Thursday, April 30, 2009

Close To My Heart Blog Hop

Thanks for hopping in. There are over 40 Close To My Heart consultants participating in the Summer '09 Idea Book Blog Hop. We are all so excited to share our creations with the fabulous new products. If you just came here from Laurel's blog (, you are heading in the right direction and Haley Dyer is waiting for your visit next @ If you started here, make sure you go back to the beginning and visit Erin @ Have a great HOP!

I couldn't wait for these tropical papers to arrive. The minute I saw the new idea book, I knew they would be perfect for the pages of my Key's album.

Products used:
x7111B Moon Doggie Level II paper
C1356 Extreme Happiness
C1358 Surf's Up
Z1048 & Z1047 Dimentional Elements Simple Alphabet
9030 Imagine
Z2128 Desert Sand Exclusive Ink
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Ink
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Ink
Z1297 Edge Distresser
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z697 Sponge
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

In Synch

The memories of the girls choreographing their routines are priceless. They spent HOURS making them just right and were so excited to perform them, for us.
Products used:
x7084B Floal Tapestry Level II paper
D1297 Daydream stampset
E1010 Chocolate alphabet
9029 Cherish "Golden Section" layout

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Utter goofieness

I would have never thought of using "Sarsparilla" papers for a fishing page, but I love the result. When I saw the swirls, on this paper, it just screamed, "water!" I stamped the little fish on it, and it just all started coming together.

Out with the old...

Since the new idea book is literally right around the corner, I'm trying to use up some of my "old" supplies. I have to be able to justify HAVING to have the new stuff, right?

Just a little sneak peek!

It's almost May 1. Do you know what that means? It means there is a new idea book!!! Here's a look at the front cover.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Crop Night

Don't forget about my crop, Friday night. This is the card we will be making. Hope to see you here!

I'm just "Tickled Pink"

I absolutely love the papers in this kit. They are embossed with glitter and oh so pretty. It comes with textured die cuts to match the stamp set. i couldn't wait to sit and play with it all, so I had to find the perfect photos to go with it! I am so happy with the way these pages turned out.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Inspired by Target!

Inspiration can be found anywhere. I used these gift cards and made coordinating Birthday cards to send along.

B1191 Thoughtful Script
D1082 Made By Me
D1091 Groovy
Olive Cardstock
Sweetleaf Cardstock
Baby Pink Cardstock
Chocolate Exclusive Inks
Watermelon Exclusive Inks
Baby Pink Exclusive Inks
Olive Exclusive Inks

C1287 Celebrate Life
D1263 Blooming Flourishes
C1257 Happy Birthday
Buttercup Cardstock
Amethyst Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Black Exclusive Inks

C1257 Happy Birthday
Cranberry Cardstock
Grey Wool Cardstock
Black Cardstock

Friday, April 3, 2009


Thanks for visiting my new Blog. I'm looking forward to having a place to share creative ideas with you. Hopefully this will encourage all of us to get our supplies out and use them! If you have any suggestions or questions please feel free to leave a comment. This is a new arena for me so if you have any ideas to share, I'd love to hear from you too!