Monday, January 30, 2012

just chillin'!

a card using BRAND NEW STAMPS, from the new catalog! I tore strips of Bamboo card stock, and trimmed a strip of Sky card stock, and adhered it all to a Desert Sand base to create this beachy card.  This cute new stamp set is called, Just Chillin' (C1495) and will sell for $13.95 in the new catalog. It also has flip flops, and a pail and shovel.  The sun actually has fun dotted swirls coming off of it, but for this card, I trimmed them off, because I thought it fit a little better!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sneak Peek #6

From the new UPCOMING Spring/Summer Close To My Heart Idea Book
available February 1

The Best Things
C1503, Page 98

This set has so many uses, and the "follow your heart" fits one of the CTMH Cricut AP Cartridge cut outs.  The swirls add something to so many projects, and I love having three sizes in this set!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sneak Peek #5

Look What's Coming soon from the Spring/Summer 2012 Close To My Heart Idea Book!
Available February 1.

Look Who's.....
D1502, Page 91

Imagine all the projects you can create with this set! 
The scalloped oval and the banner images can be cut using your CTMH AP Cricut Cartridge. 
What a time saver!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Little Thanks

Using a sentiment from A Little Thanks, and a cutout from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, I whipped up this card for you!

Have you seen the new Paper Crafts Magazine's Cool Tools for Paper Crafters yet?  It is filled with lots of great inspiration, and there just might be two cards inside, featuring Close To My Heart stamps, created by little old me! (Plus there's a card of mine on the cover!!!! Eeek!)

I was also happy to see a CTMH stamp set featured in Paper Crafts Magazine's Stamp It! 3 Ways.  On each page of this magazine, three designers worked with one stamp set, and each created totally different projects.  It's very cool to see the different styles and ideas, all coming from the same product.  {And oh look, I have a card on THAT cover too!!! Giggle giggle giggle!!!!}

So now that this post has pretty much been me rambling on, in order to avoid doing the dishes, or dealing with my wild children, I suppose I'll get back to the real world, and get some WORK done (so that I can play and have inky fingers tonight!)


Monday, January 16, 2012

Vacation Book created from NEW Product - Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book

This is one of the projects that will be offered at the Scraptique Weekend Crop January 28 & 29 in Estero, Florida.  If you love the book, come to our Weekend Crop!!

The paper is a new design called Crusin.  The stamps used are new stamp sets in the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Remarkable Wreath

I know. . .I know. . .I told you last week that I had just ONE more holiday card to sneak in.  But I guess I have another.  Although, this could totally be a . . .um. . .New Years card. Yes. Or a Happy Winter card. Certainly. So there you go.  A New Year's wreath, using the Remarkable Wreath stamp set.  As I look at this card now, I sort of wish I had added some more bling. (We can always use MORE BLING!)

The Remarkable Wreath set is another great basic set to fulfill so many purposes.  You can make cards for all seasons and occasions.  And the little banners that come with it look terrific with AND without the wreath! It's very versatile! Love that!

And now, I promise, I am done showing you holiday cards.  (I don't know about you, but I am totally sick of them!) Hopefully by the time you read this, I will have my Christmas tree down, and be fully ready to move on from the Christmas season!  HAPPY JANUARY! :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sneak Peek #4

My Peeps
B1402, Page 72

From the new Close To My Heart Spring/Summer Idea Book 2012
Available February 1

Who doesn't just LOVE Peeps?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sneak Peek #3

From our new Spring/Summer 2012 Close To My Heart Idea Book

A Tree
A1124, Page 73

Our new book includes many new "A" size sets, this is just one! 
At a cost of only $6.95, this is an easy way to add to your stamp collection!

Monday, January 2, 2012

sneaking in one more. . .

Can I sneak in one more holiday card before I call the Christmas season officially closed? :)
I have  a few cards to share this month that I made while I was at my parents house, and had full reign of the craft room! It's just a few quick cards that I made in between the boys tearing apart the craft room, or dragging me off to do other fun stuff! 

I was thinking that this could be a fun design to create as a bag-topper for some yummy Christmas goodies.  But I think it can stand alone as a card too.  It features the stamp set, December 25.   This stamp set coordinates with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, and every single stamp in this set is adorable! I love the clean lines and festive fonts it uses!

Happy 2012! Here's to lots more craft goodness! And in a few weeks I'll have goodies from the NEW CATALOG to share with you! Eeek! I can't wait! :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sneak Peek #2

From the new Spring/Summer 2012 Close To My Heart Idea Book!

D1504, Page 17

This set will be a favorite of many!  Whether you are scrapbooking, card making, or paper crafting 3-D projects, these Fashionisa's will just make your project a "Wow" project!