Thursday, October 31, 2013

You Need Chocolate to Get Well!

Judy Gerke made this beautiful card using the August SOTM and turning it into a Get Well card.  Who would of thought of using the Babycakes paper and the SOTM to make a Get Well card.  Thank you Judy for sharing.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Chocolate Understands!

I really do think sometimes Chocolate Understands how I feel and maybe Sonia understand too, because the Lovely Sonia made this card.  You think she was thinking of me or it was just one of those days when she made it!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I Never Met a Chocolate I Didn't Like

Here is a card from Debbie.  Debbie not only used two of the stamps in the August SOTM, she uses exclusive CTMH embellishments.  I just love this card.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!

Last week you got a chance to look at cards from my Close to My Heart Girlfriends, and I am proud to say they are my girlfriends even when they do not have their Consultants hats on.  This week we will look at card using the August Stamp of the Month.  I do this so you can see how versatile the Stamp of the Month or SOTM as we call it at Close to My Heart.  The SOTM should not sit in your collection, you should use it to put a smile on the faces of the people you love and care about.  This first cared is from Patty.  Patty uses three of the stamps in the SOTM.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Warm Wishes this Holiday Season

Last but not least this beautiful card from Patty.  I just love how she took the time to cut out the deer and tree and popped them out.  Very creative with the cool washi tape from the Christmas book on it.  Awesome job Patty.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Christmas Ornament

Hello Everyone,

Today, I have an ornament to show you that was apart of my monthly swap.  I really like it, cause it is simple and you can have your Cricut do all the work.  All you do is stamp, add adhesive and Glitz to it. You also don't need a lot of card stock either.  How cool is that!  This would also make a neat addition to your Christmas presents in addition or without the bow.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


The name of this card fits perfectly.  I love the look of anything vintage, so imagine my surprise when I saw this card in the mail with the rest of my swaps.  Judy is her name Beauty is her game!  I love how she used the Frosted paper pack.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


If you associate the color red with Christmas, this is the card for you.  I really, love how Sue added the heart from the stamp of the month into a Christmas greeting card and the lovely strip of sparkle red adhesive tape to the inside of the card.  Thank you Sue for another beautiful card.  See I told you, you would love the cards in this swap!

Monday, October 21, 2013


This week I will be showing you the work of my friends that are also Close to My Heart Consultants.  They are very talented and I enjoy sharing and swapping with them in our monthly card swap.  The first card is from Sonia and it is called Peace.  I just love silver as it is one of the two colors I decorate my house in every Christmas.  Take a look.  I'm sure you will enjoy this beautiful card just as I do.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Chantilly Kit Club Layout

On this two page layout we used the Chantilly paper pack.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Families are Like Beautiful Flowers

Here is a two page layout that we are working on for my monthly kit club.  We used the Sarita, Chantilly and Laughing Lola paper pack to make this layout.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ghoul Parents Birthday Card

October is a beautiful month.  It is the time of year for warm harvest colors, which are rich and comforting.  The browns, yellows and oranges are beautiful colors to me.  Here is a card that I made for my granddaughter for her birthday.  She is a beautiful girl inside and out and I am very proud she is my granddaughter.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chantilly Page Layout

The Chantilly paper pack is a beautiful paper pack and the pictures on the web or in the idea book does not do it justice.  You need to see this paper up close and feel it in your hot little hands.  I love the bright colors in this paper packet.  I added a piece of Pacific X5759 and White Daisy 1385 cardstock to this layout.  I also did not use the traditional complements to this layout, but I did use other CTMH embellishments to this layout.

Base & Bling Teal Jewels Z1891 $5.95
Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles Z1806 $3.95

Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Halloween Page Layout

Here is a 2 page layout that I made using the new Artbooking Cartridge from Close to My Heart.  This is a Creative Cropping Divas Meetup Group Project and we had so much fun making this project.  Who knew making this page while munching on a Red Velvet cupcake could be this fun!  Red Velvet cupcakes is a favorite among the girls that crop at my house once a month.  I hope you enjoy making this layout as much as we did.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Yuletide Greetings

This is the next card in my Holiday Card Collection.  This was a very fun card to make.  I used the Washi Wonder Hostess Reward Stamp set $10.00 and alternated the washi stamp with paper washi tape.  I used Cranberry and New England Ivy ink on the stamps.  I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection Cartridge to make the flowers and tag Z1686 $99.00. I added a Bitty Sparkles Z1263 $2.95 to the flower and trimmed the tag in Green Glitz Glitter Gel Z1771 $2.75. Colonial White Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes Z1738 $6.95.  I hope you have as much fun as I did making this card.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Warm Wishes

Here is the next card in my Holiday Card Collection.  I used Frosted B&T, Colonial White and Frosted Grey papers X7175B $9.95; I also used Wintry Wishes C1560 $8.00 Hostess Rewards stamp set; and Cricut Art Philosophy Collection Z1686 to make the tag; doily and flower and the Circut Artiste Collection Z1790 to make the pinwheel both are $99.00 each; Ruby Z2170 $5.25 ink was used to stamp Warm Wishes and metallic baker's twine in the Ruby Mini-Medley Accents Collections Z1861 $5.95; Lastly I used a blue Epoxy Bubble Z1806 $3.95.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Olde Christmas Tree

Here is the next card in my Christmas Card Collection.  I used Frosted Background and Texture (B&T) paper on this card X7175B $9.95; a Anna Griffin embossing folder; I inked the embossed image with Olive ink Z2137 $5.25; I placed a Green Epoxy Bubble Z1806 $3.95 at the top of the tree and used Clear Assortment Sparkles Z1752 $2.95 to accent the card;

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Here is the next card in my Holiday Cards Collection.  I used another Martha Stewart border punch and a Ruby X5927 and Olive 1245 card stock.  In addition I used a Anna Griffin embossing folder and a CTMH stamp D1553, Yuletide Greetings $17.95.  I also use Glitz Glitter Gel Z1484 to bring out the holly berries.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy Holidays

This is the next card in my Holiday Season Cards Collection.  I used Close to My Heart Cards and Envelopes and a Martha Stewart all over snowflake punch along with dimensional elements chip board stars, and shimmer  tape and the Happy Holiday stamp.  This card was very fun to make at my monthly Creative Croppin Divas Saturday class. Below is a list of products that I used and you can order from me on my Close to My Heart website.

X254 White Value Pack Cards and Envelopes 50 pack $14.95
Z1680 Dimensional Elements, Stars $3.25
Z1799 Shimmer Trim Silver  adhesive backed 5 yards $4.95
S1310 Scandinavian Wishes $17.95 Stamp of the Month for October or you can purchase it for $5.00 with a purchase of $50.00 or more.