Friday, 29 November 2013

Baby card set

Hello Everyone!  It's been a long time (again). 
I picked up a box of the cutest chipboard pieces at Winners yesterday and I couldn't wait to make some cards with them.  Inspiration for the card designs comes from a variety of places, but I especially love Teresa Kline's cards.  She does beautiful work:)

The paper I used is from 3 different paper packs, including Baby Cakes from CTMH.
Thanks for looking:)

Monday, 23 September 2013

New Idea Book- New Artwork!

Hello, there.  I've got a couple of cards to share with you today!  I know it's been so long, you probably don't remember I even have a blog.  Now that summer's over, maybe I can get going on here again.

Since it's September, we have a new catalogue out that's filled with tons of great new artwork and lots of exciting new products!

Here are two cards made with the Laughing Lola paper pack:

These cards are made using Mojo Monday's Sketch#312: 

I also used:
Cardstock: black, white
Stamps: Frame Flair, Card Chatter-Birthday, and an old birthday set.
Ink: Gypsy, Black
Embellishments: Bitty Sparkles, Zipper Lace, flowers, feather, and lace from my stash.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Finally! I can post again!

Hello, Everyone!  It's so good to be back!

I have been having so much trouble trying to post on this blog.  Every time I would sign in, it just gave me a blank screen when I went to type a new post.

Tonight I had a brainwave (it didn't hurt a bit) to try a different way and went through Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer, and what do you know, it works!!!

So, I can finally post again!  I have so much catching up to do I don't even know where to start:)

I think I'll start with the most recent cards I've made:

My son loves green and he loves soccer, so I combined his love into cards for his teacher and his soccer coach.  The soccer ball is from the Game On set from CTMH.  I don't even know where the paper and twine came from- it wasn't mine:)

Thanks for looking and I'm so happy to be back.

By the way, I just wanted to let you know that Close to my Heart is retiring all the E-size stamps sets in the catalogue.  They'll not be available after July anymore.  

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

So, once again, it's been awhile since I've posted.  I'm sorry.  And, on top of that I seem to like sharing with you paper that's been retired!

I don't know what's going on with me!  Oh-yeah- I do...I like to hoard my new paper until it's retired and then I haul it out and use it!  Not good for sales, but there you have it.

I have two cards to share with you today.  They both use the Cruisin' Paper Pack (which is retired, of course).

These also use burlap string and jute from I don't know where and Round Durable Studs and buttons from CTMH.

I also have a couple more which I may have already shared with you, but here you go:

Same retired paper pack again, twine, stamps and cardboard pieces from CTMH, random jute and button.

Thanks for looking:)

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Check this out!

I've been waiting to post this for a long time.

First, let me start off by saying I have an amazing husband.

An amazing husband who has a thing for Volkswagons.  Especially the Bus.  And not just any bus- it has to be a 21-window with a split front window and a roof rack.  Such as this:

He also has  a thing for building and woodworking.

This is what he made for our kids' room:
We wanted a set of bunkbeds for this room, but not just any bunkbeds.  These are built into the whole length of the wall.

John drew up the plans and set to work.  He bent the pipes for the roof-rack by hand and cut the sides out of sheets of MDF.  The little windows on top are actually mirrors we had laying around.

  The center hub is a lid from his favourite pasta sauce.  The wheels are cut from MDF as well.

I found the steering wheel at Value Village.  Now the kids can drive their bus to anywhere!  I think it's even been to the moon.  I know it's been camping.

After searching high and low for VW drawer-pulls, we settled on these from Home Depot.  I thought they went well with the curves of the bus:)
Sorry for the lighting of the pictures, I'm still a novice at taking them.
Enjoy!  And thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Mojo Monday 282

Once again, it's been too long since I was here last...but today I'd like to share with you two cards for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

 I've made one for Mother's Day using For Always paper from CTMH.  The rose is from Prima and the ribbon is a random scrap from my stash.  The red sparkle is also CTMH.

For my second card I went with the round version using buttercup yellow cardstock, For Always and Surf's Up paper, the Wonderful Friend Stamp Set and a crochet flower(retired) from CTMH. 
Here's the Sketch I followed:

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Cute Baby

I just wanted to pop in here with a quick "hello" and a couple of cute, super-easy cards.

So "Hello"  and here you go:)

These cards (I made 8 of them)  took about an hour all together.  The main panels were cut out of one sheet of paper.  The paper is called Baby Steps from Simple Stories.  Isn't it cute?  Lace, burlap string and flower are random stuff I had on hand and the Bitty Sparkles are from CTMH.  No stamping involved!

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Love-ly cards...

Hello Friends!  It seems like a long time since I've been here again.
I'd like to say "thank-you" to everyone who came out last night for my catalogue launch.  You all make it worth my time-and more:)
I have a couple of cards that were made a couple of days ago:
I made this one using some gorgeous paper from My Minds Eye.  It's called Oliver- I think it's my new favourite paper ever (smile).  The sentiment is from Fiskars.  I looked everywhere for a "love" stamp that I liked and finally found this one. 

This one is made by the lovely Carmen (my partner in crime aka cardmaking).  This card uses the bright and cheery Mother's Love from My Minds Eye- another recent find.  The crochet flower, twine, heart shape and LOVE are all from CTMH.
Pretty, eh?
Thanks for looking-cheerio!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

New Stuff!!!

I would like to share with you 2 cards that I made with some of the goodies I got in the mail yesterday.

I couldn't wait to break into the box when it came, but we had appointments to go to first:)

Finally after supper I got my first look at my new stuff- and I was so pleased!

Pink and Teal and Grey and Navy Blue; girl stuff and boy stuff; glitter and sparkles- I can't wait to use it all.

This first card is my take on the Mojo Monday 276 Sketch Challenge.  I just made it a 4x4 card instead of regular size.

This one is another sketch that I found-but I can't remember where I found it:)

I used the brand-new Chantilly Paper Pack from CTMH, Chantilly Complements-Chipboard Pieces, Shimmer Trim, Bitty Sparkles, Cricut Art Philosophy, Sorbet Baker's Twine, and Outdoor Denim ink.

Thanks for looking and have a great day:)

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Zoe Layout-Second Try:)

I just finished this layout and I couldn't be more pleased with it!  I love how it turned out.

I am excited to be entering this into a contest over at page maps.  There is a sketch that we can basically do whatever we want with.  I'm not super creative so I pretty much stuck to what was shown.

I picked up this gorgeous paper at Winners the other day.  It's called "Follow Your Heart" from My Mind's Eye.  I've been having all kinds of luck there when it comes to paper lately!  The layered flowers and 'beautiful life' sticker are from a paper set called "Serenade" from Basic Gray.  I thought they matched very nicely.  The pink lace, buttons, and Opaque Pearls are from CTMH.  The burlap string is also from Winners.  I think it's American Craft.

I think this is going to be one of my favourite layouts ever!

Thanks for looking-now that you could- and have a great day!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Everyone!  I can't believe another year has passed already. I wish you all many blessings in 2013!
I'd like to thank all who have  helped make 2012 a great business year.  I appreciate your patronage.
Just to let you know, the new Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Books are out and I should have my copies pretty soon...  I can't wait to see the new product in person.  There's a lot of beautiful new paper and accessories just waiting to be played with.