Friday, April 29, 2011

Chance To Win A FREE GIFT & Get A BONUS ~ Check Out This Post!! Hurry...All over on 5/15/11!!

I thought today I would give everyone a chance to win a FREE GIFT and also offer a BONUS! So, to enter to win the free gift (it's going to be the fun Box I made and 2 different Petite Perks stamp sets), all you need to do is leave a comment letting me know which project on my blog is your favorite (one entry per person)... and I'll chose someone randomly to win! You have until May 15, 2011 at midnight PST...and I'll draw the winner on May 16th. Don't forget to check back on the 16th to see if you won, or leave me your email address so I can contact you!
****And, as a BONUS**** (this is for everyone who places an order!) when you place an order for $25.00 or more by May 15th, 2011 (either on my website or by contacting me) you will receive a FREE Stamp Pad directly from me! (value $5.25) If you have any questions let me know!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it signs because it has a song."

~"Beyond the clouds, behind the rain, there are a thousand rainbows."

~"Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water."

~"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." (Mark Twain)

~"Everything turns out all right in the end. If it's not all right, it's not the end."

I thought I would share some "Sorrow/Happiness" type quotes today. I was just reading what is going on in the South and feeling sad for all the families there. So, I thought it would be fitting to do these type of quote /sayings today. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them to use for cards. So enjoy the quotes!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

May Is National Scrapbooking Month ~ Check Out The May Special...You & Me Scrapbooking Kit! You're Going To Love It!!

Close To My Heart is having a beautiful special for the month of May...since it's National Scrapbooking Month...they put together a really pretty kit called "You & Me". It's set up as a scrapbooking kit...but if you like to make cards, you'll love this kit too! The stamp set that is in this kit is really pretty cool! I haven't had time to play with it yet but have seen lots of fun cards made by other consultants. I think you're going to just LOVE this kit! Check out this flyer for all the details! It's available starting May 1st...and remember we always have a Stamp Of The Month...which, if you spend the $50 to get this kit at the discounted rate you can get the SOTM discounted too! (I'm all about the deals! Love them!) 

Ps. Fast reminder that April is almost over and if you want to buy the "Hope For Japan" stamp set you need to hurry!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Art & Soul Video ~ Expressions Of Love For Mom ~ Priceless Love Word Puzzle Stamp Set, My Creations Cube & 3-Ring Binder ~ Beautiful Gifts For Mother's Day!

I thought I would share another Art & Soul video with you today. This one is an older one but has lots of great ideas. The video is called "Expressions of Love For Mom". I thought this video was right on time with Mother's Day right around the corner. At the end of the video they do talk about a special deal you can get...but since it's an older video the deal is no longer available...just thought I should mention it. But the stamp set "Priceless Love Word Puzzle" (D1348) is still available. And, I love the ideas that they share using "My Creations Cube" (Z1152)... it's very different than what I posted yesterday. Also, I love the album they shared. They used "My Creations 3-Ring Binder" (Z1141). Overall, some fabulous ideas! So...go grab a snack, sit back, and enjoy a few minutes of fun video time!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Creations Cube ~ Sweetheart Paper and Stickers ~ Payment Box or Beautiful Gift!

Over the weekend I made this really cute "My Creations Cube" (Z1152) matches the "Welcome" sign I shared with you on Friday. I used the "Sweetheart" paper (X7134B), a few stickers from "Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment" (Z1386), and a few stickers from the Level 1 paperpack (X7134A). I also gave the edges a little "Cotton Candy" ink. I didn't seal the box...I left the top so it will open. So, you can use the box for many different things...if you're a daycare provider, you could use it to collect payments...or you can put mini albums inside (see video I posted a few days ago) to show off your daycare or family. That idea would also make a really nice gift to give someone. It would also be nice to hold paper and pens near your phone. As you can see there are lots of fun ideas on what to use this cute box, now it's your turn to make one!      

Friday, April 22, 2011

Welcome Sign Using Sweetheart Paper & Posterboard Stamp Set

I thought today I would share a "Welcome" sign I made. I used the "Sweetheart" paper and 2 stickers from "My Stickease Assortment" (X7134C). I also used the "Posterboard Alphabet" (E1014) (with black ink) to make the letters. I just love this stamp is so easy to use, and really dresses up the project! I added just a little "Cotton Candy" ink around the edges with a sponge dauber (which is ink on my fingers when I was done). I think it came out super cute!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"There's no better view than the view from a swing!"

~"Boys are 90% mischief and 10% dirt."

~"If it's not fun, you're not doing it right."

