Friday, February 28, 2014

Damask Diva's March Lollydoodle Hop

Hello crafty friends! Hope you are enjoying the Close To My Heart's
 Damask Diva's March blog hop featuring Lollydoodle
If you came from Jamie's Blog then you are in the right place! 
If you have just stumbled upon this hop and what to see it from the beginning, 
please head on over to the Damask Diva's blog to see the full list!

This month we are featuring the new paper pack called Lollydoodle.
I love this pack! It is so fun and colorful! So happy! :-)
I thought I'd share a simple card I made following 
one of the Viva la Verve February sketches. 

I used a feather from the Feathers stamp set. I stamped it
in Pear ink. The sentiment is a Verve stamp that I 
stamped in Hollyhock ink.

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Next up on the list is Ronnie's Blog. If you get lost or want to start over,
don't forget that you can see the whole list over on

Thursday, February 27, 2014

CTMH Skylark and Viva la Verve

Good morning crafty friends! Hope y'all are having a 
good week! Tomorrow is Friday! Whoop whoop! I thought
I'd share a card with y'all before I head off to work.
For this card I used a February sketch from Viva la Verve.

For this card I used all Close To My Heart products. I used
a new paper pack called Skylark. I love how versatile the
colors can be, They can work for feminine or masculine.
I used one of the new hostess stamp sets called My Hero. I love
this set! My dad was a mechanic in the US Air force for
21 years. Now he is QA (quality assurance) for the 
Air Force making sure those who fix the planes are doing so 
properly. He says he's not always everyone's favorite person. lol.
So, anyways I knew I had to have this set because it made
me think of him :-) You can only get this set if you host
a party and have over $150 in sales. If you hit that mark, you get $25 
in hostess rewards and you can get this set for only $6!
The inks I used where Lagoon, Desert Sand, and Sweet Leaf.
the reason that the clouds and the pilot look so light is 
because I second generation stamped them to give them a lighter look.

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Go Here to find out how to host your own 
online party so you can get this wonderful stamp set!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

CTMH Ariana and Viva la Verve

Good morning crafty friends! Hope y'all are all having a
great week so far! Made it past Monday! I wanted
to share a card with y'all real quick before I go to work!
I made this last night. I used one of the February 
sketches from Viva la Verve.

I used one of the new Close To My Heart paper packs
called Ariana. The stamps and sentiment are from Verve.
I stamped them using CTMH inks in Hollyhock, Crystal Blue,
Outdoor Denim, and Sweet Leaf. I also used Verve
dies to cut out the leaves and flowers and a 
Nestabilities die for the circle.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Try Stampin on Tuesday #156

Good morning crafty friends! Hope y'all are having 
great weekends! The weather here in central Oklahoma has
been so lovely! Feels like spring! I wanted to
share a card with y'all that I made the other day.
I used the current sketch from Try Stampin on Tuesday.

I used all Close To My Heart products starting with the new
Skylark paper pack. I just love the blues and greens!
I also used the new Mother's Day stamp set which I stamped
in Chocolate and Lagoon inks. I also added some metal flowers
from a retired base and bling collection.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #124

Good morning crafty friends! Hope y'alls weekends are off
to a great start! I made a few cards last night and I wanted to share]
 one this morning! For this card I used the current sketch

I used the new Close To My Heart paper pack called Skylark.
I also used a new stamp set called Feathers. The sentiment
is from a Verve stamp set. I used sweat leaf and lagoon inks and 
I added some Sparkles for some bling.

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I am also enter this card into the following challenges:

Sister Act - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday Challenge - Square (happy and bright)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sketch N Scrap card #20

Good morning Sketch N Scrap fans! We are getting close
to the weekend! I'm always happy when Thursday 
rolls around. Plus it's my most enjoyable day at work (usually).
Hope y'all are ready for another awesome sketch!

Sketch #20 due Feb 28th:

For my creation I decided to turn it into a square card.
I used all Close To My Heart products on this card except
the paper doily which came from Hobby Lobby. I used paper
from the new pack called Ivy Lane. I also added in some
Kraft card stock. I colored my doily with a sponge and
pear ink and stamped my sentiment with hollyhock ink. The sentiment
is from the Card Chatter - Birthday set. I then added some
Pink Glitter Gems and a Pewter Badge Button

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Twisted Tuesday #70

Good morning Twisted Tuesday fans! Hope y'all are having
a great week so far! The weather here in OK has been
so nice! I don't want it to end! I actually got a sunburn on Sunday!
Well I hope ya'll are ready for another great challenge!

