Friday, October 14, 2011

A Night With Roxie

I have a party later tonight and I wanted to...wait, what? haven't stumbled into the Twilight Zone...
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I really am writing another blog post within 10 days of my last one. I don't know what happened...maybe I got sucked into the Twilight Zone. No, I remember. I had a party scheduled so I had to put my foot down and say, "Boys, I have just got to play work with my paper and inks now. Run along." That was it.

So as I was saying...I have this party tonight and the hostess chose to use the Roxie Reflections Kit for the project. I am so glad she did because I absolutely love this paper! Want to see everyting I made with it?
Smiley from Okay, you twisted my arm...

Stamps: CTMH Love Life, Holiday Magic (October 2011 SOTM)
Inks: CTMH Smoothie, Bamboo, Black
Papers: CTMH Roxie Reflections Kit
Accessories: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Sparkles, Rhinestone Designer Brads, Just Blooms Flutter Paper Shapes, Black Satin ribbon

A beautiful bunch of paper goodies if I do say so myself!

This is my thank you gift to my hostess, Amber...

It is one of the boxes from the AP cartridge, cut at 8". The flowers were cut at 3" and 2.5". Inside is a Petite Perks set for her.

This gift is for Carrie, who held the party that Amber attended and booked her party from. I wanted to give her a little something as a thank you as well...and I got to play some more with the AP cartridge!

The Pillow Box was cut at 6.5", I think. And the stocking image was cut at 3.5". It's pretty nice that it fits the SOTM this month, don't you think? Smiley from I used a Rhinestone Brad to decorate the stocking...then put a set of the brads in the box for Carrie. See, I can't think of her without thinking of bling. Smiley from

This is the card project we'll make. I love the Love Life stamp set, it's very versatile! I used the Zip-Strip top of the paper to add the scallop to the card. I also touched each of the printed rhinestones with small drop of Liquid Glass to add some shine.

Next, I have these great boxes made with...again, the AP cartridge. I put a piece of chocolate in them as favors for all the guests for the party. It is cut at 6.5" and makes very quick boxes that look great!

And last, but not least...this is the prize for our game tonight. And I must admit I totally copied it from Vicki Wizniuk, a fellow CTMH Consultant from Canada. She created such a cute bag, I could not not make one myself!

Stamps: CTMH Mischief WOTG exclusive set
Inks: CTMH Black
Papers: CTMH Mischief Reflections Kit
Accessories: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Silver Glitz Glitter Gel, Sparkles

It has a Bling Assortment and chocolate waiting for the winner!

Okay, that's all the time I have for. I've got to get packed up for the party!!
Smiley from

Thursday, October 6, 2011

CTMH Holiday Magic Shadowbox Card

My friend shared the following cartoon on her facebook page:

And I have to say, she looks like I feel! All three boys have been home from school for 2 weeks during their Fall Break. And there is still one more week to go! I think I may lose it before then. Smiley from

Only two things saved them today from being permanent residents of their bedrooms:
1. The weather took a turn today. Instead of being hot and miserable outside, we opened the doors and windows to enjoy the suddenly cooler tempuratures.
Smiley from Okay, so its not exactly scarf weather yet, but I'll take what I can get!

2. They let me have some crafting time today. It was much needed and much appreciated! I went from Smiley from to Smiley from over the course of the afternoon.

Would you like to see what I made? This idea is from Dawn a fellow CTMH Consultant over at Stamp Till Dawn. After seeing her video, I created my own shadowbox card using this month's Stamp of the Month, Holiday Magic.

Stamps: Holiday Magic (October 2011 SOTM)
Inks: CTMH Desert Sand, New England Ivy, Tulip
Papers: CTMH Believe Reflection Kit, Kraft Cardstock
Accessories: CTMH Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

I had fun making this and I'm sure the ladies in my monthly project classes will, too! Thank you Dawn, for such an inpiring project!

If you're in the area and would like to join us, it will be held October 26 at my home. You can attend the 9-11 am class or the 7-9 pm class. The cost is $15 or free with a $25 order. You'll need to RSVP by October 17 to save your spot!

I know it has been forever since I've blogged. Smiley from We are still working on the house and I find all the boxes and tools and chaos a little distracting for my creativity. The good news is we've made the first step towards working on my own craft room...we took all the boxes out of it and I have decided on colors and furniture. Now, I just have to rob a bank so it can all come true as quickly as I'd like!
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