Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Day of 8th Grade

I am so proud of myself. I already scrapped Lelia’s first day of school pictures. She was so cute the first day. I told her to stand by the door and I’d get the traditional first day photo. But she started doing all these funny poses one after the other, so I kept clicking. Their silliness perfectly captures one of my favorite parts of her personality.

And I am in love with the new Typeset collection and the coordinating stamp sets. Lurve them I tell ya. It was not hardship to put this layout together. I used the layout on the cover as a jumping off spot and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. And so does Lelia. I really love how she’s becoming more and more involved with scrapping her pictures.

If you still have first day of school pictures you need to scrap, give me a shout and we’ll get some Typeset headed your way.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lists make me happy!

Hello, my name is Jenna and I am a compulsive list maker.

I make lists of things to get at the grocery store, things that need to get done, of things I desire to purchase, of things I desire to accomplish. My lists have lists. And while I know that I can make a list on my phone, I still love putting my lists on paper. To keep myself from going insane looking all over kingdom come for my lists, I use a journal. And me being me, I have to jazz them up. Here are a few that I have made recently.

Using the You Rock collection.

Using the Wings collection.

Using the Veranda collection.

With the new Typeset collection.

Using the Splendor collections.

Of course, you don’t have to use them for lists. I’ve given them as presents, used them as a diary and Lelia has one for school.

I love the sturdiness of CTMH’s pocket journals with their hard covers, spiral and clear plastic cover front. Let me know if you’d like to purchase one of these already made journals for $10 or if you’d like to purchase the supplies to create your own, just shot me an email.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Celebrating National Stamping Month

I love the way CTMH celebrates. And man, are they setting you up so you can celebrate National Stamping Month. And not just for the month, but all year long too with their amazing special 2 in one stamp set Pair-a-Phrase.

This special runs from August 15th through the end of September. When you order $75 dollars, you’ll receive Pair-a-Phrase for FREE!!

Several consultants put together a blog hop showcasing artwork they created using this super cute exclusive stamp set. Click here to begin.

And don’t forget, if you place an order of $50 this month, you can purchase the August SOTM “Wicked” for only $5. And to celebrate our new SOTM program, when you buy the August SOTM, CTMH is giving you the new Typeset alpha stamp set for FREE!

Don’t you just love how CTMH celebrates too?

I'm thinking of doing a cards for the year workshop using Para-a-Phrase in September. I'll post details once I get them sorted out.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Masculine card using Lucky

I've often heard people say that they have a really hard time making masculine cards for the men in their life. I can relate. So many stamps and paper collections are gorgeous with floral patterns or too cutely themed for children. I also struggle with finding the right "manly" embellishments. But with so many men in my family and being the mother of sons, I decided I had to get over it. So I was so excited when CTMH released their "Lucky" collection. (P.S. I've tried every which way and just can't get these two pics to line up.)

I would have never put Olive, Orange and Navy together on my own, but I LOVE the combo. I think Lucky is a perfect collection for males of all agaes. And with a few metal embellishments, I was able to create this card which felt masculine enought to me to get me to mail it off without cringing.

So what about you? What do you struggle with? Have any masculine cards you'd like to share?

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August Crafty Fun!

Looking for some “me” time? Girls’ Night out?

When asked if you craft, do you always reply, “I’d love to, but I just don’t have the time?”

I’ve discovered something about myself. I don’t HAVE the time to craft. I have to MAKE the time. With all of our busy lives and hectic schedules, are you setting aside time to recharge your battery and feed your soul? Are you honoring your place in your family as Historian or any of the many other roles you hold? Make some time this month. Let out your crafty side. Come to my house and play. Or get a group of friends together and I’ll come to you.

Adult Summer mini albums Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00pm
Have tons of fun photos from your summer that you haven’t done anything with yet? Print out a few and bring them over. We will create a 10 page 6” x 6” mini album using fun beach themed paper. I will provide all supplies needed. $15 RSVP by 8-9-11

Typeset Workshop Tuesday, August 30th at 7:00pm
The Typeset collection is perfect for 1St day of school photos, graduation photos, summer sports and many others. You can create cards or scrapbook pages. I will have directions for both.

There are two options:
Option 1: Purchase the Typeset WOTG on pg 19 for $30 plus shipping and tax. Receive the entire pack to use and keep anything left over including the stamp set. RSVP by 8-23-11

Option 2: Pay $15 dollars and receive only the supplies you need to make the projects (2 - 2 page layouts or 10 cards) and use my stamp set during the workshop. RSVP by 8-23-11

If these dates don’t work for you, but you have three friends who’d like to get together and have some crafty fun, we can easily schedule your own workshop. Or I can provide the supplies and detailed instructions for you to complete the project on your own.

In addition, I have many other workshops that can be scheduled for yourself and a few of your friends. For example: cubes, banners, journals, bookmarks, cards for all occasions, frames, and gift bags and tins.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy August!!

I have always loved this month. And not just because it is my birthday month either. But this particular August is super exciting for many reasons. For one, CTMH is releasing its new Fall/Winter Idea Book introducing EIGHT new collections, tons of new stamps, loads of new accessories, and of course, the Cricut cartridge.

And not only is if chalk full of new products but there are also so major business changes like lower prices on our same great clear acrylic stamps. (Who lowers their prices in this economy?) And in addition, there is a major change to our Stamp of the Month program. The stamps are still only available for one month and you can still buy them outright at full price, but now, if you spend just $50, you can purchase the stamp for only $5. Crazy great, right? So here is August’s SOTM, Wicked. Isn’t fun?

Click here to check out tons of wonderful artwork using this stamp on the SOTM Blog Hop. And if that wasn't enough to entice you, we've got a little Extra, Extra for you.

Click here to being browsing the Idea Book online. Then email me at or give me a call at 210.264.4025 to place your order so you can have a Wickedly Happy August too!!