Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gear up for January!

Spring 2010 catalogs are here! Stay tuned for January's stamp camp date and a sneak peak of exciting new products!

During the month of January you can earn this Awesome Felicity Kit for FREE!

The Felicity Collection features decorative die-cut paper, three gorgeous color schemes, and a D-size stamp set that include flowers, flourishes, argyle, birds, and an entire alphabet! This collection has a retail value of $34.95 US. You can buy it outright, or get it free! There are two ways to qualify for a FREE Felicity Collection:
*Purchase a minimum of $60 US in full-retail priced stamp sets (A, B, C, D, and E-size).
*Place an order of $125 or more in full-retail priced Close To My Heart products.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Art & Soul®: New! The Sparkle of the Season

Check out the new Art & Soul! It’s dress-up time! Take artistic credit for a hand-drawn image that is actually a stamp, glam up your layouts with glitter rub-ons, and create custom envelopes that are just as pretty as the cards they hold! It’s all here on this episode of Art & Soul®!

click here !

Friday, October 16, 2009

Art & Soul Epidsode: NEW! Fall Surprises

Put the “Boss” in Embossing with Art & Soul® You’ll want to catch the latest episode of Art & Soul®. You’ll learn how to create two-tone embossing, mix and match your kits, and snap pages in and out with the Snapease™ album system.

To Watch this episode today click here!

Monday, September 28, 2009


Check out "What's Left" To see Octobers Stamp Camp 12 x12 scrapbook layout! We will be using the brand new Twitterpated papers. This month's colors include: Sorbet, Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, and Crystal Blue.

Stamp Camp will be held Wednesday October 28th at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Close To My Heart Art & Soul Episode: Crossing Borders!

Check out the new Art & Soul episode: Crossing Borders! This great new episode features the brand new Grace paper pack with some great ideas for your own artwork. During this episode you will also learn how to use the new Soft Set Eyelit Tool! So check out the link below:

Click here to watch this episode now!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Birthday Card

I made this card for my friend for her Birthday. I just love the color combo in this card.


Twitterpated level 2

Chocolate cardstock

Topiarty cardstock

Sweet Leaf cardstock

Colonial White cardstock

Cocoa Ribbon

August STOM It's Your Day

Sorbet stamp pad

Chocolate stamp pad

Topiary stamp pad

Sweet Leaf stamp pad

clear sparkles

Saturday, August 29, 2009


I made three cards over the last week for a couple different occasions. I thought I would share them with you!

~Heavenly Blue cardstock
~Buttercup cardstock
~Colonial White cardstock
~Emporium level 2
~Sweet Leaf ink
~Heavenly Blue ink
~Buttercup ink
~Desert Sand ink
~Sweet Leaf button
~Buttercup button
~Crystal Blue button
~Colonial White buttons
~Treetops stamp set
~Noteworthy stamp set
~foam squares
~blue ribbon(Roberts)

~Crystal Blue cardstock
~Sweet Leaf cardstock
~Colonial White cardstock
~Sorbet cardstock
~Twitterpated level 2
~You're A Hoot stamp set
~From Me To You stamp set
~Chocolate Dots organdy ribbon
~Chocolate ink
~Sweet Leaf ink
~Crystal Blue ink
~Black bitty brads


~Twitterpated Level 2

~Sillouhette Level 2

~White Daisy cardstock

~Crystal Blue button

~Black Brad

~Cottage Floral stamp set

~From Me To You stamp set

~Crystal Blue ink

~Black ink

~Black marker

~Dimensional Elements Flowers

~White Daisy Ric Rac


~Glue Dot

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

September Constant Campaign

I am so excited to show you this. I received my card kit last Friday, and finally got a chance to sit down and play. If you know me, you know that I am not one to do what the instructions say. Some of it is what the instruction guide shows, but I changed some papers.

