Monday, March 31, 2014

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -

Welcome to the "Close To My Heart" Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring Ballon Talk   This hop is a big circle and if you have hopped over from Michelle's My Creations With Michelle's Blog you are on the right track

All produces are Close To My Heart
Stamp sets - Balloon Talk  and Circus Alphabet (July SOTM)

Now hop on over to Sarita's Blessescsrapper Blog. Thank you so much for hopping by and come back often.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Close To My Heart's April Newletter

Discover the art of business during April
Dive into an incredible business opportunity and reap artistic rewards
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Use your artistic and business abilities in the greatest business venture of your life by joining Close To My Heart! When you sign up as an Independent Consultant during the month of April, you’ll not only start out on your artistic journey, but you’ll also be given the right artistic tools to help you on your way: you’ll receive a FREE Close To My Heart Cricut® collection* with your New Consultant Kit! Each collection is extremely “art-full” and makes for hours of artistic scrapbooking. Join Close To My Heart and start your journey today!

*New Consultants will have their choice of Close To My Heart Cricut® collections currently in stock. There is no guarantee that any certain collection will be available, and new Consultants may choose only from what is available.

Check out the Discover the Art of Business campaign »
April Stamp of the Month: Balloon Talk
A stamp set worth a thousand words!

April 2014 Stamp of the Month: Balloon Talk (S1404); 2014 Spring Summer Idea Book, p. 13

Looking for the right thing to say? Catch a balloon from the April Stamp of the Month and set your message afloat! During April only, you can purchase a bubbly assortment of sentiments in the Balloon Talk stamp set for just $5 when you place a qualifying order of $50. Whether you want to send a thank you, a compliment, or a simple hello, this set of 24 will help you find just the right words. It’s a deal that will leave you speechless!

See the April Stamp of the Month »
My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box
Keep your cards all in one (very adorable) place.

2014 Spring Summer Idea Book, p. 129

With so many scrapbooking elements at your fingertips, it’s important to have a good way to keep them organized! Items from our My Creations™ line can be just the ticket, and the new journaling cards box is no exception. This 4½" × 6¼" × 1⅜" box with magnetic closure and a tiered bottom is the ideal place to store your Picture My Life™ cards, and also makes a perfect gift for cards and notes. The white chipboard surface leaves plenty of room for you to add your own creative touch, making it both extremely handy and extremely cute!

Get your own Journaling Cards Box »

Friday, March 28, 2014

Floating Your Fancy

Check this out, I can tell you how to get one of the

 contact me and I will tell you how to get one of the

Monday, March 24, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: All-Star Scrapbooking

If you would like a demo, just drop by my barn  for the 5th Saturday Crop,  10 -10 this Weekend!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - F

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter F. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has
chosen as their F element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at
I have 3 Fs going on here, Flowers, Flourishes & Fabric Sheet.
Yep Fabric Sheet, see Tips & Tricks below

Most products are Close To My Heart
Paper - Lollydoodle Paper Packet
Stamp Set - Flowering Thanking 
Exclusive Inks™Black, Cotton Candy, Topiary,  Ruby,
 Chocolate,  Autumn Terracotta and maybe more.
Embellishments - Sparkles Black Flourishes, Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment, &
Spirkle Buttons retired
other items - watercolor blending pen retired, Prisma Glitter retired
 Basic Card Base , glue stick and used fabric sheet
TIPS & TRICKS - A big THANK YOU to Carolyn for sharing this wonderful trick with me!
 After you finish all your stamping and coloring take a glue stick and smar  it all over the stamped area, placed used fabric sheet and smooth over area then sprinkle the Prisma Glitter over that.
 The glitter will stick, shake off excise. Viola!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is " name of
person Lisa's Blog "Flaunt Your Creativity".

In case you get lost along the way go to Linda Norman's Blog "Scrappy Therapy"
 for a complete list of participants!

Thanks for Hopping by and come back often!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Use Your Stash - Medal

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop featuring Medal. We will be showing you ways to used up that stash. I cannot say it loud enough. You can let go of that favorite piece of paper, ribbon, etc. There will be a new favorite and life will go on. Anyway I think you know what I'm talking about.
If you have hopped  over from Terry's Blog  you are on the right track. Check out  Joy's Blog
for a complete blog list.

I was very pleased with this card and it was really pretty simple. Wish I could take credit for the design but it came out of the "Card Maker Magazine" which I high recommend for projects, great inspiration and wonderful information.

All products are Close To My Heart so check out my website, sorry all medal items were from my stash and are no longer available. 

 Now before you hop over to Shirley's Blog I would like to thank you for hopping by.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

SOTM Blog Hop - Embossing Folder

The SOTM Hoppers are sharing the creations made with the brand new CTMH Embossing Folders. Welcome if you are coming from Susan's Blog "Stamping in the Open" so you are on the right track but if you have happened by you too are welcome and will enjoy what you see.

