Breaking news…..


CTMH consultants who won a free cruise to the Mediterranean were treated with a specially designed stamp set for the cruise, “Hello Paradise”:


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Due to the incredible popularity of this stamp set, CTMH has decided to make it available to everyone for the Month of March, in conjuction with the Stampaganza celebration this month. So, you can buy this stamp set outright for $17.95 or get it free with CTMH’s buy 2 get one free promotion this month!


If you love this stamp set as much as I do, be sure to log onto my website to purchase it soon – it’s available only until March 31st!


PS. Anybody cruising during Spring Break???  If so, email me with your travel plans and a pic of your cruise and I’ll send you a FREE Hello Paradise stamp set!!!

Springtime Critters!

Finally Spring is here!  After an amazing amount of snow I am really happy to welcome an entire week of sunshine and warmth!

Close to My Heart’s fun new Spring Critters thincuts with matching stamp set,    , makes the cutest set of birthday, Easter or all occasion cards – you choose the sentiment:


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Along with two each of these four cute cards, check out the adorable chick on these cards:

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Come to my Workshop on Monday March 28th at 3pm or Saturday April 2nd and make this gorgeous set of 12 cards using CTMH’s new Penelope pack and Spring Critters stamp set.

After cutting out the Spring Critters images for the cards on the Sizzix, we’ll decorate them with your choice of playful puffies,  limeade washi tapesmini-staples, bakers twine and red enamel hearts.


Join us on Monday afternoon or  Saturday for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we create these beautiful hand-crafted Birthday and Springtime cards to send out to your friends and family.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by March 20th to guarantee a spot.

♥   Come join us!

When: Saturday April 2nd at 10am or Monday March 28th  at 3pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 12 cards with envelopes
Bring your own adhesive

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $23.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

Regatta Pages

My daughter had the opportunity to participate in a weird but cool sport on the Potomac River last summer:  Dragonboat Regatta races!  Being small and light weight she was one of the drummers chosen to ride in the front of the boat and beat a drum to keep the cadence going for the rowers.  She had tons of fun and it was a eventful and colorful day:

Capital Dragon Boat Regatta

When CTMH’s new Seasonal Expressions came out with a Regatta Paper pack I was really excited to create pages to feature last summer’s Capital Dragon Boat Regatta photos as well as our beach and summer photos. These papers are incredibly versatile and I love the nautical theme with blues and reds that fit all my pictures perfectly:

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The Regatta paper pack has a total of 12 patterned papers, so these pages use far more patterned paper and fewer sheets of cardstock. Two of the pages are cut apart cards in 4×6 and 3×4 sizes. I loved using these on the layouts as titles and journaling blocks. Additionally, I’ve used the elegant white ribbon with a gold thread down the middle and the blue Maritime Puffies to embellish my pages.

I’ve added 6 extra sheets of White and Glacier cardstock, along with thin cuts and stamped images from the Beach Days, My Anchor and Play Hard-Diving stamp sets on these pages.

Come join me Saturday afternoon, March 12th at 4 pm to have fun creating these layouts!
Cost: $30 for 10 pages

The kit can also be ordered to go so that you may assemble the pages at home if you are unable to join a workshop. Contact me to arrange pick up or the postage amount. RSVP by January 14th so that I may order materials for you….
RSVP: 571-276-5405   or


If you want to complete lots of beautiful layouts and keep up with your family scrapbooking, consider joining my scrapbooking club. We will complete 8 to 10 layouts (or even 12!) each month for the 10 months.  Cost is $25 to $35 for each month’s set of layouts. If you join us at least 8 of the 10 months,  you will earn a free set of page protectors to put your layouts in and the option of purchasing any album at half price.

How to contact me:


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