Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Meet me in St. Louis"

This past weekend, I traveled to St. Louis with some fellow consultants to attend Close To My Heart's Regional Celebration. CTMH always outdoes themselves with their conventions. We had business classes, create n' takes, product training, etc. So much to list. I will be posting more over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back.

I also want to mention that I am getting close to 5,000 views on my blog, so I will be having some special give-a-ways coming up soon to celebrate.
 This is the first time I had been in St. Louis. The Arch is beautiful
 (so was the weather as you can see). 
 These are my friends and fellow consultants who I traveled with. Barb is on the left, and Lori is on your right. I chuckle when I see this photo, because I was doing the splits to scoot down to get in the picture and was nervous I'd fall to the floor before the picture was snapped. Whew, close one!
 Silly girls! We just love doing our make n' takes!
Taking out the "big guns" to get those projects done!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday

Today I didn't think any words were needed. 
Sometimes a picture really can say a thousand words.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday

"Birth certificates show when you were born, death certificates show when you died, scrapbooks show that you really lived."

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mojo Monday 257

It's contest week at Mojo Monday and I knew I had to use this cute scarecrow stamp from Close To My Heart's September Stamp of the Month. Isn't he just the cutest? I just received some of CTMH's new alcohol markers and thought this project would be a perfect time to try them out. I didn't think I did too bad for my first time coloring with alcohol markers. Frankly, it isn't that difficult, you just color in with the lighter color and go over parts of it with a shade darker. There is a marker set (of 2 markers per set) available for every one of CTMH's 40 exclusive colors, so with a palette of 80 colors available, I could color all day! Did I mention that the price is ridiculously low at $5.95 per set! Here is a close up of the smiley little guy:
 Here is the sketch for this week:
All products Close To My Heart:
*Clementine Paper Packet
*Cottage Assortment
*Burlap Ribbon
*Brown Stazon Ink Pad
*Almond Glitz Glitter Gel
*Alcohol Marker sets: Sorbet, Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Creme Brulee, &   Autumn Terracotta
*Cricut Artiste cartridge (only available through an independent consultant)
*September SOTM - Fall Favorites

Here is a picture of the complete set - it can be yours as low as $5.00 with a $50.00 order 
Any of these items can be ordered on my website:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mojo Monday 256

This week's Mojo Monday sketch is Round or Square - well, I say it's hip to be square! I had fun with this one (could have something to do with Halloween being my favorite holiday for decorating and creating). I love the saying from Close To My Heart's Creepy Creations stamp set and the little Dracula image is too cute to be scary!

*All products Close To My Heart and can be purchased at:
-Black cardstock/ink/alcohol marker
-Smokey Plum cardstock/ink/alcohol marker
-Moonlight Paper Packet
-Artiste Cricut Cartridge
-Creepy Characters Stamp Set
-Black Sparkles
-Foam Tape