Sunday, August 17, 2014

Paper Piecing

Cut 4 sheets of coordinating paper 5 x 3 3/4 inches.
Lay sheets on top of each other, and make approx 1 inch cuts in a diagonal.
Adhere different strips on white cardstock
Trim edges as needed.
Round corners, and matte on black cardstock
Adhere to A2 size pink cardstock
Stamp sentiment

"Brushed" paper collection from Close to my Heart #X7190B
"Ice Cream Dream" June Stamp of the Month #S1506

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

another Happy Birds card

Card Recipe;
Happy Birds stamp set
Chalk it Up paper
Inks Lagoon, Sorbet, Canary yellow
Paradise twine

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Happy Birds

Paper is Chalk it Up

Stamp set is Happy Birds

Chalk it up Paper HERE
Happy Birds HERE

Friday, August 8, 2014

Its a Beautiful Shop!

"Better with a Friend" is a FaB Hostess set!
If your order doesn't meet the $150 amount to qualify for this set, CONTACT ME!
I can gather several other orders to get this set to you for Just $ shipping
SHOP with Me HERE 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pattern Paper PLay

This card is inspired by an Online Card class I took.
 I chose the Pattern Play class, because of the gorgeous paper packs
 in the NEW Close to my Heart catalog.
This card was taught by Jennifer McGuire

Close to my Heart Recipe:
The paper pack is "Chalk it Up"
Sentiment "Capture the Day"
Clouds cut with Cricut Artiste
Lagoon ink

Saturday, August 2, 2014

FuN & FaBulous Close to my Heart catalog is Here!

This is a Hostess stamp set called "Better with a Friend"
Gorgeous paper is "Brushed"
SHOP for Close to my Heart products. HERE

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch

I am playing in the CAS(E)  this sketch challenge
ALL products are from Close to my Heart
"Capture the Day" stamp set
"Brushed" pattern paper
Pixie ink

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sketch Saturday

I am playing in the Sketch Saturday challenge
Stamps are Close to my Heart "Capture the Day"
Paper, ink, and cardstock from Close to my Heart
SHOP HERE for Close to my Heart products

Monday, July 21, 2014

Using Paint chip samples for cards

This "Sweet" stamp set & beautiful paper is from 
the NEW CLOSE TO MY HEART catalog. 
Here I show you how to incorporate paint chip samples into your artwork.
The NEW catalog will be online August 1st

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I've Been Published! "Scrap & Stamp" magazine

My card is in the upper left.
Stamp is Country Charm from Stampin' Up!
Flower, butterfly Close to my Heart
Paper is Echo Park

Saturday, July 12, 2014


I used 4 different die-cuts for this card.
I cut the large base with 2 ovals inside, and positioned pattern paper to show through oval.
Stamped sentiment in upper oval.
Die -cut tag and stamped love. adhered with twine bow
Tied twine around base of card.
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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cardabilities challenge

I am playing in the Cardabilities Sketch challenge #102
Paper, ink, cardstock, Cricut cartridge from Close to my Heart

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Flower Power

I am playing in the Clean & Simple Sketch challenge
All pattern paper, sentiment stamp, ink, embellishments, cardstock from Close to my Heart
Flowers were cut with Cricut Artiste, also thru Close to my Heart

CAS(E) this Sketch

I am playing in the Cas(e) this sketch challenge

Definition of CAS and CASE

The acronym CAS stands for Clean and Simple.
The acronym CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything.

Believe in Yourself clear stamp set Just $13.95

Friday, June 27, 2014

Unity stamps for sale

Unity stamps, deeply etched, unmounted rubber. ALL for just $7.00 includes shipping to U.S.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

How I get out of my "Creative Rut"

I find myself doing the same basic layouts. 
So to get out of the "same old, same old..."
I play in challenges. I really like Sketch Challenges.
This week I am playing with Sketch N Stash
Here is my Card.
All products from Close to my Heart

And here is the Sketch

Saturday, June 14, 2014

What to do with small stamp images

I have just 2 Petite Stamp sets left to give away.
Here are 3 card ideas using these cute little stamps

Here is a pic of the set. 
I stamped these images myself so you could see how beautifully detailed 
Close to my Heart stamps are, and how perfectly clean they stamp.

Now for the Giveaway of 2 Petite stamp sets
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I will do a random drawing of all the comments

Cardstock and paper Close to my Heart Lollydoodle
CTMH ink pads, lagoon, pear, hollyhock 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

***Enjoy FREEBIES!***

Close to my Heart is Retiring ALL their paper, 
and Introducing NEW with the NEW catalog Coming July 1st!
Place an Order with me Now and receive FREE goodies!

First 5 orders receive the NEW catalog FREE!
First 3 orders receive the Current catalog and NEW catalog FREE!

First 2 orders receive 
the Current catalog FREE and 
NEW catalog FREE! and
Current CardMaker magazine FREE and
Petite stamp set FREE!