Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring is in the Air

The new adhesive springs are one of my favorite new products. I love that they are only $2.95 for a set of 6. Watch this video to see how they work.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Love Your Layout March 2012

Watch this video to seehow you can use Studio J® to capture this beautiful time of year with fresh colors and simple techniques that come together in minutes! You will learn a clever trick to add your title and also play with the stitching tool!

Did you know you can try out Studio J for free? Follow this link to set up an account and start creating!

Learn more about Studio J on my Online Scrapbooking page.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sweet Surprises

Close To My Heart just released this video on the My Originals Sweet Surprises Card Kit (Z1731).

I hate to admit it, but I over looked the little picture of these kits in the Idea Book. After watching the video, I'm excited to make some for myself.  I'mconsidering of having a special workshop in May to assemble them --- would you like to join me? Drop me an email if you would be are interested. More details to come...

The cost for the kit is just $19.95 and includes:
10 – 5¾" × 5¼" Tri-Fold Kraft Card Bases
10 – Kraft Envelope Boxes
10 – Clear Adhesive-Backed Treat Cups
10 – Dimensional Elements Sentiments
1 – 12" x 12" Printed Dimensional Elements Sheet
2 – 12" x 12" Printed Adhesive Sheets
2 yds. – ½" White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon
Featured Colors: Smoothie, Sunset, Lagoon, Pear, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee, Colonial White

You can order by clicking here or dropping me an email.

Birthday Cards for March 25 Workshop

This Sunday afternoon at the card workshop, we will be making the birthday cards shown below. The first one is very feminime using the lovely Sophia papers and workshop stamp set.

I learned a new trick for making perfect V's at the bottom of the flags: use the corner of a large square punch turned 45 degrees.

This second card is much more rugged, using the Lucky paper and lots of distressing with Outdoor Denim ink. I also added a couple of the new durable square studs.

The final card is an oldie but goodie using the Fanfare paper and workshop stamp set.

Workshop details:
Sunday, March 25 from 2:30 - 5:00 pm at my house in Arnold, MO. Registration is required by Friday, March 23. Email me for more information or to sign up.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Potential Cards

Good morning! Today, I want to share with you a couple cards I made recently with Potential, the March Stamp Of The Month.

This first one could be used for wedding or anniversary.

This card is really easy to make using solid Grey Flannel and Daisy White cardstock. The sentiment is stamped in Blush. I dressed it up a little with some flowers from the Bitty Buds Assortment (Z1690). Here's a close up of those lovely embellishments. 

For my second card, I also used the new 4 My Friend stamp set (D1510). This set of 10 stamps covers all your major reasons for sending a card.

As you may have noticed from several of my latest projects, I'm in love with the Garden Wooden Shapes (Z1718). They come in a neutral shade, but you can ink them to match anything. For this card, I ran them across the Blush stamp pad a few times and added a few Sparkles.

Don't forget the Potential stamp set is only available during the month of March. It is $17.95 or just $5 with an additional purchase of $50. You get all of the images shown below.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Dino-mite Scrapbook Pages

Need some inspiration for how to make your stamping more versatile? This video shows you how a few simple changes completely alters the look of a scrapbook page.

Please let me know if you have any questions about or would like to order any of the products used in this video.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


March has blown in! This morning, I'd like to share with you the new Stamp Of The Month, Potential. This stamp set has romantic flourishes and a encouraging sentiments. It is great to dress up cards or scrapbook pages.

Like the projects pictured above? Supply lists and directions are on the Close To My Heart website via this link.