Thursday, December 30, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
The one on the right is not really Christmas, but I really like this cake stamp, so I had to use it! The card on the right has the beautiful deer from Heartfelt Christmas, and a red sparkle for the nose! (snowflakes on the side of the image are also from Heartfelt Christmas).
The top card uses the package and sentiment from Ms. Holiday Cheer. The bottom Card uses Heartfelt Christmas again (both tree and snowflakes). The glitter on these does not really show up in the picture, but trust me, they sparkle! I had cramps in my hand from trying to add glitter to the dotted garland on the tree! But the more sparkle the better, I say!
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I used the Everyday Celebration cutting templates for a lot of my Christmas Cards which made it easy to make a variety of cards without having to come up with original patterns each time. This first batch is with the That's Amore Paper (I know, I used to think of it only for Valentines day, but I LOVE it for Christmas, too!)
The card on the left uses Angels sent, and has the second half of the saying "Please protect the ones we love" inside. I also used a TON of glitter on the side (stamped with the swirlies from Jingle Borders), too. The one on the right uses that sassy shopper from Ms. Holiday Cheer. For both cards, I paper-pieced the outfits to match the B&T paper. All the images were matted and use foam tape for more dimension.
Stay tuned for more tomorrow! Thanks for looking!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
And for those I met at MVPC this weekend, a big HELLO!! I hope you all had as much fun shopping as I did!
Happy Creating, everyone!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 50 Fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!
This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
Out of all the paper packets, I must say that Hooligans is my new favorite. Naturally, it lends itself to Halloween, hence the BOO card below:
I used the simple alphabet chipboard and inked it up with one of the eight new colors, Sunset. And check out the new sparkles in new colors, too! I also used Tag the Occassion for the Happy, Halloween, and do you see the little mini-pumpkin, too? Love the way this one turned out!
But I wanted to think a little outside the Halloween box, so I made it work for Christmas (using the new Pear Ink) with one of the great new A-size sets- A Timber. Love these inexpensive sets, and so cute!
And who can resist a fun birthday card?
And since it is birthday season for our family, I had to show you a few more "Masculine" cards from the slightly feminine paper packet, Magnifique! I LOVE the cute coffee cup in A Sip (another fun A size). and again, the Tag the Occasion set is so versitle, and I love the little images!
Now "hop" on over to Meredith Burgess's Blog http://meredithburgess.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-hop.html
for more great fun with new products. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets! Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st! Happy Creating!!
**Link not working? Missed a Blog? You can see a list of all Blog Hop participants below!
Erin Herring http://tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumnwinter-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
Meredith Burgess http://meredithburgess.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-hop.html
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com/2010/08/ctmh-fallwinter-2010-new-product-blog.html
Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/2010/08/winter-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/index.php/uncategorized/ctmh-autumnwinter-new-product-blog-hop-tutorial/
Beth Naumann http://bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumnwinter-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
LaJeania Hicks http://scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-product-blog-hop.html
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/2010/08/boo-to-you-new-product-blog-hop.html
Traci Tanimura http://creativetraci.blogspot.com/2010/08/close-to-my-heart-new-product-blog-hop.html
Lisa Stenz http://lisascreativecorner.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumnwinter-2010-new-idea-book-blog.html
Heather Hunt www.creativecoconut08.blogspot.com
Lori Scott http://scrapinglori.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumnwinter-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
Jessica Moore http://jessicaspaperpetals.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumnwinter-idea-book-release-blog-hop.html
Cindy Leek http://paperspadsandpictures.blogspot.com/2010/08/close-to-my-heart-new-product-blog-hop.html
Haley Dyer http://paperspadsandpictures.blogspot.com/2010/08/close-to-my-heart-new-product-blog-hop.html
Wendy Fording http://papercreationsbywendy.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-product-blog-hop-sneak-peek-at.html
Antoinette Herrin http://godblessyourart.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-product-sneak-peek-bloghop.html
Jennifer Kraynak http://whatchadoin-jennifer.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-hop.html
Laurie Newton http://scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/2010/08/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop-fall-2010.html
Kathleen Rensel http://scrapbookaddictkath.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-product-blog-hop.html
Adeline Brill http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com/2010/08/0827-ctmh-new-product-blog-hop.html
Melinda Everitt http://ifyoublingittheywillcome.blogspot.com/2010/08/fallwinter-2010-close-to-my-heart-new.html
Teri Baxter http://themidnightartist.blogspot.com/2010/08/sneak-peek-new-autumnwinter-2010.html
