Sunday, November 15, 2015

Paper Fundamental's Blog Hop

Thanks for hopping over from Morgan's Blog. I'm sure you've seen a beautiful creation. This is a big circle of crafters who love Close To My Heart and everything you can create with their amazing products. On the agenda today, we are showcasing Close To My Heart's 'AWESOME' Paper Fundamental's.  These are absolutely beautiful paper packs. No matter what you decide to create with this all matches so well and there are also matching sticker packs and assortments which add so much.

These pictures are from our Labor Day Weekend at the Lake.  Mom (who is 84 years young) was so pleased to be able to drive 'herself' to our resort which is located about an hour south of where she lives.  Our kids and their kiddo's were there as well.  We had such a great time and Mom really enjoyed spending time with her Great Grands as well as her Grands. Cherish these memories of her visit.

Because of all the pictures, the CTMH Flip Flaps were the first thing I thought of.  This two page layout with the Flip Flaps worked perfect for this memory. (Beware....shots of this are not the best - hard to photograph without glare on the Flip Flaps)

Here are the 2 layouts opened up. 
Close up shots of the layouts.

Using the 6 x 6 Flip Flaps (inside view)

This one is my favorite...
This is the front of both layouts, flaps down. 
Supplies used to make these layouts - all CTMH:
Stamp Sets:

Now hop over to Kim's Blog to see something amazing.
Hope to see you soon on the Playground!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Just a Little "Twinkle"

Guess what time it is??  It's the 1st of October and time for the Rose Blossom Blog Hop!
I'm so glad you took time to pop in to see our creations.  If you've come from Morgan's "Tweetscraps" Blog, you have no doubt seen some beautiful artwork and you are on the right path.  This is one big circle of creativity.
This time we are showcasing the October Stamp of the Month Twinkle .  You can get this darling stamp set for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase.  Here is an image of all the stamps that are included in Twinkle.
This is what happens when "Twinkle" meets "Sangria".  Yes.....Christmas can be other colors than red and green when you use your imagination.
This two page layout was so fun to design and put together.  Since the pictures have a bit different hues to them than the actual colors of Sangria,  I will post the actual paper from my website at the end so you can see just how gorgeous it is.


A few close ups always help so you can see clearer details.



Here is the Sangria Paper Pack .

This stamp set has so many, projects, layouts and much more. 
These are the supplies used to create this layout: (All Close to My Heart)
Twinkle -  October Stamp of the Month
Sangria Paper Packet
Fern Cardstock
Close to my Heart Cricut Arbooking Cartridge
Close to my Heart Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Enchanted Fundamental Paper
Fern Thick Twine
Poppy Thick Twine
Bitty Sparkles
Inks used: Poppy, Pomegranite, Black & Eggplant

You can find these items on my website HERE . 

Now Hop on over to Kristine's "Merry Hearts Creations" Blog to see what wonderful creation she has in store for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Playground. 

Choose Happy!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Paper Garden Fun

September is slowly coming to and end and so will the beautiful Stamp of The Month Paper Garden.

 This card was made with Paper Garden along with the compatible Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge Artistry. This stamp set is soon becoming a favorite of mine.  The sentiment was stamped with one of the sets that are included in the Artistry package.


I used a few new Ink Colors Pomegranate, Peacock and Eggplant along with Archival Black.  The paper is from the paper pack La Vie En Rose....added a little Poppy Thick Twine bow and it's ready to send to someone.
You can get the September Stamp of the month with a qualifying order for only $5.00.  Check out
 My Website for the details. 
Thanks for stopping by the Playground.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Paper Garden Fun

WELCOME to the 1st of the month Rose Blossom Blog Hop.  We are one big circle of crafters who love to share our passion for Close To My Heart products.  If you hopped over from Cathy's Blog These Eager Hands you are headed in the right direction.  I'm sure you have seen some very creative artwork. 

September is HERE and so is the awesome Stamp of The Month "Paper Garden".  WOW...this stamp set is beautiful!  So many possibilities to create lovely cards or layouts.  Not only is this a set of 9, those with the red outline are compatible with The Cricut Artiste Cartridge.   The little background stamp is a perfect accent to any card or layout you are working on.


For today's layout, I've used the negative side of the Artiste flower strip and slipped in some Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment" pieces behind the flower.  I'm so crazy about this colorful, rich paper design. The actual cuts were stamped with a flower from The Paper Garden set using some of the gorgeous new ink colors.

Here are a couple close ups.

The "Bloom" cut is from the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

The image below shows all the pretty colors that are included in the paper pack

You can see all these NEW, AMAZING products on my website HERE.
Remember the Stamp of the Month is only $5.00 with a $50 purchase.  An awesome price for this awesome stamp set!
Thanks for stopping by the Playground.  I love it when you stop in and hope to see more of you.
You can go right on hopping over to Kim Sparks Memories in Thyme where I'm sure you will see something incredible!
Choose Happy!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Meet Artistry!!

Welcome a bit late to the Rose Blossom August 15th Blog Hop. We were at the lake this weekend and I sadly found out I couldn't upload to my Blog due to internet I mentioned to our group...note to self - do not wait until day of HOP to post.  If you have hopped over from our talented Cathy's Blog These Eager Hands, you have seen something amazing I'm sure.
On to our Blog Hop Showcasing the TOTALLY AWESOME Cricut Artistry Collection. You will absolutely love this versatile cartridge with 700 images, Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Background and an adorable font.  It also includes 3 My Acrylix D size Stamp Sets and on top of that an Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack.  Such a great deal. 

