Saturday, June 26, 2010

Do you submit? Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Greeting, friends!  Saturday.....wooHOOO!!!  What are you up to today?  Crafting?  tee hee.  I got up early (for me- ha), filled up the gas tank in Tommy laSolstice, picked up a  few groceries and came home to start crafting.  I still have several projects to finish, but I wanted to jump on here and post another 'loser' card!

Now, another benefit of being on the Spellbinders(TM) DT is that we are required to submit to a publication each month.  Since this is something new to me, I've been forwarding my submissions to PaperCrafts, one of my favorite papercrafting magazines! 

But I am obviously not their style - ha!  I actually sent three cards this time, and this one is the most simple.  To me, their cards are extremely clean and simple, so I had hope for this one!  But e-mails for me.

But I'm okay with that!  I spoke with my friend Gina last night and she suggested I try other publications. I can do that!

In the meantime, I really like this little loser card.  I used the AWESOME Fancy Tags Shapeabilities(R) die template (love my Fancy Tags!), Classic Ovals Large and Big Scalloped Ovals Large.  Yum!  My New JustRite stamps and some awesome CTMH cardstock rounds it all out.

So, what's your style?  What types of cards have you submitted successfully for publication?  Are you ready to dip your toes in the publication pool?  Go for it!

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Creating with Spellbinders Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Floria

Hey y'all!  Good grief; life's been crazy here in Melbourne, Florida!  Lots of interesting things at work, and lots of crafting going on in my studio!

This is the first time I've ever created projects for CHA - the Craft & Hobby Association big event.  So I've been working diligently on well as new Spellbinders(TM) projects (yippee!) and other cool things I'll be able to show you one of these days. 

In the meantime, here's my first card posted on the Spellbinders' blog.  It was actually featured yesterday and again today, so check it out.  A bit of a departure from my style, but I'm lovin' that Fair Isle Pendant die template, aren't you?

I hope some of my work gets picked up so that I can share it....well, I guess if it doesn't get picked up, I'll be able to share it even sooner!  HA!!!

Now let's go create!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

JustRite BlogHop sponsored by Spellbinders(TM) CTMH Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Hey y'all!  Here I am with a sore throat after coughing my fool head off last week.  Good grief!  At least I have a desk job, right?

Anyway, I've cooked up a little recipe box to play along with JustRite Stampers' Blog Hop sponsored this week by Spellbinders!  The challenge is to share a summer recipe project using JustRite stamps, and then share the recipe! 

I used two JustRite stamp sets to create this recipe box with inserts - Joyful Hearts, Borders and Centers on the front label, and the Special Occasions Uppercase font set on the inserts.  The front label is probably my favorite part!  I embossed the sentiment with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Cherry Cosmic Opaque Embossing Powder, then cut the sentiment with Spellbinders S4-110 Classic Ovals Large die template, matted with S4-251 Big Scalloped Ovals Large, and mounted on S4-235 Fancy Tags (yum!).  All the papers are CTMH's Cherry-O line.

I cut, embossed and stenciled a little scalloped edge on the card inserts with S4-244 Fair Isle borders.  The cute little cherry elements are CTMH's Cherry-O Opaque Pearl Stickers.  A few buttons, a little ribbon and Stickles and it's complete!

Now for the recipe.  Summers are hot here in Florida, so we really enjoy our cold beverages!  Here's an awesome recipe for Strawberry Lemonade.  Why don't you give it a try and let me know how it turns out?

Strawberry Lemonade

1 quart fresh strawberris, washed and hulled
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup superfine sugar
3-1/4 cups club soda, chilled

Place strawberries in blender or food processor and process until smooth.
Combine lemon juice and sugar in a pitcher and stir until sugar dissolves.  Add strawberry puree, stirring well.  Stir in club soda just before serving.  Serve over ice.  70 calories per 1 cup serving.


Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, June 4, 2010

As I promised...............................Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Happy Friday again, y'all!  I promised I would share my sister's birthday card, so here you go.  This really was a pretty quick card to make once I made the rose.  Don't you love it?

I'll have to search for the link for you - there's a YouTube video - paper roses (not Marie Osmond - good grief!) that outlines the steps.  This first attempt I thought I would have to scrap, but I really think it's gorgeous!  You can click on either of the images to get a closer look.

The paper is from a K&Company paper pad that I've had for a couple of years, I think.  I really loved this sheet with the big green flowers, tiny blue leaves and brownish background.  So I fussy cut a piece and popped it up on foam tape on a solid green mat, which in turn was matted with more of the pink. 

The paper that I used for the rose is actually a piece from CTMH's "Bella" paper pack. No ink involved!

Can you believe that I used neither Nestabilities(TM) nor ribbon?  Will wonders never cease.

Speaking of Nestabilities....I've added a new feature to my blog that should be extremely helpful for all of your Spellbinders Die Template collectors.  Click on the Wizard (die cutting machine) in the right-hand column and you'll be rewarded with an inventory list of all current Spellbinders die templates!  Print it out, fill it out and make it a little easier to keep track of those Spellbinders products.  Now if only the rest of our lives could be so organized!

So what do you think?  Do you find this list helpful to you?  Do you want me to find the link to the rose tutorial?


Half Price CTMH Special Today CTMH Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Happy Friday - woooHOOO!!!

Today's Jackpot special is a surprise goodie box - $40 gets you $80 worth of goodies!!!  Check out my website for details.

I'll be back with a picture of a card I made for my sister's birthday - it's so purrrty!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hit the Jackpot!!! CTMH Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Remember the clearance sale and goodie boxes last year?  Well, it's back but it's better!

For the month of June, CTMH will have daily deals.  Goodie boxes loaded with loot at 50% off.  Hit the jackpot and you'll win free products! Check out my CTMH website for a new deal every day!

Goodie box days  will feature a surprise variety of new and retiring products, all at 50% off or more!  Jackpot days will offer five different products at a discount.  One of those will be the mystery jackpot item of the day!  If you order the jackpot item, you'll get FREE CTMH items shipped to you FREE!  How do you know if your scored?  The jackpot item will be revealed the next day, so you'll know if you have an extra item coming your way!  Or just purchase all five items and you know you'll hit the jackpot!!!
These special offers include discounted shipping/handling and are only available through my CTMH website.

Check back daily for the special of the day!

Today’s special offer is a choice of five different Level 1 Kits at 30% off...that's just $7 each! Plus, if you hit the jackpot and order the correct one, you will also get a FREE tube of Heavenly Blue ribbon rounds and a FREE tube of Hollyhock ribbon rounds (pictured above)! Or order all five Level 1 Kits and you know you'll hit the jackpot!

If I've confused you, check out the details on  my website.  Enjoy!!!