Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lovin' the Felicity Paper!!

I took a few minutes today to work on a layout using the paper from the Felicity set. It is incredibly gorgeous! I was inspired from the artwork from the artwork brochure that comes with the pack to do this layout. The design is from Reflections by Jeanette Lynton. At first I was nervous to cut into the die cut paper, but once I did I had so much fun! I am excited to keep creating with the rest of the paper! I also stamped directly on the page...another thing I sometimes get nervous about...but I loved how it turned out and it was so easy to do! If you look close, you can see all the bitty sparkles. They are currently one of my most favorite embellishments. A little bit of bling to brighten your page!

I've had this photo for a couple of years, tucked away and now I get to enjoy it. I just may frame this one and hang it up above my desk so I can see it every day!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's almost time!

The Spring 2010 Idea Book will be here soon! I will have an Idea Book Release party on January 9th from 11am-1pm. This is your chance to stop by & pick up your copy of the Idea Book. There will be a sign ups for upcoming workshops, a make-n-take & doorprizes! Please contact me for more information.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wahoo! Check out my new website!

I'm so excited to share with you my new website! Now you can browse & shop online!

I look forward to connecting with you both here & on my Close to My Heart website! You can check it out at Check it out & then post here what your favorite part of the site is! Have fun browsing!

Coming soon: artwork & updated calendar! Spring Idea book release is fast approaching! You won't want to miss out!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Felicity Collection!

You will definitely love this amazing and beautiful kit! I am impatiently waiting to bust mine open and start creating (I have promised myself I can play with it once I get every last Christmas present wrapped and under the tree!) The papers are gorgeous & the stamp set is so fun and trendy. It's simply gorgeous! Plus, it comes with a full color brochure with directions for several stunning projects.

You can buy it outright or earn it for free. Contact me for the details or get the flyer by clicking on the image above!

Happy Scrapbooking!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Around the Holidays Card Kit

I think the cards in this card kit are so sweet! I love their round shape and soft holiday colors. These cards are great for teachers & neighbors or even your mailman! The card kits are perfect for that homemade look without the fuss! Whip them up and hand them out for a little holiday cheer :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Gift Tags!

Here's a fun way to dress up your Christmas gifts & packages while using up all your scraps! Cut cardstock 3X6, fold in half and adhere your scrap paper, stamped images, ribbon, buttons or brads. Have fun using up all those leftovers! I whipped these up one night when I needed a quick project and used them to attach to last minute Christmas goodies. Simple and quick! I love those types of projects. Happy stamping!

Monday, November 30, 2009

A Christmas ornament, CTMH style!

A fun way to dress up your tree. Curl paper strips (about 1/4 inch wide, 6 inches long), place inside a clear glass ornament. Add a tag - don't forget the date! Mine is on the back. Lots of fun for kids, too.

To curl strips, strip them like you would curl ribbon with scissors, then wrap around a pen tightly, carefully pull off and your ready for the next one! Have fun!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Don't forget - it's Stampaganza time!

Just a reminder that Close to My Heart's awesome special this month - buy 2 Acrylic stamp sets get one free - is good until next Monday the 30th! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to stock up on all those stamps you've been wanting. Don't forget that there are several stamp sets about to retire at the end of the year, too, so this may be a great time to get them before they're gone! See the details online at

My next gathering will be on the 30th, if you would like to attend or place an order, please contact me and I will get you the details!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Creative Basics Jingle Collection

One of my favorite products in each catalog is the Creative Basics Collection. You get several sheets of two designs and coordinating ribbon! So many fun possibilities! Here is a little accordion album I made using cardstock and just part of two sheets of paper, ribbon & a few sparkles. It is perfect for wallet size photos! It would make a cute little stocking stuffer, too!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jingle Card Workshop!

I am loving the colors of the Jingle paper pack! Here are the cards from the Jingle Workshop kit! Aren't the colors so bright & happy? They are versatile, too! From Christmas to birthdays to summer days, there are so many possibilities!

Here are the cards created using the basic kit:

Here are the cards created using the "Best" option!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tickled pink for workshops!

