Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and card WS

                                       Just want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving
                                                   and may you all have a safe holiday weekend.

I also wanted to share  few pictures from November 17ths Christmas card workshop, we used the Pear & Partridge WOTG kit and made 15 cards.  This was Angela's first time at a  ws and she did a wonderful job with her cards. The first picture is Anglea and Shaun, Anglea is getting the hang of second generation stamping. We also did some embossing on the cards.

              This next piture Tiffany and Shaun, they are pros now.  Shaun as always is changing his up a bit.

                                         Anglea decided to do a sideways background, came out great.

                                                             Tiffany's finished cards.  Looking good.

                             Angela's finished cards. Looking good, cannot even tell that this was her first time.
                                               All product used are Close to my Heart unless noted:

                                                               G1043      Pear & Partridge WOTG
                                                               Z2501     mini pigment ink
                                                               Z2137     olive ink
                                                               Z2116     cranberry ink
                                                               Z2114     cocoa ink
                                                               Z821       clear detail embossing powder
                                                               Z555        craft heater
                                                               Z114       piercing tool
                                                               Z1782     my acrylix stamp scrubber
                                                               Z1783     sure cut paper trimmer
                                                               Z341        mini glue dots
                                                                            Scotch ATG gun

                    Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
                                                                 Have a crafty day!!!

                     Be sure to check out my blog December 1 as I will be annoucing my December special.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Help those Affected by the Hurricane

I am pleased to announce that Close to my Heart is enhancing their November promotion.

Here is how it will work:

Our November promotion is called Capture the Date, Capture the Savings and its main feature is the November SOTM which is a simply fabulous calendar set, when you make a $50.00 purchase, you can then get the SOTM for a mere $5.00 under our SOTM program, you can then purchase one additional stamp set from the Idea Book for 50% off.
From November 1 though 30 we will be donating $1.00 from every sale of the November SOTM set to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief.

Every dollar counts when it comes to helping our friends and neighbors.
I hope all of you will be able to participate in the months promotion.

Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome
Have a crafty day!!!

 SOTM -- Stamp of the month

Clearly the Best: The Magic of Monograms (S01E09)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Daybook fun

This is a little daybook that I put together for Tiffany's daughter Kayleigh. I thought Tiffany would enjoy filling it with halloween pictures and different things for the month of October.  When Tiffany came down for world cardmaking day she brought alot of different papers with her, so I used some of those to make this daybook.  Hope you like.

                                         I do not know the names of the different papers, sorry.

                       Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012

World Card Making Day

Yesterday was World Card Making Day, and I spent the day with Tiffany and Shaun working on some Halloween cards so I thought I would share them with you. The card with the mummy on it is our versions of  a card done by Leanne over on the CTMH eye candy board on FB, I just loved it and it was great use of the Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder, we all made little changes to it so that it was ours, and not exactly  like Leanne's,  I am not sure why my pictures are a little blurred, my hands must have been shaking a little and I didn't realize it.

These first set of items are mine

 This set was created by Shaun, he added some green and autumn terracotta to his wall to give it a mossy, dirty look, came out great, he also decided to draw his cat's face on and used his wiggly eyes in the word halloween, gave his bat some fangs.

This next and final set belong to Tiffany, she had this cute little bat that she added to her coffin, we had alot of fun working on all of these fun crafts.

                                        This is our mummy cards, thanks Leanne, for the idea.

                                         All product used is Close to my Heart unless noted:
                                                            Z1790 Artiste Cartridge
                                                           G1051 Moonlight  WOTG kit
                                                           1386 Black cardstock
                                                           1385 White Daisy cardstock
                                                           Z1767 Chalk marker
                                                           Z2427 Autumn Terracotta marker set
                                                           Z2406 Creme Brulee marker
                                                           Z2175 Cashmere ink
                                                           Z2173 Slate ink
                                                           Z2105 Black ink
                                                           Z553 Bonding Memories glue pen
                                                           Z679 Liquid Glass
                                               Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

1st Daybook & video

I decided to try to make my first video today, I made a daybook using papers from the DCWV paper pk called the Garden tea party stack, I have had these papers for awhile and since I am new to making daybooks I did not want to use up all of CTMH papers until I could get this right, well I liked how  this one came out so I wanted to share it and try video's at the same time. Hope you like. I was very nervous.

