Monday, July 30, 2012

It's a “Scraps” Challenge!

H2H is excited to bring you a “Scraps” challenge this week.  Dig into your Close to my heart paper and use up some scraps! This Challenge can be any type of crafty project using some of your favorite Close To My Heart goodies.  It can be a layout, card or a paper craft!   You'll have all Week to join us at  H2H !

We can't wait to  see what YOU create, so let's go! 
Here is my creation for this weeks challenge-

Products used- All products used are Close to my heart unless otherwise noted
Paper-Pemberly Paper packet, Kraft Cardstock
Stamps- Card Word Puzzle,  A Little Thanks
Ribbon- Recollections (non CTMH)
Technique- I LOVE this flower in the Card Word Puzzle stamp set.  I stamped it four times and cut it out in layers.  Each layer getting smaller for the "top" and then I just sponged the flower with color.  
Focus shape cut out with the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•*Angel*

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Card

Hello!  I wanted to share a card I made for a friend for her birthday.  I pulled out my Close to my heart Tri- fold cards that are 3 1/2 by 8 inches.  They come with matching envelopes and I love the different sizes we have.

I used some retired paper from Close to my heart.  I did want to still share it with you since I also used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the smoothie flower and  bird.  Embellishments of wooden button, pearls, seam binding ribbon and sparkles used as well.

I am using up some older Close to my heart Products since I am expecting a shipment any day  now of all the NEW products. Woo hoo!  Will be sure to share!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Here come the WAVES! H2H challenge!

H2H Challenge - Water Fun

What is summer to you? Water Fun is our challenge this week.
So grab your flip flops, sunglasses and a nice cool drink,
and get crafty.  

We'd love to have you play along with us!

For my project I scrapbooked recent pics of my son Tubing.
 just LOVE that Close to my heart has the Footloose paper pack
and embellishments that made it all come together so easily!!  

Products Used are all Close to my heart:
-Footloose paper pack 
- Footloose Dimensional Elements
- Hemp, color ready alphabet

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'

Monday, July 16, 2012

Join us for a H2H Sketch Challenge!

Join us at H2H Challenge Blog for this weeks Sketch Challenge.  Make a card or a scrapbook layout-  It's up to you!  I choose to do a Layout since I had a Pic of my 12 year old son wearing his Mickey Ears this past Spring on our Disney trip!   He choose Mickey ears that had a "pirate" theme to them as they looked like the "coolest" ones ........  you know since he is 12!! lol 

Here's the Sketch 

And here's my Layout!!

I used Close to my heart Products as follows:

Paper: Elemental Paper pack
Cardstock: Black, Cranberry, and Colonial white
CTMH Cricut Cartridge to cut: Banners with scallop toppers, stars,  sunbursts, corner shape,  and the Letters "ears".
Stamps:  Trinity Alphabet for "all" and Vintage Type for the Banners. 
Embellishments:  Red waxy flax, glitter on stars, Black mini medleys using ribbon and little tags.

The Captions on the side are from one of the "zipper" tops of the paper in the Elemental paper pack that I thought were perfect little sayings.  And I added one of my own " Never too old for Mickey ears!".  LOL

I apologize for the "shadow" under the right waxy flax.  I tried to take a few more pics and that dang "shadow" wanted to hang around.  

Thanks for looking and go be Challenged! And be sure to share!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cricut Artiste Collection From CTMH

Check out this awesome video on the NEW upcoming Cricut Cartridge from Close to my heart!!!  Can't wait until it is available August 1st!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jillibean Soup cards

Here are some simple cards I made using the Coconut Lime JillIbean soup  line.  Love the Fresh summer colors.  One is a birthday card and one is a sympathy card. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Christmas in July

Happy Scrappin'! 

I was in a Christmas card and tag swap with a few other CTMH consultants and here is what I ended up with.  Two cards and two tags to share with you.

Supplies:  (CTMH = Close to my heart)
Cardstock:  CTMH Kraft, Chocolate
Paper:  CTMH Elemental paper pack and a retired Mistletoe paper
Stamps:   CTMH Cricut Stamp set (tree/ star),Holiday Cheer, I Believe
Supplies:  CTMH Cricut cartridge, hemp, seam binding ribbon, sparkes, twine, kraft borders
Other:  misc brown ribbon, Crimper

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Jillibean Soup cards

Happy Scrappin' Friday!! 

