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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Heart to Heart Challenge - Halloween

One of my favorite cards is this one:  "Hey there boo-tiful"

But I couldn't help but t hink it would make an AMAZING wall hanging so 

TA DA!!!

Here's my "hey there boo-tiful" wall hanging.

This wall hanging is my entry for H2H this week:


You will need:

and "Hey there" from Cup Cake Sprinkles.

3D foam tape to get the pumpkins to POP off the page

Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Heart to Heart Challenge - Embossing - Green Christmas Tree, Little Baby

The Heart2Heart Challenge for this week is embossing.

I made a green, embossed, Christmas tree card.  Click on the pictures to see more detail.

I used Cranberry brads and cranberry grosgrain ribbon to embellish my trees.  I used the Holiday Warmth stamp set for the tree and Say it in Style for the text: "Peace on Earth."

(BTW - I think Say it in Style is one of the most versatile stamp sets!!  You can use it for ANYTHING!)

I used these cards as Christmas gifts last year.  I included a DVD with a Christmas song I had written and stuck the whole thing in a DVD envelope.

The song is called "Little Baby" and after I wrote it, I was asked if it could be used in a magazine for my church.  (The Church of Jesus Christ of  latter-day Saints)  Of course I said "Yes!"  They used my song in the magazine for youth (called the New Era) in December 2008 and for a Christmas video.  You can watch it below.

And if you would like a copy, you can print the sheet music here.

I hope you like it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Heart to Heart "Leaves and Trees" Challenge

This challenge was so apropos this week since this was the week our trees got a haircut.  See all the leaves and the tree?    My husband and some friends spent 8 or 9 hours Saturday trimming our trees.  This tree they are working on came all the way down!
  And this is me. I did absolutely nothing except rescue this lawn ornament from the chainsaw and take care of our kids of course.

Do you see the trailer behind me?  By the end of the day, they had removed 7 huge loads of debris from our yard!   It was a big. . I mean HUGE job!

But enough about my leaves and trees, here is my first Heart 2 Heart entry for this week.

A wall hanging that says "fall" - which is my favorite season by the way.

And my second entry is a layout called "Smile"  I used a flip flap for the very first time.  You can watch my video to see me demonstrate the flip flap portion of the layout.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Close To My Heart Product Spotlight BLOGHOP: Christmas Projects

Welcome to my blog!

You should have come here from JILL'S blog.

I really hope you like my Christmas gift idea.  Its an Event Calendar.  The idea is you write in birthdays, anniversaries, etc so that you can see at a glance the important events in your life - year after year - the calendar is re-usable.

Pair this calendar with a dozen or so cards and voila!  You gift gets even better because now not only will your recipient be able to see the special events, they will also be prepared to send cards.  You could make the cards and calender from coordinating paper if you really want everything to go together.


Creme Brulee
Smokey Plum
Indian Corn Blue
Autumn Terracotta

White Daisy Cardstock
Magic Moments  Level 2 Paper Pack (2 pages)
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon
Cranberry eyelet or brad
colonial white ricrac

Stamp sets:
Holiday Trinkets
Holiday Jubilee
Priceless Love Word Puzzle
Say it in Style
Cottage floral
Delight in Everything
Free spirit
Summer Sweetness
Spooky Smiles

CLICK HERE for the FREE PDF with the complete instructions.

*** my supplies are meant to be a suggestion.  I have a LOT of supplies listed, so I encourage you to do what I would do and see what you already have on hand and then purchase 2 or 3 new things instead of the ENTIRE list I have above.  GOOD LUCK!!
I hope you get some good ideas from my calendar.  If you make one I would LOVE to hear about it.

Next on the blog hop is:  KRISTIE

Happy Holidays!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 85

All Products are from Close To My Heart:

Paper Garden Paper
Blush Cardstock
Stamp from Triple Play mini album
Colonial White grosgrain ribbon

MOJO Monday

We have some SERIOUS card makers here!  If you like to see how many different ways one pattern can be used, you should visit:

They have a new pattern each Monday - but the first Monday of every month is PRIZE MONDAY!  So you could be a lucky winner if you participate that week.

And here's the sketch that inspired my card.

That circle in the upper corner just made me think "star" which led to Christmas -which I love!  I've already seen a few Christmas trees at Dillard's so I think its OK if I put a Christmas card on my blog.

Friday, October 8, 2010

H2H Birthday challenge "It's Party Time" - a pop-up card

I have to thank Lora at Crafts Are My Thing for this card.  She brought a pop-up card to a fall card group we had and I was immediately hooked! I had to know how to do it.  And as of September 21, 2010 I had never made a pop-up card before.  Now everything has changed.  I HAVE made a pop-up card.  I've made three now and I am just getting started. 
I will post the other two soon so check back (There's a nativity one and a PIANO ONE!)
 I forgot how much I love the whole paper folding aspect of paper.  I originally fell in love with paper when I was growing up and my family hosted a Japanese exchange student and she taught me how to do origami.  I LOVED the paper folding and I REALLY LOVED the beautiful rice paper she gave to me as a present.  I don't remember which I liked more.  Too hard to choose between the two.
 I am submitting this pop-up birthday card to the Heart to Heart Challenge.

I think I will give it to my older sister who just had a birthday.  Hopefully when she opens it up and sees how amazing it is, she won't care that it is late.
Blush Ink
Garden Green Ink
Creme Brulee Ink
Blush Cardstock
Paper Garden Level One Paper
White Daisy Cardstock
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon
It's your Day stamp set

Pattern: Cupcake Cake pop-up card   ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!  You may not once to leave this site once you see the amazing pop-up cards.  WARNING: make sure you know where you exact o knife is BEFORE you go to this site, you WILL need it - and you will want it - otherwise you may not be able to make some of these cards.

Monday, October 4, 2010

BELATED World Card Making Day - Sketch Challenge

I was busy all day Saturday and Sunday, but I didn't want to miss out on the fun of World Card Making day, so I found the PDF with all of the Challenges so I could try them.

Tonight I did the "Sketch" pattern.  I have often LOOKED at sketches, but this is actually the first time I put pen or rather ink to paper and made a card from a sketch.  Very fun!

BY THE WAY -  - I think that making cards/scrapbooking/paper crafting is so therapeutic.  It calms my mind and as I am creating something brand new, I feel renewed, refreshed. I like that.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card.

What do you think?

THANKS LORA for telling me about World Card Making day!!

Be sure to check back to see how I do on the other challenges.

So happy BELATED WORLD CARD DAY everyone!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"Heart 2 Heart" ABC Challenge

This is the first time I've participated in the "Heart 2 Heart" Challenge.  Here is their link if you want to learn more:

They have a new challenge every Monday and you have all week to work on your project.  Its fun to have some inspiration.

The challenge this time is ABC.

Here is what I had to include in my project:
A= Alphabet. Use alphabet stamps, stickers, etc.... in some way on your project
B= Boy. Your project must be for a boy.
C= Chocolate. You must include the color Chocolate (or other dark brown) somewhere on your artwork.

Here is my project:
Its a sign that says, "Ribbit"

I made it to match a baby quilt I have for my little boy.  You can see the quilt in the picture above.  I have a dream of hanging the quilt on the wall along side of the "Ribbit" sign.

I used lots of textured cardstock:
key lime
crystal blue

I used cocoa  and cranberry ink  and dark brown stayzon for my frogs so I could "paint" them with my waterbrush.  

Chocolate ribbon ties the whole thing together.

I hope you like it!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Stamp of the Month "Share the Magic"

This set is called "Share the Magic"


Want to BUY IT?  Visit  go to Stamp of the Month.