Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sprague Olympians still in the chase for the State Title...

Hey everyone,

I know I posted an update a few weeks back about why my blogging has been slower and thought it was time for another update.... my son's Major's All-Star team is still in the hunt for winning State and heading to Regionals. We've been playing baseball nearly every night for quite a while. Last nights win was sweet. Here are a couple of pictures of Zach that sum up the night. It was a fun game to watch! 

With a smile~ Tina

Studio J Video Tutorial ~ Splitting My Stickease Across 2 pages

Good Morning,

Today's post is for all of my Studio J enthusiasts. In this video you will learn how to split the My Stickease across both pages of your layout. It's another one of those "ah-ha!" moments, but worth watching in action. I will definitely be trying these in my layouts soon.

The featured kit is Lucy, Kit mix 2, and the Honeycomb Pattern. If you want to follow along, simple log into your Studio J account and create a new project using those parameters. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

News Flash!!! Check this out!

Hey Everyone,

I wanted to write a quick post on some great news I just received... starting on August 1-31st, new Consultants can not only join a wonderful company and start their own business from home for only $49, but CTMH will also send them this super handy, and trendy tote bag for FREE. Its a great size for holding your supplies and looks cute too. You can find more details on my website. Sign up is a breeze... like 2 minutes tops... but starting August 1st! Feel free to email me if you have any questions. 

With a smile, Tina

Friday, July 20, 2012

Victory Layouts #2 for my Club Ladies

Good Morning

This is the second layout we will be creating in class this month. As you might be able to tell, we created this same layout last month, but we used the Footloose papers. See how different it looks just by changing out one thing. That is what I love about CTMH- our How-To books give you the design ideas, and all you have to do is plug in the papers and embellishments. It truly makes scrapbooking Faster, Simpler and Easier than ever! 
As always, feel free to email me if you have any questions. With a smile~ Tina

The pattern is called "Bits & Pieces" from the Imagine How-To Program

Last months layout with the Footloose Paper

Thursday, July 19, 2012

We have some colors retiring on August 1st...

Good Morning everyone,

With the release of the new Close To My Heart Idea Book on August 1, 2012, we are going to see some of our current colors be retired. These colors have all worked hard and are deserving of this time to just relax and enjoy life... hee hee. Anyway, I thought there might be a few of you who want to beef up your stash of papers or inks before we say goodbye to these beauties for good. You can see the actual colors are my CTMH Siteas well as on some of the artwork below.  Feel free to email me with any questions. With a smile~ Tina

Retiring Cardstock, Inks, and Reinkers

Baby Pink
Heavenly Blue
Spring Iris
Sunkiss Yellow
Key Lime
Lilac Mist
Dutch Blue
Holiday Red
Pansy Purple
Sunny Yellow 
Garden Green
Vineyard Berry
Grey Flannel
Grey Wool
Brown Bag
Vanilla Cream

Garden Green

Dutch Blue

                 Tulip                                                                                                    Vineyard Berry

Baby Pink and Heavenly Blue


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tri-Fold cards are fun~

Good Morning my friends~

Today's cute tri-fold card was created by LeighAnn Scherer, one of my monthly swappers. Isn't it creative!  She used the stamp set that comes in the Footloose Workshops on the Go kit along with our pin clips.
This would make such a cute invitation. Now the Footloose papers are going to be retired with this idea book, so if you like this paper, you  need to jump on it before the end of July. I've already stockpiled quite a bit for my summer scrapbooking! With a smile, Tina

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cards for my July Clubs

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope this Monday morning finds you happy and well, despite the very fact that it is Monday!  :)

Today I wanted to share a couple of cards completed with the papers from the Victory Workshop on the Go kit. The first design should be completely familiar to you as I have made many, many cards from it. It is a perfect way to use up scraps and made a great Fathers Day Card. The stamped images are from the stamp set that comes in the Victory Workshop on the Go kit. I also used the Durables Studs on the cards. This embellishment is a part of the WOTG set. 
 Enjoy, Tina

                                               5x7 Card                                                   8 x 3 1/2 Card

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Little Man!

What a special day this is to me.... it was on this day, 7 years ago that my little Blake came into our lives. I can't believe 7 years  have already passed. I love you Blake and.... 

5 days old

1 years old

2 years old

 3 years old

4 years old

5 years old

6 years old

July 2012- 7 years old

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Convention is underway!

Hey Everyone,

If you've been following me on Facebook you've seen all my fun posts showing you sneak peaks of our new products coming in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Thank you Wendy Coffman for sharing so many photos since I am unable to attend... again! Perhaps this is the last year of Zach's All-Star Baseball so I will be free to attend once again!!

Anyway I thought I would share some of the updates here too. If you would like to add me as a Facebook friend, I would love it. You can also follow me on Pinterest. I share plenty of artwork there too.... Now on to some fun updates:

1. Studio J
One of my favorite things to tell you is that there are no longer any  membership plans for Studio J. EVERYONE gets the low prices now. And... there are new STUDIO J EXPRESS PAGES for truly Faster, Simpler and Easier Scrapbooking. 

2. Cricut
Now this next thing is something most of you have been asking me about for days... will we come out with a new Cricut Cartridge? Well, the answer is YES! And here is a sneak peak!

3. Color Palette
But what about our color palette? I know many of you are always wondering how this will change.... well this idea book is bringing about quite a few changes. One of the changes is the introduction of 6 new neutral palette colors in a warmer tone. I think they are truly regal! I can't wait to get them in my hands. 

And YES, I will have the monthly COLOR CLUB again for those of you who would like to collect all 6.

4. Workshop Kits
There are 13 new kits in this idea book. Wowza! This includes 2 new Card kits and 2 new Home Decor kits. Here is a sneak preview:

5. Accessories
There are 53 new accessories including ALL NEW ALCOHOL BASED MARKERS and PIGMENT INK PAD TOWERS! How fun is that. LOTS of new techniques to teach you guys!

Okay, that is probably enough sharing for now. 
I can't wait to show you guys more at my New Catalog Party on August 28th. Watch for details on that.
 I will have lots of freebies, make-n-takes and raffles that night, as well as a preview of all that I will be offering in the next 6 months.  Enjoy your day! With a smile~ Tina

A Layout for Faster, Simpler and Easier scrapbooking!

Good Morning,

July's classes will be creating with the "Victory" kit in the current Idea Book. These papers make some great masculine cards and pages. And, as we all know, sometimes these can be more challenging to create. I mean, I may be the only girl, in a household of 6 people, but I seem to create loads and loads of pretty, feminine cards and pages. I am just drawn to those designs. However, the Victory kit is totally cool. I have had fun scrapbooking with this kit this month and I hope my class attendees do too. Enjoy! Tina

Quick layout the holds FIVE, 4x6 photos- no cropping needed!

My Stickease accented with our Durable Studs and Hemp

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My blogging has been slow...

Good Morning,

As you may have noticed, my blogging has been a bit slow for the last 3 weeks so I thought it would be fun to share why. Since school got out on June 13th, I've traveled to a 5 day tennis tournament in Sunviver, then flew to Washington DC with my oldest son, to return to take him to a 3 day Civil War Reenactment. Immediately following that, Zach's district tournament for All-Stars started... all so fun, but boy does it keep me busy... and I would not change a thing. I so enjoy all of these events. I hope you don't mind me sharing a bit of our summer fun with you. With a smile~ Tina

Here are some highlights from these events:
John playing singles and doubles

Blake taking the lessons

 Jonah played singles and doubles too.
Jonah and I in front of the White House

Jonah and I in front of George Washington's home at Mount Vernon

 Jonah lining up for battle at the Civil War Reenactment

Jonah in the battle. The Union won this battle.

Jonah and I at his tent

Zach running the bases during his first all-star game this year.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I love my cricut!

Good Morning,

Today's cards were made by my friend Linda Pantalone. she created these using the Footloose papers and the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. Both cards are  simple to create, and yet so pretty! The postage stamp and dragnonfly template were both cut from the cartridge. The banners can also be cut in a wide range of sizes using the cricut.Once cut, simple stamp, sand and adhere to your card. You could make a whole variety of cards from this template... simply change out the sentiments and the paper. Have fun! Tina 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saying Goodbye to some great stamp sets...

Good Morning Everyone,

I have just received an email letting me know that the new CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Books are on their way to me! While this is super exciting news, it also means that there will also be several stamp sets are retiring. To help ensure you don't miss out on the one set you've been waiting to get, I thought I would post the retiring list. These stamps are available until July 31, 2012 or while supplies last. 

If there are some on the list you need to have, simply visit my website and click on SHOP.

These stamps will not be available after July 31st! 

