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.