Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Latest Thin Cuts

Check out the latest Thin Cuts from Close To My Heart!  If you have or want to have the coordinating stamp sets and hate to fussy cut, you will want to order the Thin Cuts to come to the rescue!

These are a limited time offer so get them NOW while they are still in stock!  I am lovin' all of them but especially the Swirly Seashells.  They make great Adult Coloring cards too!

Happy shopping...I would love to see what you do with these!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fallen Leaves

It has been a super busy fall but I have finally gotten back to creating a card for a challenge!

I created this card for throw back Thursday using a stamp set I have had in mind and some left over scraps on my craft table...haha.  Products I used were:
                                         Fallen Leaves -  B1492 (retired) from CTMH

I stamped them using VersaMark then dusted them with Perfect Pearls by Ranger.  I love the way it adds sparkle to them.
Thanks for stopping by and I will try to post again in a few days.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Happy Times

Color Dare Challenge #192

Happy Times! That is the name of the Paper pack from Close To My Heart for National Scrapbook Month.  I used Fern, Canary, Cotton Candy, Glacier, White Daisy and Gold, the colors in the Happy Times Paper Pack.  The flower like design from Ornate Blossoms was heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder. I then colored it in with the inks mentioned above using a Blending Pen.  The "leaves" were stamped on Fern cardstock with Fern ink.  Paper is from the Happy Times paper pack.  I love the Gold Foil!

You can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE With a qualifying purchase of $60. This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95. Together with the Happy Times paper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook or on your cards.

Thanks for stopping by and take time to Enjoy Life's Moments!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Picture My Life™ Watercolor Cards and Waterbrushes

This is a great video to show some techniques for using watercolors.  I love the way Close To My Heart has packaged theirs.  We also have watercolor paper and brushes.  Check them out!

Check out the new catalog that just came out May 1!  It is the Seasonal Expressions 2 for May - August.  When you click on the link it will take you to a spot where you can view the whole catalog!!!

Enjoy Life's Moments!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Orange Orange

This weeks Color Dare Challenge #191 is all about orange!  I have been coming up with cards using butterflies and the Your Own Kind of Wonderful for this month's card kit so added an orange one to the group.  I used Sorbet, Sunset and Poppy.  The colors look so much better in person!  I heat embossed the three butterflies in white then used sponge daubers to add the three colors.  It was mounted on orange ombre paper from Sangria.  It is embellished with coral sequins and the sentiment was stamped with Poppy ink..

Orange is not a color that I use often, so thank you Color Dare for this challenge.  I am enjoying the challenges!  Thank you design team for the inspiration!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Uniquely You

I have had this retired stamp set for as long as I have been a consultant with Close to My Heart and have not used this part of the set.  It just called out to me with these happy colors! This is my Color Dare #190 card.  I have used Ruby, Gypsy, Honey and Pear inks only.  The top flower was heat embossed in white and the first three colors were applied with sponge daubers. The sentiment was also heat embossed in white and clear Wink of Stella was added to the solid colors and the sentiment.

Supplies used:

Cardstock: Ruby, Gypsy Honey and White Daisy
Inks: Pear, Versa Mark with White heat embossing powder
Stamp set: A Flowering Bunch, SOTM S1306
Cricut Cartridge: Artiste

I was the Sapphire winner for this card!  Exciting!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Young At Heart

Are you young at heart?  Doesn't matter your age you know!!!

I got out some stamps from the last Stamp of Approval Young At Heart collection by Catherine Pooler and created these cards.  I have a lot of birthdays coming up and everyone always needs birthday cards.  That was the main reason I bought the set!  It was full of goodies and ready to create great projects as well as opportunity learn some new tricks!  There were some great, fun stamp sets, die cuts and a masking sheet.  Also a glitter pen.  So much fun to pay with.  All this was in the box!!

These are a few of the cards I have created.  

Her website is full of ideas and so is my Pinterest site!  Check them out, especially all of you who are young at heart!  Don't forget to vote too!

Happy crafting and Enjoy Life's Moments

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Heart 2 Heart Challenge of Four

I have never thought of trying to see how many different combinations of four things I could get on a card but it was FUN!  This challenge is from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for the fourth month, April! Can you find four things that I used four of?

I hope you saw four stars, four pictures, four words and fours colors!  Now see what you can create using four of something!  For more ideas go to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog!

I used the following stamp sets:
Animal Greetings D1679, an Operation Smile set

Life in Pictures S1604, Stamp of the Month

Happy crafting and Enjoy Life's Moments!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Green! Green! Green!

This is the season where everything is coming up green!  Leaves, grass, flowers pushing through the ground and cards!  The weather is cold and very windy today and there were snow flakes flying through the air but not enough to hide the GREEN!  I want the 70 F weather from two days ago...Lol.

This weeks Color Dare #187 challenge is to create a card using only shades of green and White Daisy.  I combined that with the Stamp Of the Month for April.  I roughed up the edged with a Edge Distresser tool for added interest and to bring out the white core of the paper.

