Thursday, January 31, 2013

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by my little crafting corner.  If you have come from Maureen's blogyou are on the right path.  Or if you are just starting here, read this post and click on the link at the end to keep hopping along for more artwork.

  I have a couple of projects using the Stamp of the Month for February.  The first one is a little writing tablet cover made using the Buzz and Bumble Paper Pack.  There is a piece of Cocoa Card Stock that wraps from front to back and attaches to the piece of Champagne Card Stock.  The bee and bee trail stamps are from the Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go.  The flowers are from the Paradise Paper Flowers Pack.  Pewter Brads complete the flowers.  The background under the bee is stamped with the flower from (B1398) Just For You.
 A peek at the tablet inside of the cover.  I used Velcro to fasten the cover down so it lays flat.
 A closeup of the bee.  Just a little popping up makes a lot of difference.

I also needed another Valentine to give this month.  I used paper from the For Always paper pack.  Ruby ink and card stock add a little pop, don't you think?  A Dimensional Heart, a Foundry Metal Pin Clip and the Black Striped Grosgrain finish it off.  Pink Glitter Gems are under the sentiment to add a bit of sparkle.

Home Sweet Home (S1302) is a great 4 stamp set to use on all kinds of projects.  And don't forget, you can get your very own for just $5 with a $50 purchase.  Now hop on over to Misty's blog to see what she has created!

Do it with Heart!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Little Sneak Peak

This is one of my most favorite pictures of my mom and dad.  No one knows when it was taken, but I'm thinking back when they were first dating.  It could even be an engagement picture, but my mom doesn't remember.  Anyway, it is a favorite.  I got my layout idea from the Make It From Your Heart pattern book.  Mine is almost identical to Pattern #7 on page 18; it's a great page to make.

The papers are from the New Spring/Summer Idea Book.  The pack is called For Always and is just gorgeous.  Black, Desert Sand, Honey, Lagoon, Ruby Slate and Whisper.  You can't go wrong with those colors.   The wording on the bottom of the layout is the zip strip and it says:  Everyone says you only fall in love once, but that's not true, because every time I see you. I fall in love all over again.  Isn't that so sweet.

For Always Paper Pack (X7165B), Whisper Card Stock
A Typeface (A1117)
Black Ink
Cricut Art Philosophy Letters
Paradise Assortment Bakers Twine, Black Opaques. Black Striped Grosgrain, Tags Dimensional Elements, Black Buttons, Lagoon and Clear Buttons (retired) and Popdots

February 1st is just around the corner.  Check out the new Idea Book to find all kinds of great new things.


Monday, January 28, 2013

The Spring/Summer Idea Book goes Live On Feb 1

The new Idea Book is just about ready to go LIVE!  Contact me to see how you can get your book.  So many new products, ideas and great artwork.  I think the art in this book is that best yet!  Don't miss out!

Do it with heart!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ride em Cowboys

This picture is from the 60's when I was growing up.  We had ponies and so did all of the neighbors.  We rode up and down the ditches, in the fields and just anywhere we could.  What a group of outlaws!  I was given this picture, but I don't have an exact date.  I don't know now many times I forget to label a picture with dates and names.  That is such an important thing to do.  I need to contact her and get that.  I am on the pony second from the left.  Those were the good old days.

This layout sketch comes from Creative Scrappers.  Check out all of their fabulous artwork.

Yee Haw!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Too Cute

I know this is the wrong season, but I am trying to catch up on my fall pictures.  So, this will be the last for now and I will get into the spring mode.  I will skip posting Christmas, because that is just wrong.  I can't do that when I am dreaming of Spring.  This is a combination of Flirty and Moonlight.  The page is from Magic and it does have a companion page, but I didn't want to overdue the cuteness.

Do it with Heart!

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Friday Mashup Challenge

 I was looking around the web the other day and came upon this great website with card sketches.  I always like to find new ideas and get inspiration from alot of sources.  Here is a sketch I found to try.
Those cute little cogs are from the Cricut Artiste Collection.  Aren't they cute?  Paper is Dakota and the sentiment is Just A Number (D1514).  The card base is Kraft Card Stock. If you want to visit the Friday Mashup website, click here.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Love is in the air.  Do you have that special someone who will be needing a Valentine?  Here is a simple card using CTMH's Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1. There are two stampsets used here:  Love (A1131) and the stamp set from Whooo's Your Valentine.  The colors are Cranberry, Black and White.  A little Cranberry button finishes it off.  Another simple but thoughtful card.

