Sunday, October 2, 2016

Paper Smooches Blog Hop

I can't believe it's been four years since I last posted on my blog!  I've always hoped to come back, and no time like the present...right?  A lot has changed since I was last active on my blog, perhaps the most significant being that my family and I moved from a townhouse to a single family home.  We are still in Northern Virginia, just further west.  Another change is that I'm no longer a consultant for CTMH, but I still buy their products occasionally from a friend who sells them.  Her name is Hannah Ahn and you can visit her CTMH website here.  In the past six months or so, I've become following several bloggers who are well known in the paper crafting industry.  In addition to blogging, several of them sell their own line of products, which include stamps, inks, papers, dies, and/or numerous other items we crafters love!  One of these companies, Paper Smooches, just released a new stamp set and several dies, which you can see on their blog.  As part of this release, the PS Design Team created several cards to showcase ways you may use the products.  To see their artwork, hop on over to each of their blogs starting here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Versatile Stamps by CTMH

I am slowly but surely trying to catch up with the technology that CTMH has made available to me as a consultant so that I can best serve you, my customer!!!  To learn how to use CTMH stamps in new and innovative ways, tune in to the YouTube video above.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Next Scrap Night

On March 25, two lovely ladies joined me for a scrapping session.  One of these ladies lent me her Cricut machine so that I could play around until we meet for the next scrap night...thank you Colleen!  I have played a little bit, but not nearly as much as I would know how it is...working by day, mothering by night...:)

I am planning the next scrap night for Friday, 4/27 starting at 7:30 pm at my home in Alexandria, VA.  I plan to use one of the newest CTMH paper packs called "Stella" (pictured here).  If you would like to join me, please e-mail or give me a call at (703)927-2404.  I look forward to meeting you!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Join me for a scrapping session this Sunday, March 25!

I'm back!!!  it's been a little more than a year since my last post.  In all that time, life has been hectic...especially with my day job as a social worker.  However, I am finally coming up for air and it seems like things are becoming more manageable at work. 

So, now that my day job is easing up, I can focus more time and energy on my late night crafting...LOL.  I'm really excited about hosting some  scrapping sessions at my home in my "crafting cave" - kind of like a man cave, only with better stamps, paper, ink, ribbons, know, all that stuff we girlie crafters like to play with!!!  The first scrapping session in 2012 is this coming Sunday, March 25.  I have a couople of ladies joining me and I'm hoping to post some pics afterward so you'll have to check back next week to see us in action. 

Happy Spring!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Follow-up Fun with Cards

So when we hadn't finished our cards from November, I invited Kate and Sarah back for a follow-up cardmaking workshop in February.  Here they are with some of their completed cards...we had such a fabulous time!!!  I can't wait to schedule another workshop and maybe we'll have some newbies join us??

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hello...hello!! Despite my best intentions, this past summer FLEW BY and I didn't get around to doing much crafting. However, I did manage to completely move and reorganize my crafting space from a small third bedroom upstairs to a much bigger space in our family room downstairs. Now, I don't feel so clausterphobic and my daughter can play nearby!! Plus, I have the perfect space to host papercrafting workshops! So, to officially christen my new crafting space, I'll be hosting a card workshop on Saturday, November 20 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. There are still two spots available, so contact me by e-mail at if you are interested. I've included some pics of the cards we will be making.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fun with Kate & Co.

So here I am finally catching up on some blogging in the wee morning hours.... I was feeling SO tired earlier this evening that I was counting the minutes until I could get into bed, but then something happened and I got a second wind so here it is 1:10 a.m. and I'm on a roll with catching up on e-mails, blogging and checking new websites...all crafting oriented...of course!! Speakingf of crafting, I spent some time this past Friday at the Great American Scrapbook Convention that took place at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. I've gone every year for the past six years with the exception of last year and I always manage to leave with new inspiration and LOTS of new crafting goodies!! Despite the word "scrapbook" in the title, the Convention is really a papercrafter's paradise. Over the next month (July), I hope to be sharing some papercrafted projects here on my blog using some of the new goodies I purchased at Convention so, if you have some time, come back to visit.

Speaking of Convention, the Close To My Heart convention is right around the corner...July 8-10 and I CAN'T WAIT!!! As I've just passed my one year anniversary being a Consultant with CTMH, this will be my first convention and, from what I hear, CTMH treats their Consultants VERY WELL so stay tuned for all the new products I'll be showcasing on my blog!

And last, but not least, I wanted to take the opportunity to sincerely thank one of my customers...Kate...who hosted a cardmaking party on June 12. She invited along three friends (and the granddaughters of one friend) to join her in a cardmaking workshop. The card pictured here is the one the ladies made while the girls completed a cupcake-themed card and a father's day card. I believe fun was had by all...THANK YOU Kate & Co.!!!