Friday, 29 June 2012

Rosy Regards Birthday Card

Today's project is a birthday card that I made for my mother!  I used 3 colors of cardstock, the card base is cut from Colonial White using the Art Philosophy Cartridge, then I used Honey and Indian Corn Blue.

To create the effect on the Honey cardstock I used the lined stamp from the You Are..Stamp set(April's Stamp of the month) and Honey Ink.  I cut the cardstock 5x5 to create a mat.  Next I cut the Indian Corn blue cardstock at 3 1/2x3 1/2.  Next I cut the Colonial White cardstock at 3 1/4x3 1/4.

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To create the flower using the stamps from Rosy Regards there are multiple steps.  You need 2 pieces of Colonial White Cardstock, on the first piece you will take your base stamp and Honey Ink at full color(1st generation) then on your second piece of cardstock at what we call 2nd generation, it is a lighter version.  Next I used the shade stamp and using the Honey Ink I stamped the first flower at full color(double stamping) then reinked and stamped the second flower.  What you get is multi colored flowers.  Trim out your flowers, now take your 2 flowers, get some 3d foam tape, the place 3 small pieces on the back of the lighter flower, you will now off center this over the darker one, as seen in the picture above. 

You can do the stamp with the leaves, I used the Olive Green Ink here.  Then adhere to your card.

 To create the banner I cut a 1x7 strip, the making 3/4" from each end I cut the tails.  Then at 1 1/2 and 1/4 I made to folds so that it would pop off the card.  The last thing I did before I adhered it to the card was stamped Happy Birthday from the Card Chatter-Birthday stamp set in Idian Corn Blue.

Happy 58th Birthday Mom!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

FanFair Banner

Todays project is a banner for my son's bedroom.  I used the mini banner, paper from the retired FanFair B&T Duo and the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The great thing about using the Art Philosophy cartridge for this project is that the exact same banner shapes can be found, and cut to fit the mini banner.  I also used the cardstock in the corresponding colors that can be found in the FanFair paper. 

I firstly started with the cardstock in 4 colors, Holiday Red, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue and Sunny Yellow.  I selected one color and cut 2-3 shapes for the banner, and continued along with the other 3 colors.  Then using 2 sheets of B&T Duos cut the same shapes .5 smaller than the banner.  Also using the cardstock I cut out the letters to spell my son's name, and the over flap.  To add a little dimesion I placed glue dots under the over flap so that they popped off the banner.

To tie them together I took some color ready ribbon and Indian Corn Blue Ink and died the ribbon.  I smeared it twice to get a darker color, and lightly dabbed in others to get a muted effect.  I think it turned out great!

If you liked this project and would like to make a banner of your own, visit my website

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Teachers gifts for Year End

So, with the school year coming to a close, I was really not sure what to give my daughter's teachers for year-end gifts.  Then the more I thought about it, I realized that I had everything in my home to make them a gift this year.  First I came across a multi-pack of notebooks that I had picked up for writing down ideas.  I decided that I would cover it with some pretty paper, and make a matching card and envelope.

This is what my finished product looks like.

To make the notebook, I measured the paper so that I had about 3/4" around the outside so that I had enough to fold it over and glue down to the inside cover.  Then I made slits at each corner so that I could fold in the corners to make a nice seam.  At the binding, I just trimmed the paper away before I started the back cover so that it fits without bunching.  Make sure before you glue the back cover that you can  close the book might want to close the book mark where the paper lies and then glue from that point, this will give it a nice fit, and the cover won't warp.

The flowers are cut from the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge (I swear that I use it for every project), at different sizes, then layered.  Next you place a bling in the center, and then fold up the edges to give the flowers dimension.  I stamped NOTES using Lagoon Ink and the Urban Alphabet.

The card is 3x3 from the Art Philosophy cartidge, I also cut the envelope  too.  Next I took the scrappaper left over from the notebook and cut a 2x3" piece and glued it to the card, using corresponding paper, I cut a 1/2"x3" piece and ran it along the larger piece, took a  flower and glued that down towards the bottom.  The sentiment is in Lagoon Ink, and is from the Petite Perks Stamp Set, and is stamped on a 1x1" square.

The envelope used the same corresponding paper to make a foe ribbon.  To make this you make score lines at 1" and 1/2" all the way along a 10" piece.  Then you fold and glue to create this foe ribbon.  The Thank you sentiment is from the For My Friend Stamp Set also using the Lagoon Ink.  All the paper is from the Dotty For You paper pack from May's promotion.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon

My little girl is teething, and was a bit clingy the last couple of days, so as I've been working on projects, I just haven't completed them yet.  However, I wanted to show you all a video on one of our newest products, Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon.  I can't wait to try it for myself, it's coming on this latest order.

I hope this gives you inspiration on just how much you can do with some ink and ribbon.

I can't wait to to use it on my next project.  Stay tuned.......

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


Well I had my creative juices flowing yesterday and I made a few more 3x3 cards.  To make these I used Desert Sand cardstock and cut the card bases using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Then using the Pemberley paper I cut the flower shapes using the cartridge too.  Next you layer them and fold in the petals, then I added a little bling using the clear sparkles.

Still working wtih Pemberley, I then switched over to the stamp set that comes in the workshop and using Outdoor Denim Ink, stamped the sentiment "I love You".

This next card I used the back side of the paper from the previous card, (I just love the B&T Duos, such versatility.) and cut a different design flower from the cartridge.  Using the Outdoor Denim Ink I stamped the sentiments "love, joy, hope, & Fun" from the Celerbration Stamp set that accompanied the Art Philosophy cartridge.

The final card is also using the Pemberley workshop stamp set.  I firstly double stamped teh flower using Outdoor Denim Ink, and then trimmed it out, using the Olive Ink, I stamped the leaves, and added the detail in Garden Green, and trimmed them out and adhered them to the card.  Still using the Pemberley stamp set, I chose the sentiment "Grateful for you" and also used the Outdoor Denim Ink.

I hope you enjoyed my cards, and I hope you get some inspiration from my creations.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Friendship Bouquet

I've been creating again, and here is my newest creations using the Friendship Bouquet Stamp set from May's Stamp of the Month.

Both cards were cut 3"*3" using the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  The first card I stamped on scrap cardstock, and then using my microtip scissors trimed around it, I then used my blending pen, and using both Honey and Buttercup Ink, colored in the sunflower.  The leaves were stamped in Garden Green and New England Ivy.  The sentiment is also from the Friendship Bouquet, and is stamped in Outdoor Denim.

The second card is also stamped on scrap cardstock and then trimmed, but it was stamped multiple times, then layered.....the stem is the first layer, the yellow petals the second layer, the the brown center the third layer. 
The colors used are Garden Green and New England Ivy, Honey, Buttercup, and Chocolate.  Again, I used the blending pen to smooth the colors out.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Happy Fathers Day

Wishing my husband, and father of my 3 amazing children a Happy Fathers Day.  Also would like to wish my father and father-in-law a Happy Fathers Day.

So with that done, I'll now show you the cards I made using the Art Philosophy cartridge and Fanfare paper.

So I cut the card from colonial white cardstock, the background from Fanfare, and the stars from Dutch Blue cardstock and Honey cardstock.  I layered the stars and to give it dimension I put a glue dot between the blue and yellow.  Then I stamped DAD on the front using the Urban Alphabet.  Pretty simple and I think it turned out wicked!

I also made some Fathers Day cards from the kids to give to their grandfathers.  I used the Miracle paper, and let my oldest daughter play with the design.  This is what she came up with.
Once again the Art Philosophy cartridge was used to cut the cards and the designs used.  She used Olive and Chocolate Ink to stamp and distress, and the stamp used here is from the Pemberley Workshop.

My husbands grandfather's birthday is in a couple of days so we made his birthday card and his fathers day card from the Miracle paper aswell.  The stamp used here is from the Family Love stamp set.

Fathers Day Card

Birthday Card

 We had lots of fun making these cards, and I loved having my daughter help me.  Thanks Jaymee.

Thursday, 14 June 2012


BIG NEWS!!!!!!! I'm holding a contest!!!!!
This contest runs all summer and will close August 31st, the winner will be announced at my Open House On September 16th(2-4pm).

This contest is open to all scrapbookers/cardmakers.
Must use at least 1 CTMH product to qualify.(Stamp, paper, ect....)
Must be of your own creation.
Must be able to show actual product to claim prize.
You must identify which CTMH product you used.
Entry can be a card, layout, picture frame, cardbox, use your imagination....options are unlimited. (If you aren't sure if your creation fits please message me, and I will confirm)

All creations must be photographed and submitted by July 30th when voting will start. Voting ends August 31st. The entry that meets all qualitications and has the most votes will win.

Prize: $30 worth of CTMH product of your choice from the Fall/Winter Idea Book 2012.

Need some inspiration check out my website,

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Citizenship Award/Dino Card

Today was a great day.  I was able to go to an award assembly at my oldest daughters school today.  Jaymee(8) received the citizenaship award for her class.  I am so very proud of her.  Lucky for me my mother-in-law came by to stay with my 2 younger chilren, Nicholaus(3), and Abbigail(16 months).

Jayme's prinicpal, Mrs. McInnis and her gr2 teacher Mme.  McCann

So, now onto my artwork for today.  Here I used the Roar Stamp set and stamped the sentiment, "No Bones About're the best"  along with the 2 dinosaurs.  I used the Sunset Dotty paper and adhered it to the card, then took my corner rounder and rounded the corners.  Next I used the piercing tool, and stitched with the colonial embroidery thread along the connection. 

The card and envelope were both cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Grateful For You

Well, I made it back 2 days in a row, and I'm happy to say that my house is relatively restored to order.  So last night I was able to put together another sample card using the Dotty For You paper.

For this card, I used out Art Philosophy cartridge,  and decided to use the blue and pink Dotty paper.  Also, from a previous project I had some butterfly scrap paper left, and cut carefully around the butterflies to make this project.  The stamps are from the Pemberley Workshop.

Also, if you are looking for a great gifting idea check out this video clip from our CTMH Project Inspirations

Friday, 8 June 2012

Dotty For You Cards

Well, it's been a trying week, my whole house came down with a bug that even kept daddy home from work.  Luckily he still had some sicktime available.  But why is it, that mommy's never get to be sick in bed.  I haven't figured that out yet, but when I do I'll be sure to let you all know.  I did however have time to make some cards using our Dotty For You paper from our May's National Scrapbooking promotion.  I love how they turned out. 

For these I used the Lagoon Cardstock, and The Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the card shapes.  Then I used the Pink Dotty paper and the Floral Dotty paper.  With the first I cut to smaller strips and then took the guard off of my corner rounder to create the scallop edging, and layer them.  The second card, I layered the floral Dotty ontop of colonial white cardstock, which was then layered ontop of the pink Dotty paper.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

First post

First I'd like to say hello, and welcome.  I'm really new to blogging so please bare with me for the first few of my blogs.

I'm really excited to be able to share My Creations with you.  I am an independent consultant with Close To My Heart and I am also taking bookings and I'll be holding some cardmaking clubs aswell as some workshops.  If you are interested please look me up on my website: or on my facebook account