Thursday, August 28, 2014

Something Old/Something New

Good morning!  I can't believe we are at the end of August already!  Only 2 more days until my big launch party!  I think I am about ready!  Now all that is left is the baking!  Sugar Cookies and Cupcakes- my kitchen will be busy tonight!

On to this weeks challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks - Lori is our wonderful hostess this week and she chose Something Old/Something New.  I had a hard time with this one then I realized I was making it hard for no reason!  At first I had envisioned this beautiful wedding card (something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue) then thought - Hey I have all kinds of NEW products!  So, I made a card using all of my new Close To My Heart products and added some OLD ribbon.

I used Thistle card stock as my base and then added papers from the Scaredy Cat collection.  I cut my spider web using the Artiste cartridge and stamped using the Halloween Greeting Stamp set.  Some black enamel stars (also CTMH) and an orange bow (ribbon from my stash) and I was happy with the results.

This is one of the cards we will be making at my September card workshop.  I hope they like it!

So, hop over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your "Something Old/Something New" project today!  I can't wait to see what you come up with! Also, a big thank you to our guest designer this month!  We really enjoyed working with you Amy!

I am entering into the following challenges:

If you are interest in any of the products I have used here please visit my website.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you soon!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Close To My Heart Blog Hop

Good morning!  I am so excited to be able to share with you this amazing blog hop featuring the fantastic embossing folders from Close To My Heart
These embossing folders are so much fun and so easy to use!  I chose to use "stripes" on my card.  I embossed the bottom half using  White card stock  and used paper from the Seaside Collection at the top.  My sentiment comes from the Lovely Birthday stamp set and the flowers were cut using the Cricut.  Some glitter trim and sequins completed this card.

Here are some close ups showing some of the detail:

Next up on the blog hop is the lovely and talented Kathy with Quatrafoil!  Be sure to hop through all the list to see how many fantastic Embossing Folders Close To My Heart has to offer!  
And just in case you need them, here is a list of all the blogs to visit:

Dr. Phil - Honeycomb

Roz Bianchi  - Floral

Suzanne Webster Lowrie - Quatrafoil 

Mischelle O'Farrell Smith - Chevron

 Amy Grier-Heldebrandt - Dot

 Candice - Woodgrain

  Bethany Rielage - Arrow 

Jaymi Victor - Damask 

Tina Henderson - Stripe - (YOU ARE HERE)

Kathy Carr - Quatrafoil - 

If you would like to see more products from the Close To My Heart Idea Book, visit my website at  

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Masculine Cards at 4 Crafty Chicks

Good morning all my crafty friends!  I can not believe that summer is coming to a close!  Tomorrow we will move our son back to college for his second year. 

Well, today is Thursday so you know what that means! It is time for a new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!  This week the lovely Tamie has asked us to make a Masculine card.  I have had limited time the last couple of weeks between getting Isaac ready to go back to school and getting my Close To My Heart business off the ground so, I made a pretty simple card.  I began with a simple 5x6 card base in blue, then added a 4 7/8 x 5 7/8 brown layer.  The stamps are from the Close To My Heart Artiste collection as well as the die cuts to match.  Some white pin around the edges and I have the perfect clean and simple card to send to my son for his birthday!

So what are you waiting for?  Head on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your Masculine card today! And, while you are there check out our beautiful redesigned blog and leave us some love!  

I am entering this into the following challenges:

If you are interested in any of the products I have used here, please visit my website at

Thanks for stopping by!
See you soon!

Wedding/ Anniversary at Charisma Cardz

Good morning!  Today starts a new challenge at Charisma Cardz.  This week we are looking for Wedding/Anniversary projects and cards.  I had just finished making this bouquet of paper roses for my Close To My Heart launch party to use as a center piece and door prize and thought - Wow I love getting flowers on my Anniversary so these were perfect for the challenge!

I started by cutting my roses at 5, 6, and 6.5 inches using the Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I inked all the edges to give them a more realistic look and then rolled them and glued them together.  I cut some leaves using the same cartridge and hot glued them to my floral wire.  I poked a hold in the bottom of my roses and hot glued them to the top of the wire.  Super easy!  The baby's breathe was made using the same flower cut at 1 in. and the same leaves cut at 3in.  

So head on over to Charisma Cardz and enter our Wedding/Anniversary project today!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

To purchase the products I used to make this project visit my website here.

Thanks for stopping by!
See you soon!

Friday, August 15, 2014

It's a Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop.  The Die Cut Crazy Contributors have created some amazing birthday projects to inspire your own die cut creativity to make any birthday special.  If you just joined the Birthday Hop  at my site, be sure and go back to the Die Cut Crazy for the hop kick off, then hop along the list to each of our designers. You won't want to miss any of the special birthday projects in this hop for sure. 

 For my project I decided to create a set of sorts.  I had made the card awhile ago but decided I wasn't really happy with my die cut flowers so thought I would add more to the project.  I created this adorable cake using the Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste collection.  Then I decided to create a banner to go along with it.  This was cut from the Cricut as well using Straight From The Nest  cartridge and Kate's ABC's.  A few bows and I called it finished. 
 I am going to choose one winner from the comments to send this entire set to.  

