Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lotsa Layouts - "Jingle" - Christmas Bling LO

What a day! Was it a full moon and I missed it? I was super busy at work today and it just seemed like each new thing I tackled was harder and took longer than it should have. So glad today is done. I am working on club layouts tonight, but decided to take a break. Here is a layout from December...I love the feminine colors of some of the Jingle papers. In this LO below you can see how soft the color scheme is and how it translates so sweetly for a feminine page. The LO has an origami tree...ask me, I will show you how to make your own, it really is quite easy. I actually made one out of green foil wrapping paper for my door at work. It was cute, if I say so myself. Christmas Bling is the appropriate title for this girly LO. Hope it inspires you!! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Creative Cards - Boom-Di-Ada

Here is a sweet and simple card. It was created with the "happy" Boom-Di-Ada papers. I used a fiskars scallop punch for the yellow center piece and CTMH hollyhock ric rac and sparkle. This card is uplifting, at least I hope so. One of my scrapping friends has had a bit of a rough time lately and I am sending this on to her to brighten her day. I hope it works. Peachy Heart Hugs to all of you, Debbie

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cute little men and ladies...

I know the holidays are past, but I just was given the best gingerbread cookie recipe. And come on, these little guys are cute enough (and tasty enough) to eat all year round. My daughter and I had fun making them but more fun decorating them. Let me know if you like this recipe too, or share, if you have a good one...especially holiday cookie recipes.
I also bake annually with my neices and nephews, and Amanda, just before Christmas. I have a blast with them, and their parents get a little free time on Christmas Eve day. Here you can see what fun we have...
Then this year, we added gingerbread houses to the list...I have to say the boys got into this activity. They made two houses and here is the winning (best to them) house. They had a blast and the finished houses, and cookies, looked wonderful. We missed you this year Cody and Rusty!! Look at the fun you missed.
I will post this recipe a little later today or tomorrow. And if you have a recipe to share back, I would love to try it out. We LOVE to eat!! Especially sweets, yummy! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Friday, January 22, 2010

Home Decor - Felicity

Home Decor....from paper you might ask?? Yes, take a look at this wall hanging. With the family name highlighted it makes this a beautiful piece to decorate your home. It would make a wonderful bridal gift and is a great way to personalize the space in your home or office. Or if you are fortunate enough, a crafting space. To further personalize it, you could add a family photo.
This piece was created using papers from our wonderful Felicity combo, which includes pretty papers with a complimentary stamp set that is very versatile. Don't you just love these colors together!
If you would like more info about Felicity (which will be gone after 31 Jan 2010) or any CTMH product, please ask...I love to share information about our wonderful product line.
Happy papercrafting! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

For Inspiration - Art and Soul

The latest episode of Close To My Heart's webblog, Art and Soul, has posted. Right in time for Valentine's Day, it is loaded with lots of valentine art and ideas. The latest episode is called "Lots To Love" and you can view it, by logging in to my website, link at upper right bar on this page or at www. debbietaylor.myctmh.com I hope you find the episode as inspiring as I did. Let me know what you make...send me a picture and I will post it on this blog. Happy scrappin! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Yummy Recipe - Candy Cane Treats

Are you like me....the holidays are over and you are left with all these candy canes that no one ate or seems like they are going to eat? Well, I found this receipe...I love to recycle - I had not thought of recycling food, but here you go... These would be great for Valentine's Day right?? I am going to try this with the girl scout troop. The receipe is really easy. Take your candy canes, using wax paper, lay out your candy canes in pairs facing each other. Melt bakers chocolate or chocolate bark in the microwave. Place the melted chocolate carefully into a piping bag or a ziplock baggie, do not fill more than half full. Snip a corner off the baggie if that is what you are using. Fold the excess piping bag over your hand or the baggie and gently squeeze the chocolate out of the bag and into the space between the hearts. Working before the chocolate sets, you can add sprinkles to them to decorate. Allow time to harden, I let mine harden in the refrigerator for a couple hours. This is a great way to use up those left over candy canes that seem to be in the house still come Easter. Hope you enjoy yours. Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Don't you just love a blue and brown color combo?? That's what you get in this kit and they are super pretty, don't you think? These papers are from CTMH's new paper kit...Topstitch. The LO was created by skilled artists at CTMH corporate office. I just LOVE this LO. If you would like your own copy of our newest Idea Book, including new items in our productline, inspiring artwork, cool tips and techniques and versatile stamp sets, then contact me soon for your copy. Happy Scrappin'! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Altered Tic Tac Boxes

