Archives for November 2013

Stampers with Attitude ~ Gratitude Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is SANDRA VAN WOERDEN ~ OH MY SCRAPS.   The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show you our Gratitude with an Attitude artwork , so here we go.

I just love the Huntington paper pack and it is so perfect for fall and Thanksgiving photos.  I designed this layout which is from Thanksgiving day last year.

Huntington Second Layout left

Huntington Second Layout right

Huntington second Layout full

This layout was based off the sketch for Make if from your Heart Volume 2 pattern 3.  Which is a great place to look when you are looking for inspiration.  The great thing is you can follow it exactly or modify it to fit your needs.  I was able to incorporate several of the Huntington My Stickeaese into the layout.

The next blogger on the hop is BARBI KELLEY ~ BARBI’S PAPER CREATIONS.

Here is the full list of participants:

  1. Pamela O’Connor ~
  2. LaJeania Hicks ~
  3. Melinda Everitt ~
  4. Angela Garcia ~
  5. Becky McClain ~
  6. Sandra VanWoerden ~
  7. Catherine Nowak ~
  8. Barbi Kelley ~
  9. Melissa Robinson ~
  10. Jen Patrick~
  11. Sheila Bennett ~
  12. Hilary Reynolds~


November Card Workshop

Would you like to get a few of your holiday cards done then this is the perfect card workshop for you.  The workshop will be held Tuesday November 19th at 6:30 pm.  I have four holiday cards with the Sparkle and Shine paper.   I have to admit there have been so many beautiful cards created out there by so many talented consultants.  I was so impressed by them that I decided to make my one takes on them.


This fun origami inspired card was my take on one designed by Diana Veenendaal.

Santa Claus

This design was based off some card that Karen Pedersen designed.

Ho Ho Ho card_2

This card is a replica of one that was designed by Gina Brandstetter.  It was designed so perfectly I had to recreate it for myself.

Mojo Monday 318

This one is my own creation based off Mojo Monday 318 sketch.

Happy Crafting!

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Mojo Monday Christmas Card

Its Mojo Monday time again!  Mojo Monday came out with a great sketch for this weeks contest.  It was one that as soon as I saw it I knew what I was going to do.  Here is the great sketchMojo318Sketch

Here is what I designed:

Mojo Monday 318

For this card I used an embossing folder on the background juniper cardstock.   I used the Sparkle and Shine peppermint striped paper and coordinating washi tape.  I used the washi as ribbon and to create interest on my tag.  I use the Trim a Tree stamp set with these adorable ornaments.

Happy Crafting!
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Artbooking Made Easy ~ Freedom Layouts

Today is Monday and by now you know what that means….. Artbooking Made Easy Video!!!! This week will feature the freedom theme keys featured on page 64 and 65 on the Artbooking Cartridge.  Check out the fabulous artwork featured that you can replicate at home.


Happy Crafting!

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Pocket Album

Have you seen the great new craft pocket album?  This is one of latest addition to the Close to My Heart collection.  This wonderful album  measures 6 3/8″  x 8 1/4″ with 8 pages plus the front and back covers for a total of 18 pockets.  So what could you use this for? Keeping memorabilia for kids from school, artwork, sports, interests, hobbies…. the possibilities are endless.  Let me know what ideas you have for using this album.


Happy Crafting!

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Events Calendar Part Two

As promised here are the next six months of the events calendar that I designed for my mom for her birthday.  If you missed the first six months you can go here to see them.

Mimi's Event Calender_July

Mimi's Event Calender_Aug

Mimi's Event Calender_Sept

Mimi's Event Calender_Oct

Mimi's Event Calender_Dec

Happy Crafting!

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Events Calendar

My mom is always asking me when are our family birthdays. It does get a bit confusing since there are three siblings & spouses and eight grand children.  I decide for her birthday which is today ~ Happy Birthday Mimi!!! ~ I would design an event calendar for her.  I decided to use Close to My Hearts events calender.  If you have never seen this item it is a great idea.  It is 4″ x 18″  and each month has its own page which has all the days of the month listed.  What is wonderful about this calendar is it can be used year after year.  Here are the tops of the first 6 months of the calendar I designed….

Mimi's Event Calender_Jan

Mimi's Event Calender_Feb

Mimi's Event Calender_March

Mimi's Event Calender_April

Mimi's Event Calender_June

Check back tomorrow to see the next six months.

Happy Crafting!

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Wacky Washi

I am sure you have heard about washi tape…. it is one of the hottest trends in crafting right now.  Once you discover it you become hooked and obsessed adding quickly to the collection as there are so many adorable patterns out there.  Close to My Heart has 6 new washi tapes with the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide.   Now once you have all your washi tape you may be like me and looking for new ways to incorporated them into your projects.  Check out this video that show another great way to use your washi tape.


Happy Crafting!!

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