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Saturday, December 18, 2010

I can see cleary now

I wish I could sing this because the rain has cleared up, BUT no its been raining since Friday and will rain through Wednesday. I am singing this song because my card is CLEAR and we all can see clearly through it!

Today I share my Humbled Artist contribution. I created the guidlines for this challenge month and boy did it have me stumped. For weeks I had my supplies layed out on my desk, but I was on total creative block. I would lay it out and layer and move this and move that and pull this stamp set out and then put it back and pull out another, then push it all aside and do other things. So frustrating. The guidlines were...

Use designer brads
Clear card base
A background stamp and
Dimensional elements

Make sure you visit Wizards Hangout to see ALL the FABULOUS clear cards created for this swap. You wont be disappointed!!!

Stampers meet my card....

I would like to say that when working with clear cards 2 sided tape works best, because if you have to reposition your paper the 2 sided tape is easier to play around with, it wont desimate your papers. Remember CTMH sells fabulous precut clear cards!!! Clear cards are so much fun, I challenge you to create a few!!

All products used are by Close to my Heart!! except the disco glitter.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Before I share my rantings I would like to thank 2 dear friends of mine, that have stuck it out with me in my Close to my Heart career. Patty and Carol, these two share the same love as I do ALL things Close to my Heart!!!You ladies are my best customers!! They never miss a workshop and are always ready for the next one. We get together and pick right up where we left off, I really enjoyed spending the day with both of you, your friendships mean so much to me!

Here are a few words from my heart. I hope that folks are remembering the reason for the season, not the shopping, gift giving, baking, parties and decorations. Remember the true reason the birth of Jesus!! Boy what a gift!! Where did all the major gift giving come into play? HHMM. Enjoy the warmth, love and togetherness of family and friends this holiday season!!

I am on my last week of school and only have 2 half days of work left!! I cant wait to relax, relax and relax!! AND start my Christmas shopping SIGH!

Stampers meet todays card .....

Is this just warming you up right now, the colors, the simpleness of it? This card was created using the Olivia designer paper pack by CTMH. My fiskars border punch, my EK corner rounder, Spellbinders nessitbilites dies, some offray ribbon, the November stamp of the month by CTMH, Martha Stewart royal butterfly punch and my beloved 3M mounting tape.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Monday!! Today I present my last Heart 2 Heart creation. Yes my design team term is up, it has been tons of fun!! I hope that I have inspired you along the way. The challenge this week is to create a holiday card. Now I know that your all creating holiday cards why not share your card with us! Post a link to your card by Sunday @10 PM for your chance to be a chosen Friday Favorite!!

Meet my card....

I used my favorite Evergreen stamp set! I used 1 tree that I inked with a Martha Stewart glue pad, I stamped it 3 times on a piece of white daisy cs and sprinkled it with prisma glitter, on a seperate piece of white daisy I stamped 2 more trees and cut them out, I popped them off the white daisy piece in between the other 3 trees. I stamped Winter Wonderland in Ponderosa ink on a strip of white daisy and created a banner. I lined the top and bottom of the banner with prisma glitter. I added a strip of white daisy cut with a apron scallop border.I finished off the card with a Green grograin ribbon.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Wishes to you!

Good morning!! I actually have a post today, I have many things to post but just not alot of time lately. I plan to get back to my Monday-Wednesday-Friday-sometimes Saturday posting starting this monday. Once the computer when hawire I havent been able to get back on track. But I am ready now!!

Is your house smelling and looking festive? I am getting there, slowly. I just havent had the energy and theres always tons of other things to do.

Today I am tickled pink to announce that I am a GUEST DESIGNER at Unscripted Sketches!!!

Pop over and see all the eye candy they have to share!!! This was loads of fun!!

Tannebaum stamp set by CTMH
Mistletoe designer papers by CTMH
Buttons,rhinestones and twine by CTMH
Cardstock and inks by CTMH

Monday, December 6, 2010

A gift for you!

Its Monday and that means its Heart 2 Heart challenge day. The challenge this week is to create a gift item. I know its the season for giving Christmas gifts, to co workers, neighbors, the post man, your hair stylist etc. But my gifty item is for those December babies, ME being one of them. My birthday is December 24!! I have a few rules about giving to December babies. RULE #1 we dont want to receive our gifts wrapped in Christmas paper!

So here is my gifty item for those December birthdays!!

Cute HUH! Its a bandaid tin that can hold a TON of gift cards. I wouldnt mind receiving this filled to capacity with gift cards!

Join us this week, its so much fun. Create your gift item and post a link to a picture of it to the Heart 2 Heart blog by this Sunday by 10 PM. Now scoot on over and check out the other FABULOUS WORKS OF ART!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Get sketchy with me ...

Its a sketch challenge over at Heart 2 Heart challenges, it would awesome to have you participate with us this week. Create a card using the sketch below, upload a picture of it on the H2H blog site by next Sunday at 10 PM.

Make sure you stop by the blog even if you dont join the fun, theres some great cards featured!

REMINDER that our Thanks campaign is nearing its end, I am extending the date to submit a order until Saturday December 4th. Dont let this AWESOME campaign get by you. Need more details check the post below this one.

I started out with a kraft card base. I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to create the block pattern on the Autumn Terracotta cs, I also used my scoring board to score a border around my Sunflower cs. I stamped the flower pot and flowers in Sunflower ink on the Sunflower cs. I stamped three pots and three bunches of flowers on Colonial White cs, I stamped the flower pots on a seperate peice of cs and cut them out, I then popped them ontop of the first set of flower pots. I added some prisma glitter to the centers of the flowers. I layered the flower pot piece ontop of a piece of Buttercup Yellow cs. I wrapped jute around the three colored cs pieces. Topping it with a paper flower and paper leaf. The center of the paper flower is a brad with prisma glitter on it.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

During November, we’re expressing our gratitude to you by helping you earn two fabulous My Acrylix® stamp sets for FREE! When you place a minimum order of $100 US , you will not only receive the November Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, for FREE, you will also receive one stamp set of your choosing from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE*! This means you can increase the value of your purchase by up to $45.90 / $53.90—that’s almost 50 percent more in value! It’s just our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you for being a great customer.

*Free stamp sets include A–D size sets. Stamps that are not available as the free set include Workshops on the Go™, Stamp of the Month retail, E-size, and customizable K-size. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Offer good November 1–30, 2010.

Heres the November stamp of the month!!

Scroll down for yesterdays art!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Big Thanks to you!!

Todays challenge from Heart 2 Heart calls for a thank you card, perfect timing. Let me say Thanks a whole bunch for following my blog, I am tickled that you stop by from time to time. I am tickled even more when you leave a comment!

Remember the rules create a Thank You card and post a link to it at the H2H blog by Sunday @10 PM. Every week we choose five cards to be our Friday 5 and it could be you! Its also 4 for 40, when we reach 40 entries one LUCKY person will win 4 hand made cards delivered right to her door!! Tell your blogging friends and get those cards linked!!

Gosh I really like these colors and the designer paper pack is a fav as well!! I created this 5 X 7 card by rounding out the bottom corners. I layered the B/T to three solid cs strips, two of the strips I textured with my cuttlebug folders! I sewed the 2 textured pieces with a zig zag stitch! I stamped the Thanks onto a colonial white tag, I stamped the Many onto a smaller Colonial white tag and the For Everything onto a simple strip of colonial white cs. I inked the edges of everything, it just softens the card and the edges dont look so rough and unfinished. I topped off my large tag with a satin chocolate ribbon.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Something girly!!

Its challenge day over at Heart 2 Heart challenges. The challenge was to create something frilly, lacey and girly!! Who dosent like that kinda challenge. Break out the soft tones, the lace, the foo foo embellishments! Come on you know you want to join, and your half way in your stash!! Now when your done with your GIRLY creation, upload your picture to the H2H blog, by Sunday at 10 PM. You could be chosen as a Friday Five!!

I used a all time favorite stamp set, you can always bling it out and I did. I added prisma glitter to every petal and leaf. I outlined the stems with cyrstal gems. I stitched around the stamped cardstock. I layered it onto baby pink cs and cut it with my pinking shears. Hey the pinking shears always get neglected but they can add a whole lot to your cards or layouts. I added some flowers topped with baby pink buttons and a ivory ribbon. I added a piece of ivory crochet lace to the side of a piece of sweet leaf cs. I layered the whole chabang onto a kraft card base. Now I hope this card SCREAMS GIRLY!! I just love it!!

