Showing posts from November, 2017

Mixing Fundamental Papers

Today is my youngest daughter's birthday so of course I created her birthday card!   I wanted to use a mix of fundamentals so chose papers from Whimsy and Basics papers.  I based my card design off a design I found on Pinterest created by Denise Tarlington.  It's really a simple design which made the card very easy!  I used the Thistle and Crystal Blue papers from Whismy and Charcoal designs from Basics.  Basic papers really do go with ANY of our paper packs.  It's my favorite pack out of the four (Whimsy, Adventure, Enchantment and Basics).  I cut a few succulents, my daughter's favorite, from our Flower Market Cricut cartrigde.  I used the lighter tone of Thistle for the base and Charcoal cardstock for the outline.   Since this is a BIRTHDAY card of course I had to add sparkle so I used our Clear Shimmer pen on the succulents.  I can't believe that my camera actually picked up the sparkles!   I know the sentiment on the front is not really a bir

Just for Fun Blog Hop

November is Just for FUN and Close To My Heart has a special on all of our Fundamental papers, complements, and ribbons!!  Save 30% on the individual items or save 40% on these items when bundled together!  Our Fundamental paper packs feature 24 sheets of beautiful 2 sided designs (2 each of 12 designs).  Do you get overwhelmed by so much beauty and not sure what to do?  I hope this special blog hop inspires you and gives you some ideas! We have 19 participants in this blog hop.  If you came here from   Jennifer Dykstra's blog you are on the right track!  This hop is a big circle so when you get back to me, you will know you have completed the hop!  I wanted to create a Birthday Layout for my great nieces' birthday.  I love the layout shown on page 36 of our Annual Inspirations so I used that as my starting point and created a 2nd page to go with it.  I used the Pansy and Lagoon papers from the Adventure paper pack to create the pages and added cuts from our Ar

Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop

We've got a special blog hop for all the cardmakers out there!  Today we are featuring Christmas cards!  On this hop you will see cards created with our beautiful papers, stamps and more!  If you came from Jennifer Dykstra's blog you are on the right track!  This hop is big circle so when you get back to me you will know you completed the hop!  If you get lost along the way, you can get back on track HERE . If you have followed me for very long, you know I love creating cards with Picture My Life Cards.  It's a great jump start for creating a card and you can create alot in a short amount of time!  In fact, my annual Christmas Card Workshop features the Picture My Life Beary Christmas cards!  Today, I'm sharing three cards I created using another set of Picture My Life cards - Silver & Gold. I accented the cards with Red Glitter paper. This first card was very simple to create.  I cut down two of the cards and layered on a piece of gold heart B&T paper f

Through the Year - November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Through the Year This set has 24 stamps!  If you have come here from Krista Hershberger's Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE . Since Fall is finally arriving here in Middle Tennessee and Thanksgiving right around the corner I thought I would do a "November" page!  I used our beautiful Falling For You paper.  I created a journaling spot using one of the Picture My Life cards that is included on a page in the paper pack.  I stamped "November" and a few leaves.  I stamped the leaves on a piece of B&T paper and cut them out.   The turkey, pumpkins and the word "Thankful" are all from our new You Are Here Cricut Cartridge!  Below is a little closer look! I used a bi