Close To My Heart (CTMH) Scrapbooking and Stamping Products with CTMH consultant Lura Wagner.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

45 Cards Ready To Go To Operation Write Home

I have had a blast designing more than 45 different cards to be sent to Operation Write Home. I love to make cards, so this is a great outlet and a fun diversion from cleaning house, cooking, helping with homework, etc! If you love to design and make cards, check out their website here.

I used my two favorite colors of Close To My Heart Cardstock, stamped the background and sentiment with stamps that I had in my huge stash, and then cut the balloons with my Cricut.

This was stamped on the same cardstock with Close To My Heart stamp,hearts embossed with clear and then used my Cricut to cut the tickets from CTMH's Art Philosophy Cartridge. My favorite colors again!

Join the fun, fun, fun!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Taped The Alphabet Block Stamps Together!

I am trying to finish up some cards for my favorite organization...Operation Write Home. I had a block of letters that I always found so difficult to stamp evenly, individually. So...IDEA! I joined them together as one big stamp with green painters tape so they would stay secure! They were loose enough so that the H and I could be pushed forward to ink with bright red and then pushed back so I could ink the rest of the letters with black ink.

Whaa-laaa! Here are the cards I made with this taped together block of alphabet stamps and they are now ready to be shipped to our heroes, so they can write notes to their loved ones and send them back home!

These were fun to make, and not difficult once the stamps were secured by the tape!  If you would like to send cards to this wonderful organization, please check it out here. Thanks for looking and have fun with your, glue, paper, and scissors!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Cards to be sent to "Operation Write Home"

I love making cards for this organization..."Operation Write Home"
Here are a few I just made to get ready and send to them.


And one more...

 Inspired by...

A Beautiful cake baked by Bakerella

If you love to make cards as much as I do, all the information you need on how to help this organization can be found right here! It's fun, fun, fun!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Learn the Cricut...Learn what the manual should teach you, but doesn't!

Do you have a Cricut Expression and are frustrated with it or like me, didn't take it out of the box for 2 years because the manual is so vague. I did learn it finally, through trial and error...but here is a class I found that explains it and will get you started right away. Check it out!  Click on the picture and it will take you to the course. The course is offered by Cara Miller and it begins hurry! Click here for the link to many other creative classes that are offered at this site.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Two Birthdays Per Month In Our Family For The Next Few Months!

Here is a fun video of a great idea I am going to attempt!  After I make this cute project... I will post mine so you can see my results. This is described by one of our very own talented Close To My Heart Consultants. I hope you enjoy this and are inspired! Thanks for watching, enjoy, and happy papercrafting.!
A Cupcake Gift Card Holder!
Fun, Fun, Fun!

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Studio J and a Perfect 10!

We have a great special with Studio J this month! Try our wonderful digital scrapbooking service. See how easy it is to edit and publish your photos with Studio J...You can score a perfect 10!

Score a perfect 10 in January! If you’re a Studio J member, you can take advantage of this great opportunity to fill up your scrapbook—get your holiday photos in albums right away! For every 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts you buy, you’ll receive the 10th layout free.

Give Studio J a try by clicking on this link. You can try it out for free and there is no cost until you place your order. Upload some of your digital photos and find out how quickly and easily you can create a finished scrapbook layout, preserving not only your pictures but the all-important stories behind them! If you like it, you can either order your layouts at full price or purchase a Membership for 3 months or 1 year, or purchase a 5 pack that includes 5 layouts, shipping, and page protectors.

Feel free to contact me
 if you have any questions.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

We wish you a very safe, healthy & Happy New Year!

Happy new year to all my family and friends!

Thank you to my many friends on Glue + Paper + Scissors who have shared my passion for papercrafts with me. I thank you for your encouragement. Here is hoping that 2012 brings everyone healthy days, financial stability, and personal happiness with that special person.  We are looking forward to 2012 with great anticipation as we're excited to to see all that this new year has in store.