Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Crafting Fun...

I have been busy in my creation station. I used CTMH and Unity Stamp Co. combinations and it was magical. I also made a Holiday gift for the office staff using an idea I saw on Pinterest.

I just love this Unity Stamp Co stamp. It's never to early to think about Valentines day or even giving a card to the special person in your life. I like the correlation between the owl and the sentiment "Owl Be Yours Forever"...how cute. I used CTMH ink and "Sweetheart" paper. 

I believe this sentiment is my all time favorite "When life gives you LIMES slice them up and find some tequila!" Sounds like a plan...LOL I cut this card using the CTMH AP cart. I colored in the stamped image and used CTMH Liquid Applique on the rim of the glass to give it a nice 3-D effect 

This card uses a heat embossing technique that makes for the ink to resist the clear embossed imagine. I really like how this came out. The technique came from Darlene's Design blog...

Here is a close up so you can hopefully see the texture created by the heat embossing resulting in ink resistance. 

Last but not least a fun idea that came from Pinterest. I decided to make this quick gift to give out to the office staff tomorrow. I just love giving out personal hand crafted gifts made by Me of course :-)

Thursday, December 13, 2012


In honor of Celebrating National Papercrafting Month in January we have a great special going on...Whooo's Your Valentine.

The Whooo’s Your Valentine kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit. This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper!

I am sure you are asking yourself what you have to do in order to purchase this awesome kit?

When you place an order of $35 or more in Close To My Heart products, you’ll receive the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10. Qualifying purchases must come from Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book product (or products live on any OBA site through January). Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book preview items are not eligible as qualifying retail purchases for this campaign. You can shop using MY CTMH WEBSITE.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monogram Stamps—A Personal Touch

You have gotta love these Monogram stamps. You can do so much with them. I love the different ideas presented in this video. You can purchase your monogram stamp on my CTMH Website for $2.95 each.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cali Layouts Part 2...

I continue to scrapbook pictures from my trip to my home state, California in March 2012. I went to my grandfathers home going service and while it wasn't the reason I wanted to go back home, it allowed me to revisit with my family so it became a joyous occassion. Below are some scrapbook layouts I completed today. I still have tons more pictures to scrap so more to come.

 This is my cousin and her beautiful daughter. I used CTMH cardstock and a piece of B&T paper from the La Belle Vie paper pack. The flowers, greenery and journaling spot were cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. The Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Stripped Ribbon is one of my favorites. I love, love, love the cart. It is a must have in your circut collection. 
 This is my aunt and the lower picture is my cousin and I. My cousin is on the left and I on the right. I used CTMH Clementine paper for this layout. Again used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge cart to create the journaling space, leaves, flowers and doily. 
This is my little cousin. She is the cutest!! I used CTMH Flirty paper for this layout. Again I used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the journaling space, butterfly and the frame cut the picture is in. The Sparkles Flourishes was used to capture the movement of the butterfly. I really like how this turned out. 

The designs and concepts with some changes came from the CTMH Make It From Your Heart Vol. 1 this is a wonderful how to booklet that gives you great ideas and it is so simple to use. 

If you are interested in this products you can shop from my Close To My Heart Website. I love comments let me know what you think :-)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Love Who You Are

I was going through my stamps today and noticed several I purchased because I thought they were sooo cute and I hadn't used them yet. I made two cards using CTMH Fashionista stamp set along with Stella paper. Simple design and cute image. The inside of the card reads "Love Who You Are" which is such a profound statement.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Love Is In The Air

While this isn't 100% CTMH I wanted to share as it's still apart of my crafting. One of my favorite stamp companies outside of CTMH is Unity Stamp Co. They had a great Cyber Monday sale and I loved the stamp set so I had to get it. Below is my creation. This card is so stinking cute. I did use a CTMH stamp for the sentiment as well as the inks. The sentiment stamp set came from the Whooo's Your Valentine CTMH campaign coming soon.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Creating Fun

This past week I completed an assortment of projects I wanted to share with you.

This a mini album I completed for the Scrappin Sista's November Mini Album challenge. This was the first mini album I completed. I learned how to make it from my crafting sista Candi :-) The front, back and spine is made using chipboard. I created the album using La Bella Vie paper from CTMH. The inside is completed using envelopes which was a very interesting concept. The end result was amazing. 
Below is a Criss Cross Card and Birthday Tea Light cake. I made both using La Bella Vie paper. I also used the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge to create the banner on the card as well as flowers for the top of the cake. This was created as a gift which I presented to my crafting sista Candi. It was such a fun project she hopefully cherishes for years to come. 

Below is a fun gift giving craft my crafting sista Deb taught me how to make. The entire box is made using CTMH Pear & Partridge paper. The intent is for it to hold 4 tea light candles. Tissue paper was stamped and put on the candle using my heat gun. (Please be aware that tissue paper is flamable. This is for design if you burn use caution). I covered a match box and made it look like a present with a bow tied on the top leaving the area exposed to strike a match. I also put a removable ornament on the top of the box. So cute and a fun gift to give to teachers or office stamp in your office. 

I created this CTMH bracket frame for a Facebook page I love called SWAG (Sisters With A Goal) Go like it on Facebook. I had fun decorating using CTMH Cotton Candy paper along with White Daisy and Black card stock. The letters were cut using the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. I also cut the flowers using AP. I hand rolled the flowers and used ink to go around the edges of the white flowers. I used bling and the cute stick pin to add some flair. I absolutely love how it came out. 

You can purchase these products using Shalana's CTMH Website. I love comments. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions about the products used.