Friday, August 7, 2015

Pottery Totem

Two posts in one day.  Yup, my paper crafting mojo may have been gone for awhile, but my pottery making mojo is in full swing!  Check out this totem I made! 
I made this!!
 It stands about 3 feet tall and is gorgeous!!  I had a blast making it and now that I have seen it all put together I NEED to make some more!

Go Confidently

Here's a quick post just to let you know that yup, I'm still here!   I'm just having some paper crafting down town.  You here about that mojo stuff, it's true!  I lost mine somewhere.  Good thing I have loads of back up cards, since I was in need of a congratulations on purchasing your first home kinda card.  I thought this one was perfect, especially after I added all those yummy details!
Here's a close up.  Twine, a big rhinestone, little gems, pins and those funky doodads.  Cute!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Specials at Close to my Heart

 Oh my Gosh!  Have you seen this!!??

During the month of July, purchase $25 in Stamp sets and get YOUR choice
1.  A FREE July Stamp of the Month stamp set
2.  Your choice of 1 of 13 Exclusive Hostess stamp sets for ONLY $5!!
Here are the deets~
During the month of July, when you purchase $25 USD in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 USD! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer. Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 USD Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 USD of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!
Dates: Offer valid July 1, 2015(9:00 am MDT)–July 31, 2015(11:59 pm MDT).

Place your order at my website ( & when $25 of stamp sets are in your cart - you'll be prompted to choose your $5 stamp set OR your FREE July stamp of the month set.  

Oh the decisions you need to make! LOL!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Avoid Photo Overload. Namaste

You know how it is when you develop your pictures and you automatically think, Oh!  I have the scrapbook paper and embellishments that will match these perfectly!  That's how this layout came about.  I've loved working with the Hopscotch paper collection so much I ordered myself another pack before it was discontinued.  I'm so glad I did!  These yoga pictures were a perfect fit.
My story is that I 'taught' yoga to a huge group of residents in my previous community.  We called it "Yoga At Your Own Risk" What was risky about it ~ well I was never trained/certified as a Yoga Instructor and at times was just winging it.  But boy,  I had a following!  Sometimes we had almost 20 people at a time!  If you click on the picture you can read my journaling.  We had such a fun time!
When I started the layout, I knew I wanted to incorporate Flip Flaps.  From now on, I think  Flip Flaps will be in every layout I create.  Yup, they are that cool!  Are you wondering what the heck are Flip Flaps?  I put a notation on the picture above so you can see where I used them and here's a link to them on my Close to my Heart store.  They are so very helpful to avoid photo overload in your Scrapbook.  Instead of making page after page after page of the same event, you can use Flip Flaps to create more 'real estate' on your pages.  Check it out ~  Flip Flaps
That's it for tonight.

Friday, May 1, 2015

My Creations Mini Mix Album and Mini Folio

Oh My Gosh!  Take a look at these adorable little memory keepers!  Plus a video to boot!

 My Creations™ Mini Folio

Product Description

Item Number: Z3070    $4.95
5 – 4" x 4" panels in accordion fold. Kraft hardcover and clear plastic closure with black string wrap; ⅜" wide spine.

My Creations™ Mini Mix Album

Product Description

Item Number: Z3069 $.6.95
12 – 4" x 4" pages in a mix of vellum, white cardstock, and kraft. White chipboard cover; ⅞" wide spine.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Color Blocked Typed Note

Happy April!  Spring is springing!  Outside my window I can hear a lawn mower, birds chirping and someone is getting a new roof.  I love having my windows open!
So today's post features the April Stamp of the Month called Typed Note.  This is such a versatile stamp set, just look at all those sentiments!  

I created a couple cards and have many more swirling around in my head.  The background of both the cards reminds me of a color blocked dress my daughter had when she was young.

 What do you think?  Aren't they adorable?   They are both already in the mail....I wonder who the lucky recipients are.  :-)
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you are able to enjoy this wonderful Spring day.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Favorites

In honor of the long-awaited arrival of Seasonal Expressions 2, corporate has compiled a list of their 7 favorite products that are now available!  Taste your eyes on this adorableness!

1. Workshops on the Go® Blossom Cardmaking Kit
Grab your swimsuits, everyone! It’s time to take a dive into a pool of colors. We love this kit’s combination of the vibrant Blossom papers and the summery stamp set, which is available exclusively through this kit. Throw in coral reef sequins and Glacier extra thick twine, and you’ve got a recipe for a summer cooler we’ll happily sip all afternoon.

2. My Acrylix® Wavy Blooms
The flowers in this stamp set practically bloom off the page! They’re breezy and beautiful and will effortlessly take on any color you choose. We love using ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers to create luminous spectrums that radiate from the page, but feel free to color them any which way you please because, honey, you’re the only florist in this flower shop.

3. My Crush™ For Her and For Him Books
We know, we know, we’ve told you we’re in love with our My Crush™ books a thousand times, but this crush just isn’t going away. If anything, it’s getting stronger. We’ve got the love bug, and, with new additions like the For Her and For Him books, we’re proud of it! Everything about these books is on point and, let’s face it, we’re borderline obsessed with them.
4. Carnival and Boardwalk Washi Tape Packs
First there were the strawberries on the cover and now this? Summer can’t come fast enough with all of these new products pouring sunshine into our hearts! This is probably the most versatile washi tape that’s ever come through our doors—you can use it in strips or as individual labels. We can’t wait to see it popping up on all your projects!

 5. My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
Ever since we laid eyes on this little album, our imaginations have been going cuckoo with all the possibilities! It’s small enough to be adorable, but big enough to hold lots of bits and pieces, including all those square photos from your Instagram account. And the variety of vellum, kraft, and white cardstock pages keeps things a little mixed up in the best kind of way.