Friday, April 29, 2011

Mayberry Workshop

A week from today I will be hosting a Mayberry Scrapbooking Workshop. A perfect workshop to hold in May which just happens to be National Scrapbooking Month. The pages are created from a Level 1 Kit. I used some of the How~To books for inspiration. They require no stamping and go together so quickly!

Layout 1~

Layout 2~

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Are You Mad?

It's almost May and I've only completed one layout for my 2011 album! {whaaaat!?!} I must be mad... or maybe just too busy with other projects! I had this idea in my head for this layout ever since my daughter's Birthday party. The kids made these great Mad Hatter hats and I thought it would be fun to line them up for mug shots!! There are lots of fun elements throughout the pages, but I left plenty of white space for your eyes to rest.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Goodies!

I was a busy little bunny yesterday preparing some yummy Easter goodies! The first are for Easter as well as my son's Birthday. He asks for dirt cake every year, but I've never made them with bunnies and chicks! Dirt cake is a wonderful mixture of pudding, whipped topping and crushed cookies.

I made a batch with chocolate pudding and oreos. There the ones with pink bunnies on top. {Oh, no!} Look what those bunnies left behind?

The other batch were made with banana cream pudding and crushed graham crackers. On top are cute little chicks and eggs!

There are some other surprises to be found down in the dirt!!

Next, a treat to share with family and friends. White chocolate popcorn with M&M candies. I found the recipe for this quick and simple treat at the Scissors & Spatulas Blog. It's really good and can be very addicting! I dressed up the bags with organdy ribbon and a bubble blowing bunny tag. How cute is that?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Card Club ~ Fabulous Flourishes

Perhaps you will remember my pink and black card boxes that my Card Club created in February. {See the post here.} This club meets every other month, so this month we created some cards to go inside their boxes. I taught a very simple, but effective way to create your own background paper. We used the Friendship flourish stamp set from February. They learned to rock-n-roll in complimentary colors and stamped a 6x12 sheet of white daisy card stock. They then cut that sheet into sections to complete 3 cards. Ladies chose between the colors of green, blue or pink!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Pennant Mini Album

Hello, thanks for hopping by! My project today is a mini album for Easter. It does not contain photo's yet, but soon will! I designed it to look like a pennant. I used various B&T papers from Notebook, Sophia, Topstitch, and Wings paper collections. I stuck with one main stamp for the entire book which was March's stamp of the month, Sensational Season. I also have various ribbons, buttons, and sticker alphabet; all are CTMH. Hope you like it.

One final image of Spring for you. We discovered a little nest this weekend. Inside were three little fuzzy birds. Do you see the little face on the right?

Thank you H2H for hosting this event, great idea! Get more Spring ideas on the Heart 2 Heart Blog!

Friday, April 15, 2011

2 Challenges ~ One Post

I am inspired today by two different challenges, yet they very much have something in common. Here is the card that was created for both challenges~ What makes them similar? Well, over on Aaron's Blog she challenges us to get inspired by this photograph. {below} Sooo cute! While over on the Heart 2 Heart Blog we are challenged to recycle this week. How funny to me, because that's exactly what's happening in this photograph. If I had some old worn out rain boots, I would totally create planters with them. What a stylish way to recycle!! To begin my project, I have this 12x12 bag bulging at the seams with scraps of card stock as well as some B&T papers. I hate to throw anything away. I'm certain that I will get around to using it again.

Perfect! I find some scraps of brightly colored card stock similar to those in the photograph. I stamp a couple of rain boots on them.

After cutting them out I decided to make them appear shiny just like a real rain boot does. For this I press the boot directly on a versamark pad, sprinkle with clear embossing powder, and heat to a shiny appearance.

A few slick rain boots, just hangin' out!

You have to see miss Aarons cards over on her blog and check out the thrifty recyclers on the H2H blog also!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

This award was given to me by Karen over at the Stamp Happy with Karen Blog. Thank you so much Karen!
Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Write seven things about yourself.

3. Pass it on to seven other bloggers.

4. Tell those seven bloggers about their award!

Seven random things about me:

1. I am a middle child.

2. I have been married for over 16 years to my best friend.

3. The best gift I ever received were my two children.

4. My latest guilty treat is Clusterfluff ice cream by those geniuses Ben & Jerry.

5. I enjoy the outdoors; cycling, hiking and swimming.

6. I love going on vacations, especially to theme parks. I hope to make it to the new Harry Potter Park in Orlando one day!

7. When I'm not creating with fabulous Close To My Heart products, I enjoy surfing the web & discovering the blogs of other CTMH consultants. {I'm a "Blurfer"} hee hee!

Here are seven bloggers I would like to pass this award on to:

5. Jody

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Twilight & Johnny Bracelets

For all of you Twilight fans and those that really admire Johnny Depp {like me *grin*} I have a treat for you today!! I finally got around to this project. I saw a video making dog tags and using resin from the fabulously creative Tresa Black. I suppose the hold up was just being scared of using resin. It's not so bad, I think I've got the hang of it and ready to go wild with it on more projects!! I knew I wanted to create a bracelet and found these at Hobby Lobby from the Jewelry Shoppe Findings. The trickiest part was finding the images me and my daughter wanted and then figuring out how to print them super small. Once that was done and they all fit in their squares I secured them with a little liquid glass. After mixing the resin and pouring into each compartment they rested for about 24 hours. My daughter chose to do characters from Twilight. It might end up in my jewelry box from time to time ; )

My daughter was being my little wrist model. Thank you sweetie!

My bracelet was a no brainer. I'm not at all obsessed with Johnny, I just really admire his acting abilities!!! Ha, Ha, Ha, Whatever! I went back to some early days of Edward Scissorhands, included Sweeney Todd, Willie Wonka, Mad Hatter and my very fave character Captain Jack Sparrow! Oh, I shall wear it proudly!