Archive for March, 2009

Perfect Layers


This product was my first-time QVC purchase.  There are a couple other places you can purchase this but for a long time you used to only be able to get it on QVC so that’s where I bought mine.  Since then they have also come up with a new package with more to it than the 2 rulers that I have.  This is a great tool for the perfectionist or for those that have a hard time “eyeballing” when matting your pictures.  To mat a photo (or add a border) you first adhere your photo to the paper leaving room around the edges.  The nice thing is that this can be an odd-shaped scrap paper.  Next, chose the size of mat that you want and line up the ruler.  There is a lip on the ruler so it will catch when you butt it up against your photo.  Take the exacto knife and cut along the ruler.  Continue on all sides for the perfect mat.  This can be done multiple times for multiple mats and layering.  The mat that comes with the Perfect Layers is self-healing but you can use any exacto knife and self-healing mat.  I prefer a larger 12×12 one that I use.  The only trick to using this system is to be careful with the knife – so you don’t cut yourself or take a chunk out of the plastic ruler.



This is one of my favorite layouts and I currently have it hanging in a frame in my livingroom.  All supplies are by CTMH except for unknown flower eyelets: Let’s Get Together B&T papers, Colonial White and Cranberry cardstock, cranberry ink, and C1271 Treasures of the Heart stamp set.  Layout inspired by CTMH Imagine book.

Mickey Mouse


Cardstock from my stash.  Embellishments by EK Success or unknown.

Cute Cousins


All supplies by CTMH: Caprice B&T papers and Stickease and coordinating cardstock colors.

Magic Moments Scrapbook Kit

This kit by CTMH is a great way to get a lot of pages done in a short amount of time.  It comes with  24 – 12×12 preprinted layout pages, 2 sheets of Colonial White cardstock, 8 – 6×12  My Stickease adhesive sheets, 13 – 12×12 Memory Protectors, 24″ – 3/8″ Cocoa grosgrain ribbon, and 50 Cocoa brads.  Below are some of the layouts I created with this kit using only the supplies in the kit and my stamp sets as noted.

img_8512Stamps: B1286 Solo 1 & A1070 Atomic Lowercase.

img_8513D1126 Precious Alphabet & B1269 Journaling Jots

img_8515D1201 Frame of Mind

img_8516E1002 Rustic Alphabet

img_8529B1288 Solos 3

img_8534E1004 Cobblestone Alphabet

img_8535A1069 Atomic Numbers


img_8537added liquid glass and prisma glitter

img_8538closeup of glitter


img_8541D1267 Rustic Numbers

img_8542D1083 Believe Caps

img_8543B1269 Journaling Jots

img_8545E1001 Essential Alphabet



img_8548C1205 Whimsy Caps & B1269 Journaling Jots

img_8549E1001 Essential Alphabet