Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Moments

My ten year old daughter made this card after my idea book release party. I just had to share her creativity. This card was made from scraps I had left over from another card set. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Wow!! It has been busy here.  We have been working in the computer lab at school to help get the computers going and time has just flown.  We went to the funeral home/funerals twice this week with one more to go tomorrow night. I have not had a chance to post but  I will. I am working on getting new stuff for my idea book release on the 28th.  I am excited about the new idea book, papers, and all sorts of new stuff.  I will be posting next week with pictures of items I have created. 

Till next week..... Happy Creating

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

7 Reasons I love CTMH

I created this layout to show why I love CTMH. I used my top 7 reasons.  The card with my name on it came from the box when I first received my welcome kit.  It is just like a birthday or Christmas when I receive a shipment of goodies.  The 7 reasons are: 1) Family, 2)Helping others realize their creativity while relaxing, 3) Friends, 4) Time for Me, 5) Relaxation, 6) Precious memories I preserve, 7) Creating. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

I made these cards for a few of the students in our congregation that are getting ready to participate in fall activities.  I used the paper packet we have called Game On and then added the color of Sunny Yellow to make the gold for the school colors black and gold.  I also used patterns from our wonderful how to book Wishes.  I hope you enjoy these. They were quick and easy. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Beginning of School

Yesterday was the first day of school for my two girls.  They had a good day for the first day.  I hope it continues to be good days.  I think going to school where mommy went to school helps too.  I do not have their first day of school pictures developed and scrapbooked yet but I will get to it.  I hope your children had a great first day of school too.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August Online Sale Day 8 (last day)

I made this card box using the Jingle paper packet and my creations box.  The inside holds cards, envelopes, pen and small notebook, tags, and small cards.  These are the cards that I made using the Jingle paper packet as well.  These are great as gifts or as your own card box. You are ready to go for your Christmas cards with these boxes.  I got this idea from a Close To My Heart friend and I know I'm not sure which one. This was made last year.  I want to say it was Debi Barber. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Online Sale Day 7

This layout of my daughter Hannah when she was 18 months was made using the Bella paper pack.

Monday, August 9, 2010

August Online Sale Day 6

These are cards I made using the Animal Cookies paper pack and the My Stickease. These were really easy to make. Our My Stickease are cardstock thickness.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

August Sale Day 5

This a layout I made using the Simple Pleasures level 2 pack.  It is on the August sale too.  This layout is of a few of our friends that were with us at dinner on the Restoration trip we took a couple of years ago. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

August Online Sale Day 4

I bought this Back Country for the purpose of making male cards.  Here are a few I made with this paper packet.

Friday, August 6, 2010

August Online Sale Day 3

Today I am posting a single page made from the Life Delights level 2 paper pack and I used the Stickease to embellish. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August Online Sale Day 2

This is a layout that I created using the Daydream level 1 kit. These kits are great for the new scrapbooker, the scrapbooker that is behind and needs a little fast help to get caught up, and the established scrapbooker. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August Online Sale

Close To My Heart is having an outrageous sale beginning August 4 and ending August 11.  My Stickease are $2, level 1 kits are $4, and level 2 paper packs are $6. This sale is only online and lasts for 8 days.  Shop my website for incredible deals!

This is a layout I created using the Daydream paper packet.  Check back each day for a new sample. 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August is Back to School Month

August is Back to School Month so I thought I would begin my blog with learning.  I love to learn new techniques, tips, and ideas. How about you?  My first technique happens to be my favorite so far.  I just love to random stamp.  I will show you by making a 5x7 card using the Something Splendid stamp set. 

1.First take the largest stamp and random stamp your area in a triangle pattern. 

2.Second use the next to largest stamp and stamp in a pattern.  Here I used a technique called second generation stamping.  It is simple, just stamp your inked stamp on a scratch piece of paper then your area you are working. 

3.Third use the next smaller sized stamp and stamp your area. I again used the second generation technique here. 

4. I used the smallest sized stamp and stamped using the second generation technique as well.
The second generation technique gives a lighter hue of the ink used.  I used the four colors that go with the paper pack Splendor. 

5. Adhere the paper to its position and embellish.

6. To embellish this card I stamped the big flower, cut it out, and sponged with a darker blue around the edges.  I then added the center of the flower. 
You could also pop the flower or add ribbon or brads just as easy.