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Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I also made some of these easy Gate-Fold cards for some upcoming occasions and used up some of my "Free To Be Me" Paper Pack which was only available in May...I loved the bright colours as they're cheerful and summery.

To make this Card:

  1. Cut patterned paper to 5.5"x12"
  2. Score it horizontally at 4" and 8"
  3. Turn it vertically and score the short end at 2.75" - then turn it 90 degrees and score the other short end at 2.75"
  4. Place in your paper trimmer and cut off a triangle from the 4" score line down to that sides 2.75" line - save the triangle. Do the same at the 8" score line.
  5. Fold down the 4" and 8" score lines and make a sharp crease.
  6. Glue the triangles on the fronts of your now folded-over-the-front card. You can edge them in a deeper ink if you like.
  7. Cut a piece of coordinating cardstock for the inside at 5.25" x 3.75".
  8. Cut a piece of white cardstock at 4.75" x 3.25" so show a nice colour edging.
  9. Decorate with stamps as desired.

If you're adding a front decoration or stamped image, put it on the diagonal and only glue the bottom of it to the front of your card.

Try some, and have yourself a Crafty Day!

Monday, July 21, 2014


I love using up every scrap of paper in our paper packs...today I made 13 "Everyday" cards to have on hand and I love how they turned out!

I used Ivy Lane for these cards, along with a retired stamp set from last August, "A Chocolate Affaire" Z1208. Here are the other supplies I used:

X7178B   Ivy Lane Paper Pack
X254        White Daisy Cards & Envelopes - Value Pack
Z1934      Flamingo Dots
1514         Tombow Adhesive
Z2111      Chocolate Ink Pad
Z1836      Micro Tip Scissors
Z1151      3-D Foam Tape

AND New Product coming August 1st:  Z1985  Gold Glitter Tape and Z1986 Pink Glitter Tape!

Remember, ALL of our paper packs are being retired July 31st so check my website to make sure you've stocked up on your favourites before they're gone forever!

Thanks for stopping by, and as usual, have a Crafty Day!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


My other passion besides paper crafts and scrapbooking is reading and what better than Diana Gabaldon's superb series that starts with the book "OUTLANDER"?  Here's a video put to the song "Breathe Again" - I'm only sharing it I have no claim to it in any way - and if you love historical romances with a Scottish Highland setting you'll be thrilled to discover the love story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser!

The series starts this Saturday August 9th, 2014 on StarZ cable channel.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


I love July! It's when I made my decision to become a Close To My Heart Consultant and I've never looked back. And this July is even more exciting because for the first time, Close To My Heart is offering you a choice of TWO Consultant Kits - one for Card-Makers, and one for Scrapbookers! So YOU can decide which way you want your business to grow!

Each Kit has an abundance of brand new products valued at $400 - for just $109 - and once YOU choose you'll be ready for the August 1st debut of our brand new "Annual Inspirations" Idea Book. It's 196 pages full of gorgeous layouts, cards, and pictures of 3-D and gift items you'll want to create - for yourself, your family, and your friends.

The Card-Makers Kit contains everything you need to hold your first card workshops with family and friends and get you started on the right foot:

Love traditional Scrapbooking? Then this Kit's the one for you:

I became a Consultant because of the three main directions that Close To My Heart offers our customers: 1) Stamping & Card-Making, 2) traditional Scrapbooking, and 3) a FREE Digital Scrapbooking program called Studio J. I knew these were solid avenues to reach customers who love to craft, scrapbook, or don't have a lot of time but want to keep up with their family's precious memories.

Close To My Heart has been my second family for the past two years. Won't you join us? For more information you can leave me a comment, or check out my website HERE and click on "What We Do" to find out more about becoming a Consultant on my Team. I'd LOVE to have you and help you reach your personal goals!

Friday, June 27, 2014

"Cricut® Artfully Sent" Cartridge - NEW!!!!

Do you LOVE to make your own hand-made cards like I do? You're going to LOVE this fantastic new Cricut Cartridge with 5 different styles of cards and 700 unique images on it - just like our other Cricut Collections. This is available August 1st, so contact me now if you want one!

I can't wait to do some brand new card workshops for you with this spectacular cartridge!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

CLOSE TO MY HEART IS CELEBRATING 30 Years in the Scrapbooking Industry!

This is an exciting year for us and we're showcasing SIX Gift Collections during the month of June for your crafting pleasure - whether you love cards, scrapbooking, stamping, or enjoy ribbons and embellishments - these Collections will enhance your crafting stash!

Each Collection is worth $50 to $75 but you can have one for just $30 with a qualifying order $50.00...check out the video below to learn more.

You can check these Collections out further on my WEBSITE.  Can't decide? Contact me and we'll figure it out together!