Wednesday, February 10, 2016

March and April Card Clubs!

In March and April we will be making more cards.  In March it's birthday cards plus a cute birthday sampler for our wonderful Designed Decor Shadow Box .   In April, we will be making Graduation/Mother's Day and Father's Day cards.  You can make 12 cards and you chose how many to make of each. That's just $2 a card!  When is the last time you got a really nice card for only $2? There will be several different designs of each card so you can stock up PLUS you get two rolls of shimmer tape and two packets of embellishments.



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Watercolor Tips

In February my card club will be using watercolors.  I created this sheet to give them examples of everything they could do with the wonderful Close To My Heart watercolor paints and brushes.


Monday, December 7, 2015

Stampin' Buds December Blog Hop: White Pines Card

Welcome to the Stampin' Buds Team Blog Hop, this month we are featuring creations from the Close to My Heart White Pines paper collection.

If you have come from
Tina's blog then you are hopping in the right direction.  I just love the masculine birthday card that Tina created. Isn't it wonderful how versatile our paper is?  The urban paper fits this card perfectly.  It is simple yet stunning!

I have used the beautiful Close to My Heart White Pines paper for my creation this month.  I am a Christmas junkie and can never get enough of Christmas.
 I love making cards with Close to My Heart products so here is what I made:
I used the Reindeer Bells Stamp set along with our new fern paper, twine and ink.  The background is also stamped with the reindeer bells stamp.

  Below are the cards I made with our Workshop on the Go White Pines Cardmaking set.  These were so easy and all pre-designed to look fabulous.


Fern PaperWhite Pines Paper
Fern Ink  Fern twine  Workshop on the Go White Pines



Your next stop on the Stampin' Buds Blog Hop is  .
Janice's Blog   
She made some great page layouts with the kaleidoscope paper pack.  Check them out!



If you get lost here is a complete list of participants and their links:
Tina Biornstad-Szafranski of Gems Paper Scissors
Leesa Bartu
Janice Wilson

Monday, November 2, 2015

Stampin' Buds Blog Hop: White Pines


Welcome to the Stampin' Buds Team Blog Hop, this month we are featuring creations from the Close to My Heart White Pines paper collection.

If you have come from Tina's blog then you are hopping in the right direction.  I just love the embellishments that Tina used and I haven't gotten to play with the Urban paper pack yet but her use of the versatile papers is wonderful.

I have used the beautiful Close to My Heart White Pines paper for my creation this month.   I love making decorations for my home with Close to My Heart products so here is what I made:





What a fun holiday wreath!  This was very simple and came together quickly.  I just cut 3/4" x 12 strips from the 3 printed papers included in the White Pines paper pack along with the other cardstock included.  The papers are chocolate, fern and cranberry and are included in the White Pines paper pack.  I dove-tailed the ends of each 3/4" strip and then wrapped them around a straw wreath form I picked up at my local craft store.  I overlapped the papers as I wrapped them around the wreath and put a dot of adhesive on the point the paper meets on the backside of the wreath..

A few simple Cricut cuts from Close to My Heart Cartridges Artistry and Artbooking and some stickers from the White Pines Compliments made the perfect accents on this wreath.
Artistry Cricut Cartridge

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
White Pines Paper Pack
White Pines Compliments




Your next stop on the Stampin' Buds Blog Hop is  .
Lori's Blog 
check out her adorable scrapbook pages that she made with the White Pines paper pack!
Lori does some fantastic work!


If you get lost here is a complete list of participants and their links:
Tina Biornstad-Szafranski of Gems Paper Scissors
Leesa Bartu
Lori Allen
Jamie Chambers Turner
Janice Wilson

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Close to My Heart Christmas Wreath, Box Cards and Sampler

Who wouldn't want to create this easy wreath to display for the holidays.  The addition of the muted brown, red and green colors of the beautiful Close to My Heart White Pines papers make this piece a beautiful addition to your Christmas decor.  And it's SO easy to make!  This card club meeting will be November 20th at 7 p.m. and will include the wreath, the four box cards and the Sampler.  If you aren't local feel free to purchase the kit and I will ship it pre-cut to you.  You will want to include a few ink colors as well.



Monday, October 5, 2015

Stampin' Buds Blog Hop: Sangria Paper and Harvest Wreath D1662

Welcome to the Stampin' Buds Team Blog Hop, this month we are featuring creations from the Sangria paper collection.

If you have come from Tina's blog then you are hopping in the right direction.  I just love the embellishments that Tina used on her Blessed card - I can't get enough of the Close to My Heart glitter tape!!!

I have used the beautiful Close to My Heart Sangria paper for my creation this month.  Sangria has such deep, rich colors in it that it can be used any time of year but I really think it lends itself for fall decorations and Thanksgiving themed items.  I love making decorations for my home with Close to My Heart products so here is what I made:


All of these cuts are from our fantastic Close to My Heart exclusive Cricut Cartridges.  It was so easy to cut these items and then just attach them with some liquid glass to some of our Fern colored thick twine.  A bow on either end of the twine just finishes off the simple decorations. 

 Here's a close-up of the center of the swag:

I love that I stamped the pomegranate image in pomegranate ink!!  The Blessed stamp is part of the harvest wreath set (D1662) and I stamped it in white to give it a subtle look.  This swag would look cute in a doorway or even hung from a shelf or a chandelier in the dining room and with our Close to My Heart exclusive Cricut Cartridges you could make a simple swag like this for any holiday or celebration.

Here is a list of the Close to My Heart products that I used to create this Thanksgiving swag:


Sangria Paper Packet (X7199B)
Harvest Wreath Stamp Set (D1662)
Fern Thick Twine (Z3093)
Pomegranate Exclusive Ink Pad (Z2653)
Flaxen Exclusive Ink Pad (Z2642)
Eggplant Exclusive Ink Pad (Z2647)
Colonial White Exclusive Ink Pad (Z2168)
Canary Exclusive Ink Pad (Z2643)
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Ink Pad (Z2153)
Artistry Cricut Cartridge (Z3167)
Artiste Cricut Cartridge(Z3170)
Artbooking Cricut Cartridge  (Z3169)
Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen (Z1979)

Other items I used to create this swag:

Rub and Remove Eraser  (Z1207) optional
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors  (Z1836)
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer  (Z1783)
VersaMat (Z1279)
Duck Easy-Stick Adhesive  (Z3033)
My Acrylix Block – 1″ x 1″ (Y1000)
My Acrylix Block - 3" x 3" (Y1006)
My Acrylix Block – 1″ x 3 1/2″ (Y1002)
My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner  (1778)
My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber  (Z1782)
Liquid Glass

If you love the Sangria paper as much as I do check out what else I made with the paper packet in the post below!

Your next stop on the Stampin' Buds Blog Hop is  .
Lori's Blog

I love the way that Lori used the pink enamel gems - see if you can find them on her very special card.

If you get lost head on over to the starting point at the Stampin' Buds Blog