Thursday, October 29, 2015

Kaleidoscope Birthday Card

Who doesn't need a Birthday card? Like always?!! Using a Card Workshop on the Go is the fastest & easiest way to do it

Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Another Watercolor Card

I just had to share this card. Since I gushed how I love the Watercolor paints with my last post, I wanted to show you another easy card.

Won't this be great as a Seahawks card??

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Watercolor Fall Card

This is a card we made at my last card workshop. Using the new watercolor paper I embossed the Fallen Leaves stamp set with white embossing power. After embossing I spritz the paper with water then started to play.
Fallen Leaves stamp set  B1492  $9.95

                                                           Watercolor Paints  Z3132  $14.95

I LOVE these paints. They are addicting!! REALLY. I hope that you will give them a try.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Kaleidoscope Birthday Card

This fun card is from the Kaleidoscope Card Workshop on the Go kit. I love these kits that CTMH offers as they have everything you need except the ink pads.


Workshops on the Go® Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Kit Contents:
1 – My Acrylix® Kaleidoscope Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – Kaleidoscope B&T Duos™ Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Pear, 1 Pixie, 1 Whisper, 1 White Daisy)
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 – Pink Enamel Gems (Z3091)
1 – Green Shimmer Trim (Z3087)
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured Colors: Canary, Pear, Pixie, Slate
Use the materials and instructions in this kit to create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs).

As you can see from the image of the kit you get the stamp set, cards/envelops, accessories, paper and instructions. Can't get much easier than that!

You get all this for $24.95!!

Enjoy your day!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Organize in August

During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing. The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages!
Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–August 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

Saturday, August 1, 2015

New Colors Coming September 1st!!I

I love the colors that Close To My Heart carries. We are always on the cutting edge of colors, accessories and stamps.

Just a glimpse into what the new Idea Book will offer when it comes out September 1st.

                                       Get a peek into it at my 
                              Open House 
                             August 22nd
                              10am to 2pm

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Treats of Friendshop

Another fun card from my last workshop and again designed by Christine Adams. I used the Jackson paper packet and the stamp set Treats of Friendship.

Can't you just see all the possibilities? Love the images & the sayings. The frosting is from the paper packet Scaredy Cat. The jimmies on top are colored with the Shin Han marker Turquoise. Finish with a few sequins.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 11, 2015


Such a fun card. We made this at my last workshop.
 Do you like it? 
The Blossom Workshop on the Go is available through August. This fun workshop has everything you need including this exclusive stamp set. 


Workshops on the Go™ Blossom Cardmaking Kit Contents:
1 – My Acrylix® Blossom Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – Blossom B&T Duos™ Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Pear, 1 White Daisy, 2 Kraft)
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 – Coral Reef Sequins (Z3042)
1 – Glacier Extra Thick Twine (Z3039)
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured Colors: Glacier, Lagoon, Pear, Smoothie, Sunset, White Daisy

Use the materials, accessories, exclusive D-size stamp set, and instructions in this kit to create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs) inspired by Jeanette Lynton!
 All this for $24.95

Enjoy your day!

A Little Treat Card


This cute card is one that I made for my card workshop. Designed by my friend Christine Adams it was so great I just had to copy it.

Using the Jackson paper packet I love how this card is masculine and feminine at the same time.

Are you a fan of shimmer trim? Me too!! Make sure that you are stocked up in case some of your favorites are in the new catalog coming out in September.

Paper piecing is labor intensive but so worth it!!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Paper Fundamentals Card

So I saw this card on Wizard's Hangout and just had to stamp lift it. But maybe I should say I paper lifted it because it's more about the paper than anything else.

The Paper Fundamentals are 20 double-sided 12" × 12" sheets (2 each of 10 designs); same design on both sides, one side with glossy pattern. There are 4 color palettes to choice from. A packet is $19.95


Enjoy your Day!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Christmas 2014

Another Express Collection with Studio J show our stop before church at the Combs' house. Everyone was thankful for another day & the blessings we have been given.

