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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Boo Banner, Wreath and other items to show off.

You will need to go to the following Tabs to see all the creativity I worked on over the last few weeks. Above are tabs with the latest items to show off.
Boo Banner has some information on what I did to achieve some details.
Small Wreath so simple to make.
Live Laugh Love Roxie Layout has instructions on this page.
Be sure and look through the new tabs above to see other information and art work.

After you have had a moment to look at the items listed, be sure and return to this home page and let me know what you think. I love to see your thoughts and ideas. I am always happy to receive tips and encouragement. Leave me your Blog address and I'll be sure to come visit and leave you some Blog Love too.
Have a Wonderful Day. I hope you get to stop and see the beauty around and maybe get some crafting done along your journey.

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 I try to share techniques, things I have learned in the crafting world as well s some of my projects. Every now and then I will post a challenge for Blog goodies. My last Blog give away had to do with my Birthday.
Never know when I pop out another great give away.
Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy and get inspired to create.
S`andra V.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Live, Laugh, Love Layout with Roxie WOG

Last 2 days for the SOM*-Click here--> September Stamp of the Month.
Go here for information on---> CTMH* Cricut "Art Philosophy" cartridge.
Quick note....Do check out the up coming CROP CLUB tab above. Thank You!
Whew! What a few weeks we have had. I am back now. Life was really hectic and we all know family comes first. Enough with that, I want to Scrap-LOL!!!.
Got several posts to put up today and tomorrow. I hope you get to truly enjoy them. On the Roxie layout- I will post a page in the Scrapbook L.O. Tab above for the supplies used and measurements.
This Layout is probably very close to being one of my favorites for this fall. (I think the papers are awesome!) I only used a portion of the papers and embellishments that came with the Roxie Workshop on the Go and I have plenty left over to continue my layout further or do a 3-D paper project with. Oh Boy!!....Decisions, Decisions!!!! I started this layout at the stamp camp from a few weekends ago.  I thought I'd finished (thinking I knew what pics I'd use, well, jokes on me-LOL!!!)                 
Items used for Layout
 When I got my pictures out I realized very quickly they weren't what I was going to use after all. As I hummed  (the group staring at me all the while thinking i was nutso-LOL!) and thumbed through photos of family, I realized the perfect sets were of my oldest. A few pictures I have been able to get of her over the last few years plus some odd and ends of younger years(She doesn't like to take pics any longer-unless it's her idea).

       Pg1                                                                    Pg2
Close up Pg1                                                       Close up Pg2
*Check out my Lingo Abbreviation Tab at top of
this post for my Blog definitions.

Thank you for stopping by.
Please leave some Blog Love and let me know what you think.
Have a Happy Crafty Day!
Happily Scrapbooking My Memories
S`andra V.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Taking a walk-about & Information on Cricut Art Philosophy videos

Was in need of much deserved rest this week..
Had a wonderful time at my "Oh My Scraps" Crop Club
this past Sat. Great group of women.
And now gearing up for our Unit's Stamp Camp this coming weekend.
Been playing at the Color Combo site with a group of ladies there too.
Can't wait for the new challenge to reveal so I can see
what colors and what the inspiration and challenge is.
Lost my MoJo of creativeness this past week (explains the needed rest).
Hopefully during stamp camp I can retrieve my crafty MoJo
and have more projects done and ready to post when I return on Sunday.
Wish me and my MoJo the best of Crafty Spirits...LOL!
In the mean time...Those who are interested in the CTMH Cricut Art Philosphy bundle,
Now's the time to host a gathering at your home or
on-line with a few friends so you can get it as a 1/2 off item.
Can't beat that. The bundle comes with the following:
1-cartridge w/ 700 images (valued at $59.)
that includes fonts, shapes, and 3-D items
3-My Acrylix D size Stamps Sets (valued at $53.85)
3-9x12 Dimensional Elements (valued at $14.85)
(3 sheets of different chip board shapes)
The stamps and the chip board coordinate with the
Cricut. The stamp sets give you the size of the cuts needed
to fit that particular stamp onto.
Pretty cool, takes all the guess work out.

