Monday, December 10, 2012

Mojo Monday 246 - Happy Holidays Card

At the beginning of the month we moved to our own place and now I am way behind with my Christmas cards.  I should be still unpacking but decided making a card would be much more fun :)

I was going to use the current sketch but half my cord for the Cricut has disappeared, so I have decided to use an older sketch from Mojo Monday.

Mojo Monday 246 was designed by Mary Fish.

Here is my creation using the sketch
Unless otherwise noted all products are from the Autumn/Winter 2012 CTMH Idea Book
Paper: Pear & Partridge Paper Packet
Cardstock:  Olive, Colonial White
Ink:  Blush, Olive, Cocoa, Cranberry
Stamp Set:  Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set
Other:  Bitty Sparkles, Kraft Die-Cut Cards, Pink Collection Designer Ribbon(retired)
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 9, 2012

My Top 10 List of New Items for the Autumn/Winter 2012 Close To My Heart Idea Book

I had a hard time narrowing it down to 10 items since there were so many wonderful new items added.

1)  Studio J Express Collections (pg. 13) - 6 collections to make scrapbooking even faster – all you have to do is add your own pictures

2)  Cricut Artiste Collection (pg. 15) - can’t wait to get this collection. 

3)  Flakey Friends Stamp Set (pg. 87) - I love snowmen things, so this item was hard to resist, just so cute.

4)  Organizers (pg. 119) - always looking for new ways to organize all my scrapbooking stuff.

5)  Sparkles (pg. 127) - love my sparkles! They added three more: clear, brown and tan, and black and grey assortments.

6)  Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 (pg. 11) – some great ideas for cards and layouts, beautiful artwork featured.  I look forward to future volumes

7)  Pear & Partridge Card Making Kit – Workshop on the Go (pg. 66) – can’t wait to make my Christmas cards using this kit.

8)  Alcohol-based markers along with the Alcohol Blending Marker (pg. 9 & 133) – look forward to trying these out.

9)  Mini Pigment pad sets (pg. 9) – another item I look forward to trying out.

10)  Silver Shimmer Trim (pg. 124) – a fun item to add to embellish Christmas cards.
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mojo Monday 265

Just in the knick of time to enter Mojo Monday 265.

Mojo Monday 265 was designed by Julee Tilman.
All the items can be found in the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book unless otherwise noted.
Paper Packet:  Clementine(X7156B)
Cardstock:  Colonial White(1388), Twilight(X5666)
Ink:  Chocolate(Z111), Sorbet(Z2164)
Stamp set:  Clementine Workshop (G1046)
Other: Opaques Ahesive Gems - Pearl(Z1336)
Thanks for looking!




Saturday, November 3, 2012

Specials for November

November's Stamp Of The Month is called Capture the Date. It's available from now till the end of the end of the month.  A picture of the set can be found on page 142 of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.  When you spend $50 you and get the SOTM for $5.

The November Constant Campaign is

When you spend $50 full retail or more on an order you can choose any one stamp set (A, B, C, D, or K) for 50% off plus you can get the November SOTM for $5.

Close To My Heart is also donating $1 from every Stamp of the Month sold during the promotion to the Red Cross to help those that have been effected by Hurricane Sandy.

If you need to get a hold of me please go to my CTMH page.



I'm back!!

With the passing of my SIL due to tragic circumstances crafts took a sit on the back burner.  I'm slowly trying to get back into the groove of things.

Back in August the new Autumn/Winter Close to my Heart Idea Book came out.
Lots of wonderful new products.  My top 10 list to come soon.
Thanks for continuing to follow my blog.



Friday, April 20, 2012

Mojo Monday 237 - Footloose Birthday Card

The Mojo Monday sketch for this week was quick and easy to do.  I used the new Footloose Paper Packet which can be found in Close to My Heart Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book. Footloose was fun to use for this birthday card but also perfect for scrapbooking your beach pictures.

Mojo Monday 237 was created by Mary Fish.

All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Kit:  Footloose
Cardstock:  Sweet Leaf and Daisy White
Ink:  Lagoon
Stamp Set:  Birthday Boy(retired)
Other:  Circle Punch(CM)

Thanks for looking!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Available Tomorrow!!

The Dotty For You paper pack is available starting tomorrow!!  Don't miss out on getting this fabulous paper pack.  Details can be found on my April 3rd, 2012 post.

Here is a pic of all the papers that you will be getting:  24 sheets, 12 designs times 2.

Let me know if you're interested in getting it or need more info.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mojo Monday 236 - Thank you card

I actually got the card done before the deadline!  This week's Mojo Monday sketch was perfect to use scrap pieces. 

I created a thank you card this time.

Mojo Monday 236 was designed by Teresa Kline.

All products used were CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Kit:  Key To My Heart(retired)
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Tulip, Sorbet
Ink:  Tulip
Stamp Set: Card Word Puzzle
Other:  Designer Ribbon-Red Collection, Scallop Punch(SU), Circle Punch(CM)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mojo Monday 229 - Anniversary card

I used an older Mojo Monday sketch to create my Anniversary card. 