Visit for a complete list of the Embossing Folder Blog Hop.

This is one of the easiest cards I have ever made. 

All items are Close To My Heart Products
Embossing Folder - Dots

Now hopping on over to  Jean's Blog "Stamp in Maui"to her creation and thank you for hopping by and come back often.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Make It From The Heart Monday with a little Green

Happy Paddy's Day- Having a little technical difficulties and unable to post any photos. So I'm with a Happy St. Paddy's  Day,   May the luck of the Irish be with you and hopeful be with me as I work though theses problems.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

CTMH Technique - Pattern Switch

This month for the "Close To My Heart" Technique Blog Hop we are doing a Pattern Switch, take a page layout and turn it in to a card. So  I used a pattern from, Imagine™ (Softcover).

Now if you are coming from Michelle's Blog  you are on the right track but if you just happen by not to worry the hop is a big circle so just keep hopping and you will see all the creations.

For this card I used my scraps for the ProPlayer paper packet and the Proplayer Assortment  I also used a product that I dearly love Bronze Shimmer Trimmer, and it comes in a variety of colors. Now for the stamp set, I used a set out of Cricut® Artbooking Collection.  That was so easy.

TIPS & TRICK- to make it easier to use the shimmer trimmer leave a little tail of the clear backing.

Now before you hop over to. Michelle's blog, would love to read your comment. Thank you for hopping by and please come back any time.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fab Frames

Decorating made easy

 Decorate your walls, tables, mantles, and more with these My Creations™ Pennant Frames, adorned with shapes and cutouts from the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge. From flowers to snowflakes to titles, you and your customers will love the versatility, ease, and look of these artistic embellishments.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Make It From The Heart Monday.

Today for MIHTHM I'll be showing you what Trish made for the My Reflection Swap. Trish did a WOW job and blow everyone any with her  card in a box

Paper packet for Trish was Ivy Lane.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Funny Socks

Just a quick post about the "Scrappin' & Croppin' Retreat" I attended with weekend. Had a wonderful time and created some lovely items that  I will be sharing in some up coming blog hops. Hope to share more photos later but this is all I have for now. The funny socks  set the mode for the retreat!

Janet was the hostess with the mostess, thank you for a wonderful weekend

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Happy Springtime

Springtime is always blossoming, and with the springtime keys on the Artbooking cartridge, you can bring new life to all your layouts, cards, and crafts! The shapes, titles, and layouts are perfect for spring-themed projects, but they’re versatile enough to accent almost anything.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Heartfelt Sentiments Team Paper Packet Focus - Balloon Ride

Hello and welcome to the Heartfelt Sentiments Paper Focus Blog Hop, for March we will be using Balloon Ride. I may be telling my age but every time see this paper, here the name or think about it, I here the song "Up, Up and Away" in me head.

OK, now let me get back to the blog hop, If you have arrived from Debi's Blog   you are on the right track. Some of you may not know what a blog hop is, it's a big circle of CTMH Independent Consultants showing our creations and this month it is CTMH Balloon Ride paper pack.

Here I have made a 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 (it will fit in a 6x6 envelope) card show just one of the lovely balloons that is printed on the paper itself. I did this card a couple of weeks ago and felt a little bad about not using a stamp for my mine image.  Well I guess I was a little ahead of the curve because after I made my card the Close To My Heart Corp put out a YouTube video showing the same technique with the same paper. 

Now before you hop over to Marianne Blog I would love to hear from you so just leave me a comment and thanks for hopping by.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Make It From The Heart Monday

Yep, it's Tuesday & I'm just now getting my "Make It From The Heart Monday" post but baby, it's been cold out side. The lock on the gate at my barn was frozen and I couldn't get in.  Sorry, I had not taken any photos of any of the My Reflection Swap. My Bad. and I was not prepared.  So now that it has warmed up a little and I could unlock the lock, I took the photo that I needed.

What I'm sharing today is a creation for Joy McHargue, she is a dear friend and my upline. Her paper pick for the Lovelies My Reflection Swap was Balloon Ride  Joy used both the Cricut® Artiste Collection  and Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection.

Check out Joy's blog Studio WOW.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spring Open House

Thank you to all who came out during the bad weather for my Open House. Nice seeing everyone and catching up on every ones families!

Thought I would share some of my displays, thanks to the Light Hearted Lovelies for  participating in the "My Reflection Swap" for the great creations. And remember for the next few weeks I'll be sharing a close up look during my "Make It From The Heart Monday" posts.

Here is a link for the CTMH Spring Summer Idea Book or I'll be glad to send you one, just let me know .