Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Thank you Naomi Smith for sharing this great
 Mini Album at Connections.  
This Mini Folio was created with Close to My Heart's          Penelope Paper Packet (X7207B), Penelope Compliments (X7207C), Playful Puffies (Z3205), My Creations Mini Folio (Z3070), and some
 Insta Life- Colorful Me cards (Z3186).

Give it a try!  They are easy and  so much fun to make.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring Launch Event

We just returned from a FUN day at our Spring Connection's Event, getting ready for our NEW Expressions Catalog release in May.  I can't wait to share with you some of the fabulous papers, etc. that will be available at that time.  Here are a few previews of items we made:

Regatta Mimi Folio taught by Naomi Smith at our Team Meeting in the morning.


Monday, March 28, 2016

Here are few more cards from our Regatta Collection.  This paper packet has been so much fun to work with, and as you may have noticed, it works for masculine and feminine cards, nautical themes, or generic.

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Wishes

I would like to wish you
 your families
 a blessed Easter.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Card

This Easter card was made using the Penelope paper packet (X7207C), and Spring Critters (C1638) Stamp Set, Spring Critter Thin Cuts (Z3207), andWhite Glitter Trim (Z3024)


Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Card

This Easter card was made using White daisy and Canary Cardstock.  The butterfly was cut using the Aretiste Cricut cartridge, and the Floral (Z1994) Embossing Folder with the Circle Diffuser (Z3096).


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Card

Today's card was made using the Center Cut on my Cricut to make the oval cut out on this card.  It was made with the Art Philosophy cartridge, Brushstrokes (C1608) Stamp Set, and various CTMH inks.


Regatta Card Workshop

Today I share three more cards from the 30 Card Workshop using the beautiful Regatta papers.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Today's card is made using the new Saphire cardstock from Close to My Heart.  The B&T paper is from Georgie.  Also used was the Scallop Embossing Folder ( Z3021), Scallop Border Punch (Z1851) and Rejoice (A1184) Stamp set.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Operation Smile Award

'Close to My Heart" recently recognized me with this certificate and special layout for being the

" Top Operation Smile Donator for the United States  in 2015".

  I was very honored and proud to be able to help put smiles on so many children's faces by donating to this worthy cause through customer sales round-ups and my annual Stamp & Scrap Day.

Naomi Smith presenting me with my certificate.

CTMH is currently having a contest for the top Consultant donator for 2016.  That person will be able to go on one of the Operation Smile Mission Trips as a volunteer helper early in 2017.  I would love to be the one to go.  I would be honored for any contributions to this worthy cause.  In the eight years that I have been raising funds, I have been able to donate approximately $10,000 to Operation Smile.  At $240 an operation, that has put many smiles on children's faces born with cleft pallets.
Thank you for being such loyal customers, and helping these children in need.

If you would like to donate, just click on the Shopping Cart to your right.  You can place an order, or just donate to Operation Smile or contact me for help.


Stamp of the Month: Sunshine Birdies

The month is almost over.  Don't forget to order your March Stamp of the Month "Sunshine Birdies" (S1603).  This stamp set is a set of 11 stamps that are so fun.  It is only $5 with an order of $50.

Here is the card I made with the Stamp of the Month and  the Dryer Sheet Technique.  Unfortunately you can't see the sparkle of the glitter, but it is a beautiful card.  I also used the Vine Embossing Folder (Z3019) and March Stamp of the Month, Sunshine Birdies (S1603), and ShinHan Markers from CTMH.


Regatta Card Workshop Cards

Here are three more of the 30 Card Workshop.  The colors are so bright.  The first two are made with the Picture My Life Cards and Zip Strips that come in the paper pack and very little stamping.

This card is made with left over strips of paper, ribbon and Gold Foil tape.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Regatta Cards

Today I want to share with you cards made with the Regatta Papers from Close to My Heart.  These cards come from a 30 Card Workshop prepared by one of CTMH's talented Directors. I will share the rest with you in the next few days.  I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. I've shown these other places and unfortunately some have gotten creased, but you can see how beautiful they turned out.