Friday, April 19, 2013

CTMH Star/Buzz and Bumble

Hello!  I just realized I have never posted my Star on my blog so am going to show it to you now.  If you have never been here before, grab a cup of tea and take a look around.  Feel free to become a follower and come back often!!
This project uses the Close To My Heart My Creations Star.  It is white chipboard and really fun to work with!  I used the Buzz and Bumble paper pack to cover mine.  Modge Podge for the adhesive.  CTMH has a template for cutting the triangles to cover the star, which helps a lot!  I handmade the flower to put in the center.  The strips that look like skinny brown ribbon are actually strips of paper I cut!  If you would like to make a Star of your own, you can order one on my website: 
Thanks for coming by, and I hope you will stop back soon!  Let me know what you think of my Star!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Close To My Heart Upcoming Events

Hello!  Come on in and grab a glass of tea!  Get your calendar out and let's schedule a few things together!!

I am going to be setting up this Saturday at the Knights of Columbus here in Galesburg, for the Spring Extravaganza!  There will be over 30 home based businesses set up from 9-3.  I hope you will stop out and say Hello!  Sign up for my door prize and have a look at CTMH's May special...the DREAM POP paper packet!! It will be available during the month of May for $10 with a $35 purchase on current product!  You will be able to order it online during May too, at

I am offering a FLOWER MAKING class where  I will show how to make 6 different flowers (3 paper and 3 fabric).  The cost is $5 and includes your supplies.  All you need to bring is a pair of scissors!  the class will be held at my house.  You can come either Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 am or Sunday, April 21 at 2 pm.  Class should last maybe 2 hours.  Please sign up by April 15.   Here is a picture of the flowers we will me making.  (fabric and papers subject to change!)

I am having an all day crop on Saturday, May 4 from 9am-8pm for NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!  The crop will be held at the Community Room of Sandburg Mall, here in Galesburg.  Cost is $25 and will include lunch and supper, iced tea, water and pop, use of 2 cricuts and lots of cartridges (bring your own mat) , use of CTMH stamps and inks, and door prizes.  There will also be tshirts avail for $10 each.    Bring your own supplies and a snack to share!  Please let me know if you plan to attend and have your fee paid to me by April 27 (and tshirt money if you plan to order one).  I hope you can join me for this fun day!

If anyone would like to book a Home or Online Gathering with CTMH, let me know!  It's an easy way to earn free product!  Also, you can place orders on my website 24/7  (

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see or hear from you soon!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Grandma/CTMH Frame

Hello!  Welcome to my blog today!  Thanks for stopping in, I hope you take the time to browse around and please, feed my fish!
Today I am showing you a frame I did.   I used the Close To My Heart My Creations Bracket Frame (HERE).  I have had this for a while and just didn't know what I wanted to do with it, but a few days ago I decided it was the perfect place to put a picture of my Grandmother!  I wanted a vintage look with the picture, so  I chose the Scholastic Paper Packet (HERE).    I think it was a perfect choice!  The solid cardstock is COCOA.  I used modge podge to adhere the paper to the frame.  For everything else I used Liquid Glass and my Tombow runner.  I used CHOCOLATE ink for inking my edges on the mats and tag.

The frame is kind of like a shadow box.  Maybe you can get an idea of that from this picture:
The trim around the frame is our Colonial White Rosette Ribbon (HERE).  Another perfect thing for my vintage look!  I have layered it on top of the Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon (HERE) that I colored with my Chocolate ink pad (easy peasy!).  It made the Rosette Ribbon POP a little more doing it over the darker ribbon. 
I made the tag with more paper from the same Scholastic paper packet, inking around the edges and sanding them a little bit.  The smaller tag will pull out, revealing my grandmother's name!  I used the LOVE DOILY stamp (HERE) which I heat embossed with our embossing powder.  (Love doing that with this doily stamp!)  The flower I handmade using yet another paper from the Scholastic paper pack.  The SPARKLES FLOURISH (HERE) I colored with a brown copic marker.  Those can easily be colored any color with an alcohol marker!
That's it for today.  Thanks again for stopping in, and I hope you come back again soon!
If you see any products here you would like for yourself, they can be ordered on my website:
Happy Craftin!