Mojo Monday 229 was designed by Mary Fish.

All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Kit:  Stella
Cardstock:  Cocoa, Colonial White
Ink:  Cocoa, Tulip
Stamp Set:  Happy Forever(retired)
Other:  Heart punch(CM)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Studio J Easter Layouts

Happy Easter!! 

Here are a few Studio J layouts I created of last year's Easter holiday.

The kit I used is called Hippity Hop.  This kit is perfect to capture your Easter pictures.

Hope everyone enjoys their long weekend.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April/May Constant Campaign

I LOVE this paper pack!!  I can't wait to get my hands on it!  It will be available from April 17th-May 31rst.  It includes 24 sheets double-sided of 12 patterns, 2 sheets of each design.

When you spend $35 from the Spring/Summer Idea Book you can purchase the Dotty for You paper pack for an extra $5(retail value $19.95).

There's also a couple ways that you can get it for FREE!!
1)  When a Hostess has a Gathering totaling $400 or over(excluding taxes, shipping and Operation Smile donations) they can get the Dotty for You paper pack for FREE!

2)  Sign-up as a Consultant and you get the Dotty for You paper pack for FREE as part of your kit!

If you're interested in purchasing the Dotty for You paper pack or getting it for FREE please contact me.


April Stamp of the Month

It's already a new month again which means a new Stamp of the Month!

If you're interested in purchasing it let me know.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Mojo Monday 233 - Thank you card

I had time today to do this week's Mojo Monday sketch.   For this card I used the new Pemberley Paper found in Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.

Mojo Monday 233 was designed by Teresa Kline.

All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper Kit:  Pemberley
Cardstock:  Outdoor Denim and Colonial White
Ink:  Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand and Bamboo
Stamp Sets:  Card Word Puzzle and A Huge Thanks
Other:  AP Cartridge

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

I'm Baaack!!

I hope at least. With the kids and myself being sick for most of March and other family commitments it left little time to scrap.

I've been working on my youngest niece's scrapbook.  I have about 3/4 of the pages done to the point of just needing to add emblishments and titles.

I am trying to keep the scrapbook pretty simple so my SIL just has to add a picture(s) and journaling.

Here is the first page.

All CTMH products unless otherwise noted.
Layout:  Triple Play Foundation(pg102) from Reflections Scrapbook Program
Paper Kit:  Lucy
Cardstock: Colonial White
Inks: Creme Brulee, Sweet Leaf, Baby Pink, Blush, Grey Wool
Stamp Sets: Chocolate Alphabet, Hooray Bouquet
Other:  AP Cartridge

Hope to post some more of the album tomorrow.


Friday, March 2, 2012

March Constant Campaign

There's an exciting promotion going on for the month of March!! If you were ever interested in becoming a Consultant now is the perfect time!! When pay the $99 to become a Close To My Heart Consultant you get the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection for FREE or if you already have it you get an extra $100 of FREE product!! This means that you're getting almost $400 of product for $99!! You also still have the chance to add on 3 extra collections for $40 each.

Here's what's all included in the Art Philosophy Collection. 

I love the Art Philosophy cartridge as you're able to do so many things with it.  There are over 700 images on the cartridge!  You are aslo not limited to the 3 corresponding stamp sets included in the collection. If you see any red lines around the stamp set images within the CTMH Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book they can be found on the cartridge. 
If you have any questions or are interested in taking advantage of this promotion please contact me.


March Stamp Of The Month

When you spend $50 in product you can get the March Stamp of the Month for $5

If you have any questions or are interested in puchasing this stamp set please contact me.



Monday, February 13, 2012

Mojo Monday 227 - Baby card

A bit late with my card this week because I've been working on a project.  I hope to be showing it to you soon.

Here is my card using the new Lucy paper from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.  It's perfect for my new little niece that was born.

Mojo Monday 227 was designed by Debbie Carriere.

All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper Kit:  Lucy
Cardstock:  Colonial White
Ink:  Blush
Stamp Set: New Arrival
Other:  Pink Ribbon (MM)
Along with the Lucy Paper the stamp set "New Arrival"  is also new for the Spring /Summer 2012 Idea Book. 

Thanks for looking!!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Studio J - Sweetheart

One of the great things about Studio J is that you can use Kits that have already been retired.  I did the following two layouts using Studio J, selecting the Sweetheart  Kit.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, February 3, 2012

February Constant Campaign

What a great way to try out Studio J!

What this means is when you buy one Studio J 5-Pak for $55 you get another 5-Pak for FREE!!
One Studio J 5 Pak includes:
5 two page layouts
5 Memory Page Protectors
FREE Shipping and Handling

With the promotion you now get 10 two page layouts and 10 Memory Page Protectos plus the free shipping and handling. 

This works out too $2.75 per page!!

