Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Choose Happy

Welcome to the March SOTM Blog Hop featuring "Choose Happy"!  If you've come here from Krista's Blog you are on the right track.  This hop is a big circle of CTMH consultants so eventually you'll come back here but if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list of participating bloggers here.

I wanted to showcase the fun frames that come with this set so I decided to create a waterfall card and have the words from the set form a sentence as the frames flipped.  This was my first ever waterfall card but it was so easy and fun to put together that I'll be making more of these in the future! 
Interactive cards look best when shown in motion so here is a quick video that shows you how the frames flip up and the phrases become a sentence.  If you are getting this via e-mail, you'll need to click the title of this post to visit my blog and see the video.

To place an order for your March SOTM, visit my shopping site at:

Products used:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Now hop on over to my lovely friend Jen Rubio's Blog and see what she has created for us!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stay crafty my friends!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Artfully Sent Birdcage card

This sweet little card was re-sized to fit a standard envelope and was inspired by my fellow CTMH consultant Melanie Brown.  It's so easy to add to any of the cards in Artfully Sent by pulling a few embellishments for this cartridge or if you work in Design Space or in Cricut Craft Room - pull them from other linked carts!

If you haven't purchased our amazing Artfully Sent cartridge, visit my shop at to pick yours up today!

This was one of the many projects offered at the February Card Buffet.  Don't miss out on the March session!

March Card Buffet
Thursday, 12th March from 12-2PM
Friday, 13th March from 6:30-8:30PM

Friday, February 20, 2015

Operation Smile "You're the Bomb" card

Who wouldn't love a card that is full of compliments?  This adorable card was inspired by an entry in the "You're the Bomb" Operation Smile blog hop I recently joined (see post here).  I just loved the way our new watercolor stamp Brushstrokes was used in conjunction with the limited time "You're the Bomb" set - only available through March 31!

Don't miss out on the Operation Smile "You're the Bomb" stamp set - it is truly adorable and $3 of each purchase will go to help fix a child's smile.  You get a cute set AND the feeling of doing something good all in one!

Order your set today at 

PS - this card was part of the February Card Buffet - there is so much creativity packed into 2 hours of unlimited crafting fun that I know you won't want to miss the March class!  Mark your calendars now!

March Card Buffet!
Thursday, 12th March at 12-2PM  OR
Friday, 13th March 7-9PM

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Happy Hello with the February Stamp of the Month

This card design is based on one from the February SOTM blog hop.  What a great way to use up some scraps of paper!  I started by laying down where I wanted the top strip and then lightly drew a pencil line to show me where to stamp.  After stamping up the design I simply laid down a sequence of 6x.5" strips of paper and trimmed away the excess.  A few lines of faux stitching with one of my favorite stamps and you have a quick and easy scrap eating card!

This is one of my many, many cards that were available at the February Card Buffet.  If you didn't get a chance to attend the February class, mark your calendars for the March sessions on:

March Card Buffet!
 Thursday, 12th March from 12-2PM or
Friday, 13th March from 7-9PM!

Stay crafty my friends!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Fun for February 19th Card Buffet 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM

I've made a quick and easy set of 4 different St. Patrick's Day cards for Thursday's card buffet. A few quick stamps on the inside with 4 leaf clovers and the sentiment "So lucky to have you" and boom you are done!

There is still space in the card class and I'd love to have you stop by!  Class is just $15 for 2 hours of unlimited crafting fun!  Call (425)260-6965 to get directions and come on over!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Better with a Friend Card - February 19th Card Buffet 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM

I really love the way this one turned out!  Coloring with the Shinhan Touch Twin markers is fast and fun!

To make this card and more come to our February Card Buffet from 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM and have some creative fun!  Class is just $15 for 2 hours unlimited crafting!

RSVP by call/text to (425)260-6965 or message to! 

For all the details on this class see my post here:

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hot Air Balloon Card - February 19th Card Buffet 12-2PM and 6:30-8:30PM

This sweet card was scraplifted from a friend and former CTMH consultant Karen Day.  There are several optional sentiments you can use on this card to customize for what you need during the February 19th Card Buffet!  

To RSVP you can send a message to or call/text (425) 260-6965.  Hope to see you on Thursday!


Carry On Ladybug Card - February Card Buffet - Thursday, 19th Feb from 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM

This adorable card was inspired by a fellow consultant's post on facebook.  She used the Year Noted kit to create these adorable ladybugs and I just had to run with the idea!  In this card I'll show you how to customize your stamping by bending our acrylic stamps to create the arrow frame.  

Make this card and more at the February Card Buffet on Thursday, 19th February from 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM.  It's just $15 for 2 hours of unlimited crafty fun with everything pre-cut and ready for stamping and assemble!

To RSVP:  e-mail
or call/text (425) 260-6965

For full details on this class, click out to my original post here:

See you Thursday!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Holographic Butterfly for February Card Buffet - Thursday, 19th Feb from 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM

Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends!  Hope you have a day full of love, friendship and joy!

This gorgeous card has an almost holographic feel - there is tone-on-tone stamping under the pearly paint that gives the butterfly its lovely silvery shine!  Come learn this technique at our February Card Buffet on Thursday, 19th February from 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM!

To RSVP:  e-mail
or call/text (425)260-6965

For full details on this class, click on this post!

