Friday, November 30, 2012

At 12:00 AM (MST) on December 1, new items will be added to the “While Supplies Last” section of my shopping page – Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of scrapbook paper & cardstock with coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. Many items will range from $1 to $3.

You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time. 

Orders of $50 or more will qualify you for the December Stamp of the Month, Year Round Cheer(Below) AND Bonding Memories® glue pen  (Item #Z553) A free - $4.50 value!

Shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last and a wonderful way to fill up stockings for you or your friends!

Create from the Heart,

Saturday, November 24, 2012

WOW, my life has been strange these last weeks.  I've moved faster then I ever thought I could,  I've picked carpet, paint, shower, doors, vanity, mirror, toilet, and my next  task is new furniture.  To top it all off I've been ill, and children are coming home for Christmas the house looks like hoarders live here with all my craft stuff stacked in the living room!  Once this is all done I will start posting again.  

Create from the Heart,

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy Update for W. PA

The storm is not as bad here as it is in other parts of the country.  I'm lucky I live in W. PA's mountain range.  We're having a lot of rain, backed-up sewers that flood the streets downtown, and tree branches flying around.  I live on top of a hill, so we don't have to worry about the flooding, but we have a ton of trees, so the concern is they may fall down on homes and cars.  My community is very lucky we haven't had anything to terrible happen.

The concern is that our rivers will start flooding.  We won't have any problems with the Allegheny the problems will arise in the Pittsburgh area as the rivers converge into the Ohio.  Locally we will have issues with French Creek, but we must wait and see how bad that gets.

Our power is working,but our net goes in and out.  I hope to get some items created to day, so I can post them tomorrow. My heart goes out to those in the communties hardest hit by Sandy, but I know the people of the US and our Gov't under President Obama will rise to the task of rebuilding NJ, Virginia, and NY he will not ignore these communities as Bush did with the victims of Katrina.

Create from the Heart,

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Artiste in 3-D

Welcome to our The Artiste in 3D Blog Hop!  There are so many fun features  in our Artiste Cricut cartridge that we decided to showcase many of the 3D Objects

In this hop, you will see a variety of projects featuring the 3D Object key of the Artiste but don’t worry, you won’t need special glasses to see them!  (But we do hope our projects will “stand out” to you.)

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create   If you came from Theodora of Celebrate Crafts then you are in the right place!

I like two-tone items and this little container is perfect for it.  I cut out two boxes in Smoothie and White Daisy to create the look.  I did add in a cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge which shows how well they work together.  Filled with Chocolate it's the perfect gift for a friend in need of a pick me up.

Artiste Collection pg 54<3D Object> 2.5" pg.50 <Accent4> x 2 2"
Art Philosophy Collection pg.67<shape10> 2 3/4"

Your next stop on the Artiste in 3D blog hop is Michelle of Flight's of Fancy

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
3. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
4. Wendy Kessler ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
5. Laura Wolff ~ Scrappinsweetie’s Escape
6. Kindred Hearts ~ That Makes Total Cents
7. Theodora Stacey ~ Celebrate Crafts
8. Priscilla ~ Priscilla’s Paperie
9. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own 3D projects with the Artiste.

Create from the Heart, Priscilla

Thursday, October 25, 2012

ATC "In the Pink"

I decided to call this artist trading card 'In the Pink'.  It is the only one that I made in this color combination.  Pink is probably my favorite color well it's tied with Purple.  I had fun playing with the shades of Pink in this. I did do one with a grey pup for a swap.  I told my self I would not do that much fussy cutting again!   All my supplies are from Close to My Heart.

This stamp set reminds me of our pup Sadie.

A Bowwow stamp set
Lucy B & T paper (Retired)
Bay Pink & Grey Wool CS (Retired)
White Daisy CS
Baker's Twine ~Neutral Assortment~
Sparkles ~Red, Pink, & Purple Assortment~

Create from the Heart, Priscilla

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A little Artiste

I was playing around with the Artiste Cartridge and was thinking about making a pumpkin out of one of the bag/purse cuts, but I decide that I wanted to keep the bag. I'm lousy at bows, but I recently read  about the new bow maker by Unity in Papercrafts, so I placed my order, 3 days later I rec'd it and OMG it's now my favorite tool!  Now absolutely EVERYTHING is getting a bow.  


Retired Chocolate Organdy Ribbon
Retired Stamp Set D1495

 I decided my bow on the favor box, next post down, needed to be bigger and I think it looks better now.  

Create from the Heart, Priscilla

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Fun with Art Philosophy

Welcome to our Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop! 

 Each month we are showcasing our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

It's the time of year where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. This month we will be featuring projects with an Autumn theme made using the 
Art  Philosophy Cricut cartridge!
If you just happened to come upon this blog, you should start at the beginning by going to  Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create  If you came here from Amanda's Scraps of Love  then you're in the right place!

My projects are a favor box for Fall themed parties and an adorable card.

 As a Fall baby I respond to the rich hues in our Flirty paper pack, which reminds me of the color of the leaves here in Pennsylvania.  

