Thursday, October 24, 2013

Noel Sparkle & Shine Christmas Card

Today I made my second Christmas card for this year.
I used the papers from the Sparkle & Shine paper packet
featured in the Close To My Heart
mini catalog, "Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide."
(To see the Holidays catalog, click here.)

It doesn't look anything like my first Christmas card
I made last week with Sparkle & Shine!
(You can see it here.)

That's the fun of these CTMH papers and embellishments --
each creation looks different!

The card's base is a 6 x 6 inch Kraft card from CTMH.
For the dimensional poinsettia, I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge
to cut the flower die cuts and also the Noel title.
I layered four flower die cuts, and attached them with a sparkle brad.
I free-hand cut the leaves and tucked them underneath.
The white poinsettia is from a retired Mistletoe embellishment packet.
The burlap strip is cut from a length of CTMH's burlap ribbon.
I scanned a Christmas carol book page 
and then printed "The First Noel" onto colonial white cardstock
and trimmed the music to fit the card front.

Inside the card, I layered the Merry Christmas stamped sentiment
on a strip of Sparkle & Shine patterned paper,
and added a small pointsettia and sparkle brad
to the corner.
My inspiration in making this card came from 
a card (see below) created by CTMH Consultant, Sandy Trammel,
which she shared on the Scattered Hearts facebook group page.
Thank you for inspiring me, Sandy!
Happy scrapping, everyone!

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Frosted I Love You

"Frosted" -- one of my all-time favorite paper packets
from Close To My Heart!

I think it made a beautiful "I Love You" card,
don't you?
The doily stamp in these three layers reminds me of a precious quilt pattern--
a mixture of a Scandinavian and Pennsylvania Dutch design.
The tri-fold shutter card pattern is one of my favorites
to make and to give too!

I used:
CTMH Frosted papers
Classy Doily Flair stamp
Pearl stick pin from Bling Assortment
Small sparkle flower from Floral Accents
Sparkles Flourishes
Artiste Cricut Cartridge for "I Love You"
Opaque pearls
Itty Bitty Sparkles
Colored pencils
Sheer ribbon

Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking at my paper art!
Please leave a comment -- each one is so appreciated.
Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's Time to Sparkle & Shine!

The new Sparkle & Shine papers
from Close To My Heart's "Holidays from the Heart" gift guide
are so pretty and versatile!

I added strips of shimmer trim between the die cut ornament layers
for extra sparkle ...

Remember to add a surprise INSIDE your cards too!  
More sparkle is layered here on top of a strip of the patterned paper.

I left the inside empty to attach a family photo.
How many of these will I be able to finish before December 10,
the date circled on my calendar to "get cards mailed at the P.O.!" ?

Now--just a reminder--here's the new mini catalog that went live October 15
and you can order from it through December 31st.

When you order $100 or more in retail items from
this new Holidays from the Heart mini catalog,
you'll be able to choose a free "starred item" in the booklet.

Click HERE to see the catalog!
Click HERE to order!

Have fun making beautiful Christmas cards, layouts, 
and dimensional home art projects too!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Autumn Harvest with Apple Pickers

Faithbooking Layout:  Psalm 145 selected verses

The Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, an exclusive product from Close To My Heart,
made this layout a simple task and a pretty autumn-themed story.

I cut the 10 inch tree overlay so I would have extra room 
for the additional gold strip across the top of page 2,
where the words of selected verses of Psalm 145 continue from page 1.

A variety of Fall colored cardstock
along with the die cut leaves, apples, and pumpkins
made this clean and simple layout perfect
for showcasing the grandgirls while apple picking and giggling together.

Because I have more vertical and horizontal photos,
I'll add a few layers of Flip Flaps
once the Memory Protectors are on these pages.

I like to "faithbook" these special times together,
and add Scripture verses to remind us all
how good God is, how abundantly He blesses us,
and how He is always with us, day in and day out,
even as we pick apples and make apple crisps--
gifts from His beautiful world.

We can simply give Him our praise and thanks 
from morning until night!

Friday, October 4, 2013

First Day of School

First Day of School -- Artbooking Layouts

For this "First Day" of school two-page layout, 
I used the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to cut the title, photo mats, 
and "Think-Grow-Learn" section.

The primary colors of the retired paper packets, School Zone and Rough & Tumble, 
will compliment the photos of first grader Ella
that her mommy will add to the layouts.
The big yellow bus -- the first day outfit -- the new lunch carrier & backpack ...
so much new Grade 1 FUN!

Have you used your Artbooking cartridge?
Tell me how much you like it!

If you don't have yours yet,
please visit my web site and read more about the 700 images that are included!
It's easy to order and have your items delivered right to your door!

Happy Back to School Days!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

You're Tweet!

You're so "tweet" that I made this Kraft container for you
to hold a treat of Hershey's Nuggets with almonds.
I promise to keep it filled, too!
Because I know those Nuggets won't last long!

It's ALL CTMH except the goodies in gold inside:

My Creations Kraft Container
Huntington papers
Burlap ribbon
Sheer ribbon 
Brown & Tan Sparkles
Bronze Glitter paper
Barn Red Ink
Brown Bag Ink
April SOTM--My Sunshine

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