Sunday, June 15, 2008


This has been a particularly productive weekend!

We had our Scrap/Craft Day on Saturday. I worked on a project for the cellular division of my employer. A few of us employees were asked to take pictures with one of their top-end camera phones (Motorola Rokr) and use the photos to make scrapbooking layouts.

My first photography attempt didn't turn out so good. Most of my pictures were taken inside, and probably with the wrong settings. So another friend at work offered her pictures for me to pick from. This is what I came up with:

I'm VERY happy with how it turned out!

I was able to use the camera/phone this weekend, too. So I took my poochies outside for a photo shoot. I don't think I've ever completed a 2-page layout, all the way from taking the pictures to completing the layout, in one day! Like I said, it was a very productive weekend!

Here's what I did today:

The journeling says "Casey is definitely Brianna's dog. Whenever Bri is gone, she watches...and waits...until they are together again."

Supplies: Close To My Heart: Caprice (floral), Sunflower, Heavenly Blue, Colonial White cardstock; Colonial White Bigger Brad; Photo Hangers; Rustic Alphabet stamp; Heavenly Blue and Sunflower markers; Chocolate & Bamboo ink; charm; Cherish "Rise & Shine" layout plan. Bohemia: twill ribbon. Sandpaper.

I LOVE Cherish! I would be lost without it! - page 11.

Well worth the investment!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Some Simple Cards

Last night I was on a roll - I actually completed 2 Father's Day cards! Usually it's a drawn out process to make THE PERFECT card...but last night I allowed myself to do something totally out of my comfort zone. I LET myself create cards without getting obsessed with it. It was quite refreshing! They are simple, but I like them.
This one is for my dad, who has always been a gear head and has instilled in me an appreciation for a car with "charisma," which usually translated "old!" Inside: "You're a Classic"

This one is for my father-in-law. I just thought this stamp was cute and wanted to use it! Inside: "We doo!" Look Kim - CIRCLES!!! :)

Another simple one I made for my mom. Her favorite color combo is blue & yellow. Close To My Heart Classic Caps

These I just made for the fun of it last month! Close To My Heart Rustic Flowers in Key Lime and Black; Doodle Alphabet.

Friday, June 6, 2008


D1284 With Love(Set of 24) $22.95

Flowers, flourishes, and fun fill this fabulous set of funky and modern stamps. Perfect for all your cards and layouts. Available June 1–30, 2008 only.Blocks: 1" × 1½" (Y1001), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your Stamp of the Month at a great discount or FREE!

Stampaganza Promotion! Going on NOW!

Buy two get a third stamp set FREE! You just pay shipping, handling and tax. Many are taking this opportunity to purchase all the solo alphabet and number sets. You pay for 24 and get 12 free. How great is that! These are on page 87-89 of the Summer Idea book. Of course this works for almost any three stamp sets. Buy two get one at equal or less value up to $22.95. The details are all in the flyer (link above).

If you would like to take advantage of this AWESOME opportunity to stock up on your stamps, just send me an e-mail with your order, or give me a call:

Don't worry if you don't have the Summer Idea Book - you can see the whole thing by clicking on the link below:


There's something new and very exciting on the Close To My Heart website: CTMH TV. Here you can find short videos of techniques like second generation stamping and how to make some very cute books using our card kits. What will they think of next. It's a great addition to our site! Check it out: