Thursday, December 18, 2014

Heartstrings Picture My Life Card Kit - Order by January 10th


Order by January 10th, 2015
(Kits will be mailed on January 15th)

Picture My Life cards aren't just about pocket scrapbooking!  With this kit, I want to show you how to cut them up and make beautiful Valentine's cards and friendship notes.  The kit makes 10 versatile greeting cards, and you can choose from two kits.

Basic Kit ($15.00):
Heartstrings Picture My Life Cards (1/2 package - 28 cards); 10 card bases and envelopes; 1 yard of White Shimmer Trim; Stuck on You Puffies (1/2 package)
Best Kit ($25.00):
Heartstrings Picture My Life Cards (FULL package - 56 cards); 10 card bases and envelopes; FULL  roll of White Shimmer Trim; Stuck on You Puffies (FULL package)

Heartstring PML Card Kit

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

January Club Pages - Snowhaven

Oh, how I love working with Snowhaven!  It's the perfect paper for winter projects and that's why I am excited to bring you January's club pages!

Our yard really is very beautiful in the winter, so these photos were perfect for a Winter Wonderland layout.  On the second layout, I had to finally scrap some photos of Jerry and Shane building a fort and playing in the snow - 23 years ago!  I am not a chronological scrapper so it's fun for me to pull out these treasures and put them to paper.  

Monday, January 19th at 6:30 pm (2 openings)
Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30 pm (1 opening)
Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30 pm (1 opening)
Long distance kit also available! 
(additional $6 for shipping)

Kit #1:  Snowhaven paper, Snowhaven complements  $17.23
Kit #2:  Snowhaven paper, Snowhaven complements, Black & Grey glitter paper - $24.11
Kit #3:  Snowhaven paper, Snowhaven complements, Black & Grey glitter paper, Snowhaven assortment - $32.15

Reserve your spot or order your club kit by Monday, January 5th.  At that point I will order the materials, cut your paper and I will send them out on Tuesday, January  20th.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Snowhaven Scrapbook Pages
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rose Blossom Blog Hop

It's time for the last Rose Blossom Blog Hop of 2014!  This month we want to show you some artwork using C and D sized stamps from Annual Inspirations.  During the month of December, you can choose any of the C and D stamp sets for just $10 with a $50 order.  Oh what a deal!!  So I've asked each of the gals to select their favorite stamp set to inspire you. I can hardly wait to see the ideas from these lovely and talented Rose Blossoms!

This is a circle hop, so you can simply follow the loop.  If you are already following the circle, you should have come from Shelly's blog.  There are only five of us in this hop, so it won't take much time to hop through!

I am starting off the hop with the December Stamp of the Month, Cutie Pie.  This is an adorable cupcake stamp set, and I wanted to make it all about Christmas!

When my idea came together and the card was all done, I felt like I had spent some time in Whoville!  I stamped the images and sentiments with black pigment ink so that they would be very bold. I embossed the white layer with the Dot Embossing Folder AFTER I stamped the hearts and sentiments.  Oh I should tell you that "Warm Wishes to you and yours" is from the D sized set, Best Christmas.   I used our Shinhan Touch Twin Markers for coloring - Carmine, Leaf Green, and Cerulean Light Blue.  You know, had I been thinking Whoville from the start, there would have been three hearts on the card for the Grinch's growing heart!  But I am getting sidetracked...

I pulled out my jar of long retired Prisma Glitter to put on the cupcake and plate.  I also cut the plate down to make it a little shorter.  The banner looked a little plain, so I pulled out my Typeface Alphabet for the "ho, ho, ho."  I finished it off with some light green Epoxy Bubbles.  

Remember the Stamp of the Month is always just $5 with a $50 purchase.  There are a lot of deals to take advantage of this month at Close To My Heart!

Now it's time to head over to Lynn's blog.  Without a doubt, I know that she has something wonderful for you!  Here's the list in case you get lost:

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Winter Wonderland

One nice thing about living in Minnesota is that it is beautiful.  Beyond a shadow of a doubt, snow on a sunny day and hanging on the tree branches brings a certain peace to the air.

This is one of the layouts for my January Club that you will also be able to purchase long distance.  I wanted those photos to be the star of the show, so the layout and embellishments are very simple.  All I've used for this layout is Snowhaven paper, Snowhaven complements, Snowhaven assortment, and silver/black glitter paper.  The Token Alphabet is retired (but one of my favorites).

I'll be back in a couple of days with my second layout for January and all the info for ordering!

Thanks for popping in today!  I know how busy this time of the year is, and I just really feel blessed that you would come to visit me!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Heartstrings...Not Just For Valentine's Day!

Heartstrings is a beautiful paper filled with lowers and hearts.  But I want to show you another use for Heartstrings.  Let's take it to the Pacific Ocean and an amazing pool in Costa Rica...

I mostly used stamps for embellishment on these two pages.  They are Beach Gear, Hello Summer, Keyboard Uppercase, and a hostess stamp set called Love This Story.  

When it comes to scrapbooking, don't forget your stamps! Linger over your page, and enjoy the process!  The other bit of advice I want to give you today is to really look at the paper in a Close To My Heart paper packet.  You will find that each one of our packets has versatile prints.  Who knew I could scrap the Costa Rica sunset with Heartstrings?

Here's what this paper packet looks like:

Thanks for stopping in today!  I always appreciate your visits!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Simply Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to the Simply Inspired Blog Hop!  today we are highlighting product from the new Seasonal Expressions Volume 1 Idea Book.  It went live yesterday, and it's loaded with fun, new, and must-have product!  If you came here from Diana's blog, you are on the right path.  This blog hop is a big circle so you can start here and work your way around.  I know you will have fun being inspired!

There is a fun Valentine's stamp in Seasonal Expressions that I wanted to highlight for you today.  It's called Love Ya Silly, and it has the cutest monsters and sayings!  I saw this photo of my great-niece on Facebook, and I knew that Love Ya Silly was the perfect stamp set!

Ella is adorable, and that squished up face melts my heart!  The sayings from the stamp set perfectly match that funny little face.  I drew from the pink in her shirt and used Brushed paper, the matching assortment and inks as the base of this page.  As you look closer, you'll also cute little puffy stickers and thick pink twine that is available in the Seasonal Expressions book.

Now it's time to move on to the next blog hop, and you are in for a treat.  You are going to visit Michelle, and I know she has something fabulous waiting for you!

This is the stamp set, Love Ya Silly, that I used for this layout.

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