March 27, 2012

Happy Birthday! H2H & Mojo Monday

Two posts in one day!! This week I combined challenges again. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday (#234), and the challenge to emboss wet or dry over at Heart 2 Heart.

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I chose to dry emboss…I’m still not super-great at using embossing powders. I ran the solid cardstock through the Cuttlebug, and then sanded to show the white core. (And to make it look more like the patterned paper behind it.)

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The paper I used is called ‘Dotty for You’…stay tuned ‘cause this will be available in a couple weeks. Trust me, you will HAVE to have this paper pack! Details still to come. For the flower I used the Art Philosophy cart and cut the same flower six times in quarter inch increments. Until next time…

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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Spring is here!!

Although it may not feel that way quite yet here in the Pacific NW.  I have been wanting to make a new home d├ęcor piece, but have had sick kidlets. Last night I was finally able to sit down, and put my creation together.

I am also entering this into this weeks challenge over at Exploring Cricut. Their challenge is to make something spring-like using any or all of the colors pink, green, yellow, purple, blue and white. (And of course a cricut cut!) I used mostly pink & green. I cut the banner shapes, flowers, and letters with the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. The cute little critters were cut using the ‘Create a Critter’ cartridge. Two of my faves! I used the Lucy paper, pear & cotton candy cardstock.

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Happy Crafting Everyone!

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March 21, 2012

3 x 6 ‘Thank You’ card gift box

I was soooo inspired by this post I saw at a fellow CTMH consultant’s blog…I just HAD to ‘CASE’ it! (Thank you for the inspiration Vicki!)

My cards are only slightly different. I chose to make mine 3x6, and instead of stamping the background paper, I used some B&W printed paper from ‘Me & my Big Ideas.’  I also, designed a cute box to hold them in, and custom made envelopes that coordinate.

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This whole set contains 8 cards and envelopes.  Don’t you think this would make a PERFECT gift for anyone, really?

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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March 19, 2012

H2H Monday

This week’s challenge at Heart to Heart this week is a photo inspiration. Here is my take, and below the photo that inspired this layout.

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For this layout I used the Stella paper pack, Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment, and the cuts were from Art Philosophy and Ribbons & Rosettes.

Why don’t you head on over and check out the other projects. Maybe you’ll be inspired too!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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March 15, 2012

New Website!

Close to my Heart has just provided all consultants with a new and improved website! I am so excited to announce my new address is:
As always, you can click on the picture to the left to shop too!

To celebrate this 'NEW' online tool, I am having a special sale! From right now, through the 20th when you spend $40 through the 'Grand Opening' event on the front page...I will send you a free A size stamp set of your choice! After your purchase goes through I will email you to find out your selection.

Happy Crafting Everyone!
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March 13, 2012

Mojo Monday meets H2H

Lucky me! These challenges this week were fun to combine! Mojo Monday’s sketch #232 with H2H ‘Lucky’ theme.  Here’s my take:

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Happy Crafting Everyone!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway! It’s a mystery prize, but trust me…you won’t be disappointed!

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March 12, 2012

This week’s Giveaway!

This week I am giving away a mystery gift.  Enter to win this sweet prize!

There are three ways to get an entry:
1) Leave a comment on THIS post
2) Follow my blog, and leave a separate comment letting me know…or that you already do follow me!
3) LIKE me on Facebook, and leave a separate comment after you do.(Or if you already are.)
This week’s giveaway will close on Friday Mar. 16th at 11:59pm (PST)
Winner will be announced on Saturday!
 
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March 10, 2012

Winner Winner!

Well, the winner of this week's giveaway is Emily!
You won the MME Fine & Dandy Tickled Pink collection!
Email me so I can get that to you!

Keep spreading the word...Stay tuned for next week's prize! It will be posted tomorrow!
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March 9, 2012

Project using scraps!

I saw this fun card sketch at PageMaps and thought it would be a great way to use up some scraps!

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Here’s my take:

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The card base is CTMH Chocolate cardstock, I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the banner pieces. The paper was some lilybee scraps I had lying around. I also used stamp set “Say it in Style” and the Baker’s twine Paradise Assortment.

Remember, today is the LAST day to enter this week’s giveaway!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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March 7, 2012

Egg Hunt: layout using ‘Lucy’

It’s been awhile since I’ve spent time doing actual scrapbook layouts. But, I was so inspired by an old sketch from PageMaps, and the Lucy paper packet in the Spring/Summer ‘12 CTMH Idea book. Check it out:

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Here’s a closer look at each page:

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Thanks for stopping by, and

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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March 4, 2012

Another Giveaway!

This week's giveaway is a set from My Mind's Eye. Fine & Dandy, Tickled Pink! So cute...LOVE IT!



There are three ways to get an entry:
1) Leave a comment on THIS post
2) Follow my blog, and leave a separate comment letting me know…or that you already do follow me!
3) LIKE me on Facebook, and leave a separate comment after you do.(Or if you already are.)
This week’s giveaway will close on Friday Mar. 9th at 11:59pm (PST)
Winner will be announced on Saturday!

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