Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flag Photo Card

This week the challenge over at the Heart 2 Heart blog was to create a patriotic project. I choose to create a photo card. Last year at 4th of July I took several pictures of the flags at all of the events we attended. I am sending the card to the owners of that flag.

{Flag Photo Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Outdoor denim, Tulip, Colonial White (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Dot pattern from Just Because card kit (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Outdoor Denim (Close to my Heart)
Stamps:Holiday Hoopla (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: Paper flower
Tools: Circle punches, scallop punch

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mini album preview-video to come!

I had lots of craft projects planned for this this week, but I feel like the week is already flying by. My plan is to get a video of this mini album filmed this week and posted. (and a couple other things before I leave for convention on Sat/Sunday). So be watching for a video real soon!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Take a look at this....

My winning artwork has been posted on the Close to My Heart website. Click here to see!

You can find out all the details about the project from an older post-here! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A beady-eyed Owl

What a fun group of colors! I just love this owl, so cute! This is my card for this weeks color challenge over at Jeanette Lyntons Blog. Be sure to check out all the great ideas she has.
{Beady-Eyed Owl Card Supplies}
Cardstock:Creme Brulee, Cranberry, Colonial White (Close to My Heart_
Ink: Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry, Outdoor Denim(Cloe to My Heart)
Stamps:Hot Digity, Holiday Hoopla(Close to My Heart)
Other: Red Sparkles, Pewter brads, chipboard heart, foam tape, colonial white ribbon, piercing tool(Close to My Heart) Scallop punch (SU)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Little Red Bird

A fun Color combo this week at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog. Be sure to go buy and check out the design teams work as well as all the other entries! My card was inspired by the card in this video from Close to My Heart.
{ Little Red Bird Card Supplies}
Cardstock: Colonial White, Buttercup, Tulip, Black (Close to My Heart)
Pattern Paper: Cherry-O Level 2 packet(Close to My Heart)
Stamps: True Friends, Happy Holidays, Hot Digity (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Tulip, Black, Buttercup(Close to My Heart)
Other: Buttercup ribbon, foam tape, Edge distresser (Close to My Heart) Scallop Punch (SU)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Color Inspiration Combo RC#4

This week is going to be all about the colors again-All the challenges I plan to do involve colors.
I pulled out some older stamps and die cuts for this one. I am also in a "sanding mood lately" Everything is sanded.

{Happy Birthday Card Supplies}
Paper: Hollyhock, White Daisy and Dutch Blue Cardstock, You Rock Level 2 Packet(Close to My Heart)
Ink:Hollyhock(Close to my Heart)
Stamps:Playful Flourish, Tickled Pink(retired), From Me to you(retired)(Close to My Heart)
Other: Heavenly Blue embossing powder, Clear Sparkles, Buttercup buttons, die cut flowers(from Tickled Pink:retired), Sanding Kit

Monday, June 21, 2010

I just had to share....

my 5 year CTMH charm came in the mail over the weekend. I knew it would be coming, but I am even more excited now that is here. You can read about my 5 year anniversary here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Celebrate Independence

Happy Father's Day to everyone!
I know I should share a Father's Day card today, but I showed you all of them earlier in the month, so you will have to enjoy one more 4th of July card. (You can see a Father's Day card here, here and here.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

{Celebrate Independence Card Supplies}
Paper:White Daisy, Moonstruck and Holiday Red cardstock (Close to MY Heart)
Ink: Holiday Red, Moonstruck (Close to My Heart)
Stamps:In the Month of July(Close to My Heart)
Other: Prisma Glitter, Red ribbon, foam tape (close to MY Heart)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cherry Covered Recipe Box

I have seen several of these of over the past few days, and had to give it a try from myself. I think it turned out really cute! (Just a note-my handle is not functional, the weight of the box and all the recipe cards is too heavy to hold it by that, but it sure is cute!)
Here you can see that I use a couple of buttons and some branches from the yard to create the cherries and stems.

{Cherry Recipe Box Supplies}
Paper: Cherry-O Level 2 packet(Close to My Heart)
Ink: Bamboo, Blush (Close to My Heart)

Friday, June 18, 2010

my attempt at Fancy

For the most part, I think I make simple cards. This card ended up being way more detailed than I am use to making, but I really like it. I used the color combo from Jeanette Lyntons blog for this week. Be sure to go by her blog and check out what she made.
Supplies from Close to My Heart
Colonial White cardstock
Brown bag cardstock
creme brulee ink
Autumn terracotta ink
chocolate ink
chocolate marker
paper flowers
Autumn terracotta brads and photo clip
You've got flair stamp set
comments stamp set
Live inspired stamp set
vintage book pages

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I went wild with inks and stamps for this card. I also {for the 1st time} use my CTMH Colonial white pigment ink... and look how well you can see the cream color on the bamboo cardstock!! Yeah for great products!!!I also based my card on this card from Tresa Black.
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Cranberry Cardstock
Indian corn blue cardstock
Desert sand cardstock
Bamboo cardstock
Cranberry ink
Desert sand ink
Outdoor denim ink
Colonial White pigment ink
Boom Stamp set
Freedom stamp set
In the month of July stamp set
Cranberry ribbon
foam tape

