Friday, March 16, 2012

Lucy CAS Card

Clean And Simple!

I used:
CTMH Lucy Papers, sheer sweet leaf ribbon, Complements Glitter Rub Ons, Mini Sparkles, Happy Birthday stamp, Sweet Leaf and Blush inks

Other: M-S butterfly punch, Verve Scripture stamp

I like to make the inside of the card pretty too -- it's always a nice surprise!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Blog Award!

Have you heard that saying, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans"?

That's my excuse/reason for not sharing this until now ... a ton of stuff has been overwhelming me. I've missed paper crafting, photographing, and blogging. I've missed participating in challenges and crops. But with the Lord's help, we're finding joys in each day and He's carry us through it all. What would we do without Him?!

I'm finally getting some time to thank Marie Isom--Marie with a :) -- and Gina Brandstetter for giving me this blog award last Fall.  

Be sure to visit Gina's creative paper crafting blog here ... Gina has the prettiest "CREATE" banner on her header right now! 

and Marie's creative papercraft world of wonders here ... You'll find Marie's awesome calendar that she featured last month.

Leave each a comment and follow their blogs too!  

It's my honor to pass this "love" award to five of my favorite bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. If you like their blogs, remember to follow them!

Ta! Da! -- I'm passing the Liebster to these peeps:

Lori --
Deb --
Carrie --
Nicole --
Janice --

You'll want to:

*thank the giver, and link back to the blogger to gave you the award
*reveal your 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on one of their blog posts
*then copy and paste the award on your blog
*and finally, please pass the award to 5 more bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers.

Have fun! Share the love!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Lucy & Flutter-by in Five Layers

I'm totally stuck on the pretty Lucy papers from CTMH! Flowers and butterflies are my all-time favorite design elements. The inside of this 5 x 7 card is blank, to be used as a notecard.

I used CTMH ivory cardstock, Lucy papers, Flutter butterfly shape, Lucy Glittery Rub Ons, the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut the flower center, foam squares (under each scalloped circle), and a Pearl Opaque.

Other: sheer ribbon, glue dots, and Marvy punches.

If you haven't gotten your Lucy papers, whatcha waitin' for?

Just a reminder that you can browse the new Idea Book and even order fast and easily online by visiting my site:

Next ups:  A CAS (clean and simple) card using more Lucy papers AND a two-page layout of an adorable itty bitty girl.  Thanks for visiting my blog!  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I'm Liking Lucy!

The Lucy paper packet and the Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons are new items in the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer Idea Book. The Lucy colors include Blush, Creme Brulee, Sweet Leaf, and Grey Wool.

I used two rub-on florals on the front of the clear card (inside the Cricut-cut medallion frame in Hollyhock) and one on the inside of the card on top of the diamond-patterned paper.

The Sweet Leaf butterfly is a die cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The Hollyhock paper butterfly is a M-S punch.  The small printed butterflies are CTMH's Flutter Paper Shapes.  Small glue dots and CTMH Bonding Memories help to adhere all the parts of this card.

The stamp "Our Love" is from an older stamp set, Celebrate Life. I used Hollyhock ink.

Clear cards are clearly my favorites when I'm in the cardmaking zone!

Thanks for visiting and for leaving your comment!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Philosophy of FUN

It's March 1st! Time for the Philosophy of FUN!
Close To My Heart Begins the March 2012 Constant Campaign
Have you been wanting to become a new CTMH consultant and work your own flexible hours? 
Good news! New Consultants who sign up in March will receive a fabulous Cricut® Art Philosophy collection FREE!
The collection includes the exclusive Cricut® cartridge, three coordinating My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets, and three sheets of matching Dimensional Elements shapes. Your customers can always give the free one as a gift or choose to receive $100 in select product credit** instead. 
If you might already have a collection, you can choose to give the free one as a gift or receive $100 in select product credit. 
The collection, which retails for $99, is valued at over $124, adding incredible value to the New Consultant Kit. It’s time for everyone to embrace the philosophy of fun—Consultant and Cricut® fun!
Dates: Offer valid valid March 1 at 9:00 am (MST) – March 31 at 11:59 pm (MDT).

Find out more about becoming a new consultant here! See pages 4-5 in the new Idea Book.

Email or call me if you have questions!

Paper Art from StudioJane

Samples of my created paper art ...

Clear Acrylic Cards

Greeting Cards

Mix 'n' Mingle Album

Gift Albums

Memory Keeper Boxes

Art Keeper Boxes

Thank You Note Cards

Custom Gifts

Christmas Greeting Cards

Pregnancy Journals--Display Albums

For Baby

Floral Photo Note Cards