Friday, August 18, 2017

Jack Blog Hop

Welcome to our Jack Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Jack Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. 

I created this simple card using papers from the Jack paper pack (X7222B - $9.95 US). I also used the Basic Banners Thin Cuts (Z3345 - $12.95 US) and Banner Love stamp set (B1572 - $9.95 US) from the 2017-18 Annual Inspirations book, black ink pad (Z2805 - $7.95 US) with a little bit of black shimmer trim (Z1809 - $4.95 US) and Whisper extra thick twine (Z3095 - $3.95 US) and a few of our ShinHan markers to color in the hearts.

The card was easy to make and the banners add a touch of movement to keep the card from being flat.

I hope you enjoyed my card. To see more great art, continue on this blog hop. If you are visiting from Martha’s blog then you are on the right track, if not please start at the CTMH Blog Challenge and Support Group Blog Hop Guidelines beginning with our hostess Carol. Next check out Gerri’s blog.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Back to School Card using the August stamp of the month

It's about that go back to school! We are just a few weeks away from it here. In the meantime, we have a great stamp of the month to celebrate. It includes great images for your first and last day of school photos, and plenty of in-between events. Before I make my page (I'm waiting to get those photos first), I made a card I'll be able to include with a teacher gift at Meet the Teacher night.

The August Stamp of the Month is only available August 1-31, 2017. The order number is S1708 and it is $17.95 or you can get it for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more on my site!

Today, August 1, was launch day for the new Annual Inspirations. There are plenty of new goodies to choose from. Also, the Seasonal Expressions May-August issue is still live. But if you love a sale, there will be bundles of retired product all month long available while supplies last. New specials are announced on the website every Tuesday.

What are you waiting for? Visit now to get your hands on lots of scrapbooking and stamping goodies.

Thanks for stopping by.

August SOTM Card Recipe
S1708 SOTM School Year
X254 White cards & envelopes value pack
X5961 Saffron cardstock (light shade)
X5970 Willow cardstock
X5950 Toffee cardstock
1386 Black cardstock
X5975 Cranberry cardstock 
X5959 New England Ivy cardstock
Z2848 Sapphire ink
Z1767 Chalk marker
Z891 VersaMark ink pad
Z2068 White embossing powder
BR99 Bronze ShinHan marker
Z3325 Blue burlap ribbon
Foam tape
Retired - Z3288 Enchantment ribbon pack 
(red banner ribbon and blue/white twine)
Retired - Z3119 Confetti stars embossing folder
Retired - Z2814 Cocoa ink

Apple is a Cricut cut

Friday, October 9, 2015

Preparing for December Daily 2015

So I'm finally ahead on my December Daily. I've gotten my whole album put together so all I need to do is add a photo or two and some journaling when the time comes. I've never been this far ahead.

Even better is that I was able to put it all together using 100% Close To My Heart products. The paper line is called White Pines and it's super cute.

Here's a video of the products I used:

You can buy these products and more from my website at

And here's a quick Flipagram of the inside of the finished album:

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Confetti Wishes

In honor of my son's birthday in January, and since I was participating in a birthday card swap, I want to show you some artwork using the Confetti Wishes paper pack and stickers by Close To My Heart.

Here's the layout without the photos.

And with the photos...

I made a couple of different versions of the birthday card here. I love having a message stamped on the inside. Feels like a more finished card that way.

If you'd like to get your own paper pack, complements, or other accessories, head over to my site:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


What's on my work desk this Wednesday? Stuff that needs to be put away from last week's Close To My Heart convention...

I'm currently planning what I'd like to do with this blog and am making some goals and schedules so that I can become active again. It's been just about one year (July 3, 2013 was my last post) since I last blogged - YIKES!

What would you like to see in future posts? Layouts, cards, techniques? Is anyone out there? LOL

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Unbelievably, I cleaned off my work desk as I finished up my layouts for the album contest last Tuesday night. Then as I unpacked from Convention, I continued to put things away so that I could leave out the crop projects that I didn't complete. I wanted to have some samples to show for the new Close To My Heart Idea Book.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My 2013 CTMH Album Contest Entry was in the Top 10!

Last week I attended the 2013 Close To My Heart convention at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This was my second time attending Convention but my first time entering the album contest. Last year one of my new friends and fellow Fancy team member Amy entered her beautiful album (and won!) and I was inspired to try my hand.

I was stressed over how to make the pages connect with the theme and with each other, but one night the idea came to me and I went with it. But no matter how much I tried to get done in the weeks leading up to the convention dates I just couldn't pull it together. Finally on Tuesday night, at literally the 11th hour, I put the finishing touches on and called it done!

Here are the pages. I was very proud to have finished this project and so relieved to turn it in. When I saw that I had made the top 10 out of 34 entries, I was super surprised and excited!! I would have loved to have won a prize but as my sister teased, it was an honor just being nominated. The encouragement I received from my team members was also a huge boost.

If you'd like more information about Close To My Heart product or becoming a consultant, you can visit my website at or email me!

Happy scrapping!