Monday, September 2, 2013

National Stamping month Campaign and September STOM~CTMH

Good Evening Everyone,

Boy it seems as if the month of August flew by and it's already the second day of September. So before I forget I would like to share with you all the campaign that CTMH is offering this month in honor of national stamping month. With a $50 purchase you qualify to purchase "You Are My Happy" stamp set trio for only $10. This is an incredible deal on such an adorable stamp set. Don't delay order yours today by visiting my online site at

Plus you will qualify to purchase September stamp of the month for just $5 with a $50 purchase. In all, you will receive 4 stamp sets for the low price of $15 with any $50 purchase.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Scraplifted from the Autumn/Winter CTMH Idea book

<p> Afternoon Bloggers,<p/>

<p> Today I have a layout that I scrap lifted from the current CTMH idea book. Last night as I was browsing the catalog, I was totally captured by this layout so I decided to scraplift it. Here are both versions mines and the CTMH version. 

<p> This layout features pictures of my daughter getting her face painted while visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. She truly enjoyed all of the attention she received after having her face painted. <p/>

<p> Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment letting me know you were here😃<p/>

<p>Sharondalyn <p/>

<p>Materials <p/>

<p>CTMH Stamp Sets ~You only live Once,( B1434), which is a hostess reward stamp. Meaning this stamp can only be purchased when hosting an online or in home gathering. Sweet & Lovely, (D1571), which is part of the cricut Artbooking cartridge collection by CTMH. <p/>

<p>AC~Amy Tangerine "Sketchbook", paper pad, recollections adhesive backed ribbon and trim, AC~Thickers, Brads and CTHM~Chocolate stamp pad.<p/>

Saturday, August 17, 2013

#1Coach Tumbler & Thank You Card

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to share with you all a card and tumbler I decorated for my son's baseball coach. My son had the opportunity to play travel ball over the summer with an amazing group of kids an awesome head coach. Today is our end of the season party at an indoor go kart racing facility. My son is super excited and can't wait to go and have fun with his teammates. To show my appreciation for all of the hard work the coach did working with the kids this summer I decided to make him a card, tumbler and give him a gift card to "Academy Sports". Take a look at the card and tumbler,

For the card I printed the paper using my cricut imagine and the snapshot everyday imagine patterns cartridge, the card base came from the CTMH~AP cartridge,"#1" came from Graphically speaking cartridge, "Coach" came from the Soccer solutions cartridge and the "Baseball player" came from the Sports Mania cartridge. The "Thanks" stamp is CTMH~A1125 stamp set and the ink pad is CTMH Black~Z2105.

For questions on any of the CTMH products used or to place an order please visit my online store at

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Other supplies

Ribbon, curling ribbon and shred from stash, circles cut from accent essentials cartridge, Oval 5 from the CTMH~AP cartridge.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Buttons & Bling Challenge~Sunglasses Card

Hello Everyone,

I recently participated in a challenge over on the kraftie kre8ations facebook page and I would like to share my project with you. The requirements were to use bling and buttons on a card. So here is what I came up with,

The image is from the forever young cricut cartridge. That is such a cute cartridge. Oldie but goodie. Here is a link to the kraftie kre8ations facebook if you would like to join us

That is all for now. Have a wonderful Wednesday.



Cricut Cartridge "Forever Young"

DCWV Paper stack~sorry I forgot the line ?

Buttons from my stash

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

40th Birthday Card!

Happy Wednesday,

Today was my kids first day of school and they got off to a fantastic start. Both kids loved their teachers and had a fabulous day. I am so extremely happy for them. Anyway, I just wanted to share with you all a card I just put together for my girlfriends birthday. She is turning 40 today. For this card I used the cricut cartridge "Don Juan", and CTMH stamp set 4 My Friend (D1510), and the happy birthday cuttlebug folder. It was really easy to create.

Thanks for stopping by and now I am off to the birthday dinner to celebrate.



Paper Boho Chic by the Paper Studio, White card stock, DCWV Shimmer silver, DCWV "The Immortal Love" stack, and Colorbox neutral speciality stack.

