Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Take Time to Smile

This is one of many projects I will showcase on my blog. I love this folio as it is a great way to show multiple pictures. It is a flexible folio as you can add or remove pages. This make a great gift for mom, grandma or any family member.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Taking a couple weeks off...

With the end of school upon us and all things that happen with life.... I will be taking the next two weeks off with my blog.

I will have a post on June 24th and July be on the lookout for the latest happenings.

Take care and enjoy the wonderful weather...if you are so lucky to have it.

Be back soon... Karen

Friday, June 5, 2009

Here is what I created...

If you go back to my blog on May 14th...I selected a variety of papers, stamps, colors and embellishments to create three thank you cards. Here is what I created:

All are layouts from the Original Card Book...

I had a lot of fun designing these cards and they were a lot of fun to make.

Thanks a Bunch

4.25" X 5.5" card
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon
Clover Meadow ink
Holiday Red button

Moon Doggie Thank You

4.25" x 5.5" card
Cranberry Ink
Garden Green Ink

Bella Thank You

4.25" x 5.5" card
Hollyhock ink
Garden Green ink

Monday, June 1, 2009

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Tender Tags, a set of 15 stamps.

If you have come here from Ronnie's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have 42 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs.

This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

Here we go!

Here is a cute little fold out card for you to enjoy today.
Both flaps fold out, but I have only shown one...

Card by: Karen
Size 4.25" x 5.5"

Now "Hop" on over to Jaime's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Here is a complete list of all the consultants and their blogs for this blog hop. Enjoy and have fun hopping!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thinking of You

Here is a great card to share with that special friend and let them know you are thinking of them. It is very simple to make and fun to share!

Original Design: by Karen
Supplies used to create this 4.25" by 5.5" card

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Running out of ideas...

Do those wheels sometimes come to a stop when you are creating? Do you sometimes just run into a brick wall and your brain can no longer come up with a "new" idea for your page or card?

Well the Close to My Heart has some wonderful books to help you with those road blocks. From card making to scrapbook creating, these books are designed with you in mind.

These books are very popular with my customers, so I thought I would share them with you too.

Reflections Scrapbook Program: Offers you 100 patterns fro 12" x 12" scrapbook pages - complete with blueprints, cutting guides, assembly instructions, tips and techniques, artwork ideas and more!

Imagine: Offers you 50 two-page 12" x 12" scrapbook patterns, cutting guides and assembly instructions. Take your scrapbooking up a notch with Imagine.

Cherish: Choose from 50 two page 12" x 12" scrapbook patterns that can be rotated for unique possibilities. It's simple with the included cutting diagrams, assembly instructions and artwork tips.

Originals Card Confidence Program: Create beautiful handmade cards with confidence using the 99 patterns in our exquisite hardbound program. With exact dimensions, fold placement guides, blueprints and step-by-step instructions, every aspiring cardmaker or crafting pro will love this book.

And last but not least... the brand new Wishes Card Confidence Program.

Wishes Card Confidence Program: Bulk cardmaking trendy circle cards and all new patterns make this latest hardbound how-to cardmaking book a must - have for you creative library. The three bulk card "workshops" help you make 8, 12 or 16 cards in a jiffy while getting the most our of your papers and your time.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Check out the new papers....

The New Idea Book that came out May 1st has some new wonderful papers to choose from. There is a wide selection to choose from... They are all so wonderful it is just too hard to choose just one of them as my favorite.

Be sure to check out the links attached to find more images for each design.

A cute little set designed for both boys and girls.
Colors: Clover Meadow, Sunflower, Sunny Yellow and Twilight colors.

Get the taste of Hawaii with this paper packet. Between the
surf boards, leaves and florals, it will take you back to those
wonderful memories and smells of the tropics.
Colors: Cranberry, Desert Sand, Garden Green and Indian Corn Blue.
What sweet prints for the little girls in your life. You will
love the designs created in the packet to create those wonderful
memories for your daughter...or you!
Colors: Creme Brulee, Hollyhock, Olive, Smokey Plum.
Great papers to create all those outdoor themes. The color
combinations are very pleasing to work with in creating
those special memories.
Colors: Barn Red, Goldrush, Olive, Outdoor Denim.

Animal Cookies
Every little (or big) child will love this print. It is very whimsical.
The animal page is oh so cute! Another great color combination
to work your creations!
Colors: Clover Meadow, Dutch Blue, Sunflower, Tulip.

So you can see the variety of tastes and themes are at your hands with these new paper sets. Choose one, choose all. You will be able to create wonderful memories to cherish!