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4 bundles available!

Free cherry blossom punch and/or stylish heart punch. All of the bundles contain 4 “shades of” (10 packs @ $9 each) and 2 patterned paper packs (12 packs @ $9.50).   64 sheets of paper in each bundle total.                                                                        $55 with free punch ($21 value)
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Scrapbooking Retreat

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New Punch Tool

The picture below shows CM’s square, circle, and puzzle sizes from their discontinued shape makers; and it also shows the new square, circle, and puzzle pieces from their new tool.  I didn’t think I needed another square, circle, or puzzle punch, but I was wrong.  This tool is sooooo convenient and easy to use.   The cartridges slide in and out easy and punching them is almost effortless.  Just my kind of tool!  thank you for looking today!


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Great, Great, Great Grandpa

Today’s layout is also from the online sketch class I’m taking.  This page is for one of my Mom’s scrapbooks.  I know she will like it because it highlights her beloved Grandfather and her adorable great-grandson Conor.  I used scraps of paper from my black paper folder for this, and silver ABC’s, and added some silver embossed punched stars.  I also used CM’s custom cutting system – the largest circle – and cut it in half for the top semi-circle.  Thank you for looking today.


Sketch courtesy of Feeling Scrappy, Stacey Curry

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Punch Fun

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All of these ideas were made with CM punches.  Stay tuned for my next Punch Class that I hope to offer in the next couple of months, when I am back on my feet again.  Thank you for looking today!

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Borders 101, part IV

Here are some more borders using CM’s border maker, rotary trimmer, and circle punch.  The top one is made with the circle punch, cutting several circles of two different sizes and papers.  I folded them all in half and then did some layering.  Anything goes with this one.  The second border is made with the pennant cartridge to CM’s border maker tool.  I cut 4 different pennant borders, added some detailing with black pen, and placed them any which-way on the base.  I also used CM’s rotary trimmer with the pinking edge and used CM’s Delight paper buttons and flowers to embellish.  Thank you for looking!  🙂

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Borders 101 part III


Welcome to 2013!  I hope to post more often to my blog this year.  We shall see….  For today’s post, the border on the left was made using CM’s beautiful Divine paper.  I cut 2 straight strips of different widths, and then used the circle punch to punch 9 circles and taped them behind the strips.  The border on the right was made using CM’s beautiful Reflections paper.  This is my favorite palette right now.  Once again, I cut 2 straight strips of different widths.  The I cut a strip using the tearing tool.  Those pretty flowers and gems are also part of the Reflections palette.  Thank you for looking!

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Borders 101 part II

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These borders are also made using CM’s border maker.  For the top one, I made 2 scallop stitch borders and had them face each other.  The second one uses the “you & me” cartridge and I put different colors of cardstock behind each saying.  And added some paper ribbon to a brown cardstock border.  The 3rd one is made with a vellum expression, several sunburst punches, paper ribbon, and a wide piece of reflections paper.  And the bottom one is made with 2 wavy borders layered with paper ribbon.  The top photo shows the sunburst punches applied with foam squares to add dimension.  Thank you for looking today!

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Thankful Thursday 9/6/12

I’m so thankful for this layout because I was having such an awesome day in these pictures.

For this layout, I used CM’s Romance and Vellum paper.  I cut a large circle and then used the circle maker and punched several 1″ circles to put behind the big circle to make it looked scalloped.  Added some stickers and the pictures of our group ready for the running to begin, then used my cricut to cut out some fun letters saying that our team was ready to go .  We did, after all, have matching white T-shirts with a bride on the front and saying who we were on the back.   (Mine said Mother of the Groom).   Thank you for looking!

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Warmhearted Wednesday 7/18/12

Pictures of a relaxing time with family will always warm my heart.  For this layout I used the very pretty CM Reflections paper, added some ABC/123 stickers, and punched out some pics.  By punching some, I was able to put 6 pics on 1 page.  Thank you for looking!

Sketch courtesy of Feeling Scrappy by Tracy Kosofsky

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