Products used:
DCWV garden party paper pk
Washi Tape
Z2171 CTMH Saddle ink
Z2164 CTMH Sorbet ink

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                                                                   Have a crafty day!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mutli-frame dry erase, chalk board

While roaming though blogs and other  idea pages, I happen to catch a glance at a picture, (and I am so sorry I don't remember who or where I saw this)  where the person a taken a multi frame and created a dry erase/chalk board out of it and I thought this was really cool, I happen to have one of these picture frames that my sister-in-law had given me for christmas one yr and I had yet to use it, well I pulled it out,  the Dreamin' paper pk and the new CTMH chalkboard paper, and worked on this most of the day today, well I had to stop and empty the washer and dryer a couple of times. I also used the new CTMH chalk marker, I cut my chalkboard paper at 4 x 6,  it is adhesive-backed so I put it directly on the front of the glass so that I could write and erase on it.  I used both of the CTMH cricut cartridges, letters are cut at 3/4", dragonflies are cut at 1 1/2" and 2", butterfly is cut at 2", the roses flowers were cut at 2". I hope you like it.

All product is CTMH unless noted:
Z1790 Artiste Cart
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cart
Z1789 Chalkboard sheet
X7142B Dreamin' paper pk
Z1753 Sparkles brown & tan
Z1707 Bitty Opaques
Z1795 Quillin tool
Z679 Liquid glass
Z1767 Chalk Marker
Z1296 Distressing ink-choc
Z1052 Ric-rac collection chocolate (retired)
Z1151 3-D foam tape
Z553 Bonding memories glue

Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
Have a crafty day!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

New Artiste jigsaw cards

Good Saturday afternoon, hope everyone is having a nice weekend, so wanted to show you a quick card I did last nite,  the Artiste cartridge has a couple of jigsaw puzzles on it and I just loved the heart, well over on FB last nite I saw where Laura has used 2 different papers from the new Avolea kit to make her a couple of cards well, I loved that idea and had to pull out the new Dakota papers and make mine. You get 2 cards when you cut the hearts out in 2 different papers, the puzzle pieces are put on with bonding memories glue but on the first card the pieces that have the design are put on using 3D foam tape, and on the second card the barn red pieces are put on with the foam tape.  I love how they came out. Hope you like them.

All products are CTMH unless noted:
X7157B Dakota papers
C1524 Words of Comfort Stamp
X5637 Barn red cs
X5931 Champagne cs
Z2171 Saddle exclusive ink
Z1151 3-D foam

Visit to get your Artiste cartridge collection today.

Also just a quick reminder that if you sign up to become a consultant during the month of August you get this exclusive damask bag.
visit to sign up today, its only $49.00 to join.
Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome
Have a crafty day!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

CTMH Artiste Cartridge

So I spent yesterday and this morning playing with the New Artiste Cartridge and I have to say CTMH has done it again, I love this cartridge. Yesterday I pulled out some old cardstock and just cut the 3D shapes to see how they would turn out and also to see the biggest sizes I could cut, tody I used it to make cards and a little card holder, it was so much fun, and also the Artiste collection comes with the 3 stamps sets so I had to play with thse too.    All three cards were made using the Clementine paper pack and the new colors of cs. Hope you like them. I will list all products at the end.
                                               This first one uses the cut from pg 35 and it's accent 1

This next one is gift card holder, love it now done in one quick cut,  it is pg 53 cut at 5"

This is the inside.

not sure why this turned out blurry, sorry,  the flower is cut from pg 55 and is cut at 2.50" it has a little blackstone in the center, the accents on each side are cut at 1.50" and are on pg 43, love this card because it has a surprise inside. I also sprayed the flower with a mixture of pearl paint and alcohol, the alcohol dries faster than water.

this is the inside, love the hello,  this card is on pg 51

This next item is a little magazine holder, it is on pg 47 and cut at 6" and is the cutest little thing.

