Thursday, October 29, 2009

November Club Project - Christmas Cards

Next month’s Creative Club project will be three fun Christmas Cards. They all use the new Jingle Level 2 Papers and Jingle Creative Basics Collection. And of course, what would Christmas be without a little Prisma Glitter?

I love the rolling hills on this card. I used the back side of the patterned gift paper for the hills. (If you look closely, you can see the wrapped presents in the grass. LOL!)
This next card was inspired by my sweet and very creative friend Bren. I got one just like it in a swap from her and knew right away that it simply must be duplicated. LOL! (Thanks Bren!)
This is a fairly simple card that can be duplicated quickly. I love the sentiment. The inside says “than to have everything you want before you open the gifts.”My Creative Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm at my house, however, you do not need to be local to be part of the club. My long distance members get their kits mailed to them and any orders they place, get drop shipped to them directly from the Close to my Heart office. (Sometimes they even get their orders before the local gals!) Next month's club is on Wednesday, November 11th. If you would like to attend or order a kit, please contact me no later than November 3rd so that I have enough time to order the supplies and prepare your kit(s).

Click here for more details on this super fun club! Contact me at for more information, to sign up for next month’s class, or to order your own club kit(s).

All supplies are from CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Jingle Paper Packet, Creative Basics Jingle Collection
Holiday Trinkets, Card Chatter - Christmas, Just for the Holidays
(If you order all 3 in November, you will get one of them for free!)
Chocolate, Topiary, Tulip, Olive, Juniper, Blush
Flurry Dimensional Elements, Prisma Glitter, Bonding Memories Glue, 3-D Foam Tape, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Colonial White Ribbon Rounds, Spring Blossom Brads Assortment, Foam Tool

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cupcake Cards and Box

A couple of days ago Vicki Wizniuk created the cutest card box and asked a few CTMH Consultants to test out her tutorial. I happily volunteered and this is what I came up with. The colors and paper may look familiar because I used them to make my Cupcake in a Box project for the Operation Smile Auction in July. The polka dot paper is from one of my all time favorite paper packets called Silhouette. (I hope this paper never retires!) I used my scallop scissors on some Hollyhock cardstock as a mat. The cupcakes are from another one of my favorites, Cupcake Sprinkles. The cards are pretty basic, but sometimes that is better so you can reproduce them quickly.
Here is the box with the cards and envelopes inside.
Here is the box empty.Hop on over to Vicki's blog to check out her tutorial and make one of these fun boxes yourself. Thanks Vicki! *Ü*

All supplies are from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Cupcake Sprinkles, Happy Birthday, Friendship Alphabet (retired)
Inks: Baby Pink, Hollyhock, Chocolate
Paper: Silhouette
Other: Hollyhock Ribbon, 3-D Tape

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Over the Top Blog Award

I honored to have received this award today from SUPER talented Melissa. (I am humbled that you like my blog Melissa. I am constantly stalking yours! LOL!)

So here is the dealio....
The Rules are:
1. You can only use ONE word!!!
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. HAVE FUN!!!

OK, narrowing these answers down to only one word is REALLY hard, but I will try...
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? dark
3. Your mother? loving
4. Your father? deceased
5. Your fave food? sushi
6. Your dream last night? strange
7. Your fave drink? water
8. Your dream/goal? heaven
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? Something happening to my kids
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where you were last night? bed
14. Something that you aren't? Confrontational
15. Muffins? YUM!
16. Wish List Item? Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress Machine
17. Where did you grow up? Northridge, CA
18. Last thing you did? dishes
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV? downstairs
21. Your Pets? None
22. Friends? wonderful
23. Your Life? blessed
24. Your Mood? sleepy
25. Missing Someone? Dad
26. Vehicle? Honda, Pilot
27. Something your not wearing? Shoes
28. Your fave store? Kohls
29. Your fave color? Blush
30. Last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? Hmm? It’s been a while.
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? Market
34. One person who emails regularly? Whoever is in charge of all the spam I get. LOL!
35. Fave place to eat? Yakatori II

I'm supposed to pass this on to five of my favorite bloggers. I have so many, but here are a few of my favorite daily reads...

