Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Game of GOLF

As we wind down to the end of summer I am always so sad to see summer come to an end.  However a highlight at the end of the Summer for our family is my husbands summer party hosted by his company "Morinda".  They do an amazing job and one of the biggest parties you have ever seen and the entire family is invited. 

This year my husband decided that we would participate in the golf tournament hosted by his company.  So we formed  our family  foursome (Fred, Me, Brandon and Alyssa).  Fred of course has played lots of golf and I have played a little, but Brandon and Alyssa has never played.

 So the idea was to really just have fun.  For the most part that is what we did but there were times that the competitive side of my family came through.  Alyssa is a "lefty" and so she had her left handed clubs and was being a good sport and decided golf is really not her thing and perhaps needs to just stick to swimming, biking and those kind of things. 
Brandon on the other hand was very good for never playing.  Maybe he has found his new niche. Anyway, we did have lots of fun and we ended up finishing a few over par.  So not that bad for three of us being very inexperienced.  I had tons of fun taking photos.  I took lots of photos and plan to scrapbook them in STUDIO J.  So check back often and see the fun layouts using these photos.

Well the ironic part of all of this is that Alyssa won the straightest drive.  Her ball was just a few inches from the line.  She was given a fun gift that evening at the party.  She was excited that she won, however she was thinking that she was going to win $100 of cold hard cash and was thinking that it would come in so handy to buy text books but what she really won was $100 gift certificate to the Pro Golf shop and 18 holes of gold.  HAHAH.  Well she gave that to her dad so hopefully he will get to reap the rewards of her straightest dive.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Today's Activities Include....

Today's activities include absolutely nothing....ohhh how I wish but it was a great thought for a brief moment.  However, for the first time all summer I did sleep in. 

At the beginning of the summer my 16 year old son Brandon took a paper route   The requirements for the job was you had to be 16 years old and have a car that was insured.  Since his car is great on gas he took the job.  HOWEVER, what they didn't tell him was the job really is a two person job and the route was fairly difficult.  It really was not just driving down the street and throwing the paper out the window.

Anyway, after 3 days he really wanted to throw in the towel (or should I say throw in the paper-LOL).  We encouraged that he can't quite.  More than anything we wanted him to learn the following life lessons from this.

1)  Life can be difficult at times and not every job you are going to love, but you have to stick it out.
2)  Remember your family is always there to help you in a time of need.
3)  Apply yourself and set high goals now to go to college or potentially this in the kind of job you will have for a lifetime.

So he did stick it out.  Brandon and I got up every morning at 2:15am to go do his paper route.  He ended up making pretty good money and the best part of it all I saw him grow so much this summer.

Yesterday was our last day so today I plan on doing nothing (not really) but it has been great to rest and relax.  I for sure need a pedicure after I am done here in the Jacuzzi tub...

Have a great day.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Specials: Wicked and Pair-a-Phrase=INCREDIBLE

WOW you are in for a treat.  We have some amazing and wonderful specials this month that you are going to think it's Christmas and trust me you will not want to miss out on these fantastic specials.  Can you tell I am super excited about them.

On-Line CLASSES: First I want to remind you about my Studio J on-line class which is going on all month long.  The class is very fast and easy, done from the comfort of your home and tons of fun. Those that have participated have LOVED IT.  The layout we are doing for August is called "Beautiful You"  The post and details about this class is HERE.  Contact me to schedule your class with me.

EXTRA, EXTRA:-Free bonus stamp set in Aug!!!!!!!

In August, when you place an order of $50 or more in products and purchase the August Stamp of the Month set, Wicked, for just $5, you’ll receive the My Acrylix® A Typeface bonus A-size set FREE (retail value $6.95)! Think of it as two promotions in one—qualify for and purchase the discounted August Stamp of the Month set, "Wicked" and we’ll throw in a second stamp set "A Typeset" FREE! It’s Extra! Extra!

August Stamp of the Month "Wicked"

Received some happy mail from Karen Pederson. 
Here she used the August Stamp of the month "Wicked"
Awesome job on these cards Karen. 

Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 from August 15 through September 30, 2011. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you’ll use in your handmade cards all year. And with a retail value of $35.90, this set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!

 Thought you might enjoy a few cards made with the "Pair-a-Phrase" stamp sets"

To view Pair-a-Phrase stamp sets click HERE


In review:
A $75 order from Aug. 15th - Aug. 31st gives you:

-Bonus stamp set "A Typeface" with $5.00 SOM   purchase - FREE (retail $6.95)
-August SOM 'Wicked' - $5.00 (retail $17.95)
-Two D-size stamp sets in the "Pair-a-Phrase" campaign - FREE (retail $35.90)

That's FOUR stamp sets for just $5.00 (plus ship/tax) instead of $60.80 retail. INCREDIBLE!
You can place your order by shopping on my website at
http://stampinscrapexpress.myctmh.com/ or by contacting me directly at myhandsyourheart@aol.com

If you have questions please let me know.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fanfare Workshop and Camera

Here is the "Fanfare" layouts we will also be doing this month.  These layouts as well were inspired by my BFF Karen.    The photos of the layouts are very poor.  Sorry about that.  I picked up my camera to photograph these layouts and take photos for layout 2 and well for some reason my camera is stuck in "Bulb" and I can't shoot in manual.