Leisa Hubley http://bigredscraps.blogspot.com/2010/08/musical-memories-new-product-blog-hop.html
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-product-blog-hop.html
Tresa Black http://www.fabulouslyartsy.com/2010/08/blog-hop-how-thrilling.html
Jennifer Kojder http://aglitterymess.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumnwinter-2010-blog-hop.html
Karen Norman http://gettinscrappywithit.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumn-winter-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumnwinter-2010-idea-book-blog-hop.html
Lori Blehm http://scrapbookingandbling.blogspot.com/2010/08/welcome-to-ctmh-blog-hop.html
Toni Hinchcliffe http://whollycrafts.blogspot.com/2010/08/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop-its.html
Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-autumnwinter-product-blog.html
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/2010/08/ctmh-autumnwinter-2010-new-product-blog.html
Janelle Janish http://stampandthecity.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumnwinter-new-product-blog-hop.html
Cristin Maughan http://scrappinwithcristin.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-product-blog-hop.html
Cheryl Even http://evenmorescrapping.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-product-blog-hop.html
Tracey Jean Hastings http://traceyjean.blogspot.com/2010/08/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop_27.html
Rochelle Crawford http://delightfulstamper.blogspot.com/2010/08/ctmh-2010-fall-winter-blog-hop.html
Debbie Carriere http://scrapmyheartout.blogspot.com/2010/08/olivia-wall-hanging-ctmh-autumnwinter.html
Brandy Lees http://canadianscrappers.blogspot.com **Not Posted Yet**
Amy Edwards http://paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com/2010/08/lets-party-down-at-new-goodies-blog-hop.html
Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-product-blog-hop.html
Terrie Dodd http://my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumnwinter-ctmh-new-product-blog-hop.html
Amy Schultz http://amylizschultz.com/2010/08/close-to-my-heart-autumnwinter-idea-book-blog-hop/
Janice Schmidt http://janscrapsandbits.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-product-blog-hop.html
Carol Horton http://carol-scrappininparadise.blogspot.com/2010/08/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop.html
Carrie Haines http://bizzymom.us/2010/08/27/new-autumnwinter-ctmh-products-blog-hop/
Lori Miller http://clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-product-blog-hop-autumnwinter-2010.html
Amy Callaway http://amyslifeandcreations.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-fall-product-blog-hop.html
Nancy Keller http://brujahrose.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumn-winter-close-to-my-heart-idea.html
Sheila Szakacs http://cre8yourjoy.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumn-winter-2010-idea-book-new.html
Happy Hopping everyone!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
All four of us went to breakfast and then to the appointment. We were so happy to see our baby, happily moving around on the screen in front of us. And then we found out- IT'S A GIRL! And best of all, both baby and I are doing great- all her measurements and her heartbeat are right where they need to be!
I really wanted to capture just a few of the pictures from that weekend in one little place, and honestly, as soon as I saw Triple Play, I knew that was it! the Pink one is perfect for our exciting news:
Thanks for letting me share my exciting news with you! Happy creating, everyone!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Here are the contents of the kit:
This kit literally comes with everything you need to complete the albums- including four mini-ink pads (even Sunset, one of the new colors), and an adorable stamp set! The best part is that it comes with die-cut sheets for each album that match up with the stamps, so no cutting! LOVE IT!
Triple Play is available starting August 15, and you can get it for only $5 with a $40 stamp purchase. Check out the details here: http://www.closetomyheart.com/Home/Campaigns_and_Promotions/Triple_Play_August%20Sept_2010.aspx
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I used the template "Always Right" from Originals, but modified it a bit. I love the Nursery Bash stamp (hehe, may be seeing more of this in the near future), and the sassy strands just add a little more fun to it! We had a great time at Nicco's party- happy birthday, little guy!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
There is a complete list of Blogs below, so be sure to stop off at each one to see everyone's amazing creations! This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
Once again, I love each of the new paper packets that will be released with this new Idea Book! I love cherries, so the Cherry O paper is just perfect for me! And the new Happy Holidays stamp set is so versital, naturally it was one of my first "must-haves" from this book:
Wishes Template: Name Plate (3"x6")
Paper Packet: Cherry O (NEW)
Stamp Set: Happy Holidays (NEW)
Ink: Tulip, Cyrstal Blue, Chocolate
Accessories: 1 1/4" Punch (NEW), Brads, Ribbon
While I had the paper out, I attempted to make the cute paper flowers that are shown in the new book. I think I need a little more practice at these, but they are pretty easy to make with the new punch!
Technique: Punched Circle Flowers, Pg 13, Summer 2010 Idea Book
Paper Packet: Cherry O (NEW)
Stamp Set: Happy Holidays (NEW)
Accessories: 1 1/4" Punch (NEW)
Now "Hop" on over to Carla's Blog http://carlacreates.blogspot.com/2010/04/ctmh-summer-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
to see her fabulous work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to getsome great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!