Cricut Cartridge Don Juan

CTMH stamp set ~ 4 My Friend ~D1510

CTMH Exclusive Inks Black ~ Z2105

Cuttlebug embossing folder~Happy Birthday

Jolee's Bling

If you are interested in purchasing any of the CTMH products used on this card please visit my CTMH online store at

Friday, August 2, 2013

New Idea Book~New Home Decor Items Part 2 of the launch of the new CTMH 2013/2014 idea book

Its the weekend and I can hardly believe that soon my kids will be back in school and life as we have known it for the past couple months will come to an end. The daily routine will be upon us once again. We have definitely had a blast this summer. Having said that, I would just like to share with you all some of the new home decor items that CTMH is offering in the new idea book. August is as good a time as any to try a new craft or look in your house. Check out these fabulous new products offered by CTMH.

Aren't those just great? Perfect for the lunch box notes, daily routines and cute snap shots taken of the kiddos at school. If you would like to order these or any of the new products offered please visit my online store at

Remember that during the month of August, I am offering the August STOM for FREE with a $50 purchase. Here is another peek at that stamp set

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's August 1st and the new Autumn 2013/2014 CTMH idea book has launched!!

Good Morning! Hope everyone is having a fantastic day so far. Today I am very excited because the new CTMH idea book has launched. This book is filled with tons of new product from CTMH. From paper crafting to jewelry making and everything in between. If you love stamping and paper crafts combined then look no farther than the CTMH speciality line of cricut products. With the launch of this idea books brings forth a new cricut cartridge. For just $99 you get a cartridge jammed packed with over 700 images, three coordinating stamp sets and chipboard pieces to match. Also new with this idea is hostess only stamp sets. So now is as good as time as any to gather your girlfriends and host a girls night out paper crafting, card making, scrapbook creating good time!

Here is a peek at the new "Artbooking", cricut cartridge

Close to my heart is keeping up with tradition and still offering the popular stamp of the month. Each month CTMH offers a special stamp that is just $5 with the purchase of $50. Here is the STOM for August

isn't this the cutest stamp set you've ever seen? Just perfect for all of your chocolate loving girlfriends right? I thought so. So with the launch of this new idea book, I am offering this stamp set for FREE, with a $50 purchase. So don't delay order today. You can take a look at the new idea book online by clicking here

Close to my heart has something for everyone with the launch of this new idea book. If you love doing laid back, no rules, on the go type of books then the new "Crush" product is the line for you. The new "Crush" line is sure to be a success. Combine a product with a name you already trust and love with a hobby that is trendy and hip = SUCCESS! Here is a peek of the new "Crush" line.

I hope you all are enjoying what you have seen so far. The last thing I would like to share with you all are the very special hostess stamp sets. They are a must have for any crafter and can only be ordered through our hostess rewards program. Don't delay host an in home or online gathering today!

Last but not least I would like to share with you all the new jewelry products that CTMH is now offering.

It is with my delight and pleasure to introduce you all to the latest and greatest products offered by CTMH. I would love to be your resource when looking for more information about CTMH products and business opportunities. If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please don't hesitate to contact me. You may leave a message here or email. Thanks so much and have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Splish n and Splash n

I can't believe it is Wednesday already. Time waits for no one. Anyway, this week I am traveling to my home state of Illinois for our annual family reunion picnic. The kids are totally excited about this trip. I'm not looking forward to the ten plus hour car ride but oh well. So today I would like to share with you all a sketch and color challenge that I recently participated in over on the Kraftie Kre8ations facebook page. We were given 6 hours to complete the challenge. The rules were simple and we could deviate from the sketch but we had to use the colors green and blue.

Take a look at the sketch below,

Here is what I came up with,

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!


Cricut Alphabet cartridge, Me and My Big Ideas Cardstock, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Jolees Sticker, Ribbon, bling, burlap and buttons from my stash.

