Friday, September 30, 2011


These chipboard embellishments have a resist pattern that shows through when covered with ink, chalk, markers, or watercolors.  My favorite way to color them is with a sponge and ink.  I think the child in me comes out when I see the resist magically appear!  They are so much fun.  In addition to the numbers, you can find Irresistible Ecletic Alphabet.  I used those in my title here

New in the Fall/Winter Idea book is the Make It Count numbers.  I have used them here to celebrate my nephew's birthday.   In addition to the numbers, you can find Irresistible Ecletic Alphabet.  I used those here.

I also used the new clear 14 inch ruler with guide holes to create the faux stitching on the card.  The ruler also has a metal staight edge for craft knife cutting and 1 inch grid marks.  This is a must have tool in your papercrafting kit. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Holly Day Card Class

Using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge makes holiday cards fast, simple, easy and BEAUTIFUL.  I love the new "A Holiday" stamp set, only $6.95, and simple yet spectacular especially when paired with the cricut! 

Here's a video that shows you how to create a set of cards with this set.

Join me for a card class to create 10 of these cards, two of each design, for $15.

October 11th 7:00 p.m. or October 13th 10 a.m.   RSVP by October 5th. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Typeset scrapbook workshop October 15th

Please excuse my photography.  This photo set seems a little dark to me.  Anyway, I love the Typeset papers.  (Ok I love all the paper packets in the new idea book.)  This page was inspired by Vicki W.  She has lovely artwork.  Although my photos are placed yet, they should be here soon so watch for an update, I used this layout to celebrate Alli who turned 15 and started high school.  In the workshop, we will create two more double page layouts.  To order your materials for this workshop or to create on your own, contact me

Workshop details: 
Saturday October 15th 7:00 p.m. (open crop starts 4:00)
RSVP by October 5th to order materials and for location of workshop.

Typeset Shopping List

X 7139 B Typeset Paper packet    $9.95
X7139C  Typeset Complement Canvas Shapes    $5.95
Z1465  Irresistibles Make it Count Numbers    $4.95
Z1464  Milepost Shapes (corrugated)  $3.95
Subtotal: $24.80 (without shipping and tax)
Add on embellishment suggestions:

Z280 Natural Hemp   $2.25
Z1358 Basic Button Assortment   $5.95
Z1450 Color Ready Cork  $5.95

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Virtual Stamp Sale

Updated November 8th.
Time for some fall cleaning!  You benefit from my nine year collection of Close to My Heart stamps. 

Shipping will be based on the actual shipping cost.  I will email you after you indicate your zip code to olet you know the total.  I will only accept payments through PayPal (or cash if local). However, you do not need a PayPal account to make a purchase. I can send you a money request through PayPal that you can easily pay with a Debit/Credit card without creating a PayPal account. I will send the stamps after I receive your payment. 

To place your order, please email me at  with your selections, using the descriptions provided along with your preferred email address and mailing address. If you are local, we can arrange a pick up time.  I will reply back with your total due of items still available (first come, first serve basis) and will then email you a money request from PayPal. Payment must be received within 24 hours or items will be put back up for sale.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at or Thank you for stopping by and shopping with me!

My Acrylix Stamp Sets - each comes with 6" x 6" foam sheet and storage case. My Acrylix stamps can be used with My Acrylix blocks which can be purchased here.

A-Size Stamp Sets - $2 (Retail $6.95)

B-Size Stamp Sets - $4 (Retail $9.95)

C-Size Stamp Sets - $6 (Retails $13.95)

D-Size Stamp Sets - $8 (Retail $17.95)

E-Size Stamp Sets - $12 (Retail $29.95)

Finding Autumn $2

Autumn's Blessings B1065 $4

The Good Life D1164 $8

Reminders B1211 $4

Sensational Seals B1282 $4

Brilliant Bookplates D1120 $8

Eastertime D1259 $8

Harvest Wonders C1214 $6

Memory Lables C1290 $6

Best of Times $4

Life is So Good B1204 $4

Lovely Borders $4

Amore D1445 $8


D1183 Adorable $8

Togetherness D1402 $8

Playful Petals C1288 $6

Tickled Pink Special $8

Jungle Workshop $4

Everyday Celebration Special $8

Friendship Flowers D1160 $8

Pure Love C1270 $6

Love is in the Air B1339 $4

Tender Tags $8

Whimsy Lowercase C1205 $6

Whimsy Caps C1205 $6

Spring Leaves B1082 $4

Smitten C1217 $6

Happy Endings C1343 $6

Legendary Moments D1227 $8

Wonderful Friend D1422 $8

True Friends D1406 $8

Flower Pot D1409 $8

Cherish the Moment D1421 $8

Whimsy Numbers A1083 $2

Sweet Home Workshop $4

Checklist D1252 $8

Atomic Alphabet A1070 $2

Elegant Script D1134 $8

Summer Wishes B1349 $4

Circle Of Love $8 

Autumn Splendor D1181 $8

Keep Dreamin'

Convention is one of the great benefits I love about being a Close to My Heart Consultant.  This year it was held in Disney to I took the fam!  They went to the park while I was at the meetings.  It seems strange that I would "miss" Disney for convention but really it was worth every minute.  I did get to go to the park one evening and well...that is another story.  Can you say Autopia?  Future scrapbook page. 

Anyway, because I wasn't with my family and I am the family photographer, the photos of the events while I was absent, are nil.  But here is what I have to share. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Year in Cards Workshop October 7th.

It is so handy to have a card on hand that is perfect for the month or season!  Using the special
Pair-a-phrase set, I was inspired by Jen Rubio's event calendar workshop to create these 4x4 cards.  A little water coloring with a blending pen (very therapeutic) and some black embellishments and you will create a beautiful card set.  You may even want to give it as a gift...or just keep it for yourself. 

Join me for a workshop to create this set of cards.  Friday October 7th , you can come and create between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The workshop is $15.  Add a blending pen or archival black ink pad to use the water coloring technique at home.  RSVP by October 5th. 

Here's the photos of my creations.