Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Cross-Stich Wishes

Welcome to the CTMH January SOTM Blog Hop featuring  S1312 Cross-stitch Wishes. If you are coming from Jen's Blog  you are on the right track, so remember this is one big circle. You can hop on and off at any time but just keep hopping to see what every one made.   Cross-stitch Wishes   is only available from January 1-31, 2014 for $17.95 or $5.00 with qualify purchase. So don't miss it.

All CTMH Products
I used Sparkle & Shine paper pack which was featured in CTMH Home for the Holidays which was available from November - December 31, 2013.  Other items used where Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection, Pink Glitter Gems, Red Shimmer Trim, Whisper Cardstock

Now before you hop over to Karen's Blog it see her creation, I would love to hear from you, so leave me a message and thank you for hopping by.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Great time between Christmas & New Years

The holidays have been so enjoyable, time with family and friends and I have also fit in a little shopping. The Whistle Stop is a little shop in my home town that has some of the neatest stuff. Sandra, the shop owner is so sweet and we always are going on about which one of us is the oldest.  Several month ago I was in the Whistle Stop just looking around and there a clock and had just come in and I loved it.  And this past Friday Sandra had a half price sell. Oh, yes the clock was still there and the best thing was I had a "gift certificate" that I was given by the most wonderful kids I had directed this past summer at a theatre camp.

So long story, short this clock is now hanging a my crafting barn for all to see.

Yesterday there was some of the CTMH Lovelies at the barn for a little cropping and oh, yes they also loved the clock!

Thank you to all the 2013 TNT Garner Troupe~!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Use your Stash - Glitter

Welcome to the December "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop. This month we will be featuring GLITTER. So I'm using  Bronze Glitz™ Glitter Gel (retiring so shop now) and Bronze Shimmer Trim which I love and it is so easy to use. Now if you have hopped over from Nikki's Blog you are on the right track and this blog hop is a circle with no beginning or end so just keep hopping.

All products are "Close To My Heart" -

Now before you hop over to Terry's Blog, please leave me a comment and thanks for hopping by!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Technique Blog Hop - Spritzing

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop for December featuring Spritzing. 

Now if you have hopped over from  Debi's Blog you are on the right track.
I attended the CTMH Fall Album Retreat and it was great and there were several layouts that we spritzed. I know, I know I'm cheating by using one of the CTMH Layouts, but I just loving this layout. 

Now hop on over to Terry's Blog, and thanks for hopping by.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring stamp set S1312 - Special Care. Now if you have arrived from Terry Ann's Blog you are on the right track.  This month "Special Care" stamp set is so sweet and I have seen many wonderful creations. I inspiration came from the Hobby Lobby magazine, I copied it right off of one of the pages. I think it may have been an ad but I loved the way it turned out.

I used to very unlikely papers pack Frosted and Laughing Lola and adding some retired crocheted ribbon as a border, Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements and grey bakers twine. I also did a little paper piecing

Now before you hop over to Jean's Blog, I would love to know what you think. please leave me a comment and thanks for hopping by.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Having a little crafting time

Today I planned on getting ready for crop at my place, the Crafting Barn and it started out good but I did get sidetracked, So I thought I would just post a couple of things I created.
This was shared with me by a friend who found it on Pinterest

This card is my design and washi tape made it so easy.
Now I still have to get my place ready for this weekend. LOL But I did enjoy my self . If I can help you or if you have any questions just let me know.  

Monday, November 25, 2013

Make It From The Heart Monday

This weekend hubby & I attended an 80th birthday party of a dear friend. It was NO gifts please. Well I could not help myself, I just had to make something and I thought the My Creation Kraft 3-ring binder was what I had dress up a little. It would be prefect for all the photos taken and a great place to put all the birthday cards.  With the help of the Cricut® Artbooking Collection this is what  made it sooooo easy. I used  odds and ends from paper packs to make the pages.

Please visit my webpage or email me for more information

Friday, November 22, 2013

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Make it from the Heart Monday on Tuesday

If you visit my blog often you know I have been MIA on my "Make it from the Heart Monday" post.  Life has been really busy and I have not been crafting.  So yesterday I had time to craft and work in my craft barn, it was so nice. This is a little card i worked designed and I hope you enjoy it.