Today I used the Zoe Paper and Complements to create a canvas project and a two page layout.

This canvas is for our Grandaughter Chloe Catherine.  She is going to have a new baby sister in November and will soon be moving to a new bedroom close to her brother's room.  Grammie made this for her new room to keep on her dresser.  Those flowers from the cartridge really caught my eye and the wheels started turning.  The stamp and complements are so fun as well.
Next in line is a two page layout of an awesome memory made with our family.   This was our very first time tubing and Beau, Chloe, Mom & Dad were there to enjoy our Maiden Tube Voyage. 
It was so fun to use the Artistry Cartridge for this layout.  The Font is beyond adorable and the background and layers were so fun to use.

Here are a couple close ups.


Thanks for stopping by the Playground to check out our Blog Hop.  We have such a wonderful, talented group of gals who are so willing to share and help out other team members.  I've been blessed to be part of the Rose Blossom's. 

Now Hop on over to our Kristine's Blog Merry Heart Creations to see some wonderful artwork.

You can see all of this on my website.  Hope you stop by again.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rose Blossom Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 1st Blog Hop - the place to be to see some fun creativity! If you have hopped over from Cathy's Blog These Eager Hands you have seen some beautiful work.  This is a great big circle of Rose Blossoms sharing their passion for Close to My Heart. 

This Hop showcases the adorable July Stamp of The Month Life is Wonderful and here is the WONDERFUL deal....
During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer.
Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5  Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!

 If you have followed along with other Rose Blossom Hops, you will notice that my heart leans a lot towards layouts.  In my world, it is so important to preserve your memories on paper and have them for many years to come.  This is what I envisioned when I saw this awesome stamp set:




It was so fun to create this 2 page layout. The sentiment on this stamp set will be a great fit for so many layouts or cards.  It tells it's own story and I love that about this set.  I paired the SOTM with the stamp set Wavy Blooms.  Coloring with our ShinHan Markers really added some pop to the flowers.  The Archival Black Ink on the white cardstock worked well and also the White Ink on black cardstock gave it a chalkboard look. 
My husband and I just celebrated our 36th Year of Marriage this June.  We have made some pretty awesome memories over the years and I'm so blessed with our lives together.  Family means so very much to me and Close To My Heart makes it so easy to preserve our Family memories. 
Close To My Heart is always 'spot on" with all the Latest & Greatest in Paper Crafting.  Top of the Line products and accessories at reasonable prices.  Can't get any better than that.
Supplies Used -
July - Life is Wonderful Stamp Set
Wavy Blooms Stamp Set
Blossom Paper Pack & Complements
Black Cardstock
Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Oceanside & Coral Reef Sequins
Washi Tape
ShinHan Twin Touch Markers
Brushed Assortment
Blk Enamel Stars
Inks used: Lagoon, Sunset, Pear, Honey
Archival Black & White Daisy
Find all these items Here on my Website
Now HOP on over to Amy's Blog Paisley's Playhouse to see what awesome artwork she has in store.
Thanks for stopping by the Playground.  Hope to see you again soon!~


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June Specials ROCK!!!

Ohhh my Goodness....the June specials are so awesome....take a peek right now!

We will start with the My Crush Book special........and what is so awesome is that there are so many designs to chose from PLUS a FREE coordinating Stamp Set! 

During the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush® book and its accompanying assortment, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That is a savings of at least $9.95 USD / $10.95 CAD! Choose from five lovely My Crush book offerings that will provide a swoon-worthy background for your favorite memories. 

Secondly is the Totally Adorable Stamp of The Month "Ice Cream Dream".  Here's a little scoop of what it looks like along with a card sample and layout sample.  So many possibilities.


Super Cute Stamp Set!

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for $5! Add the stamp set to your cart at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

You can find these amazing specials on my website.  Don't miss out on the savings!

Thanks for stopping by the Playground...see you soon! 



Monday, June 1, 2015

Another Awesome Rose Blossom Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 1st of the month's Rose Blossom Blog Hop. This is one big circle of gals on the RB Team who love to papercraft. If you have come from Morgan's Tweet SCRAPS Blog  I'm sure you have seen some amazing artwork and talent.

This time we are all featuring our creations with this darling June Stamp of the Month.

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products (excluding purchases made in Studio J®), you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.
This stamp set is perfect for many things...birthday invites, place cards for a backyard BBQ party, cards, and in my world...a little mini album using The Kraft 3-Ring Album . This little album is only $5.95 and can hold many, many pages of your important events, recipes, favorite pictures or anything you decide.
The pages are all cut from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and hold several of my favorite pictures of our children and their children. They are all  precious SCOOPS of Ice Cream that fill our lives with happiness.


With Grandchild #10 on the way, there will be more pages added in the future.

Here are a few close up shots. 


The Stamp of the Month can be used with many other stamp sets which is what I did with this Mini.
Other supplies used are all Close To My Heart:
Kraft 3-Ring Album
Whimsey Fundamental Paper Pack
Operation Smile Happy Everything Stamp Set
The Authentic Life Stamp Set
Oceanside Sequins
Coral Reef Sequins
Carnival Washi Tape
Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape
Black Arrow Washi Tape
Pixie & Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Various ShinHan Markers
You can find all these goodies on my Website.
On your next Hop, you will be visiting the talented Amy's Paisley Playhouse Blog where I know you will be in for an especially cute Treat!
Thanks for stopping by the Playground and I hope you'll stop again soon!