Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Baby Shower Card

I thought I would share a card I made for a baby shower I attended this past weekend.

This card features the new Babycakes paper from Close to My Heart as well as the new stamp set B is for Baby.  I also used some of the new bronze shimmer trim to give it some sparkle.

Here is the inside of the card.

I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dream Pop: Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month Special

This is the perfect paper pack for all your spring and summer photos! Get this exclusive paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35 in May (this exclusive paper packet is valued at $19.95 retail)! The paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else! Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a unique paper packet at a bargain price and get your creative juices flowing! Also, consider hosting this month: Hostesses receive one paper packet free with qualifying May Gathering sales totals of $400 or more.

*Shipping/handling and tax apply. Not available for purchase at full retail. Offer valid May 1–31, 2013, while supplies last. Qualifying purchases must be current, retail-priced product.

Here are some layouts I created using this gorgeous paper:

 And here are some cards:

These layouts and cards are available as a workshop and instructions will be provided to you after you have purchased the Dream Pop special.  

Contact me today to get your Dream Pop paper, or feel free to place your order on my website.  Hurry!  This special is "while supplies last" and I'm sure there won't be any left towards the end of the month!

Here is a video from Close to My Heart that shows additional artwork and close-ups of the paper.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation

It's Teacher Appreciation week over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  I made some garden seed packets, thanks to this tutorial from Aaron Brown.  I got the sentiment from other blog posts while searching for teacher gifts on the Internet.

These packets use Clementine paper and Dotty for You (retired).  I made the tag using Close to my Heart's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

While I was making teacher gifts, I made some generic seed packets using the Buzz and Bumble paper and the cute seed packet stamp from the Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go kit.

Here is another packet again using Clementine as well as a view of the seed packet pulled out of the holder.  These were really quick and fun to make.  Thanks Aaron for sharing the directions!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Later Sk8r Workshop

Join me on Sunday, May 19 as we create two, 2-page layouts featuring the new Later Sk8r paper by Close to My Heart.  I love this paper - having 2 boys, I have lots of pictures that will fit perfectly.

There will be two workshop options to choose from:

Option 1 - $35, Kit includes:
Later Sk8r Workshop on the Go Kit featuring:
Later Sk8r workshop stamp set (exclusive to the Workshop on the Go Kit only)
Later Sk8r paper pack
2 White Daisy cardstock sheets
Later Sk8r Assortment 
Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles 
Instructional Brochure

Option 2 - $23, Kit includes:
Same items as above, but without the exclusive stamp set and instructional brochure.

Below are pictures of the layouts we will be creating. 

  I forgot to take a picture of the layout before adding pictures to this one.

2nd layout without pictures.

2nd layout with pictures.

If you would like to attend this workshop, please contact me and arrange for payment by Monday, May 6.  If you would like to make these pages, but can't make it to the workshop, you can also order the required materials directly from my website.

Happy crafting!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Harvest Display Tray

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to make a home decor item.  I love the display trays that Close To My Heart debuted in the Autumn/Winter 2012 catalog, that I had to try one out.

My kids love riding on the combine with my dad during harvest, so I thought I would make a tray for him.  What do you think?

It was very fun to put together.  There is burlap ribbon attached to the hangers at the top, but it didn't show up in the picture.  I didn't make the tray as elaborate as some I've seen - I'll have to try another one sometime!

Materials used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Papers:  You and Me (retired); John Deere paper from Creative Imaginations
Chocolate cardstock
Whisper cardstock
Slate, Chocolate and Goldrush inks
Stamp sets:  Cherish the Day (retired); My Farm (retired)
Embellishments:  burlap ribbon, Durables Round Studs, John Deere stickers and brad from Creative Imaginations, wheat from the field

Monday, January 28, 2013

Clean & Simple Cards 2: Day 1

I signed up for my very first online card-making class from Online Card Classes and have enjoyed my first "lesson". 

Our homework for Day 1 is to use one of the sketches provided and work on our craftsmanship.  Here is my card.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's class!

Products used (all Close To My Heart):

Sweetheart paper (retired)
White Daisy cardstock 
Slate ink 
Word Balloons stamp set from the Cricut Artiste Collection
Silver Shimmer Trim
Black & Grey Sparkle Assortment

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cocoa, Anyone??

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is anything "cocoa" themed, whether it be the beverage, color, etc.  I thought I would share a hot chocolate pouch that I made for a craft show I participated in at the beginning of December.  Fortunately, (or unfortunately) they all sold and this is the only photo I have of it.  It isn't a good image as it doesn't show the true colors of the paper that I used.

I got the pattern from Paper Crafter's Library.  I believe it was from one of their 12 Weeks of Christmas Patterns that was sent to their subscribers.  (I can't find the pattern on their blog so it must have been for newsletter subscribers only.)

Materials used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Twilight cardstock
Wonderland Paper (retired)
Wonderland WOTG stamp set (retired)
A Sip stamp set (retired)
Silver ribbon (from my stash)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Snow Fun

Ok, it's been a really, really long time since I have posted anything to my blog.  Blogger has changed since I last posted that I have to figure out how to post items again!

Here is a layout I created that my gals will be making at an upcoming workshop later this month.  It features the beautiful Avonlea paper.  I love the teal paper that comes with this pack.

I am entering this layout in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for the week of January 7.  Their theme for the week is "Snow Much Fun".  Click on over and see the other "snowy" ideas!

Other items used in my layout include the following:

Stamps:  Flakey Friends, All Decked Out (retired)
Embellishments:  Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel, Twilight Markers, Ruby Markers, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Houndstooth Alphabet, Twilight Ink