Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Catching Up

I was finally putting my things away from the Craft-N-Camp retreat and thought I would show you a couple things I worked on.
Here are a couple layouts that I finished up while on the retreat.  I am infamous for creating layouts but not having pictures at the exact time of my creation so saving them for later.  I have a whole container full of layouts that just need pictures. It is fun when I finally have pictures that I can add.  Using those layouts makes it feel like I am playing with new paper all over again. 


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Craft-n-Camp retreat

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending a well-known retreat named Craft-n-Camp in the Dickson TN area.  For years I have wanted to attend but they have always been full or I have been unavailable.  My downline, Angie Clemons, has been the CTMH representative for the past couple retreats but was unable to attend this go around, so I was blessed to go in her absence.  It was so nice to make some new friends, relax and actually do some scrapbooking :).

The representatives from each company were asked to supply a goody bag treat for all the attendees. My gift given was a previous Workshop on the Go brochure with a promise that if they completed the layout in the brochure they would receive another small gift from me.  I love seeing what everyone can create with the brochures using different papers.  Many times, the layouts take on a whole new look just by changing the paper.  I thought I would share with you what everyone came up with.

Enjoy!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I just have to shout!

My family and I went to see a pre-screening of the new movie - Dolphin Tale today.  I can not say enough about this wonderful, inspiring and heart-warming movie.  Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely go back to see it again.  Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr and Morgan Freeman do an amazing job in this moving.  A movie that didn't have one swear word, no romantical crap or innuendos and brought happy tears to all of our eyes!

If you haven't already seen the trailor, watch below and then take your family out beginning September 23rd for a fun family night that the whole family will enjoy!

Monday, September 5, 2011

It's all about the "Elemental"

Happy Labor Day to you all!  I hope you were able to relax a bit - is that an oxymoron Labor Day/relax a bit ? :)  I don't know but I do know that we needed a bit of time to relax and though I didn't get to do it as much as I would have liked but I'm thankful for the time that I got.

I wanted to post some pictures of the last weekends workshop using the new Elemental papers.  This workshops uses the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the base and for the beautiful roses that "pop" out. Now, I promises that I wont have the amazing Art Philosophy Cartridge in all of my layouts or posts but the beauty of what it can do is absolutely awesome!!!

Here is the first layout (and actually the only layout we created due to time), the Workshop on the Go.
It is hard to see all the detail in the pictures but I honestly have to say it is beautiful.  The roses were stunning and a great addition, however, they do lend to your layout not laying flat in your album very well.
We moistened them with a spray bottle of water and bent the edges down with our tweezers to help them lay a little "flatter" but they are probably more appropriate for a home decor item or gift.  I have also seen an amazing topiary plant created with these.   Give it a try and email it to me at HeatherHicksCTMH@gmail.com and I will have a gift for you.   

Here is the second layout I created.  I used the new Elemental Dimensional Elements and Magic book for the layout. I love how CTMH has changed their old stickease to now not just stickease for each kit but sometimes dimensional elements, linen sheets, rub-ons and so much more. Don't over look them in the book - there are so many options now. Also, one really cool feature about the Elemental paper is that each color/B&T paper piece will coordinate with one of the other new paper packs from the Fall/Winter Idea book.  This makes the Elemental paper a great pack to have on hand to add another "pop" of color to you other layouts.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Blessed Weekend



Last weekend was such a special weekend for me. It started with my sweet husband's birthday on Saturday. We have a tradition to always have a muffin and a lit candle to wake up the birthday boy or girl. Princess was not about to let this tradition go by for her daddy! However, in true form to Princess, she didn't just want to have one candle - she wanted to light up the house. She "borrowed" our left over cake from my workshop the night before and lit the thing on fire - one candle for every year of course!Happy Birthday sweetheart!!!

On Sunday, Bruiser requested to be baptized. He had been asking for a while but we wanted to make sure he was ready. He was so excited! All week long, He and Tinkerbell did the count down until he was "bathtized" (per Tinkerbell:)). Mike was blessed to be able to be the one to baptize him and I was so proud and happy for both of them. Thanks to Meishach Moore for capturing this perfect picture as my hands were shaking with joy too much to get anything clearly!