If you're interested in the promotion please contact me here 


February Stamp of the Month

The February STOM is available from February 1-29th.

Mojo Monday 226 - Valentine's Day Card

It's been a busy week, so I'm a bit late.

I did a Valentine's Day card for  Mojo Monday this week.

Mojo Monday 226 was designed by Julee Tilman

All product CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper Kit:  Sweetheart(retired)
Cardstock:  Daisy White, Cotton Candy
Ink:  Baby Pink, Regal Rose(SU)
Stamp Set:  So Lucky(retired)
Other:  Pink Ribbon(MM)

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book is here!!!

To take a look at the Idea Book right away please look here!  To contact me about a hard copy of the Idea Book or if you have any questions you can find my contact information on My CTMH website.

Hope to hear from you soon!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Liebster Blog Award Recipient!!

Patti from Patti's PaperScraps gave me this award!!  I was one of her five picks!

The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but general consensus is that the originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  Upon accepting this award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note.

Here are my 5 picks:

Nickie Hoffer - gave us a sneak peak with  a card she created with the new Pemberly paper coming out Feb.1 from the new Spring/Summer CTMH Idea Book.

Pam -  created some wonderful winter layouts with the Wonderland paper.

Kristina Ponte -  has created some beautiful layouts from her trip.

Lisa -  has some beautiful cards on her blog.

Angel -  has the cutest card for Mojo Monday 225 on her blog (Jan.25) using the new Lucy paper also coming out Feb. 1 from the new Spring/Summer CTMH Idea Book.

Have fun looking at these creative ladies blogs.

Thanks again Patti :)


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Let's Scrap 1-25 Funny Faces Layout

Used another sketch from Let's Scrap.  This time I used one of their layout sketches.

Here's a layout of my oldest as a baby. 

Here are a couple of close up pictures of the right hand side.

Sketch was designed by Cheri O' Neill.

All the products are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper Kit:  Sweetheart(retired)
Paper:  White Daisy, Cotton Candy
Ink:  Baby Pink, Regal Rose(SU), Black(SU)
Stamp Set:  Sweetheart(retired)
Other:  AP Cartridge, Bitty Sparkles, Clear Sparkles, Just Blooms(TM) Paper Shapes

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Let's Scrap 1-18 Thank you card

The following card was made using a sketch from the Let's Scrap site.

Sketch was designed by Debbie D.

All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper Kit:  Topstitch(retired)
Paper:  Colonial White
Ink:  Heavenly Blue, Baby Pink, Chocolate
Stamp Set:  AP Tags
Other:  AP Cartridge, Designer Collection-Cocoa

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mojo Monday 225 - Baby Card

For this weeks Mojo Monday I did a baby girl card.

Mojo Monday 225 sketch was designed by Julee Tilman.

All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Kit:  Topstitch(retired)
Paper: Colonial White
Ink:  Heavenly Blue, Baby Pink, Chocolate
Stamp Set:  Chocolate Alphabet Small
Other:  AP Cartridge, Bitty Sparkles

Thanks for looking.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Wings - Thank you card

The following is a 4.25" square card.

All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper Kit:  Wings
Cardstrock:  Sweet Leaf, Vineyard, Daisy White and Colonial White
Ink:  Topiary, Baby Pink, Vineyard, Chocolate
Stamp Set:  Remarkable Wreath
Other:  Opaque Adhesive Gems-Pearl

The sketch was inspired by another Close To My Heart Consultant Carol.  If you hop over to her blog, she created a 3" sqaure card using the new Pemberly Paper kit.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

A week late with Mojo Monday 223

Time got away from me.  Kids were back in school last week, so we were trying to get into a routine again after being off for 2 weeks.  I was also playing catch up with my work. 

Here's my card for Mojo Monday 223

The sketch was designed by Julee Tilman.

All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted
Paper Kit:  Key To My Heart(retired) - using some my leftover pieces still
Paper:   Daisy White and Tulip
Ink:  Creme Brulee, Juniper, Tulip and Sorbet
Stamp Set:   Hooray Bouquet
Other:  Designer Collection - Red, AP Cartridge

A fellow consultant Kathy also used the same sketch and stamp set.  To see her card please hop over to her blog.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Constant Campaign - Studio J

I just thought I'd recapture all the benefits of having a Studio J membership. It's even cheaper to get it now that the Canadian prices are on par with the US!

3 month membership $30/12 month membership $99
-once a month free shipping when you order 7-20 layouts
-membership only kits and patterns
-free jpegs of purchased layouts in web ready and high resolution form
-you also have the option to puchase jpegs $3/layout
-free page protectors
-price per layout $6.50, saving 50%

To get some more information please visit Studio J. The site also has some wonderful tutorials to help you get started.

For the month of January Studio J members when they purchase 9 layouts get the 10th layout for Free!!

Below are some layouts using Studio J that I did from last Christmas.

If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing a membership please don't hestitate to contact me

Thanks for looking!