Monday, December 31, 2012

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, featuring "Happy Valentine's" S1301A".  If you hopped over from Jean's Blog you are on the right track. And for a complete list of the 48 "Close To My Heart" Indepentend Consultant particiating in bloghop visit Kathleen's Blog.


All supplies are "Close To My Heart" products
Card design was taken from the new  CTMH Spring & Summer Idea Book 
which will be out Feburary 1, 2013. 

Now before you hop over to Cecilia's Blog is see her creation, please leave me a comment. For more information contact me.,

Friday, December 21, 2012

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - Around the House

Hello & welcome to the December "Use Your Stash" BlogHop and if you are coming from Wendy's Blog. You are on the right track. Now a Blog Hop is a circle that you can join and hop from blog to blog until you see all the great creations.

This month there are 7 "Close To My Heart" Independent Consultant participating and the theme is "around the house". Now there was no discussion on what "around the house" meant and there were several different thought on what that would mean as it turn out, so there is not much telling what you may see.

What I came up with was Snowman Tea lights. I had been seeing these and just loved them. I had picked up some little tea lights that I used for some table decorations for table decoration during a Christmas Dinner at my church. And I'm giving a few of them to some friends at a Christmas Party this week. 

Most supplies are  "Close To My Heart"
Paper body - White Daisy Cardstock
Buttons & hat band - Bronze Glitz™ Glitter Gel
ribbon - small pieces of retired CTMH  ribbon
I stamped "Merry Chirstmas" using the stamp in Workshops On The Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit under the last button.
The Acrylix® stamp makes it see easy to curve the stamp to fit the circle
circles were cut with Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection 3 sizes 1 1/4", 2 1/2" & 3"
I used Liquid Glass to attach the light to body and Tombow® Adhesive to attach 2 circles together for the body.
I wish I could remember all the places where I have seen these little lights to give them credit because as  I tell everyone I have NO original ideas. LOL. 
Now Thanks for stopping by but before you hop over to Tabbi's Blog please leave my a comment, Yes, I read everyone & love to hear from YOU!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Everyday Embellishments

It’s easy to incorporate chalk, metallics, and bling into your artwork with a few embellishments you can use on your everyday papercrafting projects. Let us show you how!
This Merry & Bright page uses dots created with the gold metallic marker to add extra sparkle around the edges of the page. Notice the scalloped accents with outlines in gold marker which adds dimension and draws your eye. Our metallics markers will make your artwork sparkle!
Add heart to your art with an extra touch of bling—cover your Dimensional Elements with silver Glitz™ glitter gel, a clear Sparkle or two, or a touch of silver from the metallics marker! Your heartfelt messages will bedazzle your loved ones.
The chalk marker and 12" × 12" chalkboard sheet are a perfect pair for creating a unique project. Journal and embellish your memories with the quaint look of a chalkboard—minus the dust—and a lot of freehand fun, perfect to display in your albums or on your walls!

If you haven’t had a chance to scrapbook your Halloween photos yet, here’s a great idea for a spooky page. The Haunted assortment with its cute skull brads, spider badge buttons, and more, is the perfect go-to for scary Halloween memories. It also coordinates nicely with the Moonlight paper packet and Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements.
Tell your story with papers and accents that complement your unique tale. The Memo assortment’s little note tags are great for embellishing and journaling all in one, and the tiny epoxy numbers mimic old typewriter keys. Pair the Memo assortment with our Scholastic paper packet and My Stickease® assortment for your school-themed memories and more!
This elegant layout is tied together by antique elements from the Baroque assortment, Avonlea Complements canvas shapes, and the beautiful Avonlea papers. Add a timeless quality to your memories with graceful keys, broaches, and buttons from the Baroque assortment.
Whatever your project, embellishing will bring your artwork to life. Tell your customers about these exciting embellishments so they can start shopping today to add that extra something to their everyday projects!
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tip & Techniques Blog Hop - Stitching

This month there are 7 Close To My Heart Independent Consultants participating in December blog hop featuring Stitching. Now if you have come by way of Rachel's Blog you are on the right track.  Some would say stitching and paper does not go together but you can use any of your sewing techniques on paper and my love of hand stitching goes waaaaaay back to my child hood. I credit my dad teaching me to embroidery. Yep that's right, my dad! I used the running stitch and french knot.

