Monday, December 16, 2013

Pinterest Card

This card was created by Emily Anderson and I found it on Pinterest. It was easier than you'd think by cutting out the oval, the scallop mat and the tree on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

I love that this set can also be cut by hand easily.

I stamped the 2 trees with Whisper. Then the center tree is cut on the Cricut and stamped with Juniper ink. Ths sparkly shapes fit perfectly over the Trim the Tree images. Then punch with a 1/2" punch the circles on either end of the oval.
Enjoy your Day!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Season's Tweetings

I love this stamp set from Season's Tweeting Gift Bag kit (Z1913).

Kit includes: 1 – My Acrylix® Season's Tweetings Stamp Set (C-size)
6 – Season's Tweetings Gift Bags (3 Topiary chevron, 3 Ruby polka-dot)
9 – Die-Cut Tags

I stamped the wreath on a circle I cut on the Cricut using Art Philosophy cartridge set at 2 3/4. Then I cut a scallop circle at 3 1/4 with the same cartridge.
I stamped the image with Black ink.
Then stamped the little bird in the center.
Stamp the bird and the hat on a piece of scratch paper. Cut them out.
Mount the cut out bird with mounting tape over the one stamp inside the wreath. This is paper piecing.
Add his hat also with mounting tape
Color everything with Close To My Hearts new Alcohol markers.
Add Glitz Glitter Red, Green and Clear
Use Liquid Applique to the brim of the hat & the ball. Heat with a heat tool to puff it up.
Stamp sentiment with Black ink

Enjoy your Day!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Merry & Bright

Taking the idea from the Frosted workshop on the go I just changed up the colors. Using the Sparkle & Shine paper, some Shimmer Trim red and Bakers Twine this card came together quickly.
I stamped the snowflake in 2nd genereation Juniper ink.
The sentiment is stamped in Ruby ink
Enjoy your Day!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Glory to God


I love Pinterest!! I find so many things on it that I want to make, eat, decorate or re-create. Like this card. Designed by Mary Gunn, I loved her idea. I just tweaked the colors. This is another card made at my Christmas card workshop.

A white card base is covered with Gypsy cardstock
Slate Polka-dot Washi tape is at the bottom
White cardstock is layered onto Black cardstock
Stamped in black ink are the 3 wisemen and the sentiment
Taking a piece of cardstock and a sponge cover the image/sentiment. Starting on the layering cs sponge the ink outwards to create the "night time sky". Reverse to do the other side
Using a Gelly roll pen dot the evening sky to create the image of stars.
Enjoy your Day!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Mary and Babe

 I love the simplicity of this card. I used Cranberry cardstock to cover the Daisy White base. I layered with New England Ivy .
Using Black ink to stamp the Madonna. Desert Sand ink is used to sponged the edges.

Enjoy the Day!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Washi Tape

Washi tape is my new "thing"...I LOVE it! There are so many things you can do with it. This card was designed by Nancy Ball. I just had to copy it.

This card was made at my Christmas card workshop this year and I think the gals fell in love with Washi tape too! In fact one of the gals, Pam, found a washi tape dispenser at Costco that I immediately went out to purchase too. Oh how I do love organization goodies....even if I'm not organized in my craft room!!

So the top 1/3 of the card is run through the Cuttlebug snowflake folder.
Then Sparkle & Shine B/T is mounted onto Ruby cardstock. Red sparkles are then added for bling
Then Sparkle & Shine Washi tape is cut to look like pennants.
The sentiment is from Perfect Fit-Holidays (B1412) stamped in Ruby ink
Layered onto Juniper cardstock and mounted to the Daisy White card base.

Enjoy your Day!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

This is one of the cards from my Christmas card workshop this year.
I used Juniper and Ruby ink and cardstock.
Using the stamp set from the Frosted Workshop On The Go Cards. Stamp the trees with Juniper 1st generation then without reinking stamp them again to create depth. 
Stamp the sentiment in Ruby ink.
Using the new Scallop edge punch use along the bottom edge of the card.
Stamp the border stamp with Juniper ink then bordered that with the Metallic marker & a ruler. I also added lines under the sentiment.
To show off the scallop edge I then added some Ruby cardstock to the inside of the card
This card was inspired by the Close To My Heart consultant bulletin board. I love how everyone shares their creativity and ideas.

