Thursday, December 30, 2010

Join me on my NEW adventure......

Hi everyone......I am sad to say that I have decided to part ways with Close to my Heart and start a NEW adventure!! Please follow me to to see all the new things that I will be working on. I plan on posting kits, tutorials, and projects each month along with many other creations!!!

Stop by and visit me at my new location on January 1st to see my 2011 Planner featuring the Webster's Pages - Life's Portrait.

Here is some of my NEW information:


Thanks and Hope to see ya soon!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Craft Shows and Classes to come :)

I had an AMAZING time doing some local craft shows this fall. My first started in October and my last was this weekend. I had such a good response to all of my items that I am going to keep going at it and hope for more success to come. My goal is to be posting classes and events on my blog so, be sure to keep in touch.

Unfortunatly, I was so busy getting ready for the next show I forgot to take pictures of all the beautiful albums and items that I made. I do have some orders and plan on taking pics of them!!

My January class will be held on Saturday the 15th and we will be making a Monthly Card Planner featuring a My Minds Eye paper collection. I will have more details to come soon. Kits will be available through my etsy store.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Technical Difficulties & Some Paper Flowers

Hey everyone, Sorry is has been so long since I have posted! I recently was involved in 2 craft shows and our local fair so, I have been very busy. I also had some computer issues and shoud have them all worked out. But, the good news is that I have some cool projects to show you!!!!

These are some paper flowers that I sold out of at one of the craft shows: I do not remember who I learned these from but, I know that it was a video that I saw on youtube. Here is a close up of one of my favorite colors, this green is so soft and pretty!!! It reminds me of shabby chic!!!

I decided to group the colors into sets of three so that they would all coordinate together!!!

I will be starting my very first 12 days of Christmas on November 1st. featuring gift giving items for this holiday season!!!! Stay tuned for more info!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jingle Card Set of 10

I have been working on card like crazy for our upcoming fair in town. I have to set up on Sunday so, I have been busy busy!!! This set of cards is from the Just Because Card Worshop in Wishes. This is an amazing book showing all kinds of styles of cards to create from round, to rectangles, to squares!!!

I used the Jingle Paper pack from last year. I stamped the Jingle borders using tone on tone to most of the backgrounds and random stamped the others!!

Jingle Level 2 Paper Pack
Jingle Borders My Acrylix
Holiday Jingle My Acrylix
Just for the Holidays My Acrylix
Creme Brulee Ink
Tulip Ink
Desert Sand Ink
Olive Ink
White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon
Scalloped Circle Punch
Paper Piercer
Twinkle Brads

Saturday, September 11, 2010

~ My VeRy FiRsT bLoG aWaRd ~

I was so excited this morning when I saw that I had been given a blog award!!!! This is my very first one and I hope more to come!!! I am so honored that Sonia A. thought of me when she was passing out her blog awards. You can view her blog here. Here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. Thank the person who gave it to you:

Thank you so much Sonia for considering me for this award. I can hardly sit still in my chair!!!

2. Post the award on your blog:

3. Tell everyone 3 things that you love:

     I beautiful girls for making me laugh everyday, my wonderful husband for giving me the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom, and my passion for creating,

4. A Picture you LOVE:

This photo was taken on our 1st family vacation to Sesame Place in PA. The theme/water park is based on the show Sesame Street. The girls had a blast and I think daddy had more fun than they did!!!!

5. Pass the blog on to five blogs you LOVE:

Aaron Brown - Booth #32

Karen Pedersen

Melissa Laverty - fancyMelissa

Emily Anderson - Create with Emily

Lisa Fowler - Lisa's Loft of Joy

Check out all of these wonderful blogs, they are full of crafting inspiration!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Zippidee Gatefold Paper Bag Mini Album :)

I had so much fun putting this Gatefold Paper Bag Album together. It is another mini album that was created by Laura Dennison from Following the Paper Trail. You can view her youtube video on how to create this album. I have included 5 paper bags for each side and featured the Zippidee Paper Pack from Close to my Heart. This paper is PEFECT for Disney or for a summer full of memories at the park or playground!!

This is the front cover of the mini album. The sides are bound with duck cloth and inked to look rough!! I used an irresistables for the "fun" label which is embossed for a shiny effect. I also cut out a star and embossed it. I then created a lollipop flower out of B&T paper with a colonial white button & sparkle!!

The mini album has 2 covers. This is the top view of how the album opens up! Each paper bag has 2 ticket-style photo mats for pictures and the smaller bag section has one also for jounrnaling.

The album holds 20 large photo mats, 10 journal spots, & 5 decorative tickets!!!

Another view of the mini album opening!!

If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail!!  Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tinkerin Card Set of 8 - w/ Stickease :)

This is another set that I made with the Everyday Celebration template featuring the Tinkerin collection from Close to my Heart!! I didn't have the stamp set that coordinates with this paper so I used the Stickease!! Some items are raised on pop dots to give it a little dimension!!

Supplies Used
Tinkerin Level 2 Paper Pack
Tinkerin My Stickease
Grey Wool Ink
Black Ink
White Daisy Ribbon
Holiday Red Brads
Sunny Yellow Brads
Cherish the Moment - D1421
Say it in Style - D1283
A Little Everything - D1408