Remember, the Summer 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on May 1st!
**Link not working? Missed a Blog? Check out the post below for a complete list of Summer 2010 Blog Hop Participants! Happy Creating!
Erin Herring http://tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com/2010/04/ctmh-summer-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/2010/04/close-to-my-heart-summer-2010-idea-book.html
Amy Edwards http://paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/thumpthumppoundpoundwhat-is-that-sound.html
Tresa Black http://www.fabulouslyartsy.com/2010/04/new-product-blog-hop.html
Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn.blogspot.com/2010/04/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop.html
Kimberly Smith http://verykimberry.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-2010-new-product-bloghop.html
Jessica Moore http://jessicaspaperpetals.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_26.html
Leisa Hubley http://bigredscraps.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-idea-book-new-product-blog-hop.html
Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/index.php/tutorials/ctmh-new-idea-book-new-product-blog-hop-tutorial/
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/2010/04/welcome-to-new-product-blog-hop-with.html
Wendy Kessler http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/2010/04/28/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop-summer-2010/
Adeline Brill http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com/2010/04/0428-ctmh-new-product-blog-hop.html
Sherrie Thornton http://impressionableart.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-idea-book-blog-hop.html
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-idea-book-new-product-sneak-peak.html
Terrie Dodd http://my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/2010/04/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop.html
Lisa Stenz http://lisascreativecorner.blogspot.com/2010/04/summber-2010-ctmh-new-product-blog-hop.html
Jody Gustafson http://cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-summer-products.html
Kathleen Rensel http://scrapbookaddictkath.blogspot.com/2010/04/close-to-my-heart-summer-catalog-2010.html
Lori Scott http://scrapinglori.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-2010-blog-hop.html
Beth Naumann http://bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
Teri Baxter http://themidnightartist.blogspot.com/2010/04/close-to-my-heart-summer-idea-book.html
Wendy Fording http://papercreationsbywendy.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-idea-book-new-product-blog-hop.html
Laurie Newton http://scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/2010/04/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop-sneak-peek.html
Meredith Burgess http://meredithburgess.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-hop-new-summer-idea-book-2010.html
Clerissa Lewis http://www.thestampdr.com/2010/04/close-to-my-heart-new-product-blog-hop.html
Jennifer Kojder http://aglitterymess.blogspot.com/2010/04/welcome-to-our-close-to-my-heart-new.html
Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-product-blog-hop.html
Antoinette Herrin http://godblessyourart.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-idea-book-new-product-blog-hop.html
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/2010/04/ctmh-summer-idea-book-sneak-peek-new.html
Tanya Mae http://scramperscorner.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-product-blog-hop.html
Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/2010/04/close-to-my-heart-new-product-blog-hop.html
Carrie Haines http://bizzymom.us/2010/04/28/new-summer-ctmh-product-blog-hop/
Janelle Janish http://stampandthecity.blogspot.com/2010/04/life-is-like.html
Maranda Dickerson http://marandasmemories.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-product-blog-hop.html
Cheryl Even http://evenmorescrapping.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-product-sneak-peak-blog-hop.html
Karen Johnson http://myheartscraps.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-product-hop.html
Cindy Leek http://paperspadsandpictures.blogspot.com/2010/04/close-to-my-heart-summer-idea-book-blog.html
Nancy Walters http://njwhelpingucelebrate.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-hop.html
LaJeania Hicks http://scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com/2010/04/close-to-my-heart-new-product-blog-hop.html
Emma Hubert http://paperaddictsanonymous.blogspot.com/
Kristine Fowler http://scrampingaddict.typepad.com/scrampaddict/2010/04/ctmhsummer2010bloghop.html
Amanda DesJardins http://creatively-amused.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-2010-blog-hop.html
Tamra Meservey http://croppinoncloud9.blogspot.com/2010/04/summer-2010-idea-book-blog-hop.html
Friday, April 16, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
The template used is my own little modified version of Originals: Diamond Stack (rotated). Stay tuned this week for a peak at Miracle, the new promotion! OMG, it is amazing! Happy Creating everyone!
Friday, April 2, 2010
It amazes me and touches my heart that a few small actions partnered with dedication and passion can have such great results. I am proud to be affiliated with such a great company, and humbled by the generousity of others.
I hope each of you become inspired to do something that touches someones heart today! Even if it is as simple as holding the door open for someone, smiling and asking how your cashier is doing, or even "paying it forward" at your local coffee shop (I once personally witnessed this while studying in the corner at a starbucks one day... it was AMAZING), you will be amazed at how great you feel, and how others will feel, too.
