Friday, February 22, 2013

Using My Stash Up #3

This week I'm posting projects I created recently to "use up my stash". I've been using older and sometimes retired paper. This beautiful paper Clementine is still available. 

In addition to paper packs I reached for stamps sets that need to be dusted! It was fun to revisit  stamp set I haven't used in years. I do love these bears! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Using Up My Stash #2

This week I'm posting projects I created recently to "use up my stash" of older, retired paper. 

Sometimes Close To My Heart has incredible deals that you can't pass up and then you find yourself with a life time supply of paper. That happened to me years ago! I'm not even sure what the paper pack special was named, maybe Cocoa Cafe? 

This card also uses a Poppies a digital design from Fred She Said. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Using Up My Stash #1

You buy a paper packet because it's so beautiful and then you think it's too pretty to use. Is it just me or has anyone else done this? :)

This card was made from a favorite Close To My Heart paper packet from years ago called Elegant Bouquet. I love the colors of Cranberry, Buttercup, and Garden Green together.This week I decided to make an effort to use old, retired Close To My Heart paper or stamps to "use up my stash".

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mom's Birthday Card

My mom celebrated 75 years on February 10! This was the card I made her using a new design from Fred She Said.

Pemberely Paper Packet (retired Close To My Heart)
Gelly Roll Stardust Pen (Sakura)
Originals - A Heartfelt Classic Card Pattern (Close To My Heart)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine Treat Tubes

One of my favorite product lines from Close To My Heart is My Creations. These clear treat tubes are new in the Spring / Summer 2013 Idea Book and Catalog. However, they are currently back ordered  I'm glad I got mine in time to make these sweet treats for my coworkers on Valentine's Day.

The My Creations Treat tubes will be great for party favors and presenting small gifts. I even folded up cash to give my niece and nephews!

My Creations Treat Tubes ( CTMH back ordered until March 1)
Sweetheart Paper Pack (retired CTMH)
Pink Designer Ribbon Collection (retired CTMH)
Paradise Baker's Twine Assortment (CTMH)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day at School

These are the Valentine mailboxes we made from cereal boxes.

Keeping the theme of alligators I found printable valentines from Lettering Delights on sale for $1! At that price I picked a few collections for the future.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Funny Valentine

I love the Fred, She Said sentiment that comes with the heart shaped box of candy. The inside says..."But to be honest, It was a very tough call!"

Better Than Chocolate Digi (Fred. She Said Designs)
Sweetheart Paper Pack (retired Close To My Heart)
Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart)
Silk Ribbon (May Arts)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Card for a New Big Sister

Yesterday's post was a new baby card for a family that had a baby boy last month. This card is specifically for the big sister. This is her first sibling and I wanted to recognize that too.

Emma in Her Cool Cap (Fred She Said Digital Designs)
Sophia Paper Packet (retired CTMH)
Sentiment (CK Cute Font)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Card for New Baby

Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge (Provo Craft)
Inside and Out: Baby stamp set (Papertry Ink)
Dotty For You Paper Packet (retired CTMH)
Heavenly Blue Cardstock (retired CTMH)
Fruit Pink E02 Marker (Copic)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fred She Said Ground Hog Day Blog Hop

Fred She Said is having a Ground Hog Day Blog Hop. Tracey, from Fred She Said hails from Wiarton, Ontario, Canada, home of Wiarton Willie, the albino ground hog. Every February 2nd, Willie emerges from his den to predict whether or not we will have an early Spring. If he sees his shadow, he will become frightened and scurry back into his den, hailing 6 more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, he will declare an EARLY SPRING woohoo! Tracey has asked the Fred She Said DT to make a card - either a "wintery" card ( if they think Willie will predict a LATE SPRING ) or a "Flowery or Spring" card ( if they think he will predict an EARLY SPRING ).

Your job, dear blog hopper, is to hop along and TALLY up how many DT thought it will be an EARLY SPRING and how many predict a LATE SPRING. Instructions on how to enter will be posted on the last stop at the FSS CHALLENGE BLOG. Blog Hop closes Friday February 8th,  Midnight EST

$30 GC for the Fred She Said Store
$25 GC for Crop Stop ( provided by Tracey )

( 25% off any purchase on or over $10 from Friday FEB 1 UNTIL Sunday FEB 3 midnight EST ) 


LATE SPRING... I'm loving the cool purple and blue chalked embossed background with the sparkly Crystal Snowflake cut file from Fred, She Said as the main image. Wiarton Willie (or since I'm from PA Punxsutawney Phil) will see his shadow and that means we'll still be walking in a winter wonderland! Now head on over to Janet Kay's blog to see her prediction!

Here is the blog hop list in case you lose your way!

Blog Hop List:

Crystal (me)
Janet Kay
FSS CHALLENGE BLOG ( entry instructions )

Good luck and Have Fun!