Saturday, December 31, 2011

CTMH Stamp inventory list

For all those CTMH fans with a horde of Stamps sets, and a need to keep track of them all, I have a fairly extensive spreadsheet listing stamp sets going back quite a few years. Now I didn't start this list--my addiction doesn't go back quite that far! It was sent to me by my upline when I became a consultant, but over the last few years I have updated it with each new Idea Book release. As well I have made some changes to the layout, including a key, which is:

red -Retired 
black- current
"@" has images that are found on Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge  

This list posted on Google docs, has been updated with the changes that will take effect with the new Idea book coming out on Feb 1st 2012.
You may use this list as you see fit! If you are a consultant and wish to share it with your customers, please feel free to do so. The only access to the list is by using the link below.

I will add that I am not perfect and there may be some errors in the sheet. As I have shared the list with other consultants in the past, they have kindly let me know of errors as they came across them. If you should find an error, or missing stamp set, please feel free to let me know by e-mail at .
Hope you find it useful.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Growing Up!

Here's a layout I did for the start of the new school year of my son. It's a milestone year, just starting grade 9, and the growth spurt he has been going through is unlike anything I could have imagined!!!! In one year he has added almost a full 8inches to his height, and 3 shoe sizes!!! Yikes, glad I only have one boy. Can't even guess what my brother and his wife spend in groceries with 3 boys, all within 3 years of age.

Monday, December 12, 2011

I made Frosted Designs Top 3!!!!

So darn thrilled I just had to share.....I made the top 3 pick over at Frosted Designs blog, for my layout titled Follow Your Dreams.
Check out the blinnkie on my sidebar!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Follow your Dreams

Hello, sorry I've been MIA for a couple of weeks. I was away at a scrapbooking weekend, and also have gone back to work full time, which really cuts into my crafting time!!!LOL. It's tough to fit that full time job in amongst the requirements of being, mom, chauffeur, cook, maid....well you get the picture. But I did get a little scrapbooking done at my weekend away, and will share with you in the coming days (OK maybe over a few weeks!)

In the meantime the challenge this week at Frosted Designs, was music. I happen to have the perfect layout that I hadn't shared with you yet and thought I would post it for this challenge.

I used the You & Me kit that was a CTMH special in May/June this year. I love these kits, the instructions are clear and simple and makes getting a layout done a snap. I knew as soon as I saw this kit the perfect pictures that I wanted to use, they are of my son playing his keyboard at my fathers wedding in the summer of 2010. He had just got the keyboard for Christmas (2009) along with music lessons. He was a natural and picked up on it right away. So in March when my father announced his engagement to Reat (they had actually been together for over 16 years, but had finally decided to make it official) Brendan asked if he could play the wedding march at their wedding. His music instructor, explained that with only 3 months of lessons, he was jumping way ahead of the program, but with lots of practice, he could be ready.

Undaunted, he dove right in, and not only learned to play the song, but by the time the wedding was here, was able to play without the sheet music. We were so very proud of his dedication and determination. His grandparents were absolutely thrilled with his contribution to their special day.

When I finally got around to doing this layout, it brought up many emotions for me, as we lost Reat to cancer in April of 2011. I wanted to not only capture my pride, but also wanted it to serve as a reminder for my son of the special moment that he was able to share with Reat and my Dad, that meant the world to them.

Supplies used
-You & Me kit (retired)
-chocolate ink pad
-desert sand ink pad
-olive ink pad