Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snowflake Christmas Card

A friend of mine took pictures of her beautiful girls in the snow and then she wanted to have christmas cards made with them. I used the crystal blue and amethyst cardstock from CTMH and then used the snowflake punches for the card. Of course, you can never have too much bling so I added on the sparkles using clear rhinestones.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ms. Holiday Christmas Cheer Cards 2009

This year I made my christmas cards using the Close To My Heart;s  Ms. Holiday Cheer stamp set and the paper piecing method for the dress and the tree. The flourish image is embossed with baby pink embossing powder. Enjoy!

Friday, December 18, 2009

"Be you" Stardust Layout

 This is another layout that we did at the last Close To My Heart album retreat in January 2008 that I finally go around to using for my son's school pictures for Grade 4. The paperpack is called Stardust from CTMH and the coordinating embelishments are called Flex labels which have hidden journalling when pulled out. I love the Dr. Suess quote which says: "Be you - today you are you that is truer than true. There is not one alive who is youer than you"......

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Unforgettable Stamping Bella Card

I made this card for a good friend of mine, Nancy. She is my upline with Close To My Heart and it is a true priviledge to have crossed paths with her. Thank you so much, Nancy!
I used the unforgettable paperpack from Close To My Heart, and the stamped image is from stamping bella.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Another Carnival layout

I used "color me silly" from Basic Grey for this layout and I absolutely love how the dimensional element circles from Close To My Heart just make the layout popout. Before I put them on, the layout just did not seem complete so I am finally happy with the outcome once I put those circles on. I also used the hodge podge alphabet stamp set from CTMH which worked perfectly for the event depicted in the pictures. Each year my son's school puts on a carnival in June which the kids look forward to every year!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas 2007 Hollydays Layout

I thoroughly enjoyed making this Christmas layout for my son, Rory using the Hollydays paperpack, stickease from CTMH. The elves remind me of him on Christmas morning when he is being so joyful and goofy. The layout is from one of Close To My Heart's how'to books called Imagine and the layout is called "ensemble piece". Enjoy!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I finally got to use this layout that I made an a Close To My Heart Album Retreat in January 2008. I used pictures from Easter 2007 of my daughter, Alexia. It uses paper garden paperpack, dimensional element "fresh shapes", easter eggs stamp set, hemp, and mini medley embelishments all from Close To My Heart.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


One of my favorite paperpacks from Close To My Heart called paper garden was used for this layout. It is now retired which is too bad so I will have to stretch out what I have left of it. To make the title, I used the CTMH alphabet solo letters for the "d", "g" and the "f" and the building block alphabet for the rest of the letters.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Easter layout

When I went on my last scrapbook retreat, I brought a few of the layouts I have gotten from swaps that I have been in that I wanted to use. This layout was actually made by one of my downline consultants, Tiffany Watson, and I used my 2007 Easter pictures. I also used the eastertime and easter egg stamp sets from close to my heart to further embellish the layout. Thanks Tiffany!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cupcake girl

I made this layout using all close to my heart products using the daydream paperpack, daydream stickease, cupcake sprinkles stamp set, large chocolate alphabet stamp set, blush ricrac ribbon, and pearl paint. This was a workshop I did with some friends and I love how it turned out. These pictures are for my daughter's 4th birthday and I bought her a dora cupcake birthday cake so it worked out really well with this workshop layout.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Carnival "Daze" layout

I just got back from a scrap-n-stamp retreat in Canmore that was organized by my upline, Nancy Klein. Thanks, Nancy! It always goes by so fast and you never get done as much as you had hoped. I made this layout using the basic grey paper called Romani and I stamped the title with a close to my heart stamp set called believe caps. These pictures are taken at a carnival that is put on each year by the school that my kids attend.

Come back and visit my blog often as I will be posting all the layouts that I finished at the retreat every couple of days.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Let us grow with love

This layout uses the Bella paperpack and stickease from Close To My Heart. It is also embellished with pins and photo clips but no stamping involved. Love it!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tickled Pink layout "I am......"

I made this layout using the "tickled Pink" scrapbook kit that was a promotion earlier this year. The papers are stunning! I plan to make this layout about me which is not something I do ever as I am focused on creating pages for my kids' albums. I will re-post it once I add pictures and it is complete.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

CTMH Scrapbook Journal

Close To My Heart will be selling our new journals in the Spring 2010 idea book. Here is a SNEAK PREVIEW. It is so cool because your can scrapbook your title page and then slip it into the front cover in the page protector so that your artwork does not catch on your bag when you take it in and out. We made this at our regional celebration in Portland, Oregan and used the Grace papers and "delightful things" stamp set, cocoa grosgrain ribbon and colonial white buttons with hemp.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

CTMH Regionals (Portland, Oregan) Artwork - Day 2

Okay as I promised here is the rest of the artwork that we did at the Close To My Heart Regionals on day two....

These are various cards we made during the crop last night....

This "Joyful" garland was made with a card kit which is currently featured in our Autumn/Winter Close To My Heart idea book and it is called "my originals around the holiday" card kit. How cool is that!

Sweet Home double layout from Imagine called "Role Play"

Thanks for looking!