Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Day Greg!!!!

Today is my sweet husbands birthday. So far, he is having a GREAT week...he got to meet Olivia Newton John on Tuesday night and trust me, he has been on cloud nine ever since.  He even got to take a picture of her, so as long as he doesn't frame it and put it beside our bed, he's safe, LOL.

Here is his birthday card I made for him...I used my new Imagine ( still making up my mind if I like it or not) Graphic 45 paper, My new large spellbinders, Tim Holtz embossing folder and a little creativity.  I hope he like it.  More than anything I hope and pray for him to have a blessed year to come...

I know he doesn't read my blog much, but if he does....Greg...I love you and Happy Birthday, oh and you'll get your card tonight, LOL.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What's in Your Heart?

This is one of my favorite layouts I've done in quite some time...I love the picture of my four year old kneeling at some old church steps, I love black and white photos, I love the products I used in the layout...but more than anything, I love the meaning.....What's in your heart?  The more I study and grow I realize whatever is in your heart will come out of your mouth and actions...and that is what others will see about you.  So I have to ask, What's in your heart? I always hope and pray that people will only see love and kindness from my heart and also the same from yours.  

This layout uses a ton of Tattered Angels products, My Mind's Eye Paper, paint and glimmer mist screens, Martha Stewart punch, 3-d foam tape (of course)  and a lot of imagination. 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

November's Stamp of the Month Blog HOP!

Yeap, it's that time again...Close To My Heart's monthly blog hop featuring the stamp of the month.  This month's stamp is sure to be a favorite go to, as it's all about Thank yous ( a little Thanks)...we always need those stamp sets.  This hop is so amazing as it features over 60 current Close To My Heart consultants and their creative juices and  takes on what to do with this stamp set...Talk about inspiration!!!!  So you probably just hopped here from Melinda's Blog...Welcome, let's get on with some artwork. 

I wanted to do something a little different so I designed a wine tag for this month.  The flower was created by cutting and burning ribbon...stay tuned on that one as more instructions will follow in future posts. I distressed  the edges and base of my tag with Close To My Heart's sanding kit and if you don't have one of these, you should.  The base paper I used is Olivia which is perfect for the fall season.  The overall base for the tag is a page from our dimensional chipboard album that I cut down to a tag size. It created a sturdy base with some decorative flair. The sentiment was stamped and then highlighted with the matching marker in cocoa ink.  I  added a stickease sticker that has so much class and a few mocha pearls and it's done. It's a simple project but adds such a punch to a bottle of sparkling cider or wine.  Especially with the holidays approaching and hostess gifts being something we have to consider, I hope you consider this quick but elegant idea.

This is everything you get with this month's stamp set (16 stamps). The set retails for 22.95, but contact me and I"m happy to tell you how to get it discounted or even this month you can get an additional stamp set free with $100 order...that's $46 free in stamps with $100 purchase...just in time for holiday gift giving. 

Now it's time to hop on over to Judy's Blog and see what amazing creation she had come up for you this month.

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Have a great month and remember it's the season for giving thanks...