Monday, August 27, 2012

Look What I Won!

And, all for a good cause...

Close To My Heart held their annual convention in Dallas this past July! And, being a Texas girl, you know I was there!

To raise money for Operation Smile, the charity that we help raise funds for, we had the opportunity to donate for a chance to win a complete 10 page album! And, I was the lucky winner!!!

Notice that every last one of the pages has stitching on it! It's inspired me to use more stitching on my own layouts.

I love the rays on the first page and can't wait to try out the ink splatters on the page.

The you are Amazing layout is going to look amazing when I get pics on it & the background has small circles stamped on it.

My Favorite Things colors are rich-looking & the diagonal stripes are my favorite.

The Lucky layout is awesome with paper squares used a a resist with the spray pen.

Love the chevron border on Enjoy the Ride.

I've gotta get some of that glitter ribbon used on Capture the Moment.

You Can Soar has feathers cut from our Cricut Artiste cartridge.

The Happy layout is my favorite! It is just PRETTY! & my style completely! I love the scalloped borders that are stacked, inked & raised up on the edge to add dimension.

The Love Life layout will be beautiful with the right pictures. It sparkles with glitter!

Love the pinwheels on the Looking Good layout.

And, finally, One Fine Day is simply cute in a Fallish kind of way!

I can't wait until I find the right pictures to make it complete! Stop by & take a look when I get it finished!

Thank you Close To My Heart for choosing me as the lucky winner of the album!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the Layering a Window Card Technique as shown on page 33 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 
We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit our challenge blog at where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.  You will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!
If you are coming from Wendy's Blog, you are on the right track! 
For this month's technique, I chose a 5.5" card with a heart window cut out with the Cricut using the Art Philosophy cartridge. I'm using CTMH's Pemberley paper pack with some Tulip cardstock for the background behind the flowery doily piece that I cut out of the reverse side of the B&T I used for the card front. I used the zip strip for borders on the top & bottom of the card, added the Basic Assortment in the buttons to outline one side of the heart that I had sponged around the edges with Cocoa ink & ended it with a bow of Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon colored with Tulip ink. And, to finish it off I added the i & u to say I love you. Who wouldn't love receiving this beautiful card?  
Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue on to Bethany's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation. Happy hopping!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Look what we created with the Stamp of the Month

The April Stamp of the Month is called You Are...! Here are some cards & things some of my friends & I made with it. Contact me if you'd like your own set!

My friend & upline, Melissa Robinson created a couple of different pieces with the Stamp of the Month. The first one is a treat bag.

And, Melissa's next contribution is this cute card.

Fellow Close To My Heart consultant, Peggy Lawrence says, "I used the "Dotty for You" paper and made 2" boxes out of the B & T from the paper packet.  I attached the nine boxes with brads to make a shadow box effect.  It is two sided.  On one side are pictures of my husband and I and when you turn it around it has pictures of my Papillion, Missy and her boyfriend Rider and pictures of three of their five puppies they had together a few years ago."

Cherri Hardcastle created a couple of cards to show this stamp set's versatility.

Judy Faye Garner shared 2 cards.

And, here's what I created! 

I hope you've been inspired to get your own stamp set and create beautiful artwork!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Join My Team & Embrace the Philosophy of Fun!

NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO JOIN CLOSE TO MY HEART because when you sign up as a new Consultant between March 1–31, you'll receive a FREE Cricut® Art Philosophy collection*! The collection's retail price of $99 adds incredible value to your New Consultant Kit and will give you hours of creative fun with the included exclusive Cricut® cartridge, three coordinating My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets, and three sheets of matching Dimensional Elements shapes. Already own the collection? You can always give your free one as a gift or choose to receive $100 in select product credit** instead. Now is the time to embrace the philosophy of fun—Consultant and Cricut® fun!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Five for Free

Buy a Studio J 5-pack, get one 5-pack free!

Double your layouts with our Five for Free promotion! For each Studio J 5-pack (SJ5P) you purchase this February, you'll get one free 5-pack. Tha means you get 10 layouts for just $55---that's just $2.75 per page, with free shipping! Even if you're already taking advantage of Studio J's incredibly low members'only pricing, you'll save even more when you purchase 5-packs through this special February deal!
Studio J 5-packs include everything you need to have 5 two-page layouts (that's 10 scrapbook pages!) shipped to your door ready for your scrapbook album. Each 5-pack can be redeemed for up to:
  • 5 two-page layouts
  • 5 Memory Protectors
  • Free shipping and handling
Whether you're looking for an affordable gift or a way to save money on your own layouts, Studio J 5-packs offer you convenience and savings. Keep one for yourself and give one as a gift!

This is a savings of $92.85! That's over 60%!!!

Offer valid February 1-29, 2012. Unredeemed 5-pack codes have no cash value and may not be applied toward any other product purchase. 5-packs are redeemable only once. If the user orders fewer than 5 two-page layouts on a single 5-pack code, remaining layouts are forfeited. See for full terms and conditions. Tax may apply.

Now, click on over to my website & put a 5-pack in your cart! Be sure to add the free 5-pack when you check out. This will also qualify you to get the stamp of the month for $5! Be sure & add that on, too! The stamp of the month is valued at $17.95.