I love to recyle an item especially when it turns out as cute as these recyled Tic Tac holders. In winter, these are an ideal little "happy" for your Secret Pal or perhaps for the scouts in your troop. Email me and I will share the directions with you. Oh yeah, recently I saw in the drug store, a larger version of the Tic Tac box, so keep you eyes open for them, they would be super cute to use too! Peachy Heart Winter Hugs, Debbie

Bee Mine!!

The images seen below come from the the current Petite Perks...Bee Mine. Aren't the images sweet. Petite Perks is a stamp set earned through me. Ask me how to earn your own set... I will be ordering this set later in the month and then making some cards with it...be watching for a future posting, called Bee Mine Artwork. Happy scrappin'! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Brrr! I am stuck at home with Strep Throat, poor me. Thought I would post a nice card for winter. It was not my original idea to use the CTMH corduroy brads for the ear muffs....not sure who the creative gal was that came up with it, but I LOVE it...they are so cute. Here in Middle Georgia, we rarely get snow, so images of snowmen and snowballs can sometimes leave me wondering if I will ever get to use them. Even though we don't have snow right now, we do have very cold weather, at least it is to me. So visions of snowmen and cold were easy to conjure today. Hope you like this cute guy. He is from the CTMH Stamp Set called "All Decked Out", which was a stamp of the month, I think in Oct or Nov 08, and I believe still active. Hope you like him. Stay warm and let me see your winter cards. Happy Paper Crafting Month!! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

House Card

This super cute card is a variation on the flower pot card. I am thinking of trying to create something similiar for Valentine's day. If I get it done before 14 Feb, I will share, LOL! If you would like instructions or my simple drawn diagram, email me and I will gladly share it. Have fun creating your own card. Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

My Creations Memory Keeper - DC Decorated

I just Love our My Creations Memory Keepers! This one is decorated to hold Washington DC memoriabilia. Isn't it lovely!! You can store all kinds of precious mementos in these boxes. This particular box was decorated by a Corporate Artist. Since our company convention is in DC this coming July, it was a wonderful idea to showcase our box used this way. Hope you like it. Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Girlfriend, You Rock

I finished my swap, my second slot layout, yay me!
This one was made with one of the new CTMH paper kits, "You Rock", which boasts the colors: Olive, Indian Corn Blue, Goldrush and Outdoor Denim.
I used several new stamps, including a couple favorites in our new Idea Book.
I also used two brand new products, Irresistables, Lotsa Dots, for the title and I used Top Coats, Rockin' version.
Here is the right side of the layout. I used two Flip Flaps on this side, to increase the number of photos used. The page protector made the photo a little cloudy, sorry about that.
The last picture, shows the artwork in the flaps when opened.
I hope my fellow swappers like it.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Altered My Creations Display Album

Have you been following the daily posting on CTMH's National Paper Crafting Month Blog? I hope so. If not, you need to check out the posts on a daily basis so that you can see the cute artwork and learn the tips or techniques shown and post a comment for the daily drawing to win a Felicity kit.
The post yesterday, reflected info on an altered My Creations Display Album, which was made with the Felicity papers and stamps. I love alterables. I hope you will try your hand at altering an item; holler at me if you have any questions. And good luck on entering the give-a-way!! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Card - Boy's Play Date Invitation

