Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Close To My Heart Convention

CTMH Convention 2014 Highlights:

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Monday, June 09, 2014

Celebrate 30!

Come celebrate Close To My Heart's 30th anniversary!  Check us out at my site.  Thanks

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Sleep fast

     Quick note before sleep.  Craft bag is ready to go and suitcase is almost ready.  Bedtime now (for work tonight), then shower and frantic run through the house for last minute stuff.   Then after work tomorrow heading to 'Manch-Vegas' for the CKC Scrapbooking convention.  I am volunteering this weekend...for some great loot and look at some great new stuff.  Wahoo!  
     I'll be staying in the hotel there as well for some R&R.  ...posting pics then.   Bye.  ....justwannacraft,CathyM

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Another Cold Sunday ......

Good Morning all.
Another cold morning here...actually it started out in the 28*--heat wave here! 
The sun is ever so desperately trying to come out and it is the sounds of my wind chimes. 
Laundry is in, dishwasher is running and the tax papers are here next to me....doing my taxes today!
No crafting until they are done.
I'm actually late this year.  Usually they are done and gone by

I got my new Cricut Explore this past Saturday and am loving it!!  There is a big learning curve here and I am determined to get it!  It took a while to get my Expression down and I know I can master this one!  Here is an 'Un-boxing" video for you: 
.....Off to the taxes!

And I forgot a link to a great contest.....

Friday, February 21, 2014

Graphic 45 Challenge is done!

My mini album is done.  I took the Graphic 45 February mini album challenge and finished!  
I used G45 French Country paper, die cuts and stickers.  I also used photo blanks from DCWV, Liquid Glass and Flip Flaps from Close To My Heart, misc. brads and Xyron adhesive.  
The size and pages are the same.  The binding is different---I used my Cinch to bind mine and my layout is a bit different.  

Adding video in a few........ 
......and here it is.....

Monday, February 17, 2014

Where are my photos?

Just a quick note....As I was trying to post pics last night....ugh....IE 11 wouldn't, Google Chrome wouldn't and alas after down loading Firefox I was finally able to get them in.  Never had this problem before and I tried all the 'Explorer' tricks I could.
  All this because I was unable to see many pics that I had long ago added to Blogger via my phone.  They were gone.  And some of them are still gone, some I can't remember what they were?!
Trying to remedy this, bear with me.  Should you see any places where there should be a photo and there isn't, drop me a line and I will try to fix it.   Sorry
Here is a little eye candy in the mean time.....

More progress on the Graphic 45 Mini Album

Hello, me again.
Here is a mini video of my progress so far of my mini album for the Graphic 45 February Challenge: Topography Mini Album. 
Not sure if I will be disqualified because I used a manila envelope that was a bit thicker than a file folder, but it was all I had.  Oh well.
 But I am using my French Country paper pack, embellishments and stickers from G45. 
I have 'Cut the Paper'!
David, do you hear me....... (inside joke).
It still needs to be bound, which I will do with my Cinch instead of rings as well as the fun part.   That is when I get to pick and choose all the stuff to put in it--stickers, embellishments, and photos---If I do put photos in it. 
Hope you enjoy and please pardon the shaky camera.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Graphic 45 Mini Album Book Base

     Graphic 45 posted a 2014 challenge to make a mini album.  And I thought I should do course I should!  Mini albums are my favorite thing to do right now so no big challenge here, just fun. 
    Here is the web site:
    And here is the first part: the book base.  It is supposed to be made with file folders but I didn't have any so I used chip board manilla envelopes.  It is thicker but that's OK.   There are 3 pocket pages and 7 plain pages.
     Now the fun part to decorate and embellish.   Oooooh yeah.