Tuesday, December 29, 2015

"Make It Merry" Scrapbook Layout

So many times we think Christmas stamp sets can only be used for Christmas, but this layout has nothing to do with Christmas but instead a trip to the beach.  Remember to think out of the box.
Make It Merry Stamp Set (D1617)
Glacier Cardstock (X5770)
Lagoon Cardstock (X5762)
Diamond Embossing Folder( Z3020)
White Pines Assortment (Z3077)


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Card # 28

Today's card is great to send a picture to family or friends or to just add to a scrapbook page.  Don't you just love the penquin?  He was colored in with our Shi Han markers.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Card # 27

Today,s card features the White Pines paper packet
 from Close to My Heart and the stamp set from the
 White Pines Workshop on the Go.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Card # 25

Use up that stash!  Today we are using another retired paper from Close to My Heart, along with some glitter paper to make everything pop.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Card # 24

Here's another card using the White Pines paper pack,
 glitter paper, shimmer trim and retired stamp sets.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Card # 23

Todays card uses the White Pines papers,
 the "Believe in Christmas" stamp set (D1666),
 and colored in with the Shi Han Markers. 


Friday, December 11, 2015

December's Stamp of the Month - Candlelight Garden

Wrap a candle with a saying meant for your special friend using Close to My Heart's
 December's Stamp of the Month.
Candlelight Gardens (S1512)


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Card # 22

This has been my card of choice this year.  I saw a similar one somewhere and couldn't find it to give the creator credit, so if was yours, please let me know.  I love the card.  The Noel and snowflakes were cut with the Cricut.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Everyday Life

Attention all planner addicts!
 During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95 USD / $35.95 CAD. That’s over 15% off the retail price! With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.

This offer is valid from 1- 31 December 2015 or while stocks last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right!  Isn’t it time to get organized for a fabulous new year?



Christmas Card # 21

Today's card is from our fast and easy "Cut Above" Boughs and Berries Card Kit (Z 3150).  I popped the greeting and Glimmer Trim with black cardstock to give it added dimension.

This card kit includes enough card bases, envelopes,
 die-cuts and embellishments to make 10 cards.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Card # 20

Today's card is another card from our past.
  It uses a retired paper pack from several years ago along with a retired stamp set.  I used the Cricut to cut the res cardstock and out ShiHan Markers to color in the image.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Card # 19

I love how this card turned out with it's white on white.  I embossed the back, then cut out the trees from the Cricut cartridge.  A little glue and some glitter made the trees pop.  The birds were also cut from the Cricut cartridge.  Merry, Merry (C1591) Stamp Set.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas Card # 18

This card uses up some past Christmas paper from my stash and the Holly Jolly Christmas (D1657) Stamp Set from Close to My Heart.  Use of the Cricut cut makes this card so quick and simple.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Card #17

Today's card uses the Festive Trees (B1494) Hostess Stamp Set from Close to My Heart. You can see a similar gift box in the Holiday Expressions catalog on page 5.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Card # 16

Today's card was made using papers from a few years ago, and a stamp set that is now retired. 
 I used the Cricut "Artbooking"  and "Art Philosophy" Cartridges  to cut out the intricate pieces.  


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Card #15

This card is one of Close to My Heart's Cut Above
 "Deck the Halls" Card Kit (Z3149). 
 This kit includes everything to make 10 cards, including card bases, envelopes, die-cuts, and embellishments for only $11.95.


Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Card #14

Today's card features Close to My Heart's White Pines
 "Workshop on the Go" Cardmaking Kit.  The kit includes a special D-size stamp set, the White Pines B&T Duos Papers, 5 cardstock sheets, 15 Cards and Envelopes, Bitty Sparkles, Fern Thick Twine, and the Instruction Booklet.  Make 15 cards, 5 of three different designs.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Card # 13

This card was created on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and holds a gift card.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Cards

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year, a time to reflect on all we are thankful for.



Saturday, November 21, 2015

Operation Smile Christmas Card Auction Items by Julie Carriere

I wanted to share the beautiful cards created for our Operation Smile Auction  in Salt Lake City for our Album Retreat.  Be sure to check out more of Julie's outstanding creations.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Halloween Decorations

These beautiful Halloween items were recreated at our monthy Cricut event on October.  Since I didn't get pictures of all of them, I am using this picture from CTMH's Design Team.



