Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Emerald Award

Greetings!  I have been busy making cards for a vendor show I am participating in this week.  It is held at the Paint, Party and More business in Milton.  This is one of the cards that I have created for it.

I was given the Emerald award for this Color Challenge which was white on white with a black sentiment.  This is the second award I have received with this group and I have has a lot of fun creating cards with just a few specific colors.

Stay tuned to see more creations!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Color My Heart Challenge Blog # 167

Color Dare #167 - Goldrush, Chocolate and Kraft

Hi folks.  I decided I needed to do a challenge so welcome to Color My Heart Color Dare #167!  They chose fall colors of Goldrush, Chocolate and Kraft which look great together.  I also wanted to show how you could use a Christmas stamp set for a different season as well as highlight the November SOTM.  All products are from Close To My Heart.

This card uses the stamp sets Cheers, 2016 - Nov. SOTM and Miracle of Christmas.  I colored the fox using CTMH Shin Han markers.

The second card I did uses the Hostess Rewards stamp set Blessings of Autumn, C1634.  Paper is Goldrush Paper Fundamentals as well as chocolate and Kraft.  The only inks I used were Goldrush and Chocolate.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Happy Warm Autumn

It has been a while since I have posted anything.  It has been a very busy couple of months but I hope to do better in the future.  It has been a very warm autumn and the grass still needs to be mowed! However I am loving the 70's and I am sure it won't last much longer.

I took my camera and went out in the back yard to capture the bright re leaves on the Red Maple tree.

                                 First digital layout in a while.  Created it in Artisan.  I love this program!

                       I have been busy making cards for some CTMH Parties!  What fun they have been.

                                                Made this for October and Halloween

                                              Kissing Technique using a Hostess stamp set.

Would love to have you join me at a workshop next year!  I will post my schedule as soon as I get it set for the year.  I am also looking for six to eight who would like to have a card making club and earn FREE products.  Let me know if you are interested.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Friday Workshop

Friday Crop - June19th

Time: 1PM – Midnight
Place: First Baptist Church, 316 Gold Course Road, Milton, PA
Fee: $10 or $5 after 6PM

This Stamp of the Month is good until June 30th!
*RSVP by June 18th so I know how many tables to have set up and to be sure I have enough snacks.  If you are staying over the supper hour please bring your own.  I will have water, coffee and Ice Tea and also snacks and dessert.  There will be the usual late night “chocolate” treat as well!  If you want soft drinks, please bring your own.  We will be in the gym.
*I will bring a few tools and of course tape runners.  If there is something that you want me to bring or that you need, let me know.
Look forward to seeing you on Friday and let’s get a lot of work done on our projects!

Made all of these with one 12X12 double sided paper and 2 sheets of cardstock!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

12 cards from one sheet of paper...OSW!

I had found this cutting template some time ago and finally got to play around with it.  I only used one 12X12 sheet of double sided Lollydoodle (retired) paper and 2 sheets of coordinating cardstock to make these 12 cards.  I used the SOTM for June, Ice Cream Dream (S1506), Happy Everything (D1653) and Rainy Day (C1597). I also used ShinHan Markers to color objects and the new Carnival Washi tape! I Had lots of fun doing this and will share it at my next workshop.

Grab that sheet of double sided paper that you have wanted to use and get started!  Check out my website for any supplies that you might need!

Friday, May 15, 2015

May Special - A Taste of Summer

I am having fun with May's special Taste of Summer paper and also the coordination stamp set.  I played with them last night and made these tags.  Could also be used on a card or a scrapbook page.

You can order this on my website.  Remember it is only available during the month of May so order NOW!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Color Challenge...Black, White and one other Color

Sun is shinning but it is still cold so I decided to create a card for this Color Challenge.  I had to use Black, White and I added Yellow for my other color.  I feel warmer now...Lol!


The sun and sentiment was cut with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge form CTMH and the stamp set is 
"My Sunshine", which was the SOTM last April.  Border was done with a Martha Stewart punch.

Just wishing for warm weather...

Another card that makes me feel like Spring uses "Love This" stamp set from CTMH.
Colors are Gypsy and Sunset.

Thanks for stopping and I hope you feel a little Spring in the air!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April is Here!!! I hope Spring is also!

With the start of April there are a lot of things going on with Close To My Heart!

Typed Note is the Stamp of the Month.

Also the new Seasonal Expression 2 catalog is now available to order from.  You can order from it from April to July!  Click on the link to see the catalog.

Score a deal each day of April with Close To My Heart.

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through your Consultant’s Online Business Address and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 USD / $55 CAD to $150 USD / $160 CAD. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3:00 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!

Take time to look over all of the great deals for this month then decide what you want on your wish list.  Don't forget we will have a regular Friday Night Crop on April 17th at the Kelly Apartments in Lewisburg.  6pm-11pm!  RSVP for a spot!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Using up SCRAPS!

I have a lot of paper left from scrapbook projects.  I hate to through anything away so I have created some card kits to share with others!  Here are some cards I have made thus far.

The card on the lower left uses the Stamp of the Month for March.  This is only available until the end of March so if you want it get your order in!

Stay tuned as a new Seasonal 2 catalog will come out April 1, no fooling!

Monday, March 9, 2015

March Stamp of the Month!


Time for the snow to go away and flowers to bloom!  I am sure we are all ready for warmer weather and sunshine.  You will love the SOTM for March.  
Here are some things I have done:

I have also been working with the Brushed WOTG scrapbook kit.

I now feel ready for Spring!  Bring it on.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy February!

Happy February Greetings!  There are two new specials this month, the Stamp of the Month and an Album special.

Express Yourself

During the month of February*, when you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17 USD / $19 CAD! These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J®, or pocket scrapbook layouts. This offer is only available while supplies last, so make certain to get your order in early to ensure you can choose the styles and colors you love. They’re going fast and are built to last; so don’t delay—place your order today!


Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products (excluding purchases made in Studio J®), you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.


These are three of the cards and a scrapbook page that I have created so far this month.  Check out my Pinterest site for more ideas!  These are also a lot of Valentine Card ideas there.

Reminder of the Friday Night Crop on Feb. 20, at the First Baptist Church, starting at 6:30PM.  Also the Sat. Morning Card Class at my house on Feb. 28, at 9:30AM which requires a RSVP due to space.  Contact me for more details.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Snowy Afternoon Paper Crafting

 The snow has started to fall so I thought it was the perfect day to try out some new techniques!  Here are some of my results.

 Practicing my coloring with ShinHan markers and Blooming Heart stamp M1049.

 Dryer Sheet technique which I just love!  Sentiment from Puppy Party B1464.
 Washi Tape and stamping the background using A Budding Friendship D1602.
 Smack Down technique which I found fun to do.  Will definitely want to try this with other colors.  Pick a Posey C1576.
 Fussy Cutting the flower.  Quick and easy card! Stamp set Funky Blossoms B1452.
Creating the background, shaping the stamped banner and more fussy cutting/ShinHan markers.  December SOTM, Cutie Pie.

I am looking forward to sharing some of these techniques I learn at my future workshops!