Archives for July 2014

The Transformation….happening

It’s really happening!  Last week the all day child care program closed and this week I’ve been taking down and sorting out the school room!  Why?  To make a crop/crafting room for us!  While it’s sad to change some things I’m so looking forward to having an open, organized (hahahaha for those of you who know me dearly – this is your laugh of the day), and welcoming place for us to meet and create.  It’s really exciting.    Here’s some pictures of the mess.  Stay tuned for more to come as we get ready to launch in August for the big Open House – August 16, 2014 from 1-4pm.


Main area for Circle Time – Reading Corner – Sensory Play


Sensory Table in action


Building block area


Art area and building block area….the shelves are leaving on Saturday am


This wall on the left will be a store where I’ll display current paper packs, compliments, and embellishments for sale. The store will be open by appointment in between crop times. The shelf/cabinet there on the left is also leaving on Saturday.


Diaper changing table has been converted to hold the Cricut station as well as all the stamps available for use. These will be open for use by croppers/crafters….Exciting!!


Circle Time area….wow….blank walls which will used to display different layouts and art.


More to come as we complete the transition.  Off to Ikea to get some tables for cropping!!

Left over paper? Make Card Boxes!

I wanted to share with everyone some card boxes (Z1647)  I made. I had extra paper left over from a variety of paper kits and I used it to make these boxes.  They are designed for these awesome gals in the study (we’ve been together for 2 years now) to  I LOVE, LOVE how they turned out!  We were doing the “Confident Woman” study by Renee Swope.  At the end there was a list of verses (truths) to combat the negative things we say to ourselves.  I was trying to figure out something that would be quick and easy to do to put those verses in as well as something to show each person how much they meant to me!  I used the one sheet of left over paper for each box plus left over compliments.  What a fantastic gift for someone!   The card boxes are retiring on July 31, 2014, as well as all the different different paper kits I used (Laughing Lola is already retired).

Faith Boxes web

All 5 boxes together


Laughing Lola box – this paper is retired….

Balloon Ride FB web

Balloon Ride (X7180B)

Skylark FB web

Skylark Papers (X7177B)

Ariana FB web

Ariana Paper Kit (X7179B)

Ivy Lane FB web

Ivy Lane Papers (X7178B)


What I think turned out the coolest was being able to create each box to match each person’s personality and tastes.  The pattern is the same.  Just different colors, embellishments, and papers.  It’s amazing what you can create with your left overs.  For more information on creating these boxes or setting up your class, please email me:





Thank You – Hawaii here we come!

I wanted to post heartfelt thank you to all of my customers as I’ve qualified for the Hawaii Land Tour Incentive trip through CTMH!  It’s an amazing achievement and I’m so excited to be able to go next February!  Jeff and I will be celebrate 15 years married next  year and 17 years together.  The trip crosses over the 17 year anniversary.  We will be going to Disney Aulani Resort on O’ahu. 

01-Front-ViewDoesn’t it look amazing?  I can’t wait to go!!  Now I’ll have to learn a little hula to celebrate.  We are so excited as we have several friends over on O’ahu.  It will be great fun to come early or stay late to catch up with everyone!!



Thanks again for the wonderful gift to celebrate our anniversaries!!

Creatively yours

Are you Inspired?

I just got back from the CTMH Convention!  I got my copy of the Annual Inspirations (our new Annual Ideabook) and I’m so excited!  A new Cricut Cartridge Collection, Artfully Sent, and over 250 new products! What’s a girl to do??  Our Annual Inspirations is a larger IB having 194 pages with more artwork to inspire us.

02 – Sarita L3

I love the new cover; Everything about it says “Fresh, new, and exciting”.  I was super excited over all the beautiful new papers, our new markers, stamps, and of course the awesome new Cricut Collection!!

The cover price is $6.00.  You can get your free copy mailed to you  if you are one of my regular customers (purchasing $100.00 over the past 6 months) or been a hostess.  The mailing will go out August 1, 2014.  If you are local you and meet the criteria, you can pick the Annual Inspirations up on July 26, 2014, between 1:00pm and 4:00pm at my home where I’ll be having a Sneak Peek Mix and Mingle for consultants and customers!  You’ll be able to look over a large sampling of the new products (no Cricut yet sorry) and look at art work I’ve made at Convention.  Exciting times!!!

Creatively Yours,