Archives for April 2019

Today is the Last Day!

It’s crazy. April is gone! Where did it go so fast? I’ve been enjoying the amazing weather over the past weeks – warmer days, cool nights, with some rain/thunder storms thrown in. Definitely have Spring for sure! With the coming of Spring, it means the ending of the Seasonal Expressions 1 and several other specials. Be sure to look at which ones are extending into May and which ones are on their last day!

Last day of Amazing April Specials!!

  • Bring Back MyPack Zoe for hostesses and new consultants!:  Zoe is back until May 31, 2019 (as long as supplies last), in a new, slimmed down paper packet! This paper packet features 6 paper sheets and a full 12″ × 12″ sticker sheet, giving you paper and stickers in the same pack! We’ve refreshed a few of the colors to create this updated pack and paired it with a coordinating cardstock pack and stamp set. Save 25% on a workshop kit that includes all of these items.
  • You can also get a FREE Zoe packet by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or hosting a qualifying party in April 2019! After today, the hostessing and new consultant special will change.
  • HOME Home Decor Project: This projects uses the monograms to create the word “home”. Decorate as the kit comes or change it up!
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in March and receive the Zoe Paper Pack!  Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):Feels Like Home! This dream paper works great for baby, wedding, shower, and Cherry Blossom Fest pictures! I’d add in vintage or family history pictures as well. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. Don’t miss out on these Amazing April Specials as it’s the last day!

Best Day “W” Card

I created this “W-fold card”, inspired by my upline Naomi and her daughter Rachel. There are a few YouTube videos up on it as well. I have a video that I created on my Facebook Page that you can check out:

This was a lot of fun and fairly easy to do.

  • Base of the card is 11″x 4.25″. Score/fold at the 5.5″ mark.
  • “W-Fold” stripe is 11″ x 1″. Score at the 2 3/4″, 5.5″, and 8 1/4″. The 5.5″ is the mountain fold with the 2 3/4″ and 8 1/4″ folds being the valley folds.
  • Cut 3 – 5 1/4″ panels in Sweet Leaf.
  • Cut 3 – 5″ x 3 3/4″ panels using the large Rectangle Stitched Thin Cut Dies from the Zoe Paper of your choice.
  • Cut a white panel from the medium Rectangle Stitched Thin Cut Dies. This is for the front panel.
  • Use Canary, Smoothie, Mint, Sweet Leaf, and Archival Black Ink Pads.
  • Stamp butterflies from S1904 Love So Sweet onto Zoe pattern (more colorful the better IMHO). You’ll need 3.
  • Stamp flowers from S1904 Love So Sweet: 3 in Canary ink first, then rock the edges around on the Smoothie ink pad to create a two-toned flowers. 1 in Smoothie.
  • Fussy-cut the flowers and butterflies out.
  • Using the zipstrip of choice, tape it down to the “w-fold” strip.
  • Attach panels as shown in pictures. Add the “w-fold” strip to the inside, gluing down the first and last sections of the strip. The two middles ones need to be able to bend so you can get the “w”.
  • Stamp “Best Day” in Mint and Sweet Leaf on the white stitched panel and adhere with 3D foam tape to the front of the card.
  • Attach one of the butterflies and flower as you see fit.
  • On the side, do the same.
  • Add some Gold Shimmer Pen and Gold Glitter Gems to finish it off.

Check out the following pictures:

Last 2 days of Amazing April Specials!!

  • Bring Back MyPack Zoe!:  Zoe is back in a new, slimmed down paper packet! This paper packet features 6 paper sheets and a full 12″ × 12″ sticker sheet, giving you paper and stickers in the same pack! We’ve refreshed a few of the colors to create this updated pack and paired it with a coordinating cardstock pack and stamp set. Save 25% on a workshop kit that includes all of these items.
  • You can also get a FREE Zoe packet by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month!
  • HOME Home Decor Project: This projects uses the monograms to create the word “home”. Decorate as the kit comes or change it up!
  • Stamp of the MonthS1904 Love So Sweet!
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in March and receive the Seasonal Mix-in Paper Pack!  Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):Feels Like Home! This dream paper works great for baby, wedding, shower, and Cherry Blossom Fest pictures! I’d add in vintage or family history pictures as well. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live and we have 2 DAYS left!
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. I hope you are inspired to create a “w-fold” card make with Zoe and Love So Sweet!

