Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy New Year

It is the New Year! And, with the New Year comes new thoughts and new ideas.  It is high time for me to begin sharing my work again.  I shall keep up this time...repeat...I shall keep up this time.  :)

Enough beating myself up.  I have actually been doing a great deal of creating since October!  I started teaching again!!!  YEA!!!  You all know how I love to teach.  Selling my Studio was one of the most difficult things I have ever done.  In my new community, I have a beautiful space that has a great craft room perfect for classes.  In a few weeks, this is going to be our main project...

Can you stand it...palm trees and pink flamingos.    That is a glass block filled with LED timer lights.  The outside has been decorated with images cut using my Cricut.  Of course, the paper, shimmer tape and prisma glitter are Close To My Heart.  I plan on doing a small Valentine project, too.

Just for fun, here are a couple of the other projects I've taught...
December's Wreath

A Close To My Heart Star and Gift Box
Mason Jar Madness featuring CTMH leaves cut on the Cricut.

I have been spending time studying the new CTMH Idea Book and Expressions Book.  I think the new I think I may have something to post tomorrow...heeheehee.  I have to say I love both those books and think that they are some of the best CTMH has offered in recent years.!  Keep watching..I already have something made to post. 

I am happy to be back.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Quick Hand Made CTMH Card

It seems that all I do anymore is race off to work.  The more I want to work on my crafting, the less time I have available.  Ah, such is the life of a floral designer in peak season.

I was able to get a quick card made to share with you.  It features the Close To My Heart August Stamp of the Month called Framed and the Blossom paper packet.  Both are only available until the end of August.  Visit my website if you would like either product.  Gotta start selling again sometime...heeheehee...

Well, I will ask again for patience with me.  I owe sooooooo many phone calls and notes to family and friends.  .  I shall get to as soon as I get a free day!  Miss chatting and blogging.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Close To My Heart Happy Birthday

Before the release of the 2015/2016 Annual Inspiration book, I am working really hard to get my creative mojo back.  There are so many wonderful products in the current book.

I used more of the Brushed paper packet (X7190B.)  This is really a versatile combination and regretfully it isn't being carried forth.  The sentiment comes from the Your Own Kind of Wonderful (D1627.)  This is a great set that is being continued.  The flowers with colored with my ShinHan markers, cut out and attached as an accent.

I promise I will post pictures of my new digs along with more of my journey, but today I must head off to work.  So what else is new these days.  For Now. Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 20, 2015

It's A Beautiful Day with CTMH

As I said, I am going to work really hard to try and get a little something posted on a regular basis. Today, it is off to work for a fun filled day of floral design.  If you can believe it or not, I am already well into the throws of fall wreath production!  But, before I leave, I was able to put together this little card.

This card with made with the Brushed paper packet (X7190B) and a full little stamp set called Capture the Day (A1165.)  I layered the papers on to a Canary background and stamped out the sentiment.  The butterfly was stamped in black, cut out and sponged with Pixie and Canary inks. It doesn't show well, but there is also a touch of my beloved Prisma Glitter on the body.

One of the things that I have learned in the last year is that we really can't let even a single day get away from us.  Things can change so quickly just with the blink of an eye.  That is why I wanted to use this stamp set.  By the way, I want to thank so many of you who commented and contacted me after my last couple posts.  I miss you all and am working to get in touch with all of you.  It is off to work for me. For Now, Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Close To My Heart Mission Statement

I may not have been at the CTMH Convention this year, but I did get to see the new mission statement.  I just had to share it with you!  It sums up what I feel along with what I want to share so clearly.  Take a moment to watch it.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CTMH...Where have I been?!?

Well, it has been about forever since I last posted.  Things have changed so much for me that I had fallen away from my creating.  I missed it...oh, how I missed CTMH.

The CTMH Convention starts today and it got me thinking that I really need to get back into the swing of things.  As time goes by, I will share tidbits of my life changing journey, but for now, I just wanted to create a card and share it with everyone.

This card features a stamp set called "A Little Note" (A1171) and is colored with  Close To My Heart's featured ShinHan markers.  We already know that this cute little stamp set will not be retiring come September 1st!  The pattern paper is Seaside (X7192) and it will be available through August.

I am so excited about creating again and having the opportunity to help you with your creative journey.  We will be watching all the fun new products being revealed at CTMH Convention 2015.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Joyful Stars Blog Hop

I know, I has been forever since I lasted posted.  Well, things have been crazy for me in the last several months.

What I thought would be easy has become a mess.  My plan was to share what has been going on and even actually create a card for you.  Time didn't allow so I thought I would at least share something I recently made.

So, if you have arrived here from Betty's blog you are on the right track.

Well I can't even get the picture posted.  0:(  and it even had a hint about my new life.  Ah well, I will keep trying.  Hope over to Marie's blog and see what she has created.  I am going to keep trying to get a picture posted.  For Now, Happy Crafting!