Saturday, May 3, 2014

Free to Be Me-National Scrapbook Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbook Month Blog Hop


If you have arrived here from Jen's blog your on the right path. 

The layout patterns are from the How To book Magic this pattern is Showtime.
Trying out a different view
The is the Final Act Pattern. 
This is a layout I'm working on and I'll post it as soon as I get it finished.

I want to add Dachshund shapes under the title.  The dog in the picture is Sounder and he's one B.A.D dog.  He's a sweetie, but full of energy, he's a part of the family and we all love our fur buddy.

I did not do any stamping on this layout showing that stamping is not a necessity with our products.  I've had more then a few tell me that they're not interested in stamping, and while we are a stamping company we're equally a scrapbooking company.

Now hop on over to Michelle's blog to see more fabulous creation with the Free to Be Me paper pack.

Create from the Heart,

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Free to Be Me - National Scrapbook Special

Free to Be Me

The National Scrapbook Special
May 1-31st

Visit my online business address to learn more:

During National Scrapbooking Month in May, you can get the
Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase
of $50.The paper collection features artfully designed cardstocks,
vellums, and B&T Duos ™papers—exclusive products that you can’t get
anywhere else! With a retail value of $11.95, this collection is a fantas-
tic deal! Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify
for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value of$17.95). 
This means May is the perfect month to double up on
promotions; getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the
Month for $5 saves you nearly $20! Make sure to get your own
Free to Be Me paper collection in May and let your creativity take flight!

Create from the Heart,

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

You've Got A Friend - CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

If you've arrived here from
Teresa's blog you're on the right path.

 This month I made two thank you cards with the stamp of the month.  
This card is made with the Lollydoodle paper pack.  I used a White Daisy card base, Whisper, Pear, and Cotton Candy cardstock, Flamingo Dots, Neutral Metallic Baker's Twine, Slate exclusive ink, and Cotton Candy Alcohol Markers.
The supplies are from Close to My Heart
This card is made with the Skylark paper pack.  I used a White Daisy card base, Lagoon, and Kraft cardstock, Aqua Dots, Neutral Metallic Baker's Twine, Lagoon, and Desert Sand exclusive ink.  I used a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker to color in the mustache.

Thank You for taking the time to view my creations.  Now hop on over to Michelle's blog to see some more fabulous creations with the Stamp-of-the-Month.

Create from the Heart,

Monday, March 31, 2014

Balloon Talk - April Stamp of the Month

The Close to My Heart Independent Consultants Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month our featured stamp set is Balloon Talk item S1404. 
If you've arrived from Joy's blog you're on the right path

Welcome to our blog hop!  This month we're featuring this cute word balloon set.  I used it to reflect the totally adorable states of my grandson.  This stamp is yours for only $5 with a $50 purchase of your choice of any Close to My Heart products.


I originally was making a single photo page, but I felt it needed a bit more, so I popped a small photo at the bottom of the page and that made it feel done. 

The pictures, word balloons, and bird are all raised 

Items Used:
Skylark Paper Pack
Lagoon Cardstaock
Juniper Cardstock
Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Skylark Compliments
Aqua Dots
Slate Stripped Twist Ties
White Marquee Enamel Shapes
Lagoon Exclusive Ink
Desert Sand Exclusive
Sweet Leaf Pigment Ink from Whimsy Pigment Ink Set
Juniper Pigment Ink from Whimsy Pigment Ink Set
Lagoon Pigment Ink from Adventure Pigment Ink Set

Now continue on to Lori's blog, so you may see all the wonderful creations made with Balloon talk. 

Create from the Heart,

Friday, February 28, 2014

Close to My Heart Consultant Blog Hop for March SOTM

I'm sorry I have the FLU and it's awful, so there is no project at this time. 

If you've arrived from Shirley's blog you on the right path.  Please move on to Dawn's blog to continue with the hop.   Thank You for looking at our Close to My Heart March Stamp of the Month Consultant blog hop.

Create from the Heart,

Friday, January 31, 2014

Wild About Love-Close to My Heart-Monthly Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month is also the premier of our new Spring and Summer Idea Book. So make sure you take a peek, and check out our great Campaign this month for even more savings.