Here are a few more pictures:

If you are interested in any of the products I used on this project please visit my website here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Next up in the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop is Kelly.

To make sure you don't miss any of the birthday projects, here is the list of all our blog hop designers:

Tina  (You Are Here) 



Die Cut Crazy is giving away a FREE 3 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION so be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs and like the Die Cut Crazy Facebook page then finish up at Die Cut Crazy blog post for your chance to win! Here is what you need to do:
1. Like Die Cut Crazy on Facebook
2. Follow the blog hop and leave a “little love” comment on EVERY
designers blog post. They enjoy knowing that you stopped by!

3. Return to DCC blog and leave a comment on this blog post about which
project inspired you the most.

Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pink - Lime - and Turquoise

Good morning!  I am excited to share today's project with you!  It is Thursday so that means a new challenge is up at 4 Crafty Chicks.  I get to play hostess and decided that I wanted to see your projects using PINK, LIME and TURQUOISE.  
As you know, I am getting ready for my big launch party for 
CLOSE TO MY HEART and this is the color scheme I have chose to use at my party.  When I received my last order of product this adorable pennant frame was one of the things I thought would be fun to put together.
I used Pixie Pink, Pear, and Lagoon as my color scheme.  The flowers were made using the Close to my Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I added some glitter trim, sparkles and Daisy White ink (also CTMH) and some lace from my stash.  I love how it turned out and is going to look great on my display table!  I still need to add a picture of my darling little niece - then it will be perfect!

Here are a couple close ups for the flowers.  I loved making them (I think I made about 100!)

So be sure to hop over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see the wonderful projects they have for you and enter your PINK, LIME and TURQUOISE project today!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

If you would like to learn more about the products used on this project visit my website at

See you soon!

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    4 Crafty Chicks - Use PINS

    Good morning!  I just can't believe it is August already!  This summer has just flown by!  Life is a busy as always but it seems to be in a good way.  As most of you know, I have became a Consultant for Close To My Heart paper crafting supplies.  I am very excited about this new journey I am on and can't wait to really get the ball rolling and see where it takes me!  Right now I am mainly in the planning stages, getting ready for a big launch party to kick things off.  Thanks to my wonderful Dad for all of his help in creating a great display!  So, be sure to watch for further details and expect to see lots of changes to my blog in the next few weeks!
    Ok, so on to today's post. First off I want to thank everyone who entered our Crazy Egg Anything Goes challenge last week!  Wow! What an amazing turnout! And what wonderful creations!   We are kicking off a new month at 4 Crafty Chicks with the wonderful and talented Leann hosting our challenge.  Leann has challenged us to use pins on our creations.  Now, I bought a couple of packages of pins at the last CK Convention I went to last Spring but had not used them. So, I pulled them out and looked at them.  Huh, what was I going to do with these?!?  So here we go:  I colored this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil using both Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.  I made her kind of big (5in) and cut her out.  My paper came from the Confetti Wishes collection from Close To My Heart as well as the flowers that I made to match the card.  Ribbon from my stash and then to just stick the heart shaped pins in!  It was really a simple card to make even though the pins kind of challenged me!  

    Here is a close up of the flowers and the pins.

    And of course a close up of this darling image:

    Be sure to hop over to 4 Crafty Chicks and enter your project using PINS today!

    To purchase the papers I used here visit my website at (US residents only) This is just one of the new great paper packs available!

    I am entering her into the following challenges:

    Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    August Stamp of the Month and Specials

    Good morning!  It's been awhile since I did a post without a card, but, today I wanted to share with you the new 
    Stamp of the Month and Monthly Specials from

    August Stamp of the Month:

    You are going to be so excited over this stamp set!  It's Owldorable!!  Owls are so "in" right now so you will have to get your hands on this set!  It is only available until then end of August and is just $5 with a $50 purchase!  It's perfect for fall and Halloween.  Of course you could even use the owl along.  It's certainly a hoot!  Check out some artwork made with this stamp:

    Don't forget if you purchase the special this month (see below) and add on the extra Memory Protectors, that order counts towards earning the Stamp of the Month.

    August Special:

    All month long you can get your hands on one of my favorite scrapbooking tools, Picture My Life.  When you purchase one of the available kits (and there are a lot to choose from) you can add on a 10-pack of memory protectors for just $3.00!  It's a great deal and you'll have enough cards in the kit to use all 20 page protectors you get.  Imagine that...20 pages of scrapbook layouts for one low cast and you will still have leftover cards!

    Pretty cool don't you think?

    Want to learn how you can earn FREE product?  Email me at and I will set you up with your very own EZ Invite party!  All you have to do is invite your friends to shop on line and you earn the Hostess Rewards! ($150.00 Minimum party to qualify)

    Remember - you can also JOIN MY TEAM and make money doing something you already love!  Ask me how!

    So, what are you waiting for?  Visit my website for more details on all the great products Close To My Heart has to offer!

    See you soon!