April Blog Hop “Balloon Talk”

If you have arrived here via Kim Schnoor’s Blog you are on the right track!  Glad to have you.  Our stamp of the month  set is called Balloon Talk,  I know I am going to use these a lot for card making and scrapbooking also.



Have you seen the post on pintrest where you make a gift box out of paper plate?  Well I did and then I decided who needs a paper plate, when you have CTMH and the cricut!  So here is my gift box, a welcome gift that could be given to a new coworker or neighbor with some delicious homemade cookies to make them feel special!

welcome box

Check out the instructions below or hop on over to Katy Taylor’s Blog  for yet another wonderful idea!

To make this I simple cut a 10 ¾ circle, went up about three inches from bottom and scored a line then scored another about two inches above that.  Cut in on each side and fold.  They say to tape the sides I used a stapler to make it more sturdy.  I then used our wonderful new papers called Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment shown on page 125.   For the bow I used our black tolling.  I then used Liquid glass to attach the saying to the front of my bow.  I could not find Lagoon colored tissue at our local Dollar general but did find a vinyl table cloth so now I can make many.  I was thinking outside the box to decorate inside the box. J

Enjoy the hop!

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Scrapbook Layouts March Club “Ivy Lane”


Ivy Lane offers beautiful rich colors that will highlight those special events.  My first layout is of some of my favorite young ladies from our youth group.  They are such a joy to spend time with.

Layout one


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The second layout is of my youngest niece Jaydin at her 5th Birthday, which was a princess party.  I so hated to miss this party but have enjoyed the pics and stories a great deal.

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And my final layout is from the Scrapbooking retreat this past February, This was a ball not only did I get to spend the weekend doing what I love best… Scrapbooking but I got to room with some really fun ladies and thoroughly enjoyed them and all the others who got to join in.

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If you would like to recreate these great layouts visit my website www.inkypaw.ctmh.com and shop for the supplies needed to complete these and other great projects.

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Scrapbook Layouts April Club “Skylark”

I am so ready for spring and these papers from skylark make me feel that spring is right around the corner. 

Spring is a time of new beginnings and two very special people are going to be married this spring, beginning a new chapter in their lives.  Mitch or Mitchie as I fondly refer to him has been like a son to me since he was in Jr. high, I love this boy as if he were my own and he has chosen one of the sweetest ladies I know to share his life.  I enjoyed making these layouts with their engagement photos and enjoyed even more them allowing me to be the one to take them. 

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Page Two – still waiting on one photo for this one


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Join us in April to create these layouts, or join in on a virtual workshop coming soon!

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Love these bright and fun colors and you will too.  I used the first layout for The Bandie’s Sr. Night, it was such a hoot to see these kids dress up like the Mario Characters especially Jonas and JD as they are usually the more serious type. 


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My second layout is of Luke and some of his friends hanging out at crown center to watch the Christmas lights.  Yes I realize this is not Christmas paper but it sure fit the festive pics.


Page Three – still have a couple pictures to develope


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My last layout is of my special niece at the football game.  She is such a beauty and growing up way to fast.


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Studio J Special for March

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March Blog Hop “Happy Place”

 Hello and welcome to the blog hop!  If you arrived here from Michelle Johns Blog you are on the right track!  This month’s stamp set is called Happy Place


I chose to make a 6 x 6 Photo layout, my happy place is being here in the country with my boys and our pets.  This picture is extra special to us because our beloved Black Lab, Blackie, is no longer with us.  I absolutely love the sayings that come in this set

My Happy Place

I used our Ariana Paper to make this along with some outdoor denim paper and our great epoxy bubbles.

Now hop on over to Dana Kessler’s Blog for yet another great idea using this set.

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Base & Bling

Check out our fun new base and bling…. I am developing pictures to put in mine what are you going to put in yours?

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Artbooking Made easy “Sweet Smiles”

 Check out this great mini baby book and the fun ideas

                       with our Artbooking cartridge.

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February Blog Hop “Wild About Love”

If you are here via the blog hop and Nancy Womersley‘s Blog then welcome and you are on the right track.  I love this stamp set it is fun I can’t wait to see everyone else’s ideas. 

I made a card using one of our new paper kits called Ivy Lane. 

wild thing card

You are welcome to check out the detailed instructions below or hop on over to Joy McHargue‘s Blog for another great idea!

Ivy Lane B&T – 4 ¼ x 5 ½

Pear CS – 2 x 5 ½

I used the Art Philosophy cartridge image found on page 36 @1 ¾”  I did this with white CS.  I then took a mini paper punch to punch out top corners of the heart in the middle of saying.  I used my scissors to cut out bottom part.  I cleaned it up with my round finishing file.  Then by using cricut craft room I was able to design a layer of the image just a bit bigger which I cut with Holly Hock CS.  I can send you the craft room file if you want.  It did not work just going up a size.  That is why I love using cricut craft room.

Cocoa – 1 x 1 (2) cut banner cut at end of each. 

I used foam tape to layer wild thing image.  Then to top it off with gold shimmer trim that came with the Ivy Lane Card Kit.  We do not sell gold separate but have bronze and that would be pretty also.

Enjoy ladies and keep on hoppin!


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January Blog Hop “Cross-stitch Wishes”

Happy New Year! If you have arrived via Georgia Hauglid’s Blog and the blog hop then you are on the right track.  I love this month’s stamp set, Cross-Stitch Wishes as it lets all your friends they are SEW SPECIL! 



I chose to make a card with this set and partnered it with another old favorite…C1459, stitched together, if you like this card and want either of these sets get them know as they are only available through January.

outside sewing card


Here is what I did on the inside.  

inside sewing card

You can check out the cutting instructions below or hop on over to Nikka Geers blog for another great idea.

The card is 4 ¼ x 5 ½

Lagoon CS – 4 ¼ x 5 ½ – I sanded the edges

B&T from Laughing Lola 2 ½ x 4 ¼ – I also sanded the edges of this

Black CS

                ½ x 4 ¼ sanded at top edge of B&T

                2 ¼ x 2 ¾ to back the saying (sanded)

                ½ square 3 times with sparkle inside (sanded)

White CS – 2 ½ x 1 ¾ stamp with black and brush edges with ink

Black ink – for greetings both inside and out along with the stitching

hop on over to Nikka Geers blog

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