Thursday, January 29, 2009

Card Contest- Key to my Heart!

It's what you've been waiting for- the results of my first "Gathering in a Bag- CARD CONTEST"! Each person received the exact same materials- Colonial White cardstock as a base, a sheet of stamped images from the Key to my Heart promo stamp set, a few pieces of B&T paper from the set, a small piece of Tulip cardstock, 12" of Twill Ribbon, and three brads. What they did from there was simply their creation! Here are the fantastic results:

CARD 1- Outside:

CARD 1- Yes, that heart is "woven"- Inside:

CARD 2- There is a pocket on the front to hold the key- Outside:

Card 2- Inside:

Card 3- Outside:

Card 3- I think this is for her Hubby- how sweet- Inside:

Card 4- Designed to look like a purse- Outside:
Card 4- Same key, just double-sided- Inside:

Card 5- Yes, the Key fits into the Keyhole- Outside:
Card 5- Another view of the key- this is how the card secures closed- Outside:
Card 5- Inside:

These cards will be posted on the Close to my Heart Consultant Bulletin Board for voting. The winner will receive a free CTMH Paper packet of their choice! If you are not a consultant, you can still leave a comment here- I KNOW the artists who created these will see it!

Happy Creating to you!


Friday, January 23, 2009

Regionals, Here I Come!

Woohoo! I did it- I finally registered for the Close to my Heart Consultants Regional Celebration that is coming to Phoenix! It is my early (or late) birthday present, as Regionals does not start until the end of February! I am so excited!!

And don't worry, I will share all my artwork and fun stories with all of you when I get back! Let the countdown begin!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What Scrapbook Item are You?

My CTMH upline sent this to me- if you have a moment, it is pretty fun:

Here is what it said about me (shockingly accurate)!

You like brightening things up in life and decorating your living space with your own personal style. You are versatile and able to get things done with a stick-to-it attitude. People love your colorful personality and personal flair! You like exploring new things and are willing to try anything once. But Stickers beware - sometimes you like to stick to someone that you like a little too much and take them into your confidence a little too easily. Your personality tends to make you a steadfast friend, but make sure the friends you choose are worth your efforts!

Be sure to post your name and result in a comment below! It is fun to see what everyone is!
Have a great evening!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Spring 2009 Paper Packets!

I know, I know, I have not posted in almost three weeks! As usual, things are busy busy busy in the Herring Household! Shortly after the New Year, hubby and I both came down with those nasty colds going around. Midori has been keeping us VERY busy (I forgot how much "fun" a puppy is, especially when she chews up your shoes or is still learning how to do her business OUTSIDE and not in the house). We are *finally* starting that living room remodel- including my desk and "office nook", which is where I play with my stamps and stuff... so sadly, all my goodies are getting packed up. And honestly, I am just a little burnt out from all the Christmas Crafts!

The one thing I have done is I made "coverpages" for my 6x6 paper samples from the Spring 2009 Idea Book! I don't even have my actual Idea Books in yet- I have only seen it online. Speaking of which, check out the new link to the Close To My Heart Idea Books on the right side! I have to admit, I am IN LOVE with all the new papers from the Spring Idea Book... now, normally, I really like one or two paper packs... last Idea Book I HAD to have three of them... This time around, each one is a MUST HAVE!

Since the reverse side of the B&T paper is now a monochromatic pattern of the front, I included pictures of those, too:



That's Amore:



And each book has a "Creative Basics" packet, this time in the Emporium Theme. This is one of my favorite Creative Basics packets yet- I love the twilight/sweet leaf striped paper. This also comes with a gorgeous Vineyard Berry grosgrain ribbon:

And if you have not checked out the Key to my Heart Promotion, go to and check it out- again, another "must have"!

Lots of Love, and GO CARDINALS!