This month we're featuring the super cute stamp set Wild About Love.  If your new to Close to My Heart our Stamp of the Month program features one exclusive D-sized stamp a month.  This stamp retails for 17.95, and it may be purchased for that price, but if you spend $50 you may purchase the set for just $5.  It's a great way to get some supplies, and a fun stamp set. 
 If You arrived here from Traci's blog your on the right path.  Wasn't her layout adorable? 

 This was a fast card to make, since I used pattern 27 from our Make it from the Heart Vol. 1.  I love our How-To's if you're experience a block or your mojo has left for a vacation, as mine has, these books are for you.

I used cardstock from our new Paper Fundamentals Basic assortment.  This is fabulous paper one side has a glossy resist, so neat. Plus Pacifica & White Daisy cardstock,   Pacifica Ink, Sorbet Ink, White Daisy card base, and the new Metallic Bakers Twine. 
This is such a cute stamp set, and it works for much more then a Valentine card or layout.  When I see it two songs play through my head depending on the day.  :)  The obvious is Wild Thing by the Troggs, and Foxy Lady by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.  You could play off the words in those songs for just about anything.  

 Now hop on over  to Keeley's blog to see the cute card she's made.
Thank You for taking the time to view our hop. 

Create from the Heart,

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Special Care - Close to My Heart's December Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Consultants 
Monthly Blog Hop!

Thank You for visiting our hop.
The featured stamp this month is 

This set is available for $5 with a $50 purchase or it can be purchased by it self for 17.95.  We have a lot of fabulous products retiring, so you'll want to grab your favorites now before they are no longer available. Just follow this link

If you've arrived here from Krista's blog you're on the right track.  BUT if you get lost or find a broken link pop over to Melinda's blog for the whole list of participants. We have over 50 consultants participating this month.  A blog hop is one big circle, so keep hopping and enjoy all the wonderful creations.

 I created these cards using patterns from Make it From Your Heart Vols. 1 and 2
I adore the How Too publications from Jeanette Lynton (Owner of CTMH) she is a true visionary and entrepreneur in the Stamping and Paper industry.  This is her 30th year in business! 
I highly recommend that you pick up these volumes.  They have Layouts and card patterns, so something for everyone. These really help me when I sit down to create. 

 The patten is located in Make it from Your Heart Vol. 2 pattern 24.

Laughing Lola is the paper pack that I used, along with White Daisy card bases(value pack) our sneak peak of Party Washi tape Honey Triangles  that you can find in  Holidays from the Heart with a pop black and grey Sparkles, Aqua Dots, our exclusive Black Ink.

 The pattern is located in Make it From Your Heart Vol. 1 pattern 23

 This is our backyard at about 2 feet of snow and latter we had another foot or so.
 My Dad out plowing...this scares me to death.
A perspective shot showing the snow up to my Mom's knees.  We've had it with the snow and the physical labor of moving the snow, driving in the snow, freezing because of the snow.  I'm disabled I can only do so much when it comes to snow, my Mom is 74 and my Dad 70.  We're going home.  We put our home on the market, signed the realtor contracts on Halloween, it showed up on the MLS Nov 2...the home sold in 10 days.  This is a record sale in our neighborhood and area.  We figured we had about 6 to 9 months for our home to sale.  

Now the hard thing it's packing up our belongings, donating, pitching, and selling equipment.  I've packed over 400 stamp sets!

Our home closes escrow on the 31st of December.  We're flying my Dad,(health) me, my Mom, and Josh along with Sadie(pup) will be driving across country to the Sacramento Valley. My son is flying in from SoCal were he goes to Chapman University, so this will be my last creative post until February.  I'm looking forward to the warmer weather, seeing the majority of my family, being able to visit with my daughters, and grandson, who live in Tacoma, Washington, and learning what has changed, yet what has stayed the same in my 14 year absence.

Now hop on over to Dawn's blog.   Thanks for coming by I hope you've enjoyed what I created along with my long winded chat about what is going on in my life.

Create from the Heart,