A Sunny Birthday

Do you ever wonder what to do with this sheet of paper that comes in your Close to My Heart Paper Packets?

This sheet from the Central Park paper packet is full of bright colors perfect for the popular pocket scrapbooking, but shouldn’t be overlooked for a card.

I added a zip-strip and cut a scallop from the Central Park paper packet along with a little arrow from the July Stamp of the Month that I stamped in Willow.  I dug through my stamps until I could find a Happy Birthday sentiment that would fit.  I added some sequins and then bitty sparkles to bling it up just a bit.  I’ll be delivering some sunshine to a mailbox with this card for sure!



Good Times with Central Park

I’m back from Las Vegas and ready to craft with a vengeance.  The first thing I reached for was the July Stamp of the Month Highlight Reel and my packet of Central Park paper.  I love this little city scene paper, but then I started really looking at the pack and it’s got a lot of happy thoughts churning in my head!  Do you see the little touch of vellum under the sentiment square – it’s popped up with 3D Foam Dots to give the card a little dimension.


When I first saw the July Stamp of the Month I thought, “How am I ever going to use that set on a card” but after swapping with some fellow consultants I have all sorts of inspiration.product image

Thanks for stopping by and giving me a little part of your day.




Awesome to the Core

The June Stamp of the Month is filled with some fun outline images just waiting to be colored along with some “punny” sayings.

A few weeks ago I saw a technique video on making a wreath with the Misti stamp positioning tool, you might have seen my lemon wreath card, I thought the apples would work well too! I added a banner cut from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge and stamped the sentiment in the middle. The card was finished with a couple of red gems in two of the corners on the main image.

Don’t forget to get your Bushel & a Peck stamp set for $5 with a qualifying order before the end of June.

Thanks for stopping by – I think all my followers are awesome to the core, especially when you leave me a little love!

Sending Lemony Smiles

It’s the last day of May and I realized I have not expressed my love of the May Stamp of the Month, Classic Summer Bash, nearly enough!

I invested in a Misti stamping tool and have been looking up techniques on Pinterest and found a great video on how to create a wreath template and my brain went to work.  I had seen that Atlantic Hearts Sketch #266 was featuring a wreath so combining the two,  then I stumbled upon the Heart to Heart When Life Hands You Lemons challenge and it all came together for me to participate in a couple of challenge and accomplish my goal of sharing one more card with this sweet stamp set.

Make sure that you don’t waste anytime getting the May Stamp of the Month – it goes away at midnight tonight!  You can click on the picture below and go straight to my shopping page where you can add the stamp set to your cart.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve enjoyed my card…my new motto is “when life hands you lemons – grab the Tequilla and Salt”


Update:  My card was selected to the Top 3 at Atlantic Hearts…beyond thrilled!!!


Color Your Life – April SOTM

I’m not sure where March disappeared to, but it was apparently right in front of my eyes and with very little crafty time.  Do you ever have months like that?

I’m going to try and make April different and get to my blog and social media accounts on a regular basis.  I do seem to get my Facebook page and Instagram account updated a little more easily as it’s just a photo and a caption instead of a couple paragraphs.

You did come by for artwork didn’t you?  Well, April’s Stamp of the Month is here and ready for some inky goodness.  You can add this stamp set to your qualifying order for just $5.


I combined a floral bouquet from the Many Congratulations with the Celebrate from the SOTM for a clean simple look.  I managed to not keep my own card in my monthly card swap so I don’t have such a great picture to share.


I hope you’ll forgive me for being absent a bit and maybe consider coming by the Coop for one of my upcoming card classes.


Birthday Time – March SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the March SOTM, which is Birthday Time a fantastic set of 26 stamps.  If you have come here from Stefani Ewing’s blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

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This month we have 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This is one of my favorite patterns from the new Make It From Your Heart Vol 4.  You can choose any scraps and still come up with a delightful card.  It almost seemed to me that this Happy Birthday stamp was made just for this card.

Now “Hop” on over to Vickie ODells  blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas!

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Remember, the March SOTM is only available until 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

February Specials

It’s February – the month of love and you will LOVE the February Close to My Heart specials.

  1. Sunny Thoughts
  2. Pretty In Pink
  3. Designer Travel

Sunny Thoughts:  February’s Stamp of the Month is an exclusive D sized stamp set featuring 13 images.  You can pick up this stamp set at full price or at a discounted rate with a qualifying purchase.

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Pretty In Pink:  You will be thinking pink all month long with the Pretty in Pink special! During February, you can celebrate what matters most with a select group of pink and gold items available at 25% off the retail price and three exclusive product bundles available at 30% off the retail price. These bundles include the Bashful — Color of the Year bundle and two bundles with supplies to make the Butterfly Mobile Papercrafting Project.

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than March 5, 2018), you’ll receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle — that’s a $36.30 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit — $36.30 value, totally FREE!  I’d love to have you be a part of my team.


Designer Travel:  I am so excited about the new organizational line Designer Travel.  Last month when I attended my weekend retreat I saw this organizational system in person and I was in awe.  What seemed like a black hole of storage actually was organized.  I have a few favorite pieces and what’s even better as a Hostess you can earn this bundle for 50% off.  Let’s set a date and have a party.

Wishing you lots of love,