So I took it to the camera hospital and had to leave it so they can trouble shoot. YIKES I felt like I was leaving one of my children.  I guess I am a bit obsessed with my camera.  Looks like I will be without it for at least two weeks.  What am I going to do without it.

Anyway, for those of you that are pre-cutting your layouts before you come to workshops I suggest you click on the images as you cut and it will make it easier.

Layout 1

Layout 2

Layout 3
Happy Scrappin

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bliss Workshop Layouts

August workshop are going to be a marathon of scrapbooking.  Due to family situations I had to cancel July workshops so that means we will be doing July and Aug kits this month.  It will be fast and furious but I promise that you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the layouts.  I will start by posting the Bliss kit.

These layouts were inspired by my dear friend and upline Karen Pederson.  I have been spread so thin that I don't know how I would have ever had a minute to design layouts for workshop.   I love how CTMH consultants really work together as a team to help each other out in times of need.  Ever want to join my team and join the fun let me know.

Layout 1: (click on image to enlarge)
 Because this kit is neutral colors you can add just about photos to the layout and it will look great.  The letters I sponged in Cotton Candy but you can accent with just about any color and it will look great.

Sepia photos look fantastic with this kit.  That blank square on the right page is for journaling.  HUMMM I better get my journaling done before I file this away in the album. 

Layout 2:(Click on image to enlarge)
 Fun layout done with some photos I took of Rachael this summer.  Once again this kit can be used for anything.

Nothing better than friends.  The photo on the left side is Karen and I and the photos on the right and some of my amazing CTMH team members at convention.  WOW we were having way too much fun.  Still need to add some journaling to this layout as well.

Have a great time finishing your layouts.  I will post "Fanfare" kit tomorrow.  Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Idea Book Tour: Autumn/Winter 2011-12

I have the new IDEA BOOK which you are going to totally love posted on my side bar-just to the right (just under my facebook badge).     The Idea Book is 144 pages.  Click on image to view the idea book.  Here are just some of the highlights you will not want to miss:
  • Chirp, chirp…Check out our new, exclusive CRICUT cartridge! The Cricut Art Philosophy Collection comes with a cartridge containing 700 images (font, shapes & 3-D items), 3 stamp sets, and 3 sets of Dimensional Elements that coordinate beautifully with the Cricut cartridge! – page 13

  • EIGHT gorgeous My Reflections Scrapbooking Kits…you’ll love the new look and feel of our kits as all of our B&T papers are now cardstock weight with two different prints on each sheet! That’s right, the paper has been beefed up, but…the price has slimmed down! - pages 16-61

  • Over FORTY fun, new stamp sets! You’ll notice a few exciting changes:
  1. LOWER PRICES on all stamp sets!
  2. All sets are now shown at 100%
  3. Stamp images that coordinate with the new Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge are outlined in red
  4. A new Stamp of the Month Program makes it easier for you to get those sets each month!

  • Check out our all new Cardstock Shade Packs…Shade Packs consist of 4 sheets each of 3 harmonious colors – page 9

  • Our new Complements line provides the perfect coordinates for some of our new My Reflections Kits…Canvas Shapes, Rub-Ons, Dimensional Elements – page 16, 28, & 46

  • Need a quick little album for a gift? Check out the all new Quick Pic Albums in a fun 6”x6” size – and two different colors! – page 122

  • Can’t get enough Embellishments? Neither can we, so we’ve added lots of new offerings – felt shapes, charms, corrugated shapes, jewels, bling, overlays, journaling spots, and more! Page 128

  • Add a little dimension to your projects with several new Dimensional Elements sets, many of which coordinate with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge! You’ll also love our redesigned Dimensional Elements Monograms featuring 6 brand new fonts! – page 130

  • Studio J is better than ever! Be sure to catch all the details on all the benefits of Studio J Membership – page 11

  •  Our New Consultant Kit has been revamped and is not more affordable than ever at only $99! - pages 4-5

    All products, can be viewed by visiting my website at http://stampincrapexpess.myctmh.com/. Click on the Online Shopping link, place your order, and it will be delivered right to your door. It's that easy.  If you have questions feel free to call 801-253-2903 or email me myhandsyourheart@aol.com Watch my monthly newsletters which will contain lots of exciting information. Please email me if you need to be added to my newsletter list!


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