Friday, February 21, 2014

Base & Bling Style by Close To My Heart

Hello everyone.

I just have to share with you all this wonderful video staring Close To my Hearts Christine demonstrating how fantastically easy it is to create your very own one of a kind jewelry that is perfect to keep for you or to give as gifts! She even shows how to make an adorable gift packages. Take a look at how easy it really is!!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

3D Paper "Tea for You and Me" with Close To My Heart papers

I was playing with my Silhouette Cameo that my son got me for Christmas last year. While doing some research on the Silhouette Studio Designer, I found a fantastic website that has tons of awesome SVG files. They have "Kits" for every occasion for a reasonable price plus they also have some Free files as well. So I bit the bullet and bought the Studio Designer.  There is a bit of a learning curve and I seam to have been able to get by with the basics. Here is a photo of the Tea Pot that I created using the Tea For You and Me SVG file from along with some papers from the Ariana Paper Packet by Close To My Heart.

The carousels were my Grandmothers. I thought they would look great in the background. (I love and miss you Grandmom!!) I can't begin to tell you all how very easy this was to put together. I got my comfy blanket and warm Tea then reached for my supplies, and before I knew it, the project was done. Topped it off with some stamping, paper roses and some bling, it was finished. I guess I should mention the other products that were used, so here ya go: The Cricut Artbooking Cartridge from CTMH and "Give a Lift" stamp set from CTMH. 

I hope that you have enjoyed today's post and make one yourself.
 I would love to see your versions of the "Tea For You and Me" Kit.
Thanks For Stopping by. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 spring/summer Idea book and February's Campaign

So the New spring/Summer Idea book is here and I have to tell ya, they have added a few more additions to the family!!! I can't be any more excited!!
Let me start of with my favorite new addition..... Embossing Folders!!! YAY!!!! I have been awaiting this arrival for a long time. There are 5 folders (each sold separately) Dot, Chevron, Quatrefoil, Damask (my fave) and Stripe. Right now, for the month of February You can get them free!!! Yes I said Free!!!!
During the month of February, you can qualify to receive a free embossing folder for every 2 packs of bulk single color or combo cardstock you purchase. Pick from our 5 new embossing folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—with your qualifying order. Every 2 packs of cardstock you purchase qualify you for an additional embossing folder. Make sure you act fast—designs are available only while supplies last!
Isn't that awesome!

Next, I want to Introduce you to CTMH's version of Project life..... "Picture My Life". Each set coordinates with our fabulous Paper Packs. Like Ariana, Avonlea, Skylark and so much more. You will receive with each Picture My Life set 44- 4"x 6" cards, 78- 3"x 4" cards, 1 12"x 12" Designed cover Sheet and 10- 12"x 12" Memory protectors. That is amazing!!!! The whole kit and caboodle ready for you to work on in a moments notice. You can see all the beautiful designs Here.

The next item that we have is relatively new but not new to this Idea Book. 
What we have here mirrors the "Smash" books, Ours are called " My Crush". They offer a fast way to Preserve those little "memory moments" such as saving your ticket stubs, post cards, receipts, stamps, quotes, travel itinerary and so much more. Our Washi tape is perfect for adhearing some of your favorite mementos. 
Each book is 10"x 7" and includes 60 full colored designs pages that is wire bound and hard covered. CTMH also has coordinating assortments to compliment the books and your memories.

Then we have the new Base and Bling companions.They are CTMH's new trendy line of wearable crafts. But they aren't limited to just that. Let your imagination run wild as you use the charms and chains on your layout and cards, home decor and so much more. There are decorative attachments, including metallic charms, stylish adhesive images, resin and acrylic flowers and gems and even Fabrics!

Not to mention all the new stamp sets and paper packs and Workshop on the go kits. The list goes on!!! 
Visit to see all the great new products today. And don't forget, you can get the embossing folders free for the Month of February!!!

Happy New Year

Hi everyone out there in blogger land.
Happy Belated New Year!!! So with the new year here I am already off to a wonderfully bad start with my post. With that being said I am going to do a quick reflection on 2013. (I promise that I won't go into too much details and bore you all ;-) )
As you may know some of my in-laws live in the south and I miss them terribly. We had the opportunity to visit with them last spring. We visited the Florida Keys and fed some fish, and Pelicans too. 

Then we had my niece's Jr prom and she looked so beautiful! That girl is growing up into a wonderful young woman!
My wonderful sisters took my on a cruise to the Bahamas for my Birthday. It was my first ever cruise and had a wonderful time! I am truly blessed to have them for sister and most of my best friends!!!! I love you guys!!!! Thank you very much!!! 

So that is enough of a recap. I do apologize if I have bored you. But I did keep it short.;-)