All of us have a little bit of Creativity inside us!!! Let me show you how to find it!!!!















Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Birthday Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome Crafting friends to the It's My Birthday" Blog Hop.

July 22-July 24th

8 am-11:30 PM



Thank you for joining and helping Rachelle celebrate her birthday. Those who know her know that she loves many things but one thing she loves the most is crafting. So she decided to host this fun celebration with some of the most talented crafters that she knows.

She does have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Creations By Rachelle"

Have fun and enjoy all the wonderful projects created by some wonderful talented friends.



If you have came from Linn's blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just found this hop, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.



This hop runs from July 22-24th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!

Tell your friends about the hop on your Facebook, Twitter, and link it here for an extra chance.

Ok for my last project it is another one of six invitations that I made for my daughters third birthday party we are having next weekend. I have become addicted to embossing powder. I used cranberry embossing powder on the ice cream and the words to help make it pop. I made this invite using the fanfare workshop from Close To My Heart. I hope you have enjoyed the hop this weekend!!! Thanks for all your comments and becoming a follower. If I get to 100 followers during this blog hop I will be giving away a stamp set from Close To My Heart!

You next stop is the Oh so talented Kristy! Happy Blogging!!!






It's My Birthday Blog Line Up
Rachelle-http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/



Shawnee-http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/



Lisa- http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/



Patricia- http://creativediva98.blogspot.com/



Corinne-http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/





Deb-http://www.scrappingmamma.net/



Monica-http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/



April- http://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com



Diane-http://thescrapinator.blogspot.com/



Martha-http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/



Suzanne-http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/



Cherie-http://gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com



Kristy-http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com



Ashley- http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/



Lezlye- http://www.lezlyes.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Birthday Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome Crafting friends to the It's My Birthday" Blog Hop.

July 22-July 24th

8 am-11:30 PM



Thank you for joining and helping Rachelle celebrate her birthday. Those who know her know that she loves many things but one thing she loves the most is crafting. So she decided to host this fun celebration with some of the most talented crafters that she knows.

She does have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Creations By Rachelle"

Have fun and enjoy all the wonderful projects created by some wonderful talented friends.



If you have came from Linn's blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just found this hop, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.



This hop runs from July 22-24th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!

Tell your friends about the hop on your Facebook, Twitter, and link it here for an extra chance.

Ok I have alot of birthday's this next month and a half so this hop help to inspire me for all the card's that I have to get sent out. I also had to make a card for a swap I am in where we couldn't use any background or texture paper we had to make it ourselves. So all the texture you see on the cake I stamped it myself. I used cardstock from Close To My Heart and all the stamps and embelishments are also Close To My Heart. Please leave a comment and become a follower. If I get to 100 followers during this blog hop I will be giving away a stamp set from Close To My Heart! Come Back tomorrow for another great Birthday suprise!
You next stop is the Oh so talented Kristy! Happy Blogging!!!






It's My Birthday Blog Line Up
Rachelle-http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/



Shawnee-http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/



Lisa- http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/



Patricia- http://creativediva98.blogspot.com/



Corinne-http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/





Deb-http://www.scrappingmamma.net/



Monica-http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/



April- http://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com



Diane-http://thescrapinator.blogspot.com/



Martha-http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/



Suzanne-http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/



Cherie-http://gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com



Kristy-http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com



Ashley- http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/



Lezlye- http://www.lezlyes.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 22, 2011

Its My Birthday Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome Crafting friends to the It's My Birthday" Blog Hop.

July 22-July 24th

8 am-11:30 PM



Thank you for joining and helping Rachelle celebrate her birthday. Those who know her know that she loves many things but one thing she loves the most is crafting. So she decided to host this fun celebration with some of the most talented crafters that she knows.

She does have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Creations By Rachelle"

Have fun and enjoy all the wonderful projects created by some wonderful talented friends.



If you have came from Linn's blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just found this hop, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.



This hop runs from July 22-24th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!

Tell your friends about the hop on your Facebook, Twitter, and link it here for an extra chance.

For my first project I have a birthday card that I made for my husband. Yesterday was his birthday and my daughter and I made him his favorite cake and did up this card for him. I wanted a manly card so I started going through my papers and I came accross some scraps from the You Rock collection with Close To My Heart. I embelished it with some ribbon and brads that are also from Close To My Heart. Please leave a comment and become a follower. If I get to 100 followers during this blog hop I will be giving away a stamp set from Close To My Heart! Come Back tomorrow for another great Birthday Card!

You next stop is the Oh so talented Kristy! Happy Blogging!!!