Make it a GREAT day! -Erin-
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
For the Thank you card, I used the flourish from the Felicity stamp set (January 2010 promotion). The ribbon comes with the creative basics kit- so handy! I am really into the rock-n-roll effect lately. I also 2nd generation-stamped the flourish inside and used a sentiment from Thank You. The Template is Wishes- Sentiment Secured (upside down).
I can't believe Easter is around the corner, but at least I have one card made! Same paper, different effect! The stamp set is Easter Eggs (Feb. 2009 SOTM), and I used Eastertime for the inside (more rock-n-roll coloring, surprise surprise)! I used the corner rounder to scallop the edge, and of course, had to bling it up a bit! The template is based on Wishes- All Stacked Up, but I changed it a little to fit the card dimensions.
Happy Creating and Happy Easter!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
17 Fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the recent release of the Spring 2010 Idea Book by showing you some of our creations with the wonderful new products from Close to my Heart!
This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
Like many people, one of my New Year's resolution is to get organized- and this means all my craft "Stash". I used the new My Creations Journal to create my own "Stash Book" to list and track all my Close to my Heart supplies and purchases: Ink and Cardstock colors, Stamp Sets, and Paper Packets!
The journal has a sturdy cover with a page protector sleeve on the front to protect my coverwork. I used the new Rock On paper (LOVE THOSE STARS) and the new Irresistable Lots of Dots color-me-ready alphabets!
Using my sponge daubers, I inked the letters in Indian Corn Blue and Outdoor Denium (check out the Tip and Technique on page 17 of the new book). The dots just magically appear! LOVE this new product!
I then divided up the pages to track different products using the new Tiny Tabs (oh so cute). To track my Stamp Sets, I used Friendship Alphabet (if you did not get this when it was a promotion, it is now in the Spring 2010 Idea Book!) to title my pages, and then listed out each of the Sets I own according to category (Spring, Summer, Everyday Celebration, etc). The pages come blank, so I used an old favorite, Journaling Jots, to create the lines. Here is a picture of my Alphabet Stamp page:
My Creations Journal *NEW*
Rock On Paper *NEW*
Irresistable Lots of Dots Color-me-Ready Alphabet *NEW*
Ink: Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denium (letters), Smokey Plum (edges)
Tiny Tabs *NEW*
Sparkles (Itty Bitty now available!)
Inside: Journaling Jots stamp set (for lines), Friendship Alphabet Small (for titles)
Now "Hop" on over to Lisa's Blog http://www.lisascreativecorner.blogspot.com/
to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs, My Acrylix Stamp Sets, and amazing new embellishments!
See something you like? Want to purchase some of these fabulous products? Contact me at email@example.com!
**Link not working? Missed a Blog? Here is a list of all the participating blogs:
Erin Herring www.tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com
Lisa Stenz http://www.lisascreativecorner.blogspot.com
Brae Montogmery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com
Helen Onulak www.hookedonstamping.com
Adeline Brill http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Jody Gustafson www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com
Haley Dyer www.inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Antoinette Herrin www.godblessyourART.blogspot.com
Sherrie Thornton http://impressionableart.blogspot.com
Jessica Moore http://jessicaspaperpetals.blogspot.com
Wendy Kessler www.myscrapbookingblog.com
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com
Dawn Heuft www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com
Kimberly Smith http://verykimberry.blogspot.com
Amy Edwards www.paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com
Amy Schultz http://amylizschultz.com/
Happy Hopping and Happy Creating!
Erin Herring http://www.tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com/
Lisa Stenz http://lisascreativecorner.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-product-blog-hop.html/
Brae Montogmery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-product-blog-hop.html
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com/2010/01/ctmh-spring-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/index.php/cards/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop-tutorial/
Adeline Brill http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com/
Jody Gustafson http://cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-product-blog-hop.html
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/2010/01/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop-one-stamp-set.html
Antoinette Herrin http://godblessyourart.blogspot.com/2010/01/2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
Sherrie Thornton http://impressionableart.blogspot.com/2010/01/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop.html
Jessica Moore http://jessicaspaperpetals.blogspot.com/2010/01/spring-idea-book-blog-hop.html
Wendy Kessler http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/2010/01/11/ctmh-new-product-blog-hop-spring-2010/
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/2010/01/spring-2010-new-product-blog-hop.html
Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-product-blog-hop-and-wishes-3.html
Kimberly Smith http://verykimberry.blogspot.com/2010/01/welcome-to-ctmh-new-product-blog-hop.html/
Amy Edwards http://paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-heart-close-to-my-heart.html/
Amy Schultz http://amylizschultz.com/2010/01/ctmh-spring-i-blog-hop-2010/
Thanks for hopping with us! Happy creating!