Thursday, December 31, 2009

Veranda Stamples!

I love this new paper pack!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Wishing you all a wonderful day today!!!
This year has sure been fun with my new grand-daughter!
This baby girl just melts my heart! I just had to share!!!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

January is National Paper Crafting Month-promo starts now!

Don't forget to tell your customers there are FIVE ways to get the Felicity Collection! See my post here!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Tags in a Cute Box

Our team made this cute box with acetate lid and tags at our holiday mega meeting. I took a fun class at Papertales! You can do either type of tags in the box. Box instructions by LeeAnn here.
I also saw this idea in Lisa Stenz's blog & Vicki Wizniuk's blog! Thanks for the inspiration girlfriends!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sermon Sunday

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” Edith Wharton

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Recipe Album

This is a great girft idea! Cindy Baker designed this for her team and I had a great time putting it together! Notice the flowers are our just blooms cut and inked!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spring Swap

HAPPY New Catty!

My sweet friend Sue Laufer is doing this great new swap and I thought we would do the same!!! You MUST meet the required deadlines to is the skinny...

This swap is designed to showcase the NEW stamp sets, paper patterns & accessories released in the Spring 2010 Idea Book.
Please read the guidelines below. Then email Me at to sign up.
* You may create your card from the following sizes:

3" X 6"
4 ½ Circle
4 ½ x 4 ½
4 ¼ X 5 ½
5 x7
6 x 6
8 x 3.5

* Your card must be a concept from Originals or Wishes.
* Create seven identical cards.
* Your swap card must include at least one new stamp set, at least one new patterned paper and one accessory from the Spring 2010 Idea Book.
* Please do not use Stamp of the Month stamps, Connections Club reward items, retired products or non- CTMH products.
* Enclose your card in a clear envelope sleeve and slide a typed recipe including your name & email address into the back of each card. (not attached)
* Please list "Originals" or "Wishes" concept on your recipe.
* Send a self addressed return label & one Priority Mail stamp ($4.95) or $4.95 in cash or check with your creations.
* Please waive any signature requirements if sending Express Mail, Fed-X or UPS.
* You may send an 8th card to be forwarded on to CTMH as a contest entry. Please attach a post-it to this item with "contest" on it.
* You may "double up" on this swap. Just let me know when you RSVP that you are doubling up. *When you double up you must send seven of two different cards.
Send your creations to be in my hands by December 22, 2009
Send to:
Bren Yule
email me for the address

*By participating in this swap you allow participants to share your card on their myctmh websites/blogs etc giving you proper credit.
*If you have any questions just ask!

Bren Yule
leader of the "Paper Cupcakes"

Sunday, December 6, 2009

a holiday poem & origami Santa

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I’m wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or inkpads or lace?
Or some stamps, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him.....
"Hi Santa," I said
He replied, "You know...good girls should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa, and now I've been caught.
But I was just so excited to see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work."
He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it gear.
"You've got enough crap,
I'll see you next year!"

(found the poem on the ctmh bulletin board-from a scrapbook store in Arkansas!)
Santa How-to here
(Heather P. this was the folding challenge you missed at the meeting-would love to see your version:)
Anyone up for the challenge?

Sermon Sunday

I am fairly certain, given a cape and a tiara, I could save the world!
Life is tough, I recommend getting a manicure and a really cute helmet.
(from the curly girl site)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Consultants can order from the new spring catty now!

Go to the consultant web page to>
Marketing your business> then
click on: New spring products>
click on: Spring 2010 Idea book (US)>
go crazy looking...make a wish list...then order under your name! Either as an independant order or on a party after you have two customers sales total $150-then your new catty order can count toward the rest of the party sales!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sermon Sunday

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings. ~C.D. Jackson

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Yule-tide Cheer mega meeting

Bren's "YuLe TiDeChEeR" Mega Meeting Dont' forget to email me if you are coming!

Those of you local, I hope you can join us at our
Holiday Party and Meeting at Scrapbook Your Life 3655 Camino Del Rio West Suite A SD, CA 92110 619.298.7871 for directions

This is a Potluck Event-Holiday Cheer! Share something festive!
for consultants (or potential consultants) only
From 6-9pm
Optional Card/3-D swap theme-"Valentine Sweet Treats!"

Optional Gift Swap:
Create a wrapped gift of Scrapbook/Stamping Related Items
valued at $25 (does not need to be CTMH)
We will draw numbers and steal/trade them!
Create a handmade gift tag (CTMH producys only) for your gift!
We will have a contest judging your tag and a prize for the winner!
Potluck-Please email me the festive party finger food you'd like to bring!

