Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New blog... well sort of

Hello my crafty friends! I'm sure you all know that over the
summer I joined Close To My Heart as a consultant.
Well when I did I decided to create a new blog geared toward
posting my CTMH creations... Well now I find myself 
posting almost everything I make there and on here and it seems
a bit silly to keep doing so...
So from now on I will be posting primarily on my other page
if you all would like to follow me there!

Thank you all my lovely lookers and followers!
Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 31, 2014

April is the perfect time to start your own business!

For the month of April, Close To My Heart has a deal like no
other for those looking to start their own business!
CTMH has always had wonderful new consultant kits full
of everything you need to get started at an amazing
price, but this month they have outdone themselves!

During April only, any new consultant who signs up will
not only get a fab kit with over $300 worth of supplies for
only $99 but they will also receive a Cricut Collection of
their choice for FREE!! Yeah you read correct... FREE!!
So new consultants will get over $400 worth of product
for only $99! Also if the new consultant sells/buys
$1200 worth of product in the first 3 months,
they will have their $99 refunded to them! So you can
actually get this kit for free if you work for it!

So who's ready to join me?!

Click Here to see what all is in the New Consultant Kit.
Click Here to join my team and start your new business journey!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sketch N Scrap #22

Good morning Sketch N Scrap fans hope y'all are
having a great week so far! It's almost time for the weekend!
Anyone have any big crafty plans?! I sure hope 
i have some time to craft! That's whats so great about the weekend!

Here is a new sketch for y'all, it is due the last day of March:

Here is my take on the Sketch:

For this card I used all Close To My Heart products except the chevron
embossing folder that is from Darice. I used paper from the 
Ivy lane paper pack as well as some kraft cardstock. I used the
Feathers stamp set which I stamped in Hollyhock and Pear
exclusive inks. I then added some Pink Glitter Gems for bling.

Shop with me Here!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Twisted Tuesday #72

Good morning Twisted Tuesday fans! Hope y'all are having a
fabulous day so far! We had some great entries last
week for our live a clean, green life challenge, I can't wait
to see what y'all come up with this week!
Don't forget to do both the challenge and the Twist.

Don't go near the edge.

The challenge:
Keep everything close to the middle of your project.

The twist:
Use dictionary, old, book, or script paper on your project.

My creation:

The products I used are mainly Close To My Heart. I used the 
Ivy Lane paper pack and some kraft cardstock. The
sentiment stamp is from Birthday Chatter (retired) and the leaf stamp
and die are from the brand Verve. I used exclusive inks
in Pear, Hollyhock, and Chocolate. The paper doily
sponge stamped with Hollyhock. I added some misc. ribbon
from my stash and some Pink Flamingo dots.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Mema's Crafts March sketch Challenge part 2

Good morning crafty friends! It's Friday! Woohoo! Hope everyone
has a great weekend! So earlier this week a shared a card
I made using one of the two sketches for the March challenge at
Mema's Crafts and I decided to do the other sketch as well!
So here is my card using the second sketch!

For this card I used paper from the Ariana paper pack from
Close To My Heart. The stamps are both from the set Mother's Day.
I used Exclusive Inks in Sweet Leaf and Outdoor Denim.
The button is from my misc stash.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Mema's Crafts March sketch challenge

Good Monday morning crafty friends! Ready for a new week!
Before I head off to work I wanted to share a card
I made over the weekend. I followed sketch number 1 from
Mema's Crafts March challenge.

I used all Close To My Heart products for this card.
I used paper from the Skylark pack and stamps from the Hostess rewards
set called My Hero. You can only get this set using hostess
rewards for hosting a party. Click Here to see how you can host one!
I used Exclusive Inks in Chocolate, Desert Sand, Lagoon, and Sweet Leaf.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sketch N Scrap card #21

Good morning Sketch n Scrap fans! Hope y'all are having
a great week so far! Did you know that Sketch N Scrap had
over 80 entries last month!! That is amazing! Well done!
Thank you to everyone that keeps playing with us! :-)
We have another great sketch for y'all!

Here is my take:

For this card I used all Close To My Heart products. I used the
Exclusive Inks in Hollyhock, Lagoon, Pear, and Slate, 

Shop with me Here!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Twisted Tuesday #71

Good morning Twisted Tuesday fans! We had some great 
entries on our last challenge! Can't wait to see
what y'all come up with this time! Don't forget to do
both the Challenge and the Twist.