  This favor box is created with the Art Philosophy Cartridge and has some of my favorite colors the only thing missing is your favorite candy or loose tea to keep you warm on those chilly evenings. Grab a warm cup of yum and sit back and enjoy the wonderful artwork you'll see along the way, and I hope I've inspired you to create a little something for those special people in your life.


pg. 22 <Font Layer Shift>at 10" <leaf2>2"
pg.36<acorn> 1"
pg.51<bird> 1"& <layer shift>1"
pg. 54<Oval4> 1 1/4" & 2"

 Could I be any Cuter?
Simple card, but it has a lot of personality and makes you smile when you see it.

Pg. 46<Shape3> 4 1/4" & 3 3/4"

The next stop on your trail of falling leaves is Ginger's Creative Cottage

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you "fall" off the path:

  1. Lucy ~ 
  2. Darla ~
  3. Diana ~ 
  4. Stephanie ~ 
  5. Amie ~
  6. Jennifer ~
  7. Rebecca ~
  8. Kindred Hearts ~
  9. Theodora ~
  10. Arlene ~
  11. Amanda  ~
  12. Priscilla ~
  13. Ginger ~
  14. Michelle ~

Create from the Heart, Priscilla

Sunday, September 2, 2012

National Stamping Month Layout

This was supposed to make the National Stamping Month Blog Hop, but it didn't get included due to internet outage in my area that night. 
Alright enough on the delay excuse here's the info on the products I've used and techniques I incorporated in this layout.

I took out create a shade pearl paint and followed the mixing instructions included with the spray pens.  I mixed up a solution of water and paint and then misted it on my Kraft cardstock.  I got it a bit to wet and the paper wouldn't straiten out that's when I decided to attach it to the Crystal Blue cardstock.  I stamped out my embellishments from the It's your Day stamp set. 

CC 1012-It's Your Day My Acrlix Stamp Set

Crystal Blue Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Dakota Level 2 Paper Pack
Ruby Ink
Pacifica Ink
Spray Pen and Create a Shade Pearl Paint

I used the Close to My Heart's It's your Day stamp set.
  At Close to My Heart, we want to celebrate the everyday moments in our lives.  Close to My Heart is doing that by offering an amazing exclusive double-stamp set called “It’s Your Day”.  This is two D-size stamp sets in one!!
This amazing set has nearly 50 images designed to inspire you to capture your life one day at a time.   There are trendy chevron backgrounds, classic images as well as versatile phrases.  You can get your own stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying order of $35.  This stamp set has a value of $35.90!

Thanks for checking out my post!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It's Your Day!

Celebrate the everyday with the new National Stamping Month stamp set.  Monica explains it all  in her video.

Visit my website to get this exciting set today.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

While Supplies Last Sale!

WoW!  Today Close to My Heart loaded some new, exciting items at a deep discount online.  Do $2 12 x 12 albums sound like a deal?  Well we have them in 3 colors, so l run to get your pick, need some bottle-caps from our retired Cruisin line?  We have those!  Check it all out here.

And remember my contest for the Artiste collection. Let me know how many tickets you  need entered.  :^)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Win the Cricut® Artiste Cartridge by Close To My Heart

Win this set!

This offer is only available from me.
More info located on the contest page. 
Join my team or place an order of $25 or more from my online website and you are entered to win!  This contest is CLOSED!

Now for the rules:
This contest is only available to US residents, it's territories & APO/FPO.
If you join my team I will enter your name 5 times for this set. 
Online purchases: Your name will be entered 3 times for the first $25 & once more for each add'l $10 in purchases.  Shop Here
This includes Stamp of the Month & National Stamping Month promotions
Share this on your Facebook page & you will be entered 1 more time.  Link this contest on your blog  & you will be entered 1 more time.  Let me know in the comments section.  
Good Luck!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Fernando!

This is the card I created for my son-in-laws birthday.  He's not yet 30 but getting close.  Fernando & Michelle finally made it back to the US after nearly 3 years in Seoul, which I got to check an item off my bucket list when I visited. 
  Fernando loves Motorcycles, and when I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it, 'cause Fernando and bikes go hand in hand.  :^)

Fernando truly is born to ride!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Learned an Ink Technique!

Today I meet the fabulous Jen Starr!  If you don't know who she is let me explain.  Jen is a mixed media superstar, traveling the world and teaching.  I wished she had more time in our area, but she was only here for one day and I could only take one class.  I still have a hard time sitting that long, but we had breaks and I was able to walk around a bit. I'll be finessing my new skill, craft some new pages, and get my samples just right before I show them off.  I'm a perfectionist, so you know I spend my time torturing myself.  I digress...check out Jen's blog, she's an awesome lady and a talented artist.

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Space Party

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


This is a card I made using the new Clementine paper pack.  I based the design on a similar card shown in the new Idea Book.  The Fall Idea Book is packed with awesome artwork, and is a wonderful jumping point to get those creative ideas going. Sorry for the image quality I just scanned the card instead of giving it a proper photo shoot! :^)

Oh My Darling Clementine you were lost and gone forever.......
This shows off the Clementine colors, as you can see they are muted yet lovely.

Supplies I used are:
Clementine Level 2 Paper Pack
Desert Sand Card-stock
Harvest Happiness stamp set

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stepping Up Your Stamping!

I had to steal the title from Close to My Heart for this video.  It will give you a look at 3 of our new paper packets available August 1st La Belle Vie, Dakota, & Moonlight.  Plus some great stamping ideas for all your art.
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