August 30, 2013

Card making day

I met up with a friend today for a card making day.  Nothing fancy but we did get a variety of cards made for each of us.  The papers are all CTMH and the stamps too

August 26, 2013

Thanks a minion

Tonight is the annual back to school picnic at my children's school.  As a member of our parent council (think PTA) I will be working to recruit volunteers and support for school PC events.  One of the many things we do is the box tops for education program. So as part of our display I made this cute BTFE collection box.  My sons teacher happens to be doing a minion theme this year so after tonight it will be donated to her classroom.  

I also made some stickers to hand out tonight for parents who volunteer for events. 

•note to create these items I used svg files that I found on

Edited to add....I made a little buddy for my minion. Now I have one for each of my boys home room classes.

August 24, 2013

Creative inspiration

Nothing gets my creative mind working like a day when a big box of goodies arrives at my house via fed ex. Today my Close to my heart order arrived with all my goodies from the new fall/winter 2013 idea book.  I just had to rip open the box and start playing right away.  

This lovely home frame is part of a new kit from Close to My Heart.  It is called the designed decor frame it. It was so simple to make. I added a few stamps that I already had to the ones included with the kit, some chocolate ink,  adhesive and photos. That's it.  Simple assembly and it was done in about an hour. I didn't even have to use a die cut machine because the die cut photo frames were included in the kit.  This would be a great project for anyone!  As most of you know I am a CTMH consultant if you would like to purchase this kit you can do so at.

August 16, 2013

Back to school teacher gifts

Desk top card holders with pen.  

My boys still have a few weeks of summer vacation left but I go back to school next week.  So I decided I need to get back to school teacher gifts ready now. I made these cute card holders using a kit from I added the teachers names to make them a bit more special.  Each holder contains 6 cards and envelopes and a pen coated in glitter- I know it's a sickness really.  I just can't resist the urge to add glitter

August 13, 2013

Quick and easy cards

I made these quick and easy 3x3 cards today.  I used the CTMH Cricut artiste cartridge and ctmh papers, ctmh artiste word balloons stamps and ctmh crystal blue ink along with art glitter crystal glitter.  

I also used the envelope punch board from we r memory keepers to make matching envelopes.