Hi and welcome to my little part of the internet world! I am excited to share my love for Scrapbooking and paper crafting through my art on my blog and to share my CTMH business information with you!! THANKS for stopping by! :)

Monday, December 31, 2012

Monogram Stationery

For my down line Christmas party we created these fun Monogram Stationery's.  I LOVE the elegance of the La Bella Vie papers and am so sad to see them retire after Jan.!  If you would like a kit to make yourself a set contact me asap before the paper is retired.... 
This project was inspired by the talented Lisa S.....

Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!  

Friday, December 21, 2012

Are you ready for Christmas??

Are you ready for Christmas? I THINK I am :)
Do you need some fun pages to put your Christmas photos on? Let me know if you would be interested in purchasing one of my left over kits to make the two layouts pictured above!! You get everything you need to make these two FUN  two page layouts!! (precut papers, bakers twine, pearls, sparkles, and ADORABLE Christmas 3-D accessories.)  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

National Papercrafting Month Special

Whooo’s Your Valentine?

Spend $35 and get the exclusive treat tube kit for only $10!

December 2012 Constant Campaign: National Papercrafting Month: Whooo’s Your Valentine?
In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product. The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit! Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!
Qualify and buy the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit today for only $10!
*Shipping and handling may apply. Offer valid December 15, 2012 – January 31, 2013. Maximum of one $10 Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per customer.
Please contact me if you have any questions on how to get you a set!! dbrinkerhoff@ubtanet.com

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

More Dec. SOM artwork

The December Stamp of the Month is a FUN must have set!! It is a great set for card makers, paper crafters, and scrapbookers... I posted one set of cards yesterday and today I'm sharing another great idea! A fellow consultant Debbie Fournier shared her event calendar toppers, or you could use them as little3x3 quick cards!! Another must have is the perfect fit frames stamp set also featured in her artwork...
The Stamp of the Month set is $17.95 or with a $50 purchase it is only $5!!

 Please contact me with any questions or to order your set today :) Wishing you a Happy Holiday!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dec. Stamp of the Month

I wanted to share these adorable cards created with the Dec. stamp of the month created and shared by my talented friend Karen Pederson!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Nov. Club pages

 Close to my Heart has this wonderful idea book/ how to guide... It teaches you how to cut pages and cards step by step! I love these books and the simplicity it adds to scrapbooking and card making :)
The pages for my clubs this month are created with the Beautiful Pear and Partridge paper pack using the layout design from page 22-23 in the new Make it from your Heart how to guide.  I inked EVERYTHING with Cocoa ink, added some sparkle using the red, stardust, and almond Glitter Gels. The Poinsetta's are cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. To finish it off add some Pearl Flourishes  and you are ready to showcase your Christmas pictures!!
Please contact me with any questions :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Oct. Cards for my Classes!!

This month we are creating a set of Christmas cards using the Awesome Stamp of the Month and the Beautiful paper packet "Pear and Partridge"!!  You can stamp the sentiment right over your stamped mitten or you can add a fun little tag with the sentiment on... Also a fun tip for your sparkles if you have clear and need a certain color, I colored the red ones with a marker! You can use the Awesome new CTMH alcohol markers or you can use a sharpie to color them to match your project!!!
THANKS for stopping bye and please feel free to leave a comment or invite others to join my blog!!!
This card idea was inspired from a pattern  by the talented Vicki W :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Halloween is just around the corner!!

 In my classes for Oct. we will create some FUN Halloween pages! The Spooky title was cut from the AWESOME NEW CTMH cricut cartridge Artiste!! I inked everything in black, To finish it off and add depth I shaded the title :) I used the Moonlight paper packet to create with!!

 The second Halloween page set was created with the Moonlight paper packet and ADORABLE dimensional elements that coordinate perfectly!
I will be adding some more FUN pages created with the Moonlight papers as soon as I get them finished up :)  Please contact me with any questions or if you would like to join me in creating some FUN Halloween projects!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Announcing TWO Exciting Events!!

