Thursday, February 28, 2013

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ It's Spring

Today I'm sharing a poem for our "Quote Books".

It's Spring

Why is the sky so blue and clear?
Why is the robin's song so dear?
Why is the sun so warm and bright,
filling the earth with glorious light?
Why are the fields so green today?
Why do the clouds all float away?
Why does my heart with gladness sing?
Only because it's spring!

I thought I would share this poem today because it feels like spring here! And I thought everyone could use a little spring...even if it doesn't feel like it on the East Coast yet. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes or poems next week. Hope you enjoy this poem!  (Ps. I found this poem at

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Later Sk8r Thank You Dinosaur Card and Stamped Dino Tags

Ok, so I'm on a "Later Sk8r" (paper pack) card kick. I wanted to make a thank you card for someone who put an order in. She is planning a birthday party and bought a Cricut Collection to make banners, cupcake covers, etc. The theme for the party is Dinosaurs. I have 2 stamp sets (both are retired) with dinosaurs. I stamped a bunch of them for her to use and mailed them with the card. I thought I'd share them here with you. Can you tell...I just can't seem to get enough of this paper?!  

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Video ~ Cricut Foldables ~ Adorable Ideas For Finishing Touches To Your Art Projects!

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Cricut® Foldables". They share some really cute ideas using the Cricut Collections "Artiste" and "Art Philosophy". The basket they shared would make a really cute Easter basket too (I know this because my scrapbook buddy Dawn made one). So, take a few minutes and enjoy the video!

Monday, February 25, 2013

More Birthday Cards!

I thought today I would share the other 2 cards I made at the crop. I used the same products to make these cards as the one I posted the other day. Everything is the same except on these cards I added a few green and blue Epoxy Bubbles (Z1806). I think it's pretty cool to see 3 different cards using the  same products but each one has it's own feel to it. I just love the Later Sk8R paper pack!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Looking For a Simple Birthday Card Design?

Today I thought I'd share a birthday card I made last weekend. My scrapbook buddy Dawn had a crop and made card kits. I changed my cards from what she put together...not that I didn't like her cards...but I just end up doing that. I can't seem to follow the designs put infront of me...I have to make it harder for myself. :) I actually made 3 different cards while at the crop and will post the other 2 cards next week.

I used outdoor denim and pear for the colors with a white base for the card. The stamp sets that I used were: Joyful Birthday (B1419) (I love this stamp set for making cards), Outta This World (C1523) (this set is just too adorable!), and the Later Sk8r Workshop On The Go stamp set (G1057) (if you have a boy you are totally going to want this set!). I also used Slate ink (Z2173) to make the pattern paper. The stars I did the rolling technique to make them two toned. I think the card is adorable...and if you change the colors it could be a very girly card too.    

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ Why I Am, Who I Am Today

Today I'm sharing a poem for our "Quote Books".

Why I am, who I am today

Through my life, you cooked for me, you made me smile cheerfully!
You're the one person who made me, me, Mother, I thank you.
You cleaned my clothes, you made my bed, you taught me right from wrong, you taught me life's sweet song, Mother, I thank you.
At night when I woke up crying, you came to pick me up, you gently wiped away my tears, and sang to me, your love, Mother, I thank you.
And when I misbehaved, you were patient and sweet, though you had to be stern,
so I would be obedient, Mother, I thank you for making me behave...
And when I grew older, you made me realize mom, that you're the reason I am me, you're the reason I am still on my feet, you are the one who encouraged me, to talk to that cute boy, you're the one who stayed my friend, when others walked away...
And that's why I am, who I am today

I thought I would share this poem today because I posted a video on my Facebook fan page and thought this poem fit with how I was feeling after watching the video. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes or poems next week. Hope you enjoy this poem!  (Ps. I found this poem at

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Have You Seen Close To My Heart's Mini Pigment Ink Pads Yet?

I thought today I'd share with you the mini pigment ink pads CTMH sells. If you'd like some bold color inks then you'll want to check out our mini pigment pads. You get 10 different colors in a set...and there are 4 different sets. If you watched the video I posted yesterday...they show you how to use the ink pads on the muslin drawstring bags. And, I thought I'd show you this picture so you can see just how beautiful your artwork will look when you use these ink pads.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Video ~ Project Inspirations: Muslin Gift Bags ~ Need A Great Baby / Wedding Shower Or Birthday Favor Idea?

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Project Inspirations: Muslin Gift Bags". They share some cute ideas using a new product CTMH now has in the catalog. These bags would be great if you are planning a baby shower, wedding shower, or birthday party. So, take a few minutes and enjoy the video!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ Off To School

I usually do quotes or poems to add to your quote book on Thursdays...but with Valentine's Day on Thurday..."Quote Book" day got pushed back a day. So today we're doing the poem for our books.

Off to School

I’m off to school
A brand new year,
So many things
To see and hear!

Lessons to learn
Books to read
Problems to solve
Friends to meet.

Think of me
While I am away:
I’m off to school
For another day!

I thought I would share this poem today because I just got back from checking out a Middle School for my daughter. She'll be going to a new school next school year. (I decided to check out 3 middle schools that are close by to make sure we are sending her to the one we feel will be the best fit.) So, when I saw this poem I thought it would be a good one to tuck away for later photos. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes or poems next week. Hope you enjoy this poem!  (Ps. I found this poem at

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Gift Idea ~ For My Stud Muffin!

