Sunday, July 31, 2011

Let's get Wicked!!! CTMH August SOTM Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be posting my very first project with the newly released SOTM sets from the new Fall/Winter Idea Book!! I'm so looking forward to see what everyone has posted both with this stamp set and with new product....Let's get started!

If you have come to my blog from Krista's Blog, you are on the right track. Just check out my card and gifty item and then you will find the link to the next creator's blog at the end of my post.

First I created a 8 X 3 1/2 Halloween card with the August SOTM "Wicked." Loved many of the stamps and sentiments in this one, but was drawn to the cute little black cat. I carefully cut out said cat and then proceded to break out my new B & T paper in the "Mischief" paper pack and cut out swatches which I staggered on my pear CS base. Using the Wicked Halloween sentiment I triple matted it and placed it on the card. I popped up my little kitty and used some black satin ribbon for a little shine and then took some Halloweeen cobwebs and strategically placed it on the card to add dimension and mystery. I was so pleased with how it turned out and looks like I will be making more as my friend who was scrappin' with me offered to buy it after I posted!

For my gifty item, I used the old stand-by covered chocolate bar with some retired B & T and then used the "Hats off to You" sentiment and cut out a cute little mortar board so I could make gifts for my husband and his classmates who decended on my house Saturday night to celebrate finishing their Master's degrees in Education!!! I'm so proud of him and who doesn't like chocolate, right?

A little detail shot...

Ok, that's it for me, but now it is time to head on over to Wendy's Blog and see what crafting awesomeness she has to share!

See you soon.......Terrie

Friday, July 29, 2011

It's almost here!!!

Get ready for the newest of the new....Join me as I participate in the first Close to my Heart SOTM Blog Hop from the new Fall/Winter Idea Book. This fantastic book was revealed at our recent convention in Disneyland and with new products aplenty, you are sure to find something fun to spark your creativity! It goes live on August 1st, 2012!!!

Our Blog Hop also goes live on August 1st, so make sure you come back here to start "hopping" and get that wish list started!!

Here is a little sneak peak of the August Stamp of the Month Set to get those "Wicked" ideas flowing!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Convention and California Vacation Recap!!

I sooo enjoyed convention! My friend and downline Cathy got to attend for the first time and we had so much fun, especially since we were stationed at the fabulous Disneyland Hotel. We got to play at Disney for a couple of days and then ooh and ahh over all the exciting announcements that convention brings...

Here are some highlights of Convention and Disneyland....

What a fun surprise to push a button on the night stand and hear the song "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" while the hand carved wooden headboard lights up with fireworks above the castle. We knew we were in for a fun filled week!

Off to Disney and Monsters Inc.

Here is a sample of all the different sizes our new cricut cartridge can produce of this 3-D flower. Anywhere from 1/4 inch up to 11 3/4 inch of 700 different images!!! Unbelievable versatility!

Cathy and I "on stage" at the end of convention.

On Sunday, Bryan and the kids came out to join me and we headed to Carlsbad to experience Legoland again and escape the hot weather and head to the beach!

Here are a few pictures of our trip....

Leah and Ian with Hagrid...

The kids at the new Sea Life Aquarium...

And at the new Legoland Water Park....

We bought a boogie board for the kids to try....They absolutely loved it!!!

We found a restaurant in Carlsbad called Tip Top Meats which was basically a huge European Meat Market complete with whole suckling pigs and every kind of meat and meat delicacy you could think of. We ended up eating there twice and here was Bryan's Jagerschnitzel that he ordered the second night there.....We would go back there in a heartbeat and recommend it highly!!