This Week

So, I think I may have caught the 3X4 card making bug.  Yesterday I sat down in the Craft Coop not feeling very creative, but knowing I didn’t have much time to get a few more cards done.  I wanted something that could be used for scrapbooking and this is what I came up with.


 

I used the Adventure color family to add lots of cheeriness to this card.  The little sunburst is popped up and hangs off the page just a bit – my thoughts are if someone wants to use it in a pocket page they can trim it down to make it a true 3X4.

I’ve got a couple more ideas running through my head this morning so we will see how far I get on my to do list.  Thanks for stopping by.

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A Little Inspiration 

I’m gearing up for the annual Close to My Heart convention and am getting so excited.  We always have a big team meeting the night before and pick up hints and tips from our team members and leaders.  This year we were asked to create 3X4 PML style cards.  A flat card that can be added to a layout or card that we will swap at our meeting.

I agonized over my card.  I wanted something that would wow, but not be too difficult to put together as it’s suggested we bring 25-100.

While on Instagram I found this amazing card by Rachel Stribling a sister consultant from Australia.  I knew immediately that I was going to re-create it for my swap card.

The blue and white stripe is from the No Worries paper pack and the flower and vine is Key F of the Artiste Cricut cartridge.

I can’t wait to show you what I swap in return.  Thanks for sharing a little piece of your morning with me.

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Hello Foxy – Color Dare #248

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Desert Sand, Glacier, New England Ivy, Sapphire & White Daisy

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I warned you that Hello Foxy was my favorite Stamp of the Month from the Seasonal Expressions and I wanted to find a way to use these three little foxes all together.  When I saw this 3X6 card layout I immediately thought of a photo booth.  So I inked up each of the foxes and colored with my Shin Han Markers.  The basket-weave B&T is from the No Worries Paper packet and the ribbon is from the Enchantment Ribbon pack which is on the retiring list so make sure you get some ordered today.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!  If you’re excited about the Color Dare and think that you might be interested in joining our DT check out this post here.  It truly has been a super fun experience and I’ve made some terrific friends.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great weekend!

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Joyful Stars Blog Hop – Hello Foxy

Welcome to the June Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you’ve come from Nickie’s blog you are on the right path.  If you’re starting here that’s ok too, we are a circular hop so if you click on the bottom of each post you’ll eventually make it all the way around to right back where you started.

Grab your glass of wine and let’s get started!

I’m bringing you a card that I swapped with some other Close to My Heart consultants in our Stamp of the Month Swap for June.

My card features papers from the Little Dreamer paper packet and the June Stamp of the Month – Hello Foxy.  No unicorns in this pasture, but there is something special…my card has a hidden message.  Nothing subliminal, just open it up and the fox disappears and the sentiment appears – like magic.


I’ll be offering a cards with movement class in July…so make sure you check back to learn more and sign up.  Thanks again for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop over to Joyce’s Joyful Creations where I’m sure you’ll find some wonderful art.

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An Adventure – Color Dare #247

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Fern, Pomegranate, Whisper, Slate, Black, White & Silver

This barn-wood B&T paper in the No Worries paper packet was a heart stopper for me.  Other than the line of starfish which is a ZIP strip from the same paper packet there isn’t much “beachy” about this card either.  I stamped the sentiment in Fern ink and cut it with the matching thin cuts die and popped it up with a little 3D foam tape.  I embellished my card by adding a piece of Whisper Thick Twine right along the top of the zip strip and added a few silver sequins.  The inside is stamped “congratulations on your retirement”.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

What do you think of the Color Dare?  Do you ever take inspiration from the challenge colors?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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No Worries – Hi

I love making little cards to tuck into a spot to be found and bring a smile to someone’s face.  This little 2.5 X 3.5 gem lacks any beach feel, but was made using the No Worries paper packet.

The circles for the HI were cut using the new Circle Thin Cuts…pretty easy way to make a mat by just grabbing two stepped sizes.  That cute flower and HI! sentiment are both from the June Stamp of the Month Hello Foxy.  This is probably my favorite Stamp of the Month from this Seasonal Expression and what a great deal at $5 US with a qualifying order.

What is your favorite way to use small cards?  I’d love it if took a minute to leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by!

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June Specials with Close to My Heart

June…the month of flags, fathers, summer solstice and new specials with Close to My Heart.

So are you loving the new Seasonal Expression – I have to be honest, after creating with those whimsical unicorns all month they are inching their way to the top of my favorites list…Jack just better watch out.

Let’s visit the Close to My Heart June Specials:

  1. June Stamp of the Month – Hello Foxy
  2. June Campaign – We’ve Got You Covered
  3. Shopping – Going Soon/Clearance
  4. Classes – Don’t Miss the Fun!

Hello Foxy: June’s Stamp of the Month “Hello Foxy” is an adorable set of 11 images, including frolicking foxes, an adorable floral wreath and the cutest sentiments ever.  I have already been getting my set inky so make sure you sign up to follow my blog where you’ll get to see my fun creations.

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We’ve Got You CoveredLooking for a great way to preserve your memories?  We’ve got you covered!  In June, buy one My Legacy Album and get a second for 50% off.  Choose from our D-Ring or Postbound styles both of which are available in a selection of 9 colors.  Want to host a party in June…Hostesses can earn an album absolutely free!

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Shopping:  Did you know that you can shop from the comfort of your own home and have your items shipped right to your front door (or wherever your delivery driver leaves them)?  Did you know that my webpage (click the link to be taken to my webpage) has a Clearance and a Going Soon! section?  The deals on these two pages are updated frequently.  When you set up your account you’ll also get the chance to opt in for my monthly newsletter that highlights monthly specials.  Close to My Heart does not sell or share your e-mail address and has a secure check-out.  You’ll also find a link to my current online mystery hostess party – when you shop from there you’ll automatically get a chance to “win” the hostess benefits.  If you’re placing an order over $150 make sure you call me first and I’ll set up your own shopping link where you’ll earn Hostess Benefits all on your own.

Classes:  Don’t miss out on sharing some creative time in the Craft Coop.  I have monthly classes – normally the first Thursday and Second Tuesday of each month.  You’ll find all the details over on my Facebook Page under the Events Section.  Class size is limited to 6, you’ll learn new techniques, tips and tricks and go home with four cards all ready to go in the mail so make sure you get signed up!  I still have a couple of spaces in the evening class on June 6th – please RSVP today if you’ll be able to come.

Thanks for stopping by…if you have any questions about any of the monthly specials or would like to find out more about card-making or scrapbooking please leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.

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