Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ice Cream Anyone?

Here is another card I made using the same Blossom Paper pack as my  last card.  This one uses the June Stamp Of The Month (Ice Cream Dream ).  I think it is a cute, refreshing stamp set!  I also used some green embellishments from our GREEN AND BLUE EPOXY BUBBLES.  I colored the ice cream cone with my ShinHan Touch Twin markers.

The inside of the card has another image that I colored and fussy cut.  I used one of our Spring Adhesives behind the ice cream truck to give it a little movement!  All products are Close To My Heart and available for purchase on my website:: !

What do you think of my card?  I am leaving the inside blank for the message to be written.  I like the truck moving like it is rumbling down the street!

Stop back anytime!

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Cards Using Blossom Paper Pack

I apologize for not posting for a while.  Life has had me busy busy busy!!
Here are some cards I made the other day.  All are quick and easy and made with Close To My Heart products.  Our Seasonal Expressions 2 book goes live on April 1 and this paper pack is in it!  The name of the paper pack is BLOSSOM and I just love it!  The colors and patterns are so springy, and I am ready for some SPRING!
On this first card I used our stamp set called A LITTLE NOTE.  (sorry, our CTMH site is down right now so I can't link the products.  I will try to get back when the site is running again to do that for you!)  I colored the daffodils with my ShinHan alcohol markers.  Only used 3 colors and think they matched up with the paper real well.  If you aren't familiar with the ShinHan Twin Touch markers, they are great!  Coloring with them is easy and fun!  (I use my black Memento ink pad for stamping when I am going to color the image so the ink doesn't run.)  The sentiment is from the stamp set A BUNCH OF THANKS.

The next card uses our HOPPING BY stamp set.  I also colored it with the ShinHan Twin Touch markers.  I love the PURPLE SHIMMER TRIM  too!  On this one I used 3D FOAM TAPE to pop up the bunny in his car!

On these last 2 cards I used the A BUNCH OF THANKS stamp set.  One has a little bow of EXTRA THICK TWINE in Lagoon.  That twine is so fun to use, and we have it in a few different colors now!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christmas Card using Artfully Sent

Hello!  Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I started a new job and am having trouble getting my days more productive again!  Close To My Heart has a new exclusive to us Cricut Cartridge!  It is ARTFULLY SENT and has all kinds of cuts to make different styles of cards.  This cartridge is awesome!  It comes with 3 stamp sets and a pack of 12x12 white cardstock.  Here are a couple of pop-up style cards I have made using this new cartridge.  The first one is a Halloween card.  Sorry the lighting isn't very good on the pic of the inside.

I used our Halloween paper SCAREDY CAT for the front and the EEK is from the coordinating SCAREDY CAT COMPLIMENTS and I cut the web from the Artfully Sent cartridge.
The next card is a Christmas Card.  I used heat embossing on the front with SILVER EMBOSSING POWDER and used a strip of SILVER SHIMMER TRIM.  

On the inside I used a scrap of GOLD GLITTER CARDSTOCK behind the star.  I used a stamp from the retired 'Glory To God' stamp set.
If you haven't looked at the ARTFULLY SENT Cricut Cartridge, you really should.  It is great for cardmakers and if you don't make cards it might show you how easy it can be to do!
Thanks for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Annual Inspirations Idea Book

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Grab a glass of tea and sit with me for a while.  I have been busy with  my grandkids this summer, as 2 are here visiting from CO for several weeks.  It is so great to have them here and this grandma is having lots of fun!  We went out to the lake the other day for a fast food picnic and some play time.  They should of know that also meant a photo session for grandma, but they still grumbled like they always do!  Here is a pic I got them to hold still for:
Close To My Heart is releasing the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book on August 1.  It has a lot of  new product and I am anxious to get my hands on it and some samples made!
  I am offering a FREE copy of the new annual Idea Book to anyone who places a minimum $25 order (before shipping and tax) with me before the end of July.  This order would be out of the current Spring and Summer 2014 Idea Book, which can be seen on my website HERE.  If you scroll down on the lower left side you will see a link to the RETIRED ITEMS, which highlights some of the product that is still available that won't be returning in the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  If you have any questions, be sure to let me know!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you leave me some comments and stop back again soon!
Happy craftin!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Display Tray

I recently made one of our DISPLAY TRAYs to show off some pictures from our trip to Echo Lake Park in Colorado.  The tray is 13 x 13 1/4 x 1 and is made of wood, painted black.  Each little rectangle fits one of our smaller Picture My Life cards (3 x 4 inches) and I used some from the LATER SK8R collection.  These cards can be used for so many things besides just the Picture My Life style of scrapbooking!  I can't wait to see if there are any new collections in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book that will go live August 1.

The top left rectangles have an 8 x 10 picture cut to fit in the 6 of them.  I like how it worked out doing that!  I still might add some small embellishments to give it a little texture but haven't decided for sure what yet.  These frames can be used for so many things and make really great gifts when done in a wedding or new baby theme!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back later as CTMH is having their annual convention later this week.  Although I won't be joining a lot of fellow consultants in CA at Disneyland for all the fun and excitement,  we will be getting updates on all the announcements and new product previews!!

Friday, June 6, 2014

2nd Album in a Box

Hello!  I am so excited!  I just finished my 2nd Album in a Box and the more I make the more fun they are!  This one I used the Ariana paper pack from Close To My Heart.  Leave me a comment and let me know which one you like better, this one or the Ivy Lane one in my  previous post.
Sorry my pictures today are a little blurry!  Guess I was so excited I couldn't hold the camera still!

Remember, you can make one of these Albums in a Box at my June 28 workshop!  Check back again soon as I am going to make a couple more of these with different paper packs!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Album in a Box Workshop

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Grab your glass of tea and take a look at the upcoming Album in a Box workshop I am going to be having.  The design is from fellow CTMH consultant  Kelly English-Triggs (Thank-you Kelly for sharing your talent and ideas!).
The workshop will be held Saturday, June 28, in the Fellowship Room at the Gerlaw Christian Church (go west from Galesburg on South Lake Story Road, straight at 2 stop signs and then you will come to the church) starting at 9:30 am.  The class will take a while, so if you want you can bring a lunch or take a break and run into Monmouth to get something.  The $20 class fee includes everything you will need as far as supplies, but you will need to bring your own paper trimmer, scissors, bone folder, dry embossing stylus, and adhesive.  If you don't have the bone folder and stylus let me know and I will be happy to share mine for use during the class. Please let me know by June 14 if you plan to attend the workshop.  You will need to take a look at our current paper collections and decide which pack you want to use to make your project and let me know when you sign up.
For my sample Box Album I have used our IVY LANE papers.
Here is a couple pictures of the inside of it:

As you can see I haven't added any pictures or journaling to mine yet.  I have given it to my mom for Mother's Day and am letting her add her own!  We won't be adding pictures at the workshop either unless you know what you want to use and bring them with you.
I am currently working on another one of these using the ARIANA papers.  I will post pictures of it when I get it done!  They are lots of fun to make and I hope you will join me for the workshop!
Don't forget to sign up by June 14 so I can get the paper packs ordered!
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