Friday, April 2, 2010

WELCOME MICHELLE!

A great big welcome to Michelle Melton who has joined our CTMH team! Her enthusiasm to start this new venture in her life is evidence that she will enjoy and succeed in her new scrapbooking business!

It's been a while!

I know I have been M.I.A., but I am still around scrapbooking, teaching workshops, etc. I am now trying to get back to blogging. Facebook is a big thing now, and so I have a Facebook account as well. You can follow me on Facebook and become a fan of Creative Scrapbookers.

I have made quite a few layouts since I last posted....WoW! The last time I posted here was July 2009. I can't believe it has been that long. I am in the middle of moving, but I promise to post my latest work as soon as I settle in. I promise not to abandon the blog again.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Scrapbooking Baby Shower, what a great event!











Well before I go off talking about this "Oh! So Cute!," babyshower, let me remind you to look at the workshop slide show images posted on the top of my blog. Both South Miami and Miami Springs met this month and completed wonderful pages to add to their album. Both groups are growing and so is my team. I am excited to announce Joy Muñoz has joined my consultant team and will be managing the South Miami group for me, while I continue to manage the Miami Springs group. This has allowed me to open the doors to coordinate other workshop groups, so if anyone in the South Florida area is interested in being a workshop hostess to start a group in their area, I am just a phone call (or email) away.

Now, this baby shower! All I have to say is the mother to be is set for a years worth of memories. This shower took place in a tea room, so space and time was limited. 50 layouts were cut and individually packaged to make it easy for everyone to partake in the projects. I placed a basket with scissors, adhesives and journaling pens on each table and paired up the guests to work on double age layouts. I cut the layouts, added embellishments and titles accordingly. The mother-to-be selected Life's Delight Level 2 Paper Pack as her primary B&T. All holiday layouts used the colors accordingly with a hint of Life's Delight B&T to keep the pages coordinating.

About the guests and their assignment: Many felt insecure about putting together a scrapbook layout, but the mother-to-be took no excuses...LOL! Everyone worked on one page. A tag was given to each guest to dedicate the page they worked on. They all took their time to dedicate their page, so it was evident they all took pride in their contribution to the scrapbook. In total, the mother-to-be received 50 pages, and all were inserted in an album she had purchased to provide her with a year's worth of baby memories. Hats off to the smart mother-to-be. While the majority of scrapbookers out there are still trying to complete their child's first year album, this mother-to-be made sure she completed it all within one hour!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!







I hope everyone has great plans today. I'm here, taking care of downtime to blog a little before I head to Key Largo. So, you would think we'd go to the Keys to take advantage of boating fun and and beach sun, but nope. We're heading down to go to this awesome little Mexican restaurant by the bay called Senor Frijoles to celebrate my grandma's birthday (she's a 4th of July baby)and have dinner while watching the fireworks by the bay. I just hope it does not rain. We'll be eating outdoors and the weather has been quite unpredictable down in South Florida.

Anyway, last night I worked on a few LO's and you'll see them posted on my slide show. However, there was one LO that made me realize I had too many memoirs associated with it. It's my daughter's kindergarten graduation LO. I had certificates, report cards, written work and art work that embraced this LO. Many of us usually scrapbook our memories, but we have so many other items that we want to keep but do not know what to do with them. In my case, I want to make sure all these certificates, report cards, and work does not get lost so I can have my daughter appreciate it and look back at her life when she is older. Well, CTMH has these great folders called "True Fit Folios." They are 12" X 12" folders that you can attach to the back of your LO's and make your LO sort of a folder. Then, you can insert all your other memories pertaining to your LO together so it does not get lost. I made a video of it to help you see the advantage of using True Fit Folios. You'll just have to excuse the amateur recording I created. I promise better videos will come your way :-)



video

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My kids are growing up!


It only seems like yesterday when I held my little princess in my arms for the first time. I remember myself thinking the same thing when she went to Pre-K 3 and here she is, today, going to first grade, telling me what bookbag she wants for the first day of school. It is this that has me working on school LO's. It's so much fun working on these LO's and seeing how much both my children are growing up.

I worked on this LO a few months back. I am now working on her Pre-K and Kinder LO's, but this LO was so special to me I just had to share. Look at that little angel behind my princess. That's my son. It's funny to see him imitating her. It's such a "picture perfect" moment! I have wonderful memories of this day and I have journaled it on this LO. However, I sometimes feel journals do not necessarily need to be exposed. In this LO, I cut out a circle and journaled on it. I then folded it to make it a hidden journal and discretely made it part of the embellished LO. That's the little flap you see on the lower right area of this LO.

Recipe:
CTMH Let's Get Together Level 2 paper pack
CTMH Ribbon from Garden Green Collection
CTMH Sassy Strands
CTMH Craft Buttons
CTMH Bigger Brads
CTMHH My Acrylix: Moment in Time, Playful Petals and Atomic Lower Case Stamps

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Showing Off Friday's Workshop!

What a great evening everyone had. The layouts came out awesome and the best part for me was watching everyone step out of the comfort zone and modify their layouts rather than following the workshop guide faithfully. This just tells me that my gals are becoming comfortable with their own inspired creativity and running with it. WAY TO GO GIRLS! I promised I would show off your work and here it is :-)