The Challenge:
Anything but a card

The Twist:
Use chipboard on your creation

For my creation I made a gift tag. All products are from Close To My Heart
except the blue ribbon which is from Michaels.
I used paper from Laughing Lola paper pack. The arrows and flowers
are chip board pieces from the Laughing Lola Compliments

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sketch N Scrap card #19

Good morning Sketch N Scrap fans! It's hump day!
That much closer to the weekend! Whoop!
Well we have another great sketch for y'all this
week! Hope you will join us!

Sketch #19 due Friday February 28th:

My creation: I flipped the sketch:

Supplies: All Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated:

Kraft cardstock
Ink in lagoon, hollyhock, and slate
Paper Doily (from Hobby Lobby)

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Twisted Tuesday #69

Good morning crafty friends! Hope y'all are
having a great week so far! Are y'all ready for another
challenge from Twisted Tuesday?! It's a good one!

Look! Up in the Sky!

The Challenge:
Something on your creation representing Sky.

The Twist:
Something that flies in the sky.

Make sure to include both the challenge and twist
on your project! Happy crafting!

My creation:


Kraft cardstock
National Stamping Month Alphabet stamps
Ink in Lagoon, Juniper, Slate, hollyhock, and Pear

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Monday, February 3, 2014

CTMH New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Blog Booster's New Product Blog Hop!
This week we are all featuring products from the brand new
Close To My Heart Spring/summer Idea Book
that you can now view here...

For my project I put together a new base and bling necklace.
charms from Rhinestones, Thinker, and Dreamer, as well as
a sticker from the Dreamer Style Sheet. I put the sticker in
the pendent, covered it with a thin layer of Liquid Glass,
then covered with a Glass Cover.

I then created a gift-box/card to give the necklace as a gift.
You can find my step by step picture tutorial Here.
I used the Lollydoodle paper pack with some added Lagoon cardstock.
 I used stamps from the Lollydoodle WOTG and 
Keyboard Uppercase alphabet.The ink colors I used were 
Lagoon, Hollyhock, Pear, and Slate. On the inside I used a bit of 
Kraft paper and some Topiary Chevron Ribbon 
to make the pull-out piece to hold the necklace. To keep it 
closed, I used a bit of white seam binding.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

CTMH Embossing folders!!

Hope everyone has been having a good time looking
through Close To My Heart's new Spring/Summer Idea book!
Click Here to view it if you haven't seen it yet!

So many new products!! One that we are all excited about
is the embossing folders!! Whoop whoop! What makes it even better
is for the month of February, for every 2 pack of cardstock you
buy (single color or combo packs) you get a free embossing folder!

Also don't forget to check out the fabulous February SOTM!
It's called Wild About Love. It costs only $5 if you spend $50 or more.
 You can alsobuy it out right for the retail price of $17.95.

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View the new catalog Here!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

CTMH Lollydoodle and Glitter Dryer Sheet Technique

Good morning my crafty friends!! Hope y'alls weekend if off 
to a good start! I have a nice and easy weekend with no
really big plans. The hubs and I are about to head out to go have
a look at a few houses! I'm super excited to get a new house!
We really need to space... Not to mention a his computer
room and a her scraproom :-)

Wanted to share a card that i made last night using the dryer
sheet technique. Wish I had time to do a video tutorial.
Hopefully at some point! I will explain how I did it though.
I used the January week 4 sketch from Viva la Verve.

Supplies you'll need:
USED dryer sheet, not a brand new one
Spray adhesive (I used Tree House Studio from Hobby Lobby)
Fine glitter (I used Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter)

Other supplies I used: (all CTMH unless stated)
Thanks stamp set from Verve Stamps
Ink in Cocoa, Pear, and Hollyhock

1. Stamp your images on daisy white cardstock, let them
dry a few minutes.

2. Spray piece of dryer sheet with adhesive spray then lay
on cardstock and press to flatten. You'll probably
get sticky fingers so you might want some baby wipes handy.

3. Once it's nice and flat and you like the way it looks, spray
just a bit more on the sheet then sprinkle glitter all over it!

4. Tap off excess... Let dry a few mins, tap off excess again. 

5. You can either now cut the dryer sheet to fit the cardstock 
or just fold it and tape it on the back...
I taped on the back.

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VLV January week 4 sketch: