Monday, 4 November 2013

Crop Card Challenge

On Saturday was my crop and this month I decided to have a card challenge / contest. Each person recieved a blank card base and a copy of the Oct. CTMH free download, which was a sheet of banners.
They could use anything on the card they wanted & they did not have to use all the banners, then they were all put out on a table and numbered. Everyone got 1 vote and the only rule was they could not vote for thier own.
My plan was to have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place card, but we ended up having a 4 way tie for 2nd place.
So here are the winning cards, as voted on by my Crop Girls...

In second place (x4)

Congratulations Candace G.

Congratulations Michele M.

Congratulations Candace B.

Congratulations Louise D.

And in 1st place... Congratulations to Dawn K.

This was such a fun card challenge!! Thanks to all the girls who participated. It was soooo hard to only have 1 vote!!
I can't wait until our next challenge!!!


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Flip Flap Layout

Have you ever had alot of pictures to scrapbook. Too many for just 1 layout, too few for a whole scrapbook and too precious to not use them all!?!?!

For Novembers Cre8tive Club we will be doing a Flip Flap layout.
It is 3 layouts in 1 and holds up to 31 pictures!!

This layout was originally created by CTMH Consultant LISA STENZ and when I saw this layout, I was amazed!!

Page one closed...

Page one opened...

Page two closed...

Page two opened...

We will be doing 2 workshops...
Friday Nov. 15th @ 10 am OR Sat. Nov. 16th @ 11 am
The cost is $30.00 and space is limited.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Paper Bag Pocket Cards

For my September Card Club we made Paper Bag Pocket Cards.
These cards are great for that little extra gift enclosed with the card... money, pictures or gift cards.

There are 2 pockets in each card, 1 for the note card and 1 for the "extra little gift"


Sunday, 22 September 2013

Base & Bling Fabric Necklace Kit

In the latest CTMH Idea Book, there is a line of DIY jewelry.
There is also a Fabric Necklace Kit. This kit is so cute and makes a great gift for any of the special girls in your life. 

Here is a picture of the necklace I made with my kit...

And here is a video showing the kit & how to make the fabric flowers....


Monday, 9 September 2013

October Cre8tive Club

So I haven't done a Cre8tive Club in a long time! But in October I will be starting them again!
For this Cre8tive Club, we will be doing 1 layout and 3 cards.
And here they are...

"Beautiful" layout...

And a close up...

3 "Happy Birthday" cards...

And a close up...

This Cre8tive Club will be held on Friday October 11th at 11:00 am.
If you would like to join me and create your own Layout & Cards set, please contact me, as space is limited.


Thursday, 8 August 2013

New Papers & A New Book!!

So with a new Idea Book came a new "Make It From Your Heart" book. This is volume 2, and after using vol. 1 so much, I was so glad to see a new one.
I love that it has scrapbooking and card patterns in it!!

I sat down the other night to put together my new Workshops On The Go's, and after doing my 3 layouts, I decided to make some cards with the scraps, the stamp sets that came with each WOTG and of course, my new Make It From Your Heart book. Here are just a few of the cards I made.

The first one I started with was The "Huntington" WOTG.
Pattern #26 / page 45

Pattern #21 / page 43

This one is my favorite because it doesn't even look like it is from the same paper, but it is also from Huntington!!
Pattern #23 / page 44

This next one is from one of my favorite WOTG's, "ProPlayer"
and I ALWAYS need boy themed cards!!
Pattern #28 / page 46

The last WOTG paper I am showing today is "Laughing Lola"
Pattern #19 / page 42

Pattern #27 / page 46


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Shhhh... A Sneak Peek

On August 1st Close To My Heart will be releasing their new Autumn/Winter Idea Book and I have a sneak peek at some of the NEW products coming out!!

The first and most exciting product is....
The Cricut "Artbooking Collection".
You can create Themed Mini Books, Scrapbooking layouts, and so much more!!

My Favorite paper pack in the new book...
"Babycakes". Soooo cute!!!

I love this paper...
"Frosted" paper pack.

"MyCrush" book!!
2 to choose from plus tons of coordinating accessories.

Yeah!!!  Boy paper...
"ProPlayer" paper pack. Love love love it!!!

So those are just a couple of the new products coming out on Aug. 1st.
Contact me if you would like to come to my Idea Book Release Party on Sunday July 28th @ 6 pm.
You can take a look at some of the new products in person and get your copy of the NEW Idea Book.


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Dream Pop

During the month of May you can get this beautiful "Dream Pop" paper pack for only $10.00 when you place a minimum order of $35.00.

The Dream Pop paper packet, created specifically for National Scrapbooking Month in May, includes:
  • 12 exclusive B&T Duos® papers (2 each of 6 designs)
  • 12 coordinating cardstock sheets (2 each of 6 kit-exclusive colors)
  • an artwork idea insert
The cardstock sheets have glossy patterns on one side that coordinate with the B&T patterns for a pop of shine on the colorful cardstock. The colors of the cardstock sheets and B&T papers are specialty colors exclusive to this paper packet only. It has a retail value of $19.95.


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

I Love Studio J

Oh Jeanette Lynton... I love your Digital Scrapbooking Program!!! 
And here is why... 

1. I don't want to pay for a bunch of different programs!! I want to be able to use ALL the program offers!!
2. I only want to buy the layout after I am done making it and sure I love it!! 
3. I want a program that is user friendly and EASY!!!

And here are a couple layouts I did on Studio J... 

If you want to try STUDIO J, Click here and give it a try! You will LOVE it!


Saturday, 23 March 2013

Flirty Cards

Every month I am involved in a card swap with some other card loving, crafty ladies. 
For March I made some cards using the Flirty paper (from the fall/winter Idea Book). 
I love the Flirty paper!! 
I will be honest, last year at convention, my first thought was "what?!?! these colors together?" but the more I played with it, the more I fell in love. Plus the name... how can you not love a paper called Flirty? 

So here are my cards...


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Canvas Art Kit

One of the things I love most about Close To My Heart is the Kits!! I love doing kits... Scrapbooking kits, Card kits, Home Decor kits, I love kits!!! And CTMH has 10 NEW "Workshop On The Go" kits in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.
Here is The Canvas Art Kit...

I made this one for my Grandma using pictures of her with my kids.

This kit comes with 2 color schemes and is 12 x 12.


Saturday, 9 March 2013

Popsicle Card

Popsicle Cards... This was our project for February's Card Club.
These are so easy, some card stock, some punches, Popsicle sticks, ribbon, some stamp sets, and this is what you get...


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Book Mark Cards

WOW... I have really been slacking lately when it comes to updating my blog!!
I am REALLY going to try to step it up from now on... Starting today :)

So for today's post, I am going back to January's card club where we created Book Mark Cards.
I love these cards! I saw them on the internet quite awhile ago (not to sure where) but thought they were so cute because once you are done with the card, you still have a cute little book mark.

We used Pemberley paper for this card and various stamp sets.