Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Huntington Cards Workshop

I will be teaching this workshop at the Friday Crafting Crop!  Take a break from your projects, or come by just for the workshop!  Contact me if you'd like to attend.

Friday, February 21st
2:00 p.m.
Cost: $18

In this workshop we will use the beautiful Huntington papers to create three elegant cards perfect for any occasion - birthday, Father's Day, sympathy, or just thinking of you!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Color Dare #78 - Hollyhock & Indian Corn Blue

This week I made a tiny card with a big message!  This 3" x 3" gift card is the perfect way to brighten your loved one's Valentine's Day.

  • All stamps are from the Whoo's Your Valentine Stamp Set (D1548).
  • The first balloon was stamped in Indian Corn Blue ink on a White Daisy card.
  • The second balloon was stamped in Hollyhock ink on a White Daisy Cricut cut shape.
  • Balloon strigs were drawn with a black pen.
  • The sentiment was stamped with black on Hollyhock cardstock, cut into a banner shape.
  • The right edge of the front of the card was punched with the Scallop Border Punch (Z1851).
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263) were added to the scallops.
  • A strip of Hollyhock cardstock was added to the right edge of the inside of the card.

What will you create in pink and blue?  Join the Color Dare:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Free Scrapbooking Demo - Saturday, January 25th

Do you want to join the scrapbooking craze, but don't know where to start?  Are you afraid it will take too much time or money?  

Crush Books are a great way to get started (or expand on your) scrapbooking!  Crush Boks are spiral bound books full of decorative  pages.  They provide a fast, easy way to collect your favorite photos and mementos.  But you can also use them as a base for creating fun, interactive designs.  

Come to my free demo on Saturday and check out all Crush Book have to offer.  I will also be introducing the new 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book and will have many of the new products on hand for you to check out!

Saturday, January 25th
1:00 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards

Contact me if you'd like to attend this workshop!

Tuesday, February 4th
6:30 p.m.
Cost: $18

Let your loved ones know you're thinking of them with these beautiful Valentine's Day cards.  As always, in this class you will learn techniques that will carry through to any theme.  We will make a tri-shutter card, experiment with washi tape, and learn the popular chalkboard technique.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Color Dare #76 - Smoothie

This time of year, many people associate shades of pink with Valentine's Day.  But pink can brighten up any greeting or occasion.

  • All images are from the Life is Tweet stamp set. They are stamped with Smoothie ink on Colonial White cardstock.
  • Smoothie paper accents come from the Dotty For You paper pack.
  • I painted a Color-Ready Garden Flower with Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint mixed a couple of drops of Smoothie reinker.
  • Conveniently, the Just Blooms Paper Flowers also come in Smoothie.  The smaller bloom layered on top of the bigger flower is simply flipped upside down to get the lighter shade.
  • I added sparkle with sparkles, bitty sparkles, and Stardust Glitter Glitz Gel.
Think pink this week at Color My Heart!  Join the Color Dare:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

FREE Crush Book Demo & New Idea Book Launch

Saturday, January 25th
1:00 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

Crush Books are scrapbooks, art journals, memory books, portable bulletin boards, and so much more! 

I hope you'll attend my FREE demo that will introduce you to these versatile books...

  • Learn how to embellish your Crush Book.
  • Techniques can be translated to be used on 12x12 layouts and other mini albums.
  • Perfect for the experienced scrapbooker who is looking for new techniques and ideas.
  • Also perfect for the new scrapbooker, needing a little help getting started capturing memories.

I will also be introducing the new 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book and will have many of the new products on hand for you to check out!

Sparkle & Shine Mini Album

Contact me if you'd like to attend this workshop!

Tuesday, February 11th
6:30 pm
Cost: $20

This easy, yet striking, album is perfect for highlighting your favorite photos from the holidays, or any other time of year.  This is no stamping in this project, we will add interest with color, shapes, and accents.  However, I will share stamping ideas for those who like to add ink to paper!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 Friday Crafting Crops - Starting January 10th

The new year brings new dates for our Friday Crafting Crops.  Be sure to mark your calendars so you can attend them all!

      January 10th
      February 21st
      March 14th
      April 11th
      May 9th
      June 13th

All dates are Fridays.  Hours are 10 am to 9 pm.  Stop by for a few hours or stay all day!  Our location is still Calvary Assembly, 3429 Chili Ave.  Cost:  $8

Spread the word to all your friends.  The more the merrier!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Color Dare #75 - Pacifica, Sky, Lagoon

So many people get frustrated with Winter after Christmas is over, even though the season has barely begun.  Why not celebrate the beautiful frosty weather?  This card, featuring three beautiful blues, Pacifica, Sky, and Lagoon, does just that. 

  • On a White Daisy panel I stamped several swirls from the Swirl Around stamp set in Sky, Lagoon & Pacifica inks.
  • Using Whisper ink, I added the snowflakes from the Frosted Cardmaking WOTG stamp set.
  • The sentiment, Warm Winter Wishes, is also from the Frosted Cardmaking WOTG stamp set and stamped in Pacifica ink.
  • The stamped panel is layered on Lagoon, White Daisy, Whisper and Pacifica panels.  Sometimes you just need a lot of layers!
  • No snowflake card would be complete without a few sparkles!
 Embrace the cold!  Join the Color Dare:

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Start the new year by with some fun, quick crafting!  Add these beautiful cards to your collection with the Close to My Heart Cloud Nine promotion.

You can get an exclusive Cloud Nine cardmaking kit for $15 (retail value $46) with a qualifying purchase of $35 or more (excluding tax and shipping) during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month. Make 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs) with funky messages to put any recipient on cloud nine! You can add one cardmaking kit for every $35 in your order*.  Shop online or contact me directly to get this kit today!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January Stamp of the Month - Cross-stitch Wishes

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, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.
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