Good News my computer is HOME!!!

D1263 Blooming flourishes
Cardstock, baby pink, sweet leaf and colonial white by CTMH
Buttons baby pink by CTMH
Kraft cs CTMH retired
Bling misc
Ribbon by Offray
Lace my stash
Flowers purchased at Michaels flower department

Monday, November 8, 2010

Are you ready to take the challenge?

Its Heart 2 Heart challenge day! Todays challenge if you dare to take it, is to create a card shaped anyway BUT a square or rectagnle shape. How fun is this going to be?

Visit the H2H blog see what the other FABULOUS ladies have created, you wont be disappointed. Then run not walk to your craft space and create something fun and fabulous to post to the blog. We cant wait to see what you have for us!! Its a 4 for 40 week and Andrea is our host, this ladie is oobberly talented and you could win 4 of her creations, so tell a friend!!

I created a PARTY HAT,using exclusive CTMH designer papers!! I punched my 3 strips of cardstock with 3 different border punches! The big scallop punch is a NEW punch from EK Success, its one of their new large border punches. I added several pieces of ribbon and a heavenly blue button to the top of the hat. At the bottom I added to paper flowers and a baby pink button. Finishing it off with a sentiment!! I will have to find a birthday girl to send this too!!

Have a fabulous Monday!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Halloween to you! a little early;)

its challenge day over at Heart 2 Heart challenges blog!! Create something using a halloween stamp or use pumpkins. Come on join us, we would love to see what you have created. Create it, take a picture/scan it and post the link on the H2H blog by 10 PM Sunday. Its a 4 for 40 week, when we reach 40 participants a winner will be chosen to recieve cards from the ooberly talented Kelly English. So, So talented, wish I could be in the running!!

Meet my card...

clean and simple was the name of my game on this card. Colonial white card base, topped with a embossed colonial white piece. I rubbed colonial white ink over the embossed piece. I created my pumpkin by punching several circles and gluing them together. I then fanned them out. I curled a teeny strip of juniper cs and added it to the pumpkin, I hand cut a stump I crunched the stump/ leaf. I stamped a leaf and popped it off the card near the stump. Added a chocolate and ivory ribbon to the side. A simple sentiment finished it off. I hope you enjoyed the post and found it pleasing to your eye!! Have a awesome Monday!


Saturday, October 23, 2010


My computer is still in for repair, Hopefully really really soon. Not any time to get on a computer this week, so I am sharing Mondays post today!

Heart 2 Hearts challenge this past week was to emboss on your car, that could be heat or dry embossing. I have to share that I actually hate to heat emboss. Yep I said it, I am a lazy stamper. I hate stamping, then pouring the powder on the card, then dusting the powder off, then pulling out the heat gun. Just too much work! The finished product is BEAUTIFUL no doubt about it. But like I said its a lot of work:)

I do love how this card turned out......

Meet my card...

Isn't that bracket GORGEOUS? Its even more gorgeous in person! I first created my flower by punching several circle with my circle punch. I wet them and crunched them up and dry them with my heat gun, cause I didn't have patience to wait. I rounded the corner of the grey wool cs and white daisy cs and Buttercup yellow with my corner rounder. I then layered the grey wool and white daisy onto my buttercup yellow card base. I embossed the bracket and the sentiment in black. I used a glue dot to adhere the flower onto the card. I added 2 pieces of striped grey ribbon as the petals.

Brackets from the Playful Petals stamp set
Thank You from thank you set
Cardstock from CTMH


Friday, October 15, 2010

Thank You

For following my blog, I so enjoy your visits and all your comments. Thanks for baring with me and my computer issues.

Whatcha got going on this weekend? I hope its something fun, outdoors perhaps to enjoy the last of the summer weather. I will venture out to the Taste of Soul,live music on 3 stages, incredible food, family activities, celebrity appearances and much more. they close off several blocks to accommodate this festival. If the weather stays the way it has this week, tomorrow will be a gorgeous day!

Todays card was created for my sons graduation Thank You cards. I used his class colors!

Meet my card...