I wanted to share some Boy themed birthday cards I made using the Jillibean Soup Macho line.  They came together easy and I am pleased with the result. With the cute "cutouts" on one of the patterned papers I was able to use them as the "center" of the card. Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Horse Easel Drawer Box

I made this to go along with the card I posted yesterday.  Same Horse image as on the card.  This is a cute Easel card that is also a "display" box with a drawer.  Close to my heart paper and the Cricut cart used.  Thanks for stopping by! Please email me if you have any questions!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mojo Monday Horse card

Hello Scrappy Friends!!

I needed to make a horse card for a friend and took a peek at  the   Mojo Monday Sketch to give me some inspiration!   I used mostly  Close to my heart Items except for the Horse image which is a digi image I found some time ago on Etsy.  Stella paper, mocha pearls,  seam binding ribbon (inked ) from CTMH.  I cut the card, the flowers and the doily from the CTMH Cricut cartridge.  Birthday sentiment from CTMH as well.  I water colored the horse and added grass and "clouds" and sky.  Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned to see the drawer box I created to match!! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Close to my heart Special!! A Perfect Pair!!



During the month of July you'll get a FREE Close To My Heart paper pack and coordinating accessory when you place an order of $75 or more on my CTMHWebsite.

Specific pairs are available on different dates. Check out this list below to find out when your favorite Perfect Pairs will be available. Be sure to place your order as soon as they become available to ensure they don't run out of your favorite one, as the promotion is while supplies last.

Order Dates 
 Perfect Pair available FREE with a $75 order on
 July 1-5
 Mischief Paper Pack (X7144B) & Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462)
 July 6-10
 Dreamin Paper Pack (X7142B) & Harvest Charms (Z1633)
 July 11-15
 Fanfare Paper Pack (X7138B) & Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400)
 July 16-20
 Lucky Paper Pack (X71371B) & Lucky My Stickease Pack (X7137C)
 July 21-25
 Mayberry Paper Pack (X7136B) & Mayberry My Stickease Pack (X7136C)
 July 26-29
 Sophia Paper Pack (X7131B) & Sophia My Stickease Pack (X7131C)
 July 30-31
 Believe Paper Pack (X7145B) & Holiday Packets (Z1486) -OR-
 Wonderland Paper Pack (X7146B) & Wonderland My Stickease (X7146C)

This is a GREAT deal and a way to get some of those papers that are NO longer available to order!! I  know I need some!!

Card Box

Happy Scrappin! 

I am using up my Dotty paper from the CTMH special.   I made several cards that will go into this Card box as a gift.  The box  template I received from    Vicki Wizniuk    and it holds at least 5 cards with envelopes.   I also used my CTMH cricut cartridge to cut some of the shapes (Butterflies, scallops and kraft heart.  The Kraft heart I ran through my crimper to give it a corrugated look. 

Here is a couple of the pretty simple cards I have inside that were lifted off of the Close to my heart site.  The sentiments are from the Card Word Puzzle stamp set.  So many words to use!!

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Happy Scrappin and Stampin!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•*Angel*

Monday, July 2, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Freedom/Patriotism

Show us your Patriotic spirit!  

This week make something that is "Patriotic" or reminds  you of Freedom! Post it on the H2H Challenge H2H blog to play along! ( Right side of my blog is link)

  I choose to make an easel card for my Brother in law since his birthday is THE 4TH OF JULY!  
I used Close to my Heart's Fanfare paper which is retired  but Available this month only during the week of 
July 11–15  Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400)
for our special!! See my CTMH website to the left for details!  This paper set is perfect for all your celebrations for the 4th of July and the Summer events.  And you will receive coordinating diecut stickers to go with the paper for this special!

I also used my CTMH cricut cartridge to cut out the Stamp and embossed it down each line to make it POP!  Also used are red waxy flax, star dimensional element, sparkles, card word puzzle stamp for "Happy Birthday",  and one of the coordinating Art Philosophy Stamps for the "Celebrate" that I embossed in White.  I cut out some of the stars from the star paper and put on top of the other stars to add some depth.  I think he will be happy with his card!  

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'

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(¸.•´ (¸.•*Angel*