After I finished putting it together I placed all the cards I made today in it, it is a wonderful card holder and would make a great gift, fill it with cards and wrap it up.

All products are Close to my Heart unless noted:
Z1790 Artiste cartridge
D1529 Artiste collection Stamp set- birthday
X7156B Clementine paper pk
X5928 Saddle cs        Z2171 Saddle ink
X5931 Champagne cs
X5932 Cashmere cs
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment
Z1754 Sparkles assortment
Z1039 Pearl paint    Z1380 spray pen
3D-foam tape   Z553 glue pen   Z879 Liquid glass

These next cards are a set of 14 that I made for Ginger at work.
Al product are CTMH unless noted:
D1335 Intrinsic Backgrounds stamp
Create-a-critter cricut cartridge
X5764 Pear cs,    X5643 chocolate cs,    1273 dessert sand cs,      X5466 brown bag cs,
1388 colonial white cs,     1301 bamboo cs,      5573 grey flannel cs
Copics used---YR12, YR14, Y02, Y04, Y08, Y15, BV0000, BV01, BV02, V000, V01, R81, R85, R17, G20, G21, G24, G28, BG000, BG01, B04, B05, B06

Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
Have a crafty day!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

A few birthday cards

 I had a few male birthdays to come up recently and so I made a handful cards using the Crusin' paper pack, hope you like them, I cannot remember where I got the car stamp from but it worked so well with these papers.

All product is CTMH unless noted:
X7154B Crusin' paper pack
D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday
C1494 Card Word Puzzle
Z1393 Black mini medley accents buttons & brads
Z1081 Colonial white waxy flax
Z2105 Black Exclusive ink
Z1151 3D-foam
Black Grosgrain ribbon
unknown car stamp

This next one is a quick graduation card that I did using the Art Philosophy cart.
All products are CTMH unless noted:
Z1686 Art Philosophy cart
1386 White daisy cs
X5635 Topiary cs
Z1151 3D-foam tape
Z1327 Green Sparkles

And  when you join my team this month you can get this awesome damask tote bag while supplies last.
Its only $49.00 to join and you get $130.00 in products, plus this damask bag valued at 50.00.
visit to learn more.
Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
Have a crafty day!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Retiring Colors from CTMH

Close to my Heart is redoing their color palette, and I think you are gonna love the new line up of 40 unique colors, and there will  be 2 shades of white. I really am excited about the new colors.
                                      The new colors will be available August 1, 2012

Below you will find a list of the retiring colors, do you have a favorite that is maybe on this list act now to get stocked up on stamp pads, reinkers and cardstock before they disappear for good.
visit to place your orders.

Retiring August 1, 2012
Grey Wool
Grey Flannel
Baby Pink
Vanilla Cream
Brown Bag
Vineyard Berry
Pansy Purple
Lilac Mist
Spring Iris
Heavenly Blue
Dutch Blue
Garden Green
Key Lime
Sunkiss Yellow
Sunny Yellow
Hoilday Red

                   Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Come Join my CTMH Team

CTMH now has new program for those wanting to join CTMH, you now have a choice of start up kits, there is the Essentials kit that is $49.00 or you can choose the Master kit for $99.00 which includes more supplies and tools, and if you join during the month of August you will also recieve this Denask Tote bag for FREE
($50.00 value), this is while supplies last.
      Email me for more information about signing up in August or just  visit to sign up.

                                       Thanks for stopping by and remember comments always welcome.
                                                                              Have a crafty day!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

CTMH 2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book

Hi everyone, just wanted to give a sneak peek of the cover of the new 2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book that goes live on August 1, 2012.

