Saturday, December 31, 2011

Little Reminder Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month, we are featuring the January Stamp Of the Month, which is called Little Reminder.
  
If you have come here from {Karen's Blog}, you are on the right path!
Today, I have 1 layout and 4 cards to share with you.
Thank you, Heather Jane for your support & advice with this layout.
We lost our Baby Samuel,  earlier this month, at 19 weeks pregnant.

Now "Hop" on over to my dear friend, {Heather Jane's Blog} to see her fun and fabulous work! Remember, Little Reminder stamp set is only available until January 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to place your order to get this wonderful stamp set.

Products Used:

Little Angel Layout
Mistletoe Paper (Retired)
Mistletoe WOTG Stamp Set (Retired)
Little Reminder Stamp Set
Antique Copper Brads
Desert Sand, New England Ivy, Cranberry & Cocoa Inks
Clear and Cocoa Embossing Powders
Heat Gun
Cricut AP Cartridge
Magic How-To-Program

Easter Card
Sophia Paper (Retiring 1/31/12)
Little Reminder Stamp Set
Bunny Love Stamp Set (Retiring 1/31/12)
Hollyhock & Chocolate Inks
Pearl Opaque
Pink Embroidery Floss
Watercolor Pencils
Cricut AP Cartridge
Wishes How-To-Program

Baby Love Card
Sophia Paper (Retiring 1/31/12)
Little Reminder Stamp Set
Baby Love Stamp Set (Retiring 1/31/12)
Hollyhock, Blush and Pear Inks
Pearl Opaque
Pink Embroidery Floss
Cricut AP Cartridge
Wishes How-To-Program

Dragon Birthday Card
Elemental Paper
Cranberry Cardstock
Little Reminder Stamp Set
Birthday Blast Stamp Set
Desert Sand, Cranberry and Pacifica Inks
White Daisy Embroidery Floss
Pewter Brads
Watercolor Pencils
Cuttlebug Snowdots Embossing Folder
Cricut AP Cartridge
Originals How-To-Program

Christmas Card
Elemental Paper
Cranberry Cardstock
Little Reminder Stamp Set
Chocolate and Cranberry Inks
Red & White Baker's Twine
Green Sparkles
Milepost Shape
Cranberry Marker
Cricut AP Cartridge
Originals How-To-Program

Happy New Year!
Casandra

Friday, December 30, 2011

A little bit of Halloween Mischief

Hi there! I'm not sure how November got away from me, and December flew by in a blink of an eye. I figured that before the New Year got here, I'd better get my Mischief artwork posted for you.





If you are interested in making a little "Mischief", too, you will need to order your kit before January 31, 2012.

Hope your Halloween was as much fun as our's. Thanks for stopping by.

Casandra

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Retiring List as of January 31, 2012

Good afternoon! I am so excited to share with you the news that I have the new Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book. It arrived yesterday. I haven't even had time to make my wish list yet. One thing I know for sure, the new idea book will knock your socks off! It's the best one yet.

While I cannot share with you (yet) the new products available as of February 1st, 2012, I do want to share with you the items that will be retiring (discontinuing) as of January 31st, 2012. I will put an astrix next to the one's I think you don't want to miss out on.

Spring/Summer 20ll Idea Book
(All Stamp Sets, in order as they appear)