I wanted it to be clean, simple and have a male vibe.

Have a awesome weekend! I plan too!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Kameron

Today is my youngest sons 17th birthday. Where does the time go, don't all mothers say this no matter what age there child is turning. Its so cool seeing him become a young man, he was such a little boy for so long. Today where both off due to furlough days in So Cal. The weather is gorgeous outside the breeze flowing through the windows is heavenly!

I am dropping off my 2 computers at a friends for cleaning. Yeah!! My friend heads a computer dept at work and told me he will take them in and get rid of the bugs. I didn't want to bother him, BUT after a few quotes of $85 to $125 per computer to clean out the virus, I broke down and gave him a call.

Meet my card...

Enjoy your day, where half there(to the weekend)!!


Its challenge day!!

This weeks challenge is to create something using trees or leaves. I didnt even think to create a fall theme card. I think I am trying to hang on to summer:)

Its a 4 for 40 week, we would like 40 players this week. If we reach that goal one of our talented designers will give away 4 of her FABULOUS cards to one lucky winner. Now hurry and create your art and post it by 10 PM Sunday for your chance to win!! Dont forget theres lots of inspiring work from the other designers to view at

Friends meet my card....

I randomly stamped my vines, stamped and cut out my leaves. I popped them off the card and added glitter to them and a few places on the vines. I faux stitched around the top of the card. I added 3 layers of ruffles topping it off with a chocolate satin ribbon. Final touch was a tag tied onto the ribbon using hemp.

Veranda designer paper by CTMH
Smile stamp set by CTMH
Sentiment, hemp and cardstock by CTMH
Ribbon by Offray


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Heres what u missed last week

This is last weeks card for the Heart 2 Heart challenge. Computer issues still pending.

Today my youngest son took his senior pictures. Reality still has not sunk in completely that my baby is a senior, I am sure tomorrow when I go back to view the pictures it will sink in a little and I will ball like a baby. Boy is he handsome and boy are those pictures going to be FABULOUS!!

The big polka dots were created using a circle punch! I have used that technique in the past and I LOVE IT! As you can see I sewed all around the outside of the card and did a single zigzag line down the middle. Once again I stamped very little, stamping only the script with one of my many alphabet stamps ( alphabet sets are another favorite for me to collect) I added a bow and 3 bitty buttons!

Birthday Bash designer paper by CTMH
Cardstock, button and alphabet by CTMH
Ribbon by SU

I hope to have more to share on Friday!


Its a birthday challenge!!!

Over at Heart 2 Heart challenges. How FUN is that, my favorite stamps to collect are birthday themed and I love creating birthday cards, This challenge was right up my alley :)

Now you must visit the blog for more inspiration, You must create something birthday related, take a picture of it and post a link to H2H blog Sunday by 10 PM , were eager to see what you have created! THERES A PRIZE this week!!

I am somewhat reconnected to the world, my 2 computers are still down. I am waiting to hear from the computer lady today. YEP thats how bad it is, I need to call in the calvary.

Meet my card....

I did very little stamping on this card GAASSPP!! I used the 3 tier card pattern from the FABULOUS Wishes pattern book (its a must for your collection). I cut strips of Blush cs and inked the edges. I layered them on a Baby Pink card base. I took a piece of textured Hollyhock cs and cut a circle out. I back the circle with a black scallop border. I cut my 3 tiered cake out of designer paper. I added a a double paper flower with a rhinestone to the top of the cake and made a wire cake stand to finish it off. I placed my birthday script on top of a piece of black ribbon. There you have it folks, todays card !!!

I hope you enjoyed it. Come back on Wednesday I have more to share!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Bare with me

Okay now my youngest sons computer came down with a virus on monday, thats the computer that I was going to borrow and my oldest son deleted his windows picture program off his computer last year so I have no access to upload my pictures. I am hoping to have this resolved this weekend.

Please visit the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog. I am the featured stamper for our 4 for 40 week. Whats that you ask, well if we get 40 people to join our challenge this week I will send one luky lady 4 of my hand made cards. One of those cards will be my card posted this week.

