Friday, July 30, 2010

Attention Paper Lovers!

What do you think of this beachy, hawaiian-ish paper called Moon Doggie that I used to make the card above?
Or this adorable Twitterpated paper used on the card above & layout below?

And this Emporium paper I used in the layout of my son is one of my all-time favorite paper packs!
"Okay, what's all this about?" you may be asking. Well, all the papers pictured are RETIRING!! Soon they will no longer be available to order! While I think that is so sad, there is a positive side - you can get them at a steal-of-a-deal starting next week! CTMH is clearing out paper packs & stickease starting Wednesday, August 4th for one week only AND only while supplies last. $2 stickease packs; $4 Level 1 paper packs; and $6 Level 2 paper packs. That works out to 27 cents per sheet for a Level 2 pack - where else can you find paper at that price?
These deals are only available online, so mark your calendar and visit my website at to get 'em before they're gone!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Layout Using Robotz Cricut Cartridge

Yes, my son is 3 years old and his first year album is not quite finished! This was one of those layouts that has sat uncompleted for awhile. I was so happy to finish it last month! I got the new Robotz cartridge for my Cricut and thought I'd just crank out a few robots in no time. WRONG! I love the adorable little robots, but they are not quick to make! There are several layers to each one, so you have to kind of plan it out before you start cutting. Also, the bigger you make them the easier they will be to assemble. Mine had tiny little pieces that needed placing and glueing with tweezers! I added "rivets" with a silver pen and used googlie eyes to finish them off. By the third one I timed myself to see how fast I could cut him & put him together - would you believe 45 minutes! That means the other 2 took at least an hour each (probably more). I don't know how soon I'll be making little robots with my Cricut! :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My New Paella Pan!

I know this is kind of off topic, but just thought I'd share a picture of my new & exciting Paella pan! I've been wanting a new pan for months & months, but didn't know exactly what kind to get. I ordered & sent one back from Amazon and then decided to get the one I really wanted - the 17" large Paella pan from All Clad. I shopped around for the best price & found it for $35 less than Sur La Table's price :) This picture is of my first Paella using my cool new pan - very exciting for this perky Paella preparer!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fall Workshop Announcement

Today I was planning out my fall workshops, and so I thought I'd let you in on the news! Since summer is just too busy (and I just found out Ella starts kindergarten on August 18th!!), I won't be holding workshops in July or August (but you probably already knew that!)

In September the workshop will be "Clear Cards". We'll use clear acetate cards and embellish them with paper so that you can see different patterns from various angles - really quite cool! If you have a current summer catalog, you can see examples of clear cards on pages 64, 79, 88 & the item description on page 96. If you don't have a current catalog, you can view it online HERE, and let me know if want one to hold in your hands!

October will find me & my husband in Maui for our 20th wedding anniversary - yes, jaw dropping I know! So I probably won't be hosting a workshop in October, although I will definitely have pictures to scrap using my Moon Doggie paper pack!

For the month of November we will be making 3 mini albums. Examples of the albums will be available to see at the September workshop.

So that's all I know at the moment. More details will follow, including workshop dates.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Please forgive my tardiness in posting the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. The first of July found me crazy-busy packing for the weekend and then when we were home and things calmed down for almost a day - I GOT SICK!! I do blame my hubby, since he had it first, but I know he didn't do it on purpose. The kids both have it too, which makes for such a mess. I just watch them destroy the house while I lay on the couch with a tissue box on my lap, knowing full well that the mess will still be there - and more - when I finally recover. Mom's don't get to call in sick!!

ANYWAY, on to the blog hop! Click HERE to get started and enjoy the fun with this cute hedgehog stamp set!