I am thankful for you!


May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes 'n gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious. May your pies take the prize.
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.


Yummy recipes here!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sermon Sunday

"Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything" George Lois

Monday, November 16, 2009

Congrats to Lya!

Wahoo!!! I wanted to give a shout out to Lya Lin for her entry in the lay-out contest at the Portland Regionals. She was one of the top finalists in second place! This is a fantastic display of the many faces Lya loves about her son. I'm so proud of you!!!

Sermon Sunday

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Author Unknown

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Blast from the Past-from Stacy Julian

Did you know Stacy Julian used to be a CTMH consultant? This is a Christmas "room" card she made me years ago! I love it!
I will attempt to show you how this is done soon!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sermon Sunday

on Monday-opps!
Where did the week go???
I'm in the middle of a Music Therapy Conference and I am the Silent Auction Chair!!!
(Note previous post about saying No!)

Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them. ~Author Unknown

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Who's going to regionals??? I want a full report! Lya and Darcy-find each other! Have a wonderful, creative, cupcakey time!!!
(I don't know this kid, but love the costume!)


A word of advice from an expert yesser.
You are only one cannot do it all...think before saying YES.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Yule-time Recipe Book!

Made by my sweet friend, Denise Anderson. Here are her favorite Holiday recipes! This would be a great gift idea or workshop!

Sermon Sunday

Did another week go by already??? Yikes!!!
I hope you all had a safe and fun Halloween!
It's ofically Fall and I am enjoying it!
Something to ponder...

Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another.
Richard Bach

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sermon Sunday

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sermon Sunday

Opps, a day late! Busy me...
"Your business and your life are as good as you expect them to be!” ~ Karen Phelps
So Cupcakes, let's expect the best life has to offer!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Taxes! Ugh-Just finished 2008! Yippy Skippy!

OK, one thing about me. I despise busy numbers & paper work-ugh!
It's not that I owe a ton of money-I just don’t like doing it! I think I'd rather give birth! So last April I filed for a 6 month extension, which was today. All week I was avoiding the piles starring at me. I was pretending to be busy in my space, but found myself sorting and shining my jewelry, writing songs on my guitar, reading blogs...until yesterday when the clock was about to turn me into a pumpkin! My dear sweet tolerant, frustrated daughter helped me and I got through it. Heather is VERY good at organizing and paperwork. So she created this form for entering all my info. I read it off as she entered each item into the correct category. I think it is in excell-and it totaled everything. SO I am entering everything I have for 2009 this month so I don't agonized over this anymore. I'd love to have a conference call with all of you about taxes and share this spread sheet with anyone interested. Lets make a master list of all the things we can and cannot write off to share with all of you. Being self employed is very complicated when it comes to taxes. SO-who is interested???? By the way-I use Liberty Tax service and have for 3 years now. Everyone there I have encountered have been extra nice and patient with me! So bring on 2010, I'm ready!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sermon Sunday

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”
– Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My FIRST DOTS card-My Anniversary month with CTMH

I found the first card I stamped at the first gathering I was invited to back in the late summer of 1991. I signed the "DOTTED" line and became a demonstrator in October of 1991. I am now celebrating my 18 year anniversary with this wonderful company!!!
Thanks Jeanette!

Miss Amy's Cupcake invite

My sweet friend Miss Amy McGrew shared her daughter's party invites with me. Super cute paper cupcake! I just love the colors. For the icing, I looks like she used our liguid applique! If you've never tried it, it is a very fun product!!! Get some and play with it! If you use it they will buy!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Paper Cupcakes Logo!

Yippee-Skippy! We have a new team logo!

GEE! I find it very exciting to have over 3,000 hits on my site already! I am hoping you are all enjoying this method of communication and continue to check back often!!!
Please remember to post comments! Then I know someone cares!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sermon Sunday

“So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you there are no limits.” Michael Phelps, 8 - Gold Medal Winner 2008 Summer Olympics

Monday, September 28, 2009

End of quarter reminder!

Just wanted to remind my cupcakes that not only is it the end of the month, but it's also the end of 3rd quarter. Check your stats online to be sure that you have your minimums done :o)
You really don't want to go Junior! There are so many great things coming your way, like Studio J!

This was my raisin bagel in tahoe-lookie-a heart!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

heARTfelt Die Cuts! Punch yours out!

You must go to the art board to see the entire post. (Can't link it from here-you need to sign in) A big shout out Thank you to Tresa Black for posting the pics of our new felt! Look at all you get!