Saturday, August 23, 2008

Treasure Life Stamp Set - September Stamp Of The Month

This card is chalk popping with Versamark.

Various brown inks & corner rounder.

Embossed with white flowers and second generation inks, and then sponged.

A special thanks to Lisa Stenz and Michelle Bourlet for their inspiration with these cards using Treasure Life, the Close To My Heart September Stamp of the Month.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Scrapbook Page with Notebook Paper

Here is a sample of a scrapbook page using the new Notebook Paper Packet from Close To My Heart! SMILE is stamped in chocolate ink from the September Word Puzzle stamp set. Bigger Brads in Antique bronze, NEW square sparkles, staples and buttons complete the embellishments! Paper has been dry embossed and sanded. The colluzle file folder was used to cut out the tag on the side.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Little 3x3 Card

This sweet little 3x3 uses the apple from September Word Puzzle stamp set by Close To My Heart. Using the waterbrush, I was able to create shadowing on the side of the apple.

Buttons always are a super embellishment!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Card with New Notebook Paper

The new paper from Close To My Heart is so pretty! The colors used in this paper collection are bamboo, dessert sand, hollyhock and crystal blue - so this works for boys as well as girls!
This card uses dimensionals covered in background and texture paper then sanded with NEW Finishing Files, NEW Sparkles, New Chocolate Ribbon, craft buttons, and Bigger Brads in Antique Copper

Thursday, August 14, 2008


More Sale Items Now Available!
Didn’t get everything you wanted? You’re in luck! Beginning Tuesday, August 19, at 9 a.m. (MT), a selection of additional items will be available at tremendous savings. Email me for the list of goodies!! or CLICK HERE!

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New PBS Episodes Now Showing on CTMH TV
Two new PBS episodes of Paint, Paper, and Crafts will be available for viewing on CTMH TV this week. They are titled “Using Ribbon” and “True Fit™ Folio Mini Album,” and each runs between six and eight minutes. To see these segments, visit my web site:

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Slumber Party Invitation!

This super cute birthday party invitation was done by my talented customer, Cibele!
The front of the card is a pocket holding the "sleeping bag/bookmark". Inside has the party details and a "movie ticket" for the premiere of the Cheetah Girl's Movie which they will watch at her party! Such a clever invitation! Thank you for sharing Cibele!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Baby Carriage Cards!

These cards were created with More To Adore paper. Cut a circle with your colluzle. Then cut a wedge out! I added the triangles (distressed with chocolate ink) from the wedge to give the shade more dimension.

Friday, August 8, 2008

More Perfect Day Pages!

Your kit will have enough paper left to create even more pages and a few cards too!!

Email me for details on signing up for the kit!
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Monthly Scrapbooking Kits!

Close To My Heart has launched Monthly Scrapbooking Kits! You might think the best part is the glossy full color cutting guide that you will receive as a gift from me, but really the best part is that this will fit all budgets! You can get basic, better and BEST!

Here is a sneak peek at a new paper packet (Perfect Day) and the September Kit! More pages to show off tomorrow!

I will provide the fabulous cutting guide, and you get to take it home and make many more layouts with other papers and embellishments!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A few Convention Friends!

Convention was truly a magical experience!
Leslie and I waited in line for an hour and a half but loved having our picture made with Jeanette Lynton, CEO and Founder of CTMH! We were so tired by the time we got to her, we posed with her sweet husband first! He was kind enough to take our picture with his wife too!

Leslie and I had fun posing all over convention!

I know I look a bit overwhelmed in this picture - that is because I totally WAS! Anita Renfroe had just finished entertaining us with her AMAZINGLY hysterical humor and then she was hanging out right where I was seated! Had to snap a pic of the two of us!! You need to go google her on YouTube!!

I met lovely CTMH Girls! Kisha is a fellow Blog Pal and Celine is soon to be a NEW blogger!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Sale starts at 10 AM!
Today until the items are gone!


Sunday, August 3, 2008

I am back! Sort of!!!

Convention exceeded my wildest dreams! It was just amazing! I will soon be sharing pictures and it was so much fun meeting many consultants that I have only known electronically!!

Close To My Heart is so generous ~ it makes me really proud to be a consultant! I have returned home with a suitcase full of free treats!
We got:
~FOUR new Stamp Sets!
~A new Memory Keeper Box!
~New Collection of Brads
~New Finishing File Trio (I also have one set to give away at my October Open House!)
~New Simple Numbers Dimensionals
~New Spring Blossom Cardstock with the FOUR NEW COLORS!
~New Color Ready Alphabet!
~A new Acrylic Album - which they provided ALL the materials to decorate so I could show you all the Finished Product!!! =)
~New Sparkles - in circles and squares
~Ribbons, buttons and more!!

OH! And I was also a winner of one of the decorated memory keeper boxes after the Deal or No Deal game where they gave consultants TONS of product!! I was worried that my suitcase was going to exceed the weigh limit!!

I left the beautiful Gaylord Orlando hotel this morning, but flew to the Jersey Shore to play with my children in Ocean City! We spent a restful (well needed) day at the shore and I need to get myself in bed!
Look for more pictures soon and DON'T MISS the CLEARANCE Sale on August 5th! Only on my web site!!

Friday, August 1, 2008


Hello Everyone! I am thinking of you all as I enjoy creating and playing with the New Fall 2008 Close To My Heart items at our Annual Convention here in Orlando! As you can see, the hotel is amazing! I look forward to showing you all the new goodies!!!!

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