Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Freedom Layouts

The Cricut® Artbooking cartridge has shapes you’ll love for your patriotic layouts and cards—and for all celebratory layouts and cards after that! In this video you’ll find great ideas for using the freedom-themed keys to make sparkling titles, photo mats, overlays, and accents for more than just patriotic themes. See the featured ideas and start putting more bang into your projects! 

Artbooking Made Easy: Everyday Layouts

Compared to holidays and special events, everyday life is where most memories are made. For capturing those seemingly average yet so important days, the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge has just what you need! Watch the video for ideas on how to rally shapes from a variety of themes to create original artwork celebrating your day-to-day activities.
Till next time Happy Scrapbooking!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Designed Décor Flip Stand Album

Making home décor is easy with the Cricut® Artbooking collection! Watch as various icons, shapes, and titles from the cartridge are used to make adorable pieces of artwork perfect for all the nooks in your home.
Making a flip stand album is super easy?  This would make great Christmas gifts for Grandparents and other friends and family.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Holiday from the Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday from the Heart Blog Hop!  On this bog hop you will get the chance to see many creative designs using CTMH's new Sparkle & Shine paper as well as a variety of other items from the Holiday from the Heart mini Idea Book.  To get your copy of this great mini please contact me. 

 As soon as I saw the beautiful new Holiday paper, Sparkle & Shine, I knew I had the perfect photos to create a layout.  I used my new Make It From the Heart Vol. 2 to create this wonderful layout; this is what I came up with. 

I used a combination of bling, embellishments, and of course stamping to create these fun layouts!

Although you can't see it, I of course had to add flip flaps.  I used some of the baby flip flaps, 3X3, on the right side to add some additional photos of us opening our Xmas gifts. 
Here is the second layout that I created.  This layout is a varation of one of the layouts in the Make it From the Heart Vol 1 How-To Programs.  They make scrapbooking like a pro a snap.

I used a combination of embellishments that include sparkly buttouns, flowers, bling, and shinny washi tape that you can get from our new Mini Idea Book.  I hope you had fun and got some inspiration from my artwork.  Till next time Happy Scrapbooking and enjoy your day!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Have I told you how much I love Artbooking?  I love how easy CTMH made this cartridge to use. Now is a great time to fall in love with your cricut and Artbooking!  This is the 2nd video in a series teaching you some of the fun techniques when using the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sarita Fun

Well it has been a while since I have been able to work on my scrapbookprojects, but I was finally able to get some time in on the long Labor Day Weekend. 
 I used the new Close To My Heart Sarita paper packet on this layout for Hayley's 15th Birthday party.  We had a small party for her birthday at the house with some of her friends and of course our family and good friends came to celebrate with us.

Well, as most of you know I like a lot of pictures and I always have a hard time deciding which ones to keep.  Close to my Heart's fabulous flip flaps affords me many opportunities to include all of my photos. 

On this layout I used the True Fit Folio to add my extra photos.  I turned the Folio upside down to create a 12X12 flap.    Then all I had to do was insert the Folio into my page protector.  To cover/protect my Folio flap I cut the left side of my Page Protector (the hole side) and slide the page protector onto my flap!  Voilla! 

I used a lot of bling to include Sarita embelishments in combination with the 'zip strips' from the tops of the sheets of paper in the packet to complete my layouts.  The 'Happy Birthday' & 'Make A Wish' are some images from the new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge that I used to embellish my page as well. 

Here is a close up of the fabric flowers I made using the Sarita Textiles from Close To My Heart.  I also used some of the new Base and Bling to add deminsion to the flowers.  The flowers were very easy to make and added a fun embellishment to this great layout.

Till next time,

Happy Scrapping,


Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Well as most of you know I am a volleyball mom.  I have stayed busy during the summer being a volleyball booster mom along with everything else I try to do.  Sometimes I think I work harder as a booster mom then I do at my normal job!
Well the girls have started their season with a bang!   They have worked hard all summer with conditioning and camps and it has already payed off.  Their first game against Temple they WON!

Here is Hayley and Chayene goofing off after their win!  They get so silly and goofy after their games.  It is fun to watch them clown around together.   They work hard and play hard!!!

