Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Snowing and Cold outside...

Snowing and cold outside so time to play!  I love Chelsea Gardens paper which is in the newest CTMH catalog.





I made quite a few of the butterflies in the circle cut out so I had to come up with something to do with all those circles.  This is one idea...


Another technique I have wanted to try ... Cut out part of a design to color, then put it back in!



Back to playing since it is still snowing.  Happy crafting all!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Winter Blues

There seems to be a short break in the "Winter Blues" here in the northeast!  Mid 30's seems like spring compared to last week when it was below 0 for most of the week!!!  So time to get out those new papers and flower stamps and create some cards!  I have fallen in love with Chelsea Gardens paper and coordinating stamp sets.




I am now ready for SPRING!  
I love the Chelsea Garden Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts too and I added some Shimmer Brush to the butterfly.  You know I need a little sparkle!  I also used Thin Cuts - Scallop Border on the front of the card.  If you like flowers, butterflies and spring colors check out these products on my website.



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy 2018

Happy 2018 to all!  Last year was a difficult year with the illness then loss of my mother.  Being an only child I held the responsibility of taking care of things.  Thank heavens I have six wonderful children who helped out!  Things have settled down for the most part.  The last piece is to get her house, which is now mine, sold.  In addition to all of that my computer crashed. That has been replaced and is back up and working.  The last piece to reinstall was my digital photo programs that hold over 11,000 photos.  That is now back in business.  Thank heavens for all those clouds that hold out information!  I hope we never run out of cloud space!

Now is the time to get back into the swing of things.  We have not had much snow in central PA but it sure has been cold.  Great time to stay indoors and craft!  There are two new catalogs.

                                               Annual Inspirations Catalog 2017-July 2018
Seasonal Expressions 1 - January through April 2018


January is NATIONAL PAPERCRAFTING MONTH 


For National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart designed a set of beautiful papercrafted monograms. Each comes as part of a kit containing the sturdy chipboard letter base, rose gold accents, die-cut floral embellishments, and letter stickers for customizing your final artwork piece. The finished letters are the perfect size for adorning any wall in your home.
These versatile letters can also be used together to spell out a whole name or word, which is why if you buy five letter kits, you can choose a sixth kit FREE!
You can also receive your choice of letter kit free by hosting a qualifying party in January or by signing up to be a Consultant!

Don't forget about the Stamp of the Month for January!   

Last but not least is my schedule for monthly workshops.  I hope to see you at an upcoming workshop and I always welcome new faces so spread the word!

Remember to Enjoy Life's Moments!  Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hello April!

Hello April and goodbye snow!  All of the many inches we got last month is gone finally!  Good to see green grass and flowers starting to poke through the ground.

The new Stamp of the Month is very cute and has many possibilities.  Teamed with the cherry Something Kind of Wonderful paper pack they make a perfect spring team for your creation fun! Check out my Pinterest site for many ideas then place your order from you CTMH consultant or on my website!



Thanks for stopping by and happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Calling all Thin Cuts Special!

I am enjoying the sunshine before the snow tomorrow!  It is windy but I will take that over snow...Lol!  Check out this fantastic special from Close to my Heart .  It is only available in MARCH so don't wait. Place your order today!  All Thin Cuts are 25% off this month. Check out your options HERE.


                                              So grab your choices today and Cut It Out!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Discovery

Good morning!  Sun is shinning and mild temps for February so I will take it! I played with some new products I got over the weekend.  I discovered Nuvo Drops!  Now I know they have been around for some time but this is the first time I have used them and I love the results!


I used Nuvo Honey Gold Glitter Drops on this card.  The background was Mod Squared Stencil from Catherine Pooler's Perfect Reason Collection and inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  The leaves are from that collection as well.  Flower is SU Botanical Blooms and the verse is from Verve's Be Blessed.  All paper is Close to My Heart.



This card is a mix of stamps and dies from Catherine Pooler SOA collection and the paper and Hearts  are Close to My Heart.  

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Happy Paper Hug



January has been a blur due to family health issues.  My mother ended with pneumonia and was in ICU for part of the month.  Crafting has gone by the wayside but I took some time today to create a card for Color My Heart Dare #229!  So I am sending all of you a Paper Hug!


I used Peppermint Stick background stamp by Catherine Pooler to create the plaid background with Pansy and Raspberry inks.  The girl and sentiment are from True Love Operation Smile D1711.  I heat embossed the sentiment with Silver.  I am loving those colors together!