Archives for April 2014

Do you like contests? Well here is another from CTMH

I just love the fact Close to My Heart offers a chance to win something almost every month.  It is so easy all you need to do is post a comment on Jeanette Lynton’s blog, Facebook or You Tube.  There is the Video which tells you what you can win so check it out then go post your comments!  You have until April 30th to leave your comment.

Happy Crafting!


ABC’s Blog Hop ~ G

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “G”. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “G” 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 LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY   then you’re on the right track!

My life these days is all about cars, trucks, trains and tractors.  Having a little boy it has shifted my scrapbooking from my four legged kids to boys and their toys.  So when I was trying to think what I would use for my “G” element tractors came to mind but more specifically John Deere Green.   Then I though about using Green Glitter paper, Epoxy Gems and Grosgrain ribbon.

ABC's Green Tractor Layout full

For this layout I used my Silhouette to cut the tractor and the tires.  The tittle is chipboard letters I have had for a while.  The fundamental and glitter papers were cut free handed.

ABC's GreenTractor Layout

I used the following Close to My Heart Products:

  • Green Glitter paper Z1847
  • Fundamentals paper Z1939
  • Black & Grey Epoxy Gems Z1939
  • Bamboo cardstock 1301
  • Topiary cardstock X5635
  • Whisper cardstock X5929
  • Chocolate cardstock X5643
  • Buttercup cardstock 1271
  • Black cardstock 1386
  • Colonial White cardstock 1388
  • Brown Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is JOY MCHARGUE~ STUDIOWOW.

In case you get lost along the way…go to LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY  for a complete list of participants!

Floating your Fancy

There are so many wonderful creative things you can do with paper crafts.  Here is a really good video showing you some floating frames made using Artbooking cartridge.  Be sure to take a look at this video for so inspirations.

Happy Crafting!


One More Mother’s Day

Okay, I have one more version of my Mother’s Day flower and card.  It is still using the Lollydoodle paper pack.  Let me know which one you think is better…

Mother's day card and Flower framed

Happy Crafting!


Mother’s Day card

Two days ago I posted a Mother’s Day flower, well here is the card I created to go with it.

Mother's day_card framed

For this card I used the stitch guide to created the circles.  Then using the juniper washi and the cotton candy polka dot (both retired) complement the colors in the Lollydoodle paper pack.  I did not have a brad that would match to secure the center of the pinwheel so I used a little liquid glass and a dot of Pear re-inker.  This is a great trick when you need to create a complementing element and you don’t have the right one, you can just make one.  The Mother’s Day was stamped using a retired stamp set Say it Style D1283.   The cardstock used is Cotton Candy, Pear, Juniper and Daisy White.

Happy Crafting!


Join My Team

Every so often Close to My Heart offers a fabulous incentive for those who are thinking about becoming part of this great company and now is one of those times.  Join Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant April 1–30, 2014, and receive your favorite “art-full” Close To My Heart Cricut® collection FREE!  The New Consultant Kit is just $99 and comes packed with nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies to help you succeed.

New Consultant kit

This is all the fun goodies you will receive to help you start your creative business.  Then to top it all off you get to choose one of these Cricut Cartridge bundles ~ Art Philosophy, Artiste or Artbooking.

Cricut Collections

So for only $99 you will receive $400 in product and supplies, that is a savings of 75%.  Plus, when you qualify for the Straight To The Top program, you will be refunded the price of your New Consultant Kit.  So potentially you could recieve all of this for FREE!

So what are you waiting for?  Now is the time to join my team and start you creative journey with Close to My Heart, just click HERE to sign up!  If you have any questions please contact me.

Happy Crafting!