Friday, November 13, 2009

Hand Made Gift Bag using November Stamp of the Month and Santa's List D1383

I made this Christmas Gift Bag from a plain lunch bag. I cut 2 inches off the top of the bag itself and then adhered the stripe paper, from Creative Basics to both the front and back of the bag.

Then to make the gingerbread house (inspired by Karen Pederson) I embossed with white embossing powder on Chocolate paper. Then for Santa's fur trim and the rooftop I used Liquid Applique and Prisma Glitter and then heat set. It really helped to add that extra dimension.

Then on to the roof (or top of bag) I took a piece of White Daisy C.S. and cut it to 6" and as wide as the bag was. Then scored down the middle and used a scallop punch for the edges. Then I cut a piece of Juniper C.S. 5 1/4" by width of bag and adhered to white piece. Then punched 2 holes evenly where the scoring was done and fed the ribbon through to make a handle.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Playing in the leaves

The girls could hardly wait to go rake the leaves and play in them! Made for some great photos!

Scrap & Chat Cards for Oct. 2009

I made this card using the Oct. stamp of the month and used the Creative Basics Paper.

This fall thank you card was scraplifted from another CTMH consultant. I apologize, I can't remember her name!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Stampaganza 2009Stamp lovers rejoice! We are making it easy to build your stamp collection! Cardmakers and scrapbookers alike will love this opportunity to earn free stamps during our November campaign. From November 3–30, 2009, customers who purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price will receive a third stamp set of their choice FREE (of equal or lesser value for your entire order)—a savings of up to $22.95 US / $28.50 CAN!
Dates:The campaign runs November 3–30, 2009

Be sure to share this fabulous offer with your friends!!!

Oct. Layout for Scrap & Chat Club

I love how this layout came together, especially after scraplifting it from Cheryll Jorgensen! I just wish I could figure out how to turn the photo! For right now I guess you will just have to turn your head to the left to see how it turned out. Hehe...

The paper used is from one of the newest paper packs called "Grace". Love this paper!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sept. Back To School Layout

We made this layout at the Sept. Scrap and Chat Club. I thought it would be great for Back to School or for those fun fall days of picking apples.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Girls Tennis Lessons

Alli and Tori with their tennis coach Andy. Andy was an incredible teacher! He made learning the art of tennis so much fun for the girls.
This is a picture that Madi (our 4 year old) took of Terry and I, and I loved it! It seems so often that I am the photographer and I realize the importance of actually getting in the pictures myself. So thank you Madi!!!

Mich E Bags

Have you seen the newest and greatest invention yet? It is the MichE Bag!!! It has a magnetic shell that allows you to change the look of your purse in just seconds. So you never need to remove everything in your purse to change out. And you can even change the straps! Plus, they come out with new shells every month!

I am so excited to now be the retailer of these awesome bags. You can order them directly from me or come to Trendi Salon to see them in person.

Celebrate Everything Card Kit

National Stamping Month Starts Today and we are Celebrating!* Purchase $60.00 in stamp sets and you can earn this card kit for Free! * Host a $400 Gathering or more and you get this card kit for FREE! * Better Yet- Join my team as a consultant and get this card kit FREE!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Newest Close To My Heart Recipe Book for making Cards

Here is the newest Close To My Heart recipe book for making cards. This is an amazing book full of inspiring artwork! If you struggle making cards, this is the book for you!

Trendi Salon Grand Opening

Terry and myself at Trendi Salon Grand Opening. Here are my oldest sister, Mary, myself, my mom and my sister Eileen.

Here are my pride and joy - my 3 wonderful daughters!

I am finally getting around to posting some of the pictures from our Grand Opening of our new salon. What a dream come true! I am so blessed to have 2 businesses that I love (scrapbooking and making people look their best)!
We had a wonderful turn-out, approx. 60 people attended our Grand Opening. It sure was a fun day, but boy am I ever glad to have that behind me! Now to get the word out about our salon. If you are looking for a new salon or are ever in the area be sure to stop by. Trendi Salon, 1705 Weir Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125. 651-578-7779

Monday, June 1, 2009

June - Deal A Day Sale

Every day in the month of June will be a new website only special. Be sure to visit to take advantage of the terriffic savings!!!

What a Surprise!

What a surprise to go to Jeanette Lynton's blog and see that she used our family photos in her artwork! What an honor!!! Now I need to recreate what she did.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

April Scrap & Chat Cards

This was the layout we made in April for our Scrap & Chat club. We used the stamp set from Tickled Pink to make our own pattern paper.

Get "Tickled Pink" in May!!!

Receive this beautiful scrapbook kit with stamp set and embelishments (retail $34.95) for FREE with a $60 purchase of My Acrylix Stamp Sets! Kits available April 15th - May 31st (or while supplies last!)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

February Scrap & Chat Layout

I am back at posting on my blog again. Our computer crashed and I lost the software to load my photos. So I am so excited to be back at sharing what I love...scrapbooking and stamping.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Special Starts on the 3rd

In honor of Close To My Heart being in business for 25 years in February, you can get this darling stamp set for FREE with a minimum $25 purchase in stamp sets. What a great way to celebrate 25 years!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

January Key To My Heart Promotion

This stamp set is so awesome! Plus the paper that comes with it is beautiful!!! This is a stampset that I know I will use over and over again. It is only available until Jan. 31st for only $47.90.

Friday, January 23, 2009

January Scrap & Chat Club Layout

Here is the layout we did for the January 2009 Scrap & Chat Club. Now I need to get busy and take some pictures of the girls all snuggled up in blankets after playing out in the snow.

Here is my other layout for the Close To My Heart Idea Book

Here is the other layout that I did for the Idea Book. It is of our youngest daughter, and her teddy named, Minty. So adorable! She loves that teddy bear so much and even has several outfits for Minty to wear, including a matching outfit (which is in the pictures).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wow!!! My Artwork is in the Close To My Heart Idea Book!!!

I had the honor of being asked to do artwork for the newest Close To My Heart Idea Book. Wow, what an honor!!! It was so much fun to play with, yet difficult because I only had the one paper packet and stickers to work with. There was no room for boo boo's. Our girls were thrilled to see their pictures in the Idea Book!

*NEW 2009 Close To My Heart Idea Book

The brand NEW Close To My Heart Idea Book is now available. I think I say this every time, and here I go again, I think that this is the best artwork ever! I know, I know I will most likely say it again when the Summer Idea Book comes out. To view the Idea Book online click