Monday, April 23, 2012

BIG Pile of Layouts

That's right.  I have an entire pile of layouts that I have been collecting but no time to get them on my blog.  WOW family life has been so crazy the last few months and my family does come first.  I will update you on the events of my life in another post.  The following are layouts we have completed in the last few months at workshops.  Forgive me for not having photos on my layouts.  I have lots of scrapbooking to catch up on!!!!!!!! 

Anyway, I wanted to get these up for you photos or no photos so you can get your layouts completed as well. 

Lucy Layouts:

Layout 1:  Perfect for Easter or Spring

Layout 2:  Great layout that can be used for any photos.  Love the sanding on this layout.

Layout 3:  Beautiful layout for Spring, girls or could also be used for wedding
Florentiene Layouts:

Layout 1:  Love this paper packet.  Perfect for any family photos

Layout 2:

Layout 3:
Roxie Layouts:
Layout 1:  Love how easy it is to cut the letters out on the cricut and adhere them to the chipboard

Layout 2:  My favorite layout.  Can't wait to put my girls photos on this one.

Layout 3:  I was not a huge fan of this wild paper when I pulled it out of the packet.  However, once I started working with it. I added just a little here and there and I loved how it turned out.  Fun layout.

Wonderland Layouts:

Dreamin Layouts:

Layout 1:  Perfect for fall, Thanksgiving and family photos.

Enjoy getting your layouts together.  If you need help with anything please let me know.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Believe Workshop layouts

I am not sure where the week went and why I was so busy but here we are already to Friday.  Below are the workshop layout we did in December.  If you didn't finish your layouts you can view them here and get them finished.  You should now have Christmas photos to put on your layouts.  These layouts were inspired and designed by my upline Karen Pederson.  Thanks to Karen for letting me use them.

Layout 1:  The blue are of cardstock is a great spot for journaling

Layout 2:  The journaling for this layout will go on the chipboard tag.

Layout 3:  Same thing with this layout.  Plenty of journaling space on those darling tags.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Roxie Cards: Perfect for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  The following cards were made using the December stamp of the month.  For those of you that didn't purchase the December stamp of the month I do happen to have a couple extra SOTM sets you can purchase.  So if you are interested in this Roxie Card kit complete with the December stamp of the month let me know.  I would love for you to make these fun cards and box for that someone special in your life.

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Box top was inspired by
 Thanks for stopping by.  If I can help you with anything let me know.  I always look forward to helping you create from the heart.


Well howdy everyone.  I know it's been a while since I have talked to all of you.  I discovered that I must throw away my wonder women crown and finally admit that I CAN'T do it all.  Trust me it has been very difficult for me to admit that.  Therefore I had to go on a blogcation in order to keep everything in my life in order.  Sorry I didn't give you any warning and I pretty much didn't have any warning myself.  I felt something had to be put on the back burner for a little bit and so this blog and CTMH had to go.  At least for now.  I hope things are getting back in order and I can gradually come back to normal speed.

Let me give you a run down of the activities at the Kankamp household.

This crazy whirlwind started the first week of December.  My mom of 85 years old fell and broke her femur (that would be the upper leg)  She ended up having surgery to have the bone fixed and ended up with with a rod, plates and several screws.
The surgery was in Colorado which is 500 miles away and recovery would be at least 6 weeks.    Not being able to be with her every minute made life very stressful.   She did great in surgery and very well with the recovery.  She shocked all the doctors and nurses.  The medical staff all said "Wow I have never seen an 85 year old women so stubborn and so much determination.  She is amazing"  However there were some very scary days after she got home with not eating, feeling to weak to get out of bed ect.......

Anyway, she has made a full recovery and as of yesterday she has been cleared to bear 100% weight on that leg and free to do all activities as she wishes.    My mom cracks me up.  She said to me after meeting with the doctor yesterday.  "Gosh I was thinking that my surgeon was more handsome than he really is"  OHHH mom you have to realize that drugs can make anyone look good.  HAHAH.

Then during this recovery process my second daughter Alyssa decided that she wanted to take the plate off her clavicle.  Remember back last spring when she fell off her bike while training for a bike tour and broke her clavicle.  That darn plate was really bothering her.  Well for insurance reasons we needed to get that out before the end of the year.  Therefore she also had surgery.  However, her surgery was  same day and the recovery was not bad at all. 
It's hard to believe that  little plate and cup full of screws she is holding can cost so darn much.  Important thing is that her clavicle is all fixed and she has completely recovered and back to normal activities as well.

Next on the agenda was the holidays.  We had a fantastic holiday season.  With two young adults and two teenagers in my house it's sometimes hard to get super excited about Christmas and make everything feel "MAGICAL"  but somehow we did.  We enjoyed spending time with each other and had a great holiday seasons and hope you did as well.

We continue to do chemotherapy every other week.  Fred's last pet scan looked pretty good.  The tumors had decreased in size and did not glow as much as the previous scan.  We were really hoping to take a break for a couple of months but our Oncologist is concerned that the tumors will grow and we will not be able to control them if we take a break right now.  So we will continue with chemo every two weeks until the treatment is not working or Fred does not tolerate the treatment.

