Saturday, November 17, 2012

November Card Class

This card is from the Workshops on the Go™ Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit G1043.
Unlike the last card, with this one I followed the instructions exactly as they were in the instructional brochure. This kit gives you instructions to make 15 cards (5 each of 3 designs). By following the pattern and cutting instructions you'll have 15 Christmas cards completed in no time.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November Card Class

This is one of the cards for my November Card Class. I created it from the Workshops on the Go™ Avonlea Cardmaking Kit G1041. I used one of the patterns and the included stamp set, but used different paper and colors from the kit other than what it showed in the instructional brochure. I really like how you can follow the instructions exactly as shown for quick cards or change them up however you'd like.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

My 4 year old granddaughter made her mommy a birthday card. She loves to spend time in my craft room.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gift Box

This is a small gable box I made for my moms birthday gift. It was so easy using the new Cricut Artiste cartridge! The box, the banner, and the flowers were all cut from it. It is such a fun cartridge with so many cool 3D objects.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This is one of my October Card Class cards we will be making on Sunday the 21st at 2:00.
It features the Flirty paper pack and the stamp set D1525 Casual Expressions.
The green is New England Ivy and the sentiment is stamped in Goldrush.
This is a "swing card". It was cut using the awesome new Artiste Cricut cartridge that is exclusive to Close To My Heart. There are nine different swing card shapes on the cartridge and coordinating stamp sets that match the shape of the "swing" part.

For the month of October when you purchase 9 layouts in Studio J you will receive your 10th one FREE!

Monday, June 18, 2012

June Card Class - card 1

This card uses the very cute SOTM set Life Is Tweet S1206.
The paper pack is Footloose X7151B. The Footloose paper pack is so cheery and perfect for Summer/beach themed layouts. Featured colors here are Creme' Brulee, Sweet Leaf, and Lagoon.
The card is made from the Colonial White Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes Z1738.
The bird was stamped partially onto the Colonial White cs and then again on the blue paper and cut out and layered on top. The inside of the card says "It's your birthday"
Don't you just love that little bird!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June Card Class

Join me Sunday June 24th at 2:00.
Cost is $5 or free with a $5 or more purchase.
We will be making three cards.

Earn one prize ticket for each of the following:

  • Bring your scissors
  • Bring your Idea Book
  • Bring your adhesives (mono, glue dots, foam tape)
  • Bring an adult guest who has never attended
  • Place an order
  • RSVP by 6/20
  • Be on time
Must be present to win.

Hope to see you on June 24th!

Saturday, June 2, 2012


                                              What a great time to buy stamps!

During the month of June when you buy 2 stamp sets you get one FREE.

          Here's the details:

  • Purchase any 2 stamp sets (sized A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a 3rd stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value) - a savings of up to $29.95!

  • Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable (K), Workshops on the Go, Cricut collection, and Stamp of the Month (both discounted and full-priced) sets.

  • No quantity limits! For every 2 you buy, you get 1 FREE (keep in mind that it is the lowest priced stamps that you will get for free).

  • Shipping applies on free stamps.

  • Available only from June 1st - June 30th.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Card Class

May card class will be at my house on Sunday May 20th at 2:00.

The cost is $5 or free with a $5 or more purchase.

Please RSVP by Wed. 5/16.

Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

April Card Class - Card 1

This card is made with the Lucy paper packet (X7149B)

Ink colors used are Grey Wool (Z2125), Sweet Leaf (Z2153), and Blush (Z2106)

Cardstock colors are Grey Wool and Blush. It also features Grey Wool Baker's Twine.

The stamp set is Heartfelt Treasures (C1456)

The card is based off a card that my upline Ginni made.
I used a different stamp set than were on her card.

April Card Class

My April Card Class will be on April 15 at 2:00 pm.

We will be making three cards. I will be posting the first card later today.

Be sure to check out the Dotty For You paper packet that is featured for the April special. It is vibrant and will be perfect for cards or Spring/Summer layouts.

I hope everyone has a very happy Easter!

It is a beautiful day today here in Salem, OR!! It is so nice to see the Sun again. And the blue sky is amazing.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Card two for my March Card Class

This card uses the new stamp set D1515 Play Day and the new paper X7154B Cruisin'.
I love the color combination of this paper pack.
On this card I paired two of the papers and decided to highlite Cranberry. The boy is stamped in Twilight ink and the edge of the paper is distressed with the same ink. I layered it on Cranberry card stock. The Happy Birthday (from a retired set) is stamped and edged in Cranberry and backed by Twilight card stock. The saying is attached with 3-D Foam Tape. There are two Juniper brads in the lower right corner.
The card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

This is the first of three child birthday cards for my March Card Class

This card uses two new stamp sets D1505 Roar! and D1508 Diverse Backgrounds.
I stamped the entire front of the card with the speckled background stamp and Bamboo ink. The dinosaurs are stamped in Sorbet, Pear, and Pacifica. The bones are Pacifica and the saying is Pear. I edged the card and the saying with Sorbet ink and a sea sponge Texture Tool. The card base is Colonial White. The saying is backed by Pacifica card stock. The card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

My Granddaughter Phoenix had alot of fun using the fourth dinosaur in the set. Her favorite color is blue, so no matter what image she is stamping, it is always BLUE.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

From March 1 - 31 when you sign up as a member of my team you will get the Cricut Art Philosophy bundle FREE! It's a $99 value. 
(If you already own the Art Philosophy bundle you can choose $100 in Select Product Credit)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Consultant Kit contents

Look at all the beautiful products you'll receive in the new consultant kit. The cost is only $99 but valued much higher. And when you join my team March 1-31 you can add the Cricut Art Philosophy bundle to this kit FREE! A $99 savings.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January Card Class - card #3

This card uses the Typeset paper pack. The stamp set is the Celebration set that comes with the Art Philosophy cartridge. The cupcake and wrapper were cut with that cartridge.
The colors are Creme Brulee, Vineyard Berry, and Juniper.
All of the cards this month are 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

Thursday, January 12, 2012

January Card Class - Card #2

This card also uses the January special  Rock the Block. I am always amazed at all the different looks that can be made using one stamp set.
The colors are Blush, Tulip, and Grey Wool.
The hearts and keys were cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge. The keys are tied with White Daisy Embroidery Floss.

Monday, January 9, 2012

January card class

Here is the first card for my January card class.
It features the Rock the Block set which is the January special.
The colors are Black and Cranberry. The button and pin are from the Bling Assortment Z1466.

I was inspired by a card from fellow consultant Brenda Rose. You can see her fabulous card here