~"FUN has "U" right in the middle of it!"

~"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness...has never danced in the rain."
I thought I would share some more "children" type quotes today. My children are still on break from school this I figured I will be needing more I can scrapbook their photos. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them for my pages. So enjoy the quotes!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Birthday Card Using Wings Paper Pack

I thought I would share a card I made. My cousin's birthday was yesterday and I am planning to give her the card tonight when I see her. I used some scraps from my "Wings" paper pack. I just LOVE this paper pack! I also used a stamp set that was a SOTM a little while back called "True Friends" (D1406), and I added a few "Opaques" or Adhesive Gems (Z1335) to give it a little bling. I left the inside blank to put a personal note to her. While I'm typing this, I am thinking this card could really be used...not just for would work as a card to say I'm "thinking of you" or a "good-bye" card for a friend moving too. But today...this card it for a very special someone in my life. Hope she likes it!     

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Art & Soul Video ~ PBS Webisodes: True Fit Folio Mini Albums~ Beautiful Albums Make Great Gifts!

I thought today I would share an older video found at Art & Soul called "PBS Webisodes: TrueFit Folio Mini Album". It shows you how to make these really great mini albums. If you buy a pack of the "True Fit Folios" (X1404) you get 5 you can make 5 different mini albums. These end up not costing much to make...and the end result I think will turn out beautiful! These would be nice to use to show off your daycare to prospective daycare families (if your a provider), or to give as a gift. I don't know too many people who don't have something going on in their lives that couldn't use these cute little memory albums (baby shower, wedding, child being born, a new home, a pet...oh, the list could keep going...but you get the idea)! So, check out the video, then buy what you need to make a bunch of these lovely albums!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Small Notebook ~ Sweetheart Paper and Beary Busy Stamp Set ~ A "Thank You" Beary Much Gift!

I thought I would share this fun, small notebook with you today. You can't tell from the photo but it's only 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" in size. The paper I used is called "Sweetheart" (X7134B) and the stamp set is called "Beary Busy" (C1409). I just love this set...see my post on 4/11/11 to see different stamps from the same set! This was really easy to put together...and it's a great size if you want to carry it around in your purse. It would also make a great "Thank You" gift to give out with your business information on the back (depending on what you do for a living). It wouldn't cost you much, but I think it would really help make you stand out from the crowd!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Reminder: April Is Already At The Halfway Point! ~ There Are Lots Of Fun Products Waiting For You! ~ The Stamp Of The Month + "Hope For Japan" + Specials!!

I thought I would send out a reminder that we only have 2 weeks left in April and if you want to get the "Stamp Of The Month" for don't want to wait too long and miss out on getting this pretty stamp set! Also, don't forget the "Lovin' Level 1" special that is only available during the month of April...and as a BONUS...we have the "Hope For Japan" stamp set! I just received my set and it is beautiful! It's discounted to $5.00 and 100% of the profit goes to Japan! April is full of great stuff...but hurry because it's almost over!   
Ps. I almost forgot the 2nd April side-tracked with "Hope For Japan"'s called "Sparkle With Studio J". It's a members-only, if your thinking of becoming a member... maybe this special will help you decide! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."

~"Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them." (Lady Bird Johnson)

~"Children learn by doing, and play is their work."

~"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them."

~"In the eyes of a child...there is joy, there is laughter...there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future." (Air Supply)

I thought I would share some "children" type quotes today. My children are on break from school this week and next week...and are home with it had me thinking that quotes about children will be needed...since I plan to take some photos of them while we hang out! Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them for my pages. So enjoy the quotes!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thank You Card ~ Using Sophia Paper and Thank You Stamp Set

Today I thought I would post a "thank you" card I made. I put it together using "Sophia" paper and the stamp set "Thank You" (D1361). The flowers I used are just cut out from the paper...then I put a little bling (called sparkles in the catalog) on them to dress up the card a little. It's not real fancy...and I couldn't get a really good photo...but wanted to post it before I mailed it out! I think it's always nice to add a little "thank you(s)" in to our days...I teach my daycare children (& my own) to say "Thank You" and I like to lead by example. So this is headed to Lori's house...hope she likes it!       

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Art & Soul Video ~ Crafting With Kids ~ Family Ties: Children, Adults, & Pets + Play Day ~ So Much Fun!