All supplies are Close To My Heart
Thank you for hopping by and please take time to leave a comment before you hop on over to Wendy’s blog.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

National Papercrafting Month - Whooo’s Your Valentine BlogHop

Welcome to the Whoo's Your Valentine Constant Campaign Blog Hop  in honor of National Papercrafting Month and if you are coming from Allisa's blog I hope you are enjoying all the great ideas being shared. There are more than 30 Close To My Heart Indenptent Concultants participating and for a complete list check Kathleen's Blog.

 National Papercrafting Month - Whooo’s Your Valentine
This stamp set is not only for Valentine, I made this card for my brother's 70th Birthday.
 Happy Birthday Bobby! 

All supplies are Close To My Heart
Design - Make It From Your Heart® Volume 1 I can't wait for Volume 2
Embellishments - Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon I cut it in half
Haunted Assortment retiring January 31, 2013

Now hope on over to Joy's Blog to see what she has creative.

I would love for you to leave me a comment. Thanks for Hopping by and come back soon.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Love Your Layout: November 2012

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012


This is the best of the best pre & post Black Friday Sales. Visit my website to see all the "while supplies last" sale and with a $50 purchase a  free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value will be included in your order  Shop early before supplies are gone.

Friday, November 30, 2012

"Year Round Cheer" Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month BlogHop featuring "Close To My Heart" Year Round Cheer which has 12 spamps, one for each month. Now if you are coming from Terry Ann's Blog you are on the right track.

I thought I would try something a little different, so first I cut the stamp for January apart because I just wanted to use the snow flake and I thought that would be easier than masking then I randomly stamp black cardstock with VersaMark and then embossed with silver embossing powered. I had a small piece of B&T from "Dakato" so I used that and added a sentifment from "Words of Comfort".  All supplies are "Close To My Heart"

Now before you hop on over the Kristine's Blog it see her creation, please leave a comment. Thanks for hopping by.       Judy Faye

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Clearly The Best: Re-vamping with Overstamping

Learn how to make your stamp images jump off the page with overstamping—
a layered stamping technique to add artistic flair to your projects!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Clearly The Best: How to Kiss—with Stamps

Watch and learn how to kiss with stamps

Contact me if you have any questions!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Use your Stach BlogHop - "Scrapes"

Welcome to the November "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop and this month we where to use our scrapes. If you are coming from Wendy's Blog welcome.

This was made from all CTMH scraps and a loved making this tree with the Cricut® Collection which made it so easy, I took a 12x3 piece of paper and cut the scallops.
Now before you hop on over to  Debi's Blog to see even more you can do with scraps, please leave me a comment or send me an email.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cricut® Cards and Envelopes

 This is just one of the 700 images you can cut out of the

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Home Decor BlogHop

Welcome to the  Tips & Techinques November BlogHop and if you came fromWendy's Blog  you are on the right track. This month I'm getting ready for Christmas so I thought I would do something so simple that anyone could do this. I wrapped  three small candles with layered paper and tired with a little hemp. Paper and hemp are "Close To My Heart" product.

Thank you for hopping by now before you hop over to Debi's Blog please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pear & Partidge Christmas Card Workshop

Still have  few spots open for the
 "Pear & Partridge" Christmas Card Workshop.
3 times to choose from
Saturday November 10, @ 10 AM OR
Sunday, November 11, @ 2PM OR
Monday, November 12 @ 10 AM

15 cards for $18 & lots of fun. Just let me know you are coming.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Clearly the Best: The Magic of Monograms

This is one of the best buys & I've been working on a new card workshop that
 I will be hosting after the holidays. I'll be sharing information later, so check back.
  If you would like to shop now visit my website

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month BlogHop, this month there are some 60 "Close To My Heart" Independent Consultants show what they have designed using the S1211 Capture the Date stamp set which will only to available November 1-30, 2012.  Now if you hopped over from Judy's Blog, you are on the right track.