Numerous My Acrylix® stamp images in our Idea Book pair wonderfully with images on our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. When you see the Cricut icon or a stamp image outlined in red in the Idea Book, you will know there’s a matching shape on your Art Philosophy cartridge. Cut out the coordinating shape with your Cricut machine using the setting indicated on the stamp’s carrier sheet, then stamp your image on the base shape—quick and easy!
Bring your artwork to life with stamps and chipboard Dimensional Elements!
When you purchase the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge,** you’ll also receive
three exclusive D-size stamp sets and three sets of Dimensional Elements
designed to perfectly coordinate with images on the cartridge.
That’s a retail value of over $120 US / $140 CAN for just for $99/$109.95!
Stamp on your Cricut shapes; cover your Dimensional Elements
with a Cricut shape; or cut, stamp, and then cover!
Below is a great idea for christmas tags and plenty more
Holiday Tags Assortment: Project Inspiration Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book
Thank you for taking time to stop by and checking out the new stuff. If you are interested in
receiving this wonderful bundle 1/2 off, leave me a message with your email.
Also, when you host this month,you receive another free gift.
Septembers National Stamp Celebration and our
Stamp of the month
So much going in one month. How cool is FREEEEEE!!!!
Let me know what you think!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Stamp of the Month & Celebrating, National Stamping Month

To see the "A Thing of Beauty" L.O. Click Here, or
to see the "Using up Scrap papers" post Click Here.
The September Stamp of the Month
stamp set can be purchased or
you can even get it for only $5

Available September 1–30, 2011 only.
With a minimum qualifying purchase,
get your D-size Stamp of the Month set
for just $5.00 US / $5.50 CAN! 
Get this stamp set at full retail price or,
with your qualifying order, add it at checkout
for the promotional price of $5.00.
$50.00 US / $55.00 CAN
No purchase req.
You pay only:
$5.00 US / $5.50 CAN (72% Off!)
$17.95 US / $19.95 CAN (full retail)
Set of 21stamps on carrier sheet
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)
Stamp images outlined in red coordinate
with the Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1686).
And don't forget our
National Stamping Month Special
entitled Pair-a-Phrase!
Until the end of September.
While supplies last, you can get this
FREE 2 D-size Stamp Set 
with your $75 order.
What a deal! 
If you do not have a Close to My Heart Consultant, you can
purchase this stamp set at my web site. Click HERE.
Thank you for stopping by and don't forget, There are more posts on art work coming your way....Just not enough time in a day to get it all done.
Happily Scrapbooking My Memories~S`andra V.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

A Thing of Beauty Layout

I have been busy, busy working on this layout. My first one picture layout. And, I have made this into a layout I can put with my Wall of Family Photos on a canvas that the layout can be switched out when I want to show case a different Layout. I still have to tweak the size of my canvas. You can't see it in this photo. I will get a larger canvas to decorate with permanent items but have an area that the 12x12 layout can be switched out when I am ready.

All "Close to My Heart" Products used unless otherwise stated.
Lilac Mist Carstock, Antiqued Brass Photo Corners,
Passages B&T-Tea stained red letters print,
Dimensional Elements Tag,
Bling assortment, Opaques Gems Pearl (altered),
Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, Re-Inkers,
Gypsy & Garden Green Ink pad,
CM marbled red paper, My Hobby Lobby stash of
papers-dictionary print, & brown CS,
Martha Stewart Paper Edge Punch,
My Acrylix stamp set, CTMH Happy-stick pin

I will be entering this in the Color Combos Challenge.
Thank you fro stopping by and hope you are having a wonderful week.
Happily Scrapbooking My Memories~S`andra V.

Using up Scraps of Paper.

Here's my first set of projects I told you I would post this week. I am determined
to use what I have in my paper scraps. I am also increasing my craftiness into cards. As you all know, I am not much on making cards. But guess what, I made 10 cards this afternoon. I think they are OK. Would love to get tips and opinions from my fellow crafters. I used all scraps including for the bases of the cards.
I did not make envelopes. Not ready to tackle that yet. I did line the store bought envelopes with matching paper or stamped inside the flap to coordinate with the card. I am thinking by doing this, it gives the cards a more finished look. Hope these pics do them justice.  There will be three or four posts over the labor day weekend. Told you I have been a crafty buzzer this week..LOL. have a wonderful labor day weekend and hope you get to have fun times with family and friends and get to be crafty as well as scrapbook those memories. Thanks for stopping by. Happily Scrapbooking My Memories~S`andra V.



If you are interested in measurements, what stamp set I used or any other info to
make a set of your own, leave me a comment letting me know what information
you need and your email. I will be glad to share that with you. You can use
 the Close to My Hearts new fall papers in the Dreamin" paper pack for
some similar colors. I am sure the Roxie would be just as cute.

Visit my website to check out more ideas from the 2011 Idea Book.
Level 2 $9.95

Dremin" Card Options
Layout options

Level 2  $9.95

Roxie Layout Option

Thursday, September 01, 2011

"Birthday Surprise Blog Candy" Winner

YEA!!!! Your a WINNER!  Almost couldn't wait to pull up the winner. I decided I needed my sleep and had an early appointment this morning. I did wait. until 12pm today to pull the winner.
Winner is   POST # 23.
Amy E said...

Your birthday party looked like a blast...I hope you had a fun day!!!!
I've never tried anything from Close to my Heart so this would be a fun surprise to win!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com


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