Hope to see you Thursday!


Friday, February 13, 2015

Washi Tape Birthday Balloons - February Card Buffet 19th Feb 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM

What says happy birthday better than a bunch of bright balloons?  Come join the fun at the February Card Buffet and make this card and more!  Just $15 for 2 hours of unlimited pre-cut, ready to assemble crafting fun!

To RSVP:  e-mail or
call/text (425)260-6965  

For full details on this class, visit my blog post by clicking here:

Hope to see you next week!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thinking of You Banner Card for February's Card Buffet - Feb 19th from 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM

I just love the way this one came out with the trendy gold outline on the banner piece!  To make this card and more signup now for the February Card Buffet!  Just $15 for 2 hours of unlimited crafting fun with everything pre-cut and ready to stamp/assemble!

To RSVP:  e-mail or 
call/text (425) 260-6965

For full details on my favorite monthly class, click on this blog post here:

Hope to see you next week!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February Card Buffet - Thursday, 19th Feb 12-2PM and 6:30-8:30PM

**Please note the changes in dates - per several requests I'm moving the Friday night class to Thursday night for ease of scheduling.**

Who:  Anyone 12 and up!  All pieces are pre-cut and ready to stamp/assemble so new to advanced crafters are welcome!

  Card Buffet - all you can make in 2 hours

Cost:  $15 Flat fee for a fun and productive girl's night out!

Option 1:  Thursday, 19th February from 12PM-2PM 
Option 2: Thursday, 19th February from 6:30-8:30PM  at my home in Snoqualmie (arrive 15 minutes before the start time to view and be ready to go!)

What to bring:  Adhesives like a glue pen, tape runner and pop dots.  Basic tools like bone folder, scissors (shared tools will be available).

What is it:  I have large selection of cards in a variety of styles and sentiments with everything cut and ready for stamping and assembly.  You choose the box that contains the card you want to make and then take the box to your seat and put together as many of those cards as you'd like.  When you are done, return that box to the table and pick your next project.  You work at your own pace on whatever projects you choose within the 2 hour time limit. The only rule is that you have to finish each project before you move to the next one.

RSVP:  call/text (425)260-6965 or e-mail

Friday, February 6, 2015

Operation Smile Blog Hop with You're the Bomb!

Welcome to our Operations Smile Blog Hop!  Today we are featuring the limited time "You're the Bomb" stamp set available through March 31, 2015.  Close to my Heart gives $3 to Operation Smile for each set sold and this adorable set is just $13.95!   To learn more about this terrific charity which helps children visit this link here.

If you've come from Angela's Blog you are on the right track.  For a complete listing of all participating blogs, please see the bottom of the post.

I challenged myself to use EVERY SINGLE image in this fun stamp set and did that by creating a word/image poem for the front.

The background of this card is filled with jewels colored in the markers that coordinate with my stamping inks.  Below I've listed the color matches between my stamped dye inks and the Shinhan Touch Twin Markers.
Lagoon Dye Ink (not pictured but used) = Peacock Green Marker

To purchase this awesome stamp set AND help this fabulous charity, visit my shopping site at:

Now head on over to Traci's Blog  and see what she has created!  Thanks for stopping by today!

List of participants:
  1. Melissa Robinson 
  2. Melinda Everitt
  3. Sheila Bennett
  4. Priscilla Gotham
  5. Pam E.
  6. Brenda Lapp
  7. Angela White
  8. Paige Dolecki
  9. Traci Godbee
  10. Donna Digby
  11. Tracey Pierce
  12. Gina Brandstetter
  13. Michelle Loncar
  14. Lauren Moore
  15. Catherine Nowak
  16. Michele Rowley

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Class - Valentine's Day 12x12 Framed Home Decor plus mini mailbox! Local kit pick up or class!

I was in the mood to create a fun Valentine's Day 12x12 Framed Art piece and liked how this came out so much I decided to create a last minute class!  This project will showcase one 4x6" photo of the ones you love and can be used as seasonal decoration in any 12x12 shadow box style frame. Everything is pre-cut and ready for a bit of inking on the edges and assembly! 

If you can't make the class, kits are available for local pick up so you can put this together at home. Cost is the same $10.  I have a limited number of total kits prepared so RSVP a pick up a kit or register for class as soon as possible!

Class Time:  Thursday, 12 February from 6:30-8:30PM
Cost:  $10
Bring:  Your favorite adhesives like Tombow, Glue Pen and Pop Dots.  
RSVP:  call (425)260-6965 or send a message to

Here is a sweet bonus project to go along with your framed art - a fun Valentine's mini mailbox!  Use this as part of your display or add some sweet tokens of love for your family!  The little flag even goes up and down on this cutie!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Happy Hello - February SOTM

I was having so much fun creating with the February SOTM for the blog hop that I made a second card.  This one uses more of the build-a-flower element of this fun stamp set. 
I used the masking technique to stamp just the hello from the sentiment and lots of our retired Glitz Glitter Gel for the center of the flowers.  I miss having that stuff!
Our Striped Thistle Ribbon is the perfect accent for this card.

If you would like to add this versatile stamp set to your tool box, place a $50 order on my site and get it for just $5 or order it as a stand alone for $17.95!

Thanks for stopping by today!


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