Thursday, January 30, 2014

Only HOURS left!

We Literally have HOURS left with this Campaign! I have SO Many More Ideas for this stamp set! I just plain ole ran out of MONTH!

 February is right around the corner.......MUCH AWESOMENESS happening in February!

Thursday, January 16, 2014


TEXTILES! It truly THRILLS me to be able to incorporate them into my paper crafting! 

Here is a card like I've never made's super frilly and not my style at all. However I created it for a specific person in mind who is struggling right now and I GUARANTEE that this card will be display right in her living room (as all of the others I've ever sent to her) for years to come! 

I used one of the sentiments from this Month's Stamp of the Month, Cross Stitch Wishes! Remember - you can get your hands on this stamp set for only $5 THIS MONTH ONLY!

I used one of our 5 X 7 Circle Spin Cards (I stinkin' love these!) and decorated the spinner with a scalloped circle from our Cricut Art Philosophy Collection then topped it with a textile rosette and a few pieces of scrap fabric, then adhered a couple items from our 'Base & Bling' Collections onto the top! Yes, it actually spins when it's opened - So Cool!

I added several Textile Ruffles onto the front (super frilly)....Remember - I have a tutorial to show you how to create the ruffles here on my blog ---> I adhered the ruffles to my card with simple standard adhesive (nothing fancy at all) and topped the edge with a small left over piece of our Hollyhock zipper lace..again, just standard adhesive held it in place!

Be careful not to 'over think' this stuff....just because it's something we aren't' familiar with or understand quite how it works doesn't mean it has to be complicated! Who would have thought the same simple adhesive you use for your paper crafting would adhere fabric as well?! No's ALL GOOD!

The inside needed something to make it POP since you could see if through the window of the spin card! I cut a 4.75" X 6.75" piece of scrap cardstock and I covered with with my adhesive - I laid my fabric on top of it, smoothed out the wrinkles and adhered the edges down on the backside then attached it right to my card base! Easy as Pie!

Under my sentiment you will see a few additional pieces from our 'Base & Bling' line along with another scrap of fabric...Can you tell I don't have many 'scraps' of things left? I just think it uses good wisdom to make my purchases stretch as far as they can go so I rarely toss out 'bits and pieces' because chances are I'll be able to use them in the future!

As I mentioned before, this card is very different from what I usually create but I know the recipient will adore it knowing I made it especially for her!

If you'd like to get your hands on the January Stamp of the Month, Cross Stitch Wishes all you need to do is place your order of $50 and you can receive it for as low as $5! That's a savings of $12.95!

Remember, all purchases of $35 will qualify you to purchase the 'Cloud 9' Card Kit promotion for only $15 (value of $46).

Right There is your $50 minimum purchase to get the Stamp of the Month for only $5! How Great is this 'Double Dipping'!?  

I'm also offering  BONUS pre-cut Card Kits for everyone who orders the 'Cloud 9' Kit! Upon notification of your purchase I will ship them to you automatically! 

That's a LOT of savings going on this month! Don't miss it!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cross Stitch Wishes with a Burst!

I LOVE the Starburst trend flying all over the paper crafting world! At first I was very intimidated by it until a friend sent me a tutorial to show me how I could easily create starbursts on my art as well! After creating a few projects I decided that I could add a few additional tips and short cuts so I created my own tutorial last spring { HERE }.  

I started creating with my January Stamp of the Month, Cross Stitch Wishes and decided to break out the Starburst again! 

This stamp set is just Darling! I've only begun playing with it!

I used my ALL TIME Favorite paper collection - Sarita! I paired it with the Wooden Mini Medley Collection as well. I think the card turned out SUPER Cute! :)

And even gave a Burst to the inside! :) 

I'm pretty thrilled that Close to My Heart is allowing us some 'Double Dipping' this month! 

Did you know that you can place any order of $35 from the Autumn/Winter Idea book and qualify to purchase the 'Cloud 9' Card Kit Promotion for only $15?....those purchases total $50 and you will then be able to use that amount to get your hands on the Discounted 'Cross Stitch Wishes' Stamp set for only $5! Okay, so that was a Huge Run-on sentence but you get the idea! :) 

Also don't forget that I'm giving each of my January Hostesses an additional $20 in Hostess rewards from me!I set up your online Close to My Heart Gathering today! :)

Friday, January 3, 2014

I'm on Cloud 9!

January is National Paper Crafting Month and the deals have never been sweeter! 

With a Minimum purchase of only $35 you can get your hands on this Exclusive Card making kit (valued at almost $50) for only $15! 

 To sweeten the deal, I'm also sending my customers (who order the 'Cloud 9' Card Kit) a Bonus Pre-cut 5-Card Kit using the Laughing Lola Paper collection! The Lola goes SO GREAT with the embellishments from the 'Cloud 9' Kit! These Bonus kits will be mailed automatically upon my notification of your order. :) 

Here's a short video......