Enjoy your Day!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Love the Cutouts

Once again the CTMH Cricut is at work. The new Artbooking cartridge is loaded with fun overlays or cutouts like this one. Why not let the cartridge do all the work. The words Explore is also cut out on the Cricut.
Is your interest peaked? You can go shop on my website and order your cartridge or contact me and let's get it for you FREE!! Just host a qualifying workshop and BAM! it's yours FREE or discounted.
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Huntington Thank You card

                                         Created by Laurie Newton

Simple and to the point....'nough said!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Huntington Swing Card

                                         Created by Laurie Newton

I LOVE the new 5x7 Swing Cards (z1866). You get 10 cards with envelopes for $8.95
The circle in the middle of the cut out is on a string that turns. You can decorate, stamp or cover with paper both sides or just one.
Using the Huntington paper ( one of my favorites!!) and the Huntington Assortment (z1881) which has 4 printed canvas shapes which are adhesive backed and 6 printed wooden spool tops also adhesive backed.
And you've got to love the Bronze shimmer tape....don't 'ya?!
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Give Thanks

                            Created by Laurie Newton
This beautiful layout is all ready for pictures. Cut on the Cricut, isn't it wonderful? I love all the bling and how the words are perfectly cut.
Enjoy your day!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Huntington Cricut Card

                                    Created by Laurie Newton
Did you know that the Close To My Heart Cricut cartridges will cut cards? Well, they do! This card is a great example of how cute & easy they are to do.
And don't worry about having to cut out this turkey. It too is cut on the Cricut. Perfect Fit-Thanksgiving (B1427) is a fun little set that is full of wonderful sayings, a great turkey and all for only $9.95
Did you notice that the tale of the turkey is paper pierced to show the paper underneath? How totally cute is this?!!
Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 23, 2013

So Grateful

This has got to be one of my favorite new stamp sets.

I took an acrylic block and inked it up in Bamboo. Then with a spray pen filled with water I spritzed it. Immediately I stamped it onto Colonial White Cardstock.

I then stamped the tree with black ink on top of the Bamboo background.

I added a little Bronze Glitz Glitter

Mounted it all with mounting tape onto Indian Corn Blue CS.

Layered onto a card covered with Frosty B/T paper.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Christmas Penguins

Wow!! Has time fly by or what?! I'm so sorry that I've been's life. Totally overwhelmed but wanted to share these darling little guys.
This is a new Hostess set only available to Hostess with their Hostess Rewards. I know, unfair! Sorry. But isn't he cute?
I took the Cuttlebug embossing folder. Added ink to the "smooth" side of the inside of the folder. Add cardstock and ran it through the machine. The ink is then transferred to the depressed side of the paper.
I stamped the penguin on CS in black ink and cut him out. Adding some liquid applique to his hat & prisma glitter, I then heated it up to make it puff up. I cut him out and mounted him with mounting tape.
The blue snow at the bottom of the card is just Sky CS ripped so the white core is exposed.
A little Glitz Glitter Clear at his feet grounds him so he's not floating in the air.
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Watermelon Card with Card Stock

My upline, Naomi Smith, has great ideas and I "borrowed" this one from her.
It uses just cardstock and Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge which everything. 
 The base is made from a circle cut at 5 1/2 inches and folded in half
Cut a second one is Topiary and cut it in half (you get 2 cards from 1 circle)
the white scallop circle layer is cut at 5 inches - cut in half as well
the Hollyhock circle layer is cut at 4 1/2 inches - cut in half and sponged
the "seeds" are cut at 1/2 inch and covered with Liquid Glass.
The card fits in a standard letter size envelope.
Enjoy your day!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Water Brush

Sooo, my last 2 posts got past me without any explanation. SORRY!!

I love this stamp set. I stamped it with the Close To My Heart black dye ink and used the water brush to color it in. I saw this card on the CTMH bulletin board and forgot to write down the artist name who inspired me. I love the CTMH has a place I can go to get my creative juices flowing when I'm stuck.

Enjoy the day!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Cuttle Bug Technique

This is a technique on say on Split Coast Stampers and I loved it.

Take your Cuttle Bug folder and apply ink to the inside of the folder on the flat side. When you run it through the machine the ink is then only on the low points of the paper. If you were to apply it to the raised side of the folder, the ink would then only be on the raised or embossed parts of the paper. Clear as mud?!

Again I have used the water brush to color the bird. The image is stamped with Slate ink and Lagoon & Crème Brulee are used to color it.

A little Bronze Glitz Glitter to finish it off.

Enjoy the Day!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Be Still

 These few words have such meaning. They speak volumes to me when I worry, fret or am anxious. I know that if I can turn down my own voice, I can then focus on what God has to say to me. Sometimes it's hard to tune out my own voice/ I have anything meaningful to say compared to God!!

I love how this card turned out. The center pieces were cut on the Cricut, making it that much easier.

The technique of direct to paper is used here. Taking the For Always B/T paper and running a Lagoon ink pad over the top. Changing the light cream background to Lagoon and making the black pattern POP!

The flower is cut at 2" on the Cricut, rolled up and finished with a little bling.

Love the shimmer ribbon which covers the seam between the 2 papers.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Ribbons & Trim Video

Love these ideas. Try them out or come to a workshop to learn more.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Background Stamp Video

Some fun ideas for you to use with your background stamps.

Don't have these sets? Click on the "Shop" button and you can order them from my website.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Going, going....Gone!

