Thursday, December 13, 2012

One More CTMH Christmas Card

Theme: Christmas.... Twist~ NO Red No Green! I used paper from the Close to My Heart "Avonlea" Collection and the ornament stamp is from the CTMH October Stamp of the Month. I am going to use this card for the Creative Cutter Room Challenge.

Monday, December 10, 2012

More Christmas Cards

I am posting more of the Christmas Cards I made this year with my CLOSE TO MY HEART Products to share with Heart 2 Heart. This is the last Challenge of the month for Heart 2 Heart.  I had fun playing along with them whenever possible and look forward to continuing next year.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Sketch Challenge

This week's Heart 2 Heart Sketch Challenge:
I used Gypsy and Sweet Leaf cardstock and Ink along with the tree from the Petite Perks stamp set, snowflakes from the Flakey Friends stamp set and Sentiment from Card Chatter Christmas.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snow Much Fun!

Glitter it up Heart 2 Heart Challenge!  Add some sparkle to your card, layout or other project using glitter, glitter glue, etc..


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

H2H Christmas Challenge

Heart 2 Heart is having another Christmas Challenge this week.  I chose one of my Swing Cards that was cut out with the CTMH Cricut ARTISTE Cartridge and used one of the past Christmas papers from Close to my heart. I scanned the card closed & opened to get all views.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

I am entering the  Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #136 -Fall Harvest this week. The Challenge is to use Fall Leaves. All products used are from Close to My Heart. The Cricut Cartridge I used is Art Philosophy.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Keeping it Neutral

This week at Heart 2 Heart the challenge is to Create a card using one or more neutral colors. I saw a similar card to this one and tried to remember how it looked when making mine.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


This week at Heart 2 Heart the challenge is to Celebrate a Birthday using Numbers. I made this card for a friend who is celebrating an October Birthday.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Christmas Challenge #1

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to create anything Christmas using your Close to My Heart products. For this card I used an older stamp set with the New Pear & Partridge paper.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Big Day

Today is the day my Daughter gets married. I can finally post the wedding card!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Time To Go Big!

At Heart 2 Heart this week the challenge is to create a card larger than the standard A2 (4 ¼” by 5 ½”)
I made this card  for Lisa, my CTMH Upline, My Creative Mentor, My Friend. She just moved across the country this week. She loves Owls and Bling, so I used both. 
Missing you already...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mini Card Challenge for H2H

This week at Heart 2 Heart the challenge is to create mini cards smaller than a standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card. I made my little gift cards 3" x 3" using the Pemberly Paper. The new Flakey Friends Stamp Set was  perfect for this challenge with it's 3 cute little snowmen.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Back To School

This week the challenge at Heart 2 Heart is Back To School!  For this layout I used the new Scholastic Paper and the Vintage Type Stamp set. 

The pictures are of my friend Michelle's son Alex on his first day of school last year.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Color Us Crafty!

This week Heart 2 Heart is challenging us to come up with a project that uses the Lagoon, Pear and Sunset colors from the Close To My Heart color palette.  I used the "It's Your Day" Double Stamp Set that is only $5 with a $35 purchase from now until the end of September.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

Heart 2 Heart's Challenge is The Dog Days of Summer.  I used Bowwow and Roxie from Close to My Heart to create my card:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Heart 2 Heart

I made this card using the new Avonlea paper and D1265 Gracious Greetings Stamp Set from Close to My Heart for the Heart 2 Heart Sympathy Challenge.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Scraps Challenge

Last week Heart 2 Heart had a scraps challenge... well I didn't get a picture of my project 'til tonight, so better late than never! This was made with the new Cricut Artiste Cartridge which I absolutely LOVE. The printed papers I used go way back to the Felicity Collection.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Erie County Fair

It's almost time for the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY!
I will be doing a Close to My Heart "Make & Take" at the Erie County Fair in the Creative Arts Exhibit Area (Located in the Lower Grandstand) on Saturday, August 11, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. If you are there on Saturday, Please stop by & say hello!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Flakey Friends & Pemberly

This snowman and saying is from the Adorable new stamp set from Close to My Heart called "Flakey Friends".  Flakey Friends is one of the many NEW Stamp sets available from Colse to My Heart starting August 1, 2012. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

H2H Challenge - Water Fun

The Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week is Water Fun. This is a layout I prepared for a workshop using Footloose...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sketch Challenge

This card is for the Heart 2 Heart Sketch Challenge.  I just got my first Delivery of new Close to My Heart paper this past weekend and was excited to use the La Belle Vie Paper. Also used for this card:D1265 Gracious Greetings
A1120 Butterfly
Smokey Plum Ink
AP Cricut Cartridge

The Sketch:

The Card:

Monday, July 16, 2012

Coming August 1, 2012 from Close to My Heart

The New Cricut Artiste collection takes your Creativity over the top! With 700 images, the cartridge features themed projects, interactive cards, awards and more. From robots and spooks to weddings and Valentines... your cupcake liners, invitations and party favors will coordinate and quickly come together for any celebration.  Cutting and assembling the many 3-D items is a snap using the project reference chart and separate step-by-step assembly book.
When you purchase the Cricut Artiste collection you’ll get the cartridge plus three new coordinating D-size stamp sets and three 12” x 9” sheets of coordinating Dimensional Elements shapes.