Trellis – D1451 - $17.95
Backgrounds & Borders – D1463 - $17.95
Dreams Come True – D1470 - $17.95
Summer Days – B1375 - $9.95
Love Ya – D1460 - $17.95
From My Heart – C1443 - $13.95
A Love – A1103 - $6.95
So Lucky – C1390 - $13.95
Circle of Love – D1438 - $17.95
Soul Mates – D1254 - $17.95
Bless This Nest – C1445 - $13.95
A Little Buzz – B1353 - $9.95
Beautiful Butterflies – B1373 - $9.95
Ambiance – C1349 - $13.95
Springtime – D1415 - $17.95
*A Hop – A1112 - $6.95
Take Luck – B1364 - $9.95
Enjoy Every Moment – C1395 - $13.95
Beloved – B1343 - $9.95
Bunny Love – B1324 - $9.95
Carefree – C1447 - $13.95
A Paisley – A1105 - $6.95
Always In My Heart – A1101 - $6.95
Charmed – C1385 - $13.95
Togetherness – D1402 - $17.95
One Of A Kind – D1410 - $17.95
Blooming Layers – C1449 - $13.95
A Posy – A1102 - $6.95
Extreme Happiness – C1356 - $13.95
Friendship Blessings – D1191 - $17.95
Flower Pot – D1409 - $17.95
Smiles – C1397 - $13.95
Happy Moments – C1437 - $13.95
His and Hers – C1460 - $13.95
Tasty Treats – D1427 - $17.95
You’re Sweet – B1351 - $9.95
Recipe Box – D1364 - $17.95
Bon Apetit – D1367 - $17.95
Daydream – D1297 - $17.95
*Makin’ Waves – C1365 - $13.95
Cruisin’ – D1471 - $17.95
Down By The Sea – C1451 - $13.95
True Happiness – D1365 - $17.95
Summer Breeze – C1453 - $13.95
Treetops – C1368 - $13.95
Let’s Go Camping – C1355 - $13.95
Beautiful Things – D1298 - $17.95
Campin’ Fever – D1353 - $17.95
*Beary Best – C1363 - $13.95
*Beary Busy – C1409 - $13.95
Howdy – D1435 - $17.95
You’re Great – D1434 - $17.95
Hot Diggity – C1407 - $13.95
It’s A Zoo – C1360 - $13.95
Fun Times – B1309 - $9.95
Love Birds – C1396 - $13.95
*Over The Rainbow – D1426 - $17.95
Post Card – Travel Series – D1357 - $17.95
Horizon – C1454 - $13.95
Ciao – D1461 - $17.95
Thrill Ride – D1425 - $17.95
Retro Tech – C1446 - $13.95
Around The Block – D1377 - $17.95
Family Ties – C1346 - $13.95
Family Ties – Children – C1345 - $13.95
Family Ties – Pet – B1350 - $9.95
Family – C1305 - $13.95
Play Day (old set) – D1360 - $17.95
Believe In Your Dreams – B1322 - $9.95
Ms. Scrapbook – B1352 - $9.95
Ms. Chillin’ – D1404 - $17.95
You Rock – D1346 - $17.95
Catching Waves – D1466 - $17.95
X-Treme – D1432 - $17.95
Hero – D1474 - $17.95
Star Power – D1403 - $17.95
Tea Time – C1438 - $13.95
*Little Princess – C1414 - $13.95
Birthday Boy – C1411 - $13.95
*Birthday Blast – C1436 - $13.95
Shining Star – D1320 - $17.95
Royal Birth – D1441 - $17.95
Cupcakes Sprinkles – D1336 - $17.95
Piece of Cake – D1407 - $17.95
Paisley Praise – D1414 - $17.95
Sweet Baby – C1359 - $13.95
*Baby Love – B1368 - $9.95
You Did It – C1351 - $13.95
Adoption – A1098 - $6.95
Precious Love – C1444 - $13.95
Love Always – D1337 - $17.95
A Game – A1113 - $6.95
Magic Tabs – C1448 - $13.95
Circle Together – B1372 - $9.95
Just For Boys – C1338 - $13.95
Just For Girls – C1337 - $13.95
Cherished Flourishes – D1413 - $17.95
Unity – C1422 - $13.95
Two-Step Backgrounds – D1473 - $17.95
On The Edge – C1399 - $13.95
Circle Around – D1300 - $17.95
Connections – D1330 - $17.95
Adorning Corners – D1322 - $17.95
Fill In The Blank – D1465 - $17.95
Priceless Love Word Puzzle – D1348 - $17.95
Kanji Phrases – C1339 - $13.95
Boom! – B1354 - $9.95
Just The Ticket – B1323 - $9.95
Salutation Seals – C1461 - $13.95
A Little Everything – D1408 - $17.95
*For Every Occasion – D1187 - $17.95
Thank You – D1361 - $17.95
*TLC – C1364 - $13.95
In The Month Of February – C1403 - $13.95
In The Month Of March – C1404 - $13.95
In The Month Of April – C1405 - $13.95
In The Month Of May – C1415 - $13.95
In The Month Of June – C1416 - $13.95
In The Month Of July – C1417 - $13.95
Notice The Details – D1378 - $17.95
On This Day – D1468 - $17.95
Happy Holidays – D1431 - $17.95
Dream Big – D1399 - $17.95


Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book

Typeset WOTG Kit – G1024 - $29.95
Roxie WOTG Kit – G1025 - $29.95
Elemental WOTG Kit – G1026 - $29.95
Dreamin’ L2 Paper – X7142B - $9.95
Dreamin’ My Stickease – X7142C - $4.95
Dreamin’ WOTG Kit – G1027 - $29.95
Sonoma WOTG Kit – G1028 - $29.95
Mischief L2 Paper – X7144B - $9.95
Mischief My Stickease – X7144C - $4.95
Mischief WOTG Kit – G1029 - $29.95
Believe L2 Paper – X7145B - $9.95
Believe My Stickease – X7145C - $4.95
Believe WOTG Kit – G1030 - $29.95
*Wonderland L2 Paper – X7146B - $9.95
Wonderland My Stickease – X7146C - $4.95
Wonderland WOTG Kit – G1031 - $29.95
Sophia L2 Paper – X7131B - $12.95
Sophia My Stickease – X7131C - $4.95
Mayberry L2 Paper – X7136B - $12.95
Mayberry My Stickease – X7136C - $4.95
Lucky L2 Paper – X7137B - $12.95
Lucky My Stickease – X7137C - $4.95
Fanfare L2 Paper – X7138B - $12.95
Fanfare My Stickease – X7138C - $4.95

pg 124
Colonial White Ribbon collection - Z1126 - $7.95
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon - Z1103 - $6.95
Cocoa grosgrain ribbon - Z1100 - $6.95
Colonial White grosgrain ribbon - Z1102 - $6.95
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon - Z270 - $6.95
Wings Level 2 Assortment - Z1398 - $4.95

pg 125
Embroidery Floss - Red/Pink - Z1092 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Green - Z1094 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Blue/Purple - Z1093 - $3.25

Waxy Flax - Cranberry - Z1086 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Sorbet - Z1249 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Juniper - Z1248 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Crystal Blue - Z1247 - $3.95

pg 126
Designer Brads - Colonial White - Z1274 - $3.95
Designer Brads - Pewter - Z1146 - $3.95

pg 127
Mini Medley - Antiqued Copper - Z1275 - $4.95
Mini Medley - Colonial White - Z1276 - $4.95
Foundry Metal - Bookplates - Z1147 - $3.50
Soft Set Eyelets - Black and White Daisy - Z1228 - $3.95
Soft Set Eyelets - Chocolate and Colonial White - Z1229 - $3.95

pg 128
Midnight Felt Shapes - Z1462 - $3.95
Harvest Charms - Z1633 - $4.95
Holiday Packets - Z1486 - $4.95
Top Coats Icing Overlays - Z1468 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Assortment - Z1356 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Journaling Spots - Z1359 - $3.95
Bliss Level 2 Assortment - Z1355 - $5.95
Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment - Z1386 - $4.95
Fanfare Level 2 Assortment - Z1400 - $4.95
Spring Blossom - Z1266 - $7.95
White Daisy Variety Pack - Z1300 - $5.95

pg 129
Cardstock - Black 8-1/2 x 11 - X1412 - $5.50
Cardstock - Colonial White 8-1/2 x 11 - X1411 - $6.75
Cardstock - White Daisy 8-1/2 x 11 - 1320 - $6.75
Color Ready Alphabets - Oxford - X5749 - $3.95
Color Ready Alphabets - Hodge Podge - X1406 - $3.95

pg 130
Dimensional Elements - On Target - Z1226 - $5.95
Dimensional Elements - Flurry - Z1225 - $4.95

pg 131
My Creations - Board Book - Z1310 - $6.95
My Creations - Journal - Z1268 - $7.95
My Creations - Memory Showcase 9x9 - Z1198 - $5.95

pg 132
Rubber Brayer - Z616 - $12.95

pg 133
Soft Set Eyelet Tool - Z1208 - $14.95
Eyelet Tool Replacement Punches - Z1245 - $2.95


It's a huge list. Don't let your favorites get away!

As a way of saying thank you to you, my wonderful customers and friends, I am offering a 10% discount on orders placed between now and January 8, 2012. This offer is not valid on-line, so if you are interested in placing an order with me, please contact me personally through e-mail or by phone.

Thank you. God bless and Happy New Year!

Casandra

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from our house to your's!

Merry Christmas from our house to your's!




Here a few last minute cards I made this week to send out. Hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas.