I saw this idea last summer and I just know when I looked at this stamp set what this would be my first thing to use this set for.
 I had so much fun with this using random stamping techinque to cover the background &  2 of the My Creation Collage Cubes was used for the numbers.  I'm not happy with the base of this project and still working on that so that is a work in progress.  My supply list of all from "Close To My Heart" and used many of the new papers  this fall. And what really made this so easy was the new Cricut® Artiste Collection that made all the cuts for the name plates for the months and all the numbers.  Other items that were used in the this project was dessert sand cardstock, black cardstock, desert sand and black ink, hook & loop dots, 3-D foam tape, Tombow® adhesive and bitty sparkles for just a little bling.

Now hop on over to Angela's blog to see what she has creatived. Please feel free to contact me. and I would love for you to leave a comment.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ink It Up!

Great new products from "Close To My Heart".

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - CHALK

This month we will be featuring chalk for this months Use Your Stash Blog Hop. I never really used chalk and almost don't join this hop this month because I just don't know what to do with chalk. So I went out on the web and found more ways to use chalk than I ever thought. If you came by way of Tabbi's Blog you are on the right track and have already seen what can by done with chalk.

Now hop on over to Rachel's Blog to see ever more that can be done with chalk.  Check out my website.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tips & Techniques Blog Hop ------- Rock N Roll

Welcome  and so glad you are following the Tips & Technique Blog Hop. This month we are featuring "Rock N Roll".   If you have joined me from Wendy's Blog you are on the right track

Thank you to all the CTMH Consultants who show this stamp as an ornament GREAT IDEA
As promised, I'm using the October SOTM Very Merry Christmas which was perfect for "rock n roll" technique. I also used the Cricut® Artiste Collection, Inks Smoothie Exclusive Inks® and Cranberry Exclusive Inks® and Cranberry Ribbon Collection (retired).

The "Rock N Roll" techniques is soooo easy just
 1. ink image with Lighter colored ink
 2. ink the edges of the same image with the darker colored ink by rolling edges of the image on the ink pad
 3. stamp the image on cardstock.

 Now hop on over to .Tabitha's Blog it see what she has created.  Contact me. if you have any questions.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Clearly the Best: Coordinate With Cricut® Cuts

More grrrrrreat information!


Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close To My Heart: "Coordinate with Cricut® Cuts" highlights the unique ways to stamp coordinating Cricut® shapes and add them to your artwork.
 For more information, contact me. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

In October Save with Studio J®!

Get a free Studio J® layout in October! In this special promotion, you will receive a free custom-printed layout when you buy 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. Up to 4 free layouts! 
Visit my website for more information & there is no better time to use Studio J.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome, so glad you are join us this month. There are more than 60 "Close To My Heart" Indenpent  Consultants who will be sharing some fabulous artwork using the Stamp of the Month Very Merry Christmas S1210. Now if you have coming from Amy's Blop  you are on the right track. This Blog Hop is a big circle so it does not matter where you join in just keep hopping so you don't want to miss a things.

 I thought & thought about how to use this set and not make it Christmas. So I hope you liked what I did.  The new colors and Clementine paper packet put me in the mode for fall.

Now before you hop over to Angela's Blog  please leave me a comment, I would just love to see what you think. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Clearly the Best: Spanning the Space

 Look & learn more from "Clearly the Best"

Friday, September 21, 2012

Use that Stach Blog Hop - Embossing

Welcome to Use that Stach  BlogHop for September. This month we are embossing and the first time I saw this stamp set ,Pirouette     I knew embossing would be in it's future. Now Embossing is one of those techinques that just WOW me everytime I see it.  If you have joined me from Wendy's Blog  you are on the right track.

