Saturday, April 28, 2012

We made it!

Hooray! After a very stressful week & long drive, we are officially residents of Spanaway, Washington, & we didn't even lose 1 glass!  Our house is still a mess of boxes, but I can't wait to set up my new crafting area & start creating again! I feel so out of it since boxing up my crafting stuff a week ago.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Washington Bound!

Well...It's finally here! In 4 days I will be leaving my home for the past 31 years and beginning a new life adventure in Spanaway, WA.  It is there that I will finally get to start building my new passion/business with Close to My Heart!  I've already set up a group to get started...The Spanaway Card Crafters  Can't wait to post my next project from my new home.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

4/16 H2H Challenge

This week's H2H Challenge was to incorporate stitching.  You could add stitching by machine, hand, or even faux stitching to your cards.  I made my "stitches" using Pearl Bitty Opaques.  The card shape itself is actually the Tag button on pg. 45 of the CTMH AP Cricut cartridge cut at 4 1/2 inches.  I then scored it down the center & folded.  I covered the card using Florentine paper. The handle was sponged with Indian Corn Blue Ink, with Goldrush being used for the center stamp from the Wonderful You Acrylix stamp set.  EnJOY!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mojo Monday 237

Here is the sketch for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge.  Choosing all Close to my Heart products, I used the CTMH AP Cricut cartridge card cut pg. 62 with Pemberly papers. I ink-sponged Daisy White card stock with Indian Corn Blue ink then stamped a flower from the Card Word Puzzle stamp set in Smoothie. The flower centers are from the Bouquet Assortment. The sentiment comes from the A Garden stamp set.  Enjoy!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Florentine Fun!

I love the beautiful layers the CTMH Florentine papers can create, plus the colors are gorgeous!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Iris Folding

This card is made with CTMH's wonderful Dotty for You papers using one of my favorite techniques...Iris Folding.  I cut the card & Iris template using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  A great site to visit to learn about Iris Folding is      Enjoy!

H2H April Sketch Challenge

For this H2H sketch challenge I used CTMH Pemberly papers with Wonderful You & Family Love Acrylix Stamps and Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Ink.  All of these products may be purchased by clicking on my Close to my Heart shopping link.  Enjoy!

4/9 MojoMonday Challenge #2

4/9 MojoMonday Challenge #1

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Dotty for You (CTMH Blog Challenge)

Check out these projects using the Close to my Heart "Dotty for You" papers. 

Here's how you can get this awesome paper pack:
  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17th and May 31st and add the "Dotty For You" paper pack for only $5!
  • Host a Home Gathering OR Book Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile donations) between April 17th and May 31st and receive the "Dotty For You" paper pack for FREE!
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new consultant between April 1st and May 31st and received the "Dotty For You" paper pack FREE in your kit!

"Dotty For You" includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.  

Saturday, April 7, 2012

H2H Spring Challenge

For this "Slendid" card I used:
1. Sky Blue cardstock
 2. Sweetleaf cardstock
 3. Smoothie Exclusive ink pad
 4. Dotty papers for flower cuts
 5. Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge - pgs. 39 & 65
 6. Eclectic Edges Acrylix Stamps
 7. A Typeface Acrylix Stamps
 8. Florentine WOTG Spring Acrylix Stamps
 9. 4mm round sparkles
 10. Bitty Opaques Pearls
 11. Just Blooms Paper Shapes - Paradise
 12. Buttons - Basic Asst.

This is my 1st H2H Challenge, so I hope I post this corrrectly!

Midnight Card Capers!

Dotty Papers!
 How better to spend the wee hours of the morning than getting creative with CTMH products!

Used items from Footloose WOTG

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, Pamma!

I used the card & deco layer on pg. 37 of the CTMH Cricut cartridge & the flower on pg. 39 to create this card for my grandaughter's other grandma. my Heart card by Joanne Barnes

  1. Choose contrasting card stock & paper
  2. Using Close to my Heart ArtPhilosophy Cricut cartridge, cut 5 ½” card on pg. 64 of booklet out of cardstock
  3. Cut 2” heart on pg. 26 out of cardstock
  4. Cut 2 ½” Deco Layer “ticket on pg. 64 out of paper
  5. Cut 2 ½” heart pg. 26 out of paper
  6. Choose ink to match paper
  7. Sponge edges of card, ticket, & hearts if desired
  8. Adhere ticket cutout to card
  9. Create “to my heart” stamp using heart from “Wonderful You” & letters from “A Typeface” Close to my Heart stamp sets on 2” block – stamp on small heart
  10. Layer hearts & adhere to right side of card
  11. Use heart stamp from “A Garden” Close to my Heart stamp set - stamp 4 times on card
  12. Use ink to color a section of Close to my Heart Color-Ready Ribbon – tie into small bow
  13. Attach bow to card with Close to my Heart Liquid Glass
  14. Top bow with 4mm round Sparkle
***This card looks good with a variety of colors (

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

2012 National Scrapbooking Month: Dotty for You

Here's a card I made with the Dotty papers!
Sorry it's matter what I do, it comes out the same!