A few things. I suggest buying the Sweet Leaf stamp pad. The kit comes with Dutch Blue and Chocolate (mini's) but I used Sweet Leaf in some places and I think it looks so much better! #2 - All embellishments used are ones you get in the kit except the pearl stickies on the present in card #3 (i think). You can get those from a consultant, but they are not in the catalog. If you want to know more, please let me know.

Just a reminder, you can buy the card kit for $34.95 or you can earn it for free buy purchasing $60 in size A - E stamp sets starting August 18th. Just a note, this card kit is in a bag not a box, like past years.

So, you don't have to wait any more....

Monday, August 10, 2009

Candy Holder Teacher Gift

I have a party coming up and this is what i decided to make for the make and take. Here is the link for the pattern: http://fabulouslyartsy.blogspot.com/2008/10/pop-up-halloween-treat-holder.html

Supplies Used:
~Animal Cookies level 2
~Tulip cardstock
~White Daisy cardstock
~Treetops stamp set
~Red Sparkles
~Classmate Alpha
~Circle Coluzzle
~Dutch Blue ink
~Tulip ink
~Clover Meadow ink
~Desert Sand ink
~Black ink
~Oval Coluzzle
~Swivel Knife

Monday, July 27, 2009

Color Me Monday Heaven Sent

So I am a little behind with posting Color Me Monday. But I have made something every week. I am just now getting around to posting them.

I absolutely love this color combo! It is called Heaven Sent.

CTMH Supplies used:
Grey Wool Cardstock
Baby Pink cardstock
Key Lime cardstock
Bella level 2
Grey Wool ink
Hollyhock ink
Baby Pink ink
Key Lime ink
Dimensional Elements flowers
Baby Pink B&T
Sweet Leaf ribbon
Spring Craft Buttons

NON CTMH Supplies:
Baby Pink floss
Key Lime floss
Hollyhock floss
Grey Wool buttons

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Color Me Monday: Presto Chango!

When I first saw this color combination I had a really hard time with the colors. But after sitting down to play with it, I really love how the colors came together!! These colors will go great with sepia pictures!!!
For the 12x12 layout I used Reflections, Brown Bag cardstock, Creme Brulee cardstock, Cocoa cardstock, Perfect Day level 2, Cocoa grosgrain ribbon, Creme Brulee ribbon round, Cocoa embroidery floss, Creme Brulee buttons, Dimensional Elements Monograms, Juniper ink, Creme Brulee ink, Brown Bag ink, Cocoa ink, and a sponge.

For the card I used Originals Card Confidence, Perfect Day level2, Juniper cardstock, Brown Bag cardstock, Creme Brulee cardstock, Colonial White cardstock, Cocoa grosgrain ribbon, Creme Brulee ribbon round, Chocolate bigger brads, Cocoa embroidery floss, Clear buttons, All Buttoned Together stamp set, Creme Brulee ink, Cocoa ink, Juniper ink, Brown Bag ink, needle, and poker tool.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Color Me Monday: Hollyhock in bloom!

For this weeks color me Monday here is the card I created.(layout coming soon!) I used wishes "Just Right", Juniper cardstock, Hollyhock cardstock, Creme Brulee cardstock, Blush cardstock, February Word Puzzle stamp set, Fieldtrip Alphabet stamp set, Blush buttons, White Daisy buttons, Blush Waxy Flax, Juniper ink, Hollyhock ink, and Blush ink.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Color Me Monday

Jeanette Lynton(CEO of CTMH) does a Color Me Monday. She combines 4 colors and does a few projects. I decided I am going to play along. I am going to try every week to design something with her color combo. Here is this weeks Color Me Monday!She calls this one Sweet Leaf Lipstick. This is the card I created using that color combo! I used the Wishes Card Confidence Program pattern Pieced Together, White Daisy cardstock, Twilight cardstock, Sweet Leaf cardstock, Animal Cookies Creative Basics, Cupcake Sprinkles stamp set, Sweet Leaf ink, Twilight ink, Tulip ink, and Twilight brads.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Father's Day Card

