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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Beware" Halloween Cards

Here are 3 cards made with this adorable stamp set! "Beware" is perfect for creating any spooky project! My favorite is the bat-flourish and the tag with lines. Comes with eight stamps in the set.
Aren't these cards fun!

"Whooo Loves You" Halloween Party Invitation Card

This stamp set is Adorable!!! From the owl to the mushrooms, it has to be one of my favorite sets! Here is a little card I made using the larger owl and the tree branch. I also used the stamp set "Happy Haunting" for the  words and web/spider inside the card. This would made a great invitation to a Halloween Party!

"Blue Ribbon" BBQ invitation Card

Isn't this the cutest summertime paper! Its called Blue Ribbon! And so perfect for the Classic American BBQ! Stamp set used: Grill It Up 
Here I made an invitation. I used one of the Stickease from the collection, Waxy Flax in Cranberry,  brad in Cranberry and inked the edges also in Cranberry.

"Fairy Tale" Thinking of You Card

The paper & Stickease I used for this card is from the "Fairy Tale" Collection. Retired from 2004-2005 Idea Book. I LOVED this Collection! The fairies and mushrooms, butterflies, and the colors are gorgeous! I also used a Taffy brad from my old stash. Such a whimsical card!

Monday, November 26, 2012

"Lucky" Scrapbook Layout

After having so much fun completing the Lucky Workshop I came up with these two layouts using the rest of my supplies, actually I still ended up with a whole lot more left! Don't you just love how much CTMH gives you in each packet!!! So here are my pages. Along with Lucky Paper, Lucky My Stickease, Lucky Level 2 Assortments, Mini-Medley Accents Sunset Collection (that's the Sunset Brads), I also got Canvas Badge Buttons. I LOVE these buttons! You can use your stamps & ink right on them!!! On one of mine I stamped a bike wheel. Very cool! Enjoy and I hope this inspires you!

*Bike ride theme

 *Bingo Night theme

"Lucky" Workshop on the Go Kit

This is my finished layout from the "Lucky Workshop Kit" -I really love these new Workshops on the Go kits, especially the unique stamp set that comes with them!

Stamp sets used: Luck (from the workshop kit), & Enjoy Life
I added Lucky Level 2 Assortment pk and Sunset Brads to my kit!


"Twitterpated" Scrapbook Layout

I could not get enough of this paper packet! So my style! I love the colors, the theme and because my family loves camping and playing in the canyons... this was simply made for us! :)
It is called "Twitterpated" even the name is so beyond cute!

Stamp sets used: Whooo Loves You, Happy Camper, Hello There

first layout

second layout

If you have any questions about any of my CTMH layouts please leave a comment below and I'll get back to you. Or you can email me at

"Fishing" Scrapbook Layout

This packet was one of my favorites... its an oldie! And for the life of me...I can't remember what it was called but it is from Close to my Heart (around) 2004-2005. This is when I first got into CTMH! (I became a consultant in 2006!) Anyway enjoy the pages!
(If anyone knows the name of this Collection PLEASE tell me! :)

"Just Chillin' " Scrapbook Layout

Perfect for Winter is the "Just Chillin' " Collection! From the Autumn/Winter 2006 Idea Book.
I had so much fun working with this kit! I love the colors and the retro look!
Stamp sets used: "A Sip", "Coffee Shop", and the letters are from the stamp set that came in the "Felicity" Paper packet.

"Sweetheart" Scrapbook Layout

Here I made two Layouts using the "Sweetheart" Collection from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book.
I LOVE Valentines day so this packet was one of the firsts on my Wish list! 
Colors in this collection: Baby Pink, Black, Cotton Candy, Tulip, White Daisy.
Stamp set used: "So Lucky"

 page 1

page 2

"Adorn-able" Christmas Cards

Here are two cards made with the "Adorn-able" Stamp set. I tried out embossing... I need a little more practice! lol but it was a lot of fun! The card and green paper where cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The green paper is from the "Evensong" Paper packet. 
Colors used: Grey Flannel, New England Ivy (paper). Embossed with Silver and Cranberry.
I really should add a bow or something to give it a little more... umm.

D1446 Adorn-able
Stamp set

Monthly Scrapbook Challenge #2 December 2012

Second Challenge... bring it on!
Well its Christmas time! And I'm BIG with the Holidays so lets stick with the Christmas theme!
This month we will have a 2-part challenge!

1st Part: Lets get caught up! If you haven't finished or even started on your last holiday pictures, do! Lets wrap up Halloween & Thanksgiving, get them into your albums so your all free & ready for Christmas!

2nd Part: Craft it up! Close to my Heart is offering the cutest Dimensional Elements "Ornaments". There are 2 kinds, I have the first set, there is also a new set in the newest Idea book.

Well get them out ladies (and Gents) and see what you can do with them! You could add them to a page/layout, a card or hang them on your tree! I'll be creating mine along with you so I don't have an example. But this is what they are and an example they show in the Idea book.

Have fun! And we want to see your finished projects! 
So Email me at or leave a comment below!

"Life Is Tweet" Anniversary Card

Here's a Happy Anniversary card I made using the June Stamp of the Month set "Life Is Tweet".

The card is cut from the Cricut Machine using CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. 
Colors are in: Grey Wool, Grey Flannel, Wild Flower, PepperWood. (All retired colors-but still loved!) And White Daisy. I distressed the edges using my scissors, you can also use the Edge Distresser tool. I used organdy ribbon in Vineyard Berry (close to Wild Flower) for the little bow tie. 
The card turned out simply adorable!

S1206 Life Is Tweet
Stamp set

Sunday, November 25, 2012

"Find Your Style" Girly Card

I would like to show you a card I made using the "Find Your Style" Stamp set from Close to my Heart. I LOVE this stamp set! All the images have the word-print pattern, giving your stamped image a very unique look! Here I used the dress-form stamp, added some ribbon for a tutu & sparkles around the neck to give it just the right amount of bling! Add a drop or two, along with some water to one of CTMH's Spray pens, and spritz a piece of White Daisy cardstock and that's how I got my background for this card! I love how it turned out! The word "Beautiful" is also apart of this stamp set.

D1452 Find Your Style
Stamp set

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just for you Gift Box -Pillow Box

Had to whip up one more project before heading off the bed... I'm just so super excited about my new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from CTMH.
I had to try out the pillow box. I put it at 4" so its a tiny box, perfect for a few pieces of candy, or a small trinket such as Jewelry. Again this project was super easy to create... and quite fun!

Items used:
(all products are CTMH)
Cricut cartridge- Art Philosophy
Felicity paper
Brown Bag & Bamboo Cardstock
mini paper flowers (in Chocolate)
Brads (in Bronze)
Stamped image using "Crafted with Love" stamp set
Inked with Brown Bag & Cocoa

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Delight in everything Card

I'm so excited about my new Cricut Cartridge! It's from Close to my Heart called Art Philosophy.

I tried out the Project they have listed inside the book. (Rosette Birthday Card). 
Instead of a Birthday Card I changed it up a bit... I also used Vineyard Berry instead of Hollyhock for the rosettes. I can't wait to see what more I can make using the cartridge!

I thought the Rosettes looked real hard to create... 
but they're not, they are actually quite simple!

I had so much fun creating this little card... hope these pics inspire you to bring out your Cricut machine and get started on a project of your own! And if you'd like to show us what you make, just leave a comment below. 

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

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