Monday, September 12, 2016

It's Rustic and Sea Glass and I'm So Very Happy!

So is everyone seeing the color sea glass everywhere?

Close To My Heart is always on trend. I've said that before and yet every time I see a color or design I get so excited. Last night I was watching TV and a commercial came on with a Mother and young son grocery shopping in the cereal aisle. The boy looks at an elderly gentleman with an unusual face and the boy says "I like your face!" I turned to hubby and said CTMH has a stamp with that phrase. I say that because when CTMH gave out that stamp to all the consultants at convention, I thought it was an unusual thing to say. The more I think about it, I think it's such a sweet thing to say to someone. Your face is yours and yours alone (except for identical twins and even they have differences). 

Here's the stamp Love Your Face B1541:
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Back to Sea Glass and Rustic

These pages are basically from pages 26 and 29 in the Annual Inspirations. 
The cuts are very simple:
OUR HOME page 

So Very Happy page


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Random Stamping For Fun

It's all random!
This card is challenges from Between The Folds and Color My Heart Color Dare.

Random stamping isn't difficult but sometimes it is hard to get looking "right".
Here is my random stamping. I used 1st and second generation stamping. That just means I stamped an image then stamped again elsewhere without re-inking.

So the trick to random stamping is to make triangles with your stamp. Stamp off the edges to make the image flow. After you think you are finished, look at it and fill in some white areas with a small stamp if you wish. Practice and it will make sense.

BTF Challenges 
Between The Folds offers a challenge.  


  • I had fun with a cute little stamp Hi Friend.

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The flower background is on a 3 3/4 x 5" white daisy cardstock adhered onto a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of black cardstock. This was then adhered to a white daisy card from our White Daisy Card and Envelope Value pack.

I'm totally getting into the Autumn look, yay!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Thankful to Have You in My Life

I am so ready for Fall, aren't you? 
I took inspiration from Mojo Monday sketch 464 to use our new wood-look Fundamental Rustic papers and one of our new colors Tangerine, which is perfect for this pumpkin. I love the burlap string ribbon that goes with the Rustic Fundamental papers. It's perfect with an "outdoorsy" pumpkin. You see, if you are not from Texas, it can be very hot here during the summer months, which can include May and September. When folks in the northern states hibernate in the winter, Texans hibernate in the summer. Fall, pumpkins, these are cool words to me in Texas. I'm ready for cool!! I'm ready for outside!! So here is my cute little pumpkin from the September stamp of the month.



Here is my supply list to make this card:
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You can add embellishments of your choice. Mine are from my discontinued stash.

Thanks for joining me!


Monday, September 5, 2016

You Make My Heart Happy

Happy Labor Day!! 

My son Phillip picked our Labor Day feast. We had brats, baked beans, potato salad, corn bread...too much food for 3 of us but it was yummy!!

My labor today is as labor of love. I'm using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 176 sketch this week. 


I decided to use the Whimsy Fundamental papers from Close To My Heart. The pink papers and pink ink are Pixie, the leaves are stamped in Pear.



Here's my supply list to make this card:

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Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 3, 2016

September The Holiday Season Begins

Our new Holiday Expressions book and all the goodies inside is now available! There are so many scrapbook layout workshops and card kits available it covers all your fall/winter needs!!

Our very special Special for September is the cutest card kit that also covers all your needs to make these precious small (3x3) cards. As a special bonus, the exclusive stamp sets and pre-printed card bases with envelopes are also available for separate purchase, but only in the month of September while supplies last!

The Create Kindness card kit CC1145 contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day! The kit can be yours for only $46.95—a 15% savings off the retail value!

The kit consists of:
  • 24 pre-printed cards and envelopes,
  • 2x2 clear acyrlic block, 
  • Archival Black ink stamp pad, 
  • 24 circles to for the sentiment, 
  • 8 mini stamps (see below for details)
  • Mini organizer to keep all your supplies together
These mini stamps are perfect for coloring making the sentiment super cute!

Here are the sentiments:

These sweet minis can be purchased separately this month for $2.95 each.

Here is a quick video on using this sweet kit:

And just in time for fall is our other September special, the September Stamp of the Month, Blessed Beyond Measure S1609. This stamp can be yours for $5.00 with a $50 purchase from my website,


Innovative, creative, and always versatile—here’s just one example of these stamps in use.

Thanks for stopping by!