Saturday, December 07, 2013

You have what it takes to sell Avon

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Dancing in the Rain

     Two page layout done at the Scrap-A-Way Retreat in Cromwell, CT on Aug 2013.    Very labor intensive but came out good.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Re-purposed Composition Notebooks

Here are a couple more of the composition notebooks that I craft.  They were giveaways for my sons' poetry slam.

Summer Motivation

 I had to write a bit here.  I have had a motivation lag lately and really do not feel like doing anything!  Awful!
 I have a ton of great things in my craft room to do and play with and I am having a hard time getting my 'butt in the chair' as Allison lee  of  CraftCast would say.
I could blame it on the heat...or I should say the humidity. I like the heat but the humidity really gets me.  Ugh.
I've been working crazy shifts lately.  Ugh.
Oh well, I'm going to try to post something from my (new) phone....I had it down good on my last phone...  lets hope. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Mini-Album from the Artbooking cartridge

        Here is the finished 'Summer Mini-Album' cut from the new Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  It is available exclusively by a Close To My Heart  See he link to the left.  Thanks for watching.    ....justwannacraft,CathyM

Summer Mini-Album

    Here is the new Mini-Album I cut with our new Cricut cartridge Artbooking. So fun.  The hardest part was picking the paper and embellishments.   The cartridge it exclusive from Close To My Heart and you can get to from me....see add to the left.
     Thanks.   ....justwannacraft,CathyM
  PS. I'll post the video of the near finished product in a minute.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lazy (right!) Day at Home

      Laundry started.....dishes done (I don't remember even eating here yesterday!) ....floor swept....having brunch on the deck.    I love my lush (insert un-mowed here) back yard.  It is really peaceful here during the day.   Still need to do lots more though.
       I received my box from Close To My Heart yesterday.   All the new products!   Making time to play with all that today.    I want to make some cards today.    I especially want to play with the new Cricut cartridge Artbooking.      Oh so good!!
         Have a blessed day ....justwannacraft,CathyM

Saturday, June 29, 2013

More Crreativity....

Gift Circle Spinner Card.     The orange 'gift' cute!

Creative session

Having so much creating and making things at Close To My Heart Convention.  

Thursday, June 27, 2013

CTMH Convention

OMG!  Having so much fun at Close To My Heart Convention.....VIVA!  So many great new things...... this is the new mini album we are doing. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

So much crafty things, so little time!!!

 There are just way too many great crafty things and people in this world to be able to appreciate them all but I am slowly trying.....
Why I do not have one of these yet is beyond me....I guess because I was waiting to see the star one!  And I did...Check out Epiphany Crafts!  They have a new star tool that I NEED for my July 4th crafting!
And while we are on the subject....check out My Craft Channel.  They have an awesome....Awesome! July 4th kit and add-on kit (from Authentique and Heidi Swapp) for a ridiculous price!  
Really people?!  I am going to need another job....
Just wanted to share.....
They both also have giveaways too.....  I know I have entered ....way more contests and giveaways than I care to talk about.   The time to win is now......just sayin'!
And for David:  Cut the paper!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Good Afternoon.

The sun is out, the thermometer is up and all is green and growing outside.
Of course that means that I have to tend to it all.......that's OK.  That means warmth and no coats!  ...Open windows and fresh air in the house   ...Hanging clothes on the line (if stops raining)   ...And summer crafting.    Well, anytime is crafting time, but summer crafting I can include more patriotic themes.   Love the 4th of July!
...pic of my new house color for the summer....
....Aren't they doing a great job so far?   (lol)
( I have to give credit to Pinned from KILZ Paint and Primers for this one)
Looks pretty darn close to the real thing.
Well, I think I have been doing a good amount.   My new favorite things are mini albums and re-purposed note them!   And so easy to do if you don't have a Cinch....oh I have one of them on that to come....but....
All you do is buy composition notebooks from the dollar store (I use The Dollar Tree) or Walli World and cover them with all sorts of stuff.   What ever suits you!   Here are a few I just did for Mother's Day for my sister, myself and mom---in that order.

Love them!  So easy to do.  
Gotta go for now.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mini Album with May 2013 kit

Here is a video I did yesterday of the mini album I made.   I used the Sprinkles kit I got from along with lots of things from my stash. 
It is waiting for journaling and photos...or a new home depending on if I give it away or not. 
Be well.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Oh the places we will go....

Good Morning
It is a cool Saturday here, but the sun looks like it might shine today.  I have cleaned the top of my crafting table (last night) and it is ready for creativity. 
I also was reading about the Manchester Scrapbooking Convention coming up next week in New Hampshire.  I did not know they advertise for helpers to work and volunteer at the convention.  .....I applied to a couple of them.   How cool would that be?  Earn money and play with crafts!  We'll see.  They also have a volunteer page, so if I don't hear back from the vendors to work, I can volunteer to help and get free stuff.  Who doesn't like free stuff?  And from Creating Keepsakes?! 
Off to play.  Maybe cards, scrapbooking, mini albums---liking those these days.  Have a scraptabulous day!

Monday, April 15, 2013

I'm baaaack

It's a good day when the sun is out.
I haven't posted in a long while, I know, but I'm back and hopefully to post every few days or at least once a week.  Lord knows I'm on this blessed computer enough!
Firstly, God bless the folks in Boston.  My prayers are with those folks that were injured or near the bombs that went off and especially for the lives lost.   A terrible thing on such a day--the Boston Marathon and Patriots Day. 
On a lighter note,  crafting has been good.  I covered 4 composition notebooks--with different types of media, and made one mini album----so far. 
They are for my son, Christian to give away as prizes and gifts for his poetry slam coming up this Thursday April 18. 
Go if you can to support the local artists.
Also working on other things.....spring cleaning, yard work now that the weather is sloooowly getting warmer,  crochet projects----to name a few. 
Another thing I am thinking about is a post I found on Facebook.....
from Spellbinders:
It is a big challenge, but a really wonderful one.  Talk about having to rev up the creativity dial!   Am I up to it?  It is more than just making a few things---more like a creative job----truly a dream job.   Thinking...thinking....
Off for now, to take a nap, have to work tonight---

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Hearts a Flutter

This it from Paperworks kit of the month called Hearts a Flutter, a two page layout.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Bagels at Brueggers

With David from