I thought I would share another Art & Soul video with you today. This one is an older one but has lots of fun ideas. The video is called "Crafting With Kids". Since it's an older video some of the products are no longer available...but you can still use the ideas. One of the items, a stamp set called "Family Ties Children" (C1345) is still available...along with a bunch of other sets...with other family members (C1346 & B1350). Plus another set that fits the theme "Play Day" (D1360) is also available. I think your children will love doing some of these projects! So...go grab a snack, sit back, and enjoy a few minutes of fun video time!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Beary Busy Stamp Set ~ Using Magnifique Paper Pack ~ Dressing Up a 5x8 Note Pad!

I thought I would share this fun note pad (5x8 in size) with you today. You could use a larger size too. These are really easy to put together...and I love how they dress up the note pads. They would make great gifts for Mother's Day too! The paper I used is "Magnifique" (x7127B) and the stamp set is called "Beary Busy" (C1409). I love this paper pack and the stamp set is just too adorable! I stamped a few extras and my daycare children enjoyed coloring them in too! And, this stamp set would go great if your doing a gardening theme with your children. So, go check out these fun, cute bears!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sweetheart Scrapbook Pages Using Level 1 Paper Pack With Stickers ~ Another 2 Pages Done!

I posted on 3/28 about using the "Sweetheart" level 1 paper pack (X7134A) and the stickers that match (X7134C). I did 4 pages...but only posted 2 of the pages at that time. I said I would post the other 2 pages at another time. Well, it's that time! I did put some small pieces of white paper to cover my daughter's face. I just don't feel ok showing her face (sorry). I thought it would be a good time to post these...since we have the "Lovin Level 1" special going on right now! I wanted to show you how easy these paper packs are to use...and how good the pages turn out using them! So, go buy a few and try them out for yourself!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."

~"I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do." (Phyllis Diller) 

~"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." (Mark Twain)

~"Learn from the past, look forward to the future, live for the PRESENTS!"

~"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." (Abraham Lincoln)

I thought I would share some "birthday" type quotes today. My birthday is next week so it's on my mind. Maybe this year I'll have some photos taken of me...instead of me taking them. And I'm looking forward to some chocolate cake! Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them for my pages. So enjoy the quotes!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Perfect Paper Pinwheels Video ~ Shows You How To Make Them For Your Miracle WOTG!

I posted yesterday all about "Miracle" (the WOTG, the paper packs, stickers, and stamp sets) and I told you I would post today a tutorial that Close To My Heart put together on youtube showing you how to make the pinwheels. It's called "Perfect Paper Pinwheels". It's not real long, but it's check it out...this way you'll be all ready to make these really cute pinwheels for your scrapbook pages and cards!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Miracle ~ Workshop On The Go Kit ~ Paper Packs ~ Stickers ~ How To Books!

Today I thought I would share the paper pack "Miracle" with you. You can buy the Workshop On The Go (G1023). It comes with: Level 2 paper pack, a special stamp set (can only get this set if you buy the wotg kit), a pack of color-ready borders & a workshop guide (directions to make some cards & 2 page scrapbook layout). If your not really into stamping you can buy the paper packs (X7133A X7133B), and sticker pack (X7133C) and make your own designs up (or you can use one of our great "How To" books). Either way, you'll have some amazing scrapbook pages and/or cards. And, if you are into stamping...we have 2 sets that go great with this paper...Delight (C1452) and Backgrounds & Borders (D1463). So, go check it out! And make sure to stop back tomorrow...when I will be posting a video on how to make the pinwheels that are shown in the workshop on the go.   

Monday, April 4, 2011

Stamp of The Month ~~ April 2011 ~ Blessed (D1455) ~ Flowers, Birds, Butterflies, & Great Sayings!

Check out the Stamp of the Month for April! The set is called "Blessed" (D1455). It has some of the prettiest stamps! If you like flowers, birds, butterflies, and great sayings then you'll like this set! I think you'll be able to make some great spring pages or cards! It would also be a great set to use for Mother's Day (which is just around the corner!) Ask how you can get it at a discount or FREE!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Check Out The Deals! While Supplies Last Tab ~ Stamp Of The Month ~ Lovin' Level 1 ~ Hope For Japan Stamp Set... WOW!

WoW! I just looked at our tab "While Supplies Last" ...and boy, oh, boy, there are some really amazing deals on my website right now! And, if you add the April Special I posted about yesterday (Lovin' Level 1) you can get a fabulous extra deal (paper and stickers) too! So, go check it out and get shopping!

Ps. Don't forget about The "Hope For Japan" (A1118) stamp set (100% of the profits go to Japan and it's a beautiful set) and the April Stamp Of The Month stamp set you can get at a discount or free! I'm always looking for some deals and right now you can really score!