I love number and letter stamps and have almost everyone that "Close To My Heart" has designed since I joined in 2008. That being said I used the stamp set Magical Days, I know, I know, this is a Christmas Stamp but you don't have to use it as a Christmas Stamp. See what I did.


I used  Magical Days stamp set for the back ground and added Party washi tape 3 pack and used Just a number stamp set. Now if you have any questions just email me and I'll be glad to help you.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Technique Blog Hop - Only CardStock

Welcome the "Technique Blog Hop - Only Card Stock and if you are coming from Terri's Blog are are on the right. This month our blog hop was to only use card stock, no B&T or patterned. With 40 colors to choose from I had a hard to making the discussion but then I thought I'm working on my "Santa's Workshop and Open House and needed a few more items. I saw my 3 ring binder and my Cricut® Artbooking Collection and I had a plan. This was quiet a hit during a recent Ladies Night Out this week. The items I used were Cranberry and Pear cardstock, Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3 pack, Black & Grey Glitter paperRuby Chevon Ribbon and yes of course I added some bling. All products are Close To My Heart.

Now before you hop over to Sheila's Blog to see her creations, please leave me a comment and thanks for hopping by and come back often. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for November. This month there are more than 50 Close To My Heart Independent Consultants participating featuring  Stamp of the Month - Illuminate Blog Hop. This is a great big circle of some 54 CTMH Consultants (for a complete list visit here) showing what can be created with the Illuminate stamp set which will only be available from November 1-30, so don't miss it.

Now if you are coming from Michelle' Blog you are on the right track.

All supplies are "Close To My Heart" with retired black embossing powder-  Proplayer Paper packet ,
Spankle & Shine Washi Tape 3 pack

Before you hop over to Dana's Blog to see her creation, please leave me a comment and thanks for hopping by, come back soon!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Use Your Stash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop -a Stamp Set you have NOT used much. If you are coming from Tabbi's Blog.  I must admit I cleaned out my stamp at the end of summer and found homes for many, many used and not used stamp sets.  So as of today there are very few stamp sets I have only used once.

Well I finally got me picture up. sorry for it being blurry, The Stamp Set used is from the Sparkle and Shine WOTG I also used the new Sparkle and Shine 3 pack washi tape.

Now hop on over to Wendy's blog to see her creation and thanks for hopping by.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Holiday Gift Guild Blog Hop

Once again I'm in a blog hop that's going live on Monday, so today due to my busy life and getting ready to go to the CTMH Album Retreat in Salt Lake City this post will have to do. Hope y'all understand. I'm sure you will.

Welcome to the Holiday From the Heart blog hop  featuring our new Holiday Gift Guild where there are some 20 "Close To My Heart" Independent Consultants  share their creations. For a complete blog hop list check here.

Now if you have come from Vicki's Blog you are on the right track.

This was so simple, the base is a white daisy cardstock that I cut for the 5x7 card, this stamp was a little large so I thought it best to use a larger card. I used the WOTG Sparkle & Shine- stamp set, paper pack and Sparkle & Shine Assortment, which is a bargain, you get $41.46 worth for $29.95-that's a $11.51 savings.

Now before you hope over to Michelle's blog please take a few minutes to leave a comment, I would love to what you think.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Designed Décor Flip Stand Album

 Making home décor is easy with the Cricut® Artbooking collection! 
Watch as various icons, shapes, and titles from the cartridge are
 used to make adorable pieces of artwork perfect for all the nooks in your home.
These flip stands are so easy to work with, I'm working on mine 
and will share as soon as it's finished.
Have a grrrrreat Tuesday.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Make It From The Heart Monday

Today I'm sharing a single page layout using Huntington. I layered, embossed, and used our glimmer paper. I really liked the way this turned out and I hope you do too.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tools of the Trade

The right tool can make all the difference in your artistic scrapbooking. See what tools Close To My Heart has to offer to enhance your creative experience. 

One of the items I have enjoyed the most was the Pigment Ink Foam Insert with the  Small Organizer, These two items have mad my life must easier and the pigment so accessible. .

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Make it from the Heart Monday, yes I know it's Tuesday

Yes I know it'' Tuesday, but I know you dropped up yesterday and saw that there was a blog going on which I hope you enjoyed. So back to what I have created. I had been working on the September SOTM - Scandinavian Wishesblog hop and thought this would be so easy to make a little tag and putting in the our My Creations™ Burlap Drawstring Bags just seemed to be a no brainer. Simple, Simple, the Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection did all the work.
So glad you dropped!

Monday, September 30, 2013

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Scandinavian Wishes

This month we are featuring the October SOTM - Scandinavian Wishes.  and is works with Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection. Now if you have come by way of Dana's  Blog you are one the right track.

This month I made a card using the stamp and used a tone on tone with Slate Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad and Slate Cardstock.

All products are :" Close To My Heart". Check out my website

Now before you hop over the Jean's Blog leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy : Spooky Halloween Layouts

It's easy to add some creative spook to your projects with the Cricut® Artbooking collection from Close To My Heart. View a few creepy creations and learn how to make your own in this video.See how Kristine makes it so easy.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Make it from the Heart Monday

Monday is almost over and I'm just getting around to posting my creation and this week I have done something a little different. I was inspired by the die cut blog hop I participated. I found all kinds of die cuts in my stash. And then this weekend I finally played around the the new Cricut® Artbooking Collection and then I met #5 and it all came together. See what I made!

This was so easy and took me less than an hour, yep an hour, from start to finish and I would love to show you how easy it really was, so get in touch with me.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September Blog Hop - Die Cuts

This month there are 6 "Close To My Heart" Independent Consultants that will be sharing what they have created with die cuts and maybe even with the Cricut with some the the amazing cartiridges that CTMH has to offer. 

Now if you have made it here by way of  Rachel's Blog you are one the right track.

All products are Close To My Heart, odds & ends that I had.  I really enjoyed putting this together. Most of my creations are simple but my motto on this one was " the more the better"

Now hop on over to Tabbi's Blog to see her creation. Thanks for hopping by!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Summer Mini-Albums

Can you believe that summer is over, take a look at this video it see what "Close To My Heart" can show you how to make 2 of the cuties mini albums. From grilling to swimming, camping, and road-tripping, your summer has been full of adventures. Show them off with the help of the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! Make this unique and fun mini-albums with the touch of just two summer-themed keys. Get some sizzlin’ ideas by watching the video.

contact to me if you would like more information on this projects

Monday, September 16, 2013

Make it from the Heart Monday

Well once again my inspiration came from Color My Heart Color Dare and Sketch Saturday.  Now I'm pleased with my card and used plenty of "Close To My Heart" Bling.


The paper I used was Sarita Paper Packet that features the colors of  goldrush, outdoor denim, lagoon and gypsy,. I also used the stamp set of Card Chatter—Focus On The Little Things , I embellished with textile and bling I had left from the Fabric Necklace Kit.

Thank for dropping by and come back often.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - Liquec Glass

Welcome to the "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop, this month there are 5 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant featuring Liquid Glass. I love this stuff and use it all the time & not just for scrapbooking. It is great for an adhesive on many surfaces.

Now back to the Blog Hop, welcome and if you have hopped from Joy's Blog you are on the right track.  My creation is a 3x3 card that I used the September Promotion  for National Stamping Month You Are My Happy.

 All produces are Close To My Heart and can be found on my website 

Thanks for hopping by and before you hop over to Shirley's Blog to see her creation I would love for you to heave me a comment.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Artboooking Made Easy: A+ School Layouts

This is one more way that makes scrapbooking so easy. Like at the layouts you can make with "Artbooking Cricut® Collection"

Plan on trying this tomorrow. So come back to see what I have creative. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Make It From the Heart Monday

Well today I'm so proud of myself, I have my creation ready to go, so I'm not waiting till the last minute to get my act together.  OK today I'm playing 2, yep 2 blog challenges and very please with how my card came out. The two blogs were - Color My Heart Color Dare  for the color  and Saturday Sketch Challenge for the design.

Yes, everything is "Close To My Heart" and color I add with whisper and slate was honey, the stamp set was Honeycomb.. For embellishment I used  the little bitty black sparkle from the Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment &   grey wool twine. Thanks for stopping by. JF

Saturday, September 7, 2013

You Are My Happy Close Ups

Several people ask if I would provide close up shots of the "You Are My Happy" Blog so I just finished  a college showing the little 3x3 cards/  Hope you enjoy and don't miss the great stamp set.  Check out my website to see how to get this trio set for only $10, only available through September 30.
All products are "Close To My Heart" and odds & ends that had from other projects.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Project Inspirations: Mixed Papers

Tiffany show's how to mix and match paper. My Reflections® paper packets are full of adorable designs useful for coordinating themes, but mixing and matching papers from various kits can be just as cute—and a whole lot of fun! To see this beautiful paper please visit my website.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

National Stamping Month: September 2013

In honor of National Stamping Month  Close To My Heart has a super deal and there are more than 20 Independent  Consultants using this great stamp set You Are My Happy.  
If you are coming from   Terry Ann's Blog  you are on the right track & welcome.

I had so much fun with this. I took much of the designs right from the CTMH Fall/Winter 2013 Idea Book and used bits & pieces of types of paper and embellished  what ever I had on hand. Hope you like them and I hung them on the new display frame.

Get the exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more, you qualify for this whimsical stamp set trio for only $10. You’ll love using the playful alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fun images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch toy our projects, with a full retail value of $47.90.


Now hop on over to Lucy's Blog to see her creation. Here is a video for more information and let me know if you have any question judyfayesplace@yahoo.com.or visit my website.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Make It From The Heart Monday

Happy Labor Day to all! I'm enjoying this quite day, spent the morning with my sweet hubby, enjoying some coffee and now I'm at my place, the crafting barn.

This past Saturday I had some friends over for an open crop and create I did. Well there was some excellent food and lots of talking & laughing, too

Today I'm sharing one of the many 3x3 cards I made with the You Are My Happy stamp set from "Close To My Heart" and if you come back on September 6, I will be in a blog hop and you will see what over 20 CTMH Independent Consultants have created with this wonderful stamp set. September is National Stamping Month and this trio of a stamp set is a must have.

I used the Color my Heart Color Dare and used Buttercup, Sweet Leaf & Sky for my palette.  If I can help you or you have any questions, please contact me call 903-504-3900, email or visit my website.          

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Poster Tidings

Welcome and if you have arrived from Jean's Blog  you are on the right track. This month there are some 60 Close To My Heart Independent Consultants featuring the September Stamp of the Month Poster Tidings.
paper pack - Laughing Lola  
card base - Bamboo cardstock
ink - Black

This is where my inspiration came from.

Now before you hope over to Pam's Blog    to see her creation, please leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Make it from the Heart Monday.

Today many kiddos started to school and among these were my four grandkids. Yes the big yellow-fellows were out in force.

Now to my Mondays creation.  I visited Clean and Simple blog last week and like what the challenge but thought I would look at a few more before I made by my mind. So today about 4pm I had not made anything so this was something I put together in minutes. I me the hardest part is the design so visit many blogs for inspiration.

 All my products are "Close To My Heart" and  can be found on my website
paper packet - Frosted
 Thanks for stopping by and leave me a comment. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Use Your Stash Blog Hop Simple Card

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop, for August we will be creating "Simple Cards". Now if you have come from Joy's Blog. 

This month my creation came from Clean and Simple design.  This card took me only minutes and I didn't use a sentiment. Yep, no sentiment-I'm always needing a blank card so I thought this one would be perfect. And the only stamping a did was with the back of the stamp. Now where is that "easy button"  And simple, too

All supplies are "Close To My Heart"

Now before you hop over to Tabbi's Blog, I would love to know what you thought so please leave me a comment.  Thanks for hopping by.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Make It From The Heart Monday

Today I'm sharing one of the wonderful projects that I created at the CTMH 2013 Convention and the best thing it was made with the Cricut® Artbooking Collection from CTMH
How easy is that all the cutting is down on the Cricut®

I will be offering a workshop this fall. thank you for stopping by!