Enjoy your Day!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Love Ya Silly

Can you say Stinkin' cute? 

This card was one I found at  This is the blog that Close To My Heart has and it is full of fun ideas, tips and treasurers.

We made this card using the Love Ya Silly stamp set (B1470  $9.95)

This set of 8 stamps can be used for guys & gals and don't we just love that!!

The image behind the monster is a unique set called Brushstrokes (C1608  $13.95)

Can't you just imagine all the fun things you can do with this set?? Me too & I'll share them with you in the future.

Enjoy your Day!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Rainy Day Card

Rainy Day stamp (C1597  $13.95) is a set of 9 that will work year round.

All of the images are fun and will work for cards & layouts.

I have stamped the image with black pigment ink & embossed with clear powder. I colored the images with the Shin-Han markers which don't leave streaks and you can build your color to shade or highlight.

Brushed paper packet (X7190B  $9.95) is the beautiful base that I built off of.

Enjoy your Day!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Christmas Studio J Express Layout

So I LOVE Studio J!! I think by now you probably know this but you may wonder why. When I have a store unto myself in my craft room, why would I not use all those "goodies" to create my scrapbook layouts.

You all know that when you scrapbook it isn't a quick process like making a card. You have to get out all your stuff, decide what your layout is going to be about and what pictures you are going to use. Now you have to print said pictures in the appropriate sizes, order & receive the pictures. NOW you are ready to create your layout....REALLY!!

In all the time it took you just to order your pictures I have created multiple layouts in Studio J!! This layout uses the Express Collection that is offered. All you have to do is drag & drop!! I added a few text boxes with my journaling & titles.

This is Dalton playing hide & seek with Daisy Mae.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 13, 2015


  1. In photography, bokeh (Originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay — also sometimes pronounced as /ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light".
So here is my attempt at Bokeh...without using water color paper.

Using a standard white base card I layered:
 Pixie CS 5 1/2" x 1/2"
 Daisy white 5 1/2" x 4"
 Shimmer Trim cut in half so it is narrow

Using a sponge dauber with Pixie & Canary CTMH ink I rubbed the color onto Daisy white cardstock. Blending them as I went
Then using a stencil I made with different sizes of circles, I rubbed Daisy White pigment ink over top of the Pixie/Canary colors to blur it. Heat set as I didn't add embossing powder.
Stamped with Cranberry the image on top.
Stamped the butterfly in Canary, daubed with Pixie in the midddle of the body and rolled image into Cranberry. Cut out with scissors. Mount with mounting tape.

Enjoy your Day!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Birthday Wishes

The new embossing folders are awesome!!This Quatrefoil (z1926  $8.95) is one of my favorites. You do need a Cuttlebug or something similar to get this emboss look but sooo worth it. The great thing about the embossing folders from Close To My Heart is that they are 7"x5", so you can do larger papers if you want.

Blue Shimmer Trim (Z3025 $4.95) is featured in the Seasonal Expressions which is only available through March. I have ordered a couple of rolls for my stash.

Belated Birthday (B1442 $13.95) is a versatile stamp set that everyone can use for years.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Confetti Wishes Layout

Layouts are easy when you use the Complements that go with each paper packet. Confetti Wishes Complements (Z7188c  $4.95) are a inexpensive way to give "POP" to your layouts. The fun thing about these stickers is that you can also use them for cards.

Check out all the options you have with the Complements.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Confetti Wishes

                                      Made by Mary Thomas

How pretty is this?!!  Made by my friend Mary Thomas the background is made by reinker (Z2291 Pacifica) and marbles. Using a box or something similar add a few drops of reinker, then add the marbles & swirl around to coat the marbles with reinker, add your Daisy White cardstock and roll the marbles around in the box. You get a fun background with just a twist of the hand.

The glitter paper (Z1922 $5.95) makes it sparkle and adds just the right touch of bling

 Using the Confetti Wishes Assortment (Z2044 $4.95) the little square finishes it all off.


 Enjoy your day!