My sister is hiking the CDT!!

My sister Lauren and brother-in-law are hiking the CDT this summer. We are doing some trouble shooting between the blogs for doing some embedded google album/video links. Enjoy these amazing pictures of hiking in the New Mexico desert.

Here’s video link:

Pretty amazing!

Zoe Meets Love So Sweet

Here’s a card showing off both Zoe and Love So Sweet, the Stamp of the Month. The color updates for this paper make it look wonderful. Ink colors are Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Heather, and Archival Black. Using the same design, I made 3 different cards. The Cricut was used to create the scalloped panel. A Design Space file for the entire card is available in my customer FB group. A few touches of Gold and Clear Shimmer Pens and some Gold Glitter Gems provide the finishing touches. Check out this FB live showing the card being made:

The design of the card is inspired by Sugar Pea Design and can be seen here:
https://sugarpeablog.com/punny-farm-card-set/

Here’s a slide show of the 3 cards:

A tip for cutting out the butterflies: Stamp the image of the butterfly onto the card where you plan to place it. When cutting out the butterfly, don’t worry about cutting out around the body or antennas, they are stamped on the card base already. Line up the cut out butterfly onto the one stamped on the card base. It looks amazing! Roll the wings of the butterfly to add dimension (flowers too).

Check out the Amazing April Specials!!

  • Bring Back MyPack Zoe!:  Zoe is back in a new, slimmed down paper packet! This paper packet features 6 paper sheets and a full 12″ × 12″ sticker sheet, giving you paper and stickers in the same pack! We’ve refreshed a few of the colors to create this updated pack and paired it with a coordinating cardstock pack and stamp set. Save 25% on a workshop kit that includes all of these items.
  • You can also get a FREE Zoe packet by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month!
  • HOME Home Decor Project: This projects uses the monograms to create the word “home”. Decorate as the kit comes or change it up!
  • Stamp of the MonthS1904 Love So Sweet!
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in March and receive the Seasonal Mix-in Paper Pack!  Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):Feels Like Home! This dream paper works great for baby, wedding, shower, and Cherry Blossom Fest pictures! I’d add in vintage or family history pictures as well. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live and we have 2 weeks left!
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. I hope you are inspired to celebrate Spring with this card make with Zoe and Love So Sweet!

Wild About You!

While I’ve been working on migrating the website to a new server, dealing with all the other issues that come from computer upgrades and vending at weekend crops, CTMH launched a new special: Wild About You! It’s another mini album workshops! How fun!

You can create this 20 page album quickly and easily! The instructions are downloadable. It can be for a kid or someone you are sweet on. Or maybe a friend that you love doing life with. I’d even say you could use it as a teacher appreciation gift.

Check out the Amazing April Specials!!

  • Bring Back MyPack Zoe!:  Zoe is back in a new, slimmed down paper packet! This paper packet features 6 paper sheets and a full 12″ × 12″ sticker sheet, giving you paper and stickers in the same pack! We’ve refreshed a few of the colors to create this updated pack and paired it with a coordinating cardstock pack and stamp set. Save 25% on a workshop kit that includes all of these items.
  • You can also get a FREE Zoe packet by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month!
  • HOME Home Decor Project: This projects uses the monograms to create the word “home”. Decorate as the kit comes or change it up!
  • Stamp of the MonthS1904 Love So Sweet!
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in March and receive the Seasonal Mix-in Paper Pack!  Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):Feels Like Home! This dream paper works great for baby, wedding, shower, and Cherry Blossom Fest pictures! I’d add in vintage or family history pictures as well. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live and we have 2 weeks left!
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. I hope you are excited about the Wild About You mini album workshop!