Monday, May 26, 2014

Ivy Lane Mini Album

Here's another tri-shutter mini album that I made. 
Ivy Lane Paper Packet
Ivy Lane Complements
Ivy Lane Assortment
Olive Cardstock
Hollyhock Cardstock
Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Topiary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 
Martha Stewart border punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Spellbinder's dies
Cheery Lynn Corner dies
Viva Decor Pearl Pen

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Masculine Layout Using Pro Player Paper Packet

My 2 year old is all boy. He loved gadgets and anything to do with technology even when he was a baby. One time, Daddy left his USB for his Iphone plugged in the computer. It probably looked delicious, so the baby promptly put it in his mouth. The monitor displayed this message: "Error, unrecognizable device". I think he was trying to download something. lol! For this layout, I used Pro Player Paper Packet, Pro Player My Stickease Assortment and Durable Triangle Studs. I used the Front Center Trio layout pattern in page 70 of My Reflections Scrapbook Program . I am entering this layout to the following challenge: Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge #150

A Father's Day Card for a Hero

We have an "Anything Masculine" challenge at My Sheri Crafts, hosted by design team sister Sandy.  Well it's Dad's turn to be celebrated, so I decided to make a card for Father's Day.  I used Chocolate cardstock for the base, and made a stamped collage using the My Hero stamp set, an exclusive hostess incentive from Close to My Heart. I cut the frames using some Spellbinders dies.  The background was stamped with Bamboo ink, and the sentiment and main image was stamped using Chocolate ink.  I added Baker's twine and some Durable Triangle Studs to complete the simple, masculine card.
Happy Father's Day to my hubby, to Dad and all the Dads out there!

I am entering this card to the following challenge: Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge

Peachy Paper Crafts Part Deux Blog Giveaway!

I would like to invite new blog followers to my latest baby--Peachy Paper Crafts Part Deux, a blog that features craft projects that I made using Close To My Heart products, and other handmade items for craft shows.  I will also be periodically giving out some blog candies to lucky followers!

For this blog promo, one lucky follower will get both the Ivy Lane
AND the Free To Be Me paper pack

To get these pretties, you need to do any or ALL of these:
1.) follow my blog, 
2.) comment on the entries,
3.) post on your blog sidebar the blog candy, and
4.) grab my blog button!
Every comment is considered as one entry so you can have as many entries as you wish! Please tell me through the comment section if you posted the blog candy or the my blog button in your blog--each step would be counted as one entry.
I will also be giving away a FREE Pick A Posey stamp set to a lucky Close To My Heart shopper as a personal "thank you" from me.
If your order reaches $150, please email me me first before submitting your order so you can get more free products.
This blog promotion is only until July 1st, so you still have plenty of time to follow, shop and have fun crafting!

Winners for both the blog candy and the CTMH lucky shopper will be drawn through random number generator. Results for the drawing will be posted on July 2, 2014 at 21:00 Pacific Time.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Graduation Card

I had fun playing with the stamp set that came with the Cricut Artiste Collection.  I inked up the stamps with Indian Corn Blue and Outdoor Denim. The cardstock are from Core'dinations.  I embossed the darker blue cardstock with Chevron Embossing Folder.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Display Banners

A couple of things crafters like to do are: dream and create.  I made these banners to display at my craft shows.  I cut the pennants at 5 1/2" using the Pretty Pennants Cricut cartridge.  The papers used are from Close To My Heart-- Kraft cardstock, Ivy Lane, and Balloon Ride.  The fonts were cut at 2 1/4" using the Story Book Cricut cartridge.  I used Hollyhock and Chocolate cardstock for the letters.  The frames, that were cut using Spellbinders dies were embossed with Quatrefoil and Damask embossing folders.  I inked the Champagne cardstock.  The scalloped frames were also cut from Chocolate cardstock.  I added some faux pearls and added tulle to connect all the pennants together.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Paper Purses

I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut these purses at fit to page.   The designer papers are from Close To My Heart-- Ivy Lane, Balloon Ride, Skylark and Ariana.  To embellish the purses, I made some rosettes, mini roses, punched some borders and added faux pearls.  The purses are secured close using Hook & Loop Dots.

These will be a staple during my craft shows.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Is National Scrapbooking Month!

Close To My Heart has wonderful promotions for the month of May!  You can get the Free To be Me paper pack for only $5.00 (retail value $11.95) with a $50.00 purchase!

Here's what you will get in this paper pack again, for $5.00:
- 2 olive UV-coated designed cardstock sheets
- 2 red UV-coated designed cardstock sheets
- 2 teal UV-coated designed cardstock sheets
- 1 white feather print vellum sheet
- 1 gold-foil polka dot vellum sheet - See more at:
• 6 – Free to Be Me B&T Duos™ Papers
• 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Teal Cardstock Sheets
• 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Red Cardstock Sheets
• 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Gold Cardstock Sheets
• 1 – White Feather Print Vellum Sheet
• 1 – Gold Foil Polka-dot Print Vellum Sheet
Featured colors: Gold, Mint, Peach, Red, Teal, Tan, White Daisy

I will send you the project guide through email if you purchase this through my Close To My Heart page.

With your $50.00 purchase, you can also get the May Stamp Of The Month (retails for $17.95 after May) for only $5.00!

Now for the inspirational projects...

Remember, these promotional offers are only until May 31st, so there's still time to save!

- 6 Patterned double sided papers
- 2 olive UV-coated designed cardstock sheets
- 2 red UV-coated designed cardstock sheets
- 2 teal UV-coated designed cardstock sheets
- 1 white feather print vellum sheet
- 1 gold-foil polka dot vellum sheet - See more at: