Friday, May 31, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop and if you have hopped over from Karen's Blog . This month we are featuring the June SOTM S1306 The Flowering  Bunch. I used this stamp earlier, in June for a blog hop using medal so this time i wanted to do something different.

For this project all the products are Close To My Heart which included  Dakota Paper Packet

Now before you hop over to  Nancy's Blog  please leave me a comment and if I can be of help to you just email, thanks for hopping by


Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

Thanks all those who have served our country and who have given so much to our country.  Today have been quite and I have had some time to visit some of my favorite blogs. So I was looking at Mojo Monday blog to see what was new, it has been a couple of weeks since I stopped by.  Last weeks sketch caught me eye on Mojo Monday  

So this is my take of the design by Julee Tilman

I'm using the May SOTM S1305 Pinwheel. which will only be available until May 31,2013 so don't miss out. Tommy paper pack. And of course all products are "Close To My Heart"

Thanks for stopping by. JF

Monday, May 20, 2013

Use your stash blog hop ---- Medal Embellishments

So glad you are visiting my place and if you hopped over from Shirley's Blog    -you are on the right track. This month we are featuring metal so this is what I came up with and also giving a little sneak peak for the June SOTM.

I put this together last weekend with a group of scrap booking friends. It was so easy, I pulled out my scrap bag and stash and I was done. Let me know if you have any questions or visit my website

Now before you hop over to Rachel;s blog please leave me a comment and thanks for hopping by. JF

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Thank You Card

Shhhhhh. Don't say anything, please. I work with a very sweet young lady who is getting married in July and this is what I'm giving for a wedding gift., A set of handmade thank you cards with purple. She loves all shades of purple. I had so much fun making them, When I started I was just looking for a style, some idea and before I knew it, I was working away and this is what the finished product is.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Techincal Blog Hop - Using Fabric

Welcome to the May Technical  blog hop, we are featuring ways to use fabric and if you are coming from Wendy's Blog you are on the right track.

I must admit I have not worked much with fabric in papercrafting, CTMH introducted fabric in February and this is my first project using the mixed medium but not my last! I used the fabric for the flowers and leaves.

I took this design right off of page 108 of the "Close To My Heart" Spring/Summer Idea Book.  A1125 Thanks was the stamp set I used and it's a bargain at only $6.95. Other items I used included X7164B Buzz And Bumble Paper Packet,     Z1760 Burlap Ribbon Z1819 Chantilly Textiles, Z1333 Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems, and Sky Ink & cardstock.  Basic supplies were scissors,  trimmer, Tombow® Adhesive, 3D toam tape , and YES it was all "Close To My Heart"

Before you hop over to Shirley's Blog please leave me a comment and thanks for hopping by.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

You are Invited --- It's a Pajama Party

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this Happy Thoughts kraft container. The FREE webcast will air Thursday, May 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Happy Thoughts kraft container, as the presenter walks you through the steps. Watch the Pajama Party by yourself, with other Consultants, or with your customers for a fun crafting pajama party. Anyone with an Internet connection can watch, so be sure to tell your customers to order their project supplies in advance and then tune in!

The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at on May 30. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website.

To make our Happy Thoughts kraft container, you and your customers will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:

Now if you would like to purchase a basic kit  with pre-stamped paper pieces.  Kit includes:  My Creations Kraft Container, pre-cut paper needed (paper style may vary), and stamped pieces stamped, 2 yds of grey wool baker's twine, 3 wooden designs, 3 grey sparkles. Kit cost $15. I need your order by Sunday 19th  in order to insure your kit can get to you in time. .

Monday, May 13, 2013

Packed with Punch

Learn how to use circle punches to pack some punch into your projects. Stamp with coordinating images, use as embellishments, and layer to create 3-D projects! And contact me, I would love to show you how.