Sunday, November 17, 2013

Make It Easy with" Studio J" this Christmas

It is so easy to make these pages with Studio J

What great Christmas Gifts these will make, order multiple sets and just make them once

and these will be cut up and sent as Christmas cards! 

Just log onto my shopping website and have fun creating!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Announcing November/December Kit of Month- Sparkle & Shine

On Oct. 15th, Close To My Heart unleashed a Holiday Gift Guide with new Holiday Stamp Sets; Sparkle & Shine papers and embellishments; Holiday Treat bags & tag kit; Washi tape & much more.Our November/December Kit of the Month definitely covers the holiday season with 6 gorgeous pages and an 8″ flip flap for plenty of photo opportunities!  Why not sign up to become a Kit of the Month Member and earn FREE PRODUCT?  Email me for more information,
and you’ll be able to get started now!

In the Sparkle & Shine Layout below, I  incorporated an 8″ flip flap (over the grey card stock on the right page).

Here, you can see piece and what would be on the underside.  Note the top has a circular swirl which comes in our sparkle & shine assortment.  They are stitched together and you pull them apart on the perforated edge so they come apart but stay intact for placement.
 Sparkle & Shine Kit of the Month:
  1. Close up of the Artwork
  2. You can view the Shopping list to see exactly what I used to create all the artwork here.
  3. When you purchase $50 or more, you can enjoy the November Stamp of the Month: Illuminate for only $5.00.  
  4. Click HERE to place your Order on my Website 

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Nov. 15, 2013
Ladies,  Thank you for joining in our " CTMH Festive Friday Blog Hop"
Our path is circular  so just follow the links. This is the starting point, The Happy Scrapbooker, and you are here now. Just click on Rebecca Brown's link at 
to hop on to the next blog. 
Here is my submission for the blog hop...I hope you like it. Thanksgiving Favor Box ...for your dinner table
Products:  Shop Here
                Happy Autumn Stamp set, d1550
                Holiday Tags stamp set, d1560
                 Huntington paper pack x7174B
                 Bronze shimmer tape z1849
                 Brown & tan Sparkles z1753
                  z1805 Velcro dots(holds top closed)
                 Ink: Goldrush, Barn Red , Olive, Slate
Gold grosgrain ribbon (my stash)& copper brad(retired)
Art Philosophy cartridge(circle and scalloped circle,square label) 
add Hershey nuggets and fall leaves inside

CTMH Festive Friday Blog Hop Line up

1. Diane Tuggle
2.Rebecca Brown
3.Michelle Bowley  
4.Carol Loftus
5.Linda Pekrul
6.Jamie Barney
7.Paige Dolecki
8.Mary Ellen Driggs
9.April Grigson
10.Theresa Miller
11.Brenda Lapp
12.Ashley Denny
13.Mary Schwimwer(Ida's Attic)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Advent Calendar with Art Philosophy Cartridge

25 tiny boxes just waiting to be opened one day at a time, candies, coins and lots of goodies inside

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sparkle and shine card workshop finished

Look how easy that was...just add the red glitter tape and sparkle flourish and some bling gems and you are done!! Pop up the label and the square HO HO HO  for added dimension.

Sparkle and shine lets stamp

using Whisper, Juniper and Ruby inks stamp images shown here using the stamp set

sparkle and shine card #2

Cut slate cardstock at 2 1/2 square, cut two printed paper(dots) at 3 x 1 3/4, cut one white card stock at 3 x 1  3/4, cut four small squares at 1 1/8 inch, cut juniper card stock at 3/4 x 5 1/2

Ready to make cards? Here we go!

materials needed    
Red Shimmer Trim (or the Shimmer trim provided by your Consultant)
Sparkles Clear Flourishes—Small (or the Flourishes provided by your Consultant)
Sparkles Clear Assortment (or the round Sparkles provided by your Consultant)
White Daisy Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
1" x 1" My Acrylix block
2" x 2" My Acrylix block
2" x 6½" My Acrylix block
Cricut Artbooking collection
Santa Claus Stamp Set
Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet
Juniper Exclusive Inks
Ruby Exclusive Inks
Whisper Exclusive Inks

 card #1
  cut juniper card stock at 5 1/4 x 3/4, dovetail one end
  printed paper cut at 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 , dove tail one end
  slate card stock, artbooking cartridge pg 74, icon, shift, "M", cut at 8 1/2(this makes a 1/12 inch label
  white cardstock, artbooking cartridge pg 74, icon, shift, "M", cut at 8 "(this makes the 1 inch label you stamp on to)
  red glitter tape and small crystal bling
card #2 on next post