Friday, March 12, 2010

Paper Flowers Make a Statement

My sweet friend Denise is very creative and really does inspiring artwork. The other day I was cruising on her blog ( Click here to go to her blog ) and came across her adorable video showing how to make these beautiful paper flowers. Now you have to understand I haven't seen her since July, so it was such a welcome site just to see her smiling face and her that southern accent of her, but she also taught me something that is just wonderful. How to make these flowers. They are addictive and now I'm wanting to make them and put them on all my projects....OHHHHH NELLIE...I won't go that far, but they are really fun. I used the Key To My Heart Paper Pack which has a lot of the same colors in it that the current paper pack CaBoodle has in it. That was it...there really isn't a ton more embellishing as the flowers speak for themselves. The quote that I used is from next month's stamp of the month (April) stay tuned for that one. Please go over and check out Denise video and her blog...she truly is talented and does such lovely work.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Karen's Doodles First Challenge

I was so excited to be able to participate in this week's challenge with Karen's Doodles. How cute is this poor little sick turtle...but don't worry he'll be OK with his dear friend, Bigsby mouse by his side. Be sure to head on over to Karen's Doodles and see the other beautiful artwork by their new design team.....they really rock.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Veranda's Kit of the Month Scrapbook Layout

As you know, I love the Veranda collection from Close To My Heart. It's our featured kit of the month this month G1007 and I wanted to show you how lovely the scrapbook layout comes out finished. The kit includes the full size Veranda Paper Pack, Filigree Charms, an exclusive Stamp Set that only comes with this kit and a color guide showing you step by step instructions for this layout and also it's a really a kit that works for everyone. You can also get the Copper Mini Medley Accents and Just Blooms to add to your projects and I did use both of those in this example.
It's hard when I look at this layout seeing my now four year old so little..he was so adorable. Yes, he's still adorable they just grow up way to quick. I can say being a mother is certainly the greatest bliss I've yet to experience. It's wonderful and I'm so happy I work with a company that allows me to capture those precious moments.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Have Your Really Considered The CTMH Possibilities?

This month is just such a wonderful opportunity to really change your life. Yes, I know that sounds a bit dramatic but I'm only telling you exactly what happened to me. Just over a year ago I signed up to be a consultant with CTMH and boy, my journey has really taken off. Close To My Heart has provided me extra income, which in this economy is always good. I've been able to go to Long Beach, California, Minneapolis, MN, will be going to Washington DC this summer and currently I'm on an all expense paid cruise to the Caribbean thanks to CTMH. I have the chance to participate every month in artwork contests, where I've won free product. I get wonderful discounts on my own personal crafting supplies and even get a good bit of free product from various goals I've reached and contests the company has done. I have a group of wonderful women who come to my house every month for workshops, which is such a welcome social activity for me being home with two little boys all day. Really Close To My Heart has helped round me out so much and make me have a better life and be a better person. I'm truly thankful to them for the chance I have been giving.

The wonderful part is, you have that chance to change your life also. It may not be that you want to have a business, that's OK. Close To My Heart can be a hobby for you, get a discount and meet some out of this world get a screaming good deal on your consultants kit. This month is really out of the world for the kit....during the month of March you get all four of the up and coming stamp of the months for free with your that is over $400 in product for only $99...HOW CAN YOU LOOSE? Here is a picture of what all you get in just the basic kit. WOW!
There really is so much I would love to share with you and my growing team gives you that chance to really soak up everything that is out there for you. Please CLICK HERE to go online now and sign up...or at least read the contract. Really you have nothing to loose...get a great deal on a kit and possibly change your life for the better.
I have more information I would love to share so please contact me and I'll be happy to send that out to you. .
Want to see what the additional free stamp set look like Click Here
Now go create and inspire your world.

Monday, March 8, 2010


I just adore Close To My Heart's Veranda Paper truly is my new favorite. I did this card using the Confidential Layout from the Wishes Card Confidence Book and I just adore the finished result. I used several stamp sets for this project, SO SWEET C1389 was used for the drooping floral blooms on the front of the pocket and March's Stamp of the Month A LITTLE EVERYTHING D1408 created the sweet pull tag and also the scalloped edge on the pocket. Finally one of our beautiful new FILIGREE CHARMS Z1269 finished up the top of the pull tag perfectly. If you would like to learn more about creating beautiful cards like this please feel free to contact me or go to my website get your supplies today.