I've been a busy girl lately both with projects and learning how to sew. This is what I've been up too - sewing bags! Here's the last one I made! It's a shopping bag for my craft store trips! Fun, fun! Here I have it full of Close to My Heart goodies :)

It's been quite a learning process and I am thankful for my sweet friends for showing me the way! I don't know what I'd do without you Jaime & Tracie!

I've also been working on card projects. The latest one is making cards in bulk using workshop guides. I wanted to whip up some cards recently for gifts and I pulled out our awesome Wishes book by Jeanette Lynton. It provides cutting guides and instructions for making simple cards. I made these cards using just two pieces of cardstock and one sheet of B&T duos paper and the card bases. I cut, stamped and assembled the cards all in one evening and had 16 cards to show for it. Super fun & easy! The paper & stamp set I used was from Tickled Pink, a previous constant campaign from last year.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


The new Beware stamp set is currently one of my favorites! It's almost time for Halloween fun!

This first card I made using the same design from a card in the idea book. I just changed up the colors of the paper to utilize paper I had on hand. To make the bat, stamp the image a second time in black, cut out and adhere in the middle and lift up the bat's wings a bit so it looks 3-D.

This second card I created using up the scrap paper I had leftover. To make the trick or treat label, I created a mask to cover up the journaling lines so it was left blank where the lines would have been. Then I went back and stamped trick or treat in Garden Green. Spooky fun! I used CTMH brads, stamps & ink.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Animal Cookies!

One of my favorite paper packs from the summer idea book is Animal Cookies! The paper is so fun & happy! I made a little 5X7 album for my youngest for his first year. Now, I just have to get the pictures in and he'll have a little peek at how much he has grown from month to month! I used the My Creations 3-Ring Binder, Animal Cookies level 2 paper pack & the Today's Date stamp set.

And a little proof that once in a while I do get a moment to scrap a page :) Again, using Animal Cookies, Simple Alphabet Dimensional Elements, buttons & Bigger Brads.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

There's still time!

Don't forget - post your comment with your favorite new item under the "Little Giveway" post below!

Here's my first attempt at a circle card. I'm totally addicted to sparkles lately! A little bling goes a long way! I used a pattern from Wishes, Close to My Heart's new design book by Jeanette Lynton. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I'm so excited to be having my very first card workshop! It will be on September 30. I absolutely love this paper pack! I put together my cards last week and this is what the cards in the basic kit look like:

There is an option to add on to the basic kit which includes brads, hemp and dimensional elements that coordinate with the twitterpated paper packet. This is what your cards look like with the additional embellishments.

The best part of the workshop set up is that each person not only leaves with two of each card, but they take home their extra paper and supplies and the guide that has directions for additional projects to make at home! If you're interested in coming, please let me know! Sign ups must be done by Sept 14th to allow enough time to order the kits.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Little Giveaway!

Take a peek in the new idea book...

...then post a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite new item is and I'll pick one random winner to receive a little something from me :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cards galore!

September is National Stamping Month and Close to My Heart is offering a great card kit that you can get for free with a qualifying purchase of $60 in My Acrylix stamp sets. Last week, during naptimes I put the cards together and it was so fun!

This is everything that comes in the kit!

And this is one set of the cards (the kit makes two of each card!). I'm going to use one set as a gift.

It's a great time to stock up on those stamp sets you've been wanting & get this awesome kit for free! Order early though, it's while supplies last!!

You can view the details online here or email or call me for more information or to place your order.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Autumn/Winter Idea Book

The new book is available now! If you'd like a copy, please let me know. You can view in online here:
Idea Book

Saturday, August 29, 2009

September Workshop

I am planning on having a workshop the end of September to make these adorable cards! Contact me and I'll get you the details! Deadline to sign up is September 14th.


I was hoping to create a place where we can all come together and find some inspiration and get the latest news concerning the latest with Close to My Heart!

I've been a consultant now for 2 1/2 years and I absolutely love it! My favorite part is getting together and spending time creating with others who love stamping and scrapbooking as much as I do!

Please let me now how I can help you & show you how you can preserve all those life moments you hope to remember for years to come. Close to my Heart has wonderful products that make it simpler & easier!