Monday, April 30, 2012



Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May by mixing and matching to your heart’s content with our new Dotty for You paper packet! The trendy patterns on the front of the papers coordinate perfectly with the dots on the reverse side, giving you lots of options for crafting colorful layouts, cards, and other projects. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.
There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:
  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May with the oh-so-cute Dotty for You paper packet.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Thoughts :)

Well the weather is finally starting to come around!  This week is supposed to be in the 70's and I am MORE than ready for that! :) Hope you all enjoy this beautiful day...happy crafting! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Think SPRING! :)

The weather has been so unpredictable here in PA!  I am soooo ready for SPRING!  We have had several nice days followed by about 6-8 inches of snow that started Sunday evening and kept coming into Monday!  Fortunately it didn't stay long and hopefully it doesn't come back!!! lol  Hope you all have a beautiful day wherever you are! :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kindness Matters!

Scalloped Oval Nestabilites
Paper Piercer
SU Very Vanilla and Eggplant cardstock/Eggplant Ink
SU Kindness Matters stamp set
Butterfly punches
Pop Dots
Embossing folder (I'm sorry I don't know the name of this one.)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

4 my friend birthday card

I wanted to share a very quick and easy birthday card with all of you that I made using the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge and coordinating stamp sets! I just love how easy CTMH has made it for us!

To create this card, I cut a 4" scalloped circle in chocolate and layered a 3.5" white circle on top which I sponged the edges of using hollyhock ink. I stamped the saying '4 my friend' on an 4" olive colored banner which I also sponged the edges of. The cupcake is cut at 2.5" inches and stamped on chocolate cardstock and then restamped on blush cardstock. I cut the icing off of the blush cardstock and used dimensionals to layer it on top of the chocolate! Finally I finished it off with glitter glue and added three pink brads to the scalloped strip to give it some personality :)


CTMH stamp sets used: 4 My Friend and Celebration
cardstock colors: olive, white, chocolate, and blush
inks: hollyhock and chocolate

I know this card is very simple, but I wanted to share something that everyone can make fairly quickly because for those of you who are like me, time is of the essence! LOL I would like to apologize for the quality of my pictures however.  As I said before, I am fairly new to the world of blogging and posting pictures, but I promise you as time goes on I will get better! A special thanks to Bobby from Cricut Couple for getting me this far! ;)

Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thinking outside of the box!

Oval and Oval Scalloped Edge Nestabilities
Small Dot Embossing Folder
Frames Embossing Folder
SU stocking punch and coordinating stamp set, medium oval, and scalloped edge punches
Welcome baby stamp

I also made this card, which was designed by Angie Phillips, at the SU Stamp Camp last evening.  Angie used a stamp of a Christmas stocking, embossed them in white, cut the top off and adhered them lower on the stockings, and tied little white bow strings to them to make them look like BOOTIES!  I was very impressed by this idea because lots of times I have stamps that I feel are no longer of use to me after I have used them in their "original" form, however, Angie showed me that there is often other options when you THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

GO confidently in the DIRECTION of your Dreams...

Word Play SU stamp set
Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing folder die

Unfortunately I can't take credit for this idea, however, I wanted to share this card with you because not only was it quick and simple to make, but it has a very classy look to it (although my picture doesn't do it justice)!  I think it would make a great graduation card, since as you all know, high school graduations are just around the corner!!! :) Boy does time FLY...

I made this card at "Stamp Camp" this evening which is held locally by Stampin' Up demonstrator Don Walkovich.  He and his friend Angie design five cards every month for attendees to make and the cards are ALWAYS outstanding!  Don and Angie are extremely talented stampers and I really enjoy going to their Stamp Camp whenever I can! ;)
If you do not have an SU demonstrator and are interested in placing an order, you can find him at:

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

CTMH Stamp of the Month

April 2012: You Are… (S1204) 
Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5!
Order now:

April’s Stamp of the Month set, You Are..., combines versatile patterns and icons with words that you’re sure to use again and again. You can count on this fun stamp set to add extra zest when you want to pay a sincere compliment to a friend, congratulate a loved one on a job well done, or brag about a recent vacation. Available only in April, you can buy it for just $17.95, or make it yours for only $5 when you place a $50 order—now that’s amazing! 
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