Monday, June 29, 2015

You Are My Happy

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 30th) is the very last day that you can purchase the Stamp of the Month, Ice Cream Dream.  You'll want to have this one in your collection!  It's really such a fun set!

I had a HUGE stash of pink flamingo dots, and I am not sure why, so I decided to use them on the foreground of a piece of Brushed paper.

I colored the popsicles with Tender Pink and Turquoise Blue markers.

The stamp of the month is always just $5 with a $50 purchase.  Order yours HERE today!

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Life is Good

And it's especially good at the beach!

I am so excited for the holiday weekend ahead!  We don't have any plans in particular, but I know that some of it will be spent on the water, in the water, or on the beach.  That's what inspired this card using Seaside paper and the matching complements.  The sun is from the Hello Summer stamp set, and I put liquid glass on it to make it pop.

I hope that you have a great summer day today!!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Have You Looked?

My kits are getting very low!  I wanted to be sure to let you know in case there is one you've been wanting to purchase.  When they are gone, they are gone!  

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Happy, Thankful, and Blessed

I am so happy, thankful, and blessed.  I count myself very fortunate to know YOU.  All of my readers, customers, and those who learn from me.  I appreciate every single person that comes to one of my classes or buys one of my kits.  I am constantly working to find good learning environments and to teach you wonderful things in a way that are best for you.

Along with that, I am ever so thankful to be the leader of the Rose Blossoms.  These women mean the world to me, and I could never express how they have enriched my life.  I love checking into my team Facebook group to see what they are sharing.  These women are not just team members, but they are my friends, people I scrap with, and women that I learn from all the time!

All of this combined along with the extreme patience of my husband have helped me achieve a big goal!  I just earned my 5th Close To My Heart incentive trip!

I work full-time as a consultant, and it's absolutely the best job I have ever had!  I would never have imagined that I could get up in the morning, go to a home office, and LOVE every single minute of what I do.  Growing up as a small town girl, I don't even know that I would have dreamed of seeing some of the place I have because of Close To My Heart.  Let me tell you where we've been:

Incentive Trip #1
  • Barcelona, Spain 
  • Malta
  • Naples, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Florence, Italy ( I still have scrapbooking paper from there!)
  • Tuscany, Italy (oh, what a wonderful visit!)
  • Nice, France
Incentive Trip #2
  • St. Croix
  • St. Kitts
  • Dominca (we found fabulous vanilla beans there)
  • Grenada (one of the best beaches we have visited)
  • St, Thomas
Incentive Trip #3
  • Costa Rica Land Tour (this trip was a DREAM )
Incentive Trip #4
  • Hawaiian Land Tour on Oahu
Our Upcoming Incentive Trip #5
  • St. Thomas
  • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • Nassau, Bahamas
(These are the Baths in Tortola)

So you see, I have plenty of reasons to feel happy, thankful, and blessed!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Do What Makes You Happy

Sometimes I feel like I run around in dizzy circles in the summertime.  There is so little summer in Minnesota, and we try to pack so much in.  I am lucky to be a full-time CTMH consultant for many reasons, but today is means I can grab all of my work and sit outside.  I love that!

Anyway, I picked up the Dizzy Circles stamp set this morning to make this card.

I have been trying to use my spray pen more often because it lends such a great feel to a project.  Let me give you a hint about what I do that makes my crafting time a little easier and faster.    I fill a spray pen 2/3 full of alcohol, and then I add the desired amount of re-inker.  I spritz a whole 12 x 12 sheet of paper at different angles and textures.  Then when I want a piece of sprayed paper, it's ready to go!  

Let's see, I've got some retired Juniper ribbon and buttons on this card along with the some wooden trinkets shapes.  These are on the While Supplies Last section of my website, and you will not regret having them!  The sentiment tag is from the Happy Birthday card kit.  (You know, just because these pieces are in a kit doesn't mean you can't use them elsewhere!)  The sentiment is from the Wavy Blooms stamp set.

Now, I've got work to do and artwork to create.  I don't think I have told you here, but I was asked to be an Extravaganza teacher at the Close To My Heart North American Convention.  I have been working on some pretty top secret stuff, and I am enjoying every minute!  I will look forward to September 1st when I can share this with all of you!!

In the meantime, try not to run into in too many dizzy circles this summer!!  Sit back relax, and take in the wonderful summer sunshine!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Be Yourself

I wanted to share a frame I made for my 15 year-old niece's birthday.

I used Seaside paper to make this frame and cuts from Artbooking.  Such an easy and fun project!!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Every Accomplishment

I needed a congratulations card this morning, and I couldn't help but think of this dimensional element from the Chalk it Up Complements.

I spritzed my white daisy background with a mixture of lagoon re-inker and alcohol.  Such a great effect to match this sentiment.  

I am a firm believer in just doing it.  

We can sit for days, weeks, months - and even years - wondering what might be if we try something.  We can imagine the outcome - good or bad.  

However, that's all it is.  

Simply our imagination.  

Unless we take the steps to try, we might never know what our greatest accomplishment can be!  

I live my life this way, I parent this way, and I lead my team this way.  

What have you been wanting to try?  Let me encourage you to "just do it."

And if you feel like sharing what going to try, please let me know.  I am pretty good cheerleader! 

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