Archives for February 2014

Artbooking Made Easy ~ Sweet Smiles

This weeks Artbooking Video is about making baby mini albums.  These

can be wonderful for your own child or to give to an expectant mother,

or proud grandparents.  You will find the baby mini album keys located

on pages 50 and 51 of the the Artbooking cartridge.  Take a look at this

very cute baby mini album.


Keep in mind you can use these same keys to create many other baby theme creations.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop – Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is JEN PATRICK .   The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show artwork with Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine, so here we go.

I think the general consensus is one can never have too much shimmer, sparkle or shine in any of their creations.  Close to My Hearts Glitter paper, Shimmer trim, Glitter Gems, Sparkles and Dots are just a few of the ways you can add a little pop to your designs.  For this Blog Hop I designed two cards.  The first was inspired by the card featured in the new idea book on page 99.

Sparkle Shimmer & Shine Blog Hop~ Thank you

For this card I used the new Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape Z1920, the new Teal Shimmer Trim Z1918 and Aqua Dots Z1935.  I cut the frame which is on page 67 of the Artbooking Cartridge set at real dial 3.75 and then I just trimmed off the “my”.  The flowers are also from the Artbookng cartridge and they are set at real dial 1.75, 1.5, 1.25 & 1. The thank you is from Banner Wishes B1438.

Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine ~happy birthay

For my second card I used my silhouette to cut the flowers in Daisy White cardstock.  I then backed the flowers using silver Z1829 and green glitter paper Z1847.  I used the new Purple Glitter Gems Z1936 for the center of the flowers.  The Happy Birthday is from Joyful Birthdays B1492 and to create this purple color I actually blended Cotton Candy with Gypsy ink.  The way I did this was to ink in Cotton Candy first then ink with Gypsy then stamp on the paper.  I matted the Daisy White on Slate cardstock.

The next blogger on the hop is PAMELA O’CONNOR be sure to check out what wonderful creations she has for you.

Here is the entire list of participants in case you get lost along the way.

  1. Catherine Nowak ~ 
  2. Pamela O’Connor ~
  3. Sheila Bennett ~
  4. Barbi Kelley ~
  5. LaJeania Hicks ~
  6. Melissa Robinson ~
  7. Keeley Kirwan ~
  8. Melinda Everitt ~
  9. Denise Elliott ~
  10. Jen Patrick~


Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ C


Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “C”. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “C” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY

If you came from LAUREN MOORE- CTMH CRAFTING then you’re on the right track!

I chose a couple of “C”s for my project ~ Checkered, Crazy for Corvettes, Chevron and Cranberry.

Crazy for Corvettes ~

I used Cranberry cardstock as the base page and used Hero paper pack (retired). I used my Silhouette to design a 70’s model corvette and cut the “Crazy for Corvettes” title.  I used a couple of stamp sets Maximum Power D 1564 with the tire track and Geometric Backgrounds D1559 for the checkered pattern.  To add a little accent I used the new Black and Grey Epoxy Bubbles Z1935 in the upper left corner and Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon Z1808.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is JENNY GILBERT ~ JEN’S CREATIVE CLASSROOM.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way 🙂

Believe in Yourself ~ Mojo Monday

I decided I would play along with the Mojo Monday Challenge this month.  It has been a few months since I participated and thought it would be fun.

Skylark Mojo Monday

Here is this weeks challenge sketch Mojo331


For my card I used Kraft, Juniper, Sweet Leaf and Colonial White cardstock along with the Skylark paper pack.  I used the Believe in Yourself stamp set C1574 with Juniper and Sweet Leaf ink.  To add a little pop I uses the Aqua Dots Z1853.

Happy Crafting!

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Artbooking Made Easy ~ Sugar and Spice

This weeks episode of Artbooking Made Easy features the keys on

pages 80 & 81 which are considered the Teen Girl layout keys.

Keep in mind that just because these keys are considered Teen Girl

layout keys they can be used for any layout.  I actually used one of the

1- 10 element on a layout for my son which I posted here.

Happy Crafting!

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Embossing is Boss

Don’t you just love embossing folders?  I know I do and now Close To My Heart carries them!!!! Starting this month you qualify to receive a free embossing folder for every 2 packs of bulk cardstock (single color or combo) you purchase! That is a savings of $8.95! Select from 5 new embossing folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—when you submit a qualifying order. This is a great deal because not only do you get our awesome cardstock but you get your hands on our new embossing folders!!!  Be sure to take advantage of this offer early as this offer will not be around long!!!!
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Please contact my if you have any questions or would like to take advantage of this great offer.  Supplies are limited so they will not be around for long. Be sure to take advantage of this offer soon as once they are gone the offer is over.

Happy Crafting!!

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