Friday, November 22, 2013

Frosted & the Christmas Village

I dug out the little Cuddlebug for the background on this card.  I have a snowflake folder, so I ran a piece of Colonial White CS through and then sponged on a bit of Desert Sand Ink.  This is the Frosted Paper Pack and I used the Frosted Grey Card Stock that only comes with this pack.  The "sweet shoppe" from Christmas Village (D1554) is colored with our Watercolor Pencils.  The building and sentiment are stamped with Desert Sand and a couple of Tan Sparkles are there too.

Thanks for visiting today,

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Another Turkey

In exactly a week, I will be cooking a turkey and some of the fixin's that go with it.  I don't have to have the whole meal, but I am responsible for the star of the show.  Wish me luck, I am going to need it.
Sarita Paper Pack, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush and Colonial White Card Stock, Autumn Terracotta Ink, Perfect Fit-Thanksgiving ((1427), Antiqued Gold Mini-Medleys, Wooden Mini Medleys (hemp baker's twine) Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes, Cricut Artiste

Enjoy your turkey day!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Perfect Fit-Thanksgiving

I am trying to use colors that I don't normally use.  Because I am color challenged, I would not put a warm color like Barn Red with a cool color like Slate.  I know, I know...... but remember I stay with the "safe" stuff.  Or usually do.  Close To My Heart has broadened my view on things.  I get excited when I work with these colors.  Who knew!

Perfect Fit-Thanksgiving (B1427), Geometric Backgrounds (D1559), Whisper and Barn Red Ink, Barn Red, Slate, Black and Colonial White Card Stock, B&T (retired) and Bronze Shimmer Trim.  The turkey was cut out using the Cricut Artiste.

Make it with Heart!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Snow Much Fun

This little stamp set is so cute.  There are 3 adorable snowmen, who will really make you smile.  I used the Frosted Paper Pack here.  This paper is one of my favorites.  It was almost hard for me to use, because it is soooo pretty.  The colors remind me of a cloudy, snowy day....or the beach in winter.  I have never been to the beach in the winter, but this is what I imagine it looking like.  Anyway, this is great paper, love it!

Frosted Paper Pack, Flakey Friends (C1506), Slate Ink, Clear Sparkle 
and a snowflake punch (non CTMH)


Monday, November 11, 2013

A Trio of Cards

This poinsettia was made using the Cricut AP cartridge.  As with the other one, I reduced the size and layered.  The Happy Holidays sentiment is from Merry & Bright (C1510).  The bling in the middle is a retired clear flower.
 Merry & Bright here, with the ribbon and bird paper pieced.  I think it adds a bit extra, don't you think?
And finally, Santa Claus (C1567) with the presents, sleigh and Santa paper pieced.  The sentiment is popped up, to give even more dimension.  I hope this has given you a little bit of inspiration for your cards this year.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Spirit of Christmas

 Here is a card made using the Merry & Bright Stampset and the Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack. The designs for several of the cards I have been posting have come from Make It From Your Heart, Vol.1.  
The poinsettia was made using the Cricut Artiste, and gradually reducing the size of each layer.  There are 4 layers of the flower.  I used the Licorice Opaques for the center of the flower.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Side Step Card

More Santas and Sparkle and Shine today.  Like the Center Step Card, this looks more difficult than it really is.  This is called a Side Step Card and can be Googled on the internet to find lots of ideas.  It uses a piece of cardstock that measures 8.5 x 5.5, so if fits nicely in a regular card envie.

Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack, Santa Claus (C1567), Ruby, Slate and Juniper Ink, Sparkles and the Cricut.

Hope you are thinking about Christmas or Holiday cards this year.  Let me know if you are interested in purchasing from the new Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Picture Your Life at Close To My Heart

When you join the Close To My Heart family from November 1 to December 15 and submit qualifying 
personal sales, you’ll receive a stunning new product, the Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program— 
FREE (retail value $24.95)! Select from eight darling themes, from vacation to friendship to childhood— 
each featuring 122 double-sided cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors™ to capture it all.  

To join my team, sign up and purchase either the Essentials ($49) or Master ($99) Consultant Kit.  Then sell  $300 worth of products by March 31, 2014 and receive your free gift.  Because this is being debuted in the New Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book, the program will be available after January 1.  You have 5 months to get a great start on earning your free Picture My Life program  

Here is the current Essentials Consultant Kit.  Look at all you get for just $49

Sign up is easy.  Just go to my website and click on "What We Do"
Just follow the directions and start a new adventure with CTMH