Thursday, April 30, 2015

It's a Girl

This is not craft related right now but it could be in the future with all our cool paper. My son and daughter in law just told me that we are having a baby girl. I will now have 9 grandchildren..........7 boys and 2 girls. So excited!!

Now I can go back thru the catalog with different eyes and look at all the pretty paper that is girl related. TFL!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Smiling Sister

 I used stamp set A1172 from the new Seasonal Expression 2 catalog. It can be found on page 17. I added a couple of  strips of  Purple shimmer trim.

If you would like to see this stamp set as well as many more go to my  CTMH site and place your order. We have this as well as many more awesome stamp sets to choose from.

I made this card for my youngest sister because every time I think of her she is smiling. She has a wonderful smile and cute dimples(jealous).

Her husband is a dentist so it helps that she has a great smile and a great personality.

I colored the Prima doll with CTMH Shinhan markers. My sister does not have blonde hair but I like this doll and I was practicing with my markers.. I love how all the purple reflects off of each other. She proudly displayed it at work for all to see.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 2015 Card Class

I participate  in a card class each month and this month Judy Faye Gardener was the hostess, 
For this month she gave us a choice of 18 cards to choose from. She created a card buffet and we got to choose which cards we wanted to make. She made it so easy for us by cutting and stamping all the images. 

This was a fun class. I chose to make 11 cards. Even though every thing was cut out it still took time to make the cards, We always have a blast when we gather together for card class,

Thanks Judy for a great class! See you next month with another awesome project.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pocket Letter Embellishments

There a new craze in the crafting world call Pocket Letter Pals.  It is such a cute concept that I had to jump on the bandwagon. 

What is a Pocket Letter........well you get baseball card protectors and fill each pocket with paper and goodies, candy, tea, a nice letter about yourself.....really anything that you want to put in your pocket. It can be themed or random, it can be elaborate, simple, shabby chic, comical, whimsy, ANYTHING goes. 

When you get you pocket letter ready you either exchange it with someone you have arranged with or you post it on the Facebook and ask if someone wants to exchange a letter with you. 

I made these embellishments to go in my pocket letters. I used stamp set  Treats of Friendship C1616 from the new Seasonal Catalog found on page 15. I stamped my images and cut them out and some I colored with my Shinhan markers and some I paper pierced. I hope whomever receives my pocket letter enjoys them as much as I enjoyed making them. 

By the way the creator of Pocket Letters Pals is Janette Lane. Go check out her site and see what all the hoopla is all about. TFL!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 NEW Product Blog Hop

Thank you for joining me and several  other Heartfelt Sentiments team members as we showcase artwork using Close To My Heart's new product lines from the new Seasonal Expression 2 catalog that will only be available for the next few months!!!!

If you are here from Aggie Peter's then you are on the right track.   Angie's art work was AWESOME.! If you have a moment leave some love at each of the blogs. We all work hard to bring you awesome ideas every month. You can always visit Melissa's blog  if you get lost along the way or  just to see the full list of  the participants.

I love mini albums and I love Youtube combine the two and you get awesome creations like the one I am posting. YouTube is my crack....I have to watch it every night before I go to sleep...,,,this could be the reason why I don't get any rest because I am always wanting to stay up late and create. Anyway I saw this video and I immediately knew that I wanted to make the mini card album using the Jackson Paper (X7195B), the  Jackson Picture my Life cards (3068) and the Jackson Complements (X7195C). Here is the video.........on YouTube Channel Scrappinology published March 26, 2015.

(X7195B) page 19
(Z3068) page 32.

Here is my version of her mini card album.

Front of mini card album with a pocket and flap

front flap opened

flap opened all the way

a hidden double pocket under the flap

right side opened.....pocket for notes and tags

left side opened ......more pockets for pictures. Flap
in the middle opens down

all flaps opened with lots of room for photos

back of album.

Sorry that this was such a long post. This card was very easy to make. Watch the video above and make your own with any of  CTMH paper found in the Seasonal 2 catalog or even our Annual Inspration catalog. Head on over to my CTMH if you would like to place an order.

Now head on over to Tonya's blog and see her awesome project that she created using new products from the Seasonal 2 catalog, I am sure you will love her project as well as all the other ladies on the hop. Please leave some love if you choose to at each of the blogs on this hop. TFL!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Blossom CTMH Paper Pack Focus Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heartfelt Sentiments Team Blog Hop. Every month of the year a new topic is picked and several talented ladies participate in the Blog Hop through out the year.. For  the month of April we are featuring Blossom paper found in the new Seasonal Expressions catalog  that went live on April 1st and will remain active until August, 2015.

You should be coming from Judy Faye's blog. Wasn't her project awesome! Remember that the hop goes in a big circle so if you get lost along the way go back to Melissa'a blog and she will put you back on the right track. While visiting each blog leave some love.

This month we are featuring Blossom Paper Pack (X7196B) found on page 9 of the new Seasonal Catalog.

 I decided to make a card from the Wishes (9041) How to Program book found on page 190 of the Annual Catalog. I choose card number 3 from the Just Because card workshop on page 68.
I started with an A2 cardbase and added some Glacier Extra Thick twine (Z3039) and tied it in a knot. I cut the required sizes for card number three and inked the edges with Glacier Ink (Z2641). I added an image from the Blossom Complements (X7196C) to complete my card. I punched a hole with a punch so I could thread the twine all the way around my card.

Thanks for looking at my blog and if you have a moment leave some love here as well as all the other ladies that work hard every month to make the blog hop a success.

Now head on over to Tonya's blog and see how she featured the Blossom Paper Pack. TFL!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015