Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CTMH organizers make me feel CREATIVE! Ink Candy!

Looks like INK Candy!
This just makes me want to play!
All this goodness at your fingertips!
I've been working on my happy scrappy space!
Sometimes it's fun to re-do the way you organize!

What's your favorite way to keep organized?

This could be yours! 
Click here to see our organizers and catalog!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Today is International Wear a Tiara Day!

Embrace and Celebrate your powers of leadership!
Practice Random Acts of Sparkle!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Free to be Me Paper Pack from {CTMH} Close To My Heart for May National Scrapbooking Month

Get this beautiful paper pack this May only for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 in honor of National Scrapbooking Day!

So many fun things you can do with it!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Inspiration: a quick fun brunch idea!

This morning I was inspired by Chloe's (fab fam) FB recipe post.
They added avocado to their deviled eggs!
Last night my Mom sent home an avocado with me and I remembered I had 2 of Heather's (my daughter) chicken eggs!  Which, by the way, are the bomb diggity.  Started cooking the eggs, grabbed the ripe avo, and remembered I just used up all my mayo for the spinach dip I made yesterday…:(…ok, let's get creative…I remembered I had stashed a few packets of Arby's horsey sauce in the fridge because I love the taste (ok, I know it's not organic but hey…) Did it ever taste delicious with my eggs and avo! My other weakness...Chili Cheese Fritos.  I have to say it was the perfect combo!
How did you start YOUR morning?
With scissors and cupcakes?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

NEW {CTMH} Product Collections! Shopping made Easier!

Yes!!!  We have NEW product collections to make your shopping easier!
Check it out, then click to shop…OR
You might went to have an online party and get the hostess benefits!
oh yeah!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo {CTMH} Close To My Heart style!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

We are playing a game today on my Facebook business page

See how you can qualify for the 4 stamp sets used to make this 10 minute card!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

My Creations Bracket Frame {CTMH} Cricut Artiste

Need a fun gift idea?
Check out our My Creations line!!!
Here is a fun project I made with our bracket frame!

You could add a word on the banner like SWEET or DREAM….

All these cuts can be made on your Cricut with our exclusive Cricut Cartridge!!!
I used ARTISTE on this one.  Add a little bling and you're done!

Love these realistic flowers!
You can do it too!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Simply Inspired May Blog Hop ~ {CTMH} "Free To Be Me" National Scrapbooking Special

Welcome back to our "Simply Inspired Blog Hop!"
If you just hopped over from the amazing Karen Pedersen's blog, then you are on the right track!

Today we are featuring the delicious "Free to be Me"
exclusive paper kit. This beautiful kit is only available in May as a National Scrapbooking Promotion! 
Find out {HERE} how you can get your own!

I love the embossed solids and the trendy vellum!  You must see it in person!
SO…about my creative process.
Today was "Git r done" day!
That's right, no time to mull it over…just grab and go!
I spread out my papers and loved the Aqua and Red combo.
Even though it has a "feather" theme throughout, I kept seeing a "Vintage Travel Trailer Vibe"
AND my favorite new set is our cute little camper crazy set!
I'm convinced it was made just for me!
(Since I am restoring my own 1956 Deville)

So out came the stamps…

I went into my happy crafty space and looked around at what I had that I wanted to alter.  Oh yes, our new card box! PERFECT…

The creative process began…and so here are a few of my TIPS to share…

Sometimes a pop of black is a must to help an item stand out.
I love using our zip strips and cutting them apart.
I used the words mounted on black for my box.
It's like a free embellishment on each piece of background & texture paper!
Don't forget to work on an old magazine when using our wonderful bonding memories glue.
Just flip the page for a clean surface!
Got a little glob of glue on your paper, use our rub & remove eraser! Works like a charm!
Coloring in an image? I like to outline in grey for a shadowed effect.
And don't forget the embellishments!
Dots, ribbon, washi tape…done.

Sweet and Simple.
Perfect to hold your A-2 standard cards and envelopes!

When coloring, I always stamp a few images in case I mess up…so I had an extra camper ready to go.
Then…I was starring at my scraps and decided to
"Craft my Stash" and
whipped up a quick easy card…I just started piecing and gluing…
These are pieces that many chuck in the trash.
Not me…hello, not bad from my scraps!

YOU can make one too!  It's so fun and easy!

Now that's thinking outside the feathered box!

Can't wait to see more?
Hop on over to Pamela O'Conner's blog for MORE incredible inspiration!
And if you get lost along the way you can always
start at the beginning and visit the talented Dana Kessler's blog!

Now wasn't this fun?

I have a cute layout I made of my travel trailer using Studio J!  Came back for visit and I will post it for you to see! Easy Peasy!!!