This weeks challenge is a ABC challenge!
A- use a alphabet stamp
B- make the card boy related
C- must use the color chocolate some where on your card

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

computer issues

I am so bummed, my lap top is sick. It has a nasty virus BOOHOO. I want to know who sits around and creates viruses? Who has nothing better to do with there time and there vast computer knowledge? Who is so evil? Sorry to vent but I just dont get it. Bare with me, I have several things to share. I will be posting later today, I must borrow a computer.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Heart 2 Heart challenge day

Hello Friends!! Todays challenge is a sketch !! I hope you join the FUN, go ahead create something fabulous, visit the H2H blog to post your link by Sunday at 10 PM. Theres a PRIZE this week!!

I am sorry for lagging on my posting lately, I promise to get myself busy and post like I should. Bare with me:) My oldest son started college, my youngest son started his senior year and things have been a little busy for me.

Meet my card.....

I created my polka dot background with a single dot stamp, stamped in Goldrush ink. I layered that on a Goldrush card base. I cute a square of Goldrush and Kraft cs. I cut out my cupcake liner in a retired designer paper and popped it off the circle. I cut my frosting out of a piece of felt and added some bling for my sprinkles. I cut a strip of matching retired designer paper and cut a scallop edge on it. I added a piece of polka dot ribbon with a bow and button. Last I popped the scallop circle off the card. There you have!!

Visit the rest of the design team more inspiration!!






Monday, September 13, 2010

Heart 2 heart challenge Day!

Hello there hope your ready for another challenge! Todays challenge is to use a sentiment as your focal point. I hope you will join us this week, there is a prize up for grabs offered by Corrina. Visit her blog to see what yummy eye candy she has!

Visit Heart 2 Heart to post a your link by 10 PM Sunday for a chance to WIN the prize and even a chance to be a Friday Favortie!! Now remember to tell a friend about the challenge, the more the merrier!!

I used the super sweet stamp set Thoughts of You, its a shame that I have only used this set for the second time. Its the cutest, I guess thats what happens when you have a large collection of sets. Note to self use this set more often! I stamped the flowers in olive ink and added some glue with my glue writer and sprinkled prisma glitter on them! I scored the card base using my Martha S. scoring board. I rubbed olive ink all the around the edges of the card. I added a strip of scallop white daisy cs. I stamped my sentiment on squares of white daisy cs cut with my classic squares nestabilities. I layered each square with Hollyhock cs and creme brulee cs. I added a strip of creme brulee ribbon behind the squares and finished off each square with a button or two! Voila!!

Check out the other girls to see what they have in store, you wont be disappointed!







Thoughts of You stamp set by CTMH
Ribbon, buttons, cardstock and inks by CTMH
Fiskars scissors, Martha Stewart score board tool

Monday, September 6, 2010

Heart 2 Heart challenge day!!

And its a color challenge!! I really like color challenges, I think there my favorite!! Theres some new exciting news over at H2H today and you may be the lucky recipient, so stop on over there and find out all the deets!!

Now the challenge calls for these CTMH colors, if you dont have CTMH cardstock use some that are pretty close. Once your finished, take a picture of your fabulouness, stop by the H2H blog and post the link with Mr Linky by 10 PM Sunday! Tell a friend, family member, co worker, mail man (just kidding) unless your mail man/lady stamps about this challenge! We would be tickled pink to have you join the PARTY!!

I stamped my tree in each of the three colors. Next I cut three panels in each of three colors and pierced them with my piercing tool. I attaced the panels to the base. Next I cut a scallop border on the bottom of my Colonial White cs and cut a strip of Honey cs and punched the bottom with my Martha punch. I popped the tree panel off the card, one of my favorite things to do!

Four Seasons stamp set by CTMH
Cardstock and paper flower by CTMH
Border punches by EK Success and Martha S.
Ribbon and bling dollar finds at Michaels

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hippity Hop time

Yep its already September, cooler temps and time to lay back and relax. Well this super cool set will set the mood for fall and with fall comes halloween. This months stamp of the month set THRILLER is a Halloween theme PERFECT!! This means the blog hop will be loaded with inspiration. You should have arrived here from Haleys blog

Now hop on over to Pamelas blog

Hooligans designer paper by CTMH
3x3 card All In A Row taken from Originals
4 1/2 x 4 1/2 Match book card taken form Wishes
Bling,button,brad and ribbon by CTMH