And I wanted to share a few new things from CTMH, how about Alcohol based markers (excited),
53 new accesories,   new storage organizers-small and medium,  13 new WOTG, and new colors ( champagne, saddle, cashmere, whisper, slate and ruby) and much, much more.

                                Reserve your copy today, just email me at

                          Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
                                                                      Have a crafty day!!!

Brand New Cricut Artiste Collection from CTMH

Thats right Close to my Heart has come out with a brand new Cricut cartridge collection called Artiste and it is available August 1, 2012 for ordering, if you would like to preorder just shoot me an email and we will take care of it.

This new cartridge has 700 images on it and there are 3-D images, it also comes with 3 My Acrylix stamps sets plus 3 sheets of the new Dimensional Elements,
I cannot wait to get mine.

Visit to get yours starting August 1, 2012

The new CTMH Fall/Winter Idea Books are available August 1, 2012 so please email me to reserve your copy today.

Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
Have a crafty day!!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

O Canada CMS Design Team

Copic Marker Scrapbooking is celebrating our friends from Canada and Kathie has drew some great designs for this celebration. To view all of the design team members wonderful designs slip over to and take a look, there is also a freebie waiting for you.
I just loved the canadian trillium that Kathie drew, so it is the one that I used for this card.

Product used:
CMS digi stamp--- O Canada
Xpress it blending paper
1299 CTMH Baby Pink cardstock
C1494 Card Word Puzzle CTMH My Acrylix stamp
Ribbon-- Dashes, dots & checks from Michaels
Z2153 Sweet leaf CTMH ink
Copics---G21, G24, G28, G29, Y13, RV000, RV00

Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
Have a crafty day!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012


            I am excited to let everyone know that Stampaganza is back!!!

      During the month of June when you purchase 2 stamp set you will get a third stamp for FREE

Purchase any 2 stamp sets of your choice A, B, C, D or E at full retail and get a third stamp for FREE (of equal or lesser value). This is a great way to get all of those stamp sets you have been wanting but having been putting off.
            This offer is not available on the SOTM or personlized stamps.
                      Visit to look and place your order,
                     you can also email me with your order at

        Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
                                                                                Have a crafty day!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Nurse's wk and Teacher's Appreciation wk

Hello everyone, this week I have made these cute little pin cushion's. I made these for the nurse's at the clinic that I work at for nurse's week, I used the little mason jars,  filled them with buttons of all sizes and shapes, the cushion part was made using fabic and some ploy-fil, there was no sewing involved, I used the glue gun to hold it together. Hope you like these.

Products used are Close to my Heart unless noted:
B1399 Crafted with Love CTMH My Acrylix stamp
Z1686 ARt Philosophy cartridge pg 47 shape 8
1381 White Dasiy cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate ink
Z2164 Sorbet ink
Z280 natural hemp
Maon Jars, fabic, poly-fil  from Walmart

These cards are for Teacher's week, I did pencils and pens to go with them for the two teachers we have working in the clinic.
All Product is Close to my Heart unless noted:
CC1017 Dotty for You papers
S1202 Thoughtful Tidings SOTM (FEB)
Z1686 Art Philosophy cart  Pg. 67  shape 10
1381 White daisy cadstock
Z2164 Sorbet ink
Z1151 3D- foam dots
Z1391 buttons
White Daisy grossgrain ribbon

I hope you enjoy the new items.
Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
Have a crafty day!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Owl steampunk meets art journal

I had painted these pages awhile back but wasn't sure what I  was  going to do with them until I saw the Owl Steampunk image that Colleen at CMS had drawn and I knew he was going on this page.  I pulled out my Prismacolor coloring pencils and had fun. I am not listing the colors I did on the pages because I cannot not remember them all, alot of brown, creams, tans, a couple of stencils.

Here is the page after adding the Owl isn't he the cutest, great drawing Colleen. If you are interested in getting the Owl digi stamp please visit
Sorry the picture came out just a little blurry. This looks so much better in person.

