Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To The World You May Be One Person

Hello everyone!

Today's card is made with a friend in mind.  Sometimes, people just don't realize how important they are to you.

The stamp is a retired Close to My Heart stamp that reads, "To the world you may be one person" and the stamp on the inside reads, "But to me, you are the world". I stamped it in our Exclusive Inks color Lagoon on a White Daisy rectangle that is adhered w dimensional tape

I have used the new "Chalk It Up" Paper Packet and one of the matching hearts from the "Chalk It Up Assortment" packet.  The twine is also from Close to My Heart and is in Lagoon.

This card came together very quickly once I figured out what I wanted to do.  I really like how the "Awesome" stands out and didn't get covered on the bottom half of the card.  TOTALLY not planned!  :)

What do you think?  Comments are welcome!  Make a comment on my blog by Friday, August 15th, 2014, midnight EST and be entered into a drawing for a free paper packet of Close to My Hearts "Confetti Wishes"

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Monday, August 11, 2014

"HI" Card


Today's card is a bright and cheery card using Close To My Hearts new paper packet, "Confetti Wishes".  I won't lie, when I first saw it, I loved it immediately, but I had no idea what to do with it. Then, inspiration hit!  

I used Close To My Hearts Canary paper and one of the Cricut cartridges named Paper Lace to make the swirly pattern of this card.  I sized it to a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.  I then cut out the background using one of the background and texture papers from the "Confetti Wishes" paper packet.  I used my ATG to attach them both to the Canary card base.

I then used my handy-dandy Cricut Expression 2 to cut two circles.  One in Close to My Hearts Pacifica paper and the other in White Daisy.

I ran the Pacifica circle thru the Cuttlebug for a little texture, and then used one of my all time favorite CTMH stamps on the Daisy White circle. The "HI" stamp was stamped in Archival Black and then I used my new ShinHan alcohol based markers to color it, 

It was quick, easy and fun!

Products used for this project, all from Close to My Heart.  For more info on how to purchase these products, please click on the "Shop with me" link on the right hand side of this blog.

Comment on my blog by Friday Aug 15, Midnight EST and be put in a drawing for a "Confetti Wishes" paper packet.

Thank you!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Five Things That I Can't Craft Without!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today's blog is about those items that I just cant live without in my "Scrapping Space".

You know what I mean, right?  Those few precious items that you absolutely need to make any project perfect?  Those items that make you feel like a Scrapping version of  McGyver?

My first "go to" item and the one that I seem to use every time that I craft is my Cutter Bee scissors.  They are handy, small, able to trim tiny little details and the occasional hang nail.  :)  I guard these with everything that I have!

I love, love, love my Close to My Heart Versa mat!   I use it to cut and stamp.  I love that it has a measuring grid on one side, is a self repairing mat and if I turn it over, the surface is perfect for stamping.  this mat stays on my crafting desk and is used for almost all of my projects.

I make a lot of cards. A LOT!  My ATG Gun allows me to whip them up pretty quickly!  My friends think that I just like the ATG because it makes me feel like one of "Charlies Angels", and I wont lie, I do sometimes pose w it as if I am, but that, my friends, is an entirely different blog in itself.  The ATG is a pretty large investment from a crafting perspective, but use a coupon for 50% if you get one.  Its worth the cost!

My Xyron's (sighhhh)  Have you ever cut something out from your Cricut or Cameo that was so small that you couldn't use your ATG and any amount of glue would ruin it?  Yep, me too!  I was introduced to the Xyron and I have never looked back.  As a matter of fact, I have two different sizes.
For those of you that don't know what a Xyron is, it, in short, is a "sticker maker".  You roll, push or wind your paper piece through the machine and it comes out the other side w a sticky backing.  Everything can be made into a sticker! Well, almost everything.  The "popcorn experiment" didnt really work out too well. These machines are pretty affordable and the cost way out weighs the aggravation on using tape or glue on those delicate projects.


My latest NEED for crafting is the ShinHan Alcohol based markers. I love coloring. Its one of my guilty pleasures.  I have a 5 yr old daughter and now we get to do this together .  She has her Crayolas and I have "mommy's markers".

I love how smoothly and evenly these markers "color".  I love my projects with them.  Keep on following and you will see more items that I make with them.

Some of  my other blogging friends have listed their "Must haves" as well.  Hop on over and see what they have to say that they cant live without!  you never know, you might find something new to add to your stash!

Dedra at

Eileen at

Debra at

Brenda at

Ivy at

So, what are your "Must Haves"?  Leave a comment on your top 5 must haves and be automatically entered into my drawing for 3 free ShinHan alcohol based markers.  You will have your choice of 24 brilliant colors.  The winner of the drawing will be announced on Saturday, August 16, 2014.  Good luck!

Thank you for stopping by!