Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge

I am just barely getting my entry in for the Cricut Circle Club monthly challenge - but, here it is! I used Wall Decor and More for my flower and "create" and then for my scalloped matting, I used French Manor (the first exclusive cart for Cricut Circle members).

One of My Favorites!

This is one of the layouts we did while in Utah on the Spa Get Away and it's one of my has such a contemporary feel with the graffiti look (that's how I refer to this style, LOL).  I adore the over all effect and love the little hinged secret that reveals the journaling and another picture.  This layout is featured in the new Magic contact me today to get your copy. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Want 3 CTMH Stamp Sets FREE ?

Now is the time to start getting those holiday wish lists together and really get a TON of goodies from Close to My Heart.  During the month of November you can really make out a like a bandit with the Give a little MORE promotion.  For every $100 in product that you purchase you'll get not only the free stamp of the month that is just adorable...give a little thanks....but you can also choose any A, B, C, or D stamp set from the current Fall/Winter Idea Book for FREE.  (excludes stamp of the month, personalized and E size stamps)

So for $100 worth of product you could get up to $45.90 free in stamp sets...that is quite a savings...but you know the more I've thought about it the more I want to make it even more lucrative for you ...


so as my own personal special I'll also throw in a D size stamp (22.95 value) set (my random pick) for you also with every $100 purchase...Now that's almost $69 in FREE stamps...what a way to welcome in the Holiday Season.

Also if you have multiple orders of $100...then you will receive the promotion double but we'll also enter it as a you'll get at least $25 in free select product for free too! and maybe more depending on your order. 

So if you have some holiday money coming in from loved one or relatives or you just want to treat yourself now is the time.  The promotion starts as of the 1st of November and will go until November be sure to email me today or place your order online at my website.  I will be mailing out the stamp sets from me direct, so orders will ship separately.  Also it would be best to email me before you place your order in case you qualify for hostess rewards.

All free products are subject to tax and shipping charges.
Give a Little Thanks....November Stamp of the Month

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Funky Fun Halloween Tag

This is a tag I created for Halloween, that really heads towards the eerie side.  I made the roses with crepe paper that was dragged through tattered angels and then rolled into the roses...after the shape was formed I used some of the new glitter glaze from Tattered angels and dripped the red on the edges to form the blood look.  The base of the card uses the Alice in Wonderland Graphic 45 Halloween paper, though it's a little hard to see it under all the layers.  I pleated some paper on the edge to add more texture and dimension and used on of Tattered Angels chipboard tile for the gate piece.  There tiles are wonderful as they have some dimension so I colored and then sanded and then colored more to get that multi-color look.

I loved exploring techniques with this project.  I'm really enjoying trying to think outside the box and this one for sure fits that bill.....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Scrapping Doors?

As many of you know I adore the lowcountry of S.C. and try to spend as much time there as I can.  This is a layout I did with pictures of some of the different doors you'll find as you walk the Battery in Charleston, S.C.  With all the history there I couldn't help but think of all of the people in the past that had walked through those doors, what happened in their lives?  what all have those doors seen?  It's fansinating to me and fun to imagine. 

I really distressed and built up this layout out with the handy dandy 3-D foam tape and my edge distressor that you all know I LOVE.  I also used tattered angels to give a sparkle to the page.  Really the basic layout is just layers and layers distressed and built up to give some a great overall effect.  It really has so much more depth in person that this picture does it justice.  

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blessing Abound

As we start to head into the season where we really stop and count our blessings...I have so many to name.  One of my blessing was winning a trip with Close To My Heart, where I was flown out to Utah and treated to a weekend of pampering and scrapping...How awesome is that. 

This is the first page of the album we created on our scrapbooking spa retreat...I love it!!!!!  Everything is perfect and it certainly was a day to cherish.  Can you believe the mountain views that we woke up to every morning. I loved the controlled detailed sanding on the edge of the cardstock and I also loved the reinker effect that I created using a stipple brush and a little jar of reinker.  It's a beautiful layout that the artists at CTMH designed for us and it just seemed to be crying out for me to add this picture.  How could you not cherish a day like that?