Sunday, May 22, 2016

June Calypso Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop

Hey friends!!! Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude June blog hop featuring the NEW Calypso paper pack. This month's challenge we could either use Calypso or "beach themed"...which really they go hand in hand. I chose to use Calypso. I think this is one of my new favorites. Every color is so "ME"  If you love this paper pack as much as I do, you'll want to stock up because its only available for a limited time!

If you're joining me from the super talented Melissa's Robinson's blog, you're headed in the right direction. If you got lost, you can definitely start right here and continue the hop! But I do have a full list of all participants at the bottom of the page.

For this month's challenge I used the Calypso paper pack. I decided to keep it simple using a workshop that was created by Susan Williams, who is super talented!! Aren't these cards super cute!! I plan on including a gift card in the THANKS one for my daughter's 2nd grade teacher. 

 I used 2 sheets of Black 12x12 Cardstock and cut it down to a standard size A2 (4.25x5.5) card base. another thing I love about the paper pack is that it comes with Picture My Life pocket cards...LOVE IT. I used the pocket cards for easy, quick assembly on this card. I also used our pink sheet (in the paper pack) and cut it down to mat the polka dot card and used a 1.5" strip behind the HELLO card. I then cut a strip of 1.25" from White Daisy 12x12 cardstock and used our FrameworkAlphabet stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (so the ink wouldn't bleed when I colored it in) and stamped "THANKS" and colored them in with our Shin Han markers. I then dove tailed them and popped them up with 3D Foam tape for dimension. I also used the zip strips on the paper back to make 2 tabs that peek out on the top and bottom and additionally on the Hello card. I also ripped the edges so it added texture. I also used our Pixie Extra Thick Twine to add interest to the top of the card and around the HELLO card. For the final touches on the card, I added our Gold Sequins to the THANKS card and I used our Sparkles Clear Assortment on the HELLO card and I hand doodled with a Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling pen. Here's a closer look at both cards:

I have included a full supply for the cards created below. Clicking on the links above for the products will bring you right to them on my CTMH page! As always, thanks for stopping by! Next on our blog hop is the super talented Melinda Everitt. Cant wait to see what she's created this month!

Have a MAGICAL day!

Here's a full list of supplies I used:
Calypso paper pack $9.95
Black cardstock $14.50
White Daisy cardstock $9.50
Pixie Extra thick Twine $3.95
Sparkles Clear Assortment $2.95
Framework Alphabet $29.95
Black Memento Ink $7.95
Shin Han Turquoise Blue Marker $5.95
3D Foam tape $ 5.95

Here is a link of everyone participating this month!
1. Catherine Nowak ~
3. Denise Elliott ~
5. Aggie Peters ~
6. Melissa Robinson ~
8. Melinda Everitt ~
10. Tammy Lubick ~

Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy Times in May!

May is National Scrapbooking Month and this month Close to my Heart's exclusive paper pack does not disappoint! I mean seriously, how cute is this paper pack?! We not only have an exclusive paper pack but we also have a coordinating stamp!! Perfect for documenting all your sweet memories. 

With a qualifying purchase of $60.00 this Happy Times paper packet (CC1063) is free!

This fun paper pack is only available for the month May, so make sure you do not miss out!

You can also purchase the exclusive paper pack for a full retail price of $14.95 with no minimum purchase. You can also purchase the coordinating D size stamp MyAcrylix Happy Times Stamp set (cc1064) to go with the paper pack for $17.95.

Remember our paper pack is "while supplies last" however the stamp set is not. 

This Happy Times paper pack (CC1063) features 14 exclusive B&T Duos including 4 papers with gold foiling...BEAUTIFUL!
Featured colors in this pack are Canary, Fern, White Daisy, Pink, Magenta and Mint.

The Happy Times My Acrylix Stamp set (CC1064) coordinate with the Happy Times paper pack contains 18 stamp images and sentiments and is perfect for your card making or scrapbooking. Recommended block sizes:
1"x1" (Y1000)
1"x3 1/2" (Y1002)
2"x2" (Y1003)
2"x3 1/2" (Y1009)

If you'd like to learn how to get the directions to the following layouts and bonus cards, contact me today!

To purchase any of the products listed above, click on the SHOP NOW icon over to the left side of the page!

Friday, September 4, 2015

I Love My Dog/Cat Swing Cards

Hey friends!! I am still creating with the FUN Zoe paper packet. One of my favorite card types are swing cards! Close To My Heart  has teamed up with Provo Craft and over the past few years, CTMH has released EXCLUSIVE Cartridges. One of those cartridges is called "Artiste" I love this one because it has a lot of interactive cards, like that Swing card. I created this card in Cricut's Design Space and cut it out using my Cricut Explore Air. Below I will list the products used to create this FUN card. There is also a coordinating stamp set called Love My Cat for all you animal lovers out there! I've included a card I created with that one too below.

Close To My Heart currently has 5 Exclusive cartridges and I must say, I use those the most. You can purchase ANY of the cartridges here. Not only do you get the Cartridges, but you get coordinating stamp sets and cardstock! Its a fantastic deal.

Thanks for stopping by!!

 Here is a list of the products used on each card:

Love My Dog stamp set
Love My Cat stamp set
Cricut Artiste Collection
Cricut Artistry Collection
Zoe Paper Packet
Grey Enamel Gems
Coral Shimmer Trim
White Daisy Cardstock
Desert Sand Ink
White Daisy Pigment Ink

Sunday, August 9, 2015

SWAA Zoe Blog-hop

Hey guys!! I am super excited to be participating this month in the Stampers With an Attitude Blog Hop featuring the NEW paper packet Zoe by Close To My Heart. Believe me when I say this blog hop will NOT disappoint. We have some very talented ladies participating this month!

