Monday, July 21, 2014

Confetti Wishes Sneak Peek!

It seems only fitting that my first project be based on Mojo Monday....because it has certainly taken me a long time finding my crafting mojo!  A box of new products certainly helps boost your crafting mojo!  Consider this a sneak peek of some of the new products to come in the upcoming Close To My Heart catalog.  My card is based on the sketch this week at Mojo Monday-


I created my card with the new Confetti Wishes paper pack.  I just love the bright colors, and speaking of colors....Close To My Heart has added new colors to the color palette!  My card features two new comers, Canary and Thistle.  More new colors to come!


I am a huge fan of layers, which makes Mojo Monday so much fun to play with, as layers are always in style! In addition to layering my banners, I added texture to my banners by stamping them with the Geometric Banners stamp set.


I added a fussy cut border on the inside of the card using an additional pattern from the Confetti Wishes paper pack.  The sentiments on the front and inside of my card are from the new B1467 You Mean the World to Me stamp set.  This is a super cute set of four sentiments.  The set will be available to order on August 1, 2014.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
B1467 You Mean the World to Me stamp set (Avail 8/1/14)
D1559 Geometric Backgrounds stamp set
X7189B Confetti Wishes Paper Pack (Avail 8/1/14)
Z2640 Thistle Ink (Avail 8/1/14)
Z2643 Canary Ink (Avail 8/1/14)
White Ribbon-Unknown from the stash pile
Twine-American Crafts
Pacifica Button-Retired
Circle Stax Dies-MFT
Z114 Piercing Tool Set

I have also entered  my card in the following challenges:
2 Cute Ink-Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart-Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas-Button or Bow
Milk Coffee Challenge-Birthdays
Seize the Birthday-Birthday with Twine Topping
The Cupboard Trilogy-Birthdays

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

July SOTM-Circus Alphabet

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5! You can contact me to place your order or order online here.  Offer valid from July 1 through July 31, 2014.  By placing an order in July 2014, you will also receive a free stamp set shipped direct to you!  See my Current Specials page to view the details!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Free Stamps in July!

Wow, hard to believe I have been away from active blogging for almost a year. I have so missed crafting and checking out everyone's blogs.  As many of you know, I made the decision to leave an abusive relationship last year. Fast forward a year, and the divorce is still in process.  The past year has brought many ups and downs.  I am finally getting settled into my new place, which thankfully does come with a craft room!  I have so many things to be thankful for as I start my new journey in life.  I look forward to getting my new craft room organized and re-joining the crafting world.  To celebrate my return to blogland, I am offering a free stamp set with all retail orders placed in the month of July, 2014.  Your stamp set will be chosen at random and will be shipped separately from your Close To My Heart order.  This special is only valid for orders placed through my online store or via e-mail. Be sure and join in on the July Mystery Hostess Gathering if you are placing an online order!

I am working on updating the links on my blog.  I have changed the name of my online store through Close To My Heart as well as my e-mail address.  If you are viewing previous projects, sadly many of the links will no longer work.  Considering the vast amount of projects listed, I will not be able to update all of the links.  If you come across a project that you need help locating the supplies for, please contact me.

Thanks to everyone for your many e-mails and continued support!  Your concern is greatly appreciated.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Merry Monday #82


Time for a new challenge at Merry Monday!  Show us your red, aqua and white Christmas card creations.  Be sure and use circles!  I am still working on finding my crafting mojo...and decided CAS was the best way to go this week!  Can't wait to stop by your blog and see your creation!


Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
C1379 Holiday Commentary Stamp Set
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Z1752 Clear Sparkles
Felt Snowflake by SU
Circle Stax Dies by MFT

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Merry Monday #81


Time for a new challenge at Merry Monday.  This week we want to see Santa Claus on your creations!  My stamping room is still in a state of chaos....so I put my stash of DSP to work on my card!


My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.


Supply List:
Desert Sand Cardstock by Close To My Heart
Santa Claus Paper Pad by MME
Christmas Day Brads by Carta Bella
Retired Ribbon by Close To My Heart

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Merry Monday #78


We are having a bird themed challenge this week at Merry Monday.  Life has been a little crazy and I have taken a few weeks off from Merry Monday.  So happy to be back.  I can now finally get to my stamps in my craft room!  The bird themed challenge was the perfect opportunity to ink up the To You and Yours Stamp Set.  I have had this set in my collection for awhile now, but it had yet to see ink.  I colored my bird and holly with Copics and fussy cut them out.  I then layered them onto my card for more dimension.



My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.


I added a few layers to the inside to balance out the weight from the front of the card.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
B1403 To You and Yours
D1560 Holiday Tags
Retired Pear & Partridge Paper Pack
Christmas Day Papers by Carta Bella
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
1282 New England Ivy Cardstock
Z2135 New England Ivy Ink
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Copic Sketch Markers, BG10,E37, E39, R24, R29, Y17, Y19, YG61, YG63
Z1837 Wooden Mini Medley Accents Collection
Circle Stax Dies by MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin All Year Long-Circles (I counted my holly berries as well as my circle shapes)
Crafty Creations-Winged Things

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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