Saturday, July 1, 2017

New catalog in August!!

I've had a sneak peek into what the new catalog has in store and I love so much of it already.  New colors, new cricut cartridge, new stamps, new dies, new embellishments.  Some items will be leaving when the current catalogs expire so if you have your eye on something you may want to go ahead and order it now.  Click on the shop tab to order.

The July special is buy 2 stamp sets get one free. (lowest priced item free) All My Acrylix® stamp sets found in the current idea book, Annual Inspirations 2016–2017, and its current supplement, Seasonal Expressions 2. Also included in this Campaign are several retired stamp sets that they are making available for this month only! Check my monthly specials tab to see all the retired sets that were brought back.

I hope you have a Happy 4th for July!

Friday, April 14, 2017

St Patrick & Easter cards

I haven't been able to craft much lately due to cleaning out and organizing my stuff. Another crafter & I are clearing out unwanted/unused items to sell at a sale in Mooresville, NC in May. (more details on that sale later)  I did want to post the 2 cards I did manage to make in between organizing.  I try to give credit where it's due but I don't remember where I got the inspiration for this St Pat's card.  

I used the stamp set Rainbows end from Stampin up to create the background and the words for the tag.  I used a shamrock embossing folder and inked the edges in green.  I used a flower stamp (CTMH?) and cut out a petal to make it a clover. Added pearls to the centers & on the tag.

The Easter card I got the inspiration from ""  I used CTMH & SU products for my card.  

I used ink colors from CTMH (sweet leaf, pixie, canary, crystal blue, gypsy) and CTMH stamp set Brushstrokes.  I created my card base using green cardstock.  I cut the white piece smaller than the base.  Ran that through my cuttlebug using a Darice Dot embossing folder.  Using a thin metal egg shaped die I selected the size I wanted to use for my card and cut that out in the center. (I saved the polka dot egg to use on another project) On a piece of white paper I stamped the brushstrokes image in rows.  I placed the embossed piece over the stamped image for placement and trimmed the stamped piece down in size.  Adhere the stamped image on the card base and attach the embossed piece with pop dots. I used the petite petals & bird builder punches from SU to make the floers & leaves.  I attached those with pop dots and placed pearls in the centers.  I used the sentiment from SU's something to celebrate set and stamped that in sweet leaf and punched it out using the modern label punch from SU and used pop dots on that also.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and I will post others I've done for inspiration.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween treats

A fellow crafter made me a Halloween goody bag filled with yummy candies and handcrafted containers.  She has a blog ( if you are interested in seeing all her cards and treat holders that she makes. Here is a pic of what she made me.
She is super talented and her blog is awesome!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


I know it's not even Halloween yet but it's time to start thinking about your Christmas cards.  The Holiday Expressions catalog is only available until December 31st so order your holiday items now before they are all gone.  There are also items for Halloween and you can stock up on paper and embellishments for your scrapbook pages!
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Contact me to place an order or just go to my website.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A friend is getting married in October (and is a fellow cardmaker) so I wanted to do a themed card for her special occasion. She loves birds and they are having a "nature" inspired wedding and when I saw this card from Teneale Williams I thought it would be perfect!  

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Limited Edition CTMH stamp

This limited edition stamp is available from Close to my Heart and only until March 31, 2016 or while supplies last.  Would be perfect for scrapbooking your cruise pictures.  Don't wait...get yours today!!   Click HERE to shop online.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Cricut mystery box has a March mystery box at $29.99 (regularly $122.95) and includes FOUR (4) cartridges!!!!  Not only do you get that deal they are also offering FREE SHIPPING. Just enter MARCHMADNESS at checkout. In addition, if you have a Cricut circle membership you will save an additional 10%

Supplies are limited to first come so hurry and get yours today!!!

The cartridges I received are: Decorate!celebrate! Pretty packages, 3-D Floral home decor, Anna's lace cards & embellishments. I also received a universal overlay.

**There is another mystery box available now that includes cuttlebug embossing folders!!

Thanks for stopping by & Happy crafting!