Friday, April 30, 2010

And the winner is.....

Okay, so I'm a little late.  Started watching a movie and chilling out on Friday night, and it completely slipped my mind.

I used to choose the winner and oddly enough the winner was the final entry and my newest followers.  The winner was #20:

Judy B. said...

Congrats!!! I'm #62! Keep on keepin' on!

Congratulations Judy.  Send me an e-mail with your address and I will get your goodies out to you.  Thanks to all my new followers and thanks for playing along!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Today's crafting came during my Girl Scout troop meeting.  We were working on a service project making "favors" for Meals on Wheels to distribute to their clients.  Almost every troop in our service unit (basically our school district) participates in this project at some point during the year with each troop providing at least 75 items to be passed out.

This year our troop made felt flowers on clothespins.  Here are some of them laying out while the glue dries.  They still need to be put on the clothespins.
Hard?  No, but it's always a challenge to come up with something that 10-11 year olds (with varying crafting abilities) can mass-produce in a fairly short amount of time.

Thanks for stopping by!  National Scrapbook Day is almost here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mother's Day Cards

Mom - stop right here or you'll see your card before Mother's Day.

For the rest of you....continue on. LOL!!

I made two cards for Mother's Day this weekend.  They were both similar in style, but yet different.  I was very pleased with the way they finally turned out.  I haven't been able to find Glimmer Mist in any of my local craft stores, but I did find some Sheer Shimmer Spritz today that I think must be a very similar product.  All I can say is...oh my, I could love this stuff.  My daughter actually wanted me to spray her so she would sparkle.

Supplies used were:
Forgive the "bad photos".  As I said in my earlier post, my hubby had the "good camera" at the wrestling tournament, and I wanted to get this photographed while I still had some light.

Here's the first card.  The pictures below are of the inside.  They are a little fuzzy, but I was trying to get a good picture showing the shimmer spritz on the lettering.  Hopefully it shows up a little.  The pink "paisleys" are a stamp that I created the background with using ink the same color as the cardstock.  I did the same on the inside of the second card.

Here's card number two.  Similar style, but the inside is different.  I used the shimmer spritz all over the inside of the card.  I think it shows up better in this picture.

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember, my "blog candy" drawing will be held on April 30.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog candy post and become a follower.  I picked up a few items for the drawing over the weekend.  I'll post some pics of the goodies sometime this week.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Okay, I really had all the best intentions of posting pictures of my Veranda scrapbook pages, but....hubby took the "good camera" to the wrestling tournament and I couldn't get any decent pictures to post with the camera I had left.

Meanwhile, I have since created two Mother's Day cards this weekend, so I'll be posting pictures of those as well (as soon as I get the camera back).

Hope the rest of your weekend goes well!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Woo hoo!!!

I've been having a pretty good week here.  I haven't gotten much crafting in, but still a good week.  It all started last weekend with successful events with my children.  My son won the wrestling tournament he was in, finally getting "the trophy" that he's been after for years.  My daughter had a dance competition and her three groups took 5th, 3rd, and 1st places in the age group.

I have gotten 11 new followers this week.  THANK YOU to all my followers.

Also, I am halfway to the sales goal I set for myself during my first month with Close To My Heart.  There are still 3 days left of my grand opening sale that I have going on (free goodies for all orders), so I hope to make my goal by Sunday.  I have until May 3 to complete my goal and be on target with my overall goals.

I completed my Veranda scrapbook pages except for pictures and a title.  I haven't been able to figure out what pictures I want to use.  I may have to photograph them without the pictures and title, just so I can get them up on my blog before the end of the month.  I'll see what I can find today.  Maybe inspiration will hit me at work today.  If not, I'll take pictures tonight and post them anyway.  I'll be back later tonight.

Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blog Candy

I had been stuck at 49 followers for what seemed like FOREVER!  This morning, I realized that I have gained 3 followers in the last day or so.  Woo hoo!!!  I didn't think I was every going to break 50.

To celebrate, I'm going to give away some blog candy.  I don't know what it will be yet, but I will find something fabulous.

To enter, here's what you have to do.....
  • Become a follower of my blog
  • Leave a comment on this post
That's it.  Easy!!  Let's see... I'll give you 10 days to enter.  I will draw the winner on Friday, April 30 sometime around 9 pm EST.

I will leave this post at the top until the drawing.  Good luck!

National Scrapbooking Month

Close To My Heart is kicking off National Scrapbooking Month early!  They have created a beautiful Miracle kit that is available now through May 31 or while supplies last.  You can get this kit for $19.95, a discounted price with minimum purchase or even free.  This kit will create two 2-page layouts.

One of the features of this kit that I am most impressed with are the Flip Flaps.  You can put multiple pictures in the space of one to make a "flip book" (shown open in the photo above).

The colors of this kit are so subtle, that most pictures will look awesome in the layouts.  The main colors used are Sweet Leaf, Olive, Crystal Blue and Bamboo.

I can't wait for my kit to arrive!  If you're interested in getting one of these great kits as well, check out my Close To My Heart website or drop me an e-mail.

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Veranda Workshop On The Go

As promised....

Here are the cards I made with the Veranda Workshop On the Go Kit.