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Freedom Circle Card

I really love how this circle card turned out. I think the eagle and flag truly represent the 4th of July and just how lucky we all are to live in such a wonderful place.
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Cranberry Cardstock
Bamboo Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
Indian Corn Blue Cardstock
Bamboo ink
Desert sand ink
Outdoor denim ink
Cranberry ink
Holiday red sparkles
Freedom stamp set
foam tape
Circle die cuts

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Independence Day

I can't believe that 4th of July is just around the corner. I am really excited about it this year-I will be spending my 4th of July in Washington DC!!
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Outdoor denim Cardstock
Cranberry cardstock
Colonial white cardstock
Bamboo Cardstock
Cranberry ink
Bamboo ink
Outdoor denim ink
Sweet home pattern paper
outdoor denim brads
bamboo photo corner
chipboard star
cranberry button
sanding kit
Freedom stamp set
In the Month of July stamp set
vintage book page

Monday, June 14, 2010

Clear Card Class-

If you are in the Lubbock area, today is the deadline to sign up for the clear cards class-
You can find all the detials here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

We have a Winner!

The winner of the 3 scallop circles and flowers is.....

Juel said...
What beautiful flowers!! After being away from my computer all week I see your post and it made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

June 12, 2010 11:33 AM

Juel-Email me at and I will ship you your goodies!

PS-I have been away all weekend, and I have an inbox full of questions about the doilies-I promise to answer all of the as soon as I can.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Flower and a Give Away!

I just realized that both challenges I did this week involved purple....could that be the new "in" color?

This is my card for this weeks color challenge at Jeanette Lyntons Blog. Be sure to go by and take a look, because she used these colors for some manly cards.

Supplies from Close to My Heart

Garden Green Cardstock

Twilight Cardstock

Smoky Plum Cardstock

Cocoa ribbon

Smoky plum ink

garden green ink

cocoa ink

foam tape

twilight corduroy brad

Pansy purple embossing powder

Versa mark ink

Spot on Background stamp

From me to you stamp set


Martha Stewart doily

paper crimper

cuttlebug scallop circle die cuts

And because I cut extra scallop circles I made some more to give away!

Just leave me a comment to win these 3 flowers and doilies.

I will use random generation to pick a winner on Sunday evening or Monday morning.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Readers Choice Combo No. 3

OK-I am loving this color combo! At first I thought it was way to many colors, but I just love them all together.
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Colonial White Cardstock
Pattern paper from You Rock
Cocoa ribbon
Smoky Plum ink
Olive ink
Garden Green ink
Olive Marker
blending pen
Olive watercolor pencil
foam tape
In the month of May stamp set
Everyday celebration stamp set
Dream stamp set (Petite Perks)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tie card

One more Father's Day card-Really simple and quick!
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Twilight Cardstock
Sweetleaf cardstock
White daisy cardstock
twilight ink
chocolate ink
chipboard brackets
square brad
In the month of June stamp set
A little everything stamp set

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Father's Day Gel Card

Father's Day is just around the corner, are you ready? Have you found your gift yet? This super fun gel card was inspired by my favorite crafter, blogger and video maker Tresa Black. If you want to know how to create a card like this watch her video here.
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Back Country Paper Pack
Chocolate ink
Outdoor denim ink
Olive ink
silver ink
black marker
edge distresser
foam tape
chocolate bitty brads
Say it with style stamp set
Campin Fever stamp set
hair gel

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Enjoy today

ETA:The Martha Stewart Doily came from Michaels-I looked and looked for them and almost missed them. They were hanging with the stickers and none of the doily was showing so they will be hard to spot at first. Here is a link to a picture of the packaging. Hope that helps you all!
I am finally getting caught up. Even though this week was a short week for me at work (Memorial day holiday on Monday) it sure felt like the longest week in history! I am glad to have today off for a little craft therapy!
For this card I used the color combo from Jeanette Lynton's blog this week. I also used a Martha Stewart mini doily that was inspired by this post.
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Cocoa Textured cardstock
Dutch Blue Cardstock
Bamboo Cardstock
Garden Green Cardstock
Dutch blue ink
Cocoa ink
Desert Sand ink
Bamboo ink
foam tape
paper flowers
dutch blue button
Giggle caps stamp set
Sans letters stamp set
graph paper
Martha Stewart doily

Friday, June 4, 2010

H2H9-Mini Pocket and Tag

This week the challenge over at the Heart 2 Heart blog was to use this sketch--we all know how much I love a good sketch!
For this card I used a store bought tag and created a pocket the holds a hidden message.
Supplies from CTMH-
Chocolate Textrued cardstock
Baby pink cardstock
pattern paper from Top stitch
Chocolate ink
twinkle brads
heavenly blue ribbon
circle punch
suade flower
love struck stamp set
tag from Office depot

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Last Weeks Colors

I am falling behind, with the holiday this week, I can't seem to get caught up. This is the color challenge from Jeanette Lyntons blog last week. It has been a work in progress for days....
I used a template for the card holder that I created a long time ago for this set of 3x3 cards.
You can find the template here

Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Garden green cardstock
White daisy cardstock
Crystal blue cardstock
Autunm terracotta ink
Crystal blue ink
New England Ivy ink
Pattern paper from Felicity collection
circle punch
Other-Ribbon and rhinestones