Monday, April 27, 2009

The Cabin

We spent the weekend at our cabin on Fish Lake. This is a new venture for us! As we "furnish" our little retreat, Jeff asked if we wanted to have a journal left at the cabin that we and our visitors can write in to share about times at the cabin. I immediately thought, "I can make this!" So, I went to my box of "stuff waiting to be altered" and pulled out a composition book, had the new Back Country papers from the Summer 09 idea book sitting on my desk, and the found my inspiration from the layout idea on page 19. I began creating and, wallah, in about 20 minutes, we now have an awesome journal for our cabin.

Now for the rest of the story....I forgot my camera so I couldn't take photos of a lot of "firsts" that happened this weekend at the cabin. The first time being there without snow, our first campfire, etc. What, I am a scrapbooker! How could I forget my camera? But I did get to write these "firsts" in the journal and next time, I will take photos, put them with the journaling and have a wonderful scrapbook page.
CTMH products: Back Country Level 2 paper packet, twill ribbon, outdoor denim brads, Love Letter rub ons, Foundry Book plates, Dimensional Elements Monograms and Backwoods stamp set.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Did you figure it out?

The answer for the eye bender is... a stack of new Close to My Heart Summer 2009 Idea Books. How fun is that! My daughter put my name labels on the back and I stacked them up on my shelf, ready for distribution, when I saw that beautiful sight. Now here is what it looks like with out the eye bending perspective.
The products featured in this new idea book are available beginning May 1st. Contact me if you would like a copy. If you are part of the Reap the Rewards Club, you can get your copy now. If you aren't part of the Reap the Rewards Club but want to know more, contact me for information. Beginning May 1st, you can shop online or contact me to order the new products.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Eye Benders

As a little girl, and even now, I enjoy trying to figure out what the object is, in the abstract photos of everyday items. Do you know what I am talking about? Well, today I was working on a project and as I took a look I thought to myself that the result is an eye bender of one of my favorite things. Take a look and see if you can figure it out. Then watch for my next post for the answer.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tickled Pink Random Stamped Paper

After putting my layouts together from the kit, I decided to use the kit colors and create my own paper. I love random always turns out different and it is so much fun to see the results. If you are interested in learning how to random stamp, email me and I will send you the tutortial.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

May is National Scrapbook Month

but you can start celebrating today. Close to My Heart's "Tickled Pink" special is available now! My set arrives tomorrow and I am looking forward to playing with it!

Share your story with CTMH but putting together your best two-page layout featuring…you! Send a JPEG photo of your layout and a description of how it is highlighting you, your life, your passions, your hobbies—whatever is the best way to tell your story. Send your photo and description to and you will be automatically entered into the contest to win $150 US retail in Close To My Heart product!


This is the beginning of a new adventure I hope to use to share my artwork with my friends. Hopefully I am up to the challenge!