It's My Birthday Blog Line Up
Rachelle-http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/



Shawnee-http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/



Lisa- http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/



Patricia- http://creativediva98.blogspot.com/



Corinne-http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/





Deb-http://www.scrappingmamma.net/



Monica-http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/



April- http://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com



Diane-http://thescrapinator.blogspot.com/   


Suzanne-http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/



Cherie-http://gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com



Kristy-http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com



Ashley- http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/



Lezlye- http://www.lezlyes.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Birthday Invite #1

Here is an invitation I made for my daughter's third birthday party that is coming up. I used the Fanfare Workshop Kit from Close to My Heart. The balloon on the left I first stamped on paper then stamped again and cut out and attached with 3-D foam tape.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop Day 4

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop


Welcome to the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop. This blog hop runs from July 1st through July 4th. If you are came from viewing Jennifer's blog you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE Honeybearz Designs and hop along with us.We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with celebrating freedom and the 4th of July theme and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including some grand prizes which are being sponsored by Lisa from Honeybearz Designs and she is the first blog on the hop. In order to be eligible for the grand prizes you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become followers to all the ladies in the hop also.
Be sure to come back everyday between July 1st and July 4th because all blogs in this hop will post a new project each day. Lisa from Honeybearz Designs will be picking the grand prize winners from all the comments left throughout the 4 days.
Here is a list of the complete lineup for this hop:
Lisa: http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Janet: www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Deborah: http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Theresa: www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Lisa: http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Gina: http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Lisa: http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
Tricia: http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/
April: www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com
Jennifer: www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Cherie: www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com
Kristy: www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com

I saved the best for last. I have done cards the last three days so I did a layout for today:
This was a picture of my daughter last year right before she turned two. My brother snapped it and everyone kept asking me if I curled her hair. No her hair is natural curly. I had been wanting to put this in her scrapbook for some time and this blog hop inspired me to get it done. I used a little bit of everything on this layout. I used the Fanfare paper from Close To My Heart for the background and circles, I used paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby for the letters, the stars on the circles came from Michaels, and the stars on the side came from Hobby Lobby. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters.  I will be giving away a set of the July SOTM for anyone who leaves a comment all four days and becomes a follower. If I reach a hundred followers I will throw in an extra stamp set from another stamp of the month.
Your next stop is Kristy! Please make sure that you leave a comment and become a follower of my blog to be included in the drawing that Lisa is having. Happy Blogging!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop Day 3

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop


Welcome to the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop. This blog hop runs from July 1st through July 4th. If you are came from viewing Jennifer's blog you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE Honeybearz Designs and hop along with us.We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with celebrating freedom and the 4th of July theme and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including some grand prizes which are being sponsored by Lisa from Honeybearz Designs and she is the first blog on the hop. In order to be eligible for the grand prizes you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become followers to all the ladies in the hop also.
Be sure to come back everyday between July 1st and July 4th because all blogs in this hop will post a new project each day. Lisa from Honeybearz Designs will be picking the grand prize winners from all the comments left throughout the 4 days.
Here is a list of the complete lineup for this hop:
Lisa: http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Janet: www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Deborah: http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Theresa: www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Lisa: http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Gina: http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Lisa: http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
Tricia: http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/
April: www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com
Jennifer: www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Cherie: www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com
Kristy: www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com

Here is my 3rd project:
My daughter's 3rd birthday is coming up in August and I am making all the invites. This is one of many that I will be making. I made this using the Fanfare Workshop Kit from Clost To My Heart. This could also be used for a 4th of July party invite. I think next time I will embosse the balloons.  I will be giving away a set of the July SOTM for anyone who leaves a comment all four days and becomes a follower. If I reach a hundred followers I will throw in an extra stamp set from another stamp of the month.
Your next stop is Kristy! Please make sure that you leave a comment and become a follower of my blog to be included in the drawing that Lisa is having. Happy Blogging!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop


Welcome to the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop. This blog hop runs from July 1st through July 4th. If you are came from viewing Jennifer's blog you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE Honeybearz Designs and hop along with us.We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with celebrating freedom and the 4th of July theme and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including some grand prizes which are being sponsored by Lisa from Honeybearz Designs and she is the first blog on the hop. In order to be eligible for the grand prizes you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become followers to all the ladies in the hop also.
Be sure to come back everyday between July 1st and July 4th because all blogs in this hop will post a new project each day. Lisa from Honeybearz Designs will be picking the grand prize winners from all the comments left throughout the 4 days.
Here is a list of the complete lineup for this hop:
Lisa: http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Janet: www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Deborah: http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Theresa: www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Lisa: http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Gina: http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Lisa: http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
Tricia: http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/
April: www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com
Jennifer: www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Cherie: www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com
Kristy: www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com

