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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Remarkable Wreath Fall



Here is the third card my club made for July. I wanted to base my July cards on stamps that are retiring at the end of the month.  Along with the retiring stamp set, I gave a sneak peak to the NEW Path Finding Paper Pack that will be available on August 1st.

The embossing folder I used for the background is the beautiful 5x7 Close to my Heart embossing folder called Damask. I then swiped the Autumn Terracotta Ink Pad right over the raised area of the embossing. 

The wreath was stamped with chocolate, then the leaves were inked with Autumn Terracotta and rolled in Olive.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Remarkable Wreath Gift Card Holder



Only two more weeks left to order form the Spring/Summer Close to my Heart Idea Book. I chose one of the retiring stamp sets, called Remarkable Wreaths for my club cards this month. Wanted my customers to seer the beauty of this stamp set and get it before it's gone forever.

I used the NEW Yuletide Carol Christmas paper that will be available on August 1st.  For the pine branch in the upper left corner and also for the inside of the card, along with the Peach on Earth inside, I used the stamp set from the NEW Yuletide Carol Workshop on the Go. The bottom was left blank for your personal message.



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars May Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 15 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Janice's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you and keeps us motivated! *Ü*


My cards today focus on the retiring set Words of Comfort. I really wish CTMH wouldn't retire sentiment stamps so often. I think this is a fabulous set. It can be used for so many occasions. The card above I used for a friend who is going though a really hard time with the illness of her husband.

The card below is basically the same card but the sentiment is for a Sympathy card. Below that is how I used it for the inside of a graduation card. The Love & Hugs went perfect before our signatures. Words of Comfort is retiring the end of this month, so don't wait too long to get it.

In addition to that stamp set, I also used the Pick A Posey stamp set. This is such a beautiful set. My colors are Smoothie and Olive.

The background was made with the exclusive Quatrefoil Embossing Folder


Inside of a Graduation Card

Now hop on over to Lori's blog for more beautiful Eye Candy.

Friday, June 27, 2014

PML Avonlea - Birthday Card



Here is a card my 7 year old granddaughter, Mya, made for her Mommy for her Birthday. All I did was cut the paper for her and die cut the butterfly. She glued it all together, stamped and added Bling all by herself.
I was SO Proud of her!!!
I opened my pack of the Avonlea Picture My Life Cards and she picked out the Cup Cake. This scrapbooking kit if FABULOUS for card making also. 

The word MOM uses the lower case, July Stamp of the Month, Circus Alphabet. this stamp set is available July 1st. Wait till you see how beautiful the Capital letters are in this set.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Joyful Hearts June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars May Blog Hop. This hop features Close to my Heart Products by 13 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Janice's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you and keeps us motivated! *Ü*



My card today is a Father's day card that I had my club make last month. I used the stamp Set called "You're The Best." This is a fabulous stamp set for any masculine card. I stamped on Colonial White Cardstock with Chocolate Ink and sponged the edges with Desert Sand ink.

The card below is using the same stamp set but I made it into a Birthday card using a retired set called "Card Chatter-Birthday and A RETIRED Stamp of the month called "Wild About Love".



Now hop on over to Cindy's Blog for more fabulous artwork!

Ariana Bendy Fold Card


Here is one of the three cards I designed for my May Hostess Club. I used a combination of Close to my Heart stamps and Ariana paper pack, the cricut Artiste cartridge, dies and punches. The stamp set was a Hostess Only set form the Fall/Winter catalog. 

This card is called a Bendy Fold card and is the easiest card in the world to make in spite of how advanced  it looks.  The tabs on the bendy fold parts actually come out of the slots and the card folds flat for sending. 

The card is a standard size card,  and mails in a regular A2 envelope. However, if you want to make your embellishments to extend past the top and sides of the card, it can be mailed in a 5"x7" envelope. 

The base of the card is cut 5.5 x 4.25. Cut two of these. The first one is for the base of your card. The second one is cut into two strips which can be any width to fit into your design. Mine were cut at 2.75 x 1.5.

Score  the short end of each of the strips at 1/2" then turn and score the other short ends at 1/4". On the 1/4" sides, you will cut your tabs just to the 1/4" mark.  Bend at the 1/2" marks and add redline or score tape to the 1/2" portion. Adhere the bigger strip to the left side and the skinnier one to the right side of your base card.

I decorated my base card with pieces of Ariana paper cut slightly smaller then the base pieces. I adhered them to the base before cutting the slits.

My slits were cut with an Exacto knife at 4" on the base from the fold on the left. The other slit is cut into the wider flab, 2" from the fold on the left.  However, you can make these slits at other measurements, such as, if you want sharper bends. There are so many variations of this card.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Joyful Stars May Blog Hop


Welcome to the Joyful Stars May Blog Hop. This hop features Close to my Heart Products by 12 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Helen's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you and keeps us motivated! *Ü*

My card today was one my club made last month for Mother's Day. 
It uses the Ariana paper pack, the Mother's Day Stamp Set and Love Doily Stamp.

Now hop on over to Nickie's Blog for more fabulous artwork!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Joyful Stars April Blog Hop




Welcome to the Joyful Stars April Blog Hop. This hop features Close to my Heart Products by 11 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Crystals' Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you. *Ü*

My card today uses the Give a Lift Stamp set along with the Balloon Ride Paper Pack. This is the second of three cards for my April Card Club. My original idea for this card was to have the Balloon very dimensional. However, I'm only three weeks out from a total knee replacement and have no desire to do what I wanted. So, this is as good as it gets!!!

Now hop on over to Nickie's Blog and see what she has to show you.




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Joyful Wishes - Easter Card



Here is the third and last card for my Card Club this month. 

I used the New Exclusive 5" X 7' Damask Embossing folder from Close to my Heart. I was able to leave un-embossed area at the bottom of the card, without leaving an impression line, like happens with a traditional embossing folder. The CTMH folder has a 4 1/4" slot at the top to slide your paper through. Thus leaving a blank area. These folders can make a continuous embossed paper as long as you desire.
After embossing, I sanded it lightly to add more dimension.

I stamped the sentiment from a fabulous set called Greatest Love. I stamped it with Versa Mark Ink and used White Embossing Powder and heated it.

I stamped the stamp "Joyful Wishes" with Gypsy ink. Colored some areas with pear and buttercup markers and added Martha Stewart glitter to the flowers.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Joyful Stars March Blog Hop



Welcome to the Joyful Stars March Blog Hop. This hop features Close to my Heart Products by 11 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Joyce's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you. *Ü*

My card today was made using the Skylark Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit.

Now hop on over to Krista's Blog and see what fabulous artwork she has to show you.