I will be the first to admit that green is not usually a color I lean toward using a lot.  I did change which green cardstock I used for the projects, because I didn't care for the other green included.  I do really like these cards now that they are finished, though.  I guess green does have a place. LOL

This kit is available through the end of the month.  You can purchase it through my website if you're interested.

Thanks for looking!  I'll be back soon with another project.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wedding Card

This card was made earlier in the week for my cousin's wedding.  I didn't want to post before the weekend though, because I know some of my family members check my blog every so often. 

I used some Close To My Heart products on this project.  I have linked to the products that are available on my website if you would like to check them out.

All of the papers on this project were "leftovers" from previous projects - gotta love that.  The large purple flower was from a kit someone gave me, but I don't know who makes it.  The white butterfly and flowers are from the Just Blooms Spring Blossom by Close To My Heart.  They are both inked in purple to bring out some of the details.  Added a few pearls and voila!  It wasn't what I imagined when I sat down to make the card, but I was generally happy with the way it turned out.

On the inside, I simply stamped a flourish and sentiment and added a few more pearls.  The stamp sets are both Close To My Heart.  The flourish is from the Cherished Flourishes set and the sentiment is from the Follow Your Heart set which is only available as part of the Veranda Workshop On the Go Kit which is only available through the end of April.

Speaking of the Veranda Workshop On the Go.  I have finished my cards and am working on the scrapbook pages to post.  I just need to get some pictures taken of the cards, and I'll get them up on my blog for you to see.  Hopefully I'll have at least the cards up by tomorrow.

Remember, only one week left for my "grand opening" Close To My Heart consultant special.  E-mail me or sign up for my newsletter for more details.

Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"You Rock" Workshop on the Go

I haven't had my consultant's kit very long.  I am working on getting the Veranda Workshop On the Go cards and scrapbook pages together to post for you.

While you're waiting on me to craft around my busy schedule, I am going to post pictures of the You Rock Workshop On the Go that I purchased and made awhile ago.  This is one of my favorite paper packs.  It is such a great set of papers for my teen & tween!

Here are the cards you can make:
The kit includes supplies and directions to make two cards of each of these designs.

If you aren't a cardmaker, there are directions included to make a two-page scrapbook layout as well.  Yes, I will get around to putting some pictures in, but I'm really slow at downloading pictures off our camera and getting them printed.  I am also very careful about posting pictures of my kids/family on the internet.  Here is the layout without pictures (you'll have to book a Close To My Heart home gathering with me to see it with pictures):

The great part about these kits is that you get enough supplies to make BOTH the cards and the scrapbook pages.  You also receive an exclusive stamp set that is only found in the kit.  If you prefer only cards or scrapbook pages, there are directions on my Close To My Heart website for an additional set of cards or an additional layout you can make.

If you want to purchase one of the great kits currently available, you need to hurry.  The current 4 kits (Caboodle, Top Stitch, You Rock and Veranda) are only available through April 30.  If you don't currently have a Close To My Heart consultant, I would love to help you out.  Just visit my Close To My Heart website to see our fabulous products.

Remember, my "grand opening" special is going on now through April 25.  If you haven't heard about it, sign up for my newsletter or drop me an e-mail.

Thanks for stopping in!  Have a great crafty day.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sesame Street Birthday Card

Okay, not a Close To My Heart product on this project at all, but I didn't think a two-year old would really appreciate that.  She was much happier with Sesame Street characters.  Her face was priceless when she pulled out the envelope!

Boy, this was tricky ~ all those little pieces and tiny cuts.  I sure wouldn't want to make this cut any smaller!  This is a 5" square card, cut from the Elmo's Party cricut cartridge.  The Big Bird and Cookie Monster characters are cut from the Sesame Street and Friends cartridge at 4-3/4" and 4-1/4".
The Cookie Monster and Big Bird characters are cut from the Sesame Street and Friends cartridge at 4-1/4" and 4-3/4".  Cookie Monster is foam taped on the front of the card.

And, finally, the envelope (from Elmo's Party)....
Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for looking.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Seems Like Forever

It seems like it's been so long since I last posted!  I have been very busy getting familiarized with Close To My Heart.  I have gotten my CTMH website running for orders, but I haven't gotten it very "personalized" yet.

I just have to keep reminding myself that there are only so many hours in a day. LOL!

That hasn't left me much time for creating lately (well, we also were out of town last weekend for the Easter holiday).  Now that I feel like things are coming together on the CTMH front, I'm ready to get back to creating.  You should be seeing a few more creative posts from me in the near future.

I have been updating my blog.  I have added a link to my new consultant website.  I have also added a newsletter sign-up link.  I will send out information about new products from Close To My Heart as well as any specials they may have.  You will also receive information regarding any private specials, clubs or workshops I am holding.  Sign-up if you're interested.

Anyway, away from the computer I go, so that I can hold to my wish of actually getting some crafting done this week!  Have a great day.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

Just a quick post to say Happy Easter to everyone.  Here's a card I made using the Wild Card and Easter 2010 Cricut cartridges.

Supplies used:
  • Nana's Kitchen Stack by DCWV
  • Scrap cardstock I had around
  • Goldrush ink by Close To My Heart
  • Garden Green ink by Close To My Heart
  • Pastel Pink ink by Colorbok
  • Eastertime stamp set by Close To My Heart

That's it for now.  Have a great Easter weekend!  Hope your weather is as wonderful as ours has turned out to be.


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