Sunday, March 31, 2013

April stamp of the month!

This is a card I put together at an earlier team meeting!! It was one of the make and takes.

Thursday, January 31, 2013


Welcome to the Dirt Track Widow's Revenge! 
Where the wife will play while the husband is away at the track!
 Here's a look at the Blog Hop featuring the Stamp of the Month for February 2013 
You can purchase this great set for only $5 with a $50 purchase only in the month of February 2013. 
Visit my website at to order or email me directly!
If you have come from  Jean McNulty's Blog  you are on the right path! 
If you get lost along the way please visit  Helen's Blog Hop List  for a complete list of participants. 

This month, when working with this set, I felt it was more suited towards layouts instead of cards. So here's two layouts that went perfectly for the sentiments in this stamp set. I hope you enjoy!

I created this layout about something we probably don't scrapbook about often - funerals. But when I see this stamp set, it makes me think of layouts that have to do with being home. And here, my mom opened her home for the final three months of my Uncle's life. They had always had a rough relationship but in the end, the love and loyalty to family brought my mom to the decision to open up her home to him during his greatest time of need. What a great thing for me to remember about my mom's love and kindness.

The next layout is of Christmas morning.... photos of us at home celebrating the arrival of a trampoline delivered by Santa and then later, sharing Christmas with my in-laws at their home - the family home where my husband grew up. The sentiments on this set can go so well with so many layouts as so many things take place at home. 

Thanks for visiting!
Now hop on over to Nancy Brown's Blog to see her creations! 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Chantilly Cards

 Here's a look at some cards I made for the team meeting swap yesterday. This was my favorite pack of paper from the new catalog - Chantilly. I also made a great Disneyland layout with this packet I can't wait to share with you. I'll also share with you soon some of the cards that I received in the swap and made from the make and take teachers. It was a fun day of creating and sharing CTMH business ideas and successes with the team. We were saddened that our San Jose regional event had been canceled due to low registration, but so glad I have a great team to of which to be apart! 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Double layouts!!

Gettin' it done in 2013!!!

My new scrapbook method: don't do a layout without doing a duplicate layout with a different packet. This time I didn't use a workshop guide. I used the stickease from one pack and on the back of the sticker sheet there is a layout suggestion and it has the layout name and the book to find it. So this is Hocus Pocus from the Magic book.

Also a sneak peek at February stamp on the month... Can you spot it???

Monday, December 31, 2012

January Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the Dirt Track Widow's Revenge! 
Where the wife will play while the husband is away at the track!
 Here's a look at the Blog Hop featuring the Stamp of the Month for January 2013 
You can purchase this great set for only $5 with a $50 purchase only in the month of January 2013. 
Visit my website at to order or email me directly!
If you have come from Judy's blog, you are on the right path! 
If you get lost along the way please visit Helen's Blog for a complete list of participants. 
On this tag, I used the Cricut to make the circle fan. I stamped the flowers as a background and used the Clementine paper and burlap to finish it off along with a button! 
Again, same concept except with black ink. I used one of these older accessories for the accent piece and the images stamped in the corners are from a recent Snow Flake stamp set. These simple little 3x3 cards will go great with a gift. 

  I just love this stamp set as a background. It gives it a "toile" look that I absolutely love!  I made this card for a make and take at our team meeting where we preview the upcoming three months of stamps. It was a hit with the team members! The key to getting this look it to stamp the images very close to each other almost as if you are interlocking pieces of a puzzle to each other. If you leave gaps, there will lots of white space and you will lose the look of toile.
Another black, white and red idea! It's never too early to get started on Christmas! This was my tag creation for a swap I did. I cut out trees on the cricut and simple stamped the main flower image over it. Distress the edges and you've got this amazing tree that really pops! Even though this is a Valentine's Day themed stamp, these images can work so well with other projects and holidays. 
Below is the images that come in this set:

Oddly enough I was not enthused with this stamp set when I first saw it, but since I signed up to design a card for the team meeting make and take, it forced me to really play with it and I actually LOVE this stamp set so much now! 

Thanks so much for visiting - Now head on over to Helen's Blog to see her amazing creations! 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

More valentines

Took my valentines kit with me out of town and put this together yesterday...

Friday, December 28, 2012

Something old, something new

I had this wonderful idea. Use of my workshops on the go and do a second layout at the same time but in an older paper pack. In this case boom di ada was the older pack.

I did the layouts first and then dove into a stack of Disneyland photos from 2011 and found great images to coordinate.

Love the way this turned out and I got two layouts done in one sitting!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Clementine Swap

Just a few cards this month but very cute- had to post.

Christmas thank you card

A great project for kids before christmas to work on before the holiday. Then while they are still on vacation they can work on writing their notes of thanks!!

Snowman Tag!

One of the favorite tags I received in a recent swap. 
I love to coordinate the tags with matching paper and ribbon. 
This one is for my father-in-law. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Clementine Card

I made this 3x3 card for a make and take project at the team meeting last weekend I attended. It uses the Clementine paper pack, cricut and burlap. Love the way this came out! Oh, used generous amount of Liquid Glass as adhesive!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tag Swap

Love this photo of all the tags I've gotten in swaps this year and some from last. 
I wrapped some presents today and the homemade tags make the gifts look so amazing!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Who's your Valentine? Blog Hop

 Thanks for visiting the Blog Hop! 
If you are here from Madeline's Blog, welcome!

My idea for these adorable tubes is to give as teacher gifts. Instead of candy, the plan is to put small classroom supplies like paper clips, thumb tacks, erasers and so on!

This kit is available now through January 31st, 2013.
Please visit to purchase!!
Lots of discounted merchandise is in the "While Supplies Last" section so be sure to check that out!

Please now head to the next stop along the blog hop Allisa's Blog to see her lovely creations.

When you place an order of $35 or more in Close To My Heart products, you’ll receive the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10

Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022)
12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12 – Treat Tubes with Lids – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
1 – My Acrylix 
Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Clearly The Best: How to Kiss

Love this video that shows you how to use the kissing technique with your stamps!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Holiday cards from team swap

Yesterday was the monthly team swap and these are some of the holiday cards I received. Love these!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

November Special

It's a good time to stock up on all your needs for Christmas!
Remember you can shop online

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween team swap!

Team meeting was yesterday and these are the cards I received in the swap from my teammates.

Happy Halloween!

Christmas layout

Loved making this layout with the workshop on the go. The rub ons are glittery-good and the stamp set has this amazing border that is very versatile.

Loved to revisit these memories from a fun party we attended in 2011.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Halloween card for kids

Love this! Erasers were 60 for $1 at target dollar spot.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Here's a layout I did yesterday. The photos are from toro park in 2011 when my little guy had his last school wide field trip of preschool. These are my two kiddos with their best friends. This paper goes so well with boys and girls. I used the new artiste cricut cartridge for a few things on these pages and also used the Zip strips that come with the new paper.