Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ariana Card-Fancy Fold


I am having fun this week creating fancy fold card for my upcoming workshop. This Z-Fold card may be one of my favorites yet! I used the Ariana paper pack from to create this card. The other supplies used are:

CTMH Pear Cardstock
CTMH Outdoor Demin Chevron Ribbon
CTMH Outdoor Denim Ink
CTMH Chocolate Ink
CTMH Classy Doily Acrylic Stamp
CTMH Joyful Wishes Acrylic Stamp Set
CTMH Artise Cricut Cartridge

All supplies can be purchased here.

I used directions from Splitcoast Stamping for the cutting. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheet Card-Always Grateful

I had a customer ask me to create a project using a dryer sheet like she had seen on Pinterest. In reality she just wanted me to create it and see how hard it was before she tried!

First a look at the card I created and then I will tell you how I did it.


After a few attempts I really like this technique. It is simple and creates a dimensional and different look. First, the dryer sheet needs to be dried at least 6 times. The more it has been run through the drier the thinner it gets. Second, I ironed mine in order to get it to lie flatter on the card. Third, I used a spray adhesive to adhere the dryer sheet to the card, which then allowed me to pour glitter on the softener without needing additional adhesive.  

To create the card I stamped in black the trees from the Close to My Heart Always Grateful acrylic stamp set in Black and then the bird in Cranberry. I then sprayed adhesive on the dryer sheet and adhered it to the card. I used my hands to rub the dryer sheet smooth and while it was still wet I used some Martha Stewart glitter on top of the dryer sheet to make the sky shimmery. 

Enjoy this technique and try it yourself!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Join Close to My Heart Today

Beginning today you can join my Close to My Heart team for only $99 and get a FREE Cricut Cartridge of your choice! This is over $400 worth of product!

This fabulous kit includes:

  • Read Me First Letter
  • Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Spring/Summer 2014 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1127)
  • Petite Perks™ Delicate Wings Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) (W2028)
  • Reflections™ Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program™ (9036)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Skylark Scrapbooking Kit (G1072)
  • Skylark Complements Dimensional Elements (X7177C)
  • Skylark B&T Duos™ Bulk Paper (BULK322)
  • Skylark Bulk Resin Flowers (BULK340)
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2195)
  • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2118)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173)
  • My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet Stamp Set (E1028)
  • My Acrylix™ True to Life Stamp Set (C1575)
  • My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself Stamp Set (C1574)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1012)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1010)
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • and Cello Bags (qty. 25) (W1152)

In addition to these great items, you will also get any of the three Cricut Cartridges for FREE!

To sweeten the deal even more you have the opportunity to earn your $99 back if you meet sales goals in the first three months. Contact me for specific details and we can create a plan for you to earn all of this product for FREE!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Christmas Layouts Studio J

Like many of you, I am so far behind on scrapbooking that if I don't get some pictures on all my pre-made layouts and use Studio J for some of them my son will be graduating high school and I won't have first grade scrapped!

This month Close to My Heart is offering $5 double page layouts through Studio J. I used this special to get some Christmas layouts done from 2010.

Here are the four Christmas layouts I completed over the weekend:


Not only do you get an excellent deal on layouts this month, with your purchase you will also be entered into a drawing for my Virtual Open House prizes. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

ABC Blog Hop-F is for Frames

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter F. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their F element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy 

If you came from Lauren's CTMH Scrapping  then you're on the right track!

I used the new Close to My Heart Pennant Frames to create these 4 frames for a friend who is having a little boy next week!

I used the following Close to My Heart supplies all available here:

Pennant Frames (Z1941)
Babycakes Paper Pack (X7173B)
Skylark Paper Pack (X7177B)
Balloon Ride Paper Pack (X7180B)
Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment (Z1939)
Silver Geometric Washi Tape (Z1932)
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906)

I also used the Paisley and Sports Mania Cricut Cartridges. 

Purchase any of these or other Close to My Heart products between now and April 8th from my website be entered to win $25 in free CTMH product. 

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Cary from My Heart's Design.

In case you get lost along the way go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Close to My Heart Virtual Open House

I am hosting a virtual Open House between now and March 31st. It will work just like a regular Open House but better! You receive a gift for placing an order and your name is entered into a drawing for some fabulous prizes. 

The following prizes are up for grabs:

CTMH 3D Star 
CTMH Dotty For Your Paper Pack
CTMH My Creations Cubes
CTMH Mini-Chipboard Album
CTMH Spinner Card Pack
CTMH Sightseer Stamp Set 
CTMH Juniper Ink Pad
CTMH Outdoor Denim Ink Pad
$25 in FREE product

You can order directly through my website or me personally. Here are a look at some of thew new Close to My Heart products:

Happy ordering!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Studio J $5 Special

With March coming in like a lion, this is a great month to get caught up on your scrapbooking. Whether you are a traditional paper scrapbooker or digital scrapbooker, Studio J can help you reach your goals this month.  Close to My Heart is offering you these layouts for only $5 for each two-page layout. That is cheaper than you get them printed!

Close to My Heart is so creative with Studio J, not only are there hundreds of options and many packs of retired paper to choose from, which you can easily add to your traditional albums if you ran out of  paper, there are pre-designed pages too so all you have to do is drop in your pictures.

Studio J also gives you the option to create different size photos for traditional scrapbooking. Here is an easy video showing you how:

The portion to create your own photo sizes to use in traditional layouts begins at 4:10. What a great way to get some specialized sized photos quickly and for a great deal.

You have until March 31st to take advantage of this special here.