I am SSSOOOO excited to announce the dates for two exciting events!
First on Nov. 10th at the Altamont High School commons area  from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. is the 7th Annual Fall workshop.... At this workshop you can choose to create 50 cards (5 of each 10 different cards) for only $45! Or for the non card making ladies you can create 5 totally decked out 2 page layouts for $50! ( you keep the extra accessories). AND of Course you can choose to create both :)  To sign up or for more information please call 724-0313 or email dbrinkerhoff@ubtanet.com asap! You must be signed up and paid in full by Oct. 16th, so I have time to prep......
Second mark your calendars for March 1-3rd! It is our Second Annual Hidden Springs Retreat!!!
The First 25 to sign up and pay in FULL will receive a Goody bag! It is $125 per person if you sign up and pay in full by Nov. 24th! After Nov. 24th it is $150 per person....
(price includes your spot to scrap, 7 meals, a couple of fun create and take projects, and a bed to sleep in)
I have started prepping kits exclusively for the retreat or you can bring your own supplies to work on!!
To sign up or if you have any questions please contact me ASAP!
We had an awesome time last year and are sure to RAISE the ROOF this year!!

Sept. pages and cards

I LOVE FALL!! I love the crisp cool nights, and of course the cooler days :) When I seen the stamp sets C1504 Fall Harvest,S1209 Fall Favorites,  and the Z1760 Burlap Ribbon I knew I wanted to make a page with my customers to welcome Fall!! I used the Flirty and Moonlight paper packets. Stamped the images on Cocoa with Cocoa ink as well as a couple on Colonial White paper to "Quick Color"  for adding some Fall colors!  To color out line images you can stamp and cut a stencil out, then using the stencil sponge the color of ink you want onto the stamped images! FUN, QUICK and EASY way to color in those stamped images..... The ink colors I used are Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, New England Ivy, Cranberry, Ruby, and Cocoa.
 For the cards this month I used the Darling pumpkin from the SOM and colored them in with Autumn Terracotta, and Olive. Accenting with a little bit of the burlap ribbon and a thin layer of the Awesome Green Glitter Gel on the Stems, Grass and Vines to add that little finishing touch!! I hope you can join me to create these fun pages / cards this month!! For more information please feel free to call or email me :)
I have had a couple of questions on how to color the leaves?
  I stamped the image on a piece of photo paper and cut it out. That makes a stencil for you to use to color the leaves! Stamp your image on your paper then lay the stencil over the top of the stamped image. Sponge your lighter color on the leaf, then taking a different color sponge from the outside of the stencil in towards the center of the leaf making the outer edge darker and fading into the center....I then took the same color of maker as the outside color and traced on the inside edge of the stamped image....

 I hope this makes sense I am not the best at explaining things without showing the technique...
Happy Scrapping!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Celebrating National Scrapbooking Month

Starting today you can purchase the It's Your Day stamp set for just $5 with a $35 order!

Seriously, this double D-sized set is just $5...  wow!

Make sure you add yours to your order today!!
Need I say more???

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Aug. Special

Just a reminder of the GREAT special CTMH has going for the month of Aug.!!
I have just returned home from an awesome week at the CTMH Convention in Dallas, TX and I have a BEAUTIFUL new catalog to share with you all!! 
Plus the exciting news for anyone that has been thinking about signing as a consultant.....
Our brand new Autumn/Winter Consultant Kit is available NOW and is ONLY $49!!!! It is an affordable and fully appointed ESSENTIALS KIT for only $49 filled with products totaling $130!
And if you sign as a consultant in Aug. you receive this AWESOME bag for FREE with your kit!!
(However the bags are while supplies last so make sure to sign up Aug. 1st at my site)
Please contact me with any questions!! Thanks, Janel

Monday, August 6, 2012

Aug. 2012 Group pages

For the month of Aug. we are using two of the AWESOME new paper packets from the NEW CTMH Fall catalog. You can use it for family pictures, The special guys in your life,. Western, those special  little cowboy or cowgirls!

