Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Me and my honey on our way to the Buffalo River but had to stop for mexican food and a sunset!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Techniques with My Acrylic Trees and Things Stamp Set

Check out the fun techniques featured in this video by Close To My Heart. 

Happy Scrappin'


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Giving From the Heart

In the CEF of Smith County there are lots of people who volunteer their time and talent to make the local chapter a success.  To show my appreciation to these wonderful folks, I like to send them a homemade card.  I believe that when they receive something as thoughtful as a card that I have designed with them in mind, they understand how valued they are in my eyes. 
Here are a few of the cards that I will send to those who have helped this week. 

For each card, I used the same basic design.  This design came from MOJO Monday's Sketch 194.  I  added stitching, ric-rac and brads.  I am easily bored so on each of these examples  I changed the focal point a bit. Each one features a tea-bag fold done in a complimentary B&T paper. 

Someone recently asked for a tutorial on tea-bag folding.  Instead of trying to shoot pics (I have a really cheapo camera), and explain it, I thought I would link you to a few tutorials that I have used. 
Tea Bag Folding
Rosemarie's Tea Bag Folding Site
Paper Printables

These sights are great!  You can also search out more sights by using the keywords tea bag folding and/or kaleidoscope fold.  If you find something really great, I would love for you to share it with me.

Until then..Happy Scrappin,


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Paper Beyond Base and Shade Stamping Technique Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the “Paper Beyond Base and Shade Stamping” Technique as shown on page 11 in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit  Debi's blog.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right track!  This technique is highlighted with the Sophia paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop. 

I used My Acrylic Rosey Regards Stamp Set and the Sweetheart Paper Pack for my example. 

Please continue onto Teri's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Backyard Bible Club

This week I begin my summer, not the long lazy days of summer but a busy summer filled Backyard Bible Clubs. What's a Backyard Bible Club you ask?  Its kind of like a mini vacation bible school held in a home, park, community center...basically anywhere there are kids.  The purpose is to share the love of Christ with those who may not have the opportunity to hear about God and His great love for them. 

 I have been training a group of youth workers for the task of conducting Backyard Bible Clubs and yesterday was their first day out.  The did an amazing job!  We have the awesome opportunity to conduct  4 clubs in this first week!   How cool is that?  And we also get to work with the children's leaders from my church. 

I look forward to reporting back to you all that God does this week. 

Until then....
Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, June 4, 2011

What's In Your Creative Space Today?

In my creative space I have beautiful flowers, buttons and swirls! 

Pages and pages of flowers, buttons and swirls!

They are the stamped embellishments that we will be using at the Bullard Community Library on Saturday, June 11 for the 20 Page Sophia Workshop. Workshop attendees will never have to worry about having the right embellishment.  They can stamp to their hearts content using CTMH's exclusive inks and acrylic stamps. Here are a couple of ways we will put the stamped embellishments together. 

 I have to thank Pam Thorn for putting this workshop together.  She works hard designing the pages and figuring out how to get the most out of the paper choices you have in each kit.  Thanks Pam for sharing your wonderful creativity with me. 

There are a few spaces left if you would like to sign up by Monday, June 6.  The cost is $35 and you receive a complete Level 2 Sophia paper pack, 1 package of Sophia Stickease, 28 Sheets of Coordinating Cardstock, Stamped Embellishment Sheet, and Workshop Guide. 

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Heart To Heart Challenge- Sketch Time!

Sophia Paper Pack and Tea Bag Folding
I am so happy to be part of the sketch challenge this week.  Thanks for checking mine out.  If you have time look at the others who have submitted for the challenge...everyone is so talented and inspiring! 
For my card I used one of my favorite paper packs-Sophia.  I also included one of my favorite techniques-tea bag folding.  With this paper it was easy making a beautiful card. 
Happy Scrappin'