Ok for day 2 I have again made another card because that's what I love!
All materials are from Close To My Heart. I used the Fanfare paper packet and the July SOTM. On the flag I used embossing powder. This was my first time using it so it was a learning experience for me. I enjoyed it and will be doing it again. The pinwheel idea came from a fellow card maker from Operation Write Home. I truely enjoyed making this card and I did twelve of them for my June swap. I will be giving away a set of the July SOTM for anyone who leaves a comment all four days and becomes a follower. If I reach a hundred followers I will throw in an extra stamp set from another stamp of the month.
Your next stop is Kristy! Please make sure that you leave a comment and become a follower of my blog to be included in the drawing that Lisa is having. Happy Blogging!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop


Welcome to the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop. This blog hop runs from July 1st through July 4th. If you are came from viewing Jennifer's blog you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE Honeybearz Designs and hop along with us.We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with celebrating freedom and the 4th of July theme and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including some grand prizes which are being sponsored by Lisa from Honeybearz Designs and she is the first blog on the hop. In order to be eligible for the grand prizes you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become followers to all the ladies in the hop also.
Be sure to come back everyday between July 1st and July 4th because all blogs in this hop will post a new project each day. Lisa from Honeybearz Designs will be picking the grand prize winners from all the comments left throughout the 4 days.
Here is a list of the complete lineup for this hop:
Lisa: http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Janet: www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Deborah: http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Theresa: www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Lisa: http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Gina: http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Lisa: http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
Tricia: http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/
April: www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com
Jennifer: www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Cherie: www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com
Kristy: www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com

Ok now on to my first project:





I made this card using the Close to My Heart Fanfare paper and the July SOTM. It is a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 card that I had to make for my last swap for the month of June. Your next stop is Kristy! Please make sure that you leave a comment and become a follower of my blog to be included in the drawing that Lisa is having. Happy Blogging!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friendship Blog Hop

Welcome to the Friendship Blog Hop if you are coming from Freda Thomas http://scraparama.blogspot.com/ then your on the right track, but if you just come upon me by accident you can start back at the beginning here Host- Zoe Crafty X. http://craftyx.blogspot.com.


I just joined the Blessings Unlimited team as a Independent Consultant and made cards for my guest for attending. I wanted them to be able to take the cards and bless someone this week by writing them a little note of encouragement. I also thought it would work for the Friendship Blog Hop.

The Butterfly is a digi stamp that I got for free awhile back and I used the Miracle papers from Close To My Heart. I picked up the flowers from Hobby Lobby and stamped them with blue. The So Very Blessed stamp comes with our Miracle Workshop kit which you can get all this at my Close To My Heart website. Please make sure to become a follower and leave a comment. Your next stop is Jamie Lindstrom . Happy Blogging!!!
  1. Host- Zoe Crafty X. http://craftyx.blogspot.com
  2. Kari Sanchez. http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
  3. Nancy Morin http://www.scrappingoutofcontrol.blogspot.com
  4. Erin Nagy http://www.pagesofpictures.com
  5. Linn Thompson Cloninger. http://www.linnsscrapshack.blogspot.com
  6. Gina Torres - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
  7. Gill McCall - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
  8. jackie-http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
  9. Freda Thomas http://scraparama.blogspot.com/
  10. Cherie Pemberton http://www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com/
  11. Jamie Lindstrom (Scrapbookingprincesjamie)- http://www.myamusinglife.blogspot.com
  12. Monica Edwards (scrap2treasure) http://www.scraps2treasure.blogspot.com
  13. Alina Coronado (Addicted to Scrapping) http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com
  14. Melissa Langford Mueller (A Creative Journey) http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
  15. Jenny http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
  16. Rhonda http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com

Monday, June 20, 2011

Photobucket

Bella Scrapbook Designs is giving away Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge in her blog hop. You should go check it out.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cards for OWH

Since the OWH Memorial Weekend Blog Hop I have been inspired again to jump in and make cards for our troops over seas. My goal is to do at least fifty a month. So here is what I did for the month of June!







I have a lot of scrap paper and I figured I need to get it used up so what better way then to make cards to support the people who protect us. Now it's your turn! Go create!!! Oh and I did a total of 54 cards for June! I know there are ladies out there that do alot more and hopefully one day I will be able too.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Father's Day

Ok how many have your father's day card made. I had mine made a month ago. Fathers day is June 19th so don't wait!!!! I love that I can make mine at home and not have to go to the store and fight with the crowds and stand there and look through tons of cards trying to find the right one for my dad. I can make it right here at home and it comes from the heart!!!


I made this card using the May SOTM from Close To My Heart. I love circle's! It just makes the card different.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Studio J Free-for-All!




Studio J® Free-for-All!
During our Studio J® Free-for-All in June, we're giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It's as easy as that! We're offering one free JPG file per customer account during June, so customers who already have a Studio J or a MyCTMH® account are ready to log on and start creating. If a customer doesn't have an account, no worries—they can log on and create an account and then order their free JPG file with no strings attached.

To receive this free for all log into my website click on Studio J create an account and it will take you were you need to go. My website is www.gracefulcardmakers.myctmh.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Winner of OWH Blog Hop

The winner of my stamp set from the OWH Blog Hop is Amy from www.lovetocrop.com.
She also is a part of the Decorate to Celebrate! Challange Blog! go over and check out the Challenge's. Thanks Amy for becoming a follower of my blog and I look forward to doing more hops with you in the future!!! A picture of the stamp set she has won is below. It was the April stamp of the month Blessed.

Amy said...

I love your card!! The colors are great and the design is so unique!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)




Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH: Memorial Weekend Bloghop

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Welcome to my Blog, and the OWH: Memorial Weekend Bloghop! If you've come from visiting Sandy you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at OWH.


I made this card using all supplies from Close To My Heart!!! This inspired me to get back into making cards for our men and women who are overseas sacrificing their lives so that we can have the freedom to live ours. Please make sure that you leave a comment and I will be giving away a set of acrylic stamps from Close To My Heart! The winner will be chosen once the blog is over. Thanks!!!
The next stop on the hop is Syvlia: http://bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-post_28.html. Happy Hopping!!!



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Birthday Card

This was a birthday card I sent to my grandmother for her birthday. She couldn't believe that I did it myself. She kept asking me if I bought it from someone. I got the pinwheel idea off of Operation Write Home. I used paper from Close To My Heart and the stamps are from Close to My Heart too. It just goes to show you that with the right tools a person can bring out their creative side and their family would be amazed. I was a little bit afraid at first to try and do the pinwheel, but once I did I enjoyed it so much that I am using it on my cards for my SWAP in June. So come back in a couple of weeks for more pictures using this technique.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Summer Themed Blog Hop

Welcome to my Blog, and the Summer Themed Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Brynn at http://www.flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com/, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com.  This blog hop is intended to help you in the mood for summer... I know that weather hasn't been all that helpful to many of us, so maybe crafts can help us get in the summer spirit!   So sit back, and enjoy the hop!

My card was made using the Mayberry Paper from Close to My Heart and the Summer Days stamp Set (B1375). I also add some little embelishments to the back to kind of make the card more my own. Enjoy!!! Make sure that you leave a comment and become a follower of my blog. Your next stop is Deborah at http://www.scrappingmamma.net/.

Here's the lineup:


























Sunday, May 15, 2011



Stamp Fairy.com is giving this away when she reaches 800 followers. So go on over and sign up.

Libster Blog


The Liebster Blog award is given to bring newer blogs into the light.
Thanks so much,Brenda from Random thoughts of a Scrapbooker, for thinking of me! It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise have been noticed and should be! As recipient you must share the love and pass it along to others, as well as these four things:

1. You must post on your blog and tell a little about the award and
announce your 3-5 picks.
2. Let those know you have chosen them.
3. Copy and post the award on your blog for all to see.
4. Have fun and continue to inspire

The 3 recipients I have chosen for this award are, in no particular order...

1. April Nourse at Curls and Grins
2.. Nicole at Nicole's Creative Zone
3. Theresa at Purple Turtle Sonja
So girls, collect your award and spread the love around!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward
I found this over at Deb Foti's Scrapping Mamma  .. she is doing this pay it forward.. so I thought.. what a great idea.. :)
"Pay It Forward" is the idea of blessing someone with a random act of kindness without expecting anything in return. It’s passing on a kindness, hoping that your recipients will do the same, and forming a never-ending chain of goodwill. But it isn’t only kindness, it is also a means to connect and share instead of just keeping it to ourselves.

"I promise to send an original creation to the (1st) 5 people who leave a comment here. They must, in turn, post this on there blog, and send something they make to the 1st 5 people who comment on their status."

Here's what you need to do:
1. Leave a comment on this post. I will send a handmade gift to the first 5 commenters.
2. Create a post on your blog offering the same.
3. Send a handmade item to your first 5 commenters.
4. It must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.
Please do not sign up unless you are fully committed to making your 5 items!