We just finished up Christmas with the grandparents, and the kids are settling in with their new toys. My son says his favorite toys are play-doh and Candyland game. My daughter really likes her Lalaloopsy stuff, though she is currently playing with brother's Hot Wheels race track.

God bless and Happy Holidays!

Casandra

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Believe in Wonderland Magic

Good evening. I've been missing in action for a few weeks now. I wanted to share my latest artwork with you.

A fellow CTMH consultant, Helen Onulak, has a weekly scrapbook challenge posted on her blog. I have followed her blog since before I signed up as a consultant. Yesterday, I found myself really inspired by this latest sketch and decided that I would dig my favorite kit (from the current idea book) out and create a new scrapbook layout. Hope you like!

The purple cardstock was inspired by 2 of my favorite CTMH consultants (and close friends), Ms. Dawn Ross and Ms. Heather Jane Schmuckal. We love purple!

I also have a set of Christmas cards to share with you. I'm sorry that I don't recall the name of the CTMH consultant that they were inspired by. She does lovely work, and it just so happened that I had the same scrap pieces left from my Believe kit. Here they are:

Now, last but not least are some fun french fry boxes that I made using the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. I finally figured out how to make them! I'm going to share a link from the lady that inspired me to create these fun Christmas gifts. She is another CTMH consultant, Ms. Vicki Wizniuk. If you check out her blog, you will find the dimensions that were used to create these.


So there you have it...my latest creations. Merry Christmas from the Bennett Family!

Casandra

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wonderland Workshop

Yesterday, I started working on scrapbook layouts for the Wonderland Workshop. After opening the stickease package and looking at the suggested layouts, I decided to change mine. These changes meant that I also needed to add some extra cardstock, such as Heavenly Blue, Grey Wool and White Daisy. I think you will agree that the changes were well worth using what I had on hand.



One of my workshop attendee's requested that we create some of the die-cut cards shown on the Wonderland brochure. To save money, I used stamping instead of the suggested Icing Overlays.
As you can see, I also used the snowman and sentiment from Pair-A-Phrase stamp set. I love how these cards turned out. I was having so much fun, I decided to create a few more Christmas cards to send out this year.


Supplies Used
Wonderland Workshop Kit
Wonderland Stickease
Silver Glitz Gel
Additional Grey Wool and Heavenly Blue Cardstock
Twilight Ribbon Collection (Retired)
White Grosgrain Ribbon
Clear Sparkles
Designer Sparkle Brad
Foundry Clips
Chocolate, Grey Flannel, Grey Wool, Crystal Blue, Twilight, Heavenly Blue Inks
Pair-A-Phrase Stamp Set
Wonderland Workshop Stamp Set
Magic and Wishes Programs

I have set the reschedule date for the Wonderland Workshop; it will be Sunday, January 8th, 2012 at 1:00 pm. If you are interested in attending my workshop to create 6 pages and 5 cards, please contact me no later than December 15th so we can get your kit ordered. Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

Casandra

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mad About You Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month, we are featuring the December Stamp Of the Month, which is called Mad About You. This set is great for Valentine's Day and love-themed artwork.
 
If you have come here from {Allisa's Blog}, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here on Helen’s blog.

This month, we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this special stamp set and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Today, I have a layout to share with you.


Here's what you get with the Mad About You stamp set.

Now "Hop" on over to my dear friend, {Heather Jane's Blog} to see her fun and fabulous work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, Mad About You stamp set is only available until December 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to place your order to get this wonderful stamp set.

Products Used:

February Layout
Sophia Paper
Mad About You Stamp Set
All Decked Out Stamp Set
In The Month of February Stamp Set
Pink Sparkles
Hollyhock, Blush, Pear & Chocolate Inks
Watercolor Pencils
White Grosgrain Ribbon
Reflections How-To-Program
(Templates used: Sidebar - Photo Accent & Front & Center - Space)
Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Holidays!

Casandra

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Believe Workshop Pages

Good evening!

I just finished teaching my Believe scrapbook workshop about an hour ago. We finished in 2 1/2 hours and actually made 2 cards and 6 pages. It was so great catching up with 2 of my favorite ladies.

Sorry it has taken me so long to post the pictures for this workshop. Not sure how time gets away from me, these days.



