Thursday, September 29, 2011


Don't worry, there is no tiger blood involved or drug induced rants.  I have just been on somewhat of a lucky streak lately and wanted to share my latest news.  Every time a new Close to My Heart catolog is released there is a "Make if From Your Heart" contest for consultants to enter and showcase some of their artwork with the new products.  You guessed it, I was chosen as a winner for the Mischief Level 1 with this fun Studio J layout.      

The Mischief paper pack was created to be the "Halloween" paper pack with lots of fun patterns in black and orange.  With the versitility of Studio J, I was able to change the primary black patterned paper to Honey and Chocolate which fit well with the fall corn maze theme.  I was happy and proud to be chosen, plus I won some product credit, so that is always great! 

Check out my layout and other winners here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Fall!

Fall is here and the days are sunny and cool, and the nights are even cooler.  This time of year is one of my favorites and brings about lots of happpy memories.  Its the beginning of changing leaves, pretty mums, pumpkins, apples, baking,  halloween and the start of the holiday season. 

I love baking and giving fall treats to family and friends.  This "You are Sweet" card is simple and sweet and perfect to add to a freshly baked loaf of pumpkin bread or plate Halloween cookies.  I used reverse paper piecing to add a punch of colors beneath the stars.   
 The cute stamped images are from the "Pair-a-Phrase"  Double Stamp Set from Close to My Heart, only available until the end of September.  Purchase $75 dollars of CTMH product on my CTMH website and recieve this adorable stamp set for free.  Check out all the possibilities below.  Great for every season!  
More great Cardstock only creations on the Heart to Heart Challenge, here.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Brush with Fame

In the CTMH scrapbooking world, Jeanette Lynton is the founder and creator of all things beautiful and Close to My Heart.  Her Blog, is something I check and follow on a regular basis.  I love her tips and ideas.  She is wonderful.

At the end of August, she had a simple question and answer contest, in which she was going to pick 10 of her favorite questions to answer.  Because she got so many, she decided to make September Q & A month.  For each question she chose, the questioner would receive a free stamp set of their choice. 

Guess what!?!?!   My question was featured on today's blog post.  I was giddy and honored that Jeannette would choose to answer my question.  Now, lucky me,  I get the chance to pick any CTMH stamp set.  I am leaning toward the Rustic Alphabet, but am not quite sure.   Any suggestions?  Which stamp set would you choose? 


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Layout in 30 Minutes or Less

Great tips and ideas from this month's Love Your Layout with Studio J.  Use the tips and techniques to create a layout in less than 30 minutes.  Make sure you check it out!  I love the way the creator used the blank space on the large photo.  What inspired you?