Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I Love You Foxy Card

I am continuing to use my leftover Ivy Lane papers. This card was inspired by another Split Coast Stampers Sketch (see it HERE). I am finding sketches a great way to stretch myself and get out of my ruts so that my projects don't all look the same. It is also a lot of fun to see what others come up with based on the same drawing but with their own materials and ideas.

The papers for this sketch are from the Ivy Lane paper pack and the sequins and gold shimmer trim are left over from the Ivy Lane card-making workshop on the go. I stamped with Saddle and Hollyhock ink. I sponged the edges of the paper with Saddle ink.

All of the stamping including the adorable little fox is from the February stamp of the month, Wild about Love. This set is only available in February and you can add it to your qualifying order of $50 or more at the discounted price of just $5.

Have you ever used a sketch to design a card? Give it a try --- I know you will love the results. 


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Embossing is Boss!

Did you hear that Close To My Heart now has embossing folders? In February, you can receive a FREE embossing folder with your qualifying purchase!

Details: Now through February 28, you qualify to receive your choice of one of the new embossing folders for every 2 packs of bulk cardstock (single color or combo) you purchase! That is a savings of $8.95!

We have 5 new embossing folder designs to choose from:

  • Dots
  • Chevron
  • Quatrefoil
  • Damask
  • Stripe

Monday, February 3, 2014

Details of Idea Book Party Project


Yesterday, I invited you to come to my Spring/Summer Idea Book Reveal Party. Click here to view details. 

One of the fun things we will be doing is making these two beautiful projects using the new Ariana papers.

The treat purse was made using the Artiste Cricut cartridge and is the perfect size for a Hershey's Kiss or two -- which I'll have on hand. You can keep it or give it to a special person for Valentine's Day.

The mini-layout (6" x 6") can be completed by a 4" x 3" picture of someone(s) you love. Here's a close up of the pretty butterfly in the upper right corner.

This project also includes a little faux stitching. You will love this technique which look real even up close.

2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book Introduction Party!
Tuesday, February  11, 7:00 pm
124 Lamp Post Lane, Arnold, MO

Please RSVP if possible to help me with my preparations - just drop an email to

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Wild Thing Layout with Ivy Lane

Last week, I created the new Ivy Lane scrapbooking workshop on the go layouts and was looking for something to do with the leftovers. I also wanted to use the February stamp of the month, Wild about Love.
Here's what I came up with.

My inspiration for this layout was a sketch on the Split Coast Stampers scrapbooking challenge (see it here). This was a great layout for using leftovers since I just needed 1/2" strips of paper. You may notice that I used a mix of zipstrips and the actual paper.

Most of the embellishments were from the Ivy Lane Accessories Pack. The Gold Shimmer Trim was left over from making the Ivy Lane Card-making workshop on the go.

If you like the stamping on this layout, you need to check out this month's Stamp of the Month, Wild about Love. When you place an order of $50 or more, you can get it for just $5. Order now, so you will have it in time to make some Wild Valentine's Day cards.

Have a Wild Day,

Celebrate Spring & Summer with me on Tuesday!


It may still be winter outside and the groundhog may say 6 more weeks of cold, but I'm celebrating Spring and Summer this week! Are you with me?

2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book Introduction Party!
Tuesday, February 4 11, 7:00 pm*
124 Lamp Post Lane, Arnold, MO

*Be here by 7:00 sharp to enter a special "On Time" drawing.

Why come?

Reason #1 - Receive a FREE copy of the new Close To My Heart Idea Book! Retail value is $3.95, but it's yours just for showing up.

Reason #2 - Touch & feel samples of the new products. Be among the first to see what the creative folks at Close To My Heart have dreamed up this time.

Reason #3 - Make two beautiful projects using the new Ariana paper. Bring a 4"x 3" photo of something or someone(s) you love to complete the mini-layout.

Reason #4 - Place your first order of these exciting new products to enter a special new Idea Book Mystery Hostess drawing!

**Bring a friend to get a bonus gift**
Please RSVP if possible to help me with my preparations - just drop an email to

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Wild about Love - February 2014 Stamp of the Month $5!

What does the Fox say? He says "You better get this stamp set quick so you'll have time to make some foxy Valentine's Day cards!"

The February Stamp of the Month, "Wild About Love" includes all of these stamps:

This stamp set is only available through February 28. The full retail price is $17.95, but you can get yours for just $5 -- over 70% savings. 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.

Just $5 with a $50 purchase!

Start shopping>>

Here are a few fun projects the creative folks at Close To My Heart dreamed up:

If you love the artwork in this picture, you are in luck. You can find supply lists and helpful hints on my Close To My Heart website --> LINK