CTMH~Stamp set and Ink pad

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Beauty and the Beast~Layout

Happy Tuesday,

Today, I have another Disney layout to share with you all. If any of you all have ever done a disney layout, I don't have to tell you that they are truly a labor of love. For this layout I used the cricut cartridge "Dreams come true and one of Martha Stewart cake cartridge but I don't remember which one. This photo was taken on one of the newest attractions at the theme park, "Enchanted tales with Belle". It is such a wonderful attraction and I am not just saying that because its at Disney World, lol. The reason I am saying this is because the audience gets to play a part in the show! Fantastic isn't it? It is a part of the largest expansion done at Magic Kingdom park, "FantasyLand".

My daughter and I were both picked to play parts in the show. We had so much fun! Disney is truly a magical place where dreams do come true.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments. Have a wonderful day.



Dreams Come True Cricut Cartridge, Martha Stewart Cricut Cartridge?

Finished in a Flash and Disney Dazzles paper packs by Hot off the press.

Ribbon, pearls flowers from my stash.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mickey & Friends Layout

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Today I would like to share with you a Disney layout I recently completed. Lately I have been in a crafty kind of mood which is definitely a good thing. Last year we took my son to Disney World for his tenth birthday. We had an amazing time which in my opinion is hard not to do at Disney. I used Mickey and Friends cricut cartridge for the entire layout. I've done 4 Disney albums in the past so with this album I am going to take a different approach. I hope you are inspired by my projects.

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful evening.



Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge, Disney speciality paper by EK Success, twine, ribbon and embellishments from my stash, K and Company "Wedding" cardstock, washi tape.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Baby Shower Present and Pails

Its Friiiday and I am so glad I am forgiven! Today I would like to post some cute little mirrored piggies that I decorated as part of my present for the baby shower. As many of you already know, I am making favors for my cousins son baby shower. The theme was baby carriages and the colors are pink and green. I found these little piggies at Michaels a while back and I said to myself, "Sharondalyn, you need those", lol. At the time I didn't know why but now I do and I am so glad I brought them. They are $4.99 for a box of six. Totally adorable and they were just screaming to be personalized.

Vinyl, vinyl and more vinyl is what they needed. My daughter got in on the action too and she decorated 2 of the piggies. They are inscribed with "1st car fund", "College Fund", "Wedding Dress Fund", and "Growth Spurt Fund". My daughter decorated the other two with cute baby girl stickers and of course she made the bows for all of them. I have decided that I am going to help start the college fund, lol.

Next up is a cute little pail that I just had to decorate. It seemed so plain and lonely so I decided it could use some vinyl too. If I am not mistaken I paid a quarter for this at Target. Found it in the dollar section.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sketch Challenge~I Adore You

Good Evening Everyone,

Today I am participating in a sketch challenge over on the This is such a fun sketch. Join the KraftieKre8ations facebook group and play along. The sketch is posted on the KraftieKreations blog and you can see it by clicking here

Here is my version of the sketch,

The challenge ends at 9:55 tonight so if you would like to join us hurry!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your evening.



CTMH Wonderful you stamp set W332, Happy Trails stamp set by K & Company, Chocolate and Indian Corn Blue ink pads by CTMH, Paper by Creative Imaginations and Recollections, Martha Stewart and Knock Out Punches.

More baby carriage themed projects

Happy Thursday!

Where has the week gone? Just last week I was enjoying a mexican fiesta onboard the Carnival Dream Cruise ship. Now this week I am busy crafting away for my cousin's son baby shower. As promised, I have more projects to share with you all today. I used my imagine to create these labels for the jar candles that will be given away as parting favors. The imagine art cartridge I used was "Nursery Tails". It is such a cute cartridge. These were cute and fun to make. Now after removing the existing label, applying new labels and tying curling ribbon on 40 of these, I beg to differ, LOL.

Ceramic tile plaques are the latest crave to put vinyl on and I love craves! So for my next project I decided to do a monogram using the initials of the baby. I also followed up with another one that says "Its a girl", which will be used on the table as guests sign into the shower.

Well thanks for stopping by and do leave a comment letting me know you came. Have a wonderful day!


Candle Favors

Ashland Jar Candles from Michaels, Cricut Imagine Machine, Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails Cartridge, Curling Ribbon

Ceramic Plaques, can be found at any home improvement store, vinyl, transfer tape, cricut cartridge "Nursery Rhymes" and "Extreme Fonts"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Baby Carriage Themed Party Favors

Hello Everyone, I am back from a fun filled vacation at sea and has been making up for lost time in my craft room. I'm not sure if I shared this with you all but I am making baby shower favors for my cousin who is expecting her first granddaughter this fall. The shower is next weekend in Chicago. So yes you guessed it, my family and I will be traveling again real soon.

