Yesterday at the Trinity Lutheran crop, the gals were comparing various storage containers/systems for their paper stashes. I have loved my Daisy Wheeled Cart by CM, but as I have gotten older I realize that it is more and more difficult for me to lift the loaded cart up into my Jeep. So I have been looking for a reasonable replacement (probably more than one) that would be portable and easy to load into the car.
Part of our discussion was about handles, and how even the nicest storage boxes had handles on the top, while they needed to be on the sides. One of the scrappers was very happy with the system she was using, and showed it off proudly. It is made by Iris, and is called a “Portable Scrapbook File Box” with accessory compartment. It holds hanging folders (3 are included), and has a top tray for tools, shiny objects, etc. I was so taken with it that I went to Joann’s this evening searching for one.
I was in luck. Not only did they have one, but it was 50% off! So I brought it home and will be loading it with new paper (including the Close To My Heart WOTG Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit that arrived yesterday). I will probably go back for at least one more.
Iris Paper Scrapbook File Box
I had a great time scrapping today with the ladies at Trinity Lutheran Church in Exeter, CA; made some new friends and reconnected with some old ones.
I captured Rosemary Andreas building her first layout using CTMH’s strap side loading Memory Protectors (Z1969) in her Creative Memories coverset…she said it felt strange, but by the time she finished her first page, she was hooked! Nice job with your heritage photos, Rosemary.
Rosemary completing her first layout with CTMH Memory Protectors.
Tomorrow I get to go hang out with the ladies at Trinity Lutheran Church in Exeter. One of the things I am planning to do is play around with the September Stamp of the Month, “Family is Forever”. This lovely tree will be perfect for heritage-type album pages or even Thankfulness pages.
I’m also beginning to work on cards for my vendor event in late October — lots of Thanksgiving-themed pages (and even a few Christmas ones).
“Family is Forever”, September Stamp of the Month
Here are a couple of cute little cards made from blank orange cards from my old CM stash. The stamps are “Halloween Greetings” MyAcrylix Stamp Set (D1605, $16.95) and “Frightfully Fun” MyAcrylix Stamp Set (B1453, $9.95), both using Black MyExclusive Inks. and Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985, $4.95). To order, visit my Online Business Address.
Lily and Olivia, counting the days!
As the Mamacorn of the Unicorns and Rainbows CTMH team, it is only natural that I would love using unicorn motifs in my creating. Here’s a lovely little unicorn stamped in black My Exclusive Inks on Lollydoodle B&T Duos papers (both now retired), accented with Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799) and White Enamel Stars (Z2010). To shop for these or other embellishments, visit my Online Business Address.
Lollydoodle Unicorn card
I know I’m not the only one with a rapidly growing stash of beautiful papers and embellishments on hand. Today I want to share a group of cards I made with some of my now-retired Lollydoodle papers and embellishments. I think they are great fun!
Lolldoodle with sparkles
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This charming card was designed by CTMH Consultant Tammy Lubick as part of the Annual Inspirations product swap for the Roxybonds Scrappers Team. She used the B&T Duos (Dots and Blue) from the Seaside Paper Packet; the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge; Bamboo and Chocolate inks, Teal Shimmer Tape, and Gold Bling Gems. To shop, visit my Online Business Address.
Seaside Friend Card created by Tammy Lubick