Sharing today the gift I made my husband for Valentine's Day. He's not a big chocolate when I saw this idea on Pinterest (pinned on one of my boards). I thought it would be a cute idea that I thought he'd like. I made blueberry muffins for inside the container. And, I already gave it to him so it's ok to share with you guys.
Ps. He liked it enough that he plans to show it off to the guys at work tonight. So I guess it was a hit.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Reminder ~ Almost The Middle Of February! Don't Miss Out On Getting The "Home Sweet Home" Stamp Set!

I just wanted to remind everyone that we are almost at the middle of the month...incase you want to buy the Stamp Of The Month ("Home Sweet Home" ~ S1302A). This set is only available during the month of February! So, you don't want to forget...because once the month is is being able to buy this stamp set...and it has some really pretty "home" sayings on it.

And, don't forget we have a special "Digital Delights!" that also ends at the end of February! (Just got an email from CTMH: We are now extending this awesome pricing through March 15, giving you even more time to create and purchase layouts at the wonderful $5 per layout price.)
***FYI~Buy a 2 page layout from Studio J (digital scrapbooking) for only $5.00 + shipping ($5.95 for up to 50 layouts shipped together). So, get those photos out of your computer and into a scrapbook (the layouts are shipped directly to you!) your family and friends can enjoy looking at them too!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Video ~ Clearly The Best: How To Kiss -- With Stamps ~ Looking For Some New, Fun Stamping Techniques? Look Here!

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Clearly The Best: How to Kiss — with Stamps". They share some basic stamping techniques (and great ideas!) that will help you change your artwork with very little extra work. So, take a few minutes and enjoy the video!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards For My Son's School Buddies!

I thought I'd share the Valentine's Day cards my son and I made for his class. We needed 34 + 2 for his teachers. I cut red cardstock into 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 squares. After my son counted them...he decided we needed a few more for friends that aren't in his class. So once we cut up a few more we ended up with a total of 48 cards. We kept it simple since my son's in 2nd grade and he wanted to help make them. The photo shows you what each side looks like. Under the stamp side with the Happy Valentine's Day...he wrote his name using my gold metallics marker (Z1768). They were easy to make and the best part of it...besides getting to spend time together making them...was seeing how proud my son was of his artwork. He's looking forward to sharing them with his buddies on Thursday.     

Friday, February 8, 2013

How Cool Is This Idea For A Child's Room?!

I thought today I would share a really cool idea using the Claire paper pack (X7166B) and the stamp set "Girls Rock" (C1538). They also used My Creations 6x6 Canvas Displays (Z1818). (Those are the main items used...if you want a more exact list let me know and I can get it for you.) This would be just adorable in a little girl's room. Or use the idea with a more "boy" paper / theme. I bet it would be just as cool if you use the "Later Sk8r" paper pack (X7167B) and the stamp set "Fast and Furious" (D1541).

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ My Valentine

I usually do the quotes today to add to your quote book...but I decided today to do a poem.

My Valentine

If there were no words
No way to speak
I would still hear you.
If there were no tears
No way to feel inside
I'd still feel for you.
And even if the sun refuse to shine
Even if romance ran out of rhyme
You would still have my heart
Until the end of time
You're all I need
My love, my valentine.
All of my life
I have been waiting for
All you give to me
You've opened my eyes
And showed me how to love unselfishly.
I've dreamed of this a thousand times before
In my dreams I couldn't love you more
I will give you my heart
Until the end of time
You're all I need
My love, my valentine.

I thought I would share this poem today since Valentine's Day is next week. It would be great for a card, tag, or even on a scrapbook layout.  Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week. Hope you enjoy the poem!  (Ps. I found this poem at

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Video ~ Clearly The Best: Passion for Patterns ~ Want An Idea On How To Change Cardstock Into Pattern Paper? Watch This Video!

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Clearly The Best: Passion for Patterns". They share some ideas on how to change your cardstock into pattern paper. I love some of the ideas they share in this video. And, I think you'll love it too! So, take a few minutes and enjoy the video!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Claire ~ Workshop On The Go ~ Scrapbooking Kit

I thought I would share the paper pack "Claire" with you today. You can buy the Workshop On The Go (G1056). It comes with: "Claire" paper pack, a special stamp set (can only get this set if you buy the wotg kit), Claire Assortment, Keyboard Kraft Alphabet & an Instructional Brochure (directions to make some scrapbook layouts).

If your not really into stamping you can buy the paper pack (X7166B) and Claire Complements Canvas Shapes (X7166C) and make your own designs up. Or, try out one of the How-To Publications: "Make It From The Heart" (9035) or "Reflections" (9037) to get ideas.

And, if you are into stamping...we have 2 sets that go great with this paper..."Girls Rock" (C1538) and "Paper Doll" (D1547).

No matter which way you want to're going to want to order this paper. So, check it out and get to work!

Friday, February 1, 2013

SOTM For February 2013 ~ Home Sweet Home ~ S1302A ~ Looking For A Stamp Set With Lovely Sayings?

Today I wanted to share this month's SOTM. Check out the Stamp of the Month for February. The set is called "Home Sweet Home" (S1302A). It comes with 4 lovely sayings...great for cards, tags or just about any project. Check out the photo for some great ideas. To get this stamp set...that is only available during the month of February...just spend $50.00 and you can get it for $5.00! Check out my website and find a few goodies! And, since it's February 1st we have a BRAND NEW all kinds of new products!