Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pull Out Box Card with July Stamp of the Month (Blog Hop too!)

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This month I am so excited to combine my FIRST EVER video with the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  Here is how the blog hop works:  About 70 fellow Close to My Heart consultants all make a piece of art (scrapbook page, card, specialty item, etc) using the Stamp of the Month.  They all include links to eachother's blogs so that anyone can begin on any blog and hop from blog to blog which eventually becomes a big circle. Easy right?!  It is a great way to view many different ideas using one stamp set which is FOR SALE only for that particular month, so don't miss out!  If you've come here from Brae Montgomery's blog then you are on the right track.  Scroll to the bottom of the post to find the link to the next blog. 

Here is my Pull Out Box card using the July Stamp of the Month:

Would you like to learn how to make this card?  Then check out my video below:

July Stamp of the Month Close to My Heart Images:
July Stamp of the Month
Lucky Level 2 Paper Packet
Sunset Ink Pad
Outdoor Denim Ink Pad
Paper Trimmer w/Scoring Blade
Bitty Sparkles
Tombow Adhesive
3D Foam Tape

All Products can be ordered through my website here:

Thank you for looking!  If you are attending the Close to My Heart convention later this month then look for me to trade a card for one of these samples!  Feel free to make a comment if you'd like and then hop over to Jen Patrick's fabulous blog!
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

June Stamp of the Month Fan Fold Card

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Here is a card we made at my workshop on Saturday.  We used the Lucky Paper Packet and the June Stamp of the Month.  Let me know if you would like to make this card with a few friends!  All products are available on my website here:
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Welcome Our New Fur Baby!

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Introducing a new member of our family....

Here's Kona!

We got her on Father's Day and having a new toddler in the house has kept us pretty busy.  She's a Mini Australian Shepard and she is SO much fun and adorable too.  She is a great playmate for the kids as well as a sweet cuddler when she's tired.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Workshop Reminder

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It's time to RSVP! You won't want to miss this workshop! Do you ever need a card for a teen boy or a man and you don't have anything in your card stash? Then this workshop is for you!  Here is a teaser of just a few of the 5 cards we will make:

Lucky You June Workshop

Sat, June 26th from 10am - 12:30pm

Make 5 Fun Cards and Learn New Papercrafting Techniques!

Featuring: Lucky Papers with X-treme, Enjoy Life, and Catching Waves Stamps

Specialty Techniques: Embellished Circles and Graduated Color

RSVP: Just send me a quick email before June 24th or before the seats fill up. Thanks! Pin It

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dimension Diva

Pin It The wonderful founder of Close to My Heart, Jeanette Lynton, posted a great idea using the embossing pen on her blog.  Check out the technique and artwork here - Jeanette's Blog

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Teacher Thank You Gifts

Pin It I made notecard sets for my children's teachers this year.  You may recognize the cards themselves from an original design by Lisa Stenz.  I posted those notecards several months ago here.  There are 6 cards and 6 envelopes inside - two each in Smoothie (shown), Sweet Leaf, and Twilight.  I put them in a clear box ( and added a fun little card tied with a gingham bow.  I snapped a quick picture before the kids headed out to school this morning for you to see.  Happy Summer Vacation!!  I'm so excited for a fun summer!!  What are your summer plans?

White Daisy Cardstock
Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Twilight, and Black Ink Pads
Scallop Punch
Thank You Stamp Set
Connections Stamp Set
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stronger Together

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You can make a difference and help the thousands of people affected by the severe flooding, tornadoes, and storms across the United States.  Close to My Heart has extended the National Scrapbook Month special "You and Me" throughout the month of June and will donate a portion of the proceeds to the American Red Cross Spring 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. You can purchase the You & Me scrapbooking kit for only $15 (a retail value of $34.95). With the You & Me kit, you’ll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories.  Buy more than one to give as a gift or stock up on the limited time-only papers!

At only $15, this kit is more than 50% off the retail price. You’ll win by getting the kit at a phenomenal price, and those in the weather-devastated regions will benefit from your charitable contribution. Together we can make a difference; together we are stronger!  ORDER HERE TODAY!*
You & Me Scrapbooking Kit Includes:

1 – My Acrylix® You & Me Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – 12" × 12" Colonial White Cardstock
6 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos® Papers (New! Cardstock-weight)
1 – 6" × 9" You & Me Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cut Sheet
1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
1 – Instruction Guide
Featured Colors: Chocolate, Crème Brulee, Olive, Smoothie

*Only available while supplies last!  ORDER HERE TODAY! Pin It

Friday, June 3, 2011

Photos from Westport, WA

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My dad and I went to the Westport Marina to play around with our cameras.  Here is what I came up with:

Love you Dad!

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