Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to view my artwork for the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!   If you have come from Brenda's blog, you are on the right track.  You can also just start at my blog or check out all of the hoppers HERE.
 Cutie Pie (S1412) is a set of 11 stamps that you can purchase for $17.95 or get for $5 with a qualifying purchase.

I used patterned paper from two different paper packs to make this 5x7 card.  I also used the Foam Mat (Z1859) and the Ruler (Z1471) to make small holes in the Crystal Blue and Chevron Paper with my piercing tool.  Just around the outer edge for a little something extra.

Chalk It Up Paper Pack, Wanderful Paper Pack, Champagne, Black, Sorbet and Crystal Blue Cardstock, Neutral Baker's Twine, Sorbet and Black Ink

Now hop on over to Pam's blog to see what she has created.  Enjoy the hop and I hope this holiday season is your best one yet!


Friday, November 28, 2014

The Rest of the Story

Here are the rest of the cards made using the card workshop found in the Wishes Card Making Book  The first post can be found HERE

 Enjoy looking and I hope you make a few cards using this pattern.  
 We are needing some bright festive colors around here lately.  Too much cold and snow too early, don't you think?
Stay warm and craft on!


Monday, November 24, 2014

It's the Little Things

The Stamp of the Month for November is It's The Little Things (S1411).  A set of 15 stamps just for you!  Don't miss out on getting your very own.  It will only be around till the end of November.  Just $5 with qualifying purchase.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Peace and Joy

A little sampling of things I have been making.  I used the Snowhaven Paper Pack along with Best Christmas (D1613) stamp set.  And have you seen our new BAGS?  They are so cute and versatile.  There are four colors to pick from:  Lagoon, Slate, Ruby and Honey.  What a great bag to slip a little goodie in.  Check out the Designer Creations Paper Bags HERE
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

At Grandma and Grandpa's

More paper from the Yuletide Carol Paper Pack  Isn't it pretty?  And more Yuletide Carol Complements and pieces from the Assortment.  There is some Shimmer Trim on the second page
as well as a stamped snowman from the Christmas Past (D1610) Stamp Set.  I will add my journaling to this layout and be all done.  Memories perserved!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Oldies but Goodies

Do you remember when you purchased the Wishes Card Making Book?  How great it was to have all of those patterns at your disposal?  I hope you have been using it all of the time.  It's a great resource!
 My mom has been making cards from the Greetings Card Workshop in Wishes, and I thought I would share them here.
 There are sixteen cards that you can make with one piece of B&T and two pieces of Cardstock.  She used a retired paper pack with various stamp sets and embellishments.
 The cards go together really quickly and as you can see, they can be jazzed up anyway you want.
As easy or as detailed as you desire.  Here are eleven of the cards and I will share the rest later in the month.  If you are looking for fast and easy way to make your Christmas cards this year, this is a great way to do it.  Happy Creating,


Tuesday, November 11, 2014


These are last year's Christmas pictures at the in-laws.  I always enjoy seeing pictures of the kids and how they have changed from last year.  We had such a wonderful time, laughing, visiting and enjoying time spent together.
This is a two page layout using the Yuletide Carol Paper Pack.  The colors of this pack are Ruby and New England Ivy, with a little Champagne and Black thrown in.  With just some journaling added, my layouts will be done.
I add some of the embellishments from the Yuletide Carol Compliments.  The girl carrying the tree, a bunch of ivy and the banner are all from the set.  I stamped JOY from the Noel Stamp Set (C1598) and also used Gold Metal Shapes and Glitter Gems from the Yuletide Carol Assortment.  All coordinated to make assembly easy.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Thanks So Very Much

We all need thank-you cards.  Here's one using the Pathfinding Paper Pack and my go-to books Make It From Your Heart.  

Supplies:  Pathfinding Paper Pack, For A Friend Stamp Set , Glacier and Barn Red Cardstock, Barn Red Ink, Bronze Shimmer Trim and Sparkles

We have so much to be thankful for!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Christmas Morning

Just trying to catch up with last year's holiday photos.  This is Snowhaven with the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.
I love how easy pages go together when you have overlays like this.  We had so much fun watching the paper fly as the packages were opened.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Lucky 5

That's this month's Constant Campaign!  November marks the 5 year anniversary of Studio J!  There are 5 ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media

1:  Through the month of November, all layouts purchased through Studio J are $5

2: Every fifth order placed in Studio J during November recieves a FREE surprise CTMH accessory in the shipping box!  A value of $5 or more.

3:  Five "golden tickets" will be randomly sent out in print orders.  This ticket is redeemable for one of CTMH's new D-ring albums loaded with 10 top load protectors.  (pattern and color based on availability)

4: Simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites and post them to the CTMH Facebook page.  Five winners will be selected and will receive their very own D-ring album with protectors!

5: Last but not least, post your favorites to Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  And as with Facebook, there will be 5 winner picked and will receive a D-ring album with 10 protectors

Don't miss out on this great promo!!


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