If you've come here from the fabulous Kimberly Moss's Blog, you're on the right path! The way a blog hop works is, it's a big circle, so you can really start anywhere and work your way around.

For my project, I decided to put together the layout that was created by Close To My Heart's Susan Williams. I love this layout and all the opportunities it offers to provide many pictures, with its fold-able "photo gallery". This is a great way to incorporate many photos onto a layout, while making it interactive and fun. On my 2 page layout, I am able to fit (1) 4x6 and (6) 2.5"x2.5" pictures. Great for all those Instagram selfies!

For the doodles around the photo and title pages, I just took a black pen and just hand drew them in.

I love the way that center photo gallery flip flops open to add even MORE adorable photos, journaling and embellishments to your layouts!

Now hop on over to the amazingly talented Sheila Bennet's Blog to be further inspired with this super fun paper packet!  Listed below are the products I used to create this fun, interactive layout. Thanks for stoppin' by!

          Zoe Paper Packet                                              12"x12" Kraft Cardstock

         Zoe Compliments                            Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles

Glacier Extra Thick Twine

If you get lost, you can always look here to get back on track.

August Stampers With an Attitude Zoe Blog Hop List

Sheila Bennett:

Wendy Taylor ~

Jen Patrick ~

Aggie Peters ~

Catherine Nowak ~

Melinda Everitt ~

Melissa Robinson ~

Barbi Kelley ~

Kimberly Moss ~

If you would like to purchase this as a pre-cut workshop kit, please contact me today! If you are local, I will also be teaching this workshop later THIS month. Let me know if you'd like more details.

Monday, July 20, 2015


During the month of July, when you purchase $25 USD in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 USD! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer. Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 USD Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 USD of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone! To find out more, click HERE

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 1 2015

Hello friends, just a reminder that this amazing catalog will be expiring at the end of this month. This catalog has soooo many cute items in it, you'll want to make sure to grab them before they are GONE GONE GONE! If you would like a copy, I would love to earn your business. Please send me an email at to request a copy! In the meantime, you can look at all our Idea Books, including this one online HERE

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Are you ready???

Are you ready for some March Madness??? And I don't mean basketball! During the month of March if you join my Close To My Heart team, we have an AMAZING offer for YOU!

When you join Close To My Heart, you get to choose between a Scrapbooking or Cardmaking Kit and the best part about that is you get $370.00 worth of products for only $99.00. Who doesn't like free stuff!! To make this deal even more AMAZING, when you join you get our NEW shoulder tote FREE (a value of $26.95).....AND (yes it gets even better) if you sell $300 worth of products in your first 40 days, you EARN the NEW rolling tote FREE (a value of $149.95!)!! Again, who doesn't like FREE!? And did I mention we are partnered with Cricut and have 4 amazing exclusive cartridges?! If you are ready to join my amazing team, you can do so HERE

Here's a better look at our new kits:

Cardmaking Kit

Annual Inspirations (qty. 5)

Seasonal Expressions 2 (qty. 15)
Close To My Heart Cardstock Color Sampler (W471)
Close To My Heart Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1133)
Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1130)
Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1135)
Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2031, qty. 5)
Workshops on the Go® Blossom Cardmaking Kit (G1095)
Jackson B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK367)
Oceanside Sequins (Z3041)
Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape (Z1920)
Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2162)
Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2196)
Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2197)
Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad (44751)
My Acrylix™ Dizzy Circles (C1610)
My Acrylix™ Wavy Blooms (D1651)
My Acrylix™ Finding the Words (D1646)
1" × 3½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1002)
3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker (Z2452)
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Cherry Pink Marker (Z2450)
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Sap Green Marker (Z2463)
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
My Creations™ Hip Pics Album (Z1956)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
Sponge (Z697), Liquid Glass (Z679)
Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder (Z2068)
VersaMark™ Ink Pad Tsukineko™ (Z891)
Watercolor Pencils (3505)
Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)

Scrapbooking Kit

Annual Inspirations (qty. 5)
Seasonal Expressions 2 (qty. 15)
Close To My Heart Cardstock Color Sampler (W471)
Close To My Heart Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1133)
Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1130)
Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1135)
Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2031, qty. 5)
Workshops on the Go® Jackson Scrapbooking Kit (G1094)
Blossom B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK368)
Coral Reef Sequins (Z3042)
Blossom Assortment (Z3072)
Glacier Extra Thick Twine (Z3039)
Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape (Z1920)
Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
Barn Red Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2104)
Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2165)
Cocoa Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2114)
Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2641)
Picture My Life™ Jackson Scrapbooking Program (Z3068)
My Acrylix™ Documenting Moments (D1647)
My Acrylix™ The Authentic Life (D1644)
My Acrylix™ Instalife (C1615)
2" × 3½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1009)
2" × 6½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1010)
3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)
My Legacy™ Black Post-Bound Album (Z2094)
Memory Protectors™ Sample Pack (W134, qty. 2)
My Creations™ Hip Pics Album (Z1956)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
Sponge (Z697)
Liquid Glass (Z679)
Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)

I know some of you may be thinking "but I don't sell" and that is perfectly fine my friend! Guess don't have to, because believe me the product sells itself! Plus, I will help you with hosting gathering, online clubs, and anything else you might need. Don't forget....
--> $330 worth of product for $99 in your Kit!!
--> $27 FREE Shoulder Tote!!

--> $150 FREE Rolling Tote with $300 in orders in 40 days 
--> You would get 22% off the $300 order and really only pay $234 for the order!!
--> You would get $40 in FREE Hostess Rewards and a 50% Off Item!!
--> You would earn $5 in additional Select Product Credit (SPC)!! 
--> $99 Kit reimbursed for hitting Straight to the Top ($1200 in first 3 months)!!