With a smile~ Tina
Item #      Name                                       Pg.
C1466Instant Memories23 
C1463Harvest Happiness35 
C1467Sweet Moments41 
B1392Key Moments42 
C1462All Hallows Eve48 
D1494Christmas Cheer53 
C1468Winter Joy60 
C1419Harvest Home65 
B1395So Grateful66 
C1423Captured Moments67 
B1359Fright Night68 
D1437Party Animal69 
A1109A Sip71 
C1424Nature's Gift71 
C1420Snow Days72 
C1472Bundled Buddies73 
D1384Snow Flurries74 
D1308All Decked Out75 
A1115A Holiday76 
B1381Holiday  Cheer76 
A1107A Twinkle78 
D1493Fill in the Blank--Holiday79 
C1427I Believe80 
D1449Father Christmas81 
A1110A Timber82 
B1356St. Nick82 
D1483Glory to God83 
A1099Angel Sent84 
B1394John 3:1684 
D1436The Present87 
A1108A Flitter88 
D1306Treasure Life89 
C1429Party Pennants91 
A1095Always Remember92 
B1362Tag the Occasion92 
C1471Happy Clusters93 
B1393Joyful Jar94 
C1425Month by Month95 
C1470Gnome Garden96 
A1113A Game97 
B1396School Rocks97 
C1408Live Inspired98 
D1373Childhood Portrait99 
D1492Christmas Love101 
C1469December 25th102 
D1388Card Chatter--Christmas103 
D1440Everlasting Life104 
C1379Holiday Commentary105 
C1382Holiday Commentary--Spanish105 
C1383Holiday Commentary--French105 
D1283Say It in Style106 
D1444A Little Thanks107 
D1387Made with Love109 
D1499Live Your Style110 
D1386Save the Date111 
D1397Save the Date--French111 
D1398Save the Date--Spanish111 
E1006Baroque Alphabet113 
C1401Friendship Alphabet Small114 
E1013Field Trip Alphabet114 
E1016Friendship Alphabet Large114 
D1136Giggle Caps115 
D1137Giggle Lowercase115 
D1267Rustic Numbers117 
E1002Rustic Alphabet117 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CTMH Special for July

Free Product - Perfect Pair–July 2012 Special

You won’t want to miss this AMAZING special during the month of July 2012


Here are the details

Place a qualifying $75 2012-7 symbol - get it for freeorder on my website during the month of July…and you will automatically receive a PAPER PACK and a coordinating ACCESSORY for FREE!!!!

1st tip…
You will need to make SURE you place your order as quickly as possible!!!  This is a WHILE SUPPLIES last special!! 

2nd tip…
Check out what DAY of the month you are ordering!!!  Every couple of days, there is a NEW paper pack and accessory that are being given away!!!  I know I’m dividing my wish list into a couple different days…I’d like to get a couple FREE paper packs, so I may order a couple different days throughout the month. 

Here is the chart showing you what FREE items you will receive according to what day you place your order online…

2012-7 Perfect Pair details_chart
I have posted photos of each of the perfect pairs below in case you aren't familiar with them by name. 

All of these items are from the Fall/Winter 2011 Idea Book.  CLICK HERE to go directly to the Idea Book. 

July 1-5 

Mischief Paper Pack and Midnight Felt Shapes

This paper pack does NOT have to be used for Halloween papers!!!  So many of these designs can be used for Heritage items or even Autumn creations.
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Mischief paper pack
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Mischief midnight felt shapes

July 6-10

Dreamin’ Paper Pack and Harvest Charms
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Dreamin' paper pack
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Dreamin' harvest charms

July 11-15  
Fanfare Paper Pack and Fanfare level 2 Assortment
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Fanfare paper pack and stickease
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Fanfare level 2 asst.

July 16-20

Lucky Paper Pack and My Stickease
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Lucky paper pack and stickease

July 21-25 

Mayberry Paper Pack and My Stickease
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Mayberry paper pack and stickease

July 26-29 
Sophia Paper Pack and My Stickease
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Sophia paper pack and stickease

July 30-31 
Believe Paper Pack and Holiday Pockets OR    
Wonderland Paper Pack and My Stickease
(one set of corporates choice will be put into your order)
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Believe paper pack
2012-7 Perfect Pair_Believe holiday pockets

2012-7 Perfect Pair_Wonderland paper pack and stickease

This is a WONDERFUL time to stock up on items in the Spring/Summer Book prior to July 31st when many items will be discontinued!!!

Contact me for more details and I will also be posting a blog soon with details of discontinued items!!!