Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February 2012 CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the February 2012 CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, featuring Thoughtful Tidings, a set of 11 Stamps.  If you've just arrived here from {Katy's} blog, you are on the right track.  If you are just starting here, just jump in and enjoy our circular hop, which has 60 participants this month.  When you reach the end of a post, click on the link at the end to hop to the next post.

I'll be leaving Okinawa in a few weeks, so planning ahead is even more important yhan usual (because once the movers pick up my stuff, I won't see it again for probably two months).  This June, two of my Dragons cheerleaders will be graduating from high school, so I wanted to make cards for them.   The graduation cap card was cut with my Silhouette (I know, what's wrong with me???  I received a Cricut for Christmas and here I am using my Silhouette!).  Some paper piecing, heat embossing, and a sentiment from this month's SOTM, and I have a couple of cute graduation cards.  (Forgive the quality of the photos, my battery charger remains MIA)

Papers: CTMH Black, Topiary, and White Daisy
Inks: CTMH Black, Versamark

Tools and Techniques: Silhouette machine, CTMH Gold Embossing Powder, heat embossing
Stamp Sets: CTMH Thoughtful Tidings and Friendship Small Alphabet

Remember, Thoughtful Tidings is only available February 1-29, 2012.  Contact your consultant, or click here, to find out how to get your own.

Now hop on over to {Shirley's} blog to see what she's created.

If you find any broken links along the way, {Helen} has the complete list of hoppers listed on her blog.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Free Studio J Layouts in January

Are you a Studio J® member?  If not, now is the perfect time to join!  In addition to the great member benefits (50% off retail price, JPG files available free with each purchased layout or for standalone purchase, free Memory Protectors® with every order, free shipping*, and exclusive kits and patterns), until January 31st for every 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts you buy, you’ll receive the 10th layout free.  The best part is that there is NO LIMIT to the number of free layouts you can receive.  Buying 90 layouts?  You'll get 10 for free.  What's that you say??  You aren't a Studio J® member?  Well, head on over to my website and create your account today!

Here are a few of my recent Studio J® creations.


Don't forget to download the Studio J® app for your iPhone so you can keep all of your layouts right at your fingertips!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2011 Scrappin' Totals

Well, I came nowhere near accomplishing my scrapping goals for the year.  However, I did manage to take as many college classes as a full-time student (and earned a 4.0 GPA), volunteered as a cheerleading coach for a good portion of the year, completed some professional education training for work, and managed to put in TONS of hours at work (too bad I don't get paid overtime).

Pages complete: 2
Cards complete: 11
Altered Items: 15
Digital Pages complete: 24
Sewing Items: 7
Crochet Items: 1

My 2012 goals will be mostly a repeat of my 2011 goals:  100 pages (including digital), 200 cards, use my Silhouette and Cricut more often, get cards done the month before they are needed AND actually get them in the mail (I'm a notorious postal failure), and try to get some of that old scrapping caught up. What are your scrapping goals for 2012???