The pages are created on Kraft paper, to make the Pacifica, Colonial white, and patterned paper really pop! The stamps I used are from Paisley Flair C1508, and the stamp set that is only available in the WSOG G1047...
The Girl version below is using the FUN new Clementine paper packet!! Sunset, Lagoon and Colonial white CS to add that extra little pop of color!!

 The Clementine  layouts were inspired from a page I created during the Create and Take at our 2012 CTMH convention!! 

These cards were created using the Aug. Stamp of the Month Baroque Borders and the Beautiful Avonlea paper packet... Card design was inspired by Pam Jerret.....

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Welcome the New Cricut cartridge ARTISTE!!

WOW CTMH has done it again!! They have come out with another cricut cartridge with 700 images !! This is a must have for easy cards, boxes, bows and much much more!!
The new Cricut Artiste is available for ordering Aug.1st!! Make sure you get in touch with me so I can help you get your copy!! A photo of the images is below....

Preview Our Cartridge 


Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 
2" × 6½" (Y1010), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 3" × 3" (Y1006).
For my page this month I am creating with one of my Favorite paper packets from the Spring catalog FOOTLOOSE!!

I am going to be teaching a class to create 10 pages with 1 Level 2 paper packet!! If you want to join me and create using the Footloose papers let me know ASAP because it is retiring on July 31st!!
Page was inspired by Ivie and Tammy....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I have just returned home from an awesome week at the CTMH Convention in Dallas, TX and I have a BEAUTIFUL new catalog to share with you all!! 
Plus the exciting news for anyone that has been thinking about signing as a consultant.....
Our brand new Autumn/Winter Consultant Kit is available NOW and is ONLY $49!!!! It is an affordable and fully appointed ESSENTIALS KIT for only $49 filled with products totaling $130!
And if you sign as a consultant in Aug. you receive this AWESOME bag for FREE with your kit!!
(However the bags are while supplies last so make sure to sign up Aug. 1st at my site)
Please contact me with any questions!! Thanks, Janel

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Birthday Pennant Flag

Helpful Hints

To create this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below.
  • Cut the following using the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge:
    • Kraft cardstock pennant card: 3 1/2" Card <Banner2> (p. 29)
    • Green dots B&T Duos® paper pennant: 5" Layer <Banner2> (p. 29)
  • Stamp the body from the large bird image with Cocoa ink on scrap waves B&T paper; trim.
  • Stamp the beak from the large bird image with Cocoa ink on scrap sun B&T paper; trim.
  • Stamp hat image with Tulip ink on scrap Colonial White cardstock; trim.
  • Sponge surface of cork shape with Cocoa ink.
  • Assemble card and embellish, stamping sentiments with Cocoa ink and masking technique.

Monday, June 18, 2012

It's time for a little Blog candy!!

I announced that I would pull a name from my followers on June 17th! Thanks to all of you that have joined in following my blog! Please invite others to join us here!!
Now drum roll please!..................
The winner of the AWESOME E size TOKEN Alphabet is Chanel Giles!!! Congrats Chanel and I will get it to you ASAP!! and if you already have it please let me know....
Thanks again and keeps your eyes open for the NEXT challenge!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tweet Anniversary card

Anniversary Card

Helpful Hints

To create this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below.
  • Cut the following using the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge:
    • Kraft cardstock card bases: 5 1/2" Card <Shape10> (cut 2, p. 67) (use one as card and the second as card insert as described below)
    • Sweet Leaf cardstock plaque: 2 1/4" <Shape10> (p. 67)
    • Colonial White cardstock plaque: 3" Layer <Shape10> (p. 67)
  • Stitch a diamond pattern on one card front.
  • Cut second card base in half along fold; discard the solid side.
  • Use extra card front as a mask when spraying Lagoon and Colonial White re-inkers (separately) on the inside card base; set aside to dry.
  • Stamp hat image ten times with Tulip ink on scrap Colonial White cardstock; trim triangle portion of hat and discard remainder.
  • Stamp sentiment on with Cocoa ink lower portion of Sweet Leaf plaque.
  • Sponge edges of Sweet Leaf plaque and ten pennants with Cocoa ink.
  • Assemble card, attaching extra card front to the back of the stitched card front to hide stitch marks on inside of card.
  • Embellish as desired.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Retiring stamp list! and a reminder about Stampaganza!