ALL supplies are "Close To My Heart" again the stamp set is Pirouette B1407, paper pack "Clementine", cardstock Champagne, Saddle, Cashmere, Sorbet, & Creme Brulue and embellishments. Now hop on over to Tabbi's Blog  But don't forget to leave a message, YES I do read them. Happy Hoppy

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Techincal Blog Hop - Alcohol Markers

 This month there are 7 "Close To My Heart" Independent Consultants participating in the Technique Blog Hop which is featuring "Alcohol Markers" CTMH just added alcohol markers and they are the best and makes anyone look like an artist. Now if you have come from Joy's Blog you are right on track.

All supplies are "Close To My Heart" - Paper La Velle Vie X7158B, stamp January 2013 SOTM Happy Valentine's S1301  (only avalable   January 1-31, 2013);  Ink Cotton Candy Alcohol Markers X2417,  Smokey Plum.
I really enjoyed working on this project and also used the techinque of "paper piecing" which adds another layer to the card.
Thank you for hoppy by and now hop on over to Michelle's Blog to see what she is doing with Alcohol Markers.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

SOTM Blog Hop September

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you are coming from Carol's Blog are on the right track. This month we are featuring Fall Favorites S1209  which it is a set of 11 stamps.  Now sit back, relax and enjoy some of the best artwork.

For my project I did a card style that I was taught this past weekend a team meeting of the "Light Hearted Lovelies" by Mel. I turned my 11 stamp set intom 14. I had to make this style card so what was a girl to do. Yep you guessed it. I cut my stamp. shhh. I do that all the time with "My Acrlyic" from "Close to my Heart" it is soo easy.

The four stamps I used from Fall Favorites S1209

Now hop on over to Michelle's Blog to see what so has created. I'm so glad to hopped by my place and I hope you hop back my and feel free to check out my website to see what other goodies we have for you

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Use Your Stash - Monotone

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Rachel's Blog.

There are 10 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

I've been having so much fun using the new products from the NEW "Close To My Heart" Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book that I thought I would use some of the bits & pieces I have left over from some of my new project. There were so many beautiful shades greens, so my inspiration was born.

Today I am showcasing a card from "Make It From Your Heart" and have used many of the new paper packs that have shades of green along with cardstock in Topiary, Olive & New England Ivy. I also used Dard Chocolate Grograin RibbonMini-Melody Accents Antiqued Gold Collection, Words of Comfort Stamp set which I embossed with Gold
Now hop on over to Wendy's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash. Thank you have hopping by and come back often and visit my website.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Technique Blog Hop - Using Neative Images

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the using negative images  Technique as shown on page 92 in the "Close To My Heart" Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 

If you are coming from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track! 

I used the new paper pack LaBelle Vie, Stamp set Words of Comfort, ribbon Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon and the last of the large rosette ribbon which is while supplies last and the negitive came from the Dimerson Dimensional Element Hearts which I used as a stencil with Blush Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad
Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Tabbi's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping! For more product information please visit my website

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

National Stamp Month - September

September is National Stamp Month and "Close To My Heart" has
once again come up with a wonderful stamp set 
"It's Your Day" 2 D size stamp sets for $5

This month there are more than 40 "Close To My Heart" Indenpendent Consultants that have designed new artwork using this new stamp set, now sit back & relax as you enjoy this Blog Hop and if you are coming from Pamela's Blog you are on the right track.

All products are "Close To My Heart"
This design came from the new Make It From Your Heart design #19
CardStock - Black and Whisper 
CardBase - Value Pack

Now hop on over to Lisa's Blog to see what she has creative. Thanks you for hopping by and please come back often.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New Products Fall/Winter 2012 CTMH Idea Book

Welcome to the New Product from the Fall/Winter 2012 Close To My Heart BlogHop.

If you have arrived for by way of Lori's Blog you are on the right track. This hop features new product that are NOW available.  My of the new products I received during CTMH Convention that was held in Dallas this past July. What a great time, that's another story for another time.

This project was so easy to create and I'm loving all these new products and I know you will too.

