Saturday, March 31, 2012

April 21 & 22 - WEEKEND CROP!

The upcoming weekend crop in SW Florida may be sold out, but you can still come and enjoy the many Create & Take projects! Pictured below is just one of the layouts I'll be offering using exclusive Close to My Heart products.  Featuring the new Footloose paper pack, this layout can hold a number of photos and it's perfect for a variety of uses. 

Come by and see us Saturday April 21 beginning at 9 AM until Sunday 5 PM.
Embassy Suites Fort Myers-Estero
10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
Estero, FL  33928. 

Email me for more information -

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Super Powers. . . in a new way!

One of my favorite things about stamping, is being able to combine stamps in new ways.   After using a stamp set a million times, it's easy to think we can't come up with anything new, but often inspiration strikes, when it is combined with other sets.
Today I'd like to show you some creative projects with the Super Powers stamp set. Two cards that have NOTHING to do with superheroes. . .just to prove that you might need this stamp set, even if you don't have little boys scampering around in your house! 
Here is the stamp set:
And here is the first card I created with it.  I used some card stock, along with a strip of paper from the Cruisin' collection.  The skyline came from the Super Powers set.  I stamped it on Sweet Leaf card stock, and trimmed it. I also used the stamp set, Paper Lantern, with that great sentiment stamp. 
(Don't you just love the jewel stars? I think that's my favorite part!)

And next, I combined the word bubble, and sentiment from Super Powers. . . .along with a Fashionista chick. How fun would this card be for Mother's Day!? (Because moms really DO have super powers!!!!)

Have I convinced you???? Now go - RUN to your stamp stash, and see what fun and funky combinations you can come up with!!! :)

Have a terrific week!

Monday, March 19, 2012

You're a Star! (Typeset)

Typeset is a super cool graphic collection that lends itself especially to masculine projects, as well as school projects (but if you look at some of the samples online and in the catalog, you'll know it can be used for much more too!)  The coordinating canvas Typeset Complements are a lot of fun to use.  
I covered a plain old marble composition book and made a couple of coordinating cards using the Typeset collection. 

I think these projects pretty much speak for themselves! If you are creating a covered composition book, here's some advice: lay your paper on the front cover, and stick it on with some removable tape. Then OPEN the book and trace along the outline of the cover on the inside (which will trace it onto the back of your paper.)  Then take it off and trim it.  I have found that marble composition books RARELY have exact measurements, and they are rarely on completely straight.  You won't be able to tell . . . .unless you just say "This cover is 6x9, so I'll trim a 6x9 piece of paper on my trimmer and stick it on."  (Because it probably won't be exact!)  ;)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Join my team during the month of March and receive the Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Collection FREE (value $99).  The new consultant kit is only $99 (value of kit is over $288 in product and business tools), and you will receive the Art Philosophy Collection for FREE - but you must join CTMH by March 31, 2012.

It's EASY to join CTMH.  Visit my website - - and click "Your Opportunities" followed by "to sign up click here".  It's that easy!

For more information email me!  Ask about the other FREE product you can earn during the first three months!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Celebrate today!

Are you totally tired of me telling you about WHICH stamp set is my favorite? (Because I know I say it a little bit TOO OFTEN.) But this set, called Paper Lantern, was one of those sets that made me GASP when I first saw it! It was love at first sight. For REAL.

I have two cards for you today, that I did quite a while ago.  I had them saved to submit for publication, but enough time has gone by and they haven't felt the love. . . .so here they are, for YOU to hopefully love!  The patterned paper on this first card isn't CTMH (gasp!!!!!) but I love the layout, and it could be easily duplicated in a variety of colors and papers. . .so just pretend. Okay?
And this second card is a fun circle card, which you can get from CTMH! So fun!
And that's all I have for you today! But I have been BUSY creating the past few nights, specifically for this little old bloggity blog. . . .so get ready for more inspiration next week! (And the week after that, and the week after THAT!)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Stamp of the Month

The card on the left was designed by Julie Reyonlds. 
The only change I made was using Cocoa ink and our new Studs. 
The card on the right was stamped with Grey Wool ink and includes the Licoric gems
and our new Color-Ready Ribbon.

You can purchase the March SOM for $17.95 or
 purchase it for ONLY $5 with an order of $50.00 or more. 
Contact me for more information!

Monday, March 5, 2012


A Garden is another wonderful A-size stamp set, priced at just $6.95, that can give a LOT of bang for your buck!  
You can cover Thank-you's, Get Well, Anniversary, Encouragement, Thinking of You, and I bet you could even make a baby, wedding or anniversary card with this set!
The lines are sweet and simple to color in with markers, chalk, or pencil, and they look equally adorable left uncolored, or even paper-pieced!
I colored my images with markers, and added some tiny jewels to the flowers' centers.  This is a quick and simple card (because that's the only kind I make!)  I hope you like it!!