Wednesday, October 24, 2012


This is a one page layout that I made for my daughters best friends birthday. I put it in a black frame. I used the Le Belle Vie paper pack and Stickease. I absolutely fell in love with this paper pack. It is something easy and cute and always a great gift.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop

Welcome to our Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop! Each month we are showcasing our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

It's the time of year where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. This month we will be featuring projects with an Autumn theme made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create. If you came here from Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space, then you're in the right place!

My project is ...   Holiday Sign Set Featuring Thanksgiving

What I used:
My Creation Collage Cubes (Z1737)
Moonlight Paper Pack (X7161B)
Goldrush Ink (Z2123)
Smokey Plum Ink (Z2147)

Sponge Daubers (Z726)
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686)

What I did:
I used the paper of choice and cut 1 7/8 in. squares. I used cardstock of choice to cut out leafs using cricut, p. 34 < Leaf2>  2 in.  I use another cardstock of choice to cut out the letters using the cricut, 1 1/2 in. I use the sponge daubers to edge everything. I ink the block and all the papers. I also use the goldrush ink on the leafs to make it look a little more like a real leaf. Then just glue everything in place. I will have a new holiday on each side. Please come back soon to see pictures of the rest of the holiday sign set.

The next stop on your trail of falling leaves is Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you "fall" off the path:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Diana ~ Dianas Free Moments
  4. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
  5. Amie ~ Mimi, Myself, and I
  6. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  7. Rebecca ~ Stamp and Scrap Studio
  8. Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents
  9. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  10. Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space
  11. Amanda ~ Scraps of Love
  12. Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie
  13. Ginger ~ Ginger's Creative Cottage
  14. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy


Friday, October 12, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to our October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Very Merry Christmas". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. (That’s a $17.95 value!)

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!
Enjoy our blog hop - we hope we inspire you to create your “very” own Merry Christmas projects!

We are having a giveaway – that’s right blog candy for you hoppers! Carolyn of Nuts 4 Scrappin is giving away a stamp set to one of our hoppers! She is giving away a stamp set called "Bonjour". You can see a picture of the stamp set on her blog. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog and become a follower of Carolyn's blog.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create If you came from Stephanie of then you are in the right place!

 I made two projects with this fun stamp set. The first is a basket that you can put a treat in. This is great for teachers or co-workers. The basket was cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790) on page 73. For the snowflake handle I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686). It is on page 64, font layer. I used the Pear & Partridge (X7162B) paperpack for both projects. The second project is super easy to make. I made holiday bag clips, using clothes pins. Use these to as a cute way to close holiday gifts. I used the Artiste cartridge according to the stamp set. I topped it off with our clear assortment sparkles (Z1752).

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~
  2. Darla ~
  3. Michelle ~
  4. TinaGale ~
  5. Jennifer ~
  6. Carolyn ~
  7. Stephanie ~
  8. Amanda ~

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Very Merry Christmas" projects.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Stamp of the Month

This great holiday stamp set out in enough time to make your holiday cards. This combined with the new Cricut Artiste Collection and you can make endless cards and crafts. Spend $50 and get this stamp set for only $5.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Stamp of the Month

This has to be one of my favorite stamps of the month we have ever had. The scarecrow is so stinkin cute. Order $50 and get this stamp for only $5, or you can buy this at full price. Contact me if you are interested.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Okay so I know I haven't been on here for a while but I'm back. This time with fun new stuff from our new Idea Book! This is a project/workshop I did. It is very cheap and easy to make. If you are interested let me know. This is a Menu Board Page. I put mine on a cork board, but you can put it on anything that will work for your kitchen. You can even put magnets on the back and stick it on the fridge if that works for you. It has helped me save money by only buying the items needed for the meals I planned. It was super easy using our new chalkboard paper and bulk paper from the Dakota paper pack. We also have a chalkboard pen to use that writes on it and doesn't wipe off when you clean it. You can use regular chalk on this paper. It wipes right off, a makeup sponge works best for that. You can even use a slightly damp towel to clean it up when it gets too messy. Just make sure not to get it too wet, or get the paper behind it wet. 

I also have a few new workshops that are coming up. My downline and I are doing an Advent Calendar workshop in October. Also a kid friendly ornament making workshop in November. I will post more information on both of these closer to that time, so came back to keep informed.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July Stamp of the Month!

My daughters have begged me for this stamp of the month since February. It is a great for young girls, very up lifting. Planning on letting them make some projects with it. Pictures will be posted soon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Scrappin' For Berlin

I worked with my sister and the JO Combs school district to help a little girl named Berlin. We did a fundraiser to help raise money for this little girl to have back surgery. She broke her back at school and has been lying in a bed ever since. She does not have insurance so they have to raise the money. With just this fundraiser we raised about $355.  This is nowhere near enough but every little bit helps. These cards are one of the projects they could choose from. It was these 4 cards or a double page layout. Each projected used the Florentine paper. I want to thank everyone who came and anyone who donated. If you would like information on how to donate please contact me.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June Stamp of the Month!

They must have known that this month was my birthday. The June Stamp of the Month is perfect for all those summer birthdays coming up. I have 5 not including myself! Look for project pictures to come. And a super Happy Birthday to my Sister Candi, my Dad, my brother Jamie, my niece Savannah, and my bestie Tugana!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Stamp of the Month!

This is my favorite Stamp of the Month. I have always loved sunflowers, and finally I have an absolutely beautiful stamp for it. So many options with this set. Watch for pictures of cool ways to use this stamp set.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

For My SuperHero

This is a little book I made for my husband for his birthday. He is really into comic books and superheros. This was my way of telling him he was our hero.
 This was when we first started dating. It feels like so long ago!
 This is him with our oldest daughter.
 This is our middle child. She is such a daddy's girl.
 We finally had a little boy. Someone he could share toys with!
 Our wedding day.
 Our current family picture.
This is my favorite picture of us. It is from a few years ago, but still one of the best we have.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dotty For You!!

Hey everyone. Here is my latest creation using the April/May special. It is a B&T duos paperpack. 24 sheets, with 2 sheets of each of the 12 designs. You can get this for $5 with a purchase of $35 in product.  I made this box for the House Fairy who brings my kids stuff for cleaning thier room. I really love the different papers and they all have dotted paper on the back. Contact me to find out how to make this card box.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Stamp of the Month!

It's time again. April's Stamp of the Month is great. This is going to be used for my husbands birthday card because he is truly amazing!! Come back to see the pictures from his birthday!

Monday, March 5, 2012

March Stamp of the Month!

Here we go for March. This is one of my favorite Stamps of the Month. It is beautiful and can be used in many different ways. Make sure to watch for projects posted using the stamps of the month.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February Stamp of the Month!

This is the February Stamp of the Month. I am so excited to start using it and posting pictures of my projects. The stamp is $17.95, but if you spend $50 you can get the stamp for just $5.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

IT'S HERE!!!!!

I am so excited the new book is here. I have so many projects planned with the new paper packs. My favorite is the Superheros. It has my son and husband written all over it. Also so many that I want to get just so I can make projects. We have all sorts of new ideas. Look it over and leave me a comment of which item in the new book is your favorite and be entered into a drawing for a special prize!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year!

It is a new year and I am excited that the new book will be out February 1st. So many great new things, and a few of the favorites. On another note, kids are going back to school and are starting to learn new things. I saw this box and want to make it for my daughters.