Sunday, April 24, 2016

Wavy Blooms and Watercolor

These three cards actually began as a 12 x 12 page.  I had randomly stamped the Wavy Blooms stamps and watercolor painted them on a full piece of watercolor paper to use for a piece of framed wall decor.  I ended up changing my mind for it's purpose and didn't want to waste all those pretty flowers.  

From the stamped and painted watercolor paper, I cut a 4" x 5.25" card front for the thank you card.  I stamped the little honeycomb stamp from Reel Life in Whisper ink to add a little background interest and then added some Silver Sequins for bling. 

Hmmm...what to do with the rest?  I decided to cut out the remaining flowers from the stamped and watercolor painted paper and add them to the two fancy card bases I had cut with 
the Artistry Cartridge.  
The circles were simply painted with a round brush.  Let them dry and outlined them with my Journaling Pen.  So quick and easy!

Close To My Heart Supplies:
Paper: Thistle, Black, Crystal Blue and Watercolor cardstock, Penelope B&T paper (tiny dot print for the Mother's Day Card)
CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge, Archival Black pad, 
Watercolor Paint Set and Brushes
Silver Sequins, Brown and Gold Sparkles, Purple Heart Gems
Journaling Pen

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Smile Some More!

Because I STILL can't get enough of this Life In Pictures stamp set, here's another card! 

Since this is the April Stamp of the Month, it will be gone soon so get yours soon!  It's only available to order through April 30th.  You can order here

Polaroid cameras were and are cool!  I remember as a kid we had one of the very early models.  My dad was a fantastic amateur photographer and was fascinated with all camera styles.  I would suppose that's why I love vintage cameras. 

I used a large brush and painted on the center swashes, is that a word?, of color mixed with a lot of water.  I let it dry and splattered with the same colors.  It's a fun look and very easy to do!

Supplies for this fun card:
Stamp sets: S1604 Life in Pictures April Stamp of the Month, Doodled Designs
White Daisy, Lagoon, and Black Cardstock 
Watercolor Paints and Brush sets, Memento Black Stamp Pad
Versamark Pad and Silver Embossing Powder
Scallop Border Punch
Purple Shimmer Trim, Silver Sequins, Purple Hearts Gems
Clearance-While Supplies Last: Lagoon Washi Tape

Thursday, April 14, 2016


I seriously can't get enough of this stamp set!  
It's called "Life in Pictures" and it's the 
COOL Close To My Heart ~ April Stamp of the Month!  

The overlay is from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge on page 7.  Cut @ 4".

I love vintage cameras so this set is right up my alley!  Check back soon for more camera fun!  

Only 2 weeks left before it's outta here!  

Get it here:

Additional Supplies:
Card #1 - CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge, Kaleidoscope paper pack
 Flamingo Dots, Clear Sparkles, Bonding Memories Glue Pen
Memento Black Pad, Silver Sequins
Card #2 - Glacier and Bamboo Cardstock
 La Vie En Rose paper pack
Black Shimmer Trim,  Dot Embossing Folder,  Journaling Pen 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Join the FUN!

I would love to have you join Close To My Heart and my Hearts and Pines Team, 
and April is the perfect time to do so!

* A new Consultant Kit for only $75 with a value of over $200!
* $50 credit for you to choose your favorite qualifying products!
See the full kit contents here: 

But there's more.... channeling my favorite infomercials....

When you submit $350 in orders in you will have your choice of a CTMH Exclusive Cricut Cartridge OR $100 in Select Product Credit.

Guess what?.....there's even MORE!

CTMH has an amazing program called Straight to the Top!  You can earn over $250 in additional rewards!

Plus a BONUS reward from me for reaching Straight to the Top!

Can't wait to talk to you about the wonderful world of CTMH!  
Contact me soon!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Coming Soon: An Artsy Adventure!

Look what's coming soon!  I can't wait!

RSVP soon if you'd like to attend this artsy & fun day!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Celebrate a Birthday!

We're having a ball each month at my Decor Frame Class!  
We meet once a month to create a fun insert for our 

This past week we made this darling birthday design to celebrate the special birthdays in your home.  I plan to put each birthday girl or boy's photo on the little 4x4 Canary Yellow cardstock mat for the week of their special day.  After their celebration, I'll return another page insert that is designed around that particular month, for example: Halloween insert for October, Thanksgiving for get the picture!  
Here's a Winter Wonderland insert we made for January.

The Close to My Heart Exclusive Cricut Cartridges worked like a dream to design and cut the project!  I used shapes from four different cartridges; Art Philosophy, Artiste, Artbooking, and Artistry.

The Embossing Folders add nice texture to the cupcake base and bow on the present.  I put a bit of 3D Foam Tape behind the bow to make it pop and also create space for a Foundry Pin Clip to slide behind.  The pin holds the photo mat in place as seen in the large photo.

By the way, that's my daughter in the photo.  She's a beauty! 

Cardstock - White Daisy, Crystal Blue, Canary Yellow, Thistle, Pacifica, Black
Chevron and Dot Embossing Folders
Retired Products: Foundry Pin Clip, Wishes Paper Pack and Assortment (Clearance item.  Lots of great deals found HERE)
Dotty For You - yellow patterned paper behind the bow