Monday, December 31, 2012

Damask Divas La Belle Vie Blog Hop

Hello and Happy New Year!  Welcome to the first Divas blog hop of the year.  If you came here from Traci Williams' blog, you are in the right place!  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

Using the beautiful La Belle Vie paper pack, I made two different projects.  First, I made an exploding box as a present for my daughter.  She turned 5 two weeks ago and I wanted to make something special and fill it with some of her favorite things.  I also made a little charm bracelet for her.
 The second layer was made with pockets for money.
 Third layer has cards for messages from mom, dad sis and brother.

 I couldn't leave little sister out 
so I made her a little something too.

The supplies that I used are :

Since I made the box a while ago, I wanted to make something new.  I decided to dress up a plain black picture frame.

The supplies that I used are :

Thanks for stopping by!!

 The next stop on this hop is Cydney Fowler
 Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using the La Belle Vie paper pack. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog for the full list.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone!!!
Ready for Christmas??  I am!  I wanted to take a break and show the last minute cards I made this weekend.  I used the Pear and Partridge Paper and Cricut Artiste to cut and decorate these.
 I used the stamp sets Card Chatter - Christmas Holidays for the mitten card and Christmas Love Holidays  for the flower card.
 The flower is cut from Artiste - one at 2in and the other at 1 1/2in, spritzed with glitter and finished with a pearl.
                    I used cranberry bakers twine and shimmer trim to embellish this mitten card.
                 The mittens are cut at two inches and I used the craft room to make a shadow.
           These were fairly quick and pretty easy to make, with the right supplies of course ;) 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Whooo's Your Valentine Kit

Whooo’s Your Valentine Kit
       Spend $35 and get the exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10! Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022) for only $10!  Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This wonderful kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/ Winter 2012 Idea Book. 
       You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper,  12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit. This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!

  Kit includes:
•     12—Die-Cut    Boxes    (3    each    of    4    colors:    Blush,    Hollyhock,    Ruby,    White       Daisy)
•     3—12"    x    12"    Cardstock    Sheets    (Blush,    Hollyhock,    White    Daisy)
•     1—Sheet    Silver    Glitter    Paper—new    product    for    Spring/Summer    2013!
•     12—Treat    Tubes    with    Lids—new    product    for    Spring/Summer    2013!
•     1—My    Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid December 13, 2012—January 31, 2013 (11:59 MST). Maximum of one Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per qualifying order.
Visit my website HERE TODAY to get started!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Damask Divas December Blog Hop - Pear and Partridge

Hello and Welcome to my blog!  If you came from Sharon Chapman's blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of participating Divas.

Using the Pear and Partridge Paper Pack, I made a card and a treat bag.

Items Used:
Pear and Partridge Paper Pack
Cricut Artiste
Black ink stamp pad
Olive marker set
Cranberry marker set
Color-ready and seam binding ribbon
Cranberry bakers twine
My Acrylix stamps Very Merry Christmas and Christmas Love 

Well, you made it to the end of this month's hop.  We hope you had as much fun browsing our creations as we had making them! Before you get too busy making your wish lists from all of this amazing inspiration, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter drawing on the Damask Divas Blog for your chance to win some blog candy from our very own Diva, AMIE KIGER!  Thanks so much for hopping with us--now go get your crafty on!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Tag Blog Hop

WELCOME!  You have now reached the end of our Christmas Tag Blog Hop.

I am very excited to participate in my very first Christmas Tag Blog Hop and share some Christmas tags that I made.  I had so many tag ideas in my head that I wanted to try, so I made more than one :)  All of my tags were made with the Close To My Heart Pear and Partridge paper pack (except for the black and gold on Santa), CTMH stamps, chipboard shapes, cranberry bakers twine, and some other embellishments.  I made most of my cuts from Cricut Artiste and Art Philosophy.  The poinsettia was cut from Joys of the Season.  I hope you like them!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed our fun Christmas creations!  If you would like to return to the beginning of this hop, just follow this link back to Amie at

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Retiring Close To My Heart Paper Packs

Hello Crafty People!  I just wanted to give everyone a heads up on which paper packs are being retired by Close To My Heart.  Once the new Idea Book is released for Spring, the following paper packs will no longer be available:

Flirty - fun paper with wonderfully vibrant colors and flowers

La Belle Vie - a romantic and feminine pack with a French theme

As well as the seasonal holiday packs

Moonlight - playful and spooky

Pear and Partridge - a richly colored paper pack perfect for preserving Christmas memories

If you are interested in any of these papers or their accessories and kits, please visit my website HERE and make your purchases before they are gone.

The Paper packs that will carry over to the new Spring/Summer Idea book are:





Although these paper packs will live on, sadly, their Workshop On The Go Kits will not.  So, if you are interested in purchasing any of those, don't wait too long!