The popular Stampaganza is now going on for the month of June!!! When you purchase 2 stamp set you receive 1 FREE of equal or less value!
If you are trying to decide WHICH STAMPS you should purchase, I have a SECRET for you. You may want to choose some stamp sets that will be retiring as of July 31. They will no longer be available after that date.  .
  • The sets below with an asterisk (*) next to them are sets that coordinate with our wonderful Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  You can see when that the stamps that coordinate have an outline around them. When you receive your sets, they will  have the outline around them as well as a measurement of what size to cut that image on your Cricut. Cool beans!
Stamp sets that are listed are from the Autumn-Winter 2011 idea book that were not included in the Spring-Summer idea book.  While the majority of stamp sets will retire, some stamp sets may be put in the Autumn-Winter 2012 idea book to be released August 2012.

Here we go: Retiring stamp list! Only available until July 31st!!

C1466 Instant Memories 23
*B1391 Zoology 30
*C1463 Harvest Happiness 35
*C1465 Unscripted 36
*C1467 Sweet Moments 41
*B1392 Key Moments 42
*C1462 All Hallows Eve 48
*D1494 Christmas Cheer 53
*B1390 Countdown 54
*D1480 Snowflake 59
C1468 Winter Joy 60
C1419 Harvest Home 65
C1426 Thanksgiving 65
B1395 So Grateful 66
C1423 Captured Moments 67
B1359 Fright Night 68
D1437 Party Animal 69
A1109 A Sip 71
C1424 Nature's Gift 71
C1420 Snow Days 72
C1472 Bundled Buddies 73
D1384 Snow Flurries 74
D1308 All Decked Out 75
*A1115 A Holiday 76
*B1381 Holiday  Cheer 76
D1446 Adorn-able 77
A1107 A Twinkle 78
B1361 Tannenbaum 78
*D1493 Fill in the Blank--Holiday 79
C1427 I Believe 80
D1449 Father Christmas 81
A1110 A Timber 82
B1356 St. Nick 82
D1483 Glory to God 83
A1099 Angel Sent 84
B1394 John 3:16 84
D1436 The Present 87
A1108 A Flitter 88
D1306 Treasure Life 89
C1429 Party Pennants 91
A1095 Always Remember 92
B1362 Tag the Occasion 92
C1471 Happy Clusters 93
B1393 Joyful Jar 94
C1425 Month by Month 95
C1470 Gnome Garden 96
A1113 A Game 97
B1396 School Rocks 97
C1408 Live Inspired 98
D1373 Childhood Portrait 99
D1492 Christmas Love 101
*C1469 December 25th 102
D1388 Card Chatter--Christmas 103
D1440 Everlasting Life 104
C1379 Holiday Commentary 105
C1382 Holiday Commentary--Spanish 105
C1383 Holiday Commentary--French 105
D1283 Say It in Style 106
D1444 A Little Thanks 107
D1401 Authentic 108
D1387 Made with Love 109
D1499 Live Your Style 110
D1386 Save the Date 111
D1397 Save the Date--French 111
D1398 Save the Date--Spanish 111
E1006 Baroque Alphabet 113
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small 114
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet 114
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large 114
D1136 Giggle Caps 115
D1137 Giggle Lowercase 115
D1267 Rustic Numbers 117
E1002 Rustic Alphabet 117

Items listed below are retiring and are available while supplies last or until July 31. 
Item # Description Autumn-Winter Idea Page  # Spring Idea Page  #  Retail 

