National Stamping Month

September is National Stamping month. CTMH put together a double stamp set for $5 with a $35 qualifying purchase. Contact me for details.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Advent Calendar

I made this adorable Advent Calendar for one of my really good friends. Tell me what you think!

Monday, November 2, 2009


I made some layouts for Aaron's Grandma for her birthday. I thought I would share them with you too. They are of our family. She tries to keep pretty current scrapbooks!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

My Creations 3-Ring Binders

I am in love with these. I made 1 for each of my kids with some of my favorite pictures of them growing up. I hope you enjoy. Below are Maggies, (MR stands for Magdaline Rose) and Nate's (NG stands for Nathaniel Grant). Here is what they look like on my bookshelf. I am excited to finish KA and JW! Look forward to those posts coming soon. I am ALMOST done!! :)

So go ahead, scroll down and see these beauties!! Hugs!

MR Book

Enjoy. Products Used: Paper Garden level 2 paper pack, Colonial White Ribbon Round, Pearls, Sparkles, Twinkle Brads, Buttons (Blush, Buttercup & Colonial White), Colonial White Waxy Flax, Dimensional Elements M & R. Enjoy!

NG Book

Enjoy this slide show. Products used: Rowdy level 2 paper pack, Outdoor Denim, Bamboo, Olive, & Colonial White buttons, Bamboo Waxy Flax, Garden Green Brads, Olive Eyelets, Olive Ribbon, Dimensional Elements N & G and Barn Red, Olive, Outdoor Denim, Bamboo Cardstock & Ink Pads. I also used the My Creations 3-Ring Binder.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

September Constant Compaign

Girls!! I am so excited to show you this. I received my card kit last Friday, and finally got a chance to sit down and play. If you know me, you know that I am not one to do what the instructions say. Some of it is what the instruction guide shows, but I changed some papers.

A few things. I suggest buying the Sweet Leaf stamp pad. The kit comes with Dutch Blue and Chocolate (mini's) but I used Sweet Leaf in some places and I think it looks so much better! #2 - All embellishments used are ones you get in the kit except the pearl stickies on the present in card #3 (i think). You can get those from a consultant, but they are not in the catalog. If you want to know more, please let me know.

Just a reminder, you can buy the card kit for $34.95 or you can earn it for free buy purchasing $60 in size A - E stamp sets starting August 18th. Just a note, this card kit is in a bag not a box, like past years.

So, you don't have to wait any more....

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bo Bunny

You have seen me post a few things with Bo Bunny in the past. I really like their papers and they have embellishments to match (which you know I love!)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Color Me Monday X 3

Sorry I am so late with the Color Me Mondays. It took me a while to figure out my mom's camera. Enjoy 3 of the Color Me Mondays. More to come soon!!



Monday, June 8, 2009

Color Me Monday

Jeanette Lynton (CEO of CTMH) does a Color Me Monday. She combines 4 colors and does a few projects. I decided I am going to play along. I am going to try every week to design something with her color combo. Here is this weeks Color Me Monday!

She calls this one Sweet Leaf Lipstick. Initially, this was difficult for me, but once I was going, it wasn't that hard. Here is my card.

Supplies Used: Tulip b&t (Animal Cookies level 2), Tulip Floss, Tulip Brads, Sweet Leaf, Twilight and White Daisy Cardstock, Sweet Leaf, Tulip and Twilight Ink Pad, Sweet Leaf Grosgrain Ribbon, Love Rub-Ons, sparkles, and the All My Love Stamp Set.

This design is from the new Wishes Card Book. It's Pieced Together.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

CTMH Contest

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, Close To My Heart is sponsoring a contest that anyone can enter! And it is easy to enter—just submit a JPEG photo of an original two-page layout you have created that represents YOU! Be sure to tell us what is happening in the layout, and why this highlights you, your life, or your personality. The Close To My Heart judges will then review all the entries and select five finalists for each category. The finalists will be reposted for you to view. The winners of each category will be determined by comments left or votes from blog viewers. Each winner will receive $150 US retail in fabulous Close To My Heart products!

How do I enter the contest? Send us an email with a JPEG of an original two-page layout you created that represents you in some way. Give us a description of how this represents you. Send your entry to We will then share your artwork and the description you sent to inspire everyone who looks at the Close To My Heart Scrapbook and Share website. I will be creating my layout(s) soon. Hopefully you will join me!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Beautiful Eyes

I LOVE this layout. I hope you enjoy it too!!

