Saturday, February 19, 2011

So Thankful!

I am so thankful right now for the friends and family who have helped us through the last five months. In September, I never thought I would be able to make it this far. Two weeks ago I wouldn't have thought I could make it through a whole week of school. That is exactly what I did last week though and I couldn't have done it without the help of nice people all around me! I guess I just want to say thanks for all of the cards, gifts, phone calls, flowers, visits, prayers, and just help in general. Thanks so much and hopefully I will be able to help someone else if they ever have to go through a similar situation.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Almost Valentine's Day...

I am proud of myself for finishing some cards before a holiday arrives! I sent out our real valentines to some friends and family, but I wanted to make some fancy cards too. The cards that I mailed I cheated and ordered from shutterfly. For these cards, I used the Sweetheart Workshop on the Go and followed the guide directions. Sometimes it is nice not to think too hard about things! I used an easy folding technique on the card to the far left that I sometimes forget about. On the thin pink strip of paper near the top, I did a fan-fold and it almost makes the paper look like ribbon. It looks neat and is cheaper than using real ribbon! If you are interested in making your own cards using this kit, check out my website I hope that you have a great Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spray Pen Take 2

This week I am taking my mom to her chemo appointment...and that is not super fun, so I brought the rest of my Wings paper home to finish some cards. We had fun making these cards and experimenting with the spray pen. It can get messy though, so if you are using one make sure you have a paper down behind you. Somehow I always end up with ink all over my hands, but I think it is just me! Kind of like when I eat chocolate ice cream and always end up with it on my face, while everyone else seems to be fine. We had so much fun that we decided I should come home to make cards every Monday...if only work didn't get in the way!!!

If you like these cards you can make your own! Just go to my website to order your own Wings Workshop on the Go kit (G1016) It includes a cute stamp set, 12 pieces of B&T paper, 10 pieces of cardstock, black mini-medley accents, a spray pen, and a workshop guide. You will have enough supplies to make 2 two-page layouts and six cards...with some left over! Don't forget to order the vineyard berry reinker if you would to use the spray pen like I did. All the spray pen needs is water and re-inker...I did use pearl paint, but that is optional.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I know I said someday...

I know that I literally just said someday maybe I would be a Close to My Heart consultant, but I guess someday means right now...I finally decided to sign up. I guess two big reasons are that I absolutely love the products that they sell and I have been using them myself for over seven years! The coordinating colors and paper make it so easy that anyone can make beautiful things. I also think that I need a fun hobby and something to distract me right now. I am not counting on anything so that I don't get disappointed, but hopefully it will be fun and not too stressful. I have never done anything like this before, but I am up for trying something new!

So if you are reading this and you would like to have a gathering or learn more about what Close to My Heart offers for scrapbooking and stamping products, please email me at or check out my website at Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events!

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