Saturday, December 30, 2017

CHRISTMAS CARD

This card was a special request at Christmas.
  I hope you enjoy it.  It measures 8" x 9".





HAPPY CREATING!

I"M BACK!

Hi!

It's so good to be back.  I've been away too long.  As most of you know, I was in an accident several months ago.  It has been a real struggle to balance my blog with trying to keep up on classes and chiropractic, physical therapy and doctor appointments.  I'm still not through, however I am improving.  Thanks for your patience and I hope to be much better with posting in 2018.

                       I want to wish everyone of you a Happy New Year!

                                                HAPPY CREATING!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Chrstmas Cards

These cards are a part of the Christmas Card Workshop.




HAPPY CREATING!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Card - Thanks

I made this card for a lovely lady that had several couples over for dinner Sunday night.  What a wonderful evening we had. 
 Thanks JulieAnne!


This card features the "No Worries" paper packet from Close to My Heart.

HAPPY CREATING!





Thursday, June 29, 2017

Card - Anniversary

 This card features the "No Worries" paper packet from Close to My Heart.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Card - Enjoy Your Adventure

 Today's cards  feature the "No Worries" paper packet from Close to My Heart.  It's the same paper with the reverse sides showing.  The stamp is from the No Worries - Cardmaking Stamp Set (C1679).



HAPPY CREATING!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Card - Hello

You can never have enough generic cards.  Here is a card that would work for any occasion.  It features the "No Worries" paper packet from Close to My Heart.


HAPPY CREATING!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Off to Convention!

 Well it's that time of year again... what time you ask?

 It's time for Close to My Heart's Annual Convention!

 I fly out tomorrow to beautiful Salt Lake City where
 "Close to My Heart" is headquartered.  This year we get to tour the Home Office!  I am so excited! 
 I've made over two hundred cards to swap with my CTMH  sisters. We usually have well over one thousand in attendance. 
 I will be attending Leadership Day again this year on Wednesday.  It is a day that is filled with tips and ideas for us business builders with teams. 
 On Thursday the fun begins!  There will be lots to learn, skits, games, creative times, door prizes, give aways and soooo much more.  We have a blast!  (Shhhh - don't tell my hubby!  He thinks it's all work!)  There are NEW products - stamp sets, papers, embellishments, etc..  Then we get our NEW CATALOG!  Oh my goodness, we can't put it down. Some consultants have even been know to sleep with it!  Have you ever done that?  I won't tell!

I'll keep you posted so be on the lookout for exciting new creations coming this way soon!

Want to join me next year?  Just click on the kit to the right and it will lead you to my website ( http://Sharon Esau.Close to My Heart .com) to Become a Consultant and you can sign up for a wonderful career or just to get your discount for your hobby. CTMH has something for everybody.  We've traveled to Washington DC, Dallas, Disney World and Disneyland - twice, Portland....don't you want to come too?  We'll here Saturday where we go next year!

I am celebrating my tenth year this year. I love my job! You won't ever regret working with this outstanding company!

Sharon


HAPPY CREATING!

Card - Best Wishes

Today's card features the "No Worries" paper packet from Close to My Heart and the "No Worries - Cardmaking Stamp Set (C1679).


HAPPY CREATING!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Honey Bee Treat Bag


                                       

In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with the “18” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We then show you how to create a cute honey bee treat bag that would be great for a birthday party or general gift baggy.
 Featured Products X5778 Saffron Cardstock
  •  X5770 Glacier Cardstock
  •  X5785 Lemon Cardstock
  • 1386 Black Cardstock
  • 1385White Daisy Cardstock
  •  X5772Canary Cardstock
  •  X5777Juniper Cardstock
  • X5777 Fern Cardstock
  • X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
  • X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
  •  Z3285 Cricut® Flower Market Collection
HAPPY CREATING!

