Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years

I wanted to take this time to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year.  I have had a fabulous year and looking forward to another fabulous year.  As I reflect on my accomplishments and defeats, I am looking for ways to improve myself for 2012 as a Christian, a mother, a daughter, a professional, and an artist. The one thing that is big on my list 2012 is to become more organized.  I have had to clean out my craftroom for pest control and I am not looking forward to putting everything back.  I have learned that I have too much crafting supplies that I did not use.  I purchased this book sometime ago called "Organize now! A week by week guide to simplify your space and your life.  This is perfect for me because I want a more organized home and craftroom that I can function in. 

This is just my little spill for what's to come in the new year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

#84 Mad About You (Close to My Heart) Card

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Here is a card I made using the Mad About You CTMH Stamp of the Month.  Click here for more details!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

#82 One Fine Day Layout

Layout using Close To My Heart Workshop on the Go.  For more information click here!

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Year's Eve Party!

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First, I will like to thank all my new followers to this blog for choosing to follow Stampin' Pearls.  If there is something that you will like for me to do on this blog, please feel free to email me any ideas!

Who is ready to bring in 2012 with a bang? I know I am!!!! There will be a New Year's Eve Party over at Sentimental Sundays blog hop style!  There will be a fanastic giveaway and that is on the hush right now, but they promise that we will not want to miss out!  I am inviting you all to the party and I hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

#81 Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from the talented Sharon's Blog then you are in the right place.  If you would like to start from the beginning at Mary's Blog -- click here!

On to my project!  I decided to make some treat boxes for people at work.  I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for the treat boxes and the Merry and Bright Pattern Cardstock from Recollections.  I used the Cardz TV Ticket Talk stamp set for the sentiment.

Wait!!!!! Don't forget the Blog Candy!

Our blog hop is being sponsored by Lynn over at and she is giving away the North Pole Collection paper kit from Crate Paper.

Mary is giving away the Gingerbread cricut cartridge and the Holly Jolly stamp set.  In order to be entered to wine, you must leave a comment on each design team member's blog!

Next on the blog hop list is the talented Janis!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Close To My Heart Giveaway

Hey crafters! I wanted to let you know that I am having a giveaway over at my Couture Stamping Blog!  Please stop by for an opportunity to win!

Here is what I am giving away:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

#80 All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

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Happy Friday!  It's challenge day over at the PCC!  This week's challenge is to create a Christmas themed card, layout, or 3D project using hearts.  I decided to make a layout using the My Memories Suite Peppermint Patty Kit.  This is a picture of my mom and daughter decorating the Christmas Tree!

How about a giveaway!  I am giving one copy of the My Memories Suites software.  All you have to do is become a follower of this blog and leave a comment.  Please make sure that you leave a way for me to contact you because I have to get the download code from My Memories.

I am entering this layout into the Lasting Memories challenge.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

#79 Christmas: Tag You're It!

Good Morning! I have 10 minutes to write this post before I head off to my meetings for the day. 

This week's challenge over at the Cricut Cardz Challenge is "Christmas: Tag You're It".  You have to make 2 Christmas tags using any cartridge and colors you like.  For my tags, I decided to use Snow Angels Cricut Imagine cartridge.  Also, the tags' sentiments come from Cardz TV Home for the Holidays stamp set.

Please join us over at Cardz TV and see all the inspiration for tags that the other DT members have made!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Couture Stamping CTMH: CTMH Consultant Kit

Couture Stamping CTMH: CTMH Consultant Kit: Good Morning! I have my very first video for you today. In this video, I am showing everything thing that you will receive in the Consulta...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Post on Couture Stamping

Hey guys!  I posted a video from CTMH on new blog.  The video is on gift tags ideas for the holidays.

My New Blog

I have a new blog for my CTMH business.  Please stop and show some love.  I am still working on the contents, but wanted to get the blog up and running.

Friday, December 9, 2011

#78 Cardz TV Design Team Challenge: Crafty Christmas

I did it again! Sorry this post is alittle late.

Welcome to the Cardz TV Crafty Christmas Challenge.  For my project, I made a card using the Home for the Holidays stamp set.  I used the Winter Folic cricut cartridge for the mouse image.  I thought it would be cute to use the "not a creature was stirring" sentiment.