Halloween Layout

Here is Halloween layout I forgot to post.  Enjoy!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Christmas Card #7

Brandee Pittenger lead our unit meeting's project this month. 
 We made this cute card that is a gift card holder.
 We took the 6"x12" piece of cardstock and scored it every 3",
 then decorated as shown.
  I forgot to take the picture of the gift card holder I put on the back. It was made by folding the 4"x 4 3/4" Colonial CS in half, punching a finger slot, gluing the ends so you can insert the gift card, then adding it to the back of the card.

5 1/2 x 2 1/2 Fern cs
 3- 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 colonial white cs
Fern ink
Watercolor pencils
Tombow blending pen
4x4 3/4 colonial white cs
1x2 5/8 colonial white cs
6x12 chocolate cs
1 1/8x2 3/4 chocolate cs
(2) 5 1/2x2 1/2 cranberry cs
(2) 5 1/2x2 1/2 white tree b&t
(2) 5 1/2x2 1/2 snowflake b&t

Fern twine
Green shimmer trim
Chocolate ink
Cranberry ink
D1656 miracle of Christmas holiday
Foam tape

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas Card #6

Today's card is by Cindy Klienfelter.
  She used the White Pines Paper Pack,
 and the "Merry, Merry" Stamp Set
 by Close to My Heart.  This 4"x 4" card has one edge torn, then inked with chocolate ink, and then she added some Red Glitter Gems for some added bling.  Very cute card!

Thanks for stopping by.


Christmas Card # 9

Today's card is by Linda Crichton, another member of our team. 
 She too used the White Pines Paper Packet, and the Red Enamel Gems,
 along with the Fern Thick Twine and
 Confetti Stars Embossing Folder.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas Card # 5

This fun card was created by Brandee Pittenger
 for our unit Card Swap. 
 She used our new Embossing Folder,the White Pines Paper Pack, the new Gold Tape and Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas Card #4

Today I am sharing a card by another one of our consultants,
 Kelli Wittner.
  It uses the White Pine 's Paper pack,
 Gold Shimmer Trim and our new Red Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christmas Card #3

Today I am sharing Christmas Card # 3
 made by one of team members, Beborah Bymers,
 for our team swap.
  It uses the White Pine papers from CTMH.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 9, 2015

White Pines Christmas Cards

Here are a couple cards we made at our annual
 Christmas Card Extravaganza.
Card #1

Card #2

These come together quickly and use the 
White Pines CTMH Paper Pack.

Thanks for stopping by.



Sunday, November 8, 2015

I'm back from Album Retreat

I'm back from an outstanding three days in Salt Lake City and "Close to My Heart's" fabulous Album Retreat.  My dear friend, Linda and I checked into the Radison about 5:00 pm on Thursday and immediately went to check-in for the retreat along with 200 other women excited to get busy creating our beautiful albums.  Our retreat's theme was "My Story".  During the next two days we created 23 pages in our album.
 Stacey Jillian spoke  on Friday morning about the importance of telling our own stories, and how to go about doing just that.  I can't wait to share some of my layouts with you, but first I need to share them with my team tomorrow night at out monthly meeting.  I will be taking pictures and posting on Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by.



Monday, November 2, 2015

I'm Back!

Yes, I know, I've said it before...but I really am back this time. Two surgeries, days of physical therapy, a couple of months in a boot, and I am finally walking.  My foot still hurts some and I'm not quite back to walking alot, but I can climb the stairs to my studio, so my sanity is back.  I really missed everyone.  More posts are coming!  
I am attending an Album Retreat this weekend in Salt Lake City where I will complete an album in two days plus have tons of fun with my friend Linda.  I'll have pictures to share next week.  In the meantime I will post a few of the cards from my recent "Holiday Card Workshop" last weekend.  
Can you believe it's November already?  Where did my summer go....oh yeh....recovering from heel surgery!  Never want to do that again!
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Halloween Cards - Nevermore

Here are a couple more cards from our
 Unit Meeting using the Nevermore Papers.
 As you can see the papers can be used for Fall or Halloween,
 but don't limit them to just that time of year. 
 Some of these papers can be used year round.