Sunday, September 27, 2009

I can't beleive September is almost over...........

and I can't belive it has been almost 2 months sincwe I have posted anyting! Life sure does get in the way sometimes.

I have been busy with Fairs, Fests and craft shows for the last couple of months and of all the people I have met only a few have heard of CTMH and what they saw they were very impressed.

With all the events going on I have been trying to keep up with making things to demo to show people our versitility and here is just a few things I have made so far and Igotta say I LOVE to Everyday Celebration Card Kit.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What a Busy Busy Month!

My 3 day crop has ended and my talk at my local county fair is over and I survived both.

I did manage to get a few cards, bookmarks and a couple of pages done. The polka dot page I did because I thought making a page to resemble my blog would be fun. I also did a couple of pages for some remodeling we have been doing and I didn't do a lot to the pages because I hear so many people saying "scrapping is to expensive" or "I am not artsy enough" so I wanted to show them something simpler and yet it looks fine. The cards and bookmarks are made from scraps, but I like them, hope you do to.

I was also asked to set up at out local fair, Menard County, and to give a 20 minute talk about scrapbooking. I was a little reluctant, but I managed and it really wasn't as bad as I thought. It was a perfect crowd to speak to because it was at the "Womens Pavillion" and most were older so getting the point across about memory preservation really hit home for some. If you ladies can set up at your local fair you should really try, I had a great time.

I also just finished up my third 3 day crop this weekend and I have one more to go(October). All of us ladies had a great time and we had a few new faces join us. I didn't get a lot done, but I still had fun. I highly recommend going away for long crops, its so relaxing and fun. I really enjoy the hotel and its staff when we visit, they are awesome!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend! I took the week off from crafting to enjoy the week with family, I hope you all did the same.

I have also been busy planning a 3 day crop and recouping from my day crop. I hope you ladies are still making time for crafting over the summer. If you are looking for a place to crop this summer contact me for all the details for the July crop, I still have plenty of room.

Next week I am setting up at out local fair and am giving a talk about preserving memories and the importance of that. I am a little nervous, I am not good at talking in front of a lot of people, but I love what I do and am excited to share it! I will let you know how it goes.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Lovin' Animal Cookies!

I had the best time playing with the Animal Cookies Level 2 paperpack. This pack is great for both boys and girls and the last 3 cards I thought would make great Congratulations cards for new parents.
I would like to thank Chris Green fromm CTMH for her THANKS cards, I love the look and changed it up a little as not to "copy".

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Come joing me for a crop or two!!

I have a couple of upcoming crops that I would like to share with you. The first one is June 27th in Tallula, Il from 10a-10p. The fee is $10 for the day and that includes food, drinks and goodie bags.
The second crop is a 3 day event in July. The dates are July 24-26 from 10a on Fri-4p on Sunday. This event never closes!! This 3 day crop is held in Springfield, IL at the Howard Johnsons.If you would like to crop 24/7 you can, and I have people who do. The event is $65 for 3 days $45 for 2 days and $30 for 1 day. This price includes meals, drinks, some goodies and lots of fun and time to get things done. The price DOES NOT include your hotel room. If you choose to stay there is a discounted price for the room.
I really hope you can join us for either event and for all the details, please contact me or 217-415-4378.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Finally........Some artwork!

After the loooooooong month of May and getting my son graduated from High School, I can finally relax and post some things I have been working on. The card holders I made came from my fellow CTMHers, so I would like to thank you ladies for your wonderful talents. THANK YOU! I really love our new 3 ring binder, I had the most fun making this as well as out Memory Keepers box. I hope you enjoy the art and hopefully I can start posing more often, so please check back.

The Silhouette Paper pack was used for my son's prom layout.

The Key To My Heart paper pack was used for my daughter's homecoming layout.

Memory Keeper's Box

Three Ring Binder was made with the Animal Cookies paper pack.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Underwent a Change

In case anyone didn't notice, I changed my blog's name from The Craft and Crop Circle to Snap Craft and Make it Pop! My daughter didn't really like the name and we goofed around until she came up with the new name. Hope no one minds! ;)
Also, I've been busy (Relay for Life, then got sick) so my blog has been neglected much to my daughters dismay and nagging. But I will post some artwork as soon as I get the new products in and I get the artwork done.

So keep checking in, you'll never know what I'll post!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hello everyone,
Sorry I havent updated in awhile but I have been busy with our Relay for Life event and it is finally over! Our Relay raised $29,000 and we are still taking in money. I spent the evening taking photos and taking to the scrappers that attended.
Now that the Relay is over I can get back to scrapbooking. I hope to post artwork soon so please continue to check back soon!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Scrapbook and Share

Scrapbook and Share is a new website from Close To My Heart created to help celebrate National Scrapbooking month. All you need to do is come up with your best 2 page layout highlighting yourself and submit it to the Scrapbook and Share website. To learn more click the link to the right of the page.

A Few Projects from the Weekend

These were made by Tina, a fellow scrapbooker, thought I'd share her artwork.

3 day crop fun

Just rested up from my 3 day crop. Everyone had a good time and got lots of thinks done. It was a small turnout, but we all enjoyed our time away from husbands, kids and responsiblity. I didn't crop much, I made crafts for my upcoming craft night and made thank you cards for the Relay for Life event. A fellow cropper(Tina) took some time away from cropping and she made a few crafts as well. She really enjoyed making the purses( a pattern I got from my fellow CTMH consultants,thank you ladies for your inspiration)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

3 day Crop Weekend

Getting ready for my 3 day crop! It starts Friday at 10a and goes till Sunday at 4p. Looking forward to getting some things done. Check back Monday or Tuesday and I should have artwork posted from the weekend.
I still have room if anyone is interested and July crop still has openings.
I hope everyone has a good weekend!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Posting artwork soon, but here are some upcoming crop dates

Feel free to contact me for more information on any of these crops that you are interested in. You may also view my websites calendar for more information on these crops.

April 17, 18, 19th- Springfield, IL

May 2nd- Petersburg, IL
*This will be a fundraiser for American Cancer Society, at our local Relay for Life!

July 24, 25, 26th- Springfield, IL

My First Blog (a scrapbooking moment everyone!!)

This is my first attempt at a blog, so bear with me! My daughter(Kristina) has spent her last day of Spring break helping me start a blog, as I am totally a computer ditz!
My daughter and husband came up with the title for my blog. My husband, Tom, came up with the crop circle because he is a little of a sci-fi alien kinda guy. (He is in the military so he always jokes about Area 51.)
I will try to post frequently to show some of my crafts and scrapbooking pages. Also to let people know about upcoming crops, because I know those are hard to come by! I also wanted to start this blog to keep up with fellow scrapbookers and crafters to share ideas and have a good time!