Please join us over at Cardz TV for the challenge.  Mary will be giving away Encouraging Thoughts and Make a Wish stamp sets.

Winter Folic Cricut Cartridge
"Home for the Holidays" Cardz TV Stamps
Bright and Jolly Recollection Paper Pad
Card base from DCWV 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

#78 A Caroling We'll Go

Happy Wednesday!  Sorry that this post is alittle late but I was so tired last night trying to work on a paper for school that I forgot to set this post. 

Today is challenge day over at Cricut Cardz Challenge at Cardz TV!  This week's theme is "A Caroling We'll Go!"  You have to make a card based on your favorite holiday song.  You can use any cartridge or colors you like.

For my card, I used Snow Angels and Elegant Edges.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design Old Time Christmas.  My favorite Christmas Song is Luther Vandross' Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. As an added accent, I added a button and some twine. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Some news

Happy Sunday!  I wanted to let everyone know that I have decided to make some changes in my life.  I have decided to resign from Stampin' Up!  As a demonstrator, we get an advance copy of the catalogs.  The next catalog to be released in January was disappointing to me and the prices have gone up too high.  I felt I the sets were recycled images of pass sets.  Lately, all I seemed to be buying was accessories and paper and not stamps.

As they say "when one door closes another one opens", I decided to now work with Close to My Heart.  After careful consideration, CTMH is the company that is going in the direction of where I am at in my crafting.  I love their stamps and the cricut bundle is great!  I wish I had went with CTMH when I was deciding on which company I would go with.  I am happy with my decision.  I am creating a new blog just for CTMH and will update everyone once I get it going.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

#77 Favorite Artist

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Here is my second post of the day! I have been enjoying using the My Memories Suite software.  For sometime, I have been wanting to create an All about me book.  I want to be able to show my child all the things that I have loved or am currently loving at that time.  One of by biggest love is music.  Without music, I do not know where I will be.  Music can evoke some many kinds of emotion.  My music depends on my mood.

Here is layout that I did for the Lasting Memories challenge.  I used the Rock On designer kit and My Memories Suite.

#76 My Memories Suite Giveaway

Happy Saturday!  I have a giveaway for everyone.  I am reposting this giveaway since their wasn't enough people last time.

I am giving away a copy of the My Memories Suite V3 software.  This is giveaway is sponsored by My MemoriesWell, I got My Memories Suite to review a couple weeks back!  This is a great software that is rated #1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews.  You can use this software to scrapbook, create photobooks, cards, calendars, and gifts as well! I have been excited to use it but between computer issues and some family health issues just barely got to use it this week!  Let me tell you - it is AWESOME!  This program makes it so easy to scrapbook (and other things but I am most excited about scrapbooking) - it makes it so even someone like ME can do it!!

TO BUY:  You can buy this awesome program at for $39.97 but if you use the Coupon Code STMMMS59859 you get an additional $10 off!  Making this program only $29.97!

TO WIN:  Make sure to leave a comment below for your chase to win a copy of My Memories Suite and become a follower!  Good luck everyone - this will be great to keep for yourself or a perfect Christmas gift!

Additional entries
1.  Visit My Memories,, and leave a comment letting me know what products you love. 
2. “Like” My Memories on Facebook.  By the way, when you become a Facebook fan, you get a coupon code for $5 in the My Memories store!  Leave a comment and let me know.
3.  "Like" my Facebook page and leave a comment stating that you did so.
This giveaway will remain open until Saturday December 10th at 11:59 p.m..  The winner will be announced via my blog on Sunday/Monday.

Here is a Twilight page I made using the Twilight Fanpire designer pack.

Friday, December 2, 2011

#75 Jingle Bells

Happy Friday! I am so happy the weekend is here.  This week over at Paper Cutz Challenges, we are creating projects with Jingle Bells.  It must be a stamp, digital stamp, or cricut image of jingle bells.

For my card, I used this sketch from Mojo Monday.

Home for the Holidays stamp set by Cardz TV stamps
Neenah Cardstock
Sugar Plums Recollection Pattern Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Cardstock
Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite Cartridge
Holiday Red CTMH Ink
Ribbion from Stampin' Up
Jingle Bells from Stampin' Up
Button from Hobby Lobby

Make sure you tune in later today for a giveaway I will be posting.