For this card I used the brand new Wishes Card Confidence Program "Medallion", Creative Basics paper pack, Cranberry cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, Grey Wool cardstock, Heavenly Blue cardstock, Cranberry grosgrain ribbon, Kanji Phrases stamp set, Rustic Alphabet stamp set, Twilight Cardstock, Coluzzle Circle, Grey Wool ink, Cranberry ink, Twilight ink, Heavenly Blue ink, and Twilight ink. It should be rotated 90 degrees to the right but for some reason it won't let me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Let's Luau

This is the invitation I made for Carston's 1st birthday. It's supposed to be rotated 90 degrees but it wouldn't upload that way sorry. I used Originals Card Confidence program "Scalloped Money Holder", Moon Doggie level 2, Indian Corn Blue cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, Sunflower brads, Rock n' Roll technique, Cranberry ink, Desert Sand ink, Sunflower ink, Charm Lowercase Alphabet stamp set, Extreme Happiness stamp set, Clear embossing ink, White Daisy embossing powder, Cocoa ink, Chocolate Dots organdy ribbon, Swivel knife, craft heater, Cranberry brad, poker tool, foam square, and scissors.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


For this layout I used a workshop guide available for consultants online. If anyone is interested in the dimensions just let me know and I can get them to you. I used the Tinkerin level 2, Clover Meadow cardstock, Holiday Red cardstock, Sunflower cardstock, Twilight cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, Twilight ink, Clover Meadow ink, Sunflower ink, Sunny Yellow ink, Holiday Red ink, White Daisy RicRac, Holiday Red brads, Holiday Red buttons, Badge Buttons, Field Trip Alphabet stamp set, Sunflower Waxy Flax, and vellum.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


For this layout I used Cherish "Puzzle Junkie", Moon Doggie level 2, Cranberry cardstock, Sunflower cardstock, Indian Corn Blue cardstock, Garden Green cardstock, Desert Sand cardstock, Cranberry ink, Sunflower ink, Indian Corn Blue ink, Garden Green ink, Desert Sand ink, Sunflower Sassy Strand, Cranberry Bigger Brads, and Cricut Cartridge Makin' the Grade.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mother's Day Card

For this card I used the Originals Card Confidence Program "Side Focus", Bella Level 2, Desert Sand cardstock, Smokey Plum cardstock, Vanilla Cream cardstock, Smokey Plum ink, Desert Sand ink, Creme Brulee ink, Olive ink, Hollyhock ink, Chocolate Dots organdy ribbon, Clear Buttons, Blush waxy flax, clear sparkles, Endless Friendship stamp set, Mini-Medley Accents Collection Spring Blossom Creme Brulee, and glue dots.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Easter 2009

This is Easter 2009. For the left page I used Reflections Bottom Border Portrait Alternate, for the right page I used Reflections Triple Play Basic, Animal Cookies Level 2, Clover Meadow cardstock, Dutch Blue cardstock, Tulip cardstock, Desert Sand cardstock, Building Block stamp set, White Daisy Ric-Rac, Tulip brad, Desert Sand eyelits, and Sunflower Foam Die-Cuts Numbers.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

May Stamp Of The Month Card

This is a card I made for my sister for her college graduation. I used the Originals Card Confidence Program "Scalloped Money Holder"(rotated), Silhouette Level 2, Hollyhock cardstock, Black ink, Black organdy ribbon, Clear Sparkles, and the May Stamp of the Month "Be Yourself."