So, the first 2 layouts are pretty much as the CTMH Art Dept. planned them to be. The last layout was designed based on a Studio J digital layout, and adapted to a traditional (handmade) layout. I used the Cricut to cut the scalloped circle, as well as the large center circle. Can I just add that I love our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge? It's the only one that I use.

If you would like more info. on how to make one of these like you see in the picture, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at casandrab1976@yahoo.com. I'd be happy to share the details with you.

Enjoy what's left of your weekend, and Happy Holidays from my house to your's!

Casandra

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cherish The Day SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month, we are featuring the November Stamp Of the Month, which is called Cherish The Day.
 
If you have come here from {Luisa's Blog}, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here on Helen’s blog.

This month, we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this special stamp set and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Today, I have a layout to share with you.


Here's what you get with the Cherish The Day stamp set.

Now "Hop" on over to {Corina's Blog} to see her fabulous work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, Cherish The Day stamp set is only available until November 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to place your order to get this wonderful stamp set.
Products Used:

Fall Fun Layout
Dreamin' Paper
Cherish The Day Stamp Set
Mocha Opaques
Chocolate & Pacifica Inks
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Magic How-To-Program
Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Halloween!

Casandra

Friday, October 28, 2011

Baby Shower Album Pages

I have been a busy girl today, finishing up some layouts for a baby shower gift.

Back in July, I participated in a 14/12 swap. What this means, basically, is that I completed 7 layouts for the month of July and 7 layouts for the month of April. In return, I received an entire year's worth of finished scrapbook pages.

Because our cousins' Bryan & Angie are having a boy, it required me to change a few layouts (haha, didn't think they'd want pink pages). I also made (2) 1/2 layouts for the front and back of the album. All they will have to do is slip their family photo's in place and they will have a lifetime of memories to behold.

So here they are (the one's I completed today):

Animal Cookies Creative Basics Paper (Retired)
Bohemian Alphabet Stamp Set
Zoology Stamp Set
You & Me Stamp Set
Gold Rush, Chocolate & Clover Meadow Inks
Colonial White Ric Rac
Reflections How-To-Program

Miracle Paper (Retired)
In the Month of April Stamp Set
True Happiness Stamp Set (Retired)
Journaling Jots Stamp Set (Retired)
Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Buttercup, Garden Green & Tulip Inks
Magic How-To-Program

Elemental Paper
Love Life Stamp Set
In the Month of May Stamp Set
Journaling Jots Stamp Set (Retired)
Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Lagoon & Chocolate Inks
Magic How-To-Program

Winter Wonderland Paper
Bohemian Alphabet Stamp Set
Bundled Buddies Stamp Set
Journaling Jots Stamp Set (Retired)
Snow Flurries Stamp Set
Chocolate & Grey Wool Inks
Stardust Glitz Gel
Watercolor Pencils
White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon
Reflections How-To-Program

My favorite one is the Winter Wonderland layout. Those little characters are just so fun, and add a nice touch of whimsy. Just goes to show that if you have the right stamps, you don't need stickers.

I always love to hear your comments, so please feel free to let me know what you think. Have a wonderful weekend!

Casandra

Holiday Wishes

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets* between November 1–30, you can add a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s a significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. You may buy one Holiday Wishes stamp set for every $25 in qualifying stamp sets you purchase. As a creative bonus, many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!

Contact me today, if you would like to place an order. Or you may shop on-line here.

Happy Holidays!

Casandra

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fright Night Fun

Good evening! I have a Halloween card to share with you. It was made for a local ladies' group night a few weeks ago. I had such a great time visiting with these sweet ladies.

Here is a list of items used to create this spooky card.

Colonial White & Black Cardstock
Benjamin Franklin's Apothecary Paper
Sunset Orange & Black Inks
Fright Night Stamp Set
Originals How-To-Program

Happy Halloween!

Casandra


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas Card Workshop

It's time for a Christmas Card Workshop!







Date: Sunday, 11/20/11
Time: 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Where: My place

Because this workshop could fill up fast, I'm asking for pre-payment and rsvp for workshop by Friday, November 11th. This will allow me to have enough materials ready ahead of time. We will have 2 stations working at the same time to keep things moving along.

Please bring beverage, micro-tip scissors, and adhesive tape runner.

We will be creating 20 cards (5 designs x 4 each) for $30.00. That's just $1.50 per card! You don't want to miss this workshop. I hope to see you there!
Casandra