Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"Brushed" Journal

Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I bring to you a simple journal that I made.  I journal pretty much every morning and every couple of months I need a new journal.  So I take a black and white composition book and alter it.

The verse on the cover says:

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me."
Phillipians 4:13

I stamped it using Hollyhock ink and then edged it with the same ink color.

I'm not sure if you can tell but I random stamped on the binding of the notebook using our Dreamer stamp set and our Pixie ink on the Pixie cardstock which is included in the Brushed paper pack.

I used our exclusive Cricut cartridge - Artiste to cut out the mat for the sentiment and the 2 shapes behind it.  You can find the image on page 54, C4, Accent 4, < f > cut at 1 1/4" x 2 3/4" and then 2 increments up in size from there.  I used the Fit to Length key on the Cricut Expression.

I used our beautiful Brushed paper pack to cover the notebook.  I also used our Pink Shimmer Trim for the side of the binding.


Do you alter notebooks?  Would love to see what you have altered - go ahead and post a link below in the comments section below and I will come check out your creation!

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used in this project, just click on the pics above OR go shopping on my website by clicking here.  You can also ask me any questions by emailing me by clicking here.

Don't forget about my two giveaways this month (August!).  Just place an order through my website and "JOIN" my August Mystery Hostess Party and you will be entered into my two giveaways:  Hostess Rewards from the August Mystery Hostess Party and FREE product from our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!


Monday, August 18, 2014

My Crush

Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I want to show you a new project that I started.  I have had a couple of our My Crush books for sometime now and just didn't know what to do with them.  

Sooooo, I just decided to jump in after I went with a friend to the Sawdust Art Festival recently.  It was a lot of fun and we saw original artwork by a lot of very talented and inspiring artists.

Though we didn't take any pictures while we were there I really wanted to memorialize our fun time.  Here's what I came up with:

My Crush Modville Book (Z1855)

First page of book

As you can see, this is such a quick and easy way to scrapbook a memory!  I had my ticket, part of a map, and pics of some of the artwork that we purchased, as well as some journaling.  

Since I wanted to keep this to only one page, I used a couple of our flip flap assortment packs to use space up.

My journaling note came from the My Crush Besties Assortment pack.  The pack includes 16 journaling spots, 4 My Stickease Sheets measuring 4" x 4", 2 Alphabet Sticker Sheets (4" x 4"), and 4 envelopes measuring  2" x 2".  

I don't know why it took me so long to get started using our My Crush products!  It was SO easy to use and it took me under half an hour, if that, to put it together.  It was such a fun way to memorialize my day!


Hope you enjoyed my first attempt at "crushing"!  To get your own Crush products, just click on the links above OR you can click here to start shopping.  

If you have any questions, you can email me by clicking here.

Don't forget that I have two giveaways this month for anyone placing an order on my website!  Just go to my website by clicking here and then click "JOIN" for my August Mystery Hostess Party. You will get a chance to win any of the Hostess Rewards that result from the party AND a chance to win some new product from me!

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cut Above

Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I want to show you our exclusive Cut Above Thank You Card Kit from Close to My Heart.

First let me show you a video I made showcasing this amazing kit - just click here to see the video.

Here are some pictures of the kit put together.

As you can see, my pictures do differ slightly from the one depicted in the kit.  That's what I love about these kinds of kits - you can mix things up to make them your own OR just follow the picture.

This is one of six (6) Cut Above Kits we are offering in our new Annual Inspirations  book.  These kits make it SO easy to create!  You will save time when you purchase one of these kits AND get great value!!

Each kit comes with just about everything you need to create 10 beautiful cards or treat bags.  All you need to add is an ink pad and a coordinating stamp set.

What an easy and affordable way to keep stamping and creating as many kits as you need!


Just place your order for this adorable and affordable kit by clicking on one of the above pictures or go directly to my website and order by clicking here.

Don't forget:  during the month of August 2014, not only do ALL orders placed on my website get included in my August Mystery Hostess Party (you can win FREE products with the Hostess Rewards!)  - just be sure to "JOIN" my "August Mystery Hostess Party" when you place your order BUT I also have a second giveaway for you!

Place any order on my website in the month of August and you will be placed in my second giveaway. Every order placed gets an entry into my giveaway for FREE product.  I am giving away a paper pack, a stamp set, an ink pad, AND a ShinHan marker!

If you have any questions, post a comment below or email me by clicking here.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hip Pic Album

Good Morning Crafters!

I wanted to share with you a cute little album that I learned to create at a recent Close to My Heart event which uses our exclusive Hip Pics Album.

Isn't the cover adorable??

Here are pictures of the pages inside:

I am teaching this as a class locally but do have extra kits available for those interested in purchasing one online.

The kit includes EVERYTHING you need to create this album AND it is ALL pre-cut and pre-stamped.  The kit will also pictures of each page that will be emailed to you upon purchase of your kit.

All you will need to complete your kit is your favorite adhesive (or you can add some to your order), a journaling marker (can be added to your order) and a pair of scissors to cut out some of the stamped images and to create the chevrons!

To purchase your kit for ONLY $30 (plus shipping), just click below.

Hip Pic Album Kit


If you are local to me and would like to pick up your kit or if you have any questions, just send me an email by clicking here.

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Inspired by ... A Song

Good Morning Crafters!!

This morning I come to you again from the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog where we have weekly challenges that our Design Team members create projects for and then ask you, all of the wonderful crafters in the blogging world, to link up your own projects!

This week our challenge was to create a project inspired by a song!  This was a tough one for me ... at first. THEN, we went to a friend's wedding this weekend and as the newly wed couple danced their first dance, it reminded me of my own wedding 13 years ago.  My husband and I danced our first dance to a song called "My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw.  So I decided to FINALLY take the picture and make a layout of it!

Here it is:

This picture has been in a tiny frame in our living room for the past 13 years!  I thought this was a MUCH better way to memorialize that first dance.  .

I used a new product from Close to My Heart to frame my layout - our Designed Decor Shadow Box in Colonial White.

I used our new paper pack called Seaside paper pack for my layout.  I love the colors in this paper pack! The coordinating colors in this paper pack are Colonial White, Desert Sand, Glacier, Hollyhock, Lagoon, Pear and Sorbet - awesome right??

I used our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut out the "2001" and the title "Best Friends" at 1 1/2".

I found the lyrics for our song online and then printed them out on White cardstock.

I used our exclusive Memory Protectors Flip Flaps - the 12" assortment for the lyrics - I wanted to add them to the layout but there just wasn't enough room so I used the flip flap to add them to my layout.

Finally, I used a layout pattern from our Make It From Your Heart - Volume 1.  It is Pattern 17 on page 38.

Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Seaside Paper Pack (X7192B)
Designed Decor Shadow Box - Colonial White (Z2016)
Memory Protectors Flip Flaps (Z1325)
Make It From Your Heart - Volume I (9035)

Well that was MY entry for this week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart.  Don't forget to not only check out my fellow design team members' creations AND to link up your own!  I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!