Monday, March 30, 2009

A Day at the Beach

For the left page I used Reflections Main Frame "Back Drop," for the right page I used Reflections Sampler Mix, Stardust Level 2, Topiary cardstock, Heavenly Blue cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, Honey cardstock, Moonstruck cardstock, Desert Sand ink, Sunflower brads, Topiary brads, Cricut Cartridge Tear Drop, Dimensional Elements Framed Fun, Topiary Grosgrain ribbon, Sponge, velum, and glue dots.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jr. Jags in Candyland

For the left page I used Reflections Bottom Border Photo Focus, for the right page I used Reflections Half & Half Balanced(rotated), Daydream Level 2, Giggle Uppercase Stamp Set, Hollyhock Cardstock, Sweet Leaf Cardstock, Lilac Mist Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Hollyhock ink, Sweet Leaf ink, Lilac Mist ink, Blush buttons, White Daisy Buttons, Sweet Leaf Buttons, White Daisy Sassy Strands, White Daisy Ric-Rac ribbon, Lilac Mist brads, Vellum, and Glue Dots.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pick of the Patch

This is a layout I made for 2008's Pumpkin patch. The left page is Reflections Title Topper-Equal Portions, the right page is reflections Quartet-Offset(rotated), Indian Corn Blue Cardstock, Autumn Terracotta Cardstock, Olive Cardstock, Vineyard Berry Cardstock, Cocoa Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Olive ink, Autumn Terracotta ink, Indian Corn Blue Ink, Cocoa ink, Vineyard Berry ink, Friendship Patch Stamp Set, Oxy Clean, Pewter photo hanger, Garden Green grosgrain ribbon, Autumn Terracotta brads, Garden Green brad, Foam Squares, sponge, George Cricut Cartridge, and a craft heater.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Snapshots Layout

For the left page I used Imagine "Proof Preview", For the right page I used Imagine "Jazzy Combination"(rotated), Emporium Level 2, Heavenly Blue Cardstock, Buttercup Cardstock, Sweet Leaf Cardstock, Vineyard Berry Cardstock, Vineyard Berry Ink, Buttercup Ink, Sweet Leaf Ink, Twilight Ink, Heavenly Blue Ink, Noteworthy Stamp Set, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Alphabet, Pewter Bitty Brads, White Daisy Button, Chocolate Waxy Flax, Edge Distresser, Scissors, Vineyard Berry Grosgrain Ribbon, and a Piercing Tool.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March Stamp Camp Layout

This is the layout I made for my March Stamp Camp. For the left page I used Reflections "Main Frame Charmed(rotated)," the right page is Reflections "Bottom Border Title," Stardust Level 2, Grey Flannel Cardstock, Desert Sand Cardstock, Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Honey Cardstock, Topiary Cardstock, Outdoor Denim Ink, Topiary Ink, Desert Sand Ink, Honey Ink, Grey Flannel Ink, Clear buttons, Sunflower Bigger Brads, Bamboo Waxy Flax, Chocolate Dots Organdy Ribbon, Outdoor Denim Brads, Headline Alpha, Outdoor Denim Re-Inker, and Believe In Your Dreams Stamp Set.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

First Photo Layout

This is 12 x12 layout I made as I am going back and re-doing my old scrapbook. I used the Reflections page "Main Frame Details"(rotated), Rowdy Level 2, Olive Cardstock, Barn Red Cardstock, Dimensional Elements Framed Fun, Cricut Cartridge Plantin Schoolbook, Barn Red Re-inker, Outdoor Denim Bigger Brads, Barn Red Bigger Brads, Dimensional Elements Monograms "F," Glue Dots, Cocoa Ink, and Olive Re-inker.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stardust Card

This is a card I created for my quarterly card swap. I used the Originals Card Book design: Pieced Panels, Cupcake Sprinkles stamp set, Star Brads, Outdoor Denim ink pad, Topiary ink pad, Create a Shade pearl paint, Topiary re-inker, Outdoor Denim ribbon, Stardust Level 2, foam squares, and White cardstock.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Valentine Sucker

This is a sucker I created for Hayden to give out as a Valentine's gift for his friends. I used the February Word Puzzle, All My Love stamp set, Thats Amore' level 2, Cocoa ribbon round, Chocolate ink pad, Blush cardstock, Colonial White cardstock.