Saturday, October 3, 2015

Kraft-y Heart Blog Share

This month's Friday Focus has been bumped to a 
Saturday Spotlight due to the RB blog hop being so close.
This month Close To My Heart is featuring the
so the Kraft-y Hearts will too!
Here is a look at the lovely paper pack with coordinating embellishments.

I love these rich, autumnal colors!
Here's a look at one of the layouts that I created for my
convention presentation.
Just in case, you cannot tell that is my darling daughter who is now a best friend.

You can see I used lots of the pieces from the Sangria Complements.
You get Kraft pieces, cardstock stickers and vellum in this collection.
The resin flowers are from the Sangria Assortments.
These colors are perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving cards and home decor pieces.
My Kraft-y Heart partner Kim is featuring the Sangria line on her blog today.
Please check it out and see what whimsy and artful design she has to share today at
Have a lovely, Fall weekend.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rose Blossom Blog Hop

Happy October!
A new month means a new hop featuring the Stamp of the Month.
The hop starts at Brenda's blog,
where you can find the complete list.
If you are starting here you can just keeping hopping and end there for the grand finale!
Time to start thinking of Christmas cards and this stamp set is just perfect for that.

It is called 
how cute is that?
I had fun playing with this design in a number of color combos but this one won.

I stamped the ornaments in
Saffron, Black, and Whisper.
I even dusted off my heat gun to emboss the "Believe" sentiment.
The stars and bows come from the
I wish I could buy those bows in bulk, I love them so!
You will see lots of other stamps included in this set if you continue with the hop.
Next up is my friend from Minnesota,
the marvelous Marg,
Thanks for joining our hop.
Hope you get your "twinkle on" this crafting season.

Happy October

Here's a sneak peek of my blog hop project.
Come back tonight, after 8pm  EST for the full reveal.

Happy October!
Can you guess the theme of our new Stamp of the Month?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Last Chance!

What a wonderful month September has been!
Warm weather and beautiful National Stamping Month special stamp sets along with a gorgeous Stamp of the Month.

I will leave you with a re-cap of some of my fave projects from this month.

Stamp of the Month

Hello Life! for cards...

Hello Life! scrapbooking...

Today is the last day to grab these pretties!
Just click on the links above for details.
Happy, happy, happy September to you!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Stamping Seasons

Today I am sharing a set of cards that highlights the seasons.
These cards were created with the
Hello Life! stamp set,
our new Watercolors,

The Hello Life! stamp set is the 
National Stamping Month Special and it's only available for a few more days.
I have really enjoyed creating all kinds of projects with this set.
I'll share a re-cap of projects tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting.
Hello Life!

Monday, September 28, 2015

National Stamping Month

Here's Monica...from CTMH, to explain the National Stamping Month special.  Tomorrow I will share some artwork where I combined these sets with our new watercolor paints and some Artistry Cricut Cuts.  Hope you come back to check it out!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Scrappy Saturday

Today I am sharing a layout I created about my son,
the world traveler. 
It has been over a year since I have seen him
Scrapping photos of him helps keep him "close to my heart".
I used Urban papers and coordinating Complements for this layout.
I was inspired by Michelle's layout that you can see, on her blog, HERE.
I saw Michelle's layout on Paper Issues and asked her if it was okay to share since I pretty much scraplifted the entire layout, only using
Close To My Heart "Urban" products.
The "love this" sentiment stamps are from the September National Stamping special,