Our retiring products list has just been released, which means that these products are only available on a while supplies last basis beginning today and are only available through the end of July. There are a lot of GREAT products on this list. If there is anything that you need to complete a project or that is on your "must have" list, you'd better get them right away before they are gone!


Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment 
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment 
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment 
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment 
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment 
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment 
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins
Z1734 Irresistiblesâ„¢ Persnickety Journaling Spots
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots
Z1748 Brocade Assortment
Z1766 Memo Assortment
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment
Z1794 Cottage Assortment
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment 
Z1813 Claire Assortment 
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment 
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
Z1081 ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax
Z1088 ChocolateWaxyFlax
Z1089 BlackWaxyFlax
Z1096 EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
Z1827 My Creationsâ„¢ Paper Pouch - Small 
Z1828 My Creationsâ„¢ Paper Pouch - Large
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album 
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal
Z1267 Paper/StampOrganizer8.5x11(3)
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base
Z4136 ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase
Z4200 AccessoriesOrganizer
Paper Products
Z1412 10-Things Pocket
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet
X7166B Claire Paper Packet
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet 
A1132 Family
A1133 Festival of Lights
B1372 Circle Together
B1395 So Grateful
B1396 School Rocks
B1405 Rugged Dude
B1406 Blessings of Peace
B1410 A Friend Like You
B1414 Bonjour
C1438 Tea Time
C1461 Salutation Seals
C1466 Instant Memories
C1505 Pun Fun
C1507 Angelic Blessings
C1508 Paisley Flair
C1511 Love Blooms
C1520 Christmas Joy
C1512 Moonlight Workshop
C1513 Clementine Workshop
C1514 Pear & Partridge Workshop
C1515 Flirty Workshop
C1516 Avonlea Workshop
C1517 Scholastic Workshop
C1518 Dakota Workshop
C1519 La Belle Vie Workshop
C1544 Surf's Up Scrapbooking Workshop
C1545 Later, Sk8r Scrapbook Workshop
C1546 Tommy Scrapbooking Workshop
C1547 For Always Cardmaking Workshop
C1548 Canvas Art Workshop
C1549 Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop
C1551 For Always Scrapbooking Workshop
C1552 Clarie Scrapbooking Workshop
C1553 Chantilly Scrapbooking Workshop
C1554 Claire Cardmaking Workshop
D1187 For Every Occasion
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas
D1399 Dream Big
D1440 Everlasting Life
D1444 A Little Thanks
D1492 Christmas Love
D1517 Game On

D1519 Abundance
D1521 Powder Heaven
D1523 Sweet Music
D1528 Jardin
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet
E1017 Old World Alphabet
E1018 Pennant Alphabet
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet
E1020 Token Alphabet
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
E1022 Hero Alphabet
E1023 Varsity Alphabet
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet
Custom Stamps
K900 Single Name Stamp
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines
1771 WaterbrushMedium
Z1246 EmbPowderCocoa
Z1350 Embossing powder topiary
Z1351 Embossing powder dutch blue
Z655 EmbPowderOlive
Z656 EmbPowderOutdoorDenim
Z659 EmbPowderCranberry
Z670 EmbPowderBlack
Z672 EmbPowderRed
Z673 EmbPowderWhite
Z724 EmbossingPen
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch 
Z578 Corner Rounder
Z608 EmbossingStylusMedium
Workshops on the Go®
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit 
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit 
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Love Patriotic Stamps!!

I'm wild for Patriotic stamp sets...might have something to do with my late husband serving in the Army and now my son following in his footsteps.

Imagine my surprise when Close To My Heart came out with these great sets.

Home of the Brave--D1576  $17.95

Courage--B1437  $9.95

You can order yours right here from my blog. Just click the shop with me button.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Puns of Praise

                                                         Created by Laurie Newton
I love this stamp set!! It is totally fun!
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013



Oh! I do like this card. I'm going to list everything used in this's quite a list.

D1534 Patterned Pennants
D1544 Distressed Backgrounds
Inks: Outdoor Denim, Pear
Z1683 Dimensional Elements Mixed Shapes
Z1808 Chevron Ribbon
Z1813 Claire Assortment
Z1612 Foundry Pin Clips
Z1710 Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1806 Blue Epoxy Bubbles
Z1819 Chantilly Textiles

Huge list for a simple looking card but soooo worth it!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Celebrate Card

LATER SK8ER paper cut into banners then layered make a interesting card. Add a little Bakers Twine (Z1751). Use Perfect Fit-Birthday (B1417) to complete this card.
Enjoy your day!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Cricut Cut Thanks

It doesn't get any easier than this card. Put your paper in the Cricut and punch a button...Viola, you have a wonderful card.

Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799) makes the LATER SK8ER paper sparkle. The acrylic flower is found in the For Always Assortment (Z1811).

Enjoy your day!