Friday, November 30, 2012

Special Close To My Heart Sale

Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that Close To My Heart is making fabulous deals available to you. At 12:00 AM (MST) on December 1, new items will be added to the “While Supplies Last” section of my web site's shopping page. Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at this time.

To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on my web site that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value! Shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last.

Shop through my online gathering and you could also earn the hostess rewards! Just click join!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Grinch Card using Cricut

I was looking through my stamps today, making plans for my Christmas cards. I found a retired Close To My Heart set with the sentiment "What if Christmas doesn't come from a store." "What if Christmas means a little bit more. - The Grinch." After reading that I knew I wanted to make a Grinch! Instead of spending hours playing with Design Studio, I searched the Internet to see if someone had a Grinch tutorial. My search led me to many punch art designs. I liked this one the best. I bought the tutorial even though I don't have the punches needed. Instead I used it to guide me through finding shapes to cut on the Cricut that matched the punches. I found all the shapes on the Art Philosophy cartridge. If you're on my Christmas card list you may be getting this in the mail!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

FSS Pointy Poinsettia Flowers

Now that Thanksgiving is over I feel ready to listen to Christmas music and make my cards! This card uses the Pointy Poinsettia Flowers Pre-Colored design from Fred, She Said. Head on over to Fred, She Said for a Black Friday sale until Monday!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Just a Note" Card

I've been wanting to subscribe to the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kit for awhile. I decided to make it a Christmas present to myself! My first kits, November and Holiday, arrived a week ago. I'm still not ready to make holiday cards so I'm using the November kit to make some general note cards.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fred, She Said Winter 2012 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fred, She Said Winter 2012 Blog Hop! The flakes will be flying in earnest soon...grab yourself a cuppa something warm and spend a while checking out the new Fred, She Said Winter images!    

If you have arrived from Zehra’s blog, you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog

Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE! One winner will receive ALL of this:

Bearly Mine Designs - £15 gift voucher
$25 GC to CropStop (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store

I choose to use the Pine Cone Spray Precolored Set for this clean and simple card. The image has the look of snow that I highlighted with a Gelly Roll Stardust pen. It doesn't photograph well, but it is really sparkly! This is such an easy card to mass produce that it makes sending handmade cards feasible for anyone! That's why I love Fred, She Said!  

Your secret word on my blog is: a

Your next stop on the hop is Donna's blog.  
Winners will be selected on November 23, 2012 at 12:01 EST.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Card

Close To My Heart recently pinned the picture "Flirt with Autumn" to Pinterest. It gave me the idea for a card. Paper piecing on the stamped image gives an interesting effect to the cornucopia  I can't believe Thanksgiving is one week away! 



Friday, November 9, 2012

Pumpkin Bouquet Card

Autumn is my favorite season so I've been making a few seasonal projects before the Christmas crafting projects take over! I created my card using sketch #183 from Unscripted Sketches. The focal image is a Fred, She Said Design Pumpkin Bouquet. It was colored with Close To My Heart alcohol markers.

Other Supplies
Flirty Paper Packet
Antique Gold Button from the Mini Medley Collection
Autumn Lane Assortment 
Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I'm grateful for...

I've been using this paper pack for lots of projects and it is quickly becoming a favorite! This card was inspired from Close To My Heart's Idea Book and Catalog.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Autumn Blooms Layout

Right Page

Left Page
This layout was started in July 2012 at Close To My Heart's convention. I don't remember the number of circles we had to punch but it was a lot. It made a great background page element. I love this paper packet for autumn.