Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hello Cute Koala....

I made a card awhile back with this stamp set and just had to have it. It is a baby oriented set but I wanted to show how it can be used for other types of cards. The label can be cut on your Cricut using CTMH's Artfully Sent Cricut Collection. The sentiment is from the same collection.

Here is the card I made:
I stamped the image with CTMH's Slate Exclusive Ink pad, colored the image with colored pencils and markers and embellished with bling I received from the Cropper's Delight My Favorite Things crop. The embossing folder is an older one I had but you could use CTMH's Floral Embossing Folder. I just love this came out and plan on using this set a lot more.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day. Until next time....

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

First Valentine's Card of 2015

and I am sure it won't be the last. I received these pearls from Cropper's Delight's My Favorite Things crop and wanted to use them on a card. I received these hearts from my Secret Sister from last year's MFT Crop. Would you believe there are no die cuts on this one? The stamp sets are from Stampin' Up (love) and the Happy Valentine's Day is from Close to My Heart's Artfully Sent Cricut Collection (1 of 3 stamps set that come with this collection). Here is my super easy card:
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Fishin' for a Happy Birthday...

Greetings all. In preparation for the Snowzilla storm they are expecting for the East Coast, I decided to make a card after prepping (aka food shopping and gas for the snow blower). One of the Giveaways from the 2015 My Favorite Things Crop with Cropper's Delight was from The Pearl Girl AKA Michelle Paolercio Borsack. As soon as I received the multi-colored pearls, I knew I had the perfect use for them. And here it is:

It allowed me to use a Stampin' Up stamp set I have had FOREVER, scrap paper and my new Washi tape (Silver Geometric from Close to My Heart). I used colored pencils and metallic gel pens to color the stamp. I just love it!! Thanks Michelle for your generosity that inspired my creativity. Please check her out on Facebook and share the love. Until next time....

Sunday, January 25, 2015

These are a few of My Favorite Things (and People)

Happy day all!

I recently attended Cropper Delight's My Favorite Things Crop (my 2nd) and had an AMAZING time. If you live on the East Coast (some even come from farther away) you definitely want to attend one of their crops. During the weekend, every time you hear this song, you make lots of noise because there is something given away (either a raffle or ONE for EVERYONE). I received lots of wonderful items and won a raffle (see below)
During the weekend, I also scrapped all the remaining pictures that I had. Here are the layouts that I made using my Close to My Heart Workshops on the Go. Here they are:

I have to tell you that I have tons of paper left over as well. You really get your money's worth when you buy them. I just need a new blade for my Cricut to get more layouts done. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon. Until next time....

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I want to Thank You.....

Good day all. I am so glad that you have stopped by for my monthly project for Crafty Card Gallery's Design Team. This month the theme was Thanks. I have so much to be thankful for. Some things are:

* My Family
* My Faith
* My Friends
* My Creativity
* My blog followers

Although my life is not easy by any means, I know that it is a good life and this road will take me towards my goals and dreams. So this card is a Thank You for all the good things in my life:

All the products made to use this card are from Close to My Heart

Now here is a special thank you that I want to give to one of my wonderful bloggie followers. We are so close to 500 followers. Share this blog with your friends and, when we hit 500 followers, I will give away this Year >> Noted kit to one lucky follower. 

I thank you for stopping by and hope you will leave some bloggie love. Until next time.....

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy National Paper crafting Month from Me to You

Greetings all and Happy New Year. I am back from the Holidays and regular life has resumed. That means great things for Close to My Heart and You! 

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals!

During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD / $27 CAD for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD / $37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!

And guess what else.... January is the month where you can earn 50% more Hostess rewards!!!! During the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 USD/CAD or higher, will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards! This means an additional $30 USD/CAD, giving you the opportunity to earn up to $230 USD/CAD or more in select free products. This offer is only available during January and is the ideal pairing for your National Papercrafting Month Gatherings, so join in the celebration and watch your earnings grow!

Contact me for more details.

*Offer valid January 1–31, 2015. All Hostess Rewards items will be shipped FREE to qualifying hostesses. However, the hostess will be charged shipping on any amount they go over the Hostess Rewards amount. In Canada, free items are not taxable. In the US, tax will be based on the full retail amount of the free item(s) in these 11 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Utah. If you live somewhere other than one of these states, no sales tax will be assessed on free Hostess Rewards items. For Hostess Collections and 50% off items, tax is only charged on the discounted amount paid, not full retail value. Tax is charged on the full overage amounts.

And last but not least, you do not want to miss out on these cropping essentials. Not only are they valuable but fashionable too. The Shoulder Tote and the Rolling Tote are must haves. Aren't they pretty?

So hop on over to my website and make your creative dreams come true. Have an Online Gathering or (if you are local) a Home Gathering and earn lots of goodies for yourself. You can also email me HERE if you have any questions