Products used:
Owl Digi--CMS
Glimmer mist
Tim Holzt metals
Prismacolor pencils-----PC948, PC950, PC1028, PC1072, PC1084, PC1094, PC1099

Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
Have a crafty Day!!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

CMS Blog Hop

Hi everyone,
  Welcome to the first CMS blog hop featuring our design team and some great steampunk images, if you have arrived here from the CMS blog then you are on the right track, if not hurry back and start from the beginning. During our blog hop you'll get lots of inspiration for these wonderful steampunk images.  We also have prizes,  everyone that completes the hop will recieve the entire set of steampunk images for FREE and ONE lucky hopper will recieve Copic Sketch set EX-6, details below.

For my cards I decided to use Steampunk Lola and the Hot Air Balloon, these were great to color, I really like Steampunk Lola and I have a couple of guy birthday's coming up so I will be using her alot.

Products used:
CMS Steampunk Digi Lola
K&Company BW/Flora ledger paper
Tim Holtz idea-ology sprocked gears
CTMH Z1366  antiqued copper brads
Copics---YG63, RV10, E0000, E00, E01, E08, E23, E25, E27, E97, G85, Y02, Y26, Y38, YR14
C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3, W5, W7, T0, T2, T4, BG0000, B32, B34, B37, B39, Blender

I like this hot air balloon, it will work great for any card or scrapbook layout.
Products used:
CMS Steampunk Hot air balloon digi
K & Copmany Flora ledger paper
Tim Holtz idea-ology sprocked gears
CTMH Z1366 pewter brads
Copics---E11, E15, E18, E23, E31, E33, E41, E42, E43, E44, E50, E53
T0, T2, W5, C0, C2, C3, C5, C9, Y26, YR23, YR65, BG0000, Blender

The Letter your looking for
here is M

To Win you must visit all of the design team blogs to put together the secret word and you also must leave a comment, once you have visited all blogs and have your secret word email it to Colleen at and she will email you the complete Steampunk images, you will also be entered for a chance to win the Copic sketch with the email.

Now hop on over to Diane's blog at

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost or need to stop along the way.

Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
Have a crafty day!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thanks Card and CMS blog hop

These are the cards I made for the people at work for Administraive Assistant day, I needed to make 11 of them so I pulled out a few stamp sets and my new Dotty for you paper pack and had fun. Hope you like them.
All product used is Close to my Heart unless noted:
CC1017 Dotty for You paper pk.---ask me how to get yours for $5.00
C1440 Take a picture My Acrylix stamp
C1494 Card Word Puzzle My Acrylix stamp
D1408 A Little Everything My Acrylix stamp
Z2153 Sweet Leaf ink,    Z2164 Sorbet ink,   Z2105 Black ink

and now for some great news our Copic Marker Scrapbooking design team is having our first ever Blog Hop, and everyone that completes the blog hop will recieve the entire set of Steampunk images for FREE plus One lucky hopper will recieve Copic sketch EX-6
Join us starting on April 27th.

Details on the hop and how to win coming soon.

Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.
Have a crafty day!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dotty for You and quick card

The Dotty for You special for National Scrapbooking month has started, to get this great paper pack for just $5.00 visit spend $35.00 in product from the current Idea book and you can recieve your Dotty for You papers for just $5.00. Also if you spend just a few more dollars you can get the SOTM for just $5.00.

This is a quick little card I did for a little girls birthday yesterday, I used the Create-a-Critter cricut cart.
Products used are all Close to my Heart unless noted:
X7149B Lucy paper pack
D1475 Card Chatter-birthday
1299 Baby pink cardstock
X5760 Cotton candy cardstock
Z3166 Black bitty brad for eyes

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Have a crafty day!!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

A Few new cards

Just wanted to post these few new cards I made recently, this is just a quick little post, hope you like these. March is Social worker month and we have three in the clinic, so I made them quick cards just to say thank you for all their hard work.

This middle card is a quick birthday card I made.

Thanks for stopping by and remember comments are always welcome.

Have a crafty day!!!