Day 4 of my 12 Days of Close To My Heart Deals is here and it’s a fun one! Today only when you EMAIL ME with an order totaling $35 in any CTMH product, you will receive a FREE ShinHan Alcohol Marker in your choice of color! Spend $70, get 2 FREE and so on! … Read more 12 Days of CTMH Deals Day #4
Today was the day to go to school and find out who your teacher will be for the year. There was also the opportunity to visit your classroom and meet your teacher before school officially begins tomorrow. I had to share this darling poem my son’s teacher gave each of her students–it is so sweet! … Read more Scrapbooking the Start of School
I still remember how excited I was when Close To My Heart introduced their Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors. It most definitely is one of those “must-have” tools that every paper crafter should have (in my opinion!!) Earlier this week CraftCritique.com did a review on these handy scissors. Here is what it had to say: Review | … Read more Review of Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
Are you familiar with the idiom “If March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb” and vice versa? I remember this from my childhood while growing up in North Dakota (and…I can already hear it…things like “wow, North Dakota?”, “I’ve never known anyone from North Dakota”, “North Dakota?”) Just the … Read more In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
It’s hard to believe, but my dynamic duo turned 5 today! Here they are living it up in their superhero garb… Cute factor for the day…when asked what they wanted for dinner the boy said “bread, french fries and chocolate milk.” Then they remembered it was their birthday (odd since every day for a month … Read more Happy 5th Birthday
This ‘10 Things I Love About You‘ Layout was created at our annual Convention with our *NEW* Roxie papers. Love these papers! It also has many shapes cut from our *NEW* Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, buttons and hat pins from our *NEW* Bling Assortment, ribbon from our *NEW* Red Designer Ribbon Collection (love the pleated … Read more 10 Things I Love About You Layout
Here’s a card sample for the *NEW* Stamp of the Month – Jubilation. This is a great set to have on hand for all the fun holiday images. I’m thinking I need to make a Halloween or Christmas card even though it’s only June! Supplies used: White Value Pack Cards (X254) Sophia Level 2 Paper … Read more Jubilation: June’s Stamp of the Month
Thought I’d share a little artwork from a younger age group today. Here are the darling frames that my 3-year-old dynamic duo painted for their daddy…. Lucas’ frame. Total boy, right? The idea was to use one paint color but after starting with the brown, he decided he needed a little green too. And surprisingly … Read more Happy Daddy’s Day!
Here’s another great project that takes very little supplies and not a whole lot of time. Gotta love those types of crafts! 🙂 Let’s meet our Cast of Characters: Artificial Flowers Ballpoint Pens Floral Tape Small Flower Pot Beans, Rice, Sand (basically anything that can give you some weight) STEP 1: Cut flowers so that … Read more Flower Pens
Ever get frustrated trying to separate the prongs on a brad? Well here’s a tip that should help! Insert the tip of your piercing tool in between the two prongs, by twisting and turning it. Once you have the prongs starting to separate, continue to press the piercing tool barrel in between the prongs until … Read more Tip for Brads
Looking for some more versatility with your acrylic stamps?? Well, look no further! Here is a super simple trick that will help you get more “bang for your buck” with your stamps. Start by stamping your image as usual. Then clean your stamp and flip it over on your block so that the flat surface … Read more Stamp Versatility
Time to start saving those empty toilet paper rolls (or even paper towel rolls work well too!) I’ll be showing you how to make these adorable little buckets with them soon.
Looking for an easy (and cheap) way to ensure your brads, eyelets, etc. line up the way you want them to on a project?? Well, here is your answer! Look familiar? Yep, it’s a Cross Stitch Plastic Canvas cut up into a 1″ x 12″ strip. Fits great along a 12″ x 12″ layout or … Read more Perfect Placement Tool Tip
Using a sewing thread stand for mini spools of ribbon is an excellent way to keep your ribbon close at hand and visible. Plus, you can find these inexpensive jewels at your local craft store or even at Wal-Mart.