The parents and proud "glam" mom to be went with the baby carriage theme along with the colors pink and green. When I heard that I was elated, lol. Pink is my favorite color and everything looks good when paired with pink. Anyway, I spend the entire day, evening and night in my craft room yesterday and I have some fantastic projects to share with you all today. If you are looking for inspiration then look no farther, *smile*.

First up is the card that I made for the shower. It is a shaped card that I also entered into a speed challenge on the Krafty Kea8tions facebook page. I used the cricut cartridge "Cricut Alphabet" to create the entire card. Along with my gypsy for welding the shapes together.

Next up are some tumblers and cups that I created. They will be used for prizes during the games.

A while back Michaels had Terra Cotta pots on sale for .40 cents. How could I resist this next project?

I decided to make some floral pen centerpieces that will be placed on the tables as decor and double as writing instruments to use during the games.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more great party favors and ideas. Please do leave a comment letting me know you stopped by. Thanks so much and have a good evening.




Cricut Expression 2, Cricut Alphabet Cartridge, Ribbon, Brads, Bling on a roll, Pearls by Recollections, Paper by Paper Studio, Misc Paper Clip

Cups and Tumblers

Expression 2, Cricut Alphabet Cartridge, Vinyl, Transfer Tape, Bling on a Roll, Curling Ribbon, Shred,

Flower Pot Centerpieces

Acrylic paint, Terra Cotta Pots (Various sizes), Vinyl, Cricut Alphabet Cartridge,

Flower Pens

Paper mate ink pens, flower stems by Ashland, floral tape

Friday, July 12, 2013

Achors Aweigh~Vacation Tee shirts using heat transfer vinyl and cricut cartridge pack your bags.

Hello Everyone Happy Friday! My family and I are about to set sail for the caribbean so I decided to make some vacation tee shirts for us to wear on embarkation day. First, I tie dyed the shirts which took at minimum three days to complete. Then, I picked the design using my gypsy and cut everything out using my expression 2. Since I enjoy using heat transfer/tee shirt vinyl so much, I decided that I NEED a heat press. Having one will make it so much easier to iron larger images.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and have a wonderful weekend. Don't forget to leave wonderful comments for me to read.

Sincerely, Sharondalyn


Heat Transfer/Tee shirt vinyl

Cricut Expression 2 machine

Cricut cartridge "Pack Your Bags

Tie dying kit, urea crystals, soda ash, rubber bands, gloves

This is my husbands shirt

The Kids shirt

My shirt and unfortunately it suffered a mishap that I don't have time to get creative with

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Independence Day Layout

As promised here is the other layout that I promised to reveal today. This layout will be entered into several challenges as well. It was made using paper by the paper studio. The stack is called "Vintage Nation". I also used the Independence Day cricut cartridge by Provo Craft. If you have some fabulous projects that you would like to share, consider entering them into the following challenges listed below.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful day!


Challenge Entries

Products Used

Vintage Nation Cardstock by Paper Stduio

Recollections Cardstock

CTMH~Cherish The Day Stamp Set S111

CTMH~Outdoor Denim Ink Pad

Cricut Cartridge~Independence Day

Bling from stash

Freedom~4th of July Layout~July Challenge Entries.

Its Tuesday and I decided it was time I came out of my shell and enter some challenges. Today's layout will be entered into several challenges which I will list at the bottom of this post. I would like to share with you all two layouts I did today. Both are from last years Independence Day festivities in Chicago, Illinois.

I am always looking for new ways to use up my stash and the embellishments on this layout are an example of experimenting with my stash. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Vintage Nation Cardstock by Paper Studio

Cricut Essentials Cartridge by Provo Craft

Bling, Twine, Grommets from my stash

This layout will be entered into the following challenges, and and

Stop by and check out all the entries and be sure to enter your projects too! Don't forget to wish me luck.