All products are CTMH
Paper pack - Flirty new
Stamp Set - November SOTM "Capture the Date" Only available November 1-30,2012
 & Giggles Lower Case retired sorry it was the only set I  had with "#"

 In honor of the 2012 London Olympic, I made my version for the Olympic rings in the new CTMH Neutral Colors, look close in the bottom right hand beside the stars.    Thanks for hopping by and now hop on over to Deanne's Blog and come back again & again.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Close To My Heart" Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for August.  If you are coming from Kim's Blog  you are on the right track. This month we will be featuring the
 August SOTM Baroque Borders S1208
Baroque Borders S1208
Which is only avalible August 1-30 and I can tell you how to get it for only $5.00

I choose to create a 6x6 card using a design from the "Wishes" Book, which is now retired. If you did have one come on out to the barn and I'll be glad to share my.

Supplies are all Close To My Heart
Cardstock - Slate i'm lovin' this new color and Black
embellishments are also all new

Now hop on over to Michelle's Blog to see her creation. Now if you would like a complete list of the blogs on this hop view Kathleen's Blog. Thanks for hopping by and come back again & again.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Close To My Heart" Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month there are almost 60 "Close To My Heart" indepent Consulant sharing there beatuiful creations made with stamp set Live Out Loud S1207.
Which is only avalibe July 1-31, 2012

Now if you have hopped over from Vicki's Blog you are on the right track. And if you would like a complete list of the hop check out Helen's Blog.

All supplies are Close To My Heart
Stamp Set  - Live Out Loud S1207
Paper - Dotty for You (retired) &

Now ig you have enjoyed what you have seen hop to Michelle's Blog
and please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Use Your Stash BlogHop - June 2012

This month the "use your stash" bloghop will feature the "oldest paper" we have. And if you are coming from Rachel's Blog you are on the right track.

Now I have been with Close To My Heart almost 5 years and this some paper I first got in "bulk" when I first became a consultant. I have NO idea the name of it is but is is cute & I have used it several times. For this card I used only piece of paper from my pieces of "scrapes"

This is the easel card I made to send to a very sweet young lady from my church. "Bailey" has been lost for several weeks and thought it would be nice to give her a card to let her know that I hope Bailey returns home soon.

Now hop on over to Shirley's Blog to see what she has creative.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book: Color Ready Seam Bindi...

Got to love that CTMH--Look at this new ribbon that can be any color youch choose..

What can make it any better.

 supplies need:Sponge dauber Z726, Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon Z1732 &
60 colors to choose from

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tips & Techniques Blog Hop June 2012 issue

Welcome to June's Tips & Techniques Blog Hop. This month there are six Close To My Heart Independent Consultants  featuring  pearlescent wood shapes which is featured on page 39 in the "Close To My Heart" Spring Summer 2012 Idea Book.

If you have come from Erin’s Blog you are on the right track and for a complete list of this months blog hop go to Debi’s Blog. Now to see what I have done, if you know any thing about CTMH you know what a great job the company does to show you step by step instuctions for so many projects. So I'm using Pemberley Bonus Project from the WOTG and used the pearlscent wood shapes technique.


pearlescent was added to all the
  Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
 for this wonderful sheen
Supplies Needed
Workshops on the Go Pemberley Kit (includes):
            My Acrylix® Pemberley Workshop Stamp Set
            Pemberley Paper Packet
            Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets)
            Bouquet Assortment
            Bitty Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems
            Instructional Guide
Light Neutral Cardstock Shade Pack
 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Honey Exclusive Inks® Pad
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1039 Create-A-Shade™ Pearl Paint
3-D Foam Tape
1" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block
2” x 2” My Acrylix® Block

All I did was to simply follow the instructions and then I added the Create-A-Shade™ Pearl Paint to give the wooden shapes. Now hop on to see Shirley’s Blog to see what she has creative.

I'm so happy you hopped by and I enjoy reading your comments,  so let me know what you think and if you have any questions or I can be of help just let me know.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Nifty Neighbor Gifts Project Inspiration Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book

Want to say thank you to a special neighbor or friend? Dress up your gifts beautifully to show how much you care. In this video we show you how to create the gift packaging featured on page 82 of the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book

Saturday, June 2, 2012

More Artwork

Please take a look at some of the beautiful artwork some of my "Close To My Heart" friends designed using the SOTM set for June S1206 Life is Tweet

design by Sheila Wilkerson