Live a clean, green life.

The Challenge:
Keep your project clean. No distressing or inked paper edges

The Twist:
Use the color green!

My creation:

The stamp sets I used were Feathers and the Lollydoodle WOTG
I used exclusive inks in Hollyhock and Pear.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

CTMH Skylark and Viva la Verve

Good morning crafty friends! Hope y'all are having a 
good week! Tomorrow is Friday! Whoop whoop! I thought
I'd share a card with y'all before I head off to work.
For this card I used a February sketch from Viva la Verve.

For this card I used all Close To My Heart products. I used
a new paper pack called Skylark. I love how versatile the
colors can be, They can work for feminine or masculine.
I used one of the new hostess stamp sets called My Hero. I love
this set! My dad was a mechanic in the US Air force for
21 years. Now he is QA (quality assurance) for the 
Air Force making sure those who fix the planes are doing so 
properly. He says he's not always everyone's favorite person. lol.
So, anyways I knew I had to have this set because it made
me think of him :-) You can only get this set if you host
a party and have over $150 in sales. If you hit that mark, you get $25 
in hostess rewards and you can get this set for only $6!
The inks I used where Lagoon, Desert Sand, and Sweet Leaf.
the reason that the clouds and the pilot look so light is 
because I second generation stamped them to give them a lighter look.

Shop with me Here!!

Go Here to find out how to host your own 
online party so you can get this wonderful stamp set!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

CTMH Ariana and Viva la Verve

Good morning crafty friends! Hope y'all are all having a
great week so far! Made it past Monday! I wanted
to share a card with y'all real quick before I go to work!
I made this last night. I used one of the February 
sketches from Viva la Verve.

I used one of the new Close To My Heart paper packs
called Ariana. The stamps and sentiment are from Verve.
I stamped them using CTMH inks in Hollyhock, Crystal Blue,
Outdoor Denim, and Sweet Leaf. I also used Verve
dies to cut out the leaves and flowers and a 
Nestabilities die for the circle.

Shop with me Here!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sketch N Scrap card #20

Good morning Sketch N Scrap fans! We are getting close
to the weekend! I'm always happy when Thursday 
rolls around. Plus it's my most enjoyable day at work (usually).
Hope y'all are ready for another awesome sketch!

Sketch #20 due Feb 28th:

For my creation I decided to turn it into a square card.
I used all Close To My Heart products on this card except
the paper doily which came from Hobby Lobby. I used paper
from the new pack called Ivy Lane. I also added in some
Kraft card stock. I colored my doily with a sponge and
pear ink and stamped my sentiment with hollyhock ink. The sentiment
is from the Card Chatter - Birthday set. I then added some
Pink Glitter Gems and a Pewter Badge Button

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Twisted Tuesday #70

Good morning Twisted Tuesday fans! Hope y'all are having
a great week so far! The weather here in OK has been
so nice! I don't want it to end! I actually got a sunburn on Sunday!
Well I hope ya'll are ready for another great challenge!

The Challenge:
Anything but a card

The Twist:
Use chipboard on your creation

For my creation I made a gift tag. All products are from Close To My Heart
except the blue ribbon which is from Michaels.
I used paper from Laughing Lola paper pack. The arrows and flowers
are chip board pieces from the Laughing Lola Compliments

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sketch N Scrap card #19

Good morning Sketch N Scrap fans! It's hump day!
That much closer to the weekend! Whoop!
Well we have another great sketch for y'all this
week! Hope you will join us!

Sketch #19 due Friday February 28th:

My creation: I flipped the sketch:

Supplies: All Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated:

Kraft cardstock
Ink in lagoon, hollyhock, and slate
Paper Doily (from Hobby Lobby)

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Twisted Tuesday #69

Good morning crafty friends! Hope y'all are
having a great week so far! Are y'all ready for another
challenge from Twisted Tuesday?! It's a good one!

Look! Up in the Sky!

The Challenge:
Something on your creation representing Sky.

The Twist:
Something that flies in the sky.

Make sure to include both the challenge and twist
on your project! Happy crafting!