Items used: Silhouette Level 2 (modified with Hollyhock cardstock), Carstock (Hollyhock, Blush, Grey Wool & White), Ink Pads (Grey Wool, Blush, Hollyhock & Black), Blush Reinker, White Daisy Ric Rac, Blush Ric Rac, White Daisy Flowers (from the Variety Pack), Delightful Alphabet (on the tag behind the photo), Dimensional Elements Classic Alphabet, Bubblegum jewels (retired), Blush flower jewels (retired), Circle Jewels (not Close To My Heart), My Creations Circle Album (brackets).

The right page says what BIG eyes you have. I am still going to journal about her eyes and how everyone always comments on her eyes.

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Book!!

I have been eating up the new catalog. I am so excited to share with you Jeanette's new book. It is another card book. I can't wait to get my hands on it. It's not available until June. Arg! I can't believe I have to wait that long. Here's a sneak peak. Also, in April, we will be making a card using one of the designs in the new book. Enjoy!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Baby Bo Bunny shower gift

I made this Baby word album for a baby shower this Saturday. I am not super good friends with the mom to be, but we are friends at church. Anyway, I think it's safe to post here.

Supplies used: Daydream level 2 paper pack, Ink Pads (blush, Sweetleaf, Hollyhock & Creme Brulee), Cardstock (Blush, Sweetleaf & Hollyhock), Creme Brulee ribbon round, Winter accessories pack (paper clip, ribbon runner (?) & photo hanger), Pretty Pins, Winter Buttons, Blush Waxy Flax, Dimensional Elements and the Bo Bunny Baby word album.

Friday, March 27, 2009

In the begining...

This is my layout of the week a few weeks ago. Crazy amount of buttons, but I love it. It's probably my favorite page that I have ever made. Of course, I would make a few changes, but I love it anyway!

Supplies used: Paper Garden level 2 layout, Winter buttons, Spring Buttons, Blush Waxy Flax, Amethyst Waxy Flas, Blush, Buttercup & Petal ink pads & Cardstock. Cricut and Sparkles used for the title. Coloinal White ribbon round (retired) also used.

Left Page - Reflections Bottom Border Photo Focus

Right Page - Reflections Half & Half Balanced (rotated and moved a bit.)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

It's a boy Thang layout

I know this printed paper isn't ours, but I fell in love. I WISH it were ours. This just screams boy to me! Anyway, I had to play!

Supplies used: Bo Bunny's Grease monkey b&t {Printed Gears and Paper Tread (the orange plaid paper is the back of the Paper Tread)}, Moonstruck Cardstock & Ink Pad, Clover Meadow Cardstock, White Cardstock, Black cardstock & Ink Pad, Star Spangled Blue grosgrain ribbon (retired), Framed Fun dimensional elements, White Photo Hangers, Black eyelets, Moonstruck Waxy Flax (retired), Goldrush Buttons, Black Bitty Brads, Making Memoires Heidi Black rub-ons, Cricut cartridge (All Mixed up).
Reflections layouts used: Left page Main Frame - Back Drop (page 58) and Right page Sampler - Mix (page 123) {first alternate}.
Enjoy. I really had fun designing this!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Baby gift

This was a baby gift that I made using the 6 x 6 display album and the Let's Get Together level 2 paper pack. I also used the Let's Get Together ribbon round, Cranberry Grosgrain ribbon, Cranberry, Clear & Olive buttons, Garden Green grosgrain ribbon, Pretty Pins, Cranberry Waxy Flax, and L, B, J & S Dimensional Elements.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Star dust card

This is a card I created using the Originals card book, the Believe in your Dreams stamp set, Stardust level 2, Cocoa ribbon round, Moonstruck ink pad, Topiary ink pad, Bamboo ink pad, Crystal Blue ink pad, Honey ink pad, Honey cardstock, Topiary cardstock and White cardstock.

February Stamp Camp - Unforgetable

Products Used: Unforgetable level 2, Desert Sand ink pad, Desert Sand reinker, Sorbet ribbon round, Natural Hemp, Kanji Stamp Set, blush cardstock, Desert Sand cardstock, Sorbet cardstock, Colonial White cardstcok, Clear connections club accessories, Juniper Brads.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Clock Christmas Gift

I did this clock as a gift for my Mother-in-law and I love how it turned out. I only wish the kids would have cooperated with us and we could have gotten a good picture of the kids. Enjoy!


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