1. Christine
2. Nona
3. Amy
4. Barbara
5. Kathi

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sympathy Card

We got news yesterday that my sister-in-law's sister passed away unexpectedly this weekend. She leaves her 14 year old son, newly married 20 year old daughter, and her loving husband behind. It is very sad. This is the card that I made to send to my SIL. It is inspired by the very talented Michelle Wooderson.

Supplies used:
Stamps: With Sympathy (PTI)
Inks: Olive, Cocoa, Heavenly Blue (CTMH)
Cardstock: White Daisy, Olive, Heavenly Blue (CTMH)
Other: Ripe Avocado Stitched Ribbon (PTI), Foam Tool (CTMH), Sparkles (CTMH), Oval and Oval Scallop Punch (SU!), 3-D Tape (CTMH)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Boom-di-Ada Watering Can

How cute is this little watering can? I came across a fun tutorial here and had to make one right away. It was so fun and easy to make that I plan to make a bunch more. I think they would be cute filled with candy or even stamped flowers with lollipop stems.

All supplies are from CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Boom-di-Ada Paper Packet and My Stickease
Other: Hollyhock Ribbon Rounds, Silk Flowers

Monday, October 19, 2009

Button Ornaments Christmas Card

So, what do you think about the Twitterpated Kit of the month? (See post below.) I made this card using the exclusive stamp set that comes in the kit. I used it to make the branches, leaves, and berries. The string came from the Holiday Trinkets stamp set and the sentiment is from Card Chatter - Christmas. The buttons are from the Holiday Craft Buttons Pack. I put a little Waxy Flax through the middle and then glued them on with Glue Dots. The inside of the card says “it’s greatest gifts are family and friends.” This was an easy peasy card that was pretty quick to make. (Gotta love those.)
This is what the stamp set looks like. Cute, huh? If you are interested in ordering the Twitterpated Kit, you can either click here to order online using Item # G1000 or contact me and I can order it for you. (Thanks Jill for the correct item #. *Ü*)
All supplies are from CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper: White Daisy and Cranberry Cardstock
Stamps: Hello There (only available in the Twitterpated Kit), Card Chatter - Christmas, Holiday Trinkets
Inks: Cranberry, Chocolate, Cocoa, Olive
Other: Holiday Buttons, Waxy Flax, Foam Tool

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Announcing my new Kit of the Month!

First I need to apologize for being MIA! I am so sorry that I haven't posted in a couple weeks. Life has been crazy and my blog has been neglected because of it. I hope to start posting more again.
With that I am happy to announce my new Kit of the Month!

Each month I will be offering a wonderful kit that scrapbookers and card makers will both love. The kits will each include a full paper packet, an exclusive stamp set (not available to purchase separately), embellishments, and step by step instructions for making 2 double page spreads or 16 cards, or a combination of both cards and a layout. You choose which projects you want to make with each kit! You will have an option of the basic kit or the best kit!

This month's kit is Twitterpated.

(Click on the photo below to see the other layout.)

(Click on the photo below to see the other cards.)

The basic option (Item #G1002) is only $29.95* ($35.85 value) and includes:
· Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet
· Hello There Stamp Set
· Chocolate Ribbon Rounds
· Step by Step Workshop Guide

The best option (used in the samples) is only $40.65* and includes:
· G1000 Twitterpated Basic Kit
· Z1230 Dimensional Elements In Color-Organic
· Z280 Natural Hemp
· Z1218 Brads Basic Assortment

You can order your kit directly from my website (using item # G1000) or contact me and I will be happy to order it for you. You can even get a group of friends together and host a workshop with the kits and I will come and help everyone with the projects. (Plus if you host a workshop you can earn free products too!)

*Plus shipping/handing and tax.