My creation:


Kraft cardstock
National Stamping Month Alphabet stamps
Ink in Lagoon, Juniper, Slate, hollyhock, and Pear

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

CTMH Base and bling necklace gift box

Good evening my crafty friends! I sure hope y'all have had a fabulous weekend!
Remember about the new base and bling products that Close To My Heart 
is coming out with that I posted about Here? Well I came
across a blog by a Four Wise Guys (thanks to fellow diva Traci) 
that made these adorable Ornament boxes to put small, flat Christmas
ornaments in as gifts. Well Traci thought it would be a cool idea for 
gift boxes for the base and bling... She was sooo right! :-)
So I've created a picture tutorial here that is similar to 
Four Wise Guys' tutorial, just using different measurements to 
accommodate the size of the necklaces.

I do apologize for my not so fabulous photos... My hubby was busy
working at his computer and having the overhead light on
disturbs his work and my desktop lamp isn't the greatest...
not to mention I used Colonial White paper... lol!

You will need a score board, bone folder, scissors, doubles sided tape, and
3 cardstock pieces cut at 8 1/4 by 9 1/2, 4 1/4 by 6 7/8, and 3 1/4 by 4 1/2.

Using the 8 1/4 by 9 1/2 piece of cardstock and a score board, score at 
1/2, 1, 1 1/2, and 2 inches on all sides.

Once you've scored on all sides you'll have this nice square made up of
sixteen small boxes...

Now with the 8 1/4inch edge lined up on your score bored, score from the
2 1/2 in mark down just to the bottom score there that you
have already made (where the tip of my bone folder is)
Do this also at the 5 3/4 mark too...

Flip the paper around and do it on the other side...
Your paper should now look like this:

Now for the cutting, the easiest way for me to put this is to
cut like the pic below... lol So cut off the sixteen little squares and
the top 2 little squares from the other piece...

With the little tabs that are left, cut them down the side to meet the
bottom score line... don't cut them off

Now work on folding in all the scored lines...

Now flip the box over and put double sided tape on all the outside flaps...

Now flip it back over and fold the flap up and stick them down like so...

Do this to all the sides and with the little tabs left over, with a bit
of tape on each you will slide them inside to cover the holes...

Should now look like this:

For the cover, get the 4 1/4 by 6 7/8 piece and lay it so the piece perfectly
covers your box and mark where the overage starts...

Now score on the line, then score slightly over 1/2 inch to the left of that line...

Now put double sided tape on the flap and fold it over your box
and tape it down...

Should look like this on the inside ...

Now it's time to decorate!! I used paper from the brand new
CTMH paper pack called Ivy Lane! Isn't it lovely! I also
used the January SOTM and some Hollyhock ink...

For the inside, use strips of paper 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch and 
1/2 by 4 1/2 inch for around the sides of the box. Use the 
3 1/4 by 4 1/2 paper for the insert. Cut a little on both sides of
the top of the paper to side the chain in to hold in place.
The rest of the chain sits behind. I but a bit of 
new Topiary Chevron Ribbon on the piece to use to easily pull it out.

Have any questions? Please feel free to ask!!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Twisted Tuesday #68

Good morning Twisted Tuesday fans! Hope y'all
are having a great week and month so far!
Mine's been pretty good! Just celebrated my 26th birthday
this past Thursday and my nieces 1st birthday last Sunday!
Ready for a new challenge?!

Give me a T-A-P-E!

The Challenge:
Use washi or fabric tape

The Twist:
Use something that begins with a T, A, P, or E.

My creation:

All my supplies came from Close To My Heart. The solid paper and 
strip of patterned paper came from the Sarita paper pack.
I used stamps from the November SOTM. (no longer available)
The ink colors I used were Outdoor Denim, Goldrush, and Lagoon.
to meet the challenge requirements. 

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Sketch-N-Scrap card #18

Good morning Sketch-N-Scrap fans!
Hope y'all are having fun with the card and layout
sketches so far this month! We have another great card
sketch for y'all Enjoy!

January 20th sketch due January 31st:

My creation:

I used papers from Close To My Heart's For Always paper pack.
 (which is on the retiring list so scoop some up fast!)
I also added some Gypsy and Goldrush cardstock.
The ink colors I used were Lagoon, Goldrush, and Gypsy.
The sentiment is from the You Are My Happy National Stamping Month promo.
I also added a little twist of Black Hemp.
The flower and leaf stamps and dies are from Verve Stamps.

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