G1032  Workshops on the Go Stella Kit
19  $   29.95
G1033  Workshops on the Go Pemberley Kit
25  $   29.95
X7149B Lucy Paper Packet
28  $      9.95
X7149C Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons
28  $      4.95
G1034  Workshops on the Go™ Lucy Kit 
31  $   29.95
G1035 Workshops on the Go™ Victory Kit 
37  $   29.95
X7151B Footloose Paper Packet
40  $      9.95
X7151C Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements
40  $      4.95
G1036 Workshops on the Go™ Footloose Kit
43  $   29.95
X7152B Superhero Paper Packet
46  $      9.95
X7152C Superhero Complements Rub-Ons
46  $      4.95
G1037  Workshops on the Go™ Superhero Kit
49  $   29.95
G1038 Workshops on the Go™ Florentine Kit
55  $   29.95
X7154B Cruisin' Paper Packet
58  $      9.95
X7154C Cruisin' Complements Silver Foil Images
58  $      4.95
G1039 Workshops on the Go™ Cruisin' Kit 
61  $   29.95
X7139B Typeset Paper Packet
62  $      9.95
X7139C Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes
62  $      5.95
X7140B Roxie Paper Packet
62  $      9.95
X7140C Roxie My Stickease Assortment
62  $      4.95
X7141B Elemental Paper Packet
63  $      9.95
X7141C Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements
63  $      4.95
X7143B Sonoma Paper Packet
63  $      9.95
X7143C Sonoma My Stickease Assortment
63  $      4.95
Z2300 Marker Amethyst 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2301 Marker Autumn Terracotta 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2302 Marker Baby Pink 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2303 Marker Bamboo 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2304 Marker Barn Red 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2305 Marker Black 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2306 Marker Blush 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2308 Marker Brown Bag 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2310 Marker Buttercup 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2311 Marker Chocolate 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2314 Marker Cocoa 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2315 Marker Colonial White 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2316 Marker Cranberry 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2317 Marker Crystal Blue 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2318 Marker Desert Sand 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2319 Marker Dutch Blue 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2320 Marker Garden Green 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2321 Marker Garnet 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2323 Marker Goldrush 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2324 Marker Grey Flannel 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2325 Marker Grey Wool 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2326 Marker Heavenly Blue 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2327 Marker Holiday Red 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2328 Marker Hollyhock 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2330 Marker Indian Corn Blue 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2331 Marker Key Lime 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2333 Marker Lilac Mist 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2334 Marker Moonstruck 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2335 Marker New England Ivy 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2337 Marker Olive 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2340 Marker Outdoor Denim 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2341 Marker Pansy Purple 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2342 Marker Parchment 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2345 Marker Ponderosa Pine 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2347 Marker Smokey Plum 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2348 Marker Spring Iris 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2350 Marker Sunflower 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2351 Marker Sunkiss Yellow 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2352 Marker Sunny Yellow 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2353 Marker Sweet Leaf 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2354 Marker Taffy 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2355 Marker Topiary 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2356 Marker Vanilla Cream 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2357 Marker Vineyard Berry 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2359 Marker White Daisy 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2360 Marker Twilight  8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2361 Marker Petal 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2362 Marker Honey 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2364 Marker Sorbet 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2365 Marker Juniper 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2366 Marker Tulip 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2367 Marker Crème Brulee  8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2390 Marker Gypsy 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2391 Marker Sunset 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2392 Marker Pacifica 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2393 Marker Cotton Candy 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2394 Marker Sky 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2395 Marker Lagoon 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2396 Marker Smoothie 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
Z2397 Marker Pear 8­9 8­9  $      2.95
X5902 Bright Blue Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5903 Light Blue Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5904 Dark Blue Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5905 Bright Green Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5906 Dark Green Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5907 Light Green Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5908 Bright Red and Pink Cardstock Shade Pack 9 9  $      7.95
X5909 Light Red and Pink Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5910 Dark Red and Pink Cardstock Shade Pack 9 9  $      7.95
X5911 Black and Grey Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5912 Dark Neutral Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5913 Light Neutral Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5914 Light Yellow and Orange Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
X5915 Dark Yellow and Orange Cardstock Shade Pack 9 9  $      7.95
X5916 Purple Cardstock Shade Pack  9 9  $      7.95
9030 Imagine™ 10 10  $   21.95
9034 Magic™ Scrapbook Program 10 10  $   21.95