My Remodeled Scrapbook Room

My new scrapbook Room after a trip to IKEA in Pittsburgh Pa. (A 220 mile drive from home)

The countertop (wall to wall) cabinets and drawers were built a few years ago.  The tables, chairs, desk and drawers (under windows and next to table) are new additions from IKEA. I also bought basket dividers for the drawers from IKEA. What a fun place to shop!

Line, Line, Circle, Square

The Heart 2 Heart Challenge for the week of July 9, 2012 is Line, Line, Circle,Square.  That means two items on your card must be lines, one must be a circle and one must be a square. I finally got my craft room togethr after a little remodeling and was able to enter this challenge! (Pictures of craft room coming soon)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Close to My Heart Perfect Pair Special for July

This month Close to My Heart has a Perfect Pair Special. Place an online order from my website for $75 and receive a free paper packet and matching embellishment. See the list below for Perfect Pair Dates. Be sure to place your order on the dates when the paper & embellishment you want is being sent out.

Order DatesPerfect PairOriginal Retail Value
July 1–5Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462)$15.90
July 6–10Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633)$14.90
July 11–15Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400)$17.90
July 16–20Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C)$17.90
July 21–25Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C)$17.90
July 26–29Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C)$17.90
July 30–31Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease®Assortment (X7146C)14.90

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Heart to Heart Color Challenge

This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is a Color Challenge.  Use Black and White and only one other color. My Other Color is Silver.  It is hard to tell in the picture but if you look closely you can see 4 Silver Studs on each side of the card.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

February at Beaver Hollow

These pictures were taken at a weekend crop back in February. Food, Friends & Scrapbooking... a weekend made in Heaven!  I used the last of my CTMH Roxie paper for this layout.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CTMH June Stamp of the Month!

The Close to My Heart June Stamp of the Month is so adorable.  A Must Have for your collection!  You can get it for only $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  AND... for the month of June you will get one FREE Stamp Set for every 2 Sets you buy! This is an offer you will not want to pass up! Contact me for details.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Rainbow

A Sweet little Close to My Heart Stamp Set...

CTMH MAY Stamp of the Month

This card is made with the Close to My Heart May Stamp of the Month, which can be purchased for only $5.00 with a $50.00 order. This stamp set will only be available until the end of May. You can order online at my CTMH website.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

CTMH Card Word Puzzle & Pemberly

This card is based on a card my friend Wendy made.  While she did not use CTMH stamps for her card, the flowers stamps she used were very similar. I used Pemberly Paper, Card Word Puzzle for the flowers and Card Chatter-Birthday for the sentiment...

The bottom of the card is cut out along the flowers and a strip of Pemberly Paper was added to the inside bottom.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Heart 2 Heart Polka Dots and Stripes Challenge!
This week's Heart 2 Heart challenge is a salute to trendy polka dots and stripes! Get your spotty polka dotty fun on and create a project to share with us this week. Want to step it up a design notch? Add some stripes for flair and pizazz!

For my project I used the Close to My Heart "Dotty for You" Paper, Just for You and A Rainbow stamp sets and Baker's Twine from the Paradise Assortment.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CTMH April Workshops

I have a busy weekend coming up.  Two Workshops in my first full month as a CTMH Consultant. I have been cutting paper for the past 4 nights and I'm still not done! These are two of the cards we will be making at my workshops this month:

CTMH April Stamp of the Month and CTO Challenge

The Close to My Heart April SOTM was a bit of a challenge. This is what I came up with.

I am also entering this card in the Celebrate The Occasion CHALLENGE #59: "Congratulations" (monochromatic).

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dotty For You!

I finally received my Dotty For You paper yesterday from CTMH and could not wait to use it. What Bright & Springy colors! I am entering this card in the Heart 2 Heart Blog Challenge for this week, which is "Easter or Spring" You can order your Close to My Heart "Dotty for You" paper pack for only $5.00 starting April 17, with any $35 purchase from CTMH!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

CLose to My Heart April Specials

I love Spring time and I love being creative! This month's Close to My Heart's Stamp of the Month and "Dotty for You" Special is a fantastic way to express two of my favorite things. You can get Dotty For You for just $5 with a $35 purchase starting April 17th! You won't want to miss this one. This special runs through May 31st. And as always, the April Stamp of the Month can be ordered April 1st through April 30th, and is only $5 with any $50 purchase.  Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CTMH March Stamp of the Month

Spend just $50.00 and get the Close to My Heart
Stamp of the Month
for only $5.00. 
This is a $17.95 value!
Order on line at:

My Scrapbook Room

My Scrapbook Room
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