2nd card for card swap

Here is my second card for the card swap that I am in. I wasn't that happy with it. I wanted to add more but was afraid that it would look way tacky. I used Mayberry paper and June's SOTM from Close to My Heart. Interested in these products check out my website at http://www.gracefulcardmakers.myctmh.com/.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

First card for May swap

Well we have been busy making lots of cards this week. This is first of the many pictures that I will be putting up over the next couple of days. This card is for my card swap group that I am in. I used the June SOTM with the Mayberry papers. You can get this card for $1.75 each or 10 for $13 or I would be happy to sit down and show you how to make it for free. Watch for more cards to come.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop

 I am having a workshop today and this is the card and bookmark that we are making for the women in our lives who have touched us with many blessings. I used some green but I wanted it to be springy with lots of colors. I used all materials from Close To My Heart.  Don't forget to leave a comment so that you have a chance to win April's give away!!! Thanks!!!


I’m so happy you are joining us for the very first Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop celebrating April’s favorite color - GREEN!

If you are coming from (Lisa Norris http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
) you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us. We’ve had so much fun doing this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including a fun grand prize for this hop.

This hop runs all day on April 30th, so you have plenty of time to check out each project!
1. April Nourse http://curlsngrins.blogspot.com/
2. Mandie Wade http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com/
3. Jennifer Blue Hawkins http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot.com/
4. Emily Lahham http://www.createserendipity.net/
5. Deborah Foti http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
6. Corrine Paul http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/
7. Stephanie Jones http://missprissygraceann.blogspot.com/
8. Lucy Kelleher http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/
9. Theresa White http://treasures4lifeby-t.blogspot.com/
10. Martha Galvez http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
11. Lisa Norris http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
12. Cherie Pemberton http://www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com/
13. Jen Rubio http://www.jenrubio.blogspot.com/
14. Lisa Peters http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
What would a birthday be without gifts? This gift could be yours because there is also an overall grand prize just for hopping with us! The grand prize is sponsored by April from Curls & Grins Creations (the first blog on the hop). In order to be eligible for the grand prize you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become a follower of April’s blog.

Your next blog is Jen Rubio at  http://www.jenrubio.blogspot.com/


Happy hopping!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Card Swap

I am so excited that I get to be in my first card swap. Below are the cards I made. If you would like to  learn how to make these or if you would like to purchase these already made leave your email address and I will contact you.




Have a blessed day!!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hope for Japan

Hope for Japan. Close to My Heart is taking 100% of the profit from the Hope for Japan stamp set and sending to help with all those that have been effected from the earthquake tsunami. The stamp set is only $5 you save $2.95. Either order from my website or I will be placing an order next Friday so I can order it for you then.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March Projects

These are my projects for the month of March. For the two cards on the left I used the stamp of the month and the stamp from the Sweetheart workshop kit. I am making several of these cards to be donated to our Woman's Conference on the 1st and 2nd of April. The card on the right is a card that I got out of the Spring/Summer Idea book. Page 51 shows the card. I was so excited to do this project. It turned out great. I want to make more to send out for Easter.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Outside the box







This may be hard to see but in person it turned out really nice. This is flour sack tablecloth I picked up at Dollar Tree. When I first got it I didn't plan on really doing anything with it. Then I got to looking at it and thought I should step out of my box with my Close To My Heart supplies and try something new. I used the
Ciao(D1461) stamp set on the bottom corners, the Find Your Style stamp set(which was the Stamp of the month for January) on the upper corners, and in the middle and all corners I used the Lucky stamp set(found in the Lucky Workshop kit). I had been working on cards and had some leftover paint in my spray pen and didn't want to waste it so I sprayed the flour sack with that. I used the Vineyard Berry with my spray pen. It turned out really nice. The Dollar Tree is a bad place for me but I am going to go back and get a few more of these and make them up for gifts.

Wings Cards

I made these cards from the Wings Workshop on the Go from Close to My Heart. I used the spray pen on the white blocks and I love the spray pen.  

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Life is Good

This is the scrapbook page we will be doing at my first Home Gathering on Saturday Feb 12th. I used the Mayberry Workshop on the Go Kit from Close To My Heart. Love it. Can't wait to do more.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine Card

This card I made most of it with my supplies from Close to My Heart. The Bug I used my cricut machine. Pretty simple and only took a few hours to do six of them.


These scrapbook pages I used the Magnific paper from Close To My heart and added a few embelishments.