Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scarlet Lime Challenge Met!

All of these pics are of our trip to Texas at the end of May 2009 for Ron's nephew's (Samson) high school graduation. Believe me, there will be more pages of our trip that I just haven't had time to finish yet.

My bff, Tricia, challenged me to use part our Scarlet Lime December kit & I HAD to go take care of it ASAP! Please click on the picture so it will blow up or you will miss some of the very small details! While I didn't use any of the ribbon/fiber that came with the kit, I did use a pale blue CTMH ribbon on the top pic of Ike in the tree.

Left page: Ike in the tree in the front yard, everyone went to look at him acting like a monkey!
Right page: various groups of people playing, mostly brokendown in age groups.

A few months ago, CTMH had a grab box sale and I just had to get one. The following papers were included in the box. I've had a hard time using them, but they worked perfectly for our Texas trip.

Left Page: the super clear sky all the way to Texas, it made for a great drive.
Right Page: Samson's invitation and senior pictures.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Finished my MIL's Album for Christmas!

Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed doing them!

Not everything is CTMH as I went with what worked best for the pages. Please let me know if you'd like to know the name of a paper & I'll do my best to find out what it is.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Did someone say.....

What goes perfectly with scrapbooking & card making? CHOCOLATE!!! Therefore, tonight I signed up under my sister CTMHer, Sheila Cantonwine, who will now be my choco-upline :-)

Once I get my kit, I'll be looking for people to have me feed them chocolate (not necessarily my hand to their mouth, but you know what I mean).

And I must appologize to all, it's been so long since I posted a picture of anything but I promise I HAVE been scrapping! In fact, just last Sunday I actually finished my mil's Christmas present.... her childhood - it's 99% black & white photos from the early 30's to the 60's, it was an amazing project that I love doing every minute. I will take some pics and get them posted of the best pages. I cannot wait to give it to her.

On a funny note, my devil kitty it currently digging thru our clean laundry pulling socks out of the pile & taking off with them. I think he thinks one is a mouse! lol Crazy Gigi!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monthly Scrapbook Kit Club Reviews

This is mainly for my own use but please feel free to chime in! I'm really liking the idea of monthly scrapbook kits, but haven't found just that perfect fit for me yet... Don't get me wrong, I love CTMH's stuff but I was disapointed with the last Idea Book and most of the new papers (Love Twitterpated tho!!). So, here's my list of them in no order and my opinon is based on their current kit plus whatever previous kits I could find on their websites: - romantic papers, lots of flourishes and great embellies from Stickles to pearls to lace and flowers and alpha stickers, they really hit it all except cardstock; cardstock is an add-on at additional price. $36.50 per month/$34.50 with 6-month commitment. - has two monthly kits to choose from Sugar or Spice. Sugar being lighter and a little girly & Spice is darker more boy. These are mainly paper & sticker kits with very few embellies, no ribbons or fibers; cardstock included. $28.50 per month/no price break for commitment. - Medium tone papers with Thickers, paint, ribbon, tags, rhinestone flourishes; cardstock is an add-on at additional price. $27.50 per Month/$25.00 Autoship. - bold saturated color papers, chipboard alpha, stickers, rubons, one card pearls; cardstock is 1 sheet 6x12 (why bother?). $30.00 one month/ $27.00 for 3 months/$25 for 6 months. - seasonal saturted color papers with ligher backgounds , beautiful flowers, spritz, little ribbon, chipboard accents & buttons; cardstock is an addon kit for additional price. Couldn't get cart to work for price. - muted color papers, thickers, stitched brads (love those!), chipboard shapes, die cuts, some stickers; nice selection of cardstock. $34.50 monthly/$29.50 with Subscription. - These are two page kits. Includes various seasonal papers, cardstock, buttons, ribbon. $12 per month/3 months $51. - Seasonal papers with cardstock, alpha stickers, fabric patches, stamps, mini-album, brads. Offers a substitute "Lifestyle" kit if you don't like montly offered. $24.99 per month/$20.00 for Members. - EXCLUSIVE bold papers, buttons, ribbons, lots of embellishements, alpha and other stickers, pins, fibers, mists & mask. $36.50 per month/$31.50 with Subscription. - romantic soft-to-medium papers, lace, stickers, rubons, flowers, ribbons, Peals, mask, loose crystals; cardstock not included in kit. $35.50 per month/ $33.50 for 3 months/$30.99 for 6 Months. - medium-to-bold color papers being seasonal but not in-your-face seasonal, thickers, stickers, die cuts, ribbons, cardstock... Great coordination of colors! Lots of various kits to addon. $27.50 per month/$25.00 for 3 Months/$22.50 for 6 Months. - LIMITED SUPPLIER Medium tone papers, 2 sheets of cardstock, thickers, journaling sheet, rubons, fabric tags, frames, envelopes, blossons; cardstock add-on for additional price. Has a store with various merchandise. $32.50 one Month/ $28-30 for Subscription. - Two different monthly kits to choose from, one usually an outdoorsy and the other usually more childlike. colors generally muted papaer, good selection of cardstock, frames, buttons, bling, ribbons, fibers, thickers. Great coordination of colors! $24.00 per Month.

And, of course, Close To My Heart does a montly "kit" type of thing too with all their papers being EXCLUSIVE & all products MADE IN THE USA!!! You'd have to have a current Idea Book to see what the papers look like and depending on how much or little you want to spend depends on embellys. Paper pack with cardstock, ribbons, buttons, inks & (best of all) coordinating stamp sets!

I don't know if I can pick just one... I'm waiting to review CTMH's Idea Book, pre-released to consultant on Dec. 1 so I can make up my mind then....

It really looks like you just get the quantity of merchandise that you pay for. The kit that sell (on a 6 month subscription) for the most $$$ have the most product in it.... whereas the kit that sells for the least amount has the least product. Yes, I actually did a spreadsheet to see exactally what each Site's Kit contains! lol

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Since I have no more workshops scheduled for October, I thought I'd fill you in a little early for Close To My Heart's November Special.... FREE STAMP SETS!!! Here's the flyer:

isn't that a great Special? Perfect for Christmas Gifts, Birthday, or just keep them for yourself :-)

Please contact me @ 479-643-2138 or email me @ to place an order!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Time on my hands 5 of 5

I know you're tired of looking now! lol

Time on my hands 4 of 5

Time on my hands 3 of 5

the two tree ones & the one with purple flowers are probably my vary favorite of all of them :-)

Time on my hands 2 of 5

but wait, there's more! lol

Time on my hands 1 of 5

my youngest has had chicken pox this week, therefore I have had plenty of time on my hands to make cards! I'll post them in sets to break them down.