Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday!


                                                               That was then....

                                                                  This is now........

How is it possible that 10 years have gone by? As you can see, we have not been inside too much lately...been outside, capturing these moments while we can. The sunshine is fleeting here in Chicago and kids....well, you know what happens to them. They grow so fast. Katelyn will be a Junior in college next year and Logan and Brandon are celebrating their 10th birthday today. I love you guys..... I am so very lucky to be a Mom and have a job that allows me to share these moments with you.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day Surprise!

I feel so blessed to be a Mom. Love this, Don't you! Made me smile, and of course hugs all around. I hope all you Mom's out there had a Happy Mother's Day. P.S. In case you might be wondering...the eye's are mini muffins, and that is bacon as eyebrows:)

Monday, May 2, 2011

CTMH Celebrates Scrapbooking 2011

May is National Scrapbooking Month.   Check out the latest artwork! Close to my Heart makes it so easy for anyone to create these amazing pages with step by step directions and embellishments all included in one kit. What do you think?

Has the thought of becoming a consultant ever crossed your mind? Now is the perfect time to "Get off the Fence" and say "Why Not".  Did you like the artwork in the video? Guess what? The You and Me kit can be yours free when you signup in May, 2011. How exciting is that!!! What a great time to get the "stuff" and future discounts too.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tower of Paper

What  is it about Spring that seems to initiate the almost uncontrollable urge to fluff and clean our nests?  I love Scrapbooking, Stamping and paper of all colors, shapes and sizes...however, I can't bring myself to throw anything away....even all those little pieces of paper, that  for the average person, would be shhhhh....trash.  Only a paper crafter would save these little strips and squares because, "this would be perfect for a card etc" it gets put in a pile.  Well, not anymore.  Since I can't throw away, I throw in the drawer.   I have been using this system for a couple of years now and I LOVE it, so I thought I would share.

  Not only has this been an awesome solution for me to help clear the flat surfaces in my my daughter is excited because she has her own "Tower of Paper".   I have a 6 drawer Iris Cart (minus the wheels) that  helps paper find a new home.   This one is the original size...the drawers measure   10 1/2 x 14.   They also make a larger  cart with drawer sizes that can hold 12x12 size paper.   I wanted the smaller size because this is for "scraps"  The drawers are arranged in "Rainbow" order with black and white in the top drawer.  Each drawer has a 9x3 piece of paper attached to the inside front of the drawer so you can easily tell what color family is in that drawer.  

I had to add some stars.....

Here's a peek inside!

 This has been great because everyone who comes over to crop knows about the scrap cart.  It's super easy to find paper for any project without having to cut into a new piece of cardstock.  Logan is happy as a clam because she doesn't need to "ask" to use anything in her tower.   Sometimes I also put left over stickers and other embellishments in the drawer.  A little surprise for her and helping me to "let go" at the same time.    Needless to say...she loves it!    Please feel welcome to ask any questions.   I hope you enjoy.  

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