Do it with Heart.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

An Everyday Thankyou

I love doesn't really have to be a certain blue.  Just any blue.  I get chills when I see those sea blue colors you see in the magazines.  Silly, isn't it.  The blues in this card are peaceful blues in my opinion.  There are Crystal Blue and Pacifica here.  With a little grey and black thrown in.  I used A Little Thanks(D1444)  for the sentiment.  Silver Brads and Grey Wool Baker's Twine rounds it out.  Have you used blue today?  It will make you feel good all over.

Do it with Heart!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Little Flirty

I have never been one to keep up with my scrapbooking. I make cards, and don't get the scrapping done.  But with the arrival of this special granddaughter, I think I might do better.  Maybe.....we shall see.  I always have such good intentions, but life gets in my way.  Or at least that is my excuse.  This layout is from our Make It From Your Heart  layout guide, page 22, pattern 9.

Supplies used:
Flirty paper Pack  X7160B  (retiring Jan. 31st)
Chocolate, New England Ivy, Goldrush and Bamboo Card Stock
Black Ink and a Wooden Button
Autumn Lane Assortment  (retiring Jan 31st)
Arbor Wooden Shapes (retiring Jan 31st)
Autumn Leaves  (retired)
Stamps:  A Typeface  A1117 and Save the Date (retired)

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy Birthday and Dakota

I am always impressed with the artwork that I see on the Mojo Monday blog.  There are so many talented people out there making cards and creating wonderful art pieces.  This is a card sketch from that blog.  I am not brave enough to put my cards on it, but I do love their sketches.  They inspire me.  This is number 275 by Julee Tilman.  Go on over and check out the great stuff. 
Dakota Paper Pack
Black, Barn Red, White Daisy, Whisper and Pacifica CS
Black and Barn Red Ink
Milepost Stars

Thanks for looking

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Flirty Will Soon Be Gone

If you didn't get this great paper pack, it will soon be retired and gone. There are several paper packs from the current catalog along with certain embellishments that will retire at the end of this month.  It might show up sometime in the "while supplies last" list, but do you want to take that chance?  This has been such a fun paper pack to use.  Don't miss out on getting your very own.

Do it with Heart,

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Valentine

Valentine's Day kind of sneaks up on me if I am not paying attention.  With all of the flurry of winter and remnants of Christmas, it is here before I know it.  This year, I have gotten a head start.  I'm the one who is looking for heart napkins and paper plates the second week of February.  Not this year, I have mine already.  

This is the Stamp of the Month for January.  The flowers and sayings are just gorgeous. This is a good candidate for markers.  And I think that these flowers will be showing up on more than just Valentine cards for me.

White Daisy, Cotton Candy and Hollyhock Cardstock
Black and Cotton Candy Ind
Alcohol Markers: Cotton Candy and New England Ivy
Cuttlebug Folder, Pop Dots

Do it with Heart!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy Birthday...Artiste Style

I sometimes forget about the wonderful stamp sets that come with the two Cricut cartridges we have.  Art Philosophy and Artiste.  Here is an example of one from Artiste.
I really like this one!  Great words, banners and images.  Below, I used it to make a really simple birthday card using the Dakota Paper Pack.  I love the stripe piece that come with the pack.  And notice the balloon string.  How cute is that!

Dakota Paper Pack
White Daisy and Pacifica Card Stock
Cranberry, Black and Pacifica Inks 
Pop Dots

Check out those stamp sets.  Get them out and use them!
Do it with Heart!

Monday, January 14, 2013

A little Dakota

I thought I would try my hand at using the Dakota Paper Pack.  It seems like I have gotten side tracked with other business lately.  I really needed to create something.  Here is a standard card using Dakota as well as Black and Barn Red Cardstock.  The stamp set is Casual Expressions (D1525).  I tried to distress the sentiment a bit.  The white seemed too stark.  There are also sparkles from the Black and Grey Assortment (Z1754).  Also notice the zip strip from the paper pack.  I just love using those.  This card will be offered in the "Guy" card workshop next week.  I hope the girls like it.

Stay warm!
Do it with Heart!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Join My Team

Have you ever thought of having your own business?  Do you love stamping and scrapbooking ?  The newest Consultant Kit will be available February 1st.  The Essentials Package (shown here) is just $49.  Everything you need to meet your crafting and career needs.  Just contact me for more information.  It's as easy as going to my website: and signing up.  There is also a Master package that includes everything you see here PLUS more supplies and 5 Studio J layouts.  All for just $99.  What an opportunity to meet new people and share your passion.  I would love to have you join us!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month wilth this darling stamp set and kit.  Your Valentine will love it.  And check out our new treat tubes.  A little sneak peak from our upcoming Idea Book.  Just think of all of the ways you can fill them.