I added some various shades of  Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles for some added BLING!  I did some second generation stamping and used the lighter shades so that only one camera stuck out.  The little star shapes came from an older stamp set, CC1041 Hello, Life.

There were other stamp set I could have used for this but it was close and it worked for what I wanted...filler!

Take time to enjoy Life's Moments!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Color Dare #186

It is the day after a busy Easter weekend so time to relax and play with three colors!  I used only Gypsy, Lagoon and White Daisy which was a challenge in itself!  Teamed with one of my favorite stamp sets "Your Own Kind of Wonderful" D1627.  Color Dare #186.

I used second generation stamping for the smaller butterflies and also the Lagoon back of the larger butterflies.  Tone on tone was used for the Gypsy butterflies on the border.  Lesson learned - I can create a card with just two colors on a White Daisy card!!!  Can You?

Enjoy Life's Moments!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hello Spring!

Spring has arrived and the flowers are starting to bloom.  March wind is still present and the temperature has not been that high but warm weather is on it's way by Easter weekend.  Perfect...

With that in mind I went out with my camera this afternoon and took these pictures and turned them into a page print.  I didn't find many that were open but these few make me happy!

 My mind then went to butterflies and I got out a stamp set I have not used much and made this card for the Color My Heart #185 blog challenge.   These colors scream SPRING!

I used the top four colors with my inks and Glacier and Topiary card stock to back my image.  The triangles punched with the Triangle Border Punch so that the Topiary would show through.

I didn't want to cut out the antenna of the butterfly so I stamped it on a second time and fussy cut it out, minus the antenna, and sponged the wings with Sweet Leaf, Glacier and Cotton Candy ink.  The area around the butterfly was sponged with Sweet Leaf and a little bit of Cotton Candy ink.  The center of the butterfly is the only part that was attached so that the wings could stand up a little for added dimension.  Three pink dots balanced off the design and all was added to a layer of Cotton Candy Fundamentals paper.  The stamp set is retired Paper Bird Hostess Reward stamp set.

There are a lot of great Hostess Reward stamp sets so why not have a party?  Book, Home or even Facebook!  I would love to help you earn some great products! 

Same design, different paper...along with one Crazy Bird from Tim Holtz.

Don't forget that this is Stampaganza Month.  Buy two get one FREE! and The Stamp of the Month is super cute, especially if you can get it for $5!

Remember to stop and Enjoy Life's Moments!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Buy two, Get One Free

Stampaganza has come!  
Better late than not at all in getting this out on my blog.

Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets (M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size) at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! That is a savings of up to $29.95! Just a reminder: If you purchase multiple stamps in sets of three (six, nine, twelve, etc.), you will earn the lowest-priced stamp sets on your entire order for free. For example, if you order nine total stamp sets, the three lowest priced stamp sets will be free.
This offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible, and let the Stampaganza begin!

If you do not have a consultant you may order them on my website: 
The deal just got sweeter!  CTMH has added this stamp set!

In celebration of this month's Stampaganza special, Close To My Heart has released the exclusive new My Acylix® Hello Paradise stamp set, available now through March 31! Stamp your way to paradise with this beautiful D-size set, and remember, during Stampaganza, you can buy two My Acrylix stamp sets and get a third free! 

Start putting your orders together now and get them in before the end of March!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mojo Monday 435

Cherish each Moment

I had colored the stamp earlier this week and as soon as I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use for Mojo Monday 435!

Materials used:

CTMH Lollydoodle paper (retired) and Lagoon and Pixie card stock
Stampendous Happy Hoppers Clear Stamps 

Thanks for stopping by and Cherish the Moments!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

You Are Fabulous!

Hi there.  A late night post to share a CAS card I created today for a new challenges.

Muse Card Club - Muse Challenge #153 - Tracey McNeely is the Muse this week.

CAS-ual Fridays for Febuary

I kept my card clean and simple with one layer.  I really liked Tracey's spring colors but chose circles rather than actual flowers to make my cluster.  I stamped flowers and sentiment with So Many Smiles.  The saying is heat embossed and the center of the largest flower is on pop dots and has Liquid Glass added to the center.  All products and stamps are from Close To My Heart.

Here is Tracey's card.  Makes me anxious for spring flowers and warm weather!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fun Crafting

I find it amazing at how fast time flies when I am in my craft room!  I tired a new technique called Ink Smooshing which I saw on YouTube with Catherine Pooler.

I experimented with two types of ink and got two different looks.  Love them both!  
The Frog 
   CTMH Exclusive Inks - Canary, Crystal Blue and Fern.  
Stamp set and Thin Cut dies - CTMH Spring Critters 
TwinTouch Markers - CTMH - Sap Green, Leaf Green, Pastel Green

The Butterfly
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - faded jeans, worn lipstick and dusty concord

All you have to do for the background is rub the ink pads on a clear block, spritz with water and lay on the paper and "smoosh" it until you get the desired look.  Great YouTube video to watch with Catherine Pooler.

,Give it a try and share your results!
Happy crafting and Enjoy Life's Moments!