This passed weekend the girls played in their first 2 day tournament with great sucess.   The last couple of games were nail biters, but they pulled through and beat Lago Vista.  They won the KISD JV Championship!  I was really impressed with how well the girls played, communicated on the court and didn't give up on themselves.  Huge improvement from last year.  Great job ladies.
All of this volleyball has cut into my crafting time, but I always find time to get some crafting in.  This Wednesday is the BIG locker room reveal.  I can't wait for the JV & Varsity girls to see all of the hard work Chris (booster mom) and I have done in the locker room for them.  I have of course added craftiness by making a cool window insert for their door and cute picture frames for their lockers.  I will share pictures after the reveal.
Till next time crafters!



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dream Pop Magic

Life has just been super busy and we are always on the go!
I did however get a chance to play with the CTMH May National Scrapbooking Month Promotion, Dream Pop! 
You know how I love to use Flip Flaps to add those extra photos. Here is the same layout, but w/ the flap open.

I love how bright the colors are with this pack of paper.  Just saying the names of the colors will make you mouth water!  Banana, mint, rasphberry, strawberry, & tangerine, just to name a few of the fun colors that come in Dream Pop.
This paper pack is great for all of your Spring/Summer pictures, carnival, circus, fiestas, amusement parks, birthday parties and so much more.  Make sure you get a pack or two before the end of May.  You will have a lot of fun creating beautiful layouts and cards with Dream Pop!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chantilly Folio Album Workshop

Come create a beautiful accordion type album with pockets perfect for your Spring-time photos or for baby pictures!

We will create this album using CTMH’s new Chantilly paper pack.

All materials will be provided for the great price of $25.  All you need is your paper trimmer, bone folder, adhesive, and creative energy.  Most of the paper will be cut and ready for assembly.  This workshop will be held at my home on Thursday the 18th of April.  Contact me to reserve your spot!
Kits are available for out of area scrappers.  Please contact me for details!
Your Close to my Heart Consultant,

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Claire - Cheer

Hello Everyone~

Wow, there is a lot of great new products for both boys and girls in the CTMH Idea Book! Here is a layout I did using the new Claire paper packet.

I love how cute Hayley looked as the mascot for her middle school. The mascot before had colored the mane to be blue! Hayley worked hard to clean that stuff off and added a cute, blue bow by the lion's ear to indicate that it was now a girl lion. She is so silly. Steve and I had fun putting the head on while dancing in the living room.

Here is a close up of the layouts the flowers I used to decorate  both of the pages. I used the new Girls Rock. I was able to use my Cricut to cut out all of the flowers and leaves used on both sides. What a time saver it is to be able to use my Cricut to cut all of the embellishments for my layout.

Till next time,

Happy Scrapping


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Claire - Dance

Double your delight today.  I realized that my post weren't posting to my page.  So I am catching up!
Well I love the Claire paper pack so much I decided to use it for Hayley's dance photos from middle school.

I used the Girls Rock flowers to decorate and embellish my layout with the ease of my Cricut cutting out all of my flowers and leaves.  What a breeze it is!

I took my inspiration from the cover of our new Idea Book.

I am hoping I get some time in my scrapbook room to finish up some projects and work on some new lay outs.

Till next time....Happy Scrapping,


Friday, February 8, 2013


So for our Christmas break this year we decided to try Colorado when there was snow on the ground!  We now have a new definition of COLD.  Waking up in the morning to a sweltering -7 is pretty darn cold if you ask me!  We had a lot of fun playing in the snow.  Of course you know I took a lot of photos.  I love how the Avonlea paper pack from Close to my Heart paper pack compliment the pictures I took.

Of course you know how I love to use CTMH flip flaps.  They are probably my #1 favorite thing to use when I scrapbook.  Below is the right side of my layout 'opened' using a 8X12 flip flap.  Using this technique allowed me to add 5 additional photos to my layout.
I am working on taking better pictures.  Hopefully my next batch will be better. ;-)

Here is a close-up of the beautiful embellishments I added to my layout to add a finishing touch to my layouts.  

Till next time happy scrapping.