Monday, January 31, 2011

February "Friendship" SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you have come here from Beth's Place, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one -- There are over 60 blogs to visit this month, so grab a cup o' Jo and Hop along with us :)
February Stamp of the Month D1453 Friendship

This stamp set is 6 damask images and 2 sentiments that you're sure to get ALOT of use out of - they are so versatile, and I love working with them this month.  Drop by all through the month to see what else I do!

Card 1 - front

Inside - die negative backed w chocolate cs and random stamping

Materials Used:
Stamps: CTMH Friendship (Feb 2011 SOTM)
Inks:  CTMH Chocolate, Lagoon, Pacifica
Cardstock/Paper: CTMH  Magnifique, Chcolate and Pacifica cs
Embellies: CTMH Mocha gems, Cocoa Ribbon Collection
Tools:  Spellbinder nesting dies, Ranger Grungeboard heart + cupid, Sizzix Tulipe Die, misc key, sky blue magic mesh, liquid glass, ticket corner punch

Card 2 front

Card 2 - inside

Hope you enjoyed the cards and if you have any questions or some "luv" to leave for me please feel free to do so and then  hop on over to Kami's to see her work ! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the February SOTM is only available until the 28th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Thanks for stoppin by! ~ Angel

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wings Crop Projects, layouts and cards

Hi All !  Everyone here is finally back to the "normal" schedule...Thank Goodness!!  One more snow day and I was going to be done for!

Today I wanted to show you the kits we'll be doing at crop this weekend!  I'm so excited about seeing all the gals after our holiday hiatus.... I miss scrappin' with all my friends!

Level 2 Layout Class - $12
Level 1 Layout Class Kit - $6 - SOLD OUT

Card Class Kit - $6 - SOLD OUT

3-D Projects Class Kit - $6
If you're going to miss crop weekend this month and would like the list of supplies/ or have a kit mailed to you  just drop me a comment :)  I have had sooo much fun with the wings paperpack - This is the layout and 3-Ds I completed yesterday out of the leftovers from doing all my previous layouts!

Hope you have a great Friday and I'll talk to ya again later ~ A.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Here' they say... "The rest of the story"

Ok.. so here's the thing.  I finished my layout for the BlogHop, but not completely.. it was just one page that I presented to you, and sometimes that's how I do them, but I really wanted this one to be a 2 page spread and I just couldn't find the right thing to compliment it, ya know?? That nagging feeling that it is still somehow incomplete?!?  When I woke up Wednesday morning I started going through email files in a RUSH looking for a poem that a friend had sent me a long while ago -- and I could only remember half of the search began!  After three days of that nagging feeling eating away at me I FINALLY FOUND IT! So here is the finished layout and that, as they say the rest of the story.

Enjoy.  and a big thanks to Debbie T - she was the one who sent this poem to me :)
Click to enlarge
The poem is too small for you to read from the pic, so here's a copy:


Adapted from Ina J. Hughs

             We pray for children
            who sneak popsicles before supper,
            who erase holes in math workbooks,
            who can never find their shoes.

            And we pray for those
            who stare at photographers from behind barbed wire,
            who can’t bound down the street in a new pair of sneakers,
            who never “counted potatoes”,
            who were born in places we wouldn’t be caught dead in,
            who never go to the circus,
            who live in an X-rated world.

              We pray for children
            who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions,
            who hug us in a hurry and forget their lunch money.

            And we pray for those
            who never get dessert,
            who have no safe blanket to drag behind them,
            who watch their parents watch them die,
            who can’t find any bread to steal,
            who don’t have any rooms to clean up,
            whose pictures aren’t on anybody’s dresser,
            whose monsters are real.

            We pray for children
            who spend all their allowance before Tuesday,
            who throw tantrums in the grocery store and pick at their food,
            who like ghost stories,
            who shove dirty clothes under the bed,
                    and never rinse out the tub,
            who get visits from the tooth fairy,
            who don’t like to be kissed in front of the carpool,
            who squirm in Church and scream in the phone,
            whose tears we sometimes laugh at and
            whose smiles can make us cry.

           And we pray for those
            whose nightmares come in the daytime,
            who will eat anything,
            who have never seen a dentist,           
            who aren’t spoiled by anybody,
            who go to bed hungry and cry themselves to sleep,
            who live and move, but have no being.

         We pray for children
          who want to be carried; and for those who must,
            for those we never give up on 
          and for those who don’t get a second chance.

 {For those we smother ... and for those who will grab the hand of anybody kind enough to offer it.}

"Thoughts For Today " by Glenn Hitchcock

Enjoy your weekend :)  I'll post more tomorrow after Open House at JoAnns in Macon (1p to 3p)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

FYI Thurdays... and a quick project

 Google Docs NOW Available for Viewing:

  January Scrappin News

   Inspirations Catalog

All About ME Album Challenge

Scrapbook Garage Sale
{Click on the pic for info /register}

Dreams Bookmark
A quick and fun project-
Wings- Dream bookmark 
Materials Needed
  • My Acrylix® Dreams Come True Stamp Set
  • Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
  • Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks® Pad
  • 3 - Black Button Brads
  • Micro-Tip Scissors
Paper Dimensions
  • 2 1/2" × 6 1/2" Vineyard Berry Cardstock
  • 2 1/4" × 6 1/4" Butterfly B&T Duos® Paper
  • 2" × 6" Colonial White Cardstock
  • 2" × 2" Colonial White Cardstock
  • 2 1/2" × 1" Black Diamond B&T Duos® Paper (back)
  • 3" × 1/4" Black Diamond B&T Duos® Paper (back)
Helpful Hints
To create the bookmark as shown, follow the helpful hints as outlined.
  • Stamp "dream" and part of flourish with Black ink on 2" × 6" Colonial White Cardstock; scissor distress edges.
  • Stamp flower using second generation stamping and Vineyard Berry ink, rolling edges in Vineyard Berry ink before stamping on 2" × 2" Colonial White Cardstock; trim image.
  • Assemble top layer of bookmark, folding 3" × 1/4" Black Diamond B&T Duos® paper in half, trimming ends at an angle, and securing with one button brad.
  • Attach remaining button brads and cut-out flower.
  • Attach finished piece to 2 1/2" × 6 1/2" Vineyard Berry Cardstock.

That about it for now -- Everyone have a great Over the Hump Day.... 

HEY !  I can see Friday from here !!

~ A.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wings ...sneek peek of layouts and projects

Hi!  Just a few pics to showcase what I've been doing with the new CTMH paper pack WINGS.  I'm scrambling my blog, newsletter, and website in an effort to make it easier for you to get my posts, emails, newsletters, and the Crop News...*ugh*'s tedious; but hopefully you'll all find it easier.

You'll notice there are new widgets on the right sidebar so you can follow the blog in a reader (like Google) or have the posts sent to your email.  If you are already on the mailing list for my newsletter you should look for a "test" email from the new provider "Campaigner" and respond to it to stay on the list.

Calendar updates are in progress, so check the "clock" widget in a little while to see January events ~
There are still a few dates open for any of you who would like to have me teach a Workshop on the Go for you and a private group of scrapbooking friends, so contact me ASAP if you still need to pick a date!!

Enjoy the layouts and project pics and I'll be seein you soon!  ~Angel

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