The most challenging part of the workshop was definatly the layouts so the cards I had prepared were very simple.

We also found it a bit challenging to say Boo first!  Of course that is what made it fun!  I think we are all looking forward to the surprises of A Christmas Festival of Scraps!  I know I am!

 Both of these cards were so very simple to complete and both took less then 10 minutes!  And yet have quite an impact, don't you think?

And As everyone prepared their cards they still managed to each come out with different looking projects :)  And it was so fun to see what  everyone else came up with!

As our fun day was coming to a close, I was able to get a few pictures of all of the different cards that everyone put together.  On the mummy card they experimented with different inks for distressing.......I think we even had a purple and a green one :)  I found this very exciting because while some of the ladies were pros :),  some of these wonderful ladies had not done much distressing before....so we got to experiment with some different techniques and different tools!  I loved it!  One of my favorite things is distressing so it is so much fun to help others figure out their favorite ways to distress! 



These adorable mummy cards were so simple!  You take a plain white card and attach a black piece on front about 2 inches wide and then attach your googly eyes.  The white strips (mummy wrap :) ) are each 1.5 inches.  Distress each strip and then simply tack them down leaving the eye's peaking out! :) Easy Peasy!

The little googley eye black cards were even easier......if you are fortunate enough to find the self adhesive eyes - then even better!  I think this card is pretty self expalanitory! LOL

If you didn't get to join us for Scary Scrapaganza, then I hope to see you next month for A Christmas Festival of Scraps!  Hope you enjoyed checking out all of our projects!  Feel free to leave some love!

from the Little Scrap Corner!