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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Pack of Penguins

I had no idea how very much I would enjoy using my new Cricut Explore!  Every day I'm learning some new skill or trick of what this nifty machine can do.

I created these cute little penguin belly boxes as a wintery treat for my co-workers after seeing a post from a fellow crafter.  

A great way to use up some of my stash!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Be A Blessing

I thought I would share all three cards the New Life Paper Salutations small group is making for the skilled nursing facility where my Mom is right now.

I see lots of folks there with no one visiting and so we are hoping to share some love with them.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cricut Explore and CTMH

I should confess that I went five years barely using my Cricut.  I had lots of cartridges that I fully intended to use, but I always felt sort of overwhelmed.  That is, until CTMH partnered with Provocraft and began selling it's own branded cartridges.  Now I use my Cricut in almost every project I make!  

I had been thinking about getting a die cut machine that can cut SVG and digital files, but again, felt overwhelmed.  So, I decided to investigate, watch a ton of YouTube videos and finally decided to jump in and bought the Cricut Explore. WOW WOW WOW!

I've been using it to design three cards the Paper Salutations Small Group will be making to deliver to a nearby skilled nursing facility, and I'm amazed at every new thing I learn!  

I hope you enjoy this picture of my very first creation, Nativity Moon.  I wish I could have captured how beautifully the circle sparkle paper shimmers - 
it looks like stars!

Cricut: Explore
Cartridge:  Artfully Sent (I welded the nativity images together as I liked them)
Paper: Black, Creme Brulee, Colonial White, Slate, Circle Sparkle Paper (Michaels)
Ink: Black


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Look at These New Colors!

I had a roll of medical tape and wondered what would happen if I used it instead of the ever-popular masking tape on a card.  So, I decided to give it a try and think it gives a much chalkier impression.  I just love it!  This card features all five of our new colors, the new thistle ribbon and Confetti Wishes background and texture (B&T) paper.  I used 1" wide easy-to-remove CTMH washi tape to mask the card as I laid down the medical tape/ink for each strip.  Cool, huh?

Ink: Thistle, Canary, Glacier, Pixie, Flaxen
CTMH 1" wide Washi Tape
Paper: Confetti Wishes
Stamp Set: Perfect Fit Birthday - B1417
Misc - Medical tape

Monday, July 21, 2014

Confetti Wishes and What a Hoot!

Here's a little sneak peek into what's coming in August.  I created this card using the August Stamp of the Month and one of new paper packs called Confetti Wishes.  I fussy cut the various shapes in Miss Owl because I love the way it highlights our Background and Texture paper!  The new product debuts on August 1st. 

Paper: Confetti Wishes
Cardstock - Daisy White, Canary, Thistle
Ink: Black
Stamps:  August Stamp of the Month - What a Hoot!, Card Chatter - Birthdays
Non-stick Microtip Scissors
Scallop Border Punch

Monday, June 30, 2014

Just for You - the Paper Salutations App for Android!

I'm so excited to let you know that I now
have an app for Android smart phone users!

I've created it, tested it and it works like a charm.  
No more scrambling through my phone web browser 
to access my blog.  

You can have it too, by following the directions on this link.*

*Be sure your app settings allow for third-party installation.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I'm very much enjoying the time I get to spend once a
month with the Paper Salutations Cards & Gifts
small group ladies!

Penny took this photo of the projects we did in June. 
Yep, the gift bag looks familiar!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Papercrafting at Retreat

Nothing like getting away from the city for a weekend of spiritual refreshment, friendship and even a little papercrafting. 

40 of us made these cute gift bags!

Ivy Lane 
Daisy White
Pink and White tissue paper


Petite Perks - Delicate Wings

Paper trimmer
Glue stick
Twist ties
Sticky dots
Bitty Sparkles
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Envelope Punch Board 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Reserving Your Spot Info

I so enjoy hosting my quarterly card classes and now the NLCC Small Group.  You ladies make teaching you a delight!  I wanted to drop you a little reminder that as our classes grow, it is becoming even more important that you reserve your spot as soon as you know you are coming.  Also, if you want to be included on the distribution list for my monthly newsletter and/or email reminders, send me your email address at 

I have a Facebook page for the NLCC small group, so let me know if you want to be included.  Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Save by buying a Product Collection!

Now, through July 31st, while supplies last, take advantage of cost savings with these product bundles.

It's that time of year again!

Happy Graduation Card combining lots of CTMH paper, stamps and goodies.  I love the way we can use the cards from Picture My Life in so many creative ways!

Cards from Skylark Picture My Life Z1947

Congrats Graduate A1139

Chocolate Waxy Flax
Base & Bling Free Thinker Charms Z1957
Base & Bling Storyteller Charms Z1959

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cards we made in our most recent class.  I added a cute lined envelope to the little bracket card and introduced the May Stamp of the Month and Constant Campaign featuring the Free to be Me paper pack. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Isn't this a beautiful sight?  Two of my granddaughters enjoying a little papercrafting time.  Wish they all lived close by . . . sigh. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

This is a little "make and take" that my NLCC small group did to introduce them to the joy of papercrafting. 

The card was made using a retired Stamp of the Month, but it worked perfectly with our Ariana paper pack!  I used second generation stamping in Sorbet to match the flowers.

Happiness is . . . 
Ariana paper pack
Outdoor Denim cardstock
Daisy White cardstock
Ink: Sorbet, Pear and Outdoor Denim
Ribbon: Sorbet 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Embossing Folders at CTMH in February!

I'm over the moon about the addition of 5x7 embossing folders to the CTMH lineup on February 1st!  

Choose from five different designs (dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe).  Just $8.95 each.

As an introductory offer, for every two paperpacks of cardstock you purchase in February, you will qualify to get one embossing folder - FREE!