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*Please scroll down for more pictures of things I've done. I wouldn't want you to miss anything since my additions have been coming pretty often! Looks like I'm getting the hang of this blogging thing, after all. Thanks for visiting, Debbie

Monday, January 27, 2014

Frozen in Michigan!

Well Hello and Greetings from Michigan where we just keep getting more and more snow all the time. It's been great to be inside scrapbooking away but I am getting a little bit 'cabin-feverish'!

Once again it's been ages since I was on here to post. If you are new to my blog, welcome! If you have been with me awhile, thanks for waiting for me to surface again!
It's been a crazy, busy, fun Winter. I had a crop the end of Summer that was a huge success. Then in October I did a HUGE thing for me and went to the Close To My Heart Album Retreat in Salt Lake City, Utah! All alone from Michigan. On a plane. Wow. This was my first big trip alone and it was a blast. I met an online friend from CTMH in person for the first time. It was a little scary meeting someone that I had been chatting with for about 8 months for the first time. I had only seen one picture of her and had no idea what she would be like in real life! She is THE BEST. We hit it off just fine and have become even better friends since. The CTMH Retreat was absolutely fabulous and if you would ever like to join an organization that puts on a wonderful Retreat and is a great company to represent, get in touch with me and join my team of consultants. We have the best products available and I can help you get started. Info for signing up is on my ctmh site-

OK, here are a few things I have done since chatting with you. The first is the set of 2 layouts my club did for our Christmas Party Project. It was pretty labor intensive cutting kits for 18 ladies but they all enjoyed them and I did too.

As you can see, I am not a heavy 'embellisher'. I make the kits up and the ladies can keep them as they are or if they really get into lots of bling, for instance, they are free to add to their heart's content.

The next layout I want to share with you is for this February, keeping Valentine's Day in mind. I was trying to keep a 'lovey' theme without getting carried away. It is made with mostly Close To My Heart product. I did add some buttons and paper flowers that coordinated with the Chantilly Paper colors I used. I hope you can click on the image to enlarge it to see better details.

Have you tried ink-misting? It is a blast! CTMH sells spray-pens that allow you to load your own ink and water, if you wish, and then mist your pages for a lovely soft background coloration. Love the affect! For this layout I used ctmh Blush re-inker with a 1 to 2 part water mix. 1 part ink, 2 parts water.
This kit is available from now until February 15th to order. Kit with inking done for you- $10.00 plus tax and ship. Completed Layout- $20.00 plus tax and ship. Questons? Call 810-434-0354 or e-mail

That's it for now. If you have a moment, I would strongly encourage you to check out my ctmh website right away-   Our new catalog goes LIVE on February 1st and the new paper selections are just beautiful. Lots of new items and kits to keep you dreaming and busy all summer. Don't forget to go to the 'While Supplies Last" section in the Shopping section to see some really great REDUCED price steals. I love this part best!!
Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to ya soon!

Mrs. Bag Lady aka: Debbie May