Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tender Tags

Stamp set is CTMH June stamp of the month, done in Clover Meadow, Dutch Blue, Sunflower, and Tulip. To hide the circle which is left when stamping the image I placed an eyelet in each one then used cranberry waxy flax to make the x. The paper is from the Creative Basics Animal Cookies and the ribbon is white grosgrain with a line drawn with a Tulip marker. FYI the maker does bleed a bit, but this gives it more dimension. I would like to thank a fellow CTMH consultant for the inspiration on this. Remember to think out of the box with this stamp set. I have seen where others have taken the tags and folded them over the edge of paper or photos to give it a tab look or some can be used for the petals of flowers, what about Christmas ornaments.

Start Your Engines

For Alec's birthday last year he wanted a race car theme, so this is what I came up with. It was called the Zrodlowski 700, since it was his 7th birthday. Each child received a pit crew pass with their picture on it for the invitation, the info for the party was on the back. I used CTMH Finish Line stamp set, to create the goody bags, layout, thank yous and pit pass as well as the flags for the cupcakes and on the cake. To make the flags I just stamp and cut them out then using a toothpick I adhered the flags back to back with glue dots. I also used one of these as an embellishment next to his picture on the layout. The ribbon is also CTMH, I stamped Burnin' Rubber on Cranberry Grosgrain ribbon in black and the black and white ribbon is from the black collection, I like how it looked like a road. For the Zrodlowski 700, Tiny Typewriter Alphabet, which is so nice CTMH gives you more than one of each letter in their small alphabet sets. Next time you are trying to think of a party theme look to CTMH stamp sets, they are so versatile.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hilton Head Island

Sorry I have not posted in over a week, we were on vacation. We met my parents and my one brother and his family for a week at Hilton Head Island. We had a wonderful week with great (hot) weather. There is a lot to do there even if you do not golf, which is us. Though the trip was overshadowed with our return home. About an hour into our 16 hour drive home our traction control was starting to give us problems and then the transmission light goes on. Jeff found a dealership and to check out the problem, which I do not remember what the exact name was for the problem see it was about five names long, but I can say they thought it might be fine for us to make it home. We decided to take the risk, or else we would have to wait three days to get our car fixed, it was like out of a movie, sorry we do not have the part we will have to wait to get it from Charleston either tomorrow or Monday. So we prayed often to get home safely and by that night, thank you God we did and it cost less then 300.00 to fix. And to top it off Jeff's crown fell off, so the tension was high for the first few hours of trip. Here are a few pictures, since I know it will take awhile before I get to scrapbooking them.

Alec's favorite place to be.

An evening flying kites with Grandpa and Grandma.

My First Blog Award

I would like to thank Liz and Janelle for giving me this award I am so honored. Part of this award is I am to pass the award on to 15 more bloggers which I hope to be able to do in the future but time is not on my side. I will be posting what I have been up to soon, but please do check out Liz and Janelle's blogs at and

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mojo Monday

I have decided to start participating in Mojo Monday's at least a couple of times a month, here was my first try. If you are not familiar with Mojo Monday check out their blog. I used CTMH That's Amore paper along with Celebrate Life, Moments, and the saying is retired.