Tuesday, December 30, 2008

January Stamp of the Month - Moments in Time

Moments in Time(Set of 47) $22.95

All the years, months, and reminders you’ll need to build a collection of fond memories and highlight special dates to remember. Available January 1–31, 2009 only.

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

National Papercrafting Month


National Papercrafting Month promises something for everyone with the exclusive Key To My Heart packet and My Acrylix stamp set, available at a savings or FREE through January 31st! Read More Here: http://www.closetomyheart.com/pdf/NPMFlyer.pdf

Kit includes: twelve 12" × 12" B&T Duos™ paper and ten 12" × 12" coordinating cardstock in the new colors of Crème Brulee, Tulip, Sorbet, and Juniper as well as a coordinating E-size Key to My Heart stamp set.

This fantastic kit can be yours by purchasing it outright for $47.90, or when you spend $75, you can purchase the kit for $20. Even better, you'll get the Key To My Heart kit FREE when you spend $130! (shipping/handling & tax apply)

You also have the opportunity to participate in a papercrafting contest. Click here to find out more: http://closetomyheart.com/papercrafting09/

I was inspired to make this card for my nephew's 3rd birthday from another blog, Taylored Expressions, that features weekly card sketches. Check out her site: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/

I'm a day late to post on their blog for consideration as their featured artist next week, but that's ok - too much pressure for this girl! :)

Card Recipe: Stamps: CTMH Life's a Jungle & Say It in Style; Paper (CTMH): Spring Iris B&T (retired) & cardstock, Orange cardstock; Ink (CTMH): Spring Iris, Chocolate, Orange; ribbon; rick-rack; spiral clip; pop-dots.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day filled will lots of love, laugher, and memories!!!!


Today we woke up to 6" more of snow. That brings the total snowfall to about 36" so far this season in the Frozen Tundra of Green Bay. Our average snowfall amounts for December is 7", so we've got a little more than usual. I am fearful of what the rest of the winter has in store, and I am SO READY to buy a snowblower! Took me 2 hours to dig out our driveway today, and the snow plow is in front of our house piling more at the end of the drive. FUN! FUN!

Here are the card sets I made for my sisters-in-law, using a 10-from-1 sketch developed from a fellow Close To My Heart consultant.
The first set is blank inside for them to use however they wish by writing their sentiments inside. (I'm still getting used to my new camera, so forgive me for the bad pictures.)

I also wanted to give them some masculine style cards. Some have sentiments, some do not:

For this set I made most of them into birthday cards:

All supplies are from Close To My Heart. If you have a question on product or technique, just leave a comment on the post and I will get back to you.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Project - Photo Cube

I think it's safe to post what I worked on most of the last couple of weeks since Christmas is just around the corner and I don't think my mom or my sisters-in-law will be checking my blog.
In October our family went to Savannah, Georgia with my parents. So for Christmas I made a photo cube for my mom, with a mini-album inside to remember the trip.
Here's the outside of the cube:

The mini-album (2"x3")inside was ordered from Walgreens and I added the embelishments:

When I have time I will post the card sets I made for my sisters-in-law. After a long day of baking and candy making, I'm ready for bed!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

December Stamp of the Month

You will LOVE the December Stamp of the Month, "Heart Throb!"

Awaken affectionate feelings of the heart with this collection of artful flourishes, funky designs, and terms of endearment. Love rules!

Available December 1–31, 2008 only. With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your Stamp of the Month at a great discount or FREE!

Check out the stamp of the month that will make your heart go pitter-patter!