Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy pumpkin... with a little scary!

Because this was the first year my daughter got to join the fun of carving our family pumpkin... my sons decided that she should get to pick the design. So she wanted a happy face! My 5 year old son wanted it to be scary... so we make a happy face with fangs :)
Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A weekend early!

This deal was so wonderful CTMH couldn't help but bring it out a few day early! Starting today just order $25 in My Acrylix Stamps and get this wonderful holiday stamp set for just $5... WOW!
And to make this even better... most of the images on this set go with the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. This is sure to make your holiday card making a snap!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Make it fit you!

I just love Close to my Heart's Workshops on the Go!! This one is the Dreamin' kit (G1027)... that we did at my Scrapbook retreat earlier this month...
But sometimes the layouts don't always fit the way I like to scrapbook. When I scrapbook a family event, I like to include a group photo and normally a picture of each of my kids. And I just love the flexibility of these kits and that I am able to do just that with a few changes.
In this layout I just moved around some of the stamping and flowers and added two more mats.

I think I will be putting pictures of us as a family going and cutting wood in the forest... or maybe our Thanksgiving this year!?!
No matter what I decide to make these layouts about... they are sure to be a great addition to my books!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Use It!!

At convention this July I heard a lot about "Use it... don't Collect it!" And it made me think... I do tend to collect my craft supplies!! Yes I am guilty of keeping that paper or embellishment because it might be better for something coming up...
So all the talk about using up what you have and not letting it collect dust got me thinking, I really need to get busy making layouts and such with what I have. This does a few things for me... makes me feel good to use it, makes it ok for me to buy more, and helps me clear out some of my craft room :)

I made these layouts with CTMH paper from last years Autumn/Winter Idea book.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Close to my Heart and Disney team up to bring us great entertainment at the 2011 CTMH convention.
This was too funny not to share!

A song about stamping... can it get any better??

Another great reason to join the team at CTMH!!
This is one of many great consultant Bren Yule... I have yet to go to a CTMH event without meeting fun people like her and enjoying fun entertainment like this!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A great time to join!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A ghostly decoration...

What is your favorite Halloween decoration?? Is it the pumpkin you carve every year, the spider you hang by the front door, or is it the grave stones you put in your yard??
Mine is a ghostly kids craft I learned from our preschool teacher Mrs. Yost years ago....
Just take your child's foot and trace it on a white paper...

Cut it out and make sure to put your child's name and year on the back...

Draw on some eyes and a mouth....

And hang with some string.
This is my favorite decoration because it is not only an easy project the kids can help with, but it also lets me look back at how small they were :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hallow's Past

Today I find myself looking at last years Halloween Fun as I pull out my decorations to get ready for this Halloween. Still not sure what my kids will be this year... but I am sure they will be just as cute as in years past. It's hard to believe Oct. is already in full swing... and Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Lots to do, no time to waste.....