Anyway that is the crazy few weeks I have had.  I have several things to post so I will do that it the next few posts. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cherish the Day Artwork: Nov SOTM

These beautiful cards were made by my amazing upline Karen Pedersen
Team retreat has been over for one week and I am still unpacking boxes.  Good news is that I really am almost done unpacking all those boxes.  I am so slow these days at getting things done.  I am finding I just can't focus on one things these days.  

As I mentioned before I will be adding retreat artwork as we go along.  Some of the artwork uses different "Stamp of the Month's" and paper packs so I will add those to this blog at at the appropriate months.  

My wonderful downline Kris Keys made this beautiful card. 
I love this card for weddings and special occasions. 

Today I wanted to start with the November Stamp of the Month.  We did a little swap at the retreat that was so fun.  Such a talented bunch of ladies I am proud to associate with.

When I first got this stamp set I was actually scratching my head wondering what in the world I was ever going to do with this set.  WOW just look at the beautiful artwork these ladies came up with and I am so very excited about this set.

This card is super fun for the autumn holidays.  It was created by my sideline Kimberly Deines 

This amazing home decor piece was made by my amazing downline Susann Eaton.   This creation is so amazing.  It was stamped with white daisy ink onto black cardstock.  Once dry she put it in these black frames and then added the sparkles onto of the glass.

November Stamp of the Month can be ordered on my WEBSITE through the end of November.
Any questions I can answer for you just drop me a note at

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Craft: Candy Corn treat

Happy Halloween everyone. I can't believe it's already Halloween. I wanted to share a fun treat with you. No this is not a trick just a pure fun Halloween treat.

Last Thursday night was my monthly quilt club meeting. However, I was not able to attend this month because I was involved in my three day team retreat which was so much fun and I will be adding lots of artwork that we created at the treat in the next few weeks. Anyway, one of the quilt club ladies made these super cute Halloween treats for everyone.

Now how cute is this.  I guess next year I will have to make some of these, but for this year I am loving this one my friend made.  Hope you all have a wonderful Halloween and don't try too many tricks this year.  Check back soon for retreat artwork.  I am still unpacking my boxes.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mischief Workshop: Halloween and Fall layouts

The projects for this months workshops tend to take a little time to put together.  Some of you did not finish the layouts so I wanted to get our workshop projects posted so you can finish them ASAP.  The layouts are so fun to put together.  Maybe it's because I LOVE Halloween. 

Layout One:  Fun use of colonial white ink.  It can smear so remember to let it dry because it is a pigment ink.

The projects are made with the Mischief paper pack.  OHHH my gosh you will just love this paper pack.  We used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, along with lots of rub-ones.  I have to admit I have not used rub-ones in a really long time so it was fun to use those.  CTMH has some really fun compliments that are rub ons as well as the newsprint rub-on letters that you can use for just about any project.

Layout 2:  It's fun using the rub-on's on the metal tag from the Sunset Mini-Medley collection

I apologize that I don't have photos on the layouts.  Check back after Halloween to see the layouts with photos on them but for the most part I am pretty sure you can figure out photo placement and sizes.


 Have fun finishing up your layouts.  If you need help with anything let me know.  Those of you that don't come to workshops and want to complete the above layouts you can order all the supplies on my website at
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Embellish your Creations.

Ohh how I do love embellishments.  Here is a fun tutorial from CTMH showing you a fun way to embellish your creations.  (Remember to pause playlist at bottom of blog so you can hear tutorial)

Enjoy and have a great day.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Technology Overload

I truly am feeling like I am having a major technology overload this week.  It's all good and I love technology.  I actually love to learn about all these techy things.

I have been working on getting better at editing my photos.  So this week my new photo editing software came and I have been playing around with it.  I think I made it through just the basics.  I am so excited to discover all it does.  For starters I wanted to share what I did with these photos, because  I am so excited.  Have I mentioned I am so excited.  HAHAHA.

I took several shots of my daughter at a nearby lake.  It was almost dark when I took these.  I am looking forward to editing more photos that I took at this photo shoot.  I just need to find more time. 


Just when I was feeling a little overwhelmed with this photo editing project my cell phone crashed.  GOOD grief.  So if you have tried to text me in the last day or so and I have not responded it's because I could not access voice or text messages.  So long story short I now have a new phone.  I was a little sad to lay my Blackberry to rest, but this iphone is going to work well for me.  I just need to figure it all out.  You should have seen me trying to turn the alarm off this morning.

So feel free to share your favorite apps with me.  My son was more than happy to set it all up for me.  I think he was taking great pleasure in telling me.  "Mom let me give you a little tutorial"  I knew there was a reason I had children.  They come in so handy at times.  HAHAH jut kidding.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fun Times-Studio J class

Once again time is flying by.  I am been a busy little bee getting ready for a team retreat.  Our retreat is the end of October.  I will post the projects here after the retreat.  It's been so fun to prepare for so check back often. 

It's time for another Studio J on-line class. It's so simple.  The class is taught via the Internet. This class uses some really fun techniques that will knock your socks off.  To sign up just email Lynette for details at  there will be just a few homework items you need to do to be ready for the class.


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