Here is the card I made for my swap, using CTMH papers from the Caboodle Level 2 paper kit. Unfortunately, when I ordered the two complimentary stamp sets, I typo'd one and got the wrong set. I ended up only with one stamp set, "Boys at Play" which is a cute set, but limiting, in that is only signage with sayings, so I added the owl image and phrase from a different set. All I can say, is I am not in the practice of making cards for boys, so my result is not quite what I was going for. I did use a cuttlebug embossing folder for the owl on the cover of the card and I made the envelope using one of the CTMH Envelope Flats...not my best work in MHO but hopefully something on it will inspire you. Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Monday, January 4, 2010

Creative Cards - Felicity

Can you believe how fast January is passing by?
If you are loving the artwork made with the
pretty Felicity papers and stamps, remember this special
concludes the end of the month. Don't forget to post on the CTMH National Paper Crafting Month blog, to try to win your own Felicity combo. Use the link on my blog to connect.
In case you have not checked the blog today, there is a cute card posted for the 5 Jan entry, check it out. Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie


Don't you just love these papers!! They are from one of the newest CTMH paper kits... Caboodle. I used one of the stamp sets created to compliment the papers, C1386 "Boys at Play". Since my swapping friend and I both have daughters, I played down the masculine tone and pumped up the sorbet and girly influence. I also used the "Key to my Heart" stamp set and Solos L, F, and P. I plan to make a card to go along with the layout using the same papers.
I need to finish up my card so I can start on the next layout and card set. I will be using another new paper kit for these..."You Rock". I love swapping, just don't have the time to do it so much anymore.
Since I cannot sleep, I thought I would post the layout...I guess I should get back to working on my card, using a watercolor brush to color in the details, and it is taking a little while to finish it up. Hopefully I can post it tomorrow...better get going so I can finish it up. Thanks for looking at my work. Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Twitterpated? Yep, Twitterpated! Don't you just love the pretty layout and cards made from the CTMH Twitterpated papers, made by corporate artists? Just love how the papers hightlight the photo of the little girl so perfectly! This is definitely one my favorite paper kits from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. If you would like to see more artwork from this paper kit, just email me and let me know; I'd be glad to share some with you. Happy scrappin! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Corporate Creations - Felicity

Here are two cards created by artisits at CTMH. These two cards were made with papers and stamps from the National Paper Crafting month special combo, "Felicity". It is a wonderful kit, quite a vaule with three color combinations in the paper kit and a versatile stamp set. Don't forget to go to the corporate blog and post a comment daily -- you could win a Felicity set for yourself. Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Boom-Di-Ada Artwork

I love these papers...they are so fresh and girly. These layouts were created by artists at CTMH corporate, so pretty, don't you agree?
I am currently working on a layout made with a new paper kit, Caboodle. I am doing the layout as part of a swap with a dear friend...I hope to finish it up tomorrow. If I do, I will post it then. Til then...Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

CTMH National Paper Crafting Month Blog

How cool is that?? Corporate not only posted a blog to celebrate National Paper Crafting Month, but you can post a comment daily and be entered to win a daily giveaway -- you could win a free Felicity kit. Also at the blog, there is a wonderful scrapbooking tip or technique...so check it out daily...learn something new and possibly win a Felicity kit for yourself. I added a link to the blog at the top right column on my blog. Good luck!! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Friday, January 1, 2010

Corporate Creation - Veranda Layout

This layout was also created by CTMH Corporate artists. It was created with our new "Veranda" papers, which features the CTMH exclusive colors of Creme Brulee, Cocoa, Garden Green and Juniper. A wonderful palette for all your pretty spring time photographs. Have fun scrappin! Peachy Heart Hugs, Debbie

Corporate Creation - Felicity Layout

Here is a beautiful layout created by the artists at CTMH. This layout was created with papers and stamps from our National Paper Crafting Month combo, "Felicity". It is a versatile kit with beautiful papers. Contact me if you would like to know how to earn it for free or if you would like to see more artwork made with the Felicity stamp set or papers. CTMH corporate established a blog just for National Paper Crafting Month. Go to my website, http://www.debbietaylor.myctmh.com/, to read more about this blog and the opportunites to win free product. Happy scappin', Debbie