Monday, September 30, 2013

Damask Divas October Blog Hop: Laughing Lola


Welcome! I'm super excited to participate in my first Damask Divas Blog Hop!  This month you can see just a small portion of cute & fabulous things you can do with your Laughing Lola paper pack. If you came from Kat Purty's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

 I honestly wasn't sure where to begin with this Blog Hop project, but I finally decided I wanted to try a card with a pocket on it. So I picked a fun patterned paper guessed Laughing Lola, for the main card! I kept it simple, but fun.


As you can see I was very daring with my mixing and matching of patterns, but I think it works well together. I made sure to add some Laughing Lola bling and a bow paper clip to give it flair! Embellishments don't have to be overly fancy, what counts is that whatever you choose works for what you need/want!
I loved adding the cute bookmark at the end that just slips in the front pocket. Now that I look at it I think I want to go back and add a cute poem or saying about celebrating, or even about cupcakes! I'll post up picks once I find something that fits perfectly with my fun card. Somebody is sure going to get a fun card!

I used the following items to complete this Super Fun Card:

X7170B Laughing Lola paper pack
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
X7170C Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
D1559 Geometric Backgrounds
Cricut Art Philosophy
Z2190 Gypsy Ink Pad
44751 Black Ink Pad
Colonial White paper

Hurray, you made it to the end of this month's hop.  We hope you picked up some great new ideas from all our fabulous blogs this month! Before you get too busy making your wish lists from all of this amazing inspiration, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter drawing on the Damask Divas Blog for your chance to win some great goodies! Thanks so much for hopping with us--now go get your crafty on!

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E03): Summer Mini-Albums

So cute! Check out this fun way to display your summer photos! Want to buy your own Artbooking cartridge? Head over to my website, join a Gathering and order your cartridge now! HERE

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Create with Cricut® Collections

I love my Cricut and I love having a Close To My Heart cartridge to work with! The possibilities are endless! You can order a set (or even two) from my website Here! $99 gets a cartridge with 700 images, three sets of D sized stamps and three sheets of corresponding chipboard cutouts, perfect for any card, scrapbook or other fun Crafty project you might have!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E04): Spooky Halloween Layouts

Who doesn't love Halloween? Its one of my favorite holidays and I love the idea of putting together such cute scrapbook layouts to play with. So many endless possibilities! Want to purchase Artbooking for your Cricut? Go Here and order from my Close To My Heart website!

Monday, September 23, 2013

First Projects

All I've wanted to do since I joined the Close To My Heart Family is CRAFT! And craft and craft some more! Of course I've had to wait for my supplies to arrive and once they've gotten here, I wish I'd ordered more! Can you blame me? One weekend I came home to find four Close To My Heart packages on my front porch, my first thought was 'Christmas!'

Now that I have some great products to work with I can enjoy some crafting time, when my four children under 5 yrs old allow me to that is! LOL! So here are just a couple of the projects I've worked on the last couple of weeks!

 This was one of the first I put together. Its so simple, but super cute! I used Colonial White paper stamped with snowflakes from the Flakey Friends stamp set. Topped with snowflake paper from the Frosted paper pack and a square of Champagne paper stamped with Santa's Greeting stamp. Add a clear sparkle and stamp a sweet message inside (also from Flakey Friends), and ta-da you have a super cute mini card!
The inside of the my cute winter mini card!

 The card is just as simple and super fun! With one of the three cute Snowmen from the Flakey Friends set, a strip of snowflake paper from Frosted and some clear sparkles, makes a fantastic card for this Holiday Season!
 Whoever said that card making had to be complicated to produce super cute cards, was lying! Ladies, why not start this Holiday Season by making your very own Christmas cards? Head over to my website Here to order your very own Holiday stamp sets and start making your very own Seasons Greetings cards!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Project Inspirations: Mixed Papers

A great way for beginners and long time Scrapbookers/Cardmakers to see the versatility of Close To My Heart's paper packs. It opens up a world of possibilities with the use of all the themed packs together! Watch this video for some new inspiration. I'll be posting a least one new video a week, so be sure to check back for new fun ideas and inspiration!

Interested in getting started check out my website, Here.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September is National Stamping Month

September is National Stamping Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating! (Of course why wouldn't we since we have tons of fabulous stamps to sell!) So to celebrate, we are offering for orders $50 or more you can get the exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio for only $10! What an amazing deal! Head on over to my website, where you can put in your order to get it while its hot!

Monday, September 2, 2013


I jumped in with both feet! Here I am starting a blog all about being crafty and I'm so excited. And so nervous at the same time. I love to craft and make fun things, but I'm usually pretty shy about sharing the results. So, when I decided to become a Close To My Heart Consultant I really was taking a flying leap, because I'm going to have to step out of my comfort zone alot and share all the wonderful tips & projects I'll be making. I hope you'll join me on this adventure and learn new things with me!