Friday, June 9, 2017

DIY Wall Hangings Featuring Dreamin' Big Paper Collection

 

 In this video, we show you how great the Dreamin’ Big collection is for creating everyday artwork that you can display with pride. If you want to recreate these pieces, here are the Cricut® shapes we used to create these pieces:

 8" x 10" “Hello” Framed Flowers
 Cricut® Flower Market Collection
 2" Flower-1 [d] (p. 23)
 2" Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23) 
1 ¼" Flower-1 [d] (p. 23) 
1 ¼" Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23)
 ¾" Flower-1 [d] (p. 23) ¾" Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23)
 1 ½" Shift + Background [D] (p. 23) 
3" Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
 3" Shift + Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
 3 ½" Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
 3 ½" Shift + Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
 2 ½" Shift + Flower-2 [Daffodil] (p. 44) 
 11" x 8 ½" Explore Hanger D├ęcor Piece

 Cricut® Artistry Collection
 1 ½", 1" Shape [7] (cut2, p. 7)
 1 ½", 1" Layer [7] (cut2, p. 7) 

 Cricut® Arbooking Collection
 1 ¼", 1 ¾" Shift + Border [Football] (cut 4, p. 82)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Springtime Scrapbooking

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Springtime Scrapbooking




In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with key 22 on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We then show you how to personalize your layout with Cricut® cuts in fun shapes for spring.
 (Featured products)
  •  Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Packet
  •  1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  •  Z2853 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
  •  Z3238 Gold Glitter Paper
  •  Z3287 Whimsy Ribbon Pack
  •  Z3124 Enamel & Glitter Duos Purple Hearts
  •  Z3293 Shimmer Brush—Clear
  •  Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
  •  Z3285 Cricut® Flower Market Collection


HAPPY CREATING!

Father's Day Shadowbox Frame Card

Here is the cute card we created for Father's Day. 
 You can hop on over to Splitcoaststampers to
 get the directions for making the card itself.
I've used the Close to My Heart "Jack Paper collection" along with the Jack Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts.





I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it.  I can think of several other designs using this shadowbox.

HAPPY CREATING!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Hello!

In this video, we walk you through all the shapes you can create with key 1 on our Cricut® Flower Market collection keypad. From paper flowers and wreaths to cute hanging planters and fun titles, the possibilities are endless!



HAPPY CREATING!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Father's Day Cards


Once a month we have a "Use It Up Club".  At this class you may use any papers, stamp set or embellishment you have in your stash.  It's always fun to see what we make.  Enjoy these masculine cards for Father's day.  Yes, it's just a few days away already!





HAPPY CREATING!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Kitchen Shapes

In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with the “9” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We then show you an adorable scrapbook page that’s perfect to pair with photos of making food in the kitchen. 



Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

7 Live Beautiful Cards

Today I'm sharing some of the cards from 
May's Creative Card Class
 using the Live Beautiful paper packet from Close to My Heart that is available this month only with our National Scrapbooking Month Campaign .
These papers are truly beautiful
 and so easy to use for any type of card.


Sympathy Card


Thinking of You Card


Smile Card


Just Because Card


Any Occasion Card


You are Special Card


Happy Birthday Card

Remember that May 31st is the last day to order this Live Beautiful paper packet .  Just click on the shopping cart to your right and it will take you directly to my website for orders or call and I will gladly submit the order for you.

Happy Creating!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Vacation Scrapbooking Two Ways

Perfect for summer, check out this video to make a cute summer or vacation layout or mini album using the Cricut Flower Market Collection and key number 30.



Happy Creating!

Memorial Day Reflections

Today is Memorial Day! 
Today is a day to step back and remember all those who lost their lives so that we can enjoy freedom.  To each of them, their families and loved ones, we want you to know how much we appreciate your dedication.  We will never forget your ultimate sacrifice or your loss. God bless!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Little Dreamer Layout

Today I'm sharing the Little Dreamer Layout using 
the Little Dreamer Paper Packet and Compliments  from
 Close to my Heart .

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Little Dreamer Cards


Here are three very cute cards using the Little Dreamer paper pack from Close to My Heart!


Happy Creating!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Little Dreamer Cards

This month Close to My Heart is featuring the paper packet called "Little Dreamer".Here are a couple cards to share with you. 
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Live Beautifully Layout Kit


This is a must have kit for any scrapbooker!  It is so beautiful.  It is available this month only so be sure to order you set as soon as possible as it is our Scrapbooking Month Special this month, but only as supplies last.


This kit includes everything you need to complete 5 two page layouts.  Each layout only takes approximately 15 minutes to make.  Yes you heard me right...it's that fast!






I'm presently working on three separate scrapbooks and have now completed three sets of these beautiful layouts.  They are even more beautiful in person.

Happy Creating!